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A zombie horse is an unused variant of the regular horse.
Zombie horses may be created by the
/summon command or with their spawn egg.
When using a spawn egg, 20% spawn as foals. In Bedrock Edition, zombie horses can be spawned with a spawn egg.
Zombie horses appear to be the horse equivalent of zombies. Like zombies, zombie horses are green-skinned and their eyes are completely black.
Upon death, zombie horses drop:
- 0-2 Rotten Flesh. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III.
- 1–3 when killed by a player or tamed wolf.
If saddled, they drop their saddle.
Tamed and saddled zombie horses can be used as one of the fastest means of transportation in the game. They can also be used to climb hills and jump fences.
Zombie horses have a lone equipment slot.
- Saddle slot: For equipping a saddle.
Once a horse is tamed and saddled, the player can control it with directional controls, jump, and the mouse. The player dismounts using the dismount control.
In Java Edition, when riding a horse, the hunger bar is replaced by the horse's health in Survival or Adventure mode. in Bedrock Edition, hunger isn't replaced by horse's health. It uses a different heart texture than the player's health bar. The experience bar is replaced by the horse jump bar.
A player can use any item while riding a horse, including drinking or throwing potions; activating doors or redstone devices; using chests, crafting tables, and furnaces; breaking and placing blocks; and attacking with melee weapons or bows.
A ridden horse automatically runs up any one-block-high slope. The horse and rider can safely fit through a space as low as 2.75 blocks high. Lower clearance risks suffocating the rider if the rider's head enters a non-transparent block. The horse itself can enter gaps as low as 1.625 blocks high, but may itself take suffocation damage when clearance is less than 1.75 blocks. Horses cannot fit through a 1-block-wide gap.
When a player rides a zombie horse, both are unable to use Nether portals.
Zombie horses roam idly, occasionally stopping to rear, swish their tails, or lower their heads as though eating the grass. Unlike sheep, the eating animation does not actually cause any grass to be consumed. If a player comes near, the horses may turn to look at them.
Unlike other passive mobs, zombie horses slowly regenerate health. Zombie horses, in common with other undead mobs, take damage when affected by a Potion of Healing and are healed by a Potion of Harming. They are also affected by the Smite enchantment. It is, so far, the only undead mob completely passive.
Zombie horses are spawned with constant health of 15, speed of 0.2, and have a jump strength ranging from 0.4–1.0, tending toward the average 0.7.
The specific instructions are: movement sounds
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Zombie Horse cries||?||?||?||?||16|
|Zombie Horse dies||?||?||?||?||16|
|Zombie Horse hurts||?||?||?||?||16|
|Name||Resource location||Translation key|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Translation key|
Zombie horses have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.
- Entity data
- Additional fields for mobs that can breed
- Tags common to all entities
- Tags common to all mobs
- Tags common to all horses
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|Best Friends Forever||Tame an animal||Husbandry||Tame one of these tameable mobs:|
|1.6.1||13w16a||Added zombie horses.|
|Zombie horses have been assisted by DrZhark (John Olarte), creator of the Mo' Creatures mod, whose horses are a baseline for Minecraft's zombie horse models.|
|13w16b||Zombie horses have now been made slower and have been reduced from gliding so much.|
|13w18a||Horse saddles have now been removed. Zombie horses are now ridden using the saddle.|
|13w21a||New GUI for zombie horses, to control the saddle, has been added.|
|13w22a||New sound effects for zombie horses have been added.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Zombie horses are now available without third-party tools, with the introduction of the |
|1.9||15w43a–44b||The drops of zombie horses have now been changed several times. The end result is that zombie horses now always drop 1 rotten flesh, not affected by Looting.|
|15w47b||Sounds for zombie horses eating food given by a player have now been added.|
|1.10||16w20a||Added zombie horse spawn egg.|
|pre2||Zombie horse spawn eggs have now been removed.|
|1.11||16w32a||Zombie horses now have a separate ID from horses: |
|Re-added zombie horse spawn egg.|
|16w38a||Zombie horses now drop 0–2 rotten flesh, affected by Looting.|
|1.13||17w45a||The model for zombie horses has now been changed.|
|17w46a||The new zombie horse models have now been slightly tweaked. The position of the nose has now been moved up to one pixel.|
|18w03a||The models of zombie horses have now been changed, once again. Also, the textures of zombie horses have now been slightly altered and the nose heights have been increased by one pixel.|
|pre2||Zombie horses now sink in water.|
|The model of zombie horses has now been updated to fix serious Z-fighting, which has changed the model from to .|
|1.14||19w08a||The textures of zombie horses have now been changed.|
|1.16||20w09a||Zombie horses can now be leashed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.15.0||build 1||Added zombie horses.|
|1.1.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||The entity ID for zombie horses has now been changed from |
|1.2.9||Zombie horses no longer open their mouths when bucking the player off or taking damage.|
|1.8.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Baby zombie horses now have a chance of being spawned using a spawn egg.|
|1.10.0||The textures of zombie horses have now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU54||CU44||1.52||Patch 24||1.0.4||Zombie horses are able to be spawned with a spawn egg found in the creative inventory.|
|TU57||CU49||1.56||Patch 27||1.0.7||Zombie horses can now be tamed and leashed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added zombie horses.|
- Dr. Zhark appears in the credits after the End Poem as the creator of horses, including zombie horses.
- If a player pulling a zombie horse with a lead enters a boat, the zombie horse swims after them at the same speed as the boat.
- A player riding a zombie horse is dragged along if their zombie horse is being pulled by a lead, and can even be lifted up in the air in the same way.
- Zombie horses, along with skeleton horses, are the only passive mobs to be considered undead.
- The texture for zombie horses contains an unused saddlebag.
- The Zombie Horse is the only one of the 4 unused mobs that has a spawn egg.