The Marwari is a horse breed that is available in Star Stable Online.
"Arising form the sandy plains of Marwar, India, is a regal horse with striking curved ears, often adorned in gold and silver jewelry. A rare breed rising from folklore and legends of horses with wings. Enter the Marwari.
The exact origins of the Marwari are unknown, but they are thought to derive from the mounts of the Legendary Rajput warriors. They went on to become the prized horses of the Marwar region, respected for fighting valiantly alongside warriors in battle.
Though revered by many, life for the Marwari has not been without struggle. The period of British occupation led to the near-extinction of the breed, as they diminished the reputation and condemned the breed characteristics. By the 20th century, the Marwari were teetering on the edge of extinction, but their numbers have been recovering since.
Marwaris have an elegant physique, known for their striking ears that cure inward. They have slim bodies that can withstand the desert heat, and arched necks that add to their unique silhouette. Their hooves are of such high quality that they rarely need shoes.
Very few Marwaris exist outside of India today, but they are revered worldwide for their loyalty and elegance. Their unusual beauty also makes them highly suitable for ceremonies and parades, but the are also used as regular riding horses, and for sports such as polo.
If you're searching for an extraordinary companion that can brave any dangers and look majestic while doing, look no further than the curled ears of the Marwari." - Star Stable Online
The Marwari can perform a special move called the bow. The animation can be activated by pressing the space bar, but only when standing still, otherwise the horse will jump instead of performing the move.
The Piaffe Pirouette
While all of the horses in Star Stable will technically turn in place when a player is standing still, the Marwari has a special turn animation. When it is standing still, and the player turns their horse left or right, the horse will perform a "Piaffe Pirouette".
Colors, Pricing, and LocationThe Marwari was first teased on July 6, 2020 in an image posted on SSO's social media pages to promote their summer itinerary. The image had a very simplistic art style, and as such the horse was only identifiable by distinctive curled ears. It was also teased on SSO's website on their "Explore Jorvik" campaign page during this time. The same image from their social media was here, coupled with the message "Perk up a pointed ear for the jangling tack of this regal riding horse"! This page revealed that the first set of colors for the breed would be released on August 12th of that same year. The breed was, again, teased on SSO's social media July 21, 2020, as a cropped image of the in-game model and a full image of the models was released July 23 of that same year. The second set of colors were released September 2, 2020. SC and comes in seven variations. They all be found at Goldenleaf Stables:
- Black Sabino Pinto
- Brown Pinto
- Liver Chestnut
- Sooty Palomino
Star Stable Horses
A Marwari will be released in Star Stable Horses at an unknown date in the future. The fully raised foal can be bought for 950 SC.
The Marwari has one unique mane style that can be purchased at the horse stylist.
- Cropped (a roached mane that has grown out)
- The Bay and Sooty Palomino Marwaris, were the first horses in-game to feature a badger (reverse blaze) face marking
- The Marwari is the only gaited breed that did not have it's fifth gait (the “rehwal” or “revaal”) implemented in-game