The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Faster Vanilla Horses
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0.002 MB
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

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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Super Kitten Tea Party Apr 7 @ 2:36pm 
Awesome mod. It's not overpowered and it adds a much needed boost to the ridiculously slow horses. I could stealth and do a silent roll the whole way and get there faster before. Not anymore!
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V4D4RS F1ST 97 Mar 6 @ 8:01pm 
Finally turning into a werewolf/vamp lord is not my primary method of travel (which is why i am always one or the other since travel in skyrim is grueling......)
なかの23 Dec 22, 2016 @ 9:06am 
This mod is amazing, but there is a problem, due to the horses running too fast, the game most likelly will cause problems spawning enemies, or showing npcs, and cause the map not to remove the lod mode of objects and building if you are running in the same direction for long.
lupus_hegemonia Nov 30, 2016 @ 7:02am 
Aye, the horses now are running "realistic" faster, thxs.
lupus_hegemonia Nov 28, 2016 @ 2:05am 
If you reduced the speed by -30%, it will be fantastic now!
Because, in your first video (above), the horse runs like ..."Shadowfax" (Gandalf's magic horse). Now, in the SECOND video, I'm watching very good (improved) speed.
I'll probably use it, because I hate the "Fast Travel", I'm using my horse to explore...
dax.asd #DeusVult! ✠ Nov 23, 2016 @ 10:02am 
So at my situation I need this mod for gameplay, not realism, though I've moddedit more realisitc. thank you developer
dax.asd #DeusVult! ✠ Nov 23, 2016 @ 10:02am 
I think, the idea is cool, because I do srsly hate fasttraveling all the time all my saves got deleted, because my PC was broken and steam cloud was off.
lupus_hegemonia Nov 22, 2016 @ 12:01am 
Probably, the mod developer, haven't ride a real horse...
The mod's horse moves/runs like a racing horse, probably even faster (but realistic). The problem is... in a fantasy world like Skyrim... horses are not suppose to be... racing winners, but hard stallions forged for battle.

So, even if the mod's horses are looking realistic, they're running extremely fast for a "warrior" horse; looks like they're running like... Arwen's elvish horse, chased by the Nasguls!
Counter Viking Nov 11, 2016 @ 11:52am 
does it work on arvak? dawnguard horse