OP. What was your other user name?
You do not know even enough about your own breed to critique it, much less a breed that you don't know. That much was evident the minute I began digging for abuses in the Arabian world. And trust me...there are just as many Arabian people who "excuse the abuse" in that breed as you are slamming us for in the Saddlebreds.
As for "painting hooves"? They do it for all horses that show, and if the hoof if black, it gets Hoof Black. If it is striped? It gets the black Hoof Blacked and the rest is left. In WP QH, the hooves are all Hoof Blacked. So the problem is???
White stocking horses get clear polish. How is that a problem?
And not every Saddlebred is wearing a switch. Many of them are sporting their own tails. Where do you come up with so much misinformation?
And since your first post under THIS name was one attacking this breed, but not praising your own, I wonder if you even have a horse yourself.
And your posting that you are into NH, says a whole lot about you.
Horses make me a better person.