Horses are a rideable, passive animal which spawn in most biomes, commonly around roads and monuments. Faster than running, yet slower than a minicopter, horses are useful for traversing long distances in a relatively short period of time. Horses can be ridden indefinitely by using the typical WASD movement keys. They may also be urged to a "sprint" at the cost of stamina. Stamina will recharge over time while the horse is at rest or at its slower pace, however the maximum amount of stamina available will decrease over time and usage. Horses have a high amount of health, making it difficult to kill them quickly with primitive weapons. This makes them especially invaluable early-game. Horses have proven somewhat effective as a shield when baiting autoturrets or avoiding roofcampers as well, as they do not move without player input, even when taking damage. A horse's health can be replenished with food, either by hand or by placing it near a stocked trough so that it can replenish as necessary. Horses can serve as a source of food and leather when killed, but these respective amounts are small, making it low-priority for resource gathering.

Stamina 30 / 60
Despawn 3 hours
HP 400
  1. Equipment
  2. Breeds
  3. Feeding
  4. Dung
  5. Skinning
  6. Tips
Item Speed km/h Extra Slots Protection
Roadsign Horse Armor Roadsign Horse Armor -16.2 - Yes
Wooden Horse Armor Wooden Horse Armor -8.1 6 Yes
Double Horse Saddle Double Horse Saddle 0.0 - -
Single Horse Saddle Single Horse Saddle 0.0 - -
Saddle bag Saddle bag -3.6 12 -
High Quality Horse Shoes High Quality Horse Shoes +9.0 - -
Basic Horse Shoes Basic Horse Shoes +5.4 - -
Breed Speed km/h Stamina HP
Appalosa 43.2 60 400
Bay 43.2 60 440
Buckskin 43.2 60 400
Chestnut 47.5 60 400
Dapple Grey 38.9 60 400
Piebald 47.5 60 400
Pinto 43.2 60 400
Red Roan 38.9 60 400
White Thoroughbred 54.0 60 400
Black Thoroughbred 54.0 60 400
Item Amount per Hour
Horse Dung Horse Dung 10

Tyrone 1,945 pts. 3 years ago*

  • You can buy 60 [url=]Pickles[/url] for 10 [url=]Scrap[/url] from the bandit camp to feed these horses.
  • Fastest possible speed is 72km on a road with a thoroughbred, [url=]High Quality Horse Shoes[/url] and max stamina.
  • Horses do not spawn in the snow biome. Credit to
  • You can no longer wear any heavy plate attire while riding a horse.
  • [url=]Wooden Horse Armor[/url] has a better protection to speed ratio than [url=]Roadsign Horse Armor[/url] in addition to having an extra 6 slots.
  • [url=]Basic Horse Shoes[/url] and [url=]Wooden Horse Armor[/url] can be crafted while on a horse at outpost with no bps. The outpost's recyclers can also be accessed while on a horse.
  • A scrap collection method I use is: Riding around on a horse looting the [url=]Brown crates[/url],[url=]Tool Boxes[/url] and [url=]Military Crates[/url] and hitting roadsigns with a mace.
  • A node farming method I use is: Riding around on a horse with [url=]Wooden Horse Armor[/url], [url=]High Quality Horse Shoes[/url], [url=]Jackhammer[/url] and a [url=]Ore Tea[/url] if they are cheap enough at the drone market. In my opinion Sulfur ore is the easiest currency for a solo to gather.
  • One horse [url=]Dung[/url] is equal to 15 scrap when sold as fertilizer
  • When feed manually (Dropping food in front of your horse) your horse will stop eating when it's stamina bar is full. However when beside a trough & hitch it will stop eating when both it's stamina and HP bars are full. (Useful to keep in mind if your horse has sustained damage)
  • From my in-game testing horses appear to eat ~100 calories every hour when indoors. This allows for a maximum survival time of 6 days when left with a trough full of potatoes indoors.


Gremmies 21 pts. 3 years ago

Horses are set to decay faster indoors (under a roof). Ideally, you want to keep them hitched in a high external wall compound.

OverBakedToast 31 pts. 4 years ago

Sometimes a horse may get stuck in a weird situation. If you hold down E while you are prompted to ride the horse there will be an option to Lead the horse this can help get the horse out of weird spots and through doors slowly. You can also Lead multiple horses at once but their walking speed while leading them depends on the bread and their stamina.

Aitvaras 21 pts. 3 years ago

Horses are amazing at carrying a large amount of items from one spot to another. You can equip your horse with two (2) saddle bags and a wooden horse armor set to effectively let you use eighteen (18) slots of horse inventory space, nineteen (19) if you do not use a horseshoe.
Keep in mind that the horse's stamina will drain drastically faster because of the wooden horse armor set and you may get into trouble if the horse runs out of stamina as it will just be trotting by that point so be sure to feed your horse and keep it's health maximum in case of attackers while you are carrying a lot of items from one place to another.\
Road sign horse armor, however, does not provide you any inventory slots but only protection at the cost of speed.

CLASSIFIED 36 pts. 2 years ago

you can use healing teas to heal them more

JOHN XINA 6 pts. 2 years ago

Since the Dung Meta is back, Horse can be used to farm insane amount of scrap if you use the Poop to transform int to dung to sell it to Banditcamp just keep them fed with pickled cucumbers

Farmer Joe[contributor] 229 pts. 4 years ago

Horses can sometimes be very slow when going up or down mountains, which may make it better to walk instead of riding a horse in some situations.

divinerays 361 pts. 4 months ago

Only spawns in grasslands