How To Tame And Ride A Horse In Minecraft?

How To Tame And Ride A Horse In Minecraft?

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As rightfully said, Minecraft is a game of endless possibilities. You can explore several biomes, come across strange creatures, find material, and set up your world.

You can explore and build up your world alone or join other players on a team adventure. Since Minecraft has a multiplayer option, you can share a map with your friends and family. You can set up your server or play with other players through a public server. In the case of the latter, here is a good list of Minecraft servers to play with players worldwide.

Back to the point, traveling across these vast lands can be tiresome. But worry not! You can have a reliable vehicle- a horse. The only catch is taming the horse before you can ride it.

Steps To Tame And Ride A Horse In Minecraft

Let’s learn how you can tame and ride a horse in Minecraft. Follow these step-wise directions, and you are good to go!

1. Find A Saddle

The first thing to do before riding or taming a horse is to find a saddle. You can only control the horse once it has the saddle on.

A saddle can not be crafted; it can only be found. You can search for a saddle spawned in the chests in dungeons, villages, jungle temples, or nether fortresses. Moreover, you can get it by fishing or trading with a leatherworker villager.

2. Search For A Horse

The next step is to find a horse. Horses can be found in several biomes, including plains, villages, savanna, and windswept savanna. You will find them spawned in groups of two to six; you can pick anyone.

Minecraft features seven breeds of horses: white, brown, black, gray, creamy, chestnut, and dark brown. With different markings, you get 35 variants of horses in Minecraft to choose from.

Remember that these variations are just in appearance and do not impact their characteristics.

3. Tame The Horse

Now comes the main task- taming the horse. There are two ways to tame a horse: approach it repeatedly or feed it some food.

Click on the horse to mount it. Don’t dread it when it pushes you off; try again. After a few tries, the horse will be tamed and let you mount it. At this point, hearts will appear on its head, indicating that the horse is now your tamed companion.

The horses are tamed as per their temper level, which is assigned randomly from 0-99. Once the temper reaches the maximum, your horse is tamed.

Another way to increase the temper is to feed horse food, like sugar, apple, carrot, or wheat.

Note: golden apples or golden carrots activate breeding, so do not feed them unless you want a family for your friend.

4. Put The Saddle On The Horse

Right-click on the horse while holding the saddle in your hand to put it on the horse. Or, get on to the horse and open your inventory (by pressing the key ‘I’). From the inventory, drag the saddle on its outline on the horse.

5. Ride The Horse

Now that the horse is tamed and saddled, you can ride it. Right-click the horse to mount it. Use the forward and backward keys to move the horse and the left and right keys to steer. You can even make it jump by clicking and holding the spacebar. Use the ‘sneak’ (usually the left shift) key to dismount the horse.

Wrapping Up!

You now know how to tame and ride a horse in Minecraft. Now if you need to travel long distances on the map, you can ride a horse instead of going on foot. When not riding it, tie your horse with a lead to a fence.