If you want your horses to be as fast and strong as possible in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll need to upgrade their stats.

Unfortunately, improving your horses is a process that is very well hidden in TOTK. In fact, most players may never come across the location where you can upgrade horses in their playthrough.

But before you find out how and where to upgrade your horses in Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll want to get the best horse in the game. Find out how to get Zelda’s Golden Horse!

Golden Horse Snowfiled Stable TOTK

Where to Upgrade Horses in Tears of the Kingdom

You can upgrade horses in Tears of the Kingdom by visiting the Horse God Malanya in Malanya Spring. This is located in the northeast corner of the map, just west of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab at the map coordinates 4294, 3211, 0151.

However, to unlock the ability to upgrade horses, you must feed Malanya an Endura Carrot first.

Here’s where to get Endura Carrots in Tears of the Kingdom so you can unlock the ability to upgrade your horse!

TOTK Malanya Springs Location Map

How to Improve Your Horse’s Stats in TOTK

To upgrade the strength, speed, stamina, and pull of your horses in Tears of the Kingdom, you must give certain meals to Malanya, the Horse God.

Which meals are required for upgrading stats depends on what stat you are upgrading and what level it will be upgraded to.

TOTK Malanya Increase Horse Strength

All Horse Enhancement Meals in Tears of the Kingdom

Strength

Strength Level Meals Required to Upgrade
1 → 2Fried Wild Greens x1
2 → 3Copious Fried Wild Greens x1
3 → 4Veggie Rice Balls x3
4 → 5Vegetable Curry x3
Hot Buttered Apple x3
Carrot Cake x3

Speed

Speed Level Meals Required to Upgrade
2 → 3Salt-Grilled Greens x1
3 → 4Glazed Veggies x3
Steamed Tomatoes x3
4 → 5Vegetable Omelet x3
Veggie Cream Soup x3
Apple Pie x3
Upgrade Horses TOTK

Stamina

Stamina Level Meals Required to Upgrade
2 → 3Herb Sauté x1
3 → 4Honeyed Apple x3
Veggie Porridge x3
4 → 5Vegetable Risotto x3
Carrot Stew x3
Cream of Vegetable Soup x3

Pull

Pull Level Meals Required to Upgrade
2 → 3Veggie Rice Balls x1
3 → 4Copious Fried Wild Greens x3
Veggie Porridge x3
4→ 5Hot Buttered Apple x3
Carrot Stew x3
Veggie Cream Soup x3

Now that you know how to upgrade your horses in Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll be able to get across the map very quickly. However, if you need to reach some higher areas, you’ll want to know these top tips to fly the Zonai Wing!

author
Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.