I use my mount for combat when not grinding mainly because I don't want to pop energy lixes and waste the rest of it killing snakes. The damage from my mount is ridiculous. At best, the skill hits like 1k damage, which is not much help. I do want to have max novelty but just not my priority.
I ride Kelpies and I swim in Deluge for I am one with Manannán mac Lir.