Monday, December 7, 2015

Icelandic Horse Joins Star Stable

Star Stable is a virtual game that originated in Sweden in which virtual girls (no male avatars) explore, have adventures, and enter competitions with their virtual horses on the imaginary island of Jorvik.  The first five levels are free.  Additonal horses can be purchased via real money or accumulated points.

The big news on the island of Jorvik this week is that girls can purchase an Icelandic horse that tolts. There seems to be a lot of interest in this "new" breed since the introductory videos have accumulated well over 100,000 views in four days.  For those of you interested in what a virtual Icelandic looks like, here a link to the introductory video.  Check out minutes 1:08 to 2:03.



I had to chuckle at the youtube comments debating whether these horses are ponies or horses.  

Here is a link to the comparison of abilities of horse breeds on the island of Jorvik.
http://ssoridethrough.com/get-help-here/new-horse-guide/
http://ssoridethrough.com/get-help-here/new-horse-guide/ 

For those of you who have young relatives who desperately want an Icelandic horse but finances are a problem, this may be a fun way to meet that need.
Here is Northena's ride on her Icelandic as the two explore the four gaits of the Icelandic horse in Jorvik. In this video, the rider explains how to purchase an Icelandic horse in Jorvik. The animators have done a fantastic job creating Jorvik.

Here is a link to Star Stable's policy on ensuring a safe on-line environment for children.

http://corporate.starstable.com/parents/

Here is an explanation of what it costs to be a Star Rider.
https://www.starstable.com/en/membership

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