ἵπποι is almost equivalent here to ‘chariots:’ compare “ἀφ᾽ ἵππων μάρνασθαι” Od.9. 49, “ἵππων ἐπιβήσομαι” Il.5. 227, where “ἵπποι” includes both team and car. Compare “ναυτίλων ὀχήματα” Aesch. P. V.468, ‘volitantem flumine currum’ Catull. Pel.et Thet. 9.
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