What breed of Horses are used for PMU Production?

The NAERIC-member equine rancher horses fall under three distinct types:

  • NAERIC Light Horses (Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas and Standardbreds)
  • NAERIC CanAm Sport Horses (Thoroughbred stallion to a draft-cross mare)
  • NAERIC Draft Horses (Percherons, Belgians, Clydesdales, and Spotted Drafts)


The NAERIC says that the foal produced as a result of PMU pregnancies are in high demand because there are a limited number of reputable breeders who have these foal breeds available.

(NAERIC, 2015)