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For the Red Dead Redemption variant, see American Standardbred.

The American Standardbred is a Horse breed in Red Dead Redemption 2. They tend to have higher speed, moderate acceleration and lower health and stamina.


American Standardbreds are race horses, identified by their agile frame, powerful limbs and healthy coat. Both Black and Buckskin coats are found in the wild. A Palomino Dapple and a unique Silver Tail Buckskin can also be purchased, although the former can be found in the random encounter where a man is kicked by a horse. This breed handles well, is easy to train, but can be frightened by loud noises. They are healthy, and their average Stamina allows them to maintain a fast pace for a long time.

Catalogue Description

American Standardbreds are fine jumpers and exhibit a calm, bold, intelligent temperament. Highly sought after for their speed and placid disposition, they are known for their strong, dense bones and ability to maintain high trotting speeds. Their bodies are long, their withers well defined, and their legs solid and refined. This is a horse that is very people-oriented.

Coat styles

Coat Base Value (in $) Health Stamina Speed Acceleration Source
Black 130.00 3 3 4 3 Wild
Buckskin 130.00 3 3 4 3 Wild
Palomino Dapple 150.00 3 3 5 4 Valentine stable
Silver Tail Buckskin 400.00 4 4 5 5 Tumbleweed stable
Standard handling

Special variants


The horse of Sean MacGuire in 1899. Ennis has a "Silver Tail Buckskin" coat and can be found within the gang's camp. In the epilogue, Ennis is seen at the stables in Tumbleweed, for the player to purchase.


In Red Dead Online, Horley rides a unique American Standardbred with a "Light Buckskin" coat.


  • The Black American Standardbred is the only one of the top three horses from the first game to still naturally have the exact same coat, mane, and tail color in the sequel.

Video Overview


Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - American Standardbred Overview