This proud horse thunders across the grassy plain with fluid grace, wind tugging at its loose-fitting barding.
Light Riding Horse CR 1
Speed 50 ft.
Melee 2 hooves –2 (1d4+1)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Unless specifically trained for combat (see the Handle Animal skill), a horse’s hooves are treated as secondary attacks.
Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–30)
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.