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How to raise the best champion horse in The Sims 3: Pets

Updated on March 10, 2013
Raise a champion.
Raise a champion. | Source

With the new Sims 3 expansion, Pets , you can introduce an equestrian addition to your Sim family. Whether you want a thoroughbred champion or a flea-bitten nag, though, is up to you. Follow these few simple tips and you'll be in the winner's circle in no time.

A good selection of traits.
A good selection of traits.

Horse Traits

If you want a great horse, you're going to need great traits. Obviously, the best time to pick traits is during character creation.

Since animals only have three trait slots available during character creation, you have to be careful about what you choose. There are a lot of fun traits in there, like Playful and Shy, but if you want a champion, you're going to have to focus on the most productive Traits.

First off, pick either Obedient or Genius. The Obedient trait will make your horse better-behaved. An Obedient horse is more likely to train hard and do what you want it to, while a Genius horse will learn skills more quickly.

Next, pick Agile and Fast. An Agile horse will be a better jumper, and a Fast horse will be a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack.

A beginner's jump.


Even the best bred horse needs training. With the traits picked out above, you've already got a great start.

First, you'll need the right equipment. Buy racing gates, to train your speed, and buy a beginner's jump. Eventually you'll work your way up to higher, more difficult jumps, but until your horse gets a bit better, you should focus on the easy jumps.

You should also remember to train your rider. An amateur racer on a champion horse is not a good combination.

Proper Care

A happy horse is a successful horse. If you want a champion, you'll have to treat your horse like a champion.

Your horse is going to need a place to sleep, eat, and drink. To meet those needs, you should buy your horse a stable.And, just to keep your horse in a good mood, you'll want to consider purchasing a salt lick as well. All of these items can be found in the "Pets" section of the store.

You should also remember to properly groom your horse. Brush your horse regularly, and remember to clean out its hooves from time to time.


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      Lidia 4 years ago

      You shouldn't get fast or agile at the start, because you can train those into your horse. I've heard you can train the horse to be obedient too but I'm still working on that one. So basically you want to start with traits that your horse can't learn, so genius is always a good one.

      This is a good guide when choosing and training traits: