Horse

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Horse
The-Witcher-3-On-a-horse.jpg
Details
Class
Beast
Occurrence
Wild specimen occure in grasslands or steppes; domesticated ones most oftenly in stables
Susceptibility
oat fodder
Other loot
Horse hide
Appearance(s)

A horse (hen llinge and Nilfgaardian dialect: evall) is a domesticated animal, often used as a mount or pack beast. In the novels, it is the primary method of transportation. Distances are also often measured in multiples of a "day's ride", which is said to be between 35 and 50 miles per day for very good specimens and perhaps closer to 20 miles per day for "average" animals.

Horse equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Caparison – A caparison is a covering, or cloth, laid over a horse, especially a pack animal, or horse of state. It is part of the horse armour known as barding, which was typically worn during warfare
  • Saddle – A saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal's back by a girth.
  • Bridle – A bridle is a piece of equipment used to direct a horse. It usually consists of leather headstall, bit and reins

Notable horses[edit | edit source]

two riders on horseback
  • Roach – the name Geralt gives to all his horses. His preference is for mares. The original name is polish Płotka. It was usually brown horse.
  • KelpieCiri's mare. She was an incredibly strong, fast and beautiful black horse.
  • PegasusDandelion's white, gelding. Original polish name is Pegaz.
  • Bucephalus - the war horse of the "Checkerboard knight".

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

In the game players finally received the ability to ride a horse. Geralt rides the horse named Roach of course, though he can also use other horses.

You can equip your horse with:

  • Saddle - improves horse stamina
  • Saddlebags - increase maximum inventory weight
  • Horse blinders - improve horse fear level
  • Trophy - technically also part of the horse "equipment" and is visible on it (in previous game Geralt was carrying all trophies).

See also[edit | edit source]