Not a lot of video games put such a strong emphasis on horses, but in Red Dead Redemption 2, having the best horse is the difference between life and death, especially when facing a legendary animal. Horses are more than ways to get from point A to point B: instead, the right relationship with the right horse could give the player a boost in stamina, health and agility. So how does the player know how to get the best horse in the game?
In Red Dead Redemption 2, there are nearly 20 breeds of horses, with each breed having its own categories. Every horse has its own personality, too, meaning that this will determine how the horse reacts to the way the player treats it. Horses need a lot of love and care, including grooming, comfortable stables, feeding, and bonding. There is one particular horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, though, that many players believe the best for all of the above: a White Arabian horse.
According to The Daily Star, obtaining the white Arabian horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't as easy as getting other horses. First, it's not available to buy. The white Arabian is a horse that exists in the wild, but it's much more difficult to catch and tame than other wild horses. To find this horse, travel to the northwest corner of the game's map. You can only do this after Arthur is free to roam the open world. Head to Lake Isabella, but be wary of wolves that will attack on sight.
The white Arabian horse wanders around the lake area: follow it around for a while until it is calm enough to approach. Walk to the horse slowly, but make sure that there is nothing in your hands; weapons or anything else in Arthur's hand will likely spook it. A bar will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen; keep an eye on this as it indicates how calm (or not) the horse is. The goal is to keep the horse as peaceful as possible. If the animal starts showing agitation, slow down or stop moving until it becomes calm again. The key here is patience. Soon enough, the horse will allow the player to approach it, pet it, and eventually mount it.
But mounting the horse will cause it to become agitated again. Hold on to it by holding down Left Stick/L3 and pressing Square/X to keep calming it down. To stay balanced on its back, move in the opposite direction of the horse's movements. Repeat this over and over until a notification comes up that the horse is broken in. It takes a lot of work and patience to get the White Arabian horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, but considering that Arthur's best friend in the game is his trusty steed, it's definitely worth the extra effort to get the best horse an outlaw will ever need.