Cricket was Sean Connell's horse, specifically bred for him as payment for his services in hunting for fire lizards.
Born the first year after Landing, out of a chestnut mare, Cricket was dappled gray. Cricket was named after a pony that Sean had on Earth.
When riding Cricket, Sean used a hackamore to control him. After Thread had killed Porrig Connell's breeding stud, he used Cricket for stud service.
After Carenath came into Sean's life, he gave Cricket to Brian Hanrahan, who used him later under to breed King and Cloudy at Fort Hold in the short story The Ford of Red Hanrahan.