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Link can cover a lot of ground quickly on horseback in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. But first, he has to find himself a horse!

Step 1: Find a horse


Hyrule is a big place, so it may take a while for you to spot a horse. But wild horses tend to travel in herds, giving you at least a few different horses to choose from. Which one should you pick? That depends on what you want to do with the horse. Do you want to ride it into battle? How far are you travelling—and how fast do you want to get there?


Step 2: Sneak up on it

When it comes to taming wild horses, sneakiness is a major plus. You can use an elixir like the Sneaky Elixir to increase your Stealth ability. Try to sneak up on the horse from behind, then press the A Button to mount it. You can even use a paraglider to try to sail up to a horse, then press the B Button to land on it.


Step 3: Keep it calm


Once you manage to get on a horse’s back, you’ll need to calm it down—fast! Press the L Button as many times as you can to try to sooth it. If you do it right, you’ll see little pink hearts floating around your horse’s head.

Some horses are harder to soothe than others, depending on their personality. Wilder horses are more difficult to tame, but they also have high stamina and can run faster.


Step 4: Take it to a stable


If you want to register your horse and give it a name, you can take it to the nearest stable. You can also learn more about your horse’s personality, including its strength, speed, stamina, and temperament. It costs 20 rupees to register your horse at a stable (you can register up to five horses), but at least you’ll get a saddle and a bridle out of it!

You can leave your horse at the stable or take it with you. If you get separated from your horse, you can go to any in-game stable to get it back.


Step 5: Friends 4ever

Horses like apples, right? They sure do in Hyrule! You can feed treats to your horse to try to make it more affectionate toward you. Once you have a good relationship with your horse, it’ll be more likely to listen to you. You can even customize its mane with colors or flowers, or swap its bridle or saddle. 


 You can learn more about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the official site.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol