Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Achievements

Grand Theft Dressage

Steal 5 horses from their riders, while remaining on horseback.  

Note: This has to be done in consecutively without getting off a horse.

First call your horse or mount a random horse. Then you must find a Guard on another horse and press to assassinate him. You must repeat this four more times. If you get pulled off your horse or fall off somehow you have to start from the beginning. It is easier to find guards with horses in the Antico District.

Alternatively, the fastest way is probably to do the assassination mission Serf's Turf. You have six guards on horses right there. Start by the one who is alone when he is near the cliff as you won't get detected. Then go for the two together. Wait until the three guys are far and kill them both quickly.

You should now be undetected again. Now kill one of the three remaining. Both the others should become alerted. Just go close to one and assassinate. Be careful as one of the guards might get down off his horse and try to pull you down. Even if you have to replay the mission the starting point is really close.

Note: If you haven't done the Assassination Contract Serf's Turf, it is in the Campagna District North West. It is the one that is farthest up on the map in the first set you do.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by kiedis1984
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 11:13:35 AM

Easy 20 Gamerscore!

Comment #2 by Katarn
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 11:48:15 AM


It sounds like you have to steal all 5 at the same time without getting off.

Say like you still 4 then dismount and then hop back on and steal a fifth and no achievement.

Then it would be hard.

Comment #3 by Resident Jesus
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 12:55:08 PM


I still don't think that would be too difficult

Comment #4 by GRODD
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 07:27:24 PM

So does it have to be 5 in a row?

Comment #5 by FSparacino4
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:37:36 AM

I am guessing it isn't 5 in a row, but only time will tell.

Comment #6 by boltsinxli
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 03:23:56 PM

I just got this and can confirm that you do have to stay on horseback the entire time. The first time I tried I got knocked off after four. Just ride a horse next to a guard who is on horseback and do the assassinate prompt. This will kill the guard and put you on his horse. Do this five times without out getting off the horse and cheev will pop.

Comment #7 by archangel890
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:00:15 PM

Damnit, which area is a good place to go an do it in? like good cluster of horseback guards?

Comment #8 by Geordiefly
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:40:59 PM

I found a good start was to do the Thief Assignment where you have to kill the 3
leaders that ride horses at the tracks. Easy 3 kills with no resistance, then
find a further 2!
I also failed on the 4th one so had to do it in again in the same area, its alot
easier than it sounds! Just make sure you target the guy, easiest behind him or
along side then when it says assassinate, hit X!

Comment #9 by Zorquel
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 04:37:26 PM

Another option is to just ride around looking for solo guard riders and take them out that way you don't have other guards chasing after you and possibly knocking you off your horse.

Comment #10 by Hobbes_213
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 05:38:36 PM

when i was doin it wen i jumpd onto an enemy horse ezio went into the position
he does when falling and just flew up so i had to exit and try again

Comment #11 by HeavyarmsTB
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 06:37:49 PM

At first a little difficult, due to ezio jumping over the horse for some weird reason, but second attempt, did it! Even though didn't hijack last horse.

Comment #12 by Jericho666
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 12:44:34 PM

Plenty around the Colosseum, just do laps around it.

Comment #13 by Fun 498
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 01:41:36 PM

It becomes a kind of luck thing, at least it was for me. First try he glitched
through the fifth horse, next time he jumped past the fourth and then he
magically fell off the fifth during my third try. Fourth time was the charm
and it was actually pretty fun! Glad they through this in there because I
never really tried this move in the game.

Comment #14 by silent death 666
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 10:14:55 PM

I was trying to get this achievement and then started to float to the sky

Comment #15 by Triple Jester
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 01:36:35 AM

#12 thank you, easy around the colosseum, also helps if ur wearing the Borgia cape so u don't get noteriety

Comment #16 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:44:07 AM

Would be a lot easier if Ezio didn't dismount so often and especially if he didn't jump to the other horse but just slide down it with his hands in the air like an idiot. The Assassinate option sounds a lot more foolproof though I'm going to try that.

Comment #17 by StakemZ
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 04:19:53 AM

I found the easiest way to do this achievement was doing the optional Assassination mission "Serf's Turf". There are 6 guards on horseback in the area. I rode in on horseback, assassinated the guard on the left (staying on horseback, remember that), then the 2 sitting there, and then got behind 2 others and assassinated them. If the guards are alerted of your presence and are trying to attack you, do not try to assassinate when they are facing you. Ride behind them and assassinate them. *Achievement Unlocked*

Comment #18 by xSiC PsychotiK
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 03:01:58 PM

I think the easiest way is to look around the Colosseum for the guards riding horses and when you get close enough hijack them, takes about 5 minutes

Comment #19 by Bigfun4040
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 02:41:07 PM

did this around the Colosseum too. a lot easier that way IMO

Comment #20 by hotdogenigma
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 09:49:27 AM

This was fricken annoying! It took me a while because each time I got close I must have went the wrong way and flew right over the next horse, or off to the side. Never again haha!

Comment #21 by o0PTIMUS PRIMEo
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 05:41:20 PM

wow i have done like 6 in a row twice and it will not unlock for me do you have to complete surf turf?

Comment #22 by o0PTIMUS PRIMEo
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 06:06:37 PM

ok i just did 10 in a row i think the achievement is glitched

Comment #23 by SteeeveDaPirate
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 12:38:33 AM

Just run around in the countryside. If theres a guard on horseback, he's usually alone. Just assasintate him, its way easier than hijacking. Then just take that horse and find another guard who is alone on horseback

Comment #24 by NsGTI
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 07:56:17 AM

OK, you need Da Vinci DLC to do this achv... what a waste of time.

Comment #25 by XxUSMCxX hidden
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 02:47:07 PM

Theres a assassination contract called Serf's Turf where you have to kill 6 guards and they are all on horse back I started it in the Northern Campagna district

Comment #26 by SK Jordan
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 04:42:46 PM

Youtube this achievment :)

Comment #27 by Master Goket
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 06:16:39 PM

Thanks #24 ... was wondering why i wasn't getting this achievement lol

Master G

Comment #28 by DragonCrusaderV
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 06:58:04 PM

actually, i got an easier method, get a horse and rode around the colleseum, when you find a civilian with a horse rode up behind them and jump front into the next horse, ezio will automatically took over the horse, got it in less than 4 minutes this way

Comment #29 by Santosh64
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 05:00:17 PM

me and my friend go this achievement i played this while he was playing GTA IV.......what a coincidence.

Comment #30 by anthoni
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 12:16:52 PM

what you have to do is find a guard whos on a horse, then piss off a couple of guards then more guards will come and some will be on horses then you just steal their horses but be careful cause the other guards can pull you off the horse

Comment #31 by J R0CK 076
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 09:51:18 PM

Gotta disagree with #30. if you do it that way there isachance then can hit while your hi-jacking then you just fall off. The easiest way is to ick of gaurds who are riding solo round the colleseum IMO.

Comment #32 by Viper Hotdog
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 09:07:36 AM

Its a cake achievement. Just ride around the countryside and kill 5 guards on horseback . So basically just ride up next to them and hit the assassination prompt. Rinse and repeat.

Comment #33 by Naberios
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 02:30:32 PM

Okay, I just got this while working on my Courtesans Guild Challenges. I rode around the countryside in the Antico District. But keep in mind that the description does not say that is has to be guards. It might be easier to pick off civilians on horseback. I don't know since I was targeting guards for the challenge.

Anyway, it turned out to be pretty easy. You have to ride up close to the target, hold the right trigger(RT), then press the B button when it switches to "hijack" in the upper right-hand corner. I never had a guard knock me off, and I only accidentally dismounted once.

Hope that helps and good luck.

Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 06:28:00 AM

Ive wasted a good 2 hours chasing this and the kill 5 thirsty harlequin achivements and the assassinate from parachute achivement just to find that they are all DLC achivements. It would be nice if they would take 5 seconds to list them as DLC ONLY so people wouldnt bother with them or only put them on ur console when u download the DLC. Not a happy camper right now.

Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 07:01:10 AM

nvrmind im the dumbass for overlookin it

Comment #36 by esoterikos
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:29:31 PM

Actually it would be better if they listed DLC achievements separately for more reasons than this, but yes, it is sometimes not clear.

Most of the time, how important getting cheevos is depends on what i'm Supposed to be doing, lolz, but these DLC ones looked so good that they're a good part of why I bought the DLC.

Comment #37 by Gamer Girl Ella
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 06:56:34 AM

I've done exactly as it says and done it all right without falling of and yet it still won't let me unlock the achievement.. =/

Comment #38 by dborrell
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 03:28:09 PM

Agree with #34 a lot, I wasted a lot of hours trying to do DLC achivements, just to find out, thanks to Comment 34 and other Commenters, that you need to spend 800 MS points in order to get the achivements. :-( But now that I realize this, I won't make the same mistake agein, and I was happy, when I got the achivement. :-)

Comment #39 by Mystery616
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 @ 08:52:44 PM

I did #30's idea around the Coliseum and was able to finish this in 2 minutes.

Comment #40 by BlackDragon365
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 05:04:19 AM

Fun as hell achievement to do

Comment #41 by kingmalord
Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 01:44:05 PM

couple of circles around the coloseum and done within 10 min :)

Comment #42 by mirotana
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 11:50:27 AM

It would've been nice to know this was a DLC achievement before I spent ages riding around and hijacking horse after horse wondering wtf (none of the other forums on the interwebs mentioned this...nor about any of the other 9 achievements; spent a whole lot of time throwing weapons at guards until I figured it out). But at least I worked out a good rhythm by the time I got the DLC content after finishing the main game...

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Ubisoft Montreal


US November 16, 2010
Europe November 19, 2010

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