The first thing Howrse wants to do is change the interface of the pages. Like the boxes, meadows, horses in boarding, etc etc. Maybe it will be a nicer arrangement than now- I do hope so. Some of the boxes and bedding pages are a little confusing.
Something I really dislike, is the removal of jobs. They say that jobs are really too hard for us, so they'd rather just remove them. Personally I like having jobs, and I don't find it hard. There's always a job when I need one and I can hire at my center when I need to. Plus I like a free almost 300e every day. :) But I'll be losing that.... they're replacing the farriers and saddlers with buying saddles, bridles, and horseshoes separately for each of your boxes. Can you imagine how much that will cost? Showers are the most hard to buy thing out there without passes, and I get the feeling that farriers and saddlers will become mostly a pass buyer's perk. But we'll wait and see. Maybe it'll turn out to be better.
They're also gonna add locations- beaches, mountains, and forests. You will build your EC at one of those places. Thus the rides for horses will just have rides in meadows, beaches, and mountains. It sounds like Howrse making it so just long rides daily will take care of your horse's riding needs instead of the usual schedules with lots of different long and short rides to confuse you.
With the locations will come supplies. For instance if you build on a forest, you can gather wood with the help of your horses and then "build" your own boxes and bedding and stuff.
Everything in the store now will be made by players, which means the price and supply will depend on US, not Howrse. I can't decide if that'll be good or bad for the economy but we'll see.
They will merge the reserve of your own Equus with your EC's Equus. This should be good, actually, as there'll be more ways to make money for yourself and more ways to make money for your EC since the ways for each will be combined.
Horses will now be strongly influenced by what EC they are in. Their energy and morale usage will be dependent on their EC's quality and location, and rides will be too.
They're also dumping lessons. They will be replaced by missions for horses that the EC provides. The missions will award you prizes. That's all well and good but I can't believe we'll lose the skill gains of lessons! 60e centers won't mean anything anymore. We'll have to change all out training schedules.
Although they are still unknown, VIPs will get special perks for their ECs. Some players will be outraged by it I know. Personally, I don't care- they;re paying to keep Howrse around so they BETTER get some serious advantageous over us who don't pay anything.
Finally, they'll add more SMIs. FINALLY. We've needed something new for the Secret Market for a long time.
What do you think of the changes? Comment below!