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 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
Issa (#1)
03/26/20 2:59 pm
Peer Comparisons have been adjusted slightly. Recheck your horses if you'd like to get a better idea of what grade they might be competitive in.
Issa (#1)
03/26/20 2:59 pm
Entry requirements for points in Goldblood races have been tentatively reduced to 3.
Issa (#1)
03/26/20 2:58 pm
2 year olds and some other Stock/Standardbred Imports/SS that had incorrect favorite distances have been fixed.
Issa (#1)
03/24/20 10:51 am
Sparks of Joy have been reopened! Please follow the guidelines. <3
Issa (#1)
03/19/20 12:35 pm
Stables may enter up to 3 horses in any non-AQ/series race.
Issa (#1)
03/19/20 12:08 pm
Marathon and steeplechase races now award 4 Golden Apples per allowance start and 2 Golden Apples per G3-G2 start.
Issa (#1)
03/19/20 10:59 am
Entry requirements to award points in stock races have been reduced to 3.
Issa (#1)
03/18/20 6:34 pm
6 game month Pro upgrades are currently FREE.
Issa (#1)
03/04/20 11:52 am
Breeding Passes will no longer be able to be bought and sold through user shops starting approximately at the beginning of February. There will be some other new options coming for them, so please make buying/selling decisions accordingly before then!
Issa (#1)
03/01/20 8:11 pm
Races will now only award points if there are at least 5 entries in the race. The exceptions to this rule are Standardbred, 2yo ONLY, and 3yo ONLY races, which must each have a minimum of 3 entries to award points. Races that do not 'fill' will still award 1 point to the winner.
Issa (#1)
03/01/20 3:25 pm
Suggested stud fees for Silver, Gold, and Platinum SIP stallions have been adjusted. Please double check your stallions' suggested fees and update their listings as desired.
Issa (#1)
02/29/20 4:38 pm
When performing Maintenance training, 2 and 3 year olds may occasionally improve a random (unmaxed) stat.
Issa (#1)
02/29/20 4:37 pm
Horses performing buddy workouts now have a higher chance of improving their (unmaxed) stats.
Issa (#1)
02/29/20 4:35 pm
When horses are sold or leased, all of their tack will be automatically removed and they will also be set to non claiming racing preference.
Flash (#2)
02/22/20 6:39 pm
You can now purchase Trader Tickets from the Exchange link on the right sidebar. Business Skill 6 gives you the ability to buy TT with FFH Cash.
Issa (#1)
02/22/20 5:00 pm
Retired mares can now be purchased from the Horse Trader and Imports.
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02/21/20 3:32 pm
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Issa (#1)
02/18/20 1:23 pm
I'll be around Ask Issa in Discord this afternoon if you'd like to stop by and ask anything! :)
Issa (#1)
02/15/20 7:46 pm
The lovely new Sweet and Sassy Love Blooms tack colors are now craftable in the Workshop!
Issa (#1)
02/15/20 12:46 pm
Pedigree Purifiers are now craftable in the Workshop!