Quotes on Horses

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.”

“I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.”

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

“Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprints of a horse beside it.”

“There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain’t a thing.”

“There is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it.”

“To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you – that – is the greatest and purest love.”

 “I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse.”

“I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.”

“A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.”

“If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.”

“I call horses ‘divine mirrors’ – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.”

“I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse’s good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.”

“A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.”

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.”

“Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.” 

“A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.”

“There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse.”

“It’s a lot like nuts and bolts, if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!”    

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.”

“There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience.”

“They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.”

“A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.”

“Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider.”

“If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones.”

“When riding a horse we leave our fear, troubles, and sadness behind on the ground.”

“When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.”

“You can see what man-made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.”

“No one can teach riding so well as a horse.”    

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

“There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse.”

“You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.”

“There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse.”

“It is the horse’s gift to connect us with Heaven and our own footsteps.”

“A horse gallops with his lungs perseveres with his heart and wins with his character.”

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.”

“Sometimes a wild horse needs to feel that his rider is just a little bit wilder.”

“When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didn’t go over a cliff.”

“A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”

“Wild horses don’t know the burning taste of the whips. Freedom protects us from the many evils!”

“If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”

“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!”

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”

“When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.”

“The substitution of the internal combustion engine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind.”

“Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses.”

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”

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