In Kingdom Come Deliverance (KCD), horses are important to reach your destination quickly. Especially, you can use them to escape from bandits and also you can increase your inventory capacity so that you can carry more loot to traders.
In KCD, there are three different ways to get horses
- You can buy a horse from traders in the game. To do this, you have to find the question marks in each location. Once you have discovered the stables in a settlement, you can examine the horses and buy them from the stable owner.
- You can also steal a horse. Probably the simplest method, but this is not recommended, as stolen horses are not really yours.
- The last method is to follow the main quest until you automatically get a horse.
The last method is more appropriate at the beginning of the game. Follow the main quest until you return with Hans Capon from the hunt and start the quest “The Hunt Begins". You are now in the Rattay and should report to Captain Bernard. Do this and he will give you your first own horse - Pebbles! Pebbles is your first horse in the game. It has the following values: Speed: 28 and Carrying Capacity: 182.
Get Roach from The Witcher! (Easter Egg)
As a little Easter Egg you can also buy the legendary horse Roach from the Witcher series in KCD. You just have to go to Merhojed . This is a small town south of Samopesch and west of Talmberg.You can buy the Roach from the stable owner Johann. The following map shows you the exact location of roach.
Epona enjoys her comfortable life in the village Neuhof, which is located northeast of Rattay. Talk to the stable owner, Zora - that should be familiar to Zelda fans. Zora will sell you Epona with the following values: Speed: 38 and Carrying Capacity: 212
If you are looking for a horse that has big lungs? Then Epona is the right choice!
Values and Advantages of Horses In KCD
Now that you have a horse, you can examine it in the menu under the item "horse" and equip. In addition, you can also increase the skill of riding.
Horses have six spur, saddle, bridle, armor, blinders, and horseshoe equipment. This equipment can be purchased from traders or otherwise looted.
This is not only pure decoration, but gradually improves the values of your horse. A horse has the following values:
- Speed: This value indicates how fast your horse is in the gaits step, trot, canter and gallop. Speed is also affected by how much weight your horse carries.
- Carrying Capacity: Indicates how many pounds of load a horse can haul. You can increase this value with better saddles and saddlebags.
- Courage: The braver a horse is, the more noise and restlessness it can tolerate before it shies and passes.
- Health: Horses, like your character, can be damaged and lose health. However, horses can not die. When the health is exhausted, life slowly regenerates over time.
- Endurance: If you gallop or squat, your horse loses stamina. You then have to spare it a bit, so that it can regenerate endurance again.
Incidentally, you can call your horse at any time using the triangle / Y / X button. Exceptions are stolen horses that will not listen to your whistle.