Adopt a virtual horse using a site like Club Pony Pals or Horzer. These sites allow users to adopt, care for, play with and ride virtual horses for free.
Horzer allows users to choose a virtual horse from a variety of breeds. Users care for their horse and watch as its traits evolve. Users manage virtual currency that they must budget to care for their horse. Users perform actions from the management page and can also view progress through the game on this page. With time, a horse's specialties improve, and users can participate in equestrian competitions.
Users must register with Horzer to play the game. Registration involves filling out a short form and choosing a breed, sex and color for the virtual horse. The site also includes a forum community where users can connect with each other.
The Club Pony Pals game is based on the "Pony Pals" books by Jeanne Betancourt. The site is also a social network geared toward children and includes adult moderation. Users adopt virtual ponies that they care for and take on virtual roads and trails. The website adds new trails continuously. The game teaches children lessons, including believing in oneself, setting healthy boundaries and accepting responsibility.