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Questions tagged [mounts]

For questions about animals that can be used by other species to ride on, for example battle mounts.

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Challenges for using a bull as a character's mount

I'm writing a character for a fantasy setting, and I wanted him to be a gruff half-orc war master whose mount is a bull. I wanted to know if there has ever been an actual historical use of bulls or ...
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What kind of animal could a centaur ride, and how?

Let's be using your typical centaur: half man, half horse. Due to the nature of their legs, they can't ride animals in the way that humans do. Horse legs just aren't really made to do that. My ...
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What sort of legs would a 1-ton pig neeed to support its body weight and move in short bursts of speed?

I recently asked how big a giant pig would need to be in order to carry a 10 foot tall (3.0 meters) and 272 kilogram (599.66 pounds) humanoid (wearing plate armour or an ankle-length cuirass ...
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How big would a giant pig need to be in order to carry a 10-foot tall humanoid on its back?

A book that I'm currently writing called Surge features an enemy faction called the Degenerates that are heavily inspired by the Scythians (Indo-Iranian horse nomads that ruled the Eurasian Steppes ...
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Would a giant Pogona (bearded dragon) be a good desert mount?

By saying giant, I mean something roughly around 2-3m long from nose to rear legs (not including tail) and 1m tall at the withers. How would such a creature fare as a mount used by humans/humanoid to ...
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Building The “Perfect” Mount

Horses are not perfect for war but they are still very good when trained. How to make a horse better for the following conditions? be stronger in the act of charging infantry and other horseman ...
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Speed of flying bird [closed]

If you had a bird which was large enough to ride, how fast could it fly? I need this information to work out the scale for my maps as i know how long it takes for one of the birds to fly from A to B.
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How to make a saddle for a feline mount

Sort-of sequel to this question. In that question, I asked about the feisability of domesticating a jaguar with the end goal of making a ridable mount. One good point that was mentioned was that a ...
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Viability of stone wagons?

Can they be pulled by traditional beasts of burden? I want to create a wagon that’s fireproof, can survive high temperatures, turn over to protect the occupants like a shell, and be made with ...
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Is it possible to ride a carnivore species?

Humans have been domesticating carnivores for over 10 000 years. And there are certainly carnivores big enough to ride. The former is the biggest feline ever to exist. They certainly can carry a human ...
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Could a Human Ride a Raptor?

I'm sure we can all agree that raptors are pretty cool (most dinosaurs are). But what I think would be really, really cool would be a rideable raptor. However, I don't know if this is possible. While ...
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Horses went extinct, because people domesticated something else. - What is it and what would change?

Assuming that horses went extinct at the same rate across the continents, due to humans domesticating something else, what would that something else be, and how would the change in domesticated animal ...
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What advantages would bovines have over horses when used as cavalry?

What advantages would bovines have over horses when used as cavalry? I've got a culture whose way of life is based around cattle, and I'm wondering what kinds of advantages they might have in combat ...