What does it do?

Stables is a plugin that assists with Horse ownership, protection, and other horse related things. Vanilla has no ownership or tracking of horses, only if it has been broken or not. Stables changes this behavior.


  • To use COST based virtual stables, Vault is required. Free storage does not require any additional plugins.

Current Features

  • Protect Horses from configurable outside damages, including PVP, Enviromental (falling/lava) and Monsters
  • Adds recipes for Horse Armor (Barding), Name Tags and Saddles
    • Now has customizable recipes for these items!
  • Adds 'ownership' to horses so others cannot steal them - Use a name tag on a horse to claim it!
  • Store horses in virtual stables, and recover them!
  • Abilities for Admin/Staff to Remove Ownership
  • Sets a max amount of horses one player can own
  • Anyone with the stables.admin permission can use horses without permission
  • Allow a friend to ride a claimed horse
  • Lure a horse from the wild using an item (defaults Golden Carrot - Other suggestions would be Emeralds, Golden Apples)
  • Horse Spawning, including ZOMBIE and SKELETON horses!
  • Teleport, Summon and Locate your claimed Horses!
  • Allows staff to rename horses without changing ownership
  • UUID storage for databases -
    • Uses connections to '' and '' if UUID cannot be resolved on the server.

What's in store for new releases?

  • Horse Trading
  • (NPC) Races
  • Horse respawning No longer needed
  • Horse purchasing (from NPC)

Permissions & Commands

Please see our new Permissions & Config Page here.

How does it work?

Name a horse to claim it as your own. Hit it (as the owner) with a new Name Tag (un-renamed) to free it!

  • Apparently naming a horse is confusing to some people. To name a horse, you have to get a NAME TAG. Use the NAME TAG in an ANVIL and change it's name to what you want the horse to be called. Then USE (Right Click) The Horse with the NAMED NAME TAG to name it. This is a VANILLA MINECRAFT feature - it is not included with Stables. This action, however, is what will claim a horse with the Stables plugin.
  • You can also set the config to 'AutoOwn = true' - This will automatically claim a horse as soon as it is tamed!

Stables also prevents horses from being killed by players, mobs, environmental, or any combination of these. All options are 100% toggle-able through the config.

Virtual Stables

This feature can be disabled by the admins by setting the 'allowCommand' config option to false, and then just not creating any stable signs.

To create a stable, simply place a sign with [stables] as the first line. Stables will take over from there. If 'allowCommand' is disabled, you can ONLY use the Virtual Stables feature with a sign. Punch the sign, or type /stables store to store a horse. Please note: Storage does *NOT* save chests right now, nor will it save saddles. This is a known bug.

  • Please note: The stables does *NOT* save Horse Speed. This is a Minecraft/Bukkit shortfall, and will be addressed as soon as there is a way to do so.

The Config

Please see our new Permissions & Config Page here.


Stables makes several items craftable - specifically Saddles, Barding (Horse Armor) and Name Tags.

Diamond Horse Armor Gold Horse Armor Iron Horse Armor

Saddle Name Tag

Setting the config option for hard mode recipes will change all ingots/bars to blocks instead.


Upon the first run, a file called 'language.yml' will be generated. This will have all the phrases, in English. You may change the phrases to whatever you'd like, or any language you'd like.

Please note Version 1.8.9 will change the localization file, and some variables will be added to substitute things like numbers or names, as some languages may require different formats that don't have the name at the front, or back, or wherever it's placed in English.

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  • Avatar of raum raum Sep 28, 2015 at 00:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Update that should fix clearhorses is in. Also noticed that the person who made the Youtube video has decided to make it private, for whatever reason, so it's been removed.

    If anyone cares to make another, PM me with the link. :)


  • Avatar of Gweedo358 Gweedo358 Sep 27, 2015 at 16:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @raum: Go

    Thank you very much for the reply, I will be looking for your update soon.

  • Avatar of raum raum Sep 27, 2015 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @Gweedo358: Go

    Clear Horses is one of the ... older mechanics I wrote, and did not actually do any sort of database checking .. It only allowed for clearing an online player's horses and I hadn't gotten around to changing it.

    I will have it corrected in an update this weekend.

    Edit: 1.9.10 is still not ready for release - This will be fixed in the minor update of If you subscribe to file changes, you'll see as soon as it's uploaded. Otherwise, you'll have to just keep checking back until Bukkit approves it for download.

    Last edited Sep 27, 2015 by raum
  • Avatar of Gweedo358 Gweedo358 Sep 26, 2015 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a player that was banned with a lot of horses owned, the command of /stables clearhorses <player> gives an error of "the owner is unknown". The command of /stables listall <player> , gives me the proper list of horses the player owned. There is too many horses to find and remove from ownership of this player one at a time.

  • Avatar of raum raum Aug 31, 2015 at 01:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @darkvergus: Go Localization should take color codes just fine, using the same codes as Essentials.

    @vapaskeu: Go

    There isn't technically any distance limit at all. However if the chunk is unloaded - which occurs automatically in Minecraft when you move too far away from a spot - Stables sometimes has a hard time getting it loaded and summoning the horse from the previously unloaded location. v1.9.10 will address this, but it still may not be 100%.

  • Avatar of vapaskeu vapaskeu Aug 30, 2015 at 13:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, I'm struggling with the teleportation distance being much too small for my server - is it possible to extend it? I understand horses may die easier but it would be so much easier.

  • Avatar of darkvergus darkvergus Aug 24, 2015 at 12:15 UTC - 0 likes

    does the localization accept color codes?

  • Avatar of raum raum Aug 09, 2015 at 01:16 UTC - 1 like

    @Sikatsuu: Go

    The permission is only required if you have it disabled in the config. Set 'stable.useCommand' in the config to TRUE - then people can use the command '/stables store'.

    @GrimmIDGN: Go

    I haven't seen, nor heard anything about that. Is Stables giving any kind of message? Are you certain it's Stables? Have you tried disabling Stables and trying to mount? The only reason it would do something like that is if the event is being cancelled by something else, such as an anti-grief plugin.

  • Avatar of GrimmIDGN GrimmIDGN Aug 08, 2015 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Has anyone else experenced some untamed horses not being able to be mounted?

  • Avatar of Sikatsuu Sikatsuu Aug 02, 2015 at 19:48 UTC - 0 likes

    How can i allow my players to store them in virtual stores without a permission?


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