For values marked with an asterisk, the SRD directly gives neither this value nor a means to determine it.
You need at least two hands to use a bow, regardless of its size. You can use a shortbow while mounted. If you have a penalty for low Strength, apply it to damage rolls when you use a shortbow. If you have a bonus for high Strength, you can apply it to damage rolls when you use a composite shortbow but not a regular shortbow.
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