Famous horse quotes

Alice Walker – Horses make a landscape look beautiful

Anne McCaffrey – The horse, the noblest, bravest, proudest, most courageous and certainly the most perverse and infuriating animal that humans ever domesticated

Benjamin Disraeli – A canter is a cure for every evil

Ben Johnson – 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

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

C. W. Anderson – 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.

Chang Tzu – Horses have hooves 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 the horse

Clyde Kennedy (written on his epitaph)– When they lay me down to rest, put my spurs and rope upon my chest. Get my friends to carry me and then go turn my horses free

D.H. Lawrence – The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action

Fred Astaire – In dealing with a girl or a horse, one lets nature take its course

Horse fan: J.D. Sallinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye
Horse fan: J.D. Sallinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye

George Herbert –Good horses make short miles

George Melville – The horse has such a docile nature that he would always rather do right than wrong, if he can only be taught to distinguish one from the other

J.D. Salinger – I’d rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God’s sake

Jay Livingston and Ray Evans – A horse is a horse, of course, of course

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

Johannes Jensen – The horse through all of its trials has persevered the sweetness of paradise in its blood

John Adams – Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order

Jonathan Swift – My horses understand me tolerably well, I converse with them at least four hours every day. They are strangers to the bridle and saddle; they live in great amity with me, and friendship to each other

Josephine Dermot Robinson – Horses and children have a lot of the good sense there is in the world

Koran - When God created the horse he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou fly without wings, and conquer without sword. Oh, horse.

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein – 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

Loretta Grace – Horse are predictably unpredictable

Mark Twain – I can always tell which is the front end of the horse, but beyond that, my art is not above the ordinary

Mary Wanless – Whether you regrard the horse with awe or love, it is impossible to escape the sheer power of his presence

Horse lover: Author Monica Dickens, the the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens
Horse lover: Author Monica Dickens, the the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens

Monica Dickens – No ride is ever the last. No horse is ever the last one you will have. Somehow there will always be other horses, other places to ride them

Monica Dickens – Dog lovers hate to clean out kennels. Horse lovers like cleaning stables

Monica Dickens – When I can’t ride anymore, I shall still keep horses as long as I can hobble about with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can’t hobble , I shall roll my wheelchair out to the fence of the field where my horses graze and watch them

Nicholas Evans – They’re the most forgiving creatures God ever made

Oliver Wendell Holmes – The horses paw and prance and neigh, fillies and colts like kittens play, and dance and toss their rippled manes, shining and soft as silken skeins

Pam Brown - Be wary of the horse with a sense of humour

Phil West – You don’t break these animals, you come to an understanding with them

Plutarch – A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but also when they are old and past sservice

Pluvinel – We shall take great care not to annoy the horse and spoil his friendly charm, for it is like the scent of a blossom – once lost it will never return

Rabindranath Tagore – Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin

Rudyard Kipling – Four things greater than all things are – Women and Horses and Power and War

Robert Browning – Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!

Sherwood Anderson – I go about looking at horses and catlle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them

Stephen Leacock – It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it about forty cents a flask and take it as required

Stuart Cloete – Horses have never hurt anyone yet, except when they bet on them

Veryl Goodnight – To me, horses and freedom are synonymous

Victor Hugo – I don’t mind what congess does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses

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

Walter Farley – Yet when the books have been read, it boils down to the horse, his human companion, and what goes on between them

Walt Morey – The sight of that horse did something to me I;ve never been able to explain. He was more than tremedous strength and speed and beauty of motion. He set me dreaming

Will Rogers – A man that don’t love a horse, there is something the matter with him

Xenophon – A horse is a thing of such beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendour

Arabian proverb - The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears

Arabian proverb – The horse is god’s gift to man

Anonymous – A horse in the wind, a perfect symphony

Anonymous – That some people are happy to live their lives around horses is almost as baffling as the fact that horses are happy to live their lives around humans

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Beebuzby 4 years ago from Delaware

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Love this hub!


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Shaddie 4 years ago from Washington state

Nice collection here :)


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Solaras 3 years ago

Great hub -voted up! Thanks for sharing.

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