Horse mounts are largely Alliance only mounts. Horse mounts, in this case, includes those horses that are summoned from another plane (Felsteeds), and those that are embodiments of spirits (Paladin's Chargers, Death Knight's Deathchargers).
Factional mounts: Apprentice
These mounts give a 60% speed increase on land. You can purchase these mounts from several vendors:
- <Horse Breeder> at Theramore Isle in Dustwallow Marsh
- <Horse Breeder> at the Eastvale Logging Camp in Elwynn Forest
- <Horse Breeder> at Southshore in the Hillsbrad Foothills
- <Horse Breeder> in Menethil Harbor in the Wetlands
Additionally, the Black Stallion mount is only purchasable through Unger Statforth in the Wetlands. Despite the many rumours and misconceptions about the mount, it has the same requirements as the other Apprentice level horse mounts. A very common misconception is that the mount is a new mount, when in fact this mount has been available as long as the other mounts. Note there is no riding trainer in Menethil Harbor
Factional mounts: Journeyman
These mounts give a 100% speed increase on land. You can purchase these mounts from Katie Hunter, Merideth Carlson or Gregor MacVince, so long as your character has riding skill of 150 (obtainable at level 40). They are reputation restricted like the apprentice mounts.
Class specific mounts
Paladins gain the ability to summon a warhorse (apprentice level mount) at level 20, and a Charger (Journeyman level mount) at level 40.
Warlocks gain the ability to summon a Felsteed (apprentice level mount) at level 20, and a Dreadsteed (journeyman level mount) at level 40.
Other Horse mounts
This is a slight variant on an older mount.
A number of differnt horses can be purchased from the Argent Tournament, each with different requirements.
The human quartermaster to the Argent Tournament offers the Swift Gray Steed and the Stormwind Steed. You must have completed or be a human to gain access to this quartermaster.
Horse mounts as loot
A number of horse mounts are available as loot items from various places.
The Trial of the Crusader offers up a Swift Alliance Steed to victorious alliance 10-man raids. Successes on 25-man raids offer the Crusader's White Warhorse to the Alliance, and Crusader's Black Warhorse to the Horde.
Blizzard Pet Store
These used the old horse mount graphics and as of Patch 1.4 are no longer obtainable. They can be exchanged for the newer variety if desired.
The Recruit-A-Friend program rewarded a player with a Swift Zhevra on successfully recruiting someone (who then paid for at least a month's subscription). This has since been replaced with the X-53 Touring Rocket.