Best Horses Botw

Danielle Fletcher
• Tuesday, 13 October, 2020
• 7 min read

So let’s settle the debate once and for all, and list the best horses we can find in the game! I didn’t cover all the creatures you can mount in the game such as Lord of the Mountain, Seahorse, Bears, Stags etc.

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You can find this horse in the Baobab Grassland in the Lake Tower Region. To begin the quest, speak to Strain at the Mounted Archery Camp.

The biggest disappointment with this horse is that you cannot change the saddle or bridle. Which is a bummer since you lose the ability to summon it anywhere as you can’t put the Ancient Saddle on it.

I named mine Drag mire, because it resembles Ganondorf’s horse. It’s supposed to be descendant of the horse used by Princess Zelda.

Honestly, horses are pretty useless if you can’t put the ancient gear on them since they aren’t near when you actually need them. This horse is special because it’s the one used in the game trailers and during several of the memories.

You can find this horse in the Baobab Grassland and Upland Lind or. The best horses can be found in Ridgeland Tower region, in the grassland just above Mag No’rah Shrine, near Serene Stable.

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When you go to the grassland, find the horses with the color you like, mount them and take them to the Serene Stable to check their stats and register. You can save and load again to get different colored horses if you didn’t like the previous ones.

However, strength just represents the health and not the actual attack power. This horse feels so fast that you’ll only know it as soon as you ride it.

You can increase stamina temporarily by feeding it Endure Carrots if you really need. In addition, if you have the expansion pass, you get the Ancient Bridle which adds extra 2 spurs to the stamina.

So, whether you’re just looking for a friendly equine companion or you’re determined to tame the very Lord of the Mountain itself, use our Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild horses guide, and you’ll be riding off into the sunset in no time. It’s certainly tougher than winning that joke of a horse race back in Ocarina of Time.

If you’re near the beginning of the game, you’ll want to complete the starting section on the plateau first, then head past the two large mountains to the east and arrive at the Dueling Peaks stable. When you spot a horse you want, click the left stick to go into sneak mode, creep up behind it, and grab on.

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The ones with solid coats, as opposed to spots or mottling, are generally tougher to tame. This will get easier as you increase your stamina, though you can cheat a bit by cooking stamina-boosting foods using ingredients like Stella mushrooms and restless crickets.

Once you’ve tamed your mount, ride it over to the nearest stable and speak to the front desk by holding the left trigger to focus on your target and then pressing A. Choose a super cool name like “Princess” or “Sniffy,” then pay 20 rupees for a saddle and bridle.

The mane styles and dye will be unlocked automatically, but bridles and saddles you have to find for yourself. Try finding the Fang and Bone shop run by Milton at the skull-shaped lake in northern Alkali as well.

Luckily, there’s a way to drag their horsey souls back across the River Styx if you know whose pockets to line. Those pockets belong to none other than the horse god Malaya, and if you’d rather discover all this for yourself stop reading here.

A surefire location is the eastern part of North Tabatha Snowfield in Zebra to the northwest. A researcher near a campfire to the west of Highland Stable, just across Men oat River, will give you a side quest to bring him the giant horse.

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Taming the Lord is no small feat, and you sadly aren’t able to keep it; the stable hands will run you down while warning you about “curses.” But it’s worth the effort for just one rainy night spent frolicking through the plains on the majestic Lord of the Mountain. Being able to go everywhere in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a wonderful thing, but the size of the world is positively intimidating as Link only has two legs and can only travel so fast.

Horses then, are key, and not only do they make travelling around the world 400% more enjoyable, it’s also lovely to gallop across the fields, feeling the wind flowing through your mane. Crouch and sneak up from behind, then when you get close enough you should see the option to mount (easy, tiger).

Now things are going to get tricky, as the horse isn’t going to like being jumped on and you’ll need to hammer L to try and soothe it. Depending on just how wild a particular horse is, you’ll need to be prepared to quickly eat to stop it bucking you off.

On the way to the stable, you’ll want to start building your bond with the horse which might be a bit wild and try and lead you off in its own direction. Gently steer back to the right way and give it a pat with L and you’ll get more of that suspicious pink dust, which shows it doesn’t mind being trained because you’re being nice about it.

A bonus way to build your bond is hold an apple and stand next to your horse once it’s registered. Once you get to the stable, just hold SL to lock onto the man behind the front desk and talk to him.

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I will say that I found my best horse, Auditor, who has two out of three stats with 4/4 and one with 3/4 standing alone in the middle of a field. He was ultra wild, so I don’t know if other horses just couldn’t stand his company.

If you’re looking for something a little grander, grab the Hunt for the Giant Horse side quest from Strain. You’ll find him at his camp next to Puppet’s Grove in the Lake Tower Region.

Well, I hate to break it to you like an old Goblin club but yes, your horse can die in Breath of the Wild. Like pets or children, leave your horse a safe distance away from danger, don’t hit them with your own weaponry or, y’know, set them on fire and you should be fine.

Just remember that if you leave your horse at the bottom of a cliff, you can just continue your adventure and pick them up at the stables later on. However, the second piece of very good news is that should you accidentally send your horse to the glue factory in the sky, there is a way to bring them back.

Fast travel to Lake Tower in South Rule and make sure you have 1000 rupees (otherwise it’s a long slog back). Pick up one of your (non-dead) horses at the Highland Stable to speed things up a bit.

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Then ride West around the bottom of Harlan Lake until you reach a road that’ll take you South. Pay her 1000 rupees and you’ll now be able to resuscitate any of your dead horses from now on.

There’s no need to pay every time, she’ll just bring back who you need now that you’ve paid. Sure, the stable gives you a saddle etc when you register your horse but if you want something a little fancier, you can of course upgrade those to your heart’s content.

Not all stables have them but if there’s someone at the front feeding the horses, you can customize the saddle, mane and bridle. Bear in mind that you need the bond with your horse to be at 100% before you can buy him or her shiny upgrades.

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