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Welcome to Counter Canter

Come for the ponies, stay for the people

Counter Canter is an equine sim game, a hybrid of forum-based play and thoughtfully automated features. Opened in 2022, Counter Canter is a simulation both captivating yet playable for the busy adult.

If you’re new to sim games, welcome! Counter Canter is a forum-based game with a custom website that allows you to create, breed, and show the horses of your dreams. For example, banking (using fake sim money) happens on the main site along with the horse registry but negotiating sales and entering events happens on our very active forum.

The seasoned simmer will find their home here as well. The game has a unique balance between realism and sim compromises, automation and interaction amongst members. Members help drive the direction of the game and we’ve put a lot of thought - years in the making - into getting things *just* right.

Numbers for Nerds
  • CC is home to 45 active members with 92 stables
  • 2,288 horses exist across 37 breeds
  • 4,773 events have been hosted across 15 disciplines
  • 23 businesses and 16 associations are currently active
  • The latest and greatest
  • 2024-07-14 – Almost Famous, Quarter Horse mare, was bred
  • 2024-07-14 – Dark N Stormy, Quarter Horse mare, was created
  • 2024-07-07 – Five Cat Farm was founded
  • 2024-07-15 – summer eventing @ timberline I was hosted
  • A random neighbor
  • Jamie currently has 69 active horses.
  • They joined 2021-12-21 and were last seen today. 
  • They participate in 8 associations and 11 disciplines.
  • Their balance is $2,420,927 and they have 774,545 experience.
  • Things our players said

    Counter Canter is a thriving community and by far the friendliest I’ve ever joined. It offers convenient automation with the old-school forum participation that makes it perfect for even the most fast-paced lifestyle. If you’re seeking new-age simming combined with the nostalgia from older games, Counter Canter is the perfect place for you! — Shanny
    Counter Canter is a pony game for big kids. I don’t recommend adulting, but I DO recommend Counter Canter. — Kieran
    Counter Canter is a place you’ll feel right at home straight away. Automation makes everything easier so that you can focus on what really matters to you, whether that’s building a string of super performance ponies or spending hours on the forums connecting with the brilliant, wonderful and incredibly welcoming community. There’s something for everyone with CC, no matter your speed—you can dip in and dip out at your pleasure knowing that CC will always be here to welcome you home. — Lyra
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