Best Horse Quotes: By A Horse Person

Best horse quotes picked by an equestrian

Let’s jump straight in! This post gathers a collection of the best horse quotes, celebrating the charm and charisma of these magnificent animals. If you’re drawn to the allure of horses, you’ll find these quotes deeply resonating.

Why Read Horse Quotes?

  • You love horses: If you’re a fan of horses, these quotes will speak to your heart.
  • You’re looking for inspiration: Many of these quotes are motivational and uplifting. They show the power and freedom of horses, and can inspire you in your own life.
  • You’re searching for the perfect quote: If you need a quote about horses for a project, a card, or your social media post, you’ll find it here.

What Can You Expect From This Post?

This list of horse quotes is diverse. Some quotes talk about the bond between a horse and its caretaker. Others describe the horse’s beauty or independence. You’ll even find some funny horse quotes. And all of these quotes come from different sources – from famous writers to movie stars to politicians.

This post is for everyone who loves horses. Whether you ride horses, own a horse, or just admire them, you’re sure to find a quote that resonates with you. And if you think there’s a quote that should be included, feel free to send a message.

So let’s get started. Here are the best horse quotes for all the horse lovers out there. Enjoy!

Horse as an Inspiration Quotes

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”

— Alice Walker

“From horses, we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole.”

― George Gaylord Simpson

“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 Rafferty

“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

Human-Horse Relationship Quotes

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

— Winston Churchill

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

— Robert Smith Surtees

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

— Winston Churchill

“A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.”

— John Steinbeck

Horses and Freedom Quotes

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

— Helen Thompson

“For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins.”

— Melissa James

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.”

— Pam Brown

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

— Sir Winston Churchill

Horses and Their Impact Quotes

“Horses change lives. They give young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope.”

— Toni Robinson

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

— Missy Lyons

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

— Rebecca Carroll

“I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.”

— BaileyAnn Neal

Horse as a Symbol of Strength Quotes

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

— John Wayne

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

— Abraham Lincoln

“No one can teach riding so well as a horse.”

— C.S. Lewis

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

— Ronald Duncan

Appreciation of Horse’s Beauty Quotes

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

— John Galsworthy

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

— Rolf Kopfle

“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

“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

Horse Humor and Wit Quotes

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”

— W.C. Fields

“Most horses don’t walk backward voluntarily because what they can’t see doesn’t exist.”

— Terry Pratchett, “Soul Music”

“I don’t like people,” said Velvet. “… I only like horses.”

— Enid Bagnold, “National Velvet”

“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 treats.”

— Author Unknown

Horse and History Quotes

“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

“A dog may be man’s best friend…but the horse wrote history.”

— Author Unknown

“The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.”

— Author Unknown

“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

Understanding the Horse Quotes

“No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”

— Herman Melville

“Horses were never wrong. They always did what they did for a reason, and it was up to you to figure it out.”

― Jeannette Walls, “Half Broke Horses”

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

― Aleksandra Layland, “Bind Not the Heart: A Windflower Saga Novella”

“One who believes that he has mastered the art of horsemanship has not yet begun to understand the horse.”

— Author Unknown

Horse as a Source of Joy Quotes

“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

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

— Jerry Shulman

“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, A Winter’s Tale

“…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

Horse’s Dignity and Nobility Quotes

“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

“A large and liquid eye… the swirl of dust around pounding hooves… these, then, are the images that move us.”

— Author Unknown

“A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.”

— Author Unknown

“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

Horse and Heaven Quotes

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

— Ronni Sweet

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

— Arabian Proverb

“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

“God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses.”

— R.B. Cunningham Graham

The Rider’s Journey Quotes

“The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better.”

— Author Unknown

“Riding never gets easier. You just get better.”

— Author Unknown

“A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper.”

— Author Unknown

“At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of the other’s very well-being.”

— Author Unknown

Horse’s Mystical and Majestic Nature Quotes

“When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered.”

— Author Unknown

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

— Author Unknown

“One must think when looking at a horse in motion, that he hears music inside his head.”

— Author Unknown

“When the Almighty put hoofs on the wind and a bridle on the lightning, He called it a horse.”

— Author Unknown

Conclusion On The Best Horse Quotes

Horses are not just animals, they’re companions, teachers, and sources of joy. Whether it’s their role in our personal lives or their imprint on human history, their strength and nobility, or their spiritual connection, horses touch our hearts in many ways.

For those of us lucky enough to experience the journey of riding, we know the deep bond between horse and rider, characterized by mutual trust. And who can resist the mystical and majestic nature of horses?

The way they move, the sounds they make, and the feeling they give us is almost like poetry in motion.

Each quote in this blog post has been carefully selected by an experienced horse person, who appreciates the depth and range of these beautiful creatures. Hopefully, these quotes have made you feel closer to the spirit of the horse and maybe even inspired a sense of awe or curiosity in you.

The next time you see a horse, take a moment to appreciate not just its physical beauty but also its incredible soul and the rich history it carries.

In the end, it is the horse’s gift to us – to teach us about ourselves, to remind us of our history, and to make our hearts feel light with their grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.

Cheers, Kacey

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Kacey has been riding and working with horses since 1998. She got an A.S. in Equine Industries from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was also on the UMass dressage team. She was certified by the American Riding Instructors Association and is licensed to teach riding in Massachusetts. She has been a barn manager and has run a boarding and lesson barn. Kacey was a working student at several eventing and dressage barns. She has owned horses, leased horses, and trained horses from untouched to green as well as retrained racehorses. For more on Kacey, you can look at her About The Blog page.
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