Horses were classified in a number of different manners. Chargers, or more plainly warhorses were those horses bred to ride in battle. Light warhorses were referred to as coursers while heavy warhorses were known as destriers.
Horses were considered sacred to many faiths of Faerûn. Warhorses were important to followers of Anhur, the Red Knight, and Tempus. Pinto and piebald horses were particularly favored by Deneir; palomino horses to Waukeen. Gray-haired horsed were sacred to Mask, while white ones were sacred to Milil, and chestnut-colored horses to Sune. Mystra favored donkeys, horses, and mules with blue or mismatched eyes. Intelligent horses were also native to the celestial realms of Sehanine Moonbow.
Horses were a kind of novelty for Thymari dragonborn, as such beasts weren't common in Abeir. As such, horses, specially warhorses were highly valued by Thymari, who cared for them as precious friends.
- Heavy horses
- Amphailan • Cream draft • Kromlor • Miradan's breed • Nars • Phlan cart horse • Sembian draft • Tendal • Thymari
- Heavy warhorses
- Amphailan Black charger • Cormyrean destrier • Ostorian • Tantran Destrier • Tharurr • Ishen-Charac •
- Light horses
- Amphail Gray • Baldurian Rider • Barrowright farm horse • Chionthar • Darromar • Esmel long rider • Fox Trotter • Halruaan • Lhesperan • Mintan • Mucklestone • New Forest • Semphari • Shaaran zebra • Shire riding horse • Sosser • Steppe horse
- Light warhorses
- Calimite • Dambraii • Duskwood skewbald • Emberhawk • Golden Trotter • Ixinosia Longhair • Meth • Raurin • Shad'iar • Thayan Black • Vilhon
- Dales pony • Forest pony • Island pony • Orsraun pony • Mountain pony • Nether pony • Shire pony • Snowflake Mountain pony • Sunrise pony • Wild pony •
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