Skeleton horses spawn only from “skeleton traps”. A “skeleton trap” horse is a skeleton horse spawned from a fraction of lightning strikes during a thunderstorm or by chance (0.75–1.5% chance on Easy, 1.5–4% on Normal, and 2.25–6.75% on Hard, depending on regional difficulty).
You can summon a skeleton horse whenever you want using a cheat (game command) in Minecraft. There are many options for summoning skeleton horses. You can spawn one that is wild, tame or wearing a saddle. A skeleton horse does not spawn naturally in the game so you have to use the /summon command to spawn one.
Skeleton horses should behave like skeletons (Burn in the sun & despawn quicker in the day) … The only way to find/ capture a skeleton horse is if a living one gets struck by lightning.
You can turn Creepers into Charged Creepers, Pigs into Zombie Pigmen and Villagers into Witches. But Horses don’t turn into Skeleton Horses. A lightning strike has a chance of creating a Trap Horse which looks like an ordinary horse but if you get close to it it turns into 4 skeletons on skeleton horses.
The rarest regular spawning horse is easily the skeleton horse…
A skeleton horse can be tamed by killing the skeleton that is riding the horse. Then, the player will be able to tame it. A saddle is required, too.
A skeleton horse that spawned from a skeleton horse spawn egg cannot be ridden on, open its inventory, put a saddle on it, be tamed, feed it. An undead horse that spawned from an undead horse spawn egg cannot be ridden on, open its inventory, put a saddle on it, be tamed, feed it.
How to Enter the Command
Since a skeleton horse is undead, the Instant Damage effect will restore health points to the skeleton horse. Try throwing a splash potion or lingering potion of Harming at the skeleton horse or shoot an arrow of Harming at the skeleton horse to restore its health.
Zombie horses can now be tamed and leashed. The textures of zombie horses have now been changed.
Skeleton horses are rare mobs that are a variation of skeletons. They can spawn if a horse is struck by lightning. They despawn very quickly though. Unlike regular horses, they will not kick the player off if they go more than 2 blocks underwater but will sink instead.
The horses will last past the end of the storm, then despawn naturally if their riders were not killed. They become docile once riderless. You can put a saddle on them to make sure they become permanent once you get rid of their previous owners.
When a new skeleton trap horse group spawns, a strike of lightning will occur. … If triggered on water, the skeletons and horses will sink into the water, causing the skeletons to eventually take drown damage if they don’t have a helmet with Respiration.
You can add the Channeling enchantment to any trident using an enchanting table, anvil, or game command. Then throw the enchanted trident at a mob in the rain, and watch a lightning bolt strike the mob just after the trident hits it. The maximum level for the Channeling enchantment is Level 1.