How to Get (You Can’t) a Saddle in Minecraft

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How to Get (You Can’t) a Saddle in Minecraft

Riding is a great feature of Minecraft. However, to do that, you will need a saddle. In this article, we will show you all the methods to get a saddle in Minecraft!

How to make a saddle in minecraft

Although Saddle was added to Minecraft a long time ago (version 1.8), there is no official way to create or craft a saddle in Minecraft. You can only get it from specific locations and mobs. Let’s read more to see what they are!

4 Ways to Get a Saddle in Minecraft

We ranked those methods by difficulty. This means that the easiest way to get a saddle in Minecraft is to search for treasure chests. While the most difficult and risky way is to find specific mobs and kill them. So consider choosing the way that suits you best!

#1 Looking for treasure chests

As you venture into the world of Minecraft, you can discover many generated structures, such as dungeons, temples, or towns. Those structures can contain chests with saddles inside. So when you find one, try searching chests!

Below is the list of all structures with a chance of chests containing a saddle.

  • Dungeon: 27.9% in Java Edition and 28.3% in Bedrock Edition
  • Ancient city: 16.1%
  • Bastion Remnant: 13.6%
  • Desert Temple: 23.5%
  • Jungle Temple: 12.9% in JE and 12.8% in BE
  • Final city: 13.3%
  • Lower Fortress: 35.3%
  • Strength: 2.5% in JE and 2.4% in BE
  • Town: 11.3% to 17.3%, depending on the house.

As you can see, the more dangerous the structure, the higher the chance that you can find a saddle on your chest.

#2 fishing

This is by far the most peaceful method of getting a saddle in Minecraft! However, we make this number two on the list because the chance of catching a saddle while fishing is very low, at only 0.8% to 1.9% chance.

To go fishing in Minecraft, you will need to craft a fishing rod using 3 sticks and 2 strings by following the crafting recipe below. Then you may want to enchant your fishing rod with the Luck of the Sea enchantment to increase your chances of getting a saddle. (+0.3% per level)

#3 Trade with villagers

This is another peaceful method to get a saddle in Minecraft. But it actually takes a lot of your time and materials! First, you need to find a Village structure. If in method 1 you already found a village without a chest containing a saddle, try this one!

Find the villager Furrier and start trading with him. If he can’t find one, she can craft a cauldron and place it near any unemployed villager to make them the leatherworker.

When the Leatherworker reaches Master level, you can trade 6 emeralds with him for a Saddle. You can repeat this process 12 times before it crashes and you have to wait half a day in Minecraft to trade with it again.

#4 Kill mobs

The final method of obtaining a saddle in Minecraft is to kill specific mobs. Since mobs will drop a saddle on death if they spawn with one. The reason we do this number four is that not only will the mobs take a long time to find, but they are also very dangerous to kill!

The first mob that can spawn with a saddle is Strider, who only spawns in the Nether dimension, specifically the lava lake. Do you see how dangerous it is? And the chance of recovering a saddle in the middle of the lava lake is very low!

The second mob on the list is a Ravager, which is a massive and dangerous hostile mob with 100 health and 7-18 damage (this is x3-x6 damage compared to a normal zombie). Also, Ravager mostly spawn within a raid wave, which means they spawn with other mobs, making defeating one very difficult!

So, there are 4 ways to get a saddle in Minecraft. We hope you’ll spend some time and do some research before embarking on an adventure for a saddle. Get your gears ready and let’s go!

Frequent questions

What mobs can you put a saddle on in Minecraft?

Although there are 83 mobs in Minecraft, you can only put a saddle on only 6 mobs, including Striders, Pigs, Horses, Mules, Donkeys, and Skeleton Horses. After that, you can ride and control them at will. Mob like pigs and gnats may require specific items to fully control them, like carrot on a stick or warped mushroom on a stick.

How to create a saddle in Minecraft?

As mentioned above, there is no official way to create a saddle in Minecraft. However, you can use the Handmade saddles Minecraft mod to make this possible. Once installed, you can craft a saddle using 5 hides, 2 ropes, and an iron ingot. You can also craft horse armor from a piece of wool and combine it with iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamonds, respectively.

Can you find saddles in the towns?

Villages are the easiest structure to find Saddle in Minecraft. Since they have a higher chance to spawn, the environment is safe and there are plenty of chests to loot.

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