Horse Gear

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Horse Gear are Items that can be equipped on Horses in Breath of the Wild.[1] Horse Gear consists of a Bridle and a Saddle, and can provide various effects.

Location and Uses

With the exception of the Stable Bridle and Stable Saddle and certain sets, all pieces of Horse Gear are Key Items and can be found under this screen in the Inventory.

Link can equip Horse Gear to a Horse at a Stable by bringing it to the character feeding Horses by the side of the Stable and talking with them.[2][3] Link must have a maximum bond with his Horse for the character to change the Horse's equipment.[4] If Link does not have a sufficient bond with his Horse, the worker will refuse.[5] Epona and the Giant Horse are the only Horses to which Horse Gear cannot be equipped.[6][7] Not all Stables have a character who can change equipment; Horse Gear can be changed at the following Stables:

Stable Character
Highland Stable Phanna
Outskirt Stable Canni
South Akkala Stable Tenne
Woodland Stable Breen

Horse Gear can be gained through many different means. Some Horse Gear are rewarded as a prize for winning a Mini-Game, such as the Knight's Gear the Horseback Archery Mini-Game at the Mounted Archery Camp. Monster Horse Gear can be bought from Kilton, while the Ancient Horse Gear are found through the "EX Ancient Horse Rumors" Side Quest, which is exclusive to The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack.

With the exception of the Ancient Bridle and Ancient Saddle, all Horse Gear is purely cosmetic and does not provide any effects.

List of Horse Gear



Main article: Bridle
Equipment Effect Description
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Ancient Bridle (TCB)
Increases number of spurs by two A mysterious bridle made with forgotten ancient technology. Equipping a horse with this will maximize their abilities, increasing the number of spurs associated with them.
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Extravagant Bridle
Most often used in festivals, this gem of a bridle is decorated with some charming little feathers. It's great for adding just a splash of color to any horse.
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Knight's Bridle
Hyrulean knights once outfitted their horses with this bridle. It boasts additional armor to protect the horse's head and neck.
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Monster Bridle
This bridle was handmade by Kilton, but it looks like he may have hand some monstrous horse in mind when he made it. It includes a mask that conceals the horse's head.
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Royal Bridle
This bridle is well known for being a favorite of the Hyrulean royal family. Its gold ornamentations leave an impression, but its true value lies in its solid craftsmanship.
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Stable Bridle
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A standard bridle. The design doesn't really stand out, which is why it's well suited to any type of horse. A favorite among peddlers and travelers alike.


Main article: Saddle
Armor Effect Description
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Ancient Saddle (TCB)
Enables horse teleportation when whistling A mysterious saddle made with forgotten ancient technology. Equip a horse with this and use D-Pad Down Icon to call them even when they are far away.
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Extravagant Saddle
This ornamental saddle is used in festivals. The delicate embroidery and arrangement of gems leaves a lasting impression. It's perfect for those who want to stand out.
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Knight's Saddle
Hyrulean knights favored this saddle. Only the most elite among them were allowed to outfit their mounts with it.
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Monster Saddle
Kilton hand made this saddle. Apparently he had some sort of monstrous horse in mind as he worked on it. It looks strange but is certainly usable.
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Royal Saddle
The shimmering emblem design of this saddle signifies its origins with the Hyrulean royal family. They say Princess Zelda herself once used this saddle for her own beloved horse.
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Stable Saddle
BotW Traveler's Saddle Icon.png
Traveler's Saddle Triforce piece.png
A standard saddle designed for comfort during long journeys. Its durable material holds strong in all sorts of weather, which has made it a favorite among travelers.


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  1. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 161
  2. "If you're interested, may I help you change your horse's gear or mane?" — Canni (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "So you'd like me to change the gear or mane on this little one again, correct?" — Canni (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Wow! This one's eyes are positively sparkling with affection! I can tell this little one is just head over heels for you. That settles it! I'll gladly help you out with some gear!" — Canni (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Hmm... Oh? Your horse doesn't seem to be tamed. At all. Did you just catch it, by any chance? Please spend some time showing this sweetie you care, and then come back." — Canni (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Hello there! That's a mighty find horse you have. If you like, I can change out her gear or maybe... Oh? Actually, this horse is different from any I've ever seen before. My, she's so lovely and graceful... I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure this little lady would absolutely hate it if you changed her mane or gear. I'm so sorry about that." — Canni (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Hello there! That's a mighty find horse you have. If you like, I can change out its gear or maybe... Oh? My goodness, that's no pony, is it? It's so big! I'm sorry, but I don't think I have any gear that'd fit such a large horse, and I bet it wouldn't like its mane handled... I'm so sorry about that." — Canni (Breath of the Wild)