Anyone up for a wild horse RP game?

RrAaZz

Chirping
7 Years
Dec 8, 2012
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Marana , AZ
Rules: Of course, be nice :) This RP is going to be about the life of 4 herds on the plains of South Dakota, there for there are no real breeds only mustangs, unless someone dumps a horse in the plains (which of course can happen) the horses can talk to each other but can only make 'horse noises' at people. You can only be a max. amount of three horses, but you can be as many people as you want. Horses fight, but if your horse if fighting with another user, you cant inflict life threatening wounds without the other persons OK. Before we actually start the story someone has to clam all the horses listed below as they are 'main characters' but anyone can add a horse at any time (I'll put the # of horses in each herd so no herd has to many)

The problem of the RP will be that people are starting to take over the plains so there is less ans less space for the four herds so fights are starting to happen between Lead stallions and also people are starting to come and rope the horses and take them away.




Ranks

Lead Stallion
Lead Mare
Mares
Stallions
Colts & Fillies
Lone Mare
Lone Stallion

Form

Name:
Breed:
Rank:
Herd:
Personality:
Height:
Age:
Gender:
History:
Dam:
Sire:
Siblings:
Foals:
Coat Color (if known):
Other:
User name:
Pic:

Humans

Name:
Age:
Gender:
Personality:
Other:
Horses (if owned):



All About a Horse

Things to know

A harem, or band/herd, consists of one stallion and a few mares. There is only one stallion in a band, and any colts will be kicked out at two years old. The stallion mates with all the mares during the spring, when they're in heat. Next spring, one year later, they will give birth to one foal, rarely twins. A few days after giving birth they will go into heat again and sometimes a mare will be in heat for the first of summer.

A lone mare is a mare or female yearling that does not belong to a herd, but in the spring there will be very few of these, because stallions fight over mares constantly. Mares are like prized possessions or trophies to a stallion.

A bachelor is a stallion or male yearling that has not yet started a herd of his own. Bachelors will sometimes join together to steal mares from herds or will walk alone, occasionally harassing band stallions until they manage to get a mare of their own.

A band stallion is the one and only stallion in a herd. He steals mares from other bands and mates with all the mares in the spring. He is also the one responsible for protecting his herd against predators and rival stallions. If a band stallion dies, the mares may either split up or the stallion's eldest son may take over the herd.

A lead mare is a mare that is chosen by the lead stallion to lead the herd to watering holes, and also takes the lead when they migrate to the canyon/valley each year in the fall. She is bred by the band stallion.

A foal is a baby horse of either gender from 0-12 months old.

A yearling is a horse of either gender from the ages 1-3 years. Colts are kicked out at the age of two, and fillies may either leave to find a herd of their own, or stay.

A stallion is a male horse over the age of three years and a mare is a female horse over the age of three years.

Courting is a more gentle way to bring a mare into a herd, or to tell them where to go if a stallion is moving the band to a new location. A stallion will nudge the mare in the direction he wants her to go.

Snaking is a harsh way of getting a mare into a herd, and is how stallions steal mares from other stallions. The band stallion will lower his head and flatten his ears, galloping behind the mare, chasing her into his herd. If a mare is being snaked, there is little she can do to resist the stallion before being forced to go where he wants you to.

If a mare is stolen from another herd, she may NOT sneak back to her old harem.


A Horse's Life

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First few hours -
Horses can be up and about within a half an hour after birth. They need to be quick and agile very soon after birth because in the wild predators would love a little foal for dinner. As soon as a foal is born its dam (mother) licks it to dry its wet coat and stimulate blood flow.

First weeks -
In the first weeks of a horses life its baby central incisor teeth come through its gums. Their second, third and fourth premolars also come through in their second week of life. They also start learning how to handle their long, out-of-proportion legs. At this time the foal is still suckling. It will stay very close to its dam because in the wild she would be its only source of food and defense.

1 month to 6 weeks -
During this time of a horses life its baby intermediate incisors come through and it starts getting more adventurous and bold, going farther and farther from its dam. The foal is still dependent on its dam for food and protection but as it reaches the two to three month area of its life it no longer will hide behind its dam or cling to her side.

6 months to 9 months -
As a horse reaches the 6 to 9 month period of life their corner incisors break through their gums. Their permanent wolf teeth should start to push through. Some horses never get these teeth, but if they do then they get them within the period of 6 months to 3 years. They also get weaned at around 6 months. At first the mare will gently push her foal away when he comes to suckle, but as time goes on she will get tougher and harsher with her rejecting. Eventually, if the foal does not get its dam’s message she will begin kicking it and biting it and then, if the foal still doesn’t understand the foal could possibly die during this. This may sound harsh but all foals have to grow up sometime and often separating the mare and her foal is the kindest way to do it.

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1 year to 2 years -
Not a lot happens in this time of a young horses life. A young horse will get its second molar and it will continue growing bigger and slowly start filling out but besides that there are hardly any changes.

2 years to 3 years -
Now a whole lot starts happening! This is one of the busiest times in a horses life. As they turn 2 they start getting their permanent central incisors, their second premolar and their third premolar. When they reach the 2 and a half marker they become ready to breed which means that all the colts and the fillies must be separated. By the end of this season they will also start getting their third molar and their fourth premolar.

3 years to 4 years -
As the young horse turns 3 it should start getting its intermediate and corner incisors. They also might get their canines, but some horses never do. They now will look just like an adult horse and will have reached their full height. When a young horse turns 4 they are no longer classified as a “colt” or “filly” but now as “stallion”, “gelding” or “mare”.

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The rest of a horses life -
Whatever happens to them, most horses will be in their prime of life at around 10 to 12 years of age and die around the age of 20 to 30 years. Horses that have lived hard lives will die sooner then that since they have their prime at around 3 to 6 years of age, but horses that had gentle lives as stud stallions, brood mares or just simply horses can be known to live up to 40 or even 50 years, but these horses are few and far between. But what age the horse dies at doesn’t matter! It’s what they did before they died that does! If they had an unhappy, traumatized life then it was not a good horses life. But if they had an enjoyable, free and pleasure filled horses life doing what they were good at then it was most worthwhile!

Markings
Facial Markings
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Star- A Star is a diamond shaped white patch of hair that appears on a horse’s forehead. Take note though – Just because it’s called a “star” doesn’t mean it’s shaped like one. A star can also be the shape of a circle, oval or square.

Stripe - A long white line of hair about 2 centimeters thick that runs from a horse’s forehead to its muzzle.

Blaze - A long white line of hair about 6 centimeters thick that runs from the horse’s forehead to its muzzle.

Bald Face - A huge patch of white hair that covers most of the horse’s face.

Snip - A small white snippet of hair that appears on a horse’s nose between its two nostrils.

Interrupted Stripe - This is just like a stripe except that it has small patches of the horse’s body color running between the white line of the stripe.

Leg Markings

Stocking - A stocking is a big patch of white that goes from a horse’s hoof to its knee on its leg.

Sock - A sock is a small patch of white that goes from a horse’s hoof to just above its fetlock.

Half-Pastern - A half-pastern is a small rim of white that goes from a horse’s hoof to halfway up its pastern.

Crown - A crown is a little liner of white that goes from a horse’s hoof to just above its coronet.

Coronet - A tiny ring of white that goes just around the top of a horse’s hoof.


Other Markings

Flesh Markings - Flesh markings are random white splotches that are found underneath a horse’s belly, normally around the girth area.

Zebra Markings - Black slashes of hair that appear on a horse’s hind legs.

Dorsal Stripe - A tick black stripe that runs from the top of a horse’s tail to its withers

(Got the above info from https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/651648/cimmaron-field-horse-rp-open-accepting)





Herds

Delta's Herd (biggest herd)
Lead Stallion - Delta
Lead Mare- La Rayna
Mares- (max amount of 12)
Colts- (max amount of 2)
Fillies- Spice (max amount of 4)

Fritz's Herd
Lead Stallion- Fritz
Lead Mare- Zoie
Mares- (max amount of 9)
Colts-(max amount of 2)
Fillies- (max amount of 4)

Rapheal's Herd
Lead Stallion- Rapheal
Lead Mare- Phoebe
Mares- (max amount of 10)
Colts-(max amount of 2)
Fillies- (max amount of 4

Gunner's Herd (smallest herd)
Lead Stallion - Gunner
Lead Mare- Maybel
Mares- (max amount of 7)
Colts- (max amount of 1)
Fillies- (max amount of 2)




HORSES:



Name:Delta
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Stallion
Herd: Delta's
Personality: Strong, Kind, Protective
Height: 15'4
Age:5
Gender:Stallion
History:Recently took over the herd after his father, the old lead stallion, died.
Dam: Rose (dead)
Sire: Willy(dead)
Siblings: 3 of the mares in his herd are his half sisters, he had one brother who was killed by another stallion of another herd
Foals: Spice
Coat Color (if known): Paint
Other:
Username:RrAaZz
Pic:


Name:La Rayna
Breed: Mustang
Rank:Lead Mare
Herd:Delta's
Personality: Outgoing, Happy, Hyper
Height:15'2
Age:4
Gender:Mare
History:Her mother died when she was born and one of the mares took her in, she doesn't know who her mother of father are
Dam:?
Sire:?
Siblings:?
Foals:Spice
Coat Color (if known):Dun
Other:
Username:
Pic:


Name:Spice
Breed:Mustang
Rank:
Herd:Delta's
Personality: Hyper, High Spirted
Height: 14'2 (will get bigger)
Age: 1
Gender:Mare
History:First Foal of Delta and La Rayna
Dam:La Rayna
Sire:Delta
Siblings: None
Coat Color (if known):paint
Other:
Username:
Pic:


Name:Fritz
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Stallion
Herd:Fritz's
Personality:Strong, Hard, Tough
Height:16'4
Age:9
Gender:Stallion
History:Grew up at the bottom of the herd, but when he was 7 he killed the lead stallion and took over the herd
Dam:Tina(dead)
Sire:Tim(dead)
Siblings:?
Foals:sire of all foals in his herd
Coat Color (if known):Bay
Other:
Username:
Pic:



Name:Zoie
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Mare
Herd:Fritz's
Personality:Calm, Careful, Smart
Height:15'6
Age:7
Gender:Mare
History:She was 5 when Fritz took over the herd and he was already his mate so she went up in rank with him
Dam:?
Sire:?
Siblings:?
Foals:Dam of twin fillies
Coat Color (if known): Buckskin
Other:
Username:
Pic:


Name:Rapheal
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Stallion
Herd:Rapheal's
Personality:Fierce, Hot Headed
Height:16'2
Age:8
Gender:Stallion
History:Took over the herd when he was 3 he will never back down from a fight even when the odds are against him
Dam:
Sire:
Siblings:
Foals:all foals in his herd
Coat Color (if known):Black
Other:
User name:
Pic:


Name:phoebe
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Mare
Herd:Rapheal
Personality: Timid, Shy, Submissive
Height:15'6
Age:8
Gender:Mare
History:Her and Rapheal grew up together and when he took over the herd he chose her as his mate
Dam:
Sire:
Siblings:
Foals: Dam of 1 colt and 2 fillies all now 1-3 years old
Coat Color (if known):White
Other:
Username:
Pic:



Name:Gunner
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Stallion
Herd:Gunner's
Personality:Smart, Somewhat Timid
Height:15'1
Age:4
Gender:Stallion
History:Recently made his own herd with some lone mares
Dam:
Sire:
Siblings:
Foals:Sire of all the foals in his herd
Coat Color (if known):paint
Other:
Username:
Pic:



Name:Maybel
Breed:Mustang
Rank:Lead Mare
Herd:Gunner's
Personality: A Fighter, Strong, Good Willed
Height:15'1
Age:5
Gender:Mare
History:Was a lone mare until Gunner chose her as his mate
Dam:
Sire:
Siblings:
Coat Color (if known):Grulla
Other:
Username:
Pic:





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