Discover this month's new features!



We are delighted to bring you some exciting new features to the game today! You can read about them below and cast your vote on them directly from the changelog page!

You may have seen them flying about while you’ve been busy with your early holiday shopping! Just in case anybody missed them, UFOs have joined our mobile version!

We all know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, & Vixen, but now you can see them through their own special horses page: Reindeer horses~!

Ever wish you could have a horse with the wings of a Falabella, the horn of a Falacorn, and colored mane and tails?

We are happy to say that your wish has been granted! Let us introduce you to our newest horse species: Bellacorn!

Warm wishes,

The Howrse Team
 
cailow
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Personally, I'm not a big fan of this feature because it has such little use. The Falabellas are good for getting a bonus to maximize a horse's skill in the Grand Prix. Unicorns, winged or otherwise, will never be competitive enough there. So my interest in pursuing this feature is none.

I'd like to think that if I had to go through the trouble of getting two divines to breed out a third that the third could give me a little something more, or at least one of the two I need to breed. For them all to offer the same small bonus but to different species is just not enough. There skills are also so low they are as useful as donkey's for winning 1e in a competition.

How others feel about playing around with their looks or collecting every possible divine or whatever is up to them. I speak only for myself. Without any additional perks being added to the fala's or these new bella's, I just don't see the purpose and why I should bother to spend my passes.
tea in wonderland
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Blubbs wrote:

I believe Comet was released in the Horn of Plenty last year, so even if you played the event you missed out on him if you didn't open any. I'm in the same boat.


Aw I see. Thank you for explaining it to me! default smiley :)
horses of angel
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antiaris wrote:

Does anyone know if the shape of the bellacorn's mane is random or is it just the mane color? I really like the new falla and want my bellacorn to get her hairstyle default smiley (l)


On prepod mane of Bellacorn was the same as Fallabella. So I hope I will get the same color of bellacorn as I got on prepod from breeding the same divines! default smiley (m)
horses of angel
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Horses of Angel wrote:

On prepod mane of Bellacorn was the same as Fallabella. So I hope I will get the same color of bellacorn as I got on prepod from breeding the same divines! default smiley (m)
Thanks! Hopefully, they will turn out in a beautiful combination. default smiley xd
antiaris
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Wildfire2.0 wrote:

Would be nice to get the rest of Santa's reindeer. We only have 5 available, and they are all females too. I wonder if Howrse wI'll make the other 4 available. Wonder if they will be male or female? Though I doubt they'll make the reindeer breedable. And hey, it'd be cool if we had all 9 of Santa's reindeer, we could get a 10th one - Rudolph! default smiley :) Just a fun idea.


Not likely as Rudolph is under copyright. He features in a certain song, but was not part of the traditional line up prior to that.

Also interesting to note that most of the Reindeer aren't actually reindeer. And since reindeer are the only deer in which females (physical) have antlers, that makes them physically male. Though I do of course respect their choice of pronoun default smiley ;)
rowangreen
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Male and female reindeer grow antlers but the males shed them in winter or spring and the females shed theirs in the summer so they are antlerless at different times of year!
minkthepink
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I've bred the 2 I do have still missing one tho out of the fallahorns default smiley :(
diabolo121
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Am I being silly did I miss vixen?!
diabolo121
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Never mind I figured it out lol oh dear! Haha
diabolo121
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minkthepink wrote:

Male and female reindeer grow antlers but the males shed them in winter or spring and the females shed theirs in the summer so they are antlerless at different times of year!


Yep, so logically Santa's reindeer should actually all be females default smiley xd
star453
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I noticed that the mobile app will have divine horses in the UFOs, will that also count on the computer? I only play on computer, since I try not to use Wifi if I can help it.
tarah james
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Wildfire2.0 wrote:

Would be nice to get the rest of Santa's reindeer. We only have 5 available, and they are all females too. I wonder if Howrse wI'll make the other 4 available. Wonder if they will be male or female? Though I doubt they'll make the reindeer breedable. And hey, it'd be cool if we had all 9 of Santa's reindeer, we could get a 10th one - Rudolph! default smiley :) Just a fun idea.



Have I missed something all these years? Doesn't Santa have 8 reindeer? Rudolph would make it 9? Right..??
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wish the reindeer served an actual purpose. Would be nice if they actually gained skills from the sleigh rides rather than just wasting energy, and would be great if they could enter competitions like most of the divines can
holeary
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can someone tell me how long it takes my Bellacorn egg to hatch?
I didn't realize it would give birth to an egg....
tarhorsey
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Tarhorsey wrote:

can someone tell me how long it takes my Bellacorn egg to hatch?
I didn't realize it would give birth to an egg....


From the changelog page - 18 months default smiley :p
gaff
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*Falahorn gives birth* Wait, wait, wait. No one told me I had to name the resulting foal. I've since come up with a name I'm happy with but some forewarning would have been nice.
*if this was mentioned somewhere and I missed it, I apologize
shorahnagi
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ShorahNagi wrote:

*Falahorn gives birth* Wait, wait, wait. No one told me I had to name the resulting foal. I've since come up with a name I'm happy with but some forewarning would have been nice.
*if this was mentioned somewhere and I missed it, I apologize


How about... 'Egg' default smiley xd
gaff
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ShorahNagi wrote:

*Falahorn gives birth* Wait, wait, wait. No one told me I had to name the resulting foal. I've since come up with a name I'm happy with but some forewarning would have been nice.
*if this was mentioned somewhere and I missed it, I apologize


I like the name eggbert myself.
clb
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Bella if it's a girl
ravenknight
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Disappointed to find that you have to pay passes to get the new reindeer. would’ve preferred them being in the mazes instead of the old ones being there... 400 pass per reindeer that doesn’t do anything but help with sleigh rides...wow

(I know I don’t have to buy them if I don’t want to) it’s just that I already paid 80 pound for a huge Christmas pack then Howrse wants you to also pay for reindeer ? No thanks default smiley xd

By no means am I complaining, rather, find it to be amusing.
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WhiteTiger wrote:

Disappointed to find that you have to pay passes to get the new reindeer. would’ve preferred them being in the mazes instead of the old ones being there... 400 pass per reindeer that doesn’t do anything but help with sleigh rides...wow
The newest reindeer Prancer is a prize in the treat chest, available during the weekends of the maze promo. Donner, Cupid, Prancer and Comet are available in the mazes for free. Blitzen is the original reindeer released December 2017. For now the reindeer are basically AP farmers. Who knows though, they may have a use in a future promo.
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They are available in the mazes? Oh that’s good to know thanks icyfire! I only saw them in the reserved sale for passes.

I sure hope they become more useful in future
Thanks for the info
whitetiger
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I appreciate the mobile version love. I play primarily on my phone at work (while compiling code). Trying to use the classic web version on a tiny screen can be painful. Thanks devs!default smiley (l)
pegno304
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holeary wrote:

wish the reindeer served an actual purpose. Would be nice if they actually gained skills from the sleigh rides rather than just wasting energy, and would be great if they could enter competitions like most of the divines can

Yeah agree, have some and it almost isn't worth it.
Can't even do anything...default smiley :(
treloalogo2019
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I am not keen on banner update - you know, where it says "your horse is now __ years old". It seems like it's no longer transparent and I keep trying to see how many equus/passes etc... I have but I can't because it's in the way. Anyone else annoyed by this?
Why change something so small?
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