Regina grew up riding horses, and was eventually given her own horse, Rocinante. He remained her prized steed even after Regina became Queen. However, in the end, Regina ends up ripping Rocinante's heart out to activate the Dark Curse, assuming that Rocinante is the thing she loves most, but the curse does not work with this sacrifice, meaning that Regina needed another's heart, and that Rocinante died for nothing.
- Hwin (mother)
- He alludes to Rocinante the horse from the story Don Quixote.
- To memorialize Rocinante, Regina has a horse statue in her office in Storybrooke.
- S1, E02: "The Thing You Love Most" (flashback)
- S1, E18: "The Stable Boy" (flashback)
- S2, E02: "We Are Both" (flashback)