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    Introducing the Equus!

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    Common Name: Equus

    Species: Equus Magnus

    Time: Pleistocene

    Diet: Herbivore

    Temperament: Loyal

    Wild

    Equus Magnus appears to be an ancestor of the modern horse. Based on its stripes, it may be the African Variant of Equus Giganteus, which appeared in North America during the Ice Age, but that is pure conjecture. Its behaviour in the wild is similar to that of other wild members of the Equus genus - it sustains itself by grazing, while keeping safe from predators by living in herds and outrunning its attackers via superior speed and stamina.

    Domesticated

    Horse and man have long been partners in survival, and this remains true on the Island. In Equus, survivors will find a trusty steed or pack animal that can carry them swiftly across the land.

    In fact, Equus’ reliability has led some survivors to construct special saddles for them. I even encountered a man who added extra saddle-pouches that doubled as mobile crafting stations for chemical supplies, foodstuffs, and other items. Although not as robust as what you might find within a village, this utility helped him live a nomadic, solitary lifestyle.

    Some survivors employ Equus to herd other creature with extra-long whips, or wrangle using a specialized lasso. These tools are sometimes effective for self-defense as well, as Equus is limited in battle on its own… at least compared to aggressive prehistoric carnivores.

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    ah awesome! I've been hoping you guys would put an equine in! Looks really awesome by design. Can't wait to see it in game.

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    I was hoping there wouldn't be a horse, but this is pretty cool. I like the idea and thanks for making it suck in combat, that's the only concern I had with you adding a horse (other than it looking out of place, which it won't).

    The thank you wasn't sarcasm by the way!

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    I'm just waiting for people to comment about how 'A horse doesn't belong on the Ark' and all that other crud. You did a fantastic job with it, keep it up.

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    Just now, FaneBlackwing said:

    I'm just waiting for people to comment about how 'A horse doesn't belong on the Ark' and all that other crud. You did a fantastic job with it, keep it up.

    horses would be contemporary with mammoth and sabre tooth cat so they really do belong

    making it a favored mount might be tricky.  lots of stamina and lots of speed combined with high carry weight will help

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    ooooo ooooo can we get a wagon too?!?! hook up like 4 of these to it and carry goods and such? I wasn't really a fan of the horse thing but the saddle part should be interesting like a mobile chembench/mortar and pestle? 

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    by now, Whip is only on Scorched Earth.

    This creature hability will be only available on Scorched Earth? or finally some Scorched Earth items are comming to main ARK?

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    Seems un-necessary but there seemed to be a lot of people begging for a horse on the forums because riding 50 types of dinos wasn't enough?

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    This was unexpected! :) Nice idea with the unique saddle as well. Now we just need bos primigenius or bison antiquus to complete the farm... ;) 

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    Chalicotherium is for me the horse on the Island. I hope this one is for SE, as there are still a lot of animals missing on SE (morellatops EVERYWHERE becomes boring).

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    2 hours ago, Elfnar22 said:

    :Jerblove: Im so taming 10 of these lol

    Why TAME 10, tame 2, male/female and breed 10.  Just think how cute the babies will be!!! :) 

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    Awesome, question is will we be able to add horse Horse Flack Armor to them and ride around like a knight? 

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