Ride the beast in Dragon's Crown

Pets are an increasingly in-demand feature in games, from the endless herds in Warcraft to the dog in Call of Duty. So, why not take one into battle in Dragon's Crown? Here's the Sorceress on a sabre-tooth mega-tabby and the Elf going bronco on a fire-spitting raptor, what's not to like? And has this game got any more tricks up its sleeve?