The Wild Horse is a Gaia animal available only in the Scenario Editor in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. While visually identical to the Horse introduced in the same expansion pack, Wild Horses cannot be controlled by the player. Instead, they act in a similar manner to Deer, running away if a unit approaches them. Wild Horses also have only 5 hit points, as opposed to a normal Horse (50 HP). Wild Horses cannot be attacked by Villagers and hold no food, which renders them purely decorative.
Like the Horse, the coat of the Wild Horse is bay dun. In Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, the Wild Horse retains this as sole coloration while the (domestic) Horse also appears in four other variants. This makes sense because dun is believed to have been the ancestral or wild type color of Horses, or the most common color before domestication at least.
Wild Horses appear as decoration in some campaign scenarios set in Eastern Europe, likely representing Tarpans.
- Attila the Hun: Three Wild Horse groups can be seen to the west and south of the player's base in the third scenario.
- Kotyan Khan: Wild Horses are dispersed through the first and second scenarios, which are set in the same area but in different times of the year.
|Animals in Age of Empires II|
|Huntables||Deer · Ostrich · Zebra · Ibex|
|Aggressive huntables||Wild Boar · Javelina · Iron Boar · Elephant · Rhinoceros|
|Herdables||Sheep · Turkey · Cow · Llama · Goat · Pig · Water Buffalo · Goose|
|Wild animals||Wolf · Dire Wolf · Rabid Wolf · Jaguar · Bear · Lion · Crocodile · Tiger · Komodo Dragon · Snow Leopard|
|Marine creatures||Shore Fish · Snapper · Tuna · Perch · Salmon · Marlin · Dorado · Dolphin · Box Turtles|
|Other||Horse · Wild Horse · Camel · Wild Camel · Bactrian Camel · Wild Bactrian Camel · Donkey · Stormy Dog|
|Military||Furious the Monkey Boy · Alfred the Alpaca · Penguin|
|Heroes||Ornlu the Wolf · Hunting Wolf|