The Horse in Stardew Valley isn’t just a cutie to have around your farm, it’s also very useful in that you can move around way faster than you normally would. Hate running all over the place? Obviously you do, otherwise you wouldn’t have looked up how to fast travel in Stardew Valley. While it’s awesome that the map isn’t that small, it can be a bit of a pain. The horse alleviates this by making you even faster in your running around.
In order to get one, all you have to do is buy the Stable from Robin. A horse comes with it, which is good considering the hefty price of the stable. Oh, and don’t worry about leaving it hanging around as you wandered off adventuring. It knows how to get back home.