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How to Breed Horses in Minecraft in 3 Easy Steps

Shaun M Jooste


Minecraft presents many fun activities for players to enjoy. One such activity is learning how to tame animals, such as foxes and horses. Of course, you can take it further by breeding them and obtaining an adorable baby. Sounds like fun, right?

Well, the process is relatively easy. Here’s how to breed horses in Minecraft.

What you need before you start

Animals needed

2 x Horses

Materials needed

1 x Golden Apple/Carrot

Time estimation

A few minutes

How to Breed Horses in Minecraft

We’re going to assume you’ve followed our guide on taming horses, so we’ll just pick it up from there.

Step 1: Choose your horses

With your tames horses at the ready, select two among them that you’d love to pair. The foal will adopt the colors and patterns of the parents, and you can play with several combinations. You won’t be able to select precisely how the baby will look, but you can keep breeding until you obtain the result you’re looking for. 

Step 2: Romance your horses

Now it’s time to get their groove on if you know what we mean. Before you begin, you’ll need to find or craft a Golden Apple or Carrot. If you decide to make it, you’ll need eight golden nuggets with the fruit or vegetable in the center. You can then feed these items to the horses until they both fall in love and start breeding.

Step 3: Raise your foal

The foal will magically pop out instantly after breeding. Well done, you have your first baby horse. It takes about twenty minutes of game time before it grows into an adult, but you can speed it up by feeding it wheat, sugar, apples, hay, and carrots.

Riding into the pixel sunset

Please be kind and don’t attempt to ride your new horse until it fully matures. Yes, we know you can’t anyway, but we thought it would be some sage advice anyway. If you’ve managed to breed a horse in Minecraft, please feel free to share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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