One Red Dead Redemption 2 player was happy to find a specific horse breed in the game, but the random encounter ended in disaster. Accidents can happen to anyone, but are a big disappointment to the players involved.
As one would expect from a Western video game, Red Dead Redemption 2’s horse plays a major role in the game. While it’s possible to fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2, most of the game’s traversal is done on horseback. As with the different breeds of horses, choosing a horse can have a big impact on how quickly and safely the player can get around, provided they can actually protect the horse. Buying one isn’t too difficult, but taming one is another story.
Red Dead Redemption 2 player OldTurtleChilli took to the game’s subreddit to share with other players their in-game encounters with Kentucky Sadler. The horse caught their attention, and when Arthur Morgan noticed it, he turned quickly and lassed the horse, approaching cautiously. The horse wasn’t too happy about the situation, but Arthur managed to jump on its back in an attempt to calm the galloping horse. Unfortunately, before they had a chance to fully tame it, the horse veered into a nearby cliff and tipped over the edge, with Arthur barely dismounting in time to survive.
The video ends with OldTurtleChilli staring down at the now-dead horse at the base of the cliff, making their fans cringe at the loss. Other players joked that the horse would rather die than be tamed, while some scolded the player for his actions that led to its death. Some pointed out that the Kentucky Derby isn’t one of the best horse breeds in Red Dead Redemption 2, and they were surprised by how excited players were when they found one. Securing another Kentucky Saddler shouldn’t be too difficult for OldTurtleChilli, but it’s still sad to see a horse die in an accident like this.
Thankfully, getting a horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 is achievable without taking the risk of trying to tame a horse. It is possible to buy a horse, although sometimes horses are also rewarded for completing quests. That said, some players prefer to capture their own horses rather than spend in-game cash on one. Those who prefer this approach should take this as a cautionary reminder to carefully consider their surroundings before attempting to harness or tame a wild horse.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.