44+ Best Equestrian Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational equestrian quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Equestrian Quotes

I learned why out riding alone is an oxymoron: An equestrian is never alone, is always sensing the other being, the mysterious but also understandable living being that is the horse. – Jane Smiley

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 good horse runs with seeing just the shadow of the whip. – Buddha

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. – R.B. Cunninghame Graham

Every time a horse let you up onto its back, it’s giving you its life. Every time. – Matthew Woodring Stover

Then they worry, because no matter how brilliantly they perform their jobs, success comes down to the horses, and Thoroughbreds are anarchists at heart. – Nan Mooney

In riding a horse we borrow freedom. – Helen Thomson

Look back at our struggle for freedom, Trace our present day’s strength to its source;And you’ll find that man’s pathway to glory is strewn with the bones of the horse. – Author Unknown

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. – Prince Philip

A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it… – 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

It is the horse’s gift to connect us with Heaven and our own footsteps. – Ronni Sweet

A slow horse does not always reach the end of the journey. – Robert Jordan

A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot. – John Steinbeck

Horses make a landscape look beautiful. – Alice Walker

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

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way. – Buffalo Bill

Animals were once, for all of us, teachers. They instructed us in ways of being and perceiving that extended our imaginations, that were models for additional possibilities. – Joan McIntyre

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

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. – R.S. Surtees

There are unknown worlds of knowledge in brutes; and whenever you mark a horse, or a dog, with a peculiarly mild, calm, deep-seated eye, be sure he is an Aristotle or a Kant, tranquilly speculating upon the mysteries in man. No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. They see through us at a glance. And after all, what is a horse but a species of four-footed dumb man, in a leathern overall, who happens to live upon oats, and toils for his masters, half-requited or abused, like the biped hewers of wood and drawers of water? But there is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities. As for those majestic, magisterial truck-horses of the docks, I would as soon think of striking a judge on the bench, as to lay violent hand upon their holy hides. – Herman Melville

I believe that horses bring out the best in us. They judge us not by how we look, what we’re wearing or how powerful or rich we are, they judge us in terms of sensitivity, consistency, and patience. They demand standards of behavior and levels of kindness that we, as humans, then strive to maintain. – Clare Balding

A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper. – Monty Roberts

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. – Job 12: 7-8

How great a quality is horse sense! Someone has defined it as that something which keeps horses from betting on men! – Vincent Massey

For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. – Henry Beston

A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse. – Mark Twain

All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture. – Jane Smiley

Master said God had given men reason by which they could find out things for themselves, but he had given animals knowledge which did not depend on reason and which was much more prompt and perfect in its way, and by which they had often saved the lives of men. John had many stories to tell of dogs and horses and the wonderful things they had done. He thought people did not value their animals half enough, nor make friends with them as they ought to do. – Anna Sewell

When you find that the horse is compelled and interested in you, something in you changes. That can be healing or move you deeply. – Buck Brannaman

A good rider on a good horse is as much above himself and others as the world can make him. – Edward Herbert

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan. The life of a horse, often half our own, seems endless until one day. That day has come and gone for me, and I am once again within a somewhat smaller circle. – Irving Townsend

When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. – Winston Churchill

…for there is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it. – Samuel Riddle

They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom. – Ben Johnson

In the end, we don’t know what horses can do. We only know that when, over the past thousands of years, we have asked something more of them, at least some of them have readily supplied it. – Jane Smiley

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

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. – Winston Churchill

Equestrian and sailing are sports for people growing up on the mean streets of connecticut. – Craig Ferguson

Horse riding is a perfect comparison with singing.You must know where the double fences are. – Luciano Pavarotti

Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider. – Nuno Oliveira

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