The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild features horse companions to assist Link along his quest. Wild horses can be found throughout Hyrule, usually roaming the flat plains. Sneak up behind and mount them by pressing A, then smash the L button to soothe the horse before your Stamina runs out. Stamina can be increased with Elixirs or by obtaining Stamina Vessels after offering 4 Spirit Orbs to a Goddess Statue.
Once a horse is under your control, try taming it by patting its head or feeding it Apples and Carrots. A horse will remain wild until you take it to a Stable and register it for 20 Rupees. Only five horses can be registered at a time. Once a horse is registered, it can be boarded and taken at all 15 Stables around Hyrule, it can be named, and its four stats will be revealed. There is Strength, Speed, and Stamina that can be ranked 1-4 stars. Temperament is another stat that shows how easy the horse is to bond with.
While traveling throughout Hyrule, you’ll come across 15 Stables. These stables are the perfect place to rest, cook food, and buy any items from the wandering merchant, Beedle.
Central Hyrule, southwest of Hyrule Field
Hot-Footed Frog, Restless Cricket, Hearty Lizard
Gerudo Canyon Stable
Gerudo, southwest of Outskirt Stable and northeast of Kara Kara Bazaar
Winterwing Butterfly, Warm Darner, Hearty Lizard
Central Hyrule, southeast of Hyrule Field
Thunderwing Butterfly, Electric Darner, Tireless Frog
Central Hyrule, northeast of Hyrule Field and southwest of Lanayru Wetlands
Swift Carrot, Smotherwing Butterfly, Hearty Radish
Malanya, The Horse God
Just like all other creature in Breath of the Wild, Link’s horses can die in battle or through natural causes. When this happens, the horse can be revived by Malanya, the Horse God. A fee of 1,000 Rupees must first be paid to access Malanya’s services.
The Horse God Malanya is located in a secret fountain in the south, similar to the Great Fairy Fountains. This fountain is located in the Faron province, at the end of the road that forks to the south of Highland Stable. You can also glide off Faron Tower to the southwest, passed Herin Lake and up the mountain further southwest.
In addition to all the normal wild Horses around Hyrule, a handful of very rare horses can be encountered, including Link’s very own iconic horse, Epona!
Link’s iconic horse Epona can only be unlocked in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild by using the Link Amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Series. If the horse doesn’t spawn when using the Amiibo Rune, move to an open plain where horses would normally spawn.
The Giant Horse is said to be a decedent of Ganondor’s legendary steed. It is much harder to stay on, and far wilder to tame. This horse is located in the Faron Grasslands, to the west of Lake Hylia, or south of the Great Plateau where the game begins.
Lord of the Mountain
The Lord of the Mountain can be found on rare occasions at night when a bright light is emitting from Satori Mountain. Satori Mountain is the small mountain west of Hyrule Field, south of Hyrule Ridge, and east of Gerudo Highlands. The Mogg Latan Shrine can be found near its peak.
Horses aren’t the only creatures that can be mounted and rode. Link can ride skeleton horses called Stalhorses, Deer, and even Lynel! However, no monsters can be tamed or even registered at a local Stable.