There is no greater comfort than having a dependable steed by your side when you’re out by yourself, exploring the world, and far from whatever small home you’ve built for yourself in Minecraft. Nothing says experienced adventurer like a seasoned horse companion. While you can mount any horse you come across in the game, in order to unlock some special abilities and truly claim it as your own, you must tame a wild horse. Contents.
Here’s our guide to taming horses in Minecraft and using them in your explorations.
To get your horses in the mood to breed, you have to feed them some special treats: Either Golden Apples or Golden Carrots. You can find Golden Apples inside of treasure chests all across the Overworld and Nether, but you can also craft them.
Introduction: How to Ride a Horse in Minecraft
Since I enjoy riding horses in video games, I had to try it when I learned that you could do so in Minecraft. The topic of how to (tame and) ride a horse in Minecraft is covered in some detail in my instructable about the game’s animals and mobs.
Step 1: What You Need
All you need is a saddle to ride a horse. Sadly, you cannot make a saddle; you must purchase one. You can find them occasionally in chests around the world.
Horses (but not donkeys or mules) are the only animals that can wear armor. This also can only be found, not crafted.
A chest can be attached to a donkey or mule so that it can hold supplies for you; a horse cannot have a chest added to it.
Step 2: Taming
You must tame a horse before you can ride it.
To tame it, click on the Horse as if you were using an item while not holding one. The Horse will most likely buck you off. The Horse can be tamed by feeding it apples, wheat, golden apples, golden carrots, wheat, or a hay bale, but you must keep doing this until hearts start to appear.
Now your Horse is tamed.
Step 3: Riding Your Horse
Once tamed, your horse won’t buck you off anymore, but before you can steer it in the direction you want, you’ll need to put a saddle on it.
Either mount the horse or point in its direction while displaying your inventory menu. This will open up your inventory and the Horses menu. Where the saddle’s outline is visible, raise the saddle. Now you can ride.
Optionally, put armor on your Horse. It goes right below where you put the saddle.
If the water is deeper than one block, you cannot ride. If you do, you’ll be thrown off the horse, which will then begin to drown. Use a lead to pull your horse out of the water if you do this so you can ride it again.
A horse can traverse flat ground and one-block-high blocks. Although I’ve read online that they can jump far, I’ve only been able to train mine to jump a couple of blocks. You must do this by holding down the space bar until the top of the blue action bar, which is located above your items (see). Then let go and your horse will jump. Dont forget to go forward at the same time.
Step 4: Chests
Only a donkey or a mule can be equipped with a chest. Just use it on the donkey or mule as you would any other item to equip it.
The chest of the donkey or mule cannot be recovered, unlike saddles and horse armor. The Donkey must be killed in order to obtain it.
Step 5: More Minecraft
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It responded to my click by standing up on its hind legs and uttering “hmmmm.”
Thank you so much for this information. I’m a novice and a simpleton.
How to make saddle
You cannot make a saddle. You can only find one. You’ll have to look through chests in dungeons, towns, temples in the desert, etc.
They wont start drowning, they will swim. You might have to help them cross the water so you can board again. Not all horses are equal; some can run faster but can only jump a block and a half high; perhaps you were in a previous version of minecraft. Some people move more slowly but can jump three blocks (possibly four, but I haven’t seen or found one). Finding a horse that can jump three blocks but travels at a steady pace is something I would advise. will save you a ton of time because you frequently have to make a detour on foot or climb over two high blocks With a swift horse, you will encounter the same issue but can move more quickly. Am I rambling? I dont care anyway, lol. You’ll discover that there are many times when you can simply jump over three high blocks to save time instead of having to go around or build over. Oh, I almost forgot—some horses are significantly weaker than others. Some have 5 hearts, while others have 15+ hearts. Although you move more slowly the more hearts the horse has. Although I’m not sure if this is the norm, in my experience it has I stay between 10 and 12 hearts because they help you move quickly and have the ability to jump three blocks. You can find a horse with a great color, but he only has 5 hearts, moves extremely slowly, and can only jump a maximum of two blocks. Sorry, I can’t stop clicking the keyboard keys, but that’s enough rambling for one comment!
I once owned a horse that could jump four or five blocks.
Seriously, I have a typing problem!
Oh, and getting a horse will help you save food because you won’t have to run and eat with your drumsticks. This doesn’t mean you won’t lose weight because you already do when you’re at normal and above-average activity levels. You can now save the delicious steaks you spent 20 minutes gathering!
If you don’t already, I would STRONGLY recommend using shaders. Depending on how good your computer/laptop. I run Sildurs shaders (Medium). Although I have a fairly powerful PC, there are other, lighter (as in less taxing) shaders. You can easily install shaders by searching for instructions on YouTube or in your browser.
I have not used shaders. Ill have to try them sometime :).
Yeah, I need to throw away my keyboard. Seriously, after all this typing, I feel like I could write a detailed description of my home and the area around it!
(I was going to complain that this instructable was too simple, but then I remembered that I have been playing for four years.)
I recently read an article about Minecraft (and its philosophical communion with “block play,” popular in Scandinavia) and it made me really curious about minecraft, what it is, etc. You seem to be becoming quite the expert in minecraft these days! Would you suggest any “starter” materials to someone who wanted to play for the first time?
By the way, this was the article from The New Yorker: newyorker. com/culture/culture-desk/cover-story-playdate.
Oh! Found it. You already wrote a great intro 🙂
Im on top of things!
Minecraft: how to tame a horse – (minecraft horse)
How do you lure a horse in Minecraft?
Horses in Minecraft consume hay bales, sugar, wheat, apples, golden carrots, and apples. And most food here can be farmed automatically. Any of the food listed above can be used to entice the horses, causing them to follow you wherever you go. Alternately, you can feed them to any two domesticated horses, and they will begin mating and produce a foal.
What food attracts horses in Minecraft?
Put some feed in the bucket: Regardless of the method you choose, when beginning training, use a sweet feed to motivate your horse because it is much better than the pasture. If molasses sweet feed is unavailable where you live, simply top the feed with regular sugar.
How do you attract horses?
Though you can’t just right-click an animal’s tag to name it. That would be too easy. Get yourself an anvil and some XP first, then rename the name tag in the anvil to what you want it to apply after. Only after that can you right-click the tag on the creature you want to name.