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Faster Vanilla Horses
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Feb 7, 2012 @ 3:16pm
Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:41am
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Faster Vanilla Horses

Like many, I found Skyrim's horses to be unrealistically and unreasonably slow. Travel by horse was hardly faster than by foot, making it unrewarding.

Horse speed and gallop-time has been given a significant -yet balanced- boost, for a more realistic (and fun!) experience. You'll find yourself riding more often, fast travelling less, and overall feeling like the mounts are more enjoyable and worthwhile.

No known bugs at this time.


02/08/2012 - Updated to Version 1.1:

After user feedback, and many hours of tweaking and playtesting, horse speed has been ever-so-slightly reduced to be a clean 30% faster than default. It feels really natural and balanced, without sacrificing the fun or feeling that you're moving at a full gallop. While speed has seen a reduction, your horse's stamina (gallop time) has been slightly extended. Like a real horse, yours wont need to take a breather every few seconds. As always, your feedback and suggestions are welcome; Please feel free to e-mail me at ByJovMods@gmail.com

Change log:
-Horse 'Run' and 'Sprint' speeds reduced to +30%
-Turning speeds restored to normal due to the Intro's horse trip becoming slightly quicker, causing a minor timing mismatch in the dialogue.
-Horse stamina increased.
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ClownBrown Apr 14 @ 5:49pm 
Omg shadowmere just became even more baller
blvcklord Apr 12 @ 2:21am 
Käpt'n Ghamo Apr 10 @ 10:07am 
this is a very nice mod
caspianmilne Mar 31 @ 2:01am 
does it work with blaze of eventide
lateasusual_ Mar 26 @ 10:36am 
i think it would be cool if special horses moved faster - shadowmere for instance. not much, but just to give you more of a reason to ride...
ShadowChaos555 Mar 14 @ 8:56pm 
Nicely balanced mod that doesn't make the horses too fast. A useful mod that made exploring more enjoyable and riding more realistic. Thanks!
yrmama Mar 14 @ 2:34pm 
Not a big deal, but Skyrim should have been made this way from the start. thanks.
CLOCKWORK Feb 24 @ 5:44am 
This is a really simple but effective mod. Definitely makes the game more immerse and gives me more of a reason to not just fast-travel everywhere. I like traveling and discovering but vanilla horses and/or just traveling on foot gets a little tedious at times. Thank You!
Dovahkiin Feb 15 @ 8:28pm 
this is a great mod but please make shadowmere and frost faster
Admiral JellyKitten Feb 10 @ 10:32am 
Is there a Nexus mod for this?