Equivar is a ground mount.
A variety of hoofed mammal found on many planets in the galaxy, equivars arrived on Nexus with the first settlers. The hardy creatures are commonly employed as transportation, pack animals, war mounts, and some sentients - especially Exile humans - even keep them as pets. There is a general taboo against eating equivars in most galactic cultures, although both Draken and Lopp consider raw equivar a rare delicacy.
Equivars have four sturdy legs, long equine faces, and a large single horn that protrudes from the top of the skull. They stand about as tall as a human at the shoulder. Riders who use equivars as war mounts often cover their horns in sturdy armor, turning the charging beasts into lethal weapons.
Many legends claim the original human settlers of Cassus brought equivars with them long ago, and that they were bred to become the perfect all-purpose pack animal. Whatever their origins, equivars are primarily associated with humans, though other races and cultures have adopted the useful creatures as well. Only humans, however, appear to form strong emotional bonds with equivars. Many lowborn Cassians or Exile humans even consider their equivars to be members of the family.
Trained equivar have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years.