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I've found a horse in Skryim and I ride it a bit to explore the wild but how do I make the horse to follow me? Everytime I unride the horse it went in another direction and I can't find it in where I have left it. How do I stop this? Is there a special thing I forgot about horses? I didn't steal this horse it was from an Imperial Fort that I've cleared.

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Horses you find in that manner tend to try and return to where you found them,and usually get killed making the trek back. You can test this yourself next time you find one,ride it a very short distance,dismount and watch : ) –  2 SCooPS Dec 21 '11 at 2:25
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Blow in his ear, he'll follow you anywhere. –  Raven Dreamer Dec 21 '11 at 2:46
    
worth an upvote Raven,lol –  2 SCooPS Dec 21 '11 at 3:17

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You will need to actually buy a horse for 1000G or earn one through a quest, wild or stolen horses will usually end up back where they started. Once you own a horse they will not necessarily follow behind you though either.

The horse you own will always wait for you outside towns etc. at the local stables. They will also be waiting somewhere nearby when you spawn after a fast-travel. So if you lose your horse in the wild the quickest and easiest way to get him back is to fast-travel somewhere (if the horse is still alive).

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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.

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I have actually found a horse in the wild and if you get off hit it once then get back on it will stay where ever you get off it. It will obey you!

Hope this helps

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If you are on the PC version, you can open the console, click on the horse, and type "setownership".

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setownership doesn't work with found horses((( –  user58224 Oct 26 '13 at 1:41

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