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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
General
Yearlings can only be trained once a month using Groundwork, and it should be done every month.

Yearlings can also be groomed, which 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.
Yearling Buddies
Yearlings can also be assigned a Yearling Buddy under their Exercise page. Yearlings will show checkmarks on the stable page if they've successfully had a buddy assigned to them. Yearling buddies can improve Courage, Consistency, Morale, Peak, Maturity, and decrease Risk.
Racing
General
Once you open the exercise page, you'll see the option to pick a training type, jockey, surface, and target distance. If you have contracted a jockey and assigned it to your horse on their manage page, you'll see their name there already. The default surface is dirt but under locking, you can choose to lock your horse into dirt, turf, or alternating (which will train the horse in whichever surface has lower familiarity). If you have a Standardbred, their surface choices will actually be gait choices – Trot or Pace.

Horses can be trained at any distance and may maintain proficiency at any number of distances. However, horses will be genetically inclined to train and maintain distances in certain ranges more readily than others. Most can only maintain high proficiency levels in 1-3 distance at a time.

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.


Any horses that are actively racing should only 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. However, two-year-olds are an exception to this. Training two-year-olds takes more energy than with 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.
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 as they progress through training. In addition, all regular training has an increased chance of increasing consistency. Over time, a horse's odds of refusing training will decrease, assuming they don't max at incredibly low Consistency.

Intelligence comes into play when horses successfully train but do not actually gain any stats.
Buddy Workouts
Once you’ve unlocked the third training skill, you’ll be able to utilize Buddy Workouts! These are an excellent tool in keeping your top racehorses competing at the top of their game, and they are beneficial for all if done correctly.

Please note however that Buddy Workouts take anywhere from 20% to 40% energy, depending on your horse's athleticism gene. This means that most racing horses will be doing buddy workouts during the offseason and during the months that they do not race.

The first thing you need in order to do a Buddy Workout is a buddy – that’s a retired gelding aged 15 or younger who hasn’t been transitioned to be a yearling buddy. Both types of buddies can be very useful, but yearling buddies can not perform buddy workouts with racers. The easiest way to choose the right buddy for your horse is to match their potentials – they should be close in number. Your horse’s first Buddy Workout of his life will not affect them negatively. But they can gain surface, distance, and style proficiency. After his first one, workouts will also increase jockey familiarity, condition, and experience. They may also affect Morale, Prime, Risk, Consistency, Courage, help max unmaxed stats, or even add a point to an already maxed stat. Buddy workouts can only be completed once a month.

However, just cause Buddy Works can be used once a month doesn’t mean they should. Buddy Working too often has consequences. How often a horse can complete workouts is based on their heart gene. If a horse is Buddy Worked too often they will receive a lackluster note and can lose Morale, Rest, and Experience. The lackluster note will appear in their workout history so it is easy to figure out how often a horse can be Buddy Worked. Also, at the start of each year, this is wiped clean so it is always safe to buddy work at the beginning of the year.

Choosing the correct buddy for your horse is important. Your horse’s score needs to be within roughly 10 points of your buddy’s score (20 points for two-year-olds). Otherwise, your horse could lose Morale, Courage, Consistency, or Prime. Something else to remember is that if your runner is buddy worked with low condition, they can gain risk. Your runner’s score is determined by Potential, Peak, Morale, distance, surface, and running style. Your buddy’s score is determined by Potential and running style. Consistency also plays a part in your buddy's score. At age 12, a buddy’s score is cut in half – so a buddy that would usually score an 80 would now score a 40.

Experimenting with buddy workouts can yield exciting results. You will find that pairing of particular running styles will help max stats and that if a buddy and a runner match their score, you may gain a point to an already maxed stat!

You can also always refer to the buddy workout tooltip found just above the buddy workout table.

There are also several different traits that a buddy can have that make them better candidates for workouts or as yearling buddies, all explained in-depth on the Gelding page.
Rehabilitation and Stall Rest
You will likely come across this at some point in some of your Racehorses careers. 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
General
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. The first training of the month (turnout/groundwork) will not take energy.

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08/31/21 3:32 pm
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08/30/21 12:01 pm
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08/28/21 11:46 am
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08/24/21 9:43 pm
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08/21/21 12:58 pm
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08/21/21 12:57 pm
A bug was fixed where yearlings were gaining Morale from Grooming. (Yearlings do not gain Morale from training.)
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08/20/21 6:41 pm
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08/16/21 1:53 pm
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