Horse armor is a special type of armor that can be given to a horse to wear. Horse armor has infinite durability and can be found in dungeons as well as Nether fortress chests, Village Blacksmith chests, Jungle Temple and Desert Temple chests, and in abandoned mineshaft minecart chests. Horse armor protects the horse from attacks. Horse armor cannot be crafted.
When on a horse, the player can press the inventory button (default "E") to access the horse's inventory. This allows the armor to be applied, removed, or replaced at the player's leisure. When the player is off the horse, the player may right click the horse with armor to equip the armor or shift + right click when the armor is in the players inventory.
There is a gradual increase in the defense given from a horse wearing the different types of armor:
Note that there is no leather and chain tier of armor, despite having leather and chain armor for the player.
Note that Gold horse armor gives more protection than Iron horse armor, unlike iron and gold armor for the player.
|1.6||13w16a||Added horse armor.|
|13w18a||Removed crafting recipe for horse armor.|
|13w21a||No longer stackable to be consistent with other types of armor.|
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- Unlike armor for players:
A horse equipped with iron horse armor that is bound to a fence post with a Lead.