Archive for March, 2011

Hey everyone another Monday is here! I want to say THANK  YOU to everyone who donated and picked up  a special  Amaretto Limited Edition – Sakura Blossom Horse.

So its come to my attention that a few people having some issues with horse haven and sending their horses there.

To send a horse to horse haven:
1. Bring the menu up and click settings

2. Click the HorseHaven button

3. You have to hit yes to confirm sending the horse to HH

If you are going around the grid buying up old horses to haven to get a haven horse: **** you must rerez the horse or bundle before you haven***If you don’t do this you will not get your points.
Once a horse is sent to horse haven it can not be reversed, so please be careful and this is why you always have to confirm when sending a horse to HH.

The Memorable Haven Horse is not going anywhere anytime soon for those of you who were wondering.
Just one more thing you guys it was so cool seeing the donation prim located are your shops and ranches. So i ask all of you to display them proudly and lets show everyone in SL what all of us breeders can do for a good cause!!! Just a reminder the Sakura Blossom Horse will be available until the 25th, so be sure to let your friends know a great way to get someone new into the horses I mean it comes with food and everything!!

Well happy breeding to all of you and heres to a great week full of surprises from all our new starters!!!

Lets Talk Bundles

We wanted to let people know a few things about Amaretto bundles. With the new 2.21 update there have been some changes made to try and prevent Bad Bundles.  One of those changes is that  if there is any interference (with Second Life , the Amaretto Server, lag etc.) when the mare goes to drop her bundle she will go into recovery but the bundle will not automatically drop.  The mare will try to contact the server again and if all the conditions are favorable the bundle will then drop.  Depending on the issues stated this may take some time so just be patient.  As stated in the update notecard horses will no longer birth more then one viable bundle within a 3 day period.

There will be no more twins

Here is a break down of what your Bundles can say, and what it means


Didn’t receive the message from the mother.  The mother will have a second bundle if this occurs, the current bundle is a dud.  Wait a few hours before filing a ticket with these, it might not be necessary.


Typically unseen, this is what happens when the horse receives a message from the mother in its description.”ATTEMPTING_RECONNECTION”


Means that somehow two copies of the same bundle existed in world.  File a ticket and we can fix it.



If for any reason a mother horse already had a bundle in the past 3 days, this prevents it from occuring.  We log these issues server side with the parental information, if you can’t find the mother’s bundle, file a ticket and we can try to find it.


Rare, horse already birthed from bundle


Rare, horse already birthed from bundle


We all know what this means LOL


We have heard many concerns over what will happen with any bundles that are not version 2.0  or later,after March 5th.  To clarify , we will provide support for issues related to bundles (birthing and rezzing), but we will not fix bad bundles, as that is a 1.3 issue, so you do NOT need to birth older bundles before this time, but they will need to be updated after birthing. We hope this clears things up for everyone.

Latest Happenings

We have been getting tickets on horses that can not be clicked on or even taken into  your inventory. Apparently this is another SL issue, please file a ticket and be aware that we will more than likely have to do a house call to fix them. Please state clearly in your ticket if you can not take them into your inventory. I call them Statue Horses LOL

Amaretto Breedables and Southern Tier HealthLink are joining forces again to help relief efforts for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to AmeriCares.

“AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs – and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs – for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion”
**Amaretto Limited Edition – Sakura Blossom Horse**
The Sakura Tree: Strong, elegant, enduring, and beautiful. It overcomes the seasons, triumphing with its branches held proudly, pulling through and blossoming once more.
We at Amaretto have decided that it was only fitting to combine the aspects of the Sakura Tree with the merits of the horse, powerful, strong willed, and graceful, in an effort to raise funds towards the relief effort for the recent events in Japan. Together we can help the victims of this terrible disaster blossom again.
A few facts about the horse: The beautiful eyes, Life Green Sakura and Passion Pink Sakura WILL be able to pass on to offspring, but just like other limited edition horses, the coat WILL NOT pass. These special horse will be available from today,  Friday March 18th until next Friday March 25th and will be $1111L (for March 11, 2011 when this tragedy struck Japan).
**Added bonus**Our designers made a gift for all who donate,  a special Amaretto Breeder Food & Water that comes along with the horse and a certificate to display.
We all here at Amaretto would like to thank all those in advance for supporting this relief effort, together we all can make a difference!!


These are available at Amaretto Store Locations.


***Important Information I forgot to add***

  • Ancient Biscuit is an Amaretto Business alt used just for charity fund raisers such as this one.
  • These bundles are like the new starter bundles in that they have the chance at having the new traits that were released in the update.
  • The color of the horses you receive are random as is the gender.

Horse Haven and How It Works!

Hello again horse lovers and Happy St. Patrick’s day!
Today I am going to cover Horse Haven and how to use it…

How to Gain Points:
For Horses: click your horse, click settings, click Horse Haven, then click yes. The number of Horse Cents you received from the horse are posted in local chat.
For Bundles: click your bundle, click Horse Haven, then click yes. The number of Horse Cents you received from the bundle are posted in local chat.

How to Use your Horse Cents:
Simply go to the Horse Haven sim or any of the Amaretto satellite stores.
To check your Horse Cents available just right click on the Horse Haven Bank Teller (the horse head totem) it will show something like this in local chat… Horse Haven Bank Teller:  You have XXXX Horse Cents available
To use the Horse Cents simply Touch or right click the item you wish to purchase.
Once you purchase your item with Horse Cents, it will tell you in local chat what your remaining Horse Cent balance is.

The Horse Haven Horse Cents Reward system will Reward you for your horses in the following way:
Bundles= 100 Horse Cents
For horses age determines the amount of Horse Cents you will receive.
0-10= 100 Horse Cents
11-20=200 Horse Cents
21-30=300 Horse Cents
31-40=400 Horse Cents
41-50=500 Horse Cents
51-60=600 Horse Cents
61-70=700 Horse Cents
71-80=800 Horse Cents
81-90=900 Horse Cents
91-100=1000 Horse Cents
101=110=1100 Horse Cents
111-119=1200 Horse Cents
120 and older(Retired Horses): 1400 Horse Cents

In addition to the above Horse Cents you will also be rewarded the following for the traits on each horse/bundle sent to Horse Haven:
non-starter eyes: +100 Horse Cents
gleam (high or low, coat or hair): +100 Horse Cents
luster (high or low, coat or hair): +100 Horse Cents
gloom (coat or hair): +100 Horse Cents
non-starter mane: +100 Horse Cents
non-starter tail: +100 Horse Cents

Here we have the costs in Horse Cents the items Currently Available from the vendor:
************ALL ITEMS ARE NO TRANSFER**************

Memorable Haven Horse 250,000
Amaretto Pet Food & Water/Four Pack (Box) 16000
Amaretto Cocktail  Single (Box) 10000
Passion Pills Single (Box) 8000
Amaretto Breedables Healing Kit (Box) 6000
Amaretto Ranch Endurance Elixir Single (Box) 4000
Sugar Cube Single (Box) 4000
Horsie Snacks Five  (Box) 4000

Just a few things to remember:
When buying bundles please remember to check the object name and description field and make sure there is an UUID and no error messages.
Also please remember as of March 5, 2011 Amaretto does not provide support for any issues related to horses/bundles that are not the current version.
******* WARNING*********

Hopefully this  helps everyone better understand Horse haven and how it works… until next time 🙂

Karrie’s Korner

Let’s talk about pregnancy and the horses.
First an foremost the horse has to be age 7 in order to start building fervor. In order to build fervor when the horse turns age 7 it has to have happiness of 75% or above. To get happiness to this level you can either ride your horses or place out salt licks for them.  The salt licks give a small boost to happiness over time where riding horses gives the instant boost. Once your horse has reached 100% fervor you can put it within range of another horse that is 100% fervor and as long as they are both awake pregnancy should occur fairly quickly. Some people like to use the pairing method in order to get horses pregnant and others just put certain horses within range of one another and let “nature” take its course.
Once the horse become pregnant it will take 3 days before the bundle drops.  No the last one percent does not last longer than any other percent it just seems that way because we are all excited to see the bundle drop.  Once the bundle drops from the mare be patient as depending on Second Life and other issues it may take some time for it to connect to the database. If the bundle does not drop right away  that does not mean it is not going to drop. Check to be sure you have enough prims to allow the bundle to drop and if you do then just be patient as it may take some time. You will see the mother has gone into recovery even if she has not dropped her bundle yet, this is normal and does not mean you will not receive the bundle, think of it as a difficult delivery but don’t give up the bundle will come.  Once the bundle drops and you see that it has connected you can move it out from under the mare and get ready to birth it.  DO NOT open the bundle you will break it!  All you need to do is click on the bundle and when the blue drop down menu appears on your screen choose the Birth option from that menu.  Congratulations you are now the proud owner of a brand new baby foal!
I have noticed there are a lot of people who are just getting into the horses and I would like to call on all of you experienced Breeders/Owners to welcome them into the Amaretto Community.  When you see a person asking questions in the Ranch group take a moment to remember what it was like when you got your first horse and all the questions you had then.  Hopefully a moment of reflection will inspire you to reach out and help and in doing so bring joy into another persons life.

Alot of you are asking about the eye that was seen yesterday for the first time..

Pisces Aquamarine (Zodiac Eye)

How do we get this eye? Is it in the new starters?

Answer: This eye is like the harvest horse in the sense  they will be random. When a bundle drops it is assigned its traits based on the mom and dads sub and dom traits. The Zodiac Eyes will be randomly assigned when the bundle drops. Since its not in the main horse the data base will randomly give bundles this eye but yet at the same time it does not effect the mom and dads dom and sub traits.

Why did we buy new starters?

Answer: The new starters will have the chance at carrying the other new traits that are coming out. Since this eye will not replace the traits that your horses have now we are able to do this without effecting the eyes that your horses have as sub eyes now.

Will they come out every month?

Answer: Yes!!! Each time the Zodiac changes so will the eyes. This means if the date for one Zodiac changes on the 21st then the new eye will be able to come out then also. (Spoiler alert) There are 2 different eyes per Zodiac sign. 🙂 So for example the Zodiac sign Pisces runs from February 19 – March 20th during these times you will be able to get the Pisces eyes. Beginning March 21st look forward to the Aries eyes! See Zodiac dates at the bottom of this post.

Do the eyes pass?

Answer: Yes!! Like most other eyes they will pass these eyes.


The mom and dad do have to be version 2.0 or above in order to get the Zodiac eyes.

So with all this being said I will make this statement:
All Zodiac eyes can pass and they will be out each time the Zodiac changes. The traits in the mom and dad of these horses have not been altered in anyway whatsoever. They are Randomly Generated by the server aka Database.

Amaretto Zodiac eye dates:
Pisces February 19 -March 20

Aries March 21 -April 19

Taurus April 20 -May 20

Gemini May 21 -June 20

Cancer June 21 -July 22

Leo July 23 -August 22

Virgo August 23 -September 22

Libra September 23 -October 22

Scorpio October 23 -November 21

Sagittarius November 22 -December 21

Capricorn December 22 -January 19

Aquarius January 20 -February 18



This is the 3 Pics That I have picked from the ones sent in to show on the blog ty all for sending in your pics


Taken By: Yirra Khaos


Taken By: Luvlee Moonites


Taken By: Churel Gears


Announcing the Memorable Haven Horse!

Wow its Monday again already!  So a new week at Amaretto and what surprises do we have in store for you? Drum roll please…………….Introducing the  Memorable Haven Horse!!!

What the heck is what your thinking right? So i included a picture!!

How do you get one? Well its simple go to any Amaretto store where the horse haven vendor is located and you can buy one! Thats right you can spend your horse haven points to get a Memorable Haven Horse!!! For 250,000 horse haven points you can take one home! Look for the above button on the horse haven vendor..

So now that you’re excited about the Memorable Haven Horse let me give you some facts on them.

*The horses gender is randomly generated which means you can’t buy a specific male or female.

*The coats do not pass on!

*The eyes can  pass on to offspring!

* Eyes are randomly generated from previously released eyes.

*The  Memorable Haven Horse will give you a slight advantage of giving birth to a charmed horse!***** offsprings from this horse will not carry a greater chance******

*The gleam traits will not pass on to offspring.

OK now I need another drum roll please ……………………….You can visit the new horse haven sim as well as the new  main store!! We have worked really hard on these 3 sims so we really hope that you will enjoy them!!  Be sure to check these out and pick up your  Memorable Haven Horse while your there!!!

Trait Talk

Hello Horse Lovers!
Today I am going to take a moment to talk about traits and try to clear up some of the confusion about them.  I am going to cover each aspect of the horse to cover each trait.

Any coat that is not a starter coat is considered a trait. All non starter coats are considered ONE trait. The following coats are starter coats so anything other than these are 1 trait….
Appaloosa Black
Appaloosa Brown
Appalossa Tan
Appaloosa Grey
Brown Bay
Copper Bay
Golden Bay
Red Bay
Black Painted
Brown Painted
Red Painted
Silver Painted
Creme Palomino
Golden Palomino
Silver Palomino
Tan Palomino
Black Buckskin
Brown Buckskin
Creme Buckskin
Red Buckskin

Any eye that is not a starter eye is considered a trait.  All non starter eyes are considered ONE trait. The heartshine and starshine eyes are NOT considered 2 traits. The following eyes are starter eyes so anything other than these are 1 trait…
Baby blue
Dark brown
Light brown
Light green
Midnight blue

Any tail other than a normal tail is considered ONE trait.

Any mane other than a normal mane is considered ONE trait.

Luster is ONE trait for each part of the horse is affects. Luster can be on the coat and hair (mane and tail). So a total possible two traits can be reached with luster if it is on both coat and hair.

Gleam is ONE trait for each part of the horse is affects. Gleam can be on the coat and hair (mane and tail). So a total possible two traits can be reached with gleam if it is on both coat and hair.

Gloom is ONE trait for each part of the horse is affects. Gloom can be on the coat and hair (mane and tail). So a total possible two traits can be reached with gloom if it is on both coat and hair.

So in total a horse can have 10 traits.
Non starter coat= 1 trait possible
Non starter eye= 1 trait possible
Non starter tail= 1 traits possible
Non starter mane= 1 trait possible
Luster= 2 traits possible
Gleam= 2 traits possible
Gloom= 2 traits possible

Let’s use this following horse for example. This Horse is a 7 trait horse.

Coat: Black/White Mustang   <~~ 1 trait
Eye: Sapphire StarShine    <~~ 1 trait
Mane: Long    <~~ 1 trait
Tail: Normal
Coat Gleam Low    <~~ 1 trait
Coat Luster Low    <~~ 1 trait
Hair Gleam Low    <~~ 1 trait
Hair Luster Low    <~~ 1 trait

I hope this post helps everyone better understand the traits a can horse have. Good luck and happy high trait breeding to all!
Until my next post……

Pairing Your Horses

Happy Friday everyone!  We made it through another week, and another update.  YaY!! We have still had a few people saying they are having issues with the pairing so I am going to write my blog today on properly pairing your horses for the best breeding results. (Why do I feel like I’m about to explain the birds and the bees lol?!?!)

Take the 2 horses you want to pair and rez them side by side, make sure they are properly introduced to each other …Example:  Male HorseA we’d like you to meet your new partner Female HorseBCheck all their settings, reset their homes, make sure their breedable settings (Group, All, Owner) are set correctly for this particular breeding session. Always make sure the horses are the same version and that 1 is male and 1 is female *giggles* You don’t need to sorry about any other stats as the horses will pair even if they are not full fervor or quite happy enough yet.

Check their ranges make sure they are set correctly for the space they are from each other.

Now you can go to the menu and click breeding, then choose Pairing. I am going to pair Tex with Tina. So I touch Tex and on the drop down menu I choose Breeding, then Pairing and then select Form Pairing. Type the name of the horse you want to pair it with in local chat (make sure spelling is correct). You will then need to Confirm the pairing on the drop down menu. In local chat you will see the horse say Forming pairing with Tina. Now you can touch Tina and go to Breeding, Pairing and you will see at the top of the drop down it says This horse is paired with Tex.

There may be times when just like humans the horses can be a little stubborn.  If pairing does not appear to be working for you and you have done all the steps I have outlined above, simply break the pairing then re-rez the horses and start over, normally the horses will cooperate and everything should work just fine for you after this.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to send in pictures like Richie asked for in his blog on Tuesday.

<Oh… for some added fun if you all want to send me (Richie Carami) a pic of your favorite horse in sl to Richie Carami,make it a very nice pic, I will choose 3 of my faves!! If I get enough, I will post them on next weeks blog for everyone to see.. Please if you decide to send in a pic, name the pic your SecondLife  name so I know who to give the credit to if your pic is chosen.>

Update v 2.21

With the update everyone has been waiting on coming out today I decided to use my blog post to cover all the stuff in the update. Happy updating everyone! See you next week!

Update v2.21 fixes/changes:

1. Riding animation fixed (fixed from v2.2)

2. Side saddle script error fixed. (fixed from v2.2)

3. The pairing is now fixed.

4. Bundle hover text is now in proper position, and the bundle is rezzed right under the mare.

5. Charmed horses now have all prims when birthed.

6. The textures have been modified due to rendering issues (seeing green).


New added features:

1. We have allowed partial logging of hunger on horses SL side to try to further investigate hunger issues. Similar logging will be done for salt lick usage.

Somethings you need to know about the updater:

1. It will not work if there is more than one updater out. It gives you a message that there are 2 updaters out please remove one. If you continue to try and update your horse It will give you another error message and have you pick one updater up and reset the other. (touch and wait 5 seconds to reset)

2. It will not update pregnant horses. The reason being the updater can potentially abort the pregnancy. Waiting to update your pregnant horses will not effect the horses functions, they will continue to eat, move, animate etc. When they give birth to the bundle, then you can update them. The bundle will be the old version and need to be updated when birthed.

3. The updater will not work on sims with a high load. Dilation needs to be above .65 and region fps must be above 25 for the updater to work. You will get an error message that says the sim dilation is too low, we have enclosed a sim monitor that will display these values for you. Just rez on your sim next to the updater.


Update Instructions:

Single Updater: Place the updater near the horse that isn’t updated and click the horse and click the update button. The horse will be updated and the settings will be the same as before the update process. ***DO NOT PICK UP HORSES OR THE UPDATER UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED THE UPDATE PROCESS***

Bulk Updater: Place the bulk updater in the middle of your horse breeding area, click the updater and adjust the settings you want your horses to be set to after the update process, then click the update horses button on the updater menu. This updater has the ability to update all horses that are not v2.0 in an entire region. However, depending on sim performance it may only do the horses in a 96 meter radius. Do not remove the updater until it has completed updating all horses and the hover text above the updater reads FINISHED. ***DO NOT PICK UP HORSES OR THE UPDATER UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED THE UPDATE PROCESS***