From Tolkien Gateway

Would someone be so kind as to look up and add the quote regarding Shadowfax standing before the Lord of the Nazgul at the gate of Minas Tirith? --Ted C 17:05, 24 October 2006 (CDT)

". . .all fled before his face. All save one. There waiting, silent and still in the space before the Gate, sat Gandalf upon Shadowfax: Shadowfax who alone among the free horses of the earth endured the terror, unmoving, steadfast as a graven image in Rath Dínen."
The Siege of Gondor
Notice it says free horses. --Narfil Palùrfalas 17:33, 24 October 2006 (CDT)
As upposed to 'enslaved horses' in the service of Mordor like those used by the Nazgul in their 'Black Rider'-form? Unsigned comment by Aerandir (talk • contribs).
Aerandir brings up a good point. At first I thought it meant those horses not bearing riders, but I bet it does mean the horses that were not enslaved by Sauron. --Hyarion 19:17, 24 October 2006 (CDT)


A couple notes for the Adaptations section. The 1980 Rankin/Bass Return of the King adaptation features Shadowfax, though it incorrectly depicts him with a full harness. In Peter Jackson's film, meanwhile, there are a couple notable deviations from the book. One, Gandalf rides Shadowfax into the Silent Street-right into the tomb of the stewards, in fact-instead of sending him back to his stable. Two, in the extended version, Shadowfax is present during the confrontation between Gandalf and the Witch-king, which is relocated to a higher point within Minas Tirith. 00:47, 15 July 2022 (UTC)