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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #425 on: June 25, 2012, 01:31:52 AM »
Hi Guys! Im Lindsay and have just installed sims 3 pets. I am super excited to start my own ranch but I am having trouble deciding what my main focus should be on with disciplines and breeding.
I have been and still been riding in the hunter/jumper world for the past 6 years of my life and would like to continue my dream virtually as well! So I would like to train my horses mainly with jumping and racing in their blood.
Maybe a little dressage. I am not sure what breed to pick. I would like to set up a breeding program to make money off my foals to fund my expenses. I am leaning towards a warmblood build or even thoroughbred.
I dont want to mix any crazy colors together so any ideas on where I should start? Thanks!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #426 on: June 25, 2012, 11:51:33 PM »
Hi Guys! Im Lindsay and have just installed sims 3 pets. I am super excited to start my own ranch but I am having trouble deciding what my main focus should be on with disciplines and breeding.
I have been and still been riding in the hunter/jumper world for the past 6 years of my life and would like to continue my dream virtually as well! So I would like to train my horses mainly with jumping and racing in their blood.
Maybe a little dressage. I am not sure what breed to pick. I would like to set up a breeding program to make money off my foals to fund my expenses. I am leaning towards a warmblood build or even thoroughbred.
I dont want to mix any crazy colors together so any ideas on where I should start? Thanks!

You'll love pets, its great.

You could start with something the the warmblood, if you breed two of the same colour, or simalr, you shouldn't get any unrealistic outcomes.
Sadly, you can't do dressage, you can do show jumping, cross country and racing compitions, and the subsequent training actions once you've bought equipmet (such as show jumps, racing poles etc)
Plus its a good idea to start small until you're used to the way the horses work in the sims (:

Have fun!



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #427 on: June 29, 2012, 10:15:10 AM »
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.
Not sure,but I will check for you

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #428 on: June 29, 2012, 11:12:24 AM »
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.
Okay,it has a blue sim icon in the corner,I, not sure which one that is

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #429 on: June 29, 2012, 11:24:11 AM »
I believe that hairstyle came from Showtime. :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #430 on: July 01, 2012, 03:40:30 AM »
I believe that hairstyle came from Showtime. :)

Thankyou :) That explains it- I don't have Showtime. I have only Pets, Ambitions, World Adventures and High End Loft (:

I made a blue sim...along with a blue horse...I mean like an ice blue- quite creepy, actually! She goes out riding at night and scares other sims, its very funny :P

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #431 on: July 01, 2012, 11:24:51 AM »
I don't have Showtime either, but I always do research on new expansions to see if I absolutely have to get them or not.



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #432 on: July 02, 2012, 05:44:06 AM »
I really feel the need for generations, at the moment

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« Reply #433 on: July 02, 2012, 04:29:15 PM »
I'd recommend it, Generations adds a lot to gameplay in the family aspect, and it adds a lot of content I find myself using often. I'm not going to go into too much detail, as it doesn't belong in this Thread, but if you want to get a new expansion pack and don't have Generations, I'd get it.

I'm finding it hard to get back into my ranch, and even harder to document it, sorry. But I guess I should expect that, considering I only have a limited time to play and so many games to keep up with plus the new ideas that always pop into my head for a sims game. But hopefully I'll get around to it, and put some pictures up, as long as the thread doesn't die. Which I don't think it will, because Mary keeps inspiring new people to start a horse ranch by just sharing her beginning work. Good job everyone and goodluck to all those new ranchers out there.  :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #434 on: July 04, 2012, 10:11:01 PM »
I started a new ranch.......again. I started it a month ago and I am liking this one. I am using a cheat to keep their needs always up. I know it's cheating but that's the only way that I can keep a bunch of horses alive. The starter horse was Cloud Chaser, a paint horse. Then I adopted 2 wild horses and I was expecting more little shoes running around. Cloud Chaser has won a lot of of Competions in only racing,I always do take risks. I am also trying to get him to jump. I am having him jump 24/7. Jade the owner of the ranch just came back from Egypt, it felt weird without them.

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« Reply #435 on: July 18, 2012, 04:19:39 PM »
So, awesome thread, did MaryMarsh put the ranch up for download anywhere? I've been trying to find a nice house large enough for training and breeding horses, and MaryMarsh's is beautiful.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #436 on: July 18, 2012, 09:31:55 PM »
I am new to this game, I got the game about two to three weeks ago. I love it every minute I play it. I saw your post and so i read it, after reading it i got so interested in building my own ranch. I have some questions I'd like to ask you. )1. You said you were a world renowned breeder, I'd like to know if i keep up with my breeding do i get a title in the game? )2. How much horses should i start out with? I am not in a rush to get any answers you can answer me back when you have the time. Thank you.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #437 on: July 22, 2012, 11:55:18 AM »
marymarsh, I enjoyed seeing pictures of your newest ranch!  I seem to end up incorporating the gardening skill in most of my games, so I always like to see the layouts other people come up with.

Miss Estella, your horse farm is gorgeous!

My favorite horse farm (my thoroughbred breeding farm) has gotten rather buggy lately, so I've taken a break from playing it.  I hate to give up on it since I'm on the 3rd generation, and I want to continue my original stallion's line.  I might try moving the whole family to a new lot and see if that clears things up.

Catching up on this thread has made me want to get back to playing, and maybe build a new farm :-)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #438 on: July 25, 2012, 06:59:44 PM »
Metropolis ... Thank you for the comment. I'm not sure skills correlate directly to wins. My stallion is maxed out in everything except International wins (in racing and jumping); still, he has not yet won an international competition. I kind of rushed things and probably need to have him enter more 'Advanced' competitions.

BTW, here is a photo of my current herd ...


By marylcmarsh at 2011-10-21

Left to right: Invictus (son of Scenic and Havivi), Scenic (my breeding stallion), Medina (brood mare), Havivi (brood mare), and Sabrina (brood mare).

Invictus is about to be sold. Medina and Sabrina are awaiting arrival of their next foals.

I think EA has done a marvelous job in programming the horses. From these, you can see they really have the classic Arabian look about them. I also like that the foals tend to pick up the conformation and coloring of their dam and sire. All this really adds to enjoyment of the game for me.
They all look beautiful! That is a really good idea to start a breeding program :D I hope i can get a ranch like that :)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #439 on: August 03, 2012, 07:07:27 AM »
Oh wow I haven't been here in ages...my bad!  I have started another sims game- just 1 sim and her horse. the sims name is jeana stonewood (classic eh) and the horse is a dapple grey holstein named chat. i make her compete every day, and ride until she passes out or i get warned her horse will starve xD


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #440 on: August 12, 2012, 02:32:08 PM »
Hey everyone, I absolutely loved reading this feed and it inspired me to make a blog based on my current horse ranch!

Here's a link: http://maherhorses.blogspot.co.uk/

If anyone else has a blog like mine I would love to look at it, please give me some feedback if you want to as well!

Thanks xx

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« Reply #441 on: August 24, 2012, 09:46:08 AM »
I love the hard work you put into making everything look amazing. Your broodmare Medina reminds me alot of my old stallion Blue Moon's Zephyr, a.k.a Zaire. He was a beautiful black Arabian with a star. 

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #442 on: August 31, 2012, 01:26:32 PM »
Wow, it has been awhile since I've been on this thread, and sims as well. My ranch dedicated to creating Nokotas was really buggy, and I found myself interested in other games. I do miss the whole horse ranching idea, though mine never seem to work out.

Nevertheless, I've decided to start a new game, with one trainer/owner and one horse. I plan to build up to a huge horse ranch.

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« Reply #443 on: October 03, 2012, 07:55:26 AM »
Wow, it has been awhile since I've been on this thread, and sims as well. My ranch dedicated to creating Nokotas was really buggy, and I found myself interested in other games. I do miss the whole horse ranching idea, though mine never seem to work out.

Nevertheless, I've decided to start a new game, with one trainer/owner and one horse. I plan to build up to a huge horse ranch.

You're planning to show some pictures as well? :)

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« Reply #444 on: October 04, 2012, 10:56:43 AM »
You're planning to show some pictures as well? :)

Of course!  ;D I've actually gotten quite far in the game, and I'm still interested in it, so that's good. I started out with a red headed cowgirl named Angie and her black Hanoverian stallion dubbed Black Boy. I started out in a tiny lot with just a house and paddock. They galloped to the training grounds everyday and trained. I've progressed lots and I'm thinking about even starting a blog about it, if anyone would be interested in following it and posting the progress of their own ranches.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #445 on: October 15, 2012, 10:26:36 AM »
Mary: I just wanted to say that your ranch has REALLY inspired me, and for the first time I'm really enjoying having horses and working with them... Your work is amazing, so, yeah... just thank you for being a muse!

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« Reply #446 on: October 16, 2012, 05:33:26 AM »
Holy Cow!!!

Life intervened and I haven't played Sims in quite a while. So, I was more than a little surprised to find this thread still had legs and hadn't been buried by a hundred other threads.

I've got to say, even since the introduction of Showtime and Supernatural, Pets remains my favorite expansion to date. Clearly, I've not been as intrigued by anything so much as developing horse ranches.

I guess I'm a farm girl at heart because gardening runs a close second, with each new EP offering up new plants to grow. I've finally broken the code on gardening indoors, and that has been a real hoot --- though I spend a lot of time mopping up the auto sprinklers (floor drain, please EA) LOL

I'm really looking forward to Seasons, the "country fair" nature of the festivals, and I think it will dovetail very nicely.

Still wish EA would give us milk cows, chickens, and pigs, but I guess that's hoping for too much at this stage. So close to being able to have real farms, but still so far away. Give us tractors, applicable crop-tending implements, and let us grow REAL "gardens."

Take care all.

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« Reply #447 on: October 19, 2012, 08:33:03 PM »
Hey everyone, I absolutely loved reading this feed and it inspired me to make a blog based on my current horse ranch!

Here's a link: http://maherhorses.blogspot.co.uk/

If anyone else has a blog like mine I would love to look at it, please give me some feedback if you want to as well!

Thanks xx

I love the idea of doing a blog. I'd love to show off my horses! I've been thinking about doing this on tumblr. Like making a simblr, though making it based on my horses.
I would post pictures, but my new ranch is still in the works. I haven't built it yet. xD
But once it has, I shall post pictures!

I came across this thread the other day, and I loved it. I haven't had the time to read ALL of it yet. But I have to say, all the ranches/stables you all built, they're gorgeous!

AND. There is actually something you can download where it helps stop random genetics. It's not perfect, and you still might have some random markings. But I really enjoy it. I've come out with some awesome looking foals from it. ^^

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« Reply #448 on: November 21, 2012, 11:33:07 AM »
I'm amazed this thread is still going as well. :)  But in a good way.

I got Seasons about 5 days ago and I'm loving it.  So far, Winter is my favourite.  I'm playing a family that has a couple horses as well, for pleasure.  They like the snow too!


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #449 on: November 22, 2012, 09:49:22 AM »
Is this your Darcy-Ranch? It's a beautiful picture. It actually looks like the family is celebrating Christmas inside while the horse passes by.