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27th Nov '16 3:08:56 PM nombretomado
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* Bree and Hwin in ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' talk, although whether that makes them cool or just irritating is up for debate.

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* Bree and Hwin in ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' talk, although whether that makes them cool or just irritating is up for debate.
5th Nov '16 6:39:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH0pbVw2Bg0 High Stepper]], a motorized toy horse she can ride.
30th Oct '16 3:57:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The unicorns from ''Literature/TheFirebringerTrilogy'' are a race of BadAss warriors who regularly take on (and defeat) large predators such as gryphons and wyverns. Notably, their initiation ritual involves making a journey to the very heart of their worst enemies' homeland to drink from a magical pond.

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* The unicorns from ''Literature/TheFirebringerTrilogy'' are a race of BadAss badass warriors who regularly take on (and defeat) large predators such as gryphons and wyverns. Notably, their initiation ritual involves making a journey to the very heart of their worst enemies' homeland to drink from a magical pond.
21st Oct '16 3:40:00 AM Morgenthaler
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So, you have yourself a {{Badass}}, who now needs [[TravelCool a badass way to get from point A to point B]]. Naturally, the CoolCar and the CoolBike are there for him! The problem? We are in a HighFantasy story, mate and we've got no stomach for that much AnachronismStew.

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So, you have yourself a {{Badass}}, badass, who now needs [[TravelCool a badass way to get from point A to point B]]. Naturally, the CoolCar and the CoolBike are there for him! The problem? We are in a HighFantasy story, mate and we've got no stomach for that much AnachronismStew.



** Maximus, the horse of the Captain of the Guard in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. {{Determinator}}, master tracker, easily the biggest {{Badass}} on this whole list. Not to mention the posters put him with a ''sword'' in his mouth. And the know how to use it in the movie.

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** Maximus, the horse of the Captain of the Guard in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. {{Determinator}}, master tracker, easily the biggest {{Badass}} badass on this whole list. Not to mention the posters put him with a ''sword'' in his mouth. And the know how to use it in the movie.



* All the post-''[[Literature/TheImmortals Immortals]]'' horses in Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' books. Since they have heightened intelligence thanks to Daine, it makes them all the more {{Badass}}. Peachblossom, Kel's battered warhorse in the ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet, practically defines this trope. If you try to pet and/or mount him and your name isn't Kel, Tobe, Stefan, or Daine, he will either bite your arm off or try really hard to.

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* All the post-''[[Literature/TheImmortals Immortals]]'' horses in Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' books. Since they have heightened intelligence thanks to Daine, it makes them all the more {{Badass}}.badass. Peachblossom, Kel's battered warhorse in the ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet, practically defines this trope. If you try to pet and/or mount him and your name isn't Kel, Tobe, Stefan, or Daine, he will either bite your arm off or try really hard to.



* Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms: Lu Bu's personal steed, Red Hare, increased his already {{badass}} legend, and then [[spoiler:Guan Yu's when he inherited it.]] Red Hare was such a Cool Horse that Lu Bu [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon murdered his step-father]]]] to get it.

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* Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms: Lu Bu's personal steed, Red Hare, increased his already {{badass}} badass legend, and then [[spoiler:Guan Yu's when he inherited it.]] Red Hare was such a Cool Horse that Lu Bu [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon murdered his step-father]]]] to get it.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. The Boss rides around Cold War era Russia on an Andalusian for ''absolutely no apparent reason'' aside from being too damned {{Badass}} for normal transportation. Plus, Naked Snake loves horses so much, he wants to... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejzNm8nDXN4 do stuff to it]].

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. The Boss rides around Cold War era Russia on an Andalusian for ''absolutely no apparent reason'' aside from being too damned {{Badass}} badass for normal transportation. Plus, Naked Snake loves horses so much, he wants to... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejzNm8nDXN4 do stuff to it]].
7th Oct '16 7:31:49 AM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHearless'' has Mitternacht, the main heroine Avalina's [[UndyingLoyalty faithful]] black Friesian. Originally a knight's steed, he became furious with grief due to his rider's death until [[FriendToAllLivingThings Avalina]] tamed him, making him loyal to her only. He follows her to her imprisonment in the castle of [[WalkingWasteland the Horned King]], becomes the first horse to remain sane after spending months close to the lich and can project {{Death Glare}}s that keep even the lich at bay. He even drives away [[TheDreaded Arawn]] -- the freaking Death Lord of Annuvin -- from [[DreamWeaver messing with Avalina's dreams]]!

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* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHearless'' ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' has Mitternacht, the main heroine Avalina's [[UndyingLoyalty faithful]] black Friesian. Originally a knight's steed, he became furious with grief due to his rider's death until [[FriendToAllLivingThings Avalina]] tamed him, making him loyal to her only. He follows her to her imprisonment in the castle of [[WalkingWasteland the Horned King]], becomes the first horse to remain sane after spending months close to the lich and can project {{Death Glare}}s that keep even the lich at bay. He even drives away [[TheDreaded Arawn]] -- the freaking Death Lord of Annuvin -- from [[DreamWeaver messing with Avalina's dreams]]!
7th Oct '16 7:31:06 AM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHearless'' has Mitternacht, the main heroine Avalina's [[UndyingLoyalty faithful]] black Friesian. Originally a knight's steed, he became furious with grief due to his rider's death until [[FriendToAllLivingThings Avalina]] tamed him, making him loyal to her only. He follows her to her imprisonment in the castle of [[WalkingWasteland the Horned King]], becomes the first horse to remain sane after spending months close to the lich and can project {{Death Glare}}s that keep even the lich at bay. He even drives away [[TheDreaded Arawn]] -- the freaking Death Lord of Annuvin -- from [[DreamWeaver messing with Avalina's dreams]]!
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19th Sep '16 7:13:23 PM PaulA
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* The titular animal from Piers Anthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On A Pale Horse]]'', who turns into a CoolCar. Seriously.
** With a name like Mortis, what can you expect??

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* The titular animal from Piers Anthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On A Pale Horse]]'', Creator/PiersAnthony:
** Mortis, Death's steed in ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'',
who turns into a CoolCar. Seriously.
** With a name like Mortis, what can you expect??
Seriously.
16th Sep '16 2:08:35 PM StFan
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-->-- '''Handsome Jack''', ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''

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-->-- '''Handsome Jack''', ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam's'' [[OldMaster Master Asia]] has a horse, Fuunsaiki, which pilots a mobile suit shaped like a giant mechanical horse.
** A RunningGag in the series' {{yonkoma}} parody strips is the idea that Domon Kasshu is only Master Asia's ''second'' apprentice in the martial arts. Fuunsaiki is the first. And outranks Domon.

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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam's'' [[OldMaster Master Asia]] has a horse, Fuunsaiki, which pilots a mobile suit shaped like a giant mechanical horse.
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horse. A RunningGag in the series' {{yonkoma}} parody strips is the idea that Domon Kasshu is only Master Asia's ''second'' apprentice in the martial arts. Fuunsaiki is the first. And outranks Domon.



* The {{Bounty Hunter}}'s horse in the manwha "Yongbi" is like if [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Maximus]] was born in historical Korea. He constantly speaks his mind and has many arguments with his rider. He's also able to determine the worth of a sacred gold medallion just by [[http://mangafox.me/manga/yongbi/v01/c002/10.html licking it]], forced the staff and other horses to [[http://mangafox.me/manga/yongbi/v01/c003/8.html serve him hand and hoof]] in the palace horse stable, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/yongbi/v01/c003/19.html immediately sensed his master was in danger]] when the the evil emperor sends assassins to kill him in his sleep (it doesn't work), and destroyed part of the palace while holding the sacred medallion before swallowing it to keep it out of the Emperor's hands.

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* The {{Bounty Hunter}}'s BountyHunter's horse in the manwha "Yongbi" is like if [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Maximus]] was born in historical Korea. He constantly speaks his mind and has many arguments with his rider. He's also able to determine the worth of a sacred gold medallion just by [[http://mangafox.me/manga/yongbi/v01/c002/10.html licking it]], forced the staff and other horses to [[http://mangafox.me/manga/yongbi/v01/c003/8.html serve him hand and hoof]] in the palace horse stable, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/yongbi/v01/c003/19.html immediately sensed his master was in danger]] when the the evil emperor sends assassins to kill him in his sleep (it doesn't work), and destroyed part of the palace while holding the sacred medallion before swallowing it to keep it out of the Emperor's hands.






* Marvel's ComicBook/TheMightyThor has Odin's horse, Sleipnir, which is a giant white horse with eight legs.
** There is also ''ComicBook/BetaRayBill'' [[spoiler:No no, get your minds out of the gutter -- [[http://comicattack.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/71420comic_storystory_full-5823244_thoratw42.jpg Bill is simply an extremely equine looking alien.]]]]
*** Bill's semi-official nickname is "Thorse".
*** In ''Thor and [[ComicBook/PowerPack the Warriors Four]]'', a [[spoiler:de-aged]] Thor rides a similarly [[spoiler:de-aged]] Bill. It is [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1998918.html#cutid1 the most adorable thing ever]].

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* Marvel's ComicBook/TheMightyThor ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'':
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has Odin's horse, Sleipnir, which is a giant white horse with eight legs.
** There is also ''ComicBook/BetaRayBill'' [[spoiler:No no, get your minds out of the gutter -- [[http://comicattack.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/71420comic_storystory_full-5823244_thoratw42.jpg Bill is simply an extremely equine looking alien.]]]]
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]]]] Bill's semi-official nickname is "Thorse".
*** ** In ''Thor and [[ComicBook/PowerPack the Warriors Four]]'', a [[spoiler:de-aged]] Thor rides a similarly [[spoiler:de-aged]] Bill. It is [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1998918.html#cutid1 the most adorable thing ever]].



* Artax from ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''. Although his death traumatized many a wee kidlet, he remains a beloved equine, especially his resurrection/reappearance at the end of the film racing across the plains with Atreyu on his back.
** In [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory the original novel]], he [[TalkingAnimal spoke]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he didn't get resurrected in the book.]])

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* Artax from ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''. Although his death traumatized many a wee kidlet, he remains a beloved equine, especially his resurrection/reappearance at the end of the film racing across the plains with Atreyu on his back.
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back. In [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory the original novel]], he [[TalkingAnimal spoke]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he didn't get resurrected in the book.]])



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* In ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'', Taako can summon a glorious talking, spectral, possibly unkillable unicorn named Garyl.
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** Paladins have a special ability to summon a "special mount." This grew until they can get an epic mount from outer planes that is attuned only to them. It doesn't have to be a horse per se, but it usually is. And until Third Edition, a Paladin could only summon the thing once every ''ten years''.
*** Considering Paladins need every stat but Intelligence, there is a very good chance that the paladin's mount is smarter than they are.
*** Of course, with Paladins often being cast as LawfulStupid, that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.
** Nightmares in ''Dungeons and Dragons'' are a fiery option for the EvilCounterpart of paladins, the Blackguard.

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** Paladins have a special ability to summon a "special mount." This grew until they can get an epic mount from outer planes that is attuned only to them. It doesn't have to be a horse per se, but it usually is. And until Third Edition, a Paladin could only summon the thing once every ''ten years''.
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years''. Considering Paladins need every stat but Intelligence, there is a very good chance that the paladin's mount is smarter than they are.
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are. Of course, with Paladins often being cast as LawfulStupid, that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.
** Nightmares in ''Dungeons and & Dragons'' are a fiery option for the EvilCounterpart of paladins, the Blackguard.



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* [[WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob Jonti "Weebl" Picking]]:
** [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Amazing+Horse/ "Look at my horse, my horse is amazing..."]]
** "Look at [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic my pony]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cakkDjbBKmg my pony's amazing..."]]
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* In ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'', Taako can summon a glorious talking, spectral, possibly unkillable unicorn named Garyl.



* [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Amazing+Horse/ "Look at my horse, my horse is amazing..."]]
** "Look at [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic my pony]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cakkDjbBKmg my pony's amazing..."]]



* Honey Pie Pony and the other [[StrawberryShortcake Strawberryland]] fillies from the 2003 version. Apart from Honey Pie Pony, some appeared in the series, while others did not.
** There was also "Maple Stirrup" in the 1980s version.
*** Which got a passing mention in a game the 2003 series version (to be specific, mentioned in one of the story books in the GBA game ''Ice Cream Island Riding Camp'').
* ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' (or ''Starla and the Jewel Riders'', depending on where you live) is an example of this trope (with Sunstar, Moondance and, in season 2, Shadowsong).

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* ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'':
**
Honey Pie Pony and the other [[StrawberryShortcake Strawberryland]] Strawberryland fillies from the 2003 version. Apart from Honey Pie Pony, some appeared in the series, while others did not.
** There was also "Maple Stirrup" in the 1980s version.
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version. Which got a passing mention in a game the 2003 series version (to be specific, mentioned in one of the story books in the GBA game ''Ice Cream Island Riding Camp'').
* ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' (or ''Starla and the Jewel Riders'', depending on where you live) is an example of this trope (with Sunstar, Moondance and, in season 2, Shadowsong).



* [[GaltarAndTheGoldenLance Galtar]] rode a horned, blue horse-like creature named Thork, who was brave and strong and intelligent.
* [[ClassicDisneyShorts Horace Horsecollar]].

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* [[GaltarAndTheGoldenLance Galtar]] rode ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'': Galtar rides a horned, blue horse-like creature named Thork, who was brave and strong and intelligent.
* [[ClassicDisneyShorts Horace Horsecollar]].
intelligent.



* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "A Dog and Pony Show." The fact that Equestria is populated mostly by ponies usually keeps the characters from being considered this trope in-universe, but this doesn't stop Spike from trying to ride Twilight into battle to save Rarity (complete with a [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger "Hi-ho, Twilight! Away!"]]). Twilight is not amused.
** Of course, this does not prevent [[CoolBigSis Twilight]] from indulging him anyway.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "A Dog and Pony Show." Show". The fact that Equestria is populated mostly by ponies usually keeps the characters from being considered this trope in-universe, but this doesn't stop Spike from trying to ride Twilight into battle to save Rarity (complete with a [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger "Hi-ho, Twilight! Away!"]]). Twilight is not amused.
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amused. Of course, this does not prevent [[CoolBigSis Twilight]] her from indulging him anyway.



** Spike indulges in this once again, more successfully, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?]]" In the shared dream, after turning into a DragonKnight, he picks a giant-sized Derpy Hooves as his flying mount, who enthusiastically play along.












1st Sep '16 12:46:34 PM ArthurEld
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* In ''Literature/JohannesCabalAndTheFearInstitute'' in the Dreamlands there are no horses to be found-there ''are'', however, zebras, which prove to be smarter than their real-world counterparts and fine mounts as well. Cabal dislikes them for some reason without realizing that in his own black and white outfit, to the zebra he looks equally ridiculous.
22nd Aug '16 4:27:34 PM nombretomado
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* Faran, the roan from from ''TheElenium'' and ''The Tamuli'' also by Creator/DavidEddings, is the incredibly intelligent and capable companion of Sparhawk the Knight. Their relationship is less than one of perfect compliance and involves the kind of trickery and coercion one might actually see in a strong-willed horse. Faran acts like he has a bad temper exclusively because Sparhawk actually likes him to act that way.[[note]]When ridden by Child-Goddess Aphrael in a quiet moment, he shows his BruiserWithASoftCenter side.[[note]]

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* Faran, the roan from from ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''The Tamuli'' also by Creator/DavidEddings, is the incredibly intelligent and capable companion of Sparhawk the Knight. Their relationship is less than one of perfect compliance and involves the kind of trickery and coercion one might actually see in a strong-willed horse. Faran acts like he has a bad temper exclusively because Sparhawk actually likes him to act that way.[[note]]When ridden by Child-Goddess Aphrael in a quiet moment, he shows his BruiserWithASoftCenter side.[[note]]
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