Do not quote me on this information on this first part, but I think I am correct.
In India?(this is the part I am not sure about) cows are considered sacred, so they eat horse meat instead, right?
Now, my point is, we do not come to their country and slaughter their cows for the United States to eat, so do not come to our country and slaughter OUR horses for meat. Get your own horses.
Also, any animal can be a pet, I do not care if it is a dog, cat, rabbit, horse, chicken, cow, pig, or whatever. If you do not own it to profit from it and treat it like a pet, it is a pet. I know my horses are my pets. I even call them my KIDS with 4 legs. I show my horses, so yes, they are also working animals, but still considered to be a PET in my eyes.
After all this is the definition for a PET
a domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility.
I also agree that we do need to stop the overbreeding and take horses away from the people who breed just to see a baby in their backyard. Every horse born should have a reason to have been bred and born, and eventually given a job to do. Whether this job range from being a backyard pet to a top world champion race or show horse to the working horses still plowing up ground to this very day. When you want to breed a horse, ask yourself why, and if your answer is just because I want a baby, THEN DO NOT BREED THE HORSE!
One more complaint, STOP breeding for color, breed horses for conformation first, color second. I know color breeders, and yes the horse is gorgeous to look at it's coloring, but the confirmational faults ruin the horse. I have seen the most colorful and beautifully marked horses so cow hocked or knock kneed so bad, they can hardly walk.
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
"Don't ever regret something that once made you smile"