How to Get the Best Horse in Red Dead 2

How to Get the Best Horses

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November 1, 2018 at 4:57 AM

In Red Dead Redemption, horses come in many types – and some have a certain advantage over others. Specific horses that are hard to find or purchase also have superior stats in speed, acceleration, health, and stamina.

As horses come in many types, most of them have some strengths but also carry drawbacks – however, below you’ll find some of the best horses in a particular category at a glance:

Breed Stats Coats
Missouri Fox Trotter Speed Base 7, Accel Base 5 Amber Champagne, Silver Dapple Pinto
Nokota Speed Base 7, Accel Base 5 Reverse Dapple Roan
Thoroughbred Speed Base 7, Accel Base 5 Brindle
Arabian Speed Base 6, Accel Base 6 Rose Grey Black, Black, White
Turkoman Speed Base 6, Accel Base 5 Gold, Dark Bay, Silver

Of all the Arabian Horses, The White Arabian Horse is the only elite horse that can be found in the wild instead of having to be purchased, saving you a thousand dollars!

You can find this special horse on the North-Eastern side of Lake Isabella.


Once found, approach the horse very slowly as she will spook easily. After you study her, you’ll gain a “Calm Bar” which shows her alert level. Slowly approach while constantly calming her, until you get the option to mount her.

Once mounted, she will try her hardest to buck you off. Fight her movement with the left stick to keep from falling off. After a while, she will finally break, and the horse will be yours.

The other Arabian Horses still boat impressive speed and acceleration, but the Black coat can only be bought from Chapter 4 onwards from the Saint Denis Stable, and the Rose Grey Bay coat can only be bought at the Epilogue in the Blackwater Stable.

How to Get the Missouri Fox Trotters[edit]

The Missouri Fox Trotter breed boasts the best base speed in the game, with excellent acceleration and good health and stamina to boot.

However, these horses can ONLY be bought from stables, and cannot be tamed in the wild or stolen from others.

The Amber Champagne coat becomes available to buy in Chapter 4 at the Scarlett Meadows Stable, while the Silver Dapple Pinto coat shows up in the Epilogue 1 at the Blackwater Stable. Both can be purchased for aroudn $950.


How to Get the Nokota Reverse Dapple Roan[edit]

Of all the Nokota coats, only the Reverse Dapple Roan boasts superior Speed and high acceleration over the other Nokota coats. However, the Reverse Dapple Roan can only be purchased from a stable once you reach Chapter 4, and go to the Saint Denis Stable.

There are 3 Thoroughbred coats, and 2 are found in the wild with reduced stats, meaning the Brindle coat has much better stats, and can be bought as early as Chapter 3, at the Strawberry Stable.

How to Get the Turkomans[edit]

All 3 of the Turkoman coats have great speed, acceleration, and health. You can find the Gold coat after Chapter 4 by going to the Saint Denis Stable. The Dark Bay will appear in the Blackwater Stable during the Epilogue, while the Silver coat will also appear in the Epilogue at the Tumbleweed Stable.

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