Skyrim talk:Horses

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Dead horses?[edit]

I think some horses might respawn but not without bugs. I have my Riften horse killed for more than it should. And after some time at one point, the original Riften horse respawned (it has the original refid), and then another horse under my name is standing in Riften stables, and then another one just outside Dayspring Canyon. The original horse (original refid) is named under me, but it returns to the stables when I dismount. But the newer horses (refid ffxxxxxx) are named and behave normally. I wonder how, why, and should we document it. -Joshua.yathin.yu (talk) 06:10, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

I assume from what you have said that when your horse died you used the console to resurrect it? In this case any following bugs are not noteworthy on articles by our standards, however, it can be noted here on the talk page. When your original horse died it activated many scripts, including the one to spawn a new horse in Riften Stables. Resurrecting your horse doesn't fix the scripts that apply when it (or any npc/creature) dies, which include deactivating or transferring them to another npc/creature. There are ways to restore them (see the console page), but it would be easiest in your case to just use the new horse. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 18:41, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Nope. I did not use the console to resurrect any of my horses. Just that when one dies, I used Arvak to reach my destination. After a few days, 2 in the case of Riften, I returned and bought a new horse. Then I left for another city and returned nearly a month later, I had already lost track of how many horses I bought and just discovered there were a few horses named as my horse. -Joshua.yathin.yu (talk) 10:31, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
I misunderstood. So your horse died (1), then you bought a new one (2), but after a while another new one appeared in the stables (3) and the script to be your horse switched from horse 2 to horse 3. That is a weird bug, but a notable bug nevertheless. I see one similar bug in the archive, horses owned in all cities, horse died so took another, but it is behaving like a borrowed horse (walks home). Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 19:31, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
It is an accurate recount. -Joshua.yathin.yu (talk) 15:10, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
I was going through the USKP log on an unrelated issue and came across a fix (and an explanation) for this from last February, so its now on the page. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 06:49, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I hope you don't mind I have added supplementary information. -Joshua.yathin.yu (talk) 09:38, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Horse can't sprint[edit]

My character is a vampire, and when I'm out of stamina I usually ride a horse. But I've found the horse can't sprint while I'm out of stamina. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 17:08 on 12 November 2017

Horses have their own stamina pool, so it's odd that this would happen. There may be a bug with vampirism that makes it affect your horse as well. Indicating which platform you're on and if you have any mods is helpful for determining if there is actually a bug with the game. —Dillonn241 (talk) 18:06, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

The Shadowmere Slide[edit]

I reached the point of the DB quest where you get Shadowmere, mounted him for the first time, then saved and quit the game. The next time I loaded the save file, Shadowmere and I were rapidly sliding all over the place - left, right, backwards, forwards, and mostly up into the treetops. Trying to move forward brought him closer to the ground, but it didn't really get us moving in the direction I was trying to go, and as soon as I stopped pressing W the random sliding started all over again. The sliding only stopped when I dismounted (I don't remember if we happened to be close to the ground at that moment or if dismounting brought us back to ground, but I suspect the second), and when I remounted we were able to proceed as normal. My questions are (A) has anyone else had this experience and (B) if so, can it happen with any horse or is this specific to Shadowmere? --Shahrazad the Listener (talk) 16:32, 5 August 2018 (UTC)