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« Reply #325 on: December 22, 2011, 06:03:13 PM »
I have to admit, this is facinating o.o I found this thread while searching help forms relating to Pets, and kinda sped read the whole thing last night. I've spent literally all day building a ranch, or more like massive equestrian center ^^; Not using it yet however, waiting till I have sufficient funds.




I'm currently on the corner lot on Beach Boulevard by the beach lot.



I didn't borrow any cash to build it, I already had a family I was playing with. They were super rich from their careers and opportunities and such. I split the youngest member, a boy named Matthew, and his older sister Sabrina (who had just turned young adult), bought the lot and edited it to suit me better.



Matthew already has the Mustang Master accomplishment, they were just so pretty...and I couldn't resist. I decided to adopt all of my foundation lines from the wild rather than create them in CAS, and then once adopted go in and change their "breed". I did not alter their coats or markings at all. I started with a stallion I named Commodore


For now I plan on focusing on training him and achieving all his accomplishments as well as maxing out his skills before I start on my broodmare band =) By the way, I am breeding Andalusians <3 I actually prefer Arabians, but they are soo popular I figured I'd be different ^^;

I also started a blog, working on images and HTML coding for it, but for now you can view it here
take note, I started from the beginning...when Matthew was a kid and I had just moved in the family

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #326 on: February 04, 2012, 02:36:02 PM »
Hi I am new to the forum.  First off I would like to thank you all for all your guidence.  I have a problem, I have a male and female horse and their relationship is high enough to try for foal which by the way shows up.  Now I have clicked on try for foal dozens of times but they do not seem to mate.  When you mention going into a stall, one will go in but the other one does not, surely a stall is only for one horse.  I have tried to get one to go in and then try as I might the other will not.  I have the area fenced off too and the gate locked, but again that is not helping.  How do you know if they have actally mated.  Is it the same as when the sims woo hoo don't think it can be though somehow.  What I am to expect.  Please respond soon as it is driving me nuts and have spent over a sim day to get this accomplished.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #327 on: February 04, 2012, 02:54:36 PM »
Hi I am new to the forum.  First off I would like to thank you all for all your guidence.  I have a problem, I have a male and female horse and their relationship is high enough to try for foal which by the way shows up.  Now I have clicked on try for foal dozens of times but they do not seem to mate.  When you mention going into a stall, one will go in but the other one does not, surely a stall is only for one horse.  I have tried to get one to go in and then try as I might the other will not.  I have the area fenced off too and the gate locked, but again that is not helping.  How do you know if they have actally mated.  Is it the same as when the sims woo hoo don't think it can be though somehow.  What I am to expect.  Please respond soon as it is driving me nuts and have spent over a sim day to get this accomplished.
This happens a lot to me when I try to mate my horses. A lot of times, I think it's just a routing problem. Did you try moving things out of the way? Something might be blocking the way for the second horse. With me, I just had to try several times before they actually got in, because sometimes one horse would block the other one, he would stamp his foot and be all frustrated, and then I would try again with the one horse facing a different direction so he wouldn't get in the way again. Hope this helps!
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« Reply #328 on: February 04, 2012, 03:30:14 PM »
Thanks.  One horse did go into the stall, but the other didn't.  My sims too get in the way there are always hanging around far too much.  I have a fence around the stall and locked the gate, still no luck. I think this horse ranching is quite hard, though very enjoyable.  If I keep failing I may decide to send my mare to the centre.  Perhaps I will play a stall outside of the fence and see if that works, but I bet my sims will butt in again.  Perhaps I will have to lock them inside the house.

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« Reply #329 on: February 04, 2012, 03:38:26 PM »
Yippee they did it.  I think you were right about not enought room.  I extended the fence, took out a stall and then it worked.  Thanks.  With the excitement I forgot to listen to the lullaby though.  Still can try again.

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« Reply #330 on: February 04, 2012, 04:54:10 PM »
That was quick my mare had her foal.  I would put up a picture but I don't know how to do that.  She is white like her mum, but has a patch of brown on her eyes.  I didn't realise that they were born within 1 day.

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« Reply #331 on: February 05, 2012, 01:41:29 AM »
Follow these rules and it should work. If you have any problems with the gallery, wait for a day or so and try again. Gets messed up sometimes but in the end it's working.

http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,2881.msg53622.html#msg53622


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #332 on: February 05, 2012, 04:19:31 PM »
Yippee they did it.  I think you were right about not enought room.  I extended the fence, took out a stall and then it worked.  Thanks.  With the excitement I forgot to listen to the lullaby though.  Still can try again.
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #333 on: February 05, 2012, 07:36:32 PM »
One horse did go into the stall, but the other didn't.

A lot of times, the horse already inside the stall is what's causing the problem.  Move it away from the stall door, and you might have better luck.  The routing for the horses seems a bit whacky to me.

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« Reply #334 on: February 07, 2012, 05:53:17 PM »
I think it was mentioned somewhere before, but if you have the stall up against a fence or wall, another horse or a foal, cannot go into the stall.  I just place my stall with nothing attached and it works great. :)
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« Reply #335 on: February 10, 2012, 04:49:24 AM »
Everything is running OK now.  I have a ? though, I think it was on Mary's post that she converted a lot into a community and a ranchhand moved in?  Is that possible, as I didn't realise that that could happen.  I must say that this EP is the best, there is so much to do and like a lot of you I got bored with the usual jobs and LTW.  Are you all playing in Appolooso (spelling) Plains?  I had problem with that town didn't like my house of something and not many sims show up in the town, not that there is much time for socializing.

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« Reply #336 on: February 21, 2012, 04:27:53 PM »
As far as I know, there is not a ranchhand NPC in the game.  If you set it to community, might be something else. :)
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« Reply #337 on: February 24, 2012, 06:36:58 PM »
From what I seen in my game, foals can be born anywhere.

Though, wonderful! I love on what you did.

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« Reply #338 on: March 04, 2012, 10:20:09 PM »
Wow! I've started my own little ranch too before I knew there's a whole community going on :). I've been reading this thread all night and I find it amazing to read other peoples stories!
My ranch is very small. I started out with one mare I created in CAS, along with a cat and a dog (I believe they belong on ranches too ;). The mare is a Lusitano. I managed to buy a white Lusitano stallion at the equestrian centre and today their first foal was born. I think it looks amazing and the foal (stallion) is not gonna be sold. I'd rather sell his dad when he's maxed out and continue breeding the foal.
(will need another mare for him obviously and I'm considering taming a wild horse if I can find a good match.
I'll post a pic with my horsey family. By the way, I have one sim taking care of 3 horses and a dog and a cat! It's hard work but I manage to do it all and also train an compete the horses :D.
Just so you know it can be done! :)

Again, this is an amazing thread!! :)

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« Reply #339 on: March 04, 2012, 10:24:57 PM »
Okay, here's the pic of my horsey family. The white one is the stallion and the other one the mare. The foal has this paint on only his right side, his left side is white like his dad. Note the white manes and black tail. Very interesting to breed with I think ;).

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« Reply #340 on: March 11, 2012, 09:00:33 AM »
Wow Natasja186! Nice family! I would love to see all the horses and the dog and the cat and the person all together! Or you could just post separate pics.

Just a quick question to everyone. Can you buy two lots for one family? Because I am thinking of starting a kennel and a breeding farm of horses. And obviously don't have enough space on one lot  :( !! Would love it if someone could help!  :D

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #341 on: March 11, 2012, 09:40:50 AM »
You can't buy two lots with one household.  Maybe buy one lot and then go to edit town and in the lot next to yours, build the track and put some other items on there and just take your horses over there to train or whatever, but unfortunately, our sims can't purchase more than one lot.
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« Reply #342 on: March 11, 2012, 11:27:59 AM »
You can't buy two lots with one household.  Maybe buy one lot and then go to edit town and in the lot next to yours, build the track and put some other items on there and just take your horses over there to train or whatever, but unfortunately, our sims can't purchase more than one lot.
A resident lot, that is. You could always buy real estate and build on that.
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« Reply #343 on: March 12, 2012, 09:14:18 AM »
Oh ok thank you! :) ! I will try that real estate thing and the editing from town mode. Thanks for all the hints and tips!

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« Reply #344 on: April 13, 2012, 10:06:45 AM »
Hey guys been sat reading through all the comments last night.. took me a canny few hours to get through them all hehe!

Anyway, I'm going to start my own breeding ranch now. I'm hoping to start breeding champion race horses.. not sure on the breed yet though. I'm going to have a look on what breeds are best for racing.. got any ideas?

Well I'll put  picture up of my family and ranch when I've finished :)xxx

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #345 on: April 21, 2012, 03:47:49 AM »
Like most people on this awesome forum, I too play the Sims 3. I have Ambitions, World Adventures, High End Loft and Pets. The thing
with Pets is I cant install it for another two weeks (long story) but I have been doing research and then some so I know some things :-)
I'm only really interested in the horse aspect of it, so if anyone has any tips on starting a Sims horse ranch for real (ie not just reading and dreaming about it), that would be good to know. I've been riding all my life so actual 'horse sense' isn't a problem, but rather running a Sim ranch,
or 'Sim sense'.    Okay I am coming off as retarded nerd, but I have played the Sims for as long as it has been around, since Sims 1
and so forth but I have never ran a Sim ranch and I'm curious as to what is easier, one Sim or two, and how big the stalls actually are and things.   :-)

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« Reply #346 on: April 21, 2012, 07:06:46 AM »
hey guys been sat reading through all the comments last night.. took me a canny few hours to get through them all hehe!

enyway im gonna start u my own breeding ranch now. im hoping to stat breeding champion race horses.. not sure on the breed yet though. im gunna have a look on what breeds are best for racing.. got any ideas?

well ill put i picture up of my family and ranch when iv finished :)xxx

I'm looking forwards to seeing the ranch you build, Katie, it'll be good to have some more inspiration now marymarsh isnt here.

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« Reply #347 on: April 24, 2012, 09:22:41 AM »
I'll have to put up a picture of my Dynasty ranch, which is on my house lot. Once it's finished, that is. :P Been building up the house so I haven't been focusing my money towards the ranch yet. ;)
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« Reply #348 on: April 26, 2012, 01:36:12 AM »
Sounds cool!  I have done the house part of my ranch, now I have to wait one week to install pets and build the rest.  Exactly how big are the stalls?

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« Reply #349 on: April 28, 2012, 11:34:17 AM »
Hi everyone
I'm new to this forum and I've enjoyed reading this thread over the last couple of days.  I've checked out Carl's guides several times, but had never taken a look at the forums until now, and I'm so glad I did!  I loved the forums on the Sims 2 website, but have found the one on the Sims 3 website to be disappointing, so I haven't posted at all the whole time I've been playing the game, and I've missed discussing it with other players!

I'm an equestrian in real life (have been since I was a little kid), so obviously I was thrilled when Pets came out and we could have sim horses!  As someone mentioned earlier in thread, I do wish there was dressage, as that is my discipline!  I've had so much fun building horse farms, breeding, competing, etc, but there are still things I haven't tried yet, like adopting a wild horse.

One thing I've really enjoyed is having my sim work with "project horses" as this was something I did with my riding instructor when I was growing up.  My trainer would purchase a horse who needed re-training (sometimes ones who had been mistreated, some who hadn't been correctly trained in the first place), and rehabilitate them before finding them new owners.  To translate that to the game, I have my sim start out with modest funds and a relatively small lot with only one stall.  I have the sim adopt a horse from a shelter, train it, and eventually sell it.  As the sim's skills increase and she sells more horses, she's able to get better and better horses, and expand/move to a larger farm (I usually switch over to buying horses from the equestrian center once she has some money, starting with the cheapest and working my way up), until she eventually has a really nice horse who she competes until they are a champion, and then breeds.  I play with aging on and have my sim have one child who eventually takes over the farm (I like the multi-generation aspect of the game).  I just started a new family and I'm working on a new strategy that I'll post about once I've gotten a little farther.

Sorry for such a long post, I'm just so excited to have found a place to talk about horses in the sims!