How to Make Saddle in Minecraft | The Easiest Way

Are you facing issues in finding or crafting a Minecraft Saddle?

Also, are you unable to use your horse, donkey, pig or mule for faster transportation?

Both questions are quite common for players who wants to be a MInecraft expert.

In fact, the answer to these questions is quite simple.


Just read the full post and make sure to follow the steps I provided on how to make a saddle in Minecraft in an easy way.

So, let’s get going.

What is a Saddle in Minecraft?

A saddle is an item that is used to ride mobs like horses, mules, donkeys and pigs for faster transportation in Minecraft.

I know you tried to craft a saddle, but every time you tried, you failed.

It might dishearten you when I say:

Saddles can’t be crafted like other items in Minecraft.

But feel lucky:

Saddles can be found in several places where you visit quite often. The only thing you need to find a saddle is patience.

So, your question might be:

Where to find a Saddle Minecraft?

For knowing more about finding a Minecraft Saddle, read the next topic below.

Also check our separate post on how to add music bots in Minecraft.

How to Get a Saddle in Minecraft?

The answer to this question is simple, you can find saddles in various chests located in the temples and dungeons.

If you're a billionaire in Minecraft and loaded with loot, try trading emeralds with villagers for Minecraft saddle.

Also some lucky Avid fishers have a chance of snagging a saddle.

Saddle in Minecraft can also be found in Alter chests, Village WeaponSmith Chests, Nether Fortress chests, Village tannery chests, dungeon chests and so on.

But the question is:

Is it that easy to get a Minecraft saddle?

Well, it isn't easy at all. you need lots of patience to get a saddle Minecraft. 

Also, the minecraft saddle recipe is a bit tricky yet simple.

I bet you want to know minecraft how to make a saddle procedure.

So, keep reading to know more about the saddle recipe minecraft edition.

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How To Make a Saddle In Minecraft

Craft Saddle Minecraft is not possible even if you know the Minecraft craft saddle recipe.

The problem is:

You can't craft a Miinecraft saddle.

But, i can show you the easiest tricks to find a Minecraft Saddle.


Here are the steps to find a saddle in Minecraft:

1. Search in Treasure Chests

As saddles can’t be crafted, so one of the best ways to find a saddle is to open every chest you come across in your adventure.

Saddles have possibilities to get revealed by 2.5% in stronghold altar chests, 16.2% in village weapon-smith chests, 28.3% in dungeon chests, 11.3% in savanna village house chests, 35.3% in fortress chests, 12.9% in jungle temple chests, 23.5% in desert temple chests, 13.3% in End city chests, and 17.3% in village tannery chests.

It’s just a matter of luck.

The more luck you have, the more possibility of finding a saddle in chests.

  1. The best way to search for saddles in chests is by locating a dungeon. Dungeon chests have a higher chance of spawning a saddle.
  2. Nether fortresses are another spot where saddles have a higher spawning rate. To access the Nether, use the obsidian blocks and build a Nether portal frame. The Nether is a dangerous place, so make sure you are fully prepared before you enter.
  3. Find a desert temple in the desert biome, and look for the blue clay block at the center of the floor. Dig the blue clay block and this will expose the secret chamber containing four chests. You'll find a saddle from these chests guaranteed.

Check out our separate post for using command blocks in Minecraft.

2. Trade Emerald for a Saddle Minecraft

If you are rich in Minecraft, then Trading emerald for a Saddle won’t be a bad idea.

Find a leatherworker villager throughout the world to trade with. The white apron leatherworker villager can trade you a saddle.

You will need about 9-16 emeralds to unlock the ability to buy the saddle and 8-10 more emeralds to purchase it. Emeralds can be found while mining or from chests.

3. Start Fishing for a Minecraft Saddle

The chances are less than 1%, but it is possible to find a saddle while you're fishing.

You probably don't want to make this step your primary method, but if you fish a lot, you may hook up a saddle as a treasure.

Also check out our post for Minecraft underwater ruins loot.

4. Enable cheats to Find a Saddle in Minecraft

In order to access this option, you'll need to enable cheats for your world. There are two ways to do so, depending on whether you've created your world yet or not.

While creating a world, you can permit cheats from the Create World menu.

But if you've already created your world,

Then open the Pause menu to select "Open to LAN." And then Toggle "Allow Cheats" ON.

Switch your game to Creative Mode for an easy access to a saddle and using commands place a saddle next to your player.

5. Find the Nether Fortress Chest

Finding a saddle in a Nether Fortress Chest is the best option.

You can find a Nether by going to the Nether Fortress.

Don't worry if you have never seen a Nether before.

You just need to make a Nether Portal in order to get the Nether Fortress chest.

Once you find the Fortress, it will be easier for you to to get the chest.

Search for the chest to get a saddle. Many times people are lucky here.

6. Find Minecraft Saddle in a Village Blacksmith's Building

There is a 15% chance of finding a saddle in Minecraft if you look for them in a Village Blacksmith's Building.

Though getting the minecraft llama saddle, minecraft horse saddle can be tricky here.

So, don't waste much time here.

7. Find Saddle in Buried Treasure of Desert Temple

Buried Treasures are the best for finding saddles in minecraft.

If you don't know how to find a buried treasure in Minecraft then, check our other post.

In fact, buried treasures can be found in Desert Temples.

Search for a desert temple. And, dig there for a treasure chest. 

Check our other post for Minecraft Desert Temple loots if you don't know how to find it.

How to Make Saddle in Minecraft Survival Mode

now that i have answered minecraft how to make a saddle in normal edition.

You may ask:

How to craft saddle in Minecraft survival Mode?

Well, saddles cannot be crafted and this is a bitter truth. You can only find saddles in Minecraft survival mode in Dungeon chests or buried loots. Even if you are in a transportation, you can find a saddle in Minecraft survival mode.

You can check for a saddle in Desert temples because you can find chests with high quantity of loot there.

And the desert temple is located in the Desert Biome.

So, if you don't know how to locate the desert biome, check out our separate post on Minecraft Biome Finder​​​,

How To Put a Saddle on a Horse in Minecraft

Now that you have found saddles and also knew how to craft a saddle in minecraft, you have to put the saddle on your animal transport.

You can put Saddle on a horse. but first of all you have to know how to tame horse minecraft (More on that later).

When you gathered a saddle, you have to hold the saddle in your hand and then Right click it aiming at your Horse to apply the saddle on your Horse.

You should also tame your horse.

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How to Ride a Horse In Minecraft

Horses are very easy to find in Minecraft.

They can be found easily in Forests in groups. So, you won't face any difficulties finding it.

Once you found the horse, you have to tame the horse.

Don't know how to tame horse?

You can tame your horse by getting on it over and over again. You will see tamed hearts surrounding the Horse if its done properly.

Once you tame your Horse, you have to use the gathered horse saddle minecraft to equip the saddle on your horse.

Once you equip the saddle, you will be able to ride the horse.


Question: How do I know I am in a Dungeon in minecraft?
Answer: You'll know you're in a dungeon simply by seeing cobblestones, mossy stone walls and ceilings. Typically they have a zombie, skeleton, spider and one or two chests. 

Question: How do I find a leather worker in minecraft?
Answer: Keep looking around the village for a villager with brown clothes and a white apron. Click on the villager and it will say leather worker at the top.

Question: How do I find a village in minecraft?
Answer: Look in plains, deserts and any other biomes for a village in minecraft world.

Question: How many emeralds do I need to buy a saddle in minecraft?
Answer: You will need about 9-16 emeralds to unlock the ability to buy the saddle and 8-10 more emeralds to purchase it in minecraft.

Question: In which Minecraft Biome high rate of saddles are found?
Answer: Chances are higher in the desert temples in the desert biome of minecraft world.

Question: Can I craft a saddle in Minecraft?
Answer: Yes, you can craft a saddle in Minecraft like i have shown in this post. But it's easier if you can find one.

Question: How to ride a pig in Minecraft?
Answer: Choose the pig and then hold the saddle to the pig along with a carrot on a stick. 

Question: Do I need a saddle to ride a Horse in minecraft?
Answer: No. You don't need a saddle to ride a Horse in minecraft. But in order to control the Horse, you need the saddle.

Question: How can I find a Ravager in Minecraft?
Answer: You will have to find a Pillager outpost or Kill a Pillager captain in order to find a ravager in Minecraft.

Question: Will killing a captain give Bad Omen Effect in minecraft?
Answer: Yes. When you walk into a village in minecraft with this bad effect, you will trigger a raid.

Question: How to make a saddle in minecraft ps4?
Answer: You can't make a Minecraft Ps4 saddle. You can't even make a saddle in Bedrock edition as well.

Question: How to saddle a horse in minecraft?
Answer: With the Saddle in your hand, Right click aiming on the horse and the saddle will be equiped.

Question: Can i put a saddle on my llama in Minecraft?
Answer: llama saddle minecraft cannot be equiped. You have to feed llama with grass or wheat in order to ride your llama.

Final Thoughts

I know it is a bit shocking for Minecraft players that Saddles cannot be crafted.

But feel lucky.

You can find Saddles in dungeons and temples and also trade them.

I hope now you will be able to find saddles and also equip them with your mobs for faster transport.

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