Equestrian Training from Microids and Smart Tale Games is a new single-player and multiplayer in which you’ll get to learn more about how to ride and care for horses. Check our Equestrian Training review!
Equestrian Training from Microids and Smart Tale Games is a new single-player and multiplayer in which you’ll get to learn more about how to ride and care for horses. It’s an all-ages game that can be played on your own or in local multiplayer. The activities for Equestrian Training are split into three sections: Learning, Exam, and Mini-game. Learning is designed for players to progressively gain the knowledge needed to take on the exams for levels 1 to 7. The Exam section will have tests with 20 questions you need to answer on a timer. As for Mini-game, it contains three mini-games for you to choose from, as you take care of your horse’s hair, take on an endurance race, as well as practice through a jump course.
For Learning, each question will be accompanied by an image, so that you can get a visual aid on what you need to know. You can press the R button to make the image pop up and take most of the screen’ real estate. Some questions will be of the true or false variety, while others will require that you answer from four different answers. Once you’ve practiced enough for one level, you can take on the test where you’ll be timed and will need to answer each question before your time is up.
For the first mini-game, you’ll have to press the A button to speed up and press the B button to slow down, as you take on a 5 KM ride. A horse’s speed will affect its heart rate, and it will get more tired the faster it’s going. To unlock the next run, you’ll have to beat the target time. The jumping course will require you to jump over fences as you try to knock as few of them as possible. To jump, you’ll have to press the Y, X, L, or R button shown on the screen when the left and right circles touch – and for some jumps, you’ll have to press two buttons at once! The last mini-game will have you taking care of and cleaning your horse. You’ll have to clean it up in full if you want it to be healthy!
Equestrian Training is an all-ages experience in which you’ll get to learn a lot more about horses, how to ride them and take care of them after an event. There are 2,500 questions to take on based on the official FFE diplomas. Along with the Learning, Exam, and Mini-game segments, there’s also a very useful Glossary section where you can learn a lot more about the keywords and terms you’ll encounter during your time with Equestrian Training. The game is out on Nintendo Switch digitally and at retail for $34.99.
This Equestrian Training review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Microids.