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Saddle (pig).pngSaddle (horse).png






Data value

dec: 329 hex: 149 bin: 101001001

Namespaced ID


A saddle is an item that can be placed on any rideable mob except for llamas.


Natural generation[edit]

Saddles can be found in 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, 16.2% of village weaponsmith chests, 28.3% of dungeon chests, 11.3% of savanna village house chests, 35.3% of fortress chests, 12.9% of jungle temple chests, 23.5% of desert temple chests, 13.3% of End city 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 sell saddles for 8-10 emeralds as a third tier trade.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Master-level leatherworker villagers have 50% chance to sell a saddle for 6 emeralds as their trade.‌[Bedrock Edition only]. This trade is always offered in Java Edition.


Ravagers always drop one saddle when killed. The drop is unaffected by the Looting enchantment.


A horse equipped with a saddle.

Saddles may be used to ride horses, donkeys, mules, and pigs. An equine mob equipped with saddle is rendered wearing a bridle along with the saddle.

Using a saddle on a pig equips the pig with the saddle, allowing the player to ride the pig. Controlling the pig requires using a carrot on a stick. Killing the pig is the only way to retrieve the saddle.

Tamed horses, donkeys, and mules can be ridden without 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 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.YesPS3YesYes40GGold
PS4, PSVitaSilver



Java Edition Infdev
June 25, 2010, 2Saddle Revision 1.pngSaddle Revision 1 (pig).png Added saddles.
Saddles do not drop from saddled pigs.
Saddles can be found in the new dungeon chests.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseSaddles have now been added to the new mineshaft and stronghold altar chests.
Java Edition
1.112w01aSaddles can now be found in the new village blacksmith chests.
1.2.4releaseWhen baby animals were introduced, baby pigs could be ridden just like adult pigs. After this version, baby pigs can now no longer be saddled.
1.3.112w21aSaddles 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.
12w22aSaddles can now be found in the new jungle temple chests.
1.4.212w36aSaddles now drop from killing saddled pigs.
Added carrot on a stick to direct saddled pigs, effectively controlling them.
12w37aPigs can now jump when being ridden.
1.6.113w16aAdded horse saddles.
13w18aSaddle Revision 1 (horse).pngSaddles can now be used to ride horses, while previously they required horse saddles.
1.7.213w36aSaddles can now be fished with fishing rods and are described as treasure.
1.814w02aTrading has now been changed: leatherworker villagers now sell saddles for 8–10 emeralds each, and butchers no longer trade saddles.
1.915w31aSaddles can now be found in end city chests.
15w43aThe average yield of saddles in nether fortress chests has now been slightly decreased.
15w44aSaddles 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.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 329.
1.1418w43aAdded Illager Beasts, which drop saddles.
Saddle TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of item saddle.
?Saddle (pig).pngSaddle (horse).png Changed the textures of used saddles.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0Saddle Revision 1.png Added saddles.
0.9.0build 1Saddles can now be obtained from village blacksmith chests.
0.11.0build 1Saddles can now be fished with fishing rods and are described as treasure.
0.12.1build 1Saddles can now be found in nether fortresses.
0.13.0build 1Saddles can now be found in desert temples.
0.15.0build 1Saddles can now be used for riding pigs and horses.
Saddle can now be found inside jungle pyramids.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha can now be found in end cities.
1.0.4alpha are now sold by leatherworker villagers for 8-10 emeralds as their only third tiers trades.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta can be found in plains village tannery and weaponsmith chests.

Added ravagers, which drop a saddle upon death.

Saddle.png Changed the texture of saddle.
1.11.0beta can now be found in savanna, snowy taiga, taiga, and snowy tundra village tannery chest.
Saddle can now be found in savanna, taiga, snowy taiga, and desert village weaponsmith chest.
Saddle can now be found in savanna village house chests.
beta changed, Leatherworker villagers now have 50% chance to sell saddle for 10 emeralds as part of their last tier trade.
1.12.0beta price lowered to 6 emeralds.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Saddle Revision 1.png Added saddles.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Saddle TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of saddle.


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 zero.
  • 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 is removed from the player's inventory, even in Creative mode.
  • The "When Pigs Fly" achievement requires "Cow Tipper" even though leather is not used to craft saddles


See also[edit]