Zelda BOTW: Best Horses & Their Locations

Here are the best horses in The Legend of Zelda BOTW and locations where you can find them.

Riding Horses is one of the most relaxing things in Zelda Breath of the Wild especially if you have the best horse. You can find plenty of horses in the wild but they can have poor stats. Of course, you could also stumble onto a horse that has amazing stats. But if you don’t want to try your luck here are locations of the best horses in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (BOTW) and how to tame them.

Best Horses in Zelda Breath of the Wild & Locations

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The best horses in this game are:

  • Wild Horse
  • Royal White Stallion
  • Epona
  • Stalhorse

Let us check their locations and how you can tame them.

Wild Horses

wild horse location
Image Credit: Zelda Dungeon Interactive Map

The best wild horses can be found in the Upland Lindor region near the Hebra tower. This is more of a luck situation though when it comes to the stats as you will pick a horse from a herd. If you are fortunate then you can get the best Wild Horse with almost balanced stats:

  • Strength: 4
  • Speed: 4
  • Stamina: 5

Here is how to get one:

  1. Start by fast traveling to Hebra Tower.
  2. Next fly down south. You will see a bunch of horses (horsing around?) on the opposite side of the cliff.
  3. You could try sneaking on them but if one horse gets alerted every horse will run away.
  4. So, try going to some higher area or use Revali’s Gale and land on the horse you want to tame.
  5. Be sure to have Stamina restoring food or elixirs. As taming one can be a pain without them.

Royal White Stallion

royal white stallion location
Image Credit: Zelda Dungeon Interactive Map

You can find the Royal White Stallion at Safula Hill. Here is how you can get to it:

  1. Fast travel to the Great Plateau Tower.
  2. Follow the main road northwest and you will reach the Outskirt Stable.
  3. Talk to the NPC Toffa and listen to his story about the pure white horse.
  4. Follow the main road northwest until you reach Safula Hill.
  5. Once you reach Safula Hill you can see the Royal White Stallion.

In case you can’t find it you should go to the Sanidin Park Ruins and look towards Safula Hill. Since that area is heightened you can get a better view to look for the horse.

The strategy to tame it is the same as the one for wild horses. Sneak up on it or fly and land on it. Then soothe it until you tame it. The royal white stallion has the following stats:

  • Strength: 4
  • Speed: 3
  • Stamina: 5


Getting Epona is the easiest method on this list but it isn’t for everyone. The reason for it is, that you don’t find it at Wild, rather get using an Amiibo. You basically need to scan the Twilight Link Smash Bros Amiibo to get Epona.

Epona has the following stats:

  • Strength: 4
  • Speed: 4
  • Stamina: 4

I highly suggest you check out our dedicated guide on how to get Epona.


This is just a bonus horse on this list as it is the coolest-looking horse in the game. Because it is a literal undead skeleton for a horse. You cannot register it. And since it is a ghost horse it vanishes in the day. You can find this horse near Akkala Highlands, Hebra Mountains, or Ranch Ruins.

After you get any of the above horses (except Stalhorse), take them to the stable and register them. This will allow you to call on them or get them from other stables in the game.

That covers all the best horses you can find in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (BOTW). If you need more help with this game check out our guide on how to start a Fire.

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