How To Donate and Send Pictures
Thank you for filling out the form about your horse's unique color.
I will evaluate
your horse's photos after receiving your $3 donation.
Why do I
charge $3 to give an opinion on horse or foal color?
It is strictly to
reduce the number of requests I receive,
and is not an attempt
to make money.
For years, I enjoyed seeing pictures of the
beautiful and uniquely-colored horses people sent me through my color
assistance form. However, I became literally swamped with color
assistance requests, and my attempts to answer those cost me a
great deal of time and money (because I work from home, so don't earn
money when helping others).
In 2007, I had to shut the form down
because I couldn't manage all the requests.
The idea to charge a nominal
fee was in the hopes that fewer people would request assistance if it
was not free.
It worked. :-)
By charging a little bit,
I can still help those really wanting/needing help, and I won't feel like I'm
cheating my family of time and money by assisting people I don't even
know, and without some repayment. :-)
If you don't have a PayPal account, click the link on
the left side of the PayPal page that pops up where it says, "Don't
have a PayPal account? Click here to continue. You do not have to
have a PayPal account to use PayPal.
Click the button to donate
$3 for assistance in determining
your horse/foal's color.
Use link at left of PayPal page if you
do not have an account.
I'd say that 95% of the time (or higher), I can pretty clearly see the color of
the foals/horses people send pictures to me of. I offer no
guarantees, but will say that I'm not often wrong. One of the benefits
of helping so many people has been a good eye for color. :-)
Show or Send Photos
In order to help you, I will most likely need to see a photo or more than
one photo. If you do not have a web site or have not uploaded the photos to
a photo sharing site, you can send them to me via e-mail.
Please resize your photos. Most digital cameras take huge photos,
and they clog up our e-mail server. Resize photos so they are 6"
wide or so. If you don't know how to do this on your computer,
please go to
www.resize2mail.com and resize each of your photos to save on
your computer in smaller sizes. This site offers a wizard, and 720
pixels is a good width for photos resized there.
If you have the requested views, please
them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have other valuable views, send what you can.
- Front view (including
- Side view
- Rear view
- Front legs: for
dun-factored horses, a photo of the back of the knee and just above
it. For possible roan horses, a photo of the knee and just above
the knee from the front are helpful.
- Back of the ear: for possible dun-factored horses, the back of
the ear can be helpful in determining if dorsal striping is due to
temporary countershading or dun factor.
to send your photos to
In the text of your message, just mention that you just filled out the
color request form and are now sending photos.
Your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible.
PS Please also visit our Foal
Coat Color Page to see if your foal matches a known example.