Tag: Horses

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  • About Horses

    Most free folks living in Middle-earth, and indeed many creatures serving the Shadow, ride upon the back of swift horses, to travel swiftly across the land or to gain an edge over their adversaries in combat. Hobbits and Men, Elves and Dwarves all ride …

  • Riding on a Journey

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  • Acquiring Horses

    _They dismounted, and as grooms took Shadowfax and the other horse, they walked forward to the sentinel at the gate..._ Companions without a mount and Riders of Rohan wishing to enrich their stables may buy a horse from a merchant at a market or from a …

  • Borrowing Horses

    Heroes travelling on foot in the Riddermark may ask to borrow a mount from a horse-herd or local lord, or even be lent one should they appear to need it. Such a hero must possess a minimum score in an appropriate characteristic to be considered …

  • Characteristics of Horses

    Horses are amazing animals: they provide milk, a strong back and near unflagging strength. In times of war, they stand as one of the most potent weapons on Middle-earth. The fact that all households of the Mark have at least one horse trainer devoted to …

  • Riding In Combat

    _Great was the clash of their meeting. But the white fury of the Northmen burned the hotter, and more skilled was their knighthood with long spears and bitter._ Horses trained for war can be a formidable asset when charging enemies on open ground. But …

  • The Steed of the Moon

    Minstrels and Loremasters tell the tale of how Eorl the Young named Felarof, first of the mearas, the great horses of Rohan, when his people still dwelt in the Gore of Anduin. The Steed of the Moon is a wild, white horse that must be akin to the fabled …