Horses skip instead of galloping

Problem

My horse just skips and jumps around instead of properly running.

Cause

the problem is that the animation for the fastest gallop is broken since Patch 1.29

As soon as the horse reaches running skill level 10, they start skipping.

EA tried to fix it but it’s still not satisfactory.

Solution

Make sure your horse does not reach running level 10.

Mods that help with the issue

  • Use MasterController to set the running skill back to 9
  • Dweiathecat’s mod modifies the animation so that it won’t occur till the skill reaches level 11 (or rather never)
  • Gallop Fastest Animation Fix replaces the Animation for level 10 with the earlier version. This way you can still reach level 10 but the horse will still move as if it was level 9.