So I own Shadowmere from the Dark Brotherhood.

However, I jumped on another horse for a few seconds, before fast travelling. I did a few quests, without even thinking about Shadowmere, and now when I need her, the horse that I rode for those few seconds appears.

Anyone have any idea where I can get Shadowmere back?

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    .........She dead. – user19052 Jan 28 '12 at 1:36

Try going to the place where you bought, got or stolen your current horse. Shadowmere should be nearby. Try casting the Alteration spell, Detect Life, or use the Aura Whisper dragon shout (longer range than Detect Life) to try to find Shadowmere. Shadowmere should be within the range of Detect Life or Aura Whisper.

If not, Shadowmere might have gone back to the place where you first got him: the pool in front of the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary entrance, in Falkreath Hold (near Falkreath, the city).

If you still can't find Shadowmere, try teleporting him to your current location by using console commands (make sure you are outside [a location you can Fast Travel away from] and not in a walled city when doing this, as horses are not meant to go inside walled cities or other indoor locations, and may cause glitches).

Console commands to teleport Shadowmere to the player's current location:
prid 9CCD8
moveto player

'prid' targets an entity - Shadowmere in this case. '9CCD8' is Shadowmere's RefID. 'moveto player' moves that targetted entity near the vicinity of the player.

If Shadowmere is still not near your vicinity after doing this, he may be dead (that or his corpse was teleported near you). Try these commands to bring him back in the game and resurrect him:
resurrect 1

More info on console commands here: http://uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Console

  • @desaivv Have you used the player.placeatme console command? Because it will spawn a "new" copy of Shadowmere (with a different RefID). The original Shadowmere's RefID should be 0009CCD8 as as shown in this UESP article. Also, make sure you are selecting Shadowmere and not another object/creature/NPC. If Shadowmere was moved by prid 0009CCD8 and moveto player, that means you have moved the original Shadowmere. – galacticninja Dec 27 '11 at 0:08

Go to the pond were it first appers, and it should be there.


She probably died. Find her body, then wait for about a month. I waited 20 days and she was wandering around the spot she died.


I would imagine, if she's going to be anywhere, she'll be outside the Dark Brotherhood's entrance (where you originally obtained her). If not there, she may be where you last left her.

Otherwise, I'd imagine if she's not either of those places, you may have lost her for good.

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    Found out. Press the button to get the open up the coding bar, and then type in: "player.placeatme 0009CCD7" (Without the quotation marks) – pinksponge Dec 9 '11 at 18:56
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    @Pinksponge: if that solved it for you, please post that as an answer and accept it! – LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 9 '11 at 22:02
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    @pinksponge Just a heads-up: From UESP: "player.placeatme 000fea9b - Using this code will instantly summon an instance of an object or npc at your position. The example, in particular, summons a dragon. Not recommended for named NPCs. This code uses the Object (base) ID and not specific reference ID as it is creating a new instance of that object/actor in the world; using it with named NPCs can result in duplicates unless the original was somehow removed." Use 'prid' and 'moveto player' instead. More info here: uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Console – galacticninja Dec 10 '11 at 6:50

just type player.placeatme 0009ccd7

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  • Echo – Shadow Wizard Feb 21 '12 at 8:13
  • Can you elaborate on what this console command does and how it helps to solve the problem? – Mana Feb 21 '12 at 12:57
  • I tried player.placeatme and it's not working. – user20833 Mar 3 '12 at 20:07
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    A heads-up on the placeatme command: "Using this code will instantly summon an instance of an object or NPC at your position. Not recommended for named objects or NPCs. This code creates a new instance (a copy) of that object/actor in the world; using it with named objects/NPCs can result in duplicates, which could cause glitches and other unwanted game behavior." - uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Console. Use the prid <RefID> and moveto player commands instead. – galacticninja Nov 5 '12 at 4:57

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