As you dive into Red Dead Online, you’ll find that new things like horses, weapons and outfits can cost a good chunk of change, as well as require a good bit of leveling to unlock. However, if you picked up the Ultimate Edition of the game, then you can get your hands on some free horses in Red Dead Online very early on. Read on to find out how to get free horses in Red Dead Online.

How to Claim Your Free Horses

If you picked up the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, then playing Red Dead Online isn’t the only special thing you received. In fact, there are quite a few items that players can get their hands on once they unlock free roam, most notably of which is a free horse that just so happens to be one of the better horses you can get in the game.

Currently there are two horses available for Ultimate Edition owners to pick up for free, one Arabian and a Thoroughbred. Now, since you only have one stable stall at the start of your Red Dead Online experience, you’re going to need to visit the Stable and sell off the horse that you unlocked in Honor Among Horse Thieves. Once you’ve done this, you can pick your choice between the Arabian or the Thoroughbred, and then eventually save up enough cash for a second stable stall for the other horse.

Now, what makes both of these horses such good options is they provide a nice boost above what you probably obtained through Honor Among Horse Thieves. As many players will know, each type of horse has a different set of attributes that they can count on. Horses like the Arabian and the Thoroughbred will provide more acceleration, whereas larger horse breeds—like the War Horse—will provide slower acceleration but more health in the long run. This makes choosing the right horse very important. 

Now that you know how to get the free horses in Red Dead Online, make sure you check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for more help conquering the dangerous world of the west.