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Right, so on to the fun stuff!  Since we all want to start showing our horses as soon as possible only five images are required.  This is supposed to be fun, after all, and we don't want to ask for too much.

MANDATORY TRAINING:
1. Groundwork.
2. Lunging.
3. Accepting a saddle/rider.
4. First ride.
5. Final: Discipline training.

While we only require five images, there is so much more that you can do to train your horse!  If you want to go that extra mile, here are five more images that we would love to see!

OPTIONAL TRAINING:
1. Worst fear discovered.
2. Good/Bad day.
3. Trailer work.
4. Visit from the farrier/vet.
5. Play time.

Note that you are more than welcome to draw your horse training/doing something that we haven't mentioned.

You can show your horse doing anything, as long as it fits into each category.  For instance, when doing your groundwork image you might show a young foal to accept a halter or, if you are working on the lunging image, you could work the horse at walk, trot, canter, or taking a break!  These all count as training images for those of you who have registered your horses in other groups.

The final image is the most important.  We ask that, for the final image, you dress your horse in its competitive gear as it learns about its future discipline for the first time!  For example, for horses destined to be jumpers you might show them trotting over poles, cavaletti, or taking its first jump (note it will probably be a small obstacle, since they will be beginners).

This final image counts as your horse's graduation image and counts as a show entry.  Upon completion of the five base images, they will receive a rosette, a diploma, be inducted into our graduation hall of fame, and, most importantly, be well on their way to becoming stars!  For those who go above the five images, a secondary ribbon will be awarded based on how many extra training images you have completed.
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:iconwiskeyandflapjacks:
WiskeyandFlapjacks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Must all the images be full body or can the be partial or headshots?
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
full body (or at least 75%) .no headshots are allowed
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:iconwiskeyandflapjacks:
WiskeyandFlapjacks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay ^^
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:iconbluefire-phoenix:
BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the images much show at least 75% of the horse :)
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:iconwiskeyandflapjacks:
WiskeyandFlapjacks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, thank you :D
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SunshineEliteStables Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i use for my OWN horses my lineart twice?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Free made linearts are not allowed. If you made your own lines, they could only be used once for an image. Did that answer your question?
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SunshineEliteStables Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes :3
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horse160999 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got some horses I bought with 9 years of age, so I assume they have already learned to accept tack and rider. Could I replace that part with something else?
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Illudyr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You could kinda "move it" so that you skip the accepting a saddle, instead you do the "first ride" (first ride at your stable) then you continue with "Discipline training" an maybe end with "first competition"? :)
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horse160999 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's allowed, it would be great! I indeed wanted to use the first ride for first ride at my stable. :) 
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:iconilludyr:
Illudyr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
that would be totally fine!
can't wait to see :)
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be preferred if you did a sort of "flashback" to when the horse would have been learning or make an image that would be a reinforcement of the basics. 
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horse160999 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I'll see if I can think of something. :P
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TsonianFieldsRanch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a group I want to draw together getting their rider/horse training, is it possible to have more than one horse/rider combo in some of these pictures? I know that the worst fear and good/bad day are all subjective to the horse, and will be doing pictures for them on their own, but the others, the saddle acceptance, groundwork, lunging, and such, can I draw the training class as a group? :D
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are more than welcome to have more than one horse/rider shown in an image! As long as each person/horse in the inage is mentioned in the description and that the image follows our group rules :)
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TsonianFieldsRanch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you so much! :D I'm excited to get them all up. :la:
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oceanwavesranch Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
could they be flatcolored and sketch or full out lineart and shading with background?
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
im sorry but i dont think i understood
you mean: -flat colored sketched
-lineart, color with shading?

Images must be colored and have a background (that is mandatory). if you shade them ir not is up to you
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oceanwavesranch Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thank you and what im seeing is that the background is mandatory
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SRE-Equines Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
Can we track our horse's progress in a journal rather than on the images? It gets really messy having to update each image each time I do another toward the diploma :)
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
it is better to have it on the description so its easier for us to track since we have so many drawings coming in every week.
plz check the "accepting the saddle" example. you dont need to link ALL images, but you must identify the training on description.
however, if you always provide the updated link to the journal i guess its fine
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SRE-Equines Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
BlueFire gave me a different answer, and she said she's going to try to change it :) I'll wait to find out what you all agree on :D
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i just read the replies, the answer Phoenix gave is not different, we both said it was possible. But you do have to identify the training of the image, that is mandatory.
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SRE-Equines Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
Yeah that's fine by me.

So basically, it would be stating what's going on in the image ie. "To Be Lead"
Then a link to the journal?
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, exactly
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SRE-Equines Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
Awesome, thanks for your help!
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:iconterracottavulture:
TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem c:
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's perfectly fine! And actually not a bad idea. I think I'll add that as an option instead of having it on each image description. 

Just make sure you link to the journal on each training image :)
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SRE-Equines Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
Awesome :D 

Also, I've done some of my horses' images on my old account, will that be a problem? Do I just link them in the journal and make a note of it, or would you like them uploaded onto my new account?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can link them and make a note of it :) 
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SRE-Equines Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
Awesome no worries :D
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Yesterfilly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
What is the groundwork?
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:iconterracottavulture:
TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
work you do with your horse that does not envolve riding/equitation itself. like grooming, feeding etc
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Yesterfilly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, very useful for me
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could be anything a handler does with the horse on the ground. The horse could be investigation things (such as jumps, cones, puddles, etc.), backing, or even putting on tack. I hope that helps :)
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Yesterfilly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Burning-Oak-Acres Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Do they have to be colored?
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes. full body and colored c:
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Burning-Oak-Acres Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
thank you~
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Keep-On-Cantering Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My horse does driving, does accepting saddle/rider count as accepting the harness?

Same for the first ride, does that count as the first time pulling the cart?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say yes for both your questions. Since your horse isn't involved with a discipline that involves a rider :)
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Jyynxx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Weird question, but would loading into a plane count as trailer work? It's pretty much the same concept but i felt like i should ask first xD
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Illudyr Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That sure counts as well! :'D
I can't wait to see what you're gonna make!
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Lozza1910 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do they all have to be fullbody images?
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:iconilludyr:
Illudyr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, we do require fullbody images
this is because we want people to put effort in it.
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Lozza1910 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok ^^
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RAWR2001 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi! I am just getting started in the whole Horse Art, and I have a question. If we want our horses to graduate, do we have to have all our horses do the required training images? I apologize if you have to repeat something that you put in the journal ,or in the comments. 
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slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To get the basic graduation prize your horse must complete the 5 Mandatory training pieces. 

Sorry for the extremely late reply. 
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