RDR2 best horse: how to get the best steed in Red Dead Redemption 2

Here's where to find the White Arabian horse in Red Dead Redemption 2


Looking to tame the best RDR2 horse? Your trusty steed is probably the most important ally in Red Dead Redemption 2. A good horse will make chases and races easier, horseback fights smoother, and generally just makes everything better – plus they’re cute.

But you don’t exactly start with great horses in RDR2. The Tennessee Walker from Chapter 1 will get you through the tutorial stuff (it has to, after all), but you’ll want to replace the steed as soon as you’re able to. Hosea’s first mission in Chapter 2 will unlock the stables, and you can buy a new horse, but even the horses from the stables aren’t going to be the best, or even all that great.

The good news is, you can get yourself the RDR2 best horse pretty quickly. The bad news is, you wouldn’t know it and just because you can get a good horse doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 best horse guide will help you find the best steed and tame it, so you can have an easy time exploring the west.

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Horses are generally categorized by the type of work they’re best suited for. There are riding, race, war, draft, and work horses to consider. As their categories suggest, they’re best suited for a certain style of work. While you can use, for example, a race horse during a horseback fight, you’re not going to get the best results.

There is an exception to that rule, however. Arabian horses are categorised as ‘superior’, and they are suited for all types of labour. Of the Arabian horses, the Rose Grey Bay Arabian horse is the best RDR2 horse, touting extremely high stats when fully bonded. However, you can’t buy this horse until Chapter 6 or the Epilogue, and they’re very expensive to boot, costing $1,250.

By the time you can buy the Grey Arabian, you’ll practically be done with RDR2’s story. You’ll need a really good horse to tide you over until then. Thankfully, you can get a really good Arabian horse as early as Chapter 2… you just need to find it and tame it, as it’s a wild horse.

Where is the best horse in rdr2

After completing Hosea’s first quest in Chapter 2, ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bruised Ego’, you’ll have access to the horse stables, that will let you buy and most importantly store your steeds. With the ability to have up to four horses at once, you can go ahead and tame wild horses for your use (or for selling).

It’s at this point that you can go and track down the White Arabian horse, one of the best horses in RDR2. In the northwest corner of the map are the Grizzlies, a cold mountain range. The White Arabian horse will be at Lake Isabella in that area, typically at the western bank by the legendary bison.

As the White Arabian is a wild horse, you’ll have to tame it before you can claim it for your own. Make sure to save in case you mess up, and approach the horse slowly. Very slowly. When you get close enough you’ll have to calm it down immediately, then hurry up and mount it. The horse will attempt to buck you, so make sure to be ready to calm it again when you’re on its back. Once the horse is fully calmed down, head back to the horse you rode up here on and move your saddle onto the Arabian and it’s yours!

Finally, a friendly reminder – horses can die, permanently. Make sure you have proper medicine on hand so your brand new awesome horse in RDR2 doesn’t kick the bucket.