Horses was added to Minecraft in the 1.6 updates of Minecraft. It is a passive mob, a type of animal in Minecraft. that you can ride once you tamed it. Upon death, a Horse can drop up to 2 Leather and up to 5 Leather with Looting III. Horses can have 7 different colors: white, buckskin, flaxen chestnut, bay, black, dapple gray, and dark bay. Horses also has 1 in 5 marking patterns: no markings, stockings and blaze, paint, snowflake appaloosa, and sooty.

Horse Herd Minecraft
Horse is a passive mob that spawns in a herd in plains and savanna biomes

A horse can be tamed by players. The main usage of taming a horse is to ride it to travel fast over a long distance on the map. Players can move faster and jump higher if they know how to ride a horse in Minecraft. Some horses can jump over 5 blocks while players can only jump over 1 block.

Where to find Horse in Minecraft

You can find Horses in Minecraft on plains and savannas in herds of 2–6. All Horses in the same herb will have the same color. 20% of the herb will be foals.

You can also find Horses in Villages with stables and animal pens.

How to ride a Horse in Minecraft

In order to ride a Horse in Minecraft, you need to get a Saddle.

Saddle Minecraft
You can find a Saddle in Dungeon chests and Desert Temple chests

A Saddle cannot be crafted with a crafting table or in the furnace. You can only find it in chests around the world, mostly in Dungeon and Desert temple. You also have a 0.8 chance of getting a Saddle from fishing. Some mobs such as a ravager or a strider ridden by a zombified piglin will drop a Saddle upon death.

How to ride a horse in Minecraft step by step:

  • Step 1: Find a Horse in plains and savanna biomes. They are common mobs so they should be very easy to find.
Horse In Minecraft
You can find a horse in plains and savanna biomes
  • Step 2: To tame a Horse, choose an empty slot in the hot bar and then right-clicking to mount a Horse. The Horse will buck you off. Keep doing that until you can mount it. You can also feed the Horse to tame it. It should take a couple of minutes at most to tame it, depending on your luck.
How To Ride A Horse In Minecraft
Tame a Horse by keep mounting it until it is tamed
  • Step 3: Once the Horse is tamed, you can put a Saddle on it. Just hold a Saddle in your hand and right-clicking the Horse.
Saddle Horse Minecraft
Put a Saddle on a Horse
  • Step 4: Now you can ride the Horse by right-clicking it. Move the Horse using the same control when you are running.
Ride Horse Minecraft
You can move the Horse using the usual control buttons
  • Step 5: How to get off a Horse? Just use your sneak key, which is the Left Shift key in the Minecraft Java Edition.

What button do you press to ride a horse in Minecraft?

On PC, you right-click the horse to ride it. On mobile, move your pointer at the horse and then press the Mount button.

How do you make a horse saddle in Minecraft?

You can't make a Horse Saddle in Minecraft. You can only find a horse saddle in chests, most commonly in Dungeon or Desert temple. You can also get by killing certain mobs or go fishing.

How to ride a horse without a Saddle in Minecraft?

You can ride a horse in Minecraft without a Saddle in Minecraft by right-clicking it, but you won't be able to control it.

How to ride a skeleton horse in Minecraft?

In Java Edition, you can tame and ride a skeleton horse in Minecraft after you kill its rider. Just keep riding it until it is tamed. You still need a Saddle to control the horse.

In Minecraft Bedrock Edition, you cannot ride a skeleton horse.

How To Ride A Skeleton Horse In Minecraft
You can only ride a skeleton horse in Minecraft after killing its rider.

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What happen when you ride a Horse in Minecraft

These are some notices when you are riding a horse in Minecraft.

  • Your hunger bar will be replaced with the Health of the Horse.
  • Players can use any item while riding on a Horse, including attack, opening doors, crafting, throwing potions,...
How To Ride A Horse In Minecraft
You can freely use any items while riding a Horse in Minecraft.
  • A ridden horse will automatically run any one block high slope. You can hold the jump button to make the Horse jump higher. Horses do take fall damage when falling from heights just like players.
  • Horses can go 2 blocks deep in water. If the water is deeper, players will automatically dismount from the horse.
Horse Water Minecraft
You can ride a horse in 2 blocks deep water.
  • A player riding a horse can fit through a 2.75 block height space. If the height is lower, the player might risk suffocating.
  • The maximum traveling speed of a Horse can be varied from 4.74 blocks/second and 14.23 blocks/second. They move backward very slowly. The speed of a Horse can be affected by potions.
  • Players cannot use the Nether Portal while riding a Horse. However, they can just dismount or send the Horse through the portal separately.

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