Horse Isle 3 – Continuing Adventures

You’ve finally bred your ultimate competition horse, fitted them out with the perfect tack, and made your ranch exactly the way you want it. Maybe you’ve learned to glide or finally gotten that sailboat you’ve been saving for. But now it’s boring – what next? I’ve been playing Horse Isle 3 for years now and it still hasn’t gotten stale. How is that possible? In an open world there is always to do and see, because you can make your own challenges too!

In-Game Challenges

Weekly Challenges

Horse Isle 3 has some neat options if you are looking for something new to spark your interest. For example, In the Players Menu, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find “View Current Weekly Challenges.” If you place in the top 100 you can win an Esroh Essence and if you place in the top 10 you get four of them! You can place in one, two, or all, so potentially this can get you a lot of extra energy! The challenges rotate every week and might include discovering new areas, delivering mail, flying the longest, walking the longest, catching the most wilds, and more. The really cool thing about having three challenges is no matter what you are good at there’s a really good chance you can place in the top 100 of something if you try.

Breeding Challenges

If you go to the Myself menu, then click on “View My Profile,” you will find breed challenges down at the bottom. Some are hard, some are easy. Basically you have to own one horse of each type listed. You didn’t have to breed them, you can buy them too. Once you have all the horses on the list, go into the page and click the “attempt” button. Don’t worry, you can try again if something was wrong! You keep the award even if you then sell the horses.

Photo Challenges

Each time a new plushie, creature, or horse is introduced you can immediately take a picture of it and add it to your collection. You can even collect photos of different breeds, and you are rewarded every so often for collecting enough! Never ending quest as long as new items are added.

Plushie Collection

Collecting varied or high stat plushies is definitely a thing, they are nice for decorating your ranch or augmenting the stats on your horses. Best of all, new plushies are released periodically so this is another one that could go on forever.

Club Quests

Don’t forget that clubs periodically make new quests! It’s worth a look at the Adventure tables to see what’s available.

Essence Anomalies

I have a whole article about these linked in the heading. These are nice 30 minute mini challenges that keep things lively.

Random Events

You could also try the different in game events such as Mane Event, Star Searches, Snowball fights, water balloon fights, jousting, and photo hunts – all manner of mini-events show up in the System section of chat. New ones are still being added, such as People Tower.

Making Your Own

If you get tired of the challenges built in by the game, there are all sorts of challenges you could make for yourself! The possibilities are endless, so here are a few of my own favorites.

Making Quests

As a club owner or leader, you have the ability to make quests. It can be hard to get them just right, but it can also be really rewarding. In a way it’s like writing a story. The best ones really immerse the player in the story and make them feel like they accomplished something. Think about the kinds of quests you like to take, as well as quests we need more of!

Overland Endurance Challenges

This can be kind of fun – basically the challenge is to pick two clubs or landmarks and ride from one to the other. You have to go over any terrain in the way, and let me tell you it can be cool to finally see that tall Clubhouse coming into view. You could pick two clubs that are only twenty kilometers or so from each other or could choose a bigger challenge. You could set the club as your heading, or you could try to only navigate by the map as additional challenge.

The Newbie Challenge

This is something I’ve done a few times. Basically I will set a time for myself where I will decide to not use any of the items I have gathered or earned. I’ll walk around in some area till I find a wild, catch that, ride it bareback, or maybe I’ll allow myself a basic set of tack. I’ll see how far I can get while only feeding the horse things I gather. There are all kinds of variations here but it can be fun remembering what it was like back at the very beginning when I was still discovering the game.

Playing “explorer”

Most of us do this already but it can be interesting to try it with different constraints. For example, what if you could only use a kayak? How far could you get into a continent by only paddling up rivers? Or how well can you get to know a single island? Or, can you sail place to place by tacking even when the wind isn’t perfectly right? Or maybe try a chariot or pony cart when you won’t normally do that?

Making new Breeds

This has endless possibilities. It can be a lot of fun breeding in traits that aren’t normally found together. I know one person who loves breeding metallic coated drafts. I do too. I also have a metallic coated Arabian project, and a miniature Akhal teke project. Recently I also started breeding giant Arabians and Thoroughbreds. A TB or arab who stands 21 hands at the withers is a truly stunning sight! My mini tekes are all 8 hands or less, usually 7.2 currently. Not bad for such a long legged creature.

I’ll be adding more options as I think of them. Similarly, if you have a fun challenge that keeps you interested, share and I’ll add it here! I’m likely going to write a guide to quest-writing in the near future. Stay tuned!

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Horse Isle 3 – Horse Affinities

This is a pretty big update and a welcome one! Our horses now have the ability to be released so they can run around within 100 meters of the player. You can whistle to get them to come back. They even have their own favorite things! This, plus the update allowing use of a lead rope and halter, really makes me feel like I have a companion with a unique personality rather than just a pixel pony.

Rope Halters and Lead Ropes

You can craft them in your workshop and this will allow you to lead any horse, including a newborn foal. How well a horse leads depends a lot on their personality. Finally, a fun way to show off those tiny little foals and unrideable ponies! Halters are dyeable too, and the shortcut is U. Cause it looks like a droopy lead rope.

Not two years old yet and already this tall? I can still lead him!
Closer view of the halter


From the Trick Menu, which is Ctrl + Z, you can select the “unlock” icon to let the horse roam freely, up to 100 meters away. If you select the Magnifying Glass icon instead, the horse will automatically try to find its favorite thing. If such a thing isn’t within 100 meters, then you’ll get a message saying that.

If a horse is let loose to wander without any particular goal, it will do things like graze if it’s hungry, find water if it’s thirsty, move towards people if it’s social, move away if it’s antisocial and so on. If it’s fully healthy, fed and watered, it’ll run and play and gain some mood! A quick whistle (F) will bring them right back again.

The Trick Wheel – all of the available tricks, plus more!


So you know by now that each horse has its own Favorite Thing. It can be something simple like rocks or twigs, or it can be wild horses, people, and more. It can be pretty funny watching a horse run around looking for them! It can be useful, too. Say you need to find mushrooms in the Dark Forest Biome. Pain in the tail, right? Well, if you find a horse that likes mushrooms you can use them like a hunting dog! The same is true for things like Essence, Ores, and so on. Another use might be if you are supposed to find a rare flower, like Red Roses or Poppies, get a horse with a flower affinity and follow them!

So you don’t lose track, once a horse finds out what it likes, the affinity shows up permanently on their profile.

Full list of Affinities by rarity

Common: Berries, Cloth, Critters, Essence, Flower, Fruit, People, Poison Ivy, Rocks, Sticks, Wild Horses
Half as common: Caves, Course Starts, Epics, Gemstones, Mushrooms, Quest Tables, Spices, Sweets
10x rarer: Minigames, Ores, Tappable Trees.
200x rarer: Crystal, Treasure

A note about Cloth: That will cause a horse to find silk cocoons, flax, or cotton plants.

Since some affinities are really rare, a Crystal hunting horse or a Treasure hunting horse is worth some cash should you decide to sell it.

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Horse Isle 3 – Ocean Creatures!

There has been another big update on Horse Isle 3: Infinite Wilds. They have brought ocean life to the vast oceans and seas, and there are also now elephants wandering the Savannah biomes! They swim around, and you can get pretty close to them.

Imagine my delight when I found THREE blue whales hanging around my ranch atoll. Of course I kayaked out to meet them. They dove, surfaced, flapped their flukes, and a couple of times opened their mouths at me.

Here is a full list of what has been introduced and where:

+ Blue Whales, Giant Squids (Rare) – Deep Oceans
+ Great Whites, Sword Fish – Temperate oceans.
+ Dolphins, Dugongs, Mola Molas (Rare), Sea Turtles, Hammerheads, and Manta Rays – Warmer oceans.

There is another very special ocean creature that was added January 2021. A sea horse! It carries you through the water at walking speed. You need to use the Diving Bell first, and then activate using the % key. Once mounted, you can climb by using the jump button (Spacebar) and dive by using the crouch button (C). It’s great for exploring underwater! It also costs 25,000 Essence but it’s so worth it.

Brief note on Sea Sponges:

These little guys are really hard to find, but if you’re looking for them, here is where they can be found! They are in Alpine Water, in the deep areas where you find undersea mountains. They look like little round blobs. I found mine at the base of a rock. It’s kind of dark down there and I highly recommend you use a Seahorse so you can travel around and dive more easily.

Here are some pictures I’ve captured! I’ll add more as I find them.

Baby Elephant
Blue Whale
Great White Shark with whale in background
Leaping Dolphin
Whale encounter
Hammerhead Shark

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Horse Isle 3 – Horse Barbers are here!

We’ve been waiting for this for quite a long time, the ability to alter our horses’ manes and tails.  There is a note on the horse profile that makes it possible to always see that a mane or tail has been altered.  Also, you can always go back to a horse’s natural mane and tail shape by paying $1,000 in gold dust.  Otherwise these changes are permanent.  Of course, changes don’t pass on to foals.  You can use the Barber by going to any club with an Ostler.  The Ostler also still cares for horses.

The great part about the Barber is that they can dye manes and tails, usually a base color and a tip color.  I have made all my example images using a white horse with black base color and red tip color for easy visibility but you can choose from a fairly wide palette.

Options and prices are below!

Mane Natural
Natural Dyeable Mane $1,500

Mane Short Silky
Short Silky $2,500

Mane Medium Silky
Medium Silky $2,500







Mane Long Silky
Long Silky $2,500

Mane Short Coarse
Short Coarse $2,500

Mane Medium Coarse
Medium Coarse $2,500

Mane Long Coarse
Long Coarse $2,500

Mane Short Standing
Short Standing $2,500

Mane Medium Standing
Medium Standing $2,500

Mane Long Standing
Long Standing $2,500

Mane Messy Standing
Messy Standing $2,500

Mane None
No Mane $2,500

Mane Chess Pattern
Chess Pattern $2,500

Mane Forelock
Forelock $2,500

Mane Roached
Roached $2,500 (1 color)

Mane Triangle Pattern
Triangle Pattern $2,500

Mane Wave Pattern
Wave Pattern $2,500

Mane - Standing - Tricolor








Mane - Standing Polka Dot






Polka Dots

Mane - Hunter Braids



Mane Button Braids
Hunter Braids $3,000

Mane Button Braids

Button Braids $3,000

Natural Dyable

Natural Dye-able Tail $1,500

Tail Short Natural


Short Natural Tail $2,500






Tail Medium Natural


Medium Natural Tail $2,500






Tail Long Natural

Long Natural Tail $2,500







Tail Braided


Braided Tail $3000

(Can choose color of base, tip, and ties)





Tail Bang


Banged Tail $2500






Tail Braided and Banged


Braided and Banged $3,500






Tail Braided Arab


Note:  The base of your horse’s tail will remain the same, so if you braid an Arab’s tail, for example, you’ll get something like this.





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Horse Isle 3 – Travel in Ice and Snow

Large areas of the Infinite Wilds are frozen over, and this kind of travel has its own challenges. There are various strategies and equipment you can use to help deal with these, with a varying degree of success. Different horses are needed for these different landscapes, too.


Snow slows you down tremendously, and it can be hard to climb the slippery hills.  Snow fields can also be quite vast so you may be a while crossing them.  Also, the landscapes are quite beautiful and not to be missed!


Snowshoes can be purchased with Essence and they equip automatically. They make the terrain less slippery and boost your walking speed. They are really helpful if you want to complete a puzzle or quiz post that’s located on a slope.


Skis can also be purchased with Essence and they are great for cross country skiing, giving something of a speed boost, but they truly shine if you have to go downhill. You can reach some pretty respectable speeds!   Steering works better when you use the mouse as well.  The shortcut is =,

Horse Types

For snow, it’s best to have large horses, preferably with big feet, who are good in Speed, Strength, and Bravery. Shires, Shire Sport Horses, other similar drafts, and various flavors of Grade Draft are all good for this. A lighter horse that is still relatively tall, strong fast and brave, can do pretty well too.

Ice Crusts

Ice Crusts are very slick and can be difficult to travel on. Your snowshoes don’t work here and horses get hurt easily on the sharp ice.


Skates can’t be used here – and wagons or carts can but it’s a pain to deal with all the ridges and bumps.  Walking or riding is your best bet.  Or maybe a balloon?

Horse Types

I’ve had really good luck with my Hunter Thoroughbred on ice crusts. I think any good runner-jumpers would do well. Horses who are brave and agile do well here, and speed never hurts. I highly recommend getting a Salus Amulet or at the very least, a preventive vet exam.

Ice Sheets

The majority of ice you see will be in sheet form, over the oceans. Horses don’t like this area because it easily frightens them – I don’t blame them! Nobody likes the chance of a cold bath.  However, there are multiple ways of dealing with it.


Skis work here, though not very well.  You can also just run, but who wants to do that?   This is where the Ice Skates truly shine. You can use them with alternating key strokes, much like a Kayak, though if you just press Forward you will still make progress, albeit more slowly.  You can also use Pony Carts, Horse Carts, and Chariots, though the ice still cracks under horses from time to time.  Shortcut is ~.

Horse Types

The ideal horse for ice travel is strong, fast, brave, and light. Of course, light horses don’t tend to be as strong, so there’s a balance that must be struck. Strong ponies tend to have a broad chest along with their other attributes. Some people breed miniature ponies with draft breeds to boost the strengh of the resulting foal – this can be tricky but it can work. There are also various breeds that are designed more for ice draft work. Also, the horses of the Decay Biome tend to be tiny and some of them are strong.

Broken Ice

Broken up ice sheets floating on a sea, too spread about to walk across. This situation can be a pain. You pretty much have to either swim slowly through it or sometimes you can use a kayak. Luckily it just borders major ice sheets so you won’t have to endure long stretches of it.


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Horse Isle 3 Update – Hang Gliders are here!

(Also the long awaited ice skates and skis.)

But in the mean time, hang gliders!

First, here’s what it says on the site:

+ Must find a high point to launch from. Launch succeeds when open air roughly 3 meters in front of you.
+ Hang glider automatically pitches down to prevent stalls.
+ Pitch Forward (Descend) with Up Arrow (W)
+ Pitch Backward (Go Up) With Back Arrow (S)
+ Steer with mouse/Arrows
+ “Super Woman” award added. First level achieved with 1000m of total hang gliding distance.
+ Added 3 Course Air Rings 10m, 25m, 50m high
+ Added course requirement which will Auto-Start the Hang Glider equipment if owned.
+ Courses For Hang Gliding will be quite difficult. Expect to have to forfeit a lot 🙂
+ Hint: Record a location at the top of mountain before jumping so you can quick travel back if (you) want. (GOOD TIP, JOR!)

Hang Glider Essentials

Now that you’ve read what the site has to say, here are the things I’ve discovered when hang gliding.

You will need 10,000 Essence with 1,000 of that having been earned in Fjords, to buy the hang glider.  Once bought, it doesn’t require fuel or anything like that.   You can launch from any mountaintop, mesa, cliff, fjord, et cetera.

It doesn’t seem like the most fantastic way to travel because you can only travel a few klicks at best but is great for short term exploration, finding resources or new puzzle areas.  It’s also just boatloads of fun and the flight controls are easy.

The wind is not a factor with speed, only descent.

There was a recent update including an altimeter on screen to the lower left.

The shortcut key is }.  Looks like a hang glider.

You cannot launch from a balloon or while falling in the air – you have to be on a solid piece of ground.

You can stretch your glide a bit by flattening it out, but do so carefully.  Best glide is around 20 to 21 MPH, or 32 to 33 KPH, or so I’ve found so far.

The hang glider colors are based on your profile, same as carts, kayak, etc are.

Speed:  You will fly faster if you are descending faster.   So far when I’ve been gliding best with as little sink rate as possible, I’ve been flying at between 19 and 25 MPH.  I saw 70 MPH one time when I was descending too fast though.  The trick is to handle your wing angle really carefully so you don’t accidentally dump all your lift.


Turn up the world sound effects and you’ll be able to hear the wind as you glide.  As you pitch the nose down, you will hear the wind get louder.  Pull the nose up and listen as the wind gets quieter – it goes silent before it stalls, just like in real life.  If you pitch the nose down again at that point you can glide a lot longer – play with it a bit and you’ll get the hang of it.  Basically if you pick up speed you can trade it for a little extra lift, and get to keep most of that if you avoid the stall recovery.  I was able to boost my best glide distance considerably within a few flights of doing that.

If you climb until the point just before it stalls and then drop your nose quickly to pick up speed, then begin climbing again at a slightly higher point then where you began your last climb, it’s possible to gain altitude slowly and fly pretty much until you reach terrain that’s too high or until your system lags.  I know someone who managed to get up to around 300 meters in altitude with a lot of patience.  It can be done!

Usually, using the mouse helps a lot for control.

Pulling the camera back so you can easily see yourself also helps immensely.  There is a practice area at Whistler club, called Big Air, reachable by wagon.

Successful gliding flight looks rather bouncy, not like a long smooth glide.

You can also collect Epics, pots of gold, and even chop wood if you are careful.  To collect Epics, fly next to the Epic as close as you can.  To collect a pot of gold, try to fly through the rainbow while pressing E.  To chop wood, fly as close as you can to the top of the tree and press E.

Launching Spot ideas:

Basically you want somewhere that’s high up, has sloping terrain around it, and has a fairly sharp dropoff.


Tall Alpine mountains

Beach Spirals

Fumaroles (if you can get to the top, that is)

Tall Fall Forest or Jungle Mountains

Fjords if you don’t mind landing in the water

Ice Cliffs

Tall Redrock cliffs

Tall towers and other buildings now work for launches!  Yay!

…and let me know if you have more ideas!   Pictures of the hang glider are below.

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Horse Isle 3 – Rare Items

Many times when trying to complete a quest or create just one more bottle of that rare dye, you will need to look for rare items or areas.  These things will still be difficult to find, but here are some tips that will help you have a better chance.

Basic tips:

If you just need an ingredient but it doesn’t matter where it came from, check the shopping boards to search player shops.  Shopping boards look like a big sign and can be found at most clubs.

You can also use Pitcher Plants to get rare items.  Rare items come from using Wishing Coins too but it’s more rare.  Pitcher plants can be found in swampy areas.  TigerTon’s wagon also has a cheap route to one.  Caveat:  Gathering an item from a pitcher plant doesn’t count for quests.

Some clubs have wagon routes to commonly needed rare areas.  For example, Blood Ruby Knights has a wagon that goes to Fire Flowers.  International Space Station has a wagon that goes to Snow Ghosts and Crystal Flowers.  Check the club profiles and wagons for updates.

If you do use a Club wagon to get to a rare area or resource, take only what you need.  After all, other people might need it too.  If you need to gather a lot, it’s probably best to find your own area and save it as a Travel location so you can come back on your own.

If you get to an area that has resources you need, but someone has picked them, either find another resource area or come back the next day.  Stuff regrows in just a couple days.

If you need to know what a rare flower or plant looks like, build a Planter on your ranch.  The plants will be exactly the same as you would find them in the wild, so you can look at them from various distances and get better at spotting them.

Below are pictures of various resources and where they can be found.  In some cases I’ve included a distance shot as well as a close up so you can get an idea of what it looks like when riding.

Saffron Closeup
Saffron Flower

Saffron Contex
Saffron is found in mesa Valleys – green areas on top of mesas

Desert Rose
Desert Rose

Desert Rose Context
These are found in Desert Oases, green areas in dunes

Red Rose Closeup
Red Rose

Red Rose Context
These are found on Sandstone clifftops


Poppy Context
Found in Stone Forests – around the columns

Mullein Flowers, found near Stone Forests

Salt Pinch closeup
Pinch of Salt

salt pinch area
They look like grey rocks in Salt Flats

Crystal Flower
Crystal Flowers

crystal flower 2
Grow in Snow, most often near Snow Ghosts

Nightshade 1
Black Nightshade

Nightshade 3
Grow in Decay Biomes



Fire Flower
Fire Flower

Fire Flower in Caldera
Grow in Volcanic Calderas

Volcanic Calderas are a pain in the butt to find on your own because they are rare but obvious once you see them.  They are in Volcanic Biome, of course, and look like a massive black mountain.  If you see whitish gray steam or smoke coming from the top, you know you’ve got yourself a caldera.  Head to “Where the Drafts Go” Village if you want to see one.   Not every caldera has fire flowers, either.  They grow where the lava pools are.  The volcano below no longer exists, I did the screen grab during Beta.

Volcano 2

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Horse Isle 3 – Guide to Caves

Caves, as you’ll remember from my last update, are a huge new feature in Horse Isle 3. 

The interconnected network of caverns stretches under the entire surface and can be found in every biome.  In some cases you can travel from one biome to another.  For instance, my club TigerTon has a cave right outside its borders (go south from the Horse Traders) that starts in Rooted Caves, but from there you can travel to the caves under the nearby Wondershrooms biome.


This is handy because it lets you get topazes from the jungle areas and purple crystals from the wonderland areas!  You can also see the different areas on your minimap, represented by different colors.  For example, Spider Caves are purple.

Tips for traveling in Caves:

Crafted Mines
Cave Exit

When opening caves, the more people in an adventuring party, the less energy it takes from all.

You cannot Quick-Travel into a cave but you can Quick-Travel out to any destination.

It’s a good idea to save cave entrances as Quick-Travel spots, so you can warp out and return to where you started.

Ride the bravest horse you can find, they will help you get over and around obstacles.

When in a Dangerous Paths area, it’s easier to get up the walls with a brave horse than it is by climbing – think of how it works around Ice Cliffs.

Where there are crystal shards, there are likely crystals – look around, crystals are glowing and obvious.  I’ve included illustrations below.

You can open cave entrances from the inside but still need at least one other person with you in your Adventure Party.

Bring enough wood so you can use Torches!  It consumes 1 piece of Wood per minute.

List of Collectible Resources:

I found this on the profile of the club “Where The Drafts Go.”  A complete list of all cave types from all biomes is still in the works.  Eventually I’d like to also have a list of all unique areas within the caverns but that’s going to be a BIG job.

Not all resources have a purpose yet, but I’m sure they will.

Imbuement Crystals

Yellow Imbuement Crystal
A yellow Imbuement Crystal, with shards

Red – Black Sands
Yellow – Desert
Green – Swamp
Blue – Decay
Purple – Wonderland


Coal – Fall Forest
Iron – Sandstone
Copper – Mesa
Silver – Volcanic
Gold – Badlands
Platinum – Ice


Topaz Plinth with Topaz
Citrine on Plinth

Amethyst – Fjords
Citrine – Stone Forest
Diamond – Savannah
Emerald – Rainforest
Ruby – Dark Forest
Sapphire – Tundra
Topaz – Jungle
Tourmaline – Salt Flats



Other Items

As of August 25, Bat Guano and Sulfur were introduced.  Check these screenshots out to know what you’re looking for!

Guano can be found in caves under Bamboo Forest, and Sulfur can be found in caves under Volcanic regions.  Both are used for making Black Powder, which can be made into Firecrackers.

Both items are much easier to find if you have your Torch lit, especially the Guano.  It kind of glows just a bit compared to surrounding rocks.


Guano is at top, and Sulfur is at bottom.







Note about crystals, ores and gems:

THEY GROW BACK.   It takes a couple of days for that to happen, but it will.  So if someone cleaned out your favorite gathering spot, don’t despair – just mark the spot (on a hand drawn map) and come back later.  Or, if you see a bunch of shards lying around, come back later – crystals may regrow.

Wild Horses:

Yes, you can catch wilds in the caves.  They are rare, they tend to be small, and they tend to be brave.  Below is a screenshot showing a wilds another player caught.

Cave Poneh

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More Illustrations:

Hopefully these images will help you get a better idea of the wonders that are in the deeps of the Infinite Wilds.

Topaz Plinth
Topaz Plinth without topaz

Topaz Plinth with Topaz
Topaz Plinth With Topaz

Purple Crystals
Purple Imbuement Crystals with shards

Mushroomed Caverns
Non-Glowing Mushrooms

more magic glow shrooms
Glowing Mushrooms

Dark Spider Cave
Dark Spider-Caves – Rubies can be found here

Dark Spider Cave 2
Another Spider-Cave

Dangerous Paths
Dangerous Paths – bring a brave, smart horse

Dangerous Paths 2
The reward for walking the Dangerous Paths

Tall Quartz Crystals

Tourmaline on a pedestal

Underground Sea

A boulder of Ore

Rough Trails

Lava with silver ore boulder

Horse Isle 3 Update – CAVES!

“Congratulations, you’ve discovered the Underdark.”

-My wife

Caves are here, and they are AWESOME.  I’ll do another update on them soon, especially as more features are rolled out, but I wanted to at least spread the word and give a few initial tips.

Caves underlie most of the Infinite Wilds.  There are plains, mountains, water, hills, columns, crystals, gems, glowing mushrooms, and more.  There are even small, rare wilds that are apparently really good climbers.  Some caves are dark so you need a torch or lantern, others have a natural glow.  There is a type of cave for every Biome, so 25 in all.

You’ve probably seen the cave entrances around – boulders with a smaller boulder stuck into them.  Those need to be opened as a team effort.  You need to form an Adventure party and 12000 Energy will be taken from the members of that party.  So if you had 12 people, they’d all lose 1000 Energy.  If only 2, they’d all lose 6000, and you can’t do it alone.   An opened cave entrance stays open for a real-world year before needing to be re-opened again.

There are some quirks about Caves…. you can Quick Travel to player locations, and you can teleport to any club or surface Travel location from inside them, but you can’t teleport back into the caves from the surface, and you can’t save Travel headings while inside.  You can, however, ride horses inside.  The braver, the better, as there are mountains and difficult terrain to cross in places.

Also, caves interconnect.  There are little ones and huge branching ones.  We’ve only begun to explore!  You can gather things in caves – silver, iron, and Imbuement gems.  Imbuement gems can no longer be bought at the Importer, though you can still find them in player stores or from Pitcher plants and other sources of random items.  There’s also copper, gold, and platinum now, and plans to incorporate them into crafting later.

Stay tuned for more information, including information about the new minigame, but in the meantime, enjoy these screenshots below!


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Black Sands CaveCave Crystalscave with crystals 2Cave with glowing mushroomsCave with rootsCave with waterPit CaveUnderground Mountains

Wolf in Cave
When I first entered a cave, I was a wolf at the time.

Horse Isle 3 – Extreme Sports

I’ll bet this isn’t a post you ever thought you would see!  Along with my ideas for “extreme sports,” I’ve also included some information on training your horse in bravery, because for most of these you’ll need a brave horse.

No-one gets hurt in Horse Isle 3, though you can see some pretty spectacular bounces, so this is all fun and games.  Still, a Salus amulet or preventive exam for your horse are definitely good ideas.

Mini-Guide to Brave Horses

The Bravery stat can’t be changed or trained, and of course the higher the better.

However, you can train your horse’s Intelligence, and that helps your horse’s overall bravery.

Finally, knowing your horse well can increase its Bravery even more.  When I started riding Strider, my primary riding horse, he would follow trails and go over normal hills and through water.  However after I got a couple thousand experience points on him, eventually he was able to ride straight up mountains and across Badlands without a hitch!

Figuring out what your horse’s favorite treat is can really help you too because it gives you a stronger bond.  There are guides to doing this in the Horse Isle 3 player forums.


Fountain Surfing

Did you know that you can surf on Club fountains?  Just jump in the middle and see how long you can stay on top of the stream.  A timer starts so you can keep track of the time.

Mountain Climbing

You can do this with our without your horse.   You can climb quite a sheer cliff on foot by holding down the up arrow key plus the right arrow key (for some reason this works better than left) while hitting the spacebar repeatedly.  This is also how to get out of sinkholes.

Ice Cliff Scooting

This can be done with pink Ice Cliffs and also with some Obsidian Spires.  You run at the object with a really brave horse and if you do it right, you’ll scoot right up the side.

Cliff Diving

This can be done in sheer alpine areas, off mesas, off the sides of beach spirals, and off fjords.  Get your horse running as fast as it can go, holding down the spacebar, and release to jump right at the edge.  With practice, you can catch quite a bit of air.

(Note: wearing a Salus amulet or getting a preventive exam at the vet can be really helpful here.)

Cactus Races

Head out to Red Rock country, such as near WestWorld Village.  Pick a fast horse.  See how close you can get to the cactus at a full run without getting stuck!


This one is my favorite!

Get a balloon, and a bunch of lamp oil.  See this article for the guide on that.  Get your balloon up just as high as you can, so you’re above the sky and all you see is a rounded surface below.  It helps to start from a Beach Spiral, tower, or mountain top.  Then put away the balloon by pressing X.

You’ll fall for quite a while and bounce at least twice when you hit!

It can be really fun to hit “print screen” at the same time so you have a record of how high you went.

Base Jumping

Similar to skydiving but can be done without a balloon.  Can be done best from towers, or the Horse Statue at the center of the world.

Deep Sea Diving

Kinda like skydiving – you go out to the deepest ocean you can find and put your boat away, then put on your underwater helmet to see just how deep you can go.  Look around for a while, make lots of Jacques Cousteau references, and then enjoy any notifications you might get, while coming back up.

Hang Gliding

Find a high place, jump off it with wings strapped to your back.  Exhilaration ensues.  ‘Nuff said!

Skiing and Ice Skating are now available, and so is Cave-Swinging!  Information will be forthcoming.

Do you have any more ideas for Extreme Sports?   Post them as a comment and I’ll include them!


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