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Offline Miss Estella

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #450 on: November 22, 2012, 10:56:24 AM »
Dellena,

That picture is incredible! I love how the holiday lights and snow just cast a perfect backdrop for that gorgeous horse. I can't wait to see my horses take part in the various seasons once I get the expansion pack. It should add a whole new realism to ranching.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #451 on: November 22, 2012, 01:03:58 PM »
No, not my Darcy ranch.  Unfortunately, that save game because corrupt and I lost it.  This is the house of my Southerland family, a family of witches.  They have a couple horses as well.



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #452 on: November 23, 2012, 04:12:57 AM »
When you created your horse ranch, did you create it as a public lot and use the "Horse Ranch" designation? Or did you have to leave it as a private lot?

I was wondering if the public lot, Horse Ranch is different then the other public lots, and allows your Sim that owns it, to live there?

If you did have to make your ranch as a private lot, do you have to invite other sims, in order to get visitos?
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #453 on: November 23, 2012, 06:07:07 AM »
Sims cannot live on a community lot.  Mine are residential.  However, the community lot "Horse Ranch" can act like a 'hotel' for your horses if you have stalls on the lot.  Horses can sleep just about anywhere from what I can tell. 

I just had an interesting thought about the Base Camp from World Adventures.  It's a community lot you can sleep on.  I've never built a base camp but in theory, you could build one and your sims could sleep there while not owning the property.  The only downside is who else might decide to sleep there. ;)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #454 on: January 10, 2013, 03:28:12 AM »
its been too long. im still simming and running ranches and its all going great  i have to school my real horse too, not enough hours in a day :-)
i want the seasons ep very much, it looks fantastic. does anyone know if you can get rugs for the horses in winter? also to be able to adjust a sims height and get ponies would be amazing too
happy simming everyone xx

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #455 on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:09 PM »
Where do the rest of the horses sleep when there are only 3 stalls?

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #456 on: April 25, 2013, 04:33:38 AM »
I am new to Sims 3 pets and cant wait to but it. I have read the whole 19 pages and learnt alot about ranches. im hoping to have a breeding project up and running in the next few weeks when i get the game. All the awesome ranch designs have really inspired me and I have lots of designs in my head. does anyone have suggestions for strong fast horses with high stamina. Im thinking of American Quarter horse with an Australian Stock horse maybe with some Throughbred?



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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #457 on: June 22, 2013, 02:16:17 AM »
Oooh I'm so very jealous of those who have Seasons- I finally got my hands on Generations (And Showtime, too) and its fantastic. But I still long for Seasons, oh well :)  Life also intervened, my old horse passed on, I got another horse, and then one night remembered Sims. And well there is still lots of simming to be done, but most of my old ranches are still there- yay! :D

       

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My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #458 on: June 22, 2013, 02:23:35 AM »
Where do the rest of the horses sleep when there are only 3 stalls?

They just sleep in the yard.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #459 on: July 02, 2013, 08:52:20 AM »
I joined this forum for this thread - it came up in a related Google search, and I just couldn't stop reading it. I'm very impressed with everyone's ranches, and it did inspire me to play with the horses more. Right now I'm trying to recreate some Finnhorses in CAP, but it's tricky going as the proportions aren't as easily adjustable as I'd like. It's a pity there aren't any horse-pulled carts in the game; I'd love to have a little hippie co-op farm whose Sims would make it to town in a horse-drawn cart to peddle their fares at the festival lot. :)

One thing I've noticed: messing around with the barn doors is horrible. They led to a lot of funky routing and pathfinding errors wherever I put them, and at one point my sim and his horse would both just turn and turn and turn and sort of twitch on the spot. At least in my games horses have had no problems using archways or fence gates, so I've been using those on my stables where I haven't just demolished one wall entirely.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #460 on: July 03, 2013, 04:40:05 PM »
With the release of the newest patch and the Additional Property feature, I'm resurrecting my Darcy's and starting a new ranch.  Now that I can have more properties, I can make the really big ranch that I want.  I'm also going to use some of Twallan's mods so I can have as many horses as I want. :)  Time to get serious on the breeding program.

BTW, there's a poster on the official Exchange who's done some truly amazing work with horses.  He's made horses that you'd find in the bin as well as horse coats.  I'm going to link to his profile so people can have a look.  He's also done some incredible dogs.

http://www.thesims3.com/userExchange.html?selectedAsstType=all&persona=LittleV

That's a link to the studio.  The horses all have around 30-50 layers in the coats so they are incredibly realistic.  I hope the link is ok.  Otherwise, just look for LittleV.

I'll post pictures of my new ranch soon.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #461 on: July 04, 2013, 06:12:33 AM »
And here's the new Darcy Farms.  This is located on the 64x64 and the 50x50 next to each other in Appaloosa Plains.  The main stable has 7 stalls and will be the primary location for housing the horses.  There's a small stable back behind the house with 3 stalls and will be strictly for pregnant and nursing mares.  Soon I'll buy the lot across the street with the empty house and pond and have that for training.  I might take one more yet for a more elaborate jump training setup.  This was taken early in the morning which is why it's a bit dark.


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #462 on: July 06, 2013, 07:09:16 AM »
Finally got some good shots of my horses.

Parsifal - Retired Champion Racehorse
Traits: Neat, Obedient, Friendly, Agile, Fast


Crimson - Retired Champion Racehorse
Traits: Playful, Quiet, Friendly, Fast


Big Red - Racehorse in training
Traits: Obedient, Playful, Genius, Fast

Note: This is LittleV's version of Secretariat.  He's always fascinated me and I remember watching him win the Triple Crown on our TV when I was young.  I wish I'd known then what a moment in history I was watching.  Incredible athlete and I had to have him. :)

Mandy - Jumper in training
Traits: Genius, Agile, Brave

Note: The Darcy Farm's main focus is racing.  However, Elizabeth Darcy enjoys casually competing in show jumping.  So Mandy is primarily her horse.

This winter I'll breed Parsifal and Crimson.  Big Red is getting regular racing training over the winter with the plan to compete steadily starting in the Spring.  Elizabeth will help with preliminary training on the new foal in the Spring with Darcy taking over in the summer (after age up).

That's the plan. :)

Edit:  All of the horses are using a LittleV coat.  I'm curious to see what the offspring look like when both coats are so detailed.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #463 on: July 07, 2013, 06:11:00 AM »
And we have our first foal, a colt.

Apollo
Traits: Agile, Friendly, Untrained
Nice markings on his face.


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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #464 on: July 08, 2013, 07:47:00 AM »
Handsome fellow, I really like the coat color. Gah, I'm getting the urge to do a horse-focused game, too. ;)

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #465 on: July 08, 2013, 09:36:34 AM »
I like it too.  I was really curious how the foal would turn out since both parents have LittleV coats which have a lot of layers.  I'll have a look at him later and see how many layers he inherited in his coat.  A couple more sim days and he'll age up.  Will post another picture of him then.  He'll be trained enough to remove the Untrained trait and then sold.  For now, I'll only be keeping the females to increase the breeding stock since I have two good studs.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #466 on: July 08, 2013, 05:10:08 PM »
Can someone PLEASE help me make my very own horse breeding ranch. I have asked everyone and no one will come to my rescue!  :'( I am desperately trying to create an amazing ranch, and i'm having ALOT of problems. PLEASE PLEASE help someone!!!!

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #467 on: July 08, 2013, 05:14:40 PM »
Can you give me details on what problems you're having?

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #468 on: July 08, 2013, 05:33:00 PM »
Can someone PLEASE help me make my very own horse breeding ranch. I have asked everyone and no one will come to my rescue!  :'( I am desperately trying to create an amazing ranch, and i'm having ALOT of problems. PLEASE PLEASE help someone!!!!

Welcome to the forum! Have you read through this entire thread? Loads of people have shared their experiences of running a ranch in this thread.  :)
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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #469 on: July 09, 2013, 01:00:49 AM »
Ohai!

Um. Yeah. I kinda joined this forum for this, since this came up in a google search and I was like, "Ooo!" I read through this whole thing and well I just HAD to do my own ranch breeding program thing. I'm debating on if I should post my progress on this or not, but eh. Ill probably do it anyways :P

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #470 on: July 09, 2013, 06:47:24 AM »
Here's Apollo all grown up.



He already had Racing 8.  After training him to remove the untrained trait, he sold for 8,212.  Not too bad.  This winter I'll cross Crimson with Big Red and then Parsifal with Mandy.  Looking forward to the results.  But first, Big Red has a lot of races to win.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #471 on: July 09, 2013, 11:42:09 AM »
He's absolutely gorgeous, Dellena.

You guys have inspired me. I'm going to give another go to doing a horse ranch hopefully this evening. I've been experimenting with different skills and I would very much like to try to do a family where the horses and gardening/nectarmaking are at the heart of the sim's operation, sort of like MaryMarsh did with one of her ranches. I just need to choose a town to do this in.

Expanded through Seasons, which town would you consider to be the best for horse ranching (question for anybody, not just Dellena)?

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #472 on: July 09, 2013, 05:21:41 PM »
Appaloosa plains is already set up for horses so I went there.  Plus there's some nice big lots.  Make sure you fence the garden so the horses can't get to it or they will eat the plants, like deer.  Horses can't use single gates, only doubles.

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #473 on: July 09, 2013, 07:03:12 PM »
Yeah, I have zombie problems. I'm used to using the fences for my gardens. And my whole yards. Heck, my sims ought to carry a fence with them to put up everywhere they go because I hate having them turned into zombies lol

I'm working in Appaloosa Plains right now (:

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Re: My Horse Ranch/Breeding Program
« Reply #474 on: July 09, 2013, 07:21:41 PM »
I play with a set lunar phase cause I hate the zombies.  You should have the option, native, to turn them off just like witches, fairies, etc.  I'm sure there's a mod for them but I just use a set lunar cycle so it's never full.

 

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