'Lord of the Rings' Horse Shadowfax Dead photo © Cynthia Royal

‘Lord of the Rings’ Horse Shadowfax Dead


A mysterious illness left one of the big screen’s most majestic steeds so ill he had to be euthanized.

Blanco is best known around the world as Shadowfax from his role in the Lord of the Rings.

Despite his valiant battle, owner and trainer of the majestic horse Cynthia Royal made the brave decision to let him go. “…Blanco gave me the gift of laying down for me one last time, in response to my gentle request and we lay together as he died in my arms.”


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