So, an idea I keep coming back to is about a fantasy setting where gryphons are used as mounts.
Obviously, since this is a fantasy setting and such a creature doesn't exist, it can't be "realistic." But could I make it plausible? As in, "what if gryphons were real?"
The most glaring issue to me at first is the food source. I presume that gryphons would be carnivores, and soldiers will need to feed their mounts. Herbivores are better as they can graze and their food lasts longer, while meat spoils?
Is there a way around that? If not, I'm just gonna make them omnivores.
There are lots of other issues, but I'm just going to focus on the feeding of gryphons.