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Data value

dec: 329 hex: 149 bin: 101001001



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


Natural generation[edit]

Saddles can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 16.2% of village blacksmith chests, 28.3% of dungeon chests, 23.5% of desert temple chests, 15.3% of jungle temple chests, 35.3% of nether fortress chests, and 13.3% of End city chests, all in groups of 1. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 16.2% of village weaponsmith chests, 11.3% of village house chests, 12.9% of jungle temple chests, and 17.3% of village tannery chests, all in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition, they can be found in 2.4% of stronghold altar chests and 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 enchantments) of 0.8%.


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


Illager Beasts always drop one saddle when killed, this drop rate is not increased by the looting enchantment.


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 FlyFly a pig off a cliffBe riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.YesYesYesYes40GGold



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 have now been added to the new mineshaft and stronghold altar chests.
Java Edition
1.1 12w01a Saddles can now 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 this version, baby pigs can now 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 now be found in the new desert temple chests.
12w22a Saddles can now be found in the new jungle temple chests.
1.4.2 12w36a Saddles will 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 now be fished with fishing rods and are described as treasure.
1.8 14w02a Trading has now been 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 The average yield of saddles in nether fortress chests has now been slightly decreased.
15w44a Saddles have now been removed from mineshaft chests.
The average yield of saddles in dungeon chests has now been decreased.
The average yield of saddles in desert temple chests has now been increased.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 329.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Added illager beasts, which drop saddles.
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 now be fished with fishing rods and are described as treasure.
0.12.1 build 1 Saddles can now be found in nether fortresses.
0.13.0 build 1 Saddles can now be found in desert temples.
0.15.0 build 1 Saddles can now be used for riding pigs and horses.
Saddle can now be found inside jungle pyramids.
Pocket Edition
1.0 alpha 0.17.0 Saddles can now be found in end cities.
1.0.4 alpha Saddles are now sold by leatherworker villagers as third tiers trades.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added 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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