The Barkhart, is a fictional horse breed that was available in Star Stable Online.
|June 20, 2019||A teaser image and trailer of the Lusitano Jorvik Wild Horse is released on SSO's social media accounts.|
|June 26, 2019||The Lusitano Jorvik Wild Horse is added to the game for four weeks. SSO announces these horses will only be available for these four weeks and will not be added back to the game again.|
|October 7, 2020||A new breed is released under the name "Jorvik Wild Horse." The Lusitano Jorvik Wild Horse's name is changed to Barkhart.|
Old Description 1
"Around Jorvik's less accessible spots, herds of free-roaming Jorvik Wild Horses can be found. This breed is thought to be particularly special due to the vibrant colours and patterns on the horses' body and coat. Colours such as blue, red, green, purple, and orange aren't unusual, and even the horses' eyes can be unusually coloured in violet, red or clear blue.
This horse is believed to have emerged in symbiosis with the Pandoric energy flows, which is said to explain their unique colouring. Many also believe the horses to have certain magical abilities. Jorvik Wild Horses are usually a little shorter and more thick-bodied than most - similar to the Fjord Horses - but can also have other variations in the height of their withers.
Their unique colours and patterns don't ever seem to show up when they're around civilization, but they display at their strongest when out in nature."
Old Description 2
"Jorvik is home to beautiful and majestic horse breeds from around the world, but the most amazing horses of all can only be found on this island. Horses with manes and tails in rainbow colors beyond imagination, horses that shimmer like jewels or burn with the fury of the elements -- theses are the Jorvik Wild Horses!
'Jorvik Wild' isn't a breed but rather a trait that can manifest in any horse-born feral in the remote corners of the island. In olden ties, the vibrant hues and mystical qualities of the Jorvik Wild were the stuff of myths and legends. Only the Keepers of Aideen know the truth -- that the Jorvik Wild's appearance is a response to Pandoric energy flow. This explains why the horses hide their true state around towns and cities, only revealing their true form in nature, where Pandoric energy is stronger.
The Jorvik Wild trait cannot be passed on via breeding, which makes these horses exceedingly rare. Only those handlers with the Wild Whispering gift can entice them (to) go under saddle. To ride one requires a special bond indeed."
"Magic Horses on Jorvik are creatures of stories and folklore. As the tales are passed down over the ages, the legends of these horses have been kept alive.
Barkhart is a horse of the woods, blending in with the trees their coat resembles. Their agility helps them sneak around the forest undetected, and they consume a diet rich with forest fruits and certain greenery. Jorvegian legend claims they are the trees of Jorvik's forests that come to life.
Like other Magic Horses in Jorvik, Barkhart shows its true colors in wild places and will conceal its appearance in populated areas. Whether in its magical form or disguised to blend in with other horses, Barkhart rides just like the Lusitanos it most resembles"
The Barkhart is a magical horse with the special ability to change colors. When the player presses the "h" key or the magic horse icon on the horse's character sheet, the horse will change from its neutral colors to its natural (magic) colors and vice versa. The horse will not change colors during races or while the player is unmounted.
The Barkhart can perform a special dressage move called the Piaffe. The animation can be activated by pressing the spacebar, but only when standing still, otherwise the horse will jump instead of Piaffe.
Colors, Pricing, and Location
Note: These horses will not be returning to the game and are no longer available for purchase.
- Natural Color: Cherry tree wood textured body with Cherry tree blossom mane and tail
- Neutral Color: Brindle Dun
- Natural Color: Birch tree wood textured body with green leaves mane and tail
- Neutral Color: Steel Grey extended blanket
- The Barkhart uses the Lusitano model.
- Barkhart, like most other Magic Horses, cannot have it's hairstyle changed.
- The Barkhart was the first horse to be available for a limited time and then never return to the game.