I have read so many things already that I'm more confused than before. So decided to ask this by myself.
My paladin just got his Find Steed spell, and after some tweaking and talking, he decided to get a Worg, and I was okay with it. This last session was his first time using it, and I have few doubts when it comes to combat.
I know that while mounted, he uses the mount's movement and actions. But what about when unmounted? What if the combat began with him walking by his mount's side?
Does the mount share his initiative?
Are the actions that the mount do, part of the Paladin's actions? Or are they both separate, having his Action, Movement and Bonus Action and then the mount's Action and movement?
We've stated that it can understand him but not talk back, he just telepathically receives feelings as a feedback to his commands, knowing that the mount understood what he needed. Last session, he just said things to the mount like "I tell the mount to protect the ranger and the druid" and in case they got hit, it would attack them, but it didn't really do anything at all, as I didn't know when it would act, and I had too many things already to remember about the mount.