There’s one thing I hear over and over as new people arrive in the Infinite Wilds. “Where can I buy some tack?” “How do I get tack?” “Do you have any tack?”
You see, just as in real life, you can ride without tack – but you tend to fall off a lot. A whole lot. And every time you fall off, you have to get them going again. It’s a lot easier with tack. If you just have a bridle, the horse is easier to guide and you can ride a little faster. With just a saddle and pad, you fall off less but are still slow. With just a pad, it looks pretty and that’s about it. Except a horse won’t wear a saddle without a pad. I don’t blame them, I wouldn’t either.
It’s not so hard to get tack, especially now that enough clubs and ranches have been built that some people are selling sets. You’ll need some money, though, so you might want to refer to my “making money” guide. For the best deals, go to a club that has a Shopping Board and search for tack. It’s toward the bottom of the list. Hint: My club, TigerTon, has one, and here’s what you’re looking for.
They can be found in most clubs but I know for a fact that there’s one in mine! It’s always best to look there before buying anything, since it tells you where you can get the best price, and what club the store is in as well.
Now, if you’d rather do things yourself, you will need a workshop, a textile shed, and a furnace as well as the right raw materials. You can get by with just a workshop if you buy the other items pre-made. It’s generally better to just make everything yourself though, and then you can go into business selling tack and other items as well.
Here are all the raw materials you will need for a basic set of tack, and where you find them or how you make them.
6 leather – peel them from the sides of giant red capped mushrooms in Wondershroom Biome
2 wood – pick up logs or cut down trees
2 wool – buy wool at the Importer (can find one at TigerTon)
1 iron – buy ore at an Importer and smelt it in the Furnace
2 bolts of linen – pick flax in Alpine or Savannah biomes then weave them in your textile shed
A basic set of Western tack looks like this:
It’s pretty plain, though, and needs to be dyed. Luckily, that’s not hard to do! There are other tack items you can make, things like tail bows, ear bonnets, and polo wraps. English tack are in the works and will be released in the next couple of weeks, as of this writing.
Tomorrow we’ll talk about making dyes to color that fine equipment!