THE ROHIRIM RIDE FORTH, MORDOR BEWARE!
The warhorse is different from the normal mount in that whilst the latter handles much like your character does on foot, the warhorse has the feel of a real horse, and it takes a bit of practice to handle turns through the momentum that is gained by creature that weighs several hundred pounds over your own. this means that battles on horseback are handled much more different than on foot, and more so with the addition of added traits to the warhorse wich divide in 3 types, the light the medium and the heavy.
as you would guess the light is basically for those who choose to hit and run, the medium allows for more close up combat, whilst the heavy is basically the tank.
as far as I know any class can choose any of either type which makes the use of strategy more pronounced.
It took many years and for what I heard, a lot of trial and error for turbine to get mounted combat into the game, but I can say without a doubt, it was worth the wait, for certainly mounted combat is a game-changer in LOTRO, and that in the best way possible.
rnrnThough LOTRO could still do more to improve the game, ROR is undoubtedly one of the best expansions of the year.