'Red Dead Redemption 2' Horse Guide: Tips For Bonding And Keeping Horses Happy

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here! Now that you've finally started playing, you might have some questions about horses. Why doesn't your horse go as fast as he could? Or suufers from low stamina? It's because you haven't improved your relationship with your horse. How do you make your horse happy in Red Dead 2? Don't worry, reaching the fourth and final level of horse relationships is easy.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tips: How To Bond With A Happy Horse

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The better relationship you have with your horse, the better its stats will be Rockstar

There are four relationship levels you can have with any horse. Starting at relationship level two, each level adds new control options with a particular horse. An improved bond with your horse also raises the animal's speed and endurance stats. The more you bond with your horse, the higher your relationship level. To improve your relationship with your horse, follow these easy steps:

  1. Feed your horse. Your horse's health and stamina meter can be refilled with food, but feeding your horse improves the bond you have with that animal, even if the food isn't needed.
    1. Be sure to stock up on food any time you're at a general store. Food isn't expensive, so get all you can carry to reduce your trips to the store.
  2. Brush your horse. You'll get a horse brush early on in the Red Dead Redemption 2campaign. Brushing your horse keeps it clean and happy.
    1. You can also pat your horse if you don't have a brush. This also helps your relationship status.
  3. Calm your horse down when needed. While riding around, you'll come across dangerous people or wild animals that can spook your horse. Any time you think your horse is worried, click in the left stick while riding your horse to calm it down.
  4. Use the same horse multiple times. It seems obvious, but the more you ride your horse, the better your relationship is with that animal.

Can Horses Die in Red Dead Redemption 2?

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Brush your horse to clean it and make it happier Rockstar

Yes, it is possible for horses to die. This is why it's important to make sure you also have some horse tonics and other healing items at all times, in case you end up in a gunfight or foolishly riding over the edge of a tall cliff.

How Do I Customize My Horse?

If you want to customize anything with your horse, like the horse's name or your saddle, be sure to head to a stable in any town. The stable master can help you change your horse's name, and sells everything you could want for your horse, saddle and everything else involving horses.

So what do you think? Are you on your way to a level four relationship with your trusty steed? What names have you given your horses? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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