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Horses and donkeys are animals mentioned before and after the Great War.


Some equidae survived the war, though none are directly encountered and are mentioned only.



Behind the scenes

FB8 deco 301 color.pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.
  • On January 24, 2013, Fandom user "StylesV13" added a quote from a personal email purporting to be from developer Chris Avellone.[Non-game 3][Non-game 4] The contents of the email pertain to the appearance of horses in the All Roads comic as "an error (no one noticed it until too late)", Raul Tejada originally mentioning horses in one of his stories, and stating that horses are completely extinct in the Fallout series.[Non-game 5]
    • The contents of the email cannot be independently verified. While a quoted portion has existed in this article since 2013, the screenshot of the email did not surface until 2014 where it was uploaded by a different, unrelated user on a separate website.[Non-game 6] Comments on the file suggest it was taken from the now-defunct Bethesda forums, but a link to the original post or thread has not survived.
    • When asked about the StylesV13 email about horses in September 2020, developer Joshua Sawyer commented that he was not immediately familiar with the horses appearing as an error in All Roads, the concept of horses being completely extinct in Fallout, or Chris Avellone expressing it. He had "no idea" about this information, and that if he ever knew, it was "lost like dust in the wind."[Non-game 7]
FB8 deco 301 color.pngEnd of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.



  1. Dane: "I want a horse! I need a horse! Bring me a horse, dammit! A horse!"
    (Dane's dialogue)
  2. Irwin: "{101}{}{Oh boy, can't you leave me alone? I have enough problems on my hands already.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{102}{}{Problems? Maybe I can help you.}"
    Irwin: "{106}{}{This is a tragedy, believe me. Nothing is the way it used to be. I have a small farm outside town and a few days ago a bunch of Raiders appeared out of nowhere and now use my home as their camp. They killed Pugsley, my donkey and they threatened to kill me if I ever dare to come back.}"
  3. The Chosen One: "{536}{}{But people LIKE gambling, drinking and whoring. I know I do.}"
    Ethyl Wright: "{320}{}{(Looks shocked.) Surely you are mistaken. Even a primitive tribal such as yourself can't seriously mean th--}"
    The Chosen One: "{321}{}{Nothing like a little communal love, some gambling, and rounding off the day with a few jugs of fermented mare's milk. That's what makes being a TRIBESMAN so great!}"
    The Chosen One: "{322}{}{Nothing like a little communal love, some gambling, and rounding off the day with a few jugs of fermented mare's milk. That's what makes being a TRIBESWOMAN so great!}"
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  5. Jaggy: "I do miss seeing horses. Such noble creatures."
    (Jaggy's dialogue)
  1. Fallout Bible 8: "1)Did horses (in any form) survive the Great War, within the area of California? Arguably, I imagine that if they did, horses would begin to replace cars as the main mode of distance transportation."
    "Nope. Some mules did (the poor mule killed by the raiders in F1), but not for long. Besides, I think that mule was a discrepancy."
  2. All Roads
  3. I emailed Chris Avellone and that is what he had to say about Horses and All Roads. StylesV13 edit on January 24, 2013
  4. Sorry it was me StylesV13 how made this edit about Chris Avellone. I thought I was logged in. StylesV13 edit on January 24, 2013
  5. StylesV13:"Hello again,
    There is debate in the Fallout Universe regarding horses and whether or not they are extinct. Most people see them as extinct given that we haven't seen them or heard any mention of them in any Fallout game. But in All Roads we see NCR soldiers on horses.
    So the question is, was that part of Chase's drug induced hallucination, a dream, or was it to show us that horseIn-game spelling are in the NCR?
    In the end, it's up the Bethesda, but we would like your view on this matter. Still Bethesda would have been part of the approval of All Roads right?"

    Chris Avellone:"To me, that picture in the comic was an error (no one noticed it until too late).
    While the end decision is up to Bethesda as to whether horses exist in the NCR, it was never my intention that there were any horses, and furthermore, there were still parts of the New Vegas design where we specifically removed the mention of horses from certain narrative points (one of Raul's stories originally referenced horses, for example, and we cut them because we didn't want to imply horses still existed)."

  6. Image file page on gamepedia showing an upload date of July 2014., 19 months after the original email.
  7. yellowflickerbear: "Way back in 2013, Chris Avellone said in an email that it was never his intention to have horses in the comic All Road. Today, some people are doubting the legitimacy of that email. Can you re-confirm that what Avellone said back then was true?"
    Joshua Sawyer: "I have no idea, honestly. If I ever knew, that info is now lost like dust in the wind. Sorry."
    (Joshua Sawyer on Tumblr (archived))
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