Pin firing, as I understand it, it scarring an area with acid or heat to increase blood flow and speed healing. It's generally done in track situations, where they need a quick turnaround. Most horses would heal the same with stall rest, it just takes longer.
Gunner has been pin fired at some point in his life, and it looks like two rows of dots, straddling the tendon or ligament. The skin will either feel smooth, or there will be white hair growth.
"Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die...don't be scared, jut enjoy the ride." - Chris LeDoux
Last edited by HooverH; 03-08-2010 at 11:05 PM.
Reason: because you don't scare the skin, you scar it.