Last Updated on 10 February, 2022
We will explain what it is for and how to increase Red Dead Redemption 2 horse bonding level. If you increase the Horse Bonding Level you’ll unblock advantages and maneuvers.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding level
Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding level – What is it?
Horse bonding is the relationship you have with your mount. The good thing is besides making a friend; this will help you unblock some advantages and maneuvers.
Also, it is necessary to reach Horse Bonding Level number 4 to complete the 100% of the game. When you do, you’ll get the Loyal Horse Trophy. If you are interested, here are the trophies of the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding level – Levels
There are 4 Horse Bonding Levels and you will have to reach it with each horse independently. You’ll get multiple advantages including:
1º Level (Horse health and resistance): you’ll increase your horse’s health and resistance levels.
2º Level (Call your horse): you’ll be able to call him from a long distance and during combat.
3º Level (Deeper water and more challenging grounds): your horse will be able to cross deep water and go through more complex ground.
4º Level (Steal): your horse will be more difficult to steal.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding level – Maneuvers
In some Levels you’ll find additional maneuvers while you’re riding.
2º Level (To get up): If you keep R1 pressed (hold) and tap square, your horse will get up.
3º Level (To skid): hold R1 and X and you’ll make a skid turn or skid brake.
4º Level (Piaffe): hold square to perform a Piaffe.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Bonding level – How to increase it?
There are some moves that will help you increase the Bonding Level:
- Ride, swim, walk and jog with your horse, in general spend time with him. We start with this method because with an automatic horse you can do what you want without having to touch the
- Feed your horse: they sell horse food in the stables though be careful because overfeeding him has its negative effects.
- Calm you horse down when it’s agitated by predators or enemies. Press the left joystick to calm him
- Comb your horse when it’s dirty: press L2 or LT to look at the horse and press D-Pad to comb him, even though it works better when the horse is dirty. Here you can see how to clean and brush your horse.
To check your Horse Bonding Level go to: Menu – pause – player – horse – Bond.
If you want to take a horse to bonding 4 try to find a good one. Here we show you how to find the best horse.
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