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dec: 329 hex: 149 bin: 101001001



Saddles are items that can be placed on ridable mobs.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Saddles can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 40.3% of nether fortress chests, 16.3% of village blacksmith chests, 54.0% of dungeon chests, 15.8% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts, 13.4% of End city chests, and 15.5% of desert and jungle temple chests, all in groups of 1.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Saddles can be obtained as a "treasure" item from fishing.

Trading[edit | edit source]

Villager leatherworkers will sell saddles for 8-10 emeralds as a third tier trade.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Saddles may be used to ride horses, donkeys, mules, and pigs.

Using a saddle on a pig will equip the saddle, allowing the player to ride the pig, though controlling the pig requires usage of a carrot on a stick. The saddle can only be retrieved by killing the pig.

Tamed horses, donkeys, and mules can be ridden without them wearing a saddle, but a saddle is required to control them. Once tamed, they can be equipped with a saddle by placing it in their inventory which can be opened by pressing use while holding a saddle or sneaking. The saddle can be unequipped by removing it from the steed's inventory.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
When Pigs Fly Fly a pig off a cliff Cow Tipper Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5. PC, Xbox and PS 40G Gold

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History[edit | edit source]

June 25th, 2010 Added saddles.
Saddles do not drop from saddled pigs.
Official release
1.2.4 When baby animals were introduced, baby pigs could be ridden just like adult pigs. After version 1.2.4, baby pigs could no longer be saddled.
1.3.1 12w21a Saddles can now be traded from villagers, and thus have become renewable.
1.4.2 12w36a Saddles now drop from killing saddled pigs.
Added carrot on a stick to direct saddled pigs, effectively controlling them.
12w37a Pigs can now jump when being ridden.
1.6.1 13w18a Saddles can now be used to ride horses, while previously they required horse saddles.
1.7.2 13w36a Saddles can be fished with fishing rods and are described as treasure.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Added saddles.
0.9.0 build 1 Saddles can now be obtained from village blacksmith chests.
0.11.0 build 1 Saddles can be fished with fishing rods and are described as treasure.
Console Edition
TU1 Added saddles.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to "Saddle" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A saddle is considered "armor" by the game, but the value of protection to the pig is equal to null, making no additional protection to the pig. A saddle can still be seen if the pig is invisible.
  • Punching a pig or horse while holding a saddle causes the mob to wear the saddle, and it will be taken out of your inventory, even in creative mode.
  • Saddles are useless in PE since you can't ride animals with it

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See also[edit | edit source]