Here’s everything you need to know about How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft?
With the latest update in Minecraft, you can now tame and ride a horse. The method to doing this is quite simple and if you follow our step by step guide, you will have mastered the art of riding a horse in Minecraft very soon.
After all, horses are passive mobs and the perfect companion for you especially when you are planning to travel a long distance. They are easy to find and do not need lots of steps when taming. They are also easy to ride and control. And so, here are all the steps you need to follow in order to enjoy the benefit of riding a horse in Minecraft.
Where can you Find a Horse?
Before you can enjoy the experience of riding a horse or even taming it, you need to find horses and for that, you need to know where horses spawn. Wild horses in Minecraft usually spawn in plains and savannah biomes. They can sometimes even be found in villages or on Sunflower Plains.
Whether it’s baby horses or adult horses, they are all often found in a herd. Each herd has 2 to 6 horses usually of the same color but have different markings.
However, if you want to avoid the effort of finding a horse or somehow having trouble finding a wild horse, you can always use a cheat or a spawn egg to summon a horse.
How to Tame a Horse?
Now that you’ve found a wild horse, it’s time to tame it. To tame the horse, you do not need to necessarily feed it food. But you can try and feed it sugar, wheat, hay bales, apple, enchanted golden apples, and golden carrots to form a relationship with it that will probably help in making the taming process a bit easier. All you have to do is hold the food item in your hand and press use to feed the horse.
Remember even if you do not feed it, you must mount the horse to tame it. And every time you mount on it initially, it will buck you off. However, in the process of horse taming, you need to be determined as you must keep repeatedly mounting the horse again and again until it is tamed. This is the only way by which you can tame a horse.
You will know that the horse is now tamed after red hearts appear all around it and the horse stops bucking. So, this time when you will mount on the horse, it will not buck you off. Once you are sitting on the horse, you will be able to see its health bar instead of the hunger bar. But remember having tame horses is not enough for riding them.
How to Ride a Horse?
Just sitting on the horse is not enough to ride it. As you cannot control its movement until you put a saddle on the horse. However, you cannot craft saddles. You have to find a saddle by opening lots of chests you find around the world.
And if you have a saddle, you can either mount on the tamed horse or point towards it and open your inventory menu. Doing this will result in opening the horse’s inventory as well as your inventory. Here you can see all the things the horse is equipped with. Now, to make the horse wear the saddle, you will grab the saddle from the inventory and move it towards the left side of the horse’s picture exactly where there is an empty slot with the picture of the saddle.
If you have horse armor as well, you can equip the horse with the armor at the same time by dragging it from the inventory and placing it in the box where there is an outline of it. Once you have done this, you can return back into the game and see the horse wearing the saddle as well as the armor.
Finally, now, you can mount the tamed horse and ride it. You can control the direction of the horse while riding it by using the same controls that you use for yourself. Moreover, you can also have a look at yourself riding the horse by simply changing the camera’s angle.
Once you are done riding the horse, you can dismount it. You can also remove the saddle or armor by unequipping the horse the same way you had equipped it before.
Things to remember while riding a horse in Minecraft
While riding a horse, you must know that it can walk over flat lands easily. You can also ride a horse over blocks that are 1 block high.
But, you cannot ride it in water deeper than 1 block. Because as soon as you do this, the horse will not only throw you but will also start drowning. If you somehow do this and your horse in Minecraft is drowning, use a lead to get it out of the water so that you can ride it again.
Horses can also jump high up to 5.5 blocks. Minecraft horses also allow the rider to reach a maximum speed of 14.23 blocks per second which is way more than you can achieve without the horse.
What can you do with a chest in Minecraft?
If you have a chest, you cannot equip the horse with it even if you open the horse’s menu. This is because only a mule or donkey can make use of the chest. However, you cannot remove the chest from the donkey or mule. The only way to get it back is to kill the donkey or mule.