Well, I played around with the horse 2, and think the base model is wonderful!. IT is so much more realistic looking to me than mil horse which I’m going to uninstall. I am so pleased with the basic horse. My only negative is that all 5 breeds were not included in the base model set. To me, this is like buying stephanie, but not getting stephanie curvy.
So far, I do not like the saddle or bridle. There is clipping for me on the default western bridle with the fender on the default horse. The default texture of the bridle and saddle look plasticy and unrealistic. I find both items difficult to pose in a believeable way with M5 riding. They look fine without a character riding. it is tough to make the hands of M5- for example clasp the reins. Also fitting the boots to the stirrups tempts me to leave the saddle off altogether. =-) The texture of the bridle also won’t apply for me in smart content. I must use content manager to apply it, which is strange, since I can do the rest of the saddle set that way.
I think poses should be included to allow hands to grasp the bridle and put feet in stirrups for default characters with the saddle and bridle pack much as there are with cars and vehicles.
Thes are just my initial impressions. OVerall, I llike the horse a great deal.
The horse accessories are proving to be kind of tough for me to figure out. I will mess around more with it, so hopefully my initial impression will change.