Horse Quotes


“Somewhere…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.”
~ Stanley Harrison

“The earth would be nothing without the people,
but the man would be nothing without the horse.”

~ Author Unknown

“Slippery-smooth rhythmic motion, absolute single-minded purpose, motion for the pleasure of motion itself. It was terrible it its beauty, the flight of the horse.”

~ Larry Niven, Rainbow Mars

God made the horse from the breath of the wind,
the beauty of the earth, and the soul of an angel.

~ Unknown

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves — 
strong, powerful, beautiful — and 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 freedom.”

~ Sharon Ralls Lemon

“No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me.”

~ Author Unknown

“To see the wind’s power, the rain’s cleansing and the sun’s radiant life,
one need only to look at the horse.”

~ Author Unknown

“Half the failures in life result from pulling in one’s horse when it is leaping.”

~ Author Unknown

“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.”

~ John Lyons

“A horse gallops with his lungs,
Perseveres with his heart,
And wins with his character.”

~ Tesio

“I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes.
Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.”

~ Author Unknown

“The way to heaven is on horseback.”

~ Author Unknown

“Virtue shall be bound into the hair of thy forelock.  
I have given thee the power of flight without wings.”

~ Author Unknown

“I’ve spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I’ve just wasted.”

~ Author Unknown

“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other,
still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.”

~ Amber Senti

“To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.”

~ Author Unknown

“All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.”

~ Author Unknown

“A true horseman does not look at the horse with his eyes, he looks at his horse with his heart.”

~ Author Unknown

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

~ Helen Thompson

“A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you,
but a noble companion walks beside you.”

~ Author Unknown

“A large and liquid eye…
the swirl of dust around pounding hooves…
these, then, are the images that move us.”

~ Author Unknown

“Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem.
They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!”

~ Toni Robinson

“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.”

~ Charles M. Russell (1864-1926)

“The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.”

~ Arabian Proverb

“If you have seen nothing but the beauty of their markings and limbs,
their true beauty is hidden from you.”

~ Author Unknown

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

~ John Trotwood Moore

“To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection.”

~ Author Unknown

“For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins.”

~ Melissa James

“His is a power enhanced by pride, a courage heightened by challenge.
His is a swiftness intensified by strength, a majesty magnifed by grace.
His is a timeless beauty touched with gentleness, a spirit that calls our hearts to dream.”

~ Author Unknown

“Horse thou art truly a creature, for thou fliest without wings and conquorest without sword.”

~ Author Unknown

“You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder… ‘What can heaven offer any better then what I have here on earth?’ “

~ Monica Dickens

“A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper.”

~ Author Unknown

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.”

~ Pam Brown

“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.”

~ Author Unknown

“He has galloped through young girl’s dreams, added richness to grown women’s lives 
and served men in war and strife.”

~ Toni Robinson

“A dog may be man’s best friend…but the horse wrote history.”

~ Author Unknown

“The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity.
A willing servant, yet never a slave.”

~ Ronald Duncan

“Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.”

~ Author Unknown

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

~ Sir Winston Churchill

“We kept him until he died…
and sat with him during the long last minutes when a horse comes closest to seeming human.”

~ C.J. Mullen

“Our hoofbeats were many, but our hearts beat as one.”

~ Author Unknown

“Your horse’s behavior always seems to depend on the number of people watching you.”

~ Author Unknown

“When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large and liquid eye,
the question of where you want to be has been answered.”

~ Author Unknown

“No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”

~ Herman Melville

“At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other.  Each is the selfless guardian of the other’s very well-being.”

~ Author Unknown

“If your horse says “no”, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.”

~ Pat Parelli

“I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Through the days of love and celebration and joy, and through the dark days of mourning – 

the faithful horse has been with us always.”

~ Elizabeth Cotton

“Ask me to show you poetry in motion and I will show you a horse.”

~ Author Unknown

“There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.”

~ R.S. Surtees

“And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendor.”

~ Xenophon

“The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.”

~ Author Unknown

“You took me to adventure and to love. We two have shared great joy and great sorrow.
And now I stand at the gate of the paddock watching you run in an ecstasy of freedom,
knowing you will return to stand quietly, loyally, beside me.”

~ Pam Brown

“One must think when looking at a horse in motion, that he hears music inside his head.”

~ Author Unknown

“In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens.”

~ Jodie Mitchell

“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.”

~ Author Unknown

“One can get in a car and see what man has made.
One must get on a horse to see what God has made.”

~ Author Unknown

“The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.”

~ Author Unknown

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

~ Winston Churchill

“When the Almighty put hoofs on the wind and a bridle on the lightning, He called it a horse.”

~ Author Unknown

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

~ John Steinbeck

“To see a horse is to see an angel on earth.”

~ Author Unknown

“A dog looks up to a man. A cat looks down on a man.
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal.”

~ Author Unknown

“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

“Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.”

~ Author Unknown

“To ride on a horse is to fly without wings”.

~ Author Unknown

“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.”

~ Will Rogers

“We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon his back.”

~ Peter Gray

“Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.”

~ Will Rogers

“A canter is a cure for every evil.”

~ Benjamin Disraeli

“When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age and you fall off, you splatter.”

~ Roy Rogers

“Before I loved horses, I had nothing to live for.
Now I love horses and can’t stop seeing things to live for.”

~ Author Unknown

“One who believes that he has mastered the art of horsemanship has not yet begun to understand the horse.”

~ Author Unknown

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

~ Sir Winston Churchill

“Stay away from a horse long enough and you’ll start tapping your fingers to the beat of a trot.”

~ Author Unknown

“On the back of a horse you will find Paradise.”

~ Stella A. Walker

“A horse in the wind – a perfect symphony.”

~ Author Unknown

“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 then a loan.”

~ Pam Brown

“In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart.”

~ Author Unknown

“His hooves pound the beat, your heart sings the song.”

~ Jerry Shulman

“The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on.
It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better.”

~ Author Unknown

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

~ Rolf Kopfle

“A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.”

~ Rebecca Carroll

“The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but he is perhaps most remarkable because he moves as if he always hears music.”

~ Mark Helprin, A Winter’s Tale

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

~ W.C. Fields

“A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand.”

~ Pat Parelli

Last Updated 5/25/2019

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