Minecraft

How to Tame & Ride a Skeleton Horse in Minecraft

One of the cutest peaceful mobs in Minecraft is definitely the Skeleton Horse. It is a variant of the horse and can be saddled and ridden just like the horse. He does not attack and with him you can be sure that you never have to defend yourself. If you kill him he will return bones and also a saddle if he was saddled previously and also 1-3 experience points.

It is one of the means by which to travel far in Minecraft. Definitely one of the funniest! A skeleton horse appears in Minecraft when a normal horse is struck by lightning! Remember that you can feed a Skeleton Horse in Minecraft; to restore his health you need only the potions. In this guide I’ll explain how to tame and ride a Skeleton Horse in a few simple steps; you will realize how simple it really is! But let’s not waste time and start immediately! Here’s how it’s done:

Required Materials to tame & ride a Skeleton Horse:

Image Name Quantity
Skeleton Horse 1
Saddle 1
  1. Find a Skeleton Horse

First go in search of a skeleton horse. They are a little rare to find so if you have difficulty use a spawn egg or summon it by cheat!

  1. Tame the Skeleton Horse

First of all, tame the horse by selecting an empty space in the hotbar. Game controls to tame the skeleton horse depends on the version of Minecraft you are using:

  • Xbox 360/Xbox One: press the LT button on the Xbox controller to mount and press the Y button to open your inventory.
  • PS3 / PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller to mount / press the Triangle button to open the inventory.
  • Wii U: press the ZL button on the gamepad to mount / press the X button to open the inventory.
  • Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button on the controller to mount / press the X button to open the inventory.

A window will open in which you will have to move the saddle from your hotbar, exactly as you see in the figures below:

Very easy! This way you will have saddled the horse!

  1. Mount the Skeleton Horse

Mount the skeleton horse is a very simple thing if you use the right game controls!

Game controls for ride the horse vary depending on the version of Minecraft you use:

  • Java Edition : right click on the skeleton horse.
  • Pocket Edition: move your pointer over the skeleton horse and press the RIDE button.
  • Xbox 360 / Xbox One: press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  •  PS3 / PS4: press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  •  Wii U: press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button on the controller.
  •  Windows 10 Edition / Education Edition: right click on the skeleton horse.

  1. Dismount the Skeleton Horse

Dismount the Skeleton Horse is a really very simple thing to do. Game controls for ride the horse vary depending on the version of Minecraft you use:

  • Java Edition: press the left SHIFT key.
  • Pocket Edition: press twice the Center button
  • Xbox 360 / Xbox One: press the Right Stick on the Xbox controller.
  • PS3/PS4, press the Right Stick on the PS controller.
  • Wii U: press the Right Stick  on the gamepad.
  • Nintendo Switch: press the Right Stick (RS) on the controller.
  • Windows 10 Edition / Education Edition, press the left SHIFT key.

Now you can have fun with the Skeleton Horse! Good walk!