One of the major problems we have here at the FMHA office
is the inability to complete a Registration or Transfer of Ownership
due to the lack of photographs or those submitted are of such
poor quality they cannot be used for identification purposes.
In these cases, we must place the application in the pending
file and write for photographs. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINGES
WHEN PROVIDING PHOTOGRAPHS:
- All applications for Registration or Transfer of Ownership
MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST TWO (2) CURRENT COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
SHOWING ALL HEAD, LEG AND BODY MARKINGS. The two photographs
must be one from the LEFT side and one from the RIGHT side. In
BOTH photographs the horse's head must be turned toward the camera
with the forelock pulled completely aside so the entire flat
of the face is clearly visible. Please DO NOT stand your horse
in tall grass as it is imperative to see the legs of the horses.
- It is extremely important that we have the two photographs
when a transfer of ownership is submitted. This is for the protection
of the buyers as well as the sellers . There are far to many
times, when the registration certificate does not match the horse
that was purchased. The only way to protect the integrity of
the paperwork is to compare a photo of the horse that was bought
with the photo of the horse that was originally registered. Have
your customers compare very carefully the horse with the picture
of the horse on file when they or you purchase a Falabella.
- The photos should be no smaller than 3X3 with the horse's
image being at least 80% of the picture. The Horse is more important
than the person holding the horse.
- We are all aware that Falabellas can change color drastically
from birth to maturity. However, we do need a good clear photo
of the horse's color at the different stages. If the photo is
too dark or too light, it is impossible to determine the true
- PLEASE DO NOT TRIM the photographs. We get some very strange
shaped photographs that just are not suitable for placement in
If all records are correct and if all photographs are good
it generally takes 2 weeks to register or transfer a horse. If
the pedigree is incomplete or if there are any questions as to
horse's background then it can take substantially longer. Please
see Registering or Transferring a Horse if you have any questions.