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How to train horses in Sims 4 Horse Ranch

Raise a champion horse!

Horses in The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack can take some serious work. With all that's included in Horse Ranch, there are several ways to interact with your horses. That's why we've broken down all of the methods you can use to train your horses, as well as how to get your Sims to bond with them.

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How do you train a horse in Sims 4 Horse Ranch?

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You can train your horses in a variety of ways in The Sims 4, all of which will improve your horse's ability to compete in horse shows. Some of the skills you can hone, like temperament, will also work to improve your Sim's relationship with their horse. Skills like jumping, however, may be more limited in their use.

All training for horses is initiated by your Sim, meaning all of it needs to be done manually. Try and use the same Sim every time, or at least Sims of equal riding abilities. This will keep your horse trained at a consistent level by the same level of talent as Sims.

All Horse Training Skills in Horse Ranch

SkillHow to Improve SkillWhere to Use SkillEffect
AgilityUse Horse Barrels Barrel RacingMore confident and nimble movement
EnduranceRegularly ride your horse over timeEndurance RacingLonger rides and performs better without losing focus
JumpingUse the Horse JumpShow JumpingHorses can complete jumps successfully
TemperamentSpeak with your horseAll CompetitionsThe horse bucks less and obeys more regularly
Horse Riding (Sim Skill)Ride your horseAll CompetitionsHorse's abilities improve when Sim's riding improves

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How to bond with horses in Sims 4 Horse Ranch

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Socializing with your horse is the main way to bond with your horse. Specifically, you'll want to complete positive social interactions with your horse, like joking and affectionate behavior. Keep in mind that some horses are harder to bond with than others, due to personality traits. These horses will take more time to warm up to their new owners. Also, take the opportunity to calm down upset horses to bond even more with them.

Want to read more about The Sims 4? If so, check out How many Sims can be in a Household in The Sims 4? on Pro Game Guides.

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Bethany has been a writer at Pro Game Guides for over two years, but she has been into both gaming and writing for countless years. When not writing helpful guides for fellow gamers, she can be found playing on her PC or Switch, writing short stories, and watching horror movies.

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