Like ponies, Kirin are small equines. They have bushier manes that wrap around their neck, slightly longer ears, curved horns, scaly carapaces, thin tails, and tufted, cloven hooves. Unlike ponies, they have no subgroups and all Kirin have magical horns. Due to their affinity to fire, Kirin transform into flaming creatures known as Nirik when they lose their temper. They are also omnivorous.