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Le Cheval a l'Aise Ranch - A French Inn for Traveling Pets

by Howabominable Posted 6th Nov 2011 at 5:34 PM - Updated 5th Nov 2011 at 6:17 AM by Howabominable
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Are you using a mod that allows you to take your pets with you on vacation? Or maybe you simply would like a horse ranch to go with your French-inspired village? Or perhaps a horse ranch that doesn't take up a massive amount of space, one that you can actually fit in your neighborhood without pulling teeth and wanting to chuck your computer out the window? Well, you've come to the right place!

I built this lot for my Sims who are currently traveling in France. They brought their pets along using Twallan's Traveler mod, but there is no room for them at the base camp without things getting awkward. A horse doesn't need a box stall crammed against a brick wall in some backyard in the middle of town, he needs the beautiful countryside to run and play in!

This lot is labeled as a Horse Ranch, and is a community lot. While it was built in France, it can be used in any neighborhood. Here are the following things the lot includes for all kinds of pets:

Horses - This lot includes 3 box stalls, 2 water troughs, hay, a horse ball, 2 salt licks, and plenty of room to gallop around without the serious pathing issues that often plague them.

Dogs - Included are two doggie beds, a sim bed for those who are more picky about where they will sleep, two dog houses, three bottomless pet bowls (to ensure that sims do not have to fill them), a bath for those pups plagued with fleas, three biscuit balls, several toy boxes, and plenty of room to run around and socialize with each other.

Cats - Included are three cat beds, a majestic kitty castle, a kitty jungle gym, several feather toys and toyboxes, three bottomless pet bowls, and litter boxes.

Miscellaneous - This lot contains a bathroom, mostly so that dogs can drink from the toilet. But your Sims are free to use it as well! On the third floor there are two bird trees hidden among the flowers where your sim can place them to fly about the lot. Finally, there is a fire pit to entertain the unsettling swarm of human Sims that tend to flock to community lots unless you have a mod to stop that kind of behavior.

All in all, this lot contains all the items you need to keep your pets 100% entertained, fed, watered, and bedded while you enjoy the beautiful sights in France. Your pets should be completely self-sufficient on this ranch. Keep in mind, however, that often at night pets will attempt to return to the base camp, so either keep them occupied or place this lot near your base camp/vacation home so that you can send them back. Pets should stay there during the day without any issues.

For those of you who may be wondering how to get their pets past the pesky customs agents into France, check out Twallan's Traveler Mod or something similar.

Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: 81,674
Expansions Required: This lot was built in a game using all expansions from World Adventures up to Pets, but only uses items from the base game, World adventures, and Pets. There is no CC used in this lot.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Twallan for creating his mod that makes this happen!
Tags: #horses, #cats, #dogs, #ranch, #pets

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets
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Le Cheval a l'Aise Ranch.rar | A lovely French-themed pet haven for your traveling (or adventurous) pets! Fills all the needs of cats, dogs, and horses.

Size: 1.62 MB · Downloads: 2,084 · 6th Nov 2011
1.62 MB 2,084 6th Nov 2011
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 10:32 PM
Twallan's travelling mod... Why haven't I heard of that?!
Eminence Grise
#3 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 11:07 PM
What a neat idea the Egypt base camp is actually not bad for horses, with a few items added, but China and France definitely need another solution.

And yeah, Lydocia -- mod that adds more to gameplay than any other since story progression, imo, since it also lets you treat ANY installed world as a vacation destination.
Forum Resident
#4 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 2:31 AM
Exactly what I need. Thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 1:57 AM
I will absolutley download this! thx
Test Subject
#6 Old 24th Nov 2011 at 8:02 PM
Thank you very much for this wonderful job! :D
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Dec 2011 at 3:25 AM
The exterior is perfect, amazing!
Test Subject
#8 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 7:31 AM
this is awesome! but i cant find the mod to take pets with you on adventures any help?
Original Poster
#9 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 6:02 PM
Originally Posted by Chels18
this is awesome! but i cant find the mod to take pets with you on adventures any help?

It can be found here:
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Apr 2012 at 4:04 PM
Beautiful !
Good job !
Thank you !
but what have you want to say in your title "le cheval à l'aise" ?

I am so sorry for the mistake but I am not english
Field Researcher
#11 Old 5th Jan 2017 at 7:44 AM
This is like an awesome pets hotel, with something for their human friends added in. Looking forward to adding your lot to many of my games, thank you!