Benefit: You gain an animal companion, as per the druid ability, nature bond, in addition to any other animal companions you may have. The animal companion must be an animal that can be ridden. Your effective druid level for the purposes of this feat is the higher of your ranks in Handle Animal and Ride, -2. You gain a +3 competence bonus to Ride checks when riding an animal companion. If you must replace your signature mount, you must acquire a trained riding animal and spend 24 hours becoming accustomed to it.