ON the BIT

Since 2014

Member Statistics

33 active members
$96,987 average balance
35 average horses/owner

Horse Statistics

1144 active horses
639 of which were gamebred
30 untrained horses
415 pensioned horses

Top 5 Breeds

  1. Thoroughbred
  2. Dutch Warmblood
  3. German Riding Pony
  4. Hanoverian
  5. Holsteiner

Top 5 Disciplines

  1. Dressage
  2. Eventing
  3. Hunter
  4. Jumper
  5. Reining

Come for the Ponies, Stay for the People

Welcome to On The Bit sim horse game. Originally opened as Above The Bit in September 2011, On The Bit is the reworking of that game and (re)opened in June 2014. OTB meets the challenge head on of balancing “old school” with automation to make the game captivating yet playable for the busy adult.

If you are new to horse sims, welcome! On The Bit 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 sim money) happens on the website along with the horse registry but showing and entering shows happens on our very active forum. Players keep spreadsheets to track how their horses fare over time.

If you are a seasoned simmer, you will enjoy OTB as well. We’ve struck a unique balance between realism and sim compromises. Members help drive the direction of the game and we’ve put a lot of thought over the years into getting things just right. The backbone of the game are member run associations which host shows a handful of times per month and keep up to date leaderboards for awards.

Have a question? Email us.

What can I do here?

Since opening in 2014, On The Bit has undergone several changes to make it playable. Our members are mostly busy adults with school and/or full time jobs. To that end, we've pared down massive breed and discipline lists to a healthy offering that keeps things playable but still exciting! Our disciplines are listed below; please email us for a current list of accepted breeds.

  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Hunters
  • Jumpers
  • Combined Driving
  • Reining

I'm interested! What do I do?

After you've read our rules, you can apply to join!