You can view the Best Horses in Red Dead 2 based on their speed and or acceleration. We will also include the saddles you can equip to your horse which will provide players with Gameplay Bonuses.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Horses Tier List is based on the speed and acceleration stats. There are 19 breeds of horses in Red Dead Redemption 2, each of which handles differently with its own defining characteristics.
S Arabian A Missouri Fox Trotter Rennes Turbofan Andalusian B Hungarian Half bred Dutch Warm blood American Paint Mustang C Dakota American Standard bred Thoroughbred D Shire Suffolk Punch Belgian Appaloosa E Morgan Kentucky Saddler Tennessee Walker F There are also Tonics that can give your horse more health or a temporary stamina boost, let’s not forget Saddles which we have more information on below.
Horse CoatTypeHandlingHPSTASPDACCCost American Paint Grey OveroWorkStandard$5544425.00 American Paint OveroWorkStandard$3433130.00 American Paint Splashed WhiteWorkStandard$3533140.00 American Paint TobianoWorkStandard$3433130.00 American Standard bred Palomino DappleRaceRace$3354150.00 American Standard bred Silver Tail BuckskinRaceStandard$4454400.00 American Standard bred BlackRaceRace$3343130.00 American Standard bred BuckskinRaceRace$3343130.00 Andalusian Dark BayWarStandard$5433140.00 Andalusian Rose GreyWarStandard$7533440.00 Appaloosa LeopardWorkStandard$5643430.00 Appaloosa Brown LeopardWorkStandard$5643450.00 Appaloosa BlanketWorkStandard$3433130.00 Appaloosa Leopard BlanketWorkStandard$3433130.00 Arabian BlackSuperiorElite$66661,050.00 Arabian Rose Grey BaySuperiorElite$77661,250.00 Arabian WhiteSuperiorElite$55661,200.00 Rennes Bay RoanWarStandard$5433140.00 Rennes Strawberry RoanWarStandard$7533450.00 Belgian Blond ChestnutDraftHeavy$3333120.00 Belgian Mealy ChestnutDraftHeavy$3333120.00 Dutch Warm blood Chocolate RoanWorkStandard$5643450.00 Dutch Warm blood Sooty BuckskinWorkStandard$4533150.00 Dutch Warm blood Seal BrownWorkStandard$4533150.00 Hungarian Half bred Dapple Dark GreyWarStandard$5433150.00 Hungarian Half bred Flaxen ChestnutWarStandard$4333130.00 Hungarian Half bred Piebald TabianoWarStandard$4333130.00 Kentucky Saddler GreyRidingStandard$323250.00 Kentucky Saddler BlackRidingStandard$323250.00 Kentucky Saddler Chestnut PintoRidingStandard$323250.00 Kentucky Saddler Silver BayRidingStandard$323250.00 Missouri Fox Trotter Amber ChampagneRace, WorkStandard$5675950.00 Missouri Fox Trotter Silver Dapple Interface, WorkStandard$5675950.00 Morgan PalominoRidingStandard$233215.00 Morgan Bay RoanRidingStandard$233255.00 Morgan BayRidingStandard$233255.00 Morgan Flaxen ChestnutRidingStandard$233255.00 Mustang Grille Dunbar, WorkStandard$4433130.00 Mustang Tiger Striped Bayer, WorkStandard$5543450.00 Mustang Wild Bayer, WorkStandard$4432130.00 Dakota Reverse Dapple RoanRaceRace$3375450.00 Dakota Blue RoanRaceRace$3343130.00 Dakota White RoanRaceRace$3343130.00 Shire Raven BlackDraftHeavy$4432130.00 Shire Dark BayDraftHeavy$4332120.00 Shire Light GreyDraftHeavy$4332120.00 Suffolk Punch Red ChestnutDraftHeavy$3432120.00 Suffolk Punch SorrelDraftHeavy$3432120.00 Tennessee Walker Mahogany BayRidingStandard$342260.00 Tennessee Walker Dapple Dark GreyWarStandard$5433150.00 Tennessee Walker Red RoanRidingStandard$332260.00 Tennessee Walker Flaxen RoanRidingStandard$4533150.00 Tennessee Walker Black RabicanoRidingStandard$332260.00 Tennessee Walker ChestnutRidingStandard$332260.00 Tennessee Walker Dapple BayRidingStandard$332260.00 Thoroughbred BrindleRaceRace$3375450.00 Thoroughbred Blood BayRaceRace$3343130.00 Thoroughbred Dapple GreyRaceRace$3343130.00 Turbofan Boldface, WarStandard$7565950.00 Turbofan Silverware, WarStandard$7565950.00 There are various ways in Red Dead Redemption 2 you can increase Horse Bonding Levels.
Horse Bonding LevelFunctionsControls For PS4 & XBOX1Level 1 N/AN/Level 2RearWhen stationary press R1 + tap Square / RB + tap X Level 3Skid Turn Skid Stephen moving hold R1 + X / RB + A = Skid Turns When moving hold R1 + Square / RB + X = Skid Stopover 4Piaffe Driftwood Square / X When Stationary = Staffing When Moving = Drifting Players can use Saddles in Red Dead Redemption 2 to store Weapons, Outfits, Masks, and Hats.
Your trusty steed is probably the most important ally in Red Dead Redemption 2. The Tennessee Walker from Chapter 1 will get you through the tutorial stuff (it has to, after all), but you’ll want to replace the steed as soon as you’re able to.
The bad news is, you wouldn’t know it and just because you can get a good horse doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 best horse guide will help you find the best steed and tame it, so you can have an easy time exploring the west.
However, you can’t buy this horse until Chapter 6 or the Epilogue, and they’re very expensive to boot, costing $1,250. By the time you can buy the Grey Arabian, you’ll practically be done with RDR2 ’s story.
After completing Hosea’s first quest in Chapter 2, ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bruised Ego’, you’ll have access to the horse stables, that will let you buy and most importantly store your steeds. The White Arabian horse will be at Lake Isabella in that area, typically at the western bank by the legendary bison.
As the White Arabian is a wild horse, you’ll have to tame it before you can claim it for your own. Make sure to save in case you mess up, and approach the horse slowly.
So, I think we can all agree that the best horses are the different Arabian variants (White, Black and Rose Grey). View Entire Discussion (1 Comments)A Subreddit for Rock star's critically acclaimed open-world Western game Red Dead Redemption, its prequel Red Dead Redemption 2, and its online multiplayer Red Dead Online.
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. Customization is a big feature in Red Dead Redemption 2 and your appearance can drastically impact how people will interact with you.
Sure, you could wander about with long hair, dirty clothes and an unkempt beard like the cowboy hobo of your fantasies, but wouldn’t you rather wear a ram’s skull, a Viking helmet or bear head hat? The majority of these pelt-made items are cosmetic only, offering no real perks for Arthur other than having more kills under his belt than Gaston.
My personal favorite is The Death Roll alligator outfit which has a good mix of Clint Eastwood vs Crocodile Dundee. You can access these items either by purchasing them at the Gunsmith or General Store or unlocking rewards from the Trapper through competing Challenges.
Gunsmiths in each town can sell you basic reinforced equipment to upgrade your weapon attributes if you don’t fancy doing any challenges. In order to receive reinforced gear from the Trapper, you must complete the first, third, seventh and tenth challenges in each category.
Having a full set of gear will unlock additional bonuses to your stats, such as increased health, more ammo capacity or a reduced weapon degradation rate. Once you’ve collected a complete set of gear, you get a permanent bonus tank to your main attribute bars.
Health: Horseman, Sharpshooter and Weapons Expert Stamina: Bandit, Gambler and Master Hunter Dead-Eye: Explorer, Herbalist and Survivalist If you decide to go full hog and complete all the challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll be rewarded with the best outfit in the game: The Legend of the East.