Skyrim:Horse Whisperer

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Wild Horses
Purchase a map that lets you find wild horses.
Location(s): None
Reward: Map of Wild Horses, Wild Horse Notes
ID: ccBGSSSE034_WildHorsesQuest
Added by: Wild Horses
Locate and tame wild horses

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Travel to a stables.
  2. Purchase a map and book for 250 gold.
  3. (Optional) Track down and tame all seven wild horses.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Horse Tamer[edit]

Upon installing the Wild Horses Creation, this quest will automatically begin and will direct you to the nearest stables.[verification needed — how is this selected?] You will need to speak with the ostler, i.e. the NPC who sells horses. You will be presented with the option to purchase a wild horse map for 250 gold. You will receive both a Map of Wild Horses and a book called Wild Horse Notes. In conjunction with reading the book, the map can be examined in your inventory in order to locate seven wild horses.

Upon making this purchase, this quest will conclude. However, you will then receive seven miscellaneous objectives tasking you with locating and taming every wild horse. The objectives themselves are rather useless as they do not provide a map marker for the individual horses. Instead, you will need to use the map and book to travel to the approximate location and search for the horse. The book itself advises that Detect Life will be useful in carrying out this task. Note that wild horses will flee if you get too close, so it may help to sneak up on them.

To tame a wild horse, you must remain mounted on the horse while it bucks. It has a chance to ragdoll you when bucking, which will force you to chase down the fleeing horse once you get back on your feet. Once mounted for a sufficient length of time, the horse becomes an owned mount. If you switch to a different mount, it will slowly make its way back to the location you originally found it.

Find and tame the Black Horse[edit]

This horse can be found northwest of Falkreath, just south of the map marker for Evergreen Grove. The book refers to nearby ruins, presumably referring to the Roadside Ruins to the southeast. This location is close to a necromancer's ritual site, and the resident necromancer might interrupt the taming process if you get too close.

Find and tame the Chestnut Horse[edit]

This horse can be found east of Helgen, along the path leading to South Skybound Watch. This is just off the road, but be careful not to wander too far east lest you stumble into the nearby Falkreath Stormcloak Camp (if it currently exists).

Find and tame the Dappled Brown Horse[edit]

This horse can be found in the forest south of Solitude Sawmill, across the river but before you reach the dragon mound. This can obviously be a dangerous place to tame a horse if the dragon is still nearby.

Find and tame the Grey Spotted Horse[edit]

This horse can be found up the hill to the north of Salvius Farm. Beware the nearby sabre cats who will attack you and the horse if you get too close.

Find and tame the Pale Mare[edit]

This horse can be found among a group of snowy pines just south of Yngol Barrow.

Find and tame the Red Horse[edit]

This horse can be found on the plains of Whiterun Hold, northwest of Whiterun Stables. It is a very easy mount to locate and tame, particularly at the start of the game.

Find and tame the White Spotted Horse[edit]

This horse can be found directly west of Stony Creek Cave, west of the road, on a green cliff overlooking the volcanic tundra below.


  • Each wild horse can be named and saddled, which are two other mechanics added by this Creation. To do this, you must visit a stables with the horse as your active mount.

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Horse Whisperer (ccBGSSSE034_WildHorsesQuest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
0 Hostlers in Skyrim have begun taming wild horses in order to keep up with the demand. I should speak with a hostler and see if they can give me some information. Perhaps I could find and tame some of them myself.
Objective : Purchase a map of wild horse locations
10 ☑Finishes quest I've acquired a map and a journal with locations of where wild horses have been known to roam. I should find and tame them. Afterward I can bring them to a stable to add a saddle or change their name.