It is technically not possible to make a saddle in Minecraft, you will have to find one in order to be able to ride a horse, a pig or even a Strider.
There are currently 5 ways to get a saddle in Minecraft that you will find below.
Make a saddle in Minecraft.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Get a saddle by fishing.
Saddles can be obtained as a “treasure” by fishing with a basic chance (without the enchantments of the fishing rod) of 0.8%
Get a saddle through natural generation.
Saddles are found in 2.5% of fort chests, 16.2% of village armorer’s chests, 28.3% of dungeon chests, 11.3% of savannah village house chests, 35.3% of Nether fortress chests, 12.9% of jungle temple chests, 23.5% of desert temple chests, 13.3% of End chests, and 17.3% of village tannery chests.
In the Bedrock edition, they are found in 2.4% of fortress chests and 12.8% of jungle temple chests, in groups of 1.
Get a saddle by trading.
Village tanners at the master level have a 50% chance of selling a saddle for 6 emeralds as a trade [Bedrock Edition only].
Getting a saddle when a mob dies.
All monsters that the player equips with a saddle will drop the saddle when he dies. Pests always drop a saddle when they are killed.
In Java edition 1.16, a surveyor can appear while being ridden by a zombified pig, so he will have a saddle. This saddle has an 8.5% chance of falling, each level of the Pillage enchantment increases this percentage by 1%.
Get a saddle by cheating.
If the cheat mode is enabled on your world, you can use the /gamemode creative command to switch to creative mode and then retrieve a saddle from the creative inventory or by using the /give command yourpseudo minecraft:saddle
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