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I am trying to testfor a donkey in Minecraft, but if I do \

/testfor @e[type=EntityHorse] {Type:2}

then it won't work. The only way I can think of doing it is testing if the donkey has anything in its chest inventory, but I don't want the player to be able to assess the chest on the donkey, so would there be any way to maybe have a locked chest on a donkey? Also, how would I testfor if the donkey was being ridden by a player?

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To "lock" the inventory, you could summon a mule with a saddle: /summon EntityHorse ~ ~ ~ {Type:2,Tame:0,SaddleItem:{id:329},ChestedHorse:1}. Summoning a horse that is not tame and giving it a saddle will make it rideable, with an inaccessable inventory. Also, testing for a mule will work using the /testfor @e[type=EntityHorse] {Type:2} syntax, so you may simply have an issue with your setup. I hope this helps!

  • Hey, sorry it took me forever to get back to you on this. My setup must have been wrong, as now it works perfectly.... Unfortunately, I forgot what I was going to use it for :/ I'll find a use for it though. Also, would you perhaps know anyway to test for a player riding on a horse/donkey? Testing for mobs with the Riding tag doesn't seem to work, so I doubt there would be a way to testfor a player with the Riding tag (Do players even get "Riding" tags?). – thezi3 Jan 22 '16 at 14:33
  • @thezi3 I'm not 100% sure, but I think /execute @a ~ ~ ~ testfor @p {Riding:{id:EntityHorse}} should work for the nearest player in 1.8+. I haven't been able to test this yet. If not, a slightly less reliable method could be used, testing for the player's height instead: /execute @a ~ ~ ~ execute @p[y=(the ground level of your world + about 2),dx=0,dy=0,dz=0] ~ ~ ~ testfor @p. For example, I could use /execute @a ~ ~ ~ execute @p[y=64,dx=0,dy=0,dz=0] ~ ~ ~ testfor @p if the ground level was 62. – Carcass Jan 28 '16 at 23:09

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