Horses are one of the most unique parts of Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay. Horses have appeared in previous video games before, but Red Dead Redemption 2 pushed the concept of using horses in video games to a new level. Instead of simply being a means of getting from point A to point B, the horse has evolved into Arthur Morgan’s most trusted partner, a character with a personality all its own who can mean the difference between life and death.
Each horse has its unique personality. Not only do they come in a variety of hues, but each breed has its own set of strengths and drawbacks. Each breed also has a distinct reaction to Arthur, albeit this is largely determined by Arthur’s treatment of the horse. Keep a horse well-fed and petted, and that horse will become the game’s most devoted partner. Each horse also goes through a bonding process, which might influence how that horse interacts in a number of situations.
Stables are where players can buy and sell horses. Arthur can also collect wild horses, albeit he must capture and tame them on his own. In Red Dead Redemption 2, there are a total of 19 horse breeds to choose from. Despite the fact that each horse is unique, some are just superior than others. In the game, there is a best horse and a worse horse, both of which have advantages and disadvantages.
Here are the 19 Horses in Red Dead Redemption 2 that have been ranked from worst to best.
Morgans are mostly used as riding horses, which is about all they are capable of. The Bay Roan and Palomino colors of this breed, as well as the Bay and the Flaxen Chestnut, are available at stables, but Arthur can also find them in the wild. They have a medium speed and endurance, making them ideal for short journeys. They aren’t particularly quick, and their health isn’t particularly good.
The good news is that these horses are low-maintenance and capable of pulling carts and carriages. These horses are rather common, and they can be found across the Red Dead Redemption 2 area. The Morgan is likely to be the first horse that most players acquire in the game.
4 Kentucky Saddler
Kentucky Saddlers, who are also riding horses, are another common horse in the game. The Gray, Black, Chestnut Pinto, and Silver Bay coats are available for purchase in stables, but Arthur can catch them in the wild. They have a fairly laid-back personality, making them ideal for short distance riding. They’re also sturdy and muscular, making them easy to care for. They are, however, slow and unable to accelerate quickly.
These horses are also rather abundant and can be found throughout the Red Dead Redemption 2 landscape, making them simple to capture and train. They are only somewhat superior to the Morgan.
3 Tennessee Walker
In Red Dead Redemption 2, Tennessee Walker horses are another sort of riding horse. They come in seven coat colors, with the Red Roan, Black Rabicano, Chestnut, and Dapple Bay being the most common. A stable is where Arthur can get the Flaxen Roan. A war horse, the Dapple Dark Grey coat, is also available from a stable and has significantly greater stats than other coats.
These horses are strong and well-behaved. They’re also capable of covering large distances. They trot in a distinctive manner, and their pace makes riding them quite comfortable. This is undoubtedly Arthur’s most elegant horse, but it doesn’t make it the best.
Now it’s time to work with the draft horses. These are the horses that the player should want to pull carts, carriages, wagons, and coaches because they are the most durable in the game. This group of powerful horses includes the Belgian. They’re tough, but they’re also heavier than other horses, making them a little more difficult to handle. They are the fastest of the draft horse breeds and have exceptional health and stamina.
Belgian horses are also excellent farm horses. They come in two coat colors: Blond Chestnut and Mealy Chestnut, and they can be found in the wild. Arthur will need a Belgian horse for his heavy lifting and hauling.
The Shire is another type of draft horse. As a result, these horses are well-suited to heavy pulling and hauling, making them ideal for attaching to carts and coaches. Although they are one of the most powerful horse breeds, their big size and hefty weight make them more difficult to control. However, their speed and stamina are only average, implying that they aren’t the best horse for Arthur. They are also the game’s largest horses.
Shires are available in three coat colors: Raven Black, Dark Bay, and Light Grey. The Raven Black horse has a minor advantage over the other two in terms of endurance.