A Hippogriff is an offstring of a Griffin and a mare. They looks similar to a Griffin, but are have a horse body rather than an lion. As mentioned, they have a body of a horse, but they also have the head wings of an eagle as well. Their forelegs end with hawk-like talons while the rear legs end with hooves. Unlike the Griffin, Hippogriffs have an animal instict rather than being intelligent
Hippogriffs are able to fly and are said to be able to be trained to ride on. Their size makes them powerful and can easily kill a bison and carry it off with it's talons.