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By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Jr. site kid-OK; World site a "neigh" for teens.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism
age 12+

Used to love it, hate it now.

Last post messed up somehow..... Ok. Been playing the game since 2005, and it used to be a fun educational game. Now, if you don't wanna spend your hard earned paycheck, it's so extremely hard to advance in the game, it's ridiculous. Also, the moderators do not do their jobs. I messaged them on several occasions about broken rules, and I never even got a thank you response or even acknowledge they revived it. The game is full of bullies. I have recently quit t play other sim games. Want a better alternative for a younger player?, and are great!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (13 ):

You can't play without interacting with members of the online community, and the chat rooms can be friendly and fun, but they can also be full of hate, violent, or sexual talk -- that have nothing to do with horses.

Horseland Jr. activities will be very exciting to the younger set, but they become limiting once the most challenging jumps are mastered. And the daily care can become problematic for parents who prefer that kids only use the computer on occasion. In Horseland World, players must buy a horse and find a place to board it; already there's a feeling of hostility, as existing members write that they won't sell to "noobs" (those new to the game). Finding a stable can also be a challenge, with stable owners (premium members) advising "noobs" to stay away or saying that a horse won't be fed. The horses that are valued have higher lineage, better training, and trophies from shows. All of this takes money, which can be made by training others, selling horses, or other legit means -- but beware of show trainers who steal horses, stable owners who over-charge, and hackers who will take money. Is the goal of this game to learn more about the responsibilities of horse rearing, or to be superior in the show arena, own more horses than others, and control stables?

Website Details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 15, 2019

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