It is best to start with a small herd made up of no more than 20 adults. Show them every day and you will make enough money to be able to afford more horses!
You can see when a horse ages on their overview page. It will say the age and then how many days till it ages up.
They have a 10% chance of retiring when turning 21 and each year adds another 10%. For example, a 21 year old horse has a 20% chance of retiring when turning 22. No horse lives past 30 years old. Foals can also be stillborn if they are born with a double frame gene (FrFr).
There are two options when boarding your horse. You can either board at your home stable (every user starts with 2 stalls) or use one of your boarding passes to board at another user’s stable for a fee! You will have to assign at least one discipline to be able to board at another user’s stable. It is suggested to use part or full livery if you do not want to manually care for horses.
Auto gene testing is only available to those who have a gold or platinum upgrade. Auto gene testing only applies to the foundation store. This feature does not apply to bred foals.
Marwari are no longer available through the foundation store. They are only available through players or the custom coins.
You are able to geld or spay your horse when it reaches 2 years of age.
You are allowed 100 boarding passes as a basic user and 250 boarding passes as an upgraded user.
DIY requires you to care for all your horse’s needs, Part will feed and water your horses every day, and Full will feed, water, and groom your horses every day.
You can feed, water, and groom from your horse’s page by clicking the feed bucket, water bucket, and brush.
One real life week is equal to one year on Eqc.
No, your horse will not die if not fed or watered. You will just not be able to train, show, or breed.
Feed and water storage estate upgrades allows you to automate feeding and watering for horses boarded at home. You only have to care for the horses once, but then you will not have to manually care for them as long as you keep enough feed and water in storage to care for all horses assigned to it.
Nothing like the feed and water storage exists for grooming, but you can hire Davita the Diva from construction to make grooming by mass easier!
Yes! We have staff available under construction. You will get the mass click option for the care that the staff represents. For example, you will be able to mass feed your horses if you buy Feed Master Fred. Mass care is found under “Herd Management” under “Estate”.
Rollover begins at 12 am game time/ EST and finishes about 2 am game time/ EST. You will know rollover has finished when you have your show winnings and horses are ready to be cared for and shown!
You can find all your items by clicking “Inventory” under the profile navigation.
A new breed is only available through the breed’s coin for the first week. The breed will be added to the foundation the following week. Gold and Platinum players have early access to new breeds on the following Thursday at 6pm EST.
Moderate swearing is allowed on Eqcetera as long as it is respectful. However, we do not allow for horses and player names to contain swear words.
Yes, you are allowed to talk about other games. Any mention of other games should be done with respect and not in a gossipy or accusatory manner.
The game calendar shows when all the future updates will drop. We also have the 2021 roadmap here!
Please report through the bug box!
You can earn money by showing horses, do jobs through career centers, halter shows, hosting shows, playing mini-games or by selling ingots/horses/art/etc in the forums.
On your Account Settings page, the top right corner has “Upgrade Status” — this is where you will see the remaining time on your upgrade. For infinitely upgraded accounts, it will show “Upgrade Status: Infinite” and for accounts with subscriptions, it will show “Upgrade Status: Upgraded (Subscription).”
You are allowed up to 3 accounts.
Placing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in shows or breeding a 6 excellent foal will earn you reputation points.
EXP is gained by showing, training, breeding, or manually caring for your horses. While you only gain 1 EXP for each training, breeding, and manual care, you can earn more EXP per show if your horse beats other horses. For example, a horse placing 1/20 will earn you 20 EXP while a horse placing last will only earn you 1 EXP.
BS – Breed Standards: is a way of measuring how perfect a horse is physically according to the conformation of the breed. BS is calculated by horse from the the breed standard your horse is. The range is: excellent 0-3 points off, good 4-7, Fair 8-11, and poor 12+.
Your horse has to be at least 2 years old, off of cooldown, not spayed or gelded, boarded, fed, and watered.
If the breeding was successful a stallion needs to wait for 2 days and a mare needs to wait 7 days. If the breeding was successful then you can retry instantly!
Foals receive 25% of each of their parents’ total for that stat. The foal then receives a lifetime training boost based on a) their parents’ level average (based on multiples of 5), and b) if they have 6 excellent ratings in their own breed standards.
Yes. A foal receives the average breed standards from its parents with a small variation. With the right planning, it is possible for parents with poor and fairs to produce a foal with excellents.
You cannot see the foal’s breed standards because he or she is still growing! You either have to wait till they are two years old (2 weeks real time) or buy a magnifying glass which will allow you to peek at the breed standards earlier.
No. That breed standard information is just for the owner of the foal. However, if you sell the foal, the new owner will be able to see the information.
Each breed has its own perfect BS that is kept secret. This is to allow players to implement their own strategies to find that perfect horse. Publicly posting BS information is frowned upon although they may be shared privately.
If you are concerned with finding the exact number for what makes an “excellent” stat, you will need to make what users call a BS chart! This is where you take all the stats from your current horses of the same breed and record their BS numbers for each region of the horse (Head/Neck, Shoulders/Chest, etc). With enough generations (or foundation horses), you’ll be able to get a good idea on what you need to do to make a perfect horse!
Yes, you are allowed to inbreed. There is no penalty to inbreeding.
Yes! You have a 25% chance of a marking passing down from the mare, 25% chance from the stallion, 25% chance of something new, and 25% chance of having no marking.
All horses can unlock stars by registering through a club, but purebreds can receive stars through breed registries. The stars are a type of ranking and they represent how perfect your horse is from its Breed Standard (BS). 5 stars are 0 – 12 points away from perfect, 4 stars are 13 – 24, 3 stars are 25 – 36, 2 stars are 37 – 48, and a 1 star is 49+ from perfect. Yellow stars are from breed registries and purple stars are from clubs.
PS – Performance Stats can be changed through training. It’s important to evaluate your horse’s PS before determining which discipline it will specialize in. Different disciplines look at different stats which affects show performance.
You can find the stat information under Help > Getting Started.
Training resets on the 7 day after you last fully trained your horse. You must train 5 times before the timer begins. To learn more click here!
A horse may be trained 5 times a week. It’s up to you which day to train it on, although most players train their horses all 5 times on Sunday in order to maximize on the performance gain in shows.
That checkmark tells you if you have fully trained that horse for the week.
Horses earn performance stats by being trained 5 times per week in their chosen disciplines. They will only increase in the stats for the trained discipline.
You gain 1 EXP for every place your horse beats another horse in a show. For example, if the horse places 1/60, you will gain 60 EXP, if they place 26/43, you will receive 18 EXP.
The answer is… it depends. Cheaper shows will gain you less earnings per show but could also have fewer entrants. Show winnings scales with number of entrants so low entrant shows aren’t as profitable as high entrant shows. If your horse places higher, it will gain you more EXP and the horse will gain more points towards its next level.
Shows begin to run at 12 am game time/EST and finish running around 1 am game time/ EST.
Basic users start with 3 shows a day but can build another show arena for a total of 6 shows a day. Upgraded players can have 20 shows a day once they build all the show arenas.
Yes, you’ll get a portion of the show purse.
Yes, there is a small boost for gelded or spayed horses.
If the horse was sold, then the new owner gets the show winnings. If the horse was retired, then no one would get the money.
That tells you that the horse has 5% energy or less. This is to help indicate that the horse no longer can show, do a job, etc.