Horse Locations: How to Find and Care for a Horse – V Rising Wiki Guide

During your time in V Rising, you have likely stumbled upon a horse and formed a bond, only to later find out that it has perished under your watch. If that’s the case, you’d be easily forgiven as V Rising does not explain that horses require some basic care in order to survive. In this complete Horse Guide, you will learn everything you need to know about finding horses, caring for and taming horses, as well as a map that details the location of all horse spawns in V Rising.

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How to Find All Horse Locations in V Rising

In total, there are 16 known areas where horses are guaranteed to spawn. Our custom map above shows the location of all horse spawns in Silverlight Hills and Dunley Farmlands, which happen to be the only areas where horses can be found in V Rising. The locations marked above include:

  • Army Outposts
  • Dunley Lumber Mill
  • Cotton Farms
  • Horse Track
  • Militia Camps
  • Dawnbreak Village

Horse Guide: How to Care for Horses and Keep Them Alive

Thankfully, caring for horses in V Rising is fairly straightforward, as all you need to do to keep them alive is to ensure they are always hydrated with Water-Filled Canteens.

How to Get and Craft Canteens


To obtain canteens, you’ll need to first earn the recipe by defeating Keely the Frost Archer. Once Keely has been defeated, you’ll be able to craft Empty Canteens at the Tannery with Plant Fiber and Leather. You can also craft them within your own character inventory when using the crafting menu, as well as at an Alchemy Table. We recommend crafting 6 Empty Canteens as this is the maximum number that horses can store.

Once the canteens are crafted, approach a water source such as a river, lake, well, or fountain and use them on the water. Now that you have filled the canteen, near the horse, press Tab to enter its inventory menu and transfer the water-filled canteens to keep them hydrated and alive. It’s important to note that a horse’s inventory can only be accessed after it has been mounted and essentially claimed as your own.

Once the inventory has been filled, it is recommended that you check in every few hours to ensure the horse still has water available.

How to Select the Best Horse

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to selecting a horse, as their color shouldn’t be your only deciding factor. When interacting with a horse and entering their inventory screen, you’ll learn that they each have their own unique individual stats that include: Max Speed, Acceleration, and Rotation Speed. While you won’t always find drastic stat changes between each individual horse, it’s always worth checking your options when you have the choice to be selective.


Now, when it comes to taming Horses, all you need to do is mount them and they will automatically be bound to your character and will not roam from the location in which you last left them. So long as the horse has water and is not stolen by another player, it will remain in the same location as where you left it.

Quick Tips and Tricks For Using Horses

  • Struggling to gather enough resources to progress? Seek out Workers in order to feed on their blood, as you’ll have the chance to yield upwards of 10% to 30% more resources with this Blood Type. In addition, you’ll also gain 15% to 25% increased damage against resource objects, 10% to 20% mount gallop speed when riding horsesand a small 3% chance to instantly destroy a resource node and trigger a burst of speed.
  • Whilst using Dominating Presence to charmed unsuspecting humans, you may run into the issue of transporting them back to your castle in a timely manner, along with the added stress of having to avoid the dangers that lurk on the roads. If you have charmed humans far from your castle, attempt to find a horse. These four-legged friends will allow you to travel back to your base quickly and don’t worry about losing your charmed humans as they’ll speed up their standard walking speed to match your pace.
  • Fancy a race? Take your horse to the Horse Track in the Dunley Farmlands region and race your friends through the somewhat challenging track.

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