Exploring the world of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is still pure joy. The world has many exciting activities, and traveling can be a delightful experience. You can fly across Hyrule or climb on a horse and gallop to your next objective. This guide will teach you how to find a horse and inform you about some of the best horses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Horses are one of the most reliable methods to explore the world of Tears of the Kingdom.
These horses run on stamina, so you do not need to worry about their batteries running out.
You need to find the horse’s location to get a horse for your own. Wild horses can be found in the open on grassy fields.
Then sneak behind, get on a horse, and use your stamina to soothe the horse. Once the horse is under your control, please take it to the nearest Stable to get it registered.
Players can encounter a few types of horses in Tears of the Kingdom. Specific capabilities make these horses some of the best in the game.
The Great White Stallion is massive and can prove incredibly effective in combat. Meanwhile, Epona is swift and gets you to your destination without getting tired.
Each of these horses provides a unique experience. Therefore, choose a horse that best suits your playstyle in the Tears of the Kingdom.
Flying can be a great experience; however, to fully appreciate the beauty of Hyrule, players would prefer a horse. The horse keeps you close to the ground and closer to items you can collect. However, getting a new horse may be a little confusing. Moreover, as there are a few choices, it may confuse some players on what horse might be the best for them.
How To Find A Horse
Finding a horse in the world can be a little tricky sometimes. Plenty of wild horses can be found in the open world in the large grass fields. However, these horses require players first to tame them so they can ride them. Then players need to get them registered if they want the horse permanently.
Moreover, playing some primary campaigns is recommended before mounting horses. You will find a quest, The Incomplete Stable, at the Lookout Landing, which would help you locate horses. After this mission, the stable owner, Lester, will give you tips on where to find horses.
The prominent place to start looking for horses is around the stables. Your best bet is to find a group of horses on grassy fields near the stables. However, getting to a horse is just one part of the problem. As of now, you need to approach these horses without scaring them off and tame them so you can mount them.
Taming And Soothing A Horse
Wild Horses can be tricky to tame and ride. The game uses a taming or soothing mechanic, which builds a bond between a horse and Link. The wild horse initially does not know Link, so it will get spooked and run away. Therefore, you must approach these horses carefully and soothe them until you get a good bond. Then you must take these horses for registration at a Stable.
It is also important to remember that getting on horses drains stamina. Once you get on a horse, the horse will get startled and jump around. This will require players to press the L button, triggering Soothing and calming down the animal, increasing your Bond. However, pressing the soothing button also drains stamina. Therefore, it is a good idea to bring some stamina-regenerating foods.
There are mainly three ways in which you can tame a horse and ride it:
Feeding it food is an excellent way to build a bond with the horse. Feed a horse, get close to it, and be careful not to spook it. Then bring out any food item in your hand and stand before the horse. The horse will eat whatever food item is provided, increasing in overall Bond. However, not all horses will accept the offer, and some will run away.
This is one of the easiest methods to tame a horse. Feeding them increases the Bond significantly, and food items are easy to come by. Once the horse looks calm, get on it and take it to the nearest Stable for registration. However, remember that this is still a wild horse and will require soothing along the journey.
Crouch And Stealth
This is one of the effective ways of getting close to a horse. Using the crouch and stealth mechanics, players can sneak on behind horses. However, it would be best to avoid being seen by all the horses, as even one could make the entire group run away. Once you are close enough, you can get on the horse.
Getting on the horse is half the work; the other half will be spent soothing the wild horse. As soon as you get on the horse, the horse will realize that and start running around. The horse would throw Link off from its back unless players immediately start soothing it. Again soothing will deplete your stamina, so make sure to bring with you enough supplies.
Landing From Above
If you still can not get on a horse even after trying stealth and providing food, then this is the last way left to try. You need to find the highest point nearby a group of horses and jump. Next, you need to use your paraglider to navigate yourself onto the back of a horse slowly.
Once on the horse will try to jump and get Link off his back. Surprising the horses from above startles them even more, so ensure you have enough stamina to soothe the horse. Just guide the horse to the nearest Stable and get it registered.
Registering a horse is a complete game mechanic on its own. You must bring your recently mounted wild horse to one of the 17 Stables available in the game. When you reach the counter, the manager will greet and guide you. Here it is best to name the horse so you can remember which one you captured.
Moreover, you can also see the stats for your current horse and your bonding with the horse. Registering a horse will cost you a fixed fee, although the first horse will be registered for free. Registering multiple horses at the Stable also earns you Pony points. These pony points can later be used to provide modifications to your horses.
Now that we have learned how to get on a horse and register it. Therefore, we can now discuss some of the best horses in the Tears of the Kingdom. Players can discover a few different types of horses in the game. Some of these can be easily found in the open world, while some require players to play the main campaign.
Below are 5 of the best horses you can ride in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:
Wild Horses are some of the most common types of horses in the game. However, this does not mean the wild horse can not be one of the best in Tears of the Kingdom. This horse’s high availability in the game makes it one of your top choices. Wild Horses are abundant in the game, so you can always find one in the nearest field.
Moreover, most of these horses have good base stats, so you can always upgrade them according to your needs. So if you are looking for a quick ride across the town, the trusted Wild Horse will always be right around the corner.
The Wild Horses are somewhat easy to find. You have to head out to a grassy field near a Stable. Here you will find a group of horses. Use any of the three methods mentioned above to get on the horse. Then soothe and ride it to the nearest Stable and get the horse registered for later use.
Wild Horses have stats that vary from horse to horse. Some wild horses might have stamina, while others may be good at strength or pull. However, as you have plenty of wild horses, you can always find one that fits your playstyle.
Zelda’s Golden Horse
The Golden Horse has Legendary status in the Tears of the Kingdom. If you look at default stats, this is the best horse in Tears of the Kingdom. The Golden Horse has some of the best Stamina and Speed stats for a starting horse. Moreover, the horse has some of the best Strength stats, making it ideal for combat.
The horse will quickly take you around the Hyrule and help you avoid dangerous encounters. Moreover, you can cover large distances in relatively less time due to your high stamina.
Acquiring the iconic Golden Horse will require players to play the game’s main campaign. You need to first head out to the Lucky Clover Gazette, north of the Tabantha Frontier, and start the side quest, Potential Princess Sightings. Then it would be best to head to the Snowfield Stable at the coordinates -1632, 2579, 0234.
You must start Zelda’s Golden Horse side quest and head north to find the Golden Horse. The Horse will be roaming around near the North Tabantha Snowfield. Sneak up onto the horse and get on it. Once you get on the horse, it will get startled and require you to use your stamina to soothe it.
Bring the horse back to the Snowfield Stable to register and complete the quest. Completing this quest also rewards players with a Royal Bridle, a Saddle, and some energizing elixir.
Giant White Stallion
The Giant White Stallion is another Legendary horse in the world of Hyrule. The enormous size of this Stallion makes it the best horse in the Tears of the Kingdom. Moreover, this large creature is considerably slow and allows nocustomizations or modifications. Even the Horse God, Malanya, cannot upgrade any of the horse’s available stats.
Although, the default stats of this horse are very impressive, with 5/5 stars in Strength. This makes this horse an ideal choice for combat and a tank in fights. However, due to its enormous size, the horse also depletes stamina reasonably quickly. Therefore, bringing food items to replenish the horse’s stamina is best.
You can locate this horse very early on in the game. This makes this horse an ideal choice for the early game. To find this horse, head south to the Faron region in Hyrule. Next, you need to head South East from the Highland Stable and head past the HorseGod Bridge. Right at this location, you will find this vast white creature.
You can easily sneak up behind this horse using stealth. However, the real work begins once you mount the horse. As soon as you get on the horse, it will jump and try its best to throw Link off. Players would need to press the L button to soothe the horse repeatedly. Helping this horse depletes much stamina, so bring a few Endurance foods to replenish stamina quickly.
Once you have tamed the horse, ride it to the closest Stable, the Highland Stable. Then get your horse registered, use it to explore the world, and quickly take on a large group of enemies.
The Stalhorse or the SkeletonHorse may look scary and weak, yet it is one of the best horses in the Tears of the Kingdom. These horses can only be found in Depth and under darkness, as coming sunlight crumbles them. Moreover, these horses can not be registered at stables, making them useful only temporarily.
However, these horses are significantly fast and come pre-tamed. This means that players need to mount to ride this horse and would not need to waste any stamina on taming. These horses are also immune to gloom and take no damage from it. So this makes it one of the best things to ride while exploring the Depths of the underworld.
The Stalhorse only appears at night, or you can find them in the Depths. You can explore the Depths to see these horses roaming around in groups. Like the regular wild horses you can find in Hyrule, these horses can also get easily spooked. Therefore, sneak up behind them while crouching and get on top.
Once you get on top, you do not need to use your stamina to soothe the horse. Head towards your destination and use this quick ride to your advantage.
We do not know their stats because you can not take these undead horses for registration. However, these horses are fast, have significant stamina, and have enough strength to help you during combat. This makes these horses well-rounded and one of the top choices if you are looking for a rider in the Depths.
The Epona is another Legendary horse appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This is one of the best horses in Tears of the Kingdom, and players will remember this horse from the Breath of the Wild. Epona has one of the best-starting stats in the game and comes pre-tamed.
The iconic horse boasts awe-inspiring speed, stamina, and strength. However, the horse has no pulling ability, which makes it unable to pull things in the game. The horse is a top player choice and will prove incredibly helpful in combat. Getting this horse may be tricky, but it is worth the extra work if you can.
Acquiring your very own Epona may not be that simple. This is one of the trickiest horses to get in the game, and not every player will be able to get it. There are two ways to get this iconic horse for yourself.
The first method is to use Amiibo to get Epona. Amiibos are action figurines made by Nintendo that true series fans can collect. Therefore, you can get Epona with the Twilight Princess Link Amiibo or the Super Smash Bros Link Amiibo.
Head to the Hyrule Kingdom to get Epona and unlock the scan ability. Then use your console controller to scan these Amiibo, which would spawn the Epona at your Location. You can now take Epona to the nearest Stable and get the horse registered.
However, there is another method to get Epona if you do not have these Amiibos. This method requires players to have played Breath of the Wild and have a save file with Epona on it. Therefore, if players had registered Epona in Breath of the Wild, they could also get the horse in Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom allows players to choose how they explore the world. They can ride horses if they are tired of their Zonai devices running out of battery. These horses are highly loyal and would take Link anywhere in the world. Therefore, these horses are a highly reliable mode of transportation worldwide.
Moreover, these horses can be beneficial in combat due to their agility and strength. You can choose the type of horse that best suits your playstyle. You should get the Great White Stallion if you want a robust and great horse in combat. However, the Golden Horse or Epona can prove extremely useful if you want a quick horse.
Plenty of horses for players to discover and register in Tears of the Kingdom. Explore, and find a horse that best suits your playstyle.
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