•Vicki bans GI• Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:48 pm
Go ahead and get the saddles and brooms. The saddles are very easy to get, and I think they both count toward achievements (I know the brooms will).
To get the brooms, charge collection #15 Dust Bunnies. If you put the rabbits on your wish list, people will often gift them to you. You'll eventually need 300 for an achievement to banish the old gypsy woman so it's good to start working on this now. The achievement counts previous banishes so you can work on it before you get that far without losing anything.
The saddles are much easier to get. They come from collection #20 Gypsy Harness. To get tons of the items for that collection, do a gypsy run (first posted by Sooz, I believe).
What you do is get a set of horses and charge collection #22 Fussy Horses. This will give you 50 silver horseshoes. Then run a Turtle of Luck and go to other manors, banishing the Gypsy (just that one character, the guy with the orange shirt). He will give you a whole lot more horses, as well as items for collection #20 that you need for the saddles. This is also an excellent way to level up since you get coins and experience from the Gypsy. Keep charging collection #22 to get more silver horseshoes so you can keep going until you get enough items to charge collection #20 to get all the saddles you need.
While this may take longer than having someone gift the flowers to you, you will benefit in the long run by not only working towards your achievements, but also by leveling up. Once you get enough horses collected, you can then do gypsy runs without running a turtle to level up anytime you want. I used to use this technique to level up to get more energy or tips whenever I needed.
Missing MM and a little bored without it, but I'll adjust.