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Horse

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Horse
War Party Hitching Post.jpg
Faction/Affiliation Alliance, Independent
Homeworld Azeroth, Shadowlands
Environment Grassy fields
Area(s) Hillsbrad Foothills, Elwynn Forest, Gilneas, Western Plaguelands, Grizzly Hills, Kul Tiras, Revendreth
A horse.
Old model.

A horse is a large four-legged, four-hoofed animal with a long face, substantial body, and fast, narrow legs. This is the primary mount for humans, which includes, only now to a lesser extent, the worgen of Gilneas.

The strong bond between the humans of Azeroth and their warhorses has existed for generations. However, since the fall of Lordaeron, only select varieties continue to be bred throughout Alliance-controlled lands. Most prized among these are the stately Evendales of Elwynn Forest, renowned for their loyalty and even tempers. These horses command a hefty sum, but they reward their owners with steadiness and speed.[1] Horses are widely domesticated for riding and as beasts of burden.

Knights are traditionally powerful horse-mounted warriors of the Alliance and the kingdoms of humanity.

Some of the blood elves prefer riding horses rather than hawkstriders.[2]

Skeletal horses raised from the dead are commonly used by undead. Death knights use horse mounts, prominently deathchargers.

Felsteeds, dreadsteeds and wrathsteeds are types of demonic horses used by the Burning Legion and by warlock champions.

Sinrunners are horses in Revendreth.

Notable

Types

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Pony

Breeds

As a mount

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Main article: Horse mounts

Three types of epic mount horses are purchasable in Eastvale Logging Camp, formerly Southshore, Theramore, and, recently, the Stormwind City Command Center for 10g. The PvP epic horse is the Black War Steed.

Additional info:

As a hunter pet

Main article: Courser#As a hunter pet

Horses are tamable by hunters as part of the courser family.

In the RPG

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Horses are known to have been used by the Pandaren.[15] A horse not trained for war does not normally use its hooves to attack.[16]

Types

  • Light horse

These are smaller breeds of working horses. These animals are usually ready for useful work by age two. A light horse cannot fight while carrying a rider. A light load for a light horse is up to 150 pounds; a medium load, 151–300 pounds; and a heavy load, 301–450 pounds. A light horse can drag 2,250 pounds.[16]

  • Quarter horse
  • Arabian
  • Wild horse
  • Heavy horse

These are large breeds of working horses. These animals are usually ready for heavy work by age three. A light load for a heavy horse is up to 200 pounds; a medium load, 201–400 pounds; and a heavy load, 401–600 pounds. A heavy horse can drag 3,000 pounds.[16]

  • Clydesdale
  • Light warhorse

These animals are similar to light horses, but are trained and bred for strength and aggression. They usually are not ready for warfare before age three. A light warhorse can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he is good at riding. A light load for a light warhorse is up to 230 pounds; a medium load, 231–460 pounds; and a heavy load, 461–690 pounds. A light warhorse can drag 3,450 pounds.[16]

Heavy warhorse in the Alliance Player's Guide.
  • Heavy warhorse

Muscles ripple beneath this animal’s white coat. It snorts and paws the ground. Heavy warhorses are trained and bred for strength and aggression. Human knights ride such beasts into battle. A heavy warhorse can fight while carrying a rider. In battle, a heavy warhorse lashes out with its hooves and, if one gets lucky, it bites off the enemy’s face.[17]

  • Pony

A pony is a small type of horse, under 5 feet tall at the shoulder. They are similar to light horses and cannot fight while carrying a rider. A pony not trained for war does not normally use its hooves to attack but rather to run. A light load for a pony is up to 75 pounds; a medium load, 76–150 pounds; and a heavy load, 151–225 pounds. A pony can drag 1,125 pounds. They are solitary and are usually found on temperate planes.[18]

  • Warpony

A pony that is trained for war. It can use its hooves to attack. This animal's statistics would fall between a Light Horse and a Light Warhorse.[19]

  • Steam horse

The first steam horses were built by the Alliance for patrols traveling the arid savannah of the Barrens in eastern Kalimdor, where grazing was sparse. The rider sits in the saddle atop the four-legged machine and guides it just as they would a living mount. It moves at 60 miles per hour and has a crew of 1.[20]

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