Many of the recommended mod lists out there are outdated with mods listed that fix problems or add features that are now included in the patched game. So what are the current mods you would recommend people check out?
The mods I'd recommend are:
Better Horses: Add a power which allows you to summon your horse from anywhere and have it follow you or stay. Also allows you to tweak horse stats such as health and stamina. Make sure you read the readme for this one.
Realistic Lighting With Customization: Basically makes everything darker and a little more "realistic." You will need torches or light spells to make it through dungeons. It's definitely not for everyone, but I like that it gives lighting items/spells a purpose in the game.