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A white horse with a dark face. Fast speed.

–In-game description


The Hungarian Half-bred is a horse breed featured in Red Dead Redemption.

Description

The Hungarian Half-bred is among the top three best horses available in Red Dead Redemption along with the American Standardbred and the Kentucky Saddler. The Hungarian Half-bred looks like a 'white' horse with a dark muzzle, but is in fact what would be referred to as a "grey" horse. If you look closer to the coloration you will see that it is in fact a 'flea bitten grey' due to the numerous amounts of colored specks covering its coat. This horse has the best resistance to damage as well as the best stamina, but its speed is slightly slower than that of the American Standardbred.

The Hungarian Half-bred is unlocked at level 33 in multiplayer.

Locations

The Hungarian Half-Bred is most often found in Mexico.

The Hungarian Half-Bred rarely spawn in Two Crows near Armadillo, but one or two were found. but on an extraordinary occasion, one was found in Tall Trees, on the grassy area in the north of Manzanita Post. Also, it appears just in the west of Punta Orgullo. Another possible location is around Odd Fellow's Rest.

Deed

A deed for this horse can be purchased at any General Store for $1500 ($750 with high enough Honor, or low enough honor at Thieves' Landing) after you have successfully broken the horse at least once. Deeds are not single use items. You can use a deed as many times as you like, and it will still remain in your inventory. Usage of a deed will allow you to respawn your horse in the event it is killed or when you would simply like to switch horses.

Related mission

In the Stranger side-mission "Love is the Opiate," the player must bring back a Hungarian Half-bred to the foreman. The man describes it as "a white stallion which real cowboys ride".

Trivia

  • In the real world the horse was originally bred in Hungary, and specifically intended as a competition horse. The use of Hanovarian, Holstein, Furioso, Thoroughbred and Arab breeds have produced this fine sports horse, which combines strength and stamina with a good nature and intelligence.
  • In the game, the Hungarian Half-bred is described as a white horse with a dark face. However, in reality, truly "white" horses are rare, have pink skin and un-pigmented white hair, though eye color varies (depending on amelanism or hypomelanism). Most horses usually considered "white" are actually light gray, as the albino genotype is very rare. True white horses appear completely white, with no gray (or any color) markings of any kind, unlike the dark muzzle and legs on the Hungarian Half-bred in the game. Despite the correct term for a coat of this specification being 'grey' or 'off-grey', the incorrect identification in-game may be on-purpose, considering many coats and patterns hadn't been officially identified during the period of time the game takes place.
  • The Unicorn from Undead Nightmare looks very similar to the Hungarian Half-bred, aside from the horn and cloven hooves.They even have the same spawn point.
  • There is an occasional glitch with this horse. While riding into Blackwater (the entrance that takes you right beside Blackwater Graveyard), the horse will freeze briefly, then walk into the graveyard. This has been confirmed on both PS3 and Xbox 360.
  • This mount's extra health can be useful when attacked by cougars, as it is less likely for it to die in one strike, leaving more time for the player to kill the attacking critter.
  • This mount has the second most health (behind the War horse) out of all mounts in the original Red Dead Redemption.
  • It it possible to find a Hungarian Half-Bred on the New Austin side of Butter Bridge if you roam around for a bit, as well as a Kentucky Saddler

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Achievement

The player is required to tame a Hungarian Half-bred to complete the following achievements/trophies:

Buckinawesome1
10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Break the Kentucky Saddler, American Standardbred and the Hungarian Half-bred.

Headingsouth
5 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Evade the U.S. Marshals while riding the Hungarian Half-bred in singleplayer.


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