It’s a good thing that Sims in this game are better at taking care of themselves than they were in Sims 2. Otherwise I’m sure I would have had a death by now, because I completely neglected my people Sims in favor of the horsie Sims this week.
Before we begin, my nomination for the Worst Townie Outfit:
And on a vampire, too! You would think the immortal would know better than to wear a sweater like… that. Even Bacon seems to be taken aback.
Bacon and Indigo continue to socialize, but their relationship score was building very slowly.
“I don’t like cats.”
“I like hawks!”
Frustrated with how slow the process was going, I gave up and took Bacon to the Equestrian Center to be bred. I picked a stallion named Cascade who seemed to have the best traits. (You get to pick from eight stallions. They all seemed pretty much the same, so I chose the one that was most expensive to breed.)
A pregnant horse can’t be ridden, and it can’t jump on its own. How boring. I whiled away the pregnancy by sending Butters out to look for wild horses. We found some, but it didn’t go well.
While we were out, I spotted a deer. Hilarious! I took some video.
Eventually, the baby was born. The game offered the name “Gaucho” and I stuck with it, because it’s cute. He’s our little cowboy!
Thankfully he seems to have inherited his father’s head. Instead of his mother’s awkward combination of “unusually long neck” and “unusually tiny head.”
Everybody loves little Gaucho!
Actually he has trouble getting enough sleep, because everyone keeps coming over to pet and play with him. Eventually I had to resort to shooing everyone out and locking the barn door for everyone, so that he and Bacon could get some rest.
Gaucho: “I’m adorable!”
Back in the saddle, Bacon is gaining Jumping skill quickly. It felt like a real accomplishment when I got her to jump through the Ring of Fire.
Later, I got her to jump over the Pyrotechnic Gate, too!
Only problem being that Butters caught on fire. Luckily the neighbor rushed over and put him out.
Later that afternoon, Butters achieved Level 10 Horsemanship. Even a scorching can’t diminish his excitement!
Five days after being born, Gaucho grew into a handsome adult horse.
He inherited Jumping skill from his parents, and starts out at Jumping level 4. Convenient!
Sim horses have the same sorts of idiotic problems as Sim people. Like getting “trapped” by a very short object that you can actually walk around, even if you for some reason can’t step over it.
And I continue to see stupid graphic glitches. Like the time Gaucho decided to walk through the gate. Literally.
And it seems like every time I turn around, the horses are wearing their bridles again for no good reason. Luckily they don’t seem to mind, but I still find it annoying.
Gaucho: “I’m a horsie, yayyy!”