Welcome to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses and Saddles List for PS4, XBOX1, and PC. 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.
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.
By carrying the Iguana Scale in his personal Satchel, Arthur will take less damage while riding on horseback 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. In this guide, we will take a good look at all the horses in both the story mode and online mode, highlighting the best ones you should be aiming to own.
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. Riding horses are the worse available in both story mode and online mode, as they come with below average health, stamina, speed, and acceleration.
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.
The best story horse type that can be acquired for the story mode is, without a doubt, the Arabian. 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.
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You will also get the exclusive Nero Paris Saddle, handmade in dark chocolate leather with silver medallion detailing. Talisman and Medallion gameplay bonuses : These special Story Mode items will give Arthur a helping hand whenever they are equipped.
Attaching the Eagle Talon Talisman to his boot, Arthur’s environmental awareness skill will last longer. By carrying the Iguana Scale in his personal Satchel, Arthur will take less damage while riding on horseback.
Gameplay boosts, cash bonuses, and discounts : This collection of exclusive Story Mode boosts, bonuses and discounts will help Arthur to survive out in the harsh wilderness and better provide for his gang members and their camp. Earn more cash during robbery missions with the Van her Linde gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses.
The outfit features a wide brimmed black cowboy hat, deep indigo coat, worn denim chaps, leather gloves and boots. Get free access to three weapons at the in-game Gunsmiths in Story Mode : the robust Volcanic Pistol, devastating Pump Action Shotgun and versatile Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
The Black rose Bounty Hunter outfit features a long oxblood-colored coat, a vest with gold pocket watch chain, and dark pants tucked into chocolate leather boots. Black chestnut thoroughbred : Outrun the competition with this thoroughbred racehorse in a striking black chestnut coat and also receive the exclusive High Plains Cutting Saddle beautifully crafted in jet-black leather with gold metal accents.
The Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box, available exclusively from select retailers and the Rock star Warehouse. Collectable Challenge Coin : Featuring the majestic American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, this engraved, gold-colored collectable coin comes in a magnetic presentation holder with a black, engraved plaque describing the history of this endangered species.
Playing cards : Commemorate the outlaws of the Van her Linde gang with this fully illustrated deck of playing cards featuring key members of the gang including Arthur Morgan, John Mars ton, Javier Estella, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde. This complete 150-page book is a replica of the edition found in stores throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.
This physical collection includes one select card from each set like Famous Gunslingers and Outlaws, Stars of the Stage and Marvels of Travel and Locomotion. Given the popularity of Red Dead Redemption and Rockstar Games in India, it's safe to say that these versions will make it here albeit in limited quantities.