|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or related material and may be subject to change.
After suffering a wound from Mago and subsequently being treated by the maegi Mirri Maz Duur, Drogo falls from the red having grown weak from the festering wound. In a desperate attempt to save him, Daenerys begs Mirri to perform blood magic. The few bloodriders who remain loyal to him carry Drogo into a tent, and Mirri tells them that only death can pay for life, requesting that they bring her his horse. The red is uneasy as it is brought in, and Mirri calms it with a chant before slitting its throat.
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In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Dothraki are an unsentimental people who do not name their horses or dogs, and Drogo refers to his stallion as his "red". When Mirri decides to sacrifice it, Rakharo, Aggo and Quaro have to force it into the tent as it is frightened of the stench of death. As in the TV series, Mirri slits its throat for her blood magic.
When Daenerys walks into Drogo's funeral pyre, for a moment she glimpses Drogo on his red.