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post #21 of 27 Old 03-07-2008, 07:34 PM
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Yes they are sent to meat. Most are sent to auctions but ultimately thats where a lot end up if the are not bought.

NAERIC has a PMU program ( ). All PMU horses here have to get microchipped. When you get the chip you get a certificate to prove that your horse is a PMU foal which comes in handy when you go and compete. In selected horse shows (you can add on specific show locations if the are not part of the NAERIC program) you win double the prize money if you won riding a PMU horse.
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post #22 of 27 Old 03-07-2008, 10:36 PM
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thats actually pretty cool 8)
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post #23 of 27 Old 03-08-2008, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by tim
As I understand it, the urine is still collected but the mares are bred to nice warmblood horses and the babies produced are known as 'Canadian Sport Horses', and a very nice breed too. They're very versatile and sought after for all around showing. I mean, any pregnant mare will produce hormonal urine when she's pregnant, so why not make the baby worth something too.

For that reason, I didn't think it was so much of a problem anymore. Also, the fact that premarin has been discredited as a viable medication.
I haven't heard anything about nice Warmblood stallions.... my first thought was "but a quality stallion's stud fee is upwards of $2000, where is the profit margin?" ... I would think it would be too expensive, or they're breeding to crappy Warmbloods.
Last I checked, and this was a while ago so you might be right Tim, they used crappy mares and stallions, because they were cheap - sure, some had papers, but what do papers really mean?

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post #24 of 27 Old 03-08-2008, 10:25 AM
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PMU horses, tho most are really nice, are not warmbloods or high end bred horses. You can find some really great looking full drafts or draft cross but other than that they are all "muts".
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post #25 of 27 Old 03-29-2008, 08:13 PM
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I have a PMU rescued mare and my experience has been fine. She is beautiful and turning out to be a really nice horse. She is definitely a "mutt"- belgian/ percheron/ mustang and quarter horse but she is beautiful and has great legs and feet. She is pregnant due to foal in May. I just got her a month ago from the Animali Farm. They place these horses. Most of them are not cheap because the cost of transporting them from Canada is included. In my case she was transported 4000 miles from Alberta to Florida. She arrived fat and healthy. Though shy when I first got her she is now following me around, eating out of my hand, haltering, leading and today we trimmed her feet for the first time without a problem. The horses, for the most part, that come from these farms aren't necessarily abused but they just are handled in herds like cows would be. Therefore, they aren't too trusting of people. Anyway I highly recommend taking a chance a getting one of these horses- just make sure it's with a reputable agency like Animali. It is very rewarding. :)

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post #26 of 27 Old 03-29-2008, 08:19 PM
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Re: PMU Horses

Originally Posted by hackin'around
Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to pass the word around about PMU horses. There is a great site at These are great horses that need a home. I wish I could adopt a couple of them, but they are all located out west and I can't get out there, not to mention I do not own my own place yet, and board can get a little outrageous on the east coast. Anyhow, I just wanted to pass it along just in case anyone is in the market for a new horse. Have a good night all!!
for some reason, it wont let me see the website
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post #27 of 27 Old 03-31-2008, 12:08 AM
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I have a PMU mare who I got when she was 4 months. She is one of my best horses. She is a reg. QH out of cutting lines, but she is a total hunter. She is 6 years old and is showing in her first year of jumping in local rated hunter shows. She is absolutely amazing. I totally support these horses and recommend them to everyone.
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