May 13 2011

The Creation Space

Published by at 7:06 pm under News

Another BIG change coming up in the next week!
Howrse is shifting around the black pearl, in part because of high demand for the pearl & the large number submitted causing staffing issues.


Now you’ll have three different types of artwork you can submit:
  • The Golden Apple  – coats for horses
  • The Horn of Gold – coats for companions
  • Helios’ Ray – backgrounds for your horses pages

You’ll notice that last option is for new donkey coats!

Black pearls will now cost only 2 passes, but if your coat does not get past the initial screening you will loose your 2 passes (more information below).

The Horn of Gold


You need to create both an awake and a sleep version of the coat.
The only companions available to put a coat on are the ones that can be bought at the store for equus.


Helios’ Ray


Starting around mid June, you will be able to create backgrounds for the horse’s page.

(example from howrse)

The task boxes are layered on top of this background so make sure you don’t put too much detail where you aren’t going to be able to see it.


Submitting your Art Work

Submitting a coat costs 2 passes. If your coat doesn’t respect the rules (wrong format, photography, presence of a rider, …), you will not be refunded. The aim is to make everyone more responsible of what coats are sent in.

The rules are pretty easy to follow – don’t steal, don’t cheat and practice a bit before entering your drawing. Look at the other coats that have been approved in the past, you’ve got to make one that is very unique or of similar quality.

There are tons of great tutorials on DeviantArt, or you can just search Google, about how to draw horses.

Make sure you put your new design onto the proper background! It can not overlap the gray areas.

There are no pegicorns on howrse, don’t waste your time, those coats are always tossed out.

Here are the new background templates

– companions (Horn of Gold) :
– background (Helios’ Ray) :
– Horse (Golden Apple) :

**Always check the Events forum to find out if new frames have been added before starting and again before submitting your coats**


Adding New Illustrations

New creations can be added every month.

(with the exception of May, when the coats are introduced – then all the schedule will be squished into 2 weeks).
  1. 1st – 6th, proposing illustrations
    Use the black pearl to turn in a new artwork.
  2. validation.
    Howrse team will remove any illustrations that don’t meet the rules
  3. 11th – 19th Voting
    Players vote for the illustrations they want
  4. Selection
    The most popular illustrations are selected & sorted by category
  5. 26th at 7:00 GT
    The top illustrations are published and ready to be used


Once the voting session is over the creations that are not selected are refunded.

The Creation Space is common to all the language versions of Howrse. That means you’ll be able to put a coat made by a Polish or Brazilian player on your horses. This also means your creations will be available for the players of the other language versions.

Some coats will be available all the time (even if a player deletes his account) and others will be deactivated after a varying amount of uses to become rare coats.


The day when the coat is added to the game, the author will receive passes and equus :

  • 10 000 equus
  • 50 passes for a Golden Apple coat with no limitation on uses, 25 passes for a coat that does.
  • 25 passes for a Helios’ Ray landscape
  • 15 passes for a Horn of Gold companion coat

*special note: Ow has mentioned they may put some coats in the system that don’t go through with voting, just to add some more variety to what is going to be available*


What happens with old coats?

The old golden apple coats stay, and you can still add them to your horses. The creators will still get passes for each use as before. However, the old coats are not compatible with Helios’ Ray. You can now retire old coats after 100 uses instead of 200.


10 responses so far

10 Responses to “The Creation Space”

  1. aleeza123on 18 May 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I am trying to enter a coat and I’ve done everything right that it says but when i click submit it says:

    You can’t continue…
    Your coat is not in the required format

    I have it saved under PNG though.
    Can you help me?

  2. Norseon 19 May 2011 at 3:49 pm

    That usually means that there are pixels overlapping the border of the frame. Even if you can’t see them, the computer can and you need to crop around the outside of your image OR copy and paste another transparent copy of the frame on top of your picture.

  3. Jessicaon 21 May 2011 at 2:39 pm

    There was an article that was just posted on this. Go to the HH navigation > BP Tutorials > Links at the bottom > Something about upload problem (click that link)

  4. sammiesam117on 16 Jun 2011 at 10:19 am

    I think that there were like a ton of coats that were entered this time around, but for some reason I keep getting the same ones to vote for. I would like to see some other ones, especially the coat I entered

  5. Ninja300100on 24 Jul 2011 at 12:18 am

    Is there any way you can get the Horn of Gold by itself?

  6. wolfon 14 Sep 2011 at 3:41 pm

    why arent there any coats for zebra companions?you can buy them for equus at the store

  7. Justinon 26 Sep 2011 at 8:35 am

    How do you get passes for submitting your work? I don’t get it…

  8. sophietree853on 09 Oct 2011 at 6:53 am

    I think I will need to save up passes to do that even though I have 3 companions to submit!

  9. Lizzieon 31 Oct 2011 at 10:09 pm

    How do you put it on a PNG format? Please help! Thanks.

  10. Isabella200211on 11 Jul 2013 at 3:51 am

    I have drawn a couple of horse drawings, and I’ve scanned it onto my computer. Can you publish those into the creation space? Thanks! My user name on Howrse is Isabella200211, and I’m on the Australian server!

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