Move to top of page Horse Quotes: To err is human, to blame the horse is even more human.
A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger.
The most wonderful thing about riding, is getting off and knowing you’ve both enjoyed it.
A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.
Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse.
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly! The horse stopped with a jerk, and the jerk fell off.
When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.
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.
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.
All horses deserve – at least once in their lives – to be loved by a little girl.
If you take the time it takes, it will take less time.
Horse’s need a strong leader, not a rough and tough leader A poor craftsman blames his tools; A poor horseman blames his horse.
In tug-of-war, the dumber animal always wins.
Ask not what your horse can do for you – Ask what you can do for your horse.
A young trooper should have an old horse.
No one can teach riding so well as a horse.
If anybody expects to calm a horse down by tiring him out, riding swiftly and far, his supposition is the reverse of the truth.
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
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How do you catch a loose horse? – Make a noise like a carrot.
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.
Every time you ride, you’re either teaching or un-teaching your horse.
A horse need direction, not correction.
A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.
All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he’ll listen to me any day.
There is as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
In riding a horse we borrow freedom and share it with the Horse.
Riders who force their horses by the use of the whip only increase their fear; for they then associate the pain with the thing that frightens them.
God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.
Wherever man has left his footprint, you will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.
Feeling down? Saddle up.
Do unto your horse as you would have your horse do unto you.
One man’s wrong lead is another man’s counter-canter.
One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Horses lend us the wings we lack.
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.
Horses – if God made anything more beautiful, He kept it for Himself.
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.
If you don’t know where you’re going, the horse will decide for you.
A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Move to top of page 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.
There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience.
What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.
A horse is like a violin, first it must be tuned, and when tuned, it must be accurately played.
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The eternal and wonderful sight of horses at liberty is magical to watch.
A horse is an animal not a machine and is only as good as it’s rider.
Never drink down-stream from your horse! Good horses make short miles.
Riding is not a sport, it is a passion.
If you do not share the passion, you do not know the sport, and therefore you are wasting your time.
Amazingly fast, incredibly strong, tirelessly proud, fantastically gentle, he is a huge dark beast that touches the hearts of all who meet him.
Do not underestimate a horse’s pride, or he will dent yours.
A horse has so docile a nature that he would always rather do right than wrong, if only he could be taught to distinguish one from the other.
The history of mankind is carried on the back of the horse.
No heaven can heaven be, if a horse isn’t there to welcome me.
There are no problem horses, just problem riders.
When will they make a tractor that can furnish the manure for farm fields and produce a baby tractor every spring? A horse in the wind – is a perfect symphony.
Drumming hooves, quiet ground…
Nature’s song of joy.
PLEASE don’t feed fingers to the horses.
Horse Woman’s rule: If it has tires, testicles or hooves, you are going to have problems with it.
The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.
Definition: Gallop – The customary gait a horse chooses when returning to the stable.
He knows when you are happy, he knows when you are proud, he also knows when you have a carrot.
Where would a rider be without a horse? Horses can’t talk but they can speak, if you know how to listen.
He who needs a mounting block to get in the saddle, had better not fall off in the middle of the field.
Give a horse what he needs and he will give you his heart in return.
If the horse does not enjoy his work, his rider will have no joy.
A good horse is never a bad color.
Use your head, not your spurs.
Put some excitement between your legs; ride a horse.
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God held a handful of ash, blew into it saying “Let it be the purest of creatures.” Out of His hand galloped the horse.
As his ungrateful rider whips and spurs, the horse thinks an important warning, “I can run faster without you!” On horseback you could ride through the cattle and they would pay no attention; but the minute you dismount, you become a threat.
My horses are my friends, not my slaves.
The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable, and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.
Experienced riders are not prone to brag.
And usually newcomers, if they start out being boastful, end up modest.
The golden rule in dealing with a horse – is never to approach him angrily.
Anger is so devoid of forethought that it will often drive a man to do things which in a calmer mood, he will regret.
The size of a horse has nothing to do with the size of his heart.
Small children are convinced that ponies deserve to see the inside of the house.
Poverty is another word for owning a horse.
For what the horse does under compulsion, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it, any more than if one would whip and spur a dancer.
The knowledge of the nature of a horse is one of the first foundations of the art of riding it and every horseman must make it his principal study.
In order to have good hands, they must be light, gentle, and firm.
There are times when you can trust a horse, times when you can’t and times when you have to.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
A little horseplay is the best way to enjoy a summer day! A horse is an angel without wings 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! The hardest thing about learning to ride is the ground.
The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.
A man of kindness to his horse, is kind, but brutal actions show a brutal mind.
It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.
You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
In training horses, one trains himself No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.
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