I have ridden this horse a lot and have stopped getting thrown off, but I never got any hearts. Even Golden Apples and Golden Carrots don't give me hearts like the Minecraft wiki says they will when fed to a tamed horse. Am I doing something wrong?

  • Are you playing Survival or Creative? If memory serves me, I don't think the hearts appear in Creative Mode. Jul 3, 2013 at 18:46
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    Also, do you have your particles turned on? If they're off (for instance, if you don't want to listen to rain), then you won't see the hearts.
    – MBraedley
    Jul 3, 2013 at 18:57
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    Definitely not a duplicate. Read the question carefully. Jul 3, 2013 at 23:56
  • I am playing in creative that's must be why. And I don't Have the rain going It lags my game but thanks. I'll try it in Survival. thank you. I really thank you. Jul 4, 2013 at 17:39

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Hearts may not appear if your particle count is set to none in the graphics settings. Set it to a higher setting and viola! hearts to your heart's content.

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    If that worked for you, I'd appreciate it if you checked it as the correct answer! It even gives you some reputation if you do so! Jul 6, 2013 at 2:33

If you can get on and ride a horse without being thrown off, you have almost certainly tamed it. The hearts may have appeared without you noticing, or may not have appeared due to a graphics issue. See if you can saddle this horse, and maybe try taming another.


Make sure in your video settings you don't have minimal particles. To make sure you don't miss the hearts, make sure all particles are on.


If your horse stops bucking you off but doesn't show the hearts, then I believe that you still tamed it, and it's just a display error.

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