How to Craft a Saddle in Minecraft: Easy Minecraft Tutorial!

May 21, 2020 12:44 AM

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SHARE - It’s true that Minecraft resembles real life so much. The tools, buildings, surviving tips, defending oneself, etc. As we have mentioned in many of our previous articles, there are many things that we can create in Minecraft. This allows us to experiment with the tools and materials that are provided in the game.

One of the things that is common in Minecraft is saddle. In Minecraft, a saddle is needed when you want to ride any rideable mob except llamas and skeleton horses. So, you can use a saddle to ride mobs such as horses, mules, and pigs.

If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to craft a saddle in Minecraft, well, we must inform you that you won’t find any. This is because unlike most things in Minecraft that can be crafted, a saddle can only be obtained or found.

So, instead of telling you how to craft a saddle in Minecraft, in this article Tripboba will tell you about how to obtain a saddle. Scroll down to find out how!

1. How to obtain a saddle in chests

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Even though you can’t find any way of how to craft a saddle in Minecraft, obtaining them is not a difficult job. If you’re well equipped, saddles can be found inside many chests located in dungeons and temples. Without further ado, here’s how to obtain a saddle in Minecraft’s chests!

Step 1. Look for rare chests on your adventure. Even though it’s small, there’s a chance of you to find saddles inside chests that you came across along your adventure. In certain Minecraft worlds, the chance of finding a saddle is bigger.
Step 2. Go to a dungeon in Minecraft. In a dungeon, the chance of finding a saddle inside a chest is bigger (about 54%). Dungeons are the darkroom that is made by cobblestone and mossy stone walls, floors, and ceilings. Inside the dungeon, you can find one or two chests, spider spawner, skeleton, and even a zombie. It’s very rare that a dungeon doesn’t have any chest in it.
Step 3. Find a Nether fortress in the Nether. If you want a higher chance of finding a saddle, you should find a Nether fortress. To go to Nether, you’ll have to craft a Nether portal frame using obsidian blocks. As Nether is a dangerous place, make sure that you’re well equipped with weapons and other tools for survival.
Step 4. Go to a desert temple. You can find these buildings in the desert biome. You’ll need to look for it carefully, as part of the temple may be covered by sand. When you’ve found the temple, search for a blue clay block in the center of the floor. Dig the block and you’ll be exposed to a secret chamber with four chests.
Step 5. Visit a village blacksmith. As blacksmiths have chests in their building, there’s a fair chance that you will find a saddle inside the building.
Step 6. Jungle temples and abandoned mineshafts. There is a 15% chance that the chests in these areas will spawn a saddle. But, you need to be careful as the chests in the jungle are protected by booby traps.

2. How to obtain a saddle by trading

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As we have mentioned before, finding a way of how to craft a saddle in Minecraft is impossible but it’s not hard either to obtain one. Rather than the steps on how to craft a saddle, here's another way to obtain a saddle is by trading: trade to get a saddle.

Meet the villagers and trade your items or emeralds. The more you’ve traded with the villagers, you’ll have more opportunities to trade with other items. After several trades, you’ll need to find a leatherworker villager (the ones with white apron) and they can trade you a saddle as the third tier trade option.

Here’s what you need to do step by step:
Step 1. Obtain 9-16 emeralds to unlock the ability to buy a saddle and also extra 8-10 emeralds to purchase the saddle itself.

Step 2. After you’ve found the leatherworker, open the trading window, and then use 2-4 emeralds to purchase leather pants. After you’ve purchased it, close the trading window.

Step 3. Open the trading window again and then buy leather tunic with 7-12 emeralds. Then, close the trading window again.

Step 4. Open the trading window again and you’ll see that the leatherworker is offering you a saddle. You can purchase it for 8-10 emeralds.

3. How to obtain a saddle by fishing

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Obtaining a saddle by fishing can be done as well, as finding out how to craft a saddle in Minecraft is useless. The chance is very low, though (less than 1%) but it’s still possible that you’d reel a saddle when you’re fishing.

All you need is craft a fishing rod, and then cast your line in any body of water. You can also enchant your fishing rod with Luck of the Sea which will increase the possibility of finding treasures.

That’s all about how to craft a saddle in Minecraft! Or, obtaining a saddle, to be precise. Hopefully, this tutorial works for you and you’ll be able to get a saddle to ride your horse. Good luck!


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