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Horses are quadrupedal animals used for travel. They may occasionally be eaten, but this is considered in bad taste, and their hides can be tanned into leather.

There are many different varieties of horses found across Tamriel.

Alliance War Horse[edit]

A variety of warhorse bred by the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact during the Three Banners War. [1]

  • Found in: ESO


Arvak is a unique horse found in the Soul Cairn. He and his owner were brought to the Soul Cairn together and separated. He can be temporarily summoned to Tamriel with a spell.

Bay Horse[edit]

A breed of horse in Cyrodiil, with a dark brown color. The Imperial Legion train many of these as mounts, and they can also be found wild in Cyrodiil.

Bay Dun Horse[edit]

A type of horse bred for speed and agility, often used by scouts. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Black Horse[edit]

The fastest breed of horse in Cyrodiil.

Brown Paint Horse[edit]

A strong variety of horse favored by farmers and traders. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Chestnut Horse[edit]

A breed of horse in Cyrodiil, where they can be found either wild or domesticated.

Dapple Gray Palfrey[edit]

An intelligent variety of horse favored by nobles. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Dire Pony[edit]

A small, dark-colored pony.

  • Found in: ESO

Dwarven War Horse[edit]

A loyal variety of warhorse outfitted in Dwarven horse armor.

  • Found in: ESO

Fang Lair Courser[edit]

The bones of a horse, reanimated by the necromancers of Fang Lair.

  • Found in: ESO

Frost Mare[edit]

Frost Mares are horses of solid ice, thought to be Daedra from the icy plane of Takubar.[2]

  • Found in: ESO

Gray Yokudan Charger[edit]

Gray Yokudan Chargers are descended from Yokudan warhorses. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Imperial Horse[edit]

A fierce[1], white-colored variety of horse.

  • Found in: ESO

Midnight Steed[edit]

A black breed of horse with exceptional endurance. When bred with a Skyrim ice-horse, it can produce White Mane Horses. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Mind-Shriven Horse[edit]

Mind-Shriven horses have had their willpower and mentality stolen by Molag Bal. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Nightmare Courser[edit]

Nightmare Coursers are flaming black horses that may have been created or influenced by Mehrunes Dagon. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Paint Horse[edit]

The slowest breed of horse in Cyrodiil, where they can be found either wild or domesticated.

Palomino Horse[edit]

Palomino Horses are strong, fast horses preferred by couriers and sportsmen. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Piebald Destrier[edit]

Piebald Destriers are warhorses known their courage and tenacity. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Plague Husk Horse[edit]

An undead horse swarming with some sort of infectious plague.

  • Found in: ESO

Shadowghost Horse[edit]

Shadowghost Horses are found on misty nights when the moons are dark and are not known to be bred. They are captured by Shadowghost Wranglers, who break them for riding. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Shadowghost Pony[edit]

Shadowghost Ponies are said to appear on nights during Witches Festival near the graves of children. They can be caught if lured with a carrot or apple. [3]

  • Found in: ESO


Shadowmere is a unique horse associated with the Dark Brotherhood. It is black with red eyes, and is more powerful than most other horses, possibly even immortal.

Skeletal Horse[edit]

The bones of a horse, reanimated by necromancers.

  • Found in: ESO

Skyrim Ice-Horse[edit]

A variety of horse presumably found in Skyrim. When bred with a Midnight Steed, it can produce a White Mane Horse. [1]

Sorrel Horse[edit]

A dependable[1] brown breed of horse.

  • Found in: ESO

White Horse[edit]

A breed of horse in Cyrodiil.

White Mane Horse[edit]

A cross between a Midnight Steed and a Skyrim ice-horse. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

White-Gold Imperial Courser[edit]

A variety created after years of extensive breeding, said to be the most beautiful horse in all of Tamriel and owned only by the wealthiest. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

White-Gold Imperial Pony[edit]

A variety of pony said to have been bred as the birthday present for a noble's daughter, though it is debated throughout Cyrodiil which family claims this prestige.

  • Found in: ESO

Wild Hunt Horse[edit]

A part-plant, part-animal creature created when the Bosmer invoke the Wild Hunt. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Winter Garland Dapple Gray[edit]

A dapple-gray-colored horse bedecked with festive garland.

  • Found in: ESO

Witch Knight Charger[edit]

A variety of horse bred by the Reachmen during their invasion of High Rock, inspired by the horses of the Breton mounted knights. [1]

  • Found in: ESO

Yokudan Warhorse[edit]

A type of horse said to be ridden into battle by the Forebears.[4] Gray Yokudan Chargers are said to be descended from them. [1]

Zombie Horse[edit]

An undead horse reanimated by Mannimarco's Order of the Black Worm.[1]

  • Found in: ESO


  • Some Dwarven vamidia were constructed in the shape of horses.
  • Conjurers are able to compel Atronachs to adopt the form of horses.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t ESO mount descriptions/Crown Store blurbs
  2. ^ Elder Scrolls Online - Crown Store Showcase
  3. ^ ESO pet descriptions/Crown Store blurbs
  4. ^ A Child's Tamriel Bestiary