If my mount/animal companion has reins attached to them which I am holding, and I am on foot, how do I move and bring my mount with me?

I can imagine it involves one or more of the following:

But I don't see any rules there or elsewhere that clarify how to lead my mount on foot in combat.


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Your horse must use its action to Ready its movement, then move on your turn (or vice versa).

This is the only way to get the two of you moving in sync. One of you uses Ready to move when the other moves, and the other moves.

If you're looking for Horse Simulator 1492, D&D maybe just isn't the right game.

Let's face it, the mounted combat rules for D&D 5e aren't good. They are unintuitive and restrictive. If mounted combat is something you're really looking for, maybe you should look elsewhere. I'm not aware of any other games with great mounted combat rules, but there are lots of games that do other things better than D&D, so there's probably one for this.

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    \$\begingroup\$ "Let's face it, the mounted combat rules for D&D 5e aren't good" that statement couldn't be more true (except this isn't mounted combat). I trying to think of a way for you (on your turn) to get the horse to ready their action (on its turn) such that you can move both on your turn. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 6, 2021 at 18:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AncientSwordRage The answer to that is....metagaming. You just have to metagame your commands to do something you should obviously be able to do. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 6, 2021 at 18:08

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