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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW?

No. The Amazing Light Speed Horse™ cannot move an infinite distance (And what distance it does move without taking the dash action is at a speed of at most movement per round, and with the dash action ...
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Does the UA Centaur stack actually work?

Jeremy Crawford deemed it to not work So, a few minutes after I posted this question, I found some information from Jeremy Crawford which explained how it didn't work. One of his answers here says ...
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Can Goodberry be used on horses?

Yes A horse is a creature just as a player character is (see this Q&A). Thus, a horse can benefit from goodberry with no issues. If the spell was intended to be restricted to certain creature ...
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Why would anyone buy a Pony over a Mule?

The saying goes "stubborn as a mule". You are thinking about this out of character while looking at game mechanics. Yeah, the mule is better-by-the-numbers, and if that's all you ever ...
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If a character falls off a flying mount (e.g. a pegasus), can the mount fly down to catch them before they hit the ground?

There are no rules that allow for this. The Player's Handbook/basic rules for falling provide no guidance whatsoever: A fall from a great height is one of the most common hazards facing an adventurer....
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What is a horse's travel pace?

In D&D 5e, the daily rate of mounted overland travel is generally the same as on foot, because horses get tired and adventurers carry a lot of heavy equipment. See the section Special Travel Pace ...
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How do I determine if a creature is too intelligent to be a controlled mount?

There are no rules, but Int 3 seems like a dividing line in 5e The following spells seem to treat Int 3 or less as unintelligent: Animal Messenger: "If the beast's Intelligence is 4 or higher, the ...
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What are the benefits of having a mount?

The game benefits to having a mount in-game are the same as the real-life benefits of having a mount. You can carry much more at a normal pace with a mount. A riding horse's carrying capacity is ...
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Who controls a summoned steed’s familiar?

This does not work. The spell Find Steed allows you to cast a spell and have it also affect your steed. While mounted on your steed, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also ...
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Could you potentially turn a draft horse into a warhorse?

Mechanics of the game don't include anything like this so it's homebrew/ DM discretion all the way. Destriers are trained from birth to be ready for battle so the process would be lengthy in the real ...
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How does a mount from Find Steed act when unmounted?

The most relevant parts of the find steed spell are (my emphasis): ... unusually intelligent, strong, and loyal steed, creating a long-lasting bond with it. Your steed serves you as a mount, both in ...
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Where does one leave a mount in a city? How much does it cost?

Stabling Costs (Rules) The Tack, Harness, and Drawn Vehicles Table gives the cost of stabling a mount as 5sp per day. Lifestyle Expenses (Interpretation) Take a look at the descriptions of the ...
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Is a mount considered an "ally" for the purpose of Pack Tactics?

Yes, as long as the mount is within 5 feet An ally is not clearly defined in 5e, so we can use the English definition: a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some ...
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Does a controlled mount share its rider's turn?

No, a controlled mount acts on its own turn (adjacent to the rider's) Initiative determines the order of turns during combat. [...] The DM ranks the combatants in order from the one with the highest ...
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How do I determine if a creature is too intelligent to be a controlled mount?

Firstly that's not what it means. All mounts can be allowed to act independently. The dumbest horse in the universe doesn't need someone to tell it what to do, and can act independently, without ...
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What's the difference between the Find Steed and Find Greater Steed spells?

Find Greater Steed generally provides more powerful creatures Below is a table showcasing the creatures that can be summoned by each spell. Find Steed Name CR HP Speed Attack(s) Special Warhorse 1/...
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If a character falls off a flying mount (e.g. a pegasus), can the mount fly down to catch them before they hit the ground?

Under certain conditions, yes The Rescue Maneuver The rescue maneuver begins on the pegasus's turn and requires the following: The paladin is falling normally, and has not yet hit the ground. The ...
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Should a player know their mount's exact HP?

Yes, a player should know their mount's exact HP. It's so clear-cut that even if the rules clearly said otherwise, you would want to override them to work differently. I have never yet seen a DM ...
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Could you potentially turn a draft horse into a warhorse?

Game-wise, that's up to the DM, but from a realism standpoint (not always a good one to use for a fantasy game), it's not going to work. We know from various sources (such as Crusades-era horse ...
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Can a Druid wild shaped into a horse be considered a mount?

Yes, you can mount your Druid friend The rules for Mounts indicate that a willing creature at least one size category larger than you, with appropriate anatomy, can serve as a mount. A horse is ...
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Is a Giant Spider rideable?

Sure, a giant spider can be a mount. Here is what the Player's Handbook says about the eligibility of a mount in the Mounted Combat section (p. 198): A willing creature that is at least one size ...
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Found Greater Steed and removing a Hat of Disguise

The spell is only cast once, so when it ends, it ends for both the bard and the mount. Nothing in the description of find greater steed indicates that disguise self is cast more than once: While ...
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Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's?

I am unable to find a specific answer to your question by RAW (maybe somebody else can help), but having a look at a relevant rule may help: PHB 198: If the mount provokes an opportunity attack ...
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If a Gnome is riding a Dragonborn who is riding a horse, who can be targeted when the horse provokes an opportunity attack?

Note up-front that allowing PC to ride another PC is already up to DM discretion as to whether the PC (the dragonborn in the case) has the "appropriate anatomy" to be a mount. Playing around ...
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Can Find Steed be used to replicate the effects of Find Greater Steed?

Find steed is intended to give different options than find greater steed First, some unofficial guidance per Jeremy Crawford, lead rules designer: Q: The Find Greater Steed kind of bugs me because 5E ...
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Can a gnome/halfling ride another player as a mount?

Yes Player's Handbook, p. 198: A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount using the following rules. However, there are ...
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How long can creatures fly when being used as mounts?

The DMG addresses this on p. 119, under the section titled "The Sky": Flying by spell or magic item works the same as travel on foot, as described in the Player’s Handbook. A creature that serves ...
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How does a mount from Find Steed act when unmounted?

While Not Mounted Jeremy Crawford settled this issue on Twitter. The answer is: While ridden, the steed follows the normal mounted combat rules (PH, 198). Unridden, it has normal action options. ...
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Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's?

Space Controlled The size is not about physical boundaries the creature occupies, but to area the creature effectively controls. The Size Categories table shows how much space a creature of a ...
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Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's?

Reach is measured from the rider RAW Nothing in the rules says that mounting another creature changes your size. So, according to the most basic reading of the rules, your size simply does not change. ...
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