Look how dark Scout is these days! And, yes, that's her tail. I forgot to include a photo of her on the tails post! (see: http://deserthorses.blogspot.com/2010/12/t-is-for-tailsabc-wednesday-120110.html She was so busy eating after I fed her that she didn't even look up! During the summer months, she is MUCH lighter, but her coat darkens during the winter months. I would think that, being from Wyoming, her coloring would be the opposite: light in winter (to hide in the snow) and darker in summer (to blend in with the shrubs)...what do you think?