Ganondorf's Steed in Twilight Princess
|Game(s)||Ocarina of Time|
|Other Media||Hyrule Warriors|
Ocarina of Time
The first appearance Ganondorf's Steed makes in Ocarina of Time is during Link's nightmare prior to Navi awakening him. The horse is a black Gerudo stallion with a fiery mane and tail that match the color of Ganondorf's hair. 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 Steed 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.
- In Majora's Mask 3D, a toy horse that resembles Ganondorf's Steed can be found on the upper floor of the ranch house at Romani Ranch.
- In The Legend of Zelda Chess Set, Ganondorf's Steed is refered to as Phantom.
Twilight Princess's Solid black Gerudo stallion concept from Hyrule Historia
- "They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion." — Gossip Stone (Ocarina of Time)
- "Epona & Phantom" (The Legend of Zelda Chess Set manual, pg. 3)