Here's a small check list before jumping, and some time saving tips if you feel jumping takes too long.
~How Levels work!~
All horses now start out at level 0. At age 2 they begin their training and reach Level 1. They then gain 1 level per year until they reach level 9 at age 10. All levels after level 9 are harder to reach and varies from horse to horse. Some horses can get to age 15 and still be level 9 while others level quickly can get to level 14 at age 15.
A peaking Level so far seems to be Level 11!
A new barn will not be able to train horses at all. You can gain "Barn" levels for each breed easily. Below i will list how you gain those Levels.
This will need to be done for each new breed you start!
You can get up to 9 "Barn" Levels Per Breed
+5 Levels with 5 Horse Jump Items
+1 Level for getting a horse to 90"
+1 Level for getting a horse ranked under 100
+1 Level for getting a horse to 100k in winnings
+1 Level for getting a horse to a 10+ win streak
REACHING THESE GOALS WILL NOT LEVEL THE HORSE ITS SELF! Only your "Barn" Level for that breed.
Your Barn level will NOT go down over time, you only have to each these goals once per breed.
Your "Barn" Level will also be able to help others with the same breed.
The level you have for that breed implies the "Co-Training" Levels you can offer others for that breed.
Question since I just came back. Is it smart to add co trainers at high levels immediately, or wait until theyíre close to maxed out? It takes 90% of the horse winnings away it looks like so I was curious.
Sumac- the most important part is making sure your horse can reach level eleven. Thatís where most jump improvements are made. I have +9 training. Turning on cotraining automatically adds a +1. Then I add one +3 trainer. So they can reach level 13. Thatís all I add. Some people add more trainers if it looks like theyíll reach level 13 before like age 15/16. The more cotrainers the more commissions paid to other people. So itís a balancing act of what you want. Some people add three +3 trainers. It also depends on your training level. Horse jumps get you to a +5 only. After that, itís the check boxes next to the breed (I think 90Ē+ jump, below 100 rank, etc) are what improves to a +9 maximum. It shows on the training page what your training level is. So if youíre only a +5 training level, youíll want more cotrainers. Hopefully that makes sense!