Tack

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This article lists all of the horse-related store inventory. It also explains how each item is used.

Tack

"Tack" refers to the equipment used to ride and control a horse. The tack in Elanthia is less complex than the tack used in real life. It is limited to the following pieces of equipment: saddles, bridles, halters, and lead ropes.

Saddles

A saddle is a padded seat for the rider; it is fastened around the horse's back. Stirrups (footrests) are usually attached to the saddle and are not sold separately in Elanthia. (All saddles come with stirrups.)

Unless you are trained to ride bareback, you should purchase a saddle. Most riders prefer to ride on a saddle with stirrups, because this combination offers additional stability and control for the rider, especially during combat. It is also easier to mount and dismount when the horse is equipped with stirrups.

Saddles can be carried on the shoulder when not in use.

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Battered leather saddle splattered with bloodstainsNightMares (4)
Battered leather saddle spotted with bloodstainsNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
NightMares (3)
Battered rawhide saddle scarred with claw marksNightMares (3)
NightMares (4)
Black leather saddle embossed with a herd of stampeding horsesCultured Attire (1)
Cultured Attire (2)
Cultured Attire (3)
Black leather saddle tooled with golden gryphonsPremium raffles
Black leather saddle with a silver gryphon-head pommelEla's Equine Supplies
Black leather saddle with bones dangling from the sidesNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
NightMares (3)
Black leather saddle with skull-shaped beads dangling from the sidesNightMares (4)
Item:Battered leather saddle spotted with bloodstainsNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
Item:Black leather saddle embossed with a herd of stampeding horsesCultured Attire (1)
Cultured Attire (2)
Cultured Attire (3)
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Bridles

A bridle is a device that assists a rider in controlling a horse. It includes the headstall and bit (worn around the face and in the mouth) and the reins. The rider manipulates the reins to direct the horse.

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Antelope-hide bridle with beaded reins and browbandCultured Attire (1)
Cultured Attire (2)
Cultured Attire (3)
Black crownpiece bridle studded with silver spheresStylish Stallion (1)
Black leather bridle edged with bone beadsNightMares (4)
Black leather bridle edged with bonesNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
NightMares (3)
Item:Antelope-hide bridle with beaded reins and browbandCultured Attire (1)
Cultured Attire (2)
Cultured Attire (3)
Item:Black crownpiece bridle studded with silver spheresStylish Stallion (1)
Item:Black leather bridle edged with bonesNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
Item:Braided leather bridle with a radiant copper sunburst centering the browbandEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Bridle wrapped in blue silk with silver arrow amulets across the browbandEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Bridle wrapped in crimson silk with onyx jaguar amulets across the browbandEla's Equine Supplies
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Halters

A halter is a device that is used to lead or secure a horse by a handler who is on the ground. (To this end, a lead rope may be attached to a halter.)

Although it is possible to ride with a halter, you won't have any control over the horse; it will simply wander in whatever direction it wants.

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Battered leather halter spotted with bloodstainsNightMares (4)
Buffed leather halter set with a wilting silk roseNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
NightMares (3)
Item:Buffed leather halter set with a wilting silk roseNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
Item:Faded leather halterTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Item:Leather halterBit For Horses
Standish's
Item:Polished black leather halterHibarnhvidar Stables
Item:Silver-edged black leather halterRossgallan Stables
Item:Woven halter of softest cotton reinforced with steelsilk threadsLasa Morit Livery

Lead Ropes

A lead rope allows a person on the ground to lead a horse. If your horse is equipped with a bridle or halter, you do not need to purchase a separate lead rope.

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Black leather lead ropeHibarnhvidar Stables
Item:Black leather lead ropeHibarnhvidar Stables
Item:Frayed lead ropeTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Item:Grey leather lead ropeRossgallan Stables

Padding

Padding must be placed under the saddle to prevent injury to the horse. Padding comes in two types: the saddle pad and the saddle blanket. It is possible to equip a horse with both a pad and a blanket, although the horse needs only one piece of padding to prevent injury.

It's not uncommon for bareback riders to use some padding, such as a saddle blanket, to protect their horses and themselves.

Saddle Pads

Saddle pads are thicker and smaller than saddle blankets. (They are not usually much larger than the saddle itself.) Saddle pads normally consist of three layers: the padding material is sandwiched between a tough outer layer on top and a soft layer on the side that comes in contact with the horse.

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Aquamarine saddle pad backed with soft sheepskin
Item:Deep blue hand-woven saddle pad embroidered with a galaxy of starsEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Pale grey felted wool saddle padRossgallan Stables
Item:Saddle padBit For Horses
Standish's
Item:Soft quilted saddle pad embroidered with a single wilted roseNightMares (2)
NightMares (1)
Item:Supple saddle pad edged with beads and feathersEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Thick scarlet wool saddle padHibarnhvidar Stables
Item:Threadbare saddle padTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Pristine white saddle pad edged in goldPig Maze 429
Egg rewards

Saddle Blankets

Saddle blankets are larger and thinner than saddle pads. Some blankets are designed to be folded for double thickness; others are designed not to be folded. The additional size of the saddle blanket allows for more decorative elements

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Black felt blanket edged with grinning skullsNightMares (4)
Item:Bluefire velvet saddle blanket embroidered with a circle of golden thorned vinesStylish Stallion (1)
Item:Bright red saddle blanketAnaylisse's Felterie
Item:Crimson saddle blanket bordered with a pattern of crouching jaguarsEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Dark blue saddle blanketAnaylisse's Felterie
Item:Dark blue saddle blanket fringed with a row of glossy black crow feathersEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Deep blue wool horse blanket edged with stylized silver lionsRossgallan Stables
Item:Deep gold saddle blanketAnaylisse's Felterie
Item:Deep green saddle blanket edged with a silvery-grey stormcloud patternEla's Equine Supplies
Item:Evergreen woolen blanket edged with ivory braidingStandish's
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Barding

Barding is armor for horses. It comes in four types: plate, chain, bone, and leather. All horses can wear chain, bone, or leather barding, but only large horses (16+ hands) can wear plate barding. Plate barding offers the most protection and is recommended for the full-contact sport of jousting.

Barding is sold in five separate pieces: the chanfron, the crinnet, the peytrel, the flanchard, and the crupper. Each protects a different part of the horse's body.

Chanfron: The chanfron protects the horse's face. It extends from the horse's ears to its muzzle. Some models protect the eyes and jowls. The chanfron often restricts the horse's field of vision, which prevents it from being intimidated during the charge.

Appraisal: protects head and eyes
 Armor TypeSource is
Armor:Blackened bone chanfron surmounted by a pair of long curved hornsLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Blackened chainmail chanfron with silver inlayBrigandineBit For Horses
Armor:Bloodstained bone chanfron mounted with a pair of long hornsLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Engraved chanfron crafted from heavy platePlate ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Heavy mesh chanfron inlaid with a gold coinBrigandineStandish's
Armor:Steel-plated chanfron etched with the crest of the Paladins' GuildPlate ArmorStandish's
Armor:Studded dark leather chanfron with silver trimmingStandish's
Armor:Supple black leather chanfronLight ArmorBit For Horses
Blackened bone chanfron surmounted by a pair of long curved hornsLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Leftovers (4)
Blackened chainmail chanfron with silver inlayBrigandineBit For Horses
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Crinnet: The crinnet protects the horse's neck. It consists of a series of segmented lamés or plates. In heavier models, both the mane and neck areas are protected; in lighter models, only the mane is protected. Chain and leather models presumably consist of one piece (as opposed to multiple lamés).

Appraisal: protects neck
 Armor TypeSource is
Armor:Blackened bone crinnet with spiked horns along the crestLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Blackened chainmail crinnet adorned with a silver medallionChain ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Bloodstained bone crinnetLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Braided dark leather crinnetLight ArmorBit For Horses
Standish's
Armor:Iron-mesh crinnet adorned with a single gold coinChain ArmorStandish's
Armor:Polished scale crinnetPlate ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Wide plate crinnet cinched with oiled leather strapsPlate ArmorStandish's
Articulated blued steel crinnet trimmed with goldPlate Armor416 World Jousting Tournament
Order of the Black Fox gifts and prizes
Blackened bone crinnet with spiked horns along the crestLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Leftovers (4)
Blackened chainmail crinnet adorned with a silver medallionChain ArmorBit For Horses
... further results


Peytrel: The peytrel protects the horse's chest.

Appraisal: protects chest and front legs
 Armor TypeSource is
Armor:Blackened bone peytrelLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Blackened chainmail peytrelChain ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Bloodstained bone peytrelLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Gold-inlaid peytrel crafted from heavy platePlate ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Heavy mesh peytrel with gold-inlaid braidingChain ArmorStandish's
Armor:Steel-plated peytrelPlate ArmorStandish's
Armor:Supple black leather peytrelLight ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Thick black leather peytrelStandish's
Blackened bone peytrelLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Leftovers (4)
Blackened chainmail peytrelChain ArmorBit For Horses
... further results


Flanchards: The flanchards protect the horse's flank. A piece of armor is attached to each side of the saddle. (The flanchard is sold and described as one piece, but there is actually one on each side.)

Appraisal: protects abdomen and legs
 Armor TypeSource is
Armor:Blackened bone flanchardLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Blackened chainmail flanchard with sturdy leather strapsChain ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Bloodstained bone flanchardLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Engraved flanchard crafted from heavy platePlate ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Iron-mesh flanchard lined with thick scarlet clothChain ArmorStandish's
Armor:Steel-plated flanchard lined in thick blue clothPlate ArmorStandish's
Armor:Supple black leather flanchard with silver studsLight ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Thick black leather flanchard lined in thick scarlet clothStandish's
Blackened bone flanchardLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Leftovers (4)
Blackened chainmail flanchard with sturdy leather strapsChain ArmorBit For Horses
... further results


Crupper: The crupper protects the horse's hindquarters.

Appraisal: protects back and rear legs
 Armor TypeSource is
Armor:Black leather crupperLight ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Blackened bone crupperLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Blackened chainmail crupperChain ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Bloodstained bone crupperLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Armor:Engraved crupper crafted from heavy platePlate ArmorBit For Horses
Armor:Heavy mesh crupper with gold-inlaid braidingChain ArmorStandish's
Armor:Steel-plated crupperPlate ArmorStandish's
Black leather crupperLight ArmorBit For Horses
Blackened bone crupperLight ArmorLeftovers (3)
Leftovers (4)
Blackened chainmail crupperChain ArmorBit For Horses
... further results

Decorations

Some items, such as caparisons, wreaths, and ribbons, are primarily decorative.

A caparison is a large cloth that is draped over a horse's body. Some caparisons also cover the neck, face, and tail. The caparison is split at the front to allow greater mobility. Caparisons are often decorated with the rider's insignia.

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Black caparison edged with dark steel studsNightMares (4)
Black velvet caparison embroidered in scarlet and gold rosesStandish's
Blue velvet caparison embroidered in silvery thread with the crest of the bards' guild
Bright scarlet caparison trimmed with heavy gold braidHibarnhvidar Stables
Cerulean caparison with dangling silver and gold tasslesStandish's
Dagged crimson caparison edged in gold embroidery419 World Jousting Tournament
Order of the Apostles gifts and prizes
Dark caparison with dagged edgesNightMares (1)
NightMares (2)
NightMares (3)
Dark grey caparison edged with tiny silver medallionsBit For Horses
Dreamweave caparison embroidered with closed golden eyesSu Helmas: Seeds of Entropy/Incidental loot
Ebony caparison edged with tiny golden medallionsBit For Horses
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The following additional decorative items are also available:

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Fragrant wreath of gilded white lilies
Jade silk tail ribbons clasped with a circular pewter brooch

Grooming

In Elanthia, there are tools to groom the horse's coat, mane, tail, and hooves. The stable will groom your horse while the horse is in its care. Unless you have the horse out for an extended period of time, you should not need to groom it often.

Brushes

Curry Combs

Curry combs are the first step in the grooming process. The groomer slides it onto his hand and works the comb in a circular motion to loosen dirt, hair, and other debris. (This process is called "currying.") Curry combs are usually too harsh to be used on the head or legs.

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Boar-bristle curry combCaptain Namazzi's Ship Goods
Carved onyx curry combTherenborough Town Stable
Carved steel curry combHibarnhvidar Stables
Curry comb missing a toothTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Frosty blue curry comb with icy white teeth426 World Jousting Tournament
Item:Carved steel curry combHibarnhvidar Stables
Item:Curry comb missing a toothTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Item:Large circular curry comb with rounded steel teethLasa Morit Livery
Item:Oiled mistwood curry combRossgallan Stables
Item:Wooden curry combBit For Horses
Standish's
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Brushes

A stiff brush is used to remove the material that was loosened during currying. The groomer should brush the horse with the natural grain of the hair. Stiff brushes are too harsh to be used on the head.

Many of the stiff brushes sold in Elanthia are double-sided. You can TURN these brushes to use them as soft brushes. To check whether a brush is double-sided, you need only LOOK at it.

A soft brush is used after the horse has been curried and brushed with a stiff brush. It removes finer particles and makes the coat shine. Horses often enjoy this stage of grooming. The soft brush is gentle enough to use on the head.

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Carved onyx mane and tail brushTherenborough Town Stable
Carved onyx stiff brushTherenborough Town Stable
Carved onyx stiff brush
Item:Black walnut stiff brushBit For Horses
Item:Blackwood stiff brushBit For Horses
Item:Boar-bristle mane and tail brushRandom creature drop
Item:Cherrywood stiff brushBit For Horses
Item:Chipped stiff brushTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Item:Curved tortoise shell mane and tail brushLasa Morit Livery
Item:Dark wooden mane and tail brushBit For Horses
Standish's
Item:Large mane and tail brushHibarnhvidar Stables
Rossgallan Stables
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Hoof Picks

A hoof pick is a tool that is used to clean the horse's hooves. The hooves should be cleaned before and after riding. (Fortunately, the stable will do this for you.)

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Bent hoof pickTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Hoof pickLasa Morit Livery
Quintan's Leather
Silver-veined mistwood hoof pickRossgallan Stables
Steel hoof pickTherenborough Town Stable
Steel hoof pick with a carved mikkhalbamar handlePig Maze 429
Weapon:Bent hoof pickTaelbert's Inn, Stables
Weapon:Onyx-handled hoof pickHibarnhvidar Stables
Weapon:Silver-veined mistwood hoof pickRossgallan Stables

Feed

Some merchants sell food, treats, and salt that you can give to your horse. The stable will feed your horse while the horse is in its care. Unless you have the horse out for an extended period of time, you should not need to feed it often.

Feed comes in three basic types: forages (grasses and legumes), grains, and treats (apples and carrots). Salt is an essential mineral that needs to be provided. The stable will ensure that your horse receives the nutrition it needs.

Forage or "roughage" consist of grasses and legumes and is the primary component of a horse's diet. Hay is a dried mixture of grasses and legumes.

Whole or crushed grains are a form of concentrated feed. Oats, corn, and barley are the most common grains fed to horses. In Elanthia, all grain feed is just described as "grain;" this could be a mixture of different grains.

Horses do not need treats, but the carrots and apples sold by stables are safe to give to your horse.

Most horses do not get enough salt from their daily diets and therefore must be given additional salt. Again, the stable provides your horse with all the salt that it needs.

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Alfalfa hayTherenborough Town Stable
Cracked cornTherenborough Town Stable
Cube of saltBit For Horses
Boar Clan Stables
Ela's Equine Supplies
Hibarnhvidar Stables
Quintan's Leather
Rossgallan Stables
Standish's
Therenborough Town Stable
Ratha Stables
GrainBit For Horses
Boar Clan Stables
Hibarnhvidar Stables
Quintan's Leather
Rossgallan Stables
Standish's
Juicy red appleRatha Stables
Large carrotRatha Stables
Rolled oatsTherenborough Town Stable
Sweet carrotNightMares (2)
Ela's Equine Supplies
NightMares (3)
Therenborough Town Stable