Horse, Greater (CR 2)

This appears to be a normal heavy horse, but its great size and uncanny strength hint at its exceptional ability. 

XP 600
N Large animal
Init +4; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +12


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+4 Dex, +2 natural, –1 size)
hp 25 (3d8+12)
Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +4


Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d6+6), 2 hooves +1 (1d8+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.


Str 22, Dex 18, Con 23, Int 2, Wis 17, Cha 11
Base Atk +4; CMB +14; CMD +23 (27 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Run
Skills Perception +12


Carrying Capacity 

A light load for a greater horse is up to 260 pounds; a medium load, 261-520 pounds; a heavy load, 521-780 pounds. A greater horse can drag 3,900 pounds. 


Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3-30)
Treasure none

Greater horses are larger and heartier than even heavy horse, and are specifically bred for war. Like a heavy horse, a greater horse gains the Advanced Simple Template (already applied here). In addition, it also gains a bite attack that inflicts 1d6 damage, and its hoof damage increases to 1d8. As with a heavy horse, a greater horse can be specifically trained for combat with the Handle Animal skill. Greater horses are often sought after by warriors and cavalry due to their tremendous strength and combat prowess.

Greater horses stand 6 to 6-1/2 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh between 1,500 and 1,850 pounds.