1. I've not been logging much in to Second Life
I guess that's only two reasons but they are valid at least in my own mind, so in order to shake off the dust for the not so really new year now I'll make a post. I'm going to do another centaur avatar but this one comes from Breeder's choice, so far I'm completely in love with it and like to wear it often.
Here we go...
On the bottom is the BC centaur that was released before the end of 2015, and has rapidly gained popularity with players and creators alike. Between the two pictures you can see quite a few differences, even the rigging of the two is different giving the BC a more fluid almost natural movement.
Coming with the centaur body is a bunch of shapes from male, female to femboy, along with ones that are made to fit with mesh human bodies. Though if you really want to you can modify any of the shapes it comes with, specially if you want to look like how you normally do from the waist up. Just write down your topside numbers for torso, head, and face but leave the bottom alone, if you miss with the bottom of the shape it will deform your centaur. Waist up is free game for changing.
Along with the shapes you can have either have a full piece of the horse body, or you can have it in several pieces. Fat body, fat legs, thin legs, thin body, average body, take a look you'll see plenty of pieces.If that isn't doing it for you then it also comes with four free boxes of textures.
If you feel that you need an upper AO to make your upper half seem more natural, then I would suggest you find one that is Priority 3 so it doesn't conflict with the Centaur AO. However this may make the hind legs flip out now and then, generally when you start walking or when you change speeds. It will fix itself so don't worry.
Oh I forgot to mention the speeds! You got walk which I find too slow for me, trot, canter and gallop with a speed boost to make them faster than human avatars, there is also a riding system that allows the rider to ride, be dragged behind the centaur or flopped over their back. Changing speed while moving is done while tapping forward, to slow back down you tap back while walking.
(All the clothing and items can be found in the Market place just by doing a search for BC Centaur, I'm too lazy to actually link everything!)