Horse Armor

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Horse Armor
Leather Horse Armor.pngIron Horse Armor.pngGolden Horse Armor.pngDiamond Horse Armor.png
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No (except leather horse armor)



First appearances

See History

Data values

See Data values


See Data values

Horse armor is a special type of armor that can be given to a horse to wear. Only normal horses can wear armor - other variants such as skeleton trap horses and donkeys cannot be equipped with armor.


Natural generation[edit]

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 2.4% of stronghold altar chests and 5.3% of jungle temple chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 2.4% of stronghold altar chests and 5.3% of jungle temple chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 2.4% of stronghold altar chests and 5.3% of jungle temple chests in groups of 1.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Leather Horse Armor Leather

[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]



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[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] 3 (Armor.svgHalf Armor.svg)
Iron 5 (Armor.svgArmor.svgHalf Armor.svg)
Gold 7 (Armor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svgHalf Armor.svg)
Diamond 11 (Armor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svgHalf Armor.svg)

Smelting usage[edit]

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

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item ID Name

Iron Horse Armor

Golden Horse Armor

Diamond Horse Armor

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral ID

Leather Horse Armor
leather_horse_armor 416

Iron Horse Armor
iron_horse_armor 417

Golden Horse Armor
golden_horse_armor 418

Diamond Horse Armor
diamond_horse_armor 419


Official release
1.6.1 13w16a

Added horse armor. It could be crafted using the following recipe.
13w18a Removed crafting recipe for 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 additionally be found in mineshaft chests.
13w21a No longer stackable, to be consistent with other types of armor.
1.9 15w31a Added to end city chests.
15w43a Slightly decreased average yield in nether fortress chests.
15w44a Increased average yield in desert temple chests.
Slightly decreased average yield of iron horse armor from dungeon chests, and removed from mineshaft chests.
1.11.1 16w50a Golden and iron horse armor now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.13 18w22a Changed the texture of iron horse armor when equipped, from Iron Horse Armor Pre-18w22a.png to Iron Horse Armor.png.[1]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.15.0 build 1

Added horse armor and version exclusive dyeable leather horse armor.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1

Added horse armor.
TU53 CU43 1.49 Patch 23 Patch s3 Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.
TU60 CU51 1.64 Patch 30 Patch s11
Added leather horse armor.


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