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Piston // Appendix QH
March 7th, 2019 10:00:16pm
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Hello everyone, 


So I was curious how you all got started in training your horses? Especially the people who have a ton of them, did you start out with one set of store horses? Or one or two stallions and a bunch of mares? or maybe a bunch of sets of store horses? I would really like to learn how to do this better


To add to my question. So let's stay I start with 6 pairs. Are all the foals from those considered 2nd generation? And then I can breed let's say baby from pair 1 to baby from pair 2 (obviously at breeding age) and that would give me third gen baby?



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Moderator ↬ PRYNNE 🐇 picking on me like a four leaf clover
March 7th, 2019 11:01:59pm
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I tend to always work with 4 pairs or 2 pairs. (: 4 pairs definitely makes your lineage looks more full, but sometimes I can't be bothered to have that many.


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March 7th, 2019 11:12:05pm
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To elaborate on what Prynne said, most players train in "pairs" meaning 1 stallion to 1 mare, if the stallions are bred more than once its usually to an ouside breeder but for the most part they stay "exclusive" to the mare you pair it with (this is not required, its just the trend here on HP). How many you start out with is up to you, and up to how much time you have to dedicate to training. I would say it takes me roughly 2 minutes to enter a horse in all of the shows for the week, so making that a "base" time, it would take about 20 minutes to train 10 horses (or 5 pairs). I tend to keep my pairs even in aspect to how many foals I will produce, For example 4 pairs = 2 foals (whih if they end up being 1 stallion, 1 mare, they can be the new pair).  A good place to start, especially when getting your feet wet is about 12 horses (or 6 pairs), that way you spend about 25 minutes a week training, and you're left to do other things on the game with the rest of your week. But I will warn you, some players start out small, they get the "hoarding bug" and will continue to add to thier herd, so don't be suprise if you start with 10 and in 3 weeks you have 30 LOL!


Hopefully that helps =D I'm here for any other questions if you ever wanna slide me a message < 3



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Moderator aveera 🥑 all coding order are getting done this weekend!
March 8th, 2019 12:03:29am
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I'm one of the horders phiz mentioned :P

I also train in pairs and I almost always train a number of pairs so that I will have an even number of foals. With my schnauzers, which are my main breed. I have bred 24 pairs of my main line, and 24 pairs of my secondary line. I think I usually have around 96 schnauzers in training in total. This is pretty extreme and most players don't keep this many animals in training at once.

All of my secondary breeds usually have between 2-6 pairs (4-12 horses/dogs) total. I agree with phiz that 6 pairs is a really good place to start while you decide how much you can handle training wise.


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mango • was monnie
March 8th, 2019 7:38:13pm
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*raises hand* Another breed hoarder lol

I've got 30 pairs of Knabs in training at the moment, so 60 horses, and that's about as much as I can handle for one breed. I also have a ton of other breeds but I tend to keep those to 1-3 pairs (2-6 animals) with a couple exceptions. 

I started out just focusing on four animals at a time, and when I reached higher generations, I just wanted more :P It's just a lot of fun to breed them all and have a divider full of babies lol

For generations, store animals are Gen 1, their babies are Gen 2, and the babies of those babies are Gen 3.

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