How many horses should I start with?

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!

When will my horse age?

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.

Can horses die?

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).

How do I board my horses?

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.

How does auto gene testing work?

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.

When are Marwari available?

Marwari are no longer available through the foundation store. They are only available through players or the custom coins.

How do I care for my horses?

You can feed, water, and groom from your horse’s page by clicking the feed bucket, water bucket, and brush.

How does feed and water storage work?

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.

Is there an easier way to feed, water, and groom my horses?

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”.

When is rollover?

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!

Why is the new breed not available in the foundation?

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.

Is swearing allowed on Eqcetera?

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.

How do I earn money?

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.

How can I tell when my upgrade is expiring?

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).”

How do I gain RP?

Placing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in shows or breeding a 6 excellent foal will earn you reputation points.

How do I gain EXP?

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.

What does BS stand for?

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+.

How are foal performance stats calculated?

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.

Are breed standards passed down from parents?

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.

Why can’t I see my foal’s breed standards?

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.

Can someone tell me what the perfect BS is for my horse?

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!

How do I get star ratings on my horse and what do they mean?

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.

What does PS stand for?

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.

How does a horse earn performance stats?

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.

How much EXP do horses earn you in shows?

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.

Is it better to enter cheaper or more expensive shows?

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.

When do shows run?

Shows begin to run at 12 am game time/EST and finish running around 1 am game time/ EST.

How many shows can I make?

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.