Hey OL community
Last session I had a bad guy that I would like to be a recurring villan run away from the party with some of his mooks on horseback. The party wizard has boon acces 2 for haste and hast hasted most of the party, who now have a movement of 40 - 45 ft. While horses only have… 40.
For next session I have thought of some ways the villan can get away from the party (leaving his mooks to die for him, and run into a forest himself).
However I thought it quite strange that horses are so, slow. For long distances yes, but a galloping should easily outrun even hasted charachters from my perspective (2x45=90t/round = 10mph. While a horse galloping horse is 25-30mph).
Any suggestions how to fix this? Do horses get a special galop feature. Or do I change the mount rules to let both the rider and the steed act independently while also letting the rider give its actions to it’s steed (effectively doubling its speed if the rider is not doing anything else)?