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Where can I get some armor for my magnificent steed?

I think I'm supposed to talk to someone in the castles of the holds but none of the ones I've went to said anything about it? What city should I try and the name of the person I need to talk to would be great

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marked as duplicate by OrigamiRobot, Thomas McDonald, bwarner, Wipqozn, Ullallulloo Feb 29 '12 at 4:50

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What, you want armor for your horse? – StrixVaria Feb 27 '12 at 19:48
You cannot customize your horse. You can customize your house. Was this a typo or a misunderstanding? – user9983 Feb 27 '12 at 19:48
@StrixVaria Armored Warhorse. O yea. O yea. – Ender Feb 27 '12 at 19:50
Hopefully Skyrim will release DLC. Horse Armor has always been every gamer's dream. – brymck Feb 28 '12 at 8:10
@Ender - The OP specifically said horses in a comment and others have provided answers as such. Please do not edit questions in a way which invalidates other answers. – user9983 Feb 28 '12 at 13:45

As you travel from hold to hold you will find that each stable will have different horse breeds. The main difference is colour so travel to different hold and find different colours and patters. I think it may be random so i do not think that there are certain colours and patterns for each town you visit. The pattern and colour does not effect durability or attacking strength!

All horses cost 1000 gold in skyrim or you can overtake a fort for either the stormcloaks and imperials and at the end of the fight take the horse from the fort stables. This does not count as being stolen and once you ride it once it will stay with you.

Horses are not customizable but look around holds for various colours.

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but in the booklet in the case it says you can furnish it – tyler Feb 27 '12 at 20:36
@tyler - You can furnish your house. – user9983 Feb 27 '12 at 20:49
@tyler what booklet? Home decorating guide? – ヴァイシャリ Feb 28 '12 at 15:23

This question seems to be all over the place now, but I'll try to address all concerns.

First, about horses and houses: The capital cities for each major hold (Whiterun, Windhelm, Riften, Solitude, Markarth) have both a house available for purchase and a stable. The stables are located just outside the main city, and horses are always available for purchase at a price of 1,000 gp. In order to purchase a house in the city, you are generally required to complete a quest for the Jarl, or another task of great significance to the hold.

Horses come in many colors but, with only two exceptions, are all the same in regards to vital statistics such as speed, stamina, and health. The two exceptional cases are not purchasable at stables - they are quest rewards. Frost is faster than normal horses. Shadowmere has much higher health, regenerates health more quickly, and re-spawns a few weeks after death. All the rest of the horses are generic, and none of the horses can be customized. If you want a horse of a certain color, just shop around.

As of 2/28/2012, there is no in-game method provided by Bethesda (out-of-the-box, or via expansions/mods) to armor your horse. There may be console commands or other hacks that can do this, but I don't consider those "in-game". Some third-party mods may enable this functionality, but those would only currently be available for PC and are not "official".

Houses come in varying sizes and prices. All of the player-purchasable houses can be enhanced with certain modifications that add decor, storage containers, or other useful items. The enhancements which are available, and their prices, vary between houses. When you buy a house, you are given a "Home Decorating Guide" specific to that house which lists all the available upgrades but does not include pricing. You can find out the prices by going to purchase the upgrades.

All house enhancements must be purchased from the Jarl's steward in the same hold, who can usually be found in the Jarl's palace.

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You can't buy armor or equip one for your horse in the vanilla, un-modded game. If you're playing on the PC, you can try mods to equip armor to your horse.

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