A Deed is an item found in Red Dead Redemption.


  • The Deed is similar in looks to a treasure map, but it allows Marston to respawn his horse (if dead) or switch to another horse (if the player wishes to ride a horse of a different breed).
  • Deeds are marked with one to three stars. One-star horses are diseased or slow; two-star horses are 'normal,' and the three three-star horses are markedly superior.
  • For the deeds of the three-star Kentucky Saddler, Hungarian Half-bred and American Standardbred to be available for purchase, the horse in question needs to be found and tamed. Marston captures and tames a Kentucky Saddler in the story mission Wild Horses, Tamed Passions and that deed is unlocked thereafter.
  • To use a deed, open the satchel, select the deed and activate it; then whistle, and the chosen horse will come running.  Marston's previous horse, if any, will wander off.
  • Despite appearing under "Consumables," a horse deed can be used an unlimited number of times.
  • The player can hold as many deeds as they can buy.
  • Using the Deed is the fastest and easiest way to save the game, and unlike the other methods it doesn't cost 6 game hours.


  • A deed can be bought at any General Store in the single player. (Price depends on fame and honor)


  • Since all two-star horses are effectively equal in game terms, and Marston can whistle for a random two-star horse at any time, there's no particular reason to buy a two-star deed except for cosmetic appearance, other than the fact that having one (or preferably two) deeds enables quicksaves.
  • One-star deeds are complete wastes of money unless playing Hardcore mode (where horses do not respawn after your steed is killed or lost). After riding into the next town, it is recomended to either buy another horse or steal one for no cost. 

Blood Pacts

In the Undead Nightmare DLC, deeds for the mythic horses Death, Pestilence, Famine and War are called 'Blood Pacts'. Since there is no currency in Undead Nightmare, you cannot buy 'Blood Pacts'. You get Death's Blood Pact by taming the horse, and the others by completing the Four Horses of Apocalypse challenges.


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