Exercising
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Exercising

Introduction
Every horse should be trained at least once a month - the only exception is pastured horses as they cannot be trained.

Horses can be exercised from their Exercise page (linked on the left side of each horse's main page), and you can check if a horse has been exercised by the green checkmark on their Exercise page or in the T column on the Stable page.
Yearlings
Yearlings can only be trained once a month, and should be trained every month.

Yearlings can do Groundwork or Grooming. Grooming will improve their coat condition where relevant. However, grooming must be done as the first (and only, for yearlings) training of the month, so can not be done after groundwork. Yearlings can be assigned buddies - be sure to check the Buddies page for more information.
Racing
General
When you open the exercise page, you'll see multiple options - training type, jockey, surface, and target distance. Your contracted and assigned jockey’s name should be here already.

For Thoroughbreds, Goldbloods and Stock the default surface is Dirt or Sand but under locking, you can choose to lock your horse into Dirt/Sand, Turf, or Alternating (which will train the horse in whichever surface has lower familiarity). For Standardbreds, their surface choices will be Trot or Pace.

Horses can be trained at any distance and may maintain proficiency at any number of distances. However, horses are genetically inclined to train and maintain distances in certain ranges more readily than others. Most can only maintain high proficiency in 1 to 3 distances at a time. To learn more about what distance your horse prefers, visit the Distance & Surface page.

It is important to consider a few things to help you select the appropriate training type for your horse; such as Maturity, Condition, Energy, and Stats. Some types of training take more energy than others do, some workouts are designed to max certain stats and some workouts affect distance and surface/gait familiarity. For more information on each type of workout, check out the tooltip link at the top of the exercise page called Training Help. If you're training a young horse for the first time, this guide might also be helpful.

Any horses that are actively racing should try to do training that doesn't cost any extra energy. You are able to do one Maintenance, one Interval or one Grooming without using any energy. Gate Training also does not take energy but decreases morale and therefore isn't as beneficial for maxed and actively racing horses. Two-year-olds and Three-year-olds take more energy than mature horses. You may decide to train your horse more than this; however, it will require energy, regardless of which type you choose. You can only Groom a horse as the first training of the month, and this can be useful even for horses that don’t participate in color shows due to the fact that it increases rest and morale. There is also a chance that Buddy Workouts may not take energy if done as the first training of the month, and this is determined by the athleticism of the horse.
Training Refusals
Horses can refuse to train (fail to learn and gain stats/"You Tried Your Best") as exercising takes Morale and Consistency into consideration. If your horse has low Morale, you must take this into consideration before training! You can feed Focus, do maintenance or long gallop, or do a timed/buddy workout, all of which will raise Morale (and cannot be refused). You can also groom a horse to raise morale, but it must be done as the first training of the month.You may need to do a combination of those to get Morale high enough to successfully complete other types of training.

Consistency is less important but will increase naturally if you have Training Skill 4 as they progress through training. Over time, a horse's odds of refusing training will decrease, assuming they don't max at incredibly low Consistency.

Intelligence plays a small part also - whilst it does not cause training refusals, it can result in a horse not gaining stats despite having a successful training session. Horses with higher intelligence learn faster and gain stats more consistently, compared to horses with lower intelligence who will ultimately take longer to max their stats.
Rehabilitation and Stall Rest
You will likely come across stall rest and rehabilitation which happen when your horse gets injured. Stall Rest means exactly as it says; you will not be able to train your horse during the time that they are on Stall Rest and if the injury is significant enough, you may be given the option to retire early or you will need to wait it out until they have recovered enough to use Rehab exercise/facilities. If your horse has finished Stall Rest or needs to go through Rehabilitation then you will be given those Exercise options. Your horse can only do one rehabilitation session per month. These options are covered in more detail in the Injury section.
Retired
Retired horses can be Turned Out, complete Groundwork, or be Groomed. Groundwork can be completed multiple times per month - it will only affect condition. Turn Out can only be done once per month as the first training of the month - it affects condition but also can positively impact Fertility as well as lower Pregnancy Risk. Grooming can only be done once per month as the first training of the month - it will only affect coat condition. Retired geldings (buddies) can give you valuable level experience by training.



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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
09/26/22 7:27 pm
Registration is open for October's trick or treat BGA tournament! Join to win cool (or is it ghoul?) prizes! For more info or to sign up, check out the #🏆tournament-info channel.
Issa (#1)
09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 11:28 am
Looking to cut back on racers? Mark your calendars now! We'll be hosting a trial run of an Training Auction in February Y51. Consignments will be open in January and all racing horses who meet the requirements (which will be more relaxed than YA) will be eligible for consignment.
Issa (#1)
09/11/22 1:24 pm
Consignments for the Y50 Yearling Sale are open! The requirements page has been updated and includes a few changes to eligibility and fees.
Issa (#1)
09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
Issa (#1)
09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
Issa (#1)
08/30/22 11:53 am
Cake It Easy tournaments begin Thursday! Make sure you've signed up if you want to participate, received all the invites you needed, and have accepted all your invites.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 1:28 pm
Training and feeding are reopen! You can now train and feed from a single Care page. All other options (selling, gelding, pasturing, etc.) can be found on the Manage page.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:52 pm
Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/25/22 1:53 pm
Registrations are open for September's Board Game Arena tournaments! No prior experience needed - sign up and join the fun! Details are posted in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
08/18/22 6:02 pm
Frosting markings have been updated and now include a 3rd option. You may need to CTRL+F5 to see the updates.
Issa (#1)
08/16/22 1:09 pm
We've dropped in some backend efficiency improvements for the GB breed. This change has no impacts on gameplay and simply makes scripts run smoother. If you notice anything amiss, such as a GB breed icon not showing up somewhere, please post a bug.
Issa (#1)
08/15/22 3:06 pm
Breeding Info pages have received a little TLC. Stallions now show AFP, Grade, and SIP history at the top of the page. All horses show offspring series winners relevant to their breed.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 10:40 pm
A bug has been corrected in PRs which may cause some horses to run a few points lower in future races. This decline will be most obvious in horses with high stats and style proficiency. Grade suggestions will be updated as needed after this fix settles in.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 2:06 pm
You can now Hide Mare from a mare's Breeding Info page. This will hide (or unhide) her from your Mare Services page. This is helpful for mares you know you don't want to breed in the current year but also don't want to pasture or pension. Hidden mares will automatically be unhidden at the end of year.
Issa (#1)
08/11/22 2:40 pm
Stallions can now use multiple Victor's Blades so long as they don't exceed the maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 6:45 pm
Condition and Energy now show on the Exercise page of retired horses.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:41 pm
A Quick View page is now available for retired geldings.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:05 pm
You may now rename custom jockeys from the Jockey page.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 2:19 pm
Hypomate buttons have been added to the 'Mares Due' lists in Mare Services.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 2:11 pm
A Hypomate button has been added to pedigrees for all horses to quickly reference how their parents matched.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 5:30 pm
The Breeding Pass Raffle seems to be in a generous mood!
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Risk can only contribute to chances for a major injury if it is high enough to trigger a race note. Any level of Risk still contributes to minor injury chances.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Horses can no longer suffer random injuries in races. Injuries only occur when caused by a controllable factor.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Stud Services shows a warning icon when stallions have low Condition.
Issa (#1)
08/05/22 11:50 am
Male Probability and Athleticism have been added to Hypomate.
Issa (#1)
08/02/22 9:50 pm
Seems like a great night to spread a little extra Joy!
Issa (#1)
08/01/22 5:49 pm
The Performance Ratings page of the Handbook is finished! Click here to view.
Issa (#1)
08/01/22 2:26 pm
The bug causing discrepancies between Birth Max and maxed stats has been fixed. If you have horses impacted by this, you will need to train their stats up to their correct max. (6yo+ will auto max from any training.)
Issa (#1)
07/30/22 1:09 pm
Reminder: Registrations for the August Board Game Arena tournament are open through this weekend. Try to sign up as soon as possible if you need invitations!
Issa (#1)
07/29/22 9:16 pm
Homozygous Cream horses that carry Sooty may need their images reloaded from their Image Gallery.
Issa (#1)
07/28/22 10:07 pm
We're kicking off another long-awaited Project Six contest this year. Details can be found in the Contests forum.
Issa (#1)
07/28/22 5:40 pm
A recap of last night's breeding workshop has been posted on the forum!
Issa (#1)
07/26/22 7:09 pm
New background Origins is now available! You can buy the infinite version in the Pro Shop and the regular version can be acquired in super secret places.
Issa (#1)
07/26/22 3:47 pm
Smelt away, all ye hoarders o' gold!
Issa (#1)
07/25/22 2:14 pm
Registrations are open for August's Ausome Anniverary Board Game Arena tournament. More information can be found on Discord!
Light Shock (#2785)
07/25/22 12:46 am
If you're interested in more Y50 shenanigans, there's a forum post waiting for you! Go check it out.
Issa (#1)
07/23/22 12:13 am
Ready for adventure? Head on over to the Year 50 Celebration! (Thanks Maeve for the gorgeous banner!)
Issa (#1)
07/22/22 7:33 pm
Black and Smoky Black each have 2 new variant bases. A Glow Up button has been activated for horses who have one of the new bases.
Issa (#1)
07/22/22 4:31 pm
Color Shows are open for entering.
Issa (#1)
07/21/22 2:46 pm
Partnerships are now sold at a flat rate of $250,000.
Issa (#1)
07/21/22 2:19 pm
New training option alert! In Company is available to perform as regular training. Benefits are shown in Training Help.
Maeve (#1539)
07/21/22 10:32 am
A new feed has been dropped! Tone can be fed to horses to increase their condition at the expense of rest.
Maeve (#1539)
07/20/22 10:18 pm
Horses with Color Merit or Color Distinction now have a higher chance of passing that respective color to their foals.
Maeve (#1539)
07/20/22 12:25 pm
Geldings are now eligible to retire upon reaching 100% Gelding Advancement.
Maeve (#1539)
07/17/22 4:25 pm
Imports can no longer have Fair Performance Genes or Low Athleticism, Peak, or Travel.
Light Shock (#2785)
07/04/22 6:25 pm
A lovely Goldblood lady from the recent Select Sale was not picked up. She has been relisted in an auction that will end no sooner than 24 hours from now. All bids are done in PC and must be paid for in PC.