The sandbox world of Minecraft is a wonderful place to display your creativity by building everything you imagine from the ground up. Almost all of the items in the game are either collectible or craftable, which opens up endless possibilities. However, some are still off-limit, like the saddle. We can not tell you how to make saddle in Minecraft, but we can surely show you where to find them in the game!

About the Minecraft Saddle

The saddle is a non-craftable item in Minecraft that allows players to ride several mobs in the game. Being a non-craftable item, the saddle can not be acquired from the crafting table or furnace, in the un-modded game session. It's one of the few items in Minecraft that you actually have to find and collect on the map.

Craft Saddle Minecraft Fake
You can't actually make a saddle in Minecraft without a mod.

Regarding its usage, the saddle really has just one single purpose: to help players ride mobs. It grants the ability to mount some types of mobs in the game. The most common mobs to ride are horses or pigs. You can keep them as pets on your ranch or use them as means of transportation.

Compatible Versions

The saddle is an available item in all versions of Minecraft. You can find it in the Java Edition (PC/Mac), Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, Ps4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and the Education Edition.

Minecraft Pig Saddle
You will find this item in all versions of Minecraft.

Note: After the Java update, The Pocket Edition, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now known as the Bedrock Edition.

What to do with Saddles in Minecraft

Before we get to how to make a saddle in Minecraft, let's check out the usage for this item. As we have mentioned earlier, the primary use for a saddle is transportation. You can use it to ride mobs in Minecraft, and that's about it. We guess you can also use a saddle to decorate your pets if you feel like it.

Here are all the mobs that you can ride with a saddle in Minecraft:

Minecraft Skeleton Horse
Tame and ride a Skeleton horse
  • Horses (Most Common)
  • Pigs (Also require a Carrot on a Stick)
  • Donkeys (Slower than horses and have less health)
  • Mules
  • Skeleton Horses (Horses, but just the skeleton)
  • Strider (Exclusive Mob in the Nether Realm)

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How to Make Saddle in Minecraft?

As we have said over and over again in this article, the saddle is a non-craftable item. It means that you can not craft it with the crafting table or smelt it in the furnace. If you're playing in an original, unmodded version of Minecraft, then the only way to obtain a saddle is from looting.

Minecraft Saddle
You can not craft a saddle in Minecraft

Of course, there are mods out there that allow you to craft a saddle from available materials. However, for the sake of this article, we will not include them. We don't find it's necessary for players to install mods just to craft a saddle.

Why? Because the saddle is not a rare item to find in Minecraft. A lot of locations in the game do contain this item as a loot. Hence, we cannot give you an answer on in Minecraft how to make a saddle, but we can surely show you where to get one!

Where Do You Find a Saddle in Minecraft?

Here are the ways to look for a saddle in Minecraft.

Creative Mode

Once you've logged into the Creative Mode, you will have access to all of the items in the game, including the saddle. All you have to do now is to access the item menu and pull one out. In the Bedrock Edition, the saddle is under the Equipment tab in the Creative Menu. If you're on other versions of Minecraft, try the Transportation tab.

Minecraft Pig Riding
Pull out a saddle from the Creative Menu

Survival Mode

In Survival Mode, here are three locations you want to look at:

Minecraft Dungeons
Dungeons are the best places to look for a saddle
  1. Dungeon: Underground Dungeons are the best place to look for a saddle. They have a chance to spawn a saddle as loot in the chests. On top of that, you can also find other valuable non-craftable items such as music discs.
  2. Nether Fortress: The Nether Fortress in the Nether Realm is another great place to look for a saddle. However, the chance of one spawning in this location is smaller than that of the Dungeon Chest. You want to search around the Fortress for loot chests, which may contain a saddle.
  3. Fishing: Last but not least, just go fishing. Very few players know that you can actually get a saddle from fishing. The chance is so slim that it's nearly impossible to get one this way. However, if you want to limit-test your luck, give it a go!

Command Console

In case you don't feel like going out to find a saddle, turn on the Command Console and spawn it. It's technically cheating, but it will save you a lot of time and effort.

Here's the Give Command for saddles: /give saddle [amount] [data] [components]

Craft Saddle Minecraft On Horse
Let's get to riding!

Note: Enable Cheating in your world to use the Command Console

That's everything you need to know about how to make saddle in Minecraft. We hope that you have found the answer you need on how to make a saddle for Minecraft. For more guides into Minecraft, visit our website at

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