How to Dismount a Horse in Minecraft without Hurting!

Dismount the horse by right-clicking? No!

Karan Rawat
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How to Get Off or Dismount a Horse in Minecraft | (Image via: Reddit & Minecraft)

Minecraft has many pets and beneficial mobs that you can use for your own benefit. One such mob is a horse, which was added to the game with the version 1.6 update. These horses are very fast in Minecraft, so this proved to be one of the biggest advantages for the player, allowing them to enjoy riding at an enhanced speed, saving a tonne of time as it is the best way to go on dry land in Minecraft and can make travelling vast distances much easier.

But, from locating a horse to tame or saddle to a horse to mount, have you ever been stuck on a horse? Or can’t get out? Or don’t know how? Well, lol, don’t be scared. Here we have come up with a guide that shows you how you can get off a horse in Minecraft, or how to dismount a horse on different platforms without hurting it. Let’s go!

How to dismount a horse in Minecraft

If you don’t want your favourite horse to feel pain before getting off, there are a few things to keep in mind: Never dismount from a running horse; get it to a stop and stabilise it before you are getting ready to get off. And remove both of your legs from the side strips of the saddle. Also, make sure the horse is stable while holding both reins in one hand. And finally, lean forward, put your weight on the horse’s neck, and dismount yourself.

So, how do you dismount a horse in Minecraft? The game control to dismount the horse depends on the version of Minecraft. You can use your sneak key, which is usually left shift on the Java version (PC/Mac) of Minecraft. For Pocket Edition (PE), Press the centre button (ie: crouch/sneak button) twice, and for Xbox One, press the Right Stick (RS) on the Xbox controller.

For PS3 and PS4, to dismount the horse press the right stick (RS) on the PS controller. And if you’re on a Wii U, press Right Stick (RS) on the gamepad and, for Nintendo Switch, press Right Stick (RS) on the controller. Otherwise, on the Windows 10 Edition, press the left shift key. For the education edition, press the left shift key.

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Hopefully, the information in this article has assisted you in getting off the horse in Minecraft. If you have any questions related to this article, feel free to comment using the comment section below!

And if you mean to dismount a horse from a boat, then kill the boat, but please don’t hurt the horse because he too can feel pain like you ;).

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