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Piaffe is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[3][4]


Breath of the Wild

Piaffe is a Hylian and the owner of the Gerudo Canyon Stable in the Gerudo Highlands.[5] He can be found at the front of Gerudo Canyon Stable. At the entrance to the Gerudo Canyon, Piaffe left a Sign encouraging travelers to stop at his Stable before entering the Gerudo Desert.[1]

If Gerudo Canyon Stable is the first Stable Link has visited, Piaffe will welcome him and introduce him to the Stable.[5] Since he does not recognize Link, he asks if he knows how the Stable system works.[6] If Link says he does not, Piaffe explains that he can board Horses and summon them to any Stable.[7] He also tells Link that he can tame a wild Horse and register it to make it his companion.[8] While each person is limited to five Horses, they can be swapped in and out.[9]

Piaffe then asks Link if he knows how to catch a wild Horse.[10] If Link does not, Piaffe instructs him to sneak behind a wild Horse and hop on.[11] When the Horse starts panicking, Piaffe suggests that Link soothe it.[12] Once it has settled down, Link will be able to bring it to Piaffe to register it.[13] Any wild Horse that Link catches will take time to get used to being ridden, so Piaffe tells Link to gently redirect and calm his Horses when they veer off course.[14] As Link continues interacting with is Horses in this way, his Horses will trust him and become more obedient.[15]

When spoken to at the front of the Gerudo Canyon Stable, Piaffe will welcome Link and ask if he wants to register or take out a Horse.[16] When Link takes a Horse out, Piaffe thanks him for choosing their Stable.[17]

If Link tries to register a Horse without one present, Piaffe will call him a comedian, saying to "quit horsing around" and to find a Horse.[18] When Link approaches the Stable with a wild Horse, Piaffe asks if he wants to register it or rest for a while.[19] He explains that Gerudo Canyon Stable charges a registration fee of 20 Rupees.[20] Once the Horse has been registered, Piaffe asks if Link wants to board it or take it with him.[21]

When attempting to register a Deer or Bear, Piaffe will scold Link and say they only register Horses.[22] Piaffe insists that Stalhorses are monsters, and he will not board it in fear of it eating the other Horses.[23] If Link tries to register the Lord of the Mountain, Piaffe refuses, believing they will all by cursed if he does so.[24]

When Link registers Epona, Piaffe starts to ask him to enter a name for his new Horse.[25] However, he recognizes Epona as a Horse of legend,[26] and he states that there is probably a law against renaming her.[27] He forces Link to name her Epona.[28]

Piaffe gives Link several tips for taking care of Horses, such as instructions on how to tame a wild Horse.[29] He informs Link that Horses instinctively follow the road, which is great for viewing the scenery.[30] He also tells Link that if he is separated from his Horse, whistling will cause it to come running, but it will not be able to hear him if he is too far away.[31] In addition, Piaffe gives instructions as to how to navigate a Horse that is scared of its surroundings and refusing to move.[32]

Inside Gerudo Canyon Stable, Piaffe once again welcomes Link and asks if he will be staying with them.[33] He offers regular Beds for 20 Rupees and a soft Bed for 40 Rupees.[34] When asked, he explains that the soft Bed a special bed offered by Gerudo Canyon Stable, and anyone who uses it will wake up feeling more energized.[35]

Before Link rests, Piaffe tells him to sleep well.[36][37] When Link wakes up, Piaffe wishes him a good morning, day, or evening and hopes he enjoyed his stay.[38][39][40]

Tears of the Kingdom


Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Piaffe (BotW)
  • ピアフェ (Piafe) (BotW)
  • ピアフェ (TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
皮阿斐 (Píāfěi) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
皮阿斐 (Píāfěi) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Piaffe (BotW)
The French Republic
Peiffa (BotW | TotK)
Peiffa (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Piaffe (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Piaffe (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
피아페 (TotK)
Latin America
Saffe (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Saffe (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Up Arrow Gerudo Canyon Stable
    You'll want to stop before entering the desert. Trust me. -Proprietor
    " — Sign (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Gerudo Canyon Stable is being shut down after the abnormal weather dried up their supply of customers.

    Unfortunately for Piaffe, the building is packed full of rubbish and he can't bring himself to clean it all up. It's a tough situation to be in when he's supposed to dispose of it all.
    " — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Piaffe" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Piaffe" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Welcome to my stable. We deal in all things horse related. We also double as an inn." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Huh... I haven't seen your face before. Do you know about the stable system?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Then allow me to explain. You can board your horse companions with us and then summon them as you please from our network of stables." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "You may have come across wild horses during your travels... If you catch one and ride it here to register it, it will become your horse companion." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "One person can board up to five horses, and you're able to swap horses in and out as you please." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Do you...know how to catch a wild horse?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[Catching horses?] OK. To catch a wild horse, all you have to do is approach it from behind—slowly, so it doesn't notice you—and then hop on." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "But these are wild animals we're talking about, so if the horse you're riding starts to act up, try soothing it." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "It will eventually settle down, and when that happens, bring it to me." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "It may take a while for wild horses to get used to being ridden. They may change directions or slow down on their own until you earn their trust and respect. If your horse disobeys your direction, you'll want to gently redirect it and then calm it." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "And if you continue interacting that way, your horse will naturally begin to trust you and become more obedient." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Welcome! Welcome to our fine stable! Do you want to register a horse? Take one out for a ride?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "And there you go! Thanks for choosing us for all your horsey needs." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Oh... I see we have a comedian in our midst. Quit horsing around, and get around to finding a horse!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Welcome to our stable. If you've come with a wild horse, you can register it with us here. Or if you want to stay for a rest, please head to the counter inside." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "We charge a registration fee to help support our conservation efforts. The fee also gets you a locally made saddle and bridle for your horse. The fee is 20 rupees. Is that OK?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Your registration is complete. Would you like to take your new horse with you?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Not a problem. Let me just— Oh, for the love of Hylia... That's not a horse! We only board horses here, stranger. No exceptions." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "What in Hylia's name?! That's a monster, not a horse! Sorry, but we can't board that...thing here. It might eat the other horses." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Understoo— Uh... Wh-what is that? Can that...THING you're riding be the fabled Lord of the Mountain?! Why in Hylia's name would you bring something like that here? We'll all be cursed!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "OK, please enter a name for your new hors—" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "...Wait a minute! Isn't this Epona, the horse of legend?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "What are you thinking?!
    You can't rename a horse of legend! Pretty sure there's a law against that.
    " — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "So Epona it is?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "To catch a wild horse, slowly approach it from behind and hop on—got it?" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "If you're riding on a road, your horse will just naturally follow the path, as is its instinct. Travel by road if you want to leave the steering up to your steed and just enjoy the scenery!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "If you get separated from your horse, you can whistle and it will come running! But your horse isn't magic. It can't hear you if you're too far away, so do keep that in mind!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "If a horse gets spooked or doesn't like where it's at, it might shut down and refuse to move at all. If that happens, you can target while mounted and then force the horse to move step by step. Just be sure you don't put your horse in a dangerous situation." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "Welcome!
    Will you be staying with us?
    " — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "A regular bed will cost you 20 rupees. A soft bed is 40." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "The soft bed is a special bed we're proud to offer here at the stable. It costs more than the regular bed, but you'll wake up more energized." — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "Sleep well!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "OK. Rest well!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Good morning.
    I hope you enjoyed your stay!
    " — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "I hope you enjoyed your stay. Have a good day!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "I hope you enjoyed your stay. Have a good evening!" — Piaffe (Breath of the Wild)