If you’re wondering how to make a Minecraft saddle, we have bad news for you: you can’t. Despite Minecraft’s adoration for all things, well, cunningSaddle is one of the items you literally cannot craft in the crafting game no matter how hard you try.
If you are looking for a Minecraft Saddle Recipethen you’re out of luck; make a minecraft saddle was possible, once upon a time, and at the time it was only usable on horses. The horse saddle was eventually removed to streamline the process, and now we all have to pray to the RNG gods that we’ll find one in a Minecraft dungeon somewhere. Maybe we should just make a Minecraft boat instead, or something
It’s not all bad news though, as there are several ways to get your hands on a saddle – and some of them are reliable too. So here’s everything you need to know about Minecraft saddles, so you too can ride a pig into battle if you really want to.
How to Get a Minecraft Saddle
There are several ways to get a saddle in Minecraftthe most common being coffers. The probability of a given chest containing a saddle varies slightly depending on whether you are playing Minecraft Java Edition or Bedrock Edition.
Either way, chests are still the best, and you can find them in the following containers, which we’ve ranked from highest to lowest in terms of loot chance:
- Nether Fortress – Chest
- dungeon – Chest
- desert temple – Chest
- Town – Tanner’s Chest
- Town – Armorer’s Chest
- Remains of the bastion – Hoglin Stable Chest
- Arrival city – Chest
- jungle temple – Chest
- Town – Savannah House Chest
- Bastion – Altar chest
You can also get saddles by killing enemies that use them, such as a Zombified Piglin ride a strider, or a pestWho go always drop the saddle if you can beat it.
You can also get one by trade with a master’s level leatherworker: it’s a guaranteed exchange in Java Edition, but only 50% chance in Bedrock Edition. Finally, you can also get them by fishing, but the default chance is less than 1%, so we don’t recommend it.
How to Use a Minecraft Saddle
You can use a saddle to ride a variety of different Minecraft animals, but each requires a different extra step that will allow you to take a turn. For example, to ride a pig, you need to equip one with the saddle, then use a carrot on a stick to control it. Be warned though; you have to kill the pig if you want to get the saddle back. You can craft a carrot on a stick by combining a fishing rod and a carrot. Walkers basically work the same as pigs, but you’ll need a deformed mushroom on a stick to control it. You can craft a Warped Mushroom on a Stick by – shockingly – combining a Fishing Rod and a Warped Mushroom.
You can also ride horses, donkeys, and mules, but they will need to be tamed first. Generally speaking, you can tame one of these animals by repeatedly riding on it until it stops pushing you back. It may take a while, but you can speed up the process by feeding the animal. Once tamed, all you have to do is place the saddle in the animal’s inventory and you can then ride and control it at will.
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That’s all you need to know about Minecraft saddles, so now you can step out into your world on a majestic horse to show off your status. Or, you can just vibrate while riding a pig. For more Minecraft tips, check out our guide to the best Minecraft seeds. You can also catch up on everything we know about Minecraft’s The Wild update if you’re looking forward to its release.