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Morale Basics
Morale is how much desire your horse has to run in general. Horses with low Morale may have very high potential, but just don't have any desire to run. On the other hand, horses with high Morale love to run, and paired with talent and high Courage, these horses are often the most competitive. Morale is the single-most important trait, aside from potential and Peak, in determining how well a horse runs. If a horse is performing worse than expected, this could be the culprit!
Genetics
Horses are always born with 0% Morale and will gain it depending upon how they are managed. However, genetics sill play an important role in Morale. A horse's Temperament determines how easily they will maintain Morale. Horses with low Temperament tend to be fussy and finicky and much harder to keep motivated. Horses with high Temperament have a steady attitude and more drive to run.
Training
If you want to increase a horse's Morale, they will need to do some form of training. This is the ONLY way to increase a horse's current Morale without using a special item or feeding Focus. See the detailed training guide for more detailed information on what types of training to do. Remember, some may cause horses to lose Morale so be sure to choose appropriately.

In addition, horses with low Morale are more apt to refuse training, especially interval training. Stick to training that cannot be refused (Maintenance, Long Gallop, Buddy Work) if your horse is low on Morale.
Impact on PR
To get your horse to race at its very best, it will need to have a Green Morale star. Morale being lower (Yellow, Red or Grey) will reduce their PR by a few points - increasing in severity the lower Morale is. Green is the highest, Yellow is Good, Red is Fair and Grey is Poor. You should still balance training to keep it as high as possible.
Racing
Racing at your horse's favorite distance has positive impacts on Morale. However, Morale can decrease in races where a horse faces uncomfortable situations such as: running with equipment notes, running with surface or distance notes, running with energy or condition notes, running on mud if the horse dislikes mud, finishing with a PR a certain amount lower than the winner or downgrading/upgrading.
Special Feeds and Items

Focus
You can increase Morale by feeding Focus. This reduces Experience, so it is usually easier to feed this before a horse actually begins racing - i.e. when a horse is a yearling or two year old. You might also opt to feed Focus if you've missed care or have an older problem horse. Focus may seem expensive, however, increased performance will greatly outweigh the cost in the long run!

Snapshots
Snapshots bring back memories of some of the best times in life. Give these to your horse for an instant Morale boost! Snapshots will set any horse's Morale to 100%.

Bundle of TLC
Bundle of TLC will raise Morale, along with Energy, Condition, Peak, Maturity, and Experience and will also reduce injury Risk and Pregnancy Risk.

Stable Barns
Having your horses housed in Stable Barns helps maintain Morale as well as condition (they will lose less per rollover). You can build barns using Stable Blueprints available in the Pro Shop.

Happy Ball
This item can be found in the Pro-Shop and one of the cheapest ones to use! While equipped, the horse will see improved Morale and Experience for the next 6 months.

Slurpit
This item can be found in the Pro-Shop and one of the cheapest ones to use! Put one of these in your horse's stall to improve their Energy, Rest, and Morale for the next 6 months.

Master Massager
This item can be found in the Pro-Shop. It will increase their Prime, Condition, Rest, and Morale over a period of 4 months. This item may be useful while running the three legs of the trinity.

New Years Resolution
Are you ready to turn over a new leaf? It's time to start out the new year on the right hoof! Using the Resolution will restore all horses aged 3 or older to safe levels of Condition, Energy, Morale, Pregnancy Risk, and Peak/Prime, getting your stable back on track faster after a period of inactivity.

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Issa (#1)
Yesterday at 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.
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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!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 11:34 am
Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 8:36 pm
Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 4:13 pm
SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 2:03 pm
Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
Alex (#165)
10/22/20 10:42 pm
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Issa (#1)
10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 11:30 am
Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
Issa (#1)
10/19/20 12:50 pm
The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
10/16/20 5:46 pm
Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
Issa (#1)
10/15/20 4:40 pm
Steeplechase and Driving Trial transitioning is unavailable until further notice.
Issa (#1)
10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
Issa (#1)
10/10/20 1:18 pm
World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 7:06 pm
Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 6:07 pm
Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 6:27 pm
Horses will be able to enter either region of Gold Cups this year, regardless of where their primary track is located.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 10:27 am
Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!