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Saddle-horse "Thunder"-Now with Custom Sound

by hexameter Posted 8th Jan 2006 at 6:12 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2009 at 3:24 PM by -Maylin-
134 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For knights, burglars, riders, farmers, fairies, princesses, princes and others:

Saddle-horse "Thunder"!

Update with Custom Sound (June 2007; Feb 2009)

Some of you requested a "horse-car". I tried and it was another chapter of my book of experiences in making objects. It was also the next step to my object which is in my mind for a long time.

Please keep in mind that this is and will be a clone of a car!
If you don't mind you surely will accept the disadvantages and use it with fun. Animations are not yet possible! - Although I found, as it is a clone of the hatchback, that it moves a little bit stubborn. In this case an advantage.
Thanks for your interest.

As already said in other uploads: Don't expect splended texturing - I don't have enough skills to do it better. I'm happy to see the objects in the game - working. Maybe some day I can do it better but till then I still do my very best.

This object needs Nightlife! It is colour-enabled. After installation you can find it under the carcollection.

Statistics: faces - 3127; vertices - 1570

This horse - made by myself because I didn't want to hurt anybody's rights - belongs to the same breed like the others in front of the carts I made. The breeder told me it would be very useful for any purpose as long as it had not to move too much!

This is a clone of the Maxis original hatchback that is buyable in the game.
It is tested in an unhacked game. All functions of the original car seem to be available and work. That means also some strange animations like mounting the horse, upcoming windows in some scenario, noise of a motor are normal. Don't be surprised!

If you are interested in my horse use it like you want. If you find any faults please give us a warning. Though I get better in doing simsobjects I doubt to be able to fix it. But it would be useful for others and maybe we find somebody who could help.

If you think the object is useless or too bad don't download!!!

This is the only site I uploaded the object and it should remain the only site for it!

Installation: copy the package-file (within the zip-file) to your downloadfolder or in a subfolder of it. To get rid of it just delete the file.

I hope all of you who asked for this object will have fun. All the others who would say it's childish should have a look on the hundreds of "dreamcars" and should think about why they are playing The Sims.

I like the horse-theme and surely it's not the last object with horses.
Much fun with it!


Update (July 2006) as requested:

Filename: update_saddle_horse.rar
Content see picture!

Very often I was asked in PMs to make recolours for this horse. Finally I finished them. This gave me the opportunity to do it a little bit better than in my beginning of making objects. At the same time I changed the animations of getting on the horse (not more!). As it is the same file name of the package you will overwrite the old version and get the changes by installing from the .rar-file.
Installation: unpack the .rar-file to your download folder and it's done. The content of the file is shown in the picture "Recolours.jpg".
Have fun with the different colours of the horse.

Remark: The horse works with installed Pets!


Update (June 2007)

The latest version without light and changed sound will overwrite the old file and install the needed sound packages when you extract the file
to your downloads folder or if you use a subfolder for it.

Update (Feb 2009)
This update is compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on
Some smaller fixes



Thanks to Shaklin for sharing her knowledge and help with custom sound!
Thanks to Quaxi and SimPE Thanks to Numenor, RGiles, Quaxi for CEP Thanks to Maxis for the game and the original object

Tutorials and comments that I used and/or which were very useful for me:

J. Woods: The Sims 2 Start to Finish Object Creation Tutorial (
Numenor: The Resource Node (CRES) (
Numenor: Understanding UV-Mapping (
Willem81: How to create nightlife Cars (

Thank you very much!

Car Type: Special
Car Era: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NewSound-Thunder.rar | Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on

Size: 1.05 MB · Downloads: 29,748 · 23rd Feb 2009
1.05 MB 29,748 23rd Feb 2009
update_saddlehorse.rar | Second version

Size: 533.6 KB · Downloads: 43,923 · 10th Jul 2006
533.6 KB 43,923 10th Jul 2006 | The very first version!

Size: 553.2 KB · Downloads: 52,813 · 8th Jan 2006
553.2 KB 52,813 8th Jan 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#126 Old 29th Mar 2008 at 9:53 PM
This is so great, and you even managed to fiddle with the animations! I like that the second driver/rider sits side-saddle, it looks great with dresses. And sound that fits in with the horse makes it so much more real.

Besides: horses instead of cars are the best thing you could have created for all the Simmers who like historical content, because the fit into pretty much any time period. Thank you so much! And I do hope you'll keep modding in Sims2 for a while yet. I guess when Sims3 comes out a lot of modders will move on to it, but I hope it won't be too quick - I'd love to see more of your clever creations for Sims2.
#127 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 12:37 AM
Wowy! This is Amazing!!! Riding a Horse... Now This Will Be Fantastic for Farms! ThankYou So Much!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
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Test Subject
#128 Old 21st Jan 2009 at 3:52 PM
thank you very much
Test Subject
#129 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 12:58 PM
cool finaly a rideable horse :p
Field Researcher
#130 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 11:27 PM
Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!!! What a genious idea!
Lab Assistant
#131 Old 29th Sep 2010 at 10:35 PM
Wow! I've been looking for a horse for ages as well!
Lab Assistant
#132 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 4:34 AM
Kwel Luv it a lot thanx!
Top Secret Researcher
#133 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 1:38 PM
Really nice, thanks!
Field Researcher
#134 Old 18th Nov 2013 at 6:33 PM
Awesome job with the horse. The hand placement works really well.
Test Subject
#135 Old 7th Jul 2014 at 8:25 PM
Thank you ! :)
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