Minecraft: How-to Make a Saddle – Finding a Saddle for Your Horse, Pig, Donkey, or Mule!

We're taking a detailed look at how-to obtain a Saddle in Minecraft!

Learn how-to find yourself a Saddle in Minecraft with our easy to follow step-by-step guide! If you want to ride your Horse, Pig, Donkey, or Mule then you are going to need a Saddle. Getting around in the game can be a slow prospect, but once you've got a trusty animal by your side, it will get a whole lot easier.

How-to Make a Saddle

Well, you can't make one! I know that's weird, in a game where you can make a portal to an alternate dimension, but you can't make a Saddle. The only way to get one is to find them via chest, fishing, trading with villagers, or fighting a Ravager and getting its loot!

How-to Find a Saddle

We're going to go through all of the ways you can find a Saddle. Some of these are going to be easier than others, so pick the one seems like the funnest option for you!

Step 1: Chests

There are chests that spawn throughout the map in Minecraft. These generated chests have a chance to contain a Saddle. You can find one in Stronghold Altar Chests, Village Weaponsmith Chests, Dungeon Chests, Savanna Village Chests, Nether Fortress Chests, Jungle Temp Chests, Desert Temple Chests, End City Chests, and Village Tannery Chests! This is probably the easiest way, and each chest has a fairly high chance of spawning one. Of all of these chest options, the Dungeon Chest and the Nether Fortress Chest have the highest chance!

Step 2: Fishing

If you really enjoy fishing in the game, then you're in luck because you can fish up a Saddle as a treasure. Unfortunately, it's a very low chance to catch yourself what you are looking for, but you can increase those odds a bit by enchanting your Fishing Rod with the Luck of the Sea enchantment. This is not the recommended way to find a Saddle, but if you were planning on doing a lot of fishing anyway, it's possible you find one during your angling adventures.

Step 4: Trade With Villagers

Leatherworking Villagers can sell one for around 8-10 emeralds as a third tier trading option. If you find a Master-Level Leatherworker, however, they will just about always have one available and it will only cost you 6 emeralds!

Step 4: Slay a Ravager

The fourth and final way you can find yourself a Saddle is to slay a Ravager. This is a relatively new addition to the game, but Ravagers are hostile monsters that will attack you on site! They can do a ton of damage and are a pretty formidable foe.

You'll need to trigger a Raid to fight a Ravager. To do this, you'll need to obtain the Bad Omen status effect. You will need to kill an Illager Captain to obtain this effect, these can be found at Pillager Outposts or in Illager Patrols. Once you have the effect, you'll need to go enter the boundaries of a Village. That will start the Raid, you'll need to make it to wave three of the Raid to spawn the Ravager. If you're able to defeat the Ravager, there's a 100% chance they will drop the Saddle you were looking to find!

What Animals Can I Ride?

Now that you've obtained the Saddle, what exactly can you use it on? Well, you can place it on a Horse, Pig, Donkey, or Mule! The Horse, Donkey, and Mule can be ridden normally after you've tamed them, but the Pig is going to require a bit more encouragement!

That's right, you'll need to make yourself a Carrot on a Stick to get that Pig to go in the direction you want it to. Place the Saddle on the Pig, and then take out the Carrot on the Stick item. Whichever direction you have the carrot facing is where the Pig will follow!

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