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Offline Miss Estella

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #275 on: November 21, 2011, 08:39:10 PM »
I wish. :( but I can't download anything from like swaps. It messes up my game. I would if I could.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #276 on: November 22, 2011, 04:03:22 AM »
That's a shame, Miss Estella. :(



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #277 on: November 22, 2011, 08:35:08 AM »
I know. The last few times I downloaded content from swaps I played perfectly fine for an hour, & then bam! Graphics totally shot.  :(

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #278 on: November 22, 2011, 09:06:11 AM »
Hi Delena, Love your ranches. I have a request! Please, when you have the time, is it possible to build us a complete ranch on a 50x50 lot without foundation? I find foundations are lovely to look at plus stairs give it a realistic look, but somehow my camera takes a toll having to press page up and down and pausing. I have been searching for a perfect ranch for my horse household and also tried my hand in building but.....they look pale in comparison to yours :) Thank you for your time.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #279 on: November 22, 2011, 11:05:37 AM »
No problem. :)  I have a few questions.

What style do you like (i.e. Victorian, Ranch, Farmhouse, etc.)?
How many bedrooms?
How many bathrooms?
One or Two floors?
Do you want an attached garage?
If yes, how many parking spaces?
How many horse stalls?

I feel like a building contractor. :D  Which is cool.  If you're not sure what you want, let me suggest you try here:

http://www.houseplans.com/plans

And pick out a house you like.  Don't worry if it has a foundation, I can do it without.  If you find something you like, link it back to me here and I'll do my best to match it.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #280 on: November 22, 2011, 11:26:55 AM »
Oh ... this "house plan site" is so cool! There are a lot of houses I want. I doubt I can create them like this but I am trying for sure!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #281 on: November 22, 2011, 11:48:24 AM »
Welcome to my world. ;)



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #282 on: November 22, 2011, 02:23:13 PM »
To Dellena,

Woot! Thank you Dellena for replying :) Im so excited!

I would really like a Victorian FarmRanch with only one floor ( no upstairs) and a basement for winecellar. A Main masterbedroom ensuite with bath and maybe a guest bedroom. I like to play singles with option to have a small family much much later in the game. I leave bathrooms to you as you see fit. Ooh yes, attached garage would be handy for my sim to do his skills like inventing and sculpting. One car space is just fine.  A small patch for gardening. A fish pond for stocking And last but least two horse stalls with a place for hay and tack.

I really like to leave it your judgement and great creativity. There are so many houseplans, I get confused LOL ;) And Im so grateful for your time.

Thank you once again.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #283 on: November 22, 2011, 02:27:09 PM »
Ooh I forgot to add, please can you also add a small training ground for his horse.....race and jumping area, if it is possible.
Thank you soooo much Dellena.

Im so excited! Hugs!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #284 on: November 22, 2011, 04:22:47 PM »
You just want the shell, right?  I'll decorate the exterior but I'll leave all the interior decoration to you.  I'll put doors in.

Did you want a fireplace?

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #285 on: November 22, 2011, 04:34:01 PM »
Not sure, but you guys might want to PM this so the thread stays on topic.  :-\

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #286 on: November 22, 2011, 05:31:46 PM »
Yes. Perhaps Dellana you should create a thread where people can request houses from you?

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #287 on: November 22, 2011, 06:49:49 PM »
Probably the best idea for folks would be to send me a private message with their request and I'll upload them to Shop and Swap when I'm done. :)  Then when they're up and running with their ranches, they can post here how it's going. :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #288 on: November 22, 2011, 09:01:10 PM »
By the way, where's Mary? She hasn't posted since like November 1st.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #289 on: November 23, 2011, 01:02:11 PM »
I completed the project for slpc04 and sent it to her.  You can see it on my blog.  Hopefully, she'll start posting pics and info about her new ranch soon! :D

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #290 on: November 23, 2011, 02:00:08 PM »
Yes. Perhaps Dellana you should create a thread where people can request houses from you?

We already have a Request Thread, there area few farms on there. All the requests there are open to anyone but it's worth checking the latest posts to see if anyone has been working on something. Here is the Thread. There are a few farm/ranch requests on there.
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #291 on: November 23, 2011, 06:02:16 PM »
I do own a Horse Ranch community building but how do you keep your horses there and does that allow you have more horses or is your limit still capped?  My main problem is I simply can't part with any of my horses!  My original intention was to 'rescue' wild horses by adopting and selling them.  I got the adoption part down pat.  The selling part?  Not so much.
Owning community lots won't change your Household maximum Sims limit.

I think if you control the horses and just tell them to eat/sleep/train at the Equestrian Center they'll do so even without owning the lot. I adopted a Unicorn that autonomously preferred to hang out at the Equestrian Center all day and night.
I'm also role-playing a similar rescue ranch: "Wild Mustang Rescue and Troubled Teens Ranch", where I have a trained Horseman who adopts horses from the wild or the shelter, and adopts children, and the children have to take care of the horses after school. I find it easier to part with the horses by moving them out to a new house with one of the children I have raised.

My role-play ranch involves a rule that a child who ages up well to Young Adult gets to take with him whichever horse he has become Best Friends with. With aging off you have plenty of time to sell a few horses to level up the horseman career if you're going for that, and still let your sim children befriend one before they move out into the world.
Check out my app "Equestrian Center - Horse Guide for The Sims 3:Pets" for iPhone and iPad. Everything you need to know to adopt, befriend, train, breed, and sell your horses. All about Unicorns too! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/equestrian-center-horse-guide/id482247698?mt=8&uo=4

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #292 on: November 23, 2011, 06:20:37 PM »
I'm also role-playing a similar rescue ranch: "Wild Mustang Rescue and Troubled Teens Ranch", where I have a trained Horseman who adopts horses from the wild or the shelter, and adopts children, and the children have to take care of the horses after school. I find it easier to part with the horses by moving them out to a new house with one of the children I have raised.

My role-play ranch involves a rule that a child who ages up well to Young Adult gets to take with him whichever horse he has become Best Friends with. With aging off you have plenty of time to sell a few horses to level up the horseman career if you're going for that, and still let your sim children befriend one before they move out into the world.

This is an outstanding idea!  Well done!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #293 on: November 25, 2011, 01:06:06 PM »
Yes!!! I got Sims 3 Pets, & I'm ready to begin my horse ranch. Now I just got to fiddle with my graphics card and hopefully it will install with no problems!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #294 on: November 25, 2011, 01:31:35 PM »
Keep us posted on your progress. :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #295 on: November 25, 2011, 09:23:45 PM »
I finally got back to my Darcy Ranch and Parlexa aged up:



She aged up with maxed out jumping but nothing in racing.  I'll have two versions of her on Shop & Swap soon (one that will have no skills, one that will have skills with instructions on how to get her into your household).

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #296 on: November 26, 2011, 09:10:49 AM »
Parlexa sold for $15,652

Jumping 10
Racing 3
Agile
Fast
Happiness was maxed out
Sire is a Champion Racehorse
Dam is a Jumping Star

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #297 on: November 26, 2011, 05:23:03 PM »
Hi I have loved horses forever and always will! :)

I have played the Sims since I was tiny and rode horses before I could sit up straight (my mum would hold me on the front of the saddle and we would go out for hacks)!!

Anyway I have just created a breeding ranch, I breed Arabians!!  ;D


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #298 on: November 26, 2011, 06:50:28 PM »
Welcome to the madness! ;)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #299 on: November 26, 2011, 11:04:12 PM »
Played for like 5 hours today! It was fantastic, and the game ran smoothly except for a quirky one-time glitch where my horse ran through the barn door while using the race track.  But other than that, I'm happy with Sims 3 Pets. My ranch is up and running, for the first sim week, I'm going to concentrate on maxing all skills and winning competitions but after that my breeding program will start. I plan to play more tomorrow so I will post some pictures later. But now I should head for bed. Happy Simming!

 

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