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        07-01-2010, 01:03 PM
    Originally Posted by AlternativeEquineTraining    
    The only thing I know about him is that he was raced ( has tattoo ) and must have bowed his tendon and so they pin fired him so that he could keep going without any pain :( that's just what im thinking...
    Do you know why they pin fire?

    It is to quicken healing.

    And both front legs are pin fired, at least that is what it looks like in the photos.

    It is not uncommon for track people to pin fire. Some old time trainers feel it makes the bones stronger.

    So, him being pin fired means little to nothing about his history other than he trained for the track.
    The tattoo does not necessarily mean he actually raced either. It means they planned to race him.
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        07-01-2010, 01:16 PM
    I bet he was gorgeous when he was younger and gray with a big blaze! Can't wait to see him emerge with some good food and love! So where did you get him??
        07-01-2010, 01:18 PM
    Always behind that's really interesting! OP your going to have a looker on your hands I hope you know!
        07-01-2010, 01:48 PM
    Irritation makes for more blood flow. All those little spots were irritation spots. That is the theory behind things like that.
        07-01-2010, 03:31 PM
    Yes I do know the whole point behind pin fireing... I was told he was a money earner and the whole reason for pin fireing on him was becuase he bowed his tendon and they did it so that he could continue to race. I will not know the truth though bout his racing till I look up info on his tattoo. I think his face is beautiful! I love his eyes and his temperment (course it could always change once he's putting weight on ) but he still gets up and moves so he's deffinitly got a good chance at holding on :) As for our other newest rescue we are no so sure of.. He has so many health problems that we have the vet out every day to check on him and administer him medication.. tomorrow is the deciding factor if we will be puting him down :/ Itll be my first rescue that has not made it. SOOO on a better note we are hoping simon ( the white gelding rescue) will do just fine!!!
        07-01-2010, 03:36 PM
    I do not see how pin firing would make him pain free while he is bowed so he can win a race.
    I can see pin firing with the theory that you can reduce healing times (though most people now believe this really do not help) though.

    A lame horse will not win them money.

    And when you do get his race record it will not let you know when he bowed his tendon and such.
    But, it is interesting information to have.

    It is a much more dramatic story though, bowed tendon and pin firing.

    If he did bow that leg, it either is not showing well in the photos or it was a pretty minor bow that was well taken care of.

    I am glad someone who will feed him has him now. No horse deserves to look like that.

    AlternativeEquine - I just read your little saying under your avatar. It is not still cold in Michigan, is it?
        07-01-2010, 03:45 PM
    Originally Posted by AlternativeEquineTraining    
    Y He has so many health problems that we have the vet out every day to check on him and administer him medication.. tomorrow is the deciding factor if we will be puting him down :/ Itll be my first rescue that has not made it.
    You have the vet out daily? Things you cannot handle yourself? I would think a hospital stay would cost less than a daily farm call.
        07-01-2010, 08:29 PM
    For the questions about rollo ---He has to have a shot everyday of Dex and to be honest I can't administer a shot to save my life... I will pass out hehe. But my vet is awesome and there is a huge farm down the road that he is at almost everyday so he just stops by on his way back so I don't get this huge bill! Just a bill for the shots and the banamine. He has a very severe case of heaves ( came that way ) and he can't eat, breathe, or drink :( He's a stricked soaked diet and nothing seems to be helping :/ .

    Back to Sam ( grey gelding) The bowed tendon was very well taken care of but if your looking at him closely you can tell.. Also According to the lady I got him from they pin fired to help the bowed tendon ( which they used to do, not much anymore ) HOPING it would help heal and get ride of the pain.. Im not seeing much of a difference of what we are saying lol. Im just explaining it differently. Who knows they could of pin fired for a different reason.. Im just repeating what I was told. He came from an auction. He has really bad rain rot right now too :/ poor guy!

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