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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #200 on: November 03, 2011, 01:36:55 PM »
I haven't sold enough to give a definitive answer but I can say that 'pure' breeds don't exist in Sims.  It's just the look.  From what I can tell, the price of sold stock is determined by their skill points as well as whether they are 'Untrained' or not.  However, the sire and dam can influence the price if they have completed the skill challenges Jumping Star, for jumping, and/or Champion Racehorse, for racing.  I don't know if the benefits from these challenges are cummulative or not.  I'm working toward Champion Racehorse on two of my horses at the moment and Jumping Star on another.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #201 on: November 03, 2011, 01:40:25 PM »
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #202 on: November 03, 2011, 04:08:56 PM »
Whoops, sorry, way to make a first impression..

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« Reply #203 on: November 03, 2011, 07:49:26 PM »
Dellena,
I love your barn that is next to the house. It is amazing!! Can you PM me and show me how to make it open on one side with the beams? If it's not too much trouble? It really does look amazing. I have a real horse ranch and it actually looks a lot like my barn. My barn is open on one side as well, but it's a metal barn instead of wood. I have two real horses, one is a Quarter horse mare named Khloe and the other is a mini horse named Ellie Mae (Ellie for short). If you want I can post pictures, my mini horse is adorable :-). Have any of you seen the whole 50 foal challenge thingy? People post stories as they do a 50 foal challenge and there are some great Sim's 3 horse stories there. I will post the link below. I am working on my own 50 foal challenge. Here is the link with the rules and all the stories posted so far  http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/450566.page

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #204 on: November 03, 2011, 07:53:09 PM »
Whoops, sorry, way to make a first impression..

No harm done.  And thanks for understanding.  :)
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #205 on: November 03, 2011, 09:10:41 PM »
Dellena,
I love your barn that is next to the house. It is amazing!! Can you PM me and show me how to make it open on one side with the beams? If it's not too much trouble? It really does look amazing.

FrillySlayerPig

Done :)  My trick is to consider the roof first.  So place walls that you'll get rid of later so you can get the roof to work. :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #206 on: November 04, 2011, 05:21:39 AM »
Thank you. She is buzzed to see that you like her ranch. That truly is a long way to go ... I really should consider turning it ... even if I don't know where to place the front door.
By the way ... left wing is the kitchen and a small bathroom, right wing the living room and a bathroom. Both sided have a corridor with stair cases: Left wing holds the kids room and right the master bedroom. Right above the stables is some kind off trophy room (without any trophy right now)
 
For the center ... so I have to build my own but would it be possible to participate in races and all that?



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #207 on: November 04, 2011, 09:23:14 AM »
Why do you have to build your own center?  And you can't participate in races without the rabbit hole.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #208 on: November 04, 2011, 09:54:39 AM »
Ah ... so no center. I thought I could somehow outmaneuver the rabbit hole. No such luck. However it's good that someone told otherwise I would have tried on and on and on. :)

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« Reply #209 on: November 04, 2011, 04:52:51 PM »
I've got another question: Does it matter if the stallion is an adult or an elder when he wellyouknowwhats the mare? And by matter I mean regarding the price you can sell the foal at.

And another one: If your stallion gets a mare pregnant, and while she is pregnant, or even when the foal is already born, he completes one of the challenges, does the foal sell at a higher price too? Or does it only count if the stallion completed the challenge before? I hope you get what I'm trying to ask here, it's not that important to me anyway, just been wondering.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #210 on: November 04, 2011, 06:40:40 PM »
I haven't had an elder stallion yet so can't answer that.

I'll be able to answer the second question in a day or two.  I sold one foal that was born after the challenge was completed.  But one of my mares is pregnant from after is was completed.  When I sell that one, I can tell.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #211 on: November 04, 2011, 09:52:30 PM »
Oh boy!  Had quite a scare tonight.  It appears my Darcy Ranch save game got corrupted.  Luckily, it would let me load long enough to save a copy of the updated Training Grounds I did to the library as well as a copy of the household with house as well as a copy of them without the house (just in case).

I then started a new Appaloosa Plains game, inserted the Darcy's as well as the Training Grounds and all appears well again.  Phew!  I think it was the training jumps on the ranch that got screwed up.  When I tried using them on the new game, I was getting pathing errors from the horses (although nothing had moved).  So I deleted them and put all new ones in and no problems with pathing.  I would have been VERY upset to have lost it all.

Here's a little update.  Alexander, the son, has matured into a young adult and is quite the competitor.  Also, the daughter of an old family friend, Fiona Lathrop, has come to stay with them as she wants to learn more of the horse business.  As a result, Alexander and Fiona are getting on like a house on fire and are now going steady.  Alexander had already talked to his father about buying the empty piece of land next door and building a house of his own.  So he's saving all of his winnings toward that goal.  In preparation for that time, they've added a second stallion to the ranch.  Alexander is working with him every day.  Fitzwilliam has given Alexa to Alexander as well so he'll have a stallion and mare to get started.

I've got a nice idea for the house that I'll build as well.  Am looking forward to it!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #212 on: November 05, 2011, 03:24:13 AM »
Dellena,

Aww thanks Dellena, that was a really big help. I would have never thought you could remove the walls after putting the roof on so thanks for telling me how to do it :-). I am excited to build my new and improved barn :-D.



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #213 on: November 05, 2011, 05:50:42 AM »
I use the same method for covered porches on a house.  I enclose the porches so I can get the roof on nicely, then delete the walls and replace with the fences.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #214 on: November 05, 2011, 08:43:03 PM »
If your stallion gets a mare pregnant, and while she is pregnant, or even when the foal is already born, he completes one of the challenges, does the foal sell at a higher price too? Or does it only count if the stallion completed the challenge before? I hope you get what I'm trying to ask here, it's not that important to me anyway, just been wondering.

I have the answer now:

Foal 1:  Conceived before sire attained Champion Racehorse but born after.  Sale price with Untrained trait = 9k
Foal 2:  Conceived after sire attained Champion Racehorse.  Sale price with Untrained trait = 15k

So it appears they have to have completed that skill challenge before conception for it to count. :)

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« Reply #215 on: November 05, 2011, 09:03:24 PM »
I have the answer now:

Foal 1:  Conceived before sire attained Champion Racehorse but born after.  Sale price with Untrained trait = 9k
Foal 2:  Conceived after sire attained Champion Racehorse.  Sale price with Untrained trait = 15k

So it appears they have to have completed that skill challenge before conception for it to count. :)

Your outcome sounds logical to me, it really would be a bug if it wasn't that way I assume.

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« Reply #216 on: November 06, 2011, 08:29:50 AM »
And now ... could someone please explain how I insert pictures? I mean I know there's this button and I tried it out but it didn't work. Please.  ???

Edit: Found out how it works. Thanks everyone.

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« Reply #217 on: November 06, 2011, 08:32:59 AM »
And now ... could someone please explain how I insert pictures? I mean I know there's this button and I tried it out but it didn't work. Please.  ???

You have not inserted the whole URL of the Image. This is the URL you've inserted:

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #218 on: November 08, 2011, 10:54:30 PM »
And now ... could someone please explain how I insert pictures? I mean I know there's this button and I tried it out but it didn't work. Please.  ???

Welcome to our Forum, DoubleWe.  I noticed that you've registered for our Gallery to host your Sims 3 pictures.  I just want to make sure you've seen the instructions and information page that explains how to use the Gallery for posting images here.  In your earlier posts, you used the attachment option, which is actually to be used only for attaching files for the Swap Shop.  If you have any problems using the Gallery, let us know and I'm sure someone will be able to help you.
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #219 on: November 09, 2011, 12:51:58 AM »
Hello, I'm new here but I just had to tell you that I have really enjoyed reading about your facility!  I have been playing my ranch for a little while and seem to be stuck and I was hoping you might be able to help me.

I see that you started with one stallion and three mares right?  How do you breed the offspring?  Can half-siblings mate? If not how are you getting new stock in?

I'm at the point now where my I want to keep a colt and a filly I really like to add to my breeding stock but they are half-siblings and like you I don't want to use "mixed" horses and I'm not sure how to add another horse I have created.  I can't create someone with a horse for my sim to marry either because she is already married.  Any suggestions?

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #220 on: November 09, 2011, 03:37:29 AM »
If they are related (sibling, son, daughter, father, mother), they can't mate.

However, it's fairly easy to add a new horse that you've created.

Go into Edit Town and then Create a Sim.

Then click on the premade button and change the human sim to a horse.  From there, customize your horse to your heart's content.  When you're done, click on the checkmark.  You'll get a message saying that this sim can't be placed on a lot alone but they can be merged to an existing household.  So click the checkmark again.  Then select your new horse from the library and place them in your existing household and merge.

Presto!  You have added a new, unrelated horse to your household. :D

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« Reply #221 on: November 09, 2011, 09:14:10 AM »
Thanks so much for the help Dellena!  I can't wait to get off work and play my game now! Lol!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #222 on: November 10, 2011, 05:19:13 AM »
I started with 3 horses. All pure blooded Andalusians (as much as the game allows). I tried really hard to make them appear right. 
 
Mephisto (my black stallion) and Kalista (the dun horse) got their first foal and because I was so surprised of her sudden appearance her name is Grace. 
 
The other mare is a (hopefully) typical Andalusian because the most common coat color is grey. Cassiopeia is expecting her first foal either. 
 
Andalusian are the best horses in "advanced dressage". They learn very fast and are very obedient.

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« Reply #223 on: November 10, 2011, 05:59:07 AM »
Here's the Alexander Darcy ranch latest addition, Stargazer (fast, agile, untrained):



He's a beauty!

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« Reply #224 on: November 10, 2011, 07:37:01 AM »
Wow ... that little foal truly is beautiful! What "kind" of a horse is it? A thoroughbred?

 

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