6/19/2017 09:05:00 AM

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to feed a horse with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
In Minecraft, you can restore a horse's health by feeding it and you can also speed up how fast a baby horse grows by feeding it food. Let's explore how to feed a horse.
TIP: A horse will only eat food if its health bar is down or if it is a baby horse (foal) that is growing. If you try to feed a horse otherwise, it will not eat the food.

Foods to Feed a Horse

In Minecraft, these are the foods that you can feed a horse:
NameHealth RestoredSpeeds Growth By
Sugar1 health point
(heart x 0.5)
30 seconds
Wheat2 health points
(heart x 1)
20 seconds
Apple3 health points
(heart x 1.5)
1 minute
Golden Carrot4 health points
(heart x 2)
1 minute
Golden Apple10 health points
(heart x 5)
4 minutes
Enchanted Golden Apple10 health points
(heart x 5)
4 minutes
Hay Bale20 health points
(heart x 10)
3 minutes
Note: The chart above shows the amount of health restored for each type of food eaten by a horse. It also displays the amount of time that it speeds up growth if you feed the food to a baby horse (foal).

Steps to Feed a Horse

1. Find a Horse

Once you have one of these foods, you will need to find a horse to feed.
Horses are usually found in the Plains biome.
plains biome
If you are having trouble finding a horse and you are playing the PC version of Minecraft, you can summon a horse using a cheat.

2. Use the Food

Next, with the food selected in your hot bar, you will need to feed it to the horse. In this example, we are going to feed the horsewheat.
The game control to use/feed the wheat to the horse depends on the version of Minecraft:
  • For PC/Mac, right click on the horse.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you move your pointer over the horse and press theFeed button.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the horse.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the horse.
how to feed horse
Once you have fed the horse, the wheat will disappear from your hot bar.
how to feed horse
The horse's health will be increased and if the horse was a baby, it will grow into an adult in less time than normal.
Congratulations, you just learned how to feed a horse in Minecraft!


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