How to Tame Wild Horses in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

How to Tame Wild Horses in Tears of the Kingdom

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The ability to tame and ride horses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be unlocked when you first land on the surface world of Hyrule – which is very early in the game, as soon as you finish the introductory four shrines on the Great Sky Island. Already in the meadows around Lookout Landing, you will notice herds of wild horses running around. To learn how to tame them and everything else about horses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, check out the guide below.

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How to Tame Wild Horses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Wild horses will run away from you most of the time, but when they occasionally stop running around, crouch by pressing the left analog stick, and slowly approach them from behind until the prompt “A to mount” appears, ideally somewhere where there are trees and tall grass. Press the A button, and once Link is on the back of the wild horse, mash the L shoulder button to try to calm it down. Sometimes it will take a few tries to tame a wild horse – but once you do, you got yourself a mount!

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To save your horse so that you can call it later, you need to Register it in the stable. If you try this very early in the game, the NPC at the entrance to Lookout Landing will tell you that they haven’t built the Stables yet, and to come later. However, the first place where you can save your horse at the very beginning is the stables at the entrance to the neighboring zone to the northwest. If you follow the road there and pass the bridge, you’ll see the stables on the left – it is the building with the horse head-like structure on the roof.

How to Use Stables in Tears of the Kingdom

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, horse registration at any Stable costs 20 Rupees, but the first one will be free. Also, when you register a horse, you can give it a name, and pick it up later from any stable. If it is already left somewhere in the wild nearby, you can call it by whistling (D-pad down).

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Registering a horse will earn you one Pony Point for each, and those points can be used in any Stable to get some rewards. Pony Points can also be earned by staying at the Stables. Regular beds for a night is 20 Rupees, and a Malanya bed is 50 Rupees, but you will need 7 Pony Points to be able to book this special bed for yourself. Why it is special? Well, you can talk to Malanya the Horse God in your sleep, and get a special mystical message – fun times!

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