Yes you read that title correctly! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim now has mounted combat! Part of the 1.6 Update, Skyrim now allows you to travel the world and fight baddies without ever leaving the back of your trusted steed! As of now, this feature is only available to PC users who opt into the Beta patch via Steam, but will eventually be pushed to the consoles as well.
In addition to Mounted Combat being added to Skyrim, the patch fixes a plethora of bug fixes for the PC, as well as a few fixes for those experiencing bugs using the Kinect support on the Xbox 360.
Full patch notes can be found here.
For players who wish to opt into the Beta on Steam, make sure you back up your saved games!
DOWNLOADING THE BETA UPDATE ON STEAM
If you’d like to download the 1.6 Beta Update on Steam, you’ll need to follow these steps:
Log into Steam
Click on Steam in the upper menu
Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.
A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.