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I have been trying for several days to get my horse to go into the nether. I am playing survival vanilla Minecraft 1.14.4. At first, I thought maybe it wasn't possible to get a horse into the nether. But I did some research and found that as long as you are not riding the horse, it will go through the portal. This is a quote from the Official Minecraft Wiki on Horses:

It is impossible for a player to use a Nether portal while on a horse. It is possible however, to enter the portal on the horse and then dismount, sending the horse through the portal on its own, or use a lead to position the horse, then push it through the portal.

I tried both pushing the horse through the portal and dismounting from the horse in the portal multiple times but nothing seemed to work. I restarted the game and my computer and it still wouldn't work.

**I am able to go through the portal.

Here are some pictures of me dismounting from my horse while positioned in the portal:

Riding my horse into the portal: Riding My Horse Into The Portal

Dismounting from my horse by pressing left shift: Dismounting From My Horse

My horse not going through the portal: My Horse Not Going Through The Portal

I am curious if anyone else is experiencing this issue. Please let me know of any tips to get my horse into the nether.

  • Stupid question, but are you able to go through that portal? – MBraedley Jul 31 at 18:46
  • Yes, I am able to go through the portal. – Dermot McMillan Jul 31 at 18:48
  • Is this issue still present for you in the latest snapshot? I can't reproduce it anymore. – Fabian Röling Sep 28 at 8:51
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This seems to be a bug. I was able to reproduce it, but it only happens sometimes to me. I created a report here: https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-158146

As a workaround, try pushing the horse into the portal instead of dismounting inside the portal.

  • Hi Fabian thanks for the report, as I said in the original question, I already tried pushing the horse through the portal, which also didn't work. If you have any more tips please let me know. Thanks again. – Dermot McMillan Jul 31 at 20:23
  • No, I don't know any. Just trying a bunch of times to get it through worked for me. It only fails about every second time for me. – Fabian Röling Jul 31 at 20:25
  • Ok, thank you for the help. If anyone else knows a way to get it through please let me know. – Dermot McMillan Jul 31 at 20:27
  • There's always the command way: Go near the portal with your horse, /tag @e[type=horse,distance=..5] add teleportMe, then go through the portal without the horse, execute /tp @e[tag=teleportMe] @s and then /tag @e[tag=teleportMe] remove teleportMe. – Fabian Röling Jul 31 at 20:33
  • I have been trying not to use cheats in this survival world but if I don't get another response, and since this seems to be a bug, I may have to resort to that. – Dermot McMillan Jul 31 at 20:35

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