Horses, pigs and striders controlled by the player take reduced knockback compared to when the player is not controlling them (i.e. not riding them or not holding Carrot / Fungus on a Stick).
- Summon a skeleton with a punch bow (ideally encase the skeleton and slightly lower it into the ground); alternatively you can have another player with a punch bow
Note: This uses an unsupported Punch enchantment level to make it more obvious; however this can also be reproduced using supported enchantment levels.
- Summon a strider, saddle it and ride it
- While not holding a Fungus on a Stick, make the skeleton / other player shoot the strider you are riding
You are knocked back a long distance
- Now while holding a Fungus on a Stick, make the skeleton / other player again shoot the strider you are riding
You are only knocked back a relatively short distance (compared to the previous step)