Horses

  1. Beryl Markham – A lovely horse is always an experience… It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words
  2. Fred Astaire – In dealing with a girl or a horse, one lets nature take its course
  3. Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend…never owned a horse.
  4. The way to heaven is on horseback…
  5. Love…not force, rides the horse.
  6. It’s not a matter of life and death…it’s more important than that.
  7. You don’t know teamwork until your partner is a 1200 pound free spirit…
  8. Hold onto what makes you happy, if it tries to buck you off…just hold on tighter.
  9. He’s not just my horse…he’s my dreams, my happiness, my heart, my laughter, he’s my teacher, he’s my sanity, and he’s the best part of me.
  10. I am brave. I am strong. I am a fighter. I am risky. I am smart. I am tough. I am dedicated. I am relentless. I am obsessed. I am passionate. I am powerful. I am gutsy. I am graceful. I am stubborn. I am an athlete of the most intense sport. I am an equestrian.
  11. We ride to fly, to feel, to touch, to breath, to laugh, to soar, to overcome, to relax, to prove them wrong, to belong, to feel strong, to heal, to love and to be loved back, to communicate without words. We ride to live.
  12. To ride a horse is to ride the sky.
    ~Author Unknown
  13. There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.
    ~Robert Smith Surtees
  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. The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.
    ~Sharon Ralls Lemon
  16. In riding a horse we borrow freedom.
    ~Helen Thomson
  17. Feeling down? Saddle up.
    ~Author Unknown
  18. To me, horses and freedom are synonymous.
    ~Veryl Goodnight
  19. Here in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
    Friendship without envy,
    Or beauty without vanity?
    Here, where grace is served with muscle
    And strength by gentleness confined
    He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
    There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
    There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
    ~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954
  20. Horses lend us the wings we lack.
    ~Author Unknown
  21. The horse is God’s gift to mankind.
    ~Arabian Proverb
  22. My horse’s feet are as swift as rolling thunder
    He carries me away from all my fears
    And when the world threatens to fall asunder
    His mane is there to wipe away my tears.
    ~Bonnie Lewis
  23. You will never have to tell your horse that you are sad, happy, confident, angry or relaxed.
    He already knows—long before you do.
  24. While we can fool another human with words, we can never fool our horses.
  25. Our emotions and moods are language to our horse!
  26. Life…it makes much more sense on a horse.
  27. A life without horses is possible… but pointless.
  28. A great rider can hear his horse whisper…
  29. Ride…it’s what we do.
  30. Without my horse…
    my house would be clean,
    my wallet would be full,
    but my heart would be empty.
  31. The passion for riding is really something that is hard to describe. It’s something that is such a part of your life. It’s something you need, almost like air or water. There are those special moments, you’ll have a ride one day on a horse that’s just magical. Where it’s just you and the horse, and you feel the motion and power of that gallop. All of your senses attack. Everything fires. You feel like you’ve just conquered the world.
  32. Once someone asked me, “Who do you trust most in this world?” There wasn’t one doubt in my mind when I looked into their eyes and told them honestly, “My horse.”
  33. You will never have to tell your horse that you are sad, happy, confident, angry or relaxed.
    He already knows—long before you do.
    While we can fool another human with words, we can never fool our horses.
    Our emotions and moods are language to our horse!
    Energy is the expression of emotion and horses sense vibrations of energy.
    So be aware of your emotions and energy at all times.
  34. To the world, you are just one girl; but to one horse, you are the world.
  35. Horse are incredibly forgiving…they fill in places we are not capable of filling ourselves.
  36. Whoever said, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” never met a rider.
  37. A barn isn’t just a horse home…it’s yours.
  38. “What people [need to] understand is that its not a ‘hobby’ or a ‘phase’. It’s a delicate bond between a 1500lb animal and a small human being. In which this animal gives the human complete control for hours at a time when they could easily kill this puny being. A bond which only horseback riders understand. A bond that takes years to create but can easily be broken. I don’t ride to win, or to prove I’m better. I ride because I love this horse and together we both strive to win.”
  39. Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart…you’ll never regret it.
  40. A horse is poetry in motion
  41. Within the warmth of my horses breath, I will find the air I need to live today, I will find the wind to fly to the heights of my dreams and within I will find the one I am meant to be.
    ~ Roberta Edstrom
  42. I may not have spoken your language but when you spent time in my presence and listened with your heart you heard my voice.
  43. God made the horse from the breath of the wind, the beauty of the earth, and the soul of an angel.
  44. Some of my best friends never say a word to me…
  45. Don’t walk behind, I may not lead.  Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Walk beside me and be my friend.
  46. “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
    ~Aristotle
  47. “A barn is a sanctuary in an unsettled world, a sheltered place where life’s true priorities are clear. When you take a step back, it’s not just about horses — its about love, life, and learning.”
  48. No matter how bad your day is…there is always someone waiting for you at the barn.
  49. I find what I am looking for here…not at the mall.
  50. The heart knows a thousand ways to speak.
    ~Rumi
  51. Horses make life better!
  52. Two feet move your body…four feet move your soul.