Someone said they would sooner starve than eat horse meat. I had a mustang, she was a great horse. She broke two legs in a fall. I put her down, as opposed to letting her suffer and gave the meat to some dear friends who were down in their luck. It fed their family for a year which allowed them to pay their rent and utilities, and both of the friends were able to get better jobs to support themselves. Had my horse not fed them, they would have become homeless and had their children removed. I don't regret it one bit.
To answer questions I'm sure will come, horse meat is not illegal to it. It's illegal to inspect, which is why it can't be sold.
Also, horse tastes like beef, just a little tougher and a little sweeter.