|— Duncan Geere|
Horse armor[note 1] is a special type of armor that can be given to a horse to wear. Only normal horses can wear armor; donkey, mule and undead variants such as skeleton horses and zombie horses cannot be equipped with armor.
Iron horse armor can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 5.7% of village weaponsmith chests, 21.8% of dungeon chests, 19.0% of nether fortress chests, 4.5% of jungle temple chests, 18.0% of desert temple chests, and 4.6% of End city chests, all in groups of 1.
Golden horse armor can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 5.7% of village weaponsmith chests, 14.9% of dungeon chests, 29.1% of nether fortress chests, 4.5% of jungle temple chests, 12.3% of desert temple chests, and 4.6% of End city chests, all in groups of 1.
Diamond horse armor can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 5.7% of village weaponsmith chests, 7.7% of dungeon chests, 11.8% of nether fortress chests, 4.5% of jungle temple chests, 6.3% of desert temple chests, and 4.6% of End city chests, all in groups of 1.
Horse armor can be equipped to horses either by manually placing it in its respective slot (), or by right-clicking the horse with it.
There is a gradual increase in the defense given from a horse wearing the different types of armor:
Unlike player's armor, horse armor does not have durability. This means a single horse armor can be used indefinitely.
Unlike player's armor, horse armor cannot be enchanted.
Leather horse armor can be dyed 12,326,391 different colors (using lone dyes or dye combinations) and put onto a horse to display that color. These changes can be reverted by right clicking on a filled cauldron with dyed leather horse armor.
|Iron Nugget or
|Iron Horse Armor or
Golden Horse Armor +
|Leather Horse Armor|
|Iron Horse Armor|
|Golden Horse Armor|
|Diamond Horse Armor|
|Item||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|Leather Horse Armor||
|Iron Horse Armor||
|Golden Horse Armor||
|Diamond Horse Armor||
Added horse armor.
|Horse armor can be crafted using the following recipe.
|13w18a||The crafting recipe for horse armor has been removed.|
|Horse armor can now be found in chests in jungle & desert temples, dungeons, nether fortresses, stronghold altar rooms and village blacksmith buildings.|
|Iron horse armor can now additionally be found in mineshaft chests.|
|13w21a||Horse armor is now no longer stackable, to be consistent with other types of armor.|
|1.9||15w31a||Horse armor has been added to end city chests.|
|15w43a||The average yield of horse armor in nether fortress chests has slightly decreased.|
|15w44a||The average yield of horse armor in desert temple chests has increased.|
|The average yield of iron horse armor from dungeon chests has slightly decreased.|
|Iron horse armor has been removed from mineshaft chests.|
|1.11.1||16w50a||Golden and iron horse armor can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.|
|1.13||17w45a||The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has changed.|
|17w46a||The model of horses has been changed, but the textures of horse armor have remained unaltered.|
|17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 417, 418 and 419.|
|18w03a||The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has changed.|
|18w22a||The texture of iron horse armor when equipped has now been changed.|
|pre2||A bug with the horse skin and horse armor textures not applying correctly has now been fixed.|
|1.14||18w50a||The textures of horse armor items have now been changed.|
|February 20, 2019||Leather horse armor announced for the Java Edition.|
The textures of iron, gold and diamond horse armor have now been changed.
Added leather horse armor, which can be dyed 12,326,391 different colors, similar to leather armor.
|1.14.1||Pre-Release 1||The texture of leather horse armor item has now been changed to be more consistent with the other types of horse armor.|
|The colors on the iron horse armor item have now been changed slightly.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.15.0||build 1|| |
Added horse armor and dyeable leather horse armor as a version exclusive.
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Horse armor can now be found inside end city chests.|
|1.1.0||alpha 220.127.116.11||Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.|
|1.2.6||beta 18.104.22.168||The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has now been changed.|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Horse armor can now be found in plains village weaponsmith chests.|
The textures of all horse armor have now been changed.
|1.11.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Horse armor can now be found in savanna, desert, taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village weaponsmith chests.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Leather horse armor can now be bought from leatherworker villagers.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||The textures of all horse armor items have now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||1.0.1|| |
Added horse armor.
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||1.0.3||Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.|
Added leather horse armor.
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
The textures of leather, iron, gold and diamond horse armor have now been changed.
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
Added horse armor.
The GUI for horses implemented in 13w21a which allows the removal and switching of armor.
- Known as Armour in British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English variants.
- "Taking Inventory: Horse Armor" – Minecraft.net