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Level & Skills

Leveling
As you play Flying for Home, you will gain experience (exp). Experience is awarded primarily for training, feeding, and entering horses, so the more horses you have (and care for) the faster it will increase. As your experience increases, you will level up. In addition, you will gain experience each time someone you referred levels up.

You can view your current level and experience in the right hand sidebar next to the bar graph icon. Whenever you have enough experience to level up, a button will appear below it which says Level Up! Clicking the button will increase your level and assign any rewards you are eligible for.

Each time you level, you will earn $100,000!

Money is definitely nice when you're starting out, but the most important reward for leveling is the ability to upgrade your skills. You will earn a new upgrade point at every even level through to level 18, meaning you'll unlock your 9th upgrade point at level 18. After level 18, you'll earn upgrade points for every third level (21, 24, and so on). You will be able to unlock your final (30th) skill at level 81.

Once all of your skills are unlocked, you periodically earn Golden Apples. These can be used to buy a variety of fun and unique items at the Golden Apple Orchard. You will continue earning these for the remainder of your time on Flying for Home - there is no level cap.
Skills
As already mentioned, you will unlock skill upgrades as you level up. Flying for Home has three different skill divisions: Training, Breeding, and Business. Each skill division has 10 different skills, which must be earned in progressive order. In other words, you must work your way up from the 1st skill in each division to the 10th skill and cannot choose them at random. You can view available skills and apply your upgrade points on the Skills page, which can also be found on the left sidebar of your Stable page. All skills are also explained in detail below.

You must unlock the 10th and final Training skill in order to unlock the Breeding and Business skill divisions. The training skills will greatly benefit you as a newer or smaller stable, so this would always be the best route to go, even if the others were not locked. Business and Breeding may sound exciting, but you're actually better off to focus on building up and improving your racing string as much as you can. Remember: Any horse can earn money in races and even 'bad' horses can earn Golden Apples!

Once you've gained access to Breeding and Business, the choice is yours as to which division you would rather upgrade next. Breeding is usually recommended as a priority over Business. It will still help you earn more money as standing stallions and selling yearlings can provide a huge source of income. In addition, breeding quality foals means you will have better racing horses, which in turn means you will be earning more money. For these reasons, we usually recommend leaving Business skills until last. However, there's no harm in putting a few points into Business as you're working your way up the Breeding ladder.
Training Skills
1 Star View full Morale and Consistency stars on horse pages.

This skill allows you to see statistics on horse pages indicating their Morale and Consistency. This will tell you your horse's current Morale, indicated by grey, red, yellow, or green box. It also shows a horse's current consistency and the color of the boxes indicate whether the horse's consistency is maxed (green box) or not (yellow box).
2 Star View Longevity percentages on horse pages.

This skill allows you to see a small box on horse page, similar to Morale, which shows you a horse's exact Longevity (in the form of the number of races remaining in its career). The box will appear Green if the horse is still well within Longevity but will change to Yellow once it is starting to decline and Red when the horse is a few races away from its Soundness being affected.
3 Star Gain ability to perform buddy workouts with your horses.

With this skill you unlock the option to do buddy workouts with your horses. These can be done from the Exercise page and will provide numerous benefits including: increased Experience, Prime, Consistency, Courage, increases to maximum stats, and sometimes reduced Risk. More information on Buddy Workouts can be found in the tutorial linked on the Exercise page or in the Handbook.
4 Star Chance for horses to gain Consistency when training.

This is a very straightforward skill. Once unlocked, your horses have a chance to gain Consistency each time they are trained. Over time, this will help them reach their maximum possible Consistency which will improve their performance in races.
5 Star Gain the ability to trade in Trader Tickets for FFH$ and Pro Coins.

You may now "cash in" unneeded Trader Tickets for $100,000 each or 100 Pro Coins for every 10. This is a great way to save up Pro Coins so we highly recommend saving them up to trade in groups of 10!
6 Star Improved Ultra Wraps. Improved and more durable Basic Wraps.

This skill is a fantastic way to decrease the amount of injuries your horses suffer in races. It will increase the in-race risk (chance of injury) reduction for both Ultra and Basic Wraps by 10%. In addition, it will make your Basic Wraps last about 30% longer - as each time a horse races in them they have a 30% chance not to reduce the amount of uses remaining.
7 Star Colts see greater improvement from gelding.

Gelding is something every stable does - probably more often than you'd like. With this skill your colts will have a better chance of gaining stats when they are gelded.
8 Star Extra chance for horses to gain stats during training.

With this skill, each time you train your horses they will have a chance to earn additional stats. This may sometimes cause them to gain +3 (or even +4) to a stat from one training session. It will also reduce the frequency of training sessions where nothing is learned (not to be confused with refusals).
9 Star Ability to enter horses in color shows.

This skill unlocks color shows for horses that are eligible. For more information, check out the Color Shows page.
10 Star Build and use an obstacle course to improve your horses.

More information available soon!
Breeding Skills
1 Star Breed mares, stand stallions, and register yearlings with a prefix.

After finally completing your 10th Training skill and the Training division , you'll be oh-so-pleased to unlock the Breeding Division and obtaining your first star! As simple as it sounds, this gives you the ability to start breeding your horses - including standing stallions at public stud (if eligible) and adding a prefix to yearlings you've bred.
2 Star Ability to buy genetic ratings for yearlings.

With this skill, you unlock the ability to buy genetic ratings for yearlings. This is especially useful in making decisions about gelding, selling, and consigning yearlings to the annual auction.
3 Star View advanced information when performing hypomates.

Hypomates are one of the most valuable resources when it comes to matching your mares. This unlocks the ability to see 'advanced' information about the match, including: how many Genetic Merit, Performance Merit, and Peerless offspring the mare/stallion has thrown, Average Foal Potential, Average Foal SC Potential, Dam Average Quality (for sire), and percentage of male offspring who have been gelded.
4 Star Ultrasound mares in foal to determine foal sex.

This skill unlocks a new service at the Veterinarian, giving you the ability to ultrasound mares in foal. These ultrasounds will reveal the sex of the foal a mare is carrying, allowing you to plan ahead or make more informed decisions in the use of Petal Dust.
5 Star Ability to purchase neglect contracts for horses you've bred.

With this skill, you gain the option to purchase Neglect Contracts for all horses you've bred. These contracts will allow you to reclaim a horse you bred and on-sold if it is ever neglected by its future owner. Horses with this contract will be eligible for reclaim after 6 months of neglect (not being fed or trained). The cost of the contract will vary depending upon whether the horse is a yearling ($100,000) or 2yo+ ($250,000).
6 Star Option to pension mares early if they are barren or 15+ years old.

This skill gives you the opportunity to pension mares early if they meet certain criteria. Mares who are barren may be pensioned early for $250,000, mares 20yo+ may be pensioned for $250,000, and mares 15-19yo may be pensioned for $500,000. This action can be performed from the normal Pension button on the Manage page.
7 Star Chance your mares will not use a Breeding Pass when covered.

With this skill your mares may sometimes, randomly, be able to be bred without using a Breeding Pass. Whenever you're lucky enough for this to happen, you'll be sent a notification.
8 Star Yearlings may gain Colt Composure/Filly Power when training.

Colt Composure and Filly Power are elusive stats that can 'sometimes' make or break a horse in open races. These stats are usually 'what you see is what you get', but this skill will make your life a little easier. Once unlocked, your yearlings will have a chance to gain CC/FP during their normal training.
9 Star Earn a 8% bonus from all race earnings of horses you've bred.

Once you develop a solid breeding program, you'll likely be selling foals to other stables. With this skill, all those foals you sell will continue to provide you with a little income throughout their racing careers. This 8% bonus may not sound like much, but it can add up over time if you're selling 20 or even 50 yearlings each year.
10 Star When genetic ratings are purchased, horses have a chance to show genotpye, Jump/Driving gene, or Blood Type upon retirement.

There are three things everyone would love to see for every retired horse: full genotype, Jump/Driving gene, and Blood Type. You can, of course, purchase all of these things individually - but doing so is far too costly to do for all your horses. With this skill, each time you retire a horse who has genetic ratings purchased, it will have a chance to randomly show one of these things.
Business Skills
1 Star 20% discount on race entry fees.

As simple as it seems, this skill will reduce your entry fees by 20% in all races.
2 Star 30% discount in tack and feed shops.

Once unlocked, this skill will give you a 30% discount on all FFH$ (not PC) items in the Tack Shop and Feed Mill.
3 Star Gain 15% extra race winnings and 50% bonus for Performance Merits.

A straightforward skill, this will reward you with 15% bonus income each time your horse brings home a paycheck in races. In addition, this will reward you with $50,000 (50%) extra each time one of your horses earns a Performance Merit.
4 Star 20% discount on property expansions and stall upgrades.

Every growing barn knows the woes of running out of space. With this skill, expanding your barn is a little less stressful. The 20% discount will apply to the FFH$ options for purchasing more acreage as well as adding new stalls to your stables.
5 Star 25% discount on genetic ratings and genotypes.

This skill will give you a 25% discount on genetic ratings and genotypes purchased from the Geneticist. It will only apply to FFH$ genotypes, not PC.
6 Star Ability to create sales spotlights for your horses.

With this skill, you can purchase a spotlight ad for any horse you list for sale for $100,000 or more. Spotlight ads do two things. First, they will randomly rotate into the spotlight section in the main Sales Arena, giving your horse a little more visibility. In addition, they will show up in the special Stable Spotlights page of your barn, giving other people a quick way to view the most promising horses you have for sale.
7 Star Ability to buy partnerships in other stable's racing horses.

This skill allows you to buy Partnerships (like sponsorship or stocks) of other stable's horses. There are three different levels of partnership, each providing different rewards. Depending upon the level of partnership and the age at which you purchase a partnership, you may be eligible for monetary rewards based upon a horse's race winnings, Performance Merit, Performance Distinction, and Court of Stars awards.
8 Star Purchase equine therapy equipment to improve injury rehabilitation.

With this skill you can build a therapy center at your stables, including a hot walker and therapeutic pool. These facilities will increase injury recovery by 50%, meaning horses using these will recover in half the usual time. Once purchased, you'll have access to new therapy options when performing rehabilitation exercises.
9 Star Better bartering with the Golden Apple Orchard.

A master of selling horses, you're now able to give 30 potential and better horses to the Golden Apple Orchard (reduced from 35 potential). You'll also be rewarded with more Golden Apples when you trade horses in.
10 Star Ability to convert some of your acreage into farm fields.

Are you getting bored with nothing but horses on your farm? With this skill you'll have no excuse for boredom - it will let you turn some of your unused acreage into farm plots to grow grain and/or hay. If tended well throughout the growing season, these plots will reward you handsomely with a special feed (including Alfalfa Cubes, Mineral Blocks, Prodigy, Legacy, Sugar Cubes, and more), some Golden Apples, and perhaps even Carrots or a Mud Bath if luck is on your side.

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Issa (#1)
05/20/22 7:28 pm
The June Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found on Discord and the forum.
Issa (#1)
05/02/22 11:53 am
As part of our 30 (60) Days of Flowers, I will be painting every flower onto a postcard. If you'd like a chance at receiving a postcard, provide your address through this form. Recipients will be drawn randomly for each flower and each person may only be chosen once. You do not need to be inside the US to sign up.
Issa (#1)
05/02/22 11:47 am
Calling all colorists! A new quest has appeared in #inky-adventures! Are you up for the challenge?
Issa (#1)
04/30/22 12:22 pm
Final reminder: The Spring Fling sale ends sometime tomorrow!
Issa (#1)
04/26/22 10:59 am
Registration is now open for May Board Game Arena tournaments. Registration information can be found in #tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
04/21/22 2:09 pm
As matching season draws near, the Intro to Matching page has a couple updates - including new charts for genotype searching and a revision to the KISS tutorial linked within.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 4:58 pm
You can now 'Subscribe' to forum posts to receive notification of replies.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 4:40 pm
You may now purchase custom Goldbloods again.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 3:43 pm
Race Preferences may now be set to include Any Tracks, which will show races at tracks from all regions.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 10:44 am
Have you checked the forum lately? A spiffy new contest for Standardbreds is kicking off this year!
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 10:36 am
Training is now available for all horses.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 6:14 pm
Distances and home tracks may now be assigned to Goldbloods.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 4:39 pm
The Spring Fling Pro Shop sale has started! For every 3 PC purchased, earn 1 free! There's also a variety of fun and rare items stocked in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 3:36 pm
Training Assistant and Jockey purse fees have been updated and can be viewed on their respective pages. You may also begin to hire assistants at Endurance tracks.
Flash (#2)
04/16/22 6:08 pm
Training will be temporarily unavailable at the start of January. Steeplechase transition for Goldbloods will also be inaccessible.
Issa (#1)
04/10/22 2:09 pm
Gelding buddies from the HT are temporarily available at reduced prices. Prices will return to normal in March Y49.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 5:44 pm
All race preferences will now be reset when a horse is sold, leased, auctioned, or claimed.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 5:15 pm
Driving Trials do not factor in Colt Composure or Filly Power. This applies to all current and future DT-related races.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 3:05 pm
Groundwork for racers and Long Gallops have been improved with added benefits. More details will be in an upcoming news post as these changes may impact how you start 2 year olds in January.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 12:41 pm
Gold Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Crystal Chalices and Green Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Classic Surprise Boxes. Apologies this update has been much delayed!
Waylon (#1593)
04/08/22 7:51 pm
The SS Yearling Raffle will begin at 8:30pm FFH time on Discord!
Issa (#1)
04/07/22 11:20 pm
Don't forget the Select Scholarship entries close Friday morning. Click here to participate!
Maeve (#1539)
04/07/22 9:08 pm
April Art to Heart is open! Our prompt this month is Blossom! Respond to the prompt to earn features and prizes. Check out our discord or the link HERE for more info!
Issa (#1)
03/31/22 11:07 am
Invites for the April BGA tournament must be requested by tomorrow, Friday, morning! Tournaments start Friday night.
Issa (#1)
03/19/22 11:15 am
New? Have questions? Just want to chat about FFH? Stop by Discord for Coffee with a Mod (me!) this morning.
Issa (#1)
03/13/22 12:02 pm
The Y48 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 4:14 pm
Do you like Standardbreds? Get your driving horses lined up and prepaired for 3 mile races. Something unpaircedented is coming soon!
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 4:04 pm
Beginning in Y49, Goldbloods will no longer be sharing races with Thoroughbreds. More details on what's coming for the breed will be announced closer to that time.
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 2:10 pm
Retired Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds no longer suffer from extra Condition loss until they are 20 years or older.
Maeve (#1539)
03/10/22 6:46 pm
March Art to Heart art event is now open! Respond to a provided prompt and earn prizes and features! Check out our discord or the link HERE for more information!
Issa (#1)
02/28/22 11:00 pm
Moderator applications will be closing Wednesday, March 2nd. Please indicate interest, as explained in the '2022 Outlook' post, by that date.
Issa (#1)
02/25/22 10:36 pm
March Board Game Arena tournaments are open for entering. Sign up for a chance to win prizes, including end-of-tournament raffles! Information can be found in the #board-game-arena channel on Discord.
Issa (#1)
02/19/22 12:31 pm
Roses are red, violets are blue... The lovely and talented Raz (#1016) has made a new background for you! This may be a few days late, but you can still dress your horse up for an important date! Single and infinite Heart Bouquet backgrounds are currently available in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1)
01/29/22 1:16 pm
As a reminder, you should not be reloading other players' 2 year olds. If they aren't reloaded yet, it's probably because the owner hasn't looked at them yet - don't ruin their surprise.
Issa (#1)
01/25/22 7:43 pm
Stud Services now has a breakdown of mares due in the current year and mares already covered for the upcoming year to make it easier to keep track of foal slots. Players can no longer accept breeding requests if total foals + mares in foal would exceed a stallion's foal limit.
Issa (#1)
01/25/22 7:41 pm
Spring now has a daily limit of 10 plays for monetary rewards (rather than $100,000). You may continue to play additional games to earn blackout raffle tickets.
Issa (#1)
01/24/22 11:06 pm
The Trophy Hall revamp is live! You can view it from your Stable profile page.
Issa (#1)
01/24/22 1:45 pm
Due to a bug with Blood Type inheritance, some unretired horses may have a rerolled from their sire's BT to their dam's BT.
Issa (#1)
01/23/22 7:14 pm
The February Be My Palentine Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found in #board-game-arena on Discord.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 5:16 pm
Training will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover into the new year.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 12:34 pm
Male Probability is visible on Genetics pages again.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 11:46 am
The Y48 Hill & Dale will feature races at both 2M and 4M. A new series for Standardbreds will be added to the December lineup featuring races for 2 and 3 year olds as well as a Driving Trial. More info can be found on the Events calendar.
Issa (#1)
01/21/22 12:46 pm
If you'd like to attend a Community Forum this weekend, make sure to vote in the poll on Discord!
Issa (#1)
01/20/22 11:05 am
Don't forget it's the last week to buy yearling partnerships!
Issa (#1)
01/18/22 12:18 pm
Court of Stars now rewards Heir's Crown instead of Pixie Powder and Stardust (which is retired).
Issa (#1)
01/13/22 11:19 am
Beginning in Y48, horses will only regain Energy at end-of-month rollovers. Like in off season, Energy gained will be approximately double of what has normally been gained at each meet rollover.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 9:33 pm
Abbreviated notes from today's Community Forum can be viewed here.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 4:09 pm
A Racing Dispersal is available at the Golden Apple Orchard now through the end of Y47. Take advantage while you can!
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 3:22 pm
You can now sell unwanted acreage from the Manage Farm page. Pro members receive 60% of the current purchase rate and non-Pro receive 40%.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 2:55 pm
Stallions may only be listed at stud from January through June.