Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Ranking and Guides

Best Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses

For many, Red Dead Redemption would be a very familiar term. But for those who are new to the word, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game developed by Rockstar Games and currently ranks among the top five RPG games.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses List contains 19 breed horses divided into many different horse types based on a color coat, which provides a unique feeling. United with 59 styles of horses and useful accessories, in the end, it would feel like your own. Below we will mention all the necessary accessories related to the horse.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses – Overview

Even at the beginning of adventurous tip Arthur Morgan will get his luck on one of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses, but once you are on Chapter 2, you can take on a quest with Hosea – Exit Pursued at a Bruised Ego – Hosea will give answers to questions like How to sell and buy a new horse? How to pick up a primary horse? And What to put Extra Horses in a stable?

Once you own a stable, you can see which horses are available for sale by visiting new towns (Towns stable have better performance than their wilder ones but can cost a lot). Apart from these, you can even sell or re-name your primary horse, upgrade them as per track requirements, re-design their looks, and wash them up.

Obtaining a Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse

With the new update, you can now bring a wild horse and later tame for riding, purchase from town, or steal from travelers. Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses provide great help when you are looking to safely store your loot; the best way is to carry it with you on a horse’s back. Back of steed could carry tent items, pelts, target, stirrups, or even bounty. But the horses you steal will be listed as temporary horses, which means you can’t keep items or pelts on a temporary horse by the time you haven’t put your saddle on it.

The critical thing to understand very clearly is whether it’s your purchased horse or wild horse, you first need to gain his/her trust. Or one has to face dire consequences of getting hit in the face.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Tier List

S Tier

  • Arabian

A Tier

  • Missouri Fox Trotter
  • Ardennes
  • Turkoman
  • Andalusian

B Tier 

  • Hungarian Halfbred
  • Dutch Warmblood
  • American Paint
  • Mustang

C Tier

  • Nokota
  • American Standardbred
  • Thoroughbred

D Tier

  • Shire
  • Suffolk Punch
  • Belgian
  • Appaloosa

E Tier

  • Morgan
  • Kentucky Saddler
  • Tennessee Walker

Apart from these 19 classifications, we will provide you with complete detailed information about horses’ category based on their coat color, stamina, price, and where to find them.

Best Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Rankings

So far there are 19 types of horses in the Red Dead Redemption 2 game. All of these horses have different statistics. Each of these horse differs from other making them unique in look and physique.

01/19 Arabian

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Arabian

If you are looking for an optimum performance horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, Arabian horses would be our first recommendation. Arabian Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses have a flaming personality. Thus would be a lot harder to tame. But once tamed, they are the ones from whom Arthur would never lay his hands off. These horses provide superb handling and are incredibly loyal to a fault.

As the can cost roughly $1,000 each, usually in-game, they are kept by the Wealthiest people. Apart from being the most intelligent, they are immune to many complications, which means good health and stamina. It’s referred to at many a time that “Money can’t buy everything.” This line remains bitter truth as in-game also you could quickly get rose and bay gray coat Arabian Horse, but rare white Arabian horses are only found in the open wild.

02/19 Turkoman

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Turkoman

If you are looking for a profitable horse for both Racing and working purposes, you might consider Turkoman Breed. These horses excel both in stamina as well as health. Next time, whether it’s the task of pulling carriage to hunting fast-paced rabbit coming as no. 2. These Turkoman breed Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses are the ones to look after. The only downside with them is that they quickly become impatient, so keep in mind not letting them wait too long. Turkoman horses are available on stables at a hefty price tag of $950.

03/19 Missouri Fox Trotter

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Missouri Fox Trotter

The Legendary Missouri Fox Trotter classify under two categories Race and work. That’s right; They can pull carriage and race too. The sturdiness present inside him makes him well suited for pulling purposes, while agility helps him running efficiently through his heart. Their bonus is Missouri Fox is born Trotter, as the name suggests. And their cantor suits for working. All these features surely back up rank him at number 3 in our overall ranking. The two-coat colors in which it comes are Champagne and Silver Dapple Pinto.

04/19 Ardennes

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Ardennes

Ardennes breed is the breed whose past tells a lot about breeds bravery and courage. Heavily built and stamina makes the breed best for combat and war. These breed Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses are known primarily for their acceleration and stamina. Healthwise, too they are too good. Being heaviest of all other horse breeds, these horses perform exceptionally well under pressure do or die. They can be easily bought from a stable and comes in two coat color Bay Roan and Strawberry Roan. The Strawberry roan is though healthiest of two but comes subsequently at a higher price.

05/19 Andalusian

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Andalusian

Since ancient times, Andalusian was bred for combat and war purposes. Having a compact and well-balanced structure makes him extra sturdy. The Andalusian breed has excellent health and stamina, but it’s not suited for the race. They have strong bones and are covered with beautiful manes. Handling feedback would be positive for any player. Their lack of agility might be a disqualifying factor for running races, but they have magnificent stamina. Thus, they perform well at long distances.

06/19 Dutch Warmblood

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Dutch Warmblood

Dutch Warmblood usually found their name listed in the working line. And we would be pleased to inform you that they are the hardest and sturdiest Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses ever lived. This breed’s traits are excellent stamina, average health, and speed. Lack of acceleration means Dutch Warmblood won’t perform well in Racing.

They come in three coat color Seal Brown, Sooty Buckskin, and Chocolate Roan coats, and can be purchased through any stable on the entire map. If you know how to tame a horse, a bonus for you is a unique Chocolate Rain color coat found in the wild. If Arthur finds the need to have a dependable and working line horse Dutch Warmblood would be his first preference.

07/19 Mustang

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Mustang

Synonym for a car christened same. Mustang is a versatile trait horse breed. They would perform well on all three aspects racing, work, and war. They perform well in the race didn’t mean that they can be compared to a typical racehorse, but they do have good and promising health and stamina. In-game can be found in three coat color Tiger striped bay coat being the rarest and only found in the wild, Remaining two are Grullo Dun and Wild Bay. If Arthur is looking for a versatile trait breed, we suggest him to opt for Dutch Warmblood.

08/19 Hungarian Halfbred

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Hungarian Halfbred

The game is designed to timely through battles in front of Arthur, and he should be prepared for it. So to make him all get to go for war, we indeed believe Hungarian half-bred would be his first choice. Halfbred is a robust and balanced breed and having only downside lack of speed. Their fearless personality makes them best suited for wars.

It should be noted they are healthy but shouldn’t be compared with other much healthier war Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses. They come in two coat of color, Piebald Tobiano coat, and Flaxen Chestnut. And can be easily purchased throughout the game from stables.

09/19 American Paint

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses American Paint

These are the Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses for which healthy means immense muscle power. They can be used the whole day and night for intense and vigorous activities and are always ready to face any challenging situation. Their plus is their stamina and health and having one downside of improper or inadequate acceleration required for a race. Even in hundreds of horses, they stand unique with their exceptional coat color.

They come under the two-coat shade, one roaming free in the wild and one standing and waiting for you in the stable. The color that can be purchased in Gray Overo and the one that needs to be tamed is Rare Splashed White Coat.

10/19 American Standardbred

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses American Standardbred

If you are considering a horse that would help Arthur participate in part-time Racing and occasionally traveling long distances, American Standardbred is the one you should be looking on. They don’t possess a sturdier built but are lean and agile, which completes the job well.

They are offered in four different coat colors: the Palomino Dapple, the Silver Tail Buckskin, the Black, and the Buckskin. For them, not all can be bought up from stables while Silvertail Buckskin and Palomino Dapple, but for Black and Buckskin, you can only find them running loose in the wild. Being one of the fastest breeds in Red dead Redemption 2, the only negative aspect of them is they get frightened very easily.

11/19 Thoroughbred

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Thoroughbred

As the name provides a hint, Thoroughbred Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses are thoroughly built to suffice the want of lean, balanced, and running horses. The breed is made to perform very well in athletics. They can be clumsy if Arthur puts extra pressure on them; otherwise, they are exceptionally well and agile.

Coming under three coat color, the brightest Brindle, the Blood Bay, and the Dapple Grey. The Brindle being the fastest is the only one out of three that can be purchased from stable for rest. It would help if you tracked them down in the open wild. But if Arthur is in the mood to do a severe hunt, he might spot the rarest The seal brown coat color.

12/19 Nokota

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Nokota

If Arthur considers that the game’s current requirement is speed, Nokota is the breed of horse that Arthur should be looking for. The breed Nokota is all about good speed and acceleration, which means that Arthur could have a fast getaway from the site if needed. If Arthur looks in the wild, he will find Blue Roan and White Roan, but it’s best if he purchases Reverse Dapple Roan from a stable.

They are mostly located on the western side of the map and are exceptionally well to handle.

13/19 Appaloosa

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Appaloosa

Appaloosa is the breed of horse breed to be a warhorse. It’s the best horse breed for any work required at a ranch. While out of four different colors to offer, the two Blanket and Leopard Blanket are found in the wild. You can purchase the remaining two Leopard and Brown Leopard coats from stable. Having an excellent temperament means that this breed is much easier to handle than another breed of Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses. Often they can be spotted in the midwestern part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map.

14/19 Suffolk Punch

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Suffolk Punch

With it’s a stocky and compact frame, the Suffolk Punch is another draft horse currently on offer in Red Dead Redemption 2. If Arthur finds the needs of farming, he must have a well-balanced, compact frame horse like this. Being compact build, they are a little hard to handle. They are incredibly sturdy and work for longer hours without a break. The only con is that they are hard to purchase from stable, so mostly, Arthur will have to tame them from the wild.

He is coming in two different coats: Red Chestnut and Sorrel. If Arthur wants a horse with a lot of strength and endurance, this will suit his requirements well.

15/19 Shire

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Shire

It’s the breed of horse that is well suited for pulling and hauling. Being probably one of the healthiest horse breeds in the game, the only downside is their enormous weight, making them hard to control. Talking about speed and stamina, it’s just average, which in return means they are far from the list of being best for Arthur. A distinctive feature about them is that they are the game’s giant horse.

Coming in three different coats: Raven Black, Dark Bay, and Light Grey are all available in the wild. Out of all, Raven Black comes with slightly better stamina.

16/19 Belgian Draft

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Belgian Draft

If Arthur is looking for a draft horse, we recommend choosing Belgian out of many other options. The reason being these are the breeds out of many different species that are probably the sturdiest; In short, that horse would very well do the job of pulling the carts, coaches, and carriages. This breed belongs to that workgroup class.

As it’s said, pros bring cons too; what might prove beautiful being sturdiest has down again. As the cause of their sheer weight, they become too hard to handle, but they have excellent stamina and health. So if Arthur is looking for the fastest Draft horse, we recommend him Belgian.

17/19 Tennessee Walker

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tennessee Walker

When it comes to the point where Arthur has to look out for easy to tame options and can be found seamlessly, Tennessee Walker would be his first choice. Available in seven different coat varieties, But some could be found only in the wild, like Red Roan, Black Rabicano, Chestnut, and Dapple Bay. Flaxen Roan is the one for which Arthur has to visit a stable. Dapple Dark Grey coat is also available in stable, but it’s a warhorse and has slightly better stats than other skins.

They have a sturdy and balanced physique, meaning for long distances. What makes them unique is their Unique Trot and their Gait, which makes riding on them even more fun.

18/19 Kentucky Saddler

Red Dead Redemption 2 Kentucky Saddler

They are the next ordinary horse after Morgans, plus they appear to be great riding partners. While they are offered in many different color options, Arthur can effortlessly find the Gray, Black, Chestnut Pinto, and Silver Bay coats out there in the wild, but gray coat could also be purchased from stable. Having a very laid back nature, They are best used for a shorter distance. What even adds to the trait is that they are muscular and balanced, thus require less care and are easy to handle.

19/19 Morgan

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Morgan

When you find yourself stuck somewhere and looking for a better substitute for walking, Morgans would be your typical riding Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses; it means that all they could be used for is as a substitute for walking. Morgans are offered in four colors; the Bay Roan and Palomino colors of the breed can be purchased from stables, But Arthur could also two more colors in the wild, along with the Bay and the Flaxen Chestnut.

Having average speed and stamina, They prove best for short trips. More ever, Morgans aren’t very fast or agile; even from a health perspective, they are not that great.

They also have many plus points, one being they can be good carriage pullers as they require very little care. They are left stranded all over the map, so it’s entirely possible Morgans would have been your first horse in Red Dead Redemption 2.

How To Increase Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses Bonding Level

To form an unformidable bond with your horse, you need to be the first animal lover. One who respects and cares about the horse’s emotion. If you are one of them, here are simple steps to form a good bond between you and your pet horse.

  1. Try Calming your horse by touching her here and there.
  2. Keeping him/her clean and timely grooming.
  3. Feed regularly and don’t let him/her starve.
  4. Leading, riding, and even walking with your horse will give you XP.
  5. A simple trip also allows the job done.

How to Change Primary Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses

Since the game restricts you to only one saddle, If you prefer changing it, You have to approach the horse then and lock up the horse you no want to remain primary, press on the D-Pad and remove your saddle. Once again, make the same Approach to the horse you want to make primary and then press D-Pad and place the saddle.

Keep in mind Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses die quickly. A wounded horse can be cured with the right tonic, but if the horse demise, you would be required to take off your saddle to claim a new horse shortly. Unfortunately, if you lose your saddle, You have to visit the stable in town to reclaim it.

What are Red Dead Redemption 2 Elite Horses?

Elite horses are rare horses that are found in the wild and have powerful statistics. Out of all Arabian Horses, the White Arabian horse is considered the elite horse in the game. As these elite horses are hard to find in open areas, they are pretty rare.

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Final Words

Red Dead Redemption has many reasons to remain on top but what more interesting is the way it connects with people. Whether it be every tiny detail that shifts your attention or graphics, the game excels in every aspect. Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses are your right partner in the game, from aiding in hunts to carrying necessary stuff. They are there to let you succeed. So it’s best to do your research before laying hands on anyone. We hope our article might have helped you in your decision making. So Keep playing, keep winning.

Happy Gaming!

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