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Horse, Light



This proud horse thunders across the grassy plain with fluid grace, wind tugging at its loose-fitting barding.

Light Riding Horse CR 1

XP 400
N Large animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 9 (+2 Dex, –1 size)
hp 15 (2d8+6)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.
Melee 2 hooves –2 (1d4+1)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
Base Atk +1; CMB +5; CMD 17 (21 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, RunB
Skills Perception +6
SQ docile

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Docile (Ex)

Unless specifically trained for combat (see the Handle Animal skill), a horse’s hooves are treated as secondary attacks.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–30)
Treasure none

The statistics above are for a typical riding horse, called by some a “light horse.”  Some horses are larger and heartier, bred for labor such as pulling plows or carriages. These horses are called “heavy horses” and gain the advanced simple template, a bite attack, increased hoof damage, and can be specifically trained for combat with the Handle Animal skill.

Horses stand 5 to 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh between 1,000 and 1,500 pounds.