Its just sad. Its almost seems like its a game to them to see how much weight they can pack on those tiny feet before the horse just collapses are they can't walk anymore. Their was a lady they used to board with us and she had this mare who was supposedly a top halter show horse as a three year old and from all that weight stacked onto her feet she developed rather sever laminitis. It saddens me too how when people see a very muscled horse that's lame they automatically think its HYPP because so many people still breed them and just don't understand that they shouldn't breed these horses, yes your going to get a beefcake of a horse but really? Is it worth the risk? Is it really even that ATTRACTIVE to you? My mom's mare is lame from an horrible incident that happened to her as a yearling and one of her supplements we give to her that helps her walk has beet root in it that really makes her show muscle. I swear every time we take her somewhere someone asks if she's impressive bred.