Lotro Rideable Horse Mount

With the latest Lotro Free to play model update, several changes have been made to Lotro Mount System like adding Temporary mounts and the ability to learn the Riding Skill at level 5.

There are several different types of mount: Temporary mounts, Bree-land Starter mount, Regular Mounts, Faction mounts, Festival mounts, Special Deed mounts and Quest Mount.

* With the November Update 2010 new Reputation horses have been added. You can see the stats and screenshots here

Temporary mounts

A temporary mount can be acquired from the Turbine store at level 5. You don't have to finish any quest just to spend some Turbine Points. These mounts expire after a specific period of time (hours or days).

Crumbling Whistle - Increase travel speed for 33% - 6 hrs - 25TP
Tarnished Whistle - Increase travel speed for 33%- 24hrs - 75TP
Polished Whistle - Increase travel speed for 33% - 7 days - 150TP
Bright Whistle - Increase travel speed for 33% - 30 days - 350TP

Crumbling Whistle - Increase travel speed for 60% - 6 hrs - 75TP
Tarnished Whistle - Increase travel speed for 60% - 24hrs - 125TP
Polished Whistle - Increase travel speed for 60% - 7 days - 350TP
Bright Whistle - Increase travel speed for 60% - 30 days - 595TP

Bree-land Starter mount

VIPs can obtain a Starter mount at lvl 5 by traveling to Hengstacer's Farm to the North of Bree-Town and pay 200s. The Bree-Land Starter Steed appears to be functionally the same as the Basic Mount listed in the Lotro Store. This mount does not require the Riding skill. It's very slow mount (increase travel speed for 33%).

F2P and Premium players can obtain the Starter mount only from the Lotro Store.

Riding Skill

Premium and F2P players have to purchase the Riding Skill from Turbine store (195 TP). If you are a VIP player, you can take the riding quest Proving Your Quality for the Riding Skill at Hengstecer's farm at level 20. Once you get the Riding Skill you can own a permanent mount.

Where to buy a mount?

If you have 500 silver you can buy your mount at Hengstacer Farm in Bree-land, or if you don't have enough silver you can buy your mount from the Lotro Store. Some special mounts are only available at the Lotro Store.

Note that once you have purchased a mount from Henstacters, Eogar awards you a trait that will offer a 60% discount on all future common mount purchases from Hengstacer Farms in Breeland. Prices drop to 200s for standard mounts, and 80s for the Breeland Starter mount!

How to summon your mount?

Mounts are toggle skills! They can be quick-slotted like other skills or executed directly from the new Mount panel (Character Journal -> Skills -> Mount). A new keyboard shortcut can be set to promptly access your mounts panel (using Key Mapping Options).

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19 Responses to Lotro Rideable Horse Mount

  1. avatar Synther says:

    Incorrect. You do not need to be level 35 to ride a Festival Mount.

  2. avatar Jeff says:

    Your statement:

    Note that once you have purchased a mount from Henstacters, Eogar awards you a trait that will offer a 60% discount on all future common mount purchases from Hengstacer Farms in Breeland. Prices drop to 200s for standard mounts, and 80s for the Breeland Starter mount!

    is incorrect. I am a new player at LOTRO and after reading that this morning I spend all day doing quests and saved up 200 silver. Bought the starter horse and was given no trait and the price for the level 20 horse is still 500 silver. This means that I have wasted 200 silver. Level 20 is only 3 levels away and I won’t have the 500 silver I need to buy that fast mount.

    With the burst of new players on LOTRO you have to be very careful to give the correct information. This has put a huge damper on me and all the others that have made the same mistake. Now I may have to wait until 22 to 24 to get my level 20 mount.

    • avatar Radieon says:

      Incorrect, first, u need to get the riding skill in two ways, if u are “VIP”, u can earn the riding skill, as stated, from a quest at hegstancer farm. Second, if u are F2P, u need to Purchase the Riding Skill from the LOTRO Store which is around 95 turbine points. Thirdly, u have not wasted ur money because u still have the horse, but lack the riding skill to call it. Please, if ur going to say someone is incorrect, at least read Carefully, what they have told you. My suggestion is to subscribe to the game anyways, it’s only 15.99/month, as there are a lot more features to the game that you are missing out on…

    • avatar jackz says:

      Lol u need 5levels to come up w. That kind of money? I got 1gold from watching the auction house, and im at level 12….

  3. avatar Sakari says:


    You know that the community of Lotro is quite diverse. Not everybody read out what is said, and in saying that it’s pleasant that your article on horses is quite clear.

    I did have a starter horse, not knowing what to do with it and realising that it would expire πŸ™ I really would save my points for things like unlocking skills and Vault space πŸ™‚

    And as I’m creating my character in my way, I’m not really worried of I have a horse or not, but as my character is doing a lot of running around, a horse is a good thing.

    I’ve managed to save around 500k, money drips of everything in this game. It’s not the cash, but the adventure. But the cash helps.

    Horses and Rams are good mounts. Even the festival ones look good.

    Apparently, in the November update, the prices will drop (like that if it comes)

    http://www.lotrosteeds.com/ is a good site on the Steeds of Middle Earth.

  4. avatar finllas says:

    actually he said 195tp for the mount skill cause that was the price at that time, now they dropped to 95tp. my advice for new f2p players is to save tp for the mount skill(95) and for the AH slots (90), thats 185tp points. also, if u can, get a vip for just a month at least. see here why

  5. avatar screaminmimi says:

    Hi, I read all of this stuff and all information I could find on LOTRO horses, thinking I could not get a horse until level 20 at least. My brother logged in as a free player and told me, no go to LOTRO store at level 5 and you can buy a standard mount for 500. Which i did. I didn’t pay for any riding skill, didn’t do any tests. I just got the standard mount. Several of my characters have one now. I am VIP and my brother is free. So where is the advantage of paying each month?

  6. avatar Joezy says:

    You are so wrong… DONT BE CHEAP!!!!! PAY FOR IT!!!!!

  7. avatar Dragondog9008 says:

    im a noob to the game and i ask one question:if you buy this skill on one character and delete it , do you have to buy this skill agian if you want to get it for another character ?

  8. avatar doggerclaw says:

    First of all, let me just say that *free* players that do not have a monthly subscription or anything have to earn the Turbine Points by doing Deeds. My parents won’t let me buy a subscription so I had to work hard to get my first horse. Earning points by doing Deeds takes a long time because each deed you complete only gives you like 5 Turbine Points and harder ones give you like 10 points. Then, go to the LoTRO Store and buy the Riding Skill for 95 Turbine Points. I was staying at my sister’s house for nine days and it took me like five days to get 95 Turbine Points by doing the Deeds. So, yeah, I mean, it’s not going to be really easy. But one thing we must learn in life is how to *work*. Anyways, after you purchase the Riding Skill, you must go to Hengstacer Farms and buy a Standard Mount for 200 silver. It takes a very long time to get to the place by foot, but eventually you’ll get there (after about 15 minutes lol XD). That’s the easiest way to get your first mount without having a subscription or anything like that.

    If you want to add me as a friend on the game, my user name is doggerclaw and my player’s name is Fanastasia. I hope you liked my more *simpler* tutorial. πŸ™‚

    – doggerclaw

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