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Data value

dec: 329 hex: 149 bin: 101001001



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Mule saddled with a saddle and with two chests.

Saddles are items that can be placed on ridable mobs with the exception of skeleton horses, zombie horses, and llamas, which controls itself and can be designed with carpets.


Natural generation[edit]

Saddles can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 35.3% of nether fortress chests, 16.2% of village blacksmith chests, 28.3% of dungeon chests, 23.5% of desert temple chests, 15.3% of jungle temple chests, and 13.3% of End city chests, all in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 2.4% of stronghold altar chests and 15.3% of jungle temple chests in groups of 1. In Bedrock Edition 1.8[upcoming] they can be found in 12.8% of jungle temple chests in groups of 1.


Saddles can be obtained as a "treasure" item from fishing with a base chance [without fishing rod enhancements] of 0.8%.


Leatherworker villagers will sell saddles for 8-10 emeralds as a third tier trade.


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 Grid layout Saddle Empty.png the specific inventory slot.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

When Pigs Fly Fly a pig off a cliff Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5. Yes Yes Yes Yes 40G Gold



Java Edition Infdev
June 25, 2010, 2 Added saddles.
Saddles do not drop from saddled pigs.
Saddles can be found in the new dungeon chests.
Java Edition Beta
1.8 Pre-release Saddles added to the new mineshaft and stronghold altar chests.
Java Edition
1.1 12w01a Saddles can be found in the new village blacksmith chests.
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 bought from butcher villagers for 6–7 emeralds each, and thus have become renewable.
Saddles can be found in the new desert temple chests.
12w22a Saddles can be found in the new jungle temple chests.
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.
1.8 14w02a Trading changed: leatherworker villagers now sell saddles for 8–10 emeralds each, and butchers no longer trade saddles.
1.9 15w31a Saddles can now be found in End city chests.
15w43a Slightly decreased average yield from nether fortress chests.
15w44a Removed from mineshaft chests, and decreased average yield from dungeon chests.
Increased yield from desert temple chests.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 329.
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.
0.15.0 build 1 Saddles can now be used for riding pigs and horses.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added saddles.


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


  • 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 caused the mob to wear the saddle, and it will be taken out of your inventory, even in Creative mode.
  • The "When Pigs Fly" achievement requires "Cow Tipper" even though you do not need leather to obtain saddles.


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