I'm not entirely sure I understand it but I am almost always against more regulation. Being licensed or certified doesn't guarantee skill for a farrier anymore than "I've been doing this for 30 years. I've seen good and bad in both. Would this mean my husband can no longer shoe our own animals? I also wonder if this is related to the numerous shoers that regularly sedate animals for trimming/shoeing. I know there are a lot of them out there that regularly use regulated meds to sedate even thought it is illegal for them to do so.