The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers a whole bunch of Zonai Devices and the ability to combine them to create vehicles and travel the world of Hyrule. However, nothing can replace reliable horses. There are five horses in total in the game, and here’s how to get them.
Wild Horses are the most common type of horses in Tears of the Kingdom. You can find them wandering in the fields and other open spaces in the world.
They will all have varying stats, so you may want to try all of them to find out which one suits your needs the best. Keep in mind the solid-colored horses have better stats than the spotted/patchy-furred ones, but the latter is easier to tame.
Giant White Stallion
The Giant White Stallion, as the name suggests is huge, and due to its size, cannot go very fast or be used for towing. However, it’s still one of the best horses in the game as it has five-star strength and infinite stamina. Yes, you read that correctly.
To find this majestic beast, you will have to travel southeast of the Highland Stables, in a canyon past the Horse God Bridge, a dead-end area just north of Ibara Butte on the map.
Make sure you have at least two full rings of stamina as taming the Giant White Stallion won’t be easy. Bring some stamina-replenishing food and elixirs as well just to be safe.
The Golden Horse is perhaps the best-looking in Tears of the Kingdom. Its great strength and speed stats make it a good choice for the early parts of the game.
Getting this horse will have you travel quite a bit. First, you will have to begin the ‘Potential Princess Sightings!’ side quest by talking to Tracee at the Lucky Clover Gazette, just south of Rito Village. This quest will have you visit all the stables in the world.
Head to the Snowfield Stable in South Tabantha Snowfield. It is located right next to Orochium Shrine, southeast of Pikida Stonegrove Skyview Tower.
Talk to the stable worker Harlow to receive the quest “Zelda’s Golden Horse” which will have you look for the Golden Horse. To find it, head northward into the Tabantha Tundra. The Golden Horse can be found among the herd of regular horses.
Catch and tame the horse — which will require a full ring of stamina — and ride it back to the stable to complete the quest and register it as yours.
Link’s classic horse, the Epona, sadly cannot be used for towing, but it does have four stars in all the other stats making it the best horse in Tears of the Kingdom.
To get the Epona, you will need to have the standard Link Amiibo from Super Smash Bros. to spawn the horse and ride it to the stable. If you had the horse in Breath of the Wild you could use the save file to carry over its contents to Tears of the Kingdom.
Stalhorse (Skeleton Horse)
The Stalhorses have good stats all-round, but cannot be registered at any stable. They can be found in the Depths and at night in the overworld, and taming them is pretty easy despite their appearance.
However, you cannot ride them forever as they will disappear when morning the sun begins to rise. In the Depths, however, you can ride them for however long you wish. Also, did we mention they can be used to traverse Gloom without taking damage?