How to Ride a Strider in Minecraft

We know that horses are good rides. Moreover, the horses in Minecraft are called a Strider. But they may not be very good ones when they are on fire. This fact was very obvious. But, if you wanted to get close to the Nether, which is a very complicated rail system and took a lot of time to be built, it can be very quickly ruined by an angry fight.

Since we see new updates being rolled out for Minecraft, this upcoming update has a Nether update. In this update, you will see a new mob that you can ride. You need not worry about the lava at all. Here is a guide to how you can ride and control the new strider, which is provided in the latest update of Minecraft.

What is a Strider

Before we start the guide to control and ride the striders, we should get familiar with what striders are. Striders are bipedal passive mobs, which you can wear a saddle and transverse the lava seas. Unfortunately, you may not have a perfect experience in riding and taming a horse. You can compare striders to pigs. This fact states that striders can be both annoying as well as useful.

Things to collect before you ride a Strider

To control and ride the striders in the Nether update, you need to take care of the four things primarily:

  • Saddle: In order to ride horses, donkeys, pigs, or anything else in Minecraft’s game, you need a saddle. Find the saddle first. Note that you cannot craft saddles in Minecraft. Saddles are not very difficult to find. You have to go across some temples, dungeons, or fortresses to find one. They can be found in the chests of Nether fortresses.
  • Sticks: When you reach this point of the game, you must be pretty familiar with sticks. You will only need three sticks. Hit some trees for these sticks.
  • String: You can find strings by killing spiders, searching villages, looting desert temples, or something else. The best way to find strings is to stay up a little late at night and knock down the spiders. You will only need two strings for this.
  • Warped fungus: You can find warped fungi in warped forests. Warped Fungi are the favorite food of the striders. They are beneficial for breeding striders. Also, you will need them to control the striders. For this, you need only one warped fungus.

When you are ready with all the four things mentioned above, you can now move to the guide to control and ride striders in the Nether update of Minecraft.

Riding the Strider

The first thing that you need to do is to build or travel to the nearest crafting table. In the crafting table, try crafting of the fishing rod by using the string and the sticks that you have found. You can use this fishing rod for fishing. But this will not be used at this time. Now, connect your fishing rod and your warped fungus to prepare a warped fungus on the stick. This will help you in controlling the strider when you are enjoying your ride on him.


Now, you need to search for a strider. When you are done with finding your strider, pull out your saddle and tap or press the use button. This will put the saddle on the strider. Press the use button again to ride the rider. At first, the strider will not be controllable. Try with the warped fungus with the stick in your hand. The stride will try to follow that stick with the warped fungus and walk in the direction you will point him to.

This is how you can control your strider. Enjoy your ride with him, and take him to different places of interest. We hope you find our guide useful. If you liked this, don’t forget to check out our other Wallpapers, Windows Guides, Gaming Guides, Social Media, iPhone Tricks, and Android Tricks for more guides. Subscribing to our YouTube Channel will help you win the $150 giveaway contest. If you have any doubts or feedback, comment down below with your name along with the e-mail ID, and we will reply shortly. Thank you.

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