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Greetings! I just got this game and have been playing it for a few hours but there is something i cannot understand. Im on ps4 and it says tap the X button to make the horse go faster. Ok i do that and it stays the same speed. It also says hold X or tap X to make the horse go the same speed as someone near you. I do that and the horse comes to a stop a couple of seconds later. The only thing i have gotten the horse to do successively is go fast for a few seconds by tapping the X button maybe 6 times in rapid succession.  So the horse does not seem like it is working as it is supposed to be from what i can tell from the tool tips it gives me. Does anyone have this issue or maybe you can suggest to me what i may be doing wrong because i have been trying to mess around with it to see what i may be doing wrong but i dont know  :(

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I found that confusing too, don't worry, it can make sense, they just didn't explain it well ...

There are basically three horse riding modes, one is near camp, one is with people, the third is by yourself.

1) Near camp the only speed is SLOW.

2) With other people you are essentially riding as a group, and you can indeed get moving and then press and hold the "X" while you are at least second in line following someone else in the gang, but that won't work if you are first in line.  You can move up in line by double tapping "X".  When in doubt, just hit "X" lol.

3) When it's just you and the horse and you are riding out in the world, I'll tell you how  I do it, and you can take it for what it is.  I use the 1, 2, or 3 tap method.  While pressing forward on the left joystick ...

  1. 1 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every stride of the horse, tap, tap, tap, tap, and that makes the horse go very fast, but it also slowly loses stats and pants, this is the stride when you're running away from a pack of something that you simply won't be able to survive, and also when you just want to get somewhere in a hurry and you know the horse can rest when you get there.  I also do this when the horse is still just to get it going, then lower back down to 2 tap.
  2. 2 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every other stride of the horse, tap, pause, tap, pause, tap, pause, tap, pause, and that makes the horse run at a sustainable stride without losing stats, but it won't let the horse recover stats from 1 tap, for that you have to switch to 3 tap until stats recover.
  3. 3 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every third stride of the horse, tap, pause, pause, tap, pause, pause, tap, pause, pause, as the horse is running, and this is sustainable indefinitely, but is a little slower than 2 tap, and is really good for letting the horse make fast progress while recovering from 1 tap.

To stop the horse no matter what speed it is going, just stop tapping, and stop pressing forward on the left joystick, and it will slow down and come to a stop.'

Pay attention to the ring around the lightning bolt symbol, if you are doing the 1-tap above you'll start to see the lightning bolt blink and the ring move down, that's your horse getting tired ... you'll hear it panting.

Hope that helps.

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Thank you. I thisnk i was under the impression that you hit X to get it going  and that was it. In other words i did not know you had to keep tapping it xD and i was wondering why i was stopping for no reason or slowing down. But that helps. 

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4 minutes ago, Gabacon said:

Thank you. I thisnk i was under the impression that you hit X to get it going  and that was it. In other words i did not know you had to keep tapping it xD and i was wondering why i was stopping for no reason or slowing down. But that helps. 

It's no accident why you thought that ... that's exactly what they told you in the first chapter of the game lol.  They did a terrible job of explaining how it works.

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