How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft

How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft

Horses are a popular and useful mode of transportation in Minecraft. Taming a horse allows you to ride it, making travel across the game world faster and more enjoyable. In this guide, we’ll show you how to tame a horse in Minecraft, step-by-step.

How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft

Finding a Horse

Before you can tame a horse, you need to find one in the game world. Horses spawn in most biomes, but they are more commonly found in plains, savannas, and deserts. Look for horses wandering around these areas. They are usually easy to spot because of their large size.

Preparing to Tame

Before attempting to tame a horse, you need to be prepared. You will need a saddle and some food. Saddle can be found in various locations including chests in dungeons, temples and villages, and also can be crafted using 5 leather and 2 iron ingots. You can tame a horse without a saddle, but you won’t be able to control it as easily.

Approaching the Horse

When you have located a horse, slowly approach it while holding your food in your hand. Horses can be easily spooked, so you need to be careful. To tame a horse, you need to get close to it and right-click on it while holding your food. This will mount the horse, but it won’t be tamed yet.

How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft

Once you are on the horse, it’s time to start taming it. You need to stay on the horse for a certain period of time, which can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. You will know the horse is being tamed when you see red hearts appear above its head. Be patient, and don’t try to ride the horse until it is fully tamed.

Feeding the Horse

While you are taming the horse, you need to keep feeding it to maintain its loyalty. Horses can be fed with wheat, apples, hay bales, golden apples, golden carrots, or sugar. Feeding the horse will speed up the taming process and also keep it from running away.

Riding the Horse

Once the horse is fully tamed, you can ride it. To ride the horse, simply right-click on it while holding a saddle. You can control the horse with the usual movement keys (WASD) and jump by pressing the spacebar. Congratulations! You have successfully tamed a horse in Minecraft.

How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft


Taming a horse in Minecraft can be a fun and rewarding experience. With this guide, you now have the knowledge and skills to tame a horse and ride off into the sunset. Remember to be patient, bring some food, and enjoy the ride.

Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios. When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games