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Horse World Online - free online horse breeding game

About the game...

Horse World Online is an immersive web-based horse training and breeding simulation game. Your story begins on a small farm, with a few adopted horses. Selectively breed your horses to unlock new breeds. Train your horses to compete in a wide variety of competitions or specialize in just one.

Learn new skills to advance your character and build up your farm with new pastures and stables. Breed your stable of champions and saddle up for a journey where your decisions shape the destiny of your virtual equestrian adventure.

Join an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming community of horse lovers who are all realizing their virtual dream of owning a horse farm.

Join our community now and build your dream farm!
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Truly dynamic horses with nearly infinite genetic combinations.

  • Unique conformation for each horse; shape every detail through selective breeding which allows for development of beautiful horses but also weird and unusual ones.
  • Foals grow in height and change into adults as they mature.
  • Exercise improves physical fitness and builds visible muscle; feeding can make a horse heavier or lighter.
  • Watch as pregnant mares' bellies grow throughout their pregnancy.
  • Manes, forelocks, and tails grow in both length and thickness.
  • Coat colours change throughout a horses' lifetime including progressive greying, varnish roan, sooty, silver, and flaxen.

Advanced virtual horse breeding simulation.

  • Over 330 breeds available
  • Intricate breeding system
  • Detailed genetic conformation, performance trait, and coat colour inheritance system using realistic and simulated genetics.
  • The unique breeding system allows you to unlock new breeds through selective cross breeding following historic breed combinations.
  • Advanced white marking pattern generation featuring dynamic patterns uniquely created for every horse individually.
  • Save photos of your horse throughout its lifetime so you can document its growth and changes.

A wide variety of disciplines to compete in including racing, show jumping, dressage, reining and more.

  • Train your horses and compete in 22 different disciplines.
  • Earn titles as proof your horse is a Champion, Grand Champion or better.
  • Set or break world records.
  • Competitions run all day long and there are hundreds to choose from.
  • Host your own competitions.

Build and customize your horse dream farm with barns, horse pastures, and lots more.

  • Choose from a variety of different styles and sizes of barns and pastures to add to your farm.
  • Decorate your farm, barn interiors and pasture interiors with all kinds of natural elements, and more including seasonal/holiday decorations.
  • Expand the size of your farm to build up your equine estate.
  • Choose for horses to live in barns or live in pastures.
  • Produce and sell hay from your pastures.
Frequently Asked Questions
The game is completely free to play! It’s funded through advertisements and optional purchases by players like you, while keeping with unethical monitization practices.
There is no app, however the game is created to run well on all modern phones, tablets, and computers. No download is required!
All modern browsers are supported but we recommend Chrome, Edge, or Safari. Firefox can occasionally have performance issues when viewing a pasture or barn with a lot of horses.
You control the speed of time! If you want to progress through hundreds of generations of breeding in a short period of time, you absolutely can. But if you’d rather enjoy the game at a more leisurely pace and focus on one horse at a time, you absolutely can. You get to control how fast time goes by, which also means if you’re away from the game for a while your horses will be ready and waiting for you when you come back.
Absolutely! It will take you some time to build a farm that large but it’s possible to have a huge breeding empire.
A horses’ genetics determine its conformation. Some players choose to breed strange looking or weird horses just for the fun of it. If you want your horse to better resemble it’s breed then you’ll need to selectively breed your horses and improve their appearance with each generation until they reach the desirable breed traits.
News & Updates

Adoption Centre Breed Expansion Project

By larissar on May 20

Adoption Centre Breed Expansion Project Announcement

We are very excited to announce today the beginning of our adoption centre breed expansion project. This is a community breeding project where we will work together as dedicated (or casual!) HWO horse breeders to improve the quality of each breeds population within Horse World Online. It's a huge undertaking so we'll be focusing on just a few breeds at a time, and anyone who participates will receive a trophy to show how you've helped shape the future of the breed.

We've created a new sub-forum dedicated to this project, and a new topic will be created for each breed we're working on.

We're beginning with the Akhal-Teke and the Exmoor Pony, two breeds that are often used towards creating some of our most popular breeds.

Visit: Akhal-Teke breeding project
Visit: Exmoor Pony breeding project

Also check out the sticky topic for more details on how these community breeding projects will work: viewtopic.php?t=43784

Training Obstacles Pack 3 is Released!

By larissar on May 08

Training Obstacles Pack 3 is Released!

Dressage riders can now setup dressage arenas using our newest training pack of items released today. With enough letters to build both a small or large dressage arena. Or you can use the fence rails to section off a part of your farm as an arena for any discipline.

New Layout is Live!

By larissar on May 03

We are very excited to announce the new game layout is live!

The new layout is live and is set to default for new players. Many new features and improvements have been added to the layout, as well as bug fixes and changes requested by the testers in the community. Thank you!

Changes can be found in the Change Log V3 forum.

How do I enable the new layout?
To enable the layout simply visit the Preferences page, scroll down to the option for "My board style" and change from "smarthwo" to "smarthwo v2", then click on Save. You can switch between the layouts at anytime if you need to switch back to the old layout.

Why did the game need a new layout?
HWO has been around long enough that all of the systems the game is built on needed to be updated for it to keep working. We completed the backend updates some time ago, and now the frontend systems need to be updated as well. The old layout is built on technology that will not be supported going forward. Now that the new layout is done we are able to work on game features and improvements again.

How to report bugs?
Continue posting bugs in the Bugs forum, or use the Contact Us link in the footer to submit a report if you're unable to post in the bugs forum.

Can I make a suggestion?
Yes! We very much would like to hear from you. We are still activly developing HWO, including the layout so if you have any suggestions please comment below or use the Suggestions forum.

Thank you for enjoying HWO! Please let us know what you think.
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