Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I bought a new horse!!! My Second Life

Yes, it's true. I now own a 3rd horse, and I bought him without a prepurchase exam. He's not a sport horse type, but he's the romantic ideal--the gothic long-maned, thunder-hooved, elegant mount. I'm the envy of thirteen year old girls everywhere. He's my favorite non-existent horse color and he's the perfect size for me (I made him that way). He rears, whinnies, and even flies on command and generally does exactly what I want. And best yet, no one else can ride him. Only me.

I bought him on Second Life from the AKK Horse Ranch. Here is a picture of my horse Duncan and my avatar, Stacey Kjeller.

Am I a fan of Second Life? Not really, at least not until I discovered horses there. I work in higher education, and Second Life is a new learning environment we'll be using. So my hook or by crook, I've gotta know what it's about. Second Life is a virtual world complete with everything in our current world, including, apparently, consumer debt. My first purchase -- a pair of glasses -- was $300 SL dollars (about a dollar in US dollars). The horse was 2K or about 7 dollars. You don't exactly experience sticker-shock in Second Life. In fact, it turns out to be cheap entertainment.

So my new horse and I are exploring Second Life in style. It actually is fun. I saw an avatar wearing jods, so I betcha there's a virtual tack shop around here. Shop on!

Any of you equestrian Second Lifers out there, share your experiences!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, Second Life looks like so much fun. I've always wanted to try it! But I don't think I have the time to pay real money every month. I would definitely love to ride virtually and shop. It sounds like so much fun. Maybe if I'm motivated enough...


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