Red Dead Redemption 2 – how to change your horse

By Kirk McKeand, Monday, 4 November 2019 11:20 GMT

Some of you are still struggling to changing your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, so we’ve made this handy guide to help you out.

If you want to ditch your starter horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, there are a few ways of doing it, besides accidentally nudging it off a cliff.

Changing your horse is actually as simple as removing your saddle. Stand next to your horse and lock on. Choose the option to remove your saddle, then walk up to your new horse, lock on, and place the new saddle on that.

This is handy for a quick fix if your horse dies on your travels – just shoot a rider from their horse, calm it, then move your saddle over. This will mark the new stallion as your main horse, as well as transferring all your equipment over.

You should also keep an eye out for wild horses, which are usually miles faster than yours. To see a horse’s stats, lock onto it and hold R1 to ‘study’.

If you want Red Dead Redemption 2’s fastest horse, we have a guide on that, too.

There is another way to change your horse as well. Simply buy a new one from a stable and it becomes your main horse, saddle and all.

Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to PC on November 5, and you can check out what new content is coming here.

If you’re new to Red Dead Redemption 2, then check out our guides on how to upgrade your boys and arrows, how to level up and use Dead Eye and where to find the best horse.

You can also check out our guide to the best weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you want to get rich quick, find a fence or want to know where to hunt legendary animals, then check out our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 guide here.

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