Horses in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are more than just pretty animals; they play a vital role as beasts of burden and a means of transportation. Traversing the Northern Realms is easier and faster on horseback, and you can put saddlebags on your trusty steed to increase the size of your inventory and carry more items. You’ll start the game with your brown mare, but if you dislike or simply grow tired of it, you can get a new one in two ways:
- One of them is to tame wild horses with your Axii sign, but they will leave once you dismount and will not respond to your summons.
- If you desire a more permanent replacement, you will have to wait until the final part of the “Blood on the Battlefield” main quest, when Ciri’s father will reward you with a black Nilfgaardian mare if you refuse to take money from him for bringing Ciri home.
- The latest free DLC brings only horse upgrades available from the Merchant that was being attacked by the Royal Griffin. They are Temerian Horse Blinders gives +20 Horse’s Fear Level and costs 421 Gold. Temerian Saddle gives +25 Staminaand costs 421 Gold.