Hippogriffs dive at their prey and strike with their taloned
forelegs. When they cannot dive, they slash with claws and beak.
Skills: *Hippogriffs receive a +4 racial bonus to Spot checks
during daylight hours.
Training a Hippogriff
Training a hippogriff as an aerial mount requires a successful
Handle Animal check (DC 21 for a young creature, or DC 28 for an
adult) and that the creature be willing. Hippogriffs mature at
the same rate as horses. Trainers can reduce the DC by 5 and the
rearing time by one-half by using a magic bridle enchanted for
Hippogriff eggs are worth 2,000 gp apiece on the open market,
while young are worth 3,000 gp each. Professional trainers charge
1,000 gp to rear or train a hippogriff. Riding a trained
hippogriff requires an exotic saddle. A hippogriff can fight
while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless
he or she succeeds at a Ride check.
Carrying Capacity: A light load for a hippogriff is up to 300
pounds; a medium load, 301-600 pounds; and a heavy load, 601-900