84+ Best Horse Quotes of All Time: Exclusive Selection

Horse is a large animal with four legs that people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles. 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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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Horse Quotes

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

A horse is worth more than riches. – Spanish Proverb

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

Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden. – Chinese Proverb

Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses. No one ever came to grief, except honorable grief, through riding horses. No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. Young men have often been ruined through owning horses, or through backing horses, but never through riding them; unless of course they break their necks, which, taken at a gallop, is a very good death to die – Winston Churchill

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

I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound – Whyte Melville

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

A pony is a childhood dream; a horse is an adult treasure. – Rebecca Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you. – Lendon Gray

I’ve often said there is nothing better for the inside of the man, than the outside of the horse. – Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse! – Shakespeare

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

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

We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry, or relaxed. He already knows – long before we do. – Marjike de Jong

In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. – Helen Thompson

If you want a stable friendship, get a horse. – Unknown

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

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. – Unknown

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

A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand. – Pat Parelli

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

I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one. – BaileyAnn Neal

Horses lend us the wings we lack. – Pam Brown

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

To ride on a horse is to fly without wings. – 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

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

No matter how big or small you are, your horse is always there for you when you need your spirit lifted. – Unknown

There are some things better left unsaid… but you can bet a cowgirl will say them anyway! – Unknown

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

No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me. – Unknown

Ride the horse in the direction it’s going. – Werner Erhard

For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins. – Melissa James

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

Horses are predictably unpredictable. – Loretta Gage

My horses are my friends, not my slaves – Reiner Klimke

The horse is God’s gift to mankind. – Arabian Proverb

Life is like a dressage test. If you’re too busy thinking about your last move, the next one won’t be any good either. – Unknown

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

The hardest thing about riding… is the ground. – Unknown

Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb. – Will Rogers

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 a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. – Xenophon

Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow, Some Paradise where horses go.

For by the love that guides my pen I know great horses live again. – Stanley Harrison

Horses have hoofs to carry them over frost and snow; hair, to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water and fling up their heels…. Such is the real nature of horses. – Chuang Tzu

The wildest colts make the best horses. – Plutarch

The earth would be nothing without the people,

but the man would be nothing without the horse. – Author Unknown

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

Slippery-smooth rhythmic motion, absolute single-minded purpose, motion for the pleasure of motion itself. It was terrible it its beauty, the flight of the horse. – Larry Niven, Rainbow Mars

The horse is a mirror to your soul and sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror. – Buck Brannaman

Horses make a landscape look beautiful. – Alice Walker

from our mundane existence. – Pam Brown

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire. – Shannon Ralls Lemon

Amazing horses Truest Majestic Beauty Running wild and free. – Jessie Host

The horse knows. If you know, he knows. He also knows if you don’t know. – Ray Hunt

Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we’re not capable of filling ourselves. – Uck Brannaman

Horses are like shoes – you need one in every color. – Unknown

What does riding horses give us? An escape from the world. Exercise in fresh air. Adrenaline rushes. Healing through the bond. – Unknown

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

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

We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back. – Peter Gray

In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens. – Jodie Mitchell

The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse. – Unknown

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never – Yiddish proverb

A canter is a cure for every evil. – Benjamin Disraeli

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. – Unknown

One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made. – Unknown

In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart. – Unknown

No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. – Herman Melville

…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

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

Stay away from a horse long enough and you’ll start tapping your fingers to the beat of a trot. – Unknown

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