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Seems odd that a deck named; To Horse! would only have 6 horses in it, but let me explain.
I have tried to build Elfhelm decks before and had limited success. I threw a lot of mounts in the deck and tried to get the balance right, I tried including a hero or Song of Wisdom to generate card draw. is not great in an Elfhelm deck since he does not boost heroes. I wondered if there was a way to maximize the odds of drawing a limited number of mounts without . Gúthwinë was the answer.
This deck revolves around the idea that you draw a lot of cards in your first few turns so you have options available as needed. With taken care of by Arwen and allies, Elfhelm defending, Eomer killing you can survive the first couple rounds as you build your board.
There are 2 main combos you need to try to set up:
Elven-light is a resource and card draw engine. With Steward of Orthanc in play and Keys of Orthanc on Arwen Undómiel you can discard Elven-light to gain a resource, spend that resource to play Elven-light and trigger the steward so you draw 2 cards, gain your resource back via the keys. End result, Doomed 1 to draw 2 cards.
Play the horse-breeder to dig for a mount, get her into your discard pile somehow (archery, chumping, treacheries). Éomer equipped with Guthwine can return her to your hand after he kills an enemy. Play her again to find another mount.
Once your board is set with one or both of these combos you can easily play allies and attachments.
Arwen rides 2 mounts, Windfola lets her quest for 5, Steed of Imladris lets her discard more Elven-lights to fuel card draw. If you don't have a light in your hand discard a Rohan ally to be brought back thanks to Guthwine.
I am very pleased that Steward of Orthanc and Guthwine have been able to help with some problems I have had when building solo Rohan/mount decks that do not include . I think in multi-player a deck that runs some mounts would be an ideal companion to this deck. Especially one with Théoden and Snowmane.