PintardoSweetAlisimo wrote:Riders never change levels
You will want to do numerous things with your rider such as assigning horses to them, changing their payday, firing them, etc. These options are found on your rider's Rider Page. Click the link that says Manage Your Rider to view the available options.
All horses must have a rider assigned to it, in order to show. So one of the first things to do is hire rider on the Hire A Rider page. Riders must be paid weekly, and if you don't pay your rider for three weeks they will become unhappy and quit. A rider can't show unless they have been paid. Each rider may have up to 10 horses assigned to them.
(EDIT: for the beginning: Save Ebs by assigning 10 horses to one rider! )
The important thing to note when hiring or assigning riders to horses is that can only be assigned to a horse that is the same level they are. Of course, a horse may be different levels in different disciplines, in which case the assigned rider level should be the same level as the highest level of the horse. Example: You have a horse that is level 6 in Dressage and level 2 in Jumping and Cross Country. The only rider that can be assigned to it would be a level 6 rider. However, once a rider is assigned to a horse, and the rider or horse levels up before the other, it is perfectly ok to keep that rider assigned to the horse.
Additionally, on your rider page, there is a link to set your rider training discipline. This is found in the Manage Your Rider area.
Sometimes your horse may train up faster than your rider. This will cause your horse and rider to struggle in shows, as the rider doesn't have the skills for the higher level. So pay attention to your horse and rider's levels. Also, if you enter your horse and rider into Federations, the best time to switch Riders is at the beginning of the year before you enter Federations. Then you have all year to earn Federation points. If you switch riders in the middle of the year, you will have to start over and sign up for the Federation again.
Training Your Horse And Rider Your horse and rider may train once a week. They can be trained in the Training Center located under Stable in the game menu. Your horse must be assigned to a rider before it can be trained. Geldings train up faster than Stallions and Mares.
Rider Clinics Riders may also train once a week. They do this by enrolling in a Rider Clinic. Visit the Training Center to train your rider. It is important to train your rider before they show, for the best advantage. If you have a Schoolmaster horse, you may train your riders on the Schoolmaster, and they will earn an extra training boost. Be aware that your Rider will train in whatever discipline the horse is a Schoolmaster in, so pay attention when you match rider to horse.
Rider Retirement Once your rider reaches International Level, they may continue to train and show until they reach a certain point, at which they will automatically retire from the game. You will need to reassign those Rider's horses to other riders.
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