Red Dead Redemption 2 Dappled Black Thoroughbred Preorder Bonus Location

Dappled Black Thoroughbred in RDR 2 is a preorder bonus horse in the game. Unlocking the Dappled Black Thoroughbred horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 is fairly easy, but you can’t do it right off the bat. Plus, you’ll have to take the correct quest to take you to the stables where you find your preorder bonus mount. Seeing as the process is a little muddled, here’s our Red Dead Redemption 2 Dappled Black Thoroughbred Preorder Bonus Location guide to help you find your reward horses.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Dapple Black Thoroughbred Preorder Bonus Location
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dappled Black Thoroughbred Preorder Bonus Location

How to Get Dappled Black Thoroughbred RDR2 Preorder Bonus Horse?

To get the Dappled Black Thoroughbred preorder bonus horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, much like the War Horse preorder bonus, you’ll have to go to a stable. You won’t be able to do so until you reach chapter 2, and the gang sets up camp. The easiest way to get to a stable is to pick up the Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego quest. You take that from Hosea, whose chilling out in the camp.

Basically, the first order of business in this quest is to saddle up one of Hosea’s horses and sell it at the stable. This section of the quest is real easy. All you need to do is simply follow Hosea until you reach your goal. The two of you will eventually end up at the Amos Levi Blacksmith & Farrier stable. If you dismount and enter the stable without Hosea’s horse, nothing will happen. Instead, you have to go inside with the horse.

After the cutscene, you can buy yourself a horse. Scroll through them until you find the Dappled Black Thoroughbred. It’s called just Thoroughbred in the menu. And, of course, it will be free. You can also shop around for some other items, such as the Horse Reviver. When you’re done, continue on your way. Incidentally, if you continue with this quest (as you should), you’ll eventually unlock the RDR 2 Horse Brush to clean your horse. And, if you’re wondering about the choice near the end, we have that covered to in our Split Up or Leave Bait – Bear Hunting guide.


If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. M
    Mario

    I pre Ordered the Ultimate Edition and The Dappled Black Thoroughbred never appeared. I already Completed the mission with Hosea. Wtf?! It’s only giving me the option to get the first three horses. Please help

  2. G
    GaaramurX

    I found out that if you started the game right off the bat when you got it you don’t receive the horse or the gun belt and holster,to get that stuff I had to completely start the game over!

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