Two variants of the Minecraft horse mob are skeleton horses and zombie horses. Both are undead versions of the horse and share many similarities.
They do have some key differences, however, from the regular horse mob. This article will cover everything you need to know about Minecraft's zombie horses and skeleton horse mobs.
These are both variations of the horse mob. There are many similarities. They can be ridden in Minecraft at speeds that are much faster than running or walking. Although they are four-legged and can be found in the game, that is not the end of their similarities. They also have many differences.
They both have a base on hostile mobs but they are different: a zombie or a skeleton. The green zombie horse reflects the zombie aesthetic, while the white skeleton has only bones.
The skeleton horse can also be ridden without or with a saddle. Players can immediately ride a skeleton horse if they come across it. A saddle is required for a zombie horse.
In Minecraft, skeleton horses can naturally form. These horses can be created when a horse is struck with lightning within a specified distance from an active player. They can't be created by nature and must be summoned/spawned by the player.
The skeleton horse is also slightly faster than the zombie horse. This makes sense considering that zombies are notoriously slow. When killed, a skeleton horse will drop bone fragments and a little bit of XP. Zombie horses can also drop XP and a bit of rotten flesh.
The skeleton horse is born with a speed of 0.2 and a health score of 15. They also have jump strength of between 0.4-1.0. The skeleton horse is a horse and will retain the same stats as the original horse.