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Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 177
Horse is the generic name given to any of the quadrupedal equine animal species found domesticated throughout Golarion. They vary greatly in size and weight, all the way from the miniature pony to the great war destriers found in cavalry companies.
Horses from the northern Tian Xia country of Hongal, simply called Hongali horses, are a light horse variety that may be trained for combat. These horses are famous even outside Hongal for their toughness.
These wild horses are found only in the hills of Nidal and bred in the Atteran Ranches. They are famous for their speed and grace, and are used by Nidalese couriers and traveling agents of the Umbral Court.
These dark horses are strong and disciplined like the people of the Atteran Ranches in Nidal where they are bred.
Despite their slimmer frame, Taldor jennets are good in battle and remarkably intelligent.
As useful creatures in farming, travel, trade, and warfare, numerous present-day cultures have created special places for horses in their societies. These include the Keleshite nomads of Casmaron's north-central steppes who raid far-eastern Taldor, the Shoanti of the Storval Plateau (especially those of the Sun Clan), and the horse ranchers of Lastwall.
Historical horse cultures
Horses were also central to numerous historical cultures throughout Golarion's history. The earliest known example of human–horse partnership were the ancient horselords of Nidal, who roamed that part of Avistan during the Age of Legend.
Horses and religion
Being such an important part of many cultures throughout the world, it is unsurprising that the horse is considered sacred by a number of gods and their followers. Among these are Alazhra, the patron god of night hags (who travel on the horse-like nightmares), Kurgess, the Strong Man, the daemonic harbinger Geon, the dwarven god Grundinnar, the empyreal lords Marishi and Sinashakti, naturally the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the infernal duke Eligos, known as the Winged Rider. In Tian Xia, General Susumu is associated with horses and his unholy symbol features a black, winged horse.
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