Just to state this, we don’t know when 1.6 is coming out, so… if you go around blowing up a town and its not for another 3 weeks people will be aggravated / upset. Lets try to wait till we know for sure when its coming out ;D
And finally, Minecraft 1.6 – the “Horse Update”, will be released next week! The update has leads, carpets, hard clay, donkeys, mules, and of course horses! This update requires a new Minecraft launcher to load. We’ll post more info about that here and on Mojang.com when it’s ready.
They should do a pre-release today and release later this week.