[Tips 2023] How To Tame A Horse In Minecraft?

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This tame a horse in Minecraft guide will detail the process of domesticating wild adult horses to be friends of you. Horses are wild things in the game, before you can add one as a mode of transportation or ride, you first need to tame a horse in Minecraft. Horses can be found in mobs, they usually roam in packs.

 This guide covers all the steps, like where to find a horse? Or how to tame a horse? And how to control a horse with a saddle? We have tried to cover all the things in the guide on how to tame a horse in Minecraft below, which has been updated in the Minecraft 1.18 update in Minecraft.

So let’s get started with the horse taming guide

How to Find a Horse in Minecraft?

Undoubtedly, there are thirty-five kinds of horses in Minecraft. They all are aesthetic. These all types are in the seven different colors: white, bay, black, buckskin, flaxen chestnut, dapple gray, and dark bay. And every horse will also be exhibited with five different marking types that can all be mixed.

They are mostly found in small groups of up to six horses in Minecraft. No doubt, horses are a passive mob, this thing makes them a perfect companion for the long distances traveled just because of their fast speed and ability to jump over the high ledges. Commonly, In order to find the horse, we can suggest that horses can be found in Biomes like the plains and Savannas. There is a list of all Biomes where the horses can be spawn:

  • Plains
  • Sunflower plains
  • Savanna
  • Savanna Plateau
  • Windswept Savanna
  • Villages

How to craft a saddle in Minecraft?

When you are going to tame a horse in minecraft first thing you will need, is a saddle. Without a saddle, you cannot tame a horse at all. You will never ride a horse anywhere without the saddle. This is a piece of bad news that, you cannot craft a saddle on your crafting table in Minecraft. You just need to find them out in Minecraft. So you can find the saddle by using two ways.

The first method is that you can find them in chests. These chests can be found in normal dungeons or Nether fortress. You can find saddles there and you can also add them to your inventory.

The second method is that you can find a saddle while fishing.

How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft?

One thing we must say is the key to taming a wild adult horse is only patience. Once you find a horse in Biome, here you need to first, approach the horse to tame it. Unlike other mobs (cats, parrots, wolves) in Minecraft, you do not need to feed the horses to tame them.

To tame a horse in Minecraft is so simple, now you need to approach that horse you want to tame now you just need to do in hop on the horse’s back, just climb on the horse, and mount it. You need to right-click on the horse to climb on, it’s totally depending on whether or not you are currently playing in the Java Edition.

Be aware, that you do not need any weapons because you don’t want to attack the horse accidentally, you just need to tame a horse in Minecraft that’s all it.

Tame A Horse In Minecraft
Tame A Horse In Minecraft

 Be careful, the horse can buck you off from its back within a couple of times at first. You just need to remain persistent, once the horse accepts you and the horse stops bucking you off, its means that the horse is tamed now in no time and ready to ride. If you tame the horse in your first attempt so you are lucky enough. This may also take some time and you may repeat the process.

When you succeed to tame a horse in Minecraft easily, as we all know that there will appear a red heart above the horse. It’s a symbol of taming. If you correctly do it, so you will be able to take anywhere to your tamed horse across the map.

How to Breed Horses in Minecraft?

Now the next step is to breed the horses. To breed the horses, you just need two Golden apples, two Golden carrots, and two enchanting Golden Apples. You will also need two adult horses to breed.

First of all, you need to tame both the horses by following the steps above. When these two horses come near to each other that means they have come into a love mood.

Tame A Horse In Minecraft
Tame A Horse In Minecraft

Finally, you need to feed both the adult horses, one-half of the food pairs of golden apples or enchanting golden apples, and golden carrots. After this, there will appear a red heart on the heads of adult horses. After a few seconds, this heart will disappear and a baby horse will be there in its place.

How to Ride a Horse in Minecraft?

At last, when you sit on the back of a tamed horse, and if you have a saddle, you can control it easily in Minecraft. You can get a saddle by pulling up your inventory and transferring it from you to the horse. After equipping the saddle on the horse, you have full control of where the horse roams.


Currently, the horses in the game are unique and special mobs just because they can be ridden after being tamed. This allows you to reach a maximum speed of 14.23 seconds which is much faster as compared to regular sprinting. They can also use for fast transportation. The horses can also jump up to a maximum of 5.5 blocks in the air. Taming a horse is an easy process and we hope so, our guide makes it easier.

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