Horse Quotes You’ve Never Heard

As the saying goes, “horses are our best friends.” They have played a pivotal role in human history, being used for combat, transportation, and agricultural purposes.

Horses are also known as the symbol of power and success because they take you to your destination quickly and efficiently. Let’s will explore some funny quotes about horses that illustrate how much we love these majestic animals!

Inspirational Horse Quotes

  •  “For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins.” – Melissa James
  • “Poll flexion is not Pull flexion.” – Dr. Thomas Ritter
  • “Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.” – Saint Augustine
  • “Preserve his natural gaits.  Preserve his personality.  Preserve his instinct to go forward.  Do this and you must be successful because you are respecting nature’s wisdom.” – Franz Mairinger
  • “If the horse does not enjoy his work, his rider will have no joy.” – H.H. Isenbart
Inspirational Horse Quotes
  • “A good horse should be seldom spurred.” – Thomas Fuller
  • “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – ​John Wayne 
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Success is like a wild horse. If you do not know how to handle it, it will throw you off and look for another rider who can handle it well.” – Ajith Kumar
  • “A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground and break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.” – Gerald Raferty
  • “When God wanted to create the horse, he said to the South Wind, ‘I want to make a creature of you.  Condense.’ And the Wind condensed.” – Emir Abd-el-Kader
  • “You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.” – Jimmy Iovine
  • “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.” – Lauren Salerno
  • “Your seat is a verb, and your reins are adjectives to add beauty and shape.” – Pat Parelli
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  • “Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” — Dale Taylor
  • “To ride or not to ride – this is a stupid question.” – Brandy Michelle
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –  Anatole France
  • “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink…but you can make sure it’s thirsty before you make the bet!” – Pat Parelli
  • “A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.” – Little Liz
  • “Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it.” – John Moore
  • “When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk.  He trots the air, the earth sings when he touches it.” – William Shakespeare
  • “You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.”
  • – Dagobert D. Runes
  •  “It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river.” — Abraham Lincoln
  • “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.” – Unknown Author
  • “If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.” – Pat Parelli
  • “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” – Helen Thompson
  • “The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security.” – William Cavendish
  • “It’s a lot like nuts and bolts – if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!” – Nicholas Evans
  • “The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.” – Yiddish Proverb
  • “One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” – Dale Carnegie

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  • “To ride on a horse, is to fly without wings.” – Unknown
  • A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character. – Tesio
  • “You see a beast, but I see my best friend.” – Unknown
  • A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger then a man on foot. – John Steinbeck
  • A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure. – Rebecca Carroll
  • “Ride more, worry less.” – Unknown
  • Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. – John Wayne
  • For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins. – Melissa James
  • Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. – W.C. Fields
  • “Horses are like shoes – you need one in every color.” – Unknown
  • Horses lend us the wings we lack. – Pam Brown
  • I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse. – John Galsworthy
  • I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one. – BaileyAnn Neal
  • “A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it.” – Unknown
  • I’ve often said there is nothing better for the inside of the man, than the outside of the horse. – Ronald Reagan
  • In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens. – Jodie Mitchell
  • No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me. – Author Unknown
  • No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. – Winston Churchill
  • “The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.” – Unknown
  • No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. – Herman Melville
  • One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made. – Author Unknown
  • The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse. – Author Unknown
  • There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse. – Rolf Kopple
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Short Horse Quotes

  • “I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.” – Abraham Lincoln.
  • “A Life without horses, is like taking a breath without air.” – Unknown
  • “When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” – Helen Thomson.
Short Horse Quotes
  • “If you haven’t fallen off a horse…then you haven’t been ridin long enough.” – Unknown
  • “Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.” – Rumi.
  • “A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.” – John Steinbeck.
  • “No one can teach riding so well as a horse.” – C. S. Lewis.
  • “Horses are proof god loves us.” – Unknown
  • “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne. 
  • The worst part of riding is when you dismount. – Unknown
  • “There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse.” – Missy Lyons.

Quotes about Horses and Healing

  • There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse. – Missy Lyons
  • “The horse is the only animal that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Robert Ruark
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  • It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you. – Lendon Gray
  • “The horse is a symbol of the soul.” – Dante
  • “What do horse riding give us? An escape from the world. Exercise in the fresh air. Adrenaline rushes. Healing through the bond.” – Unknown
  • When you find that the horse is compelled and interested in you, something in you changes that can be healing or move you deeply. – Buck Brannaman
  • You can’t heal a horse from the inside out. You have to heal it from the outside in. – Unknown
  • “The horse is a creature that teaches us compassion, gentleness and generosity.” – Oscar Arias Sanchez
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Black Horse Quotes

Black Horse Quotes
  • The two stallions, the silver and the black, represent the equine god (whomsoever horses pray to) in this ritual so ancient that no one knows what god to thank. –  Janet Morris
  • “I’m not a horse. I’m a unicorn. There is a big difference.”  – Unknown
  • Western funerals: black hearses, and black horses, and fast-fading flowers. Why should black be the colour of death? Why not the colours of a sunset? – Author: Daniele Vare
  • “The black horse is a self-sufficient animal, requiring little from man.” – W.S.Hornaday
  • The ten commandments were those black horses, and the justice of God, like a plowshare, tore my spirit. I was condemned, undone, destroyed, – lost, helpless, hopeless, – I thought hell was before me. –  Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Sailing heart-ships through broken harbors out on the waves of the night, still the searcher must ride the dark horse racing alone in his fright. – N. Young
  • “A black horse is an animal that loves humans. He is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” – Unknown

Horse Quotes about Life

  • A great horse will change your life. The exceptional ones define it.
  • “You can’t take the sky from me. No matter how many times you try, no matter what you do, I will always be free.” – Unknown
Horse Quotes about Life
  • “I like my coffee like I like my horses: Black and strong.” – Unknown
  • When I count my blessings, I count my horse twice. – Unknown
  • All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture. – Jane Smiley
  • All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
    Daniel Boone
  • “No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.” —Winston Churchill
  • Life is a short, deep and simple gallop, but on horseback it signifies strength and spirit, as well as freedom and confidence. They are what we are with an open heart. – Gabriel Oliverio
  • Every girl deserves to be loved by a horse at least once in their life. – Anonymous
  • There’s more to life than horses, there are ponies too! – Unknown
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