Stardew Valley Carrot
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How to Make Your Horse Run Faster in Stardew Valley

Juice your horse up so it can run like the wind!

Time is of the essence at all times in Stardew Valley, which is why you will want to get your hands on a horse as soon as possible. Horses help you fly around Pelican Town at much higher speeds than your usual walking pace, which can be very helpful if you’re trying to make the most out of every day on the farm. But if you’ve found that the horse isn’t quite fast enough for you, there is a way to make your horse run faster in Stardew Valley. 

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How to Increase Your Horse’s Movement Speed in Stardew Valley

The 1.6 Update for Stardew Valley introduced many new and exciting changes, including new crops, Mystery Boxes, and a whole new skill points system. But one of the hidden updates that you may not have discovered yet is the ability to increase your loyal steed’s movement speed by feeding it a carrot

Carrots are one of the new crops in Stardew Valley. You can grow them during spring, and they only take three days to mature. Carrots aren’t worth much on their own, with the lowest quality fetching you 35g and the highest quality making you 75g worth of profit. But since they grow so quickly, they allow you to turn your fields many times over the season. 

Stardew Valley Feeding Horse a Carrot
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Since Carrots don’t necessarily earn you big bucks, especially compared to some of the other more valuable spring crops like Cauliflower or anything that yields more than one harvest, you could save all of your Carrots up to make your horse faster all year round. 

You can feed your horse one Carrot per day to increase its running speed for the entire rest of the day. This is a much better result than the likes of coffee, which only increases your speed for a short duration. 

Carrot Seeds are also relatively easy to find and can be purchased from the Raccoon Family Store or simply foraged by digging up Artifact Spots nearing the end of Winter to around mid-spring. So, if you’re sick of making pennies off your Carrots, consider feeding them to your beloved steed! 


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