How to Get a Horse in Tears of the Kingdom

Getting a horse in “The Legends of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” will make your travels across Hyrule faster and smoother. They’re one of the options to help you steer clear of tough adversaries while enjoying the scenery of the vast lands.

How to Get a Horse in Tears of the Kingdom

But to experience all of that, you’ll first have to find and tame your new travel buddy.

Where to Find Horses in Tears of the Kingdom

Before you can start the taming process of your future adventure partner, you first need to locate it. Wild horses in “Tears of Kingdom” can be found on the fields across Hyrule. This might sound too vague to a new player who doesn’t yet know the game’s map like the back of their hand.

The first place you should check out is the south of the Lookout Landing. Other more specific areas are Windvane Meadow, Romani Plains, and Whistling Hill. If you’re careful enough, you can stumble upon packs of horses and try your luck with one of them.

Walking around the fields next to the stables may help if the wheel of fortune doesn’t turn in your favor. If you manage to catch one there, you can store it immediately to stop it from running away.

Certain horses reside in specific locations that you can visit, but more on that later in the article.

How to Tame Horses in Tears of the Kingdom

Once you locate the horse, it’s time to tame it. Before you even try to approach a horse, get enough stamina, as it’ll deplete while you’re taming it.

Once you’ve gained enough strength, here’s what to do:

  1. Crouch down and slowly approach the horse from behind. Otherwise, the horse will run away or injure you.
  2. Press “A” to mount the horse.
  3. Press “L” as many times as necessary to soothe the animal.
  4. Once the horse stops jumping, you’ve succeeded.

Soothing the newly-acquired horse will help you strengthen your bond even after taming it, so don’t forget to take care of your new companion.

How to Store a Horse in Tears of the Kingdom

Storing a horse in Zelda allows you to access it from any stable and prevent it from leaving you—which might eventually happen if you skip this step. You’ll also have the freedom to name it, give it a saddle, and customize its look in other ways.

To register a horse in a stable, do the following:

  1. Find a nearby stable. They’ll be easy to spot due to their horse-like shape.
  2. Approach the stable window and hold “ZL.”
  3. Press “A” to start a conversation with the stable owner.

  4. Select “Register a horse.” You’ll be able to view your new horse’s stats.
  5. Choose “Yes” when the stable owner asks you whether you’re sure you want to register the horse.

The first registration will be free of charge. However, all the subsequent registrations will cost you 20 Rupees. For each horse registration, lodging, or use of another service at the stables, you’ll get one Pony Point, a new reward system introduced in “Tears of the Kingdom.” Once you acquire enough Pony Points, you can trade them for various prizes.

Other Ways to Get a Horse in Tears of the Kingdom

Aside from taming a wild horse, there are other ways to obtain a mount in “Tears of the Kingdom.”

Getting a Horse From an Enemy

Although enemies might be why you’re looking for a horse, they might also be where you should look for one. Some of them have horses of their own, so there’s a good chance that if you take them down, you can capture their runaway horse and make it your own.

Once you shoot the enemy, catch up to the horse and mount it in the same way you’d a wild horse.

Side Quests

Side quests that grant you horses might only come after obtaining one, but widening your stable selection is always beneficial.

Upon registering your first horse, you’ll be asked to complete a stable repair quest. Shortly after, an older man will ask you to help him find his horse, Spot. This spotted friend will be in the southwest of Lookout Landing. Once you bring him back, the man will allow you to keep it for yourself.

Transferring a Horse From Breath of the Wild

Some special horses, such as the Giant Horse, can be transferred from “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” save file. If you haven’t deleted the save data from “Breath of the Wild,” there’s little point in going through the horse-taming process again when you can get your steed back in a less demanding way.

Keep in mind, however, that you can’t access your old data without registering at least one horse first. Fortunately, taming your first in the starting area requires little stamina. Get your first horse and head to the closest stable, which is the New Serenne Stable, and do the following:

  1. Ensure that you have the save file on your Nintendo Switch.
  2. Enter the stables and start the dialog to “Register a horse.”
  3. The NPC will inform you that you already have some horses with them.
  4. Select “Take a horse.”
  5. You should see the horses from your “Breath of the Wild” stables. Select the one you want.

Note that if you obtain a unique horse from the previous game this way, you won’t be able to tame it again.

Unique Horses in Tears of the Kingdom

Apart from regular horses that you can find in the fields across Hyrule, there are also unique horses that are recognizable from miles away. Taming them is more demanding than other horses, but they’re worth a try.

  • Epona is Link’s famous steed, but you’ll need some out-of-the-game help to catch it. You can get her through your “Breath of the Wild” save file or with appropriate Amiibo collectibles from “Tears of the Kingdom.”
  • The Golden Horse is a shiny, magical-looking horse that every player would love to own. You can obtain it through a quest and earn the Royal Equipment as a bonus.
  • The Giant White Stallion is a one-of-a-kind horse that’s very difficult to catch. He’s stronger than other horses but not customizable, nor can he pull carriages or sprint.
  • Skeleton Horses or Stalhorses are horses that can’t be registered at a stable like other ones. They roam around The Depths at night, so it isn’t easy to see them. They also can’t be used during daylight.


Which horses are the toughest to get in Tears of the Kingdom?

Horses in “Tears of the Kingdom” come in various colors. The most experienced tamers know that the ones with darker and more solid colors are harder to tame than light-colored ones.

Are enemies’ horses easier to catch than wild ones?

Yes, enemies’ horses, like Bokoblins, are generally easier to obtain than others.

How many horses can you keep in the stables?

You can keep up to six horses in the stables, but you can register four more with enough Pony Points.

Safe Travels With a Reliable Companion

Having a horse in your Zelda adventures will make your journeys less lonely. You can find a wide spectrum of horses with different stamina, speed, temperament, and strength stats. Some are easier to catch, and some require a bit more effort on your end, but all of them can become your trustworthy travel partner.

Have you tried taming a wild horse in “Tears of the Kingdom”? What kind of horse was it? Let us know in the comments below.

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