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Need for Steed (Unlocks Stables)

2016 Update

From time to time quests get updated, so we have gone through this quest again with another account an updated the task list below, while some of the tasks have stayed the same, we have noticed that the timings have changed a lot. Your actual completion times may vary slightly from the ones we have due to different equipment levels and such.

Complete this quest to gain horses and unlock a new area to interact with them. If you can complete it within the time limit (2 days) you get a cool rainbow powered Unicorn painting too!

You should have Mystery Island unlocked before you attempt this task. Also, be sure you are not in the middle of building another building as you will need to build a stables during this task.

1) The first task is to spot horses with a telescope. You can grab a telescope from the Promotions R Us Store for about 3450 SImoleans. The action itself is quite short, about five minutes.

2) Go to Mystery Island

3) Spot the Overgrown Stables - Tap on the stables icon near the volcano in the Mystery Island

4) Go back to a house and call the mysterious number (1m 40 secs)

5) Read a horse care manual. You can find one of these on a bookshelf. If you don't have one, you'll need to buy one from the living room section. (9h 30m)

6) Call the mysterious number again (4 mins)

7) Find a locksmith. Head over to a computer and lock for a locksmith on the Internet (6m 24 seconds)

8) Build the stables. Head back over to the stables in the Mysterious Island (9hr 30 mins)

9) Call a SIm to the Stables (instant)

10) Clean up the mess in front of the yard (4 mins). Just find the oil drum that is lying down, tap that and select the remove option.

11) Have four sims at the stables - So just call four sims in total to the stables area.

12) Clean up the mess in the yard with your sims. There are four other items in the stable yard which you need to repair or remove, select each item and your four sims will get to work. It's about 10 hours for the job in the bath, and you can even get started earlier that reaching this stage of the task.

Original Content

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.

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Ok i really want to turn my infant sim into a toddler. Is there any way you can skip need for steed?

Added 17th Oct 2015, ID #617484

First they make you spend 30 k and the. 15 k wtf

Added 15th Oct 2015, ID #616835

I dont have stables yet. I accidentally accepted the toddler quest but i dont know how to start it. No option to meet the toodler hero . What to do?

Added 5th Sep 2015, ID #605715

I'm trying to cancel building the stables clicked where your supposed to cancel it but

Added 21st Aug 2015, ID #600807

My stable is locked
I'm doing the quest of "super toodler" and they ask me to go to the stable
How can I open it???

Added 19th Aug 2015, ID #599911

Having the same issue. It appears we were supposed to do the quest for steed mission first

Added 28th Aug 2015, ID #603275

Yeah I have done the same thing what can we do?

Added 5th Dec 2015, ID #631035

Hi i just restarted playing the game because my tablet wouldnt connect to the internet. So its been over a year andim unsure how to unlock the horses because im already on lvl 31. What can i do to unlock the quest? Thanks for helping

Added 8th Aug 2015, ID #595459

How do I skip this quest? I have enough life points but I don't know how to skip yhe need for steed quest P:

Added 20th Jul 2015, ID #586875

I need a lot more simoleons and can't buy them. How do I get more?

Added 13th Jul 2015, ID #583800

Send Sims to work, try building the recording studio and giving all your Sims jobs there as it is the highest paying job.

Added 4th Sep 2015, ID #605295

I personally like to plant corn because it gets you 100 or 148 simoleons and it only takes 20 minutes

Added 13th Aug 2015, ID #597683

Ummm I Really want a horse but i have no much as near enough simolians or lp for it what can i do btw im not on the quest yet im just worrying cuz its the next quest

Added 6th May 2015, ID #552626

what happens if you dont complete the quest in tim?please help

Added 1st May 2015, ID #550346

Ya don't get the free gift but ya still have to finish the quest

Added 13th May 2015, ID #555755

I did not complete the quest in time - does it mean I will never be able to get horses
Please help

Added 7th Apr 2015, ID #539055

No you still can get horses.

Added 30th May 2015, ID #563441

100,00$ to build a stable!!!

Added 3rd Apr 2015, ID #537330

I thought it was only $30k.

Added 5th Dec 2015, ID #631071

Everything now is updated so the time varies although a trick cat to the whole game is the quality of your furniture for instance anything with 1 Stat beside it takes more time than any object that is 2 or 3 stars

Added 14th Mar 2015, ID #528407

Here are some answers to some questions
*how do I go for a drive?
Buy the car dealer buy a car then the option will pop up
*where is the unicorn pic ?
If you completed it in the time limit you can buy it from the decorations for 10000s
*how do I get the horse in the stable?
The horses wonder free you cannot keep them in one place

Hope this helps 🐎

Added 4th Mar 2015, ID #524110

Thank you so much I wondered why my horse never went into a stable but if u where doing training would it automatically put the horse and the rider in the field and come out when finished?

Added 6th May 2015, ID #552689

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

Added 25th Feb 2015, ID #521119

Thank you for your help!

Added 22nd Feb 2015, ID #519981

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

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!?

Added 3rd Feb 2015, ID #511300

Usually if you have done any cheats or stuff it will double the time for a task say you use a cheat and what would normally be 3 hours will take 15 hours.

Added 30th Jun 2015, ID #577960

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

Added 31st Jan 2015, ID #509793

If you have completed all the quests before it you most likely won't have

Added 14th Jun 2015, ID #569956

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

Added 30th Jan 2015, ID #509067

How do you go for drive?

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😨

Added 26th Jan 2015, ID #507449

You go to the stables click on the I con in the bottom left that has two white sims then you see a sims face and look at the bottom of the face and you will see a whistle click that.

Added 29th May 2015, ID #562853

Go to the stables, then open up the Sim thing, the circle with the person. Then, press the whistle, and the Sim will appear in a few seconds. Hope this helped!

Added 11th May 2015, ID #555032

How do you call the stable owner back please help

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 ? :/

Added 14th Jan 2015, ID #501643

You still get the horse, you just do not get the painting. BTW, you have to buy the horse, do not forget. Hope this helped!

Added 11th May 2015, ID #555035

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

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?

Added 9th Jan 2015, ID #498661

I didn't complete the quest

Added 4th Jan 2015, ID #495855

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

Added 3rd Jan 2015, ID #495598

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

Added 2nd Jan 2015, ID #494940

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

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?

Added 18th Dec 2014, ID #486523

You put the telescope outside.

Added 11th Dec 2014, ID #483259

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

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

Added 27th Oct 2014, ID #463970

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

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.

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.

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??

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?

Added 21st Sep 2014, ID #450576

Is there an upstairs to the stables?

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!!!

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

Added 1st Sep 2014, ID #443122

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

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 ?

Added 18th Aug 2014, ID #437865

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