Minecraft update 1.6 introduces horses

And horse armor, along with donkeys and mules

Minecraft PC will soon be officially updated to version 1.6 - which Mojang apparently calls 'the horse update'.


As you would expect, this is due to the inclusion of horses in the patch, along with donkeys and mules.

Horse armor is also on the list although, unlike previous infamously expensive horse armor, you won't have to pay real money for it.

Here's the official 1.6 update change list:

  • Added Horses
  • Added Donkeys, Mules
  • Added Horse Armor
  • Added Leads
  • Added Carpets
  • Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
  • Added Block of Coal
  • Added Name Tags (item)
  • Added Hay Bales
  • Texture packs are now "resource packs" that also can hold sound etc
  • Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
  • Removed Herobrine

The update is available in 'pre-release' form now via the official website. It'll be officially released on Monday, July 1.

Mojang recently announced that Minecraft has passed the 27 million sales milestone across all platforms.

A retail version of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition will be released in the UK this Friday, June 28, while an Xbox One version of Minecraft was announced earlier this month.