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
  • 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
  • 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 Oct 17, 2014 at 21:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @superkingryan: Go

    There is currently no way to do this - There is plans for it, however this whole Bukkit debacle and 95% of the Bukkit crew leaving, production is exceedingly slow.


  • Avatar of superkingryan superkingryan Oct 14, 2014 at 23:19 UTC - 0 likes

    I absolutely love the idea of this mod, but is there a way to make it compatible with other mobs, that perhaps come from mods? Like Aether II moas?

  • Avatar of madtomic madtomic Sep 20, 2014 at 06:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes, hold inventory like donkey.

  • Avatar of spathizilla spathizilla Sep 04, 2014 at 23:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you make it so people cannot unleash a protected horse unless they are allowed to ride the horse. If not, any chance of a github link so I can do it?

  • Avatar of raum raum Sep 01, 2014 at 00:11 UTC - 0 likes

    There's also been a new version waiting approval since the 26th .. I imagine this Mojang/Bukkit swapover is causing delays.

  • Avatar of raum raum Sep 01, 2014 at 00:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @madtomic: Go

    It will run on all versions of Bukkit that support UUIDs. BukkitDev just limits the number of versions you can say it supports.

    What do you mean, regarding horse inventory? Allowing horses to hold items like donkeys?

    Last edited Sep 01, 2014 by raum
  • Avatar of madtomic madtomic Aug 31, 2014 at 13:47 UTC - 0 likes

    plan to update to cb1.7.9-r0.2 build? how about adding inventory to horse?

    Last edited Aug 31, 2014 by madtomic
  • Avatar of TheRandomKat TheRandomKat Aug 25, 2014 at 12:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @raum: Go

    I have got the ClearLag plugin but I have had it ever since the server started almost 5 months ago, I have recently installed PetSecure, will that effect the horses in anyway?

    Last edited Aug 25, 2014 by TheRandomKat
  • Avatar of raum raum Aug 25, 2014 at 00:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheRandomKat: Go

    That's nothing that Stables would be causing, but I can try to help you figure out what is causing it. Named mobs - even without Stables - don't despawn on their own .. one of your other settings or plugins is doing it. Most frequently I see this occuring when someone adds a plugin like 'No Lag' - something that clears entities or items off the ground. Have you recently installed something like this?

  • Avatar of TheRandomKat TheRandomKat Aug 24, 2014 at 22:16 UTC - 0 likes

    On my server recently horses have been de-spawning when I leave them even though they're tamed and named, but only on an island that is far away from everything else. Could someone help me fix this? I've never had this issue before and t doesn't happen near spawn.


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