Players can buy, sell and store horses from stables, or purchase food to keep your horse well-fed. 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.
Players can use Saddles in Red Dead Redemption 2 to store Weapons, Outfits, Masks, and Hats. You can also store Animal Kills depending on its size on your Horses Saddle bag.
Part of taking care of your horse is getting a good saddle for them. Saddles can improve different stats for your horse like HP and stamina.
The stamina drain and stamina regent rate have 16% boosts while the core drain rate for health has a 14% boost. The saddle is designed to be fairly well-balanced between all the available stats and is good for all-around use.
If stamina is a big problem for you or if you haven’t done much in the way of bonding with your current horse, this saddle is a solid choice. The Garden Trail is best with core stamina drain, but the Stinger Roping is ideal for Core HP, and all three are about right with stamina regeneration.
As you make improvements, however, their performance will nearly double in all areas. The Stinger Roping pushes up in all key areas as well.
Screen grab via RockstarIf you’re not ready to invest in these types of saddles, there are others available through Stables. Also, keep in mind that the saddle isn’t the only thing you can modify on your ride.
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.
Saddle Bags increase the item carrying capacity of the horse. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
Never seen the lady rider, apparently racers stop spawning after winning the speed boost (at least for me they did). Improved stirrups will increase your horse's speed and acceleration, and provide a reduction in Stamina Drain Rate.