Helpful Information

Breeding

Rules

– Both participating horses MUST be breed registered and the registration proof must be given at the time of breeding. (Official copy of registration book, renamed properly with the registration number. NO OTHER FORM OF REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN.) You can register your horse by doing to /warp Registry

– Barn MUST be registered as a breeding barn.

– Must be at least level-6 to breed.

– You can have straws taken from your Stallion ONLY at level-5 (Registered horse and 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.

Prices:

If both horses are owned by the same player:

$8,000

If both horses are owned by two different players:

$8,000 ($4,000 from each participating player.)

  • A breeder can request that the other party pays the full $8,000

Rights to the Foal

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

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.

How often can you breed?

Players Level-6 and up can breed up to 3 times per week. A breeding pass ($4,000) can be purchased for additional breedings (1 Breeding per pass).

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.

Feeding

Feeding is an important part of owning a horse. Feeding the right grains, and the right amount will ensure a healthy and happy horse. There are many different types of feed.

In real life, equestrians use whats called a Body Condition Scale/Score (Often referred to as the BCS). This score helps you keep track of how healthy your horse is. This scale is between the numbers zero and nine. Keeping track of your horse’s body condition score is very important to maintaining your horse’s health.

Body Condition Scale:

-Very Obese [9]

-Obese [8]

-Overweight [7]

-Fleshy [6]

-Mild fleshy [5]

-Healthy [4]

-Mild Thin [3]

-Thin [2]

-Underweight [1]

-Extremely underweight [0]

All horses have an ideal body score,

-Pregnant Mares should be kept at a hearty 5-6

-Foals and Yearlings do best at 4-5

-Adult horses also do okay at a 5 but are best at a 4

When the feeding plugin comes into play, every horse’s score will begin at a 4 (Healthy) every 24 hours, the score will drop by .80. That means, the next day, your horse will have a score of 3.20. Your job as a horse owner is to replenish what the horse loses. 

It is important not to feed your horse too much, try to stick to feeding higher nutritional value feeds and use the smaller values as fillers. Feeding too much in volume can cause colic in some horses. This can be different in each horse so be cautious!

Exercise does effect the body score! The more exercise the horse gets, the more feed you should give, we have created many different types of feeds to suit what the horse’s needs are! Each type of feed adds a certain amount of points to the score. 

Some feeds are made specifically for certain events such as pregnant or nursing mares, foals or horse that needs a little health boost!

Feed Types

(Each number of points is what one “cup” (piece) of grain is.)

Feed NamePointsDescription
Basic Trotter Feed0.16Basic feed, nothing special.
Hay Pellets0.12Adds a little extra to your horse’s meal!
Sweet Feed0.20A heavier feed type.
Minevite0.17A healthy, hearty option.
Sport Feed0.20A healthy option for athletic horses.
Weight Boost0.35Helps pack on pounds.
Mare-Care0.0Helps ensure a healthy foal.
Foal Mix0.12Feed once weaned from dam.
Immune Boost0.0Used to keep away illnesses, not to gain points.
Apple0.11A treat for once in a while!
Carrot0.10A healthy treat for once in a while!
Sugar Cube0.11A treat for once in a while!

Immune Boost

Immune Boost is like a supplement, since it adds no nutritional value but can aid in protecting and lessening the chances of contracting a contagious illness. This is recommended by Veterinarians to help evacuate an illness and help your horses feel better, faster!

Mare-Care

Mare-Care feed should only be fed to pregnant mares, this feed is important to feed during a pregnancy to ensure a smooth pregnancy and birth!

Foal Mix

Foal Mix is given to yearlings once they are weaned off their mothers. Over feeding a young horse can cause serious issues as their digestive system is more sensitive than and adult horse.

Pasture Time

Horses can gain weight while on pasture! As long as they are standing on grass, they will gain 0.07 points per hour! No! You cannot leave your horse on pasture 24/7 as they will gain points very quickly, so be careful leaving them on pasture!

Knowing how to add and subtract decimals will greatly help you feed your horses properly. Finding the right feeding schedule for your time will be key to taking care of your horses. Get all the help you can! Hire stablehands, or offer a Co-Op boarding position. Co-op boarding means that you and a boarder share the duties of feeding and caring for horses daily.

Can horses die from not being fed?

With the feeding plugin, if a horse is left with a body condition score of zero for over six weeks, the horse will die. The 6 week count starts as soon as the body condition score hits zero. 

Can horses die from being over fed?

With the feeding plugin, horses will not die from being over fed. Although, complications due to being over fed have the ability to kill the horse. So, no, overfeeding directly will not kill the horse, but side effects of over feeding may have a bad effect on your horse.

Can customs die? 

Customs cannot die! Customs are made immortal during spawning, but you should still keep them at a healthy weight. Customs do not get ill, but their body condition can change if not fed, or over fed. 

How do we feed them?

We have created a 3D feed bowl! You place the grain into the bowl, and the horse will eat it every 24 hours at a time when the server is not busy to prevent lag. The feed bowl must be close to the horse, or else it will not find it to eat.

How do I feed pregnant mares?

Pregnant mares should be kept on the chubby side, so a body score of 5-6 will be ideal. The lower or higher that the body scale is, the more of a chance that the mare may have complications during the pregnancy. Mare-Care should always be fed during pregnancy and until the foal has been weaned, since the mare will still be providing nutrition for the foal.

How do I feed my foal? 

Until the foal can be ridden, it should be fed Foal Mix ONLY. During the first 7 days it is alive, the foal does not need extra feed. From days 7-14, the foal will lose .60 points per day without feed. During these last 7 days until you can start riding, it should get 5 cups of Foal Mix per 24 hours. After day 14, the foal will now eat just like an adult horse, losing .80 points per day without feed.

Watering

Water is also an essential to keeping a horse, because they need to to stay hydrated. Horses will have a very simple hydration scale. 

Hydration Scale

-Hydrated [5]

-Parched [4]

-Thirsty [3]

-In need of water [2]

-Dehydrated [1]

Horses MUST have a Horse Bucket filled with water. They are not able to drink out of lakes or rivers in the ground. Loose water in a trough made out of blocks will not work either. The water MUST be in the horse bucket within 12 blocks of the horse for it to gain hydration. Once a day, the closest bucket to a horse should go down â…“ of the way. Each time the horse drinks, the hydration should go up one level.

Everyday the horse goes without water, the hydration decreases by .5.

Example: The horse starts at 5, one day without water equals 4.5. The horse reaches water, and the hydration level goes back up to 5.

Water can only be filled by a water source that has been paid for a registered on the plot (such as a well). You must use purchased iron buckets to fill horse buckets. 

** If you need help, refer back to this forum, or ask for help in game!**

Horse Appearance

Horse appearance will be very important in the health category, but also competing regularly in shows. Regular grooming prevents your horse from getting skin problems like Mange, Rain Rot and more! In disciplines like hunters, western pleasure, or in-hand classes, horse’s are heavily judged on appearance. So keep your horses clean!

List of all of the grooming and care items: 

-Shedding Blade

-Sweat Scraper

-Horse Shampoo

-Comb

-Hoof Pick

-Hard Brush

-Curry Comb

-Clippers

-Hoof Oil

-Showsheen

-Face Brush

-Fly Spray

-MTG

– Betadine Scrub

– Wound-Kote Spray

– Thrush Buster

– Vet Wrap

– Sore-No-More

– Ice Pack

Every horse will have a point-based appearance scale. Each item listed will add a specific amount of points to this scale. The highest score is 10 points. After 30 hours of not being groomed, the horse will lose a total of 6 appearance points equating to one point lost every five hours.

Appearance points will often count towards your score in shows, so keep that horse clean!

Below is a list of what items give how many points, and how to use them.

Shedding Blade: Adds 1 appearance point. The shedding blade must be right clicked three times on the horse.

Bathing: To bathe your horse, you must use three items (Bucket of Water, Horse Shampoo, and Sweat Scraper) within 3 minutes of each other to add 3 points. If one item is not used, after three minutes, you will need to start over for it to add the points.

Comb: Right click on horse with the comb twice. This adds 1 appearance point.

Hoof Pick: Right click on horse four times for each hoof. This adds 1 appearance point.

Hard Brush: Right click on the horse 15 times to add 2 appearance points.

Curry Comb: Right click o. the horse 8 times to add 1 appearance point.

Clippers: Right click on the horse 1 time to body clip the horse and add 2 appearance points.

ShowSheen: Right click on the horse 1 time with ShowSheen to add 1 appearance point.

Hoof Oil: Right click 4 times on the horse to apply Hoof Oil to add 1 appearance point.

Face Brush: Right click 1 time to brush the horse’s face to add 1 appearance point

Some grooming tasks are more important than others. Picking your horses hooves is something that should be done daily if not everyday, this prevents hoof problems like thrush.

Using a Curry Comb and Hard Brush should also be used daily to avoid skin irritations like Mange, Fleas or Rain Rot.

You should spray your horse with Fly Spray at least 3 or 4 times a week to prevent West Nile, which is incurable! 

You do not have to complete a full 13/13 grooming routine everyday but doing at least the most important things regularly is a good way to keep your horse healthy and happy! Clean horses will show the symptom, Sleek. 

If you fail to keep up with grooming for an extended period of time, your horse will have a chance of developing skin, hoof and other health issues. These problems can lead to more serious issues if not treated!

Tip: Grooming is a great job for stablehands, keep those brushes moving and start grooming!

Check out this video for more information!!