Archive for April, 2015

Spotlight on a “Surprisingly Beautiful” Project

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Happy Thursday!  This week I am super excited for you all to read about this fabulous project horse!  Not only does it sound like a beautiful horse but I love projects you can tell a lot of thought and work went into!

I’m sure many of you have seen Ember Rhapsody talking in the main Amaretto Group and now she is going to share this fabulous Trojan Horse project with us all!  Just like when the Ancient Greeks used the 1st Trojan horse to surprise the Trojans this project is going to capture your heart!  This is what Ember had to say about her very creative project:

      I came up with this idea when my horses dropped me a lovely little Roach Mane Silver Roan with Horn Spirit, Gemini Emerald Eyes and Gold Bridle.  She was so pretty, and instantly reminded me of the Trojan horse that was used to infiltrate the City of Troy.  Their colour and speckling looks a lot like marble, so I think of these horses as ‘statues’ of what the Trojan horse may have looked like 🙂  This first picture has my inspiration horse in the foreground.

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     As you can see in the first photo, the Roan’s colour doesn’t blend so smoothly, making a bit of a ‘break’ on the neck of the horse.  So I decided a nice Low Luster would smooth that out, and I was right!  It also adds to the polished marble idea.  You can see her pretty Gemini Emerald eyes up close.  I love the way the eyes ‘pop’ on that coat, without overwhelming it.  My concept of the Emerald eye is that the precious stones added to the value of the ‘gift’ that the inhabitants of Troy took into their city.

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     I was blessed with a pretty little stud colt with Low Hair Luster on his Roach Mane.  I really like how it defines the edges well and keeps with the idea of polished marble.   I don’t have the Upright Long Tail into this group yet.  Many of the artistic renditions of the Trojan Horse show an upright long tail, is why I chose this trait to finish the base look.

 

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     This final photo of the group showing the speckling on their coats, bringing that marble idea firmly home. And of course that Scorpion Brand is perfect to reflect the warrior nature of the gift horse. Its hidden sting changed the course of history!

     As to the Opals, I’m undecided if they belong in the project or not. If anyone else decides to try breeding these and comes up with a double Opal on the Low Luster, I would love to see it. I think the Opal sheen may add to the polished marble idea.

 

Thank you so much Ember for sharing your project with all of us, it is one surprisingly beautiful horse!  Get it? Surprisingly beautiful!  haha

 

Until next time, Happy breeding!!

 

Review on Auctions

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Today I went to a Regular Panel Auction at Clear Springs Ranch. This is a beautiful market owned by Axyl Wylde and Zalestra Wylde.Axyl usually does this auction but do to a cold his voice wasn’t up to it so
Desperada was the auctioneer for today. The auction was full of awesome deals, and was very fast paced. Desperada has been doing auctions for over 3 years and Axyl has been doing them for over 2 years.

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Auction Schedule and Auction Rules.

Horse Auction:
MON-FR @12PM w/Axyl
SATURDAY @12PM w/Desperada
DAILY DROP AUCTION @4PM w/Desperada MON – FRI
Sunday Drop Auction @10 AM w/Desperada

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Panel Auction Area
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leiris/204/63/22

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Drop Auction Area
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leiris/137/70/22
K9 Auction:
every other Sat @1pm (we alternate with Avalon)
She has it one Saturday and then I have it the next. Axyl Calls the K9 auction. There are schedule boards at MyPets and at Clear Springs Ranch K9 auction areas announcing where the auction will be each weekend.

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K-9 Auction Area

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leiris/86/184/22

COMING SOON Amaretto Bird Auction
(Times and days to be announced)

Horse Auction Rules:
2 panels per person
500L Minimum Bids
One drop allowed, No Proxy
No NCs needed!
2 items per panel
50L RAFFLE
FISHBOWL PRIZES

K9 Auction Rules:
1 panel per person
300L Minimum Bids
One drop allowed, No Proxy
No NCs needed!
2 items per panel
FISHBOWL PRIZES

After the Auctions, check out this awesome market for more great deals, and don’t forget to stop at the Amaretto Horse Store for all your horses needs

Amaretto Store Location
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leiris/231/138/22

May gets Crazy!

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Hello everyone! I know that everyone has been wondering, speculating, and anticipating the announcement of the next crazed coat!

So I wont make you wait much longer…………………….

The crazed Coats for the month of May is the ……… Wolf and Pintos!! From May 5, 2015 to June 5, 2015, if you breed ANY Pinto coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Pinto!!

Also from May 5, 2015 to June 5, 2015, for the K-9 breeders, if you breed any Wolf coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat Wolf!!

 
Now get to sorting through those inventories to get your Pintos and Wolfs ready!
These are sure to be amazing!!!

Until next time, Happy breeding!!! This is Ava over and out!!!

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Kings Day 2015!

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Helllloooooooooooooooooooo Breeders! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!
If you didn’t know today is King’s Day a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

To celebrate this day Amaretto has snuck a Kings Day 2015 eye into its breedings today!

Thats right this is an random drop eye for today only!!!

The Kings Day 2015 eye Does have the ability to pass!!

Take a look at how cool this eye is:

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You can read more about the holiday here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koningsdag
Any breeding has the potential to receive this random eye until 11:59 pm Slt!!!

This is Ava over and out Happy Kings Day everyone!!!! Happy breeding everyone!!!

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Happy Sunday Amaretto Community!! It’s that time again to use my Customer Connection day to introduce you to each of the Amaretto Satellite Store locations! So today I am going to put my weekly focus on Forever Sacred Ranch! Forever Sacred Ranch is an amazing breedable market. It has an Amaretto Ranch Breedable Horse store for all your horse needs. I have included the market staff below:

ʆʆ ℓєςќєʀ (jj.lecker)

Alena (alenah123)

Tasha Lecker (anastasiacapri)

The staff at Forever Sacred Ranch are there to make sure all your breedable questions and needs are answered! You can find all your Amaretto Breedable Horse needs here. This market offers a friendly atmosphere with drop and classic auctions, bid boards, direct sales paddocks to rent, and much much more! So use this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/French%20Island/163/217/21 and come on down to Forever Sacred Ranch to see all they have to offer!!

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Interview With an Amaretto Breeder

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Happy Friday Everyone !! Hope everyone is having a good breeding day !!

This week I had the pleasure to interview Micia Pearl she is in the group so be sure to tell her a big hello when you see her . I hope you enjoy reading about Micia an her Amaretto Breedables.

Please tell the community a little about yourself. Where you are from and what brought you to Second Life?
My name is Micia, I was born and I live in a beautiful seaside town in Sicily/Italy, below Etna’s volcano. I joined Second Life more than 5 years ago because I got curious after I watched a video concerning a song of an italian singer, video made in Second Life.

Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
I own mainly horses and few K-9s, in the past I used to breed even birds

How did you get started in breedables?
At the beginning of 2011 I joined the wonderful world of Amaretto. A friend of mine gave me my first pair of horses, a Brown Bay and a Brown Appaloosa, these horses are still in my heart, my “Chocolate” project has been realized breeding actualy Brown Bay coat.

*Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
Yes I own also some Wild Cats

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
I work on several projects, i love designed horses.
Lately I’m working on a still not released project I named “Green Lantern” totally inspired by the cartoon superhero. I’m using as base the “Amaretto 4th Birthday” coat,
Eerie glow eyes and some other green traits.
I’m working also on some other projects:
*DeniMore horse: Denim Blue Crazed Coat with True Blue traits
*Love of Mom: 7 reds with Stay at Home Parent Appreciation
*All Yellow: White Walker Double Yellow Eerie Glow with Wing Marigold
*Chocolat.: My old Brown Bay with Wing Maple and Hot Cocoa Eye
*Dracula: Black Clydalusian with Double Bloody
….and some more

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9s
Atm I have no projects in mind for K.9s, they are in my land wagging their tails in company of my horses 🙂

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto BarnYard Bird ?
No, i don’t breed them anymore

What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable ?
Amaretto horses !!!!!! …. I love them!

What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?

I enjoy spending my time with my partner and love Marco Denimore. We share the same deep passion for Amaretto horses, we look after them like they are our kids, and we save also sometime for ourselves.
We live in a full SIM, full of horses, dogs and cats and we share our projects and dreams concerning SL and RL and we do the best to achieve all of them.
Since I met Marco my horses have become more beautiful, listening to his suggestions and catching his experience in this wonderful world. Thank you Love!! 🙂

I have included some pictures of Micia favorite Amaretto Breedables

So until next week Happy Breeding !!

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Spotlight on a Perfect Project

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Happy Thursday!  This week the Spotlight is going to shine brightly on someone I’m sure you’ve all seen at one time or another helping out in group chat.  You know her! You love her! That’s right it’s the one and only Molly Lundquist!! Miss Molly, our favorite group chat breaker, not only spends a lot of her time helping out breeders in group she also has some pretty fabulous horses breeding.  She has been kind enough to let me shine my Spotlight on one of her favorite projects, her “Perfect Black Walkers”. This is what Molly had to say about her project:

 

One of the many projects I am working on is a total Black Walker. As everyone knows, I am a little particular about which traits go on which coats.

Yes, I know the Walker is an older coat, but I really love how they look 🙂

 

My idea of a perfect Black Walker is:

 

Coat: Black Walker

Eye: Ghost

Mane: Long

Tail: Long

Coat Gloom

Hair Gloom

Skull Branding

Ear Size Scanty

Ear Style Half Droop Left

Socks Black

Wild Hair: Black Walker

Wing: Nightfall

Horn Shadow

Bridle Black

Saddle Black

Speed Class S

Stamina Class S

 

No gleams, lusters or opals are allowed on my Black Walkers. I also only use long mane and tail, and no lanky ears. I have all the traits that I want to use, I just need to put them all on one horse, and that’s NOT easy when you only have a total of 6-10 horses per project…lol.

 

 

Now I’m sure everyone out there has their own definition of perfect but Molly has inspired me to start adding racing traits to some of my projects.  Hopefully you find the projects I shine my Spotlight on each week inspiring as well!  Check out the pictures of Molly’s project below.

Until next time Happy Breeding!

 

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Weekly Review on Auctions

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Today I went to a Drop Auction at Cowboy Up. This beautiful market is owned by Tracy Podium. The Auctioneers at Cowboy Up are Kizy Kayo, who has been doing auctions for about 3 years, Aryanna Draken, and Syndal Reanimator and they have also been auctioneers for a long time. Today Aryanna was the Auctioneer and it was fast paced with lots of awesome deals.

The schedule for Drop Auctions is:

Wed 12pm Drop with Aryanna
Sat and Sun 5pm Drop Auction with Syn

Drop Auction Area:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/La%20Isla%20Hispana/26/238/21

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They also do Classic Panel Auctions here, also during their auction they do something nobody else does its called the wheel of lindens. a certain panel renter is choosen after each auction and they get to spin the wheel. whatever amount the wheel lands on that person wins the lindens

The schedule for Classic Panel Auctions is:

Mon, Wed, Fri 7pm with Kizy
Tues & Thurs 8pm with Aryanna

Classic Panel Auction Area

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/La%20Isla%20Hispana/114/202/21

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Make sure and check out the market after the auction, Cowboy up has a accessories shop as well with horse feed systems, bundle detectors and a ton more stuff for your horses.

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Happy Tuesday Amaretto Community!! Guess what day it is?? Nooo not hump day! It’s that time again to use my Customer Connection day to introduce you to each of the Amaretto Satellite Store locations! So today I am going to put my weekly focus on Bubble Breedable Market! Bubble is an amazing breedable market. It has an Amaretto Ranch Breedable Horse store for all your horse needs. I have included the market owner and staff below:

Řicк (kikiflow.republic)– Market Owner

Sr. Bubble (eraklio) – Market Staff

Bubble Man (albinno) – Market Staff

Bubble Guy (rickflores) – Market Staff

kikiflow Violet – Market Staff

The staff at Bubble Breedable Market are there to make sure all your breedable questions and needs are answered! You can find all your Amaretto Breedable Horse needs here. This market offers silent patron auctions, bid boards, direct sales pens and shops, and much much more! So use this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bubble%20Breedable%20Market/128/111/22 and come on down to Bubble Breedable Market to see all they have to offer!!

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DID YOU KNOW… Autism…..

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DID YOU KNOW…
Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
Autism prevalence figures are growing
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
Autism costs the nation over $126 billion per year, a figure expected to increase over the next decade.
About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder.

April is Autism Awareness Month, this is why we chose to release our 2015 Autism Fundraiser Animals!

With this fundraiser we chose to help a local family that has 3 children on the Autism Spectrum. You can read all about the Torres Family here:

http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/AUT2015

We will follow up with the Torres Family to let you know exactly what they did with the funds.

This is the 2nd time that Amaretto has raised funds for Autism Awareness, the first time Amaretto community pulled together to make a great donation to help Therapeutic Riding Centers across the globe!
Read all about them here:

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LE Autism Awareness Horse

http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=2011_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

Time is not up if you have not grabbed you Autism Awareness Animals for 2015 you still can!!
Tonight is your last chance! If you didn’t know about the 2015 Autism Awareness – Light it up Blue or 2015 Autism Awareness – Hands for Autism Animals go get yours today!

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Read More:
http://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=9136

It always amazes me how the Amaretto community comes togther for a great cause and children are always a good one. Autism has effected me personally having a newphew that is non verbal and non functioning I know first hand its hard, heartbreaking, and selfless. Please consider getting a few more of these Autism Awareness Animals to help spread the word and help a family that is in need.
If you do not want to purchase any animals but still would like to help please go to any amaretto location and pay the Light it up Blue Kiosk!

If you would like to read more about Autism and how you can help in your community please check out the following websites:

http://www.autism-society.org/

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/autism.htm
This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!!!