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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Horse Riding Guide: Can Your Horse Swim?

In this AC Valhalla horse riding guide, know how to ride a horse, call mount, crouch & if the horse has swim ability & how to unlock it.

In the open world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, riding a horse is a faster way to navigate it. You can explore more areas which will eventually let you unlock fast travel points. If you are new to the AC series or want a refresher, we’ve got just what you need. In this AC Valhalla horse riding guide, we explain how to ride a horse and move around faster. Know all the controls to call mount, crouch and more. Plus, find out if your horse has swim ability in the game as well.

How to Ride a Horse in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?


First, to call your horse you need to press X. Now with the horse around you, you can press E to mount it and WASD to move around with it. Want to go faster while horse riding? Press SHIFT and keep galloping ahead! Alternatively, you can select the horse icon on the Quick Actions Wheel. You can bring up the Quick Actions Wheel by pressing G on the keyboard. Console players can whistle or call horse with the left button on the D-pad. If you want to automatically mount on your horse after calling it, you need to hold the left D-pad button or hold X on PC.

When you arrive at an area where you want to navigate on foot, simply dismount by holding C. If you hold Z, your horse will follow the road and if you press C while mounted, you can crouch on the horse. On a controller, you can crouch with B (Xbox) or Circle (PS4).


Apart from navigation, horse riding will come in handy during situations where you need to escape or leave an intense combat. In case you get injured, though, here’s how you can heal yourself quickly. Plus, if you want to go the stealthy route on foot, instead, then you need to know how to use the cloak disguise. Lastly, make sure to scout the surrounding environment using the Raven’s Eye View. That’s because it will surely help you mark enemies and find wealth or other objectives without drawing attention to yourself.

Can your Horse Swim in AC Valhalla? (Unlock Swim Ability)

Initially, your horse will not be able to swim. If you enter deep water on a horse, you will get thrown in it while the horse walks back to the land. But you can get it to swim and for that you have to unlock the swim ability. Basically, you need to purchase the Horse Swim Ability from the Stable’s upgrade menu which means you have to get the Stable first. Apart from this, you can also customize your Raven from the Stable.

That’s everything you need to know about AC Valhalla Horse Riding and the answer to your question of Can your Horse Swim? With that cleared up, keep reading more hidden tricks of AC Valhalla right here on Gamer Tweak!