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How much does it cost to play FFH?
FFH is completely free to play for as long as you would like. However, there are some items and perks on FFH that are only available for purchase with Pro Coins, a currency purchased with USD. Pro Coins and other paid perks are never necessary to play and are only meant to enhance your gameplay - not give unfair advantages.

Pro Coins are very easy to earn for free, so even if you cannot spend real money, a little patience will eventually reward you with most of the perks anyway! Most special items can also be obtained for free if you actively participate in events on the game.
How many accounts can I have?
As outlined in the Terms of Service (ToS), each user is strictly limited to one account. Running multiple accounts is the #1 reason people are banned (usually without warning) from FFH, so it is in your best interest to avoid any suspicion that you are doing so.

If your spouse, sibling, or roommate (or anyone who may be on the same IP address or in the same household) would also like to play FFH, you must obtain permission before or immediately after they register. If you plan to have two (or more) people playing from one IP address, simply send a private message to Issa (#1) from one of the accounts. Be sure to include the ID# for the other person's account as well as a brief explanation of who they are. Ex: "My sister has joined FFH and her account is #111111."

Obtaining permission allows FFH staff to place a special flag on your accounts to note that they may sometimes be playing from the same IP address. This will ensure that you are not automatically banned during periodic IP address checks. However, this does not give you an excuse to break the rules and ToS. If there is evidence that one person is using multiple accounts solely for the benefit of one primary account, even with permission, all accounts involved will be banned. This means you should keep transfers of money, items, and horses to a minimum.
How does time work on FFH?
One year on FFH is approximately 12 weeks in real life. One month in-game is equivalent to 1 week in real-life. The main racing season runs between March and October (in-game months) and has 2 meets per month ('A' meet and 'B' meet). Off season runs between November and February (in-game months). Off season months only have 1 meet, however off season months are still a week long which gives you more time to focus on retirement, breeding, getting 2-year-olds started in training, and other organizational matters within your stable. Some training types also offer additional benefits during off season.
How do I get help with something I don't understand?
Have you checked through the rest of the wiki/handbook, help guides on any relevant pages, and the ToS? If you have exhausted all of these resources and still can't find a clear answer, your next best bet is to go look in the recent news. If that doesn't answer your question, you have a few options. First, you can post on the forum - most likely in the Help section. You can also PM a staff member directly with your question. However, Flying for Home's Discord server is usually the fastest way to get help! Staff and other experienced players are available virtually 24/7 and can provide as much help as you need.
How much time do I need to devote to FFH?
FFH is a game that can ultimately be adapted to your own preferences. You can manage a stable of 5-10 horses in as little as 10-20 minutes a week. If you want to become a mega-stable with 500+ horses, it's going to take quite a bit more time. You can be just as successful with a small barn as with a large one, though many players have found owning approximately 50-100 racers is a 'sweet spot'.

In terms of difficulty, you can opt to try to learn every detail of the game to develop the best strategies for winning races and breeding legends. Or, you can play just for fun and not worry too much about all the finer points of the game. In any case, there is a certain learning curve to the site and people rarely join and instantly become successful. You'll need to take some time to acclimate yourself with the game and learn at least the basic concepts of gameplay.
Horse Care Questions
How often should I feed and train my horses?
You should feed and train all horses every month! Feeding any type of grain (not supplements) will always provide a minor boost to a horse's morale and condition. Horses who are not fed will suffer declines to morale, condition, and energy. Some feeds also provide additional benefits.

Horses also benefit in many ways from training including increased Condition, chances to improve Courage and Consistency, increased Morale, increased Experience (from Buddy Workouts, if done), and other varied benefits unique to some trainings. If you skip training, even if your horse's base stats are maxed, your horse will not perform as well in races, could be more apt to get hurt, and will face penalties like loss of energy, morale, and condition. Missing training on mares in foal will also make them more likely to have high Pregnancy Risk and can contribute to them becoming barren.
Will I lose my horses if I take a break from the game?
In short, no. You will never lose your horses no matter how long you step away from the game. The only exceptions to this rule are leased horses, which will be eligible for their owner to reclaim once you've missed 2 months of feeding/training or 3 months of racing, or if you own a horse bred by someone else and the breeder has purchased a neglect contract on the horse (more information on that can be found on the Level & Skills page.)

Though you will not lose your horses, they will suffer from neglect. Condition, morale, peak, and prime will all decline while you are absent from your account. This can also lead to many of your mares becoming barren. The longer you are gone, the more difficult it will be to get your horses back in racing/breeding shape once you return. If you know you will be gone for an extended period of time you can utilize stable hands. Which you choose will depend on your situation.
Should I geld my colt?
Deciding whether or not to geld a colt is an important decision. There are obvious benefits to keeping a colt intact: you will be able to stand him at stud when he retires, enabling you to breed your own mares to him and also make money from outside breedings. There are also many benefits to gelding as well, including guaranteed boosts to prime, peak, and longevity and possible boosts to potential, maximum courage, and maximum consistency, and athleticism.

When deciding whether or not to geld a colt, you will want to look closely at his pedigree and genetics. Colts with several poor producers in their pedigree are strong candidates for gelding. Also, colts who have several poor/fair genes, are often gelded as well. Colts who are low potential do not necessarily need to be gelded; you will want to look at other factors like genetics and pedigree to help you make that decision. For a more in-depth explanation of reasons to geld, benefits of gelding, and how and when to geld, visit the Gelding page of this Wiki.
Why do my horses keep getting hurt?
The Injuries section details everything that contributes toward injuries. In brief, there are two main reasons a horse may be injured frequently. The first is you are racing the horse with notes, which usually means you are entering with low energy, low condition, on untrained surfaces, at untrained distances, etc. Secondly, the horse has high risk, and is simply prone to injury. Random injuries can always happen, but if your horses are repeatedly facing injuries one of those two reasons is the culprit.
When can I start breeding my horses?
Breeding on FFH is complex and not something you want to rush into. Getting a firm grasp on racing will greatly improve your breeding experience. You can start breeding when you've unlocked Breeding skill 1 (which takes until Level 24 and approximately 1-3 game years depending on how actively you play) and have Breeding Passes which can be earned from entering races and color shows, trading in apples at the Golden Apple Orchard, and entering the daily Breeding Pass Raffle.

If you meet both of these requirements, you'll want to take some time to study up on the Breeding and Genetics sections of the wiki to help match each mare to suitable stallions. Horses can only be bred if they are retired from racing and it is breeding season (February-June). It is not in your best interest to simply breed whatever mare(s) you have to a random stallion as you would likely end up with very disappointing foals.
Why aren’t my horses showing the correct color/markings?
All horses need to have images reloaded at 2 years old to show their adult coat and markings. Greys need to have their images reloaded YEARLY. You can click the Glow Up button at the top of the horse's page to do this (please only press this button on horses you own). If the button does not appear, you can reload the horse's image by clicking on the Image Gallery button on their page.
Racing Questions
How many races can my horse enter?
Technically, there is no limit to the number of races your horse can enter in a meet besides the limit of tracks available (each horse can only enter one race per track). Most horses can safely enter 2 races per meet. However, when a horse races more than once in a meet their Performance Rating (PR) will suffer, so it is advised to only enter horses in one race per meet until you are familiar with how they perform.
Why is my horse unable to enter a race?
Yearlings, retired, and pensioned horses cannot race. In addition, horses who are injured (whether on stall rest or not) cannot race. If none of these are the case, your horse may not have a home track set and/or may not be saddle broke yet. To move a horse to a track, visit their Manage page, find the section on tracks, and assign them a primary track. To tell if your horse is saddle broke or not, simply look at their image. If they are not wearing a saddle, they have not yet completed their basic training. Also, be sure that you have horse race preferences set correctly if none of those work.
When do two year olds start racing?
Two year olds start racing in May. Races start at the minimum race distance for each breed (100 yards for stock, 4 furlongs for TB/GB, and 7 furlongs for Standardbreds) and increase in distance each month.
Can I just enter my horse in any available race?
In short - no! There are many factors that determine what type of race a horse can enter, which are explained in more detail in the Racing section of this wiki. There aren't any strict grade restrictions for horses, but it is still best to find an appropriate grade for your horse (to the best of your ability). The Evaluating Talent page details ways to figure out the appropriate grade to start your horses in. In addition, it is always in your best interest to actually find a race your horse will like, which you can determine by following the steps outlined in the tutorial and this wiki. This includes checking distance and surface (most importantly) as well as track/region and gender restrictions. If you simply pick any available race, not only will your horse likely perform poorly but their chance of injury is much higher.
When do races run and when are entries due?
Races run twice each RL week on Thursdays and Sundays at 1:00am FFH time. If races will be running on alternate days, a warning will be posted in the news and/or in the Making Magic sidebar. Regular races can be entered up until the time rollover begins and races run. Entries for series races, such as Trinities, Gems, Gold Cups, and World Championships are due Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:00pm FFH time. This is so if your horse doesn't get in and is scratched you have time to enter them in another race.
Where can I find out if my horse won their race?
You can see how your horse performed in races from a few different places. First, you can navigate to your Stable and view your Stable Results. This will show you a list of all of your horses that raced in the past meet along with information about how they placed. This is a great place to check for race notes. You can also view a horse's results from the Race History tab of their page. Grade 1 races are also highlighted on the Events page, which is the icon that looks like a calendar on your right sidebar. In addition, you can view results for an entire track by going to Racing and then clicking the Results link.
Help! Why is my horse not winning and/or running poorly?
There is not a simple answer for this - every horse is different, though in many cases poor performance is due to a combination of race notes, low Morale, and/or low Peak. Reading the wiki (especially Racing) can help you better understand the mechanics of the game and help isolate your horse's problem(s). You can use the PR Predictor to help you understand what PR your horse could be expected to run and what factors might have caused it to be less. Finally, you can also join Discord, post on the forums, or contact a staff member privately to ask for advice about a particular horse.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
11/27/22 11:44 pm
Registration is open for Up to Snow Good (December-January) Board Game Arena tournaments. Check out #🏆tournament-info for more details!
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 10:45 pm
Backgrounds can now be assigned with Tack Sets in your Settings.
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 2:58 pm
A dusting of gold has been sighted swirling around FFH... Head over to #🦄behind-the-scenes on Discord to cast your vote!
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:47 pm
The grade 'cap' (PR at which horses earn Handily) for G2 has been increased to 150 and G3 to 120.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:45 pm
All horses now earn 5 Golden Apples per Allowance start. Horses 4 years and older also earn 2 Golden Apples per G3 start. Golden Apple rewards do not vary by breed or race type.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 5:42 pm
Allowance purses have increased to 100,000 and G3 purses have increased to 150,000.
Issa (#1)
11/12/22 3:56 pm
Pasture is no longer available for yearlings or horses in training.
Issa (#1)
11/05/22 4:31 pm
Goldblood geldings are now available from the Horse Trader.
Issa (#1)
11/04/22 4:55 pm
February rollover will begin at 3:00am on Sunday, rather than 1:00am, due to the daylight savings time change.
Issa (#1)
10/29/22 2:11 pm
The racing auction will open tomorrow after the rollover to February. Please get your last consignments in today!
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 11:43 pm
November Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Info can be found in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 7:53 pm
A breeding workshop will be held at 6:00pm tomorrow (Friday) in Discord. If you can't make it, you're welcome to PM or DM me a questions in advance. If sending a PM, please use the subject 'Breeding Workshop'.
Issa (#1)
10/25/22 4:25 pm
Breeding Skills now unlock after earning 3 Training Skills.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 11:22 pm
The Y50 Celebration Raffle will be held on Saturday, probably in the early afternoon. A ping will be sent on Discord before it begins. You don't need to be present to win.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:05 pm
There is a new option to mark Leases as Newbie Friendly. This designation places a 'Sprout' icon next to the price in the Sales Arena and on the horse's page, indicating that a seller is interested in leasing to an inexperienced player. (This does not prevent experienced players from offering on the lease.)
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:02 pm
There is a new link in the Forum to view all of your Subscribed Posts at once.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:01 pm
The Stable Results page now shows the overall top PR ran among your horses each week.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 5:59 pm
There is a new Best PR icon which will appear on a horse's page (next to Race History) and Stable Results whenever a horse runs a new personal best. You can toggle this off in your Settings.
Bucky (#2464)
10/19/22 10:15 pm
All consignments have been removed from the Y51 Training Sale due to some bugs. It is now fixed and previously consigned will need to be re-consigned.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 1:51 pm
The Y51 Training Sale is open for consignments. As with the yearling sales, there is a regular section (FFH$) and Pro section (PC). Eligibility information can be found on the Consignment page.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 11:50 am
Genotype Search now includes an option to filter stallions by Grade. Full and Cloaked Line studs are automatically hidden by default to help reduce clicks needed when searching.
Issa (#1)
10/18/22 6:24 pm
All of the new Stable Upgrade options are now available! This includes the replacement version of retired New Year's Resolution and Cupid's Arrow.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:51 pm
Tracks can be unassigned as often as needed in January and February to prevent a horse getting 'stuck' when accidentally assigning the wrong track.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:24 pm
Imports now have a minimum Potential of 30, though most should end up mid-30s or higher depending on Stat Genes.
Issa (#1)
10/16/22 11:39 am
2 and 3 year olds no longer consume extra Energy when training or performing buddy workouts.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not transition to steeplechase or driving trials until they have at least 10 racing starts or are at least 6 years old.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not breed or run as workout buddies until they have 100% Maturity.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:24 pm
Quick Match has been removed from the game. New Year's Resolution has been retired, but replaced with the New Leaf upgrade. (If you have NYR, you can still use it.) There are some other exciting new upgrades making their way into the Pro Shop!
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 12:14 pm
The exchange rate for trading Breeding Passes for an Import Voucher has been changed to 50 Passes = 1 Voucher.
Issa (#1)
09/26/22 7:27 pm
Registration is open for October's trick or treat BGA tournament! Join to win cool (or is it ghoul?) prizes! For more info or to sign up, check out the #🏆tournament-info channel.
Issa (#1)
09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 11:28 am
Looking to cut back on racers? Mark your calendars now! We'll be hosting a trial run of an Training Auction in February Y51. Consignments will be open in January and all racing horses who meet the requirements (which will be more relaxed than YA) will be eligible for consignment.
Issa (#1)
09/11/22 1:24 pm
Consignments for the Y50 Yearling Sale are open! The requirements page has been updated and includes a few changes to eligibility and fees.
Issa (#1)
09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
Issa (#1)
09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
Issa (#1)
08/30/22 11:53 am
Cake It Easy tournaments begin Thursday! Make sure you've signed up if you want to participate, received all the invites you needed, and have accepted all your invites.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 1:28 pm
Training and feeding are reopen! You can now train and feed from a single Care page. All other options (selling, gelding, pasturing, etc.) can be found on the Manage page.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:52 pm
Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/25/22 1:53 pm
Registrations are open for September's Board Game Arena tournaments! No prior experience needed - sign up and join the fun! Details are posted in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
08/18/22 6:02 pm
Frosting markings have been updated and now include a 3rd option. You may need to CTRL+F5 to see the updates.
Issa (#1)
08/16/22 1:09 pm
We've dropped in some backend efficiency improvements for the GB breed. This change has no impacts on gameplay and simply makes scripts run smoother. If you notice anything amiss, such as a GB breed icon not showing up somewhere, please post a bug.
Issa (#1)
08/15/22 3:06 pm
Breeding Info pages have received a little TLC. Stallions now show AFP, Grade, and SIP history at the top of the page. All horses show offspring series winners relevant to their breed.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 10:40 pm
A bug has been corrected in PRs which may cause some horses to run a few points lower in future races. This decline will be most obvious in horses with high stats and style proficiency. Grade suggestions will be updated as needed after this fix settles in.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 2:06 pm
You can now Hide Mare from a mare's Breeding Info page. This will hide (or unhide) her from your Mare Services page. This is helpful for mares you know you don't want to breed in the current year but also don't want to pasture or pension. Hidden mares will automatically be unhidden at the end of year.
Issa (#1)
08/11/22 2:40 pm
Stallions can now use multiple Victor's Blades so long as they don't exceed the maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 6:45 pm
Condition and Energy now show on the Exercise page of retired horses.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:41 pm
A Quick View page is now available for retired geldings.