|May 22, 2014||The G1 Irish Cob (Going under the name Tinker Horse) is teased in an image on SSO's social media accounts.|
|May 28, 2014||The a teaser trailer of the G1 Tinker Horse is dropped on SSO's social media accounts. A release date of June 4 is given at this time.|
|June 4, 2014||Three variations of the G1 Tinker Horse are added to the game.|
|July 2, 2014||Two additional variations of the G1 Tinker Horse are added to the game.|
|July 30, 2014||An additional variation of the G1 Tinker Horse is added to the game.|
|July 23, 2015||A trailer of the G1 Tinker Horse is released on SSO's youtube channel.|
|July 24, 2019||The G3 Tinker Horse preliminary model and texture file are shown by the developers during a live-streamed studio tour of SSO's headquarters.|
|November 25, 2019||The finalized models of the G3 Tinker are teased in images on the social media accounts of collaborating game masters and prominent players.|
|November 26, 2019||A formal teaser image of the G3 Tinker is released on SSO's media accounts. A release date is stated to be some time in December of the same year.|
|December 2, 2019||The G3 Tinker is teased in a video on SSO's social media advertising the Winter Village.|
|December 3, 2019||The G3 Tinker is teased with a poster image on across SSO's social media, advertising the Light Ride and on SSO's Winter 2019 background used for most of their accounts.|
|December 9, 2019||A trailer of the G3 Tinker is dropped on SSO's social media accounts. A release date of December 18th is given at this time.|
|December 18, 2019||Three variations of the G3 Tinker are added to the game.|
|January 15, 2020||Three additional variations of the G3 Tinker are added to the game.|
|April 15, 2020||The G1 and G3 Tinkers have their breed name changed to "Irish cob." An explanation given by SSO in their April 22, 2020 news article stated, "...we are more aware that 'Tinker' is not a friendly term in many countries."|
|September 21, 2020||A variation of the G3 Irish Cob is added to the Star Stable Horses app|
|August 26, 2021||An additional variation of the G3 Irish Cob is teased in an image on social media. A release date of September 24, 2021 is given at this time.|
|September 29, 2021||The additional variation of the G3 Irish Cob teased on August 26, 2021 is released into the game.|
"The Irish Cob originates from Ireland. A powerful horse with a calm temperament, the breed developed from the horses used by Irish Travelers in the old days to drag carts and wagons. The horse is friendly and easily trainable, known for it’s work spirit, and fits most uses.
The Irish Cob is often pinto colored but exists in all colors. The size varies within the breed; some can be almost the size of a pony while others the size of a workhorse. One exceptional feature is the extensive hoof hair as well as its long mane and tail."
"There is magic in the air when you see a majestic Irish Cob trotting over a field, its voluminous mane and feathering blowing in the wind. While its sheer size can seem quite intimidating, one look into a Irish Cob's, warm eyes and you know, you've found a friend for life!
A horse originally bred by Roma in Ireland to pull their heavy caravans through the countryside Irish Cob, had to be a very strong, reliable, and robust companion, able to live on little food and endure any wind and weather. A mix of three different horse breeds, the Irish Cob inherited its size and kind temperament from the Shire horse, its stregth and agility from the Clydesdale, and its hardiness from the Dales Pony.
The Roma liked their caravans colorful and richly decorated, and naturally their horses had to be real showstoppers, too. The Irish Cob was the perfect match, rocking not only a magnificent mane and tail, and extravagant feathering, but also a distinct piebald coat. Irish Cob enthusiasts on Jorvik have taken this even further, introducing a variety of colorings to the breed. With the right grooming, they can even sport a distinctive beard!
Known for its extraordinarily calm and gentle temperament, the Irish Cob can be both, a patient partner for new riders or even a therapy horse, helping you overcome any obstacle! On Jorvik, the Irish Cob is especially popular with the druids of Valedale, who have refined the breed for cold resistance. Its thick and fluffy feathering keeps it warm and makes the Irish Cob into the ideal companion for expeditions into Jorvik's icier expanses
A horse that sports dramatic look and goes with you through thick and thin, the Irish Cob will be a loyal friend for snowy riding adventures!
(Note: Because of its magnificent feathering, this breed won't display leg wraps.)"
- Button Braids
10 hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 3 Irish Cob at the Horse Stylist.
- Default with beard
- Button Braids
- Button Braids with beard
- Short with beard
- Medium with beard
- Long with beard
The Irish Cob sports heavy feathering on its legs. This long hair covering the horses' canon and fetlock means that the Irish Cob cannot wear leg wraps or open front boots in the game.
Colors, Pricing, and Location
- Black Pinto
- Chestnut Pinto
- Light Grey
- Silver Dapple
- Sun Bleached Black
The Gen 3 Irish Cobs are sold for 850 SC. All six variations can be found at Valedale Village.
- Black Pinto
- Black Sabino
- Chestnut Pinto
- Palomino Sabino
- Seal Brown Pinto
- Silver Dapple Pinto
Star Stable Horses
An Irish Cob is available in Star Stable Horses. The fully raised foal can be bought for 850 SC.
- Dapple Grey
- The breed originally went by the name "Tinker Horse" in-game, but was changed to "Irish Cob" as "Tinker" can be seen as a derogatory term for Irish Travelers, and thus the Irish Cob is generally not called by this name anywhere other than the Netherlands.
- The name Gypsy Vanner (a more popular term in North America for the breed) was most likely not used for the very same reason.
- While Irish Cobs can come in practically every coat color under the sun, the most commonly seen colors are Pinto variations. Known as Piebald (black and white) and Skewbald (colored and white) in most European countries.
- It is a common misconception that Irish Cobs are draft horses. However Cob horses are actually short, steady and stout types originally bred for pulling carts. They are generally used for riding nowadays.
- The Silver Dapple Pinto was the first horse in-game to have sectoral heterochromatic (irises that contain two or more colors) eyes.
- The Gen 3 Chestnut Pinto was modeled after a horse that, prominent player and SSO content producer, Esmeralda Silverforce, rides. 
- Irish Cobs were the first horses whose leg wraps could not be seen when used.
- Irish Cobs were also the first horse in the game to have a heavy-set/strong build, similar to work/farm horses.
- The Gen 1 Irish Cobs share their model with the Gen 1 North Swedish horses
- The Gen 3 Black Sabino was modeled after a horse that 3D Artist & Animator Nomi, owns.