[Top 11] RDO Best Horses In The Game (And How To Get Them) (Sept 2022)

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Let's take you through our list of the best horses in RDO.

Understanding horses is vital to your experience in the wild west. You must know how the stats work to figure out which horses will give you an edge. You need a horse that will win you gunfights while proving to be a great travel companion. Red Dead is known for its counter-generosity towards players. So, you need to choose wisely when you use that hard-earned money.

11. American Standardbred

This is a great horse for racing or quickly crossing distances. These horses are lean and agile with great stamina and acceleration. They can maintain a fast pace for a long while and are easy to train. This means you can level up your bonding faster.
The sad part about them is that they are quite timid, and loud noises can frighten them and make them act erratically. They are, however, one of the fastest breeds of horses in Red Dead Online. The Palomino Dapple is the best variant.

Perks

  • Good speed and acceleration
  • Very agile
  • Good stamina
  • Price: 6 gold
  • Unlock level: 39

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.

Details: American Standardbred (RDR 2) | Red Dead Wiki | Fandom

10. Hungarian Halfbred

This is one of the warhorses in the game. When it comes to battle, a good war horse is always an excellent choice. Given that, you should consider the Hungarian Halfbred, a strong breed with good health and stamina.
Although these horses are slow with low speed and acceleration stats, they have a fearless personality that makes them perfect for any kind of combat. They are also easy to handle. They bond fast and they’re good at sharp turns.

Perks

  • Good health and stamina
  • Brave souls
  • Price: 6 gold
  • Unlock level: 24

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Hungarian Half-bred (RDR 2) | Red Dead Wiki

9. Dutch Warmblood

Workhorses are the ones you’d use for your businesses. Dutch Warmblood horses are among the sturdiest and most robust of horses in the workhorse category. They have excellent stamina but only average speed and health.
However, they don't have good acceleration, meaning they're not good for racing. They are also agile, making them easy to handle. So, they are basically heavy lifters with good stamina but they lack speed.

Perks

  • Good workhorse
  • Agile
  • Price: 18 gold
  • Unlock level: 36

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Dutch Warmblood (RDR 2) | Red Dead Wiki

8. Mustang

This is another great horse from the warhorse category. Mustangs are great for combat. The best variation of Mustangs is the Tiger Striped Bay. It has superior stats than the Grullo Dun and the Wild Bay.
They’re among the worst-tempered horses in the game and are tough to fully bond. So, you’ll have to give it time to be able to be one with the horse. However, once you bond fully, they’re among the most faithful of horses and won’t leave you at the sight of danger.

Perks

  • Makes you feel like the general of an army
  • Very bold and not stunned easily
  • Price: 14 gold
  • Unlock level: 27

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Mustang | Red Dead Wiki

7. Andalusian

Horses of this variant are tough and they won't get startled at anything. They can take a punch. These horses have great endurance and this perk makes them perfect for extended hunting trips. If you want the best Andalusians, look for the Rose Grey or Perlino variation.
They can be identified by their thick mane and tail, strong body, and noble head. This breed of horse is courageous and will not be spooked easily. They handle well, with average Acceleration and Speed, and are known for their good health and increased Stamina.

Perks

  • Aggressively bold
  • Great stamina and health
  • Price:  $140 (Dark Bay)
  • $440 (Rose Grey)
  • Unlock Level: 36

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Andalusian | Red Dead Wiki

6. Ardennes

This is another warhorse in the Wild West. Some of the most well-built horses for combat and war belong to the Ardennes breed. They have excellent health and stamina, but, like other warhorses, they tend to have low speed and acceleration.
They are among the heaviest of horse breeds in the game, but they handle well, especially under pressure, something that is important when going into battle. These horses are also extremely brave: they rarely become agitated, even when in combat.

Perks

  • Extremely brave
  • Great stamina and health
  • Makes you feel like a war hero
  • Price: 18 gold
  • Unlock level: 36

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Ardennes | Red Dead Wiki

5. Gypsy Cob

The 1.20 Naturalist update was a great treat for players who pursue the Naturalist role in Red Dead Online. It allowed them to enjoy various benefits, including a new breed called the Gypsy Cob that was reserved specifically for this role.
The immense stamina of the Gypsy Cob means that players can roam the vast lands of the game without worrying about tiring their horses. It's one of the best perks of the Gypsy Cob, with its other stats also being quite impressive.

Perks

  • Unbelievable stamina
  • Fearless
  • Very powerful
  • Price: 1-3 role tokens + $150 - $950
  • Unlock level: Naturalist rank 1

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Gypsy Cob | Red Dead Wiki

4. Nokota

Nokotas are classed as racehorses. They can be identified by their well-built frame and sturdy legs. This beast is one of the fastest horses in the game with breathtaking base speed. It can go hoof to hoof with the Missouri Fox Trotter.
However, every other stat fails to compare which is why it ranks low. In a straight-line race, they’re pretty unbeatable, but they’re hard to maneuver at turns or around obstacles. The Reverse Dapple Roan is the best variant among Nokotas.

Perks

  • Extremely fast
  • Very agile
  • Good acceleration
  • Price: $450 (Reverse Dapple Roan)
  • Unlock Level: 48 (Reverse Dapple Roan)

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Nokota | Red Dead Wiki

3. Turkoman

The Turkoman is a cross-breed of a warhorse and a racing horse; you can see it in the stats. They are popular due to their fantastic Health, good Stamina and fast Speed. The Turkoman makes a solid steed for almost any situation.
These mixed breeds are part of the multi-class category of horses. Turkomans handle well, but can often be impatient. This means that you can maneuver the horse easily. This makes it good for racing, too.

Perks

  • Good speed
  • Good acceleration
  • Very high Health
  • Price: $925
  • Unlock level: 56

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Turkoman | Red Dead Wiki

2. Missouri Fox Trotter

The Missouri Fox Trotter actually falls under two different categories of horses: race and work. This combination means that Missouri Fox Trotters are fast as well as sturdy, which makes them one of the best breeds in the Wild West.
They are powerful horses with great stamina, but they also have good speed and a lively trot that will help you travel long distances faster. The Missouri Fox Trotter is an all-rounder when it comes to horses. They’re great for business, hunting, races, battle, and whatnot.

Perks

  • Extremely fast
  • Great acceleration
  • Not easily spooked
  • Price: $950
  • Unlock level: 58

How to get it
You can buy it from the stables.
Details: Missouri Fox Trotter | Red Dead Wiki

1. Arabian

The superior horse type undoubtedly contains the best horses in the game. You’ll find here that the Arabian has staggeringly high stats. It has the best stats and is the fastest horse you can find. Arabians tend to have higher attributes overall, with superior reactivity and agility.
Arabian horses are a superior class, often kept by wealthy owners. For those with deep pockets in the endgame, the Black variation is your best bet and makes for a great horse in any situation. It takes a while to bond with them fully but these horses are loyal as hell.

Perks

  • Extremely fast
  • Extremely agile
  • Best acceleration in the game
  • Price:  Black - 42 gold bars, White - $850
  • Unlock Level: 66 (70 for the black one)

Details: Arabian | Red Dead Wiki | Fandom
 

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