Your character might grow tired of walking long distances and never see the end of item. Do not worry, you have a few options in order to increase your traveling speed and one of them is the use of mounts.
You need to understand that while mounted, you cannot attack monsters. However, you can use your pet (if you are not using it as a mount at that time) to defend your character if needed while you are mounted, this could save your life.
Indeed, if you are being attacked, there is a chance you could be kicked out of your mount and stunned for a few seconds. You need to be prepared before rushing through a horde of monsters to prevent risking your life and losing experience.
THE DIFFERENT MOUNTS
You can rent mounts in game from the Adventurer Guides available in any city.
But you can also buy premium mounts from the Guild of the Merchants. Some offers will allow you to buy permanent mounts.
But the art of taming resides in how well you can train your pet. Some of them can be mounted if you manage to teach them the skill.
Note that the fastest mount can be rented from the Adventure Guide in the Hidden Village.