Horses are the main form of transportation in Black Desert Online. They come in many different colors and have unique manes depending on the tier. You need a mount in Black Desert Online because there is no fast travel.
Horses can be obtained through taming, breeding, or purchasing from other players. There are 8 tiers of horses available, with higher tiers generally being faster. Only tiers 1-5 can be obtained through taming; higher tiers can be obtained through breeding.
- Main article: Taming
Before players can tame their own horse, they must first obtain Beginner 5 Training. This is accomplished by riding a horse or donkey until it levels up, which provides the player with training experience. Until you can tame a horse, your only options are to purchase a horse from the horse marketplace (available at capital citys' and Keplan's stables), or ride a donkey which you can get as a quest reward from a Black Spirit quest at level 10 or from buying the quest reward off the Auction House.
Taming a horse requires a Capturing Rope and optionally a Lump of Raw Sugar, although multiples of both are recommended as horse taming can easily fail causing you to lose your rope and/or sugar. Horses are tamed with a mini game, started by using the Capturing Rope.
Only tier 1-5 horses can be obtained through taming.
- Main article: Mount Breeding
Breeding a higher tier horse requires a lot of time and effort, but is the only way to acquire tier 4 - tier 8 horses, apart from purchasing from other players. Currently you can only breed horses in the Capital cities and Keplan.
- Main article: Stables
Stables are for housing extra horses and donkeys. Stables can be found in major cities, small towns, and even sometimes at road checkpoints.
Stables have a default 3 available slots for mount storage, and can be increased in some areas by purchasing a Horse Ranch housing unit.
- Main article: Mount Equipment
Horses can equip a range of items, each increasing the horse's stats in some way.
Horse equipment can be acquired through manufacturing, purchasing from Stable Keepers or purchasing from the marketplace. Stable Keepers usually require 100-500 amity in order to buy these items which will be deducted upon purchase.
Horse equipment can be equipped by right clicking the item in the inventory when close to a horse. They can be unequipped by right clicking the item in Mount Information page.
Horse equipment will degrade in durability; you can check durability by checking Mount Information and repair them at a blacksmith.
|Barding||Increase the horse's DP|
|Saddle||Increases the horse's max HP, stamina and turn rate.|
|Stirrup||Increases the horse's evasion and braking. Allows mounted combat.|
|Champron||Increases the horse's max HP and acceleration.|
|Horseshoe||Increases the horse's movement speed.|