Cavalryman’s Half-plate
Aura moderate abjuration and transmutation; CL 9th
Slot armor; Price 8,250 gp; Weight 50 lbs
Description
These suits of half-plate are designed specifically for horsemen, providing excellent protection while mounted and very good protection otherwise. Depending on who they are made for, they can be elaborately decorated with enamel work and accents of precious metals while others are plain and functional.

Worn while dismounted, it is +1 half-plate, nothing more, nothing less. However, while mounted, it functions as +2 half-plate and the wearer suffers no armor check penalties to Ride checks or to any skill checks involving mounting or dismounting. Additionally, it provides a +1 enhancement bonus to the mount’s natural armor and the mount can use the rider’s Will save, if higher.
Construction
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, cat’s grace, owl’s wisdom, stoneskin; Cost 4,500 gp