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I've found my horse, but he's naked and is vulnerable. I know Oblivion had horse armor (as DLC) and I was wondering if Skyrim had the same. Failing that, is there anything I can do to keep my horse alive?

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Voting to reopon. Not sure how this isn't a real question. Yes, it's a bit of a joke, but it's a completely answerable question. There is either horse armor in game (as there was in past games), or not. – Doozer Blake Nov 12 '11 at 13:08
I would think that might pop up in the skyrim workshop. – Pyrodante Feb 29 '12 at 20:33
NM, quick search shows apparently not. However their are mods to make your horse more resilient or indestructible. – Pyrodante Feb 29 '12 at 20:37
You should change the title to "Where Can I Get Some Armor For My Little Pony":) – Outlaw Lemur Apr 14 '12 at 19:23
up vote 6 down vote accepted

There is no horse armour currently, because there is no mounted combat in Skyrim.

It may be released as dlc, as Todd Howard (jokingly?) said that it might be released as DLC like Oblivion.

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Won't someone think of the poor, unarmored horses? – Doozer Blake Nov 12 '11 at 3:33

No need to wait for another expensive Bethesda DLC. Free mods to the rescue:

Horse Armors for Skyrim

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This mod adds armored horses, replacing each cities buyable player horse with a unique armored horse. This mod is compatible with BETTER HORSES which adds horse STORAGE, horse invulnerability, and horse AI. The normal saddles are still used by NPCs.

Whiterun: Nordic Steel Horse Armor
Markarth: Dwarven Horse Armor
Windhelm: Ebony Horse Armor
Riften: LEATHER Horse Armor
Solitude: Dragonbone Horse Armor
Frost: Altered Model & Texture from Sader325's Divine Saint Mod

Hybrids Invincible Ebony Horse Armor for Skyrim

and Hybrids Invincible Dwarven Horse Armor for Skyrim

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This mod will add horse armor to all horses that uses normal saddles, including Shadowmere. In addition, it will make armored horses invincible. These meshes were made entirely from scratch as well as textures with pieces taken from vanilla Ebony armors. This mod features the Ebony style.

Search for horse armor mods at Skyrim Nexus here (in case new mods come up).

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Oooooooo classy – Outlaw Lemur Apr 14 '12 at 19:20

If you are using the PC version, mods exist in the Steam Workshop that allow you to protect your horse. While there does not appear to be actual armor, you can render your horse invulnerable.

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