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80 Short Inspirational Horse Quotes

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Searching for some powerful horse related motivation? This post offers 80 handpicked horse quotes that will inspire and motivate both equestrians and non-equestrians. Pin it now to empower your journey.

If you are looking for some great inspirational horse quotes that are short and sweet, look no further.

As an equestrian myself I have curated a list here for you, of my favorite quotes for the horse lover or horse person. For when you need some encouragement on your equestrian journey .

You could use these in cards to your horsey friends or students if your an instructor, in your email newsletters, you can write down your favorites and post it somewhere as encouragement, or whatever else you are wanting simple inspirational horse quotes for.

You could also just read them to feel more motivated and inspired.

Though these are great quotes for equestrians , many of these quotes can also apply to non-equestrians as well.

Just so you know these quotes are no longer than 12 words.

If you are interested I have another post with 100 inspirational horse quotes.

Some of the quotes are the same. I took the short quotes from that post and added them here. However, there are other quotes that are longer, which I obviously didn’t list here. So go check it out! 🙂

I hope you find this list of short inspirational horse quotes useful and you come back for other horse and equestrian quote posts! Enjoy!

The Short Inspirational Horse Quotes List

1. For that feeling after you got over that scary jump. -Kacey Cleary

2. Correction does much for the horse, but encouragement does more. – Unknown

3.  “You took care of your horse, and your horse took care of you.” – Elton Gallegly

4. Take the chance of falling to experience flying. – Unknown

5. Ride softly, listen carefully, and love completely. – Unknown

6. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison

7. Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse. – Danish Proverb

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

9. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

10. Success is letting go of fear. – Carl Wittaker

11. Good attitude is most important. Good talent is second. – George H Morris

12. No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. – Winston Churchill

13. Live life like someone left the gate open. – Unknown

14. Ride More. Stress Less. Ride More. Worry Less. Ride More. Love More. – Unknown

15. Life is short. Hug your horse. – Unknown

16. Horses make life better . – Unknown

17. The smell of happiness. – Unknown

18. A love like no other. Want a better day? Ride a horse! –Kacey Cleary

19. You can’t be afraid of the power. You need to use it. –Charlotte Dujardin

20. Eyes up, shoulders back, and you can do anything. – Unknown

21. Even though you have been bucked, kicked, bit, and stomped, never give up! –Cowgirl Tuff Co.

22. It’s not a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. – Unknown

23. For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins. – Melissa James

24. A horse allows you to fly without wings. – Unknown

25. For many the words love, hope and dream are synonymous with horses. – Unknown

26. “A canter is a cure for every evil.” — Benjamin Disraeli

27. No one can teach riding so well as a horse. ~C.S. Lewis

28. Riding never gets easier. You just get better. – Unknown

29. The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse. – Unknown

30. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ~Robert Collier

31. In summer winter rain or sun, it’s good to be on horseback. – Mike Oldfield

32. A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it… – Unknown

33. Make your comebacks stronger than your set backs. – Unknown

34. Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever. -Lance Armstrong

35. Some of us will never grow out of that horse phase. – Unknown

36. Nothing compares to the therapy a horse can give. – Unknown

37. Horses aren’t my whole life. They make my life whole. – Unknown

38. There is no face cuter than a horse waiting for their owners affection. – Unknown

39. Horse. Happiness. Obsession. Reliable. Sassy. Elegant. – Unknown

40. Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. – Unknown

41. There is no failure except in no longer trying. – Unknown

42. “You’re not working on the horse, you’re working on yourself.” -Ray Hunt

43. “Take the time it takes so it takes less time.” -Pat Parelli

44. “The horse is a reflection of the rider’s ability .” -Ray Hunt

45. “The horse will teach you if you‘ll listen.” -Ray Hunt

46. There is no failure except in no longer trying. – Unknown

47. For that feeling when your horse whinnies to you. -Kacey Cleary

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

49. “Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.” – Unknown

50. If you need a reason to ride, you are not on the right horse. – Unknown

51. Put some excitement between your legs, ride a horse. – Unknown

52. A horse can change a life. – Unknown

53. Saddle up when feeling down. – Unknown

54. You can’t teach feel you have to experience it. -Bill Dorance

55. Be the person your horse would follow anywhere. – Unknown

56. For that feeling when your horse runs over to see you. -Kacey Cleary

57. Not all those who wander are lost. – Unknown

58. To change your horse you must first change yourself. -Clinton Anderson

59. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

60. Let your faith be bigger than your fear. – Unknown

61. For that feeling when you can actually sit the trot without bouncing.- Kacey Cleary

62. I’m a happier person when I ride horses. – Unknown

63. Dare to dream big. – Unknown

64. For that feeling when your horse finally trusts you. -Kacey Cleary

65. . Start collecting moments not things. – Unknown

66. Go forward with joyful confidence.– George Elliot

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

68. For that feeling when you finally feel one with your horse –Kacey Cleary

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

70. For that feeling when your horse rests their head on your shoulder. –Kacey Cleary

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

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

73. Every time you ride, your either teaching or un-teaching your horse. – Gordon Wright

74. One man’s wrong lead is another man’s counter- canter. – S.D. Price

75. Horses = Happiness –Kacey Cleary

76. I live in a house but my home is in the stable. – Unknown

77. Our hoofbeats were many, but our hearts beat as one. – Schopenhauer

78. Ask not what your horse can do for you – Ask what you can do for your horse. – Unknown

79. In training  horses, one trains himself – Antoine De Pluvinet

80. Riding a horse is the closest thing to being in heaven. –Kacey Cleary

Final Words

Answer these questions in the comments below.

Which quote relates to you the most? & What is one horse related goal you are working towards right now?

Cheers, Kacey

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Disclaimer Notice: Please be aware that horseback riding and related equestrian activities carry inherent risks. The advice and experiences shared on this blog are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional training or advice. Ensure your safety and that of your horse by wearing appropriate gear, practicing safe horse handling, and consulting with certified equestrian professionals. Remember, each horse is unique, and techniques may vary accordingly. Always prioritize safety, respect, and patience in your equestrian endeavors.

Kacey Cleary Administrator
Kacey has been an equestrian since 1998. She was a working student at several eventing and dressage barns. She has owned horses, leased horses, and trained horses. Kacey received an A.S. in Equine Industries from UMass Amherst, where she rode on the dressage team. She was certified with the ARIA and is licensed to teach riding in MA. She has been a barn manager and has run her own horse farm.
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