Daenerys Needs a Fucking Saddle

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Screenshot: Game of Thrones/HBO

Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final season Sunday night, and I for one am ready to be taken out of my misery.

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My boyfriend has spent the last few months torturing me rewatching the entire show, browsing character clip compilations on YouTube, and listening to a couple of Game of Thrones podcasts. Despite my whining, I’ve enjoyed reacquainting myself with long-dead characters, remembering that the original Daario looked like a surfer, and asking “wait, who’s that again?” at least four times per episode. But I’ve been haunted by something: Why the fuck don’t Daenerys’s dragons have saddles?

Illustration for article titled Daenerys Needs a Fucking Saddle
Screenshot: Game of Thrones/HBO
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Like, I know this is a silly ask for a fantasy drama, and I’m not even going to get into how the hell she maintains a firm grip while riding these dragons. But I think the saddle question is valid. It’s very stressful watching Daenerys just hop coochie first onto Drogon’s very thorny back.

Would she not enjoy riding her dragon baby on a leather seat instead? Inquiring minds (ME!) would like to know.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.

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ashleyreese
Ashley Reese

I’ve just been informed that Daenerys is chained onto the dragons in the books? Listen, my point still stands.