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Minecraft: How To Ride A Horse

Here is everything you need to know to ride a horse in Minecraft. Learn to tame the horse, where to find the saddle, and put it on the horse.

In the world of Minecraft, you will come across many animals. Each has its own specific use. One of the animals available in this game is the Horse. Similar to the real world, you can ride a horse to cover distance quickly. In this article, we will tell you how to ride a horse in Minecraft.

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How to Ride a Horse in Minecraft

Tame a Horse in Minecraft
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You will have to carry out several steps in order to mount a steed.

Find a Horse

Horses can be usually found grazing in the Plains or the Savanna zones. You can tame and ride any of these horses in Minecraft.

Tame the Horse

In order to tame a horse, you will have to approach it and mount it. Make sure you are not holding any items in your hand. The horse will buck you off a couple of times but keep mounting and you will see red hearts. This means that the horse is tamed. You can also feed the horse with Apples, Bread, Hay, Golden Apples, Golden Carrots, Sugar, and Wheat.

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To mount a horse:

  • Right-Click or Tap on it if you’re on a PC
  • L2 if you’re on a PS
  • LT if you’re on an Xbox
  • ZL if you’re on a Wii U or Nintendo Switch

Put on a Saddle

Horse Saddle to ride in Minecraft
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You can only sit on a tamed horse but not ride it. With a saddle, you can control its movements and ride anywhere. You cannot craft a saddle in Minecraft. Saddles are obtainable through chests in Nether Fortress, Desert Temples, Dungeons, etc.

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Ride the Horse in Minecraft

Mount the tamed horse with a saddle in your inventory. Once mounted, open your inventory and select the saddle. Drag and drop it in the saddle slot on the horse’s inventory. Now, you can control the horse’s movements. You can move around using the same controls you use while on your feet.

To open the inventory while you’re on a horse:

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  • E if you’re on a PC
  • Triangle Button if you’re on a PS
  • Y Button if you’re on an Xbox
  • X Button if you’re on a Wii U or Nintendo Switch

You can also put on horse armor and increase its defense. Avoid riding in water that’s deeper than 1 block or the horse will buck you off and start drowning. Build a fence around your tamed horse to keep it around.

We hope our article on how to ride a horse in Minecraft was helpful. You can find more useful guides like How to find a Cat or How to Build a Fireplace in our Minecraft Guides section