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Welcome to H-I-G-H-S!

What is a "gaited" horse?
"Gaited" horses can perform an extra gait beyond just walk/trot/canter/gallop, and it's designed to be smooth and comfortable to ride. Gaited horses can move without bouncing their rider, and so they are favored by people with injuries that would be irritated by a rough ride. Gaited horses in historical times were the chosen mounts of traveling doctors, priests, etc who roamed from town to town and spent many long hours in the saddle. Today, gaited horses are the stars of the show ring because their special gait is usually flashy and fun to watch.
More information:
Wikipedia: Horse Gaits

What are "Horse Art Games"?
What it looks like, really! Create and train your own horse by drawing pictures of it. You can enter user-run dA shows judged either based on effort or by a Random Number Generator (RNG) and win prizes!

At H-I-G-H-S, we focus on playing horse art games with gaited horses. Both naturally-inherited gaits and specially-trained gaits are accepted. A couple of the breeds that are automatically accepted are the Tennessee Walking Horse, Hackney, Icelandic, Missouri Fox-Trotter, etc. Here is a full list or you can check out Wikipedia's list.


H-I-G-H-S Point System

:new: Everyone, please don't use the stat system yet as it's under heavy construction and we're trying to make it smoother and easier to use.  :meow:

Special thanks to AlbinoBadger for helping out the group. ♥

This point system is used to keep track of the level your horse is at. The way to keep track of your horses points is to add it to the reference description, or make a journal for that single horse.

Starter: +0
Second generation: +5
Third generation: +10
Fourth generation and up: +15

Foal reference: +3
Adult reference: +5
Offspring of the horse: +1
Purebred offspring: +2
Mixed offspring: +1
Grandfoal: +1

Training Images (Handler Present)
Waist up/Headshot: +2
Fullbody: +4
Tack: +3
Painted background: +2
Shading: +2

Other Images (No Handler)
Headshot: +1
Fullbody: +3
Tack: +2
Painted background: +2
Shading: +2

Entering a show: +8
Placing first: +10
Placing second: +9

Poem: +10
Short story:  +5
Extended story:  +5 for each chapter
Comic: +5 for each strip
Text-based roleplay: +2 for each response from each person

Grand Prix            :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:  - 150 points
Premium Star       :star: :star: :star:  :star:  - 125 points
A Level                 :star: :star: :star:  - 100 points
B Level                 :star: :star: - 75 points
C Level                 :star: - 50 points

Breeding Titled Horses
Grand Prix Horses            18 points per parent
Premium Horses               14 points per parent
A Level Horses                 10 points per parent
B Level Horses                 6 points per parent
C Level Horses                 2 points per parent


  • Stories? What? Stories, yes! It’s a form of art. It should be used in Horse Roleplaying more often because some people are really talented writers and deserve it!
    • Who gets the points for roleplay stories? Both people. If there are multiple horses in the story, other than two, they also get the points.
      • What if we draw a trainer? Does that count as points? Actually a trainer is required in training images. You do not get extra for that.
        • Are chibi’s allowed? Yes. They are a style, and therefore are accepted.

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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still can't submit to any of the non-reference folders, breeding/training/other/etc, what's wrong with it? .-.
Steedums Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Um wow i need to check messages more often damn, I'll check it 

All fixed! If there arent any other problems e.e 
WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oheeeeeyyyy we has icon now! ♥
Steedums Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
we has :new:updated:new: icon ;3;
WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder how it would look if it was black letters and the outline was green---- *shot*
Steedums Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i can do that :meow:
done. H-I-G-H-S

I like it like that 
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chihuahua4446 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Hello, I have created a breed which is gaited and I was wondering if we could be affiliates. Most of the shows I create for the breed will also be open shows and every show through the group will have gaited classes. We are a new breed and a new group so as an affiliate, I am not sure what to offer. But we could have a journal and highlight any shows or anything you would like us to and also your members would be able to find the shows we create with gaited classes. Let me know? Thank you!
Steedums Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Affiliating is totally free! Just send the request and we'll accept. (: Also, If you have a breed sheet feel free to submit it to our Created Breeds Folder. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never joined a group before :noes: I have a TWH. Do I just click Join and start submitting things? Sweating a little...  I am a dummy! 
The-Regal-Steed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You click join which automatically accepts you, and then in order to submit art of your horse you have to register him. Info on registering is on here-

-Sorry for such a late reply. 
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