How To Tame A Horse In Minecraft (And Ride It)

In this tutorial, we will show you how to tame a horse in Minecraft.

We also show you how to ride a horse and give you some fun facts about horses in the world of Minecraft.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Ride Horses

  • Horse
  • Saddle

Steps To Tame And Ride A Horse

1. Find A Horse

How To Tame A Horse In Minecraft

First, you have to find a horse. They are commonly found in the Plains biome of Minecraft. If you can’t find one, you can summon a horse or use a horse spawn egg.

2. Tame The Horse

Once you’ve found a horse, you can tame it by riding it repeatedly. Ride a horse with:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition – Right-click on the horse.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Move the pointer over the horse and press the Ride button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: Press the LT Button
  • PS3, PS4: Press L2 Button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press the ZL Button

The horse will push you repeatedly, so you will have to keep trying to ride it. The time it takes to tame a horse in Minecraft varies: sometimes you have to ride it several times, sometimes you only have to ride it once.

When the horse is finally tamed, you will notice that hearts appear around it and it will no longer confuse you.

How To Tame A Horse In Minecraft

You will also notice that although you can sit on the horse, you cannot ride it. To do this, we need to attach a saddle to the horse.

3. Put Saddle On The Horse

How To Tame A Horse In Minecraft

Mount the horse first, then select a saddle from your quick access bar using:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: Press ‘E’ to access the inventory.
  • Pocket Edition (PE) – Tap the 3-dot button to access your inventory, then tap the saddle button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One – Press the Y button to open your inventory.
  • PS3, PS4: Press the triangle button to open your inventory.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press the X button to access your inventory.

Drag the saddle from the Inventory section to the saddle box to the left of the horse image. You can also drag the horse harness up. The image of the horse needs to be updated to show a horse with a saddle.

Go back to the game and you will notice that your horse is now wearing a saddle.

4. Ride The Horse

How To Tame A Horse In Minecraft

Now let’s learn how to ride a horse in Minecraft! First, we need to mount the horse with the following controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition – Right-click on the horse.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Move the pointer over the horse and press the Ride button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: Press the LT Button
  • PS3, PS4: Press L2 Button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press the ZL Button

Once on the tamed horse, you can control it using the same controls you would use to move your character. You can change the camera view if you want to see yourself riding a horse and you can jump up and down with the horse.

To get off the horse, the controls are:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: Press the left Shift key.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Press the center button twice.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: Press the right stick (RS).
  • PS3, PS4: Press the right stick (RS).
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press the right stick (RS).

And that’s how you tame and ride horses in Minecraft!


FAQ’s

1. How long does it take to tame a horse in Minecraft?

The time it takes to tame a horse varies from horse to horse. The player must continuously ride the horse until it stops pushing and red hearts appear.

2. What food do you need to tame a horse in Minecraft?

You don’t need food to tame a horse in Minecraft. However, you can speed up the time it takes to tame a horse by feeding it sugar, wheat, apples, golden carrots, or golden apples.

3. How do you feed a tamed horse?

You can feed a tame horse by selecting the feed in your quick access bar and using the following in-game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition – Right-click on the horse.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Move the pointer over the horse and press the power button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: Press the LT Button
  • PS3, PS4: Press L2 Button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press the ZL Button

Horses should only be fed if it has an effect, just like other animals.

4. What animals can you ride in Minecraft?

You can ride horses, mules, donkeys, llamas, and pigs in Minecraft. Keep in mind, however, that you cannot control its movement with a flame.

5. What is the fastest way to tame a horse in Minecraft?

You will tame a horse by repeatedly trying to mount the horse and getting bucked off. The game control to tame the horse depends on the version of Minecraft: For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right-click on the horse. For Pocket Edition (PE), you move your pointer over the horse and press the Mount button.

6. How long does it take to tame a horse in Minecraft?

Feed two nearby horses golden apples or golden carrots. They will approach each other, and a small foal will appear. The foal cannot be tamed until it grows up, which takes about twenty minutes. You can speed up the growth by feeding it non-golden food.

7. What can you do with a horse in Minecraft?

Minecraft horses can also climb hills, jump fences, and even swim in shallow water ā€“ making your pony pal the best mode of transport to explore. Once tamed, you’ll be able to equip your Minecraft horse with the armor and a saddle.

8. Do you have to feed horses in Minecraft?

Unlike other mobs you can tame in the game, horses are tamed not by feeding but by getting on and off repeatedly. However, feeding a horse can keep it near and make it easier to tame it.

9. How do you tame a horse in Minecraft Education Edition?

Now they will need to tame their horse. To do this, feed all 64 wheat to the horse by holding the wheat and right-clicking the horse. You will know the horse is tame when hearts come out of it and it lets you ride it. To put a saddle on your horse, first, you must mount the horse and push ā€œeā€ to open your inventory.

10. How many apples does it take to tame a horse?

Find some apple trees in the game and get about 16 apples from them. Step 2. You should find the horse you want to tame. Once you have done that, go up to it and right-click on it until your inventory is empty of all those apples you have previously gathered.

11. How do you get the perfect horse in Minecraft?

The optimal breeding scheme is that you start with two-parent horses and breed them, and if the foal is stronger than the weakest parent horse, replace the weakest parent horse with the foal. Each time a foal is produced counts as “1” breeding attempt, regardless of whether it replaces a parent or is discarded.


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