Best methods for best horses?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussion' started by thistle_bristled, Aug 5, 2015.


How do you get the fastest horses?

Buy one, duh. 12 vote(s) 60.0%
Egging after each breeding 3 vote(s) 15.0%
Egging after a few breedings 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Find one in the wild 3 vote(s) 15.0%
Jud hundreds of times and get lucky 10 vote(s) 50.0%
Other (leave a comment) 1 vote(s) 5.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. I'm in the process of starting a horse shop, and have asked many different people's advice on how to have a successful store and breed the best horses. On the first point, most were in agreement. But on how to breed the best horses, the advice has been all over the board. Some suggest egging after every breeding, some after a few breedings, some say never egg except to move or sell horses, and some say that I'd have better chances scouring the frontier for wild ones. I've even gotten advice that white horses will always be inherently faster, and my goal of fast non-white horses is a foolish one. Most just suggest breeding A LOT. So it's hard to separate fact from superstition. What have you found to work?
    Kytula likes this.
  2. The second to last choice is messed up and I can't figure out how to fix. It should read Breed hundreds of times and get lucky.
  3. I just finished my horse shop but im honestly not sure whats the best way to breed. Ik that you definetly need fast horses to breed to get fast horses. All the horses ive seen in the wild arent very fast but you might get lucky. And white horses are faster but ive come across creamy horses with around 131 speeds which i regret not buying
  4. I have a couple 130s, and what I do is buy some fast horses, and then breed a lot. :)
  5. I have 3 131 and 1 133 but i bought all them :/ im selling one and gave 1 to my friend
  6. Ive never gotten a 130 or up by breeding its so hard to get fast horses
    I believe that the speed mechanics are still the same. Basically, (mom + dad + [randomly generated speed])/3.

    The best way to get fast horses is by breeding fast horses. The reason that white horses have a reputation for being faster is due to there previously being a horse breeder who had a very fast white horse. Color on its own has no effect on speed.
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  8. I have 2 sets of 130+ horses on 10284. Just need own carrots and a stick, feel free to breed off of them at your leisure.
  9. Yes, I've been utilizing that extensively, but no luck yet. Slightly off-topic, but has anyone ever found a donkey that wasn't 70/50 in the wild?
  10. In eight months I have egged every single wild horse I have found. The only one that I got that was 120+ was a 131... its white lol.
  11. I wonder if we can get Moe's input on how she got that pair of 139's?
  12. Since the baby horse is dependent on it's parents for stats, once you get over 130 speed you'll have a very hard time getting over that by more than a point or two. So if you ever want one of the fabled 135+ horses you'll want to collect them from the wild or buy them.

    As far as egging, it makes no difference when you, since the baby is born with it's stats already.

    As far as donkeys go, wild ones all spawn with the same speed and jump. Only health changes. Good donkeys only come from breeding them up, so you'll want to buy some good donkey stock from another player or shop. I've bread mine up from scratch but it took a very long time and a lot of gold :)

    Also I only breed all black horses, white isn't better, there has just been a lot of breeding for them in circulation. Apparently the best way to improve my black stock now would be to get a cheaper high speed white one to breed with and hope it comes out black.
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  13. i ahve 4-5 130+ and 4-5 129 i breed alot and hope i get lucky
  14. also gotta go to moes
  15. Tips for wild horses:
    Plains biome is the best.
    Kill all passive mobs you see (bows good) to give a horse respawn chance.
    World creation has a much higher chance of horses than respawns, go explore wastes after resets.
    Jump on a horse and quickly type /horse info to get the stats without spending egg fee.
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  16. If you need help with a horses, I was known as the horse master on smp1 before my mall was destroyed, if you still need more help, come find me online and I can teach you everything I know :)
  17. I currently have 2 130+ speed horses that I use for breeding. I get pretty decent horses, but I can get better. (110 - 129% speed) I also have a friend who had a 140 speed horse in Single Player. :confused:
  18. Enlighten us senpai. =3
  19. EMC uses a custom a custom scale for horse speeds, so your friend's 140 likely isn't an EMC 140. :p