Horses are passive mobs that usually spawn in various biomes of the Minecraft world. There are only 3 types of Tier 2 Horses (see the breeding chart under 'Breeding') that will naturally spawn FROM THE MO'CREATURES MOD.
If you have tamed more than one kind of Horse, it is possible to breed them in order to obtain more rare Horses. There are many different kinds of these Horses that can be created, all with different coat colors. There are even special types that can be created with the help of a few rare drops.
There are several things to remember when breeding horses.
- The breeding horses must be within 4 blocks of each other.
- They must be 8+ blocks away from any other mobs.
- Both must be fed either pumpkins or Mushroom Soup, unless you are breeding together a horse from the mod and a horse from Vanilla Minecraft; in this case, you must only feed the Mo' Creatures horse a pumpkin to allow breeding.
- Have patience. It may take upwards of one try to get a desired horse, and it takes from 5-10 minutes to complete breeding.
The Breeding ChartEdit
The breeding chart is similar to a multiplication table. After finding the desired Horse looking to the top horse of that column and the far left Horse of the row will show the required Horses to breed. By breeding those two Horses, they have a chance of giving birth to the desired horse. Breeding Horses will not always create the desired Horse, and will sometimes produce a Horse that is the same type as one of the parents. If this is the case, there is no option but to try again (Unless Easy Breeding is "on" in the settings). For instance, to breed the Grey and White Spotted Horse (2nd row down, 6th column), a White Horse and a Black Horse are needed. The small subscripted number in the top left of each Horse picture represents the "tier" of the horse. There are four tiers. Typically, the objective is to breed at least one or two tier 4 Horses and begin breeding "special" Horses. Once this is worked out, the breeding chart is simple and quite easy to use. Note: Tier 1 horses have been replaced by the vanilla Minecraft horses added in 1.6. If you are breeding a Vanilla horse and a MoC horse, feeding a pumpkin to the MoC horse will allow them both to breed. Save your golden foods for later!
Special horses and how to breed a Cow HorseEdit
Once a tier 4 horse has been bred, breeding can be taken a step further to tame/breed/create the many types of special Horses that this mod has to offer.
Note: This step-by-step guide is on how to attain the 4th tier horse that looks the most like a cow. It's in the tenth square right of the pure black, 1st tier horse in the left-most column. Unless you have "Easy Breeding" on in the settings, you will have to be patient, as it may take upwards of one try to receive any of the target horses required for the breeding of a cow horse. Cow Horses are required to be able to tame a zebra. Simply ride a Cow Horse to a Zebra, and then feed the Zebra a Red Apple WHILE YOU'RE STILL ON THE COW HORSE. You can then breed the Cow Horse and the tamed Zebra infinitely to make as many Zorses as you need.
1) Locate and tame a pure Chestnut Vanilla Minecraft horse. Be sure to attain a horse with these exact markings; otherwise, it will not breed with any of the Mo' Creatures' horses!
2) Locate and tame a grey and white Mo' Creatures horse. It is very easy to find, as it, along with only two other different coat-colored horses, can be found naturall
3) Breed the horses from Steps 1 & 2 together by feeding the grey and white horse a pumpkin. Keep them together in a pen, 8+ blocks away from any other mobs. The breeding horses should be within 4 blocks of each other.
4) Locate and tame a pure black Vanilla Minecraft horse. Be sure to grab a horse with these exact markings or else the horse will not breed.
5) Breed the black horse with the Mo' Creatures Tier 3 horse from step 3 by feeding a Pumpkin to the Mo' Creatures paint horse. You will receive a Cow Horse (after a few tries of breeding)!
ZebrasEditZebras are usually found amongst the groups of naturally spawned Mo' Creatures horses (Note: the frequency at which zebras can be found in the wild can be adjusted in the settings). In order to create a Zorse (which is needed to create most of the special horses), to tamed zebra must be breed with a normal horse. Zebras can only be tamed if given an apple while riding a tier 4 horse, another Zebra or a Zorse. There is an Easter egg involving zebras by feeding any music disc to a tamed zebra. A Zebra Record will be received in return. When the Zebra Record is played near tamed zebras, they begin dancing, and will continue to do so until the music is turned off. The music is from LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem".
ZorsesEditZorses are obtained by breeding a zebra with any breed of horse. They are used to create most special horses, and are born sterile. Riding zorsa Zorse will allow you to tame a zebra, though it is impractical.
Zonkeys are obtained by breeding a Donkey with a Zebra. They look similar to Zorses, but with longer ears. They have the ability to be given a chest that allows them to have their own inventory. Like Zorses, they are born sterile.
Zombie HorsesEditZombie Horses are undead Horses that can be found naturally spawned at night. They are hostile and will attempt to attack the player when approached. If another mob attacks a Zombie Horse that tries to chase the player, it will ignore the mob and continue to chase the player. Naturally spawning Zombie Horses can sometimes be found with other mobs riding them, such as Zombies and Skeletons. When killed, they have a chance of dropping Rotten Flesh or a Heart of Undead, which can be used to create an Essence of Undead. When Zombie Horses are killed, slimes will spawn in their place. Naturally spawning Zombie Horses can't be tamed. A tamed Zombie Horse can be created by feeding any Horse an Essence of Undead. The Zombie Horse will only be temporary, however. Over time, Zombie Horses lose their flesh and will become Skeleton Horses. If a Zombie Horse with flesh is desired, simply feeding it an Essence of Light will reverse the process. This cannot be done if the Zombie Horse has completely turned into a Skeleton Horse. By feeding an Essence of Undead to a Pegasus, a Black Pegasus or a Bat Horse, they will turn into a Zombie Pegasus. Feeding an Essence of Undead to a Unicorn will turn it into a Zombie Unicorn. Over time, their flesh will fall off and they will become a Skeleton Pegasus or Skeleton Unicorn. Zombie Pegasi can fly, and Zombie Unicorns retain their ability to charge at things. When a Zombie Pegasus or a Zombie Unicorn is killed, several maggots will spawn in its place.
Skeleton Horses are undead Horses that can be found naturally spawned at night. They are hostile and will attempt to kill a player when approached. Naturally spawning Skeleton Horses can sometimes be found with other mobs riding them, such as Zombies and/or Skeletons. They drop bones when killed. Naturally spawned Skeleton Horses cannot be tamed. Skeleton Horses can be obtained by feeding any horse an Essence of Undead, which will create a Zombie Horse. Over time their flesh will fall off, creating a Skeleton Horse after several "stages" of decay. Skeleton Pegasus can be created by feeding an Essence of Undead to a Pegasus, a Black Pegasus or a Bat Horse. Skeleton Unicorns can be obtained by feeding a Unicorn an Essence of Undead. Skeleton Pegasi can fly, and Skeleton Unicorns retain the ability to charge at things.
NightmaresEditNightmares (also known as Nether Horses) are fire-proof Horses that can be found naturally spawned in the Nether. They are hostile mobs that will attempt to attack the player when approached. When killed, they have a chance of dropping leather or a Heart of Fire, which can be used to create an Essence of Fire. Naturally spawned Nightmares cannot be tamed. A Zombie Pigman can sometimes be found riding a Nightmare. Nightmares can be obtained by giving a Zorse an Essence of Fire, or by breeding a Unicorn and a regular Pegasus by feeding them Pumpkins or an Essence of Light. Tamed Nightmares have the unique ability to leave a trail of fire behind them when fed Redstone, or when a Whip is used on the ground beside them. The Nightmare can then be ridden normally, and the effect will last for a short amount of time. A Nightmare can change into a Unicorn by feeding it an Essence of Light. Nightmares have an animated texture for their fur. They cannot wear Horse Armor.
Bat HorsesEditBat Horses are flying horses that can be found naturally spawned at night or in caves and when exposed to daylight, they will burn. They are hostile and will attempt to attack the player when approached. Some hostile mobs can ride them like zombies or skeletons. When killed, they have a chance of dropping leather or a Heart of Darkness, which can be used to create an Essence of Darkness. These naturally spawning Bat Horses cannot be tamed. In order to obtain a Bat Horse, a Zorse must be fed an Essence of Darkness. The zorse will then transform into a bat horse after a few moments. A Bat Horse can transform into a Pegasus if given an Essence of Light above height level 150 (just above the cloud level).
UnicornsEditUnicorns are rare horses that are only obtainable by special means. In order to obtain one, a tamed Nightmare must be fed an Essence of Light. It is also possible to breed two unicorns to get another Unicorn by feeding both Unicorns an Essence of Light. Unicorns have the ability to charge and buckle opponents if a whip is used on them, and glide slowly to the ground so that they take no fall damage. If a Unicorn is fed an Essence of the Undead, it will turn into an undead Unicorn, which will then become a Skeleton Unicorn. Unicorns are needed to breed fairy horses. To heal a Unicorn, feed it an essence of light or throw a splash potion of healing at it. When a Unicorn jumps, a trail of star-shaped particle effects follow behind it.
PegasusEditThe Pegasus is a rare horse that is only obtainable by special means. A Pegasus can be obtained by feeding a Bat Horse an Essence of Light above layer 150 (just above the cloud layer). Pegasi (Multiple of Pegasus) can move faster and fly a little quicker than Bat Horses, and are needed to breed Fairy Horses. A Pegasus can be healed by feeding it an essence of light or throwing a potion of healing at it.
Dark Pegasi are rare horses that can be obtained by feeding an Essence of Darkness to a normal Pegasus above layer 150 (Just above the clouds). Dark Pegasi can be given their own inventory by right-clicking on them with a chest. They fly a little slower than regular Pegasus, but they are fire-proof.
Ghost Horses can only be obtained by killing tamed horses. There are two types of Ghost Horses: the normal Ghost Horse and the flying Ghost Horse. A normal Ghost Horse can be obtained by killing any rare or any tier four Horse. Flying Ghost Horses can be obtained by killing a Pegasus, a Dark Pegasus, a Bat Horse or a Fairy Horse. Horses have a 1/10 chance of being replaced with a ghost version when killed. Crystal horse armor can be placed on Ghost Horses.
Fairy HorsesEditFairy Horses are rare, if not the rarest Horses in the game. They can only be obtained by breeding a Pegasus and a Unicorn using Essences of Light instead of pumpkins/mushroom stews. The Unicorn and Pegasus must be 8 blocks away from other Horses. Both the Unicorn and the Pegasus will disappear as soon as the Fairy Horse is born. Two adult white Fairy Horses can be bred together using essences of light to obtain another white Fairy Horse. Fairy Horses can be dyed with any color, but only ONCE! They cannot be recolored.
Applying a Crafted Saddle to a Horse allows you to ride said horse. Here are the controls to do so.
Ctrl + Any Direction = Gallop
Up/W key = Forward
Left/A key = Left
Right/D key = Right
Down (back)/S key = Back
Space bar = Jump, or fly (if riding a winged horse)
Left Shift key = Dismount
Right-click with shift key = Open horse inventory (only for horses with inventories)
F key/Shift = Descend + Right-click
Items Associated with HorsesEdit
The Horse Saddle is a key item for the taming of Horses. In order to break or ride a Horse, it is necessary to equip a Horse with one (by right-clicking it). It is possible to remove a Saddle by right-clicking the Horse with shears.
Wheat and Bread are used to raise the chances of taming the Horse, and are used by right-clicking on the Horse. It takes more Wheat to tame a Horse than it does Bread. An Apple tames a Horse instantly.
Sugar Lumps are used similarly to Wheat and Bread. Feeding Sugar Lumps to any Horse will make it easier to be tamed and grow faster.
Hay Stacks Edit
Hay Stacks are used similarly to Wheat, Bread and Sugar Lumps: to make the taming of Horses easier. It also breeds them.
Golden apples are used to re-name Horses, and for breeding Vanilla Horses. They can be given to an untamed Horse to help speed up the taming process.
Medallions are used to rename tamed Horses, and will remain in the user's inventory once used. They are also used to re-name Horses that come out of amulets, and fairy horses; apples do not work.
Right-clicking on any tamed Horse with a Lead will get it to follow the player. It is possible to lead more than one Horse at a time. This is useful if more than one Horse is being led. When a lead is applied, horses can teleport. That means if playing on a server, it is possible teleport in home and the horse will teleport with the player. Horses may be invisible after teleport. If this happens, a solution is to disconnect and connect again.
The Whip can be used to speed up a Horse for a short period of time when it is being ridden. If riding a Nightmare, the whip cause the Nightmare to leave a trail of fire. When the Horse is not being ridden, the Whip can be used to make the tamed Horse remain stationary (the Horse will lower its head), and used again to make the Horse move around once more. And then it dies if you don't ride it in 2 days.
Keys automatically appear in the player's inventory when a chest is applied to a Horse able to carry a portable inventory. They are used to open the Horse's inventory. More Keys can be crafted if the original is lost. Naming a key will help when there are lots of keys. This can be done with an anvil.
Pumpkins/Mushroom Stew Edit
Pumpkins and Mushroom Stew are used to breed Horses by feeding them to the Horses that are required to breed and following the rules of breeding.
- Essence of Undead- The Essence of Undead is used to turn any tamed Horse, Zebra, or Donkey into a Zombie Horse, and then into a Skeleton Horse as time passes.
- Essence of Fire- The Essence of Fire is used to turn any tamed Zorse into a Nightmare.
- Essence of Darkness- The Essence of Darkness is used to turn any tamed Zorse into a Bat horse, or a tamed Pegasus into a Dark Pegasus.
- Essence of Light-The Essence of Light is used to turn any tamed Nightmare into a Unicorn, or
any tamed Bat Horse into a Pegasus (by feeding the Bat Horse the Essence of Light at cloud level, around 150 y). It also makes it possible to breed Unicorns and Pegasi, in order to obtain a Fairy Horse.
Horse Armor can be applied to every Horse except for Donkeys, Mules, Zebras, Zonkeys, Undead Horses, Skeleton Horses and Nightmares. There are four types of Horse Armor: Iron Horse Armor, Gold Horse Armor, Diamond Horse Armor and Crystal Horse Armor (This armor can only be applied on special Horses). To remove armor, right-click the Horse with Shears.