PHBA Photography Policy


  1. Current color photographs ARE required by PHBA. Photographs should include one of each side showing body and legs, head and all of the front legs, a direct face view showing front of body and all of the front legs, rearview showing body and all of the hind legs.
  2. Additional photographs may be submitted and/or requested to show the horse’s head, body or specific area if white markings could be questionable.
  3. PHBA may require the horse to be clipped or wet down with water to determine the white markings and underlying pink skin in photographs.
  4. Photographs may need to include the PHBA color circle which is available from PHBA.
  5. Scars, brands and/or tatoos should have close up photographs taken and forwarded to PHBA.
  6. Photographs become the property of PHBA and will not be returned.
  7. Photographs should be either 35 mm, computer generated or digital. Disposable camera film should be 35 mm.
  8. Self developing photographs such as polaroids are not recommended.
  9. The approximate size of the photographs should be 4″ x 6″.
  10. All photographs should be labeled on the back with the horse’s name, sex, foal date and the owner’s name.

Additional photographs may be requested for Registration, Transfer, Duplicates, Corrections, Registration Committee, or Complaint Review Committee, including but not limited to:

  1. Horses registered with a breed association that doesn’t have an illustrated description of the front, back and each side of the horse.
  2. Discrepancies
  3. Mismarkings on the application
  4. Horse with a gray colored parent
  5. Any non-registerable trait questions answered “yes”
  6. White markings (spotting)
    1. Paint
    2. Pinto
    3. Appaloosa
    4. Albino (Cremello and Perlino)
  7. Mane or tail with more that 15% of off colored hair
  8. Eye colors
  9. Skin color
  10. Description and illustration differ or unclear illustration on breed papers
  11. White markings (may also use white rings as a measuring tool);
    1. excessive markings
    2. questionable markings
    3. establish existence of markings
  12. Markings not noted on breed papers
  13. Additional markings;
    1. roan patches
    2. patches of darker colored hair
    3. dark spots
  14. Color/Conformation
  15. Additional eligible Horses
  16. Non-Breeding Stock (depending on current registration rules).