Basic Guidelines
  • No excessive or sexually explicit swearing, or using swear words to attack or harm other people (which you shouldn't be doing anyway).
  • No filter-dodging.
  • Please keep topics in chat and on the forums appropriate for all of the ages that play HP.
  • There are five basic accounts allowed per person, however, you can have an unlimited number of upgrades.
  • Trial upgrades and starter packs are for new players to the game only!
  • Use common sense.
  • Don't "toe the line". You know what you're doing, we know what you're doing. So just don't.

    Interaction Between Players
  • Be respectful of everyone.
  • No slanderous or libelous discussion, and no "blacklists" of players.
  • Do not flood the chat rooms (keep it to two posts or less of the same post).
  • No double posting in the forums (posting twice in a row) unless it has been at minimum 24 hours between your posts. If you have something additional to add, please use the edit post feature. The exception to this rule is bumping up a new thread you just created.
  • No trolling. Seriously.
  • No spamming other players with unwanted advertisements and solicitations. This includes advertising your own business or soliciting for referrals if you're not actually playing HP - we're not a free-for-all advertising board.

    The Serious Stuff
  • Do not scam other players, or link people to scamming websites. If you agree to pay for a service, and recieve the service, then you need to pay for the service as agreed.
  • Don't steal from other players. If you have access to their account and move their money or animals without permission, that's stealing. This also includes using images and resources that are not yours to use. Please do not sell images that you did not make without the permission of the original artist.
  • Do not harass, threaten or use extortion/black mail to get things out of other players.
  • Don't post inappropriate images or links to inappropriate websites (if they are designed for those over the age of 18, it's probably not HP appropriate), pornography, 18 and over role play websites, or otherwise "adults-only" content.
  • Racist, homophobic, or otherwise intolerant and/or derogatory remarks are never allowed.

    Trading Rules
  • Nothing is to be sold or traded on HP for real money, with exception to upgrades from the upgrade auction system and Horse Phenomena Bucks (HPB/cash shop credits).
  • Accounts cannot be sold between players. You may share accounts or give accounts away.
  • Don't trade HP currency for currency from other games.

    Graphics and Layouts
    In order to maintain a good relationship with artists so that our players can continue to use their images, and to keep you and us out of any legal trouble due to copyright laws, we have a few rules regarding images displayed on HP. Having these rules allows all of our players to continue to make their own art for animals and home pages.

    If you have any questions about these rules, please message a staff member, and we will be happy to answer your questions! You may also want to check out our Crediting Guide.

  • All images used on animals and in layouts on HP must be stock that are for free use, or that you have the right to use.
  • You must follow the stock provider's rules for using their images, as well as ours. For example, if the stock provider says not to be used on SIM games, that means you can't use it on HP.
  • Every resource used in making a photo manipulation must be credited with the full URL of the artist.
      1. Every photo, drawing, lyric, poem, quote, or text taken from somewhere must have full and accurate credits ON the picture itself. This does not include fonts and brushes where the creator does not require credit, and does not include crediting the program that was used to make the art.
      2. Examples of full URL formatting for a variety of sites can be found on the Crediting Help page. Remember, if more than one person contributed to a stock image, like they often do on Colour Lovers, both artists must be credited. Colourlovers credits can also be in the form of an actual clickable link to the pattern.
      3. If you're using your own photos, you still need to credit them. You can link your portfolio if you have one, or you can say something like "Horse Photo by [Your Name]" - but you still need to credit it because we still need to know where it came from.
  • All credits must be clear and legible. Some images degrade over time, so in these cases you will be asked to fix it.
  • All hand drawn pieces of art must credit any references you used and say "Drawn by [Your Name]" on them.
  • Graphics and Layouts posted in the graphic auctions must have full credits on the image preview, in the HP auction description, or link to a full image with credits on the image.
  • You may manipulate the HTML and CSS on your homepage, so long as all parts of the navigation are viable and functioning, and none of your animals, events, or player information is covered up.
  • Layouts with gore which shows any human or animal suffering are not permitted on HP.
  • Custom animal stylesheets must have URL credits in the credits box for any images or patterns you use in them (or fonts requiring credit). All images/patterns/fonts used in them must be stock or open source and allowed to be used on a sim game. This does not include the credits for your animal's image, as those must remain on the animal's image like normal.

  • All donation money must be used to benefit the club, it may not be used to pay the president.
  • Keep your club active. Each new president has 7 days to get their club active (get a layout/registry requirements up, etc.), and if after that the club isn't active, it will be re-assigned and you will be prevented from running in clubs for 3 months.