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PCs as mounts (...not like that!)

Hokay... so: Here's an interesting situation that we've come up with during character creation. I rolled a 5 for one of my new bard's attributes... I couldn't resist; I made him a halfling, such that he now has a -4 to strength. He is evidently a halfling with dwarfism, weighing in at about 12 pounds, little over a foot high. Yes. Ironic. But the rules start to get ambiguous...

He can't move quickly, so I want the bard to be riding either on the shoulders or the head of his barbarian cohort, firing crossbow bolts from there. I figured the closest thing to this would be riding a nonstandard mount (though obviously not steering it). This is fine, according to the Ride skill: a DC 5 to stay onboard, at a -5 penalty for a nonstandard mount, if the barbarian PC does anything erratic.

But what counts as erratic? Any time the barbarian attacks? And do the halfling and the barbarian act together? If the barbarian fails a reflex save versus a spell, for instance, does the halfling automatically fail also?

These are just the questions that come up off the top of my head; hopefully you can also raise some other points that might help us figure out how to do this fairly. And just to note: I understand some of you, as DMs, wouldn't even allow this. But my DM thinks it's a quirky idea, so that's a nonissue for now. :P
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