BoomBazookaJD Posted November 3, 2018 Share Posted November 3, 2018 (edited) As horses are vital to the game, here are some things I've learned from controls to controlling the horse. Please add to if you have information. 1. you can toggle your horse from a slow walk (recommended in town) to a trot. Then to full a full sprint. Many of us already know to press A (for XB1) in time with your horses gallop to use less stamina. It looks like this: walk-->trot-->run-->full sprint 2. To go from running back down to a trot and to walking, press the RB button (XB1). This is especially handy as you are coming into town or accidentally start running in town. This has been the single most important part of handling my horse in the game. 3. When taming a new horse, ensure you stay with it at all times. Instruct your main horse to follow you and never leave the new horse behind. I have a tendency to find a new mount while hunting, and it comes in handy to have two horses (side note: each horse can carry 1 large animal like a deer/pronghorn, and 2 small animals such as a rabbit/duck). 2 horses are great when you are out hunting, but they are difficult to control. Your new horse will run off if you do not get your bonding level to 1 and you wander off from it (or it is scared off). 4. Wash your horse by running it through water or clean it using the brush. Clean horses are happy horses. 5. Feed your horse often to ensure it stays at a proper weight. If you are on a main story quest, it's a good thing to fortify your horses stamina; good chance you're going to need to make a heck of a break for it. 6. Upgraded tack items can provide small speed boosts. 7. DO NOT RIDE IN HEAVILY FORESTED AREAS QUICKLY. It's a good way to plant yourself and your trusty steed into a tree. 8. Careful going down steep slopes, your horse can and will slide down. 9. BUY A HORSE RESUSCITATION POTION. You're going to have a horse shot out from under you. If you survive, you'll want to rez the ol' sucker. Nothing worse than losing your fully bonded horse. 10. Horses no like big drops. 11. When you think you're going to be in a firefight, or you're unexpectedly jumped by rival gangs, sprint through the contact, find a place to put your four legged friend, and then take cover and return fire if you are going to fight. Personally, I recommend breaking contact and sprinting through ambushes. That said, DO NOT return to your camp. You've likely figured this out if you've been playing over the past week. This way, your horse doesn't turn into your cover and become a bullet cushion. 12. You can have 4 horses in the stable, and I've personally had 3 horses in camp. 13. Your horse will show up at your next stagecoach/train destination. Magic. Edited November 3, 2018 by BoomBazookaJD 4 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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