General Care

Ten of the breed you like the most. This should get you a decent show string to earn more money for more horses!

To feed a horse you must have a discipline set (if boarding away from home), board the horse, and then set the feed you want. 1lb of feed keeps them fed for 1 real life day.

Horses age the weekday they were created/born on. They will age at 1am game time.

A good starting point is to feed your horses for a week (7 lbs). You could feed them even more if you wish. Your horse will always eat 1lb of food a day, unless they are assigned to eat from feed storage, so you do not have to worry about them getting sick!

Feed storage only works for horses boarded in your own stable. The feed storage is used to maintain your horse’s feed, so your horse will still need to have at least 1lb of feed to be able to train/show/breed!

You must feed her at least 1 lb of food for her to be able to train/show/breed. Setting her to eat from the feed storage makes your stable feed go down, but not her own feed.

You can only use the feed storage on horses that are boarded at home.

One real life week is equal to one year on Eqc.

Yes. A horse will randomly retire between the ages of 21 to 30. Foals can also be stillborn if they are born with a double frame gene (FrFr).

Horses will auto-retire when they are between the ages of 21 to 30.

Whoops! Your horse seems to be broken. Please report the horse on the forum under bugs & errors or on our Discord in the #image-errors and #horses-needing-fixing!


BS - Breed Standards: is a way of measuring how perfect a horse is physically according to the conformation of the breed.

If the breeding was successful, then mares rest for 48 hours (2 days) and stallions rest for 6 hours. If the breeding failed, mares rest for 6 hours and stallions rest for 3 hours.

Foals receive 25% of each of their parents’ total for that stat. The foal then receives a lifetime training boost based on a) their parents’ level average (based on multiples of 5), and b) if they have 6 excellent ratings in their own breed standards.

Yes. A foal receives the average breed standards from its parents with a small variation.

You cannot see the foal’s breed standards because he or she is still growing! You either have to wait till they are two years old (2 weeks real time) or buy a magnifying glass which will allow you to peek at the breed standards earlier.

No. That breed standard information is just for the owner of the foal. However, if you sell the foal, the new owner will be able to see the information.

Each breed has its own perfect BS that is kept secret. This is to allow players to implement their own strategies to find that perfect horse. Publicly posting BS information is frowned upon although they may be shared privately.

If you are concerned with finding the exact number for what makes an “excellent” stat, you will need to make what users call a BS chart! This is where you take all the stats from your current horses of the same breed and record their BS numbers for each region of the horse (Head/Neck, Shoulders/Chest, etc). With enough generations (or foundation horses), you’ll be able to get a good idea on what you need to do to to make a perfect horse!

Yes. There is no penalty to inbreeding.

There is a lovely guide to genes in the wikia. Our discord is always willing to help new players learn more about genes, as well!


PS - Performance Stats cans be changed through training. It’s important to evaluate your horse’s PS before determining which discipline it will specialize in. Different disciplines look at different stats which affects show performance.

You can find the stat information under Help > Getting Started.

Different estate facilities enable training centers to offer training in specific disciplines.

  • Indoor Arena: Hunter, Dressage, Reining, Cutting
  • Outdoor Arena: Show Jumping, Driving, Western Pleasure, and Pole Bending
  • Outdoor Course: Eventing, Cross Country, Endurance, Trail
  • Race Track: Flat Racing

Once a week at 12am EST Sunday.

A horse may be trained 5 times a week. It’s up to you which day to train it on although most players train their horses all 5 times on Sunday in order to maximize on the performance gain in shows.


Horses earn performance stats by being trained 5 times per week in their chosen disciplines. They will only increase in the stats for the trained discipline.

You gain 1 EXP for every place your horse beats another horse in a show. For example, if the horse places 1/60, you will gain 60 EXP, if they place 26/43, you will receive 18 EXP.

The answer is… it depends. Cheaper shows will gain you less earnings per show but could also have fewer entrants. If your horse places higher, it will gain you more EXP and the horse will gain more points towards its next level.

The more entries in a show, the better chance you have of gaining EXP depending on how well your horse places. If they’re not super strong one week, the next week they may do better after some training.

Shows run at 12:00 am EST every night.

Basic users start with 3 shows a day but can build another show arena for a total of 6 shows a day. Upgraded players can have 15 shows a day once they build all the show arenas.

Yes, you’ll get a portion of the show purse.

Yes, there is a small boost for gelded horses.

Yes, the new owner will get the winnings and EXP that the horse had earned.

It shows that the horse has been entered into the maximum amount of shows today.


Moderate swearing is allowed on Eqcetera as long as it is respectful.

Yes, you are allowed to talk about other games. Any mention of other games should be done with respect and not in a gossipy or accusatory manner.

There is a Google sheet with all bugs, suggestions, and upcoming features listed for the game. You can view it here.


You can earn money by showing horses, hosting shows, playing mini-games or by selling credits/horses/art/etc in the forums.

On your Account Settings page, the top right corner has “Upgrade Status” -- this is where you will see the remaining time on your upgrade. For infinitely upgraded accounts, it will show “Upgrade Status: Infinite”.

You are allowed up to 3 accounts.

On the Account Settings page, you will see a button “Transfer Account” -- you will need to know your V1 login to transfer your account information from V1.

They all have different requirements. Some require a foal of a breed to be bred or a horse with high enough PS. You accept the objective you wish to work towards and once you complete what is required, click “Complete” and select the horse from the drop down!

Placing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in shows will earn you reputation points or RP.

EXP is gained by showing/training/breeding your horses. While you only gain 1 EXP for each training and breeding, you can earn more EXP per show if your horse beats other horses. For example, a horse placing 1/20 will earn you 20 EXP while a horse placing last will only earn you 1 EXP.

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