Shun is a very loyal horse that will risked its well being for the betterment of its rider.
During the Battle of Sai, he and Shin charged Houken and his steed. Shun bit Houken's horse in the neck, at the expense of his leg. To dismount Hou Ken, because the difference in reach between Shin and Houken was a huge disadvantage.
- In modern horse breeding, the animal is usually put down after sustaining a severe leg injury, because it is highly unlikely for it to ever recover from it.