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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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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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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Alternative to horses in a dry climate

I'm looking for an alternative for horses. Why not horses? the short answer is the gods didn't want to create them. The gods in my universe like to annoy humanity. Horses only seem to really benefit ...
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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 ...
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Horses went extinct, people domesticated something else. - What is it and what would change?

Assuming that horses went extinct early in history, what would replace the horse, and how would the change in domesticated animal affect the development of the first civilizations? Info on horse ...
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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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Realistic alternatives to Horses

Mounts are one of the coolest things about fantasy in my opinion. Riding around on raptors, dragons, elephants and even weirder things is one of the main draws to a lot of fantasy things. However, ...
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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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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 ...