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** Some horses have apparently AscendedToCarnivorism with reports of certain individuals killing and eating small animals or human beings. While horses are only one of many traditionally herbivorous animals have been reported nibbling on flesh every so often as cheap protein, how widespread this behaviour is remains up to debate given that herbivores that have been fed large amounts of meat can actually become sick and die.


* A Marvel villain called Dreadknight who first fought ComicBook/IronMan early in the hero's career (and has been infrequently seen since, opposing the ComicBook/FantasticFour, SpiderMan, and Captain Britain) has a bat-winged flying horse called Hell Horse, which was sired via genetic engineering.

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* A Marvel villain called Dreadknight who first fought ComicBook/IronMan early in the hero's career (and has been infrequently seen since, opposing the ComicBook/FantasticFour, SpiderMan, ComicBook/SpiderMan, and Captain Britain) has a bat-winged flying horse called Hell Horse, which was sired via genetic engineering.


As these days horses are kept mostly for recreation and are often seen as something like oversized pets for little girls, the idea of scary and dangerous horses might seem a bit silly, as they lack any claws or fangs. But make no mistake, an angry or panicked horse can be truly frightening and easily kill a man with its hooves. And especially in the mediaeval period where these stories were embellished, very large fierce horses were bred for military use to do exactly this - and a horse capable of carrying a mediaeval knight in full armour was very large and strong indeed.

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As these days horses are kept mostly for recreation and are often seen as something like oversized pets for little girls, the idea of scary and dangerous horses might seem a bit silly, as they lack any claws or fangs. But make no mistake, an angry or panicked horse can be truly frightening and easily kill a man with its hooves. And especially in the mediaeval medieval period where these stories were embellished, very large fierce horses were bred for military use to do exactly this - and a horse capable of carrying a mediaeval medieval knight in full armour armor was often very large and strong indeed.


* In the famous ballad "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", a {{Cowboy}} sees a herd of Hellish cattle as well as damned souls of cowboys on {{Hellish Horse}}s telling him to "change his ways" if he doesn't want to [[JacobMarleyWarning share their fate]].

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* In the famous ballad "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", a {{Cowboy}} sees a herd of Hellish cattle as well as damned souls of cowboys on {{Hellish Horse}}s Hellish Horses telling him to "change his ways" if he doesn't want to [[JacobMarleyWarning share their fate]].



* "Music/HoldingOutForAHero" by Bonnie Tyler: The demonic outlaw cowboys ride on these black horses in their battle with the angelic white cowboy in the music video.



** It also has the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. War has a flaming mane, tall and feet, Death causes zombie's heads to explode, Pestilence is NighInvulnerable and is surrounded by a sickly green cloud, Famine is trailed by a swarm of locusts.

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** It also has the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. War has a flaming mane, tall and feet, Death causes zombie's zombies' heads to explode, Pestilence is NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le and is surrounded by a sickly green cloud, Famine is trailed by a swarm of locusts.

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* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' had the "Ghost" of John Joseph Jacobs riding a horse that somehow blew fire from its nostrils.


* Red Hare from the most recent ''VideoGames/DynastyWarriors''. Looks quite hellish in the official art for the game with Lu Bu, but quite gentle in the official art with Guan Yu.

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* Red Hare from the most recent ''VideoGames/DynastyWarriors''.''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''. Looks quite hellish in the official art for the game with Lu Bu, but quite gentle in the official art with Guan Yu.


* In Brazilian folklore, a woman who fornicates with a priest turns into a Mula-sem-Cabeça (Headless Mule). It's a dreadful black mule [[CaptainObvious that has no head]], but somehow, manages to spew fire from its non-existent nose. It also has iron hoofs that make a horrible noise when the mule gallops. The transformed woman has to ride through seven parishes each night until she returns to the original parish where she sinned, or someone stabs her with a needle.

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* In Brazilian folklore, a woman who fornicates with a priest turns into a Mula-sem-Cabeça (Headless Mule). It's a dreadful black mule [[CaptainObvious that has no head]], head, but somehow, manages to spew fire from its non-existent nose. It also has iron hoofs that make a horrible noise when the mule gallops. The transformed woman has to ride through seven parishes each night until she returns to the original parish where she sinned, or someone stabs her with a needle.

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** Its direct sequel, The Princeless Bride, features another one called Necromancer, who gallops through the skies of Ooga-Booga baring the ruler of the land, [[HeadlessHorseman Count Tepish]]. Helping them is one of the tasks Rosella must complete.


* Near the end of Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions", an unseen Hell Horse stalks the hero, shortly after he escapes from the Wild Hunt. Note that from 1941-1944 there was an art journal in occupied Denmark called The Hell-Horse [Helhesten]). Anderson's story features a Danish man who falls into a magical world after being shot by Nazis in WWII.

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* Near the end of Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions", Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'', an unseen Hell Horse stalks the hero, shortly after he escapes from the Wild Hunt. Note that from 1941-1944 there was an art journal in occupied Denmark called The Hell-Horse [Helhesten]). Anderson's story features a Danish man who falls into a magical world after being shot by Nazis in WWII.


* Near the end of Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions", an unseen Hell Horse stalks the hero, shortly after he escapes from the Wild Hunt. Note that from 1941-1944 there was an art journal in occupied Denmark called The Hell-Horse [Helhesten]). Anderson's story features a Danish man who falls into a magical world after being shot by Nazis in WWII.



* Near the end of Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions", an unseen Hell Horse stalks the hero, shortly after he escapes from the Wild Hunt. Note that from 1941-1944 there was an art journal in occupied Denmark called The Hell-Horse [Helhesten]). Anderson's story features a Danish man who falls into a magical world after being shot by Nazis in WWII.

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* Near the end of Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions", an unseen Hell Horse stalks the hero, shortly after he escapes from the Wild Hunt. Note that from 1941-1944 there was an art journal in occupied Denmark called The Hell-Horse [Helhesten]). Anderson's story features a Danish man who falls into a magical world after being shot by Nazis in WWII.



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* Near the end of Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions", an unseen Hell Horse stalks the hero, shortly after he escapes from the Wild Hunt. Note that from 1941-1944 there was an art journal in occupied Denmark called The Hell-Horse [Helhesten]). Anderson's story features a Danish man who falls into a magical world after being shot by Nazis in WWII.


* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Dark Rider's shadow mount is a horse with glowing red eyes, fire around its hooves, a spiked whip for a tail, the ability to fly, and is an intangible summon made of shadow and fire.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Dark Rider's shadow mount is a horse with glowing red eyes, fire around its hooves, a spiked whip for a tail, the ability to fly, and is an intangible summon made of shadow and fire.fire that only its summoner can touch.
* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': The trio of Egyptian deities who respond to Hera's attack on Themyscira travel to Olympus in a chariot pulled by two large black draft horses that have fire for their manes and tales and leave flame where they walk.

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* One of the students in the ''Griezelklas'' books by Creator/TaisTeng is a Kelpie, a girl who can transform into a horse with the ability to lure in prey, then riding them into the water to drown and eat them. She's got shark-like teeth in her horse form, by the way.

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* Music/{{Manowar}}'s eponymous "Dark Avenger" is given of these to go with his new sword for his return from Hell to the world of the living. As narrated by Creator/OrsonWelles, no less.


As these days horses are kept mostly for recreation and are often seen as something like oversized pets for little girls, the idea of scary and dangerous horses might seem a bit silly, as they lack any claws or fangs. But make no mistake, an angry or panicked horse can be truly frightening and easily kill a man with its hooves. And especially in the mediaeval period where these stories were embellished. very large fierce horses were bred for military use to do exactly this - and a horse capable of carrying a mediaeval knight in full armour was very large and strong indeed.

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As these days horses are kept mostly for recreation and are often seen as something like oversized pets for little girls, the idea of scary and dangerous horses might seem a bit silly, as they lack any claws or fangs. But make no mistake, an angry or panicked horse can be truly frightening and easily kill a man with its hooves. And especially in the mediaeval period where these stories were embellished. embellished, very large fierce horses were bred for military use to do exactly this - and a horse capable of carrying a mediaeval knight in full armour was very large and strong indeed.

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