- "Malevolent brown eyes with purple centers ignored Cordelia."
- ―Cordelia meets Rose[src]
Rose was the gentlest horse in Count Piotr Vorkosigan's stables. Cordelia Vorkosigan learned how to ride by taking her at a mix of trotting and cantering into the Dendarii Mountains. The experience sent Cordelia into a relapse of her recent illness and nearly lamed Rose.
The lesson in horsemanship was not enjoyed. Cordelia later was known to shudder in response to the thought of riding horses for sport.
- Barrayar chapter 11