You all remember the Horse Parade Promo of the summer? The horses had very realistic coats and visible tack.
That is what's coming to Howrse!
You will have visible, decorated tack, and it will be on your horse's picture. If you have no tack, there will be no tack. The saddle pad, saddle, and bridle, will be required to enter a competition. The bonnet and leg wraps will just be added bonuses if you want them. Howrse will also be completely removing Horseshoes, which means all the people on Howrse who are currently farriers will become simply bonuses to the prestige of the EC center they work at, they will no longer offer free horse shoes.
This is what the new coats for the Thoroughbred (I think) will look like:
It is not clear when this will occur but probably in the next few weeks, since a post was made on it.
I like the new coats a lot, I really do. I especially like the new warm-blood's coats s the old ones look very silly. I am eager to see the Arabian and Mustang coats as well and I think it was due time to change it again.
But I am sorry to say I HATE the tack.
It looks totally ridiculous. It clutters up the horse's page. I can't even imagine the monstrosity of a look that will occur when Howrse forces this horrible, ugly stuff on my beautiful GAs and RCs.
No more horse shoes? The blog post said they wre making the game more realistic with this change, and how can that be without horse shoes? The reason given for taking them away is that you can't see them on the horse. Too bad I say- I want horse shoes!
I'm not going to be at all happy with this. I don't seem my learning to love something that looks this dumb either.
But I will adapt I guess- as usual.
Even in the WNTP in the ideas forum, it said "Visible tack- visible tack is an option which will never be brought to Howrse. Howrse is not a dress up game."
They can't even seem to follow their own rules.
Ahh well, I just wish I was aloud to uncheck a "see visible tack on horses" button in My Account or something- but I guess they aren't giving us a choice.
As Always, Happy Howrseing,