I am so glad the horses have gotten the treatment they deserve. Riding on them in simulations is super smooth but the mounted melee combat is clunky and extremely frustrating. I've been messing around to determine if its based on skill levels or not and I can say that even with all skills set to 300, its still bad. No matter what weapon i'm using, whether its 1 handed or 2 handed swords, spears, lances whatever, hitting an enemy seems like a 50/50. I could be staring right at them and swing a weapon and it passes right by their head. spears are frustrating because it seems like the lunge time is very limited. Thrust slightly too early and your hit will never reach them. thrust slightly too late and the spear tip passes right by them.