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How Can I Add Tack to my Horses?

Did you know you can customize your horse's image? This section will give you all the information you need on what tack is available (and where to find it), and give you an overview of the advanced tack editor.

What Are Tack Packs and Where Can I Find Them?

Tack packs are collections of items you can add to your horse to customize their image. 

Some packs include items such as saddles and bridles, some include a selection of backgrounds, and some even include seasonal items like Halloween costumes!

To see what tack packs are available for purchase, go to your left sidebar and click the "Upgrades for HBs" link, then click the "IV Shopping" button on the Investment Voucher Manager page.

Then scroll down, and just under the Basic Upgrade section you will see the heading "Unlock Tack Packs." There are several tack packs that are available year-round (keep scrolling!) and some packs that only appear at certain times of the year. 

Tack packs only need to be purchased once--after you have purchased a tack pack, it is yours to keep. You can use the items on any horse you own (or all of them!) at any time. If you own the Wonderful Christmas Time tack pack (only available for purchase in December) and want to deck your horse out in bells during July, you can!

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How To Add Tack and Choose Colors

How to Add Tack Items to a Horse

To add tack to a horse, select an item from a dropdown menu on the horse's Tack tab, then click the Add Tack Item button.

Many tack items are "dynamic," meaning that you can choose your own colors! If desired, you can add up to three hexadecimal (hex) codes for dynamic tack items (some items will not use all three). While not all tack items are dynamic, the boxes next to the dropdown menu will always be displayed. If no hex code is inserted, the tack item will be set to its default color.

On most items, color can be edited after adding. For those items not displaying boxes to type new hex codes into (such as the Festival Roses), simply delete the item and then add it again using your preferred colors.

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What is a Hex Code, Anyway?

At the bottom of the horse's Tack tab there's a box with some suggested hexadecimal (hex) colors for your use. Hex codes are 6-character codes that refer to a specific color within the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) system. They consist of numbers 0-9 and letters A-F. The first two characters represent the red value, the second two characters represent the green value, and the final two characters represent the blue value - this can be clearly seen in the Dynamic Tack Colors image above. Consider red (FF0000): FF = maximum red, 00 = no green, and 00 = no blue.

You aren't limited to the colors in this chart, though - there are 16 million possible colors!

The HAJ website suggests the Hex Color Tool website to learn a little bit about hex colors, but there are dozens of useful sites out there.