I had my first real skirmish, today, and was utterly crushed. It was just sad, really. (Of course, it was stupid of me to take on 10 looters with my little band of 3...and that's why I saved before I did! Aha...I know how this works. *wink*)
The main thing that I'm going to have to get used to is controlling my horse. I'm used to using my W key to move forward but "steering" with my mouse. It doesn't work that way on the horse. The horse only responds to the WASD keys and moving the mouse adjusts camera angle. So, I kept finding myself trying to steer with my mouse only to find that my horse is still running in one direction but now I'm looking off over some hills somewhere instead of watching what I'm attacking.