The world of Zelda: TOTK is massive. And while you are free to build makeshift vehicles using new abilities, having your very own horse is generally not a bad idea. The game lets you keep any wild horse you come across as long as you manage to tame it. Horses can also be stored at stables, allowing you to call them whenever you need.
Horses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have different stats such as stamina, speed, strength, etc. but these generally do not matter much and you should always go for the one you like the most. But since it is pretty easy to tame them, you should have no trouble befriending a new one.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Horses
You will come across multiple wild horses that you will be able to tame as you progress through the campaign. Areas like Hyrule Fields usually have multiple horses that you can tame.
How to Ride
You will often come across multiple horses at the same time. Once you have found the one that you like the most, you will need to sneak behind it without spooking it and press the on-screen prompt. As for its controls, those are:
- Gallop: A
- Mount: A
- Halt: LS Backward
- Calm: Press LS
How to Store
After successfully taming a horse, you will be able to store it at any nearby stable — these are marked by a horse icon on the map. Once you are at a stable, speak to the person there and select the ‘Register Horse’ option. Doing so will let you see every bit of detail about your mount including its strength, speed, temperament, stamina, etc. The most important one, however, is your bond with it. You would not want to let go of a horse you have a max bond with. Anyway, once you have stored your horse at a stable, you will be able to take it out of any other stable across Hyrule.
As mentioned above, the bond between you and your horse is easily the most important stat. in the game. A horse with which you have max bond will be obedient and more importantly, love you back. What more do you ask for? But how do you increase your bond with your horse? There are multiple ways of doing that:
- Pet it whenever you can — the more, the better.
- Spend those Pony Points to improve your horse by purchasing better Saddles, Bridles, etc.
- Keep it away from the action if possible. These are sensitive animals.
Summoning Your Horse
Once you have got yourself a horse, you will be able to call it whenever you need. However, it will not magically appear in front of you as we have seen in titles like Elden Ring. You must not be too far away from your horse if you wish to call it. As long as it is in the summon range, simply press ‘Down’ to call it to your location. Also, I do not believe it will work if you are in combat but I have yet to test it myself.
This is how you can get a horse in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If there is anything else that you would like to add, be sure to let us know in the comments below.