Stranger is the warhorse of Sandor Clegane. He is apparenly named after "the Stranger" of the Faith of the Seven.


Season 3

Sandor rides Stranger along the Red Fork after he captures Arya Stark. He intends to bring her to The Twins, as he knows he can ransom her to Robb and Catelyn Stark who will be there for Edmure Tully's wedding to Roslin Frey.[1]

When they come across a hog farmer, Sandor dismounts from Stranger and helps him mend a broken wheels on his wagon. He then knocks the farmer out, but Arya intervenes before he can kill him. They take the wagon and make their way to the Twins with Stranger pulling the wagon.[2]

After the massacre breaks out at the Twins, Sandor and Arya escape on Stranger. They depart into the Riverlands, where they encounter some soldiers of House Frey who are making a mockery of the slaughter. One of them claims to have attached Grey Wind's head to Robb Stark's body. Arya approaches him and stabs him to death. The others attempt to kill her, but Sandor intervenes and kills them first.[3]

Season 4

After Arya kills Polliver and his men and loot the tavern, they ride away on two horses including Stranger.[4]


Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
Season Four appearances
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Stranger is a heavy courser almost as large as a destrier but much faster. He is a big handsome black stallion with a mean temper, quick to kick and bite but gentle as an old gelding with Sandor.

When Brienne and her companions arrive on the Quiet Isle, they notice a huge black stallion at stable. The Elder Brother tells Brienne it is the Hound's horse, found beside the river. They changed his name to Driftwood and castrated him in attempt to improve its ill temper, but in vain.

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