My Favorite Horse Quotes
1.) All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
2.) Coffee, Chocolate, Cowboys… some things are just better rich.
- Original source unknown
3.) It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.
- Lendon Gray
4.) Attributed to Lady Thornicroft after the hunt … when a saboteur asked
her why the horse was so hot and sweated up; “If I had you between
my legs for two and a half hours you dear sir, you would be equally
as hot and sweaty.”
5.) Of all creatures God made at the Creation, there is none more
excellent, or so much to be respected as a horse.
- Bedouin Legend
6.) You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
- Dagobert D. Runes
7.) Every time you ride, your either teaching or un-teaching your horse.
- Gordon Wright
8.) If anybody expects to calm a horse down by tiring him out with riding
swiftly and far, his supposition is the reverse of the truth.
9.) Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse.
- Danish Proverb
10.) One man’s wrong lead is another man’s counter- canter.
- S.D. Price
11.) Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love.
We call this stable management.
- George H. Morris, The American Jumping Style
12.) What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.
- French Proverb
13.) One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not
trying to impress other birds and horses.
- Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
14.) Words are as beautiful as wild horses, and sometimes as difficult
- Ted Berkman, The Christian Science Monitor
15.) If you are a rider, the number one thing to do is ... marry money!
In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1100 pounds of raw
muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs – it’s something
you just can’t get from a pet hamster.
16.) There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense
of humor and the other is patience. – John Lyons
17.) How to ride a horse:
Step One – Mount the horse.
Step Two – Stay mounted …
18.) If a horse stands on you its because your in the way.
20.) A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front
of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.
21.) Horse… If God made anything more beautiful he kept it for himself!
22.) Horses are the dolphins of the plains, the spirits of the wind; yet we
sit astride them for the sake of being well-groomed, whereas they
could have all the desire in the world to bolt, but instead, they adjust
their speed and grace, only to please us, never to displease.
- Lauren Salerno
23.) A polo handicap is a persons ticket to the world.
- Sir Winston Churchill
24.) By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace,
though he is as majestic as the palace itself.
- Emir Abd-el-Kader
25.) There on the tips of fair fresh flowers feedeth he; How joyous is his
neigh, there in the midst of sacred pollen hidden all hidden he; how
joyous is his neigh.
- Navajo Song
26.) …virtue shall be bound into the hair of thy forelock… I have given
thee the power of flight without wings.
- The Koran
27.) I live in a house but my home is in the stable
28.) Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time
29.) A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much
- Pat Parelli
30.) A mule is just like horse, but even more so.
31.) The love for a horse is just as complicated as the love for another
human being…If you never love a horse, you will never understand.
32.) A horse is like a best friend. They’re always there to nuzzle you and
make your life a better place.
33.) Nothing moves me more than when on the way to fetching in my
mare in the morning than the sound of her neighing to me as I open
34.) A boy is a long time before he knows his alphabet, longer before he
has learned to spell, and perhaps several years before he can read
distinctly; and yet there are some people who, as soon a they get on
a young horse, entirely undressed and untaught, fancy that by
beating and spurring they will make him a dressed horse in one
morning only. I would fain ask such stupid people whether by beating
a boy they would teach him to read without first showing him the
alphabet? Sure they would beat him to death before they would make
- Reproduced from The Man Who Listens to Horses -
Original source unknown
35.) A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear
his horse whisper. But a bad rider won’t hear his horse even if it
screams at him!
36.) A horse is an angel without wings.
37.) Just because you can jump a fence going north doesn’t mean you can
jump in going south.
38.) The Breath of Paradise is that which blows between the ears of
- Arabic Quotation
39.) Who needs men when you have a horse?..oh..wait..someone’s gotta
do the paying!
40.) Life is like a wild horse. You ride it or it rides you.
41.) The only constant thing in life is change, and things can change
rapidly when you’re dealing with horses.
42.) I’m in a transitional relationship with my saddle!
43.) I have seen soldiers panic at the first sight of battle, and a squire
pulling arrows from his body to fight and save his dying horse.
Nobility is not a birthright, but is defined by one’s actions.
- Kevin Costner in “Robin Hood, Prince Of Thieves”
44.) Boyfriends come and go, but horses are forever.
45.) The horse will leap over trenches, will jump out of them, will do
anything else, provided one grants him praise and respite after his
46.) When your horse bolts for 10 minutes flat, you know to get off and
give up. The question is, how?
- Annarose Robinson
47.) Equestrian activity teaches young ladies to cope with large, friendly,
but dumb creatures – the ideal training for marriage.
48.) Love is.. paying a £500 vet bill for a horse worth £50.
49.) If you have seen nothing but the beauty of their markings and limbs,
their true beauty is hidden from you.
50.) The cowgirl’s bumper sticker: Save a horse, ride a cowboy!!!
51.) Our hoofbeats were many, but our hearts beat as one.
52.) There is one respect in which beasts show real wisdom… their quiet,
placid enjoyment of the present moment.
53.) When you fall of your horse, usually what’s most hurt is your pride.
54.) Don’t look at a horse as an animal, look as if the horse is a real
person. Because a horse can tell the difference.
55.) There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something
that makes you feel good. Perhaps it’s the risk, the gamble.
In any event, it’s a thing I need.
- William Faulkner, National Observer, Febuary 3, 1964
56.) You never get the pleasure of owning a horse…
57.) I whisper to my horse, but he never listens!
58.) Correction does much for the horse, but encouragement does more.
59.) Some are slaves on the ground but are free on a horse.
60.) You can love horse and ride it and a horse can love you and
61.) Grooming: the process by which the dirt on the horse is transferred
to the groom
62.) A man of kindness to his horse, is kind. But brutal actions show a
brutal mind. He was designed thy servant, not thy drudge. Remember
his creator is thy judge.
63.) You can lead your horse to water, but you can’t stop him pulling
64.) My horse is very quick. Sometimes he’s so quick he leaves me behind.
65.) My horse is security conscience… he always likes to bolt the
stable door when I leave.
66.) The hardest thing about learning to ride is the ground!
67.) The Joy of horses is not the riding, jumping, racing, showing,
or grooming, but of owning!!!
68.) When in doubt, leave one stride out!
69.) Been There… Jumped That!
70.) A polo pony is like a motorbike with a mind of its own weighing
half a ton.
71.) A western horse has guts and commitment, an english horse
has grace and elegance, but my horse has it all!
72.) When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his
head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your
spine you know you are loved…do you love him back?
73.) Whinnying is everything.
74.) Leave a horse’s gate unfastened and he’ll be knocking on your window
in the night.
75.) Wild oats aren’t meant for sowing – but they make a nice trail snack.
76.) Ask not what your horse can do for you – Ask what you can do for
77.) May the horse be with you.
78.) In training horses, one trains himself
- Antoine De Pluvinet
79.) A dog may be man’s best friend…But the horse wrote history.
80.) “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink,” is an old
saying that is not exactly true, because anybody that’s ever been around horses would know if the horse didn’t want to go to water then it wouldn’t!!
81.) It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse,
the work it can do is still measured in horsepower…..even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder,and challenge.
- Marguret Henry
82.) Gott my horse, gott my dog, don’t need no cowboy!
83.) Do not underestimate a horse’s pride, or he will dent yours.
84.) He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the
cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and merely been killed by a drunken act.
He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums.
He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment.
And nothing could break his spirit-or his great love. This is HIS life. He is called the horse.
- Anna Sewell
85.) Horses give us the wings we lack.
86.) When to see a horse you think low intelligence, to see a man high
intelligence, but to mix to make a friendship you seem to get
87.) Be wary of the horse with a sense of humor.
- Pam Brown
88.) Riding a Shire is like a moving sofa!!!
89.) As the windswept over the saddle, it turned to a mixture of bright
colors and painted the world.
- Ronan Warriors
90.) And on the seventh day … god went riding!
91.) Jumping is just dressage with speed bumps!
92.) Never drink down-stream from your horse!
93.) When riding a horse we leave our fear, troubles, and sadness
behind on the ground.
- Juli Carlson
94.) Jumping: It’s just doing flat-work in the air.
95.) Horse sense – something that horses have that stops them betting
96.) Good horses make short miles.
97.) There is nothing like a rattling ride for curing melancholy!
98.) People talk about size, shape, quarters, blood, bone, muscle, but for
my part, give me a hunter with brains: he has to take care of the biggest fool of the two and think for both.
99.) Whoever said that money cannot buy happiness didn’t know where
to buy a horse.
100.) Riding is not a sport, it is a passion. If you do not share the passion,
you do not know the sport, and therefore are wasting your time.
101.) Heels down and head up, knees down and Heart up, Ankles close to
your horse’s side, elbows close to your own.
102.) A horse is like a violin, first it must be tuned, and when tuned it must
be accurately played.
103.) Riders who force their horses by the use of the whip only increase
their fear for they then associate the pain with the things that
The last one is the one I love the most!
104.) Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.
- Arabian Poet
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