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For the Red Dead Redemption variant, see Hungarian Half-bred.

The Hungarian Half-bred is a horse breed in Red Dead Redemption 2. They tend to have higher health and stamina, but lower speed and acceleration. Its handling gives it moderate reactivity and agility.


Hungarian Half-breds are courageous war horses, renowned for their fearlessness. This makes them a good choice to have in combat, although it should be noted that this breed does not have as much health and stamina as other war horses. The Dapple Dark Grey variant can be bought at the stables in Valentine, while others must be tamed in the wild. They are healthy and possess average stamina, speed and acceleration.

Catalogue Description

Originally bred for competition, the Hungarian Half-bred exhibits strength and stamina prized by many. Fine for sports or on the battlefield, they are quiet and eager to learn, alert and attentive. Their withers are well defined, the head alert, the limbs strong and muscular, and the hindquarters rounded and powerful. The Hungarian Half-bred is a quality war horse with a high level of strength.

Coat styles

Coat Base Value (in $) Health Stamina Speed Acceleration Source
Dapple Dark Grey 150.00 5 4 3 3 Valentine stable
Flaxen Chestnut 130.00 4 3 3 3 Wild
Piebald Tobiano 130.00 4 3 3 3 Wild

Special variants

Old Boy

The horse of John Marston throughout most of 1899. This horse first appears at Horseshoe Overlook after John's previous horse was killed by wolves in the snowy mountains of Ambarino. Old Boy has a "Silver Dark Bay" coat and is one of the few horses to not get skittish when the player approaches it. In the mission "Red Dead Redemption", Old Boy is shot dead by Pinkertons along with Arthur's horse, forcing Arthur and John to continue on foot.


  • John's mount in 1899, "Old Boy", is most likely a reference to the nickname that Edgar Ross gives John in Red Dead Redemption.
  • In the mission "Money Lending and Other Sins I", if the player enters Wróbel's barn, they can steal his Hungarian Half-bred. It is the Dapple Dark Grey variant.
  • "Hungarian Half-bred" is an alternate name for the Nonius, which originated from a stallion of the same name who was half thoroughbred or Norfolk Roadster and half Norman. Real Nonius, however, do not come in grey or any form of pinto. However, the "Hungarian Half-bred" could actually be the Kisber Felver, another half-bred horse breed from Hungary since it comes in grey.
  • The Tobiano does not spawn in the wild and is not purchasable from stables. It only spawns as police mounts in settlements, in specific story missions (such as from Cornwall's men in "An Honest Mistake", and is intended to be commandeered in Van Horn after you return from Guarma), as well as at West Elizabeth and Scarlett Meadows camps. It occasionally spawns in Alden’s third stagecoach robbery mission, as well as in Bill's coach robbery mission.
  • Though unconfirmed, it is possible that Arthur's previous horse, Boadicea, was a Hungarian Half-bred. In the game files, an unused Liver Chestnut variant with much higher stats than any of the others can be found.[1] The name Boadicea is in-reference to Boudica, the red-haired Celtic queen known for her prowess, and bravery in war, and its stats that far surpass the other available variants (9 Stamina, 10 health, 7 speed, and 6 acceleration, respectively), it's speculated this was intended to be Boadicea, and that she was meant to be available for the player to use for some time.

Video Overview


Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - Hungarian Halfbred Overview



  1. Images of cut Liver Chestnut coat spawned: