Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide to Horses – Finding Wild Horses, Taming, Storing, Taming Tips

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide to horses, taming wild horses, finding horses, storing and naming them along with tips to help you out!

Horses in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are not hard to find and can easily be spotted grazing across the Hyrule. However, you can’t immediately walk to a horse and mount it, especially if you want it as your companion.

In order to do so, you must take things slowly and methodically. In case you’re lost, this guide should help you out.

For more help on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, read out our All Sheikah Tower Locations Guide, Cooking Recipes Guide, and Weapons & Outfits Guide.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide to Horses

In our The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide to Horses, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about horsing, taming, naming your companion, and taming tips.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide – Where to Find Horses?

Hyrule in the LoZ: BotW has ample room for horses and you should easily be able to find a number of horses grazing to their hearts’ content. However, if you wish to increase your chances of coming across one, you should try & look for one near LoZ: BotW stables.

As for stables, the easiest one to locate is the Dueling Peaks Stable found near the Kakariko Village. A couple of other places to check include the Blatchery Plains and Ash Swamp. Once you’ve found a wild horse, it’s time to tame it.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide – How to Tame Horses?

How easy or difficult is it to tame a horse in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild is not set in stone. Depending upon a horse’s temper, a horse can be fairly easy to tame or incredibly hard.

The taming process, however, largely remains the same. You basically need to sneak behind a horse and mount it. It may sound hard on paper but is fairly easy to do so. Once you’ve mounted, you need to soothe the horse.

One important thing to keep in mind while taming horses in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is to watch out your stamina. If you run out of stamina while taming, you’ll be thrown off and will be forced to start all over again.

As a general rule of thumb, the horses which are tougher to tame have better stats as compared to the ones which are fairly easy. Better stats basically mean having increased stamina and the ability to sprint at a faster rate.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide – How to Name and Store a Horse?

Once you’ve successfully tamed a horse, the next step is to strengthen the bond between you two. This is basically done by soothing your companion if it ever tries to act strange, starts going in wrong directions, or tries to throw you off it.

As for naming and storing a horse, you must tame it first. Once you’ve done that, head over to any stable in Hyrule and speak with the man in charge. The man should allow you to name your horse, store it, and even receive a saddle/bridle for it – for a price, of course.

Finally, do note that you can only board up to 5 horses at any given time. Moreover, registering one horse requires 20 Rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide to Horses – Taming Tips and Tricks

In this section, I’ve listed down some tips and tricks to help you out during your adventures through Hyrule:

  • Horses with spots on them are easy to tame
  • Horses which are of single color are hard to tame
  • You can whistle to call your horse if you’re close to it
  • You must be close to horse in order to whistle it to call it
  • Boarding a horse at a stamina allows you to summon them from any stable in the game

It’s also important to note that horses can die in battles and can swim. There are certain sub-quests in the game which require you to find a specific horse. Once tamed and registered, horses can follow a paved road without needing constant guidance.

Lastly, horses are not the only potential mounts in the game. You can also mount and use Deer as transport.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Horses Stats

When registering a horse into a stable, you should be able to see its stats and compare it to others. There are 5 different stats you can look at which include:

  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Stamina
  • Temperament
  • Bond

As a general rule of thumb, you always need to find a horse with better stats.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Horses Gear

You can change a horse’s gear at different stables. In order to get started, simply speak with the woman outside. This section of the guide will provide a brief overview of a horse’s gear:

Stable Bridle and Saddle
This gear is acquired upon registering a horse into a stable.

Extravagant Saddle
This gear is obtained after beating the best time at Highland Stable.

Royal Saddle and Bridle
This gear is obtained after registering a white horse into a stable.

Monster Bridle and Monster Saddle
This gear is available for purchase from Kilton for 701.

This is all we’ve on our The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide to horses, taming horses, storing horses, and taming tips. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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