The world of Breath of the Wild is a big one. It can take a long time to traverse the open world on foot and you’ll probably need a horse so you better just make it Epona, Link’s horse from previous games.
The world is filled with horses that you can bond with over time and get their stats up but that will take some time. When you first tame a horse, it will disobey you for a little bit until you build up your bond with it.
However, you can skip all that by tapping the Super Smash Bros Link amiibo into your game and spawning Epona.
Epona comes with a max bond to you and has four hearts in all her stats, making her the perfect horse for you to journey through Hyrule with.
When you tap the amiibo, make sure you head straight to the stable and register her – if she dies then she’s gone.
Future taps on the SSB Link amiibo after you get Epona will give you a chance to get pieces of Link’s outfit from past games.