Only a horse that you own will follow you. This means either purchasing one from a stable for 1000g or earning one via a quest reward such as the dark brotherhood’s Shadowmare. Wild and stolen horses don’t follow you. If you are on the PC version, you can open the console, click on the horse, and type “setownership”.
The horse can’t “disappear” permanently, just like your companions can’t. … If you fast travel inside a city, the horse will usually be teleported to a stable outside the city or to some other location around there if the city doesn’t have one.
You just have to open console, write resurrect 1 and click on the horse.
Yes, the horse is worth it. In my case (new playthrough) the horse is absolutely necessary. I would consider the horse the most important “item”, at least for me. Former playthrough was to level 43, over 242K in gold, at least that much in stored loot, owned every obtainable house in Skyrim, and too many open quests.
No, there is absolutely no difference, whether you’re on foot, on a stolen horse, on a horse you own, or near a horse you own. Tested by fast traveling between Riften stables and Markarth stables. the trip always took 26 hours and 5 minutes.
Frost is the fastest, Shadowmere has the most health, and Arvak can be conjured. Frost is also the most aggressive. Shadowmere is awesome, Arvak is versatile.
The stable is usually a place your horse can stay safe, though the one near your Hearthfire house is a bit less safe with all of those enemies spawning nearby… … It IS possible to stable a horse in Skyrim (and yes I figured it out).
Borrowing and stealing
Stealing horses is considered theft and is a crime against the owner. Mounting a horse that is labeled “Steal horse” is a crime and generates a bounty. … However, it is possible to mount a stolen horse and not incur a bounty if not witnessed by anyone, including the horse, as in previous games.
Answers. If you bought the horse, go to the stables at the nearest town that has a stable. Your horse should be there. If the stable master offers to sell you another horse though, the one you had is dead and you will have to buy another.
To resurrect a dead NPC: go to UESP, search for the NPC and note down its RefID. open your game, open console and type Prid #RefID, where #RefID is the number you wrote down. … now type moveto player, making the NPC’s dead body appear at your feet.
If you have a high enough Illusion skill, you can use the Calm or Fear spells or their higher-level versions to prevent your horse from getting involved in combat and possibly getting killed.