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Posted 6/3/2012 3:51:54 PM
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So, a stable that we visited has some PMU foals that they need to adopt out, or find fosters for them. I don't know if I'm ready for a young-er horse, I belive he's almost ...2? In fact my dad said, "Oh, he's probably green"xDD Has anyone adopted or fostered a PMU foal? Like, a minute down my street is a new farm that has plenty of paddocks and large stalls and it's plan is to begin opperation in late July, so there's a place to keep him.

So the story behind the PMU Foal. My dad got out of the car at a farm because I had to go see inside the tack shop. He went over to one of the paddocks and saw a pretty boy by the name of Spitfire. He was petting it and loving on it. My dad said he was "Doscle", "Friendly", and "Behaved". :) I went on their website and found him. It said that he needed a home or to be fostered. They have a program to see if it's the match, that works with riding, horsemanship, grooming, and interaction, that's offered. Do the PMU's need more care than a normal horse?

I don't believe in looks and love in a minute... but, I'm doubting my skill that I would have handling him. Dixie's trainer has a youngster of her own and might be able to help if we do foster him. I've been around horses for 8+ years, but has handled younger horses (plenty of greenies) very unoften. My mother rides and loved horses, and it might be good for the two of us.

Okay. Cookies to who reads this and can give me answers. Thanksss!

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I think as long as you have an expericenced horse person guiding you it would be a great expericence for you and your mum. Rescuing a PMU foal is a great cause. Look into it, talk to your trainer or someone else who is very expericenced with horses. The program sounds like a great oppertunity, to learn along side someone expericenced while also training and caring for your own horse.


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paladin (6/3/2012)
I think as long as you have an expericenced horse person guiding you it would be a great expericence for you and your mum. Rescuing a PMU foal is a great cause. Look into it, talk to your trainer or someone else who is very expericenced with horses. The program sounds like a great oppertunity, to learn along side someone expericenced while also training and caring for your own horse.

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[quote]paladin (6/3/2012)
I think as long as you have an expericenced horse person guiding you it would be a great expericence for you and your mum. Rescuing a PMU foal is a great cause. Look into it, talk to your trainer or someone else who is very expericenced with horses. The program sounds like a great oppertunity, to learn along side someone expericenced while also training and caring for your own horse.

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I'm having a stupid moment. What's a PMU foal?

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JukeboxHero (6/4/2012)
I'm having a stupid moment. What's a PMU foal?

Premarin is a menopause drug, and the active hormone in it is gathered from the urine of pregnant mares, which is where you get the term PMU from, for pregnant mare urine. It's a hormone that's only in their urine when they're pregnant, so the farmers of the mares keep them pregnant year-round. As soon as they foal, they're bred again almost immediately. But the foals have no real purpose, so the farmers sent them to auction or slaughter, or they end up at rescues.

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