For Christmas, I bought myself a Chincoteague Pony. Her name is Teigen, and she's the cutest pony! When the Chincoteague ponies came out, this was actually my least favourite coat. And that's exactly why I always, always wait a while after horses come out to buy them. My preferences tend to change most of the time, if not always. At first, I was hesitant to buy this pony, simply because I really dislike the gallop, since they used the Jorvik Pony's gallop, and the Jorvik Pony is a much chunkier horse, so it's a really unfitting gallop - I would have prefered if they had given this pony a much more extended gallop, since it is a much lighter pony. Either way, I was way too in love with the idle animations and the personality this breed has. Also I just adore ponies, so I just had to buy her since compared to the amount of horses I have, I don't have that many ponies.
Oh, something I forgot to do: A review of the Chincoteague Pony.
I was actually surprised with how tiny they are. Since they came out, I've always heard people saying how they didn't look big enough for us to ride, and I get it. I mean, our character is on the shorter side (I'd imagine 1,50), and she's also pretty lean, so this pony would totally be able to carry us, but I get why people say that now - they look shorter than I expected. Not that it is uncharacteristic, it's just that I expected them to be a little bit taller than a Jorvik Pony, and I think they're actually a tiny, tiny, tiny bit shorter.
The body itself is really good, I'd say. The shading is really good, and the coats - all of them - are amazing. I know I mentioned that the coat that I bought was my least favourite when it came out, but I still liked them all a lot, I just liked that one the least I guess.
I adore the idle animations, they are one of my favourites - they just have so much personality, I love starring at these animations. I love how they look so done with life, it's so pony like, I love it!
The walk is so cute, and calm. I really enjoy it, I feel like I could just do a trail ride just walking because it's so, so calming. As for the trot, I actually really like it - again, it is meant for a heavier pony, and I think it should have a trot like the Jorvik Warmblood - but I really enjoy it. It's so cute, they just have that grumpy personality, even while trotting. What I've noticed though, it's that the back and front legs clip a little bit, or if not, they at least get a little too close to each other, in my opinion. The canter and the slow gallop are plain cute, even though I wish it had more movement, I guess. And then the gallop, as I said, in my opinion, it is a very unfitting gallop. I think with the Jorvik Pony, it fits, but the Jorvik Pony is a chunky pony, so it makes sense. I think a gallop like the Jorvik Warmblood would've fit much better here. It just looks really akward with this pony.
Overall, I like it. There are improvements that could've been made, but we know SSO is not gonna change it even if we don't like it. (and from what I've seen, a lot of people don't)
Still, it's a cute pony. And I really like my Teigen, and I'm excited for what the future holds for me and her! I'm hoping to create new memories
Tilde - Level 21 - Joined 3rd of July 2016 - 23 horses
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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 ♥