Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide: The Horses

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide: The Horses

Where to find the best horse in the game and much more

The horse is cowboy’s best friend, seriously. In Red Dead Redemption 2 the stallion is your inseparable companion, so we’ve decided to share the best ways to groom your steed and spotlight the best places to find it.

First things first. Catching a wild steed in RDR 2 is not a trivial task, and you need to master your lasso technique first. Spin it with LT and RT and throw when the aim gets red. Once the beast is snared, calmly approach and climb it so that the horse doesn’t get scared. Since the steed hasn’t been saddled before, he will try to shake you off. Just keep tight, like a cowboy that you are, and if you hold on top of the horse long enough, it will accept you as its new master.

How to summon the horse

During Red Dead Redemption 2 campaign you will inevitably get into scenarios where the character gets far from his four-legged companion. If the horse isn’t too far from you, it can be summoned, and the recall distance grows as the connection between you and the horse grows.

If worst comes to worst, you can always find the horse in the stable, eating hay and thinking about its hard life. Your Rocinante is very loyal and can come even if called upon from a cart or a train. On the other hand, when you are in a saloon or a bank, the horse will just stick around.

Connection and loyalty

There are four levels of connection between the character and his horse. To get to the new level you need to use waypoint markers and quick travels that give riding experience. Don’t forget to feed your beast from time to time in the stables and from your own pouch. You also need to regularly brush the horse.

How to revive your horse in RDR 2

In this game, the horse could kick the bucket for a whole variety of reasons. To revive it, you need a special item called Revive Tonic. It can be purchased from merchants around the game world or from any horseman.

Better just keep an eye on horse’s health to know when it’s time to take care of it.

 Abrupt halt

A stallion is not a car and you can’t just stop it by putting pedal to the metal. Usually, the horse stops gradually but when you hold RB, it halts quicker to avoid bumping into obstacles and passers-by. 


You can have up to four steeds in Red Dead Redemption 2. Different stables give access to different purchasable items like saddles, blankets, stirrups and food.

The best horses in Red Dead Redemption 2

To become an elite horse rider, you need to visit Saint Denis and Blackwater stables. The honorable steeds are divided into three categories: average endurance & speed; low endurance & high speed; and the elites with high endurance and average speed. The steeds from the last category are obviously the most expensive. We recommend picking up the Arabian stallion in Blackwater, it costs $1250 but is worth every dime.

That’s it for this Red Dead Redemption 2 guide, I hope you’ll get the horse of your dreams and don’t kick her too much, aye? As a cherry on top, here’s a compilation of some funny moments horses helped to create: 

“Did you hear about the man who was hospitalized with six plastic horses inside him?

The doctor described his condition as stable.”

Keep your saddle oiled and your gun greased, lad!

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