Like many equestrians, I love a great quote about horses. I collect them, I think about them and I often repeat them in conversations with other horse loving people who can appreciate the sentiment. Here are some of my favorites to date. I’ll add more as I come across them!
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954
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.
Horses — if God made any creature more beautiful, He kept it for himself.~Author unknown
Each morning he came to meet me at the fence, shaking his nostrils rather as men shake hands.J. H. B. Peel, Latest Country Talk, 1981
“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 pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adult treasure.”Rebecca Carroll
You can see an amazing reflection of who we are as people in horses.Laura Graves
“A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it…”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
“The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.”Ronald Duncan
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”Winston Churchill
“There’s something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”Winston Churchill
“When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.”Winston Churchill
We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horsePeter Gray
should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back.
Part of your soul sleeps, until you have loved a horse.– Author Unknown
“To ride on a horse is to fly without wings.”Anonymous
“I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.”Abraham Lincoln
“There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse.”Rolf Kopfle
“No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”Herman Melville
“When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”Helen Thomson
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”John Wayne
“Horses lend us the wings we lack.”Pam Brown
“There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse.”Missy Lyons