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.
|Leather Horse Armor||Leather|
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||
|1.6.1||13w16a|| Added horse armor. It can be crafted using the following recipe.
|13w18a||The crafting recipe for horse armor has now 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||Added to end city chests.|
|15w43a||The average yield of horse armor in nether fortress chests has now been slightly decreased.|
|15w44a||The average yield of horse armor in desert temple chests has now been increased.|
|The average yield of iron horse armor from dungeon chests has now been slightly decreased.|
|Iron horse armor has now 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||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 417, 418 and 419.|
|18w22a||Changed the texture of iron horse armor when equipped, from to .|
|1.14||18w50a||Changed the textures of horse armor.|
|February 20, 2019||Leather horse armor announced for the Java Edition.|
|19w08a||Changed the texture of iron, gold and diamond horse armor.|
|Added leather horse armor, which can be dyed 12,326,391 different colors, similar to leather armor.|
|1.14.1||Pre-Release 1||Changed texture to be more consistent with the other types of horse armor.|
|Changed the colors on the iron horse armor 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 126.96.36.199||Iron and golden horse armor are now smeltable.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Horse armor can now be found in plains village weaponsmith chests.|
|Changed the textures of iron, gold, and diamond horse armor.|
|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||Changed the textures of leather, iron, gold and diamond horse armor.|
|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.|
|TU60||CU51||1.64||Patch 30||1.0.11||Added leather horse armor.|
|1.90||Changed the textures of leather, iron, gold and diamond horse armor.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added horse armor.|
- Known as Armour in British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English variants.
- "Taking Inventory: Horse Armor" – Minecraft.net