View Full Version : Medium Round Pen issue
04-27-2012, 09:40 PM
Hello! I just built a Medium round pen thinking that it'd improve my horses training faster, so I sold my small round pen after I had the medium one built. Now I have an adult horse, level 1, 5/10 age points ready to go, but I cannot get the round pen to outline in yellow so I can train him in a discipline. What's going on with this? Why can I not use the medium round pen when everything is good to go and my horse is an adult and not retired?
04-28-2012, 03:32 AM
Nooo....you have to use the small round pen to start off your horse in saddle seat. Once you get to level three, THEN you can move on to the medium round pen. (I think it's 3). Then once you get to a certain level in saddle seat, you move to the big round pen. But you always have to start in the small round pen for every discipline!!
04-28-2012, 04:29 PM
ah that makes sense, thank you Mushly :)
04-28-2012, 05:27 PM
Absolutely! Glad to help :D
05-23-2012, 10:55 PM
I've been having a similar problem, except the horses I want to send to the medium round pen are level three in the discipline I want to advance. The medium pen never lights up... Am I doing something wrong?
05-24-2012, 05:44 PM
ah that makes sense, thank you Mushly :)
I totally agree! :)
06-08-2012, 12:00 PM
:mad:Its ridiculous to be required to have all the pens, esp when its difficult to get deeds to expand. Just not enough room. I have 9 expansions (10 including starer square) and there isn't enough room for 2 round pens. After finishing the medium pen I also sold the small pen to save room. Besides when is the storage gonna work to put stuff in so we don't have to sell things to make room for other things. It also should have told us we need both in order to use the medium, instead of finding out why the medium pen isn't working in the forums.
06-24-2012, 06:47 PM
:) Well, the relatively good news is that it's level 4, not level 3, you have to reach before the medium pen becomes available.
:( The definitely bad news is that they haven't reduced the the number of visits needed to get the levels like they have with the lower ones; level 5 still requires six visits ...
06-28-2012, 01:10 PM
My horse Neptune is level 5. I tried to buy the medium round pen. It rings a bell and shows up to be placed but won't let me place it. It doesn't say why. Between my barn issues not being dealt with and not being able to show because my horse is the wrong level? I don't know why exactly, I am getting fed up. If my friends didn't need me to work for them, Not that I always collect a salary when I am able to log on. Frustrated is what I am. Please explain what is going on.
07-02-2012, 09:10 PM
I havn't been able to get my medium round pen to light up yellow at all. I've trained my horse in the small one...but now neither pen will light up.
07-02-2012, 10:49 PM
Mailbay - it's not the horse's own level that decides the ring to use, it's what level that horse has been trained to in one specific discipline; it has to be trained to level 4 in either reining, racing, barrel racing, saddleseat or trotting in the small pen, then it can move to the medium pen to train to level 5 - which shows as a new level one on the horse's details screen!
However, there's no point in doing that unless you've won all the cups in the junior league for the discipline you've chosen, since the medium pen is only to train horses for the intermediate league and this won't even become available until you have won all the junior cups!
Broodmare - are you sure your horse hasn't reached its retirement age? Once it reaches that age it can no longer be trained at all, it can only go to the petting zoo or the breeding pens. Each time you breed a horse and use its breeding badges you increase your 'mastery' of that breed, and the age new foals will go to before retiring increases with each level of mastery - but that increase only shows up in each foal that's born, whatever age a horse will retire is set when it is born and you have to do more breeding, use more badges and increase your mastery again to increase that age in each new foal.
I'd strongly advise you to train every horse as far as you can on the low levels - ie get all five level 1s, then all five level 2s and as many of the five level 3s if you can; that gives this horse up to 15 breeding badges to use when breeding him/her - and if you do that a few times your mastery of the breed will go up in leaps and bounds!
Once your horse will stay un-retired long enough to do all the level 3 training (33 years) and still have some years left you can put them to competitions; a super-happy horse with level 3 training in a discipline will win its race every time with no help from friends; to save treats, race him as happy and he'll need one friend cheering to ensure he wins; if he's only level 2 and happy he'll need two friends cheering. (always do the training first, by the way - you *have* to give treats for training to work, and they're cheaper when the horse is young; he can compete without treats if necessary later, when they're more expensive!).
However, as I said, ALL this training (plus level 4) is done in the SMALL ring - you DON'T USE the medium ring until you need level 5, which is an intermediate level, and you can't even get access to the intermediate races until you've won all the cups for the junior league! So forget about the medium ring for the moment - I've only just started using it, and I'm level 30 and and have been for quite a while!