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Ganon's Steed in Twilight Princess
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time|
|Latest appearance||Twilight Princess|
Ocarina of Time
The first appearance the horse makes in Ocarina of Time is during the dream sequence in the game's introduction depicting Link's nightmares. The horse is a black Gerudo stallion with a fiery mane and tail that match the color of Ganondorf's hair almost exactly. Ganondorf rides this horse while pursuing Impa and Princess Zelda as they flee from Hyrule Castle after Link gathers the three Spiritual Stones.
The horse is equipped with warhorse armor, called barding, including a plate champron, to protect the horse's face, a full criniere, to protect the neck, a sturdy peytral, to protect the chest and shoulder region, and a red and gold cloth caparison.
Ganondorf's horse in Twilight Princess has a much thicker build, muted color scheme, and new armor design, including a croupiere to protect the horse's hindquarters, a smaller peytral, and without a colorful caparison. The horse plays a larger role in this game as Ganondorf's mode of transport while engaged in a horseback battle with Link and Zelda.
Twilight Princess's Solid black Gerudo stallion concept from Hyrule Historia