Sovel's Shi'ar Salvagers crew's powerhouse is Horse. Horse requires medication, which he refers to as "Happy pills," due to his erratic psychic nature. Horse and his team had a couple encounters with the X-Men. When they first arrived on Earth, several of his teammates plotted to assassinate Rogue. Horse and his gang linked up with Rogue, Rachel, Magneto, and Gambit to save the X-lost men's teammates, Havok and Polaris, on another occasion. This was not voluntarily; Sovel had lost his leadership to Rogue during a duel in which he had chosen Horse to fight Rogue as his proxy.