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. Improved stirrups will increase your horse's speed and acceleration, and provide a reduction in Stamina Drain Rate.
We have assembled a giant horses guide to help you figure out how to get the best horse in Red Dead Online. While most horses range between $100 to $1000, others will set you back to a more premium price of a whooping 42 Gold Bars.
Although it will set you back a rather hefty 42 Gold Bars, it's all 60 stats (Health, Stamina, Speed, and Acceleration) are what make the Arabian the best horse that you can purchase in Red Dead Online. Not only is the price more than reasonable, all three horses also offer some pretty impressive stats in both Health and Stamina.
No cowboy is complete without a trusty stallion in Red Dead Online. 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.
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.
Unlocks with 3 role tokens at Moonshiner Rank 20 Costs $950 or 38 Gold Bars 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. Statistically, the Roadster is its closest competition with slightly higher speed but less health.
Your horse is tantamount to your best friend in Rock star's take on the American frontier, and you’re going to want to get the best one money can buy. Not only will your equine companion keep you company when the rest of the world is gunning for you, but they’re easily the best way to get around.
You really want the bestRDR2Onlinehorse, one that's swift as a rapidly flowing river, with the force of a great typhoon, and all the fierceness of a raging fire. The best horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online is the Arabian, but it has two considerable obstacles to overcome if you want to own one.
First, it costs a whopping $850, which is a mammoth amount of money in the online mode. The other is the Missouri Fox Trotter, which also boasts a good starting Health and Stamina, but is different in a number of ways to the Arabian.
It boasts superior Speed, with can progress from 7 to 9, and has marginally stronger starting Stamina. (Image credit: Rockstar Games)If you've got sufficient gold and have reached the right level, you can buy the Arabian and the Missouri Fox Trotter the same way you buy any steed in Red Dead Online : in stables and catalogs.
You can purchase it as a service in stables, and it’ll protect your neighing friend from the elements. In other words it heals them over a short space of time if something horrendous happens to them.