If we talk about horses in games, the first thing that comes to mind is Red Dead Redemption 2, and there is a good reason for that. Game developers always had trouble recreating the physical abilities and movement of animals, particularly horses, in games, but it seems like Rockstar has made the most realistic horse mechanics making horses the most unique aspect of the game.
In most games, horses are primarily used for fast transportation and getting from point A to point B, but with Red Dead Redemption 2 they have become trusted allies that the main character cannot go without.
There are many different types of horses in Red Dead Redemption 2, and apart from their visual differences, each horse has specific strengths and weaknesses and ways to form a relationship with the main character.
Let’s go through some of the best horses you can get in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Arabian is a breed in Red Dead Redemption 2 that is considered the best for most players. These horses have a fiery personality in real life and they are often seen among the 2022 Preakness Stakes contenders.
This means that they are hard to tame. However, once you’ve gained the trust of this majestic beast, they will become the most loyal companion.
Since we are talking about the best horse breed in the game, Arabians are usually kept by the wealthiest people in the game, and their costs can go up to $1,000 each. The reason why these horses are considered best is because of their incredible abilities and characteristics from good health, speed and acceleration, and great stamina.
If you want a horse that is good both for racing and working, the Turkoman breed is perfect for the job. These horses have excellent stamina, health, and speed, which means that you can handle long distances and also perform tasks like carriage pulling.
Another great characteristic about the Turkoman breed is that they are very agile, which is necessary if you want a horse that handles well.
However, the same as Arabian horses, they have fiery personalities and they can get quite impatient. Waiting in one spot for a long time will get them nervous and tense.
They come in three colors and due to their almost-perfect characteristics, they cost a pretty penny and can be purchased for $950 each.
Missouri Fox Trotter
If you are looking for the best multi-purpose horse that is still affordable then the Missouri Fox Trotter breed might be perfect for you. This breed performs well as a racehorse and is great for working making them sturdy, fast, and reliable.
When it comes to their abilities, these horses have great stamina and a decent speed that will carry you over long distances.
You can purchase Missouri Fox Trotter at Amber Champagne and Silver Daddle Pinto.
The best thing is that this breed has a good personality and it is easily tamable. Additionally, it provides a smooth and comfortable riding experience.
Here we have another great horse breed in Red Dread Redemption 2 that is best known for its muscular build and great for combat and war. They have incredible stamina and health, but like other warhorses, they tend to have low acceleration and speed.
This is quite explainable since they are the heaviest of horse breeds in the game.
Ardennes are great for combat just because they handle well, especially under pressure and they rarely become agitated even intense situations.
This is another horse breed that is designed for war. It is more compact than Ardennes making it extra sturdy. On top of that, the Andalusian breed is very powerful and has excellent stamina and health.
It is worth mentioning that Andalusians are not made for racing, since their speed and acceleration stats are low. However, even though they are not fast, they are good when traveling long distances since their stamina stats are high.
With their incredible muscular appearance, and with great agility, they are ideal for combat. They come in Dark Bay and Rose Gray colors, and both are available for purchase at stables.