How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft: A Brief Guide

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  2. A Brief Guide to Help You Tame and Ride a Horse in Minecraft
  3. How to Breed Horses in Minecraft
  4. Conclusion

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{"blocks":[{"key":"4la2l","text":"Exploring the vast world of Minecraft can be a fun adventure for everyone. However, it may feel like a tedious grinding chore in lengthy landscapes. That’s where horses in Minecraft hop in for help!","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"9a045","text":"These reliable and trustworthy steeds are quite fast, and you’ll quickly develop a lovely and successful companionship in the game. ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":132,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":132,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":132,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":132,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"2arav","text":"Unfortunately, you don’t get a horse by default in the game. So in this article, we’ll show you how to tame a horse in Minecraft to ride it around the world. Let’s jump right in!","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":178,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":178,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":178,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":178,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}}],"entityMap":{}}

A Brief Guide to Help You Tame and Ride a Horse in Minecraft

{"blocks":[{"key":"5u9","text":"Here’s a step by step guide that walks you through everything you need to know to get your first horse in the game:","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":115,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":115,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":115,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":115,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"agj6s","text":"Step 1: Get a Saddle","type":"header-three","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":20,"style":"color-rgb(67,67,67)"},{"offset":0,"length":20,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":20,"style":"fontsize-14pt"},{"offset":0,"length":20,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"e6jje","text":"The first thing you need to do before you tame your horse is to get yourself a saddle. Depending on the version of the game you have, you can get one even after you tame a horse. 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Luckily, saddles aren’t a rare commodity in the game and you’ll be able to find one pretty easily.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":210,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":210,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":210,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":210,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"a71f8","text":"The best way to find a saddle is by looking for them in chests that you find in dungeons and nether fortresses or by trading them with the villagers around the map.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":164,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":164,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":164,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":164,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"8bg1c","text":"Oddly enough, another way to find a saddle in Minecraft is to catch one in the water while fishing. 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Yet, it’s quite pointless to tame a horse that you can move around, which is why getting a saddle first is strongly advised to save you the back and forth.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":226,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":226,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":226,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":226,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"ea2im","text":"To find a horse in Minecraft, you need to look in the right kind of biome where horses spawn. 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","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":126,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":126,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":126,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":126,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"cl3k7","text":"To put the saddle on your horse, you need to either mount the horse or point at it, then open your inventory. This will give you an extra window where you can see the horse’s inventory.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":185,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":185,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":185,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":185,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"7msvm","text":"Simply transfer the saddle from your inventory to the horse, then close the menu. 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Similar to saddles, horse armor is found and not crafted, and you can typically find them the same way you find a saddle.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":180,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":180,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":180,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":180,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}}],"entityMap":{}}

How to Breed Horses in Minecraft

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Conclusion

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