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Horse Quotes

  • Gipsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.   ~ Attributed to the Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway
  • 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.
  • A horse's performance will always be enabled, enhanced or limited, by the skills of it's human partner.
  • 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.
  • 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 humour 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.
  • Without the horse what would have become of man? It has served us for transport, in agriculture and industry since the dawn of time.
  • 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 tyres, 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 colour.
  • Put some excitement between your legs; ride a horse.
  • To understand the soul of a horse is the closest we humans can come to knowing perfection.
  • There ain't a horse that can't be rode; there ain't a man that can't be thrown.
  • 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. 
  • A horse is an animal not a machine and is only as good as it's rider.
  • It is a poor horseman that blames his horse for mistakes.
  • Be wary of the horse with a sense of humour.
  • Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.
  • Amazingly fast, incredibly strong, tirelessly proud, fantastically gentle, he is a huge dark beast that touches the hearts of all who meet him.
  • The history of mankind is carried on the back of the horse.
  • What the horse does under compulsion, is done without understanding and there is no beauty in it.
  • Even the greenest horse has something to teach the wisest rider.
  • Green on green equals black and blue.
  • They say he rides like part of the horse, but they don't say which part.
  • Give a horse what he needs and he will give you his heart in return.
  • A horse in hand is worth a herd in the hills.
  • Use your head, not your spurs.

  • As a horse runs, think of it as a game of tag with the wind.
  • To me, horses and freedom are synonymous.
  • A horse can lend it's rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan.
  • A lovely horse is always an experience; It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. 
  • Many people have sighed for the "good old days" and regretted the "passing of the horse", but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.
  • Horses change lives.  They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquillity to troubled souls-they give us hope!
  • May your belly never grumble, may your heart never ache; May your horse never stumble, may your cinch never break.
  • Life is good; a horse makes it better.
  • A horse already knows how to be a horse; the rider has to learn how to become a rider. 
  • A horse without a rider is still a horse; a rider without a horse is no longer a rider.
  • You can tell a gelding, you can ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion.
  • Home away from home, is on a horse's back
  • Horses are a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts
  • A hot horse and a hot head don't mix.
  • You know you love your horse when your mouth waters at the sight of a wagon-full of hay.

  • Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are

  •  To see a horse is to see an angel on earth

  •  And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and
     created the horse

  •  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
     
  • Ways To Get In Shape To Own A Horse:
  • Drop a heavy steel object on your foot, don't pick it up right away and Shout "Get off, Get off!"
  • Leap out of a moving vehicle and practice rolling lightly into a ball and spring to your feet.
  • Learn to grab your chequebook and write out a $200 cheque without even looking down.
  • Jog long distances carrying a halter and holding out a carrot.
  • Practice dialling your chiropractor’s number with both arms paralysed to the shoulder and one foot anchoring the lead rope of a frisky horse.
  • Borrow the US Army slogan; "Be all that you can be, add bitten, thrown, kicked, slimmed, trampled.  Lie face down in the mud and repeat to yourself: "This is a learning experience”
  • It is not enough that a man know how to ride; he must know how to fall

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