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Relationships with wild horses
« on: October 28, 2011, 01:43:58 PM »



I didn't have the red No sign on the horse's head when I was just an acquaintance with him.
Since being a friend of him, he started to make a noise with that no sign.
Do you have any idea for this?  He was very hungry. So I just made the granular for horse at home and fed him.
But he still makes that sign even after being fed. Also other wild horses make that No sign for me too.

My traits are just normal like bookworm, athletic,perfectionist,brave and lucky.
What causes that problem? Would you share your idea with me?
I really want to get him as my pet with NO CHEAT.
I don't like to use a cheat to approach anything.
He looks fantastic.  Thank you.:)



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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 06:35:05 PM »
Hmm.... Usually when I get that sign from a Sim or an animal, it's because I'm in the way of something that they want to do. (i.e. Blocking a bathroom door.) I've even seen that particular image appear when I was trying to brush a horse that I was BFF with and it was having a pathing issue as it tried to position for my sim to do so. Were you attempting an interaction at the time it popped up? Did the horse immediately turn away and start walking?
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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 08:45:19 PM »
Hmm.... Usually when I get that sign from a Sim or an animal, it's because I'm in the way of something that they want to do. (i.e. Blocking a bathroom door.) I've even seen that particular image appear when I was trying to brush a horse that I was BFF with and it was having a pathing issue as it tried to position for my sim to do so. Were you attempting an interaction at the time it popped up? Did the horse immediately turn away and start walking?

It seems you're right. I found they can't move in the narrow region. 
After escaping from the park, the horse didn't pop up the No sign.
Yes definitely it was for getting a path to move.:) I recognized it after posting this.:)

He popped up the No sign after being fed from me. Actually, he and I were in the fishing park beside the park with a waterfall.
I quit the game a few mins ago so can't remember the name of the park but it's the place some wild horses like to have a nap at night.
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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 01:20:57 AM »
Hmm.... Usually when I get that sign from a Sim or an animal, it's because I'm in the way of something that they want to do. (i.e. Blocking a bathroom door.) I've even seen that particular image appear when I was trying to brush a horse that I was BFF with and it was having a pathing issue as it tried to position for my sim to do so. Were you attempting an interaction at the time it popped up? Did the horse immediately turn away and start walking?


Whoa, that's what that crossed-head-in-circle bubble means? That means that the wild horse I was trying to tame is not simply being ornery when he says no to joining the family, he just isn't in a good position to approach my sim! What a revelation! Thank you for the tip - I'd nearly given up on wild horses entirely. I'll have to catch the horse on a flat area. :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 04:10:34 AM »
What pallyndrome said! Awesome! I too was getting those "thought bubbles" from all the wild horses my toon is trying to charm, and eventhough I've just reached "friends" status with one of them, it still looked like that horse completely and utterly detested having me around.

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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 08:56:43 PM »
The "no" thought is not just because the path is blocked.  You can be in a wide open field and still get it.  What it takes is a tremendous amount of patience.  You "watch wild horse" for days.  Horse will still say "no" but your options change a bit.  Next step is have produce, apples and carrots preferably, in your inventory.  Select "feed produce".  You don't go up to the horse.  You just select that option and your Sim should start yelling, (calling) and waving an arm.  The horse MIGHT come up to you.  If it does it MIGHT show you an apple or carrot thought bubble at which point you can feed the produce and maybe even quickly select petting it's neck.  Not always though.  After eating the horse will hate you again. lol   So it's back to "watch horse" for a bit, then another feed produce.  It sometimes takes several tries of feeding produce.  After days of this, (and watching the horse while it sleeps is really good, you almost always get a friend sign after that if you do not wake the horse), you'll start seeing the horse with a thought bubble with a smiling carrot or apple.  This is his way of saying I'm willing to be fed.  SCORE!  So you feed produce.  Again the no thought, but sometimes you just get a good friend thought.  Now, if you want to speed up the relationship before all this nonsense, read the horse riding books and get to level 8.  All the wild horses will then be much more tolerant of you and you can establish friendships and even adopt at this point.
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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 11:09:43 PM »
Joria, it's not always that simple. My sim was at level 8 riding and MAX friendship with the horse, and still no adoption, no nothing - just the crossed bubble.



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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 04:44:50 PM »
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Joria, it's not always that simple. My sim was at level 8 riding and MAX friendship with the horse, and still no adoption, no nothing - just the crossed bubble.

I had a similar situation with one of the horses I tried to adopt. I was best friends with her and still she wouldn't let me adopt her. As I was trying the adoption the horse died. I guess that horse can be too old for adopting since my sim then tried to adopt another horse who was just a friend (not best friend if I remember correctly) and it worked fine (My sim was an equestrian and had high riding skill).

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012, 03:44:25 PM »
I have been trying to adopt a wild horse for weeks and I have no idea why it does not work. My Sim is a level 8 in the riding skill and is Best Friends Forever with the wild horse. But the only social interaction I can successfully complete is to watch the horse. If I try any other interaction, the horse gets the thought bubble of my Sim's face with a red circle and line through it, and the horse runs away.

I've even tried doing "watch horse" 10+ times in a row to get the relationship bar maxed... but still I can't do anything else. This is really frustrating because it's such a pretty horse and I really want to adopt it, but it just seems totally impossible.

Is there something I am doing wrong or missing something about this? I did look on the guide but all it said was you have to be level 8 riding and have a good relationship.

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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 05:17:32 PM »
Did you earn the relationship or did you slide the relationship bar to full?
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Re: Wild Horse Adoption Impossible?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 11:31:27 PM »
I think you are experiencing the same problem I did. I found out that the little thought bubble with the red crossed circle means that there is no flat area for the human to approach the horse. I was in Barnacle Bay at the time, and I guess it just wasn't built with horses in mind. I'm not sure how to get around it - I gave up :(

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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012, 12:30:59 AM »
I think you are experiencing the same problem I did. I found out that the little thought bubble with the red crossed circle means that there is no flat area for the human to approach the horse. I was in Barnacle Bay at the time, and I guess it just wasn't built with horses in mind. I'm not sure how to get around it - I gave up :(

I've seen that red crossed circle when I'm sure there was plenty of flat surface around.  Wouldn't there be a little pathing image with it if it were a surface issue?  I've always felt the red crossed circle meant that the horse didn't like my Sim.  I'll have to look at it again now with my horse lover Sim.
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Re: Wild Horse Adoption Impossible?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 12:55:50 AM »
Check out this thread where we discussed a similar situation (again with no clear answer): http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=7465.0

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Re: Wild Horse Adoption Impossible?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2012, 02:19:49 AM »
Ricalynn: I don't even know how to do that... or that you could. I gained the relationship entirely by doing the Watch Horse interaction.

pallyndrome: the problem wasn't approaching the horse, my sim was able to get right up to in front of the horse facing it, but as soon as it went to do the action the horse reared and ran away - and the action bubble disappeared without being completed.

Thanks for posting the link I'll have a look!

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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2012, 02:36:29 AM »
Thanks for that link, Pally.  I'll merge the two threads together so we can have all the information in one place.
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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 04:56:48 AM »
That 'sign' or thought bubble from the horse is because it's wild!  They don't like humans, so you get that "no human" bubble when they're around.  Once the horse is adopted that goes away.  It's a hoot to have a bunch of wild horses together and have a sim walk through them they will ALL get that bubble at the same time! 

Also having the wildlife friend reward and raised by wolf rewards will help with your dealings with the wild animals/horses as well as the equestrian trait.  I have the majority of my sims as animal lovers but my sims that take care of the horses specifically have the equestrian trait.  They have the 'whisper' option right away where other sims have to get more acquainted with the animal before they can whisper.  That will give your relationship quite a boost to use that option when you get it.

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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2012, 01:59:58 PM »
That 'sign' or thought bubble from the horse is because it's wild!  They don't like humans, so you get that "no human" bubble when they're around.  Once the horse is adopted that goes away. 

See that is what I thought too, which is why it's so confusing because my Sim has a full relationship with the wild horse. It can't get any higher and I can't adopt it.

Also having the wildlife friend reward and raised by wolf rewards will help with your dealings with the wild animals/horses as well as the equestrian trait.  I have the majority of my sims as animal lovers but my sims that take care of the horses specifically have the equestrian trait.  They have the 'whisper' option right away where other sims have to get more acquainted with the animal before they can whisper.  That will give your relationship quite a boost to use that option when you get it.

I don't have any of those traits or rewards because I didn't originally plan to make my sim a horse person. It's my Sims daughter who I'm trying to adopt a horse for - but I didn't think you had to have all those traits to be able to adopt a wild horse - can anyone confirm that? Has anyone had this issue and then eventually been successful by changing traits or something else?

But I can't even get the chance feed produce, let alone whisper to it.... and I don't need a relationship boost because they are already at full. I need it to stop running away so I can adopt the pretty horse!  :'(

SOO strange and disappointing :(


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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2012, 04:41:02 PM »
Do you have a stall for the horse?  I think I've adopted them without a stall but it might help.  There is some discussion on this page:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/451327.page

Personally I liked the idea of building a fence about the animal!  Also the guy that said to try it OFF a lot, they run in the streets in between houses, and other 'unroutable' terrain.  Maybe you can get one that isn't on a community lot and try it when you are alone with a single horse.  I have my game set up to 25 wild horses so it's rare to catch them alone in my game but that might help also.

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Re: Relationships with wild horses
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2012, 06:25:08 PM »
Thanks Saturn that's a great link. What they are describing is exactly what is happening to me so... I'm going to try an off-lot interaction and see what happens.

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2012, 06:34:43 AM »
You're welcome!  I just got Lucky Palms the other day and have been setting it up over the weekend.  It takes a good 2 sim days to get the wild animals to even appear but as soon as I start getting horses I'll test it out and reply after I get some results.

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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2012, 09:42:47 PM »
It took me all day to just get the hood playable so I opted for a new family I haven't played with yet.  It is a couple and single guy from Sim Egypt (Nagi) is the single male and I added an equestrian with 2 Arabian horses to the family.  I played the hood all day so figure it's been 2 maybe 2 and a half sim days and I got the wild horses in today.  Haven't seen the unicorns but that will likely come tomorrow.  I used Nagi to try to adopt a wild horse and he would have but the horse had to go eat and drink, it took all afternoon of a sim day, at least 3 maybe 4 hours, the horse kept running away from him.  But finally when he had the option to adopt, it was greyed out because the horse simply had to leave.  I'm sure if I can find that horse tomorrow he'll be able to adopt.  Also, it was in between residential lots, they were not on any community lots for very long.  The animals moved and stayed on the sidewalks or in between the lots, whether community or residential, so make sure not to have your lots too close together, it makes it easier to approach the wild horses.

The wild horses are moving through, note the "NO HUMAN" sign above the horses.


He's chasing the animal down!  The time here is 11:36


All I had were those 3 choices to go over and over with the horse, it took sim hours!


And when it was finally time to adopt, the horse couldn't take it any longer!  The time was 2:22


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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2013, 12:53:27 PM »
  I adopted a wild horse. My sims and the horse are friends but, I can't brush it! It will only allow me to "clean hooves".
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2013, 03:01:08 PM »
I found a beautiful wild horse in the graveyard at Monte Vista. With a lot of time & patience, I gave up and used cheats to fill the friendship bar. I was able to mount the horse and it bucked me off a couple times but, success. Then for some reason we couldn't leave the graveyard! SO, I used cheats again and move my beautiful horse. We rode all the way back to my home. I named him "The Black" after the horse in the Black Stallion. He seems to be happy. I just can't brush him and the only glitch I'm having with him.

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2015, 07:25:50 AM »
Finally, I found out how to see all new replies for my posts. Thanks all great replies! I came back to Appaloosa Plains to get wild horses as pets. I'm sorry that I haven't replied all. Great Thanks! :)
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