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General Tips
Join our discord channel! There is so much to learn on Flying For Home and you can get 24/7 support on discord which you can either use via your web browser or download the app. Our mod team is spread across the globe to ensure someone is almost always on hand for whatever you need, as well as many veteran members who hang out here and will be more than willing to help. In addition to support, our community is friendly and loves welcoming new members with open arms! You'll often find people willing to do quick trades, offer advice, or simply chat in the Discord.

Visit the Item Database in the Handbook whenever you need to know more about an item. Not only does this show descriptions and prices, but additional tips that may help you decide when and where to use some items.

See that little green recycling icon to the right? Rusty The Recycler rewards you for feeding him your rubbish!
Money Tips
Play Springo! Who doesn't like a fun mini game that earns you some cash for playing? Head on over to the Vale Of Runes, which is found under the Community tab, and you can earn up to $100,000 FFH dollars per day as well as a chance to be entered into the weekly raffle for a random item.

Replying to news posts is a great way to earn a little extra income! Just make sure you're following the listed rules. You can also earn money (significantly less) by participating in forum posts and discussions. Sometimes members post contest they are hosting or discussions they're curious about, so it is a good place to browse.

If you're feeling tight on cash, be sure to visit the Money Management page for a more in-depth look at how to earn (and keep) your money!
Horse Care Tips
Don't use special feeds more than needed. Though they aren't necessarily going to break the bank, the cost and side effects can add up over time. For example, if your horse doesn't really need Hype, consider giving them a meet off of racing instead!

Always, always, always put Basic Wraps on your horses before racing. Doing so significantly reduces their chances of injury in races. Injuries mean time off from racing, and could also mean costly vet bills.
Horse Buying Tips
Don't avoid geldings! Just because a horse isn't stud material doesn't mean they cannot be a great racer -- you'll find geldings to be valuable even when you aren't new, as they can provide you with great buddy workout benefits once they retire.

Look for leases! Head on over to the Sales Arena and check out the leases available on a regular basis - this is an ideal way to get quality, graded stakes racers at a low price without having to worry about what to do with them when they are ready to retire.

Buy from the Yearling Sales! The annual sale is the best way to find talented prospects to form the foundation of racing string for future years. Every horse in the sale is guaranteed to be stakes quality and it's not uncommon to unearth some superstars. We always encourage newer players to buy as many as they possibly can as these will likely be better than horses you'll find from the Horse Trader or sales. If you're not sure what to bid on you can't go wrong picking the cheapest horses.
Racing and Training Tips
Entering races when you're new can sometimes be a little confusing. Always click the button to double check your entry to avoid less than ideal entering. It's okay if a couple things are yellow, but aim for having everything green. Also, avoid putting fillies in open races!

A trick for prepping your horses to race is to enter them first so that when you train them you can train them on the surface and distance they’re entered. It’s a good way to see if you entered them on a surface and distance that they may not be trained for and correct it. Then last, after training, you still have the opportunity to feed a special feed (such as Hype) if needed.

Check your race notes! Visiting your "Stable Results" from your barn profile will show you how your horses performed in the most recent meet and will also give you indicators for race notes. Any horse with a yellow exclamation mark has race notes to view, and if you click on this - you can get valuable information to potentially enhance how your horse performs in their races.
Breeding Tips
When you start breeding carefully review the Handbook sections about Breeding and ask questions if you need help figuring out how to match.

The most common frustrations from breeding all revolve around matching too early. If you match too early you're making your life more difficult in a couple ways. Most importantly, you're probably missing out on 50% or more of the stallions that will be listed this breeding season. You're also far more likely to be denied if you're matching early. Save yourself some stress and wait to match until February and your matching experience is more likely to be a positive one.

Include a note about your mares bloodtype on the request! A lot of breeders won't look at a request unless this has been done, so take the extra time to note this so that your request isn't automatically denied on this basis. If you need any help with bloodtypes on specific mares, hop on over to the Discord -- we have a specific #breeding_help channel!

Fancy color does not equal quality. Breeding for color alone will hurt your stable over time -- take the time to look into pedigrees rather than choosing the first sparkly stud you find for your mare. Stud owners often charge higher fees for colored studs as well, so this could help save some money in your first few breeding seasons.

Genes are far from the most important component of determining a foal's stats. Good genes do not automatically mean a foal will max well, so it's important to focus on Producer Quality rather than becoming overly fixated on perfect gene matches. Most performance genes actually have no correlation with a horse's maximum stats.

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December
Year 46

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
10/12/21 1:23 pm
Your Rank, with the exception of Diamond, is now based upon starts rather than points. Your rank will upgrade as follows: Novice - 100 starts; Amateur - 500 starts; Savvy - 1,500 starts; Master - 3,000 starts; Diamond - 50,000 points.
Issa (#1)
10/07/21 9:07 pm
Update: Rollover is postponed until Saturday.
Issa (#1)
10/06/21 3:24 pm
Forever Pros can now see Travel Affinity on horse pages.
Issa (#1)
10/05/21 6:47 pm
You can now Add Matches for mares via the button found on colt and stallion pages. You can then visit a mare's Breeding Info page to view a list of her matches.
Issa (#1)
10/05/21 1:38 pm
You may now perform Grade inspections on retired and pensioned geldings who previously produced foals.
Issa (#1)
10/03/21 8:34 pm
Stud Packages may now be purchased from the Genetics page of colts/stallions. This bundle will reveal: Stat Genes, Heritage, Peak, Prime, and Athleticism. Prices are based upon rank. If you already have stablewides, this does not concern you - it is just a way for players to invest in promising individuals without purchasing stablewides.
Issa (#1)
09/26/21 2:39 pm
There's only 4 days left to register for the October Spooktacular game tournament! Click here for more info about the tournament, prizes, and how to sign up.
Issa (#1)
09/26/21 12:16 pm
Horse Name Scramble answers can be found here!
Issa (#1)
09/26/21 12:13 pm
If you're curious what you missed - Scavenger Hunt answers can be found here!
Issa (#1)
09/24/21 4:06 pm
Gelding incentive payouts have been increased significantly.
Issa (#1)
09/23/21 3:54 pm
Rest did not get added at the start of August. It has now been added to all horses.
Issa (#1)
09/23/21 11:15 am
Scavenger Hunt hint: #26 can be found somewhere within the Genetics section of the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
09/20/21 9:47 pm
The yearling auction is open for consignment. Consignments will close (and bidding will open) at the start of September.
Issa (#1)
09/16/21 12:23 pm
You can now earn a Radiant activity badge if you send at least 10 Sparks of Joy per week.
Issa (#1)
09/15/21 10:00 pm
Registration is now open for the October Spooktacular board game tournament! Click here to learn more about the tournament and how to register.
Issa (#1)
09/15/21 1:49 pm
A couple bugs with Maintenance stat gains have been fixed. Horses will now gain stats from Maintenance at the appropriate rate and stats improved will be listed in the successful training notification.
Issa (#1)
09/13/21 4:11 pm
Hint for scavenger hunt #5 - it can be found somewhere within the Community tab.
Issa (#1)
09/10/21 1:08 pm
3 year olds now have a chance to improve in stats when racing.
Issa (#1)
09/09/21 8:27 pm
Fancy yourself a word wiz? Give this Word Scramble a try! Make a copy, write your answers in, and send it to a moderator when you're done. If you finish all 25 correctly, you'll win a ticket into the bonus raffle.

Once again, please don't share your answers with others!
Issa (#1)
09/07/21 5:17 pm
Let the scavenger hunt begin! 30 items are hidden around FFH and it's your job to find them. Keep a list of what items you found (in numerical order) and send it to a moderator (on Discord or FFH) when you're done. Turn in all 30 for 1 bonus raffle ticket + another surprise! Give up early? Turn in 20 for 1 bonus raffle ticket.

Sharing is not caring in this endeavor. Please keep all answers to yourself.
Issa (#1)
09/06/21 12:24 pm
PayPal continues to have problems with 90% of PC purchases so automation has been turned off until we can figure out what's wrong. All PC purchased will be sent to you within 24 hours of payment. There's no need to message me unless it hasn't arrived within 24 hours. I'll post another update whenever we get automated PC deposits working again. Thanks for your patience!
Issa (#1)
08/31/21 3:32 pm
More 2 year old races have been added for TB/GB and QH/PH for May A. We'll also have an expanded card for May B.
Issa (#1)
08/31/21 2:32 pm
Legendary Inventors has been subbed out for Viticulture in the tournament as we determined Viticulture isn't as smooth for turn-based play. Everyone signed up for Favorites Fair will receive invitations to Legendary Inventors today.
Issa (#1)
08/30/21 4:03 pm
Prices for Blood Test and Blood Range have been reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/30/21 1:58 pm
Prizes for reaching higher ranks have been updated. You can see the new prize lists on this page. Everyone has also been awarded any new prizes available for their current rank.
Issa (#1)
08/30/21 12:03 pm
Make sure you've filled out the invitation request form if you want to participate in the Birthday Bash. A number of people who contacted with interest haven't requested invitations. If you've requested invitations and haven't received one within 48 hours, please contact the division host.
Issa (#1)
08/30/21 12:01 pm
2 year olds will now receive their Travel affinity advancement bonus if they ran at least 4 races. (3 year olds still require 10 total.)
Issa (#1)
08/30/21 11:05 am
Energy has been reset to 100% and Condition to a minimum of 80%.
Issa (#1)
08/28/21 1:09 pm
Prices for all standard feeds, excluding Gleam, have been reduced. This includes pallet prices.
Issa (#1)
08/28/21 11:46 am
The extra fee for multiple entries in color shows has been reduced from $20,000 (per entry) to $10,000 (per entry).
Issa (#1)
08/26/21 12:31 pm
~It's almost my birthday and I'll game if I want to! Collect donuts if I want to, roll dice if I want to! You can game too if it sounds fun to you!~

We hosting a mega board game tournament for the month of September! There are several categories to pick from, ranging from quick and silly to more complex, so don't be shy about joining us even if you're not an experienced gamer. You can find all the exciting details in this document. Hope to see you there!
Issa (#1)
08/26/21 3:30 am
Basic Wraps now have 10 uses. All existing Basic Wraps, including those equipped to horses, have been boosted to 10 uses remaining.
Issa (#1)
08/25/21 6:44 pm
Waystone now improves travel affinity by one level.
Issa (#1)
08/24/21 9:51 pm
Horses who score 98%+ in color shows will receive 2 bonus points. These points have been retroactively awarded for all Y46 shows.
Issa (#1)
08/24/21 9:43 pm
The annual community survey is now available! This is a pretty thorough survey, so please allow a little time to complete. You may complete the survey anonymously, but we'll be sending a small token of appreciation to all who opt to include their name/ID.
Issa (#1)
08/24/21 3:08 am
Savings interest will be removed after April A. Please make sure to claim your last available interest this meet.
Issa (#1)
08/21/21 12:58 pm
All broodmares are eligible for special trade-in at the Golden Apple Orchard. You will receive no rewards for using this limited-time option, so if a mare is eligible in the normal trade-in use it instead.
Issa (#1)
08/21/21 12:57 pm
A bug was fixed where yearlings were gaining Morale from Grooming. (Yearlings do not gain Morale from training.)
Issa (#1)
08/20/21 6:41 pm
Broodmares not bred will lose Fertility in July. (In foal and covered mares count as 'bred'.) Mares who cannot be bred due to injury are exempt.
Issa (#1)
08/16/21 1:53 pm
Color shows now award Breeding Passes. These are currently awarded at the same rate as Breeding Passes for race starts, but may be adjusted in the future. Breeding Passes have been retroactively awarded for all Y46 shows.
Briana (#3)
08/16/21 11:37 am
Join us on Discord for a workshop on Breeding Stud Quality at 8PM FFH time tonight!
Issa (#1)
08/11/21 1:44 pm
Activity Badges are temporarily unavailable.
Issa (#1)
08/08/21 3:09 pm
Private Sales are no longer available. Leases may only be listed for a maximum of 18 months.
Issa (#1)
08/08/21 12:43 pm
Suggested stud fees have been updated with consideration for HT stallions.
Issa (#1)
08/05/21 2:55 pm
New skin Fireflies is now available! We have discontinued support for several outdated skins and anyone using those skins has been automatically swapped to Fireflies.
Issa (#1)
08/04/21 8:48 pm
Code that alters the appearance and/or function of FFH pages has never been permitted with the exception of stable pages. However, this rule now extends to the entire site, meaning CSS is no longer permitted on stable pages. You may still display image banners in the banner section or create tables and/or layouts within the appropriate section of your stable profile.
Issa (#1)
08/01/21 2:20 pm
Suggested stud fees have been adjusted to reflect recent changes in Development and Heritage. This is unlikely to result in significant changes for most horses, but may be important for some.
Issa (#1)
08/01/21 1:30 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard prizes have been rebalanced and include some new additions.
Issa (#1)
08/01/21 12:02 pm
Coffee with a mod? Coffee with a mod! Come hang out in Discord and ask all your New Year's questions!
Issa (#1)
08/01/21 1:41 am
Do you read news posts? Don't forget to reply to earn some cash and a chance to win some New Year's prizes! (Be sure to follow the rules!)