I tried to avoid, but I need to have an issue on this to realize this in a proper and suitable way. Here are Pateame's old riding examples:
As you see, they require only one single additional player frame per direction. I would do the exercise and update all our current euqipment for this, BUT...
- The player must not be allowed to jump into other movement but riding when he mounts something. If (and only if) attack is required, we should perhaps update the mounted animal to attack, probably similiar to this example (again pateame):
(I would also be fine with not allowing players to attack at all when mounted)
Ofc if anyone sees other possibilities to implement mounting in a good way I would be fine too. Less work is always a good choice ;) Please discuss so we can solve this within the next 4 weeks.