A majority of the items in Minecraft have a crafting recipe attached to them. You can craft nearly every usable item at a crafting table, smelt it at a furnace, or make at a lab table. However, a saddle is one of the few items that cannot, and many players have no idea where to find one.
The saddle in Minecraft does precisely what you think it does and lets you ride on the back of an animal. With a lack of long-distance transportation items, a saddle is a desired piece of equipment.
There are three different ways to retrieve one in Minecraft.
Search chests in a Dungeon
The easiest method of finding a saddle is searching in Dungeons. You need a bit of luck to find them, but there are several Dungeons scattered across your world.
You can find a Dungeon underground in any biome, so you’ll need to do a little digging. You’ll know you’ve found one when you see a monster spawn cage in the middle of a cobblestone room. There are also some chests surrounding the monster spawn.
You’re likely to find your saddle inside these chests. However, not every dungeon chest contains a saddle, forcing you to rely on luck.
Fish For One
Another method reliant on luck doesn’t involve too many moving parts. You can choose to go fishing and cast your fishing line in a body of water, waiting for your bobber to go under the water.
When you see the bobber disappear, reel in the line to see what you’ve caught. There’s a chance you’ll receive a saddle through fishing, but there are numerous other things you could loot in the process. You’ll need to remain patient and keep trying.
Search chests in the Nether Fortress
Similar to the Dungeon method, any Nether Fortress houses chests with the chance to contain a saddle. You need to enter through a Nether Portal, or build one if you haven’t, and search for a Fortress.
These structures are hard to miss because they stick out like a sore thumb in the Nether. They should look like a giant castle in the Nether. When you find one, head inside and start searching chests. If luck is on your side, you’ll find a saddle waiting for you inside a chest.