As long as we don't have government studs, then I'll have the right to do business with whom I wish. If someone else doesn't share my views on a particular breeder, horse or conditions, then it's entirely up to them what they find acceptable. I chose not to do business with folks whose horses are not in what I consider good condition. It tells me that I won't like other conditions on their farm too, most likely. So, my decision.
@Allison Finch - As for those 2 horses, they are not in a condition that I would take mine out in public in, nor would I have allowed anyone to take pictures or put them up for public viewing. I like my horses ROUND and fit. Since I have Arabians and they tend to be fair to middlin' easy keepers, it's been an easy criteria to meet.
Oh, and I do live cover, and my stallions are kept right next to the mares in the barn. The only horse here that is hippy is the one I JUST reposessed because the person was starving her. And by your standards, she's probably fat.
If you're determined to be offended and insulted by the comments on this thread, then you'll find plenty of fodder.