Elden Ring is a massive game full of mysterious and hidden areas to explore.
The game itself is designed for you to explore on your own.
To navigate the huge map in the game, you are given a horse.
Unlike most other games, you get to unlock this horse very early in the game.
In fact, one of the first things you should do in the game is to acquire Torrent, the horse in Elden Ring.
In this quick guide, I’ll show you exactly how to get a horse in Elden Ring.
Step 1: Get To The Church of Elleh
Once you start a new game in Elden Ring, progress through the opening area.
You will meet your first boss, die for the first time, and then get to your first Site of Grace.
Unlock the first Site of Grace, go straight up to open doors to Limgrave.
Here you will unlock the second Site of Grace.
From this area, you will see a small building just straight down to the Northern area. It’s the Church of Elleh.
Your first mission is to get to the Church.
There’s a strong boss on a horse in this area. Avoid him for now and walk your way around to the Church.
From there you can unlock another Site of Grace. Unlock it.
Step 2: Walk Towards Gatefront Ruins
After unlocking the Site of Grace at the Church, you will see a spirit pointing towards a path. This is how the game shows you where to go next. You can see this when you open the map as well.
When you go towards where this spirit guides you, you will see a path.
On this path, you’ll meet your first few low-level enemies. You can beat them down very easily.
When you walk through this path you will get to the Gatefront Ruins.
Step 3: Rest At Site of Grace
Gatefront Ruins is heavily populated with enemies. So you can choose whether to take those enemies down or go around the area from the left side.
Either way, make your way towards the left side of the Gatefront Ruins area. There’s a big gateway there.
Here you’ll find a Site of Grace. Unlock it and choose to Rest at the Site of Grace.
Step 4: Talk to Melina
When you rest at the Site of Grace, an NPC named Melina will appear.
She will offer to help you. Accept her help and she’ll give you Spectral Steed Whistle. With this, you can summon the horse, Torrent.
If somehow Melina did not appear when you rest at this Site of Grace, you can walk down the path away from the big gate and you’ll find another Site of Grace not far from there. Unlocking this will surely open the interaction with Melina.
Step 5: Equip Horse to Quick Slots
After talking to Melina and acquiring Torrent, you should equip the Spectral Steed Whistle to your quick slots. This allows you to easily summon the horse without having to go through all the items.
Here’s how it works.
Open the main menu and move to the panel on the right-hand side. Here you will see your quick slot items. It’s called the Pouch.
Select a slot to equip the horse and then browse your inventory to find and assign the Spectral Steed Whistle.
Now you can open your quick slots by pressing the Triangle button on PS Controllers or the Y button on Xbox controllers and summon the horse anytime you want.
Hope you found this guide helpful. More guides for Elden Ring coming up soon.