Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
My TB mare, Daisy, was pin fired back when she was on the track - still has little white dot scars all up the inside of her front cannon.
I've asked a few vets about it and from what they said, only people thought pin firing worked... they often used it on horses who would recover from their injury with just stall rest, so they pin fired and then gave the horse time off to recover from that, not the injury itself. While the horse was off for the pin fire wounds to heal, the splint/bucked shin/etc would heal also. Hence, people thought pin firing was the answer.
Hope my explanation makes sense.
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina