Tom brought up some ethical considerations in the Keratoma Recovery thread, the gist of which is the farriers liability if work is done against his better judgement, even if specifically demanded by the client. The example being the client asking for the horse to be unshod, against the farrier's advice that it possibly could not cope. I'm sure this situation happens to most of us regularly, especially something as seemingly innocuous as removing shoes. But then where does its stop? People demand C/W here all the time, against my advise that they are inappropriate for current ground conditions etc. What if our opinion is that the horse would do better with some orthotics, bit owner isn't willing to pay? I'd bet a lot of us would lose clientele if we dug our toes in about what we thought vthe horse truly needed.