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