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  Summer, Year 3    Leviticus Era
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the Equine Guide

Roleplaying a horse is a lot like roleplaying any other creature: there's a learning curve while you familiarize yourself with general anatomy, phrases and behavior but once you get the hang of it, it all comes quite naturally. For members or potential members who are unfamiliar with roleplaying horses, this Guide is intended to offer pointers and general assistance as you navigate your new character.

Anatomy


image © Owain Davies


Just like other species, horses have specific names for specific parts of their body. The above image is a great resource. The most common words and terms that you'll likely use are: Poll, Withers, Croup, Flank, Fetlock, Pastern, and Hock. The rest should come easily.

Because LTTS is a fantasy site, the horses here are likely to have deviations from natural horse anatomy. These can include, but aren't limited to:

  • Horns or antlers
  • Cloven (or split) hooves
  • Lion-like tails (long tailbones with a tuft of hair at the end)
  • Elongated teeth
  • Wings

    In the real world, horses are identified by their breed, which impacts how large they will be, how much they will weigh, what their muscle structure is like and what color they would be. Because LTTS doesn't recognize breeds, it's easier to refer to simpler examples in order to get a good feel for how big your character should be.

    Horses' height is measured in Hands, or Hands-High, which is abbreviated to HH or hh. A single hand equals 4 inches, and horses on LTTS can be no larger than 20hh, or 80 inches at the Withers. Below are some examples of different horse heights, weights and statures that can be used to identify how tall and how heavy your character should be.


    PONY – 00 - 14.2hh – 000 - 700lbs – Ponies have much smaller statures than average horses, making them shorter, lighter and oftentimes more compact. They are typically rugged and quite strong despite their sizes, making them hardy and able to adapt to all types of terrain and climates.


    LIGHT – 14.3 - 18.0hh – 701 - 1800lbs – Horses with a light stature can be any variety of heights and weights, however they are excluded from both the draft and pony categories. Light horses can be short and stout, tall and thin, or any mixture of the two.


    DRAFT – 18.1 - 20.0hh – 1800 - 2500lbs – Draft horses are almost always large in every way, with bodies of a sturdy, muscled nature. It's common for them to have feathered (or hairy) legs and traditionally have large, heavy hooves. While slower and perhaps more cumbersome, they make up for it in sheer strength.