Yeh so lets take all these horse to the bleeding hearts houses and drop em off.
And so what if they are good animals. WHo the heck are you to tell one person what they can and can't do with their own animals ? I wouldnt eat my horse unless times were tough, for that matter I don't eat my own chickens as they are basically pets. But I'm not so arrogant that I would tell somebody else what they can or can't do. What's the difference between me eating a horse I raised and my neighbors frying chicken ? Or koreans eating dogs ? They are all animals, different cultures value different animals differently, who died and left you to decide that animal A is ok to eat yet animal B isnt ?
Hate to break it to you but horse makes a fine meal, and has been part of human diet for a long long time. For thousands of years only way to really preserve meat was to keep it alive. And what better way to have meat for a journey than to have some meat that will follow along behind you and you don't have to carry ? People rode mares, stallions lived in the town, fillys were trained, colts got to follow the wagon train until there time was up.