Hyrule is a pretty big area for you to travel across on foot. The best way to do this in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is by finding yourself a horse to tame and ride. Nintendo has also introduced a new feature called Pony Points, allowing you to gain rewards by exchanging them. In this guide for Tears of the Kingdom, we will walk you through how to find, tame, ride, and upgrade your Horse. Stay with us!
How to tame and ride a horse in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Like in Breath of the Wild, horses are one of your best friends when travelling across the vast land of Hyrule. You can even spot enemies riding on horses around the fields. When you’re in a grassy area, you’ll notice wild horses you can mount and tame to make your adventures easier and quicker.
There are various ways to tame a horse in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. All of these require you to jump on its back and avoid falling off. This is where Link’s stealth comes into play. When a wild horse spots you, it alerts the rest of the group, and they all run away from Link.
- The best approach is sneaking up on a wild horse and swiftly mounting it. To do this, have Link crouch and sneak up on the horse from behind. Press the A button to mount it.
- Remember that as soon as you mount a wild horse, you must repeatedly press the L button to get the horse to calm down.
- As you try and tame your horse, Link’s stamina will deplete. No horse is the same; some are faster or stronger than others. This means that the amount of stamina needed depends on what type of horse you’re taming. Ensure you have enough, or replenish it by eating consumables to avoid Link’s stamina running out.
- Another approach to taming horses in Tears of the Kingdom is by holding a snack in your hands. Slowly make your way over to the horses and present the snack to them. There’s bound to be one from the pack who will take the food from you.
- You can also steal an enemy’s horse by knocking them off the steed. However, this method is a bit risky as there’s a chance you’ll hurt the horse in the process.
How to know if a horse is tamed
After you repeatedly press the L button to calm the horse down, it will be successfully tamed if it stops jumping and trying to throw Link off its back.
You can now start travelling with your wild horse. However, keep soothing and feeding it snacks along the way, as unregistered horses can still act up and not follow Link’s commands.
What to do after taming a horse in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
If you’ve done any of the methods we mentioned above and you’ve got yourself a horse, the next thing you should do is register it. In Tears of the Kingdom, it’s essential to register your horse at a Stable.
- If a horse is unregistered, you won’t be able to find it again if you leave it someplace.
- Once a horse is registered, it will have its own icon on the map so you can quickly locate it while travelling.
You can always change your mind about registering a horse in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. As soon as you speak with the employee at the Stable, you can view your horse’s stats. This can help you decide whether the horse you just tamed will be reliable.
You’ll have to pay 20 Rupees for each horse you register at a Stable, but the first horse you register will be on the house.
- After registering your horse, you can summon your steed from any Stable found across Hyrule. At the same time, Link can also whistle for the horse. However, remember that if you’re too far from your horse, it won’t be able to hear you!
What are Pony Points?
Pony Points are a new feature in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. To gain access to this reward system, speak with the employee behind the counter. They will give you a membership card. The only way to earn Pony Points is by using the Stable’s services. These include registering horses and having Link rest at the Stable.
Every time you avail the Stable’s services, one point will be added to your card. When you earn enough Pony Points, interact with the Ledger on the counter, and you can redeem rewards from there.
Here are all the rewards you can get with your Pony Points in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:
- Towing Harness (3 points)
- Horse-God Fabric (5 points)
- Sleep at Malanya Bed (7 points)
- Register an Additional Horse (10 points)
- Traveler’s Saddle and Traveler’s Bridle (13 points)
- Mane-restyling Service (16 points)
- Register an Additional Horse (20 points)
- Knight’s Saddle and Knight’s Bridle (23 points)
- Extravagant Saddle and Extravagant Bridle (27 points)
We hope this guide helped you on how to tame and ride a horse in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you have any other questions about Nintendo’s latest release, feel free to leave them in the comments below! For more content, stay with us here at Spiel Times.
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