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The Sims 3: Pets

Trait Equestrian.png

Equestrian is a Sim trait introduced with The Sims 3: Pets. It conflicts with Animal Lover, Cat Person, and Dog Person.

Equestrian Sims love horses, and horses love them back! The mutual equine affection makes these Sims naturals at handling and training horses.


  • Equestrian Sims build relationships with horses and unicorns faster than other Sims.
  • Equestrian Sims are naturally talented at learning how to ride a horse.
  • Horses will learn skills faster when training with Equestrians.
  • The Sim prefers to socialize with horses and unicorns over Sims and will also gain more fun and social from it.
  • A death of a horse or unicorn will affect the Sim in a more profound way.

Player notes[]

  • Sims with the Equestrian trait may get a negative moodlet from seeing a horse's or unicorn's ghost.
  • Sims with the Equestrian trait will get a stronger "Mourning" moodlet from the death of a horse or unicorn in the household, -60 in comparison to the usual -40 that the death of a pet gives.
  • Equestrian Sims gradually gain fun from riding a horse or unicorn.
  • When interacting with horses or unicorns, The Sim gains a positive (+10) moodlet called "Horse Playtime."
  • Sims with the Equestrian trait will learn the Riding skill faster.

Examples of pre-made Equestrian Sims[]

Joey Sims, Evan Noble, Yellow-Foot Wild-Hair.

See also: Category:Equestrians