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I read that if you're riding your horse around, random events/encounters either do not happen or certain types never happen (or events happen less).

Is this true? Or is it the exact same as walking around?


You are immune to the random encounters on the roads like thugs/bandits stopping you

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I don't use my horse all that often but when I have I've had random events happen. IE and assassin tries to kill me or I find a group of thieves waiting to ambush me.

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Correct, random events still happen. – ohmi Dec 3 '11 at 21:08
However, triggered events, such as a thief actually waiting for you or you trying to enter Winterhold are indeed skipped, which is annoying but harmless, so far. – ohmi Dec 5 '11 at 4:28

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