140 Cowgirl Quotes on Women Empowerment

These cowgirl quotes we’ve gathered will give you a kick-ass life lesson and inspire you to do anything, no matter what age.

Cowgirls are a symbol of women’s empowerment. They are women who have strong personalities and are not afraid of daily life’s hard work. They spend most of their time taking care of the horses and commit to becoming loyal to their passion.

If you want to have some encouragement, read this whole collection. We’re sure it will provide you with a cowgirl’s words of wisdom and help you build your confidence.

Let’s start here.

And don’t forget to check out these strong women quotes and encouraging quotes.

Best Cowgirl Quotes

1. “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

2. “Learn this well, the last ride is never the last ride and the end is not the end.” – Richard Rowland

3. “Most cowgirls are natural storytellers, their art honed by years of practice.” – Teresa Jordan

4. “A cowgirl stands up for what’s right, even if she stands alone.” – Anonymous

5. “I’ve known a lot of cowboys and a few cowgirls. They’re, by and large, some of the smartest, funniest, most courteous, generous, and hardest-working people you’d ever want to know.” – Nancy Pickard

6. “Good girls are made of sugar and spice, cowgirls are made of whiskey on ice.” – Rita Cynder

7. “Boots, class and a lil sass, that’s what cowgirls are made of.” – Candice Nicoles

8. “Cowgirl is an attitude, really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage.” – Dale Evans

9. “Whether it’s horses or whatever it is you do, it doesn’t become an art until your soul goes into what you do.” – Buck Brannaman

10. “When in doubt, let your horse do the thinking.” – Anonymous

11. “If you climb in the saddle, be ready for the ride.” – Anonymous

12. “Cowgirls always mean what they say. They don’t always mean to say it out loud, but we always mean it. Thank you.” – Anonymous

13. “Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.” – Grace Kelly

14. “Life isn’t always candy, cowboy boots, and horses, but it should be.” – Anonymous

Famous Cowgirl Quotes

15. “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

16. “God intended women to be outside as well as men, and they do not know what they are missing when they stay cooped up in the house.” – Annie Oakley

17. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

18. “When I see your horse I see you too. It shows me everything you are, everything about the horse.” – Ray Hunt

19. “Life is tough darlin’ but so are you.” – Anonymous

20. “See beauty in everyday things.” – Anonymous

21. “Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things so believe in yourself.” – Anonymous

22. “Sometimes a cowgirl has to do what a cowboy can’t.” – Anonymous

23. “Cowgirls are God’s wildest angels. They use cowboy hats for halos and horses for wings.” – Anonymous

24. “There is nothing closer than the bond between a girl and her horse.” – Anonymous

25. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

26. “A cowgirl is a woman with guts and a horse.” – Anonymous

27. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except cowgirls, cowgirls will kill you.” – Ray Cole

28. “The way to avoid housework is to live outside.” – Anonymous

29. “That’s why God gave us horses. He wanted us to see how their beauty, courage, and especially forgiveness, are a reflection of Himself. Remember that God loved you enough to give you the horse, and He loves the horse enough to give you insight into how to treat and care for him.” – J.Lyons

Inspirational Cowgirl Quotes

30. “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The effort is the same.” – Anonymous

31. “It’s not how many times you get bucked off that counts, it’s how many times you saddle back up.” – Anonymous

32. “Wherever your trail takes you today, don’t be discouraged by the puddles.⁠” – Anonymous

33. “It ain’t the clothes that make the cowgirl, it’s the attitude and the heart.” – Anonymous

34. “There’s nothing in life that’s worth doing’ If it can’t be done from a horse.” – Anonymous

35. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” – Eleanor Roosevelt

36. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

37. “Long roads often lead to beautiful rodeos.” – Anonymous

38. “Sometimes all we need is a dirt road and some country music.” – Anonymous

39. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

40. “You don’t need a new day to start over, you only need a new mindset.” – Hazel Hira Ozbek

41. “If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.” – Will Roger

42. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” – Helen Keller

43. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by a horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie

44. “If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter.” – Olivia Wilde

Cowgirl Quotes About Horses

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

46. “All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a cowgirl.” – Anonymous

47. “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

48. “Horses and life, it’s all the same to me.” – Buck Brannaman

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

50. “Horses make the landscape look beautiful.” – Alice Walker

51. “Horses lend us the wings we lack.” – Pam Brown

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

53. “A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks.” – Pam Brown

54. “When people say ‘it’s just a horse’ they just don’t understand.” – Anonymous

Quotes That Will Make You Brave Like a Cowgirl

55. “A woman never looks better than on horseback.” – Jane Austen

56. “Every day is a good day when you ride.” – Anonymous

57. “Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider.” – Nuno Oliveira

58. “Cowgirl courage isn’t the lack of fear, but the courage to take action in the face of fear.” – Anonymous

59. “Don’t let them tame you.” – Anonymous

60. “In riding a horse we borrow freedom.” – Helen Thomson

61. “Here’s to strong women,⁠ may we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”⁠ – Michelle Obama 

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

63. “If only my teeth were as white as my legs.” – Anonymous

64. “Every cowgirl knows if you don’t get it right the first time, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and show everybody what you were meant to do.” – Anonymous

65. “Half woman, half warrior. Delicate and strong.” – R.H. Sin

66. “Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.” – Anonymous

67. “The only thing crazier than a barrel racer is her horse.” – Anonymous

68. “It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.” – Dale Evans

69. “What separates a winner from the rest of the pack is not raw talent or physical ability, it is the drive and dedication to work hard every single day and the heart to go after your dream.” – Linda Mastandrea

Quotes That Will Unleash Your Cowgirl Soul

70. “Keep your soul clean and your boots dirty.” – Anonymous

71. “Country roads, take me home, to the place where I belong.” – Anonymous

72. “If I ever let my head down it will be just to admire my boots.” – Anonymous

73. “Cowboys are proof that cowgirls can take a joke.” – Anonymous

74. “Live well. Laugh often. Love horses.” – Anonymous

75. “The cowgirl faces life head-on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses.” – Dale Evans

76. “Don’t mess with me fellas! This cowgirl has been to the rodeo before.” – Joan Crawford

77. “A cowgirl gets up in the morning, decides what she needs to do, and does it.” – Anonymous

78. “If a cowgirl is smiling she’s thinking of doing something crazy, if she’s laughing she’s already done it.” – Anonymous

79. “Saddle up. Shut up. Hold on tight.” – Anonymous

80. “Give a girl the right pair of boots and she can conquer the world.” – Anonymous

81. “The path to my heart is paved in hoof prints.” – Anonymous

82. “I may not be perfect, but at least I am not fake.” – Anonymous

83. “Don’t squat with your spurs on.” – Will Rogers

84. “Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, and work like a dog.” – Caroline Simon

Quotes That Are Perfect for Cowgirls Like You

85. “Be respectful, even to hateful people, because your mama raised you better.” – Anonymous

86. “She is whiskey in a teacup.” – Dean Brody

87. “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one.” – Calamity Jane 

88. “Forget a glass slipper. This princess wears cowboy boots.” – Anonymous

89. “Winning in life is more than just money, it’s about winning on the inside and knowing that you have played the game of life with all you had and then some.” – Doug Firebaugh

90. “When I was growing up, I dreamed about becoming a cowgirl, a detective, a spy, a great actress, or a ballerina.” – Judy Blume

91. “There’s two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.” – Anonymous

92. “Sometimes we all need reassurance that we are on the right track. But that doesn’t mean we have to change the path we are on because of the people around us. Just do you babe.” – Anonymous

93. “I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica.” – Darynda Jones

94. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

95. “No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere.” – Brad Gas

96. “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

97. “Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to be themselves.” – Betty Friedan

98. “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart

99. “I am a free spirit. Either admire me from the ground or fly with me, but doesn’t ever try to change me.” – Anonymous

Quotes to Give You Insight on a Cowgirl’s Personality

100. “Southern girls like sunshine and sweet tea.” – Anonymous

101. “Dyin’ ain’t much of a living.” – Clint Eastwood

102. “Under an orchard tree, dropping with cherries, cowgirls lay in the shade.” – Tom Robbins

103. “Love is dope, not chicken soup.” – Tom Robbins

104. “Shootin’ from ambush is a bad habit. You may not live long enough to outgrow it.” – Hopalong Cassidy

105. “Never accept ‘because you are a woman’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

106. “A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.” – Rebecca Carrol

107. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

108. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

109. “Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.” – Anonymous

110. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Anonymous

111. “Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” – Belle Estreller

112. “Fire is the reuniting of matter with oxygen. If one bears that in mind, every blaze may be seen as a reunion, an occasion of chemical joy.” – Tom Robbins

113. “Nature must govern technology, not the other way around.” – Tom Robbins

114. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

Cowgirl Quotes You Will Love

115. “I wanted to be a cowgirl.” – Susan Isaacs

116. “Sweet as sugar. Hard as ice. Hurt me once, I’ll shoot you twice.” – Kathy Rutland

117. “They say, ‘A dog is a man’s best friend.’ This may be true, but I say, ‘A horse is a girl’s best friend.” – Anonymous

118. “Sometimes an angel, sometimes a hell-raiser, always a strong woman.” – R.H. Sin

119. “I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.” – Bailey Ann Neal

120. “She is a queen. Her soul is royalty.” – Adrian Michael

121. “If your hair is done and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.” – Iris Apfel

122. “Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.” – Will Rogers

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

124. “It’s a lot like nuts and bolts, if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!” – Nicholas Evans

125. “No ride is ever the last one.” – Monica Dickens

126. “Don’t sell your saddle.” – Anonymous

127. “Saddle your dreams before you ride em.” – Mary Webb

128. “They tried to burn her not knowing she was a flame.” – R.H. Sin

129. “A bad ride is much better than a good walk.” – J. Peter Grace

More Cowgirl Quotes

130. “Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.” – Texas Bix Bender

131. “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved.” – Jack Kerouac

132. “Forget glass slippers. This Princess wears boots!” – Anonymous

133. “Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

134. “Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn’t have messed with? That’s me.” – Clint Eastwood

135. “Cowgirl is a better-looking cowboy with brains.” – Anonymous

136. “We’re down to our last pair of cowgirl boots.” – Jessica Simpson

137. “Horse girls are easy to love. They’re just hard to afford.” – Anonymous

138. “A lot of my family going back were cowboys and barrel racers, and I’d say I’m 50% high fashion and 50% cowgirl.” – Lydia Hearst

139. “The saddle is a place for dreaming when there’s hours of trail ahead.” – Louis L’Amour

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

Have You Ever Dreamed of Being a Cowgirl?

Cowgirls are the epitome of courage and hard work. You may find them on the ranch or in the arena showcasing their talent and passion. Cowgirls love to live a full and adventurous life.

They are people who serve as inspirations, especially to women. Every day of their lives, they prove that women have equal capabilities, grit, and talent as men.

We’ve included some of the most motivational quotes that will bring out your confidence and strength in this list. We hope these lines were able to inspire you to saddle up and ride through the challenges and hurdles you’re facing right now.

Did you find some words of encouragement from this collection? Do you have any favorite quotes? Share your thoughts below.


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