In one of my books I had an MC trapped on the top of a cliff in mortal peril, probably needing to jump to his death. I had a dragon swoop down and save him. Yeah, I know - fairly hum drum, right? But in case everyone's forgotten - dragons don't have hands! Or saddles! So I had my dragon gobble him up, fly him to the ground and spit him out - covered in foul smelling drool!