Best horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 is called the Arabian. It’s white horse that costs a lot of money, and has hands-down the best starting stats of all the mounts. Since it’s so expensive, most people won’t want to buy it from the stables. However, there’s a way to get the Arabian for free. If you want the best mount for your lonesome cowboy, our Red Dead Redemption 2 best horse guide will show you how to get free Arabian.
How to get free Arabian in RDR2?
The only place we’ve found the Arabian in the wild was at Lake Isabella, in the northwestern part of the map. It’s directly north of Mount Hagen, and the horse usually wanders around the western shore of the lake. The are is covered in snow, and the mount is white, so you might have a hard time spotting it.
Once you do, use the lasso to capture it. Slowly shorten the rope while calming the beast (square on PS4, X on Xbox). When you’re next to it, press triangle (Y on Xbox) to mount it. It will start thrashing, and you’ll have to press the left analogue stick and move it in the opposite direction in order to subdue it. Once it calms down, you’ll get a message saying you’ve broken the horse.
Now all you need to do is dismount, remove the saddle off your current horse (inspect it using L2/LT, then press up on the Dpad) and place it on the Arabian. And that’s it! Congats – you just save hundreds of dollars. The Arabian starts off with 6/9 speed and 6/8 acceleration. Caring for the animal and bonding with it will only increase those stats, so don’t forget to pat it on the head from time to time, brush its mane and feed it nice things.
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