BDO Horses carry us from one place to another in less time. Horses provide not only faster travel, but hours of strategy for players, as they examine horse stats to level, tame, and breed the best.

The Life Skill focused on training horses can be fun, especially if we get to equip and battle with them!

You can take a wimpy tier 1 horse and through much determination, time, knowledge, and breeding, produce a Mythical Dream Horse of epic proportions!

Are you ready for the challenge?

This guide covers the basics of the Training Life Skill, to get you stirruped and chomping at the bit! 🙂

BDO Horse: Doom Dream Horse



Horse Characteristics

  • Horse Tier: Tier is the most important stat that determines how strong a horse can be. This determines how powerful the other stats are. The top tiers are 9 (Dream) and 10 (Mythical), obtained via a unique training process.
  • Horse Level: T1 to T7 horses can level up to 30.  T8 to T10 horses can level up to 100.
  • Horse Skills: horse skills greatly improve movement speed and enable combat.
  • Horse Items: part of the fun is discovering and making items that help training, like Horse Gear.
  • Horse Stats: trainers use horse stats to determine their power.
    • Speed – increase AFK and Sprint running speed
    • Acceleration – improve top speed for Instant Acceleration horse skills
    • Turn – how sharp a horse can turn
    • Brake – Important for stability during Drift + Instant Accel animation cancel. Brake can reduce Drift animation significantly. A horse with Brake at 150.1% makes the sliding from Drift almost non-existent.
    • Health – influences how quickly the horse will die from falling. drowning, and being attacked
    • Stamina – used by horse skills and determines how far a horse can travel before being fed
    • Horse Inventory & Weight – Horses get burdened, if you place too much in their inventory and they go over their LT amount. But if you don’t mind a slowed horse, they can help you transport even very heavy goods.
BDO Horses: Doom

How do You Get a Horse?

The fastest and easiest way to get a good horse is to purchase one at the player Horse Market. But for those seeking more adventure, you can dive into more of the Training Life Skill.


  • Horse Breeding: breed a male and female horse at the <Stable Keeper>. View our Horse Breeding Guide.
  • Horse Quest: There is a quest that rewards a nice Tier 5 horse that already knows Sprint and Instant Accel.
  • Horse Taming: capture wild horses at special horse locations in the forests. View our Horse Taming Guide.
  • Stable Keeper Shop: purchase a beginner mount for 15k silver.
  • Horse Market: players can buy and sell horses in a separate Marketplace.
  • Shakatu Seals: obtain via Attendance Reward (10+ per month). View our Shakatu Seals Guide.
  • Horse Rental: you can rent a horse at the <Stable Keeper> for 100k for one week. Not recommended, due to the long term expense.

T5 Horse Quest

This quest can be done once per family, after you have completed the main Balenos quest line. (O > Main tab)

This is a very nice horse for beginners, with some helpful skills to make travel faster.

The horse will already know Sprint and Instant Accel, and both skills will be at 100%.

Find the quest under the “Suggested” tab in the Quests window (O)

Quest Name [Horse Emblem] Seal of the Secret Guards
 Quest Rewards Horse Emblem: Secret Guard’s Horse
Shabby Leather Saddle
10 High-Quality Carrot


Lorenzo Murry <Stable Keeper>
Location: Velia

Before the main questline has you leave Velia and enter Heidel, visit Lorenzo.

Speed: 115%
Accel.: 115%
Turn: 121%
Brake: 121%
Breedable: 2
HP: 1,558
Stamina: 3,384
Weight: 135



Horses via the Stable Keeper Shop

At the <Stable Keeper> click on the “Shop” button.

Beginner Horses cost 15,000 silver.


Horse Emblem:
Beginner’s Brown Horse
Tier 1 Male Horse
HP: 1,090
Stamina: 3,000
Weight: 90
Speed/Accel: 109%
Turn/Brake: 100%
Breedable: 1
Horse Emblem:
Beginner’s Gray Horse

Lorenzo Murry <Stable Keeper>
Location: Velia

Beginner Horses at the Stable Keeper are available, if you have no other option. Try the Horse Market, before purchasing one of these. See below.



Horses at the Market

To see the Horse Market, visit any <Stable Keeper> and click on “Stable”  then “Horse Market”

Here you will find Tier 1 through 9 horses that other players have put up for sale. (Also other mounts like donkey, etc)

Prices of the horses here are automatically determined by the game and based upon the level, tier, skills, and other stats of the horse. View our guide on Horse Valuation.

If you are selling a horse on the Horse Market, there will be a 30% tax. (This can be reduced by your Training Skill.)


Beginner Tip:

Try to find a low level Tier 4 or 5 horse. These will be fairly cheap, but still have great potential to learn skills that make them much faster, like Instant Accel.

BDO Courser at the Horse Market



Horses via Breeding

When you have a male and female horse, you can breed them at the <Stable Keeper> to potentially create a new and higher tier horse.

The first step in horse breeding is to check to make sure each horse has a “Breedable” stat of at least 1.

Then you check in a male horse at the stable and click “Register at Breeding”.

To start breeding, there are several requirements and breeding tips you should know about.

View our Horse Breeding Guide.




BDO Horse Breeding Register



Horses via Taming

Horse Taming allows you to capture up to a tier 5 horse.

To tame a wild horse you need Capturing Ropes from a <Stable Keeper> and Lumps of Raw Sugar.

First you have to locate a wild horse, then win a series of mini-games.

For more details on how to tame a horse, visit our Horse Taming Guide.

BDO Horse Taming: Press Space Bar

Horse via Shakatu Seals

[Event] Shining Shaktu Seals are given at a rate of about 10 per month via Attendance Rewards.

50X = 1x Tier 8 Horse

T8D Horse Coat
Speed/Accel: 130%
Turn/Brake: 124%
HP: 1,792
Stamina: 3,408
LT: 135
Special: Already Knows S:Instant Accel


BDO Shakatu Seal Attendance Reward

Horse Rental

You can rent up to a tier 8 horse at the <Stable Keeper>. (Or you can rent out your own horse.)

For a fee of 100,000 silver you can rent a horse for seven days. The owner of the horse may forcefully retrieve their horse when the rented horse is checked into a stable, or if you are not connected to the game.

You can enjoy the effects of the gear already equipped on the rented horse, but you will not be able to unequip any gear from the rented horse.

I don’t recommend this option, unless you don’t mind the long term cost of rentals.

How to Rent a Horse:

  • Click the “Rent” option after speaking to a <Stable Keeper>.
  • Click the “Rental List” option.

Horses via Rare Events

Once in a while, players can obtain horses through events for a limited time.

These are very rare.

New players often get a free tier 5 horse via Attendance Rewards.

BDO Horse Attendance Reward