|War-barded White Cavalry Horse|
On June 24, 2011 ground mounts had their speed increased. Most mounts were at 65% or so before this update. They'll now be at 130-135%, and can get up in the 150%s with AAs and buffs.
Mounts are an out-of-combat runspeed buff that doesn't stack with non-mounted out-of-combat runspeed buffs such as Spirit of the Wolf, and bard songs. Very high level mounts sometimes have other effects attached to the buff, which persist indoors even though the movement speed component doesn't function there.
Mounts can be acquired almost any way you can think of. They are most frequently purchased, but are also available via quests, faction, mob drops, and Legends of Norrath loot cards.
Mounts may also be placed in your home as a house item. Simply right-click and the item which calls the mount while in your home for that option.
Each major city has a stable where some mounts are available for coin (or at a reduced cost with guild level and status points). Mounts are also available for purchase on other contents, often requiring guild levels or faction.
Specialty Mount Merchants
|The TSO Bear Whistle Mount|
With GU58 and the new mount tab in your Character window, all mounts automatically drop into the mount window upon acquisition.
There are over 300 mounts available in game, all listed in our Mounts Wiki Category Page. Here are some breakdowns to help make finding what you want easier:
|T'Vosh, a looted mount.|