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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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:iconparadoxsketchbook:
ParadoxSketchbook Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Can the images for our houses be done by someone else? 
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Edited Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As stated in our FAQ journal, only one or two of the images can be made by another person, whether the images are gifts or commissions. Collabs are allowed because you are putting in some of the work. If the other person were leasing the horse, that would also be allowed. 

Hopefully that answered your question :)
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mythwood-farm Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an oddball question perhaps but I'm quite new to this! If my horse's destined 'first' discipline is Driving --- would it be OK for the last mandatory image for my horse to be in harness instead of saddled up etc?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely! This is designed (or at least we try) for it to be for any discipline. 
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mythwood-farm Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okie dokie, I was just wanted to be sure! Now I know that I can I think I'll also do this for my Standardbred Harness Racers :D
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome to hear :)
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BlackestQueen Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What if my horse really is bombproof and doesn't have a fear? What should I draw for that inmage, then?
(I really can't think of something he would be afraid of xD)
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I have a horse like that? XD

The optional training images we have listed are just some ideas. You can draw whatever you want to count for the extra images :) 
You could do a good day and a bad day, as two separate images, in place of the worst fear. You could also draw your horse doing more training. For example, if you were training your horse for jumping, the final image may be going over an actual jump, but an extra image could be doing ground poles. 

But really, it's up to you :)
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BlackestQueen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanks for the reply! :D
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J02122 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do the optional pictures have to be completed in order, and can an optional image be done before starting the mandatory ones?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No and yes :D
There's no order to any of the images. So you could go back and forth between the mandatory training and the optional training if you wanted. 
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J02122 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thank you!
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CanterOn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi, so my stable just has miniature horses and ponies. I dont have any riders for my miniatures, therefore can i just fill in the excepting a rider/saddle and first ride as excepting there discipline which would be going over poles, excepting a harness, being in a arena going wild for liberty. As well as the first ride being a next step up with the excepting there discipline? The final would be something like them completed here discipline training.

Thanks!
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely! This can be applied to any discipline. It's just that the majority of people have horses so it's worded towards them :)
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CanterOn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh okay!
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I was wondering if the mandatory training needed to be done in order? And do they have to be done after we've joined the program or can we incorporate images that we've already completed in the past? Also, for lunging, do you accept free-lunging (without a lead tied to the horse)?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your first two questions can be answered here ;)
fav.me/d5y3sua

Also, free lunging is fine :)
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woops, sorry! Should've looked there first x'D

Thanks for answering! c:
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Amber-Pony Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
So i need to break my grown mare, i was going to do groundwork as like throwing a lead on her back getting her ready to lung (used to the lead so she doesn't freak out) and a devise to get her to move forward, would that work?
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
of course c: groundwork has been misunderstood by a great part of the members. Groundwork are exercises that involve human-horse interaction (of course) without a rider. You can lead a horse across poles or barrels or whatever, introduce it to the lunging line or grooming procedure. :) so what you said is totally fine!
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TheTime-TellingRaven Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! Just a quick question, would this count as both prompt 3."Accepting a saddle/rider" and 4."First ride", or would I need to do a separate image for 4? Thank you for your time! :) (Smile) 
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A single image can only count towards one prompt. Yours has two separate images that both follow our group rules, so they can each count towards a separate prompt :)
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TheTime-TellingRaven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay; thank you much! :) (Smile) 

(I'll probably still do an optional image to make up for it though)
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LynchWoodEstate Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Would the last two images from here: lynchwoodestate.deviantart.com… be accepted in this?
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They meet our rule requirements so I would say yes :)
They just need to be labeled in the image description which ones they are. 
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DaretoDream0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would this image count for groundwork? --> daretodream12423.deviantart.co…
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We have other images that have counted in the past that look very similar so I will say yes :)
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DaretoDream0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the quick response! And now I've got two horses in the program!
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BlueFire-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We'll look forward to more images from you then :)
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DaretoDream0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looked forward to drawing them!
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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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WiskeyandFlapjacks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay ^^
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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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WiskeyandFlapjacks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, thank you :D
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SunshineElite 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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SunshineElite Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes :3
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Fay-leigh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
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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Fay-leigh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
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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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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Fay-leigh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
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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Stonecreekstables Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General 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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