No (except leather horse armor)
See § Data values
See § Data values
|— 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 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 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 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.
Expert-level leatherworker villagers sell leather horse armor for 6 emeralds as part of their trade.
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.
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||
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The specific instructions are: 17w45a and 17w46a textures of horse armor changes due to the model changes of horses.
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 textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has changed.|
|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 from to .|
|pre2||The texture of iron horse armor has been changed due to a bug with the horse skin and armor textures not applying correctly.|
|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 22.214.171.124||Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.|
|1.2.6||beta 126.96.36.199||The textures of horse armor have now been changed, as the model of horses has now been changed.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||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 184.108.40.206||Horse armor can now be found in savanna, desert, taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village weaponsmith chests.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Leather horse armor can now be bought from leatherworker villagers.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||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