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  • 1 Getting Started
    • Create all of the accounts in your household using the same email address
      • Do not create more than three free accounts to prevent your accounts from being locked. You may own as many upgraded accounts as you like.
        • Everything costs money! The currency used on Hunt&Jump is referred to as HBs, or HajincBucks, or Hajibucks.
          • Take your time! Use your first couple of breeding seasons to get a feel for how the game works, and what is available. Start a herd of show horses to earn extra spending money for your barn. Then set your focus on more specific goals like color and quality.
            • One of the best parts of Hunt And Jump is that the pace is more relaxed and therefore more enjoyable!

          • 2 How do I get horses?
            • Go to the navigation panel and click "Stable Home". Scroll down to "Create A Horse".
              • In the “Create A Horse” section you may give your horse a name, select the gender, decide if the animal will be horse or pony sized, and if you want to start with foals, or horses up to 4 years old.
                • If the name you select is already in use a message will appear telling you so, and you will need to pick another name.
                  • If you want to use the horses unique ID number as its name, simply put the # sign in the box for the horses name. You can also combine the # with other words (ex: Bay Mare #). You can rename the horse later.
                    • General Information about creating horses
                      • Basic horses, made on the “Create A Horse” page, are called “Foundation” horses, since they will be the foundation of your breeding and showing herds.
                        • Each Foundation horse costs 2500 Hbs to create.
                          • The color of your horse will be 100% random.
                            • Foals/Yearlings do not train until they turn 2 years old.
                              • Stallions cannot breed until they are 3 years old.
                                • Mares cannot have foals until they are 4 years old.
                                  • Horses will live to be at least 17 years old. After that point they might pass away at the beginning of the next game year, or live for several more years
                                    • Your new horse will have a random number of points earned from showing. Those will be very important as you begin to play! (See How Do Shows Work section)

                                  • 3 What is a Daily Herd Helper?
                                    • Every day you'll be given a Herd Helper (HH) on the Create A Horse page that you can activate to help you get special colors or abilities. (See the Herd Helpers section for more detailed information)

                                      • 4 How do I know if my horses are any good?
                                        • Hunt & Jump has several different tests you can use to help you decide what you should do with that particular horse. The basic tests are:
                                          • Performance Testing (PT) - will give you an indication of how well your horse will perform in shows.
                                            • Genetic testing - will reveal the genes that make up your horses coat colors.
                                              • Breeding Advice (BA) - will tell you if the horse will produce good foals, or not
                                                • Breeding Advice will AUTOMATICALLY spay or geld horses that do not meet the minimum standards for breeding quality.
                                                • It is recommended that you use every test available before you decide to breed your horse (see the How Does Testing Help section), but especially breeding advice!

                                                • 5 How do I train my horses?
                                                  • Training, just like in real life, helps prepare a horse for their show career, and to progress up the various levels in shows.
                                                    • Free account members can train their horses once a week.
                                                      • Go to the navigation panel and click the Showing link
                                                        • From the drop down menu select “Train This Horse”
                                                          • Training is done automatically for upgraded accounts. Please be aware that, due to the number of horses in the game, auto train may take up to 24 hours to complete.

                                                          • 6 How do shows work?
                                                            • Horses on Hunt & Jump earn points for every show they enter. Those points earn your barn bonus cash that is added to your balance every day; extra money on top of your weekly paycheck!.
                                                              • To make money you just have to show your horses. You should show every horse you own in order to earn points to increase your daily showing bonus!
                                                                • Any show will do, the game automatically lists classes that will be a good fit for your horse. Don't worry if your horses share or even fill up a whole class. It doesn't hurt your winnings and is perfectly ok to do so. Horses can show up to twice a week.
                                                                  • Foals/Yearlings do not train until they turn 2 years old. Since they don’t train, they won’t improve. Their training scores will stay the same until they turn 2
                                                                    • Horses living in pastures do not show.

                                                                  • 7 How do I enter a show?
                                                                    • Free Accounts - simply find the small blue flag icon next to the horses name on your barn page, or on each horses individual page, and click it.
                                                                      • You will be asked to select a show from a list of the available shows. Remember, all of the classes on the list will be appropriate for your horse!
                                                                        • Accounts with a Basic Upgrade can enter a full barn at one time using the "Enter this Barn" button, below the list of horses in that barn
                                                                          • Premium Upgraded Accounts have it even easier! In the Showing section of the navigation panel select Auto Show, and the game will automatically enter your horse in the best class available twice a week!

                                                                          • 8 Is this game really free to play?
                                                                            • Yes! Recent changes ensure that the game is even more interesting for new accounts on a limited budget! There are options and upgrades that you can purchase both with game cash and real money, if you want, but you are in no way obligated to do so.

                                                                            • 9 Upgrades And Options
                                                                              • HuntAndJump offers a variety of upgrades and options. You can purchase additional barns, pastures, game cash installments, breeding boost tokens, Genetic Modification Treatment tokens (GMTs), special tack packs, and two different upgrades; Basic and Premium.
                                                                                • Our options and upgrades can be purchased in two ways:
                                                                                  • You can use game dollars, which are converted to Investment Vouchers (IVs) at a cost of $12,500 game dollars per IV.
                                                                                    • By using real money in the form of a credit card via Paypal.
                                                                                      • Premium upgrades can only be purchased for real money, and via a monthly payment subscription through Paypal
                                                                                    • Many of our fantasy and Limited Edition (LE) genes can only be obtained through purchase with real money. These genes cannot be traded, bred, or sold between members unless both members own a license for that gene. There are rare exceptions to this rule. (see Rare, Limited, and Closed Genes )
                                                                                      • Members with upgraded accounts have access to some features of the game that Free Account members do not. As mentioned before, however, the game can be played and enjoyed quite sucessfully without using these features! Some of the upgrade features include:
                                                                                        • Performance Testing (PT)
                                                                                          • Access to the Advanced Breeding Lab (for breeding using straws and embryo transplants)
                                                                                            • Strict Breeding Advice (SBA)
                                                                                              • Buddy Chat rooms (for private sales and breeding)
                                                                                                • The Auction Bid Watcher, sales watch lists, and more!

                                                                                              • 10 What's the point? How do I win?
                                                                                                • HuntAndJump was created for busy adults. You won't find any grooming, fussy training options, or stall cleaning here!
                                                                                                  • Accumulate as many horses as you can, earn points from showing, decide who to keep and who to sell, and watch the money roll in. HuntAndJump takes care of the day to day chores to free you up for collecting and breeding hundreds, or even thousands of beautiful horses. There is no limit to how many horses you can own.
                                                                                                    • Set and pursue your own goals. You can breed for that special, elusive color combination and pattern, or challenge yourself to win a year end award!
                                                                                                    Basic Buying & Selling

                                                                                                    Basic Buying & Selling

                                                                                                    • 1 The 2500 HB Line
                                                                                                      • HB is the abbreviation for the currency used on Hunt & Jump games.
                                                                                                        • For the most part, horses are worth the create price of 2500 HBs because:
                                                                                                          • Anyone make a new horse on the Create A Horse page and, for 2500 HBs, get a basic foundation horse in just about any color
                                                                                                            • Herd Helpers, even colorful ones with interesting patterns, are extremely common, and vary from day to day.
                                                                                                              • For 2750 HBs, anyone can buy a perfect foundation horse from the Foundation Rescue, which comes with a guarantee that the horse is an excellent breeding animal and an excellent show horse all in one.

                                                                                                            • 2 General buying and selling information
                                                                                                              • Many new players like to believe that the secret to financial success on Hunt & Jump is in buying and selling horses, but that strategy is seldom successful.
                                                                                                                • While there are horses worth more than 2500 HBs in the game, the cost of developing the lines to produce those horses requires experience and cash that most players will need time to earn
                                                                                                                  • Your best bet for earning extra cash is in the barn with your hardworking show horses
                                                                                                                  • It is VERY hard to predict the sales market on Hunt & Jump.
                                                                                                                    • There are so many possible combinations of genes on Hunt & Jump it would be impossible to predict what the next trend will be
                                                                                                                      • Every day someone comes up with a new combination of colors that everyone, suddenly “must have”.
                                                                                                                        • New genes, both realistic and fantasy, are regularly being added to the game
                                                                                                                          • New players, with new likes and dislikes, join everyday. Those players are from all over the world, and have unique and diverse preferences

                                                                                                                        • 3 Public and Private sales
                                                                                                                          • Selling horses between accounts owned by the same player is prohibited unless BOTH accounts have a Premium upgrade.
                                                                                                                            • Horses posted for public sale may NOT have any rules or restrictions on who may purchase them, or or what can or should be done with the horse after the sale.
                                                                                                                              • Private sales are restricted to Private chat rooms.
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                                                                                                                                • 4 Buying and Selling Rank Specials
                                                                                                                                  • Upon occasion you may have the good luck to get, or get a share in, a Rank Special (RS) horse from a Herd Helper (see the Herd Helpers section). What makes these horses special are their rare genes, or combinations of genes, and the fact that they are often exceptional breeding animals.
                                                                                                                                    • Rank Specials are frequently worth more than 2500 HBs, but:
                                                                                                                                      • Not every Rank Special will work for every players herd. Someone who really wants a Freaky Friday RS, may not be interested in a Wet and Wild RS.
                                                                                                                                        • Basic supply and demand. There is no set pattern for the availablity of Rank Special horses. Except for the Freaky Friday RS (which is available every Friday the 13th), there is no way to predict how often one type may be available.
                                                                                                                                          • While all Rank Specials are the equivialent of a Perfect Foundation horse, some can be Exceptional Producers or Exceptionally Perfect, which are likely to be more desirable.
                                                                                                                                            • Knowing the market value of individual Rank Specials comes with practice and experience.
                                                                                                                                          • The best way to determine the value of a Rank Special is to visit the forum or the Facebook page and ask other players. You might find a player who would be willing to buy your horse, or find someone who has already put out a Wanted ad for that type of horse.
                                                                                                                                            • You can also use the Search feature to see if there are any similar Rank Special horses currently for sale, and compare the prices.
                                                                                                                                              • Tip: use the specific name of the Rank Special, like Dark Chocolate or All Washed Up in the tattoo search bar to find them.
                                                                                                                                              • Herd Helpers are 'Ranked' by how commonly the colors and combination of colors occur in the game.
                                                                                                                                                • Rank 1 is usually basic bay, black, or chestnut.
                                                                                                                                                  • Rank 3 can include combinations like Silver Buckskin or traits such as Top Notch Producers.
                                                                                                                                                    • Rank 5 has combinations that are even more rare, like Homozygous Champagne and Splash or Exceptionally Perfect.
                                                                                                                                                      • The most rare combinations you can get from a Herd Helper are the Rank Specials. There are even some that are IMPOSSIBLE in real life!

                                                                                                                                                    • 5 Rare Genes
                                                                                                                                                      • Very few genes are rare enough to add extra value to a horses sale price. The longer a gene has been available, the less value it has. The rarest genes, the limited edition fantasy colors, are only available for in game purchase by players who own a license for that specific gene. The majority of these genes require an original purchase with real money, and are only occasionally available for sale to the public.
                                                                                                                                                        • Anyone may own spayed or gelded horses of any color.

                                                                                                                                                      • 6 The Market Decides
                                                                                                                                                        • If you're really not sure what your horse might be worth you can enter it into the public auction. The auction guarantees you a minimum price of 2500 HBs.
                                                                                                                                                          • If the horse does not qualify for rescue, and no one bids on it in the auction it will be purchased by the Hunt & Jump Auction Bidder and removed from the game.
                                                                                                                                                          • Running your own auction on a forum thread can be very worthwhile to learn the going rate for various types and colors of horses. If you do decide to run an auction on the forum there are some things you should know:
                                                                                                                                                            • All bids MUST be publicly listed in the forum auction thread; taking private bids via private message is prohibited.
                                                                                                                                                              • You should include a definite ending date and time for the auction.
                                                                                                                                                                • There are some players who, for whatever reason, do not participate in the forum and will not see that your horse is available. Those same players may, however, see the public sales boards, or visit the public auction house.
                                                                                                                                                              Rare, Limited & Closed Genes

                                                                                                                                                              Rare, Limited & Closed Genes

                                                                                                                                                              • 1 General information about Rare/Limited Edition/Closed genes
                                                                                                                                                                • New genes can only be added to Foundation horses.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Foundation horses have parents that are imaginary. There are no pictures or statistics for those parent horses. They don't exist in the game as real horses, and are only used to create a basic 'starter' horse.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Since the parents of Foundation horses exist as endless possibilites they COULD have any gene available in the game. Therefore you can add any gene availble to their Foundation offspring....for a cost.
                                                                                                                                                                  • You can only add genes to lined horses if the horses parents carry those genes. You cannot add appaloosa genes to a horse if their parents do not carry the appaloosa gene(s).
                                                                                                                                                                    • Lined horses have parents in the game which have pictures and set statistics that can be seen if you go to the 'Family' tab from your horses individual page
                                                                                                                                                                      • Adding genes that a foal 'missed' from their parents, in most cases, costs much less money than adding genes to a Foundation horse.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Real world gene status
                                                                                                                                                                        • Documented genes are genes that have been tested and their actions are generally understood in real world
                                                                                                                                                                          • On Hunt And Jump these genes follow the actions, qualities and transmission of real life genes as closely as possible
                                                                                                                                                                          • Hypothetical genes are genes for which real world science has strong evidence, but have not been absolutely proven or understood.
                                                                                                                                                                            • On Hunt And Jump the action, qualities and transmission of these genes have been designed based on the best evidence available in the real world
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy genes are genes that have never been observed or reliably documented in the real world
                                                                                                                                                                              • On Hunt And Jump Fantasy genes can be transmitted to foals using processes similar to real genetic inheritance

                                                                                                                                                                          • 2 Rare Genes - Click the link for descriptions of the gene
                                                                                                                                                                            • Rare genes can be created with normal creates and/or rank special herd helper creates but don't come up very often. Some may be available through the "Roving Gene Sales" each month.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Rare Documented Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                • Pearl (Available in the GMT lab)
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pearl is only occasionally available on the create a horse page, it comes on a few rank special herd helpers, and may be available through the "Roving Gene Sales" each month.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sabino 1 (Available in the GMT lab and on some rank special herd helpers.)
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Snowflake
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Snowflake is a 'hidden' gene. There are no symbols for Snowflake on the list of genes a horse carries, so you will not know if the horse carries the gene(s) without test breedings. Snowflake is occasionally available on the create a horse page, it comes on a few rank special herd helpers, and may be available through the "Roving Gene Sales" each month.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dense Pheomelanin (Available in the GMT lab)
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dense Pheomelanin (DP) is a 'hidden' gene. There are no symbols for Dense Pheomelanin on the list of genes a horse carries. so you will not know if the horse carries the gene(s) without test breedings. Dense Pheomelanin is occasionally available on the create a horse page, it is available in the Gene Modification lab, it comes on a few rank special herd helpers, and may be available through the "Roving Gene Sales" each month.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rare Hypothetical Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                        • White 1 (Available in the Genetics lab and on some rank special herd helpers.)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • AKA White w
                                                                                                                                                                                          • White 2 (Available in the Genetics lab and on some rank special herd helpers.)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rare Fantasy Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Currently there are no rare fantasy genes

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 3 Limited Genes - Click the link for a description of the gene
                                                                                                                                                                                          • A limited gene cannot normally be created on the "create a horse" page. It is even more elusive than a rare gene and can usually only be obtained via the Genetics lab or purchased with real money. You do not need to own a license, or a foundation horse that carries these genes to own the gene, and there are no restrictions on who can breed, buy or sell horses with these genes.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Limited Hypothetical Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Satin (Available in the GMT Lab, and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gulastra Plume (Available in the GMT Lab and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Galustra Plume is another 'hidden' gene. There are no symbols for Gulustra Plume on the list of genes a horse carries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • White M (Available in the GMT Lab and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Originally called White 4, White M is based on Manchado horse coloration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sabino 2 (Available in the GMT Lab and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • White 3 (Available in the GMT Lab and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • White 8 (Can only be found in the GMT lab on rare occasions and through some Roving Gene Sales.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • White 10 (Only occasionally found in the GMT lab and available through some Roving Gene Sales.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Limited Fantasy Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kit Promoter (Available in the GMT Lab and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ice 1 (Available for purchase on special occasions and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ice 5 (Available for purchase on special occasions and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ice 8 (Available for purchase in the GMT lab and through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nexus (Available for purchase through some Roving Gene Sales))
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Limited Documented Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PAX3C70Y (Available in the GMT lab.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AKA Splash 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Splash 3 (Rarely available in the GMT lab.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 Closed Genes - Click the link for a description of the gene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1 When you buy a closed gene you are granted a license to own that gene. You may only sell, breed or buy intact horses to and from players with the same license. A license for one gene does not include access to similar, but different genes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2 Closed genes are only available to buy on special occasions. They can only be purchased with real money.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 3 Closed Documented Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Splash M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AKA Macchiato - Macchiato in real life: Macchiato occurred as a random mutation in a Freiberger stallion (now gelded) named Apache du Peupe. It was discovered the mutation was located on MITF which is also responsible for the more common splash white mutations. The official name is MITFN310S. In real life the gene causes large lacy splash markings, hazy roaning, blue eyes, and cream like body dilution. It also suspected to cause infertility. Apache du Peupe was gelded due to low sperm mobility.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 Closed Hypothetical Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mushroom - Mushroom is a real homozygous recessive gene, found in the Shetland breed. The exact location is not known but they know roughly where it is located and there is now a test for the gene. The Mushroom gene appears to act only on red pigment and desaturates the color leaving a sepia hue to the coat. Manes and tails range from slightly diluted to near pure white. For a long time there was speculation if the gene was even real. The color is not quite cream, not quite dun, not quite silver. You must have two copies and visible "red" pigment for mushroom to show. (Available through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 5 Closed Fantasy Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ice 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ice 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ice 13 - Ice 13 adds large snowflake-like ice crystals to the horses coat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Axiom Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Axiom Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Axiom Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ice 14 - Adds a golden light to the head and a blue light to the tail of all base colors. It does not go over white markings but will change the color of all white horses like cremellos. Ice 14 is dominate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Plaid - The plaid gene burns out stripes through a horses' natural pigment layers. It also adds stripes of a random rainbow color to the horse. There is a lot of random variation and re rolling can result in minimal color or very large amounts of color. Only one copy needed to show. (Available for purchase on special occasions and through Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thunderstruck - All thunderstruck horses are covered in electric blue lightning bolts and have a charged glow. Thunderstruck's glow and bolts are so powerful it ignores interactions will all other genes. All mane and tail options will also glow regardless of what tack pack they are from. It only needs one copy to show and horses with it will have "Thunderstruck" as part of their color name. (Available for purchase on special occasions and through Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ice 2 - (Available for purchase on special occasions and through Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wrong Warp - Wrong warp is an allele in the nexus gene family (nexus and axiom). It acts by converting large white areas to black or rarely cyan and creating torn edges when heterozygous and has an additional warp over the hip effect when homozygous. One copy of Wrong Warp can be paired with one copy of nexus or with one copy of axiom for some interesting results. It is testable and will be searchable. (Available through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Where does the name come from? Wrong Warp is a term used in many video game speed running tactics but was originally from Super Mario Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chinchilla - Chinchilla is a closed fantasy gene based on the real life chinchilla gene found in rabbits. Chinchilla is a mutation that completely disables the production of red pigment and leaves black pigment to show. In areas where both red pigment and black pigment are disabled this also results in red eyes. (Simplified to ee horses and E horses with agouti in game). It requires two copies to show. It is an all new gene in the game. It does not share a location with any other gene and will be searchable, testable, and show in the color name.(Available through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mushroom - Mushroom is a real homozygous recessive gene, found in the Shetland breed. The exact location is not known but they know roughly where it is located and there is now a test for the gene. The Mushroom gene appears to act only on red pigment and desaturates the color leaving a sepia hue to the coat. Manes and tails range from slightly diluted to near pure white. For a long time there was speculation if the gene was even real. The color is not quite cream, not quite dun, not quite silver. You must have two copies and visible "red" pigment for mushroom to show. (Available through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nacre - Nacre is based on the iridescent glow of mother of pearl. This gene is dominate and only requires 1 copy to show. (Available through some Roving Gene Sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Watercolor - Watercolor converts the normal red and black pigment layers into rainbow color layers. The more pigment variation to start the more colors you will see. Agouti based colors, duns etc will give you the best results as you see the most pigment variation on those. Sooty + highly recommended with these. Only one copy needed to show. (Available for purchase on special occasions and through Roving Gene Sales)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 5 Private Genes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • There are a few genes owned exclusively by individual members of the game. The use of these genes is based on the discretion of the gene owner. These genes are private on the Bluegrass (formerly the blue or HJ1) server, but closed on the Forest (formerly the green or HJ2) server.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ice 3 - privately owned on Bluegrass/HJ1 server/(Available through Roving Gene Sales on Forest/HJ2 server)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ice 4 - privately owned on Bluegrass/HJ1 server/(Available through Roving Gene Sales on Forest/HJ2 server)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ice 6 - (Available through Roving Gene Sales on Forest/HJ2 server)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ice 7 - privately owned on Bluegrass/HJ1 server/(Available through Roving Gene Sales on Forest/HJ2 server)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ice 11 - privately owned on Bluegrass/HJ1 server/(Available through Roving Gene Sales on Forest/HJ2 server
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ice 12 - privately owned on Bluegrass/HJ1 server/(Available through Roving Gene Sales on Forest/HJ2 server)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FAQ: Under construction!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FAQ: Under construction!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • How Do The Auctions Work?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The auction runs three times a week; Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. You can bid on horses from 6am to 8pm EST. Horses cannot be entered in auctions as they are running, and must be entered before 6am the day the auction is set to run.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • You can enter your horses through their individual page by clicking the "Control Panel" tab, going to "Manage Your Entries", and selecting "Auction This Horse" or by going to the Public Auction House page and selecting "Enter A Horse". If you change your mind prior to the auction starting you can select "Manage Entries" and remove whatever horses you wish. All sales are final.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • You can view horses in the auction by going to the "Search Horses" tab under Community and select "For Auction" as their status. A complete list of entered horses will be generated. You can open individual horses page to bid on that horse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How do I find horses for sale or breeding?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • On the navigation bar go down to "Community". From the drop down menu select "Search Horses" and click For Sale, in the status box. On the search page you can search for horses by patterns, color, age, bone density, era, owner, stable, gender, tattoos... The options are endless. It'll even list sale and auction horses, bred vs open, and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What do the letters on my barn page mean? (in the Status column)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • On your barn page you will occasionally see letters and/or symbols appear to the right of your horses statistics. These symbols are a quick way to see which horses in that barn are for sale, in the auction, entered in a show, or available for public breeding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "A" means that this particular horse has been entered in an Auction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "B" means that this particular horse is up for public brood or stud

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "E" means that this particular horse has been entered in a show.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "$" means that this horse is up for public sale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What is a Candy horse?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Candy horses are marked with peppermint stripes. These horses have special Gene Modification Treatment tokens attached. You can use the token to modify a color or quality on one of your own horses, or sell the horse AND THE TOKEN, for quite a bit of cash.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Candy horses can appear when you are creating new horses, but they are very rare, and very random! The candy pattern is temporary, and does not pass genetically to any offspring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What does "levelled off" mean?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Levelled off means the horse has reached the limit of its training.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Horses usually level off roughly when their age is around their PT score. A horse will still continue to train and increase their show score but the score won’t raise as fast as it used to and will eventually taper off to earning less than 1 point per training session.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This does not mean the horse is no longer useful, far from it! Horses that have levelled off continue to hold their total points, and will continue to EARN points as they place in their classes. Just because thier training points have levelled off does NOT mean that their performance in the show ring is lacking!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What does Consistent / Inconsistent mean?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • This is a measure of how consistently a horse will perform when shown. A perfectly consistent horse will have exactly the same score both times it is shown in a week. This is a solid, reliable, predictable show horse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Inconsistent horses will have days where they perform flawlessly and outshine the competition, but on other days their heart won’t be in it, and they will place much lower in the class.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Consistency is mostly applicable to showing results. The only relationship to breeding ability is that inconsistent horses are more likely to have inconsistent foals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What are showing levels?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • You can see a chart of all the levels and grades if you click on "My Show Entries" under Showing in the left menu bar. The levels are sometimes referred to by number and other times by their full name. Here is a list of the available levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Level 1-- Inhand (Horses are shown in a halter class, not ridden)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Level 2 -- Green under saddle (horses are being ridden, but not jumped)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Level 3 -- Green over fences (horses are now ready to be jumped)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Level 4 -- Training (horses are being schooled to improve the height and complexity of the jumps)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Level 5 -- C Level (more difficult, higher jumps)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Level 6 -- B Level (even higher jumps and more complex patterns of jumps)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Level 7 -- A Level (increasing difficult of jump courses)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Level 8 -- Grand Prix (the highest, most complex jump courses, done by the most talented horses and riders. A horse would have to be competing at this level to qualify for the Olympics in Show Jumping, for instance.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Why aren't my foals doing well in shows?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • In foal/yearling classes (horses less than a season old) showing is literally a coin flip. They can’t train yet and there are only two horses in level 1L classes, so winning is totally luck based and has nothing to do with Ability.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Why does it say my account is associated with someone elses accout?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1 Internet Service Providers are given a block of numbers called IP addresses that are rotated for their users. Each time a user logs on, their computer is given one of those IP addresses. When that user ends the session, that IP address is released for use by another user. So, if your Internet Service Provider is a large, national one, you can become associated with another user somewhere else because you both have been randomly assigned the same IP address at some time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Unless you are paying to have a stable IP address, you will frequently have a different one each time you log into the Internet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2 There may be a similar mechanism involved with phone access to the internet. If both you and the other player have the same cell phone carrier and they use a rotating block of these numbers, you could easily have become suddenly, randomly associated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Why can't I breed my pasture horses?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Double check the following possibilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pastures open on the 5th day of the month if you spent real money on the game in the past month, and on the 7th if you did not.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Are all of the mares over 3 years old, and younger than 20?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Is your stallion over 2 years old, and younger than 20?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Have the mares already been bred (check live cover and/or embryo transfer)?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is breeding season still open? Breeding season ends on the 28th of each month.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can I sell horses between my accounts?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selling horses between accounts owned by the same player is prohibited unless BOTH accounts have a Premium upgrade. This also applies to cash transfers. If both accounts have a Premium upgrade, then unlimited cash can be transfered from one account to another as long as both accounts are over 2 months old.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can I put conditions or restrictions on my breeding horses?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Horses posted for public breeding may NOT have any rules or restrictions on who may use them, or which horses may be bred to them, or what can or should be done with the foals that result from that breeding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Horses advertised in Public chat rooms may not have any rules or restrictions placed on breeding, but horses in PRIVATE chat rooms may.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Statements in the owners notes of a horse standing for public breeding that indicate conditions or restrictions are not allowed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Restrictions in a horses owner notes are allowed AS LONG AS THE HORSE IS NOT STANDING FOR PUBLIC BREEDING OR SALE.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • When will my horses age up?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • One real life month equals one year on Hunt & Jump. Horses age up at the start of each new "year", so, at the beginning of the next month your horse will age one year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Newborn horses are listed as foals but will age up to yearlings in a few days. Most of their first real life month will be spent as a yearling. They will turn 2 when the beginning of the next real life month rolls around.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Will the mare I use to implant an embryo have any effect on the foal?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • No. The mare used (aka the surrogate mare) will not affect the foal in any way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does inbreeding or linebreeding (breeding parents to offspring, or siblings to each other, etc.) have any consequences on Hunt And Jump.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • No. There are no consequences for inbreeding or linebreeding in the game.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What is the difference between Riding Horses, Warmbloods and Draft horses?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Light horses/Riding Horses have bone size ranging from .5 inches to 1.49 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Warmbloods have bone size ranging from 1.5 inches to 2.49 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Draft horses have bone size ranging from 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Where can I get tack for my horse, and those beautiful backgrounds?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • There are some items that are available for free, to all players. They can be found by going to the Tack tab on your horses individual page.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You can get more specialized and fancy tack by purchasing the various tack packs that are for sale on the Upgrade with Game Money page, then click IV Shopping. Tack Pack prices vary between 1 and several hundred IVs (Investment Vouchers) per Tack Pack, and each one contains numerous different items, including background images

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What are Eras, and how do they work?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • People who have been playing longer generally dominate the color breeder leaderboards. It’s pretty difficult for newer players to break into those ranks. Eras were created to level the playing field and give newer players a chance to be competitive on the leaderboards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • A new era will be started after a certain number of new horses have entered the game (via breeding or creation of new horses)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A foals era is ‘inherited’ from the parent with the lowest era.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Eras are only important for the breeders club leaderboards and have no effect what so ever on breeding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advanced Facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advanced Facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What Are They?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Advanced Facilities section provides you with access to the very best and most recent scientific advancements in equine care and reproduction. Fair warning, though, this level of research and development does not come cheap!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Some sections of the Advanced Facilities are open for all members to use. You can:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Use Boost tokens to increase your horses breeding ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Use Gene Modification Treatments tokens to change or add colors or traits to your horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Unalter a horse which has been spayed or gelded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Advanced Facilities which are available to members with a Basic Upgrade include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Access the Advanced Breeding Lab to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Collect straws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sell straws or eggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Premium Upgraded members can use the Advanced Facilities to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Access the Advanced Breeding Lab to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Create to implant, or sell embryos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clone a favorite horse to produce a nearly perfect duplicate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Access the option to download selected data about their entire herd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Where are the Advanced Facilities?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • You can access these features by scrolling down the left navigation bar to, and clicking on, "Advanced Facilities" and then using the links contained within the drop down menu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Community

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Community

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How Can I Connect With Other Members?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • We have a great community of users here at HuntAndJump, and many ways to connect with other players.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Forum: The forum is broken into sections. Section links are on the right, or you can click “All Discussions” to see everything at once. Some of the categories and links that can be found on the forum include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New member introductions (stop by and say Hi!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Breeding ads and offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sales and member run auctions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shared Herd Helpers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Game news and announcements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Help with the game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fun member run contests, with great prizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Your Private Message (PM) inbox. This is where you’ll find any messages that are sent directly to you. You can send a message from this page, or from a user’s profile page.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Your forum profile page link. This is where you can find account editing options, your activity log, and a list of who is currently online. It’s a great place to find topics you’ve started or commented on, or to change your profile picture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Facebook: there are two groups and one page on Facebook that you can follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • An Unofficial (but endorsed) sales page. The Sales/Breeding page is pretty self explanatory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Hunt & Jump Official page - here you will find headlines, game news, contest information, Weekend Wishes, gene sales, and a whole lot more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Hunt & Jump official discussion page -this page holds all of the above, and shows off member horses, can help with (appropriate) questions and advice, and Herd Helper shares, but does not allow for breeding or sales notices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Buddy Chat: Accessed from the Forum page, Buddy chats are chat rooms created and run by upgraded members for private sales and/or breeding opportunities between friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • You can request membership in private chat rooms that are dedicated to a specific subject like coat colors, or specific genes, and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • There are some chat rooms that upgraded members have made available for anyone to wander in and ask questions, or simply gab with other members who have similar interests, without needing to request membership.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • In order to create or add people to a chat room you must have an upgraded account, but any member can participate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Search users:If you know a players username (usually the same as the stable, but not always!) you can check out their public barn pages by using this tab to search for that user and any associated accounts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What If there are conflicts among players?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • There are steps you can take to address in game issues with other players. If you simply can't get along, go ahead and block that player. You will be asked to briefly describe the problem and what, if any steps you have taken to remedy the situation. You can block another member by going to the My Blocked Member list on the right navigation bar on the main stable page.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • If you are being continuously harassed through means out of game control, contact an Admin via forum message and be prepared to offer up solid evidence of the harassment. Bullying is not tolerated on this game for any reason.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stable Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stable Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can I Change My Username And Stablename?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yes, but only if your account is less than 2 weeks old, or has symbols other than letters and numbers, in which case you may change your Username for free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Existing accounts may change their username for a cost of 4 GMTs (GMT is officially Gene Modification Treatment tokens. They are also used for purchases other than Gene Modification, though!).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can I personalize my stable page?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Upgraded accounts can personalize various parts of their stable pages. Depending on the level of upgrade you select you can:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Add a default image to your horses pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Select your own breed name (see restrictions below)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Design and use tattoos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tattoos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tattoos are available to players who have purchased an upgrade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Somatic Tattoos are not the same as brands. While basic brands are generally only white, tattoos can be applied using a variety of colors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Upgraded players are assigned one free tattoo slot. Additional slots may be purchased for 10,000 HBs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Somatic Tattoos can be placed on your horse, or in the horses picture to designate a variety of qualities and colors. Some people use tattoos to denote different genes, breeding lines, generations, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • You can place 'hidden' tattoos on your horse by placing the tattoo on your horses lip. That way it is available for searches, but does not appear on the horses image.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hunt & Jump allows you to upload images (within specific size requirements) to use as tattoos. As with all images used on the game, tattoos should be unique, and must not be under any copyrights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • If you are not artistically inclined, you can commission other players to design and create tattoos for you, and purchase those tattoos from the designer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Breed Names
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Horses owned by Free Account members will have ‘National’ as their breed name and then the body type of the horse (National Warmbloods, National Riding Pony, National Draft Horse, Etc).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • When you buy an upgrade you can select your own breed name. It is important that breed names be unique and purely fictional.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • You may not use the name of real places or things, or the name of existing breeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Common words are not allowed, so no ‘Wonderful’ Warmbloods, or ‘Desirable’ Drafts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • If you don’t know if a name is allowed, simply ask on the Forum, or the Facebook Pages, other players will probably enjoy helping you find just the right name.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • If a breed name is discovered that does not meet the criteria that name will be removed without notice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Herd Helpers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Herd Helpers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is a Herd Helper?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Every day each player has the ability to create as many random horses, with random genes as they have money available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • In addition to those random creates, each member is assigned a Daily Herd Helper.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • You will find this option on the bottom of the 'Create a Horse' page.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Each Herd Helper will have certain genes assigned to it, including additional bonus genes that may, or may not, affect the original genes!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • There are a set number of creates available, which varies by the different ranks of the Herd Helper. If you share the Herd Helper on the Forum, or on Facebook, other players can use it, and you will earn additional bonus creates for every share used!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Daily Herd Helpers can be re-rolled 5 times without charge. You can share, or dismiss these Herd Helpers however you like.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • If you don't particularly like the original Herd Helper you were assigned. Just don't activate it. Click re-roll this Herd Helper to get a new one to use and/or share!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Once you have used your 5 free re-rolls, you can get more, but they will cost you 5,000 HBs (game dollars) each. As long as you have cash available you can flip through Herd Helpers until you find one that you want to activate!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • If you choose to only share your Herd Helper with specific friends, you can copy the Herd Helper link and send it to your friend via a Private Message (PM).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Herd Helpers are ranked 1-5 according to rarity and how 'special' they are. Exceptional Producing horses and Special Herd Helpers will be ranked a 5 and have extremely limited shares, while lower ranked Herd Helpers will have more shares and bonus creates available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Limited Edition genes will not appear as Daily Herd Helpers. Some Special/Rank 5 Herd Helpers will possess genes such as Pearl and Brindle. However, they are the exception, not the rule.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bonus! By creating horses you are eligible to receive a daily lottery bonus ranging from $10,000 HBs to $1,000,000 HBs and the occasional VERY special Candy horse that can be turned in for a Gene Modification Treatment (GMT) token!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Candy horses are marked with red and white pepperment candy stripes. These horses have special Gene Modification Treatment tokens attached. You can use the token to modify a color or quality on one of your own horses. After the token has been used the candy pattern will remain until the horses picture is refreshed. The candy pattern is NOT inheritable by any of the horses offspring. If you choose to sell your candy horse with the Token included you can generally get 100-250,000 HBs for the horse. Once the token is used, the value of the horse itself will probably be around 2,500 HBs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Special Herd Helpers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Special Herd Helpers are released very selectively, and they are rare. If a Herd Helper is shared by the main "Ammit" account, you will receive one create and cannot share for additional creates. Infrequently some of these will appear as Daily Herd Helpers, and you can activate them like regular herd helpers. Some Special Herd Helpers are SO special that they will never occur again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Link to a list of existing Herd Helpers – Under Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breeding 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breeding 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1 Important information about geldings and spayed mares!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • While they may not be able to procreate, spayed mares and geldings are the backbone of your program! As soon as they are spayed or gelded they begin to earn extra training points with every training session. This gives them the potential to be better show horses, so they earn more show points. Recognize their value and don't just toss your spayed and gelded foals away. Running out of space? Use that showing bonus to buy more barn space for them. While your breeding herd may be more fun, your showing herd is how you maintain your breeding program!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2 The Basics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mares cannot be bred before age 4 or after age 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Horses live to be a minimum 17 years old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stallion cannot be bred before age 3 or after age 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Horses live to be a minimum 17 years old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mares can only produce one foal a year unless their eggs are harvested and surrogate mares are used to produce multiple foals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Members with a Premuim upgrade can harvest eggs from a mare in one of two ways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • a single egg every 5 days during the regular breeding season
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • mass egg flush, which will produce anywhere from 8 to 14 eggs, and can only be done once per breeding season, after that point the mare will not be able to have another foal until the next breeding season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stallions can produce 50 foals via live cover in a single season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • There is no maximum on the number of foals stallions can produce via frozen semen/straws.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Semen can be saved as frozen ‘straws’ which can be used at a later date, or sold to other players
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • You can set an expiration date on straws, or leave the date open to keep the straw viable indefinitely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Even after a stallion is deceased any straws previously collected will remain viable indefinitely unless an expiration date has been set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Inbreeding and linebreeding (breeding parents to offspring, or siblings to each other, etc.) have no consequences on Hunt And Jump.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • When breeding via embryo transfer, the surrogate mare used has NO influence on the color or ability of the resulting foal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 3 What Should I Breed For?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Breeding is completely up to you! Type, color, height, paper level, PT scores; you decide what is important to you. Since the general goal of breeding is to produce offspring that is better than it’s parents we put a very strong emphasis on testing horses before breeding them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • There are three different body types of horses on Hunt And Jump:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LIGHT; Elegant riding horses and ponies similar to Anglo-Arabians, Welsh ponies, or Akal-Teke horses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Horses in this category are referred to as Riding Horses (RH) or Riding ponies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MEDIUM; Horses with a bit more bone and body mass, similar to Warmbloods, Hunter type Quarter Horses, or Sport ponies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Horses in this category are referred to as Warmbloods (WB) or Sport Ponies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HEAVY; Draft horses. Still refined, but more performance oriented than typical Draft horses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Horses in this category are referred to as Drafts, and the ponies are called Cobs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cross breeding Riding Horses, Warmblods, Drafts, ponies, etc. can result in a variety of body types.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Each horse has a Bone Density reading as part of their information. There is a range of bone density within each type and it is possible to steadily breed up from Light to Heavy through selective breeding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Light horses/Riding Horses have bone size ranging from .5 inches to 1.49 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Warmbloods have bone size ranging from 1.5 inches to 2.49 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Draft horses have bone size ranging from 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • There are no adverse effects to cross breeding body types
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Breeding for paper levels can be challenging and requires a good understanding of breeding ability. (Breeding *Star papered stallion to *Gold papered mare will not always create a *Star/*Gold offspring. In fact, it could produce a much lower papered C offspring!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • This is why testing and selective breeding is so important. (See Paper, Letter & Color ranking)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Colts, especially, should always be at least as good as their sire - though superior to sire is better. You can, and should, test colts against their sires if at all possible!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • When breeding for color it is important to know how the different genes work with one another.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Some color combinations can result in a foal that does not survive at birth (aka lethal white).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Know if your horse is heterozygous or homozygous for the trait you wish to produce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Some traits CANNOT be added to foals in the gene modification lab

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 Pastures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pastures allow you to breed large numbers of horses at one time at reduced costs, and with special bonuses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pasture breeding costs 500 HBs per mare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pastures which hold 100 mares can also hold up to 3 stallions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • During breeding season those 3 stallions will randomly breed the available mares.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Horse must be older than 2 years to go into the pasture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mares 20 years old and over will stay in the pasture but will not breed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Horses in pasture do not show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Their total show points will still count towards your daily showing bonus, but they will not earn new points.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • On the 14th of each month pastures will automatically breed if there are both stallions and mares in that pasture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • On the 28th of the month all foals remaining in the pasture will be sold back to the game and you will receive 2500 HBs for each foal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • You can move your mares and stallions into the pasture to breed them at the reduced cost, then pull them back out into the barns to show, or you can leave your mares in the pasture all season to receive additional bonuses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pasture bonuses accrue to mares only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pasture bonuses affect the foals breeding quality only, not showing/training ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The full pasture bonus is acquired at 30 + days in the pasture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • While the full pature bonus takes 30 days to accumulate, some people choose to accept less than the full bonus and breed pastured mares earlier than 30 days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • You can move a mare from pasture to pasture with no change in the pasture bonus, but if you move them out to a barn they will lose the pasture bonus altogether. If you return the mare to the pasture the 'days in pasture' counter will reset to 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Each player starts with one pasture. Additional pastures may be purchased for real money at the Upgrades and Extras link.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 5 Why Can't I Put This Stallion/Mare Up For Public Breeding?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Check for the following situations;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is this horse old enough to breed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • If your horse is a mare, any of the following situations could cause her to be done breeding for the season:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Has she already produced a foal of her own this year (check her Foals This Year count)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Has she undergone a mass egg flush? (check her standing in the Advanced Breeding Lab, at the Egg collection link)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Did a previous breeding this season involve a lethal combination of genes resulting in a foal that did not survive? (There is no record of deceased foals)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Are you SURE you didn’t sell the foal back to the game? (It happens a lot!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • If you are using live cover, has the stallion had more than 50 live cover foals this season?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Breeding horses with Limited Edition and Fantasy genes (which are bought with real life money) is not allowed on the public market. These genes can only be shared between other owners of that particular gene. (For example: If you have a blue Axiom stallion you can only sell straws and obtain eggs from others who own blue Axiom mares. Breeding Red Axiom horses requires that both parties own Red Axiom horses)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • There are special chat rooms available for these sales/breedings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 6 Why Can't I Enter My Horse In This Club?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • There are two reasons why you may not be able to enter your horse in a club.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Horses MUST be color/gene tested before they can be entered in a club.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • This is to make sure you're entering them in the right club since some genes are nearly impossible to identify visually.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Clubs require that horses not only possess a trait, but exhibit that trait. For instance... A horse that carries a single copy of Pearl and doesn't express it cannot join the Pearl club. They carry the gene and can pass it to their offspring, but they are visually NOT Pearl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • As a general rule, if you don't see it in the written description of the color name, they are not eligible to be entered in that club.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 7 There are Color Clubs, Why Not Breed Clubs?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Since upgraded players can have, and name, their own breed there are an infinite number of 'breeds' on Hunt And Jump. So we "limit" clubs to the genetics your horse carries and the era in which it was born.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Eras are important for the leaderboards but have no other real effect on game play. People who established their herds a long time ago will mostly have high pointed horses in earlier eras. Using eras gives people with younger herds a chance to win awards on the more recent era boards. (See All About Eras)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • A single horse can be entered in up to 4 clubs which makes them eligible to hold leader board positions in one or more of those clubs for any given game year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • You can add, or remove, any horse you own from any Breeders Club, at any time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Testing 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Testing 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How Does Testing Help?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • It saves an enormous amount of time and energy!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • It gives you some of the information you will need to build a winning herd of show horses and a successful breeding program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • It is much easier to sell a horse when the buyer can see that how it will perform in various areas of the game. Why take a gamble on an untested horse?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Several of the tests are free. While it is better to utilize all the tests you can, some can be cost prohibitive. There is no reason NOT to use the free tests!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Exceptions to the testing guidelines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • There aren’t any!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Available Tests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1 Breeding Advice (BA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Horses that do not pass Breeding Advice WILL NOT be good breeding quality animals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Intact horses are compared to both parents, or in the case of Foundation horses, a standard benchmark.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • To pass BA horses may be slightly worse than, about as good, or better than their parents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Offspring, or Foundation horses, that are found to be significantly worse than their parent/benchmark are automatically spayed or gelded.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Significantly worse, in this context, means a lot worse. If these horses are used for breeding, the quality of the line will substantially decrease, essentially putting you back to where you started.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2 Strict Breeding Advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SBA is available to players with a Premium Upgrade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • While Breeding Advice (BA) will allow foals who are slightly worse than their parents to remain intact, Strict Breeding Advice requires that the foal be the same as, or better quality than both parents. Only the finest foals pass SBA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3 Comparison Testing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Comparison testing allows players with and upgrade to compare one intact stallion to another in your barn. This can be an important consideration when deciding between two similar stallions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comparison Testing will return one of the following results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ‘Worse Than’ which means just that; Horse A will be a worse breeder than horse B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ‘About As Good As’ (AGA) which means that horse A may have the same ability as horse B. It could be a little bit better or worse, but in general the horses will have similar breeding abilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ‘Superior To’ means that horse A is a much better breeding horse than horse B.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Comparison Testing is fairly expensive, so plan your comparisons carefully.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 Breeding Inspection – aka Papering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stallion Papers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Showable Only: This means just that, should only ever be used for showing. Consider it a definite fail as far as breeding stock is concerned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • C: This represents basic/foundation level breeding ability. Perfect quality foundation stallions are C-papered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • B: Exceptional foundations and many 2nd generation stallions are B-papered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • A: Only exceptional foundations that have been given 5% breeding boosts can expect to see A papers. Otherwise, these are sometimes bred in the 2nd generation, and often in the 3rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • *Star: This is the highest a stallion can paper. You normally will find this, albeit rarely, in boosted 3rd generation lines - most often in 4th and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4a This inspection will provide you with an idea of how good a breeder your horse will be. Whereas Breeding Advice and Strict Breeding Advice will tell you if a horse SHOULD be bred, Breeding Inspection will identify the level of that breeding ability. Stallions and mares have different papering ranks/levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mare Papers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Failed: The mare equivalent of a stallion's "Showable Only" result. This mare has no place breeding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Yellow: This represents basic/foundation level breeding ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Red: Exceptional foundations and many 2nd generation mares are Red-papered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blue: Only exceptional foundations that have been given 5% breeding boosts can expect to see Blue papers. Otherwise, these are sometimes bred in the 2nd generation, and often in the 3rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • *Gold: This is the highest a mare can paper. You normally will find this, albeit rarely, in boosted 3rd generation lines - most often in 4th and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4b The only way to change a horses papering level is to add a breeding boost, otherwise, paper levels do not change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 5 Un-altering and Boosts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sometimes a foal will pass Breeding Advice (BA) but not pass Strict Breeding Advice (SBA). If this is the case, and you have the funds available, you can Unalter the foal in the Advanced Facilities and then give it a breeding boost to see if it will pass SBA on the second try. There are no guarantees that this strategy will work, however, and it can be very expensive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 7 Genetic Testing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Genetic testing shows you a list of genes a horse carries, to help you determine what gene, or combination of genes is causing a color or pattern to occur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • There are some genes that are “hidden” and will not appear on the list.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sometimes you can determine the presence of a hidden gene by the horses coat color. Sometimes you can’t!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Certain genes can be seen in the list, but you won’t see the results on the horses coat. For example; Silver only shows on bay and black horses. You will see the genetic symbol for silver on a chestnut horse, but the horse will not show the silver colorations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 6 Performance Inspection, aka Performance Testing (PT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Performance Inspection will give you a general idea about how well and how long your horse will perform in shows. Lower scores do not mean that a horse will be a bad show horse, only that they may not make it to the higher levels of showing, the elite classes like Grand Prix. They can still make you money even in their lower level classes, points are points no matter where they are earned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PT scores are indicative of how many training points a horse will receive with each training session.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Horses will only receive those training points if they are trained. Members with free accounts need to remember to train every horse ever week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • If you pay to change a horses consistency level in the genetics lab you will need to run the PT test again, since consistency quite often (but not always) affects PT scores. (See What does Consistent/Inconsistent Mean? )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • As soon as a horse is spayed or gelded they begin to earn extra training points with every training session. This gives them the potential to be better show horses, so they earn more show points, which adds to your daily show bonus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • You will not see an actual change in the PT score of a spayed or gelded horse. They will, however, earn the extra points.