Farming animals in Minecraft can be tricky as you may need to meet certain requirements and have special items to do so for some. Horse farming in Minecraft is one of those animals that requires you to have a few unique items to complete the process. To raise a horse in Minecraft you will need carrots, gold and two adult horses. Follow this guide to raising Minecraft horses and you'll have a baby horse or a stable of them in no time.
You're gonna need some horses first
To breed horses, you will need to get two horses in the same area. Fencing them is a popular method of bringing two horses closer together. The next step requires you to give both horses a special item to make them breed.
The next thing you will need is a special type of carrot
Carrots are fairly easy to find in Minecraft, but you'll actually need a special golden carrot to breed horses. To get the golden carrot, you need the following recipe:
- 1 carrot
- 8 gold nuggets
Crafting this will result in a golden carrot. If you don't know how to get gold nuggets, it's done by breaking a gold bar.
Give two horses golden carrots and they will breed you a horse. Once you have two horses create a baby horse, you can then grow it by feeding it hay bales. (9 Wheat 3×3 equals one bale of hay). About 5 bales will make it a normal sized horse.
Repeat this process to build an entire stable of horses. Of course, if you want to ride and control them, you will need a saddle.