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The horse (binomial name Equus ferus caballus) is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae.[1] It was a possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[2]


The fictional witch Babbitty Rabbity featured in one of the tales of Beedle the Bard's made a horse levitate.[3]

There were magical versions of horses in the wizarding world, such as winged horses and unicorns. The lower bodies of centaurs were of horses, which caused some wizards and witches to mistake them as half-breeds of horses and humans. The body of a Hippogriff was half-horse and half-eagle.[4]

Horses carrying a carriage

In 1927, while Gellert Grindelwald was looking for a place to live temporarily during the search for Credence Barebone, four horses were used to carry a hearse carriage to carry the caskets of a Non-Magique man and woman.

Ginny Weasley's Patronus took the corporeal form of a horse.[5]

In his first flying lesson in 1991, when Harry Potter's broomstick was one of the only ones to fly up to his hand on his command, he noted Hermione and Neville had failed to do the same and thought that broomsticks might be like horses, able to tell when one was afraid.[6]

Magical varieties of horse

Non-magical varieties of horse


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