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How much does it cost to play FFH?
FFH is completely free to play for as long as you would like. However, there are some items and perks on FFH that are only available for purchase with Pro Coins, a currency purchased with USD. Pro Coins and other paid perks are never necessary to play and are only meant to enhance your gameplay - not give unfair advantages. Pro Coins are very easy to earn for free, so even if you cannot spend real money, a little patience will eventually reward you with most of the perks anyway! Most special items can also be obtained for free if you actively participate in events on the game.
How many accounts can I have?
As outlined in the Terms of Service, each user is strictly limited to one account. Running multiple accounts is the #1 reason people are banned (usually without warning) from FFH, so it is in your best interest to avoid any suspicion that you are doing so.

If your spouse, sibling, or roommate (or anyone who may be on the same IP address or in the same household) would also like to play FFH, you must obtain permission before or immediately after they register. If you plan to have two (or more) people playing from one IP address, simply send a private message to Issa (#1) from one of the accounts. Be sure to include the ID# for the other person's account as well as a brief explanation of who they are. Ex: "My sister has joined FFH and her account is #111111."

Obtaining permission allows us to place a special flag on your accounts to note that they may sometimes be playing from the same IP address. This will ensure that you are not automatically banned during periodic IP address checks. However, this does not give you an excuse to break the rules and ToS. If there is evidence that one person is using multiple accounts, even with permission, solely for the benefit of one primary account, all accounts involved will be banned. This means you should keep suspicious transfers of money, items, and horses to a minimum.
How does time work on FFH?
One year on FFH is approximately 12 weeks in real life. The main racing season runs between March and October (in-game months) and has 2 meets per month ('A' meet and 'B' meet). One month in-game is equivalent to 1 week in real-life. Off season runs between November and February (in-game months). During the off season, tracks host less races than normal and do not host any G1 races. Off season months only have 1 meet, however off season months are still a week long which gives you more time to focus on retirement, breeding, and getting 2-year-olds started in training.
When do races run?
Races run twice each RL week - Thursdays and Sundays at 1:00am FFH time. If races will be running on alternate days, a warning will be posted in the news. Series races, such as Trinities, Gems, Gold Cups, and World Championships can sometimes run early of the normal schedule since live broadcasts for them may span several days.
How do I get help with something I don't understand?
Have you checked through the rest of wiki/handbook, help guides on any relevant pages, and ToS? If you have exhausted all of these resources and still can't find a clear answer, your next best bet is to go look in the recent news. If that doesn't answer your question, you have a few options. First, you can post on the forum - most likely in the Help section. You can also PM a staff member directly with your question. However, Flying for Home's Discord server is usually the fastest way to get help! Staff and other experienced players are available virtually 24/7 and can provide as much help as you need.
How much time do I need to devote to FFH?
FFH is a game that can ultimately be adapted to your own preferences. You can manage a stable of 5-10 horses in as little as 10-20 minutes a week. If you want to become a mega-stable with 500+ horses, it's going to take quite a bit more time. You can be just as successful with a small barn as with a large one, though we've found owning approximately 50-100 racers is a 'sweet spot'.

In terms of difficulty, you can opt to try to learn every detail of the game to develop the best strategies for winning races and breeding legends. Or, you can play just for fun and not worry too much about all the finer points of the game. In any case, there is a certain learning curve to the site and people rarely join and instantly become successful. You'll need to take some time to acclimate yourself with the game and learn at least the basic concepts of gameplay.
Horse Care Questions
Will I lose my horses if I take a break from the game?
In short, no. You will never lose your horses no matter how long you step away from the game. The only exceptions to this rule are leased horses, which will be eligible for their owner to reclaim once you've missed 2 months of feeding/training or 3 months of racing, or if you own a horse bred by someone else and the breeder has purchased a neglect contract on the horse (more information on that can be found on the Level & Skills page.)

Though you will not lose your horses, they will suffer from neglect. Condition, morale, peak, and prime will all decline while you are absent from your account. This can also lead to many of your mares becoming barren. The longer you are gone, the more difficult it will be to get your horses back in racing/breeding shape once you return. If you know in advance that you will be gone, the best option is to freeze your account which will put all of your horses into a sort of stasis. More information on freezing can be found under Account Settings.
Why do my horses keep getting hurt?
The Injuries section details everything that contributes toward injuries. In brief, there are two main reasons a horse may be injured frequently. One - you are racing the horse with notes, which usually means you are entering with low energy, low condition, on untrained surfaces, at untrained distances, etc. Two - the horse has high risk, and is simply prone to injury. Random injuries can always happen, but if your horses are repeatedly facing injuries one of those two reasons is the culprit.
How do I breed my horses?
Horses can only be bred if they are retired from racing. Breeding on FFH is complex and not something you want to rush into - getting a firm grasp on racing will greatly improve your breeding experience. You may only breed if you've 1) unlocked Breeding skill 1 and 2) have Breeding Passes. If you meet both of these requirements, you'll want to take some time to study up on the Breeding and Genetics sections of the wiki to help match each mare to suitable stallions. It is not in your best interest to simply breed whatever mare(s) you have to a random stallion you've acquired as you would most likely end up with very disappointing foals.
Do I really have to train all of my horses every month?
Yes! Horses benefit in many ways from training including: increased Condition, chances to improve Courage and Consistency, increased Morale, and increased Experience (from Buddy Workouts). If you skip training, even if your horse's base stats are maxed, your horse will not perform as well in races and could be more apt to get hurt. Missing training on mares in foal will also make them more likely to have high Pregnancy Risk and can contribute to becoming barren.
Racing Questions
How many races can my horse enter?
Technically, there is no limit to the number of races your horse can enter in a meet. On a practical level, however, horses should not race more than once per meet unless they have been given Sugar Cubes. Most horses lose too much energy after a single race to be able to safely enter a second race in a single meet. In fact, most horses perform at their best when only raced once per month - sometimes less.
Why is my horse unable to enter a race?
Yearlings, retired, and pensioned horses cannot race. In addition, horses who are injured (whether on stall rest or not) cannot race. If none of these are the case, your horse may not have a home track set and/or may not be saddle broke yet. To move a horse to a track, visit their Manage page, find the section on tracks, and assign them a primary track. To tell if your horse is saddle broke or not, simply look at their image - if they are not wearing a saddle, they have not yet completed their basic training.
Can I just enter my horse in any available race?
In short - no! There are many factors that determine what type of race a horse can enter, which are explained in more detail in the Racing section of this wiki. If a horse has never raced before, it has no restrictions on what grade it can enter, but you are still better off figuring out what grade suits them. In addition, it is always in your best interest to actually find a race your horse will like, which you can determine by following the steps outlined in the tutorial and this wiki. This includes checking distance and surface (most importantly) as well as track/region and gender restrictions.
Where can I find out if my horse won their race?
You can see how your horse performed in races from a few different places. Firstly, navigate to your Stable and view your Stable Results. This will show you a list of all of your horses that raced in the past meet along with information about how they placed. This is a great place to check for race notes. You can also view a horse's results from the Race History tab of their page. Grade 1 races are also highlighted on the Events page, which is the icon that looks like a calendar on your right sidebar. In addition, you can view results for an entire track by going to Racing and then clicking the Results link.
Help! Why is my horse not winning and/or running poorly?
There is not a simple answer for this - every horse is different, though in many cases poor performance is due to a combination of race notes, low Morale, or low Peak. You should have carefully read the wiki (especially Racing) to better understand the mechanics of the game and help isolate your horse's problem(s). You can also join Discord, post on the forums, or contact a staff member privately to ask for advice about a particular horse.

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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.
Issa (#1)
09/13/19 4:38 pm
Blood Types can now be verified via progeny if they have a tested foal who is a different type from their other (tested) parent. If this is possible for your horse, you'll see a 'Verify' button on their Genetics page. As it is now possible to 'test' (verify) nearly infinite numbers of horses based on one or two purchased tests, the price for exact type testing has increased.
Issa (#1)
09/11/19 11:45 am
The Gelding Advisor has been booed out of town. Genotype Search and Quick Match results now show MII acceptance status icons.
Issa (#1)
09/10/19 4:39 pm
Male Probability and Female Influence are now permanently hidden genes. As far as you're concerned, it's probably easiest to pretend they don't exist.
Issa (#1)
09/06/19 10:42 am
One lonely mare was not picked up from the Select Sale. She has been placed back up for auction in hopes of finding a forever home. Bidding will be open for at least 24 hours. You are welcome to bid even if you purchased your limit from the sale already.
Issa (#1)
09/05/19 10:22 am
Peer Comparisons now assess each horse only against other horses of their respective breed group. You'll need to click the 'Update' button to see any changes in your horses' ratings.
Issa (#1)
09/05/19 12:19 am
Item gifting has moved to user profiles.
Issa (#1)
09/03/19 7:24 pm
Extreme Mare Makeover broodmares can now be purchased from the Horse Trader. These will be part of an ongoing 'contest' (reward info to come) as well as offering an opportunity to buy guaranteed MII mares.
Issa (#1)
09/01/19 5:25 pm
Stallions who earned less than 50 racing points before retiring may not breed. Goldbloods may only breed with other Goldbloods. Impure horses may no longer be bred.
Issa (#1)
08/31/19 9:55 am
Don't forget it's the last day to sign up for yearling partnerships if you want to participate in Green to Gold next year!
Issa (#1)
08/26/19 7:20 pm
The Genotype Search revamp is complete and it is now reopen to the public! Give it a whirl and let us know if you spot any errors.
Issa (#1)
08/26/19 11:59 am
The end of December has been extended to Sunday. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to get the coding done that needs to be done this week and we also want to be sure it rolls over on a day Flash is off work just in case. Because yearly rollover is always 100% angelic and never, ever throws a fit.
Issa (#1)
08/25/19 2:53 pm
The Stallion Select Sale will begin in less than 10 minutes in Discord!
Issa (#1)
08/21/19 2:05 pm
PSA: When looking for those sweet yearling partnerships don't be afraid to search outside the box. You will benefit more if you forge your own path and don't partner with the same horses others are already partnering with.