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Re: Getting Started On StockHorseCorp: Strategy Basics
2. When to Enter Next
- As you may have noticed, while you gained valuable information from show testing your mares they did not produce any money for you. That is because the other horses in their classes have already had more training and experience than yours. Take your horses who did not show talent in Halter or Trail and set them aside. You will not be able to show them more until they are older.
- To figure out when you need to enter next you will want to take a look at those first classes. You need a 4th place or better to break even or win money in a Novice level class. Take your 20 class results from the testing and find the average score for a 4th place finish. You can find your results by clicking on the class name that is underlined in your horses showing record, on its individual page. This will show you all the horses that showed in that class, and their placings and earnings.
- Add up all the 4th place scores from all 20 classes.
- Divide the total of all 20 4th place scores by 20 (the number of classes you entered).
- The final result is the average score for a 4th place finish.
- Next you will need to figure out how many days your horse needs to train before it will be able to score a 4th, or better, in a local class. To find this take the average 4th place score and subtract the horses last score in that event, then divide by the daily gain to find the number of training days needed.
- Take the average 4th place score which you found in the above steps.
- If your horse is best in Halter, take the last score from Halter class that horse showed in.
- If your horse is best in Trail, take the last score from a Trail class that horse showed in.
- If our example horse scored a 2.00 on day 1 in Halter, a 3.00 on day 2 in Halter, a 1.5 on day 4 in Trail and a 2.00, this his last halter score was 3.00 and his last trail score was 2.00
- The daily gain in halter is 1.00, the daily gain in trail is .5 using the math from the Figuring out Daily Gain section.
- If the average 4th place score is 35, take 30 (average 4th) – 3 (last halter score) = 27.
- 27 divided by the daily halter gain of 1 is 27. 27 / 1 = 27.
- It will take 27 days of training for the horse to compete well enough to break even or win money at halter.
- If the average 4th place score is 35, take 30 (average 4th) – 2 (last trail score) = 28.
- 28 divided by the daily trail gain of .5 is 70. 28 / .5 = 70.
- It will take 70 days of training for the horse to compete well enough to break even or win money in trail.
- As you can see, once broken down the math is very simple. It is just finding the length of time needed to train. Once your horse has trained for enough days, start entering it in the correct division. Keep showing this horse everyday allowing it to earn money. Eventually your horse will train enough to level up. Once they do you will need to recalculate for the next level.
- Advanced Tip: The horse’s score is a combination of its talent for an event and its overall quality. A horse can be very high quality but have no talent for an event, or the other way around. Some horses can be high enough quality that they train very fast, but because talent is so low the scores never show this. That means they can train fast enough to level before they become able to win money in any event. If you find horses like this send then to FSYYC as they will never be profitable.
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Last edited by Summertree; 11-13-2010 at 08:55 AM.