In the beginning of your game, it will seem like there isn't much to do. Persevere through the first 30 days registration and you will find much more options. You can open up an equestrian centre on your 20th day and by the 30th, you can make a reserved or direct sale of horses. There are contests that happen every so often and the current one is "Release the horses!" in which the end prize is a Wind Divine Horse.
Once you get the basics, the game will make more sense and offers a wide range of things to do. With horses you may breed, sell and train. Open your equestrian centre and there are grooms, horse riding instructors, saddlers and farriers to hire; crops to grow; meadows to rotate to keep fertile; competitions to run; boxes to repair and make sure there's enough supplies.
Whatever breed you choose, breeding horses have the same technique. Horses can be bred from 2 years 6 months. All horses have a Genetic Potential (GP) that they pass on to the next generation. The higher this number, the better the foals will be in their skills. Breeding two high GP horses will create a better foal. Horses also have a BLUP. This value also attributes to the GP of the foal. To get the best chances of getting the best high GP foal, the BLUP must be above 0. Stallions can offer coverings to mares with a price.
All horses can be trained from the age of 2 years. You do not have to train your horse but doing the training will give the horse a better BLUP and skills.
The Black Market Item (BMI) Medusa's Blood will turn your horse into a Pegasus. Your horse will get bonus stamina, speed and dressage as well as wings in your horses image. Pegasi can be bred but their offspring will not have wings. Add the BMI Golden Apple and Helios' Ray and you can customise your horse to look different!
|Purebred Spanish Horse Pegasus|
|Horse after Helios' Ray, Medusa's Blood and Golden Apple|
|Newfoundland Pony Unicorn (Foal below)|
|Newfoundland Pony Unicorn foal (Mother above)|
|Divine horse Moon|
Overall, Howrse has become pretty addictive to me and I continue to play it when I can. In times when I want to escape reality, this game really distracts me. If you love horses and want something to pass the time, this game does the trick. I recommend it!
Don't become too addicted!
All images belong to Howrse (www.howrse.com). PSH pegasus and Moon not on my breeding farms.