Wanted to post before I went to bed...
What would you prefer for me to run alongside or after my show is over?
Design a map for Painted Desert. I'd give a list of things up must include and their "dimensions", and you are to make a map for it. This would be a contest and the prize would be a breeding to one of my horses or a 1-3 month training visit at painted desert for one of your horses. Basically 6-15 pictures of the horse in different stages of training. (I keep hearing like gun shots out my window, which is creeping me out considering we don't got many neighbors, okay moving on) I need a map and I'm like at a loss of how to set stuff up. I have an idea of it, so I might take bits and peices from different entries to make a "final" map if one doesn't fit me well enough, but even in that case, each person who would have their map used in the slighest would get a breeding or a months worth of training. Essentially, your horse would be campaigned by Painted Desert if you won.
Painted Desert Offspring Boot Camp. I'll upload 10-15 foals bred and raised at Painted Desert (ages ranging from weanlings to 3 year olds, likely on the older side). There will be an adoption of sorts in which you must submit an application for the young horse of your choice, and each foal will be given a "trainer" of sorts by the end of the adoption period, the hopeful adopter being the trainer. The trainers job is to follow a routine with the foal in a course that'll take a few months and happen here at Painted Desert. In this course, each month there will be an assignment. The first month will have a few "tasks" for the adopter to complete. The next month, another few tasks, and the final month, a few more tasks. After the 3rd month, there will be one final month in which the adopter has the option of entering a competition for a grand prize. This last, 4th month, is optional, however the previous 3 are required for adoption of the foal, and failure to complete any month results in a void of the adoption. However, I'm considering allowing the chance of a "make-up" type thing, a late period of 1 week, but in order to continue the adoption process, you'd have to do an extra image as well as the required one and have them uploaded by the end of the week extension. Even if you get one image up, if the 2nd isn't up in that week, the adoption is terminated. You are allowed to work ahead in the adoption process, and are encouraged to, but we ask that even if you do more pictures than required, that you still participate every month in something new. Any foals that are not adopted will be kept at Painted Desert for a training course and then sold at the end of the year. This will be an event to encourage more training in the community, as well as a chance for stable to RPG together. This isn't the final idea, and there will likely be more added to it if this idea is chosen, but only for the best and to make things more interesting and fun. If you like this idea, lemme know and comment below so I know you like it! Also, if I get enough interest, I'll open to other ranches to submit young horses into the program, that way multiple ranches get foals out there working.
Okay, comment below and lemme know what ya think. I need a ranch map but I need to do another "Offspring Sale", however i have foals from the one I did last time that don't even have refs up yet, and I'd like to avoid that, so I'm opting for this instead. Both of these choices will eventually happen, but I'd like to know which one to do first.
Also, wanted to ad an update on me real quick, I'm feeling a whole lot better, still in recovery mode, but I've moved my computer to sit actually right beside my bed, despite it being a desktop, so that I can start getting art ready for upload, so on Sunday, expect flooded inboxes...Kay, I'm falling asleep just typing this, took longer than I thought it would to type all that stuff out.... peace!