9.7.6 Horsemanship

Horsemanship is a miniskill (HELP MINISKILLS) that provides the user of it abilities pertaining to riding and caring for a steed.

If you are mounted on a steed capable of flying, you may use SPUR MOUNT SKYWARD to have it take you up into the skies.

Mounts may be bought from stables across the land. Owners of mounts may also keep their steeds in these stables, so that they are not in danger from anything in the outside world. The various stables are:            

Bloodloch       - A cavernous stable (v22662)
Duiran          - An open paddock (v43820)
El'Jazira       - Hitching lines at the desert's edge (v22670)
Enorian         - A fragrant stable (v22669)
Spinesreach     - The Wintersbreeze Stables (v22661)
Esterport       - The Esterport Stables (v36835)
Mournhold       - Within a cold, draughty stable (v47314)
Hubride         - Orderly stable (v16117)
Kelun           - A sandy seaside stable (v55961)

Shops/NPCs with Mounts:

Dahkota Hills   - An exotic stable (v455)
Northern Tundra - A small, cramped storage nook (v52931)
Shattered Vortex - Ayeli (v36472) or Junal (v36472)

Within the Esterport Stables, a runed steel bit is sold, which saves your mount from one death and will instead return it to the stable. After purchased, you must FASTEN the bit to your steed.

The commands to stable your mount, remove it again from the stable and see your stabled mounts are as follows:                                 

- Use this to list all stables you have permissions to use.

- List the locations of all mounts you have in stables.

STABLE ADD <steed>
- Place your mount within the safety of the stable. You must be in the
  stable to do this command.

- Remove a mount from a stable. This command must be issued in the
  stable the mount is in.

Some stores around the realm offer mount armour or saddlebags to further improve your mount. You can equip them with GIVE <mountarmor|saddlebags> TO <mount>. Regarding saddlebags, you may then PUT <item> IN <mount> and TAKE <item> FROM <mount> as you would with a regular container.