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Breeding Basics

Breeding
Breeding Skill
Players must have unlocked the 1st breeding skill through the Skills page. If you have not unlocked this skill yet, you will be unable to breed. You must unlock all ten training skills before you can unlock any breeding skills.
Breeding Season
The breeding season takes place from February-June. Mares will remain pregnant for 11 months. The foaling season takes place from January-May. Therefore, for example, if a mare was bred in February, she'll foal in January of the following year.
Breeding Passes
In order to breed your mare(s), you have to have one breeding pass for every mare. You can obtain passes through racing your horses, turning in apples at the Golden Apple Orchard, Farm Plots, and by entering the daily breeding pass raffle. If you do not have a breeding pass, your mare will not be covered.

The amount of starts it takes to earn breeding passes depends on rank.
Green: 200 starts
Novice: 150 starts
Amateur: 100 starts
Savvy: 75 starts
Master: 60 starts
Diamond: 50 starts
Stud Fee Costs
Some stud fees may be intimidating, but there are lots of options to choose from. One stallion may be cheaper and produce better than a stud standing at a higher fee. When breeding to a Freshman Sire (sire who has produced less than 5 offspring) you have a 30% chance of not using a Breeding Pass. Also as an incentive to breed to Horse Trader Stallions, every one you breed to earns you $250,000. If you do not have enough cash or PC to pay for the stud fee upon shipping your mare, the stud owner will be unable to cover her, so it is wise to check your bank balance first.
Matching
For information specifically on how to match your horses, visit the Intro to Matching page.
Requesting
Once you have found a stallion that matches well with your mare, you can send a stud request. You do this by navigating to the stallion's breeding info page and selecting the Request button. Only one request on a mare can go out at a time and then it is up to the stud owner to accept or deny the request. Most stud owners don't begin accepting/denying mares until February so you should not expect to see a response to your requests until at least February. If March rolls around and you have not heard back within a week, it would not hurt to politely ask the stud owner if they've perhaps forgotten to check your request. Keep in mind it is important to not be pushy but polite if you have questions to ask stud owners regarding your matches.

Eventually, you will get a response (hopefully sooner rather than later). Your mare might be accepted by her first choice stallion. However, you should expect to see some mares denied their first choice stallion. You can never completely avoid it, no matter how carefully you match a mare. In most cases, being denied is not a reflection on you or your mare/match, but a limit on how many mares a stud can reasonably cover in a year. (Most stallions cover only 5-8 mares a year and some may receive up to 50+ requests.)

Do not take it personally if you’re denied. Go back to that list of stallions you made and send a request to one of the other backup stallions you found for her.

There are some cases in which mares are denied for unreasonable expectations. If your mare was denied because of not being an exact blood type match, one or two bad Stat gene crosses, or for something that was completely beyond your control, make note of it. There’s no sense wasting your time sending your mares to someone that is going to deny them, repeatedly, for something superficial.

It’s also worth noting that there’s a big difference between “He had a lot of mares and ultimately I had to go with those with better Heritage/Stat genes” from a full stallion (completely reasonable) and seeing “I don’t like the FxG in Early Speed and Acceleration” or “I only accept exact blood type” from a stallion who isn’t full (unreasonable).
Shipping
When your mare has been accepted by the stud owner and she’s ready to be covered, you can click on the truck icon to ship her to the stud owner. This is found on the Mare Services page under Breeding. If she foaled that month, you will have to wait until the following month to ship her. If you are breeding in house with one of your own studs, you will still be required to "ship" your mare and then visit the Breeding Center yourself to cover her.
Checkups
All mares will need to perform two Checkups at the Veterinarian which can be found on the Services tab. Your mare can have her Initial Checkup in the month following her original cover. The results of this checkup will inform you if the mare is in foal or if she didn't take. If she didn't and breeding season is still going on, she can be re-bred. She will need to be shipped again to the stud for a re-cover which can be done via the Mare Services page, found under the Breeding tab. This will not cost you another breeding pass nor stud fee.

After the Initial Checkup, all mares will need to go to the vet one more time for a Final Checkup, which happens 5 months after the original breeding. This makes sure the mare is still in foal. The results of this checkup will also tell you if the mare has miscarried her foal. If she has, she cannot be re-bred this year but may breed again the next year. Mares who do not receive their second checkup before the end of December will have foals that will be more likely to suffer from negative Genetic Anomalies.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
01/21/23 6:28 pm
A new annual mini-contest for EMM mares begins this year! The first awards will be handed out in Y53. More info can be found here.
Issa (#1)
01/20/23 11:42 am
January will be 2 weeks this year which places rollover on Sunday, January 28th. As this has been working well for everyone in recent years, this will always be the case for January going forward unless otherwise announced.
Issa (#1)
01/18/23 11:19 am
Entry Suggestions no longer show for players who have purchased Hidden Stats, as stats and Potential are a more accurate way to choose grade and style.
Issa (#1)
01/15/23 11:34 am
Consignments are open for the Y52 Training Sales. Bidding will begin in early February.
Issa (#1)
01/01/23 2:48 pm
Select Sale horses now come with a minimum of Moderate Travel.
Issa (#1)
12/14/22 1:05 pm
The Y51 Yearling Sales are open for consignments! Consignments will close in early September, at which time bidding begins.
Issa (#1)
11/27/22 11:44 pm
Registration is open for Up to Snow Good (December-January) Board Game Arena tournaments. Check out #🏆tournament-info for more details!
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 10:45 pm
Backgrounds can now be assigned with Tack Sets in your Settings.
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 2:58 pm
A dusting of gold has been sighted swirling around FFH... Head over to #🦄behind-the-scenes on Discord to cast your vote!
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:47 pm
The grade 'cap' (PR at which horses earn Handily) for G2 has been increased to 150 and G3 to 120.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:45 pm
All horses now earn 5 Golden Apples per Allowance start. Horses 4 years and older also earn 2 Golden Apples per G3 start. Golden Apple rewards do not vary by breed or race type.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 5:42 pm
Allowance purses have increased to 100,000 and G3 purses have increased to 150,000.
Issa (#1)
11/12/22 3:56 pm
Pasture is no longer available for yearlings or horses in training.
Issa (#1)
11/05/22 4:31 pm
Goldblood geldings are now available from the Horse Trader.
Issa (#1)
11/04/22 4:55 pm
February rollover will begin at 3:00am on Sunday, rather than 1:00am, due to the daylight savings time change.
Issa (#1)
10/29/22 2:11 pm
The racing auction will open tomorrow after the rollover to February. Please get your last consignments in today!
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 11:43 pm
November Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Info can be found in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 7:53 pm
A breeding workshop will be held at 6:00pm tomorrow (Friday) in Discord. If you can't make it, you're welcome to PM or DM me a questions in advance. If sending a PM, please use the subject 'Breeding Workshop'.
Issa (#1)
10/25/22 4:25 pm
Breeding Skills now unlock after earning 3 Training Skills.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 11:22 pm
The Y50 Celebration Raffle will be held on Saturday, probably in the early afternoon. A ping will be sent on Discord before it begins. You don't need to be present to win.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:05 pm
There is a new option to mark Leases as Newbie Friendly. This designation places a 'Sprout' icon next to the price in the Sales Arena and on the horse's page, indicating that a seller is interested in leasing to an inexperienced player. (This does not prevent experienced players from offering on the lease.)
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:02 pm
There is a new link in the Forum to view all of your Subscribed Posts at once.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:01 pm
The Stable Results page now shows the overall top PR ran among your horses each week.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 5:59 pm
There is a new Best PR icon which will appear on a horse's page (next to Race History) and Stable Results whenever a horse runs a new personal best. You can toggle this off in your Settings.
Bucky (#2464)
10/19/22 10:15 pm
All consignments have been removed from the Y51 Training Sale due to some bugs. It is now fixed and previously consigned will need to be re-consigned.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 1:51 pm
The Y51 Training Sale is open for consignments. As with the yearling sales, there is a regular section (FFH$) and Pro section (PC). Eligibility information can be found on the Consignment page.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 11:50 am
Genotype Search now includes an option to filter stallions by Grade. Full and Cloaked Line studs are automatically hidden by default to help reduce clicks needed when searching.
Issa (#1)
10/18/22 6:24 pm
All of the new Stable Upgrade options are now available! This includes the replacement version of retired New Year's Resolution and Cupid's Arrow.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:51 pm
Tracks can be unassigned as often as needed in January and February to prevent a horse getting 'stuck' when accidentally assigning the wrong track.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:24 pm
Imports now have a minimum Potential of 30, though most should end up mid-30s or higher depending on Stat Genes.
Issa (#1)
10/16/22 11:39 am
2 and 3 year olds no longer consume extra Energy when training or performing buddy workouts.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not transition to steeplechase or driving trials until they have at least 10 racing starts or are at least 6 years old.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not breed or run as workout buddies until they have 100% Maturity.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:24 pm
Quick Match has been removed from the game. New Year's Resolution has been retired, but replaced with the New Leaf upgrade. (If you have NYR, you can still use it.) There are some other exciting new upgrades making their way into the Pro Shop!
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 12:14 pm
The exchange rate for trading Breeding Passes for an Import Voucher has been changed to 50 Passes = 1 Voucher.
Issa (#1)
09/26/22 7:27 pm
Registration is open for October's trick or treat BGA tournament! Join to win cool (or is it ghoul?) prizes! For more info or to sign up, check out the #🏆tournament-info channel.
Issa (#1)
09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 11:28 am
Looking to cut back on racers? Mark your calendars now! We'll be hosting a trial run of an Training Auction in February Y51. Consignments will be open in January and all racing horses who meet the requirements (which will be more relaxed than YA) will be eligible for consignment.
Issa (#1)
09/11/22 1:24 pm
Consignments for the Y50 Yearling Sale are open! The requirements page has been updated and includes a few changes to eligibility and fees.
Issa (#1)
09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
Issa (#1)
09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
Issa (#1)
08/30/22 11:53 am
Cake It Easy tournaments begin Thursday! Make sure you've signed up if you want to participate, received all the invites you needed, and have accepted all your invites.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 1:28 pm
Training and feeding are reopen! You can now train and feed from a single Care page. All other options (selling, gelding, pasturing, etc.) can be found on the Manage page.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:52 pm
Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/25/22 1:53 pm
Registrations are open for September's Board Game Arena tournaments! No prior experience needed - sign up and join the fun! Details are posted in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
08/18/22 6:02 pm
Frosting markings have been updated and now include a 3rd option. You may need to CTRL+F5 to see the updates.
Issa (#1)
08/16/22 1:09 pm
We've dropped in some backend efficiency improvements for the GB breed. This change has no impacts on gameplay and simply makes scripts run smoother. If you notice anything amiss, such as a GB breed icon not showing up somewhere, please post a bug.