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The Arabian is a horse breed in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online. Arabians tend to have higher attributes overall, with superior reactivity and agility.


Arabian horses are a superior class, often kept by wealthy owners. They are identified by their dished head, bony rear, and high tail carriage. A fiery temperament makes them hard to train but, once broken, they handle well and remain loyal. Their great health and stamina, with good speed and acceleration, make them perfect endurance horses.

Catalogue Description[]

Arabian horses have very good temperaments, are alert and eager to please. They are fast, quick to learn, and have a willingness for training, though they will not tolerate abuse. Good-natured, they form a tight bond with humans. Whether used for racing, war, or work, they are superior in fitness, strength and agility and exhibit a high amount of grit. This is the finest horse a man could own.

Coat styles[]

Coat Base Value (in $) Health Stamina Speed Acceleration Source
Black 1050.00 6 6 6 6 Saint Denis Stable (Chapter 4 onwards)/Random Encounter
Rose Grey Bay 1250.00 7 7 6 6 Blackwater Stable in the Epilogue
White 1200.00 5 5 6 6 Wild
Speckled White 1200.00 5 5 6 6 Unobtainable
Red Chestnut (Story Mode) 250.00 4 5 5 4 Wild
Red Chestnut (Online) 250.00 3 4 5 4 Stables (Red Dead Online)
Warped Brindle 450.00 3 5 6 4 Wild
Albino (Cremello) None 5 5 6 6 Dutch's Horse named The Count
Gray None 5 5 6 6 Old Man Jones's Horse (Online exclusive)

Special variants[]

The Count[]

The horse of Dutch van der Linde throughout 1899. The Count has an "Albino" coat and is loved deeply by Dutch. In a conversation Arthur has with Charles in the mission "The Aftermath of Genesis", he remarks "I don’t know what Dutch would do if something happened to The Count" and says how the horse will only take Dutch, adding that he got bucked "faster than a bull" when he once tried to ride him.[1] Furthermore, he is very skittish and much more difficult to pat than other horses at camp.

Old Faithful[]

Another of the Braithwaites' horses stolen by Arthur Morgan, Javier Escuella and John Marston during "Horse Flesh for Dinner". Old Faithful has a white coat and is mentioned to be an amazing runner. According to the stable boy, Old Faithful used to be known as the family's champion until he sustained a leg injury. Because of this, the family put him up for sale. It is possible to obtain Old Faithful by simply bonding with him before getting to the stable and finishing the mission; this is also one of the only ways to obtain a male White Arabian as the wild version will always be female.

Old Father Time[]

Another of the Braithwaites' horses stolen by Arthur Morgan, Javier Escuella and John Marston during "Horse Flesh for Dinner". Old Father Time has a black coat. The stable boy mentions the horse to be fine built and expects him to father another race winner. It is possible to obtain Old Father Time by simply bonding with him before getting to the stable and finishing the mission.


The horse owned by John Hepton and bludgeoned to death by Sam Gardener alongside his owner as mentioned in Red Dead Online.


In Red Dead Online, Old Man Jones rides a unique stallion with a Gray coat.


  • Despite the game listing The Count's coat as "Albino", horses cannot be albino. As such, he may actually be cremello based on skin and eye color.
  • The Count has the same stats as the White Arabian.
  • The Count originally had brown eyes as seen in one of the trailers.
  • The White Arabian is technically a grey horse due to the black skin around the mouth and hooves.
  • In Red Dead Online, the Black Arabian, at the price of 42 gold, is the most expensive gold-exclusive purchase in the whole game.
  • The Red Chestnut Arabian is actually bay, as can be told by its black points.
  • NPCs will give out positive comments to the player when riding a horse of this breed.
  • The Gray Arabian owned by Old Man Jones has the same stats as the White Arabian.
  • Two more wild variants were added in a free update. First is the Red Chestnut Arabian, which was previously exclusive to Red Dead Online. The horse can be found in the wild to south-west of lake Owanjila, though the coat is completely different: The Online version has the same coat as the Blood Bay Thoroughbred (modified to have a more reddish tint) with white socks and a blaze, while the story mode version is a solid bay with no markings. Second is the Warped Brindle Arabian, a completely new variant, which is located to the west of the Wapiti Indian Reservation.
  • A rare event at night in Saint Denis or Blackwater may reward the player with a free Black Arabian, as long as the horse is stolen in time. A couple will be robbed, and depending on the outcome, the man will either climb on his horse and leave (if his wife was shot), or leave on foot with his wife (if the player kills the robber before he shoots the woman), leaving his horse hitched nearby where it can then be taken without any consequences.[2]
  • The White Arabian is one of the rarest mounts and can only be caught in the wild, located due west of Lake Isabella in Grizzlies West.




Online Exclusive[]



Video Overview[]


Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - Arabian Overview