There are different types of animals in Minecraft that you can tame to have as pets, to help you in combat, or to ride them to move faster and travel long distances. To achieve the latter, you will need a saddle, and here, we will tell you all the available methods to get it, since it cannot be craftable.

How to get a saddle in Minecraft

The most effective method, although a bit complicated, is to find a saddle in a chest in a dungeon, abandoned mine, or temple. All these locations can be found by exploring enough, although there is no guarantee that you will find the chest with the wanted saddle inside.

Find a chest in a mineFind a chest in a mine

So, you can also choose to check the Weaponsmiths' chests in the villages, where there is also a chance of finding this valuable loot. Speaking of villagers, some of them (the Leatherworkers) can sell us a saddle in exchange for 6 emeralds, so you can also try your luck trading with several of them until you find the right one.

Trade with a villager to get the saddleTrade with a villager to get the saddle

How to use the saddle

Once you have acquired the saddle and have it equipped in your hand, all you have to do is get close to a horse, donkey, or pig, and tap on it to place the saddle and be able to ride when you interact with the animal again.

Use the saddle to ride the horseUse the saddle to ride the horse

This way, you will be able to travel long distances in a short time, something very useful when you are exploring an infinite world with as many details as Minecraft. But be careful not to lose the saddle, as you can see, it is not easy to get one.