western bridles

Today I saw someone at a show bridling their western pleasure Arab so much their chin was touching their chest. The guy’s rommel reins were super loose and draped, and the guy was just being an overall ass hat to this horse that was literally being the beautiful grey angel horse he was. The guy got super pissed (for some reason????¿¿) and jerked the reins super hard and I guess he expected to feel horse on the end of his rommels to stop his fist but his rommels were draping so much that he Legit puNCHED HIMSELF IN THE FACE and it brought me a lot of joy.

I get that this update is a little frustrating, especially considering we’re close to a year and a half with no story quests, but I want to take a moment to share some of the smarter decisions that SSO has made concerning updates in the past few weeks, as well as a happy thing from me:

1. The fashion week and the travelling market from a few weeks ago were not their own separate updates like they were in their debut. Both of them came back during holiday updates (Valentine’s Day and Fortuna Festival). The team has recognized that neither of those qualify to be their own separate updates and proved to be frustrating to players. Hopefully that’s a trend that will continue this year.

2. The travelling market actually now has a bit more substance to it. When it first appeared it only had a few clothing items that were different colors from clothes found in the mall year round. With the Western bridle store it now feels like there’s a reason to look forward to it…as long as there’s not an update day dedicated only to it appearing.

3. The Fortuna Festival last year was the first time I really started to meet and interact with members of this community. It was the first time I felt like I was a part of something and not just an outlier. So for me, this festival will always have positive feelings associated with it.

anonymous asked:

Hiya! In that picture with the roan mustang, what tack is that? I've been looking for dark western tack but don't know where to start. Thanks!

Saddle: Professor’s Saddle. You get it in the the shop near Nic in Dino.

Bridle: Jorvik Stables Black Western bridle. It’s at that little hidden shop near the arena in, guess what, Jorvik Stables xD

Saddle Pad: Not sure what one you were looking at, but the black one is in the mall. The other one you get as an Epona archaeology reward for the extra interesting finds I think?

Hope this helped :)