How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft

Although undeniably interesting, exploring faraway worlds in Minecraft can also get quite lonely when you’re going out by yourself. For that reason, it’s no wonder you sometimes wish to have a majestic companion such as a trusted horse accompanying you on your adventures.

To that end, here is a detailed guide that will help you locate, tame, and even ride your own horse in Minecraft:

Step 1: How to find a horse

If you wish to tame a horse in Minecraft, you must first find one somewhere in the world. To achieve this, look through plains and savannahs, as these biomes are usually where they spawn.

Keep in mind that horses tend to come in a number of different colors, as well as special markings. This means that if you are currently on the lookout for a specific sort of horse, you’ll most likely spend a longer time hunting for the ideal one.

In case you don’t really want to spend your time looking for horses, you always have the option of stealing one from a stable situated in a village instead.

Step 2: Taming your horse

The process of taming is incredibly easy – all you really have to do is mount your horse, and then keep attempting to mount it before the horse finally likes you. Remember that you can press Use to mount your chosen horse, although you will undoubtedly need to have an empty hand while attempting this.

It’s also important to note that the horse will usually kick you off during your first attempt. However, you need to be persistent, and keep attempting to mount the horse over and over again, even when you end up getting kicked off. After a while, your horse will give you permission to sit on it for longer periods, eventually showing a cluster of red hearts once it’s finally tamed.

If you wish, you could also choose to feed your horse with apples or wheat, for instance, in order to tame it a bit more quickly and easily.

Step 3: Saddling your horse

After you’ve successfully tamed your own horse, you could then sit on it with no issues. However, you still won’t have the option to control the horse’s movements. For that to happen, you’ll need to own a saddle.

Unfortunately, you can’t craft saddles, but you will have the opportunity to find them in close villages or by rummaging through some chests.

Once you’ve located a saddle, you can then saddle your horse by mounting it, and after opening your inventory to equip your horse with the found saddle.

Step 4: Riding your horse

Now, you can finally ride your tamed horse, simply by using the same controls to move it around as you would to walk yourself.

Remember that horses have the ability to jump quite high, and their jumps can even be charged by simply holding down the jump button.

Bear in mind that you also have the ability to equip your horse with its own armor, in order to protect it from any ill-wishing enemies.

And that’s it! With just a couple of simple steps, you can first tame and then ride your own horse in Minecraft, and open up a whole new world of possibilities.