SIIIGH. WIDE FEET are good; NARROW feet (tiny feet) not so good. I am not talking about the width of these horses feet I am talking about the LENGTH - their heels are extremely long - maybe this is a breed thing (I doubt it).
As for the culture card sweetie, Chinese Foot Binding was a cultural thing as is female circumcision, honour killing of women etc etc...does that mean these things are OK?
This forum is one of folks who care about horses. No doubt about it. But , we have to accept that not everyone has the ability to care for horses in the way we might think right. But, if you understand some of the environment that the horses live in, you would know that they are doing just fine.
There are horses in other parts of the world who would be better candidates for pity.
Also, it's not really fair to be judgemental of how other people care for their animals if they themselves struggle for their daily needs.