Gallop & Ride!

by Anna
(Alberta, Canada)



Being a horse lover, I own a few games and I had currently got Gallop & Ride. This is by far a great game. Excellent graphics and sound--details that MOST games miss. Mainly the goal of the game? Earn money, raise, breed horses and get the ranch back to life again.

Below, I've written Tips/Instructions/Guide to playing the game. Mind you, the pamphlet that comes with the game should explain most of this as well.

In the game for activities/jobs, there is:

1) Foal Training. This happens in the riding arena. Trying to understand what your supposed to do is quite puzzling and I admit it took me a day or two to finally understand. It goes like this: there are 3 rings. A checkpoint (which would be a white square) and a horse symbol (which tells you where your foal is)The goal? get your foal to the checkpoint where ever it is in one of the 3 circles. There are 2 speeds: walk and trot. How you get the foal going? well, there should be instructions when you start. Once you get the foal to the checkpoint, it's important to give the foal a carrot so that they learn that obeying you is good and rewarding. But, if you miss a check point, it'll get harder to control the foal. How do you get credits? Get all the check points. It's okay for 1 or 2 errors.

2) Massage. This would be in the windmill (across the bridge) It's easy to get how to massage the horse. But there'll be a picture of a horse near the screen with red areas that you'd need to massage.This earns you credits/money. But there are some with TIME limits. you don't finish in time, you don't get credits.

3) Breeding. This is beside the building where you massage. To breed, you can either: breed a foal of your own or for a client. But know, that you must have at least a horse in the stable that has trust and is in good health to do this. If you choose to breed for a client, you must try to match the breed/color/pattern they want. mind you, there is a time limit and if you don't get it in time, the breeder/vet will leave.

4) Racing. There are 3 areas with 3 races. To get into a race, you first should train your horse to the point where it'll be ready for that certain race.

5) Training Your Horse. To train your horse, you'd need to go to one of the areas (where you go up to the gate)and jump your horse over jump obstacles. also, galloping gives your horse strength.

How to get credits:

There are no cheats to this game. I've looked and even tried, but there isn't. So, you have to earn them. With each activity listed above you can earn credits.

Get Bonus Credits:
You'll find these in the riding areas. they're golden horse shoes. it ranges from 5,10 to even 100.

Getting buildings: (riding arena, windmill/massage, breeding barn/guest house)
You work your way up by the star ratings. There's 2, 3, and 4. The pamphlet should tell you what you can do to achieve each star.

Tips:
I found that there are ways of getting money without spending it.

1) Keep horses in pasture. Just make sure to check on them. This prevents you from having to spend money on feed by keeping them in the stable all the time.

2) Pace yourself!!! Don't rush yourself to get everything. That will put some pressure on yourself. TAKE YOUR TIME.

3) Don't upgrade the guesthouse until you are READY.

4) To get the best horses: Breed 'em! use one of your horses (or buy one). I bought a few and just used them for breeding a foal of my choice. And breed them to a stud then Ta-Da a foal. Train them, don't sell them. But of course, this takes time. Mind you, be sure that you have room in your stable!

5) Stock up on carrots!

6) If you want to make a lot of money... Train foals, massage horses everyday. make a schedule, and follow it. I had already made around $15,629 in a couple of weeks.

7) Train your horse for the race(s)! If you wish, don't buy/upgrade the stable and focus on training your horse. But mind you, don't over do it. you don't want to end up broke or your horse ill/stressed.

Basically, Take your time!!!! Don't rush the game. if you pace yourself, you'll end up with fantastic horses and A LOT of credits (money).

I'd rate this game 10/10. Its both challenging, and great to play. What ages should play? Well... I'd suggest 11 or up.

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Feb 26, 2014
Answer to: "How much does this game cost?"
by: Flicka&Fosta@Heartland14519

Gallop&Ride! costs anywhere from $15 - $30. I got mine for free. Though, I am not so sure where you can exactly get the game anymore (besides on Amazon, but prices are like $80), but I got mine at Wal-Mart.

Feb 03, 2014
BEST GAME EVER!!!!! $$$WORTH THE MONEY$$$
by: Flicka&Fosta@Heartland14519

Hey guys!

I got this game about a year ago and I've loved it ever since!! I'm a teen and have always wanted to own a horse, but can't :( Gallop&Ride! is the BEST of the BEST horse Wii games out there! I 100% recommend this horse Wii game to ANYONE out there that is a horse lover like me :)

I LOVE that this game is VERY realistic; the horses and riding is VERY realistic!! I myself, have 8 horses (sold the 9th one) named David, July, Rosy, Pepper, Champane, Toffee, Molly (my 1st horse on the game), and Jessie.

The foal training is a little bit hard at first, but once you get the hang of it it's SO easy!! I practically feel as though I really do have 8 horses in real life (even though it's a game).

For those of you that do not know if you should get this game, GET IT!! I promise you that this Wii game is AWESOME!!!

Thanks for reading :)

Happy Riding,

- Flicka&Fosta@Heartland14519

Dec 20, 2013
Fun Game!
by: Meagan

When I first got this game I thought it was very difficult and quit because the controls were weird. After a little while I decided to try it out again and fell in love! It is such a fun game to play and has a really good story line. Now that I have completed the game it is not that fun, but every now and then I will come back to it.

Dec 01, 2013
Fun at first, but...
by: Anonymous

I got this game for my birthday, an It was really fun at first. It is really lifelike in graphics and you have to take care it like a real horse. The only thing is the foal training is ridiculously hard! I am broke in the game and need some coins, but the foals will not respond to anything! I stopped playing because I cannot advance in the game because of this issue, so now I play Horse Life Adventures. It's way more fun and it even has real competitions.

Nov 27, 2013
THE BEST HORSE GAME EVER!
by: Anonymous

i LOVE this game because they make it challenging, fun, and you CAN mess up that's what makes it the best, other than the fact that you can PICK your OWN horse and name it too! take my advise anyone who DREAMS of their own horse daily this is SO your GAME!

Oct 24, 2013
This game rocks!
by:

I checked this Wii game out at the library and right when I got home I played it. It rocks! I love this game! You get to pick a horse and pick yourself (Girl or boy) And I just love this game!!! I hope I can check it out again! (At the library)

Oct 18, 2013
Here is a useful cheat that I found.
by: horserider79

Here is a little tip to help you get a good start in the game that I found by mistake.

1. at the start of the game do not do the following things this will allow you to get almost everything from the shop and will give you an excellent start.

DO NOT: buy another horse, upgrade any buildings, or take the amount of money that you have over $495. (Going over 495 at any time or doing any of these thins at the beginning of the game will stop the cheat from working.

2. do not get your horse from the pasture he will be fine, I promise. instead go to bed or end the day until you have 450. the amount of money that you get each time goes up by 50 each time you do this.

3. go to the computer in your living room and start shopping for everything that can be purchased without going to star level one. (Remember do not no matter how tempting it is buy another horse.)

repeat the process listed above until you have everything accept for the horse, and any books and the hose that you can not buy until you level up. Once you have everything that you can get then do the same thing until you get all of the money that you can. After that you can upgrade your riding hall to train young foals.

To get a second horse ride your first horse in the fields over the jumps and collect the horse shoes to earn points. you can then go into the shop and buy your second horse. and continue on the game.

Hope this helps.

Jun 27, 2013
Good but long
by: Pony

This is a great game with an interesting back story and you can do a ton of stuff but it gets a little bit long and isn't that satisfying at the end.

Jun 15, 2013
Really fun, kinda hard... I LOVE IT!
by: 2-Bits

This game is good to great. I wouldn't say it's perfect. The foal training is hard, but once you get used to it, it's easier. I don't like how you can't put your horses blanket on whenever, cause I spent money on multiple horse blankets. When you have six(or more) horses, hoof picking is sooooo tiring. The guests will ride your horses and you sometimes have to h.p again. Another thing, if you put your horses to pasture overnight after you've ridden it, it will still have the same amount of energy as it did after you rode it. Oh, tip, if your having trouble riding with the riding thing where u have to jerk the remote to your left or right, switch to the mode where you control with the control stick.(Nun-chuck.) Sometimes, i have a day where i don't book any guests, maybe one.

Question: How long is the game?...
Any answers would be accepted.
This game is long and challenging. It's kinda like the work you'd be doing if you owned a horse farm. I would rec. that selling horses would be okay, too. this game is a great game. (You won't beat it in a day) I also wish that you could do cross.country, show jumping, and dressage. Not just trails. I would recommend it to girls (and boys) ages 7- above. Really fun kinda hard. You should so get it. I got mine for Christmas. BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):D:D:D:D:D:O:O
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Umm, horse name tips? Jazzy, Missy, Victory, Giggllo, Major, Promise, Azzy, Sketch, Dancer, Orb(The Kentucky Derby 2013 winner,) Magic, Pancake, Flapjack, Perinporth, Red, Blackberry, Saffron, Raspberry. (Some of these are from girls on H.C.G.)

Apr 15, 2013
Heartland<3
by: Anonymous

i LOVE heartland. season 7 does not come till Sep. :( how much does this game cost?

Apr 03, 2013
Answer to: "Does anyone else think the girl on the Gallop&Ride cover look like Amy from the Heartland TV show?"
by: Flicka&Fosta@Heartland14

Hi,

Yes! I COMPLETELY think she TOTALLY does look like Amy from the Heartland TV show!!! Does anyone watch the Heartland TV show?? I LOVE the show!!

Mar 31, 2013
CHECK POINTS!
by: Anonymous

on my game I go through those purple looking things on training foals but it keeps on saying that I missed all three checkpoints. What on earth is that about?

Dec 26, 2012
Free riding
by: Anonymous

Hello I was wondering how to free ride and how to get to go in area without having to go back and I can move when I pass the gate to help?

Dec 10, 2012
Horses
by: Anonymous

I might get this game! I was wonder if you get to choose what color your horse is and it's breed?

Oct 14, 2012
Update/Check In
by: Anna

I haven't checked out this page in quite a long time and thought I would. I'm Glad that my review helped a lot of girls enjoy the game. I wish though I had written down more Foal training Info. It really is the hardest to do, but it takes skill and patience. If you play it on Wii, the trick is to flick your wrist in the correct timing, and get your foal to the checkpoint in the correct circle and STOP in the circle.

I noticed quite a few asked where to get it. Well, In canada where I live, you can go to pawn stores, Walmart game bins or any store that sells video games. Then again, it depends on what GAME SYSTEM you have.

Many thank you for the complements!!! ^_^

I no longer have the game,but I'd get it again if I had a Wii =)

Oct 08, 2012
great but : )
by: summer

I got this game and I love it, but the worst is you can't put the blanket on your horse whenever you want to. And the way your horse goes in and out of the stall and pasture. I can get mad at foal training but it takes practice.:) i give it 4 1/2 stars I think anyone over the age of 10 could play it, really fun.

Sep 01, 2012
Amazing
by: Anonymous

I love this game! It is by far the best horse game on this list, and it lasts a long time. So trust me, you won't beat this game in 5 hours.

Aug 29, 2012
This Game Is Amazing
by: Zipper

if it wasn't for this site i would not have had this game today. thanks to HorseCrazyGirls.com i now own one of the best horse games ever.

Aug 29, 2012
WOW
by: I LOVE HORSES

This game sounds really good! I SO want it!

Aug 17, 2012
Game I wants
by: jackrussellsensi

Can you get this on PC for a download? I do have a WII but.... WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS GAME, I REALLY MUST HAVE IT NOW!!!!!!! A store in Australia preferably though.....

Jul 09, 2012
help
by: Anonymous

i need help on finding all the gold horseshoes. i have only 26/28! can you tell me where all of them are so i can check for the ones i do and don't have. Give them to me ASAP!

Jun 24, 2012
sounds awsom
by: pinto

I have been reading about this game and it sounds great. i don't have it but i am getting it for my b-day.

Jun 24, 2012
Rip off!
by: Anonymous

Guys just to let you know that "gallop and ride" is the exact same game as my riding stables 2!

Jun 08, 2012
$$$ ITS WORTH THE MONEY $$$$
by: Anonymous T

this game is amazing! i strongly recommend playing this game! i'm 16 years old and have been playing this game for about 2 years and it has never gotten old! u can have up to 9 horses and you constantly have stuff to do like riding your horses when ever you want to, massaging horses for money breeding horses(including your own) and even training baby horses! you also run the farm and will have people come by hoping to stay! this game is AMAZING! GET IT! IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH THE MONEY!

May 05, 2012
I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!
by: Chelsea

I ADORE this game! I play it, like, every night! I can't wait to see more horse games out!1

Apr 19, 2012
AWESOME
by: Anonymous

IT'S ONE AWESOME GAME YOU MUST TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 06, 2012
Foals
by: Mackenzie S.

training foals can be hard. You will get used to it. Don't feed them carrots it gets them crazy. And if you miss one the foal will not stop. it just goes it's own way. At first i thought it was hard but now i'm awesome at it. It just takes practice don't give up!

Apr 06, 2012
My Fave Wii Game :D
by: Rah

Most horsey video games are unrealistic and childish. I'm 13, and unfortunately don't have a horse, so I want realism! I want a game that'll make me feel like I actually have a horse. This is probably the most realistic horse game I've seen.
You start out with one horse and a stable yard, and grow as you earn money and build up your farm. You can open up a guest house/hotel thing and your guests can trail ride on your horses. You can pick a stallion and mare and it shows you what the foal will look like, then your mare goes away to be bred and give birth, and you can work with the foal as it grows up! When it's an adult, you get the choice of either selling it or keeping it.

Mar 25, 2012
need help
by: summer

i LOVE this game it was my first wii game but i can't train the foals. any tips and if you are thinking about this game get it.:):):):)

Mar 11, 2012
help
by: Anonymous

the game sounds great. i don't have it but i am looking. what is the cheapest you have seen in this game? I live in adelaide, can some one plz help me?

Feb 29, 2012
wow!
by: Anonymous

this is such a great game! You have lots of places to ride, you can buy more than one horse, and the grooming is very detailed! i would recommend it to any horse crazy girl in a blink of an eye!!

Jan 31, 2012
Awsome
by: Farmers girl

This sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 27, 2011
Fabulous game!
by: Anonymous

I love this game and I'm 50 years old! I want to get another game for my niece who also loves this one.

Dec 22, 2011
Gallop & Ride
by: Mackenzie

if you are having problems with training foals it's probably that you are moving your arm not your wrist, click your wrist to the side or up or down. don't feed them carrots till you are a expert because some of the foals will get hipper. let me know if this helps, don't worry i also had trouble at first too!

Dec 21, 2011
wow
by: RMHJ

i own this game and i agree that it is very tricky. i keep on getting stuck and stuff like that but it is very fun. i would recommend it to everyone that has a wii.

Nov 21, 2011
Gallop and ride!
by: Mackenzie

train foals win competitions at the field riding area. umm that's all i got. names: Dakota, Sunny, Rain, Shadow, Fearless, Lucy, Grace, Anna Grace, Night, Racer, Katie, Swift, wildwind and star

p.s i can't spell yes i know.

Nov 21, 2011
wow
by: hayley

i really want to play that game.

Nov 18, 2011
Gallop and ride
by: Mackenzie S.

yes this is a wii game and i'm not familiar with the other game you said. But i just know that i love this game. The age i rate it is 10-14 i think, i started the game at ten and im 13 now. I think i finished the game like 4 times but i share a wii with four other people so i don't get to play it that often.

Nov 18, 2011
need help!!!!!?!!!
by: Anonymous

hi, i'm a person who just got it and i need help to get money so i can upgrade the guests house. Any thoughts?!!!!!!!

p.s. need a name for my horse?!

Oct 27, 2011
q&a
by: Charlotte

I have read most of the q&a's but i still have a question that desperately needs answering! Could somebody tell me please if this game is in a wii game and also what is better, this game or my riding stables 2: life with horses! Please help i need as many answers as possible!

Oct 22, 2011
Great Game
by: Horse Luver

This game is great, and I continue to enjoy it on days that I can't get to the barn! LOL. It makes me want to ride at a place like that! I'll have to build one!!

Oct 18, 2011
answers
by: Mackenzie S.

you can have up to nine horses you can breed them and grow your own foals. this game does not have dressage but does have cross country. there are three places you can go riding they all have trails. if you have any questions please put it up. i get e-mails saying blah blah blah put this up so i can see if you have questions.

Oct 17, 2011
fun game
by: Anonymous

I have this game and it's really fun. the foal training is hard but once you get past that and to the massage center earning money is easier. I would give it 4stars:)

Oct 17, 2011
gallop and ride is awesome!
by: Mackenzie S.

look in the gallop and ride booklet! maybe you can learn some stuff! i'm awesome at it! you just need to read how to do the stuff and it may take some time. Just try it. Im really good and my younger sister who is 8 is trying and doing well at riding but needs a little help on foal training.

Oct 17, 2011
Good?
by: Zarah

I was going to get horse life adventures but it had bad reviews and you can only have one horse. So does this game have dressage? Trail riding? How many horses can you have or breed?

Sep 23, 2011
love this game
by: Mackenzie S.

i have this game, i have finished it and it was so much fun!!!! i have played it many times! you got to get the hang of riding the horse that's not the simplest thing to some of my friends but it is easy to me!

Sep 19, 2011
wii game?
by: Kate

so this is a wii game?

Sep 14, 2011
Very Good!
by: Calla

This game is very good, but not excellent. I find it very time consuming and sometimes I get very frustrated about the foal training. Especially when the foal doesn't do what I meant it to do. I also think that it is hard to try and earn money and take care of my horse, brushing and hoof picking. It is really fun though!

Aug 08, 2011
the best one?
by: Anonymous

Okay so I have a question out of all the wii games what would you say is the best one?

Jul 25, 2011
Cool
by: <3Horses! (specialy Ben!!)

Sadly, I haven't had a chance to play this game but it looks and sounds awesome. I was looking on amazon and watched the video of it. I put it on my b-day wish list. So if I get it I will totally play and see how it is. Anyway, gtg. I'll update y'all on what I think if I get a chance to play it.

Jul 18, 2011
AMAZING
by: Anonymous

i don't think it's hard to get at all. the foals are hard to train because they are foals and don't know much. :) love it

Jul 13, 2011
my riding stables life with horses is exactly the same!!!!
by: Anonymous

this game is a total rip off for My Riding Stables 2: Life With Horses!!!!!

Jul 11, 2011
Not the best
by: Anonymous

I wouldn't say that this is the greatest game ever. I'm bankrupt, can't figure out Foal Training and my horse is not easy to control with the reins. Sometimes I will yank the Nunchuk to the right my my horse will turn left. If you have any tips please tell me.

Jul 08, 2011
gallop and ride
by: Anonymous

I love this game, foal training is not as hard as it seem, to get the foal going you have to move the controller to the left and to get it to stop move the controller to right. to move the foal to the different rings move the remote back and forth.

Jun 21, 2011
foal training
by: horselover

Foal training is very difficult on this game. I just skipped it. the foal won't listen and is too hard to control.

Jun 12, 2011
FOAL WON'T DO ANYTHING
by: confused beyond belief

ok, so i know how to train the foals. it's just that the foal won't do anything. this is really frustrating and i've been thinking about using the game for target practice. HELP ME!!!

May 13, 2011
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: I don't have a horse but love this game

Hi

This game is amazing grace the review that you did is amazing i just got this games yesterday it doesn't give you instructions were the stables are or where or horse is!

But overall this is a really good game i like that its realistic and hard cause it's so fun that you wanna persevere so i like it a lot and for all you hatters out their if you don't like contact the makers and if you have nothing nice to say don't say it cause it is hurtful to us people that like this game... Thanks

May 01, 2011
The Best So Far!
by: Nicole

As a horse lover, and owner along side being a horse game enthusiast, I have to say that I've ALWAYS wanted a game that allows me to design my own horse facility as well as breed, compete, and interact, etc. with my horses. Now, this game doesn't let you actually design your own stable, but its the closest so far to what I've been wanting in a horse game. You get to own multiple horses and interact realistically with them like you have to in real life.

The main aspect of this game that I absolutely hate, is when you compete, you do "races" around the country side. They are pretty much cross country courses. But this is all that is offered as far as competitions go. I would have liked to see some realistic dressage, cross country, and show jumping.

Apr 26, 2011
REALISTIC
by: horselover

This game is difficult to get started on, but once you get into it, It is amazing! It teaches you how to manage your money with horses and a ranch. You can own up to 9 horses, breed them, and even train your foals! You can also compete and free ride. You can buy feed,tack,and even clothes for your avatar. I love this game!!!

Apr 24, 2011
it is fun
by: Anonymous

Its kind of hard with foal training but overall it is a good game.

Apr 06, 2011
Perfect!
by: Ash

The graphics are beautiful, everything is surprisingly realistic...
but what I love best is...
Unlike MANY other wii games, you can own multiple horses, which you rarely see. It's extremely challenging and fun! I <3 it!

Apr 03, 2011
Love
by: Rachel

This is the best horse game EVER I love it even though some parts are hard. You just have to fallow directions! I wish the game was much longer. I love having a lot of horses!

Mar 11, 2011
Ahh-mazing
by: Anonymous

this page i read was full of info that i will need to know when i get the game. i am so horse crazy! most of the things that i think about and even play games is about horses. lol

Feb 27, 2011
Not as easy as you think
by:

I got this game for my birthday. it is really easy at first but as you get to the end it starts to get really hard even if you have it set on easy.

Jan 08, 2011
Hmm...
by: Anonymous

Hmmm... By the way you explain it, this game "Gallop and Ride" is copying Horse Life Nintendo DS. No, I don't like "Gallop and Ride" and I would definatly not get it.

Jan 04, 2011
Sooo Hard lol
by: Bettie

BEST HORSE WII GAME EVER so far......

I love it but I have all building and am trying to replace all my horses with 100% Frisians ( which i found the only way to get was by breeding) but I'm getting stressed and haven't played for ages. lol

Dec 29, 2010
Five stars!
by: Anonymous

This review was great! I can't wait to go and get the game! :)

Dec 27, 2010
Very Awesome!
by: EventerChick

Most wii horse games are very unrealistic but this game has amazing graphics. The things you can do are fun but real-like and I.... 13 years old.... Love this game. I strongly recommend it. Even for older kids and younger teens. Also it isn't too easy like a lot of games. It us realistic and has an amazing story line.  great game!!!

Nov 27, 2010
I'm confused
by: Anonymous

I don't want to get bored with the game, so I was wondering out of every horse game... do you think this one is the best?

Nov 22, 2010
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS GAME!
by: THE BEST HORSE BACK RIDER IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD AND I AM AWESOME AND I ROCK AT WESTERN PLEASURE AND ROPING AND REINING AND SHOWING!

I love this game! There are so many exciting things to do! And does anybody else think the person on the cover looks like Amy from Heartland the TV show? But I love this game so much I recommend it anybody over the age of 11!

Jul 18, 2010
hmm...
by: darby

i really like your description but i have one question: when you get to a certain point in the star rating if you don't go on it for like a month is it normal to have to re-do some things? because that is what happend to me and it was really frustrating just to warn every one else!

Jun 28, 2010
Good game
by: Anonymous

Great review. I bought this game for my six-year-old, and she enjoys it, but i have become addicted to it. However, I am really struggling with the foal taining. I had two horses, but since I could not compete in the races I'd alreadt won with my first horse, I had to sell him. I am hoping to learn how to train foals so that I can make some money to build my therapy center and start earning that way. The foal training is the hardest part for me thus far.

Jun 17, 2010
Interest of the game and thoughts
by: Lauren

I Love horses myself but this game can get a bit boring. I do enjoy that they put more thought into making everything life like . But over all i wouldn't play this game everyday and be crazy about it.

Jun 16, 2010
your excellent game review
by: Sydney

Anna,

If I could give your review 10 stars I would! Thanks for explaining it so well and giving so many tips. I really want to play it.

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