1.) Talk to Malon in the field of Lon-Lon Ranch as a child. She will be playing Epona’s song; show her your Ocarina and she will teach it to you. Note: she will not be in the field until after you meet with Princess Zelda. 2.) As Adult Link, collect 70 Rupees and go talk to Ingo at Lon-Lon Ranch. Pay him 10 rupees to ride a horse; instead of using the provided horse, call Epona using Epona’s Song. Get some practice with Epona until time is expired. Pay 10 more rupees to ride Epona but talk to Ingo while you are riding her this time. He will bet you 50 rupees that he will beat you in a race. 3.) When racing against Ingo, stay on the inside of the track for the shortest distance to the finish line. If Ingo tries to cut you off, go around him on the other side. Use your carrots, but never use all of them; the more you use, the longer it takes for them to come back. 4.) If you beat him, he will challenge you to another race. The wager this time around will be the ownership of Epona. Win the second time around and you will have your horse. 5.) Although Ingo is a man of his word, he refuses to allow you to leave Lon-Lon Ranch. Build up Epona’s speed and jump over the gate to escape the Ranch. If you don’t hit the gate head on, Epona will not jump it so avoid turning at angles.