How to tame a horse in Minecraft 2022

On July 1, 2013 the company Mojang released an major update for version 1.6.1 (or 1.6) on the Java edition for Minecraft that was called you guess it “Horse Update”.

Horses in Minecraft represent real life animal experience and give you the exclusive option to tame them and ride them.

The new update in Minecraft not only lets you to tame a horse in Minecraft, but also to equip it with a saddle and special armors, which are made only for your horse in Minecraft.

What’s more fun in this update is that not only you can tame a horse in Minecraft, but also experience the process of feeding a horse, with the food suitable for this mob.

Where can I find horses in Minecraft?

If you are wondering how you can find a horse in Minecraft and tame it, you came to the right place.

The most common places to find horses in Minecraft are:

  • The Plains Biome
  • The Savannas Biome

While you may be wondering how do horses spawn in 2 biomes, but can be found anywhere around the world, you are probably losing a chance to tame one.

When horses spawn in one of the above mentioned biomes, you can find them spawning in small herds, which vary from 2 to 6.

Usually you can also see them wandering in mountains, beaches and sometimes forests but chance of finding one there is not as high as in the plains biome.

There are four type color of horses in Minecraft that you can tame and have.

  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Gray

And fifth and most common type of horses in Minecraft is the mixed horse. This type of horse consists a mix of 2 colors, which makes your Minecraft horse look better.

Along with horses, you can also find their similar types, which are donkeys and mules.

How to tame a horse in Minecraft?

Great job you have found the horse you want and it’s time to tame it.

So how can I tame a horse in Minecraft?

The process of taming a horse is not that hard, but you will have to be patient and consistent.

It may take more than 2 minutes and 1 stack of ingredients, in order to tame a horse in Minecraft.

They may be the cute and lovable creatures that you will always fall in love with, but horses in Minecraft can also be pretty stubborn and time consuming.

Ingredients you need to tame a horse in Minecraft

While most of the people are just jumping on the horse by right clicking and getting kicked out several times, we always recommend feeding a horse, before attempting to tame it.

A good way of getting closer to your horse in Minecraft is to be prepared with some food.

The usual food that is given to a horse is always apples, but you may also give them wheat, hay bale, golden carrots or golden apples.

The process of feeding your horse in Minecraft will actually help with taming it faster and speeding up the process of getting rejected by your horse.

The trick to tame a horse in Minecraft

When trying your first chances of getting on the back of your horse and taming it in Minecraft, the most important thing is to be empty handed.

If you are holding any valuable materials in your hands, put them on another slot, dump them or leave them in your chest.

If you attempt to tame a horse in Minecraft with and item in your hand, the horse will always jump on his back legs and will not let you to tame him.

Usually it may take 3-5 attempts, that depends if you are luckier or unluckier, but we will share a small secret with you that may give you advantage and boost your success and that being is that if you first feed the horse before you start mounting it.

Now that you are ready and have befriended a horse and have also a ride we will dive in some things that you should know about the animal.

How to open the inventory screen of your horse in Minecraft?

Once you are done taming a horse ins Minecraft, you can open its inventory and equip the items that you want.

For example you want a strong horse with high defenses, so an armor would be most beneficial for it.

There are currently 4 types of horse armor that you can craft for your horse in Minecraft:

  • Leather horse armor
  • Iron horse armor
  • Golden horse armor
  • Diamond horse armor

There are two ways that you can access the inventory of the horse.

One is by holding down SHIFT and right click on the npc and you will be able to see it.

 The second way you can see the inventory is if you are already mounted you can press E and then you will be able to see it.

How to ride a horse in Minecraft?

The only way you can ride a horse is with a saddle. Okay that is not completely true because when you tame your horse you get to be on its back but you basically just sit and leave the horse to walk you around without having controls.

You cannot craft saddles and the way you can find one is going to be in treasure chests located in dungeons, desert temples, fortresses and mine shafts.

Inventory of a horse if mounted press E.

What abilities does a horse have in Minecraft?

As you probably might know different horses may have different speed, health and jump strength.

As you tame your horse you will be able to see its health, when you ride it the hearts of the horse will be shown and count on your screen next to yours.

While you may not know if a horse can jump high or not, Minecraft had released a nice feature, which lets you see if your horse is fast or slow.

By standing next to a herb and observer the horses, you can actually find the faster ones and eventually tame a fast horse in Minecraft.

When you tame your first horse, you should be aware that each of them has different abilities, such as health, jump speed and running speed.

We will break down for you what are the varieties of horse abilities in Minecraft.

Health

Horses in Minecraft like other mobs are having health points, or hearth like we call them.

When taming a horse, you may find out that it does not have the same amount of hearts like your best friend’s horse and that is because of the variation that Minecraft has set.

A horse can have anywhere from 7.5 hearts and scales up to 14 hearts in some cases.

Jump speed

Most of the horses in Minecraft have the ability to jump obstacles that are 3 blocks high.

In some cases the horses in Minecraft are not that good in jumping and may be a problem for you, while others have improved jump abilities and can jump over higher obstacles and fences.

Running speed

Just like jumping, the running speed of the horse varies. Some horses can run about 10 blocks per second, while others are slow and can reach only 5 blocks per second.

If you are lucky you may find a horse that can run as fast as 14 blocks per second. But it’s a rare case link a pink sheep in Minecraft.

You may think that having a faster horse is a good thing but that may not always be the case.

If you are computer is not set for challenges in Minecraft and you have a faster horse, you may experience some bugs and crashes in shaders as well as a drop in FPS.

If you aren’t playing on a Minecraft server with horse races, getting a slower horse may save some time and eventually the life span of your computer.

On July 1, 2013 the company Mojang released an major update for version 1.6.1 (or 1.6) on the Java edition for Minecraft that was called you guess it “Horse Update”.

Horses in Minecraft represent real life animal experience and give you the exclusive option to tame them and ride them.

The new update in Minecraft not only lets you to tame a horse in Minecraft, but also to equip it with a saddle and special armors, which are made only for your horse in Minecraft.

What’s more fun in this update is that not only you can tame a horse in Minecraft, but also experience the process of feeding a horse, with the food suitable for this mob.