Welcome to our barn ~ I host and maintain this page because it's fun! It started years ago with the occasional emails I got from gamers who needed horses in their role playing and from individuals who show model horses, as well as many authors who needed horses for their stories, found my horses' photos on the web and wanted to use their descriptions. ~~~ Do you see one you like? Consider it yours. You're welcome to use any of these directly, use one as a template or combine traits and characteristics to create a completely new one. Many of the horses are listed under their real names. If they have a mundane name, I gave them a 'fantasy' name for this page. Authors of original works are encouraged to change the names of the horses who are named in Quenya or Sindarin or after characters in published books. Otherwise, feel free to use or change the names as is appropriate.



Description: Naharion is a black stallion, although his color shifts and shades from rich dark chocolate to glistening gold, reminiscent of the mighty Nahar himself. He has gleaming golden eyes, the color of raw honey, that captivate and enchant any who look into their depths. The unwary find themselves bent to his will, scratching his neck and feeding treats. When they're forced from his side, they find themselves forever longing to return.His only marking is a bright white four-pointed star on his forehead, with the lowest point extending about halfway to his nostrils.

Training and experience: Naharion and all his family suffered greatly in the hands of Darkness prior to their being recovered while Naharion was still young. The band was held, tucked in a far valley, in the loving care of a small family who kept them wild. Naharion was pressed into service as a mature stallion accustomed to caring for his own. He’s generous and kind-hearted with a strong work ethic, but he’s also highly opinionated and sometimes requires a delicately balanced blend of patience and firmness.

While Naharion is harness trained and elegant in fine harness, he has the strength and work ethic to be put to the plow during times of peace. Additionally, he’d be an excellent choice of mount for a Ranger or wandering Hero, having lived through the Darkness and in the Wilds, he’s especially tough and self-sufficient.

He’d be an equally excellent choice as a war horse and would probably be taken in by the lord of a house if not the King himself. He’s fierce and aggressive in battle and requires a warrior who is both an extraordinary fighter and rider to match his rage in the heat of battle.

Personal habits: He is quiet for a stallion. While he does keep a careful watch when he's in a new area, he isn't prone to call and fuss like so many stallions do. He will pace and fret if he's stalled alone and knows there are mares nearby. He works well alongside other stallions under saddle or in harness but can not be pastured with or near other stallions without fighting.

his real-life homepage: ALI-ZEUS at Aelfleah Farm


Her name means "Wanderer"

Description: Rána is an unusual bay mare. She’s predominately a deep, rich red with a thick, full, raven black mane and tail. She has heavy black masking on her face and black stockings on all four legs that shades up onto her hips and shoulders. Her markings are unusual enough to be striking and memorable as many bay horses will have distinct black points on a red body. Her black markings shade up her forelegs and gaskins in indistinct primitive markings, like a network of tiger stripes. Her dorsal strips extends down onto triangular patches on her neck, shoulders and hips for a unique and unusual look.

She's very gentle, patient and maternal toward children, and takes excellent care of them even on the most hazardous trails. Although she’s not tall, she’s quite stout and is an excellent mount for most ladies and even youths until they are ready to take the responsibility of a full-sized war-horse. She is small enough that a bold Hobbit or daring Dwarf could claim her as war-pony, but as good as she is with the children, anyone who thinks to take charge of her will have to very-well prove themselves and her attitude is such that not many would dare to do so.

Training and experience: Rána is a bold and self-sufficient mare who needs either a truly experienced rider who has the skill to direct her strong will, or a true novice who will allow her to care for them. She has an eagerness for the trail and an unflagging ambition in chasing the far horizon. While she is trained and competent in the arts of war, her compact size puts her rider at a disadvantage if they are riding against other Cavalry. Unless the situation is so desperate that even women and children are riding to battle, Rána is better used as a courier, or for journeys of any length.

Her real-life homepage: ASF WITNESS


~ A mature mare, gentle but fierce when facing a foe.
Her name means "White Flower".

Description: Ninquelote is a glistening silver-white mare with large dark eyes. She has a snip of pink on her grey nose, but all four of her hoofs are black. She’s of average height, but great width. Her short back and wide loins give her the strength of a much larger horse and she is well able to carry a fully armored Hero into battle. Her broad base and solid weight helps to steady and brace a warrior fighting from her back with the lance or sword and she’s equally popular with archers for the same reason. Elves especially love a horse of this build since they often ride without saddles - her long, flowing stride give her soft gaits that in combination with her wide back make her an especially comfortable horse to ride.

Training and experience: She's trained for the use of edged weapons and battle ready, but steady enough to trust with the kids if you need to send them away to safety. She is an excellent choice in this because she won't be excitable or silly like a younger horse can tend to be in the midst of the excitement of an attack or the near-panic of a forced retreat. Her only real fault under saddle would be that she will sometimes question her rider's mental or emotional stability and if she feels such drastic inaction is needed will simply stop where she is and wait until the rider regains their senses.

Her greatest strength is that she truly loves traveling and seeing new places which makes her an enjoyable mount for a courier or anyone traveling long distances. While she has proven herself in battle and is an extraordinary choice as a war mare, you might think twice about risking her by riding her into battle, unless your very home depends on it, as she's an proven broodmare and has produced five extraordinary foals. As long as you have mares like this at home, you'll have a good source of future war-horses.

Ninquelote had a long and full life, but she is no longer with us. We're delighted to know she lives on through myriad stories and games and that she continues to enrich the lives of those she touches.