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Need for Steed (Unlocks Stables)

The Horse and Stables expansion to FreePlay in addition to adding horses - and the Stables - also adds some new hobbies and hobby activities tot he game for Teenage and Adult Sims. Very cool that is says Yoda.

Added to the game in May 2014, the expansion is first available to players when they reach Level 11 -- in theory anyway -- but the player must update their game by accessing the App Store, then the Updates Menu, finally tapping the Update for Sims: FreePlay. The update is 537MB in size.

Once the game has been patched with the new expansion content access this the new content is obtained via this unlocking Quest...

As with most of the hobby and structure special flag quests, there is a special prize attached to the timer for this quest -- specifically if the player completes the quest before the expiration of the 7 day timer that is attached to the quest, they will unlock a Rainbow Unicorn Painting -- it seems clear this one was added with girl gamers in mind...

Completing this quest (whether within the timer or after) unlocks the Stables on Mystery Island, and the Horses that are part of the Stables. The following Quest Line is required and is the path for unlocking the Stables and Horses:

  1. Go for a Drive (3m)
  2. Spot Horses with a Telescope (10h)
  3. Go to Mystery Island (Instant)
  4. Spot the Stables (Instant /Tap it)
  5. Call the Mysterious Phone Number* (30m)
  6. Read the Horse Care Manual (9h)
  7. Call the Mysterious Number Again* (4m)
  8. Look up a Locksmith on Your Computer* (2h)
  9. Build the Stables (Time / Price Varies)
  10. Send a Sim to the Stables (Instant)
  11. Clean Up the Mess in the Front Yard (1h 30m)
  12. Have 4 Sims at the Stables (Instant)
  13. Clean up the Mess in Yard with your Sims (Teen / Adult / Senior - Time Varies)
  14. Watch the Horse Channel* (3h)
  15. Practice Brushing Another Sim (15m)
  16. Encourage a Sim (Adults -- 30m)
  17. Repair Stable (Adults -- Cost = $30K -- 8h)
  18. Call the Stables Owner (5h)
  19. Add a Horse to Stable (10 SP -or- $15K)
  20. Feed the New Horse (30m)

This completes the Mission and fully unlocks the Stables and Horses in your game! Well done you!

There are a number of Mission related to the Stables that may or may not spawn next - it depends on what the point weight is on the outstanding quests in your queue -- a higher point value in weight might cause a different quest line to go next - you never can tell...

There special Mission called The Hidden Unicorn -- which unlocks the Show Jumping Hobby -- may (or may not) flag next...

We have grouped the Quests together here but that is no indication that they will actually appear back-to-back -- just saying that YMMV.
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Horses for the Stables
The following Horses are or will be available upon the completion of this Mission - and the completion of any special requirements for the specific horse. Below is the list, at the time of the completion of this mission, along with cost and special requirements:

  • Dappled Grey ($15,000) 1-Star Horse
  • Patched Brown (10 SP) 1-Star horse
  • Spotted Grey ($30,000) 2-Star Horse (Complete the Ticks Hobby to unlock)
  • Brown (20 LP) 2-Star Horse (Complete the Tricks Hobby to unlock)
  • Light Bay ($50,000) 3-Star Horse (Complete the Vaulting Hobby to unlock)
  • Black (50 LP) 3-Star Horse (Complete the Vaulting Hobby to unlock)
  • Unicorn (100 LP) 3-Star Horse (Complete the Show Jumping Hobby to unlock)

Note that once you have added the first horse - and have had one of your Sims feed it - that will complete the Need for Steed Mission, and will then unlock the next special mission in the game. If you actually look at the Stables Yard you will see that there are two gates - for the two hobbies - that can be triggered to begin their respective missions.

Hobbies and Time Warning
Something that you should also note is the completion of the Need for Steed Mission opens the door for the Life Dreams & Legacies Mission - and that is the one that adds the finite life span timers to your Sims. That being the case you should make significant efforts to master ALL of the hobbies BEFORE you do that quest, since prior to it there are no timers running on your Sims.

Once the timers start running, you are going to want to be careful how you use the time for each Sim, so having the various hobbies that you can have mastered complete is a very good idea.

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* Time depends on the quality of the object.



40 comments, latest first.
When your suppose to clean up you click the explemation mark then you wait for 10 to 15 hours then your done.Hope this helps may not but I have done it and I did not do it in the time scale.But like what evs right?πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜‰β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Guest PosterGuest
Added 25th Feb 2015, ID #521119

Thank you for your help!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 22nd Feb 2015, ID #519981

Is there any cheats for this. To make it faster??????

Guest PosterGuest
Added 17th Feb 2015, ID #517113

Ho do I go for a drive??

Added 9th Feb 2015, ID #513888

I just paid $300,000 for my stables and I swear it said 12 hours to make and now its saying 60hr to build, how am I supposed to do this quest in the time span if the stay takes 2 and half days to build!?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 3rd Feb 2015, ID #511300

i'm a level 15 and i still have not gotten the quest. did i miss my chance?

Added 31st Jan 2015, ID #509793

There has to be a person at the stables in order to do so. How do I get my horse in his stable??

Guest PosterGuest
Added 30th Jan 2015, ID #509067

How do you go for drive?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 27th Jan 2015, ID #507980

How do you call a Sim to the stables. Have Been on this quest forever and I still can't figure it out. PLEASE HELP ME😨

Guest PosterGuest
Added 26th Jan 2015, ID #507449

How do you call the stable owner back please help

Guest PosterGuest
Added 24th Jan 2015, ID #506214

I have completed all quest for my horses but still can buy a 2 or 3 star horse. Why? I am on level 22 and have completed the quest for the toddler's dream and all 3 of my horse rings are cleaned don't understand. Please Help

jackie hudson
Added 21st Jan 2015, ID #504761

If I build the stables and don't finish the quest intime, do I still get the horse ? :/

Guest PosterGuest
Added 14th Jan 2015, ID #501643

how can i clean the yard!!!!!!!!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 12th Jan 2015, ID #500710

I got on my Sims this morning and went to check progress on cleaning up the vault area, while I was waiting I thought I'd have one of my Sims practice tricks with my horse. But, much to my dismay, my horse is missing in action. Where did he go? How does that happen?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 9th Jan 2015, ID #498661

I didn't complete the quest

Guest PosterGuest
Added 4th Jan 2015, ID #495855

How do I put my horse in the stables? Please help!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 3rd Jan 2015, ID #495598

How can I keep my horse in stable, it keeps opening and letting the horse out!!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 2nd Jan 2015, ID #494940

I can't find where to feed the horse please help

Guest PosterGuest
Added 29th Dec 2014, ID #492443

I am following the instructions as to how to unlock the stables on Mystery island. I am on level 26 so I know that I should be able to as it should happen at level 11. I took my sim for a drive. I didn't get anything that said spot horses with a telescope. What am I doing wrong?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 18th Dec 2014, ID #486523

You put the telescope outside.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 11th Dec 2014, ID #483259

I have done everything that needs to be done and I still can't build the stable.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 6th Nov 2014, ID #467987

How do you clean the yard at the stable with 4 sims?

Added 30th Oct 2014, ID #465255

Where do I place the telocope??? I have been on this quest forever and still don't know where to put it I need hepl

Guest PosterGuest
Added 27th Oct 2014, ID #463970

Where is the unicorn picture saved..? I cant see it in the inventory..?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 23rd Oct 2014, ID #461934

I am playing on my cell, and doesn't matter what I do, there is no clouds, nor exclamations, nor any actions allowed to start cleanning the yard... did anyone manage to complete this task using a cellphone and how? Thanks for helping.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 3rd Oct 2014, ID #454279

My horse won't go back in the stable room thing, whenever while riding the horse if I click near or beyond the doors, the sim unmounts the horse. Please help.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 2nd Oct 2014, ID #453856

No upstairs in the stable.

Try resetting your device.

And that should not have happened - the mission is long and complex and your horses should have stayed in the stable or stable yard.

Added 30th Sep 2014, ID #453299

I just unlocked the quest (need for steed)and its done. But after that, my horse was gone!? Where did it go??

Guest PosterGuest
Added 27th Sep 2014, ID #452113

I am playing Sims with my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) and I am having a little problem here. My next guest in ''Need for steed'' is to clean the mess in the yard. I have tried all possible things to clean the mess (having 4 Sims, having 8 Sims etc.), but it's not working. I cannot click/press on the oil tank nor the rock or do anything in the stables..
Might you know what's wrong here?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 21st Sep 2014, ID #450576

Is there an upstairs to the stables?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 18th Sep 2014, ID #449160

The number will be one of the options on your phone back at your sim house.

Added 16th Sep 2014, ID #448542

How can i call the stable keeper back? I cant find the phone option!!!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 15th Sep 2014, ID #448037

The way that this mission works is you have to completely revive the stables which means clean the mess up - then you get the first level of horse, then work your way up from there. This is all covered in the guide why are you not reading that first?

Added 1st Sep 2014, ID #443140

i need help on practice brushing another sim can some one help on how to do it

Guest PosterGuest
Added 1st Sep 2014, ID #443122

NO.17 HOW TO DO IT? PLS HELP.........

Guest PosterGuest
Added 20th Aug 2014, ID #438777

I dont have no horses.
how do i get some?
And the task im on its to clean mess in yard ?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 18th Aug 2014, ID #437865

To clean the mess there should be exclamation mark popping up which you have to click and it will say remove and that's about .

Guest PosterGuest
Added 14th Aug 2014, ID #436573

I can't figure out how to "clean up mess in yard" at the stables. I have Sims there but can't figure out what to clean. Please help!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 7th Aug 2014, ID #432573

When you tap the horse and there are no sims in the stables you will only get the rename option. When you have sims with no active task present you will get the other options - like feed and groom. Make sure you have sims present who are not completing active tasks already.

Added 6th Aug 2014, ID #431933

When I'm pressing on the horse in order to feed it. It only shows 'rename' the horse, nothing else maybe you now how to deal with this problem??? Thank you.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 5th Aug 2014, ID #431070

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