[Info] Blup and training tips

This thread is intended to help those who are having problems training/blupping their horses and to help streamline any training methods which possibly need tweaking.
If you have any training programs that have worked for you, please feel free to post. Knowledge shared is knowledge learned default smiley ;)

BLUP - Best Linear Unbiased Prediction

Why is BLUP so important?
BLUP is a genetic indicator. It plays a role in reproduction because the BLUP of the parents has an impact on the potential of the foal at birth. The higher the blup, the better quality foals will be reproduced, therefore the best quality foals will be produced from 100blupped parents.

Basics of blup - any horse
~ Horse to have top 3 GP skills bolded. This is done by training, rides and entering competitions that coincide with those skills.
~ Horse to win 20 comps - any combination
~ Horse to be at least 10 years old.

In terms of points gained for blup:
All foals are born with around -100blup. This means they need to gain a full 200 points to achieve +100blup
~ Your horse gets 130 points for completed training in its best three gp skills, this includes rides and comps., the skill must go bold before this requirement is met.
~ 40 points for reaching the age of 10
~ 30 points for winning 20 competitions.
All these points are gained over time a little each day until your horse reaches 100

Training tips for specific breeds are welcome
 
dragoniys
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By Retired breeder, 22nd December 2015 21:04:01
Is there a formula to calculate the GP of a foal based on it's parent's GP and BLUP??
I know there is a formula for the IBS, but is there one for GP?
By Retired breeder, 23rd December 2015 00:44:02
what is the formula to find out the gp
Go back to page 21, the full explanation is there. default smiley ;)
luthien tinuviel
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i have this Australian pony, i have completed all her rides and training, but none of her skills are bolded. how do i get her skills bolded so i can breed her?
amazon
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You bold skills by training, completing rides and entering in competitions
If you hover your mouse over a competition, it will tell you how many points it'll gain in each skill when you enter one of the competitions. For example, if you hover your mouse over Show Jumping it might say 'Jumping: +1.7, Dressage +1, Speed +0.87'
queeny
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By Retired breeder, 25th December 2015 10:15:48
Please Help!

Hi, I am referring to my horse ~Spirited Away~, (I have provided the HTML to view him)

http://au.howrse.com/elevage/fiche/?id=1888659&message=friandisePomme

My issue:

I have aged him passed 10 yrs and won 20 comps. He has also completed all his training, however it is still saying "2/3 training" and has his stuck BLUP at 94.80.

I have BULP'ed horses before and never had this issue, so am wondering if this is a computer glitch or am I missing something and just have "Christmas brain"?

If someone has any idea how to fix or clues, I would be so thankful!


Merry Christmas & Thank you!

~ Alessandra
You don't need to complete ALL training to fully BLUP, you need to bold the top three skills.
For your horse, the top three skills are speed, stamina and dressage but you've bolded speed, stamina and *gallop*
queeny
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By Retired breeder, 25th December 2015 10:52:41
oh ok, thanks queeny, for letting me know whats going on default smiley :) not sure how to go about fixing it, but I'll see what I can do. default smiley ^)

thanks again.
To bold a skill (when it becomes bold it means that skill has reached its full potential without the intervention of lessons and beach rides) you need to complete training in that particular skill, finish rides and gain skill from the competitions.
If you enter in competitions that use dressage (I can't remember if your horse was western or classical but I'll add a list of what competitions use dressage at the bottom) then it'll bold because you've done the rides and the training necessary for bolding.

Western:
Cutting competitions
Trail class
Reining
Western Pleasure

Classical:
Show Jumping
Dressage
Gallop
Trot
Cross-country

I hope that helps out default smiley :) I'm not sure if I've made any mistakes there but if I have, then someone obviously correct me please default smiley (lol)
queeny
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What are Friesians best suited to, Classic or Western and what comps should I enter them in?
Thanksdefault smiley :)
candyisyum
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Friesians do best as Western horses, and they make excellent cutting horses. Any breed that has a skill set of Stamina/Speed/Dressage will do well in cutting comps. default smiley (y)default smiley (y)
luthien tinuviel
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Thanks Luthien Tinuviel default smiley ^)
candyisyum
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Would Shagyas best be suited to XC comps? Also what are paint horses best suited to?
candyisyum
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CandyISYum wrote:

Would Shagyas best be suited to XC comps? Also what are paint horses best suited to?


paints have the same skill set as TBs so gallop races prob
tara224
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what is the best way to complete training and rides (aka bolding horses skills) with using the least amount of aging points?
amazon
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CandyISYum wrote:

Would Shagyas best be suited to XC comps?


Yep! They make great XC horses.
luthien tinuviel
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By Retired breeder, 19th February 2016 06:11:00
What are Knabstrupper best for? It would be nice to know since they my main project.default smiley :d
What are Akhal Tekes best competitions? I have one in classical, one western and didn't know what comps theyd eah be best at?
kadeyandmoonlight
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My Tekes get a lot of wins in gallop races as well as cross country
varela_2015
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Struggling to BLUP Percheron's. Any tips would be immensely appreciated!
wild child
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Retired breeder wrote:

What are Knabstrupper best for? It would be nice to know since they my main project.default smiley :d


Knabs are great dressage horses. default smiley ;)
king of jazz
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By Retired breeder, 27th February 2016 06:01:28
Thanks King of Jazz for the answer.default smiley :)
By Retired breeder, 5th March 2016 00:04:33
What are Nokotas best for?
Retired breeder wrote:

What are Nokotas best for?

Trail class in western
tara224
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Taurean
What would this horse be suit best for western or english and he is a TWalker cross Arab
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