Jamie remembers seeing Shaddo’s photo on a Facebook group. The young woman who owned him was asking if anyone was interested in preserving his bloodlines, as he was a stallion, and she was considering selling him or gelding him. His pedigree showed several lines to Thee Desperado, a very famous straight Egyptian Arabian son of The Minstrel, also a very famous straight Egyptian stallion. Evidently no one stepped forward, so she gelded him and advertised him for next-to-nothing. It turned out he had been in an accident with a high-tensile fence that ripped through his back right leg; she wasn’t sure he’d ever be sound for riding. Jamie thought he was worth the risk, so she picked him up. Before long, he was going under saddle and not showing the least lameness at all. He proved to be a great trail horse, and Jamie asked a fellow trail rider who had a couple of Arabians if she’d be interested in him. Shaddo (now known as Rashad) is happy in his new home and gets to go trail riding often. Shaddo is a bay, 14.3-hand, registered purebred Arabian born in 2012.