Your horse is vital in Red Dead 2 so you want to be sure it’s cared for. This Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding Guide will explain the basics of increasing your bond with your horse so you can be sure your trusty steed is ready for the challenges ahead.
You unlock Horse Bonding as soon as you have access to your own personal horse, it’s near the start of the game just after one of the game first major choices. Once you have your own horse, you can increase its bond and further improve its abilities. It’s worth noting that horses can die and if you do not have the medical items to revive them, death is permanent.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding GuideOnce you have your horse, you are tasked with caring for it. This includes basic food needs as well as actual care. Make sure to feed your horse on a regular basis to keep its health and stamina core high. Feeding your horse higher quality food items increases bond at a faster rate.
There are many ways to increase your bond with your horse. As mentioned previously, feeding them high quality food is one of the fastest ways to increase the bond. You can also increase bond by interacting with your horse. Dismount and target your horse to interact with it. From here you can brush your horse, which also cleans them, and pet your horse. Both of these increase bond when done regularly so make sure to do it every 15-20 minutes.
Increasing your bond with your horse makes its abilities reach its maximum potential, and also unlocks new abilities.
Level 2: Horse Rearing
Hold R1/RB and press Square/X
Level 3: Horse Halt
R1/RB and Square
Level 4: Horse Drift
Press Square/X to drift on the horse
That’s everything you need to know for our Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding Guide. Any questions? Post a comment below.