Friday, February 22, 2013

Rohan: Land of Horses! (too)

Yay for the continued celebration of Middle Earth Horses! Picking up where I left off in (rohan-land-of-horses), here are a few more horses hanging out in Cliving.

Ok, sometimes I get more excited than some visiting with the Stable-Master’s horses. Here is one I met north of Eaworth, at the lone location between Eaworth and Fangorn Forest. He is wearing the Steed of the Champion caparison (All-the-Steeds/store-steeds). It is such a simple thing, sans saddle and halter, but looks so sharp!

Here is a steed I was trying to rustle away from its owner. The Grim Southron kept back-peddling; I think I tipped my hand when I was paying less attention to him and more attention to the horse. He must have seen the Horse Gallery and known that I had ulterior motive.

In the previous installment, I did leave off with a teaser that you would see some famous horses show up at I hope not to disappoint. Here are a set of three that agreed to make an appearance; and here is a great link that discusses some famous horses of Middle Earth at (

Arod is first up. He carried my friend Legolas across Rohan. He is such a clever horse, cracking me up with “knock-knock” jokes. He also loves to rattle off the “Mister Ed” theme song… “A horse is a horse, of course, of course…”, which apparently the herd gathers to watch on DVD every Tuesday night at 9pm (

Hasulfel was with Arod and carried Aragorn across Rohan. He said he was quite a fast horse and had been looking forward to challenging Supergirl to a race across the plain. Arod was being a trickster and stood on my cape at the beginning of the race, lol! As you see, Hasulfel beat me by a nose.

Shadowfax, chief of the Meras, liked my moxie. As he can run faster than any other horse in Middle Earth, I had to challenge him to a race as well. This time with no trickery I fared slightly better. J I was honored to run with him and respect that he is lord of the herd.

Framferth is Thane Fastred’s horse. I think my horse is smitten.

Here is where I got a fancy green banner, called the “King’s Banner Accessory”. It is an award from the Epic quest Book 9, Chapter 8. Neither the green flag nor the brown haunch-piece is dyeable, so it wasn’t really an accessory for me. I do think more flags are warranted as accessories. Mebbe, the Steed of Minas Ithil would be a great choice to make into a Warsteed.

In my excited-to-see-decorated-steeds file, I have this picture of when I was riding a Red-clad horse of the gap and bumped into a Red-clad horse of the gap. Oddly enough, I have no idea where I took this picture, though I know that I had seen the Red-clad horse in Hytbold.

Fancy Tail: This tail was the only tail I ever bought from the lotro store; I got it on sale. Actually, I have never bought any other warsteed cosmetics, well, except for buying every horse, which happen to come with warsteed cosmetics. My warsteed was feeling very fancy.

New Bree has gotten busy since it got a facelift. Granted, I don’t go to Bree often, but I see that horse parking is at a premium!

Here are a few people I saw looking dapper on their warsteeds around Rohan.

Rruin and I compare the craziness of heavy versus light warsteed sizes. Note that Rruin is a dwarf; he sits high and proud while riding a pony. It is a heavy pony, which makes it bigger than a normal pony. However, the heavy PONY is a LOT bigger than my light HORSE. I find the size difference to be such an odd thing. My light horse works for me quite well as a RK. (referencing the traiting guide rohan-warsteed-traiting-part-5).

Macswife shows off her fancy horse decked out in Burgundy as she wears a perfectly matched outfit.

Assmunahi sits pretty atop a Rose Racing Warsteed.

Commander Drendolith shows off the Bone warsteed outfit, along with the green King’s Banner Accessory.

Caramelkr looks like she is heading to a party. She rides the Warsteed of the Captain, red dyed cosmetics, dressed on a Black Tobiano.

Does this next picture answer the question of how I have so many horses in the All-the-Steeds Gallery (All the Steeds)? Hahaha, no, I am not a horse rustler! Well, not exactly. That was a fun picture though helping bring together a Wild Horse with a new Rider to enjoy him. J 

May you delight in your horses and enjoy the ride across Middle Earth!


Unknown said...

Hmm... I wonder if I would get less spam if there was a comment here. :) You readers aren't seeing the spambomb going on behind the curtain thankfully. :)

Ravanel said...

Love the pictures and all the horses! I have loads stored on my pc as well without anything to do with them. I just love what they look like. :)

I also get a bit more spam nowadays, and I heard other bloggers complain about it as well. Hopefully it's just a temporarily thing. I really don't want the capcha thing, as I know it's one of my annoyances when commenting on other blogs!

Unknown said...

Yay Ravanel! Thanks for the comment; its good to see a non-spam. lol! Totally ditto concerning the capcha. I'll leave it off and just endure the spammers to make it easier on visitors. :) (I say that now... but I can see that if one was getting spam-swamped, one might have to take more drastic measures. hehe)

Alysia said...

all the pretty ponies! I can't wait to get to Rohan :D

Rakuno said...

Somewhat late comment but anyway...

Since they announced the Riders of Rohan expansion, I wondered if Shadowfax would appear in some form. Glad to see he did and to see there are other famous horses making their own appearances there too. :)

Unknown said...

@ Alysia - hehe. Of all the zones, Rohan is by far my favorite. Enjoy the journey, but look forward to the experience. :D

Unknown said...

@ Rakuno - Yeah... Shadowfax and I are tight. ;)

He was also in the Horsing Around line of quests out of Hengstacer, that came with the Rohan pre-order. The shots in this article were taken in Fangorn, in one of the quest instances.

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Unknown said...

Thhhiiissss gaaaammmeee is LOTRO = Lord of the Rings Online, aka Danania's World where I rule Middle Earth.

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