I haven't blogged much about rideable Second Life animals since the release of the articulated avatar skeletons of (code-named Bento), but in recent months, they've gotten pretty impressive in their detail and realism. Pictured here is a variation of Tyrian Slade's Water Horse line on the Marketplace here. Comes with countless customization options and many gestures, including Bow, Turn, Canter, even AFK, and will cost you L$3,889 (i.e. under $16). Which is kind of pricey, but this sucker can move about as gracefully as a mounted horse from, say, Skyrim -- look:
And if a horse is too damn mainstream for the metaverse, how about a fricking tiger:
Or a goddamn rhino?
Hat tip: /Not-a-rabid-badger (LOL), who has many related links on /SecondLife.