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Can Horses Die in Breath of the Wild?

Can Horses Die in Breath of the Wild?

Breath of the Wild has a massive, sprawling world to explore, and the game provides you with many means to traverse the landscape. One common and trusted method is to use a horse that you tame. But these horses aren’t immune to damage, so you might wonder, can they die in Breath of the Wild?

Unfortunately, yes, horses in Breath of the Wild can die. They can take damage from your attacks, from enemies in the open world, and from any dangerous area you might choose to traverse. You can resurrect your horse by visiting the Horse God Malanya.


Keep reading this article to learn more about horses and their mechanics in Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

Horses in Breath of the Wild

Riding Horses - Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The world of Hyrule from Zelda: Breath of the Wild is incredibly massive and surprisingly sprawling land that requires a lot of effort to go through. It contains ruins, ancient relics, and various dangerous enemies and animals. So it’s good that you can tame an animal into being a horse for you to ride on.

These horses are very useful and, thus, valuable companions on your journey. But unlike horses from other games, the ones in Breath of the Wild can die. Yes, your horses in Zelda: Breath of the Wild can die. This can occur for several reasons, but we can narrow down a few of the most common.

First, you might find that you can accidentally kill your horse yourself. This, for obvious reasons, is not something that we would ever recommend that you do. Additionally, your horse might take a lot of damage when you’re riding it. This can be caused by enemies or dangerous terrain that you might ride through.


It is thus advised that you collect more than one horse as you continue on your journey. Or you will have to ensure you can keep your first horse alive. If the damage done to your horse exceeds a certain threshold, they will die, and your only option will be to get another or to revive your dead horse.

How To Revive a Dead Horse in Breath of the Wild?

Horse God Malanya - Zelda: Breath of the Wild

If you’re particularly attached to your horse in Breath of the Wild, then it might be useful to try and resurrect them. The Horse God Malanya can revive horses when you visit her. To get to her first warp to Ka’o Makagh Shrine in the Southern part of Hyrule.

You should now take the road that leads West and South. After a little distance, you will reach the Horse God Bridge. Cross the bridge and make your way to the destination, which is just ahead at the end of the road.


At the end of the road, you will see that there appears to be a standard Fairy Fountain. This is not what it seems; it’s the home of the Horse God Malanya. Approach the fountain and pay her 1,000 Rupees. She will then unlock any dead horses you might have.

This is a one-time fee for all subsequent horses and will be free to revive at later times. There you have it; now you can revive your dead horse in Breath of the Wild whenever you want.

Well, unfortunately, your horses can die in Breath of the Wild. But if you keep it safe and out of obvious danger through some scouting, this shouldn’t be a problem. And even if your horse accidentally dies, you can always revive your favorites from Malanya!