Competition strategy guide for how to win competitions and make the most of your horse’s energy to make money.
A fully trained horse (it will have 0% potential remaining) can compete up to twice per day without needing a treat to supplement energy. A non-fully trained horse will likely need an apple- or if you have none, a carrot- to gain some energy back so you can fit in another competition in that same day. You can give your horse a treat without having to be in the stable or on your ranch; just dismount and click “Horse Information”.
How to Win Competitions
But, how do you win? The answer is simple: make the most out of your gallop.
Galloping is the speed higher than the canter and actively reduces the energy bar. In competitions, you want to gallop as much as possible without letting the energy bar empty completely, or else the gallop energy will take longer to refill. Gallop as much as you can and then slow to a canter once your energy bar is almost empty in the red. The energy bar will naturally refill as you canter, or jump (as long as you aren’t galloping over jumps!). Once you have enough energy to spare for a short distance, gallop again.
- Gallop on the long distances in between jumps.
- Canter over jumps instead of galloping over them. Galloping over jumps actively reduces the energy bar, but the jumping animation doesn’t speed up even if you gallop.
- Don’t let your horse’s energy bar hit 0, or it will take longer for you to be able to gallop again.
$250 Win Bonus
The 2 highest payout races should be your priority for which 2 races to enter per day so you can earn the extra $500. This actually pays out more than doing the highest payout race twice in one day. The margin of profit is only about $100 or so for these beginner races, but it’s worth it when you need every penny!