The 1.6 update for Minecraft comes out today. As its name indicates, the “Horse Update” introduces horses, horse armor, donkeys, mules and other items like leads, carpets, blocks of coals, name tags and so on and so forth. Additionally, the Horse Update should fix various bugs.
It’s worth pointing out that this version of Minecraft requires you to download a new game launcher. The game launcher, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, can be found on the Minecraft website.
For a full list of pre-release notes follow the source link below.