These horses are also pretty common and can be found all over the Red Dead Redemption 2 map, making them quick and easy to capture and tame. They have seven different coat varieties, with the Red Roan, Black Fabiano, Chestnut and Dapple Bay found in the wild.
They have excellent health and stamina, and are the fastest of the draft horse breeds. This means that these horses are also well suited to heavy pulling and hauling, making them perfect for hooking up to wagons and coaches.
They are probably one of the strongest horse breeds in the game, but their large size and heavyweight make them more difficult to handle. Their speed and stamina are just average, though, meaning that they're hardly close to being the best horse for Arthur.
Shires come in three coats: Raven Black, Dark Bay and Light Grey, all available in the wild. With its stocky and compact frame, it is the perfect breed for heavy labor in farms.
They can work extremely long hours without getting tired and are very sturdy and healthy. The Suffolk Punch has two different coats: Red Chestnut and Sorrel.
If Arthur needs a horse with a lot of strength and endurance, the Suffolk Punch is the right one for that job. Take the Appaloosa, for example: a horse breed that is perfect for just about any kind of work needed at a ranch.
They are also very healthy, and have good speed, agility, and stamina-- something needed in a reliable work horse. If Arthur wants a horse for a more difficult task, the Appaloosa is a good choice.
This includes the Dakota, which has good speed and acceleration, meaning that Arthur can make a fast getaway from trouble if needed. The majority of Dakota are located in the Western part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map.
Another kind of race horse, this breed is made for athletics, with great stamina, agility, and acceleration. If Arthur needs to sprint short distances, the Thoroughbred horse is what he wants to do so with.
They are easy to handle but can get a little clumsy if Arthur pushes them too far, past their endurance. If Arthur looks hard enough, he may also find a rare Thoroughbred: the Seal Brown coat.
Another horse that is great for racing or quickly traversing distances is the American Standard bred. However, they have their faults: they are timid creatures, and loud noises can frighten them and make them act erratically.
American Paint horses are extremely intelligent and easy to care for, making them perfect for ranch work. These horses also have a great personality, making them a good fit for Arthur.
The Over and Tobago coats roam the wild ready to get caught by Arthur. There is also a very rare Splashed White coat wandering around the game map for those who can find it.
When it comes to battle, a good war horse is always an excellent choice for Arthur. In that case, consider the Hungarian Half bred, a strong breed that has good health and stamina.
Although these horses are slow, with low speed and acceleration stats, they have a fearless personality that makes them perfect for any kind of combat. The Mustang is a horse that is good for a variety of tasks, whether it be racing, war, or work.
This versatile breed has great health and stamina, although their speed doesn't put them in a category as fast as a typical racing horse. Arthur can find Mustangs in the western portion of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map.
The Seal Brown, Sooty Buckskin and Chocolate Roan coats are available for purchase in stables. If Arthur needs a dependable work horse, the Dutch Warm blood is the breed he will want to get.
Its compact frame makes it extra sturdy, as well as extremely powerful. These war horses have excellent health and stamina, but they're not made for racing: their speed and acceleration stats are low.
They come in two coats: Dark Bay and Rose Gray, both which are available for purchase at stables. The Andalusian is one tough horse with an aggressive personality, meaning that they're not just good for war, but also for hunting.
They have excellent health and stamina, but like other war horses, they tend to have low speed and acceleration. They are among the heaviest of horse breeds in the game, but they handle well, especially under pressure, something that is important when going into battle.
The Missouri Fox Trotter actually falls under two different categories of horse: race and work. That's right, this breed is fast as well as sturdy, which makes it one of the best horses in Red Dead Redemption 2.
It's a well-rounded breed with a great personality and could provide Arthur with the only horse he'll ever need in the game. They are powerful horses, with great stamina, but they also have good speed and a lively trot that will help Arthur travel further, faster.
The two coats are Amber Champagne and Silver Dapple Pinto, both of which are available for purchase at stables throughout the game map. These horses have excellent health, stamina, and speed, meaning that they can handle long distances efficiently, as well as some work, such as pulling carriages.
However, these horses do come with a warning: they can get impatient, so it's best not to make them wait in one spot for too long. The Black and Rose Gray Bay coats are available at stables, but the absolute best, the rare White Arabian, is only available in the wild.
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It's already a well-known fact that the gameplay and graphics of RDR2 are incredibly realistic, but did the creators of the game also pay attention to the different personalities, characteristics, and abilities between horse breeds? Even weather conditions will impact RDR2 horse behavior during gameplay, making these four-legged companions feel truly authentic.
There are over 6o coat colors for horses in Red Dead Redemption 2 and a wide range of tack, stirrups, and saddles can be purchased for players to fully customize their animals. Like the real-life version, the in-game draft horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 is daring, handling the noise of gunshots well and remaining calm when hunting a wild animal for its pelt.
The Belgian Draft's muscular build and fearless nature are reflected in the game, though it appears to be slightly smaller in RDR2 than in real life. Just as in real life, the version of this horse in RDR2 has great stamina, which allows them to absorb bullets and travel long distances.
This in-game war horse is average in terms of maneuverability, but the Andalusian's agility makes it a great option for hunting and combat. One might argue Red Dead Redemption 2's version does not have the same sleekness and height as the real counterpart, but other attributes are present.
The color options in RDR2 include White, Black, Rose Grey Bay, and Red Chestnut (online only). The high-strung temperament of the Arabian takes time to tame, but once players build trust with this breed, it will remain a loyal companion.
While the horses in Red Dead Redemption 2's story and gameplay diverge slightly from their real-life counterparts, the creators really took the time to pay attention to each breed's temperament and abilities and brought these components to the game. She loved creating original short stories and comic strips to share with her friends and family but now she's a Freelancer at Screen Rant.
In her spare time, you might find her testing a new recipe, playing Assassin's Creed on the computer she built, teaching her cat tricks, or weight training with her fiancé. Horses are an essential part of Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) as not only will they act as the main mode of transport in the game, they have also revamped the player-horse dynamic.
In the original Red Dead Redemption, horses were seen solely as a mode of transport, and more importantly, expendable. This lack of connection would often result in the death of a lot of horses that could be easily replaced by another, or miraculously revived by infinitely activating the 'Horse Deed' in the player's inventory after purchasing it.
That being said, if the player finds themselves in a firefight with their horse and want to avoid losing it, they can command their trusty stead to flee the scene, to return to the Stable. Properly maintaining a horse will improve its speed, stamina, health, and its calmness under tense situations.
Horses with strong bonds can also hear the player's whistle from further away, and will learn new tricks and ways to maneuver. On the other hand, if players fail to build a bond and properly tend to their horses, the opposite happens, and they may even kick the player down if you try to mount them from behind; this is also true for horses that are stolen from other people that may have built strong bonds with them.
While the player won't necessarily be able to dye their horse pink or turquoise (remember realism is another key component), players will be able to customize the majority of the Horse Tack, and even style the hair on the mane and tail. Once the target is located, players can use their lasso to subdue the desired horse, and subsequently mount it.