In Minecraft, skeleton horses occur in the game when a regular horse is struck by lightning. If you are having trouble finding a skeleton horse, you can summon a skeleton horse using a cheat or you can use a spawn egg.
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.
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…
Skeleton horse’s speed is always 0.2; the player’s normal walking speed is 0.1.
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.
Zombie horses can now be tamed and leashed. The textures of zombie horses have now been changed.
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.
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7 Answers. A skeleton horse will be tamed, and ridable, if you hold a hay bale to it. However, I think this is only possible if it was spawned. Here is tutorial of how to tame and ride a horse, put saddle or armor on horse and get off it.
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.
A lightning strike affects certain mobs differently: Lightning may randomly spawn a “Skeleton Trap” Horse with a chance of 0.75–1.5% chance on Easy, 1.5–4% on Normal, and 2.8125–6.75% on Hard, depending on the regional difficulty. … A pig struck by lightning turns into a zombified piglin. A creeper becomes charged.