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. 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.
Superior horses are, as the name implies, the best horses in Red Dead Redemption 2. 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.
Work horses are far from being the best horses, with high stamina but average health and speed, and low acceleration. 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. 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. 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.
Saddle Bags increase the item carrying capacity of the horse. The overall rating for each horse is calculated from an average of all their stats (Health, Stamina, Speed, Acceleration and Handling).
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 bestRDR2Online horse, 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. Of course, there are lots of good horses on your path to these dizzying heights, but these are the best horses by a fair margin.
(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.
Knowing which steeds are the Red Dead Onlinebesthorses available is important, as Rock star have created a massive online world which you need to be able to traverse efficiently, so you don't want to saddle up a dud and end up wasting all your earnings on fast travel just to get around. We've checked out all the best horses in Red Dead Online, across a variety of breeds to suit all situations and circumstances.
Whether you're chasing down enemies or taking part in an endurance race across the entire Wild West, we've got the full list of the Red Dead Onlinebesthorses for all your equine needs. At $850, this is the second most expensive horse in the game, though it justifies its sky-high price tag with its excellent health, speed, stamina, and acceleration stats.
With its elite handling class, it’s also the most agile, maneuverable horse around, making it an ideal option when riding through the thick, cluttered forests of Tall Trees. Red Dead Online ’s most expensive horsey comes in two flavors: Silver Dapple Pinto or Amber Champagne.
Of course, seeing as Red Dead Online doesn’t grant you the privilege of buying this mount until you hit rank 58, you’ll most likely have to put up with that wheezing Kentucky Saddler for a few dozen more hours. This multi-breed specimen is an excellent option for those who like to take part in Red Dead Online ’s race events.
Super speedy and with impressive health and stamina, this skinny horse should guarantee you many a pony podium place. The Rennes is also one of Red Dead Online ’s bravest horses, and even in combat or when faced with a predator, it will rarely buck you off.
You wouldn’t take to the road in an uninsured car, so don’t hit those dusty dirt trails without first insuring your horse at a stable, like the one found in Valentine. Just a word of warning: should you accidentally shoot your pony pal (you utter monster) your horse insurance will charge you a fee to revive it.
Make your way to a stable and you’ll be rewarded with the Red Chestnut Arabian horse, which can be found under the ‘Superior’ class of breeds. 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.
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. Though not as fast as the Criollo and Roadster or as strong as the Kladruber, it is the best -balanced horse available through ranking up a role.
Statistically, it is similar to the Criollo except it has greater acceleration at the cost of health. To capitalize on its high stats in speed and acceleration, it also has stamina on par with the Black Arabian and Criollo.
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.