|Horse Excellence Program
The REAA allows us to recognize truly fantastic horses with well-thought-out personalities, developed histories, and strong performance records.
|Climb The Ladder
Riata has implemented a unique set of steps that allows players to climb as much (or as little) of the game’s “corporate ladder” as they please.
|Unique Equine Database
Written completely from scratch using PHP and MySQL to be easy to use, to keep neat-o records, and to make registering and transferring horses within the game very easy.
Understanding Equine Genetics
You're bound to notice many things when walking down the aisle of a barn. Horses of all shapes, sizes, and colors will poke their heads out of their stalls in anticipation of a delicious snack or affectionate scratch. But have you ever stopped and wondered why they all look different? What makes an Arabian different from a Thoroughbred? What makes a chestnut, chestnut? All of these questions can be answered by the fascinating field of genetics.
Author: Jennifer | November 7th, 2014
Jack of all trades... Master of none.
Western is not usually a primary focus of SIM games, and is vastly misunderstood. The competitive western horse is just as complex as the english horse. "The english horse!?" you say. "My horse is a show jumper! He's not an 'english horse'!"
Yup, the english horse. My horse is a barrel racer. He's not a 'western horse'. But there are some things you have to tolerate. So, what is the point I'm trying to prove? You wouldn't show a warmblood that's bred, trained, and built for show jumping in, say, park classes, would you? There's no way in the world that the warmblood could have the movement, build, or even attitude that it would require. So, if you do keep reading, you'll see why a quarter horse (or any western breed), cannot possibly cross western dicsiplines.
Author: Static | October 26th, 2014
Horse of the Month
Owned by Emma, from Castle Rock
Falstarr is one of my favourite horses. He came from Zodewood not long after I joined Riata when I still didn't realise what a famous sire he had. He's competing well in third level dressage and has accumulated earnings of over $134,000.