Saddle Minecraft | How to Make a Saddle in Minecraft Easily

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

Unable to use your horse, donkey, llama, pig or mule for faster transportation?

Then you have come to the right place.


In this post you will learn how to make a saddle in Minecraft easily.

What is a Saddle Minecraft?

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

It is really easy to craft a saddle Minecraft but it's easier to get one from the locations I have discussed below. 

It might ask:

How to craft a saddle in minecraft?

Sadly, Saddle minecraft can not 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 having patience and read the post carefully.

Minecraft saddle is located in different locations for different modes.

In Minecraft Creative Mode for Java Editions, the best place to locate a saddle is Transportation.

Yes you heard that right.

What if i tell you that some animals hold saddles as their item. You can ride them without adding a new one.

But do keep in mind that:

If you kill the mob then you may lose the Saddle in some cases.

Also check our separate post on how to fix minecraft lan not working windows 10.

How to Make a Saddle in Minecraft?

To make a saddle in minecraft you will need to look for chests chests located in the temples and dungeons.

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


If you're good amount of loot in minecraft then you can try trading emeralds with villagers for Minecraft saddle.

Feel lucky because:

There are 3 easy ways on getting a Minecraft Saddle.

The easy ways are trading emeralds for saddle, fishing, looting chests.

You won't find any other best opportunities without these 3 ways.

But the question is:

What is the saddle minecraft recipe?

There's no saddle Minecraft recipe. You will need to find one from the location discussed in this post. 

Come on you are not getting a lobster are you? So, be patient and surely you will find a saddle.

Also don't get annoyed because 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.

How To Get Saddle Minecraft Using Commands

I have already written a post of Minecraft Commands in locating Biomes. If you can locate a plain biome easily then why not a small saddle?

Go ahead and give it a shot.. 

Minecraft Commands are the easiest way to get Saddle Minecraft.

In fact, Feel Lucky because:

You can get as much saddles as you want using commands.

Clear this fact in your Mind:

Minecraft Commands are free and can be used in all versions in any platform like PC/MAC.

So, You may now ask:

How to use Minecraft Commands to get a saddle?

In every Minecraft versions like Minecraft 1.13, 1.8 and so on you can use the following code:

/give @players name saddle 1 (The number indicates amount of saddle you want)

You won't get any other easy way than this method to find a saddle minecraft.

How to Get a Saddle in Minecraft

Here are the ways to get saddle in Minecraft:

1. Search Treasure Chests To Find a Saddle

You can get a Saddle in Minecraft by looking for chests in the following  places:

  1. Dessert temple
  2. End city
  3. jungle temple
  4. village tannery

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

You should always know that:

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.

The best way to search for saddle minecraft in chests is by locating a dungeon. Dungeon chests have a higher chance of spawning a saddle.

If you see any nether fortress nearby then look for a saddle there because,

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.

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 minecraft from these chests guaranteed.

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

2. Trade Emerald for a Saddle Minecraft

Okay so this step is only for Minecraft billionaires.

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 minecraft.

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.

But i know it's tough to find an emerald in Minecraft.

So, here is a short tips on finding an emerald easily.

Find Dungeon chests or visit rare biomes and locate the emeralds there. Sometimes, the rarest biome can help you find a lot of emeralds at once.

Trade them with village trader (after you locate a village) and then obtain the saddle minecraft.

3. Start Fishing To Get a Saddle

Okay so, 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.

But i would recommend not to waste time in this process, rather use other mentioned techniques to obtain a super cool saddle.

And then, use the saddle for transportation.

Don't tell me later that you were unable to find a saddle minecraft while fishing.

As I said, the chances are few.

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 minecraft and using commands place a saddle next to your player.

5. Find the Nether Fortress Chest

This method is the toughest one but also the best.

Finding a saddle minecraft in a Nether Fortress Chest is worth an 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 minecraft. Many times people are lucky here.

Build a Nether Fortress if you cant find one.

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.

Transport yourself to a Village Blacksmiths Building using the village finder command.

Find saddle there.

Also check out all the minecraft difficulty levels in our separate post on minecraft difficulty.

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. 

Desert Biomes are huge to be discovered. Use it as an advantage. The Desert Temple contain loots with a lot of traps.

Get rid of the traps and find a saddle minecraft in the huge area.

How to Make Saddle in Minecraft Survival Mode

Now that i have answered minecraft how to make a saddle minecraft 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.

I know you badly need a saddle minecraft in Survival Mode. 

Use the above methods to easily make a saddle and use it on your Horse for faster and better transportation.

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 minecraft on a horse. but first of all you have to know how to tame horse in 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.

How to Ride a Horse in Minecraft

Horses are very easy to find in Minecraft.

In fact:

They can be found on Plain Biome.

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

Just go close to the Horse and Right Click to ride the horse.

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

Don't know how?

How to Tame a Horse in Minecraft

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: 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: 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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