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So my current Track King season JUST ENDED. That means that in the next couple of weeks Obsidian Farm will be ROCKIN AND ROLLIN! (Finally!). Right now it is the off season on Track King, which means my horses get a break (and I have a few horses that are retiring, one horse I've had since I started Track King and I'm really sad to lose him). I updated the journal here about Obsidian Farm itself, and gave the Farm a complete make over. It's no longer located in Oregon, but where I currently live, North Dakota. It has an entirely new staff (except for the owner Dara Black, aka me). 

As some of you already know, I have some new ponies!!! They are two year olds so they won't be starting until the season AFTER the new one has begun (six real months from now!). My two El Diablo grandbabies are set to start in a couple of weeks, Abaddon and Fallen Angel have Track King counterparts, and whatever race results occur there will also show on Abaddon and Fallen Angel's racing career for their "Maiden Season". My "plan" is to do a partial RP story BEFORE the race runs (once a week for 11 weeks), but the REST of the RP story will not be finished until AFTER the race (that way I can include the race results IN the story!). Picture-art may or may not be detailed...depends on how busy I am at the time. I am going to TRY to add people in the pictures, but I absolutely SUCK at drawing people -_- 

Okay, well I just wanted to update you all on what's rollin in my head. I dearly HOPE this works...

Thanks, Dara

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Hello everyone, Dara here. 

So, I have been planning a complete renewal on my Obsidian Farm racing account. Everything that has been done with my race horses is being restarted. 

My new plan (which has been rolling around in my head for a year now) is to mimic Obsidian Farm off of a racing game online that I play, called Track King. I will be using Track King as a reference for my new racing idea for the farm. Basically what I do on Track King I will be doing here on harpg. 

For those of you who do not know what Track King is, it is a web based racing game that is flipping AMAZING. Track King is set up into 6 League Classes (each league has 25 positions, those that finish in the top 5 can advance to the next League Class which has more purse money, and those that finish in the bottom 5 are demoted). The objective of the game is to finish in the top 5 and move up each class until you are at Class 1. Each week there are two League races, and where your horse finishes in the race determines whether or not you will be top of your Class, average, or in the bottom half. There are stakes races with various purses on offer, and Cup races. Each week your horse has training to do, and each day there is veterinary care. The game is as real as you can get without it being real. In the game you have to learn to manage your finances wisely, train your horses well, hire jockeys and apprentice jockeys, breed a good stallion to a good mare, or offer your stallion for stud services. It is based on this game that I will be running Obsidian Farm. (this way I have an idea of what i'm doing and I have inspiration to do artwork!) 

Each season is three months long-12 weeks. Each week, I will be uploading at least ONE image-this will include a story that documents the week's events-training, events, vet care, and of course the races. At each season's end, the horses will age and move on to better, bigger races.

In the Game, horses can race in League races from age 3 to 10 years (for mares and geldings) and 3-11 years (for stallions). A stud career can start anytime for a stallion after 4 years of age and ends at the end of year 12 for the stallion. But, for Obsidian Farm, my plan is to train 2 year olds until their 3rd year starts their career, then race them for two to five seasons. Mares will be put to brood, geldings will be sold, and my good stallions will be retired to stud (so anyone in the harpg community can access them for their mares and make racing babies xD). 

So, Obsidian Farm is going under renovations until the next season starts on Track King (I'm currently half way through this current season). This will give me time to catalog all my current race horses and determine what I'm doing with all of them (aka which ones I'm keeping and which ones I'm getting rid of).

But...anyway! That is my plan. Sorry for those of you who are following my racehorses for their current careers, but hopefully this renewal will make things better.

Thanks for your patience!

Dara 
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TWO HORSES STILL NEED A NEW HOME!!!!

DSS Altec Nazuma Ferrel-flaxen chestnut sabino-splash -ee aa ff nSpl nSb
*starter bloodlines (Egyptian strain)
*Registered with the AHA and AHF
*Has a show career
*Active stud
*To purchase this horse: full body drawing with a detailed story and your plans for his future!
DSS Altec Nazuma Ferrel+ by ObsidianFarm

DSS Saniyah Nasreen-bay rabicano-Ee Aa nRb
*has an AWESOME pedigree (75% Egyptian, 25% Crabbet) 
*registered with the AHA and AHF
*active broodmare
*Halter/Liberty disciplines but can go anywhere you like!
*To purchase this horse: 100 :points: AND a full body drawing. 
DSS Saniyah Nasreen by ObsidianFarm

Please let me know if you are interested. NOTE ME about sale options. 

Horses will go to ACTIVE homes only. I will be keeping an eye on them from time to time to see if they are being appreciated :) If neither have been drawn or used in six months or more, I will claim them back. If you decide to sell the horse, please notify me first so I can decide if I want the horse back or not please!


Thanks, 

Dara
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OF Bride's Last Kiss by ObsidianFarm
OF Bride's Last Kiss
A palomino splash TB I bought from this auction: obsidianfarm.deviantart.com/ar…  from :iconkaharder: a LONG TIME AGO. 

Here is her information: 

Name: OF Bride's Last Kiss
Barn Name: 
Gender: filly
Age: yearling
Breed: Thoroughbred
Projected Height: should mature to 15.3-16.1 HH
Color: palomino splash
Genotype: ee aa nCr nSpl
Markings: splash over half of body, blue left eye, brown right eye, bald face 
Discipline: flat racing (dirt and/or turf)
Build: a little more feminine looking in build. She is dainty on her feet, stepping lightly on her delicate legs. She should put on more weight and become more toned and fit once she reaches 2 years of age and begins training. 
Personality: her's is a unique personality; when around people she is opinionated but not aggressive. around other horses, she is a terror. We put her with the other yearlings and almost had a bloodbath on our hands. She is extremely horse aggressive, and we are wondering how we are going to break or tame that out of here before she starts training to become a racehorse...maybe it will never go away. 
Spirit: Unbroken
For Lease: CLOSED

Racing Distance: 1250-1500 meters/6-7 furlongs
Racing Style: none
Racing Record: NA
Earnings: NA
Maiden Racing Season: NA TOO YOUNG

Breeder: KAHarder :iconkaharder:
Bloodlines: starter
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BWR Mystery of You by ObsidianFarm
BWR Mystery of You
And the fourth and FINAL horse I purchased from Blackwater-Ranch's Thoroughbred auction seen here: obsidianfarm.deviantart.com/ar… (the horse I purchased is #12, the chimeric palomino-perlino!) 

She is the first of her kind on our Farm...and we are very excited to have her. The auction was a mystery auction so we had NO idea what we were getting when we made our bids. Imagine our surprise when this filly was handed to us! 



A little about her information:

Name: BWR Mystery of You
Barn name: Mystery 
Gender: filly
Age: 2 years old
Breed: Thoroughbred
Projected Height: expected to mature around 16.3-17.2 HH
Color: palomino-perlino chimeric
Genotype: Ee AA CrCr/ee aa nCr (will NOT pass the palomino) 
Markings: hind right sock; palomino patches of color on head and hindquarters
Discipline: flat racing (dirt and/or turf)
Build: built almost like a colt; she has strong legs and is a little more muscled for a filly her age. We expect her to pack on muscle weight once she starts training and conditioning. 
Personality: very gentle, very kind. She is a total angel. She loves to touch her nose to your hand and just rest it there, she also likes to lay her head on your shoulder. A very affectionate filly...but when she steps foot on the track she's all business. Racing is in her veins, and she has turned on some fast quarters already. We are hopeful for her racing career. 
Spirit: Placid
For Lease: CLOSED

Racing Distance: 1500-1800 meters/7-8 furlongs/ 1 mile
Racing Style: Unpredictable 
Racing Record: NA
Earnings: NA
Maiden Racing Season: IN TRAINING 

Breeder: Blackwater-Ranch :iconblackwater-ranch:
Bloodlines: starter 
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BWR Wagesofsin by ObsidianFarm
BWR Wagesofsin
A third horse purchased from Blackwater-Ranch :iconblackwater-ranch: from their Thoroughbred auction here: obsidianfarm.deviantart.com/ar… horse is #14, the bay overo. 

Here is his information:

Name: BWR Wagesofsin
Barn Name: Sinner
Gender: colt
Age: 2 years old
Breed: Thoroughbred
Projected Height: expected to mature to 16-16.2 HH
Color: bay overo
Genotype: Ee AA nO
Markings: bald face, front right coronet, front left sock, overo markings over body. 
Discipline: flat racing (dirt and/or turf)
Build: kind of an awkward colt; he seems to be a little disproportional but we are confident that he will grow out of his awkward half-horse half-foal phase.
Personality: very opinionated and vocal. He likes to be heard, and he likes to shove his weight around. He doesn't bite but he does have a bad habit of pawing the ground with his front hooves.
Spirit: Strong-willed
For Stud: CLOSED

Racing Distance: 1800-2200 meters/8-10 furlongs
Racing Style: Fast Finisher
Racing Record: NA  
Earnings: NA
Maiden Racing Season: IN TRAINING 

Breeder: Blackwater-Ranch :iconblackwater-ranch:
Bloodlines: starter
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BWR Seraphim by ObsidianFarm
BWR Seraphim
Another purchase from Blackwater-Ranch :iconblackwater-ranch: from the Thoroughbred auction seen here: obsidianfarm.deviantart.com/ar… (seen as the perlino splash #3) 

Here is his information:

Name: BWR Seraphim (means 'Angel')
Barn name: 
Gender: colt
Age: 2 years
Breed: Thoroughbred
Projected Height: should mature to 16.2-17.1 HH
Color: perlino splash
Genotype: Ee AA CrCr SplSpl
Markings: white muzzle, splash markings on lower body and legs
Discipline: flat racing (dirt and/or turf)
Build: a little more put together than his buckskin counterpart. He should mature into a strong racehorse; he has a slightly Roman nose, which is unusual for a Thoroughbred. He almost looks like he as Iberian blood in him, but he is a tested, purebred Thoroughbred. 
Personality: a hothead it seems. He is mouthy and likes to use his hind legs. His icy blue eyes do not betray much emotion, except at the moment just before he kicks or bites. He is promising to be a handful, but luckily Obsidian Farm knows how to deal with aggressive, hot tempered Thoroughbreds. 
Spirit: Unbroken
For Stud: CLOSED

Racing Distance: 800-1250 meters/3-6 furlongs
Racing Style: early sprinter
Racing Record: NA
Earnings: NA
Maiden Racing Season: IN TRAINING

Breeder: Blackwater-Ranch :iconblackwater-ranch:
Bloodlines: starter
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Obsidian Farm has become an exclusive Thoroughbred racing facility where several fine pedigree Thoroughbreds for flat racing are bred, trained, and offered for breeding. My horse's bloodlines stem from the finest racing bloodlines in HARPG: the El Diablo, Poltergeist, and KhC Lucifer bloodlines. Three of my Thoroughbreds are grand-foals of the late, great El Diablo, owned by thunderjam1992, and I am proud to show such prized bloodlines at my Farm. El Diablo is considered the most influential racing TB in HaRPG, and Obsidian Farm is proud to own his bloodline.

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Geronimo24 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!!
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ObsidianFarm Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Anytime
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scaramouche2802 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thanks for the watch
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ObsidianFarm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
any time :)
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RainbowStoneCreek Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I love your thoroughbreds !!!!!
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ObsidianFarm Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thank you :) i havent had time to use them in the past year. Im hoping to soon
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We should totally do a meet up between one of your Tb with my colt Gentlemen Send Roses
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ObsidianFarm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Send me a link to your horse and tell me which mare you'd like to cross him too
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daggerstale Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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