Horse Isle may be played completely FREE
. There are benefits for subscribing ($5/month or $40/year) detailed below.
The main goal of these benefits is to limit game money transfering from a non-subscriber to a subscriber.
This prevents cheating and makes it more fair for honest players.
Player to player trading: Trade money, items, horses, pets and even lease a horse to another player.
Send money/items in game mail: If a player is offline, you can still give them something!
Horse auctions: Sell or buy horses with all other subscribers.
Participate in all arena levels: Non-subscribers can only enter the lowest level.
Ranch island ownership: Once you can afford it, you may buy your very own island!
Additional content: Your subscription fee is what makes Horse Isle possible, supporting the many artists, servers and support required.
For those that cannot afford to subscribe, the game is still fully playable, just not as easily or maybe not quite as much fun.
However many players sell subscription tokens within the game, so it is possible to earn a subscription even if you cannot spend real money.