Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
100,000+ mares were suddenly dumped.
Opps, should of been 10,000.
Originally Posted by Oxer
But I have a question... are most of the PMU horses draft breeds? Also are most of the "companies" that produce the conjugated equine estrogen, out of business? There doesn't seem to be as much of a demand for this product as there was in previous years.
Of the remaining ranches, the majority (over 50%) of the mare are quarter horse and another 25% are paints, appys and other light horses. That only leaves about 25% of the mares being draft. Percherons make up about 50% of that number. Wyeth, now Pfizer, is the only company in the business. They were the one that developed the drug. There was another company, Natural Biological, that was breifly around. Their mares were predominantly in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. They were shut down 8-10 years ago by Wyeth. The number of Wyeth ranches have dropped from a high of 400 to currently 26.
Originally Posted by Duren
Thanks for all the great info! All I know is she was from "Ranch 16". I tried to get more information with no result. She also has a large RJ on her left shoulder. The J is an extension off the R...any idea about that one?
Also, she was sold to me a Percheron Cross...I personally see Clyde, but whatever.
It must be the classic Clyde coloring that made them think "she must be part Percheron...." My money would be on 1/4 clyde 3/4 QH or 1/4 clyde, 1/4 TB and 1/2 QH.
Referring to the ranches by numbers was a way the rescues protected the ranches and horses from the zealots and the fallout from the collapse.
The RJ brand might actually tell you more about her than the 810. Can you tell if it was done at a different time? I would think that the RJ is where she is actually from. She was branded as a weanling. Ran with a bunch of other fillies, separated out as a 2 year old than sold as a replacement mare where she got the 810. Find someone who can check to see is she's microchipped. Should be in the neck about 1/2 way down.