How to Breed Horses in Minecraft

Nutan Lele
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Here is how to breed horses in Minecraft.


Horses are tamable passive mobs which can be ridden in Minecraft.
Here is how to breed horses in Minecraft.

Horses are passive mobs that can be tamed and ridden in Minecraft. You can place saddles and even armor on tamed horses. They spawn in a number of biomes in a variety of colors They were first introduced to the game during the April Fools update in 2013. You can breed horses in Minecraft once you tame them. In this article, we’ll look at how to do that. 

How to tame and breed horses in Minecraft

You’ll find horses spawn in the following biomes:

  • Plains

  • Sunflower Plains

  • Savanna

  • Savanna Plateau

  • Windswept Savanna

  • Villages (in stables)

You’ll need to tame a horse before attempting to breed it. Players can mount a horse by pressing use on it with nothing in hand or while holding an object that cannot be used on a horse. It usually requires a few mount attempts for a player to tame an adult horse. Once the horse stops bucking the player off and a heart appears above its head, you know you have successfully tamed it. Once you have tamed two horses, you can now breed them. 

Golden apples are rare in Minecraft. While you can obtain apples by breaking oak and dark oak leaves, to produce a golden apple, you will need 8x gold ingots to create a single golden apple.

You need 8 gold ingots and an apple to craft a single golden apple.

You’ll need 9x gold nuggets to make a single ingot so you’ll need to mine a total of 72 gold nuggets to make one golden apple. Golden apples are also found as chest loot in Dungeons, Mineshaft, Bastion remnants, Strongholds, Desert temples, Ruined portals, Igloos, Underwater ruins and Woodland Mansions. 

You’ll find carrots in village farm plots, Bonus chests, Shipwrecks and Pillager Outposts. Similar to a golden apple, you’ll need 8x gold ingots to produce one golden carrot. Feeding two tamed horses golden apples or golden carrots will result in them mating and producing a foal. 

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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.