[Rules] FAQ






HellOw Everyone,

This topic is meant to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
The answers have been added in spoilers, please expand the spoiler to see the Answer.


Q: Where can I find all of the rules for the game?
A: You can find all of the rules here:

My Karma Page
Item and Pass Trafficking
Player held contest rules
Keep Howrse a great community
The breeder’s manual
Forum rules
Help Center rules


Q: How does cheating affect Howrse's ecosystem and its players?
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A: Players who cheat gain unfair advantages over the rest of the community. This situation is not fair and devalues the time invested by the rest of the community who play the game normally.

Q: What is Pass or Item Trafficking?
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A: Pass and Item Trafficking is performing a transaction outside of the available settings and limits offered by the game.

Q: What is multi-accounting or multi-using?
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A: Multi-accounting or multi-using are players who create more than one account per server or share accounts with several players.

Q: Can I use a gaming mouse, addons, or tabs?
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A: Using these are not against the rules per se, however if you overdo it, it can be seen as cheating. If you are using any of these, please keep it within reason.

[UPDATED] Q: Can I offer a horse for my contest or giveaway?
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A: It is no longer allowed to offer horses as prizes.

In 2018 this rule was updated as offering any gifts that cost the other player a fee falls within the Item and Pass Trafficking rules.


As of January 31, 2024, the team has decided to allow horses as prizes for 500 equus again.

However, please remember that, while selling a horse for 500 equus is allowed in most situations, we reserve the right to sanction users who use such sales to sell horses for real money, to liquidate all horses on an account, or any other behavior that goes against Howrse’s terms of use.

Q: What can I offer for my contest or giveaway?
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A: You may offer any in-game item that can be given to the winner through the free gifting options already in the game.

Remember, if the winner must pay any kind of fee, this prize is not allowed. For example: Offering a Stallion cover, etc.

Q: When will you make it so we can trade horses for free?
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A: We’ve shared this suggestion with the whole Howrse team. We use your suggestions like this to further develop the game. However, we can’t guarantee changes will be made or changes will be exactly what you would like them to be.

Q: Why hasn’t support responded to my request? Why does it take so long?
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A: Contact Us answers every request received and in the order your most recent response was received.

Delays can occur when several requests are received. Make sure that you do not submit multiple requests regarding the same issue or question, this can severely delay their response time.

Q: How do you determine if someone is scripting, trafficking, or cheating?
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A: We use effective tools to identify accounts that are scripting, trafficking, or cheating.

Each identification is thoroughly checked by members of the team before sanctions are applied.

Q: How do you determine what sanctions are given?
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A: We have set sanctions for each rule. Each set varies on the severity of the cheat, how often you break said rule, etc.

Q: Can you give us what sanctions are given for each rule?
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A: We cannot provide this data

Q: I think someone is breaking a rule, should I report them? How do I report them?
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A: Yes, if you see someone breaking a rule you should report them. There are a few different ways to report:

If the broken rule is in the Private Messages; click on the ‘Report abuse’ option for each message that breaks the rules.

You may also add the player to your Black list to stop receiving their messages, you can add them to your black list by clicking the ‘Add to black list’ button’ at the bottom of the conversation.

If the broken rule is in the Forums, click on the default smiley :( for that comment to report it.

If the broken rule is on a players presentation page, click on the ‘Report an abuse’ button at the bottom of their profile.

You may also message a Moderator or submit a request to Contact Us.

Q: Why can’t we talk about politics, religion, sexual orientations/preferences, etc?
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A: We strongly support your freedom of speech, religion, sexual orientation/preferences, and beliefs.
However, we feel that Howrse is not the appropriate place for such topics.

Since our players are from all over the world, we do not want to try and decide what is okay or what isn’t, one side of an issue to feel targeted.

We will try to keep adding to this FAQ for quick references in the future. If you have a question regarding a rule, please ask on the appropriate forum topic, ask a Moderator, Administrator, or submit a request to Contact Us.

Last Updated: January 31, 2024

Best Regards,
The Howrse Team
Ow
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Has there ever been a mini game that was more of an adventure style/ quest game connected to what we do in the real game? I feel like that would be a hit on here! Especially if you could choose one horse to ride around on and adventure.
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Religion/beliefs wise, I think it should be OK to state, at least on your presentation, at the very least what your religion is or something. It's just the same as saying you are a minor or a male.
HorseProGirl
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Also where can you send suggestions for the game?
HorseProGirl
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HorseProGirl wrote:

Religion/beliefs wise, I think it should be OK to state, at least on your presentation, at the very least what your religion is or something. It's just the same as saying you are a minor or a male.


It is fine to state your religion or belief in one short statement. i.e I am a xxxx. Nothing further is allowed. We are International and cater for all cultures and beliefs equally.

HorseProGirl wrote:

Also where can you send suggestions for the game?


Send them to Contact Us in the feedback section
deimos
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Hi! I hope you can read my answer in Eglish or use Google Translate, because while I can understand your message, my Russian isn't good enough to answer in it, and I don't even have the right keyboard default smiley :)

To find the information you're looking for, you have to go to the Achievements tab (the last one on the top bar), and then view Best horses and Best teams.
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Q: Can I use a gaming mouse, addons, or tabs?
A: Using these are not against the rules per se, however if you overdo it, it can be seen as cheating. If you are using any of these, please keep it within reason.

So how can they take care of their houses if there are a lot of them?. for example. you have 500 or 1000 horses, you can't take care of them or finish it in one day.
DARKGALAXY
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DARKGALAXY wrote:

Q: Can I use a gaming mouse, addons, or tabs?
A: Using these are not against the rules per se, however if you overdo it, it can be seen as cheating. If you are using any of these, please keep it within reason.

So how can they take care of their houses if there are a lot of them?. for example. you have 500 or 1000 horses, you can't take care of them or finish it in one day.
You don't have to work every horse every day, as horses don't age unless you put them to bed. I have over 4000 horses, and usually work just 200 each day, as the majority of my horses are collector items.

Most players who work lots of horses daily are VIPs with perks to speed up the care process, such as preselected feeding and auto-bed that beds the horse when it's groomed. How long it takes depends on what actions you take with the horse, and which game perks you have.
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Legacy Ann
I know but I asked that a question because I collect the aging points when I take care of my horses it is the only way to have aging points(I don't have a card to buy them) besides the general ranking I will lost my position if I didn't take care of all my horses (even that i lost my ranking�)
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DARKGALAXY wrote:

Legacy Ann
I know but I asked that a question because I collect the aging points when I take care of my horses it is the only way to have aging points(I don't have a card to buy them) besides the general ranking I will lost my position if I didn't take care of all my horses (even that i lost my ranking�)


It is quite possible to take care of 500-1000 horses (as in your example) in a day without having to break the rules.
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WHAT?!. NAH MAN!. It is a quiet difficult you know that, I don't have all day to take care of the horses even that if you have 8000 or 10000 horses it is impossible to take care of all them, that's why I wish the employers let's us use a gaming mouse.
DARKGALAXY
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DARKGALAXY wrote:

WHAT?!. NAH MAN!. It is a quiet difficult you know that, I don't have all day to take care of the horses even that if you have 8000 or 10000 horses it is impossible to take care of all them, that's why I wish the employers let's us use a gaming mouse.
Nobody works that many horses a day. You only get APs and equus from the first 1000 horses worked that day, so working anything over that is unnecessary for most players.

Even without VIP perks to speed the process up, a herd of 60 horses takes about 20 minutes, give or take a few depending on what you do with them, and your internet speed
Legacy Ann
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I don't know why but your comment made me giggle. I'm even lazy to take care of my 60 horses (don't laught at me), I'm thinking about the horses that I will take care of them in future, i mean I need the aging points to develop the genes of my horses, so that's mean a lot of work and horses and time.
DARKGALAXY
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DARKGALAXY wrote:

I need the aging points to develop the genes of my horses, so that's mean a lot of work and horses and time.
You only need to do the bare minimum. Set up an AP farm with 150-200 horses. Bare minimum entails feeding, grooming and bed. That's it. That amount of horses can be done in less than 30 minutes. I do lessons as well for the equus, but I also have my lesson/mission box below the care box so my mouse isn't moving all over the page.
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