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.

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, even if they are actually only 1% Goldblood.
Stock Breeds
There are two breeds within the Stock Breed category - Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. 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 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.
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. 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 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 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. 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 can be purchased at the Horse Trader 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 may be used for buddy workouts until they turn 15 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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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
11/29/20 4:20 pm
We're ringing in some holiday cheer with a new contest! More details can be found on the forum.
Issa (#1)
11/27/20 4:01 pm
MII qualifications have been adjusted.
Issa (#1)
11/21/20 11:54 pm
Seeing as a lot of people are still trying to finish up barns, rollover is being postponed by 1 hour and will start at 2:00am. The site will be down an extra hour, until 4:00am.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 3:17 pm
Performance Distinction now rewards Legacy, but no longer adds an extra foal slot to males.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:55 pm
Legacy now always adds 3 slots, up to a maximum of 25 foal slots for stallions. Victor's Blade now always adds 5 slots, up to a maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:27 pm
The durability of Happyball and Slurpit has been reduced to 3 months.
Issa (#1)
11/14/20 9:38 am
Words of wisdom: As always, I suggest not getting too far into matching until the dust settles! (Or be prepared to make a few changes if needed.)
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 9:20 pm
Horse Trader prices have been reduced. The HT also stocks 2yo Thoroughbreds again.
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 1:28 pm
Race entering will be unavailable after January rollover.
Issa (#1)
11/12/20 6:12 pm
The Exercise page will be closed for maintenance after the January rollover. We do not yet have an ETA for when it will reopen.
Issa (#1)
11/02/20 5:10 pm
Problems with WCF qualifications have been resolved. Unqualified horses which had already entered the races have been scratched.
Issa (#1)
11/01/20 12:29 pm
Mares who do not receive their second checkup will no longer miscarry at the yearly rollover. Instead, their foals will be more likely to suffer from genetic defects.
Issa (#1)
10/29/20 3:24 pm
Does your horse dream of being a unicorn? Or maybe they're prowling for their purrever pride? Either way, we've got you covered! Trot on over to check out the two newest new backgrounds: Boonicorn and Rainboo Purrade! You can buy them as singles, infinites, or in the Rainboos & Boonicorns infinite bundle!
Issa (#1)
10/27/20 8:08 pm
Hearthstones are now functional!
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 7:08 pm
Trophies have been awarded for all series races from (at least) Y40 to present. This includes: individual CC races, individual TT races, MSF, ES, ISHC, BF/IF, and IQ.
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 1:52 pm
If you had one of the Horse Trader horses that was removed due to a bug this morning, post in the Modbox with the total amount spent and number of Trader Tickets used.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 10:08 pm
Two new spooky backgrounds are available in the Pro Shop! Boo Sheet and Once In A Boo Moon are two variations of the same background. (One with a costume for your horse; one without!) If you want both you can purchase them in the Dejaboo bundle. (Forewarning: There may also be another background coming soon.)
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Yearling buddies who are not fed and trained will not provide assigned yearlings any benefits.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Horses who are not fed will lose Energy at rollover.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 7:13 pm
Crystal Chalices are now functional!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 5:01 pm
Pastured mares now have reduced miscarriage and stillborn chances in the year they return from pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 3:39 pm
You may now extend pasture from the main page of any horse who is currently on pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 1:49 pm
Stallions have a new SIP icon for 'Sophomore' stallions with less than 10 foals who haven't earned SIP.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:34 pm
The item stock at the Golden Apple Orchard has been updated!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 11:34 am
Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 8:36 pm
Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 4:13 pm
SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 2:03 pm
Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
Alex (#165)
10/22/20 10:42 pm
Word scramble hint: 28 & 29 are thematically related but neither involves the word 'laugh'.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 11:30 am
Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
Issa (#1)
10/19/20 12:50 pm
The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
10/16/20 5:46 pm
Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
Issa (#1)
10/15/20 4:40 pm
Steeplechase and Driving Trial transitioning is unavailable until further notice.
Issa (#1)
10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
Issa (#1)
10/10/20 1:18 pm
World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 7:06 pm
Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 6:07 pm
Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 6:27 pm
Horses will be able to enter either region of Gold Cups this year, regardless of where their primary track is located.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 10:27 am
Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1)
10/03/20 10:42 am
Auto Qualifier has been changed to Stellar. Icons and text references to this will be updated throughout the site.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 7:39 pm
Color Merits are officially coded in! They assign just like Performance Merits.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 5:43 pm
Heritage has been condensed into a simplified rating. It still contains 4 genes and is still rated as Poor through Outstanding. More info can be found here.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 5:29 pm
Oracle has been updated. It will now only raise stats to a maximum of 6 (down from 8), will not raise Courage or Consistency, and can be used no more than 3 times on a single horse.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 4:15 pm
Victor's Blade now has a once-per-lifetime limit.