Breeding

Breeding Tiers

There are now three tiers of horses based on jumping ability or, in some cases, speed ability. The breeding prices of these tiers vary, making it less expensive to breed lower-level horses.

Tier 1: $6,000

Tier 1 Limits – 

SJ, XC, Eventing, Hunters – 0b-4.9b

Flat Racing – .450 – .453

Steeplechase – .440 – .453

BR/PB – .430 – .434

Tier 2: $10,000

Tier 2 Limits –

SJ, XC, Eventing, Hunters – 5b – 6.9b

Flat Racing – .455 – .457

Steeplechase – .445 – 447

BR/PB – .435 – .437

Tier 3: 14,000

Tier 3 Limits –

SJ, XC, Eventing, Hunters – 7b+

Flat Racing – .458 – .459

Steeplechase – .448 – .449

BR/PB – .438-.439

Modern Dressage, Classical Dressage, Western Dressage, Archery, Advanced Western (roping), Western Pleasure/Hunter Flat, Hunter Pace, and Trails disciplines do not have a tier, and will take the breeding price of Tier 2. 

Rules

  • Both breeding horses must be registered with the Equestriworlds Showing Federation and must each have at least * (one star) breeding eligibility.
  • Barn must be registered as a breeding barn.
  • Must be at least a level 6 to breed.
  • Straws can be taken from a (minimum) * stallion at level 5. (Registered Barn still required)
  • In order to own a pregnant mare, you must be at least level-6 (this means nobody can breed your horse for you and then give it back.)
  • You must OWN or CO-OWN the brand/barn in order to breed at the barn.
  • The horses you are breeding must match their ESF registration page. If they do not match up (name is different, owner is different, etc), you will be asked to submit a change form before breeding.

More on Breeding Prices:

If both horses are owned by the same player:

Full price is paid based on Tier.

If both horses are owned by different players:

Full price must be paid total, but each player will pay half of Tier Based price. 

A breeder can request that the other party pays the full Tier Based price. 

Rights to the Foal

Rights to the foal goes to whoever owns the mare during the time of breeding unless otherwise negotiated.

Rights Include:

  • Branding
  • Naming
  • Registering
  • Bodily Decisions (vaccines and neutering)

All rights listed above are automatically given unless there are mutually agreed differences between participating parties.

However, if the party that does not own the mare pays a broodmare fee, that party will gain rights to the foal. When the broodmare fee is paid and accepted by the mare’s owner, the mare owner understands that the other party now has rights to the foal. Ownership of the foal when born can be transferred briefly to the other party to brand. 

Eligibility:

Horses must now earn a number of 1-6 show ribbons in their selected discipline before they can breed. We determine breeding eligibility through distinctions. 

Distinctions are as follows:

Stallion Grades: 

Ster * 

Premium * *

Keur * * *

Preferent * * * *

Mare Grades:

Keur  *

Elite * *

Preferent * * *

Prestiate * * * *

Star eligibilities are as follows:

* = 10 ribbons

** = 25 ribbons

*** = 40 ribbons

**** = 60 ribbons

As you earn ribbons on your horse, you can submit them to the registry to be added to your horse’s ESF page. Once your horse has enough ribbons for your desired distinction, you can submit a change form and request that said distinction is added. Once your horse has its first distinction when it hits 10 ribbons, it is able to breed. All ribbons submitted for recording must be pinned to the horse, and will be checked by registry workers. You can find ribbon submission tickets at ./warp ESF. Geldings cannot gain distinctions, but can have ribbons recorded.

Elevated Pricing

The more 1-6 ribbons your horse has recorded on its ESF page, the higher you may charge for that horse. For every 5 ribbons a horse earns, you can charge $1,000 higher than the maximum price for that breed. 

How often can you breed?

Players Level-6 and up can breed up to three times per week.

Mares have a two week cool down period after the birth of a foal; unless the mare is bred again in an after-birth heat cycle.

Stallions have a two day cool down period after impregnating a mare. 

What counts as one “breeding”?

The player who owns the mare that will be pregnant is the player that will use one of their breedings. 

How do I care for my mare and foal?

After you breed your mare to a stallion of choice, your mare will immediately show signs of pregnancy in her symptoms. Symptoms will include:

– Increased Hunger

– Grumpy

– Angry

– Decreased Stats

Instead of the normal .80 point decrease in health, she will now lose .90 daily. Please give her appropriate feed to make up for more hunger. She’ll be eating for two!

Your mare’s gestation period (time of pregnancy) will last 7 days from the day of breeding.  Please supplement her with one cup of Mare-Care daily, including the day she is impregnated. Without Mare-Care, the foals stats may be less than average and her chances of having a heat cycle after birth will be lower. Keep your mare at a slightly higher body condition, 4-7 is best. Higher or lower than that can cause complications at birth.

After the 7 day gestation period, you will be notified that she will give birth soon when you come online. The birth can take up to two hours. When your foal is born, please claim it with /h claim. If you plan on vaccinating or branding, please do so at this time. You do not have to neuter right away, but if you would like to, you may. 

Day 1:

After the foal is born, it will nurse off the mother for 7 days. The foal will not need feed or water, its mother will still need .90 worth of feed daily. Mare-Care supplement can be eliminated now. Please keep the dam and foal together during this period.

Day 8:

After the foal stage, he/she will turn into a yearling. Your yearling will still be small sized, but they can be weaned from their mother. A yearling will eat 5 cups of Foal-Mix per day. Your yearling will follow around other horses, think of this as him/her trying to make friends. You can sell the yearling or transfer ownership at this stage. Worms are common in this stage.

Day 15:

Yearling stage will pass, and adolescent comes in. Your adolescent horse can now be ridden and will eat like an adult, taking in .80 points per day. At this stage, he/she cannot breed yet. Worms are common in this stage.

Day 21: 

Your horse is now an adult! He/she is now able to breed.

Basic Horse Breeding/Heat Cycle

Stallions have a cool down of 2 days after breeding to a mare.

Mares go into a heat cycle about every two weeks, each cycle lasting between 1 and 3 days. When a mare is in heat, she will produce more urine, and show symptoms or being in heat. She will also start following stallions. This is when she can be bred.

After she gives birth, there is about an 85% chance she’ll go into an after birth heat cycle, this is best for broodmares.

Mare-Care helps increase the chances of an after-birth heat cycle, and also helps produce a better foal.

Overweight mares (Above a body score of 7) have a small chance of having a miscarriage.

Underweight mares (Below a body score of 4) have a small chance of having a foal prematurely. Premature foals have a small chance of death during birth.