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|Colt/Horse||A colt is an intact male horse under 5 years old. A horse is an intact male horse who is 5 years or older. Horses may also be referred to as "Stallions" or "Studs".|
|Filly/Mare||A filly is a female horse under 5 years old. A mare is a female horse who is 5 years or older. Retired mares may also be referred to as "Broodmares".|
|Gelding||A gelding is a male horse who has been castrated and is unable to produce offspring. A gelding can be any age; however, on FFH, retired geldings may sometimes be referred to as "Buddies".|
|Flying for Home Breeds|
|FFH was originally a Thoroughbred racing game, so the majority of horses you encounter in the game are Thoroughbreds and much of the gameplay has been designed with them in mind. Purebred Thoroughbreds may also be referred to as "foundation" in the game, meaning they come from pure foundation bloodlines.
You can purchase Thoroughbreds through the Horse Trader. They can also be purchased as Imports.
Goldbloods, also known as "custom horses," are horses which you can purchase using special tokens available in the Pro Shop. Goldblood Tokens can also sometimes be earned in other events around the site. You may choose unique colors and markings for these horses and they come with some quality guarantees. (They will be at least average producers and cannot have poor Performance or Stat genes.) Goldbloods are a special breed unique to FFH.
Though Goldbloods and Thoroughbreds may run the same distances, they cannot cross within the game. At one point crossbreeding TB x GB was allowed, though ill-advised, and typically resulted in very poor potential foals. Foals with mixed lineage are referred to as "impure". Impure horses can not be bred. All impure horses are considered a Goldblood for racing purposes.
There are two breeds within the Stock Breed category - Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. Stock breeds have races from 100yds to 900yds and cannot transition to Marathon or Steeplechase. Horses from this breed category are primarily dirt runners with turf runners being considered uncommon.
Stock Breeds' breeding rules are worth noting. Crossing a Quarter Horse with a Paint will always result in Paint - designated by breed, not necessarily by marking. Crossing a Quarter Horse or Paint Horse with a Thoroughbred will result in an Appendix. Appendix colts and mares may not enter series races until they earn either 25 racing points or 25 color show points, at which point they earn their full "papers" and are no longer considered Appendix. However, Appendix geldings are exempt from the restriction, meaning they can enter series races without purifying or earning points.
|Standardbreds are harness racers - this means they pull a cart called a sulky rather than carrying a jockey. They can only race at 7F to 9F and always race on Dirt - they can be genetic Trotters or genetic Pacers. They may not transition to steeplechase or marathon, but they have their own transition option known as driving trials, which are run at 2F to 4F. They may only be bred with other Standardbreds.|
|Horse Trader||Horse Trader horses can be found at the Horse Trader! They can be Thoroughbreds, Stock breeds, or Standardbreds. They vary in quality and color and are available in both genders. They cost FFH cash, varying upon your rank, and 1 Trader Ticket per horse.|
Import Horses are, in essence, a tier above Horse Trader horses. They are of a higher quality than most Horse Trader buys, with their genetic and stat quality on par with Goldblood horses but with Thoroughbred, Stock or Standardbred lineage.
You will also be able to choose a bloodline range for your Import horse. You will set a range of preferences for what you are looking to find, and will be given three random Imports based on your preferences for a small "holding" fee. You may get lucky on your search and could potentially find a horse with rare colors and/or markings!
Each import will cost either $5,000,000 or 500 PC as a deposit then additional PC to buy should one suit your needs!
One special type of horse, which can be any breed, are called Select Sale (SS) horses. While these are still considered the base breed that they are assigned, they come with a special symbol designating their SS lineage. Select Sale horses and descendants of Select Sale horses will show a percentage underneath their pedigree of which indicates how much Select Sale is in their bloodlines.
These are purchased through auctions known as Select Sales which happen occasionally during a RL year. These horses come with guarantees for higher genetic and producer quality than a horse you may purchase at the Horse Trader, making them more valuable as a general rule. They can also be rare colors or have rare markings.
There are two "unique" types of horses on FFH - technically by breed, they are either Thoroughbred or Goldblood. They exist from two game-hosted contests. Project Six horses, or P6 horses, are horses who had their potential intentionally put at the lowest it can be - 6. This was for a contest regarding racing points.
Extreme Mare Makeover, or EMM horses, are mares of any breed, that had their genes and producing quality intentionally set to Poor for a breeding challenge. EMM can be purchased at the Horse Trader for the added challenge of breeding such a poor mare!
|Yearlings||Yearlings are "baby" horses. Horses on FFH skip their weanling (0 years) year and are born as yearlings (1 year). They'll remain yearlings until they turn 2 years old in the January following their birth. Yearlings cannot race or breed and only need to be fed and exercised each month.|
|Training||Horses in training are also known as "racing" horses. These horses are anything from 2 years old up until they turn 15 years old. They will be the primary focus for most players on FFH. Training horses need to be fed and trained every month and will most likely also enter races regularly throughout the year. They cannot be bred while still in training.|
|Bloodstock||Bloodstock are also known as "retired" horses. These are horses that have been retired from racing and are now used for breeding (if a mare or stallion) purposes. Retired geldings may also be used as workout buddies for your racing horses. Horses can retire so long as they are 3 years old or older (though other restrictions apply) and may continue breeding until they reach their foal limit or turn 25 years old. Buddies may be used for buddy workouts until they turn 16 and as yearling buddies until they turn 20.|
|Pensioned||Pensioned horses are horses that can no longer race or breed. Their ages will vary depending upon what age a horse was retired from racing and how long or how often they were bred (or used as a workout buddy). Pensioned horses do not use stall space, but are still eligible for certain achievements and/or awards.|