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Pasture Basics
Pasture Restrictions
Pasture, not to be confused with the turnout section of your stable (which is where horses are held when not in stalls), is a place you can send any horse to give it time off. Horses on pasture are moved to a special section within your stable, found in the right side 'Pasture' link.

While on pasture, horses have several restrictions:
• Cannot be fed
• Cannot be trained
• Cannot perform buddy workouts
• Cannot be used as a gelding buddy
• Cannot enter races or shows
• Cannot be sold, leased, or entered in auction
• Cannot be bred or listed at stud

While any horse is generally eligible for pasture, horses become temporarily ineligible if they are currently being leased or are in foal.

Although pastured horses are not fed or trained, they will not be counted as neglected. Thus, a horse on pasture will never be eligible to reclaim through neglect contracts.
How and When to Pasture
Horses of any age and status can be sent to pasture, but the timeline for doing so varies. Yearlings can be sent to pasture any time between April and July. Horses 2 years and older can be sent to pasture any time between March and October.

Once on pasture, horses will remain there for the remainder of the current game year, not returning to your normal stable until January of the following year. Once sent to pasture, there is no way to remove them from pasture besides waiting until January.

If you're ready to send your horse out for the rest of the year, you can do so by visiting their Manage page and clicking the pasture option. If it's not available, it's probably because it's the wrong time of year (see above) or the horse is leased or in foal.

After a horse has been sent to pasture, you will also have the option to Extend their pasture from their main page. This will automatically keep them out for an additional year, rather than returning them to your stable in January. This is primarily useful on 2 year olds you wish to keep out until they turn 4, to take full advantage of training bonuses. It may also be useful if you have more mares than you can breed or simply want significantly easier pregnancy management.
Impacts of Pasture
Common Impacts
The benefits of pasture vary based on the age and/or status of the horse. You can read more about this in each section below. There are also a couple ways all horses are impacted by pasture.

First, all horses that are 2 or older will remain at 60% condition while in pasture. Note: While your horse won't be losing condition while in the pasture, when coming back from pasture the horse will not be at 60% condition. It will still loose the normal amount of condition from not being fed or trained in the January rollover.

Additionally, coat condition will deteriorate faster for all horses on pasture.
Yearling Benefits
Yearlings on pasture receive bonuses to:
• Peak
• Maturity
• Morale
Horses in Training Benefits
Horses in training (racers) on pasture receive bonuses to:
• Maturity
• Morale
• Peak
• Prime (chance - not guaranteed)
• Soundness
• Longevity

Since prime does not go up every month, sending a horse to pasture earlier in the year will give them better odds of improving their prime. Additionally, horses 4 years and older will receive training bonuses if they were on pasture the previous year. These bonuses stack based upon the total months spent on pasture, meaning a horse who is sent to pasture as a 2 year old and then extends through their 3 year old year will receive more bonuses than a horse who was only out for part of a year. The bonus will help them catch up in training faster by gaining more stats in each training session.
Retired Horse Benefits
Stallions and retired gelding receive no bonuses for being on pasture. Although you can put stallions or retired geldings on pasture, there is no real reason to do so.

The primary benefit of putting a broodmare on pasture is that it has a chance to improve her Fertility. Fertility does not go up every month either, so just like prime, it may be more beneficial to send a broodmare to the pasture early in the year. However, mares who were pastured the previous year will have reduced Pregnancy Risk as well as lower chances of miscarriages and stillborns. These improvements stack based on the total months spent on pasture, so a mare on extended pasture will benefit more than a mare who was only out for a couple of months.

Another perk of putting broodmares on pasture is that you will earn Golden Apples each month based on their birth potential, as listed below. Please note that mares who are out of foal slots will not earn Golden Apples.

50+ potential: 10 apples
40-49 potential: 8 apples
30-39 potential: 6 apples
20-29 potential: 3 apples
Less than 20 potential: 1 apple

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February
Year 44

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Making Magic
Briana (#3)
02/24/21 8:15 pm
The Pacific region will once again host its own set of the various series races this year.
Issa (#1)
02/23/21 8:56 pm
Prime now shows specific values in the Forever Pro Traits panel.
Issa (#1)
02/22/21 4:30 pm
Beginning in Y45 solid bred Paint Horses will be ineligible for series races.
Issa (#1)
02/21/21 10:01 am
Surface proficiency has been impacted by a bug again. You may fix it as directed in the red boxes at the top of horse pages.
Briana (#3)
02/19/21 8:18 pm
Prep races for CC and TT will be occurring in February!
Issa (#1)
02/18/21 7:01 pm
Surface drops will be back in place for this month's rollover. If you notice any surface proficiency issues after the site reopens, please immediately notify a moderator and refrain from training horses.
Issa (#1)
02/17/21 10:51 am
I will be hosting Ask A Mod in Discord for the next couple of hours. Drop by if you have questions!
Issa (#1)
02/17/21 10:46 am
If you edited stud fees in the last 12 hours your fees may have accidentally been set as PC. Please double check and update your fees if you experienced this problem.
Briana (#3)
02/13/21 12:06 pm
Rollover will be changed to Sunday, February 21st.
Issa (#1)
02/11/21 10:36 am
Rollover has been extended to Wednesday.
Issa (#1)
02/10/21 8:17 pm
SIP testing will no longer be available until July.
Issa (#1)
02/07/21 4:18 pm
The Events page has been updated with series race distances for Y44. Please refer to it when preparing your horses.
Briana (#3)
02/06/21 7:37 pm
Experience will be resetting in January due to several bugs allowing horses to gain too much throughout the year.
Issa (#1)
02/06/21 5:58 pm
Buddy workouts will be unavailable after rollover.
Issa (#1)
02/02/21 3:45 pm
We have fixed a bug which was causing some QH/PH/STB to gain Rest in races rather than losing. This will not impact any horse's current Rest levels, but you may see different Rest fluctuation in future months for the horses involved.
Issa (#1)
01/29/21 12:42 am
The Training Help pop-out guide has a fresh coat of paint!
Issa (#1)
01/28/21 1:17 pm
Horses of any age may now gain random stats from Maintenance training.
Issa (#1)
01/27/21 3:29 pm
Buddy Workouts no longer add Risk to horses with low Energy.
Issa (#1)
01/25/21 10:16 pm
Have a moment to spare? If you have any experience with our buddy workout feature we'd love to see you participate in a quick survey here.
Issa (#1)
01/23/21 8:54 pm
Buddy Workouts will be unavailable in November and December to any horse that performed a buddy workout in September, October, or November. Fear not - BWs from any of those months still count for WCF and ISHC!
Issa (#1)
01/21/21 12:59 pm
The cost of Hype has been updated to match Focus. It also now always increases Risk and has a more significant impact on Risk when fed to 2 year olds.
Issa (#1)
01/16/21 11:06 am
You may now add colts of any age to your favorite studs list.
Issa (#1)
01/09/21 1:24 pm
Hype no longer reduces Rest.
Issa (#1)
01/08/21 8:29 pm
Bonuses/penalties for early/late entry have been removed. You may now enter on whatever day suits your schedule without suffering consequences!
Issa (#1)
12/15/20 8:58 pm
Series race pools will not run until 10:00pm tomorrow night. Meet A will still be running as scheduled otherwise.
Issa (#1)
12/06/20 8:07 pm
Training and entering are down for maintenance.
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!