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"Run Shadowfax, show us the meaning of haste." - Gandalf, The Return of the King
Blanco, the equine entertainer that was one of the horses that played the role of Shadowfax, the Lord of the Horses and Gandalf's mount in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other movie roles has died. The Spanish Andalusian bred in New Zealand was euthanized following complications of intestinal and liver issues.
The horse's owner Cynthia Royal, who has had her own medical issues that left her without insurance for Blanco, has incurred significant veterinary bills over the course of Blanco's treatment totaling some $18,000. A donation page has been set up to help offset the expense of Blanco's care.