Best Early Horses Red Dead 2

David Lawrence
• Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
• 8 min read

Missions that involve racing or chasing someone are easier when you have a fast horse with a lot of stamina. The draft horse you get during the “Exit, Pursued by a Bruised Ego” mission in Chapter 2 is only a little better.

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You can buy a black Arabian horse with a 6 in every stat in Chapter 4 for $1,050, but that’s still a big investment in time and money. This means it will have an 8 in every stat once you’ve fully bonded with it, which is a big improvement over every other horse you can buy during the early chapters of the game.

Once I was fully bonded with the white Arabian horse, I was able to complete the sixth horseman challenge, which requires you to ride from Strawberry to Saint-Denis in nine minutes without touching water. Head to the western bank of Lake Isabella to find the white Arabian horse.

The fully bonded white Arabian can run long distances at its impressive top speed, and it feels almost like a cheat code as you crisscross the map while doing missions or challenges. Your journeys between missions and points of interest will be dramatically shorter than they would be on an inferior horse.

Treat the white Arabian well, feed it frequently and brush its coat so its stamina core doesn’t degrade. Before we delve deeper into this guide, you should know that there are several types of horses available in Redhead Redemption 2 and each have their own advantages.

As we have mentioned above that there multiple horses in Dr 2 and one of them is The Tennessee Walker, which you can get at the early of the game. The draft horse you get during the “Exit, Pursued by a Bruised Ego” mission in Chapter 2 is only a little better.

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Fortunately, we have brought you a list of best horses in Dr 2, which you can get for free once you have finished the “Exit” mission and are given access to stables. There are horses in Dr 2 that you can get only if you have superior stats in speed, acceleration, health, and stamina.

As we have informed earlier that there are several types of horses in Redhead Redemption 2, most of them have many advantages, but they have some drawbacks as well. Besides categories, they have handling styles such as standard, race and heavy giving you an idea of how they ride.

Talking about the Arabian Horses in Dr 2, they come in the ‘superior’ category and their handling style in ‘elite’. The best place to find the Arabian Horse is on the northwestern side of Lake Isabella in Grizzlies West.

Once you have found, approach the Elite White Arabian very slowly as she will spook easily. Once you have studied the White Arabian, you will gain a “Calm Bar” showing her alert level.

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 Arabian Horses 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.

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Unlike the White Arabian hose, Dutch Warm blood which costs $450 has only 5 health and 6 stamina, but only 4 speed and 3 acceleration. The Missouri Fox Trotter breed boasts the best base speed in the game that come with an excellent acceleration, as well as good health and stamina to boot.

Turbofan coats can only be purchased after completing the Chapter 4 and going to the Saint-Denis Stable. If you want to equip yourself with the Redhead Redemption 2best horse, then you'll need to look further afield than the first steed you receive on your Old West journey.

Don't get us wrong, it's great you pick up a steed early on as travelling the distances required on foot wouldn't be practical, but that certainly is not the best horse in Redhead Redemption 2. When it comes to making the many long journeys needed as you progress through your Redhead Redemption 2 story, you'll want a better ride with greater pace and stamina to see you through your travels.

This Redhead Redemption 2 Arabian horse is a tricky beast to locate, and when you find it you'll still have to work hard to tame it, but it's definitely worth all the hassle. This is early on in the game, a reward for completing the Chapter 2 mission “Exit, Pursued By A Bruised Ego,” where you hunt a Legendary Bear with Hosea.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll find out that the best horse breed in Redhead Redemption 2 you can purchase is an Arabian. They are always the most expensive when you’re shopping at a stable, averaging around $1000, and offer excellent speed, acceleration and handling.

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Put on your best Winter Gear to mitigate the weather so you have enough stamina and health to tame it, and head to the western bank of Lake Isabella, as marked on the map below. I’d recommend you dismount a good distance away from the spot marked below so that your current, inferior horse doesn’t scare the White Arabian and make it bolt.

It’s very easy to put a foot wrong and lose the horse, and it’s currently unconfirmed whether it returns if you frighten it off. Once you’re ready, crouch and start moving towards the area, using Eagle Eye (L3 + R3) when possible to spot heat signatures from afar.

What you want to do is hold the left analogue stick in the opposite direction to which the White Arabian is attempting to pull you. As of writing this article, we do not know of any other appearance of the White Arabian in-game, meaning you better carry some Horse Revivers to ensure it doesn’t shuffle off this mortal coil, or you won’t get anything quite as good ever again.

The overall rating for each horse is calculated from an average of all their stats (Health, Stamina, Speed, Acceleration and Handling). Clicking on each horse brings you to their detailed information and Statistics, with everything about their performance and the location where to find them.

The five best horses listed below contain a mix of the very best that Redhead Redemption 2 has to offer overall, as well as one or two that don’t require you to make your way so far through the story. Many of the very best horses in Redhead Redemption 2 can only be purchased once you’ve reached the very late stages of the game.

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Where Can it Be Bought: Strawberry Stable (Chapter 3) Health: 4 Stamina: 5 Speed: 3 Acceleration: 3 Handling: Standard Cost: $150 The Dutch Warm blood’s stats aren’t going to compare with the other horses that made the cut on our list, but that’s because it’s a great all-rounder that you can unlock relatively early on in Redhead Redemption 2.

Where Can it Be Bought: Van Horn Stable (Chapter 6) Health: 7 Stamina: 5 Speed: 3 Acceleration: 3 Handling: Standard Cost: $440 Sure, it might be a little slower than the other entries on our list here, but its high stamina stat makes it a perfect getaway steed.

Keep in mind, however, you can only get the Andalusian from Van Horn stable once you’ve reached chapter 6 in the story. The difference in price comes down to the coat you want, we’ve listed the silver one here, which can be gotten at Tumbleweed stable, with the Dark Bay variant available at Blackwater.

It’s worth noting that it is possible to get the Arabian White Coat out in the northwest corner of Redhead Redemption 2 ’s map around Lake Isabella. If you want to save cash, though, and don’t mind making these stat sacrifices, you’ll want to embark on a trip to Lake Isabella with your lasso.

Should we come across any other of superior horses on our travels across the wild west, we’ll be sure to update this guide and let you know. So let’s take a look at some of the finest horses available, what makes them awesome, and how you can snag them on your way to dominating the frontier.

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It does not have the leading statistics of the Black Arabian or others that we will look at, however, for those new to the game this is a good option. The Missouri Fox Trotter is a potential alternative to the Black Arabian.

It has the same statistics in speed, acceleration, health, and stamina as the Missouri Fox Trotter. This horse (like the Kladruber, Breton, and Roadster) is unlocked through ranking up a role that will likely take less time than maxing your game rank, so it can probably be purchased before either the Missouri Fox Trotter or the fabled Black Arabian.

This fellow probably won’t win any races, but it will never get tired and it will rarely die. The Kladruber is a solid horse with gigantic stats in stamina and health.

Unlocks with 3 role tokens at Trader Rank 20 Costs either $950 or 38 Gold Bars Though notably lacking in acceleration, it has higher stats in health and stamina than its speedier counterparts which gives it better survivability in a mounted fight.

To capitalize on its high stats in speed and acceleration, it also has stamina on par with the Black Arabian and Criollo. Based on the speed and acceleration stats, this horse is currently the fastest in the game.

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The Black Arabian is a late rank horse, it will probably be your longest-running goal in this game. The Black Arabian has balanced stats that will make it well suited toward speed and acceleration with the right saddle.

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