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80 Short Inspirational Horse Quotes

    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

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