How to make the saddle in Minecraft

During your adventures in Minecraft, you have come across an animal that, from the information you have, it should be possible to ride, in order to explore the game world faster. Although you have managed to tame it, when you try to climb onto its back you are in no way able to move the animal. Well, it is normal for you not to succeed, because in Minecraft, as in reality, it is necessary to saddle the animal before you can ride it efficiently.

Speaking of which, if you’re wondering how to make saddle in Minecraft, you’ll be glad to know that I have all the information you need. Do not you believe it? You will find out soon! In fact, in this guide of mine, I will not only show you how to find this object in the game world, but also how to create a saddle thanks to the support of the mods. In addition, I will explain how to place a saddle on the back of a horse, so that you can ride it and try your hand at new adventures. Finally, I will suggest the use of a mod that will allow you to create different types of saddles to add further effects to your mount.

How do you say? Did my introduction intrigue you and you can’t wait to read all the tips I have prepared for you? Then sit down comfortably and pay the utmost attention to the procedures I have described to you in this guide of mine. All that remains for me is to wish you a good read and, above all, good fun!


  • How to find a saddle in Minecraft
  • How to put a saddle on Minecraft
  • How to create a saddle on Minecraft via mod
  • Mod to get saddles in Minecraft

How to find a saddle in Minecraft

After taming a horse (procedure I told you about in another guide of mine ), you need a saddle to be able to ride it and go around the world of Minecraft. Unfortunately, however, the saddle is an object that cannot be created: it must be found. Where is it? I’ll tell you right away.

You have a good chance of finding a saddle inside the chests placed in specific places in the world of Minecraft. The place where you are most likely to find a saddle is the Nether Fortress, which I told you about in my guide on how to make the Nether portal.

You can also find the seat inside the trunks in the jungle temples, the temples of the desert or in those of the End City. I told you in detail about this last place in my guide on how to find the End portal. Even in the trunks found in NPC villages you can have a good chance of finding a saddle.

Also, in the villages, there are NPCs with the Leatherworker profession that allow you to trade in exchange for resources. By making more and more exchanges with a leathermaker, the level of trade is increased, up to the maximum level ( Maestro ), which allows you to buy a saddle with 6 emeralds.

Finally, although very low, you have the possibility of obtaining a saddle while fishing. On this topic, you can consult this guide of mine, in which I explained how to create a fishing rod and how to fish within the game.

How to put a saddle on Minecraft

If you want to know how to put a saddle on a horse or any suitable mount in Minecraft, what you need to do is pay attention to the procedure that I will describe in the next lines.

First, make sure you have a saddle in your inventory. Once this is done, interact with a tamed equine by holding down the Shift key and the right mouse button to open the animal’s inventory panel.

Now, place the saddle in the slot located at the top left, so as to equip it on the back of the animal. At this point, press Esc, to exit the screen, and interact with the right mouse button again to ride the animal.

How to create a saddle on Minecraft via mod

As I already told you in a previous chapter of this tutorial, you cannot create a saddle in Minecraft, as it is only possible to find it in the game world or buy it from special NPCs in the villages. If, despite this, you still want to create it, a special mod that enables the recipe for its realization can help you.

In this regard, I suggest you use Recipes and More, available on, in the section related to Minecraft. To install the mod, first of all, you need to download Minecraft Forge, a free tool that allows you to enable the use of these add-ons on Minecraft.

To do this, go to the official Minecraft Forge site and click on the Windows Installer icon. At the end of the download, double-click on the file you just downloaded and, in the box that is shown to you, press the OK button to complete the operation.

At this point, download the mod via the link I provided, by clicking on the Download latest file button that you find in the upper right area. After downloading the JAR file, navigate to C: \ Users [name] \ AppData \ Roaming.minecraft and open the mods folder. If you don’t find it, create it manually.

Now, place the Recipes and More mod JAR file inside the mods folder and start the Minecraft launcher.

Great, we’re almost there! Click the  icon, located next to the Play button, and choose the Forge profile. You just have to press the Play button to start Minecraft with mod support.

After you enter a new world of Minecraft or an existing one, place 3 units of leather2 of string and 2 iron ingots in a workbench: by doing so, you will immediately get a saddle, without having to go inside. I travel around the world of Minecraft looking for one. Convenient, right?

Mod to get saddles in Minecraft

In Minecraft, there is only one type of saddle available that allows you to ride an equine, without adding any effect or additional functionality. Through the use of a special mod, Horse Tweaks, it is however possible to create saddles with additional effects that enhance the mount.

For example, you can create a saddle that allows the horse to swim or even gallop on the surface of the water. You can also create one that nullifies any fall damage or allows you to cross the thickest forests by walking on the leaves.

In case you are interested in this mod, you will first need to install Minecraft Forge and then place the mod’s JAR file inside the mods folder present in the Minecraft root path. In this regard, I suggest you read what I have already described to you in this chapter of the guide, to be able to download and install the Horse Tweaks mod on your PC.


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