Phoenix is a dark chestnut Andalusian gelding belonging to Captain John Vickery.
Phoenix is a very striking horse with a coat so dark it appears nearly black, yet when the light is right, the chestnut colour shows through. He is quite young, no more than about four.
Because of his age, Phoenix is quite skittish at times. He is a friendly gelding who likes fresh fruit, especially apples, but he won't turn down a carrot. He is well-trained, although not yet acclimatised to the sights, scents and sounds of battle.