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


Appaloosas are classed as work horses. They can be identified by their compact frame and spotted or speckled coat. The Blanket and Leopard Blanket are found in the wild, while Leopard and Brown Leopard coats are purchasable in stables. Their willing and manageable temperament leads to easy handling. This breed of horse is healthy, with a reasonable amount of Speed and great Stamina; perfect for ranch work.

Catalogue Description

The Appaloosa is a hardy and willing horse with great endurance. They have strong legs, a short thin mane, and hard striped feet. The bloodline runs back many centuries with the characteristic coat pattern seen among cave drawings. Suitable for many kinds of equestrian activity, they are at home on any farm, and are the preferred breed among many workers.

Coat styles

Coat Base Value (in $) Health Stamina Speed Acceleration Source
Blanket 130.00 3 4 3 3 Wild
Brown Leopard 450.00 5 6 4 3 Tumbleweed stable
Leopard 430.00 5 6 4 3 Van Horn Trading Post stable
Leopard Blanket 130.00 3 4 3 3 Wild
Scarred Blanket N/A 3 3 2 2 Random encounter with members of the Murfree Brood.

Special variants


The horse of Charles Smith throughout 1899. Charles lends this horse to Arthur Morgan during the mission "Outlaws from the West", due to the absence of the latter's usual horse, meaning that this is the first horse ridden by the player in the game. Taima has a "Grey Snowcapped Spotted" coat and can be found within the gang's camp; it is one of the few horses to not get skittish when approached. "Taima" is Native American word meaning "thunder" or "crash of thunder".


The horse of Josiah Trelawny throughout 1899. Gwydion has a "Brown Leopard" coat and can usually be seen at the gang's camp. Additionally, Gwydion can be found at the stable in Tumbleweed during the epilogue, for the player to purchase.

Nell IV

The horse of Uncle throughout 1907. Nell IV has a "Few Spot Buckskin" coat and can be found at Beecher's Hope. In the mission "Home Improvement for Beginners", Nell IV is used alongside Charles Smith's horse, Falmouth, to pull down the shack which previously stood on the land at Beecher's Hope.

Video Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - Appaloosa Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - Appaloosa Overview



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