On the wiki it says:

It is possible to jump over wooden fences while riding a horse.

However, will a wild horse also jump over a fence (1.5 blocks)? If so, what can I use instead to contain them?

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No, they won't. That jump can only be controlled by you once the horse is tamed by pressing the space button while riding it. But if you want to be 100% sure a horse won't leave any place you can still use a lead and tie the horse to a fence.

  • Actually, the leads seem to be bugged and despawn in certain conditions. The fences are fault-proof though, and additionally the horse is more than 1 block wide, so 1-wide gaps, doors, single fence gates and the likes are too narrow for horses to escape.
    – SF.
    Jul 29, 2013 at 0:16
  • I'm more interested in keeping a horse in a fenced area. I'd prefer to not use leads as it's somewhat of a zoo on a server so free-roam is preferred.
    – Batophobia
    Jul 29, 2013 at 0:38
  • @SF., once fixed leads won't despawn. But yeah, they are buggy right now.
    – Shoe
    Jul 29, 2013 at 0:40
  • @Batophobia, then fences are ok.
    – Shoe
    Jul 29, 2013 at 0:40

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