Red Dead Redemption 2 Stirrup Locations - How to increase horse speed

Stirrups are part of horse gear in Red Dead Redemption 2. These horse accessories can increase the speed and acceleration of your mount, but they also increase stamina consumption. A lot of people are not happy with the walking speed of either the characters or the horses in the game, so it’s only natural to want to increase it. In case you’re one of them, our Red Dead Redemption 2 stirrup locations guide will show you where to find them.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Stirrup Locations – How to increase horse speed

Where to find horse stirrups in RDR2?

The short version is this – you’ll find horse stirrups in any stable you go into. Literally every stable in the game sells them. However, sometimes it’s not that easy to get ahold of a pair. First of all, you need to enter the stables on the horse you want to get the gear for. Otherwise the tack and services option will be greyed out. Once you’re past that hurdle, you need to choose tack, then stirrups.

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This will open up a list of all the available stirrups. The prices vary – from $10 to a little below $40. Obviously, the most expensive ones are the best – but they’ll also drain your mount’s stamina faster.

A lot of people have mentioned that they’ve had issues once they’re in the tack menu – stuff being greyed out, mostly. It turns out you can’t customize horse gear if you’re using the preorder bonus saddle. So if you’re using any of the deluxe, special or ultimate edition saddles that come with the fancy horses, you’ll first need to buy a new one. Afterwards, all the other horse accessories should be available for purchase.

You can transfer the equipment from one horse to another, so don’t worry about investing into low-tier mounts. Or you can just run to the mountains and get the best horse in the game by following our free arabian location 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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    Arthur Morgann

    I had the same problem with not being able to put new stirrups on a new horse after mine died. It was grayed out. I guess I was using a pre-order bonus saddle because after purchasing a new saddle and bag I was able to access stirrups. Thanks!!

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