Discipline showing is ideal for horses that:
- Have low or high performance stats.
- Have mostly fair, good, and excellent breed standard values.
- Don’t have many skills.
- Don’t have a personality suited for careers.
- You plan to improve performance stats throughout their lifetime.
- You plan to use for breeding for breed standards or performance stats.
Discipline horses tend to be the go-to for most players. However, both halter and careers have their benefits.
Halter showing is ideal for horses that:
- Have most good and excellent breed standard values.
- Have a decent number of skill points.
- Don’t have high performance stats.
- You plan to improve skills throughout their lifetime.
- You plan to use for breeding for breed standards or skills.
Halter show horses are usually those who have breed standards that are close to the breed ideal. Even not so great horses can be halter horses, but they may earn more bits and horse points in disciplines or a career.
Careers are ideal for horses that:
- Have low performance stats.
- Have lots of fair or poor breed standard values.
- Have a personality revealed.
- Have some skills.
- You plan to improve skills and performance stats throughout their lifetime.
Any horse that is generally not thought to compete well in discipline or halter shows can still make a great career horse and earn you bits.
Performance Stats + Good Breed Standard = Discipline Horse
The discipline path means your horse will compete in discipline shows. Horses are best suited for the discipline path if they have performance stats suited for the discipline and good breed standards. This is because disciplines use performance stats and breed standards to determine your horses score, thus placement, in a show.
Horses with poor breed standards or performance stats not suited for their discipline, typically will not excel in discipline shows. If your horse has poor breed standards and performance stats they may be best suited for a career.
Breed Standard + Skills = Halter Horse
The halter path means your horse will compete in halter shows. Halter horses ideally would have as close to perfect breed standards as possible and have some skills. Halter shows are tiered based on a horses star value so your horse will compete against those similar to it.
Horses with poor breed standards, such as multiple poors or fairs, typically will not do well in halter shows and will lose you money from shows due to low scores. If your horse has poor breed standards they may be best suited for a career.
Personality + Skills + Performance Stats = Career Horse
Most any horse will excel in the career path if their personality is suited for a career. Careers also used skills to determine our horses payout for a job complete. This means the ideal career horse would first have a personality suited for the career, then throughout its life, increase its skills by completing jobs. Careers also use performance stats at a very low weight which acts as a small boost to career score and payout.
Horses with personalities not suited for any career typically will not do well in careers. This means these horses would potentially be better in the halter or discipline paths. If your horse has a personality that does not suit careers, they may do best in the discipline or halter paths.