38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful 3 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
Even though I'm a big fan of mindless, casual games and of anything equestian-related, I'm forced to admit that this is a terrible game. Even pony-mad kids are liable to find this unbearably dull if played for longer than five minutes.
Graphics: Awful. Straight out of the mid-1990s.
Gameplay: Now I'm a reasonably intelligent adult but the lack of guidance as to how to play this god-forsaken excuse of a game is insane. There is no information on how to improve the horses skills, health, cleanliness, etc. There are a handful of tasks to complete, but nothing useful in the way of a tutorial. Is there even a help guide? If so, I couldn't find one.
Entertainment Value: Okay, so the show element is vaguely entertaining, but for every 60 seconds of competition I can guarantee you another 10 minutes of walking. Yes. WALKING: endless leading of your horse back and forth from the paddock and stables will sap your will to live. Oh, and then there's the grooming. Horse cleanliness seems to plummet regardless of how long one spends on the utterly tedious process of waggling a brush around. No indication is given of how long is long enough, or if progress is being made. Literally hours of your game day will be spent on this task... and largely in vain.
In Summary: Run. Run away as fast as you can and take your money with you.
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2016
I wanted to like this game, but simply could not get into it. What put me off was the animations of the horse and rider, when riding. To me, they were horrid to watch, and put me off playing the game. It did not help that the controls felt a bit clunky, and it felt really bland, and lifeless when playing the game. As a player of Equestrian games, I have to say that I cannot recommend this game to others who enjoy playing horse games. I know I have only played ten minutes of it, but I cannot stress this enough... I simply could not get over the bad rider/horse animations, and the clunky gameplay that came with it.
No matter how skilled at horse care and maintenance children should not run a stable alone without adult supervision. Tend to horses, guests and day to day ranch work with this light management sim, but do it slowly. Very Slowly.
The pacing of this game never breaks out of a trot by requiring players to idle around waiting for progress and meters to fill up. Compounding on that is the fact that time only pass in the location the player is in further reducing the quality of the simulation.
5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful 5 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
I feel this game has too much horse swag. My horse got stuck in a store desk after 10 minutes of playing. If you like ridiuclous horse colors and too much horse swag for the game itself to handle this is for you. GG My Riding Stables. GG
I must disclose that i played this game many years ago, so it has some youthsentiment for me. In this game you take care for you horses and try so establish a career. It is quite repetitive, but it has, for its time, quite good graphics. It is and feels like an old game.
Pro's: + One of the better horse games on steam + Tons of youth sentiment + good grapics and animations for its age
Con's: - No tutorial - Some bugs and glitches in the gameplay - quite repetitive - Very looped music