Yes, they are still pinfiring quite frequently. I see it often and I have never had an issue with it come up for resale purposes. I bought a lovely 3yr that was pinfired (bucked shins in front and behind!!!!). Both vets who did the PPE (for the buyer and myself) remarked on it but xrays were clean.
Thanks everyone, I was just curious as I hadn't seen it much over the yrs. I was just checking out the CANTER pa listings as I will be down there visiting a friend and noticed a nice horse that had been pin fired. My husband would probably kill me if I came home with 2 though!
From my (limited) experience with a track vet, the trainers who request pin or freeze firing are of the "good ol' boy" variety... it's the way they've always done it, so why stop? Two of mine off the track have scars from it and it's never been an issue. Wouldn't bother me at all, esp if the radiographs looked good.
Yep, I have a 7 y.o. who has pinfiring on both front cannons. After I researched it, didn't bother me at all and they are very prominent in summer. And I'm pretty sure if I put him up for sale, there would be some fighting. ;-D