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Paper model of an Abraxan by Andy Singleton

Giant palomino horses with wings and a taste for whisky

Abraxans fact file


Winged horse


Palomino with wings, roughly the size of an elephant

Magic Abilities



Very stong, they require forceful handling


Madame Maxime owns a group of Abraxans that pull the carriage for Beauxbatons Academy

The Beauxbaton carriage and its flying horses

A colossal carriage

... they saw a gigantic, powder-blue, horse-drawn carriage, the size of a large house, soaring towards them ...


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

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Care of Magical Creatures series: winged horses

Wizarding School Beauxbatons with name

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic

By J.K. Rowling

Winged horses exist worldwide.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

‘will you please inform zis ’Agrid zat ze ’orses drink only single-malt whisky?’


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Professor Grubbly -Plank's lesson on unicorns

Winged and horned horses

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Friend o’ mine breeds Abraxan horses, I dunno if you’ve ever seen ’em, big beasts, winged, yeh know, I’ve had a bit of a ride on one o’ them

Rubeus Hagrid