After releasing Theon Greyjoy from the Dreadfort, Ramsay informs the Master Torturer and the other soldiers of House Bolton of Theon's "escape". The men chase after Theon and Ramsay follows on Blood. Theon eventually falls from his horse and the Master Torturer attempts to rape him. Ramsay shoots and kills the Bolton soldiers before they can go through with this.
Ramsay rides on Blood as he tells Theon a false backstory about him growing up on Saltcliffe and being present on the day that Eddard Stark took Theon as a hostage following the failure of the Greyjoy Rebellion. Ramsay promises to take Theon to his sister Yara at Deepwood Motte, but instead leads him back to the Dreadfort.