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This page contains information on how to win horse races in the game The Witcher 3. Read on to learn what are the techniques to improve on horse races and finish faster.
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Horse Races is a feature on The Witcher 3 where you will race to the finish line against an opponent in Horseback. This feature is also sometimes encountered as part of your quest where you can receive an additional reward if you win the race.
Sprinting is the most important technique you must learn in Horseback riding. It allows you to move faster to outrun your opponents during the race. You can easily do sprinting by double tapping then holding the X Button (A on Switch) while moving forward.
Improving your saddle is the best thing you can do to prepare yourself before starting a Horse Race. Improving your saddle increases your maximum Horse Stamina giving you more stamina to work with when sprinting.
It is also imporant to manage your stamina properly to secure victories. Running out of horse stamina is the worst thing that could happen during a race. Once the horse stamina runs out, you will not be able to sprint for a few seconds which will make you a lot slower. Slow down during turns and use this moment to recover a portion of your horse stamina. Doing this technique will give you enough stamina to finish the race without completely depleteting the stamina bar.
Some Horse Races have confusing tracks which may cause you to get lost during the race, costing you more time to reach the finish line. Try to learn the route and observe the terrain before getting in to a race.
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|Most Important Side Quests for the Story||Romance Guide|
|List of Endings and How to Get the Best Ending||What is Enemy Upscaling?|
|Things to Know Before Starting Witcher 3||What is New Game+?|
|Should You Simulate a Witcher 2 Save File?||Which Version to Buy?|
|Fighting Like a Pro|
|Combat Guide and Tips||Sign Tier List|
|Healing During Battle & Meditation||Is Repairing Weapons and Armor Worth It?|
|What are Adrenaline Points?||How to Fight on Horseback|
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|How to Get Magic Acorn||How to Reset Ability Points|
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|Obtaining Weapons & Armor|
|Best Early Game Weapons and Armor||The Best Weapons, Armor and Equipment Sets|
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|Managing Your Inventory||Best and Worst Items to Sell|
|Where to Sell Junk||Where to Find Ingredients and Crafting Materials|
|Should You Loot Everything?||How to Dismantle Items|
|How to Make Money Fast||Can You Cook Food?|
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|How to Get Paintings||How to Win Horse Races|
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If you want a similar game, try playing Kingdom Come Deliverance, it's first person and not as smooth but it gives me the same vibes as the Witcher but a lot more realistic and hardcore
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