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IMPORTANT: Spigot Builds > #1521 currently have a bug which corrupts PortableHorses! Do *NOT* Use this plugin with spigot > build #1521

Portable Horses allows for players to store their steeds in their inventory. By removing the saddle from a horse or donkey, the animal will vanish, safely stored inside the saddle itself. by clicking the saddle on the ground again, the horse will respawn ready to ride exactly as you left it.

You could even store a donkey in a saddle in a donkey in a saddle (donkey-ception?)

NOTE: This plugin requires ProtocolLib


  • Pickup/Spawn your horse anytime / anywhere just by saddling it.
  • Option to store (or drop) Horses armor, and donkey's inventory.
  • Horse details are displayed on the saddle's lore for easy identification.
  • NO DATABASE - All data is stored in the saddle. There is no database or flatfile to worry about.
  • Can optionally require a special 'portable horse' saddle in order to function. Normal saddles will work as they used to.


Pour les utilisateur Français de ce plugin Voila une Video de "Miodo" (V 1.6.2)

Para los usuarios que hablan Español, aquí hay un tutorial por FeerBreezy.

Для русскоязычных пользователей видео от Rissman


All commands are under the main /portablehorses or /ph command

  • /portablehorses reloadconfig - reloads the config file.


  • portablehorses.saddle: allows players to save a horse to a saddle.
  • portablehorses.unsaddle: allows players to remove a saddle (picking up the horse).
  • portablehorses.spawn: allows players to spawn their horses
  • portablehorses.admin: allows the 'reloadconfig' command.


A fully commented config.yml can be found here

Source Code & Development Builds

Source code is available on Github

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.

Portable Horses Development Builds

Auto Updater

This plugin has a built-in auto-updater, which connects to BukkitDev to check for updates. If you, for some reason, wish to disable this process, you can do so by setting 'auto-update' to 'false' or 'notify-only' in the plugins' settings file.

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  • Avatar of FireBreath15 FireBreath15 Jan 28, 2015 at 15:16 UTC - 0 likes

    It's about time a 1.8 version is released. But no, it's no where to be found...

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  • Avatar of LordDWT LordDWT Jan 24, 2015 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes


    Where does your information come from?

  • Avatar of RulingKyle1496 RulingKyle1496 Jan 24, 2015 at 18:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @switorik: Go

    Just came out with a update yesterday fixing all of those issues. The plugin should be working great now! :)

    Last edited Jan 24, 2015 by RulingKyle1496

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  • Avatar of switorik switorik Jan 12, 2015 at 14:25 UTC - 1 like

    @Redstonneur66: Go

    This version does work on spigot 1.8. However it does not do everything that portable horses did. For example, you can not currently remove the saddle once you place it on the horse. When you right click, no matter where you click, it will place the horse, sometimes suffocating it to death. So you have to make sure its not equipped when opening a chest/door. Also you can not store tamed zombie/skeleton horses. As that last one isn't a huge issue, we use those horses as prize horses and it is now difficult to maneuver them.

    edit: v.6 Most of the bugs were fixed. You still spawn it no matter where you right click. The dev seems to be active so I support this plugin.

    Last edited Jan 25, 2015 by switorik
  • Avatar of Redstonneur66 Redstonneur66 Jan 05, 2015 at 17:22 UTC - 0 likes

    A 1.8 spigot version exist but cost 5,00 USD: horsestore 1.8 spigot Quote: "Inspired by the plugin Portable Horses this plugin offers a hassle free way to move around your horses!"

    Ps: Sorry for my english, I'm french. :p

  • Avatar of metalhedd metalhedd Jan 02, 2015 at 22:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @LordKainzo: Go

    I never said anything about 'code laws' or accused spigot of breaking any law. They *DID* however use a technicality to 'bypass' the DMCA takedown, I find this to be morally questionable. I also am not comfortable with the lack of source code availability.

    HOWEVER, you should note that PortableHorses stopped working in 1.7, it's got nothing to do with the DMCA or my opinions of the spigot team. Spigot added code (which was not present in craftbukkit) which broke portable horses. I tried working around it, and I failed, hence, portablehorses does not work with spigot, and will remain that way until someone (other than me) contributes a fix. (remember, this is legit open source. It's on github, anyone can fix the issue, nobody has.)


  • Avatar of LordKainzo LordKainzo Jan 02, 2015 at 09:18 UTC - 1 like

    Really sad that this isnt working with Spigot.

    Metalhedd, might want to check your code laws. What they are doing is completely legal. How they release, how it's built is completely within the laws and is in no violation.

  • Avatar of Layania Layania Dec 25, 2014 at 10:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @metalhedd: Go

    okay, thank you for clarification.

  • Avatar of metalhedd metalhedd Dec 12, 2014 at 19:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Layania: Go

    I never said it was a spigot 1.8 issue... Its a spigot 1.7 issue. Go back through the comment history, this bug was reported long before 1.8 and is only a problem with spigot. The 'craftbukkit' distributed by spigot has the same modifications that break portable horses... Of course a plugin LIKE this is still possible.. But it wouldn't be backwards compatible with portable horses, and I have no interest in working around what I consider to be a bad design decision on behalf of the spigot team. I also do not approve of spigots attempts to circumvent the DMCA and will not develop against those versions.

  • Avatar of Layania Layania Dec 11, 2014 at 18:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I think is not a spigot 1.8 problem (same problem in bukkit or craftbukkit)
    this type of plugin is possible, someone sell one on spigot forum :(
    I think Metalheed is tired to use craft, bukkit or spigot and want see some news
    with sponge.

    Thanks to maintain this some time and good programming, mister metalhedd :)

    Last edited Dec 11, 2014 by Layania


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