Thought I'd get around to sharing pictures of my horses. I feel incredibly lucky to have found two heart horses. <3
The first two are of Cocoa (Arabian/Welsh). He was my first horse and I got him the one year I didn't put horse at the top of my Christmas list. I paid for most of him but my parents covered what I didn't have as my present. I knew from the moment I saw him that he was mine and we'd be great together. We moved on to amazing before he passed in August 2016. That was almost twenty years together. He was an awesome boy and still very much missed. He also had quite the personality. Our favorite thing to do in the last couple of years we were together were bareback trail rides.
These next two are my mare, Gemma (Standardbred cross). I adopted her in March 2017 and finally got her from eight hours away to the barn where I boarded (I've moved her to a new barn since that is much closer) in April. We've had a lot of bumps along the way but we are really starting to connect. She started opening up in May but then it kind of stopped. After a bronco ride at the end of November I really made up my mind to not fail this mare. Gemma was in the rescue for three years before I adopted her and I can't let her go back and fail her and myself. Since I made up my mind her and I have started down this amazing path of connection. I'm doing my best to listen to her and also just enjoy her company. Serious training can wait.
Awww. <3 Cocoa had a loving owner and by the sound of it, a decently long life. ^-^ I don't know the average lifespan of a horse, but wow, being able to have lived 20 years with such a horse is such a privilege that not everyone can have. Beautiful horses nonetheless, and I hope you find more inner peace upon the loss.
Thank you, Ghost. My mom's Anglo Arab that taught me how to ride was 36 when she died so I was hoping for longer with Cocoa. You are right though, it was most definitely a privilege to have him for as long as I did, thank you for that reminder. I'm slowly finding more peace. I'll never fully heal due to the hole he left but I'm learning to continue on. Gemma has been wonderful for helping me even though she shouldn't have to.
savannahriverfish120: Does anyone have any negative opinions on the jorvik pony? it's one of the few horses I don't have.
Nov 27, 2023 10:37:10 GMT 10
alice001: Is anyone else having trouble launching their game? I haven't been able to play since the upgrade around the 11th Nov. Yes, I have been in touch with S.S.O. & I have done everything they suggested, as yet I am still unable to play.
Nov 29, 2023 17:41:36 GMT 10
aliciadogbur: I have not been able to play since mid october as the picture won't load. Have tried everything SSO support has offered, everything from the list posted above. Literally everything. Two Lifetime star riders and can't play!!
Dec 1, 2023 3:59:12 GMT 10
flyingchipmunk: I can't play SSO since mid october! Game sound in the background but all i see is a Black screen. I have been texting with the SSO Support and did EVERYTHING they told me to but NOTHING works.
Dec 2, 2023 20:52:04 GMT 10
The Magic of Winter December 07, 2023
Hey, Starfam! A snowfall has dusted Jorvik in a powdered-sugar coating, turning it into a sweet, winter dreamscape. Sleighs are dotted around the land, ready to whisk you away to the magical Winter Village!
But something’s not right!
The Winter Village lacks luster. A dullness has tinged its usual sparkle. A mischievous capran has broken the most magical winter crystal that harnessed all of winter's magic! Winter Magic has scattered across the village and things have gotten a bit chaotic, leaving the energy wild and unbalanced. It must be restored and only you can bring the Winter Village back to its former charm!
You must restore the crystal by collecting magic and channeling it properly! Winter Magic is bestowed upon those who participate in any of the numerous winter activities.
First, meet the Mischievous Capran in the Winter Village, where he will attempt to explain himself and start you on your journey.
Winter Activities Collecting Winter Magic doesn’t only restore the crystal, it also rewards Jorvik Shillings, Horse XP, Player XP, Tokens, clothes, or tack! There are many activities, new and old, to partake in:
★ Ice carving with Alex. Create a frosty masterpiece!
★ Weather reports show that the blizzards have returned! Help your fellow Jorvegians survive the snow crisis. Two snow storms will appear per day and rotate every hour so you have multiple opportunities to catch them both.
★ Collect magical snowflakes around the Winter Village to earn Winter Magic
★ Ride through snow piles
★ Randomized festivities in the Winter Village. These festivities shuffle every hour. So make sure to return often to complete them all! These can be found around Jorvik, but most are found in the Winter Village. Don’t miss the Penguin Concert and Stargazing which have been revamped this year!
The Yule Tree Step into the Winter Village and what could there be? Six wrapped presents sitting under the tree!
Visit the Yule Tree at the center of the Winter Village each day in December to unwrap a new treat. There are six gifts already waiting for you! Don’t worry if you miss a day, gifts will remain wrapped and waiting until you return. Just don’t forget to collect them all before the Wednesday update on January 10th!
Frost-Fueled Excitement The exhilarating Fast and Frosty Race, along with the Winter Village Race, are back! Gear up for an unforgettable winter racing experience.
New Game Onboarding! Our new players can enjoy a brand-new beginning to the game. This longer introduction takes you to a brand-new location, the Riding Camp! This content will match the quality of quests we make today and represents the excitement of the game to come. Players can now meet the Soul Riders at the very beginning of their Star Stable journey.
Any players who have not completed the old onboarding quests, will be reset so they can enjoy the full experience.
New Starter Tack Of course brand-new onboarding must come with an upgraded starter tack for your horse! Everyone who still has their starter tack will have theirs replaced with the new one. The original tack is now for sale at Marley’s Farm if you’re feeling nostalgic. Also, in case you deleted your starter tack, the new one is available for all in the Global Shop. Both will be at a lower price!
Retrofitting tack The Icelandic, Shire and Arabian will now be able to wear more items in game as we have retrofitted tack to be compatible with these breeds! We cannot wait to see all of your in-game pictures and edits with more outfits.
Bonus Shop! A new item is available in the Moorland Bonus Shop to all of you who became Star Rider by one-time payment! This feline Night Rider is a rebel at heart! Kitt is the perfect mix of adorable and adventurous!
Coming NEXT WEEK! The return of magic beckons newfound companions to the Winter Village. Encounter the charm of two sweet and frosty horses, the delightful Lebkuchen and the frost-kissed Vetle, accompanied by their companions, Gumdrop and Murrlan!
Have a cozy week!
Love from your Star Stable Team ♥