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Horse Armor
Leather Horse Armor JE1 BE3.pngIron Horse Armor JE5 BE3.pngGolden Horse Armor JE4 BE3.pngDiamond Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png
Black Leather Horse Armor.pngBlue Leather Horse Armor.pngBrown Leather Horse Armor.pngLight Blue Leather Horse Armor.pngCyan Leather Horse Armor.pngGreen Leather Horse Armor.pngGray Leather Horse Armor.pngLime Leather Horse Armor.pngMagenta Leather Horse Armor.pngOrange Leather Horse Armor.pngPink Leather Horse Armor.pngPurple Leather Horse Armor.pngRed Leather Horse Armor.pngLight Gray Leather Horse Armor.pngWhite Leather Horse Armor.pngYellow Leather Horse Armor.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Leather: Yes
All others: No

Stackable

No

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Finally, in a dark red corridor with the shrieks of ghasts ringing in your ears, you see a chest. You walk up to it. Another wither skeleton attacks, and you fight it off. You open the chest, and see what's inside. Some diamonds – meh, you've got loads of those. A flint and steel – might be useful to re-light a portal. A dusty saddle? You've already ridden a pig off a cliff. But then your eyes light up – at the very bottom of the chest, you find the prize you've been seeking. It's our item of the week – horse armor.

Duncan Geere[1]

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.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Iron
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Iron Horse Armor Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Desert temple Chest 1 18%
End city Chest 1 4.6%
Jungle temple Chest 1 4.5%
Nether fortress Chest 1 19%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.5%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1 5.7%
Bedrock Edition
Iron Horse Armor Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Desert temple Chest 1 18%
End city Chest 1 4.6%
Jungle temple Chest 1 4.4%
Nether fortress Chest 1 19%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.4%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1 5.7%
  1. Known as Armour in British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English variants.
Gold
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Golden Horse Armor Dungeon Chest 1 14.9%
Desert temple Chest 1 12.3%
End city Chest 1 4.6%
Jungle temple Chest 1 4.5%
Nether fortress Chest 1 29.1%
Ruined portal Chest 1 7.3%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.5%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1 5.7%
Bedrock Edition
Golden Horse Armor Dungeon Chest 1 14.9%
Desert temple Chest 1 12.3%
End city Chest 1 4.6%
Jungle temple Chest 1 4.4%
Nether fortress Chest 1 29.1%
Ruined portal Chest 1 7.3%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.4%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1 5.7%
Diamond
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Diamond Horse Armor Dungeon Chest 1 7.7%
Desert temple Chest 1 6.3%
End city Chest 1 4.6%
Jungle temple Chest 1 4.5%
Nether fortress Chest 1 11.8%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.5%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1 5.7%
Bedrock Edition
Diamond Horse Armor Dungeon Chest 1 7.7%
Desert temple Chest 1 6.3%
End city Chest 1 4.6%
Jungle temple Chest 1 4.4%
Nether fortress Chest 1 11.8%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.4%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1 5.7%

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Leather

Trading[edit]

Expert-level leatherworker villagers sell leather horse armor for 6 emeralds as part of their trade.

Usage[edit]

Protection[edit]

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:

Material Armor
Leather 3 ()
Iron 5 ()
Gold 7 ()
Diamond 11 ( × 5.5)

Durability[edit]

Unlike player's armor, horse armor does not have durability. This means a single horse armor can be used indefinitely.

Enchanting[edit]

Unlike player's armor, horse armor cannot be enchanted. Using an anvil in Creative Mode does allow the armor to be enchanted, but any applied enchantments have no effect.

Dyeing[edit]

Leather horse armor can be dyed 16 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.

Smelting usage[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Nugget or
Gold Nugget
Iron Horse Armor or
Golden Horse Armor +
Any fuel


0.1

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Leather Horse Armor leather_horse_armor
Iron Horse Armor iron_horse_armor
Golden Horse Armor golden_horse_armor
Diamond Horse Armor diamond_horse_armor

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Leather Horse Armor horsearmorleather 416
Iron Horse Armor horsearmoriron 417
Golden Horse Armor horsearmorgold 418
Diamond Horse Armor horsearmordiamond 419

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.6.113w16aIron Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Golden Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Diamond Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png
Iron Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Golden Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Diamond Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Added horse armor.
Horse armor can be crafted using the following recipe.
13w18aThe 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.
13w21aHorse armor is now no longer stackable, to be consistent with other types of armor.
1.915w31aHorse armor has been added to end city chests.
15w43aThe average yield of horse armor in nether fortress chests has slightly decreased.
15w44aThe 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.
1.11.116w50aGolden and iron horse armor can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.1317w45aIron Horse Armor JE2.png Golden Horse Armor JE2.png Diamond Horse Armor JE2.png The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has changed.
17w46aIron Horse Armor 17w46a.png Golden Horse Armor 17w46a.png Diamond Horse Armor 17w46a.png The model of horse armor has been changed, but the textures of horse armor have remained unaltered.
17w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 417, 418 and 419.
18w03aIron Horse Armor JE3.png Golden Horse Armor JE3 BE2.png Diamond Horse Armor JE3 BE2.png The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has changed.
18w22aIron Horse Armor JE4 BE2.png The texture of iron horse armor when equipped has now been changed.[2]
pre2A bug with the horse skin and horse armor textures not applying correctly has now been fixed.[3]
1.1418w50aIron Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of horse armor items have now been changed.
February 20, 2019Leather horse armor announced for Java Edition.
19w08aIron Horse Armor JE5 BE3.png Golden Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png Diamond Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png
Iron Horse Armor (Item) JE3.png Golden Horse Armor (Item).png Diamond Horse Armor (Item).png The textures of iron, gold and diamond horse armor have now been changed.
Leather Horse Armor JE1 BE3.png
Leather Horse Armor (Item) JE1 BE2.png Added leather horse armor, which can be dyed 12,326,391 different colors, similar to leather armor.
1.14.1Pre-Release 1Leather Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE3.png The texture of leather horse armor item has now been changed to be more consistent with the other types of horse armor.
Iron Horse Armor (Item).png The colors on the iron horse armor item have now been changed slightly.
1.1620w15aHorse armor placed in a dispenser can now be put on tamed horses.
20w16aGolden horse armor now generates in ruined portal chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.15.0build 1Leather Horse Armor BE1.png Iron Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Golden Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Diamond Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png
Leather Horse Armor (Item) BE1.png Iron Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Golden Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Diamond Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Added horse armor and dyeable leather horse armor as a version exclusive.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Horse armor can now be found inside end city chests.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.6beta 1.2.6.2Leather Horse Armor BE2.png Iron Horse Armor JE4 BE2.png Golden Horse Armor JE3 BE2.png Diamond Horse Armor JE3 BE2.png The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has now been changed.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Horse armor can now be found in plains village weaponsmith chests.
Leather Horse Armor JE1 BE3.png Iron Horse Armor JE5 BE3.png Golden Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png Diamond Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png
Leather Horse Armor (Item) JE1 BE2.png Iron Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of all horse armor have now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Horse armor can now be found in savanna, desert, taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village weaponsmith chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Leather horse armor can now be bought from leatherworker villagers.
beta 1.11.0.5Leather Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE3.png Iron Horse Armor (Item).png Golden Horse Armor (Item).png Diamond Horse Armor (Item).png The textures of all horse armor items have now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Patch 11.0.1Iron Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Golden Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Diamond Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png
Iron Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Golden Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Diamond Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Added horse armor.
TU53CU431.49Patch 231.0.3Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.
TU60CU511.64Patch 301.0.11Leather Horse Armor BE1.png
Leather Horse Armor (Item) BE1.png Added leather horse armor.
1.90Leather Horse Armor JE1 BE3.png Iron Horse Armor JE5 BE3.png Golden Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png Diamond Horse Armor JE4 BE3.png
Leather Horse Armor (Item) JE2 BE3.png Iron Horse Armor (Item) JE3.png Golden Horse Armor (Item).png Diamond Horse Armor (Item).png The textures of leather, iron, gold and diamond horse armor have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Iron Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Golden Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png Diamond Horse Armor JE1 BE1.png
Iron Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Golden Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Diamond Horse Armor (Item) Revision 1.png Added horse armor.

Issues[edit]

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