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Horses Ignore Combat!
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Feb 17, 2012 @ 4:51am
Mar 8, 2012 @ 12:56am
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Horses Ignore Combat!

Player owned horses now IGNORE ALL COMBAT!!! This includes Frost and Shadowmere. No more charging up a tower to attack. No more running away to an unknown location. They literally stand there as if nothing is happening, even while being attacked.

Does not apply to normal stolen horses, wandering horses, or any other horse not owned by the player.


Park your horse in a safe location before engaging multiple enemies when possible. They will not run away or attempt to defend themselves. Though, horses have a decent amount of health and will not die easily if you're smart about it. It's really not a concern unless (for example) you ride your horse into the middle of a bandit fort and 5 or 6 of the bandts are targeting the horse (as pictured in the screenshot). I also make it a habit to save when parking my horse, just in case, but I have not had a single horse die with this mod. They always got themselves killed trying to attack things and that has been eliminated.


WORKS with Faster Vanilla Horses mod, without conflict. (thanks Illiani)

WORKS with Deacon's Frostier Frost. Just put HIC above DFF in the load list or the new white texture will not show.
***DFF will also make Frost "essential" aka unable to be killed***

DOES NOT WORK with The Real Shadowmere mod. (thanks Them Nutz)


Horses Ignore Combat combined with Faster Vanilla Horses really has made my horse like my best friend in Skyrim, and increased the immersion factor for me. I rarely if ever use quick travel and cart travel now. No hesitation to take my trusty steed anywhere I need to go.

Updated the mod title to reflect the file name: horsesignorecombat.esp, to avoid any confusion with the addition of the new load order system.

Any questions, comments, or problems please let me know.

Give it a thumbs up and Enjoy!
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Timesplitter Jun 5, 2014 @ 11:09pm 
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Lieutenant Duck May 23, 2014 @ 6:31pm 
*Confirmed* This mod doesnt seem to conflict with horse armor mods.
Lieutenant Duck May 23, 2014 @ 12:41pm 
Does this work with any Horse Armor mods?
Krajacek Nov 20, 2013 @ 7:32pm 
this is a nice idea it gets annoying when the horses attack, though I set them to essential anyway
Krajacek Nov 20, 2013 @ 7:31pm 
hi s7o, I would try this but, does it work with horses you use the "setownership" on horses that normally arent yours? ie stolen, or wandering ones etc ? =)
Kristoffer Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:27am 
Much needed, thanks :D
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ZeeTerminator Aug 11, 2013 @ 6:07am 
shadowmere always got in the way of the master lighting spell so DEATH but this mod fixes it awesome
ZeeTerminator Aug 11, 2013 @ 6:07am 
I LOVE YOU (not in a weird way)
separasiv Mar 29, 2013 @ 5:33am 
Thank you! I was wildly irritated that all the horses running to battle and die or flee away, and then look for them like a fool. I changed the speed of all the horses in the 150 and renamed them in Russian. Thank you again! From Russia with love!