I found this post in the Dev Tracker (Using Yahoo Pipes to filter) that talks about how you’ll be able to get the festival horses in the future.  Nice changes, but also mentions the discount which I believe will also drop the cost of all horses purchased, not just festival ones.  Normally they cost around 4 gold, but with that discount they cost 1.6 gold, which is very nice!

The details are as follows:

  • New vendor Will Peartree will be there at the farm for this purpose
  • You can only buy the festival horse during that festival
  • Each mount costs:
    • 1 Festival run token
    • 12 festival barter tokens
    • 1 “Document of Mount Ownership” purchased from Will Peartree

Further down that thread, Ransroth confirms that when you convert a festival mount to a skill it will provide the discount as a Passive Skill.  I certainly will be more likely to pick up reputation and festival horses with this discount.

Full post written by Budgeford, over at LOTRO forums.