100 Horse Quotes That Will Help Reach the Finish Line

Here are the top 100 quotes about horses that are very beautiful and remarkably smart.

So, if you want to know more about horses and the things they do, this collection is best to read.

The horse is a very friendly and loving animal. It is extremely helpful and useful to human society.

Just like other big animals, like elephants and camels, the horse is also used for carrying loads for long distances. It is also used by the people for going from one place to another, its ride is very enjoyable.

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Best Horse Quotes

1. “There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.” – Robert Smith Surtees

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

3. “When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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

5. “There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse.” – Rolf Kopfle

6. “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

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

8. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Sir Winston Churchill

9. “The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but he is perhaps most remarkable because he moves as if he always hears music.” – Mark Helprin

Famous Horse Quotes

10. “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

11. “Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprint of a horse beside it.” – John Trotwood Moore

12. “Through the days of love and celebration and joy, and through the dark days of mourning—the faithful horse has been with us always.” – Elizabeth Cotton

13. “Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother, before I was a writer, before I knew the facts of life, before I was a schoolgirl before I learned to read, I wanted a horse.” – Jane Smiley

14. 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

15. “A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.” – John Steinbeck

16. “Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

18. “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

19. “You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.” – Dagobert D. Runes

20. “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.” – Gerald Raftery

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

22. “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

23. “For a human to win, it is not necessary for a horse to lose. You should not have to take things away from a horse or break him into fragments in order to train him; rather you should add to the horse. The goal should be making, not breaking.” – Cherry Hill

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

Poetic Horse Quotes

25. “Slippery-smooth rhythmic motion, absolute single-minded purpose, motion for the pleasure of motion itself. It was terrible in its beauty, the flight of the horse.” – Larry Niven

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

27. “You took me to adventure and to love. We two have shared great joy and great sorrow. And now I stand at the gate of the paddock watching you run in an ecstasy of freedom, knowing you will return to stand quietly, loyally, beside me.” – Pam Brown

28. “And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendor.” – Xenophon

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

30. “The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” – Arabian Proverb

31. “You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder… ‘What can heaven offer any better than what I have here on earth?’ “- Monica Dickens

32. “God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses.” – R.B. Cunningham Graham

33. “On the back of a horse, you will find Paradise.” – Stella A. Walker

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

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

36. “If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.” – Clare Balding

37. “I love the horse from hoof to head, From head to hoof and tail to mane. I love the horse as I have said, From head to hoof and back again.” – James Whitcomb Riley

38. “A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince, but one is an insect, and the other a hose still.” – Samuel Johnson

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

Horse Quotes That Will Make You Love Them

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

41. “A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.” – Rebecca Carroll

42. “You can see what man-made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.” Charles M. Russell

43. “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

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

45. “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

46. “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

47. “If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong.” – Pat Parelli

48. “It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river.” – Abraham Lincoln

49. “Of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind, the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless.” – Bret Harte

50. “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

51. “Whenever you observe a horse closely, you feel as if a hum being sitting inside were making fun of you.” – Elias Canetti

52. “People ought to quit worrying so much about whispering to their horses and just start listening to them.” – Greg Darnall

53. “When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that the animal has outfoxed them.” -Tom Dorrance

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

Short Horse Quotes

55. “No one can teach riding so well as a horse.” – C.S. Lewis

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

57. “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” -Helen Thompson

58. “For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins.” – Melissa James

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

60. “I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.” – BaileyAnn Neal

61. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

62. “His hooves pound the beat, your heart sings the song.” – Jerry Shulman

63. “A horse is worth more than riches.” – Spanish Proverb

64. “Horses make a landscape look beautiful.” – Alice Walker

65. “Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse.” – Danish Proverb

66. “In training horses, one trains himself.” – Antoine De Pluvinet

67. “A horse is wonderful by definition.” – Piers Anthony

68. “My horses are my friends, not my slaves.” – Reiner Klimke

69. “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” – William Shakespeare

Horse Quotes About Their Beautiful Characteristics

70. “The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being.” – Paul Mellon

71. “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

72. “Through his mane and tail, the high wind sings, fanning the hairs who wave like feathered wings.” – William Shakespeare

73. “All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.” – Daniel Boone

74. “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.” – Ben Johnson

75. “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” – W.C Fields

76. “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

77. “A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.” – Ian Flemming

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

79. “A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.” – Monty Roberts

Horse Quotes That Will Empower You to Dream Bigger

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

81. “It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower… even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder, and challenge.” – Marguret Henry

82. “I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.” – Abraham Lincoln

83. “There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.” – John Lubbock

84. “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 Lovine

85. “If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones.” – Chris LeDoux

86. “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

87. “There are other things that I could do, but there’s really nothing that I love as much as horse racing.” – Chantal Sutherland

88. “A surgeon wouldn’t sell his tools. A lawyer doesn’t sell his law books. I’m not going to sell my horse. I’m a sportsman.” – Ian Millar

89. “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

Horse Quotes That Will Awaken Your Fighting Spirit

90. “He doth nothing but talk of his horse.” – William Shakespeare

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

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

93. “A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.” – Mark Twain

94. “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.” – Ovid

95. “If you persevere long enough if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.” – Ian Millar

96. “You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.” – Stan Laurel

97. “Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going.” – Werner Erhard

98. “Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.” – John Madden

99. “Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.” – Duke of Wellington

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

Which of These Horse Quotes Relates to You and Why?

A horse is a vegetarian and domesticated animal. It has four feet, two eyes, a nose, two ears, and a tail. Their feet are quite slim but really strong that allows them to run fast and for long.

If you look at history, you will know the important role they played because they are loyal to their owners. We can learn from a horse that if we continue on moving forward we will reach the destination we want in life.

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