Saddles are an interesting item in Minecraft. They’ve been in Minecraft since beta and don’t have a crafting recipe, even though the community has been asking for one for over a decade. While no recipe has ever been added, new ways to find them have been added over the years.
Saddles grant players the ability to control horses and ride stilts and pigs, with the former two being far more useful than the latter. This means that saddles are quite important for survival worlds.
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For each of the structures below, the chest that can contain a saddle will be listed, as well as the percentage chance of finding the saddle in the Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft.
Dungeon chests have a chance to have a mount. The probability is 27.9% in Java Edition and 28.3% in Bedrock Edition.
The newest structure, Old Towns, have chests with a 16.1% chance of having a saddle in the Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft.
Chests in hoglin stables, found in strongholds, have a chance to hold a single saddle inside. The probability is 13.6% for the Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft.
Desert temples are another structure that have an equal chance of containing saddles in both versions of the game. There is a 23.5% chance that desert temples will contain a saddle.
Final cities can contain several chests within them. They have a 13.3% chance of having a saddle for the Java and Bedrock editions of the game.
Jungle temples are one of the hardest structures to find in the game due to how overgrown the jungles are. However, for those who do find them, there is a 12.9% or 12.8% chance of finding a saddle with them in the Java and Bedrock editions, respectively.
The lower forts are a very important structure due to house burning and the lower wart. And for intrepid explorers who fight their way through one, there’s a 35.3% chance they’ll also find a saddle to take home. This possibility is the same in both versions of the game.
Altar chests, found in strongholds, can hold a single saddle for the lowest price of any structure that can hold saddles. The probability is 2.5% for Java Edition and 2.4% for Bedrock Edition.
There are three different chests that can be found in the villages with a chance to hold saddles inside. The first chest is a gunsmith’s chest, with a 16.2% chance of having a saddle. The second is a tanner’s chest, which has a slightly higher chance of 17.3%. The least likely chest is a Savannah House chest, which has an 11.3% chance of having a saddle.
There is a different type of loot that can allow players to obtain saddles: mob loot.
Striders, found in the Nether, can spawn with a piglin by riding them. In this case, they will have a saddle on them. They are guaranteed to drop the saddle, should they die. Looting does not affect this drop.
Ravagers, encountered by raiders during raids, will always spawn with a saddle, which they are guaranteed to drop upon death. As with striders, this drop is not affected by the plunder enchantment.
While it won’t help players get their first saddle, any mob that players put a saddle on is guaranteed to drop the saddle upon death. This means players can move saddles between mobs without risking losing them.
Fishing is a great way to get some very rare items. Since there is a chance for a fishing rod to catch fish, junk, or treasure, players can get very interesting items from the water. For example, players can fish for things like water bottles, hooks, enchanted books, fishing rods, bows, or even saddles.
While the saddle only has a 0.8% chance to fish with a normal unenchanted fishing rod, the luck of the sea enchantment will increase players’ chances of getting a catch from the treasure table, where it is the saddle.
The last way players can access saddles is through villager trading. However, this method is less reliable on Bedrock Edition.
In order for players to obtain saddles through villager trading, there must be a leatherworking villager who uses the cauldron as a workplace. Every time a leatherworker reaches his master level trades, he will have a trade where he will sell a saddle for six emeralds. Bedrock Edition players only get this trade 50% of the time, while Java Edition players get access to this trade 100% of the time.