Before we begin I would like to explain that horses have a mating count and will not be able to mate “safely” once it hits 0. To check a horses mating count go to the stable hand, press “Stable” and the icon of your horse. Under your horses stats it will say “mating count” with the amount of times that horse can breed. Female horses can only breed once while male horses can breed two times. You can reset the amount of times a horse can breed using a Pearl Store item.
There are 3 different ways of breeding horses in Black Desert:
- Breed a female horse you own with another players male horse from the Mating Market (your female horse will require at least 1 mating count)
- Breed a female and male horse in your own stable. (Both horses will need at least 1 mating count)
- Pay 35,00 and LOSE both horses. (One horse must have 0 mating count and the other must have 1 mating count)
(More information on each method will be shown below)
Once you have carried out one of the methods above, it will take 2.5 hours for the foal to be born. The time remaining can be seen under the mating count by clicking the mating horse(s). After 2.5 hours, you can recieve the foal by click the female horse then “Obtain Horse”. Next you will register your horse. You will be able to see the stats and appearance of the horse but unfortunately you will not know the gender until you have named the horse. Enter a name and click “Confirm”, the horse will now be in the stable.
Breeding method 1:
You will need a female horse with at least 1 mating count to use this method. Go the the stable hand, click “Stable” then “Mating Market”. Here you will see all the horses available for mating and the prices you will pay the horse owner to make with your female. Once you have found a horse you would like your horse to mate with, click the icon of the female horse in your stable, then click “Start”. If you receive an error make sure your horse is fully healed.
Breeding method 2:
For this method you will need both a female and male horse in the same stable. Both horses will need at least 1 mating count. You will need to enter your male horse on the mating market. This will put down a 35,000 silver deposit, you will get the money back after the foal is born. To register your male horse on the mating market, go to the stable hand, click “Stable”, then select the horse and click “Mating Registration”. Next tick the “Show mine” box, then “confirm”, so that only you will be able to see the horse on the market.
Next open the Mating Market window and click the “My Horse List” tab at the top. Select the icon of the female horse on the left, then click “Start”.
After your horse has finished mating, you can receive your 35,000 silver deposit by opening the Mating Market window, going to “My entries” then clicking “Receive”.
Breeding Method 3:
For this method you will need both a female and male horse in the same stable. One of the horses must have 0 mating count and the other must have 1 mating count.
Go to the stable hand and click “Stable”. Click “Exchange horse” at the bottom of the screen then enter both a female and male horse. Finally, click “confirm”. (Not all stables will offer this service so if the “Exchange horse” option does not show up you will need to move both horses to a different stable). You will receive the foal instantly and be able to name it. This method can only be used once every 24 hours.
This method with result in you losing both horses and paying a non-refundable fee of 35,000.