A saddle in Minecraft is a piece of equipment that allows you to ride several types of animals including horses, donkeys, mules and pigs. Learn how to get a saddle.
Picture of a Saddle in Minecraft:
You cannot craft or make a saddle in Minecraft. There is no saddle recipe. You can obtain a saddle in Minecraft from the following places:
- As treasure from fishing;
- Purchase from leatherworking villagers for emeralds;
- In chests including dungeon chests, temple chests, stronghold chests, and village tannery and weaponsmith chests;
- In Bedrock/Mobile editions as a drop from ravagers.
Using a Saddle
Once tamed, a saddle allows you to ride and control a horse, donkey or mule. While you can ride those animals without a saddle, you will not be able to control their direction of travel.
Equipping a Saddle
To equip a saddle on a horse, donkey or mule, you need to tame it first. Learn how to tame a horse in Minecraft.
While holding a saddle press the use key applicable to your Minecraft edition to place a saddle on a a horse Alternatively, to equip a saddle, mount the horse, open the inventory with the “E” key or the press the LT, Triangle or X key for your console or mobile edition of Minecraft and then drag the saddle to the saddle slot.
Horses can also be equipped with horse armor.