Each horse has different statistics and looks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, to get and tame them, you must do several steps before bringing them to the stable.
Wild Horses usually live and travel through vast open plains – for example, by Dueling Peaks or in Central Hyrule Field. However, they also can be found in other locations, and the more dangerous zone, the more powerful horses players can find. This Guide explains where to get horses and how to time them.
How to Get and Tame a Horse in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Similar to the previous game, players first needed to find wild horses wandering the open world of Hyrule to get and then tame them. The mechanics to tame a horse in the new Tears of the Kingdom game are similar to the previous Zelda title.
Horse statistics are often tied to the area they are in. The more difficult area, the bigger chances of finding 5-star horses with better stamina, strength and speed. But it won’t be guaranteed. You won’t know what is the statistic on specific horses until you bring them to the stable.
You must follow the story and leave the sky islands to get your first horse mount. From there, visit Lookout Landing. Don’t worry story will take you there. Firstly, the stable master will tell you that the stable is closed, so return later to pick up the side quest. You’ll be tasked to fix a stable roof. It should be easy enough with Link’s new power Ultrahand. Move pieces around and attach them to complete the quest.
Once all is fixed and the quest completed, Lester, the stable master, will tell you more about horses and how to tame and register them. After that, you’ll earn Pony Points whenever you board or rest at the stables. For the Pony Points, you can earn fantastic rewards.
How to Tame a Horse in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
If you found a horse and picked your next mount, here are the steps you need to take to tame them:
- Find and pick a wild horse to tame
- Sneak to them
- The best is to sneak from behind so the horse will not see you. Press the left stick to crouch and slowly approach your to-be-mount.
- Ride the horse you picked by pressing the “A” button
- Tame it by pressing the L button repeatedly to soothe them.
- You will continuously lose stamina while attempting to tame a horse.
- Drink a stamina potion or eat stamina food before attempting to tame a horse to increase your chances.
- Increase your stamina pool by offering 4 Spirit Orbs to any Goddess Statues in major towns and the Temple of Time.
- Even when tamed, keep smoothing the horse, as it will still try to override your directions.
- Take your horse to the stable and register for 20 rupees for easy access!
- Now you can pick it up from any stable in Hyrule.
If you have Link Amiibo, you can summon the legendary horse Epona the first time you tap the Amiibo, and you don’t have to tame Epona. Nonetheless, you need to register your new horse.
How to Register a Horse and Why?
After taming a wild horse, you should take your new mount to the stable and register to ensure you won’t lose it. Talk to the stable master. The first registration is free, and after that, it only costs 20 Rupees, but it is extremely beneficial. If you would be separated during your travels through Hyrule lands, you can always pick up your companion from the nearest stable. Additionally, you can have more than one horse, and if all are registered, you can pick any mount you like, each time different, and all will eventually return to the stable.
Horses In The Legend of Zelda
When you register our horse, you can also customise their saddle, manes and bridles. However, you can do that only after you max out affection with your mount and then speak to the stable attendant.
To max out your bond with the horse best method is to dismount them in the secure and peaceful zone and offer your mount a bunch of apples or any fruit or vegetable. Your horse will probably eat 6-10 fruits. This method will quickly allow maximum affection without risking that any monster will spook your companion.
Wild horses are pretty common. If you play Zelda, you probably found more than one location where those majestic creatures wander for food.
So far, that’s all we know about Horses in the Tears of the Kingdom. For the full list of all horses and mounts, check out also: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – All Mounts and Horses.
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