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How to find and tame the Giant Horse in Breath of the Wild

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Taming Zelda’s wildest and biggest horse

The Giant Horse in Breath of the Wild
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gives you tons of options to explore its world. One of the best ways to do that is by taming and riding a horse. There are special techniques required to taming horses and once you’ve master the art, you might want to find a horse that’s special to you.

May we recommend The Giant Horse?

Um, that is one big horse
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The Giant Horse is a very unique mount for several reasons. It has infinite stamina, but isn’t very fast. It has the most strength of any horse. And oh yeah, it’s GIGANTIC. It towers over Link’s head and is twice as big as every other horse. It’s majestic yet imposing and if you’re lucky, it’ll let you ride it.

So how do you get this luxuriously large mount? You’ll need to know where it’s located and you’re going to need a lot of stamina and some strategy.

Where to find the giant horse

Owa Daim Shrine
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The Giant Horse is a rare horse that you can find in the Taobab Grassland. If you travel back to Owa Daim Shrine, then it’s only a quick paraglide trip away to the cliffs of Mount Faloraa to the south. Once on the cliffs, look west and you can spot the Giant Horse apparently holding a little horse conference.

“The reason I’ve asked you all here today is...”
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How to catch the giant horse

To mount the Giant Horse with some reliability, you can use something that will increase your stealth (either a piece of equipment, a meal or an elixir). The added stealth isn’t mandatory, but it’ll make it less likely to spook — and the Giant Horse will run a good distance away if you scare it. You can also try scaling a tree and then paragliding on top of it.

Once you mount the Giant Horse, repeatedly hit the L button to soothe it until it calms down. Be forewarned: It will take you roughly a little more than two stamina wheels worth of strength to tame it. We’d recommend tackling this quest either later in the game or when you have the right kind of food that adds additional stamina.

The last of its kind. It chooses YOU.
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After you’ve tamed the Giant Horse, simply ride it over to the Highland Stable to register it. If you haven’t unlocked the tower in that area, simply head south until you reach the Nautelle Wetlands, then head east until you hit a road. Follow it east until it forks, take the northern fork, then keep following it until you hit Highland Stable.

At first, the Giant Horse will be temperamental. In fact, the Giant Horse will give you the most trouble of any horse, but we noticed that it did get to max Bond fairly quickly. The trick is to instantly soothe it the moment it moves against your will and to also soothe it when it’s obeying your commands. As you can see below, its bond grew pretty quickly from our ride from Taobab Grasslands to Highland Stable.

Notice the lack of stamina listed
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Why you should get the giant horse

The Giant Horse has some benefits for all the effort. You won’t need to manage its speed once you get it going. You’ll notice when you register it, the horse doesn’t list a stamina rating. And when you’re riding it, there are no stamina icons.

The Giant Horse isn’t very fast, but once it reaches top speed, it’ll stay at that speed. It also has the highest strength of all horses, basically making it a living wrecking ball that crushes anything unfortunate enough to cross its path.

We love our sweet Giant Horse
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The Giant Horse demands respect, and only the most worthy of warriors are allowed to ride atop its powerful frame. But once you and the Giant Horse become companions in arms, nothing in all of Hyrule can stop you.