Minecraft: How to Breed Horses

Knowledge how to tame and breed horses in minecraft means you can constantly crossbreed your best horses to get the best possible horse in the game. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything there is to know about taming and breeding horses so you can make exactly that.

Having a horse in Minecraft can help you get around quickly, but if you want to build an army of horses, that’s totally possible too.

Finding Horses in Minecraft

First, you need to know where to find wild horses. Horses are most commonly found in the plains and savannas biomes. The plains biome has large flat areas of green grass. You will also find a number of lakes scattered throughout the biome.

Savannah biomes are generated next to a desert or plains biome. It is flat and has a low elevation with scattered trees.

Finally, villagers can naturally spawn stables and animal enclosures with horses inside, so if you know of a village nearby, it’s worth checking it out and seeing if you can steal a horse.

How to Tame Horses in Minecraft

To breed horses, you have to tame them. To tame a horse, mount it by right-clicking on it with nothing in your hand. On consoles, you will need to press L2/LT or ZL to tame the horse.

When you get on the horse’s back, he will try and eventually kick you. Ride it again and keep going until it’s finally tamed. To give you some context, each time you ride on the horse’s back, you will add 5 temperament points to the horse. When a horse exceeds its maximum temperament level – which is a random number between 0 and 99 – you will have tamed it.

Feeding a horse apples, sugar, or wheat can also increase these “temperament points” if you want to speed up the process and have plenty of them.

You’ll know you’ve successfully tamed a horse in Minecraft when red hearts appear around it. Once you’ve tamed two horses, you’re ready to move on to herding them.

How to Breed Horses in Minecraft

To breed horses in Minecraft, you must put them into “love mode” by feeding them either a golden apple or a golden carrot. Enchanted Golden Apples also work for this, but they’re a little rarer.

You’ll need to make sure you have two so you can give one to each of your two horses.

Red hearts will come from each horse after eating the Golden Apple or Golden Carrot. Once they both have those red hearts, they will turn around to face each other.

After a little while, the hearts will stop and a smaller horse will appear next to your two horses that you fenced and fed. Congratulations, you have just bred horses in Minecraft.

You can also raise donkeys in the same way. You can even breed a donkey with a horse to get a baby mule. We have included a list of what each pair of animals will produce when breeding:

  • Breeding two horses will have a baby horse.
  • Breeding two donkeys will have a baby donkey.
  • Breeding a donkey with a horse will have a baby mule.
  • Mules cannot breed.

A baby horse will have an average of both parents’ jump, health, and speed stats, as well as a random set of stats.

As such, it’s very important that you get two horses with good speed, jumping, and health stats to breed together to give you the best possible chance of breeding an even better horse.

That’s all you need to know about how to breed horses in minecraft. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out more of our guides below or search emagtrends.