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Horse and Rider is a 2-player game about a horse rider taming, and forming a bond with, their horse. One of you plays the horse, the other the rider.  This game is inspired heavily by various cultures around horse-riding in Australia, from pony club girls to the modern-day cowboy.

In particular, the game draws from horse-taming techniques taught to me by a real life horseman and farrier. The braiding technique also comes from my mum's time in horseriding organizations, where she would braid her horse's hair when she wasn't riding him.

The bond between a horseman and their horse is built on trust. Using trust-building mechanics inspired by real-world horse training techniques, two players will work together to build that bond with each other. The horseman will learn the different methods that go into training a horse while the horse reacts to these attempts and will show its growing (or falling) trust as they train together. 

Will you both ride off into the sunset or is the horse a bucking bronco? Find out in Horse and Rider!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
TagsHorses, storygame, Two Player, Western


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Horse and Rider.pdf 2 MB

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As a long-time distant admirer of horses, (the only animal as easily startled as I am by other animals,) this game has allowed me and one of my rpg regulars to experience the highs and lows of horse training without the risk of my head being suddenly and spontaneously removed from my neck by the rear kick of a horse.

Concise mechanics, easy to follow design, all in a neat little pdf.


Interesting blend of reality and roleplay, replicating the process of building trust and taming a horse. I thought the inclusion of braid as a core game feature was really creative and in theme.