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The American Paint is a horse breed in Red Dead Redemption 2. Most coat types will need to be tamed from the wild. American Paints tend to have higher stamina, average health and speed, but lower acceleration. Its handling gives it moderate reactivity and agility.


American Paints are workhorses, identified by their robust build and distinctive patterned coat. The Overo, Tobiano and a rare Splashed White coat are all found in the wild. A unique Gray Overo coat can also be purchased. Their personality, intelligence, and willingness to work make these horses easy to care for. This breed is healthy, with a reasonable amount of Speed and great Stamina; perfect for ranch work.

Catalogue Description

Incredibly versatile, the American Paint breed is built for hard work. They are easy to keep, heavy but not too tall, and have solid, strong legs. With high stamina, the American Paint is the perfect companion for menial work tasks. Their distinctive coat makes them a handsome breed and many a rancher has drafted a letter extolling the virtues of this fine workhorse.

Coat styles

Coat Base Value (in $) Health Stamina Speed Acceleration Source
Grey Overo 425.00 5 5 4 4 Tumbleweed stable
Overo 130.00 3 4 3 3 Wild
Splashed White 140.00 3 5 3 3 Wild
Tobiano 130.00 3 4 3 3 Wild

Special variants


The horse of Javier Escuella throughout 1899. Boaz has a "Grey Overo" coat, and can be seen at the gang's camp. "Boaz" is a biblical figure appearing in the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament, implying Javier may have been raised in a Christian household. Additionally, Boaz can also be found at the stable in Tumbleweed during the epilogue, for the player to purchase.

Eagle Flies' horse

Eagle Flies rides a unique American Paint with an unknown name. It vaguely resembles the "Splashed White" variant, but it has a different colour scheme. This horse cannot be found in free-roam; only in missions.

Video Overview


Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - American Paint Overview