Paladins becoming a Bone Knight lose the services of their paladin mount and gain a skeletal mount instead. The wording seems to restrict the type of mount, allowing only a skeletal warhorse or pony (Eberron: Five Nations, p. 118):
Summon Skeletal Steed (Sp): At 2nd level, you gain the services of a skeletal steed: a heavy warhorse with the skeleton template applied (or a war pony with the skeleton template applied for Small bone knights). You may call this steed in the same fashion as a paladin whose level equals your paladin level plus your bone knight level, and the steed gains the same special abilities as a paladin's special mount at the same effective level. A skeletal steed cannot be turned while its bone knight master rides it.
But previous paladin levels are taken into account in almost every aspect and the wording seems not really extremely explicit about the restriction.
Could this be interpreted as maybe the warhorse and pony being the default, but also allowing different types of mounts (provided the skeletal template is applied), such as a skeletal Pegasus for example? And could allowing that, considering the strengths and weaknesses of the Bone Knight class, still be considered fair and balanced?
PS: Personally, a skeletal warhorse or skeletal pony sound rather useless to me, especially for a paladin that previously owned, say, a unicorn. More than anything, the skeletal template only ruins whatever it is applied to (well, special abilities anyway).