These packs will add to what you can do in The Sims 4: Horse Ranch.
In The Sims 4, horses are back. If you’ve ever wanted to be a rancher, Horse Ranch lets you play with horses, sheep, and goats without getting dirty. Your Sim can find a horse friend, build a barn, and start racing barrels.
But what if running a ranch is not enough? What if you want to ranch while dealing with aliens underground or vampires who show up at your house at the worst times, all while enjoying your new Western decor? We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for DLC that goes with Horse Ranch.
Well, this one goes without saying. If you want, your ranch can be more about sheep or goats, but that doesn’t sound as good as a cow ranch, does it? It seems right for a few cows to moo around the plains, right? Also, they are about the same size as your horse, so your horse won’t have to bend down as much to get to know them.
Even though most of Horse Ranch has a western theme, there are some “English” riding clothes and tack, so you can bring your horses to Henford-on-Bagley if you want to. Putting strong pull horses on the farms just feels right, you know?
Horses probably wouldn’t do too well in Evergreen Harbor. There’s too much cement there, and no one knows what the air quality is like. Still, Eco Living goes well with Horse Ranch because the first growth put a lot of emphasis on community and being self-sufficient. It just makes sense to put a solar panel on the plains, doesn’t it?
Also, horses are a green way for your Sim to get around, and if you’re up to it, making a farm that can run on its own with its own power and water could be a really fun task.
My Wedding Stories
Okay. It doesn’t seem like My Wedding Stories is the kind of DLC that would go well with horses. Or life on a farm. Or anything that involves getting down and dirty. But! The beautiful world of Tartosa has one thing that could make your sim’s dreams of horseback riding look beautiful: a big beach.
You could also choose Island Living if you wanted to. But do the Sulani islands look like good places for horses? You’d feel bad leaving the poor thing alone or making it live in unbearable heat. In Tartosa, on the other hand, you could race your horse on the beach at sunset and not think twice about it. Also, don’t you think your Sim and their fiance would find a horse ride under the moon romantic?
Strangerville works well with Horse Ranch because it has a Western look. It doesn’t look like the lots in Strangerville are big enough to house a horse. The alien stuff going on is a little scary, to be honest. Horses are known for being easily scared. How do you think they would feel if someone started moving like a puppet toward them while talking about a mysterious mother?
So, Strangerville is a great place to go if you want to get more ideas for Western-themed things. Just don’t try to raise a horse there until the campaign is over, all right?
Cats And Dogs
No doubt. If you’ve played The Sims 3, you’ll know that horses came with the Pets expansion. It felt weird to have cats and dogs but no horses. Even for those of us who bought the Sims 1 Unleashed update, horses in The Sims just felt like they belonged there.
It’s wonderful to see them again. It just feels wrong to have a ranch without a barn cat or a hunting dog, you know? When you’re not around, you need that fierce border collie to keep an eye on your flock. Cats and Dogs just make Horse Ranch’s world feel more full and living.
Why do you only have a ranch? Even though gardening was in the base Basket Random, Seasons added seasonal plants, flower arranging, and a stronger focus on science, which made gardening a more useful skill. If you make the Harvestfest gnomes happy, they will give you at least a thousand seed packs.
All of this means that when you join these two expansion packs, you can really live out your Stardew Valley dreams. Still, it’s probably best to have two Sims around—one who is good at both farming and ranching. Even if you’re not cheating, it might be a little too busy for one sim to do alone.
Why can’t there be a dog among the sheep? You wouldn’t think that Werewolves would go well with Horse Ranch. Still, it can lead to some funny situations, like a werewolf rancher desperately trying to keep their cool around their group of sheep. Just think of all the funny stories you could make up based on that idea.
Werewolves also has a lot of cool do-it-yourself things that would go well with a ranch. Who needs fancy decorations when birch sticks in pots work just as well? It will still look cool. And finally, Moonwood Mills seems like a fun place to ride a horse… Just make sure to build a barn with a lock for the poor thing.
Laundry Day Stuff
Your sim should know what it’s like to have their clothes blow around in the open wind. Even though Laundry Day doesn’t give much more than, well, the ability to do laundry, a clothesline feels like a must-have when paired with a farm or ranch theme.
Hand-washing clothes and letting them dry in the sun is a big farming thing to do. After all, this is a more self-sufficient way to live. And, really, have you seen some of the new clothes you can make with Create-A-Sim? They already have mud and grass stains on them. Your Sims will appreciate it.
Tiny Living Stuff
Why not build a small home on a big ranch? It’s cheaper than anything else and will help your sims get better at things, so it’s great for those who are starting to ride. Even though Tiny Living’s style doesn’t really go with Horse Ranch’s, the idea of a small house on a huge grassy plain is very attractive.
Since your bills will be less, you’ll have more time to work on your land and ride horses. It’s a good way for your Sim to live that is easy and quick.
Realm Of Magic
To be honest, Realm of Magic is mostly here because Create-A-Sim lets you make horses. And that unicorn could probably use a magical guide in the form of one of your Sims who knows how to cast spells. Why not match this magical creature with a person who is just as amazing?
No, unicorns in The Sims 4 don’t do anything special besides glow, so they don’t need a spellcaster to take care of them. But doesn’t it sound like a lot of fun to build a big magic house full of unicorns?