It's not only 'big' breeders. It's idiot breeders with no discernible breed goals. It's the 'ermagerd' I have a black stud!!!' and the 'ermagerd my ponehs have a working uterus' and the people who buy a stud just to brag about it, or the ones who buy a horse with one good ancestor 5 or 6 generations back, barely on the paper, who are also to blame. We can see how many 'big' breeders pump out horses, I still worry about the morons breeding willy nilly with NO market, the people picking up cheap horses and breeding them just because they think they'll suddenly have a market (which they wont) We have NO clue, how many small time idiot breeders are pumping out horses, THAT scares me worse than the big breeders.
People with true credibility and integrity don't need to tell other people how great they are.