He is based on the traditional Chinese horse models. He is white with gray dapples, a short black mane, and a docked tail. He is always seen with a saddle and bridle.
He is a very loyal and faithful horse that tends to get frightened rather easily. In the first movie, he becomes afraid of a loud sound from the burning village and gets startled when a burnt staircase collapses, then disappears during the avalanche. In the sequel, he gets scared of being grabbed unexpectedly and becomes disgusted after Yao kisses him, then disappears once again for some time. Besides that, he is usually a calm, quiet horse and is very well-tamed.
- He doesn't have a given name in the movie.
- He has dapples that are actually a "Hidden Mickey."
- He is recognized by Disney in several toy sets.
- He has white hair, which represents the traditionally "masculine" yang; whereas Mulan's horse has black hair, which represents the traditionally "feminine" yin.
- His tail looks like Shang's topknot.