Jump to content

Photo

The horses of RDR


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1
Wade_VC

Wade_VC

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,397 posts
  • LocationLodi, CA
In Red Dead Redemption, without your horse you're stuck walking, which is slow and boring, not to mention deadly in many situations. Chasing opponents and being chased by opponents on horseback is common, so you'll want to make sure you have a good horse.


The Best Horses

There are many horse breeds in Red Dead Redemption. The three best horses are:
American Standardbred
Hungarian Half-Bred
Kentucky Saddler

You'll find that the American Standardbred is the fastest. It is completely black, which makes it a very easy breed to pick out if you don't have your own horse nearby and you need to horse-jack a different animal. The Kentucky Saddler is a pearl color, while the Hungarian Halfbred is white with a darkened face. These two breeds are not quite as fast as the American Standardbred, but still very speedy.

Identifying a horse breed by eye is, of course, most useful when you're out on the range and need to grab a horse immediately. You can also buy a horse from a general store.

Another great horse is the War Horse. The War Horse is very fast and strong and has great stamina. However, you can only gain access to this horse if you purchase the limited edition or you pre-orderd the game from select retailers.


Other Horses

Ardennais - This is a typical horse with a brown coat. Normal speed, normal price.
Cleveland Bay - Unlocked in high level multiplayer, but not very special, with normal speed and stamina.
Dutch Warmblood - A black and brown horse with normal speed and stamina.
Highland Chestnut - Above-average stamina, average speed. Has dark hind legs and a lightly colored body.
Jaded Tersk - Gray in color and looks puny. Not a fast horse, but inexpensive to buy.
Lusitano - A fairly basic horse, red, average speed and stamina.
Lusitano Nag - A sickly horse unlocked in multi-player. Not worth riding under any circumstances.
Standardbred Pinto - White and brown horse with normal speed and stamina.
Tersk - Champagne colored horse with normal speed and stamina.
Tobianto Pinto - Same as the Standardbred, but with white on its face.
Turkmen - Unlocked in multi-player. Not that amazing of a horse, actually. Just a bit above average in all regards.
Quarter Horse - A variant of the Chestnut breed. Has a white face, average speed and stamina.
Welsh Mountain - An average brown horse with white legs and face.

Posted Image


#2
ille1234

ille1234

    Advanced

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 559 posts
  • LocationSweden!
Imo the Hungarian Half-Bred was the best one, it just didn't feel like the American Standardbred was that much faster, if even at all, and the Half-Bred had way better stamina :)

#3
Wade_VC

Wade_VC

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,397 posts
  • LocationLodi, CA

Imo the Hungarian Half-Bred was the best one, it just didn't feel like the American Standardbred was that much faster, if even at all, and the Half-Bred had way better stamina :)


I too preferred the Hungarian as well. Just like you, I thought it had better stamina and I also didn't notice any considerable speed between the two.

Posted Image


#4
steelsammy

steelsammy

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,443 posts
  • LocationNew York
Hungarian was the best, after him, I'd say the Sadler.

But these were all overshadowed by the Undead Nightmare horses, so I apologize if my appreciation for these is a little dimmed.

Zairozen- Wow, he can hold his beer as well (Sammy adams). *Applaud* I underestimated you, SteelSatan.

-------------

DJ13202- "I change my mind about a news team...Steelsammy should just be dictated news team because every piece of news I really even care about comes from him...so no news team...just...SAMMY"

 

bzoKJJk.gif

 

---------

AlteredFormula- "Sammy!! I think I love you!"

---------

BDKSimba- "gonna call U sammy badass from now on"


#5
Wade_VC

Wade_VC

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,397 posts
  • LocationLodi, CA

But these were all overshadowed by the Undead Nightmare horses, so I apologize if my appreciation for these is a little dimmed.


Although I agree with you in that the horses found on Undead Nightmare are beyond awesome, I didn't post those as not everyone has the Undead content.

Posted Image


#6
Parker

Parker

    Fight the Future

  • Moderator
  • 5,918 posts
  • LocationThe Wind Squid Pub
Call me biased, but I'm a fan of the Kentucky Saddler over anything else. B)


Parker

pokesigname_by_jennifairyw-d7hp77e.png

 


#7
PSXtreme_

PSXtreme_

    Possum Hunter

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,173 posts
  • LocationLong Lane, MO

Although I agree with you in that the horses found on Undead Nightmare are beyond awesome, I didn't post those as not everyone has the Undead content.


The Undead horse is a pain in the arse. Damn thing won't stay straight. I'm currently using the flaming War's Horse for my undead adventure. The regular War horse in the regular game is simply the best.

#8
Wade_VC

Wade_VC

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,397 posts
  • LocationLodi, CA

The Undead horse is a pain in the arse. Damn thing won't stay straight. I'm currently using the flaming War's Horse for my undead adventure. The regular War horse in the regular game is simply the best.


Yes it is.....I was referring to the 4 horses of the Apocalypse, not the standard "undead" horse. The undead horse is just horrid.

Posted Image


#9
Rowdi

Rowdi

    TDYWS

  • Premium Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 870 posts
  • LocationSouth Carolina

The Undead horse is a pain in the arse. Damn thing won't stay straight. I'm currently using the flaming War's Horse for my undead adventure. The regular War horse in the regular game is simply the best.


Lol, I remember thinking my controller was about to go on the brink the first time I rode one the undead horses.

War was nice to look at, but I liked Pestilence's invincibility better.
Rowdi1.png

#10
PSXtreme_

PSXtreme_

    Possum Hunter

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,173 posts
  • LocationLong Lane, MO
War's horse died on me. Got overrun by a bunch of undead while I was trying to save a town. Looks like he got pushed into some water and drowned. I don't know if the undead killed him or the water did...:(

#11
Wade_VC

Wade_VC

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,397 posts
  • LocationLodi, CA

War's horse died on me. Got overrun by a bunch of undead while I was trying to save a town. Looks like he got pushed into some water and drowned. I don't know if the undead killed him or the water did... :(


...of course we know you made a save file the very moment you found War to go back to in case of this very thing.....right? :|

Posted Image


#12
PSXtreme_

PSXtreme_

    Possum Hunter

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,173 posts
  • LocationLong Lane, MO

...of course we know you made a save file the very moment you found War to go back to in case of this very thing.....right? :|


Nope. I'll just catch me another one.

#13
Wade_VC

Wade_VC

    Pro

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,397 posts
  • LocationLodi, CA

Nope. I'll just catch me another one.


Nope...you won't. Once a horse of the Apocalypse dies, he is gone until you get the others....which is pretty much towards the end of the game. :|

Posted Image


#14
PSXtreme_

PSXtreme_

    Possum Hunter

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,173 posts
  • LocationLong Lane, MO
Doub

Nope...you won't. Once a horse of the Apocalypse dies, he is gone until you get the others....which is pretty much towards the end of the game. :|


Double dammit. Oh well, I'll just have to muddle through then.

#15
Ghost_Rider9000

Ghost_Rider9000

    Newbie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
American Standardbred is my favorite. its got great speed, stamina seems great. Makes me kinda sad when the horse randomly dies on me.

During online game play, i think its still the best horse. I currently have the Albino Buffalo and although its got good amount of health and lots of stamina, it just never goes to me. so there are times where running away usually ends up with me getting killed cause the buffalo won't go towards me.
Posted Image


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users