"She was Drogo's first gift to me."
Daenerys Targaryen to Jorah Mormont[src]

The ​silver ​is a mare given to Daenerys Targaryen by Khal Drogo as a wedding gift.


Season 1

At their wedding, Drogo gives Daenerys the silver as a gift. Daenerys declares that she is beautiful and asks Ser Jorah Mormont what the word for "thank you" is in Dothraki. Jorah replies that there is no such word. Dany rides the silver as she and Drogo depart to consummate their marriage.[1]

In pain due to her inexperience in horseback riding, Daenerys needs to be helped down from the silver by her handmaidens.[2]

Daenerys rides the silver through the Dothraki Sea[3] and on to Vaes Dothrak.[4]

After a wineseller is caught attempting to poison Daenerys, he is punished by being stripped and bound with a rope to the silver's saddle and is pulled along the road as the khalasar makes it's way to Lhazar.[5]

Daenerys leaps from the silver to help Drogo when he falls from his horse, a wound he received in his duel with Mago having festered due to treachery of Mirri Maz Duur.[6]

Season 2

The silver dies of starvation in the Red Waste. Daenerys takes her death very hard, as she was the first gift Drogo gave her.[7]


Season One appearances
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Drogo gives Daenerys the silver as a wedding gift. Unlike in the show, it is not white but grey as the winter sea, with a mane like silver smoke (hence its name).

Daenerys's silver does not die in the Red Waste in the books, but continues with her to Slaver's Bay. So far she is alive and well. When Daenerys does obtain the Unsullied in Astapor in the TV series, she acquires a new, similar silver horse.

In a sample chapter of "The Winds of Winter", Ser Barristan Selmy rides the silver to the battle. He feels a bit uncomfortable doing so, regarding it as presumptuous action, but believes it is important to have some symbol of his queen around to improve morale among those who are loyal to her even in her absence. Moreover, the silver has been years in the company of Daenerys’s dragons, and has grown accustomed to their sight and scent - in contrast to the enemy's horses. 

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