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Quick Guide to Training
Horses in training are typically divided into two categories: maxed or unmaxed. A maxed horse is one who has improved all of their base stats to the highest possible value, indicated by blue stars or bold numbers. An unmaxed horse is one who still has room to improve in one more more base stats, indicated by grey stars or unbolded numbers.

If bold numbers are difficult for you to see, you may change maxed stats to underline
(or bold and underline) in your Stable > Settings page.


The first section of this guide is aimed at unmaxed horses who are often spending all of their Energy on training rather than racing. Using the chart below, you can decide which type(s) of training will be most beneficial to your horse based upon which stats still have room for improvement.

All training except Groundwork, Pamper, Maintenance, and Long Gallop have a chance of refusal, which may play a role in your training decisions. Refusal chances are based upon Morale and Consistency and younger horses, epecially 2 year olds, have a higher chance of refusal. Intervals (Breeze-Gallop and Gallop-Breeze) or Track and Trail Rides are less likely to be refused than Gate Training, making them a better choice for 2 year olds.

If your horse refuses a training there is no harm in trying again!

Training can also increase a horse's style proficiency, which contributes greatly to their performance on the track. Frontrunner proficiency improves with Breeze-Gallop Intervals, Midpack with In Company training, and Closer with Gallop-Breeze Intervals. Buddy Workouts also improve the style proficiency selected when performing them.

Reminder: No horse may perform any training other than Saddle Train, Pamper, or Groundwork until they have successfully completed Saddle Training.
Base Stat Training
Breaking Early Sp. Rating Vers. Acc. Late Sp.
Pamper
Groundwork
Saddle Train
Maintenance
Breeze-Gallop
Gallop-Breeze
Gate Train
Track Ride
Trail Ride
In Company
Long Gallop
Additional Notes
in Groundwork
Groundwork has a chance to improve any random stat, but cannot raise any stat higher than 3. Groundwork cannot be performed by racing horses after they are saddle trained.

in Maintenance
Maintenance has a chance to improve any random stat. The chance of gaining stats from Maintenace is based upon Development genes.

in Intervals
Breeze-Gallop and Gallop-Breeze intervals have a low chance to improve Breaking and Acceleration, respectively, but cannot raise either higher than 6.

in In Company
In Company has a low chance to improve Rating and/or Versatility.

Maturity Caution
Horses with low Maturity gain significant Risk from strenous training.
Based upon Maturity levels, the following are safe training options:
Under 25%: Groundwork
25-40%: Groundwork, Long Gallop, Track Ride, or Trail Ride
Above 40%: All training types
Additional Training Benefits
In addition to improving base stats, most types of training offer addiditional benefits. A chart of year round benefits for all training types can be found below.

In reference to the chart:
Cond. = Condition
S/D = Surface & Distance Proficiency
T/J = Track & Jockey Proficiency
Cons. = Consistency
Cour. = Courage
Exp. = Experience
P/P = Peak or Prime (see note in chart)
Mat. = Maturity
Trait Improvements
Cond. Morale S/D T/J Cons. Cour. Rest Exp. P/P Risk Mat.
Pamper
Groundwork
(Prime)
Saddle Train
Maintenance
Intervals
Gate Train
Track Ride
Trail Ride
In Company
(Surface)
Long Gallop
(Peak)

(+Sound)
Additional Notes
under Consistency
Once you have unlocked Training Skill 4, these training types have a chance to improve Consistency. The likelihood of improvement is based upon your Rank.

In Company
In Company also has a low chance of improving Colt Composure or Filly Power.

Long Gallop
Long Gallops improve Soundness in addition to Risk.

Off Season Track and Trail Rides
Track and Trail Ride offer unique benefits during off season, which is covered in more detail on the Off Season page. During the off season months, these trainings have a chance to improve maximum Courage, maximum Consistency, Preparedness, and Prime. Two and three year olds may also improve Maturity, Peak, and Longevity.
Energy Management
Training a horse typically consumes Energy. The amount of Energy necessary to train depends upon training type and your horse's Athleticism gene.

If a horse does not have enough Energy remaining to complete the chosen training, you will receieve a note saying your horse is exhausted. If their Energy falls within range for the training you tried (such as 30% Energy for Moderate Athleticism doing Maintenance), you may try again to see if your horse gets lucky with a lower Energy loss roll. If not, you may check their Energy to see if it falls within range for another type of training instead.

In the chart below:
L refers to Low Athleticism, M to Moderate Athleticism, and S to Strong Athleticism.
1st refers to the very first training of the month.
2nd+ refers to subsequent training after a horse has already been trained at least once.
Energy Loss
L - 1st L - 2nd+ M - 1st M - 2nd+ S - 1st S - 2nd+
Pamper 0% 0% 0%
Groundwork 0% 40% 0% 30-40% 0% 20-30%
Saddle Train 0% 40% 0% 30-40% 0% 20-30%
Maintenance 0% 40% 0% 30-40% 0% 20-30%
Intervals 0% 40% 0% 30-40% 0% 20-30%
Gate Train 0% 40% 0% 30-40% 0% 20-30%
Track Ride 40% 60% 30-40% 50-60% 20-30% 40-50%
Trail Ride 40% 60% 30-40% 50-60% 20-30% 40-50%
In Company 40% 60% 30-40% 50-60% 20-30% 40-50%
Long Gallop 70% 60-70% 50-60%
Additional Notes
in Pamper or Long Gallop
Pamper and Long Gallop may only be performed as the 1st training of the month.

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Year 57

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Issa (#1)
07/12/24 10:55 pm
Yearling Auctions are open for consignments. Consignments will close no sooner than Thursday after the September A rollover.
Issa (#1)
07/09/24 11:41 am
A bug which was allowing horses to eat supplements more than once per month has been fixed.
Issa (#1)
06/28/24 11:22 am
July's Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Links are posted in Discord.
Issa (#1)
06/12/24 10:54 am
The Appaloosa yearling raffle will be held sometime Friday afternoon or evening. Tickets are available to purchase through 2:00pm Friday. For more information, see the recent news post.
Issa (#1)
06/05/24 9:22 am
Reminder: Tickets for the broodmare raffle must be purchased by tomorrow at approximately 1:30-2:00pm. If you need a last minute ticket tomorrow, contact me to be sure it gets in. (If I'm not around I'll still see your message before finalizing horses for the raffle.) For more info, see the recent news post about the raffles.
Issa (#1)
06/04/24 5:29 pm
The limit on Horse Trader Appaloosa broodmares has been (temporarily) increased to 20.
Issa (#1)
06/01/24 1:20 pm
Reminder: Today is the last day for the GAO dispersal!
Issa (#1)
05/29/24 12:59 pm
June Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Links can be found in Discord. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Issa (#1)
05/28/24 1:06 pm
Radiant Truffles are no longer limited by a horse's race starts or remaining Prime.
Issa (#1)
05/20/24 7:28 pm
A Breeding Workshop is beginning now in Discord! Head over to ask any and all questions related to breeding and matching.
Issa (#1)
05/19/24 9:54 pm
Springo now gives rewards for up to 20 games per day in January and February.
Issa (#1)
05/19/24 8:09 pm
February will again be 2 weeks with rollover running on Sunday, June 2nd.
Issa (#1)
05/19/24 10:38 am
Racing dispersal is available at the Golden Apple Orchard through the end of February.
Issa (#1)
05/13/24 1:18 pm
Beginning with the Y57 Year End Awards, contesting horses must have 15 races within their division to qualify for awards.
Issa (#1)
05/11/24 2:43 pm
Contesting horses who would have earned points in a race no longer drop below earning 1 point in their race. This means horses who would typically earn 1-2 points in a race earn 1, while horses who would have earned 3 or more points still earn 2 points less than normal.
Issa (#1)
05/10/24 9:02 pm
Gelding now offers a higher compensation for retired stallions. However, gelding compensation is decreased for any horse that is already graded before gelding. Details can be found on the Gelding page.
Issa (#1)
05/10/24 1:08 pm
Genotype Search now includes an option to search for horses who have earned a Minor, Major, or Master from a transition discipline.
Issa (#1)
05/08/24 1:39 pm
Experience decline when feeding Focus, Hype, and Gleam has been reduced.
Issa (#1)
05/07/24 1:24 pm
All Paint marking genes are now weighted by breed. Paint Horses have a higher chance of passing Paint markings to their foals, while all other breeds have a lower chance of passing Paint markings to their foals. This makes the classification of Paint markings Common for Paint Horses and Rare for all other breeds.
Issa (#1)
05/05/24 5:21 pm
Prime has been broken and has not been declining at all for several game years. As a result, most horses have substantially more Prime than should be appropriate. (Ex: A 6yo who hit 100% Peak by the time they turned 4 should have lost 24+ Prime but has actually lost none.) Rather than setting all horses to what they should have, horses 5 and older will temporarily lose Prime twice as fast to accommodate.
Issa (#1)
05/04/24 4:51 pm
Sunkissed Tarts may only be used on horses 3 years or older.
Issa (#1)
05/03/24 2:14 pm
Penalties for neglecting care of horses have been reduced.
Issa (#1)
04/26/24 6:19 pm
Reminder: The Pro Shop Sale ends Sunday!
Issa (#1)
04/26/24 6:19 pm
Reminder: The Pro Shop Sale ends Sunday!
Issa (#1)
04/26/24 11:53 am
May Board Game Arena tournaments are now open for registration through Discord. Tournaments begin May 1st.
Issa (#1)
04/16/24 1:14 pm
Forever Pro Traits are now publicly visible on horses whose owners have Forever Pro. This should be helpful when troubleshooting race performance.
Issa (#1)
04/07/24 8:40 pm
A racing workshop is starting now in Discord!
Issa (#1)
03/31/24 10:47 am
The Y56 Yearling Sales are now open for consignment. Yearlings may be consigned through the beginning of September when the auctions open for bidding.
Issa (#1)
03/22/24 2:21 pm
Alfalfa Cubes will no longer raise Maturity of 2yos who are already at least 60% or 3yos who are already at least 80% mature.
Issa (#1)
03/22/24 12:41 pm
Bundle of TLC can no longer be used on horses under age 3. Alfalfa Cubes can no longer be fed to yearlings.
Issa (#1)
03/22/24 11:28 am
The amount of Risk gained when feeding Hype now varies based upon a horse's current Energy. Horses with higher Energy gain less Risk.
Issa (#1)
03/02/24 9:11 pm
Spring season Board Game Arena tournaments begin March 5th! Visit #🎲board-game-arena in Discord for more information.
Issa (#1)
02/24/24 10:46 am
Reminder: It's the last day for open dispersal at the GAO!
Issa (#1)
02/15/24 5:42 pm
All horses need to be retested for Genetic Merit. There are no changes to the award, but some horses lost their GM/GD and retesting ensures they all have the awards they should.
Issa (#1)
02/11/24 2:05 pm
February will be 2 weeks, with rollover happening on Sunday, February 25h.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 5:07 pm
Although Appendix stock horses cannot enter flat series races, they are eligible for contesting series races.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 1:38 pm
Sparks of Joy, Grooming jobs and Sanctum of Gold all now award player experience.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 12:54 pm
A new Yearling Quick View has been added. It shows Morale, Maturity, Risk and indicates if a horse has Genetic Ratings purchased (as required for YA). Additionally, yearlings now show Forever Pro Traits in their Trait & Stat Panel so that you can more easily manage Risk.
Issa (#1)
02/07/24 10:56 am
Stallions with tested Above Average or Legendary Producer Quality can no longer grade F. If you have one who is currently F, his grade will adjust if inspected again.
Issa (#1)
02/06/24 8:20 pm
Would like to earn a free Appaloosa stallion? Complete this form to claim your tickets for the upcoming raffle! Tickets must be claimed by Sunday, February 11th at 11:00am.
Issa (#1)
02/06/24 11:41 am
If you used a Cupid's Arrow for Y56 foals and all of your mares do not show the green 'Guaranteed' + icon in Mare Services, please contact me on FFH or Discord so that your mares can be fixed before they foal.
Issa (#1)
01/28/24 10:25 pm
Reminder: The January Pro Shop sale ends at the end of the month. Prices of several items and upgrades will be adjusted at the beginning of February, as explained in this news post.
Issa (#1)
01/28/24 10:23 pm
Horse care has been enabled again. You can resume feeding and training horses.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 6:32 pm
Horses who have used either Family Jewels or Mythos Scepter now show a magic wand icon under Producer Quality (even if not visible) to indicate that their PQ is not what they were naturally born with.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 6:31 pm
Mythos Scepter has been revamped and is now an item you can use to change either Colt or Filly PQ of retired horses. More information can be found in the item's description and notes.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 1:07 pm
The Appaloosa raffle will be held at 9:00pm tonight. You do not need to be present to win. Since the raffle is happening pretty late, ticket sales will remain open through 6:00pm.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 1:06 pm
Mare grade inspections have reopened. There is a now a fee for grade testing mares, as listed on the inspection page. Mares do not need to be tested to be eligible to breed. The only other adjustment to mare grading is the removal of surface from the grading formula.
Issa (#1)
01/23/24 11:26 am
Don't forget it's the last week to purchase yearling partnerships for Y55!
Issa (#1)
01/22/24 11:52 am
Open dispersal of racers and broodmares at the Golden Apple Orchard will close at the end of February Y56.
Issa (#1)
01/19/24 11:49 am
Ultra Wraps are now marked with a blue checkmark in Racing Quick View to easily find horses who are wearing them.
Issa (#1)
01/06/24 7:12 pm
Tournaround Medallion may be used on any breed to improve their transition genes. Additionally, it now improves a horse's Endurance/Lead Change gene by one level. Before you rush out and buy some - note that it will be part of the upcoming January Pro Shop specials!
Issa (#1)
01/04/24 5:56 pm
Stallion Grade Testing has been reopened. Surface has been removed from the grade formula since it no longer impacts foal Potential.
Issa (#1)
01/03/24 6:21 pm
Dance of the Dunes will have a new open division for all races this year, in addition to the usual colt/gelding and filly divisions.
Issa (#1)
12/30/23 3:19 pm
Kickstarter is now available in the Golden Apple Orchard.
Issa (#1)
12/27/23 4:58 pm
Initiate's Quest is no longer open to Amateur players and is now limited to only Green and Novice.
Issa (#1)
12/23/23 12:56 pm
100yd races for 4yo+ have been added to the Midsummer Revelry series.
Issa (#1)
12/18/23 4:08 pm
The bug with miscarriages having a blank complication note on mare Breeding Info pages has been fixed. Additionally, complicates are now sorted with the most recent at top, much like progeny lists, BWs, and race history.
Issa (#1)
12/17/23 9:27 am
Grade testing is closed until further notice.
Issa (#1)
12/02/23 10:25 am
Today's the last day to participate in the Pro Shop Sale! (Possibly early tomorrow morning if you're in a different time zone.) Please also make sure you've voted in the polls for Colby's Crew and Old Friends. Colby's Crew has significantly less votes than Old Friends, so looks like some of you might have missed it in the news.
Issa (#1)
12/01/23 11:49 am
The Year's End Calendar starts today! Don't forget to stop by the Vale of Runes to open the door each day in December.
Issa (#1)
11/24/23 3:31 pm
Great news! We are able to sponsor a horse at Old Friends. Please vote in this poll to pick a horse.
Issa (#1)
11/15/23 3:11 pm
If you won an Appy stallion in the raffle and do not have Stat Gene, Heritage, Peak/Prime stablewide upgrades, please PM or DM me a link to the stallion.
Issa (#1)
11/14/23 6:19 pm
Answers to the Upgrade Raffle Challenge can be found here. Again, I'd highly recommend reading this even if you didn't participate as these questions address some incredibly important keys to racing success.
Issa (#1)
11/14/23 10:40 am
Upgrade raffles will be running tonight at 5:00pm! You don't need to be present, but are welcome to hang out in Discord to celebrate with the winners.
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 4:54 pm
Deadline for the upgrade raffles has been extended to Monday at 6:00pm. There's not many entries yet so be sure to get yours in!
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 4:41 pm
Gene Reducers may now only be used on bred horses, not Horse Trader, Import, or Select Sale horses.
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 12:11 pm
Answers to the Stallion Raffle Challenge, as well as the most relevant Handbook links, can be found here. Highly recommend everyone check this out, even if you didn't participate, because this covers a lot of the most important information for successful breeding!
Issa (#1)
11/10/23 4:56 pm
An additional rule has been added for raffle stallions - they may not be Cloaked.
Issa (#1)
11/07/23 8:24 pm
Stallion raffle tickets must be claimed by Friday at 5:00pm. The raffle will be held Friday evening.
Issa (#1)
11/07/23 11:13 am
Juuuuust kidding! (About the previous post...) I just added 1 additional Liver Chestnut and 1 additional Flaxen Liver Chestnut. Enjoy!
Issa (#1)
11/06/23 9:53 pm
We've added 7 new shades of Chestnut including 2 regular Chestnut, 2 Flaxen, 1 Liver, and 2 Flaxen Liver. All new shades can be viewed in the Horse Previewer.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 5:09 pm
If you have an Appaloosa who is heterozygous or homozygous for Mottling, you may update their image to correctly show their mottling by reloading from their Image Gallery.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 4:39 pm
The Appaloosa Select broodmare raffle will be held tomorrow, Monday, at 9:00pm FFH time. Tickets must be purchased by 7:00pm.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 12:31 pm
February will be 2 weeks this year with races running on November 19th. This is not a permanent change, but one we feel is best in the circumstances of Y55.
Issa (#1)
11/04/23 12:36 pm
Midsummer Revelry now includes 500yd races for 3yo ONLY and 700yd races for 4yo+.
Issa (#1)
11/04/23 12:35 pm
Trials of Olympus now includes 7F races for 3yo ONLY.
Issa (#1)
11/03/23 10:24 am
The Appaloosa Select broodmare raffle is being postponed to either Sunday or Monday. Tickets may be purchased up through 1 hour before the time the raffle begins, which will be announced on Sunday.
Issa (#1)
11/01/23 1:42 pm
Question #22 in the Stallion Raffle Challenge has been updated for clarity.
Issa (#1)
11/01/23 10:49 am
Stallion Raffle Challenge update: If you are confused about what a question is asking for, you may contact me (DM or PM) for clarification before submitting.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 6:04 pm
2yo and 3yo stallion raffle eligibility has been updated due to an error in the script - a few more are eligible for tickets that weren't showing before. Additionally, you must have raced at least 20 2yo, 20 3yo, and 30 4yo+ to be eligible for the category.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 3:19 pm
Appaloosa broodmares are now available in the horse trader. Each player may purchase broodmares until they have 20+ total Appaloosa broodmares.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 2:12 pm
A new account setting has been added to show your barn names as buttons rather than text. A new option in barn naming allows you to designate a barn as the start of a new line.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 12:25 pm
Appaloosa color shows are now published for January.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 11:28 am
Surf and Turf has been added to the Golden Apple Orchard and is also now a possible reward when harvesting farm plots.
Issa (#1)
10/27/23 10:31 pm
The "|" dividing barn names has been removed to allow you more customization and improved aesthetics when organizing barns. Barn name character limit has been increased to 30 characters.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:59 pm
The Pampered grooming buff has been renamed to Radiant.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:57 pm
Grooming (the training action) has been renamed to Pamper to avoid confusion with Grooming Centers.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:56 pm
Beginning in February, players will be awarded 126 Grooming Center slots per month (increased from 84).
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 2:56 pm
Broodmare dispersal at the GAO is temporarily available again.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 12:49 pm
Surface Genes no longer impact a foal's birth stats. Distance Genes have a less significant impact on a foal's birth stats than they previously had.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 10:29 am
Mares must now have an updated grade test to submit breeding requests to outside stallions.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 9:35 pm
Training and feeding have reopened.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 4:45 pm
The Y55 Training Sales are now open for consignments! Bidding will begin October 29th.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 2:40 pm
Stock horses now maintain distance proficiency easier than other breeds.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 2:27 pm
Goldbloods now maintain Coat Condition easier than other breeds.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 9:00 pm
Contesting arenas can no longer have muddy weather. Contesting races held at series facilities will not be impacted by mud, even if the main track is muddy.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:52 pm
Horses no longer have a chance to reveal genotype upon retirement. However, the chance to reveal transition genes is increased for horses who have a Minor, Major, or Master. (With each award offering a greater chance.)
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:47 pm
Prices for imports have been adjusted. Colts now cost twice as much as fillies, varying upon a player's rank.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:27 pm
Preparedness is now available as a stablewide upgrade trait.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 4:55 pm
Time Turner and Prismatic Time Turner have been restored from retirement. They now change a mare's due date to January or the current month and Prismatic also resets a mare's color show cooldown.