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Zelda Breath of the Wild Champions’ Ballad DLC guide: EX Ancient Horse Rumors side quest (Ancient Horse Gear)

Where to find the Ancient Bridle and Ancient Saddle

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The Champions’ Ballad downloadable content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild adds two new pieces of equipment for your equine companions. The Ancient Bridle adds a couple of spurs to your horse’s stamina when equipped. The Ancient Saddle will allow you to call your horse to your side no matter where you are (and no matter where you left your horse).

This guide will walk you through all the steps for this side quest, from finding the book of rumors to the locations of both pieces of gear.

EX Ancient Horse Rumors

You’ll find a copy of the Super Rumor Mill v3 in the Highland Stable in the south of Hyrule — the nearest shrine to warp to is Ka'o Makagh. The book is on a table on the right toward the back. You’ll get two hints here:

  • The Ancient Bridle is south of Hyrule Ridge, beneath a cherry blossom tree at a mountain where creatures gather.
  • The Ancient Saddle is at a mysterious spring where a horse spirit resides.

How to find the Ancient Bridle

The description of the location of the Ancient Bridle might sound familiar if you’ve sought out the Lord of the Mountain. Head to Mogg Latan shrine, then go north. Look for a narrow path that leads through the mountain. On the other side, you’ll see a small pond beneath a cherry blossom tree.

Activate your Magnesis to find an EX chest in the tree’s roots. Pull it out and open it to get the Ancient Bridle.

How to find the Ancient Saddle

The Ancient Saddle is also in a location you may have visited before — the spring of the the Horse God Malanya. Starting from Highland Stable (or Ka'o Makagh shrine), follow the road west past Haran Lake, then take the next left. Cross over the Horse God Bridge and you’ll soon arrive at Malanya Spring. (While you’re here, you can resurrect any horses you’ve lost in your travels.)

Squeeze between the fairy fountain and the wall on the left, then head to the back of the canyon. Activate Magnesis to pull the EX chest out of the ground in the back left corner. The Ancient Saddle is inside.

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