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Skyrim: My Buddy the Horse by sparkyHERO Skyrim: My Buddy the Horse by sparkyHERO
I'm pretty sure that by now I'm annoying the hell out of everyone with my constant 'Skyrim this, Skyrim that'. But I had no other choice, my brain just wouldn't let me draw anything else.

Best thing about the PC version? If your horse happens to die because you took a particularly daring dive off some cliff by accident, you can just resurrect it through the console. Problem solved.
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Neightingale Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo Loyal... :FREE: Cute Lapis Lazuli Avvie 
Demon242 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Yeah. A lot of people you meet in Skyrim are bastards or straight up jerks, either because they only like Nords or they're corrupt in some way. The friendliest people in Skyrim are part of the Kajieet Caravans, always being so welcoming and pleasant, and they aren't even allowed in the villages. Skyrim is depressing. 

But I least I got my horse to keep me company. And is often smarter than my humanoid companions. (Seriously, I charged and cast a thunderbolt spell at a bandit and my companion leaps in front of me causing me to accidentally kill them for I honestly have no clue why. They hadn't even killed their own bandit yet, but apparently decided changing targets and circling around so they came between me and the bandit was the best idea ever. Bethesda AIs, ladies and gents.)
ExplosiveFirehawk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I remember when I played on the Console version... I chose to travel with Lydia, one of the few times I used the follower system.

We were in a Nordic crypt, there was one of those spike- wall traps.

Behind the trap, three high- end Draugr, deathlords, I believe.

Lydia charges them, and the summoned atronach, getting hit by the trap at least twice.


I ran.
Demon242 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
That's an MMO moment right there. 

Me: "Now be careful. That door has a nasty pitfall trap on it. Just pull the lever to get through without triggering it." 
Friend: *Scoff* "Traps never stop me, man. They barely do any damage. You just step out of the way, coward." 
Me: *Watches friend run ahead open the door and drop into the trap. Friend goes from 100% health to 15% health between the fall and spikes. Gets finished off by the 3 Level 1 Small Rats.* 
Me: "I warned you." *Walks around the pit.* 
Friend: "Hey, throw me a revive down here." 
Me: "" *Proceeds through the rest of the dungeon, not setting off any of the traps along the way, while my friend plays catch-up triggering all of them and dieing each time.*

Total death score: 
Me: 1 (against the boss)
Friend: 9+ (stops counting after nine) 

Proudly and confidently walking into obvious traps and other dangers? 
Not even once. 
ExplosiveFirehawk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

I wouldn't know-- I need to MMO a bit more... Maybe, just maybe, I can stick with a single character in ESO and actually reach lvl 11.
Aliciadistrictclove Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Horses are awesome.
Jorvach Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Physics? Bitch I'm a horse!
LanceSmites Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
ShadowWingStudios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
very true. A horse just might be the best companion.
ceepcalmandeat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Writer
Unless you have shadowmare or frost and your game glitches and they both just fall over dead....
The-Chibi-Warrior Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of my Horsie on the xbox version. That fucker never died.
Dewani90 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my horse never had the death problem, modified it's health to be around the 10 000 000... i wanna see some dumb giant trying to kill "Horsenator" now, btw love your drawing style, pretty funny strip.
Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
This is pretty accurate.
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I have to reconsider horses.
I got one by accident and it was cool but it got too close to an enemy outpost and it died.

Looks great.
Just-AGuest Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Shadowmere is the best, he is virtually invincible unless you ride him off a cliff but that is normal fall damage rules and it applies to everything
applefanfic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Horses are awesome!! :D

Cuz in Skyrim they don't obey physics OR logic!! :3
KingSkywolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! I love this!
Dark3rthanShadows Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Artist
horses ftw xD
MoonlightPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
xD i love horses x3
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
MoonlightPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You mean "neigh" you spelled it wrong lol
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
you would be correct sir
MoonlightPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
sir? lol im a girl :I
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
o_o' well i am completly sorry my mistake miss
AutobotLover4Evah Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Haha love it :)
I make sure I never lose Shadowmere!
demonasakuun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look at my horse, my horse is amazing, give it a lick -- it tastes just like raisins...
SoulReaper639 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hate how when you're a dark elf NPC's think you're ill
DetraxDUBSTEPwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
a horse is amazing
Kulay-Abo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I remember one time that I was fighting a dragon in Windhelm, and all the stables horses went and attacked it

and killed it

before me

LockwoodE3 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you ever join The Dark Brotherhood so you could have the Shadowmere?
TKXT Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013


Horses are Dovahkiin's best friends in Skyrim!<?xml:namespace prefix = da />:happybounce:

ThePreciousJ Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, that's a skyrim horse for ya. So  TRUE!

T^T it's just... no horse looking like Climbing Pacha will be able to replace Climbing Pacha... she was my 2nd favoite T^T (me Khajiit with horse harem ;3)
frogben Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Dawnfire6 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mrsmiawallace88 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
always a pleasure to ride up steep mountains xD
Synchro2323 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
greatest compainion ever i mean really you have lets say calder you know that guy you get from being the thane at windhelm yes him the one where you make him leave and he talks to women they joke around and he calls them harpies yes! that guy yeah he gets stuck behind a rock and im over there trying to glitch him out and the horse is over there kicking that blood dragons ass so i think i place more trust in the horse than a nord but that might be because im a argonian racist people are everywhere!! not horses though they will keep the dragon distracted and kick its ass XD
angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember my first horse. He kicked a dragon in the face. 
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You all have good experiences.  My first horse glitched, and somehow teleported a mile to my right (and up a thousand feet) while on the way to high hrothgar.  I was like "Where'd my horse go?" And I was looking around, and there was a break in the trees, and there was my horse falling gracefully out of the sky...

I buried my friend after he had died laughing...
August-ana Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Oh my god hahahaha
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, the best part was, the entire thing happened WHILE I was riding the horse.
August-ana Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I was flung possibly hundreds of metres into the air and kept going after I got smashed by a troll so I can totally see that happening right now. xD
LordStarsCreamy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the horse is our only friend xD
Sleipnr Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
So awesome xD Great comic!
Lieutenant-America Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is no npc in Skyrim that's a bigger bro than your player character's horse.
Adsullata Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Shadowmere does most of the damage to most of my enemies :D dragons included...
1keeper4mother Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
I've heard listener :iconmimimaddy101: complain about having so many horses die on her. Cicero wishes her horses were more like yours. (( my horses die so frikkin' much I can't even >~<; ))
BlackTeaGRL Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously. GO horses!
BassTheBrony Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
My horse has saved my life numerous times. Like when Lydia got lost and a Saber cat attacked me mid-conversation with a random old dude, my horse just started to curbstomp it.
It's faced down several dragons, and it's somehow still alive.
Lynchly Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will never insult a Skyrim horse again.
ViraIshnia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Resurrect is an awesome cheat right next to resethealth
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