Best Horse Quotes

It’s hard to think of a more inspiring animal than the horse. From ancient times, people have been inspired by horses and their strength, gracefulness, intelligence and loyalty. The following are some quotes about these wonderful animals from famous figures in history:

Famous Horse Quotes

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

John Galsworthy

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

Missy Lyons

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”

Alice Walker

“In summer winter rain or sun, it’s good to be on horseback.” 

Mike Oldfield

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

Abraham Lincoln

“I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leaped with the sound.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself.”

Emir Abd-El-Kader

Beautiful Horse Quotes

“To many, the words love, hope, and dreams are synonymous with horses.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“He has galloped through young girls’ dreams, added richness to grown women’s lives, and served men in war and strife.”

Toni Robinson

“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

“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

“There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.”

Herman Melville

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

John Wayne

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

John Lyons

Horse Best Friend Quotes

“If you want a stable friendship, get a horse.”

Unknown Author

“There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse.”

Aleksandra Layland

“A horse doesn’t care how much you know, until he knows how much you care.”

Pat Parelli

“A horse is worth more than riches.”

Spanish Proverb

“He knows when you’re happy
He knows when you’re comfortable
He knows when you’re confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.”

Unknown Author

Quotes About Horse Riding

“You can sit in a perfect position but still can be incorrect because you are out of true connection with your horse. You look the part, but you are a pretty statue.”

Lynn Palm

“Be the handiest rider you can be in your most vulnerable position.”

Fallon Taylor

“Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are.”

Unknow Author

“Ride to the best of your and your horse’s ability, not someone else.”

Charlie Cole.

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.”

Arabian Proverb

Show Horse Quotes

“A good horse runs with seeing just the shadow of the whip.”


“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 Bil

“A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.”

Mark Twain

“There comes a point in every rider’s life when he wonders if it’s all worth it. Then look at the horse, and he realizes—it is.”

Kelly Stewart

“If you learn what the horse’s strengths and weaknesses are, you can make the weaknesses more invisible and exaggerate the strengths.”

Harrie Smolders

Horse And Rider Quotes

“To see the wind’s power, the rain’s cleansing, and the sun’s radient life, one need only to look at the horse.”

Unknown Author

“When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine…you know you are loved.”

John Lyons

“I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.”

Rebecca Carroll

“There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you aren’t a thing.”

Will Rogers

“An old adage says that a good rider can hear his horse speak and a great rider can hear his horse whisper.”

Elizabeth Letts

Quotes About Horse and Life

“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

“The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse.”

Unknown Author

“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

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

To ride a horse is to ride the sky.”

Unknown Author

Quotes About Horses and Healing

“The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.

Ronald Duncan

“It’s amazing what a healing effect horses can have on kids particularly troubled kids, that might bridge the gap that a well-intended human just can’t do.”

Buck Brannaman

“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

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

Ronni Sweet

Wild Horse Quotes

“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness.”

Pablo Picasso

“Sometimes a wild horse needs to feel that his rider is just a little bit wilder.”

Francesca Lia Block

“Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.”

Virginia Woolf

“Sadly, there are more wild horses in holding pens than in the wild.”

Willie Nelson

“Horses are the happiest when the clearly understand what you want from them.

Ty Brazeal

Love Horse Quotes

“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

“His hooves pound the beat; your heart sings the song.”

Jerry Shulman

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

John Galsworthy

“Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse.”

Unknown Author

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

Judi Carlson

Short Inspiration Horse Quotes

“If the horse does not enjoy his work, his rider will have no joy.”

H.H. Isenbart

“If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the

question wrong.”

Pat Parelli

“In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens.”

Jodie Mitchell

“One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”

By Dale Carnegie

“A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses both tact and sensitivity because he will never be pushed beyond his possibilities.”

Nuno Oliveira

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

Helen Thompson

“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 Author

What Did Winston Churchill Say About Horses?

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”

Winston Churchill

“When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.”

Winston Churchill

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”

Winston Churchill

Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses.

Winston Churchill

“No one ever came to grief-except honorable grief-through riding horses.”

Winston Churchill

What Did Shakespeare Say About Horses?

“O, for a horse with wings.”

William Shakespeare (Cymbeline)

“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse.”

William Shakespeare (Richard III)

“He doth nothing but talk of his horse.”

William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)

“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 (Henry V)

“His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage. He is indeed a horse.”

William Shakespeare (The Wars of the Roses in Plain and Simple English)

“Look, what a horse should have he did not lack, Save a proud rider on his back.

Venus And Adonis (1593) l. 295


I have owned over 50 horses and currently own a small horse farm with 8 horses. I have competed on and off for over 25 years while doing mostly trail riding and cow sorting these days. I write these articles to help anyone out there if you love this article pin it to your Pinterest or Share on other social media platform. Thanks for visiting.

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