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|Image = Domesticated horses near Novigrad.jpg
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|Hair_color = Varies
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|Species = Equus ferus}}
 
A '''horse''' is a domesticated animal, often used as a mount or pack beast. In the [[Witcher series|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.
 
A '''horse''' is a domesticated animal, often used as a mount or pack beast. In the [[Witcher series|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.
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In {{Tw3}}, [[Geralt of Rivia|Geralt]] can use [[Axii]] on wild horses to then ride them. Interestingly enough, this will cause the horse to be permanently ridable assuming it doesn't de-spawn. It can also be used on multiple horses, so Geralt could essentially "tame" an entire herd.
   
 
== Horse equipment ==
 
== Horse equipment ==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caparison 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
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* see [[Horse equipment]] for {{Tw3}} list
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddle Saddle] – A saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal's back by a girth.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridle Bridle] – A bridle is a piece of equipment used to direct a horse. It usually consists of leather headstall, bit and reins
 
   
 
== Notable horses ==
 
== Notable horses ==
* [[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.
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* [[Roach]] (Polish: ''Płotka)'': the name Geralt gives to all his horses. His preference is for mares. It was usually a bay horse.
* [[Kelpie (horse)|Kelpie]] [[Ciri]]'s mare. She was an incredibly strong, fast and beautiful black horse.
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* [[Kelpie (horse)|Kelpie]]: [[Ciri]]'s mare. She was an incredibly strong, fast, and beautiful black horse.
* [[Pegasus]] [[Dandelion]]'s white, gelding. Original polish name is Pegaz.
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* [[Pegasus]] (Polish: ''Pegaz''): [[Dandelion]]'s white<ref name="horse">It's a common misconception to call a horse with a white coat "white". In actuality, a true white horse is very rare. One noticeable difference is that a white horse has pink skin while a gray horse will have black skin, even if their hair coat may be white.</ref> gelding
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=== {{Tw3}} ===
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* [[Babiyetza]]: [[Dulla kh'Amanni|Dulla]]'s gray<ref name="horse" /> mare
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* [[Scorpion (horse)|Scorpion]]: [[Eskel]]'s horse
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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Journey.jpg|Two riders on horseback
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Skellige wild horses.jpg
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</gallery>
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Unicorn]]
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* [[Unicorn (creature)|Unicorn]]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_coat_color Horse coat color terms] (''eg.'' chestnut, bay)
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse#Age Horse age terms] (''eg.'' mare, gelding, stallion)
 
   
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== References ==
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[[pl:Koń]]
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[[Category:Horses]]
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[[Category:The Witcher 3 bestiary]]
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[[Category:Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni bestiary]]

Revision as of 06:33, December 24, 2019

A horse 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.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt can use Axii on wild horses to then ride them. Interestingly enough, this will cause the horse to be permanently ridable assuming it doesn't de-spawn. It can also be used on multiple horses, so Geralt could essentially "tame" an entire herd.

Horse equipment

Notable horses

  • Roach (Polish: Płotka): the name Geralt gives to all his horses. His preference is for mares. It was usually a bay horse.
  • Kelpie: Ciri's mare. She was an incredibly strong, fast, and beautiful black horse.
  • Pegasus (Polish: Pegaz): Dandelion's white[1] gelding

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 It's a common misconception to call a horse with a white coat "white". In actuality, a true white horse is very rare. One noticeable difference is that a white horse has pink skin while a gray horse will have black skin, even if their hair coat may be white.
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