MMORPG has posted an article about the mounted combat and visuals in Age of Conan. In their recent trip to Norway, apparently they got a good look at combat on horses.
Horses, they're not just for riding anymore as Age of Conan introduces the ability to actually fight from the back of your mount. I didn't believe it until I saw it, and it's a refreshing change from getting knocked off of my horse every time I get attacked by some depraved animal in the wilderness.
To go into a little more detail, characters can fight from the backs of their horses in Conan using whatever weapons that they happen to be carrying. Not only that, but the horse can make attacks all on its own (trust me, it's pretty funny to watch as enemies try to sneak up behind a rider only to get their faces kicked in by the horse's hind legs).
You can read the rest of the article over at MMORPG.com.