Equestrian the Game Breeding – How Does it Work?


One of the biggest questions we’ve been asking lately is if there’s an Equestrian the Game breeding feature. It would make sense, right? As you progress, you’ll purchase a bunch of different horses with various Equestrian the Game potential scores. If you have two horses with strengths in different areas, you’d want to breed them to get the best of both.

Well, in this guide we’re going to put the doubts about the breeding system to rest. We’ll explain whether or not it exists in the game, how it works, and various other facets of the system.

We’ve also got an Equestrian the Game dressage guide. That’s another popular feature within the game, so check out that to make sure you’re all set to take over the equestrian world.

Is There an Equestrian the Game Breeding System?

While the breeding system didn’t make it into the game at launch, as of June 22, it’s here! The update is pretty extensive, and there’s a lot to dive into regarding breeding. Let’s take a good look at the features below.

What’s New in the Breeding Update?

The developer of Equestrian the Game has studied genuine genetics to design a system that closely resembles real life breeding. In short, horses now have a genetic setup, which you can check in-game. You can then breed together two horses that have the genetic setup you want, whether it’s a specific appearance or traits.

That includes cross-breeding too. You can breed horses from two different breeds, and they’ll inherit appearance traits from two. Speaking of appearances, there are seven new coats too:

  • Red Dun
  • Dunalino
  • Dunskin
  • Smoky Cream
  • Perlino
  • Smoky Black
  • Smoky Grey Dun

There are more coming down the line too, with three confirmed so far:

  • Champagne
  • Roan
  • Pangaré

That also includes patterns, though we can’t comment on those just yet.

There are two new traits as well, ‘Purebred’ and ‘Certified Purebred’. This is tied into the ‘Breeder’s Cup’, which only allows Purebreds to compete. A Purebred requires a horse to be 90% and above a particular breed. Certified Purebred, on the other hand, must align in terms of physical characteristics, though there are no gameplay purposes for these types of horses just yet.

How Does Equestrian the Game Breeding Work?

It’s surprisingly easy. You first have to build the Breeding Facility – a new building. It has ten levels to acquire in total, and each level alternates between adding a new breeding slot or reducing the gestation time.

You select the two horses that you’d like to breed and place them in the Breeding Facility. The process will take four hours, after which point the mare returns to the stable. Then, the mare goes through the gestation process, which takes several days, until the foal is born.

Foals are automatically four years old at birth, so you can use them immediately in races.

Will the Breeding Feature Expand Moving Forward?

Yes! Ageing is a mechanic that the development team is keen to bring into the game, and will launch by the end of the year. There will also be a coat inheritance probability calculator.

But that’s going to do it for our Equestrian the Game breeding guide. Make sure to grab the game via the links at the top of this page, check out our related guides on paragraph three, and bookmark this page to keep an eye on how the feature develops.

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