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6 of the Very Best Educational Horse Games Your Kids Will Love

Best Educational Horse Games

Here they are: the best educational horse games, reviewed for you. We’ve got board games, puzzle books, card games and bingo. These are our top picks for horse lovers so they can learn while they play.

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What are the best educational horse games?

We’ve collected 6 of what we think are the best educational horse games and reviewed them so you can easily choose from the winners to keep your children entertained while teaching them about horses and ponies.

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Best Educational Horse Games - Fantasy Ranch Board Game

Fantasy Ranch Board Game. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Build your own stable! This game has video instructions (if desired) and 3 levels of play to appeal to a wide range of ages (ages 5-13+).
Players can pick their own horses from real breeds and hire their own stable hands. Budding property developers can expand their ranch by claiming additional land. Trophies abound, as well as opportunities for extra rewards by completing the ‘twists of fate’.

Younger players can play the Trail Ride version, where they decide to buy and trade their horses, compete in shows, and raise foals. Children can complete the Trail Ride in 10-30 minutes.

We like the 3 levels of difficulty: you and your children can play for years.

The game comes with 57 different horse cards from real breeds, featuring real horses.

You also have a choice of styles for your ranch, ranging from a castle to a classic Montana lodge.

There are 57 wooden horses in 5 different patterns and types, cowboy and cowgirl cards, and symbol matching so that children of any reading level can easily move through the game.

Users love the beautiful and detailed craftsmanship, and the 3 different levels that appeal to all ages, even adults.

Specifications of Fantasy Ranch Board Game:

Package dimensions: 11.6 x 11.6 x 3 inches.

Weight: 4.19 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 13 and up for main game, bonus trail ride game ages 5-12

Number of Players: 2-4
Average length of play time: 30-60 minutes

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Herd Your Horses Board Game. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
Best Educational Horse Games - Herd your Horses Board Game

Herd Your Horses Board Game. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

What’s it like to be a horse? Or a rancher? Find out with Herd Your Horses!

This multi-level game enables children to play at their own speed and ability. 3 different adventures to choose from, whether it’s rounding up your herd in the mountains, protecting your horses from cougars, or rounding up stray animals.

The game includes a game board, 55 horse cards in full color with a fictional biography for each horse, a die, 4 horse playing pieces, and 42 adventure cards. It also comes with a booklet containing information on horses as well as a reading list for those who want to find out more about horses.

Users love that it’s an entertaining game for young children with simple rules that can encourage them to improve their reading skills, especially if they love horses. For a shorter game with younger children, simply collect 4 cards instead of 8. Easy!

The 3 levels of complexity are a hit as well. Whole families can play together.

Users also love the thoughtful and beautiful design that enables you to go in any direction you want on the trails, just as if you were in nature, and that the game is based on stories, encouraging children’s imagination and for them to modify and/or create their own stories for the game.

Specifications of the Herd Your Horses Board Game:

Package dimensions: 10 x 10 x 2 inches

Weight: 1.67 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 6-12 years

Number of Players: 2-6
Average length of play time: 30 minutes (2 players)

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Best Educational Horse Games - Winning Moves Horses and Ponies Monopoly

Winning Moves Horses and Ponies Monopoly Board Game. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Monopoly for horse fans! Will you be a horseshoe? Riding boots? A riding cap? Move around the board with your chosen equestrian token and meet different breeds of horses and ponies. Watch out for those taxes, though!

Will you collect all the ponies of the same color? Or expand your stable to include baroque horses and other breeds too?

Build your stalls and stables and collect rent from other players. Pick up carrots and apples as you go: maybe you’ll win some brand new tack, or you’ll get a free riding lesson.

Users love the amount of ‘horsey details’ that have gone into the game, that their horse lovers can play for hours, and that it’s easy to use.

Some users even prefer this game to standard Monopoly.

This game is a favorite for parties and families, too. Adults say they love it whether they’re horse lovers or not.

The game is well-made and of good quality for durability.

Specifications of the Winning Moves Horses and Ponies Monopoly Board Game :

Package dimensions: 15.8 x 1.97 x 10.5 inches

Weight: 2.19 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up

Number of Players: 2-6
Average length of play time: A few hours

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Best Educational Horse Games - Horse Games & Puzzles

Horse Games & Puzzles. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

If you would rather have a book with a collection of 102 horse-themed puzzles and games, this is the one for you.

This 144-page paperback has brainteasers, riddles, logic tests, matching exercises, jokes, puzzles, and word games, as well as illustrations and plenty of horse trivia.
Boosts children’s creativity as well as problem-solving skills, while teaching them a lot about horses.

Users love that it’s oversized and therefore easy to use, and that it’s great fun whether staying at home or entertaining children on long car trips.

They also love the wide variety of activities, and that they are all available with no need for wifi or technology!

Some users enjoy doing games with their child that require a bit of thought: perfect for train journeys together.

Specifications of Horse Games & Puzzles:

Product dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 10.8

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Manufacturer recommended age: 8-12 years

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Best Educational Horse Games - Lucy Hammett Games Horse Bingo

Lucy Hammett Games Horse Bingo Board Game. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

For younger kids who are mad about horses, this game may be just what you need: horse bingo! A simple and beautiful introduction to equestrian terms, with basic vocabulary and bright, colorful pictures of real-life horses in action.

The game is made in the USA and contains 6 picture boards, bingo chips, and 42 information cards.

Users love that children who enjoy bingo appreciate learning about the different kinds of horses, without having to know any relevant equestrian terms beforehand, and without adult help.

This game is also suitable for anyone who doesn’t read or who just prefers pictures.

3 Parents’ Choice Awards have gone to this game (at the time of writing), so it’s clearly a well-designed and popular game.

People have used this game at horse camps, in senior citizen housing, and at birthday parties.

Specifications of the Lucy Hammett Games Horse Bingo Board Game:

Package dimensions: 12 x 9 x 1 inches

Weight: 12 ounces

Manufacturer recommended age: 3-15 years old

Number of Players: 2-6

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Best Educational Horse Games - Ravensburger Hundreds of Horses Children's Game

Ravensburger Hundreds of Horses Children’s Game. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Like guessing games? This educational game encourages children to use their imaginations, math, reading, and cooperative play. Players decide which horse best matches descriptions given by other players. 100 horses to mix and match!

Horses are described according to stories, personality traits, awards, and behavior. Only one person who knows how to read is needed.

The game comes with 60 cards describing the horses, 1 game board, 1 die, 100 photo cards of different horses, 16 tiles for voting, 24 tokens for scoring, and full instructions.

Users love how children can build descriptive as well as equestrian vocabulary while listening to and telling stories, and that adults can play too and enjoy it!
One home educator recommends this game as it’s fun yet educational, and it can be adapted for students learning English.

Players also love the social aspect of the game: seeing the reactions of each other, and everyone’s different opinions of the horses. Users compare it to Apples to Apples, but for horses, and say it’s a lot of fun to play together as a family.

Another bonus is that not only can all ages play, but you don’t need any horse knowledge in order to enjoy it.

Others love that the horse pictures are on separate cards from the personality and other attributes of the horses, so that children can choose for themselves which horse is skittish, shy, etc.

The game is listed for 3-4 players, but users have successfully played it with 2.

Specifications of the Ravensburger Hundreds of Horses Children’s Game:

Package dimensions: 10.75 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches

Weight: 1.3 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 6-9 years

Number of Players: 3-4

Average length of play time: 20-30 minutes

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The Best Educational Horse Games – Thanks for Reading!

We hope you got a lot of value out of our review of the top horse games for kids.  Be sure to also check out our other great educational toy and game guides.  If the kids in your life want to keep horses when they grow up they are definitely going to need to learn how to handle money!  Check out our review of the best board games that teach money.

Written by Barbara Fernandez

Barbara Fernandez is a languages teacher, performer and online business owner. She has written everything from raw food recipes to parody song lyrics to stories about what it’s like to be a fruit. She now spends most of her time writing, recording, and making delicious food.

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