You are forced to take your time and really see and feel all that this world has to offer. Traversing the world of RDR2 can be a daunting task early in the game.
(It's worth noting that each horse's stats will vary depending on which coat you acquire. Its stats include a good balance of stamina, health, and speed.
They are not ideal for racing due to this but for general travel and work needs, they are a solid choice. Their stats sacrifice speed and acceleration in favor of health and stamina.
There are three different coat variations available for the Hungarian, two of which can be located in the wild; the third can be purchased from the Valentine Stable after chapter two. To acquire a Mustang, you will need to head to the central Heartlands of New Hanover or near Fort Mercer in New Austin.
If you would like to acquire the rarest coated Mustang, the Tiger Striped, you'll need to search near Rio Del Logo Rock in New Austin As with other similar horses, the Andalusian is known for their high health and stamina.
This makes them an ideal hunting horses as they are very difficult to spook. The Andalusian can be purchased from the Strawberry or Van Horn Stable.
They too will not frighten during dangerous encounters and have high health and stamina. The two types of Rennes: the Strawberry Roan and Bay Roan, can be purchased from the Van Horn Stable and Scarlett Meadow Stable, respectively.
They are racehorses, and their speed and acceleration make them desirable for getting short distances very fast. However, the rest of their stats are fairly low, making them better for situational use.
Two of the coats can be found in the wild, the third can be purchased from Strawberry Stables. The Turk's have high health and speed, with above average stamina and acceleration.
They have fantastic handling and acceleration which make them a joy to travel with. These horses are best used to get out of sticky situations as they will spook more easily than a war- or workhorse.
There are three different coat types, two are found in the wild and the third can be bought from St. Dennis Stables after chapter four for $450. These horses are of a very high tier with price tags to match.
They have some of the highest stats in the game with outstanding speed and stamina and exceptional acceleration and health. Of the two coat varieties, one can be found in the Scarlett Meadows Stable after chapter four.
To acquire this incredible horse, you will need to head to the northwestern side of Lake Isabella. They handle well, with average Acceleration and Speed, and are known for their good Health and increased Stamina, making them great for long journeys.
Prized in Spain for their use in bull fights, they are an agile, healthy, elegant, and intelligent breed. The Andalusian has a reputation as an incredible athlete exhibiting a sixth sense around livestock, moving with amazing speed.
Back to Gomorrah “, the last lawmen on horseback is riding a Rose Grey Andalusian. Before the update in December 2019, the Per lino Andalusian could be obtained in Red Dead Redemption 2 by using the cheat “You Are A Beast Built For War”.
Horses are extremely important in both RDR2's story mode and Red Dead Online, not only for transportation, but also in combat and in a variety of other situations. While there are a lot of viable types, only a few of them can be considered the absolute best to obtain in the story mode.
Horses in RDR2 are divided into six different categories, which determine their starting stats and how much they can be improved. While there are differences between standard, race, elite and heavy, they are not so big as to pose any problem while riding.
Draft horses have average health, stamina, speed, and acceleration. Getting a draft horse is not a terribly bad choice if you're short on money, but they are not a good investment if you're aiming to get the absolute best horse.
Race horses have high speed and acceleration but low health and stamina. These horses are wonderful when you're trying to get away from the law as quickly as possible, but the low health and stamina will eventually force you to use horse medicine when in the heat of battle, as they have a hard time surviving intense shooting and chase sequences.
Using a riding horse is best avoided at all times except for the very beginning of the story mode when money is low and there aren't many other options available. They are not the best for escaping from enemies, but they can take a hit like no other horse type can, so they are extremely reliable for most story missions where you must fight your way through on horseback.
There are three different variants of this horse type: Black, Rose Grey Bay, and White. The Black Arabian comes with health, stamina, speed and acceleration stats at 6, and it can be purchased for $1,050.
The Rose Grey Bay has slightly better health and stamina, both at 7, than the Black Arabian, but it costs a bit more, $1,250. If you really like the White Arabian, but don't want to spend so much money to get it, you can capture a wild one near Lake Isabella, which is located to the west of the “A” in Marino on the map.
If you are aiming to become the best at horse races, then the best horse to get is the Missouri Fox Trotter. Both the Amber Champagne and the Silver Dapple Pinto come with the same stats: 5 health, 6 stamina, 7 speed and 5 acceleration.
The low health makes the Missouri Fox Trotter a very bad choice for combat situations, so you may want to look at another horse if you're aiming to fight on horseback a lot. The Turbofan has considerably better health than the Missouri Fox Trotter, 7 instead of 5, slightly lower speed, 6 instead of 7, and identical stamina and acceleration, 5.
The Turbofan can be a good choice for horse races as well, and it can be acquired much more easily, as the Dark Bay Coat is unlocked at rank 56. Both types are available for a low price, $125, and they come with some above average stats: 7 in health, 5 in stamina, 3 in speed and acceleration, making them a bad choice for races but a more than solid one for Free Roam.
Once you have made enough money, you can purchase a second stable stall to claim the remaining horse. Getting the best horse for both story mode and online is just the first step, as stats can be further improved by purchasing horse upgrades.
Story mode also features some additional saddles that can be purchased from any trapper, given the player has specific items in his or her possession. For Red Dead Online, you need to reach the required rank before being able to purchase any of the horse upgrades.
Saddles are the best way to upgrade horses, as they provide the best stats improvements. These improvements, however, come at a cost, as both health and stamina cores will drain faster than usual.
They can only be purchased by owning the correct perfect skin or pelt, and they bring no performance change beyond that of the upgraded variant of each saddle. Bear Dakota Saddlebag Mother Hubbard SaddleBeaver Roping SaddleCougar McClelland SaddlePanther Trail SaddleRattlesnake Vaquero Saddle Stirrups provide improvements to the speed and acceleration stats at the cost of faster core drain.
Saddle Bags increase the item carrying capacity of the horse. Specific horses that are hard to find or purchase also have superior stats in speed, acceleration, health, and stamina.
You should find the white horse in the snowy bank around the frozen lake. Once spotted, approach the Elite White Arabian very slowly as she will spook easily.
After you study the White Arabian, you'll gain a “Calm Bar” which shows her alert level. Slowly approach while constantly hitting the button shown to calm her.
Transfer your saddle to the Elite White Arabian to keep her and then ride to a Stable to improve her stats even further. The other ArabianHorses still boast impressive speed and acceleration, but the Black coat can only be bought from Chapter 4 onwards from the Saint-Denis Stable, and the Rose Grey Bay coat can only be bought at the Epilogue in the Blackwater Stable.
The Missouri Fox Trotter breed boasts the best base speed in the game, with excellent acceleration, as well as good health and stamina to boot. You can find the Gold coat after Chapter 4 by going to the Saint-Denis Stable.