Foal Halter Suggestions
Alfalfa [Platinum || 68 posts] on 8/02/2022 6:48 pm
Foal Halter should run automatically at 10 entries vs. 20. If shows have 4 entries, they will run at noon after 24 hours (just like regular halter with 7 entries).
Why: It is nearly impossible to get 20 foals into a show, because the pool of available foals is constantly growing and shrinking. If you have a foal that is a 1*, 2*, or 5*, it is very likely that your foal's halter shows will never run, because the majority of babies born are 3* and 4* stars. This makes breeding the best possible quality actually a disadvantage. 3* and 4* will be ahead of 5* foals at age up because they were able to run their halter shows multiple times.
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Support, I have some 3* foals that over 7 days of trying to enter them daily have only had 11 shows run. They're not even a particularly rare breed but they just don't have the same opportunity to gain levels as those foals of a more popular breed. I imagine it would be even worse if they were 5*.
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150% support! This would for sure help cross campaigns too sinec they only have 4/5*, and getting those to run can be hard as is, especially when the campaign doesn't have a ton of people doing it. My own personal hell I have created, LOL.
I think it also would be great since I notice my 5* babies do not run as much as others (pures, specifically even.) Even with non-rare breeds this occurs as well, and it sometimes feels like a punishment (loosely, but losing 20-40 levels compared to your other foals hurts) for breeding 5*.
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I second the notion of running at Rollover like the other shows, too.
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As a Knabbi breeder, most of the shows are filled with my own foals and just never run
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Often I'll see full grown horses in with my foals, they've been waiting so long for them to run.
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As someone who breeds Marwaris, Tekes, and now Chincoteagues - I 1000000% support this. I actually think the halter shows for rare or limited breed foals should run after 24 hours if they get even 2 entries because there will always be fewer foals available TO enter from those breeds.
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