Skyrim Special Edition

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This mod transforms your dull vanilla horses into traditional Fjord breed Horses of the Norsemen, by replacing the vanilla skeleton with a custom horse skeleton. Guaranteed to boost your Nord Pride and immersion 101%

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[ [ [ Mod Author Rougeshot ] ] ]

Hello fellow modders, I'm Rougeshot and I'm open to any feedback or constructive criticism you may have, but keep in mind that I have a full time career and am in college part time, so it may be a while before I can respond to any comments or questions you may have.  Please be patient with any questions or concerns and I will respond as soon as I am able. Please keep tracking my mods and profile for any news or updates to my latest mods! 

And if you enjoy the mod please hit that thumbs up button so that your fellow modders will have an easier time finding this mod among the thousands of others.

Thank you so much for your support.

! ! ! Thank You Brodual ! ! !


A huge THANK YOU to the Nexus community for placing HEARTLAND HORSES among the top Hot Mods! 


If you're like me and have been disappointed with the vanilla Horses, then this mod is for you.  This mod replaces the vanilla Horse skeleton with a new custom skeleton meant to give the Horses of Skyrim a more realistic and traditional appearance to that of the Fjord Horse Breed . Working within the confines of the vanilla mesh, I thinned the limbs, enlarged the neck and made several subtle changes to the Horses, and the result is a Fjord Horse that will immerse you even more into the world of Skyrim. This affects all Horses in Skyrim.



Please give a kudos to the very talented AiElias for another fantastic showcase video!


Heartland Horses uses a custom skeleton for the vanilla Horses and will overwrite any mod that makes changes to the vanilla Horse skeleton.  Mods that make sweeping changes to vanilla skeletons e.g."Realistic Ragdoll and Force" should be compatible as long as "Heartland Horses" is installed after those mods and allowed to overwrite their files.

Should be fully compatible with any texture mods, since this mod contains no textures of it's own only a skeleton.  Which also makes it compatible with most other creature mods that do not edit vanilla skeletons.

[ [ [ INSTALLATION ] ] ]

Recommend using Nexus Mod Manager or your favorite mod manager.

Install Heartland Horses after any mod that makes changes to the vanilla Horses, then click "Yes to all" when prompted to overwrite any files.

 There is no"esp plugin" with this mod.

[ [ [ PERMISSIONS ] ] ] 

Because there are so many great horse mods out there, as a Christmas gift to the Nexus Community I've decided to make this mod a Modders Resource, so that this mod can be incorporated into other horse mods by other fellow mod authors! 

Please give credit to this page and do not use for paid mods under any circumstances.

Let me know when you publish something via PM so I can check it out!

Have Fun & Enjoy!