Horses are a passive mob primarily used for transportation. They are known to drop leather upon death and are one of the swiftest animals in Minecraft. This guide will explain how to successfully breed horses and will include information on the food and supplies you’ll need. Looking to breed another animal? Why not check out our.
- You can breed horses in Minecraft by feeding Golden Apples or Carrots to two tamed horses.
- To craft the Golden Apples or Carrots you need, you’ll need Gold Ingots or Nuggets.
- You can also breed a horse with a donkey to produce a mule, which can’t be bred further.
How to breed horses in Minecraft
In order to breed two horses in Minecraft, you must first tame both of them. You must mount a horse by performing a right-click with a free hand before you can tame it. At first, it will probably try to buck you off, but just keep mounting them. Every time you mount them, you add 5 points to the horse’s “temper,” and when it reaches a certain threshold (a random number between 0 and 99), the horse will be tamed.
This means that it could take up to 20 consecutive mounts to train a particularly uncooperative horse. Feeding the horse sugar, wheat, or apples will hasten the process and increase the horse’s temper by three with each feeding.
You must feed two nearby domesticated horses one Golden Apple or one Golden Carrot each in order to breed horses in Minecraft. Similar to how other Minecraft mobs like foxes, goats, bees, and axolotls are bred, this will put both horses in “love mode.” The horses will mate soon after going into “love mode,” giving birth to a foal. This same process works for donkeys as well as horses.
- Two horses forced to breed will produce a foal.
- There will be a baby donkey if two donkeys are forced to reproduce.
- The result of forcing a horse and a donkey to mate will be a young mule.
- Mules are sterile and cannot breed.
Regardless of what you choose to breed, the offspring’s stats (HP, speed, and jump height) will be averaged from the stats of the two parents and a third random set of stats. Therefore, there is a good chance that two fast horses will have a child who will also be a fast horse when they grow up.
Horse colour and markings
If you breed two horses, the offspring’s color and markings will probably each come from one of the parents, but there’s also a low likelihood that the baby will have completely arbitrary markings and coloring:
- Chance to have random colour: 11.11%
- Chance to have random markings: 20%
Finding a good Minecraft texture pack that does the job for you is your best bet if you want to add more variation to the appearance of horses, donkeys, and mules.
Horse vs Donkey vs Mule: which is best?
The primary distinction between the three types of mounts in Minecraft is that horses can be outfitted with armor for increased protection (though you can’t make your horse wear Diamond or Netherite armor plating, unfortunately), while donkeys and mules can be outfitted with chests for added storage.
Each of the three species’ potential maximum stats for the mount’s stats (HP, movement speed, and jump height) is the same. Many people mistakenly believe that horses are faster than donkeys and mules because naturally occurring horses can have random stats while naturally occurring donkeys always have fixed and mediocre stats. However, with enough selective breeding, you can create a donkey or mule that is as fast and can jump as high as any horse.
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How to Tame & Breed Horses in Minecraft
How do I mate my horse?
The three techniques used—pasture mating, hand mating, and artificial insemination—come in different forms. Breed registry regulations vary regarding the use of artificial insemination.
How do you breed a perfect horse in Minecraft?
Starting with two parent horses and breeding them is the best breeding strategy. If the resulting foal is stronger than the weaker parent horse, the weaker parent horse should be replaced. Every time a foal is born, whether it replaces a parent or is discarded, it counts as “1” breeding attempt.
How do you get two horses to mate?
You must feed two nearby domesticated horses one Golden Apple or one Golden Carrot each in order to breed horses in Minecraft. Similar to how other Minecraft mobs like foxes, goats, bees, and axolotls are bred, this will put both horses in “love mode.”