For anyone unaware, the Gypsy Vanner Society has a channel on slack. This is a good place to be to offer input and suggestions as the GVS grows and develops. I plan to offer random imports and breedings here on occasion and encourage other members to do so as well!
GVS Promotional Auction & Raffle
Those of you who are in the Slack channel know that I'm planning a promotional auction and raffle. I will be auctioning off four Gypsy Vanner foals and a pair of foundations (who will be auctioned together as a pair), and raffling off another four foundations. These will be done two at a time to make it easier for me to keep track of. I hope to have the first auction up by the weekend.
A studbook for the group should arrive within the next few months. I am still in the process of working out the details, but here are a few things you can expect:
• All Equus registered Gypsy Vanner stallions are eligible to be put on the studbook. The studbook will also allow Shires, Clydesdales, and Drum Horses who are at least 25% (1/4th) Gypsy Vanner.
• Equus Registered mares will be able to be listed on the stubook under the same standards. However, to add a touch of realism I encourage you only to list mares who you are not actively breeding yourself and to take them off the studbook for the rest of the Equus year if they are bred. This is not a rule and will not be monitored.
• Part-bred Gypsy Vanners may be listed with the requirement that they must be no less than 50% Gypsy Vanner and are registered on Equus as a breed that allows Gypsy Vanners as an outcross (Show Cob, Georgian Grande) or a Draft-type Grade.
• Changes to the studbook may be made at any time. This includes adding and removing horses, changing fees, etc.
Im late to the comment train, but this happened to me one time and i managed to work something that fixed it - well for me anyways.
I also run it through Origin, and i never really use it as it only shows up when i exit my game each time. So i didn't think it was Origins issue.
I loaded my game once and none of my expansions showed up. I quit the game and loaded my launcher (after checking Origin to make sure it wasn't that) and looked through the buttons on the side in the launcher. You know the ones that say installed content, downloads etc?
On my launcher there is a button that says expansions and stuff, now i clicked on there and that shows you what expansion packs you have installed and what not. It seemed to be that none of them were ticked, so none of them were in my game. With a quick click of all of them (or whatever ones you want to have), i loaded my game up and it was back to normal
The point of bell boots and wraps is to stop the horse from injuring itself by stepping on themselves. Bell boots will prevent a horse with a lot of hind-end engagement from stepping on the back of its own front feet and causing injuries (such injuries can get nasty so if your horse has a tendency to do that you definitely need them).
Some horses who don't really have good coordination might cross their legs while turning, or in extreme cases even be wobbly while going in a straight line and knick the inside of the opposite leg with their hoof. In such cases some sort of wraps or protection boots are a great help. If it's a wrap or anothe rtype of leg protection doesn't really matter (fun fact, open-front boots are open in the middle for the actual reason of the horse being able to get an owwie there if they knock the leg on a pole, to encourage them not to do that).
I've heard some people saying that wraps are better because if done properly they will actually help the blood flow/circulation in the horse's leg. Not entirely sure about that though...
cant post photos but My 15yo ottb mare "Lily" She got neglected awhile ago so im still bringing her back in good condition so please dont mind some ribs showing & no topline. Her race name is Makin' A Mile her Instagram is @lily.the.tb if you wanna see photos of her
Currently my favorite is Middle Earth - Shadow of War. And over the years I played a many different things, like Assassin's Creed, Thief, Dishonored, Pokemon (who hasn't?), Doom, Noone lives forever (that was my favorite for a long period) and many, many more. My favorites however, are pretty much all RPGs by Square Enix. They know how to put you through hell and yet, you enjoy it all the way through. Final Fantasy is one of my greatest game experiences and boy, do I love these series.
But, my biggest favorite, the one I scream for (and boy did I scream and even cry when they released the trailer at the E3 in 2013, I even called a friend of mine in the middle of the night to tell her about), pretty much my love affair when it comes to games and the only game I ever went for all the merchandise and try get every piece of whenever I have the chance (and money) is Kingdom Hearts. I could write novels about this game and I never, ever get tired to tell someone about this gem (because not many know this gem unfortunately or think it's a kids game when this isn't true).
This game was the only reason why I bought a PS4 and it's not even released. The trailer for the third episode (for which all the fans, including me, had waited for 12 years now) was shown back in 2013 and Square Enix is still unsure about a release date. They think sometime in 2018, so my hopes are still held high. But it could also be in 2019, but I wait. Patiently. Like I did for 12 years now.
Ooh, they sound like a lot of fun to participate in! I do archery IRL and finally found someone willing to lend me a horse to mounted archery, so it would be interesting to have that in my game as well.
All of our minis are rescues and they came with minimal issues. If they were pulled from auction there's a decent chance they came from a breeder of some kind and were just passed around. Two of them came with no issues beyond behavioral (one from being an unhandled broodmare, the other from being a jerky baby) , mine came with underlying hip tightness but is an absolute saint. It's up to you either way, you can get your perfect horse either from the breeder or from a rescue, there's no guarantee that one will be better than the other, horses from breeders aren't exempt from being problematic.
If your end goal is having your own riding horse, I would prioritize that. Having a mini would limit your bank account, meaning it'd take even longer for you to get said riding horse. I mean, if you're waiting for the decision on if to show or do something else, I would say wait until you make that choice. It's better than getting the mini, then deciding that you want to do something else, but oh what am I going to do with my mini?
@Elsie-Spectre I have hosted those tiny shows with like 7-10 entries in each show and so far I haven't made a profit in those :'D As a host I mostly loose money. I did however make a profit of 400 I think it was in pony show jumping, but like you said that got balanced out with the reimbursment and I got 4600 instead of 5000.
I can remember wrong with the numbers, but I think I made a somewhat good example anyway
@Sinead-Hannigan Thank you for your interest!
Yes, you are encouraged to submit your stable/s for each breed that you work with. Originally, I included a note on the submission form indicating a preference that you have at least 5 of the specific breed, but I believe on some of the rarer breeds if you have 2-3 that would suffice.
I personally vote no; the current gen chat feels like a ghost town half the time, i'm not sure creating a second would help.
Full agreement with all that Eowyn said- I can see the appeal and understand the reason behind a second gen, but I think it would cause more problems than it would solve. If people want to talk specifically about their Sims/Equus game we have many channels already set up for specific topics (#arabian-horses, #builders, #cc-finds, to name a few) and I don't see any reason to split gen over it.
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