Intro to Horses
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Intro to Horses

Horse Sexes
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
Thoroughbred
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.
Goldblood
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, they even have their own special color 'Flourish' which can be found on the Color Genes page.

Though Goldbloods and Thoroughbreds may run the same distances, they cannot crossbreed 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.
Stock Breeds
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. In series races, Quarter Horses and Paint Horses do not race together.

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.
Standardbred
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 2M (miles) to 4M. They may only be bred with other Standardbreds.
Horse Types
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 Import Horses are, in essence, a tier above Horse Trader horses. They are found above the Horse Trader horses at the Import Horse link. 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!
Select Sale 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.
Unique Types 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!
Horse Categories
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.

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Issa (#1)
05/20/22 7:28 pm
The June Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found on Discord and the forum.
Issa (#1)
05/02/22 11:53 am
As part of our 30 (60) Days of Flowers, I will be painting every flower onto a postcard. If you'd like a chance at receiving a postcard, provide your address through this form. Recipients will be drawn randomly for each flower and each person may only be chosen once. You do not need to be inside the US to sign up.
Issa (#1)
05/02/22 11:47 am
Calling all colorists! A new quest has appeared in #inky-adventures! Are you up for the challenge?
Issa (#1)
04/30/22 12:22 pm
Final reminder: The Spring Fling sale ends sometime tomorrow!
Issa (#1)
04/26/22 10:59 am
Registration is now open for May Board Game Arena tournaments. Registration information can be found in #tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
04/21/22 2:09 pm
As matching season draws near, the Intro to Matching page has a couple updates - including new charts for genotype searching and a revision to the KISS tutorial linked within.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 4:58 pm
You can now 'Subscribe' to forum posts to receive notification of replies.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 4:40 pm
You may now purchase custom Goldbloods again.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 3:43 pm
Race Preferences may now be set to include Any Tracks, which will show races at tracks from all regions.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 10:44 am
Have you checked the forum lately? A spiffy new contest for Standardbreds is kicking off this year!
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 10:36 am
Training is now available for all horses.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 6:14 pm
Distances and home tracks may now be assigned to Goldbloods.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 4:39 pm
The Spring Fling Pro Shop sale has started! For every 3 PC purchased, earn 1 free! There's also a variety of fun and rare items stocked in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 3:36 pm
Training Assistant and Jockey purse fees have been updated and can be viewed on their respective pages. You may also begin to hire assistants at Endurance tracks.
Flash (#2)
04/16/22 6:08 pm
Training will be temporarily unavailable at the start of January. Steeplechase transition for Goldbloods will also be inaccessible.
Issa (#1)
04/10/22 2:09 pm
Gelding buddies from the HT are temporarily available at reduced prices. Prices will return to normal in March Y49.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 5:44 pm
All race preferences will now be reset when a horse is sold, leased, auctioned, or claimed.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 5:15 pm
Driving Trials do not factor in Colt Composure or Filly Power. This applies to all current and future DT-related races.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 3:05 pm
Groundwork for racers and Long Gallops have been improved with added benefits. More details will be in an upcoming news post as these changes may impact how you start 2 year olds in January.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 12:41 pm
Gold Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Crystal Chalices and Green Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Classic Surprise Boxes. Apologies this update has been much delayed!
Waylon (#1593)
04/08/22 7:51 pm
The SS Yearling Raffle will begin at 8:30pm FFH time on Discord!
Issa (#1)
04/07/22 11:20 pm
Don't forget the Select Scholarship entries close Friday morning. Click here to participate!
Maeve (#1539)
04/07/22 9:08 pm
April Art to Heart is open! Our prompt this month is Blossom! Respond to the prompt to earn features and prizes. Check out our discord or the link HERE for more info!
Issa (#1)
03/31/22 11:07 am
Invites for the April BGA tournament must be requested by tomorrow, Friday, morning! Tournaments start Friday night.
Issa (#1)
03/19/22 11:15 am
New? Have questions? Just want to chat about FFH? Stop by Discord for Coffee with a Mod (me!) this morning.
Issa (#1)
03/13/22 12:02 pm
The Y48 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 4:14 pm
Do you like Standardbreds? Get your driving horses lined up and prepaired for 3 mile races. Something unpaircedented is coming soon!
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 4:04 pm
Beginning in Y49, Goldbloods will no longer be sharing races with Thoroughbreds. More details on what's coming for the breed will be announced closer to that time.
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 2:10 pm
Retired Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds no longer suffer from extra Condition loss until they are 20 years or older.
Maeve (#1539)
03/10/22 6:46 pm
March Art to Heart art event is now open! Respond to a provided prompt and earn prizes and features! Check out our discord or the link HERE for more information!
Issa (#1)
02/28/22 11:00 pm
Moderator applications will be closing Wednesday, March 2nd. Please indicate interest, as explained in the '2022 Outlook' post, by that date.
Issa (#1)
02/25/22 10:36 pm
March Board Game Arena tournaments are open for entering. Sign up for a chance to win prizes, including end-of-tournament raffles! Information can be found in the #board-game-arena channel on Discord.
Issa (#1)
02/19/22 12:31 pm
Roses are red, violets are blue... The lovely and talented Raz (#1016) has made a new background for you! This may be a few days late, but you can still dress your horse up for an important date! Single and infinite Heart Bouquet backgrounds are currently available in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1)
01/29/22 1:16 pm
As a reminder, you should not be reloading other players' 2 year olds. If they aren't reloaded yet, it's probably because the owner hasn't looked at them yet - don't ruin their surprise.
Issa (#1)
01/25/22 7:43 pm
Stud Services now has a breakdown of mares due in the current year and mares already covered for the upcoming year to make it easier to keep track of foal slots. Players can no longer accept breeding requests if total foals + mares in foal would exceed a stallion's foal limit.
Issa (#1)
01/25/22 7:41 pm
Spring now has a daily limit of 10 plays for monetary rewards (rather than $100,000). You may continue to play additional games to earn blackout raffle tickets.
Issa (#1)
01/24/22 11:06 pm
The Trophy Hall revamp is live! You can view it from your Stable profile page.
Issa (#1)
01/24/22 1:45 pm
Due to a bug with Blood Type inheritance, some unretired horses may have a rerolled from their sire's BT to their dam's BT.
Issa (#1)
01/23/22 7:14 pm
The February Be My Palentine Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found in #board-game-arena on Discord.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 5:16 pm
Training will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover into the new year.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 12:34 pm
Male Probability is visible on Genetics pages again.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 11:46 am
The Y48 Hill & Dale will feature races at both 2M and 4M. A new series for Standardbreds will be added to the December lineup featuring races for 2 and 3 year olds as well as a Driving Trial. More info can be found on the Events calendar.
Issa (#1)
01/21/22 12:46 pm
If you'd like to attend a Community Forum this weekend, make sure to vote in the poll on Discord!
Issa (#1)
01/20/22 11:05 am
Don't forget it's the last week to buy yearling partnerships!
Issa (#1)
01/18/22 12:18 pm
Court of Stars now rewards Heir's Crown instead of Pixie Powder and Stardust (which is retired).
Issa (#1)
01/13/22 11:19 am
Beginning in Y48, horses will only regain Energy at end-of-month rollovers. Like in off season, Energy gained will be approximately double of what has normally been gained at each meet rollover.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 9:33 pm
Abbreviated notes from today's Community Forum can be viewed here.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 4:09 pm
A Racing Dispersal is available at the Golden Apple Orchard now through the end of Y47. Take advantage while you can!
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 3:22 pm
You can now sell unwanted acreage from the Manage Farm page. Pro members receive 60% of the current purchase rate and non-Pro receive 40%.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 2:55 pm
Stallions may only be listed at stud from January through June.