Horses are passive mobs that you can randomly encounter in Minecraft. Not only can you tame horses and ride them, but you can also breed them to make a farm. Additionally, if you have donkeys, you can use chests to turn the donkey into portable storage. By the end of this guide, you will learn how to tame and breed horses in Minecraft.
How to Tame and Breed Horses in Minecraft
Before you can breed horses in Minecraft, you must first find two horses and tame them. To tame a horse, you must mount it without being knocked off. If you fail, the horse will knock you off its back, and you will not tame it. However, if you are successful, the horse will allow you to ride on its back, and hearts will appear around the horse.
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Once you tame two horses, you unlock the ability to give your horses equipment and have full control with riding them. You will also be able to breed the two horses to spawn more. To breed two horses, you must feed them either golden apples or golden carrots. Love hearts will appear around the two horses upon feeding them, and a foal will appear.
To obtain a golden apple, you must either craft it or find one in naturally-generated chests. To craft a golden apple, you will need one regular apple surrounded by eight gold ingots in a 9×9 crafting table grid. You may also randomly find them in naturally-generated chests around your Minecraft world. You may obtain golden apples in the following areas:
- Dungeon chests
- Bastion chests
- Desert temples
- Ruined portal chests
- Stronghold altar chest
- Underwater ruins chests
- Woodland mansion chests
Similarly, you can craft golden carrots, find them in naturally-generated Bastion remnant chests or ruined portal chests. To craft a golden carrot, you will need one normal carrot surrounded by eight gold nuggets in a 9×9 crafting table grid. This recipe differs from the golden apple recipe. Rather than needing eight ingots, you only need eight nuggets. One golden ingot will give you nine gold nuggets.