Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Horse in Hyrule
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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom —  How to Import Horses from BotW Save Data in TotK

Here's how to import your BotW horses into TotK.

Can you import horses from Breath of the Wild into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Heck, yeah, you can! Figuring out how to import horses means you can bring your favorite mount along for Link’s new adventure. Throughout both games, you tame and form bonds with these Hyrulian steeds, and you might have thought you’d be leaving your previous ponies behind. But thankfully, the new installment offers a way to transfer them into TotK. Here’s how.

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How to Import Horses from BotW Save Data into Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Horse stable menu
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First, it’s important to know that you need to import your BotW save before starting Tears of the Kingdom to transfer mounts.

To import your Breath of the Wild horses to TotK, make sure you have your BotW save data on the same Switch. If you’ve got your data backed up on the Nintendo Online cloud, you can re-download it or transfer it from another Switch. Go to:

  • Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data.

Once you have your BotW save data on your console, the process of transferring horses to Tears of the Kingdom is quick and effortless.

Transferring Horses to TotK: Step-by-Step

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Stablehand menu
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Here’s the step-by-step process for transferring horses from BotW to TotK:

  • Visit any Stable.
  • Speak to the Stablehand at the exterior counter.
  • Select the option “Take Horse.”
  • All of your horses will be visible; select the horse you’d like to ride.

Well, that’s it for our guide on how to import horses from Breath of the Wild into Tears of the Kingdom. Be sure to check out our other guides at our Zelda: TotK guides hub, like our walkthrough for the Horse Towing Harness.

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Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, but a lot of her free time is spent playing FPS games like Fortnite, CoD and Valorant. She's been with GameSkinny since February 2023, and has a BA in Art History.