Compared to its predecessor, horses play a much bigger role in Red Dead Redemption 2 than you think. So much so that it can be overwhelming if you have not dealt with the tutorials. The horses feel like they live, breathe creatures, and as such they have to take care of them and pay attention to their temperament.
To help you keep your mind on the Red Dead Redemption 2 horses. Below and in the video above, you'll find everything you need to know to properly care for your horse. If you are more of an experienced rider and would like to know which are the best horses, we have compiled this information in our best horse guide.
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How to ride your horse and care for its cores [1
9659005] Controlling horses is relatively easy. Press the X or A button repeatedly to increase the speed and R1 or RB to decrease the speed. You can tap and hold X or A twice to get the speed of a companion, and tapping X or A at the pace of your horse's gallop will give you endurance.
When riding your horse, keep an eye out for its cores. Like Arthur's Cores, the heart is the core of your horse's health, and lightning is its endurance core – they have small horseshoes in them. The symbol in the center of the circle represents the core, while the ring knife that surrounds it is called a bar.
The more you push your horse, the faster the stamina is emptied. If you do not feed your horse from time to time, the pips are emptied, and it does not have that much stamina or health in the associated bars. It will also look sad and run head down. So try to stock up on horse food and items from the General Store to keep your horse healthy.
Your horse gets dirty with time when you ride it. In this case, the counters are drained 25% faster. You can clean it with your brush or with water. The former will be acquired after completion of the story mission "Exit Pursued by Bruised Ego". It is also worth noting that the cores of your horse fill up when you sleep.
There are ways to determine if something is wrong with your horse. A flashing red exclamation point in the stamina core indicates that your horse is experiencing anxiety / stress (you must press L3 to calm it), while a red blinking health center brush indicates that your horse is dirty.
Leveling Your Horse
Although they are largely identical to the way Arthur's cores work, it is the case that the cores differ how to increase them. Instead of balancing them with movement and resilience, develop the cores and poles of your horse by making a stronger bond with them. As you ride, feed and cleanse your horse, your bond strengthens. And as this bond grows, your horse's health and endurance will increase.
Your horse will even learn advanced maneuvers. At level 2 you can reset your horse by pressing R1 or RB with square or X. It does not really make sense from time to time to look threatening – from that feeling or just feeling like a cool cowboy, an old western movie. At level 3, you learn how to slip. During the sprint, press R1 or RB to either stop the horse or change direction. At level 4, you finally learn to drift and piaffe, which is a fancy word for punishment. As your bond increases, your horse will also respond to your call from ever-increasing distances, and its values, including speed, will get a slight bump. If you want to see how close you are to the next level, you can check the player menu by pressing the pause button.
You can accelerate the bondage by feeding your horsepower. And the stronger your attachment to a horse, the longer it takes for it to bleed when it is knocked down. It takes 60 minutes for a level 4 horse to die, giving you plenty of time to get into the city and buy a horse revival at the General Store.
Horse Stables and Upgrading Your Horse's Statistics
If you want to get the most out of your level 4 horse, stop in a stable and upgrade your saddle. Most of the items on sale are cosmetics, but there are a few things that can improve your horse's values, such as stirrups and saddles.
But wait, say! I can not enter the stable and can not find a stupid brush to clean my horse. Well, that probably means you play around too much and do no story missions. Once you have completed "Exit Pursued by Bruised Ego", you will have access to stables on the card and your horse brush.
You can also rename, sell and buy horses in the stable. You can sell stolen horses as well as horses that you have legally purchased. Stolen horses are not paid well in the stable, but at some point in the story, you'll find a few characters willing to buy stolen horses for a better profit. Level 4 horses will also get a higher price, so if you want to turn a horse around, we recommend increasing the level first.
If you want to buy a horse, you should first buy something Probably, it should be noted that good horses are not cheap. As connected as you are with your first Tennessee Walker, he is not the powerhouse you need at your side throughout the game. And if the best horses are too expensive, you have to find them in the wild and break themselves. Fortunately, you can purchase one of the best horses in the game from the beginning of Chapter 2 for free. But before we get to that, we learn how to break a horse.
As you explore the world, you will find wild horses everywhere. Big horses, small horses, painted horses, black horses and so on. There are a dozen different races that are all over the border, all with unique statistics and attributes. If you see a horse you are interested in, first take out your binoculars. Once you have studied the horse, you get the prompt "Show Info". If you click on it, you can check the statistics and the breeding details of the horses.
There are two ways to break a horse. You can chase it down, drop it and jump on your back, or you can slowly approach it and calm it down when it gets scary. If you're close enough, you can jump on your back while using the first method. As you slowly approach the horse, pull back the left stick and gently rock the right stick to keep your balance as you go calm him down with the square or X. If it has calmed down a bit, you can repeat the process.
How to find one of the best horses at an early stage: The white-capped Arabian
As soon as you feel comfortable vomiting horses, pack a thick jacket and close the Grizzlies to find the White Maned Arabian – this snow-white beauty bar To find Lake Isabella early on. It's quite difficult to tame, so you have to be persistent to pursue it and calm down enough before you can approach it. If it bucks you and escapes, it will take a while for another to reappear.
If you broke it, put your saddle on it and take it to the next stable. Technically, the horse belongs to you when you put on the saddle, but bring it back to a stable, just in case you can never be too careful!