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Raise bond with D-Horse to the maximum.

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You'll get D-Horse immediately after arriving in Afghanistan and she'll most likely be the first buddy that you'll get the bond maxed out with first.
Now this is quite an easy achievement to get, it just takes some time to do. Please note that this is a similar solution that I'm posting in the other two bond achievements as well.
Now how do you increase the bond of a buddy (sans D-Walker as it is a robot)? Well you do main missions with them as well as side-ops running around the overworld of Afghanistan and Africa. Now you can see their progress at the end of main missions as well as at the sortie screen. IF in fact you do have the meter all filled up but the achievement didn't pop because you got all your buddy progress (or got the last bit needed by doing a side-op) you need to redeploy and then extract yourself inside of freeroam via helicopter, do not just return to ACC after you hit a checkpoint because the achievement will not unlock. Once the game gets back to the loading screen the achievement should unlock.
Do note that you can decrease the bond if you get your buddies "killed", as they will be extracted, by either enemy fire or friendly fire primarily from explosives.
FoogaThis is actually the last buddy achievement I'm working on, since the horse feels the most useless. I feel like using buddy actions gets their bond up as well, but all this one can do is poop. Lol.

Btw where did you get your gamerpic? I recognize it I just can't place it.
Posted by Fooga on 13 Sep 15 at 23:48
PhillyCh3zSt3akWell I managed to level up D-Dog quite quickly just by using him, I never issued him commands, plus he is quite useful as is Quiet. If I can confirm that I will.
I got it from the Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds, well I paid for it, but I had some of those VIP MS points and spent it on that. The character is from Steins;Gate though.
Posted by PhillyCh3zSt3ak on 14 Sep 15 at 02:31
BLAZE VIIHey man I wanna know H O W you can get the horse to maximum the fastest way. You actually only explaining what we already know...
Posted by BLAZE VII on 12 Oct 15 at 19:20
PhillyCh3zSt3akAfter getting it, there is no real fast way like D-Dog or Quiet where if you order them to do stuff during a mission or in free roam it raises the bond level. I've looked at several other sites including the MGS wiki and the wiki that IGN hosts and they've said the same things I've already put up. I can speculate that when taking D-Horse on missions and completing most objectives in a mission or getting a S rank helps raise it faster, but I have no definitive proof that actually helps. It seems completing 10-15 missions (depending on if she gets shot or Fultoned out) maxes her out.
Posted by PhillyCh3zSt3ak on 12 Oct 15 at 19:57
FoogaThere were times when I went back and raised a rank to S, her bond went up. And then times when I would S rank a mission first try with her and nothing raised.

Just keep taking her with you and the bond will eventually max out.
Posted by Fooga on 12 Oct 15 at 20:08