How do you clean and brush your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2? Taking care of your steed is something you should prioritise throughout the game, because a reliable horse is often your best friend out in the wilderness. However, with all of the roaming around that you'll be doing, your horse won't stay clean. If your steed is dirty, its health core will decrease faster, meaning that over time, its health won't regenerate as quickly.

While horse health isn't a huge deal a lot of the time, it's still best to be prepared, and making sure that your horse is as healthy as possible is a part of that. Fortunately, keeping your horse clean isn't all that difficult.

How to clean your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2

There are two ways to clean and brush your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. We've listed them below.

  • Brush your horse - Simply lock on to your horse with L2 when you're not riding it, and press 'brush'. Depending on how dirty your horse is, brushing your horse once may not be enough. If that's the case, keeping brushing. To stop dirt from building up too much or too regularly, try to brush your horse on a consistent basis. For example, whenever you hitch your steed, remember to give it a brush.
  • Ride your horse through deep water - If you want to give your horse a quick and easy clean, just take it for a ride through some deeper water. Ride around a little, splash about a bit, and it won't be long before your horse is cleaned up. Be careful not to enter water that's too deep, though, otherwise you risk drowning your horse. A moderately sized river usually does the trick.
  • Pay for cleaning at a stable - Head over to the nearest stable and pay to have your horse cleaned.