[Top 10] RDO Best Horses In The Game (And How To Get Them)

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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.

10. American Standardbred

What a beauty!

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. However, 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.


  • Good speed and acceleration
  • Very agile
  • Good stamina

Price: 6 gold

Unlock level: 39

9. Hungarian Halfbred

In the Wild West, riding.

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 that has 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.


  • Good health and stamina
  • Brave souls


Price: 6 gold

Unlock level: 24

8. Dutch Warmblood

Fresh from the stable

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.


  • Good workhorse
  • Agile

Price: 18 gold

Unlock level: 36

7. Mustang

Never underestimate this one!

Mustangs are great for combat. They’re among the worst-tempered horses in the game and are tough to fully bond. The best variation of Mustangs is the Tiger Striped Bay. It has superior stats than the Grullo Dun and the Wild Bay.


  • Makes you feel like the general of an army
  • Very bold and not stunned easily

Price: 14 gold

Unlock level: 27

6. Andalusian

Bold and strong!

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.


  • Aggressively bold
  • Great stamina and health

Price:  $140 (Dark Bay)

$440 (Rose Grey)

Unlock Level: 36

5. Ardennes

Wars have been won riding this beast!

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.


  • Extremely brave
  • Great stamina and health
  • Makes you feel like a war hero

Price: 18 gold

Unlock level: 36

4. Nokota

Rides like the wind, in literal words!

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 quite unbeatable, but they’re hard to maneuver at turns or around obstacles. The Reverse Dapple Roan is the best variant among Nokotas.


  • Extremely fast
  • Very agile
  • Good acceleration

Price: $450 (Reverse Dapple Roan)

Unlock Level: 48 (Reverse Dapple Roan)

3. Turkoman

Well-fed speedster!

The Turkoman is a cross-breed of a warhorse and a racing horse, and you can see it in the stats. This beast has plenty of acceleration, but also, a ton of Health. The Turkoman makes a solid steed for almost any situation.


  • Good speed
  • Good acceleration
  • Very high Health

Price: $925

Unlock level: 56

2. Missouri Fox Trotter

Well, this is me and my beast in-game :3

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.



  • Extremely fast
  • Great acceleration
  • Not easily spooked

Price: $950

Unlock level: 58

1. Arabian

Grassland is a piece of cake when you've run through the scorching desert!

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. The White variation is free if you can find it while free-roaming but is inferior to the others. The Rose Gray Bay is arguably the best but is only obtainable once you beat the game. For those with deep pockets in the endgame, the Black variation is your best bet and makes for a great horse in any situation.


  • Extremely fast
  • Extremely agile
  • Best acceleration in the game

Price:  Black - 42 gold bars

White - $850

Unlock Level: 66 (70 for the black one)

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