Horse Quotes

Horse Quotes


This page has many lovely, touching horse quotes from famous authors, playwrights, celebrities and even cowboys; I have collected them over the years from books, calendars and the Internet. There are books that you can buy–such as The Quotable Equine by Jim Dratfield–that contain memorable quotes about horses and beautiful horse photographs, but this page on my website offers you the similar quotes for free. If you are looking for a calendar with stunning original horse photographs and pertinent horse quotes, check out my gorgeous and totally affordable horse calendar. You got also find some other horse quotes on the Horse Poems page.

Horse Quotes
‘A lovely horse is always an experience… It is an emotional experience that is spoiled by words.’
~ Beryl Markham

‘If a rider’s heart is in the right place, his seat will be independent of his hands.’
~ Piero Santini

‘The wildest colts make the best horses.’
~ Plutarch

‘There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be.’
~ Andy Adams

‘The great cowboys are the ones with the biggest hearts.’
~ Ty Murray

‘O for a horse with wings…’
~ William Shakespeare

‘Steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?’
~ Nikolay Gogol

‘God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses.’
~ R.B. Cunninghame Graham

‘Horse sense. It’s that thing that horses don’t know they have and people wish they had.’
~ Unknown

‘The sight of him did something to me I’ve never quite been able to explain. He was more than tremendous speed
and beauty of motion. He set me dreaming.’
~ Walt Morey

‘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.’
~ Unknown

‘The horse, the horse! The symbol of potency and power of movement, of action, of man.’
~ D.H. Lawrence

‘A horse is freedom so indominable that it becomes useless to imprison it to serve man: it lets itself be domesticated, but with a simple, rebellious toss of the head–shaking its mane like an abundance of free-flowing hair–it shows that its inner nature is always wild, translucent and free.’
~ Clarice Lispector

‘Silence takes on a new quality when the only sound is that of regular and smooth hoof beats.’
~ Bertrand Leclair

‘To know him as he really is, we must watch him under the open sky, in the meadow, among his own kind, for there we can see how difference each horse is from his companions, how the ancient law of the herd lives on.’
~ Hans-Heinrich Isenbart

‘The eternal and wonderful sight of horses at liberty is magical to watch.’
~ Bertrand Leclair

‘One must think when looking at a horse in motion, that it hears music inside its head.’
~ Unknown

‘Whether you regard the horse with awe or love, it is impossible to escape the sheer power of his presence.’
~ Mary Wanless

‘Though he was sensible, patient and obedient, one only had to look into the wide, dark eyes of David to see the air of the Thoroughbred racer that lingered in his entire being.’
~ Jessica Young

‘When you speak the name ‘Thoroughbred to a horsy person, they will immediately think about power, adrenaline, prestige, long legs, elegant bodies, fluted nostrils. They will think about untamed neighs, shinning chestnut coats, the sound of pounding hoof beats and bushy cross-country fences.’
~ Unknown

‘There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.’
~ Winston Churchill

‘Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.’
~ Unknown

‘No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.’
~ Winston Churchill

‘People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.’
~ Marya Mannes

‘Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.’
~ Josephine Demott Robinson

‘It’s always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped.’
~ Unknown

‘Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means.’
~ Rudolf C. Binding

‘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.’
~ Unknown

‘Horses are uncomfortable in the middle and dangerous at both ends.’
~ Christopher Stone/Ian Fleming

‘It’s a lot like nuts and bolts–if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!’
~ Nicholas Evans

‘I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that, my art is not above the ordinary.’
~ Mark Twain

‘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

‘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

‘A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: the girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, and a great horse.’
~ C.J.J. Mullen

‘If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle.’
~ Rita Mae Brown

‘When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter.’
~ Roy Rogers

‘A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.’
~ Duke of Edinburgh

‘You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.’
~ Will Rogers

‘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

‘Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That’s why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers.’
~ Charles M. Russell

‘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.’
~ Unknown

‘If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.’
~ Pat Parelli

‘Gipsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.’
~ The Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway

‘A woman needs two animals–the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it.’
~ Unknown

‘I prefer a bike to a horse. The brakes are more easily checked.’
~ Lambert Jeffries

‘Horses–if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself.’
~ Unknown

‘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

Horse Quotes by Amatuers

Do you have any special horse quotes that are close to your heart? any websites with interesting horse quotes that you would like to recommend? a book containing horse quotes that you found particularly moving? Feel free to let me know by emailing me on the contact page. If you have any of your own horse quotes that you think are good enough for publication, please do get in contact–if I think that they are eloquent, amusing or relevant, you might just get your horse quotes published on this page!

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