Ride is a Hunter skill that allows a player character to ride and lead mounts. Ride works by Levels, which go up every 14 practice percentage points. Higher levels of Ride bring additional advantages, which are detailed below.


  • Ride: Ride <mount>
  • Dismount: Dismount
  • Lead: Lead <mount>
  • Order: Order <mount> <command>
  • "Ride" alone will cause you to ride your most recently dismounted horse. Useful when multiple players have same horse, e.g. warhorse, in the same room.
  • "Lead" alone will attempt to lead your most recently ridden horse.
Ride Lvl Prac% OB1 DB2 Special Effects
Lvl 0 0-13 n/a n/a Can ride, unable to lead a mount. Mounts will sometimes refuse your commands.
Lvl 1 14-27 5 -10 Can lead mounts3, and charge.
Lvl 2 28-41 6 -9 ???
Lvl 3 42-55 7 -8 Can fight while mounted.
Lvl 4 56-69 8 -7 Can manually track and autotrack while mounted. Also, once led, mounts will no longer refuse to follow.4
Lvl 5 70-83 9 -6 Automatically intercept attacks against mount.5
Lvl 6 84-97 10 -5 Can bash while mounted.
Lvl 7 98-99 11 -4 ???, mostly taken for extra autotrack lines on hunters and the OB and DB stats.

1 - Offensive bonus bonus is subject to mood multipliers, and is added before weight effects and rounding. Actual bonus may vary due to these combined factors.
2 - Dodge bonus malus is subtracted before weight effects and rounding. Actual reduction may be 1 DB more depending on weight effects.
3 - Multiple tries may be needed before a mount allows itself to be led. The average amount of tries decreases with higher Ride levels.
4 - The above restrictions mentioned in Note 3 still apply at this and all Ride levels.
5 - Faceoff and max engage rules may still apply.

Attempts to lead a horse are rolled against your ride %, so higher level gives higher chance of succesfully leading a horse.

In Game Description[]

Ranger Skill:

This allows you to ride a horse, thereby increasing the speed and distance
you can easily travel. You can dismount the horse with the Dismount command.
While level 1 ride will allow you to ride a horse, higher levels are
required for more skillful activities, such as combat.

This skill increases your skill at riding a horse. A person skilled in
riding a horse will find that their mount will obey their orders to a much
better extent than an unskilled person.

To ride a horse after you have practiced the skill, use the command
"ride horse".

See also[]

Hunter skills