Horse racing in the Sims

Horse Racing is a skill that was first introduced in The Sims 3: Pets (along with Riding and Jumping for horses). These three new skills are used to improve the performance of the horse and the rider. It’s also a great way for your Sim to make money for their Horseman self-employment career and to increase their happiness points. The first thing you need is a Sim and an Adult Horse or Unicorn. Unicorns have super speed and they leave a trail of sparkle whenever they run, because of this they come equipped with level 10 racing and jumping skills (without having completed any skill challenges) and they are also thought to be the ideal choice, when entering Jumping and Racing competitions at the Equestrian Center.

Horse’s Racing Skill

To increase your Horse’s racing skills, you can take Riding Classes at the Equestrian Center for $500. Even doing something as simple as walking around with the horse will increase the horse’s Racing and the Sim’s riding skills. The best way to increase your horse’s skills is with the help of advanced jumping obstacles as they help you gain skills for riding, racing, and jumping all at the same time. Higher skills will also help you sell your horse at a good price (horses tend to be more valuable when they are sold at max skills). The price of the horse goes up with each level and the Racing and jumping skills and challenges you complete will make the horse more valuable.

The Sim’s Riding Skill

Before we move on to Racing, it’s important to understand what the Riding skill is. The Riding skill shows how well the Sim can control the horse and how it interacts with it. The skills give the Sim new abilities as they level up. Without gaining Riding skills, you can’t enter certain competition types or perform certain activities with the horse. Increasing your Riding skills isn’t very hard. As mentioned before, even doing something as simple as walking around with a horse will increase your Sim’s riding skills. You can gain Riding skills by sitting on the horse for some time as well. To enter Racing competitions and to use training posts for Racing, your Sim’s Riding skill has to be level 2.

Training Posts

You can increase your Horse’s racing skill using the training posts that you unlock when your Sim’s riding skill reaches level 2. You can set up the training posts however you like. You can make a racing track using the posts and increase your horse’s racing skill by training it there. This training will not only benefit your horse, but it will boost your Sim’s riding skill as well. Increasing your Racing skill with training posts will also help you in racing competitions.

Racing Strategies and Competitions

There is a wide variety of racing strategies to choose from when entering competitions. You can choose to “Take Risks”, “Go for Broke” or “Steady Pace”. The three different levels of competitions that are available are Beginner, Advanced, and Internationals. Internationals are thought to be the hardest level of competitions, but you can make a lot of money if you place even third in international races. If you win a Beginner race, you will make about $600. Winning an Advanced race will get you $1400 and an International race will get you $2400. It’s better to train your horse and increase you riding skills as much as you can so you can enter the International races. Placing third in International races will help you make more money than you would make if you placed first in an advanced race.

Taking Care of the Horse

When training a horse for racing, the horse will become exhausted easily and will get thirsty which is why it is best that you keep a water trough nearby at all times whenever you are training your horse. You can change the pacing of the horse if you want to by adjusting it from the dropdown menu below the training option icon. Increasing your horse’s pace will increase your skills faster, but it will also make your horse lose its energy quicker and increase its thirst so you have to be careful of that.

Increasing your horse’s racing skill isn’t very hard. It’s increasing when you’re riding the horse, when you are just walking around with it, or when you participate in races. Your horse is gaining Racing skill even when you are training it for Jumping. You can easily get your horse up to level 10 in a couple of days if you work hard and interact with your horse on a regular basis.

Which Sports can You play in “The Sims”

“The Sims” is a life simulation game series, sandbox games and they lack any defined goals.
The player creates people called “Sims” and places them in houses helping direct heir moods
and satisfy their desires. Sports are one of the hobbies the Sims can enjoy. Some Sims love all
sports. Any kind of physical exercise from throwing axes or footballs to boxing or playing soccer
and basketball is exciting. Sims that have high body skill are going to be more enthusiastic
about sports. Some of the sports available are playing catch, tossing football, playing soccer,
golf. Boxing. The Sims can also read the sports section in the newspaper or the Sporty Sims.
Not excluded is also blogging about sports or maybe browsing about sports.
Also the Sims may have a sport instructors. Then if a sports hobby instructor tries to
autonomously greet a Sim that’s swimming in the swimming pool to build their fitness, the hobby
instructor may change into their togs and hop into the pool, despite being unable to greet Sim
while in the swimming pole.

There are Professional Sports and Career Track in Sims. In order for your Sims to be in pro
sports, you must head to the stadium and apply for a job. Sims that are in the professional
sports career track will require plenty of athletic skill to get by. They have to win ball games, so
one has to make sure that the Sim is in very good shape and also not just that but in a good
mood before sending them to play as a Professional. The Sims that will manage to win and
reach to the highest levels in this athletic career tracks will be able to use their superstardom to
hold autograph sessions and in that way to make extra money on their side.

If you want your Sim to have professional sports career that is one of the eleven career track in
the game you must first start and the Sim to check the newspaper or computer and hope the
local team is hiring just right that day. But it would be much easier for the Sim just to head down
to the stadium and apply. Then the Sim will be instantly hired as a rabid fan. Except from
playing sport your Sim can also be part of the game but only being just a Sport fan. Or maybe
snacks seller. The career in fact is quite simple. Only by using running track or exercise
appliance you can achieve levels of sport abilities. But something that is really important is that
when the Sim is tired, he or she won’t want to exercise any more and will feel pain the next day
of course. Some career paths that you can follow are freshman, amateur, player, captain of
team, pillar of league, superstar, sport legend. If the Sims manages to become Super star
people on the street will wave at him, and recognize his face.

Another recreational sport I would say is camping. In fact you can learn a lot while practicing
camping with your Sim. Hot to build a tent how to survive with limited supplies how to manage
yourself and be aware what camping can bring itself to real situations. Putting your Sim in
nature is a really good think for the lifetime of him.
The Sim can be a lifeguard on the swimming pool too. That’s somehow connected with the
sports, because for being a guard the Sims has to be in really good shape for sure. From this
comes another sport that can be played at The Sims that is swimming.

While having swimming as a sport during summer for winter you must choose a winter sport.
Snowboarding and skiing are one of the winter sports that one Sim can practice. In my opinion
one of the best occupations one Sims can have during winter. It’s cold and walking and jogging
are not a good idea so if you want to keep in shape your Sims you should choose between
snowboarding and skiing definitely.
All in all there are variety of sports that one Sim can practice. Either recreationally or taking it
professionally you can choose from wide variety of sports, closely every sport you can imagine
in real life can be interpreted on your Sims. It’s up to your imagination and creativity and also
the willingness of you Sim to choose and play the best sport for him.
Have a good time sporting your Sim.