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Kentucky Saddler
Vital statistics
Name Kentucky Saddler
Breed Horse
Color Palomino
Speed Fast
Health Average
Stamina High
Location Cholla Springs
A golden pearl horse. Fast speed.

–In-game description

The Kentucky Saddler is a horse breed featured in Red Dead Redemption.


It is among the top tiers of horses available. The Kentucky Saddler is described as being "golden pearl in color," though it is a cream palomino in color. Of the three top tier horses, it has the average speed of the three and average damage resistance, with high stamina.

A chance to break this horse is present at the end of the mission "Wild Horses, Tamed Passions", and is a gift from Bonnie MacFarlane.


The deed for this horse can be purchased at any general store for $1500, or $750 with high enough honor, (except in Thieves' Landing) after the player has successfully broken the horse at least once. Deeds are permanent items, so the player can use a deed as many times as they like, and it will still remain in their inventory. Usage of a deed will allow a specific horse to respawn in the event it is killed or the player would simply like to switch horses.


A Kentucky Saddler can be caught near Warthington Ranch, south of MacFarlane's Ranch. It also sometimes spawns in the horse corral at MacFarlane's Ranch, and quite commonly in Manzanita Post as well.

Kentucky Saddlers tend to traipse around the Cholla Springs area in general, literally around the words "Cholla Springs" and the horse herd icon beneath them. It can also be caught northwest of Armadillo, near Rattlesnake Hollow.

If you're having a difficult time finding one, running the Armadillo bounty missions is a good way to find one. The criminals often have a fast mount for a getaway and it's easy enough to take the Saddler from one of them.

Additionally, groups of two or more have been spotted in the following locations:


  • This breed was developed primarily from the Thoroughbred and the Naragansett Pacer.
  • Another, and more commonly associated, name for this breed is the American Saddlebred. The name 'Kentucky Saddler' was likely chosen over 'American Saddlebred' because of the close spelling to another good horse in the game, the American Standardbred.
  • It is notable for its tremendous showy action in all gaits, its well-formed, swanlike neck with aristocratic arch, and its uplifted tail.
  • This breed is characterized by a satin coat of brown, black, or chestnut, often with a white face and leg markings.
  • The Kentucky Saddler can be found in Multiplayer. It can most often be found at Manzanita, being ridden or pulling wagons. It can also be found during the Tesoro Azul hideout in Mexico being ridden by some of the bandits.
  • The Kentucky Saddler, the Hungarian Half-Bred, and the American Standardbred are in an order and the Kentucky Saddler is the first 3 star horse you can get while it is in New Austin while the Hungarian Half-Bred is in Nuevo Paraiso and the American Standardbred in West Elizabeth.
  • The Kentucky Saddler is the only 3-star horse to appear in Undead Nightmare.

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The player is required to tame a Kentucky Saddler to complete the following achievement:

Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Break the Kentucky Saddler, American Standardbred and the Hungarian Half-bred.

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