Minecraft – What Is the Best Horse? (Speed, Health, Jump)

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Did you know that horses in Minecraft can travel twice as fast as compared to the player? Not all horses are the same, however.

Each horse has its own speed attribute, but the slowest horse is still faster than a player’s walking speed! With that being said, let’s see what is the best horse in Minecraft and if there even is such a thing!

Recommended Read: How To Tame and Ride Horses in Minecraft

Horses may spawn with different appearances, and the attributes are randomized for each horse. That’s why you can’t find the best horse just by looking at them. You must tame a horse and give it a ride to see how good it is. For a horse to be the best horse in Minecraft should have all 3 attributes (health, movement speed, and jump strength) as high as possible!


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What Is the Best Horse in Minecraft

Horses in Minecraft have 3 main attributes: health, movement speed, and jump strength.

Each time a horse is spawned or bred, those attributes will receive a random number. The higher they are, the better your horse is!

Minecraft horses in stable

There are no ways for you to see the horse’s stats.

You must manually test each attribute to compare and rate them. You can then breed high-stats horses together to create a better horse.

#1 Movement Speed

The movement speed value can fall between 0.1125 to 0.3375.

This is equal to 4.86 to 14.57 blocks per second. For comparison purposes, a player walking speed is 0.1 (or 4.32 blocks per second), and 5.61 if sprinting.

Minecraft testing horse's movement speed

To test the movement speed to find the fastest horse possible, you can build a line of 20 blocks and use any time counter tool. Then ride your horse and run across the line to see how many seconds it takes to complete it.

If you want more accuracy, you can build the line out of soul sand to slow down the horse.

#2 Health

Horses can spawn with 15 to 30 health points (or 7.5 to 15 heart icons).

Minecraft horse health value

This attribute is super easy to observe because it’s displayed right on top of your level bar.

#3 Jump Strength

The jump strength value can fall between 0.4 to 1.

This means the lowest height the horse can jump is over 1 and a half blocks, while the highest height is 5 plus 0.25 blocks. Indeed, horses can jump pretty high!

Minecraft testing horse's jump stat

You can also test this attribute quite easily by building several columns of varying heights. Remember to use slabs or snow layers to test the exact value your horse can jump.

And that’s how to find the best horse in Minecraft! This process may take a lot of time, but the result is totally worth it! Good luck breeding horses!


Frequently Asked Questions

How to summon the best horse in Minecraft?

The command below will give you the best horse in Minecraft. Remember that you need to be in creative mode to use commands.

/summon horse ~ ~ ~ {Health:30f,Attributes:[{Name:generic.movement_speed,Base:0.3375},{Name:horse.jump_strength,Base:1}]}

Can you make your horse faster in Minecraft?

You can make your horse faster temporarily by throwing a speed potion at it. A speed II beacon is also working! You cannot change its base attribute stats, however.

Does Sugar speed up horses Minecraft?

No, Sugar only speeds up the growth time of the foals, not speed up the movement speed of the horse.


That’s all you need to know about what horses are the best in Minecraft!

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Binh Tran

I'm an enthusiastic Minecraft player with over 8 years of playing it, as well as other survival/RPG games. At Gamer Empire, I think, write, grind, and capture the imagery for the best content!

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