Caretaking is a game mechanic in Horse Reality where a player needs to take care of their horse. When a horse is not properly taken care of it can have several consequences. At this moment, horses won't die when they aren't fed or given water.
Feed Horse and Water
When a horse is very hungry or thirsty, its energy will not replenish.
When a horse is properly groomed, it'll have an effect on the competitions and conformation shows. If a player forgets to groom the horse before competing or entering a conformation show the score will be lower then when it'd be properly groomed.
Players can give their horse a treat in order to raise its affection by +1% towards them.