How to Make a Saddle in Minecraft Survival

How to Make a Saddle in Minecraft Survival

Arguably the most important tool for a Minecraft Survival player is a saddle. It is a rare item that allows you to ride horses, pigs, donkeys, striders, and mules. But first, you need to tame your animal, and then you can place a saddle on them to ride and control their movements.

The world of Minecraft is absolutely massive. You can explore different biomes on foot, but it will take a lot of time. If you want to get around faster, you can use a saddle to travel long distances in a short time. That will save your time, stamina, and food.

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Unfortunately, there is no way to craft a saddle in Minecraft. It can be found or looted by different means. This article will show you how to get a saddle in Minecraft Survival mode.

Why can’t I make a saddle in Minecraft?

There are many things in Minecraft that you can make to help you during your journey, but a saddle is not an item that you can craft. The reason why you can’t make a saddle in Minecraft is that Minecraft doesn’t allow players to make it. In the 2013 Java edition, it was allowed to craft horse saddles, but it was taken away after that. Now, there is no recipe for it, and no one knows how to make it. Neither a crafting table nor a furnace can help you craft a saddle. Therefore, instead of making it, you need to find it.

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How can I get a saddle in Minecraft?

If you are looking for a saddle in Minecraft, there are a few places you can check. One is to look for a chest in a dungeon. Another is to look for a chest in a Nether Fortress. And finally, you can try fishing. With any luck, you will find a saddle in one of these locations and be able to ride your horse or other animals around the Minecraft world.

Dungeon chests

To get a saddle, you will need to explore dungeons and find their chests. This is the easiest way to get a saddle in Minecraft, but you also have to be careful, as dungeons have some of the most dangerous creatures.

A dungeon is a naturally occurring structure in the Minecraft world, composed of cobblestone and mossy cobblestone. Usually, dungeons are located underground and in dark places. They have a monster spawner and chests that offer valuable items.

The monster spawner is always present in the center of the dungeon, meaning that players will need to either light up the area around it or destroy the spawner in order to stop the flow of hostile mobs. There is a 50% chance that dungeons will have zombies and a 25% chance that they will have skeletons or spiders.

Chests in dungeons usually contain valuable items such as weapons, armor, and food. Also, you can get a saddle. However, it is possible to find a dungeon without any chests.

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After finding the chests, open them. Each chest will have different items. So, there are chances that you can find a saddle in one of the two chests. After finding a saddle, add it to your inventory.

Nether fortress chests

Another way of getting a saddle in Minecraft Survival mode is by finding chests in the Nether fortress. It is not an easy task, but you have to do it for a saddle.

To enter the Nether fortress, players need to enter the Nether. And to reach the Nether, players must first build a Nether Portal. A Nether Portal is a transportable exit that allows a player to travel from the Overworld to the Nether Realm. When a player makes an Overworld portal, it will also generate its corresponding Nether counterpart.

To make a Nether portal, build a frame with at least ten blocks of obsidian. After that, light up the frame using a flint and steel or a fire charger to activate the portal. Once activated, you are ready to enter the Nether Realm from the Overworld.

After entering the Nether, find the Nether fortress and look out for chests to get a saddle along with other valuable items. The Nether fortress has many chests, but there are also various Nether monsters such as Wither Skeletons, Ghasts, Blazes, Zombie Pigment, and more. Therefore, you have to be careful while finding chests.

After finding a chest, open it to see what is inside. You may find a saddle that you can add to your inventory.


You can also try your luck at fishing and see if you can reel in a saddle. This is perhaps the safest way to get a saddle, but there is only a 1 percent chance of getting a saddle while fishing.

You can cast your fishing line into any body of water and look out for bubbles emerging from the water. These bubbles will move towards or get closer to your fishing line. Then the bobber attached to the fishing line should get pulled under the water. After that, reel in your fishing line. If you are lucky enough, you will get a saddle instead of a fish that will be automatically added to your inventory.


Saddles are one of the most useful items in Minecraft. They allow you to ride different animals to cover long distances in your world in a short time. There is no way to make a saddle, so you have to find it inside the treasure chests in Dungeons and the Nether fortress. Also, you can catch a saddle while fishing. We hope you found this information helpful and that it enables you to find saddles in Minecraft Survival with ease.