84+ Best Horse Quotes of All Time: Exclusive Selection

As an ancient and beautiful animal, horse is a being of power, freedom, nobleness, endurance, confidence, and heroism. Positive inspirational horse quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Horse Quotes

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

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.  Adlai E. Stevenson

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

It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. Maggie Stiefvater

I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace. Abraham Lincoln

Please, Percy change your clothes. You smell like you’ve been run over by an electric horse. Rick Riordan

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie

In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. Helen Thompson

Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprints of a horse beside it. John Trotwood Moore

Three years? That’s a thousand tomorrows, ma’am. Karen Kingsbury

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

Horses make a landscape look beautiful. Alice Walker

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

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. W.C. Fields

To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you that is the greatest and purest love. Cynthia Garrett

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 Shakespear

I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse. John Galsworthy

My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my old friends under the apple trees. Anna Sewell

I consent to receiving emails and personalized ads. Ronald Reagan

If not for the horses, Piper would’ve died. Rick Riordan

A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Pat Parelli

When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid; I figure it’s a sure sign that the animal has somehow outfoxed them Tom Dorrance

If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen. Ian Millar

If wishes were horses, my mortal father used to say, beggars would ride. Holly Black

I call horses divine mirrors they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that. Allan Hamilton

Employers are like horses  they require management.  P.G. Wodehouse

I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse’s good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. Ludwig Wittgenstein

But what truly horsey girls discover in the end is that boyfriends, husbands, children, and careers are the substitute for horses. Jane Smiley

A lovely horse is always an experience. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. Beryl Markham

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him participate in synchronized diving. Cuthbert Soup

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

I don’t like people, said Velvet. I only like horses. Enid Bagnold

Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him. Rumi

You’ve gone far away to a place with no horses and very little grass, and you’re studying how to write a story with a happy ending. If you can write that ending for yourself, maybe you can come back. Jennifer Echols

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

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. Gerald Raftery

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

There’s so few things men can talk about. If a man doesn’t like baseball, then he must like horses, and if he doesn’t like either of them, well, I’m in trouble anyway he don’t like girls. Truman Capote

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

Horses change lives. They give out young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope. Toni Robinson

There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience. John Lyons

Those who get in the way of love’s path will be kicked by horses. Bisco Hato

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

There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse. Missy Lyons

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

On horseback you feel as if you’re moving in time to classical music; a camel seems to progress to the beat of a drum played by a drunk. Walter Moers

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

Most horses don’t walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can’t see doesn’t exist. Terry Pratchett

If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones. Chris LeDoux

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. H.R.H. Prince Philip

When riding a horse we leave our fear, troubles, and sadness behind on the ground. Juli Carlson

It doesn’t matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses. Daphne Fielding

Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras. Chloe Benjamin

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

Nestor beckoned to me and I dismounted with care.I handed the reins to the boy with thanks. I do not wish to see that hard charging bag of bones again, unless it is in my soup. Tamora Pierce

No one can teach riding so well as a horse. C. S. Lewis

Sungold blew impatiently and began to dig a hole with one foot. She booted his elbow with her toe and he stopped, but after a moment he lowered his head and blew again, harder, and she could feel him shifting his weight, considering if she might let him dig just a small hole. Robin McKinley

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. John Wayne

There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse. Aleksandra Layland

There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse. Missy Lyons

Thou hast had thty day, old dame, but thy sun has long been set. Thou art now the very emblem of an old warhorse turned out on the barren heath; thou hast had thy paces in thy time, but now a broken amble is the best of them. Walter Scott

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper. Dagobert D. Runes

From horses we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole. George Gaylord Simpson

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

I had been riding horses before my memory kicked in, so my life with horses had no beginning. It simply appeared from the fog of infancy. I survived a difficult childhood by traveling on the backs of horses, and in adulthood the pattern didn’t change. Monty Roberts

A horse gallops with his lungs perseveres with his heart and wins with his character. Frederico Tesio

Wherever you are, I will find you and I will bring you home. Steven Spielberg

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. W.C Fields

For a human to win, it is not necessary for a horse to lose. You should not have to take things away from a horse or break him in fragments in order to train him; rather you should add to the horse. The goal should be making, not breaking. Cherry Hill

Horses lend us the wings we lack. Pam Brown

Choose friends who are positive and loving. Bella Sara

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him. Thomas Fuller

Owain told me about the beautiful, fair-haired Vesta. It took me several minutes to work out that Vesta was a horse, and that Owain was possibly in love with her. Alexandra Bracken

Sometimes a wild horse needs to feel that his rider is just a little bit wilder. Francesca Lia Block

Failure was startling, really. So startling that I hardly noticed it at all. Jane Smiley

When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didn’t go over a cliff. Chaka Khan

He was like a lot of Warmbloods, massive and showy and a bit of a dumb jock.  Astrid Amara

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. Ovid

I’m beginning to think even wild horses couldn’t have kept me away from you. Victoria Vane

Wild horses don’t know the burning taste of the whips. Freedom protects us from the many evils!  Mehmet Murat ildan

Charlene says I heard I’m being moved to Jumping for Joy farm. That sounds like a happy place to be. I’ll learn a lot about jumping. Maybe it’s different than jumping up and down like I do when I’m having a tantrum. Deanie Humphrys Dunne