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General Tips
Join our discord channel! There is so much to learn on Flying For Home and you can get 24/7 support on discord which you can either use via your web browser or download the app. Our admin team are spread across the globe to ensure someone is almost always on hand for whatever you need, as well as many veteran members who hang out here and will be more than willing to help. In addition to support, our community is friendly and loves welcoming new members with open arms!
Play Springo! Who doesn't like a fun mini game that earns you some cash for playing? Head on over to the Vale Of Runes which is found under the Community tab and you can earn up to $200,000 FFH dollars per day as well as a chance to be entered into the weekly raffle for a random item.
Replying to news posts is a great way to earn a little extra income! Just make sure you're following the listed rules. You can also earn money (significantly less) by participating in forum posts.
See that little green icon to the right? Rusty The Recycler rewards you for feeding him your rubbish!
Visit the Item Database in the Handbook whenever you need to know more about an item. Not only does this show descriptions and prices, but additional tips that may help you decide when and where to use some items.
Don't use special feeds more than needed. Though they aren't necessarily going to break the bank, the cost and side effects can add up over time. For example, if your horse doesn't really need Hype, consider giving them a meet off of racing instead!
Racing Tips
Entering races when you're new can sometimes be a little confusing. Always click the button to double check your entry to avoid less than ideal entering. It's okay if a couple things are yellow, but aim for having everything green. Also avoid putting fillies in open races!
Always, always, always put Basic Wraps on your horses before racing. Doing so significantly reduces their chances of injury in races.
Check your race notes! Visiting your "Stable Results" from your barn profile will show you how your horses performed in the most recent meet and will also give you indicators for race notes. Any horse with a yellow exclamation mark has race notes to view, and if you click on this - you can get valuable information to potentially enhance how your horse performs in their races.
Look for leases! Head on over to the Sales Arena and check out the leases available on a regular basis - this is an ideal way to get quality, graded stakes racers at a low price without having to worry about what to do with them when they are ready to retire.
Breeding Tips
Make use of the breeding tutorials posted in discord! They are pinned in the #remembrall channel and will greatly improve your chances of producing good foals.
The most common frustrations from breeding all revolve around matching too early. If you match too early you're making your life more difficult in a couple ways. Most importantly, you're probably missing out on 50% or more of the stallions that will be listed this breeding season. You're also far more likely to be denied if you're matching early. Save yourself some stress and wait to match until January or even February and your matching experience is more likely to be a positive one.
Include a note about your mares bloodtype on the request! A lot of breeders won't look at a request unless this has been done, so take the extra time to note this so that your request isn't automatically denied on this basis. If you need any help with bloodtypes on specific mares, hop on over to the discord channel!
Fancy color does not equal quality. Breeding for color alone will hurt your stable - take the time to look into pedigrees rather than choosing the first sparkly stud you find for your mare.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
07/14/20 10:19 pm
Experience and Rested are now reflected with stars which vary in color similar to Morale.
Issa (#1)
07/12/20 7:58 pm
Yearling auctions are open for consignment through the end of August!
Issa (#1)
07/12/20 1:55 pm
The maximum cap for color show points has been increased from 10 to 15.
Issa (#1)
07/12/20 1:51 pm
Color show purses have been adjusted. The purse will now be a 'jackpot' combined from the base $10,000 entry fee of every entry, scaling based on number of entries. A $100,000 minimum purse remains in place in the case of shows with less than 10 entries.
Issa (#1)
07/09/20 9:45 am
Horses now show a note when they do not have wraps equipped during a race. This does not trigger an icon and can only be seen by viewing the results.
Issa (#1)
07/05/20 11:36 am
Auction vouchers will no longer be awarded for auctions.
Issa (#1)
06/27/20 10:13 am
We've added a new community feature: Horse Hunt! Check in daily(ish) for a new mystery horse to find.
Issa (#1)
06/26/20 6:50 pm
Stablewide Show Results can now be accessed from your Stable Results page.
Issa (#1)
06/23/20 1:03 pm
The cost of stallion Spotlight Ads have been reduced to $200,000.
Issa (#1)
06/23/20 11:14 am
Grey yearlings may now participate in Color Shows if they are otherwise eligible.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 9:59 pm
Show results from last week had some hiccups with points and earnings. They'll be fixed later this week. In the meantime, you can go ahead and enter new shows!
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 9:16 pm
Shows will award a maximum of 10 points for the time being. (Y'all tossed waaaaay more ponies into them than we imagined!)
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 3:22 pm
Morale is now displayed as colored stars rather than a sliding scale bar.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 3:20 pm
Refusal chances for Gate Training and Interval workouts have been swapped. Horses will now refuse Interval (G-B and B-G) less often and Gate Training more often.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 11:04 am
Yearlings who compete in 5 Color Shows will receive a boost to their Travel ability.
Issa (#1)
06/17/20 6:59 pm
Horses have heights now which are rolled within a breed-appropriate range for foundation horses and genetically inherited from parents of bred horses. Ominous, if I say so myself.
Issa (#1)
06/16/20 8:33 pm
Hype will now slightly decrease a horse's Experience and Well Rested traits.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 6:06 pm
Horse Trader stallions will receive a 200 PC bonus if they are accepted into SIP. This has been retroactively awarded for active (not pensioned) HT stallions.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 5:49 pm
Peerless has been corrected to only assign to horses who are Peerless by birth. This may have removed Peerless awards from some horses who had attained it by other methods previously.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 5:46 pm
Horses sired by Horse Trader stallions or who are from the Horse Trader themselves will earn doubled rewards when they earn Performance Merit and Performance Distinction.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 10:30 am
Horses may now be fed again! Feeding any type of grain will slightly boost Morale and Condition.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 10:18 am
Feeding is temporarily unavailable.
Issa (#1)
06/13/20 7:43 pm
Buddy Workouts will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover.
Issa (#1)
06/13/20 4:42 pm
Peak % shows for 2 year olds in the Forever Pro panel.
Issa (#1)
06/10/20 8:21 pm
Valebloom now shows an icon in Genotype and Quick Match search results as well as a checkmark on Breeding Info pages.
Issa (#1)
06/10/20 8:08 pm
Sire Condition (at the time of covering) now shows on Breeding Info pages for bred mares.
Issa (#1)
06/10/20 3:04 pm
Buddy Workouts have been corrected to only increase Risk if a horse falls below 80% Energy.
Issa (#1)
06/09/20 4:24 pm
Morale has been adjusted so that regular training provides larger increases while Buddy Workouts provide less.
Issa (#1)
06/05/20 11:13 am
Some issues with Quick Match (relating to Development, Intelligence & Temperament) were fixed. Mares should now correctly show up all studs that meet the requirements for the chosen level.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 3:51 pm
To alleviate confusion, Driving Trials are now held as Trot races. All existing trials have been swapped to Trot and all transitioned horses have been set to 100% Trot. Make sure you update any locked training settings to maintain this for the future!
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 3:13 pm
Marathon, Steeplechase, and Driving Trials now award 6 Golden Apples for every (non-Handily) Allowance start. (Increased from 2.) Golden Apples earned in flat Allowance races have also increased from 1 to 2.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:04 pm
Ultrasounds have been moved to Breeding Info. Checkups have been split into two sections on the Veterinarian page.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:04 pm
Quick Match results now have a Hypomate button to directly view the hypomate between your mare and the selected stallion.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:03 pm
All horses aged 6 or older will automatically max all of their stats when training. This applies to newly-transitioned horses as well.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:02 pm
Updates in for Steeplechase, Marathon, and Driving Trials! All horses are now eligible to transition. Horses may receive a bonus improvement to their maximum stats based upon Endurance.
Issa (#1)
05/31/20 2:15 pm
All color genes are now shown for any horse with Genetic Ratings. Warnings for possibly LSS/LCS will now appear in Hypomate.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 6:35 pm
Genotype Search also now allows you to filter horses by points earned.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 6:04 pm
Producer Quality may now be revealed as Legendary. Select Sale stallions will show Legendary PQ without requiring any additional testing.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 5:41 pm
Genotype Search now allows you to Show/Hide Cloaked and Cloaked Line horses.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 4:37 pm
KISS Match (part of Quick Match) is now available to everyone who has any level of Pro, without requiring the Quick Match upgrade.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 3:40 pm
Quick Match has received a few updates and fixes! More detail will be covered in a later news post, but a summary will also be posted in Discord announcements. In short: fixed distance match issues for miler mares, adjusted KISS+, added Forever and Forever KISS search options.
Issa (#1)
05/22/20 6:07 pm
Everyone who can see Consistency can now see Courage in the main Stats/Traits section of the horse page. Dirt & Turf percentages as well as the Stats bar have also been added to the Exercise page for quick reference.
Briana (#3)
04/23/20 7:07 pm
Gemstones and Midsummer Futurity races are now functioning as intended, and they are no longer erroneously displaying as full. Enter away!
Issa (#1)
04/22/20 2:48 pm
A series of improvements have been rolled out for Select Sale 2 year olds to bring them up to speed with their peers.
Issa (#1)
04/20/20 11:23 am
Long Gallops now have a chance to increase Athleticism.
Issa (#1)
04/19/20 10:25 pm
Green 2 Gold prizes have been given out for Y39 winners! They, unfortunately, do not work yet, but you can surely admire their invisible art until they do.
Issa (#1)
04/19/20 3:52 pm
Training has been reinstated! Horses going into training with low Energy may become 'exhausted' and suffer consequences as a result. This will most significantly impact 2 and 3 year olds.
Issa (#1)
04/18/20 4:15 pm
Horses will now lose varying amounts of Morale based upon race performance.
Issa (#1)
04/18/20 1:58 pm
Horses with 25% or less Select lineage will now receive bonus rewards when earning Performance Merit, Performance Distinction, and Superior Stallion/Broodmare awards. The base Performance Merit reward has also been increased to $200,000.
Issa (#1)
04/18/20 1:19 pm
Buddy Workouts now always require only 10% Energy, rather than amounts based upon Athleticism. However, working a horse with less than 100% Energy will increase Risk.