The thing that has happened with almost every horse game is that Western has almost been completely left out. I like how you have Reining in there, which is great! But there is more than reining out there! Cutting would be a good one to have, as well as barrel racing or something.
Also, I don't know what your game is going to be based on, but there are some that conformation is also included as the "horse" actually carries on color and conformational genetics. So, Halter and Showmanship classes would be good to add as well!
Well, the things I mentioned where only the basics i'm started with ;)
I'm not going to explain the whole game here, because I don't want the trouble that someone else uses my idea's for it's own game :)
You are absolutely right that there is more then the things I've mentioned
But do not worry, because there will be coming A LOT MORE!
Like I said is that it will be as much as based on reality as I can. I'm already researching since april 2011. So it's almost a year already, and a lot has been found out. The genetics are almost done (for the colours and stuff).
But I needed to have more information about the disciplines and stuff.
So if you say that you know where I can find al the information and basics about these disciplines you mention. That could be very helpfull too.
It's just that I need somewhere to begin. And that's easier with the most common equestrian sports then the ones which aren't really famous.
But they won't be left out, only placed later in the game when I have a bèta version. Unless I can find the information I need before that^^
(Also Dressage and Jumping are the most common sports here in the netherlands, so for me it's pretty hard to find the things about western and reining and stuff. Since we don't really have it here (and dutch reading is still easier to me then english:P I don't always understand the terms if I never heard of it before (A) )
Thank you both for your information :)