Horses are a rideable, passive animal which spawn in most biomes, commonly around roads and monuments. Faster than running, yet slower than a minicopter, horses are useful for traversing long distances in a relatively short period of time. Horses can be ridden indefinitely by using the typical WASD movement keys. They may also be urged to a "sprint" at the cost of stamina. Stamina will recharge over time while the horse is at rest or at its slower pace, however the maximum amount of stamina available will decrease over time and usage. Horses have a high amount of health, making it difficult to kill them quickly with primitive weapons. This makes them especially invaluable early-game. Horses have proven somewhat effective as a shield when baiting autoturrets or avoiding roofcampers as well, as they do not move without player input, even when taking damage. A horse's health can be replenished with food, either by hand or by placing it near a stocked trough so that it can replenish as necessary. Horses can serve as a source of food and leather when killed, but these respective amounts are small, making it low-priority for resource gathering.

Stamina 30 / 60
Despawn 3 hours
HP 400
  1. Equipment
  2. Breeds
  3. Feeding
  4. Dung
  5. Skinning
  6. Tips
Item Speed km/h Extra Slots Protection
Roadsign Horse Armor Roadsign Horse Armor -21.6 - Yes
Wooden Horse Armor Wooden Horse Armor -10.8 6 Yes
Saddle bag Saddle bag -3.6 6 -
High Quality Horse Shoes High Quality Horse Shoes +9.0 - -
Basic Horse Shoes Basic Horse Shoes +5.4 - -
Breed Speed km/h Stamina HP
Appalosa 43.2 60 400
Bay 43.2 60 440
Bucksin 43.2 60 400
Chestnut 47.5 60 400
Dapple Grey 38.9 60 400
Piebald 47.5 60 400
Pinto 43.2 60 400
Red Roan 38.9 60 400
White Thoroughbred 54.0 60 400
Black Thoroughbred 54.0 60 400
Item Amount per Hour
Horse Dung Horse Dung 0.2

Gremmies 16 pts. 6 months ago

Horses are set to decay faster indoors (under a roof). Ideally, you want to keep them hitched in a high external wall compound.

OverBakedToast 31 pts. year ago

Sometimes a horse may get stuck in a weird situation. If you hold down E while you are prompted to ride the horse there will be an option to Lead the horse this can help get the horse out of weird spots and through doors slowly. You can also Lead multiple horses at once but their walking speed while leading them depends on the bread and their stamina.

Farmer Joe[contributor] 224 pts. year ago

Horses can sometimes be very slow when going up or down mountains, which may make it better to walk instead of riding a horse in some situations.

Rekeshi 479 pts. 6 months ago*

  • Buy Pickles from the bandit camp for very cheap to feed these horses.
  • Fastest possible speed is 72km on a road with a thoroughbred, high quality horse shoe and max stamina.
  • Horses do not spawn in the snow biome. Credit to
  • When not riding your horse leave it by a Hitch & Trough that has food in it to prevent decay
  • You can no longer wear any heavy plate attire while riding a horse.


Aitvaras 16 pts. 2 months ago

Horses are amazing at carrying a large amount of items from one spot to another. You can equip your horse with two (2) saddle bags and a wooden horse armor set to effectively let you use eighteen (18) slots of horse inventory space, nineteen (19) if you do not use a horseshoe.
Keep in mind that the horse's stamina will drain drastically faster because of the wooden horse armor set and you may get into trouble if the horse runs out of stamina as it will just be trotting by that point so be sure to feed your horse and keep it's health maximum in case of attackers while you are carrying a lot of items from one place to another.\
Road sign horse armor, however, does not provide you any inventory slots but only protection at the cost of speed.