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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Thesuperbia 7 hours ago 
Ghost May 8 @ 5:53pm 
This mod looks cool and you have my subscription. Horses don't exactly go at ferrari speeds but they're not as slow as in vanilla Skyrim either. If horses were really that slow, I doubt the lance would've been invented :P
Fango May 8 @ 8:48am 
One of the best mods for Skyrim.
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lss4-angs Mar 12 @ 3:11am 
also does this work with arvak?
lss4-angs Mar 5 @ 1:36am 
make the horses swim +30% faster as well
TACTICAL 117 Feb 20 @ 7:41pm 
@Gila the Magnificent. i had same issue it was because i launched skyrim before letting my mods load in the launcher see if that helps?
Glia the Therapist Jan 17 @ 12:26pm 
whenever I start a new game this mod interferes with the story and makes the horses go nuts whilst on the carts, I do not know how to fix this
micahz_world Jan 5 @ 3:32pm 
do you need to delee any files upon \uninstall horse still faster on intro and dialogue uis horribly mismatched
gershommontana2006 Dec 29, 2015 @ 9:59pm 
Good, looks like the "you have the right to your opinion" types are far and few between in the Workshop. Watch out for ANY Mod author who sounds like he is basically saying "my mod is crap but I think it's awesome" because he just dumped a terrible mod onto us unsuspecting players. (Not this guy though!)