Long Haired Horse Species in Witch's Peak Campaign | World Anvil

Long Haired Horse

This long haired horse is a native to Ethilia, being rarely seen outside of the region unless imported. They generally dislike warmer clients, preferring and only truly thriving in places with harsh winters. They are shorter in stature than the usual riding horse, but stronger. They are capable of prolonged travel, often maintaining their odd swaying pace for 20 to 25 hours in a row before resting.   They were first domesticated by the Wilscan people of Ethilia before the Estmerians arrived. Serving primarily as pack animals, as few people have the patience for the odd swaying stride of the animal. The Estmerians arrived with their own bread of horse that they prefer and use almost to exclusion. The new comers to the land, the Seaxe, have found the the Wilscan horse to be a fantastically useful beast.   The Wilscan horse has become a common sight in Seaxe communities. Hauling carts or covered in large heavy saddlebags filled with goods and trinkets.

Basic Information

Growth Rate & Stages

The average life span of this long haired horse is about 24 years in captivity. In the wild they live for on average 12 years before the extreme environment of their home, or predatory beasts, kill them.

Ecology and Habitats

The long haired horses prefer to live in small groups of no more than three or four in the wild. The small roaming groups are able to sustain themselves foraging in almost any level of cold and snow. Summer times they often group into larger more regular sized herds as the land is able to sustain that many of them in a single location better.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The preferred diet of this small long haired horse is a small blue-ish colored shrub that is quite common in colder environments. They are also quite capable at consuming spinier bushes than most horses are willing to consume.


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