Great Equestrian Quotes
"On the back of a horse you will find Paradise on Earth" Stella A Walker"One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves around her unanswered prayers for a horse: Phyllis Theroux
"Gipsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark". Claddaugh Gypsies of
"In riding a horse we borrow freedom". Helen Thomson
"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. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is something about the outside of the horse that is good for the inside of a man" Winston Churchill
"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day". Author Unknown
"Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground". Author Unknown
"The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never". Yiddish Proverb
"Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses". C.W. Anderson
"It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped". Author Unknown
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. Arabian Proverb
To ride a horse is to ride the sky. Author Unknown
There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. Robert Smith Surtees
It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! Nicholas Evans
A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. Beryl Markham
The horses paw and prance and neigh,
Fillies and colts like kittens play,
And dance and toss their rippled manes
Shining and soft as silken skeins;...
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. Pam Brown
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. Sharon Ralls Lemon
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. William Shakespeare, Henry V
A canter is a cure for every evil. Benjamin Disraeli
If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle. Rita Mae Brown
A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot. John Steinbeck
A horse is worth more than riches. Spanish Proverb
When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. Roy Rogers
God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. R.B. Cunninghame Graham
"For want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe the Horse was lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe Nail". Benjamin Franklin
Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it. John Moore
Small children are convinced that ponies deserve to see the inside of the house. Maya Patel
To me, horses and freedom are synonymous. Veryl Goodnight
A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan. Pam Brown
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
Ronald Duncan, "The Horse,"
Horses lend us the wings we lack. Author Unknown
Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
The horse is God's gift to mankind. Arabian Proverb
In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. Eleven-hundred pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster. Author Unknown
To back the flying steed, that challenges
The wind for speed! - seems native more of air
Than earth! - whose burden only lends him fire! -
Whose soul, in his task, turns labour into sport;
Who makes your pastime his! I sit him now!
He takes away my breath! He makes me reel!
I touch not earth - I see not - hear not. All
Is ecstasy of motion!
James Sheridan Knowles, The Love-Chase
Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. Author Unknown
If you want a stable friendship, get a horse. Author Unknown
He's of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger.... he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts. William Shakespeare, Henry V
My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder
He carries me away from all my fears
And when the world threatens to fall asunder
His mane is there to wipe away my tears.
And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse. Bedouin Legend
Men are generally more careful of the Breed of their Horses and Dogs than of their Children. William Penn, Fruits of Solitude
The daughter who won't lift a finger in the house is the same child who cycles madly off in the pouring rain to spend all morning mucking out a stable. Samantha Armstrong
Why did this animal that had prospered so in the Colorado desert leave his amiable homeland for
A horse is poetry in motion. Author Unknown
A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger. James Rarey
O! for a horse with wings! William Shakespeare