Horses • Felines • Guar • Bears • Camels • Wolves • Other
Mounts are almost essential for crossing the vast expanses of Tamriel in good time. They have an additional sprint function that further decreases travel time. Several mounts are available for purchase with in-game gold or Crowns. Mounts can be horses, guar, kagouti, senche, camels, wolves, bears, elks, Dwarven spiders, or nix-oxen. In addition to their general species, some of them also are daedra or undead.
You can train your character's Riding Skill every 20 hours at stablemasters, or as often as you like via the Crown Store, to receive a bonus to speed, inventory space, or stamina (up to the maximum of 60 points in each stat). The bonuses are permanent and cumulative, and are bound to the character rather than the mount, making the different mount types cosmetic. Three visual upgrades can also be applied to your mounts by increasing these stats. For more information, see Riding Skill.
Mounts cannot die, but you will be forced to dismount if they receive enough damage. To change mounts, bring up your Collections window, click Mounts, and select the one you wish to use. Mounts have a default name when bought, and this can also be changed in Collections. Mounts can jump, but only while moving. Attempting to jump without moving will cause the mount to perform an animation, as detailed in the list below.