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** Dark Knight Gaia/Gaia the Fierce Knight and his retrained versions invoke this, as this monster's whole aesthetic is about being a badass knight riding a mount. Gaia is often given badass moments to show this trope off.

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** Dark Knight Gaia/Gaia the Fierce Knight and his retrained versions invoke this, as this monster's whole aesthetic is about being a badass knight riding a mount. Gaia is often given badass moments to show this trope off.off, such as defeating Saggi when Yami Yugi is in disadvantage, destroying the Cocoon of Evolution to prevent the summoning of the Perfect Ultimate Great Moth, the ritual animation sequence of Chaos Soldier/Black Luster of Soldier, defeating one of the Big Five, or when Yami Yugi resurrects Gaia from the Graveyard to reveal that he predicted in advance that the Sangenma/Three Egyptian Gods would be defeated.


** Dark Knight Gaia/Gaia Fierce Knight and his retrained versions invoke this, as this monster's whole aesthetic is about being a badass knight riding a mount. Gaia is often given badass moments to show this trope off.

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** Dark Knight Gaia/Gaia the Fierce Knight and his retrained versions invoke this, as this monster's whole aesthetic is about being a badass knight riding a mount. Gaia is often given badass moments to show this trope off.

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* ''Anime/KaiketsuZorro'': As staple of the ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' franchise, the anime also uses the trope basically at least once per episode.


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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** Dark Knight Gaia/Gaia Fierce Knight and his retrained versions invoke this, as this monster's whole aesthetic is about being a badass knight riding a mount. Gaia is often given badass moments to show this trope off.
**The Nameless Pharaoh and his servants ride on horses to chase after Thief King Bakura. The [[FillerArc Doma arc]], which knows of the content of the final arc, foreshadows in the first half of the arc by making Yami Yugi ride Rebecca's horse to go after Raphael.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'':

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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': When Sir Gerald's would-be assassin is fleeing on a motorbike in "The Killing Distance", Willie chases after him on a horse. And it's awesome.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'':''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'':



-->'''Olaf:''' There's your [[spoiler: act of love]] right there! Riding across the fjords like a valiant, pungent reindeer king!

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-->'''Olaf:''' There's your [[spoiler: act [[spoiler:act of love]] right there! Riding across the fjords like a valiant, pungent reindeer king!
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* Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, comes a horseman known as ''Series/{{Zorro}}''...

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* Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, comes a horseman known as ''Series/{{Zorro}}''...''Series/{{Zorro|1957}}''...



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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': When Sir Gerald's would-be assassin is fleeing on a motorbike in "The Killing Distance", Willie chases after him on a horse. And it's awesome.
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* Link has been known for his horseback-riding skills since ''Ocarina of Time'', but the first time full-fledged mounted combat was used in the series was in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', when you fight King Bulbin for the first time.

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* Link of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has been known for his horseback-riding skills since ''Ocarina ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time'', Time]]'', but the first time full-fledged mounted combat was used in the series was in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', when you fight King Bulbin for the first time.

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Antebellum}}'', Veronica, wearing a Union tunic and brandishing a [[AnAxeToGrind hatchet]], goes charging on horseback through the middle of a [[spoiler:mock]] UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar battle.

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* In ''Film/YellowHairAndTheFortressOfGold'', Yellow Hair conducts almost all of her raid to break Pecos out of the Mexican fort on horseback.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Spike the dragon hopes for this when he goes to rescue Rarity from the Diamond Dogs during "A Dog and Pony Show". Twilight (the steed) is less than happy with the concept, but humors him. (And [[FridgeLogic if you think about it]], he's trying to do this to impress another ''pony''. What would they think of this?)

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Spike the dragon hopes for this when he goes to rescue Rarity from the Diamond Dogs during "A ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow A Dog and Pony Show".Show]]''. Twilight (the steed) is less than happy with the concept, but humors him. (And [[FridgeLogic if you think about it]], he's trying to do this to impress another ''pony''. What would they think of this?)this?)
** He does it again with more success while he is in the shape of a humanoid dragon-knight during the shared dream in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?]]'', choosing a giant-sized Derpy Hooves as his mount and the {{Pegasus}} mare enthusiastically going along with it.


->''Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery stead?\\

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->''Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery stead?\\steed?\\


* The climax of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is a battle with the mounted Prince Philip up against Maleficent to save Princess Aurora.

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* The climax of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'' is a battle with the mounted Prince Philip up against Maleficent to save Princess Aurora.



* Disney/{{Hercules}} doesn't ride just any horse to save Mount Olympus from Hades. He rides on friggin ''{{Pegasus}}''.
* Subverted twice in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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* Disney/{{Hercules}} WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}} doesn't ride just any horse to save Mount Olympus from Hades. He rides on friggin ''{{Pegasus}}''.
* Subverted twice in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}''.

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* ''Literature/HouseOfNight'' vampyres dislike technology, so every [[AcademyOfAdventure House]] has a stable of fine horses and offers its students training in equestrianism. This comes in useful in ''Hunted'', when the heroes escape [[spoiler:Neferet]]'s grasp by fleeing her House on horseback. It's a risky endeavour, since the streets are dark and covered with snow, but they eventually get to safety.

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* The Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar invariably ride graceful white horses, who are their BondCreatures [[spoiler:and reincarnated comrades-in-arms]]. Heralds who've completed their Equitation classes can do anything on horseback that they can do on foot, including diving headfirst into an river to rescue drowning victims.


* Gandalf and his army do this in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''.

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* Gandalf and his army do this in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''.''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers''.

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* ''Film/JumanjiTheNextLevel'': [[spoiler:When the heroes are surrounded by mandrills and it looks like this is going to be the end for them, they Alex (as 'Seaplane') comes galloping in on a black stallions and scatters the mandrills. The heroes are even more surprised that the horse is Bethany in the avatar of Cyclone, a new PC in the game.]]


-->-- '''Bonnie Tylyer''', "Music/HoldingOutForAHero"

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-->-- '''Bonnie Tylyer''', Tyler''', "Music/HoldingOutForAHero"

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