Easily domesticated, eopies serve Tatooine's settlers as transports and beasts of burden. These tough, desert-adapted quadrupeds can carry heavy loads, but are grumpy and stubborn.
Growing up on Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker has been around eopies for his entire life. A hired eopie hauls his Podracer into position at the Boonta Eve race.
At the Boonta Eve race, a dismayed Jar Jar Binks discovers what any Mos Espa resident could have told him: Eopies' diet of desert weeds and roots makes them unpleasantly gassy.
Obi-Wan Kenobi rides an eopie to deliver the infant Luke Skywalker to the Lars moisture farm, after which the beast bears him into exile in the Jundland Wastes.