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21st Jun '17 8:53:24 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has Shadowmere, a ludicrously fast immortal black mare with red eyes, who, if you let her, will thoroughly kick the shit out of any enemy in-game. You could also knock her out and store an infinite amount of items in her, effectively making weight limits on what you can carry pointless.
** There is also a freaking UNICORN! Which Hircine gives you a quest to kill, but if you refuse you can keep it as a mount.
** The sequel, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has [[spoiler:Shadowmere again, who has since become something far more than just a normal horse.]]
*** From Skyrim's third DLC comes Arvak, a skeleton horse who glows with purple flames. As a summoned creature he is also functionally immortal.
** The horse armor {{DLC}} too... Although that wasn't really the best armor, or DLC for that matter...

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' introduces
Shadowmere, a ludicrously fast immortal black mare with red eyes, who, if you let her, will thoroughly kick the shit out of any enemy in-game. You could also knock her out and store an infinite amount of items in her, effectively making weight limits on what you can carry pointless.
** There is also a freaking UNICORN! Which Hircine gives you a quest to kill, but if you refuse you can keep it
pointless. Shadowmere then returns in ''Skyrim'', as a mount.
** The sequel, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has [[spoiler:Shadowmere again, who has since become something far more
something...''more''...than just a normal horse.]]
*** From Skyrim's third DLC comes Arvak,
horse.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' adds Arvak in its ''Dawnguard'' DLC. Arvak is
a skeleton skeletal horse who glows glowing with purple flames. As flames, and is a summoned creature he is also creature, making him functionally immortal.
** The In the series' backstory, the Redguards of Hammerfell have a cool horse armor {{DLC}} too... Although that wasn't really breed known as the Yokudan Charger. It came over with their ancestors during the migration from [[{{Atlantis}} Yokuda]], is well adapted to Hammerfell's desert climate, and is said to make for one of the best armor, or DLC for that matter...war steeds in Tamriel.
18th Jun '17 10:47:13 AM nombretomado
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* The Cool Horse was de rigueur for the B Western hero. [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Silver]] is the most famous, but equally famous in their day were Gene Autry's steed Champion, Tom Mix's Tony "the Wonder Horse" and, of course, Roy Rogers' companion Trigger. To give an idea of how important these noble equines were, posters for several of Rogers' movies gave Trigger more prominent billing than Dale Evans, ''even after she and Rogers were married.'' ThatOtherWiki has a full article [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Horses here]].

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* The Cool Horse was de rigueur for the B Western hero. [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Silver]] is the most famous, but equally famous in their day were Gene Autry's steed Champion, Tom Mix's Tony "the Wonder Horse" and, of course, Roy Rogers' companion Trigger. To give an idea of how important these noble equines were, posters for several of Rogers' movies gave Trigger more prominent billing than Dale Evans, ''even after she and Rogers were married.'' ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has a full article [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Horses here]].



** Trigger, Roy Roger's horse. According to TheOtherWiki, he knew 150 trick cues and is considered the most famous horse in film history. In fact, Golden Cloud (his original name) appeared as Maid Marian's palomino mount in 1938's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' prior to being cast as Trigger. Now ''that'' is a Cool Horse!

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** Trigger, Roy Roger's horse. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, he knew 150 trick cues and is considered the most famous horse in film history. In fact, Golden Cloud (his original name) appeared as Maid Marian's palomino mount in 1938's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' prior to being cast as Trigger. Now ''that'' is a Cool Horse!
7th May '17 12:18:26 PM Derkhan
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* Kelpie from ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' are extremely durable, fast and capable of lifting heavy weights. The best thing about them, though, is that they walk ''on'' snow instead of wading through it... no matter how many kilograms you put on them. As the action of the book takes place in winter, this is absolutely useful.

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* Kelpie Kelpies from ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' are extremely durable, fast and capable of lifting heavy weights. The best thing about them, though, is that they walk ''on'' snow instead of wading through it... snow, sinking in only slightly no matter how many kilograms you much weight is put on them. As them, which is absolutely useful as the action of the book takes place in winter, this winter and involves copious amounts of travelling. Their secret is absolutely useful.that they aren't actually horses, but river currents that take the form of horses on land and remain such as long as they are kept bridled.
1st May '17 7:04:43 PM PaulA
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* Conrad Starsgard (hero of the GivingRadioToTheRomans series by Leo Frankowski) finds that his mare Anna is as intelligent as a human, can outrun any normal horse, can kill if necessary and can even understand Polish! She's actually a genetically engineered gift from a time-traveling relative, trying to covertly aid Conrad after he was accidentally sent back to 13th Century Poland.

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* Conrad Starsgard (hero of the GivingRadioToTheRomans series by Leo Frankowski) Creator/LeoFrankowski) finds that his mare Anna is as intelligent as a human, can outrun any normal horse, can kill if necessary and can even understand Polish! She's actually a genetically engineered gift from a time-traveling relative, trying to covertly aid Conrad after he was accidentally sent back to 13th Century Poland.
24th Apr '17 4:50:15 PM Chariset
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** Not to mention Sequiro from the ''Mode'' series (who comes from a whole Mode of the beasts), the unicorns from ''Apprentice Adept'', and many other equine creatures...definitely an AuthorAppeal.

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** Not to mention Sequiro from the ''Mode'' series (who comes from a whole Mode of the beasts), the unicorns from ''Apprentice Adept'', and many other equine creatures...definitely an AuthorAppeal.



** Her ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series has the Sons of the East Wind, who are intensely magical.



* Bree and Hwin in ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' talk, although whether that makes them cool or just irritating is up for debate.

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* Bree and Hwin in ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' talk, are Talking Horses in a country where most horses don't, although whether that makes them cool or just irritating is up for debate.debate. (Bree may indeed be a Cool Horse, though nowhere as cool as he ''thinks'' he is).



* Parodied with Rocinante, DonQuixote's horse. Let's just say [[MeaningfulName Rocin=horse in bad shape]].

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* Parodied with Rocinante, DonQuixote's horse. Let's just say [[MeaningfulName Rocin=horse Rocin = horse in bad shape]].
20th Mar '17 1:45:11 PM Dvandemon
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* Blackjack from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. Also Rainbow the Hippocamp (ie: literal sea horse). Mrs O'Leary is a giant hell-hound but she can be ridden through shadows (don't try it if you're afraid of the dark). From ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'', we have Arion and Tempest (a storm spirit who happens to look and act like a horse).

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* Blackjack from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. Also Rainbow the Hippocamp (ie: literal sea horse). Mrs O'Leary is a giant hell-hound but she can be ridden through shadows (don't try it if you're afraid of the dark). From ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'', we have Arion and Tempest (a storm spirit who happens to look and act like a horse).horse) and Arion, immortal son of Poseidon and Demeter conceived while they were both in the form of horses, capable of breaking the sound barrier across land and [[WalkOnWater and sea]]. The fact that the latter is Percy's half-brother is a bit of a shock to say the least.
3rd Mar '17 2:15:19 PM Xtifr
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** Toes, the horse(s) of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. The original mount was given to him as a joke as it had an odd mutation where it had splithooves and therefore could not be shod or ridden effectively. Caesar bred a line of warhorses off him.

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** Toes, the horse(s) of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. The original mount was given to him as a joke as it had an odd mutation where it had splithooves and therefore could not be shod or ridden effectively. Caesar bred a line of warhorses off him.
9th Feb '17 3:47:22 PM StarTropes
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* Game Freak and Nintendo also give us the Pokémon Ponyta and Rapidash, which are horses with flaming manes and tails. Blitzle and Zebstrika are native to ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite's'' Unova region; as the name indicates, they're electric zebras. [[OlympusMons Keldeo]] is a water-type unicorn Pokémon.

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* Game Freak and Nintendo also give us the Pokémon [[PlayingWithFire Ponyta and Rapidash, Rapidash]], which are horses with flaming manes and tails. [[ShockAndAwe Blitzle and Zebstrika Zebstrika]] are native to ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite's'' Unova region; as the name indicates, they're electric zebras. [[OlympusMons Keldeo]] is a water-type unicorn Pokémon. And ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' add to the horse family with [[DishingOutDirt Mudbray and Mudsdale]].
6th Feb '17 11:28:08 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' gives the Inquisitor a vast array of mounts, including several kinds of horses (and a number of non-horse creatures, like dracoliches and ''giant nugs''). The "Flames of the Inquisition" DLC specifically includes a magnificent barded charger, which comes with its own awesome armor.
25th Jan '17 12:06:15 AM PaulA
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** Both Cyril Proudbottom ([[TheWindintheWillows J. Thaddeus Toad's]] horse) and Gunpowder ([[Literature/TheLegendofSleepyHollow the Headless Horseman's]] horse) from ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''.

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** Both Cyril Proudbottom ([[TheWindintheWillows ([[Literature/TheWindInTheWillows J. Thaddeus Toad's]] horse) and Gunpowder ([[Literature/TheLegendofSleepyHollow ([[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow the Headless Horseman's]] horse) from ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''.
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