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Offline simmese

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #400 on: June 18, 2012, 01:37:36 PM »
Meanwhile , back in Appaloosa Plains my simself has also caught the horse bug , and as her old house wasnt really equipped for horses she decided to move ... so she and the dogs moved to the Seaview Stables (forgot to get a pic)

She bought herself a stallion she named Cyclone , he is a grey and white paint


and a mare called Rayne , a black and white paint


It wasnt long before it was true love and the two horses became inseperable


Then the inevitable happened ... Rayne became pregnant :thumbup:
And in the night little Storm was born (I had to go into buy mode so I could change it to daytime light for the pics)

He has lovely markings :)



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #401 on: June 18, 2012, 04:59:45 PM »
I've been reading this forum for a week or so now, and i got so involved and excited reading that i went and ordered The Sims 3 Pets as soon as I could! It should be here by the end of the week and I can't wait to get started!!

Everyone's progress on here has really inspired me and everyone's ranches look so beautiful! Keep posting all your progress I love reading about it!  :)


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #402 on: June 18, 2012, 08:11:25 PM »
Everyone has inspired me to make my own ranch, I will try to upload pictures of the finished house, once I destroy the current one :) Plus I will get a picture of my horses as well :)

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« Reply #403 on: June 18, 2012, 11:21:50 PM »
Okay so this is a 60x60 lot, took me about 2 hours maybe more. I chose country style items, I wasn't going to do a tv, but then I thought for the sims sake so it won't complain. I just witnessed my first fire,
So here is a picture of my house, (sorry if they're big!)


Here is my first horse, Dark Twilight: She is the first broodmare and was the only mare on the farm until she got pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful filly which I will share a photo of next:
Dark Twilight:


Aires Twilight filly of Dark Twilight and sire of an equestrian Stud:
soon...

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #404 on: June 19, 2012, 03:26:23 AM »
Hayley your ranch house is so nice...jealous!!
I'm thinking of retsarting my ranch, but it took 3 weeks to build the whole thing so I don't know what I should do :(
I'll try to get a picture on later maybe

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« Reply #405 on: June 19, 2012, 05:28:58 AM »
Aww thanks!
Maybe you should just build another one on another lot and compare which is best,

By the way I used A Curtis paradis house, it is a ranch and it is great, I'll get pics up soon!
I made another family to move in, this time I am more prepared with the horses:)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #406 on: June 19, 2012, 05:37:36 AM »
Cyclone, Storm and Rayne - what suitable, matching names!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #407 on: June 19, 2012, 05:58:27 AM »
Cyclone, Storm and Rayne - what suitable, matching names!
Yeah they are, I Love the foal!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #408 on: June 19, 2012, 08:35:31 AM »
Cyclone, Storm and Rayne - what suitable, matching names!

Yeah they are,I Love the foal!

I decided to go for a weather based line of names for my simself's horses , simply because there are so many great names to choose from in that category :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #409 on: June 20, 2012, 03:09:49 AM »
Aww thanks!
Maybe you should just build another one on another lot and compare which is best,

By the way i used A Curtis paradis house,it is a ranch and it is great,I'll get pics up soon!
I made another family to move in,this time I am more prepared with the horses:)

Yeah I probably will :)
His Paradise Ranch? That Ranch is amazing :O

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« Reply #410 on: June 20, 2012, 07:04:06 AM »
Yeah I probably will :)
His Paradise Ranch? That Ranch is amazing :O
Yes, I love it. :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #411 on: June 20, 2012, 11:04:35 AM »
Aww thanks!
Maybe you should just build another one on another lot and compare which is best,

By the way I used A Curtis paradis house, it is a ranch and it is great, I'll get pics up soon!
I made another family to move in, this time I am more prepared with the horses:)

Curtis Paradis? I love that dude, he's hilarious! I always watch him on YouTube.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #412 on: June 20, 2012, 01:38:25 PM »
Welcome to Bull Ranch!

Okay, unlike Mary, I've got zippo horse experience. I do know basic things and stuff, as I've been in love with horses since I was a little girl. But yay for me-Sims 3 Pets and this forum! I've already had failed attempts at ranching but now I've got a new idea. (Though I've got no idea if it's even going to work ;D)

While I do love Arabians, I don't want to do what other people have already done. So I was thinking and I asked myself, "Wouldn't it be cool if they had more horse breeds on Pets to work with? Like Indian horses and, my favorite, Nokotas?" I love Nokotas, and although I didn't expect them in Pets, I still wish EA put some of the more unknown breeds in there for us. But then I though, "Wouldn't it be wicked if you could create your own horse breeds by carefully breeding different breeds to get the features you want?" And then I had my challenge: To create a ranch that breeds Nokotas.

There are two types of Nokota horses: Traditional and Ranch Stock. The Nokota breed is pretty mixed already, coming from Sitting Bull's released stock. They lived wild and bred with other horses so there is not a "true" Nokota. However, Traditional Nokotas are mainly categorized by their spanish mustang appearance- on the small side but sturdy; delicate, curved in ears; short backs and sloping shoulders; low-set tails and sloped croups. The breed is often characterized by long mane and tails, and even feathering on the fetlocks. Ranch Stock share many of these same qualities, but more mixed with other breeds to excel in sports or competitions. I'm going to aim for Ranch Stock Nokotas, but also try to add as much Traditional features as possible.

I'll first introduce my rancher sim. Fawn Tasunke. She is a down-to-earth, serious young woman who, after coming into great wealth, has dedicated herself to the rehabilitation and preservation of the Nokota breed. She purchased a posh ranch in Appaloosa Plains, as well as four project horses to work with in creating the breed. Here she is in the front pavilion of Bull Ranch:


Bull Ranch is a state of the art facility that includes its own racetrack, five indoor stalls, three pastures, and a three story living quarters. It also has front gardens and a windmill in the back. Here is an aerial view of the ranch:


Miss Fawn Tasunke has four horses in her posession as of the moment and they are to be the foundations of the Sims Nokota breed.

First is a gray thoroughbred stallion named Dasher. While his build is too big and bulky to amount to a Nokota, his muscular strong legs and competitive spirit is what I want to put in my ranch stock.


Second is a black quarter horse mare named Jackie. Quarter horses were commonly bred with Traditional Nokotas and, at least in sims, they have the slender, smaller body type that I want in a Nokota.


Next is a friesan mare named Hannie. Hannie has a great V-shaped chest that I want to incorporate into my horses, though on a smaller scale. Also, as a friesan, Hannie has light feathering, which I want my Nokotas to have.


Last is Soldier, a spanish mix that, in my roleplaying fantasy, has Nokota blood in him. I gave him as much traditional traits that Nokotas have that Sims 3 would allow. Soldier also has the trademark blue roan coat of the Nokota breed, although their spectrum of coat colors could span countries. (Forgive me if it's not the best blue roan colouring, I tried, I really did. I'm horrible at horse colours in Pets)


My first step when I start playing is to breed Jackie and Dasher. I'm expecting to go through a couple of foals before I get what I want, which is a colt with most of the body type being Quarter Horse, but also a smidge of thoroughbred.

I'm really excited to have a working ranch with a immediate and a long term goal. Of course, I may not be able to replicate a Nokota horse, it depends on how much Sims will let me manipulate horses and my mediocre judging of horseflesh. But at least I'll have fun!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #413 on: June 20, 2012, 05:23:23 PM »
Estella,

I love your ranch, and your horses all look beautiful!! I love that you have a different goal to all the other people on the forum, trying to create a different breed through breeding is so creative! good luck and i can't wait to see your progress! I just got my expansion today, I'm just about to sign off and build my first ranch now! so excited!

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« Reply #414 on: June 20, 2012, 11:25:50 PM »
Estella,

I love your ranch, and your horses all look beautiful!! I love that you have a different goal to all the other people on the forum, trying to create a different breed through breeding is so creative! good luck and i can't wait to see your progress! I just got my expansion today, I'm just about to sign off and build my first ranch now! so excited!

Thanks! :D I just hope I can do it! It's a big project.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #415 on: June 21, 2012, 03:01:23 PM »
The unplanned , but welcome , pregnancy of Rayne (I had nothing to do with this one , first I knew was when a pop-up told me she was pregnant :)) has resulted in the birth of little Zephyr
Why does it always happen when its dark , lol

Anyway , the Unicorn I befriended the other night returned and Zephyr met him


But it was almost 5am ... so


Family Portrait , Cyclone standing , Rayne lying down and Zephyr (forgot to come out of  buy mode so im going to have to recreate this)


Rayne and Zephyr


Rayne and Zephyr 2


awwwwwwwww , I didnt set this up , how sweet is this pic


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #416 on: June 22, 2012, 06:01:09 AM »
The unplanned , but welcome , pregnancy of Rayne (I had nothing to do with this one , first I knew was when a pop-up told me she was pregnant :)) has resulted in the birth of little Zephyr
Why does it always happen when its dark , lol

Anyway , the Unicorn I befriended the other night returned and Zephyr met him


But it was almost 5am ... so


Family Portrait , Cyclone standing , Rayne lying down and Zephyr (forgot to come out of  buy mode so im going to have to recreate this)


Rayne and Zephyr


Rayne and Zephyr 2


awwwwwwwww , I didnt set this up , how sweet is this pic


Zephyr is adorable!! One of the horses I used to ride is called Zepher :)
Your aim of a new breed sounds like a lot of fun, I'd love to try it but I am so bad at sims 3 horse breeding xD

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #417 on: June 22, 2012, 07:25:20 AM »
Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum but I was excited to share with you my ranch.

I grew up on a Quarter Horse ranch where we bred, trained and would show Quarter Horses in national level AQHA shows. I have since grown up and moved on, and at present I cant afford my own Quarter Horse ranch. Enter The Sims--where all your dreams can come true!

West Acre Ranch is owned by Gabrielle and Shiloh West. I decided to start with just one stallion and one mare.

The stallion is Jack B Quick, a palomino stallion. Jack inherited the traits I love most about Quarter Horses: intelligence and obedience



Jack is a stockier style Quarter Horse, which is the kind I had growing up. This type of body is ideal for ranch work, because the horse can turn quickly on his haunches while herding cattle. This is also ideal conformation for a Quarter Horse competing in halter classes.



My mare Adele (ridden by Shiloh) has the petite and slender body of an English stock/racing Quarter Horse. I wanted to have both kinds in my game.

This is our ranch. It is very open with small buildings. The ranch house is an appropriate starter home for Gabrielle and Shiloh, and as the ranch begins to make money I will expand. The barn is bigger than the house, which if you see all the horse farms in Upstate New York, is very true to life.



I do not want to breed Adele and Jack until the are both of Champion status. IRL most stallions are not bred until they have earned themselves prestige in the show ring. Same goes for many of the mares at my mother's farm. My mare, who is a Superior Champion in halter, will be bred for the first time this year.


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #418 on: June 22, 2012, 08:24:36 AM »
On my heartland ranch, nothing is going very well, I am going to move out Ty and grandpa jack. So I can work on my stallion Amazon. A white stallion with a Appaloosa spots on his rump, but the sad thing is I had 2 other mares and I out them up for adoption  >:(

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« Reply #419 on: June 22, 2012, 10:45:32 AM »
Here is a new rancher, Chantel Elvadia, here is what her face looks like:



So proud of my girl ThunderHead, she won her first beginners racing competion 8)


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« Reply #420 on: June 22, 2012, 11:52:21 PM »
I haven't been on my ranch in a while due to school exams and such, but I went on last night and my breeding stallion Presto won 2 show jumping compititions,
both at internatinol level, so I was pretty happy with that.

Hayley which update/ep did Chantel's hair style come with? I don't think I've seen it before.

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« Reply #421 on: June 23, 2012, 04:14:07 AM »
I'm glad I found this forum, I've been lurking around all night browsing and I landed here! Happily!

I have always dreamt of having horses but it was just never meant to be, for me.  So naturally when Sims announced Pets would have horses, I squeed! I could enjoy that dream in my little pixelated dollhouse world!

Mostly my boys are breeding Gypsy Vanners and a strain of horses that have a bit of an Arabian-esque appearance but originated from a unicorn Taliesen tamed, one of the horses in the barn stock and just filtering in Arabians and making a few CAS tweaks with Master Controller, here and there.

Now I realize these aren't confirmationally perfect Arabians but I still like the looks of the line, regardless. My colors on both lines are not 'perfect coloration' for the confirmation officials but I'm breeding them for the fun of it more than anything. If I ever joined the Equus Sims RP circles I'd focus more on 'breed perfection' but for now, I'm just having fun with intriguing colors, whimsical supernaturals and other quirky things like that.
My main Sim who operates the stable's name is Taliesen, he and his husband run it with their daughter, Tosca. The stable's name is Timewalk Stables for my RP purposes. Therefore the 'registered' names would be Timewalk's (horse's name)

This is one of the younger horses of the Arabian-esque line, Timewalk's Honeypie (nickname Honeypie)


The product of breeding a red pinto Gypsy Vanner with my ghost unicorn. I never knew what the ghost's coloration was but I love this odd calico coloration on Timewalk's Dancer in the Elysium (aka Elysium)


And this is another of that quirky Arabian-esque line. Her name's Timewalk's Cadence Mi Amora.





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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #422 on: June 23, 2012, 10:12:14 AM »
This is our ranch. It is very open with small buildings. The ranch house is an appropriate starter home for Gabrielle and Shiloh, and as the ranch begins to make money I will expand. The barn is bigger than the house, which if you see all the horse farms in Upstate New York, is very true to life.


Hmmm...sorry if you feel like I'm butting in, but your ranch seems very closed up, by which I mean is that in the Sims 3, horses have their excersize bar drop really fast (so fast that it gets annoying) and they seem to have to run constantly. My failed attempts at ranching was always because of the same problem- I tried to make my ranch as realistic as possible, which meant lots of stalls and smaller paddocks with a turnout pasture or whatever else I tried. I've noticed that your ranch has a lot of fences and small areas, and I just want to give you a heads up that its better to have wide open spaces for your sims horses to be happy and run around in, forgetting the realism of things in a sense. After all, real horses wouldn't be let loose around the town like in sims. You might find that you'll get pathing problems a lot too.

Sorry for the "banging on your ranch" kind of post, but I just thought I'd adivse you and give advice to all those others starting ranches because of the amazing stuff Mary has done.  ;D

By the way everyone, I don't know when I'll get to play my ranch. I've got a legacy and working on a challenge, both timed so I'm doing those first. So no updates from me for awhile, but I'll still be following the topic avidly to see what everyone else is doing. Great job on those ranches everyone, they are all looking great!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #423 on: June 23, 2012, 12:09:07 PM »
Hmmm, thanks for the advice. But I have been playing the ranch for a few days now and I haven't had any issues with them not having enough space to run. They play with the balls a lot though, and they almost constantly have a rider on them for training (Shiloh rides Adele, Gabrielle rides Jack). Perhaps when I get more horses I'll change it up a bit.

That said, building is my least favorite part of Sims 3. I don't have enough patience for it. I love character building instead, so I don't spend too much time on my building projects. As long as it is completely functional, I am pleased with it.

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« Reply #424 on: June 23, 2012, 09:13:51 PM »
Meanwhile , back in Appaloosa Plains my simself has also caught the horse bug , and as her old house wasnt really equipped for horses she decided to move ... so she and the dogs moved to the Seaview Stables (forgot to get a pic)

She bought herself a stallion she named Cyclone , he is a grey and white paint


and a mare called Rayne , a black and white paint


It wasnt long before it was true love and the two horses became inseperable


Then the inevitable happened ... Rayne became pregnant :thumbup:
And in the night little Storm was born (I had to go into buy mode so I could change it to daytime light for the pics)

He has lovely markings :)



I really love the grey-pinto colors! So beautiful!

Is there an area where we're trading our horses at? I didn't see any horses on the Swap Shop.