Amy over at Sims 3 Gamer is at E3, and she was kind enough to share her impressions on The Sims 3 Pets. She wasn’t able to spend much time with it as there were so many other people waiting to try it out. She gives us insight on creating horses within CAS.
With the horse, from what I saw, you have five different “breeds” to choose from; I picked the Paint since we used to breed when I was little.
You not only get to chose the dominate pattern but you also get to pick an accessory pattern and both can be colored in whatever way you want. Mane and tail color are independent of the main color of the horse.
I was able to pick the “seat” of the horse, meaning Western or English and customize said saddle.
From what I saw, the let’s-customize-every-freakin’-detail has been minimized and while you’re still able to customize to your heart’s desire, it’s not as overwhelming as it was in Sims 2.