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.

Goldblood
Goldbloods, also known as "custom horses", are horses which you can purchase using special tokens available in the Pro Shop and can sometimes be earned in other events around the site. You can 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.) These are a special breed unique to FFH, but they still share some traits with RL Thoroughbreds.

Though Goldbloods and Thoroughbreds may run the same distances (sometimes the same races), 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". All impure horses are considered a Goldblood for racing purposes, even if they are actually only 1% Goldblood.
Stock Breeds
There are two breeds within the Stock Breed category - Quarter Horses and Paints. Stock breeds have races from 200yds to 800yds and cannot transition to Marathon or Steeplechase. Horses from this breed category are primarily dirt runners with turf runners being considered more "rare".

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 - Appendixes are generally undesirable as they are ineligible for Series Races and so are their progeny - the exception being if the Appendix earns his/her Performance Merit, their offspring will be eligible for Series Races.
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. Standardbreds cannot race until three years of age. They should can 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 and 1 Trader Ticket per horse.
Import Imports 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 qualities being on par with Goldblood horses but will have 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 $1,000,000 or 100 PC as a deposit then additional PC to buy should one suit your needs!
Select Sale One special type of horse, which are mostly Thoroughbreds but rarely can be found in other breeds, 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. 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 either Thoroughbred or Goldblood breed, that had their genes and producing quality intentionally set to Poor for a breeding challenge. EMM mares recently were added back in the HT for MII purposes and 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 to 15 years old and 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 can be used until they turn 15 years old.
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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Making Magic
Katie (#494)
12/11/19 1:29 am
The AFP requirement for Platinum has been reduced from 45 to 40.
Issa (#1)
12/10/19 3:17 pm
Update: Mares will no longer show AFP.
Issa (#1)
12/09/19 4:16 pm
Unmaxed offspring no longer count into a mare's AFP, which means she will need at least 3 maxed foals to show AFP.
Issa (#1)
12/07/19 4:18 pm
Don't forget to visit the Vale of Runes to grab a surprise from the Year's End Calendar each day this month!
Issa (#1)
12/03/19 11:05 pm
The bug with Peak inheritance has been squashed. All 2 year olds have had their Peak gene and corresponding gain rate adjusted accordingly.
Issa (#1)
12/01/19 11:45 am
Crusader's Challenge is making a return as another option within the 'Trinity' season. The series will now be 3 races, offered on both surfaces, at 14, 16, and 18 furlongs.
Issa (#1)
11/29/19 9:55 pm
We've been tweaking some economy balance things the past couple of weeks. These changes include adjustments to: tack prices, ultrasound & mare check-up fees, breeding pass suggested values & raffle cost, partnership payback, blood range costs (for Savvy & up), and suggested stud fees. There might be a few other little things here and there. All relevant pages (excluding Handbook) should reflect current updated costs/values.
Issa (#1)
11/25/19 9:27 pm
Friendly reminder: This is the last week to grab those yearling partnerships to participate in the Green to Gold challenge!
Issa (#1)
11/17/19 7:10 pm
Duplicate entries will be allowed in WCFs tomorrow for stables who had horses qualify in multiple regions. If that applies to you, hold off on retiring any second or third entries you may have!
Issa (#1)
11/17/19 10:13 am
Don't forget to get your yearling partnerships done! Only 2 weeks left in Y38!
Issa (#1)
11/15/19 1:57 pm
Barrel of Champagne can now be used from your inventory.
Issa (#1)
11/13/19 10:56 pm
Experience and Well Rested no longer show on horse pages. This is not vital information to know and over-complicates racing for the majority of players. While similar 'personality' traits will still impact races to some degree, this is not something you need to worry about when entering races.
Flash (#2)
10/29/19 10:01 pm
All types of training are now lockable and can be completed through the Auto Train feature.
Issa (#1)
10/18/19 11:02 am
If anyone has met the Copper Cog purchase requirement to access the special Discord channel and has not yet been given access to the channel, please message me on Discord to have your 'Cogsworn' status updated. I may have missed a few of you in the flurry of the past few weeks.
Issa (#1)
09/22/19 9:49 am
I'll be hanging out in Ask Issa again this morning!
Issa (#1)
09/21/19 7:23 pm
Frozen Nectar is now limited to horses 4 years and older.
Issa (#1)
09/21/19 11:01 am
You can find me in Ask Issa (on Discord) for the next hour or so!
Issa (#1)
09/18/19 10:37 am
Rusty Recycler can now be fed every 15 minutes! For now, this change comes with no changes to how fast your meter fills or how often you receive Rumpled Packages. We hope this makes it easier for less active players to earn shiny rewards from Rusty. <3
Issa (#1)
09/16/19 2:42 pm
'Stay Logged In' is working again!
Issa (#1)
09/15/19 10:57 pm
Gelding now has an additional incentive! You will receive a monetary reward any time you geld a horse, provided he is not pensioned and, if retired, has at least 5 foal slots remaining, although their bonus will be reduced if they have less than 10 slots remaining. Gelding also rewards an additional $2,000,000 bonus to their base reward for each Select Sale parent.