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Frost Horse
Basic Info
Level 25
Health-icon 562
MagickaIcon 0
Stamina 148
Spells/Abilities N/A
Ref ID 00097E1F
Base ID 00097E1E
For other uses, see Frost.

Frost is a palomino Clydesdale horse in Skyrim that appears outside Black-Briars Lodge during the quest Promises to Keep. When completing the quest, the Dragonborn can persuade Louis Letrush to give up the horse, along with the second half of the payment. Alternatively, one has the option to kill Louis, granting ownership of Frost automatically.

Frost seems to be more aggressive in combat than other horses. He has more health and stamina than regular horses, but less than the Dark Brotherhood's Shadowmere.

Even when not actually riding Frost, he will, like any other horse, appear after fast traveling to any location that is not within a walled city. If that location is populated by bandits or mages or any other enemies, this sabotages the ability to sneak attack since Frost will attack immediately, resulting in his death if there are many enemies. At higher levels, if fast traveling triggers the appearance of an Elder Dragon or Ancient Dragon, Frost has little chance of surviving such an attack. If the Dragonborn wishes to keep Frost (or simply feels guilty at his death), care must be taken in choosing fast travel destinations to avoid such encounters.

If Frost happens to get lost before speaking with Maven Black-Briar, Frost might be outside of Merryfair Farm. Stealing him from this location will not affect the guards around Merryfair Farm.


  • Frost has no special powers.
  • To prevent Frost from dying it's possible to use the console command "setessential 97E1E 1"
  • To revive Frost after he's dead one can type "prid 97E1F," then "resurrect." It's possible to also open the console and click on Frost's dead body, then type "resurrect" This may however result in selecting the wrong target.
  • Frost's Great Grandsire is Sleipnir, which is the name of an eight legged horse in Norse Mythology.


  • If Frost dies, the quest Promises to Keep will not be shown as failed, but it will be unable to be completed.
  • Frost may run away for no reason.
  • When fast traveling to Whiterun, Louis may be found standing next to Frost by the Whiterun Stables. He will say his standard lines, but it's impossible to have a conversation with him.
  •  PC   If one persuaded Louis to give up Frost, when entering town riding him, the guards may attack. As normal, the Dragonborn's spouse, anyone that have had their quests completed and the horse will try to defend the Dragonborn, which may end up with everyone dying. If this happens, reload to a time before persuading Louis, then try again.
  •  PC   Rarely, Frost will not appear after fast traveling and it is difficult to get him back, even after returning to the previous location.
    • Solution: Use the console command player.placeatme 00097E1E which will spawn him, although he will only stay in that location and won't go anywhere else unless ridden. If fast traveling, Frost will have to be spawned in again.
    • Solution: use the console command Player.MoveTo 97E1F, which places the Dragonborn at the location of Frost. Then, fast travel to any location and Frost will then follow, but he may have to be resurrected first.
    • Or to save time and the hassle of having to find/spawn/resurrect him, mount him BEFORE fast traveling anywhere.
  • When giving Frost to Louis Letrush, vampires may attack, making Frost hostile to them. If Frost dies in this skirmish, and the conversation with Letrush was not completed, he may refuse to talk until the horse is brought to him. This renders the quest impossible to complete without console commands.
    • Solution: Reload a save from before the battle.
    • Sometimes Frost will randomly die.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Frost (Horse)

  • l

    5 messages
    • Ah. If you want to have have it as your permament follower you need to follow steps listed in this article. If not, DragonGirl said it all.
    • i wabbajacked frost getting mehrunes razor while fighting the 2 dremora 
  • Frost Trouble

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    • I've gotten Frost on two different Skyrim characters. After a few days of having him, I usually ride another horse. I then rrandomly find him...
    • Well, there's unnamed horses with the same color and meshes as frost. All the saddles are the same, too, Maybe you didn't get bounty because...

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