horse quotes

Horse Quotes

Horse Quotes

For all the horse lovers out there, we have put together a list of the all-time best horse quotes ever. Of course, these weren’t actually spoken by horses, but most of them were spoken by horse lovers, and all of them were spoken about horses. 

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

  • Winston Churchill 

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

  • Winston Churchill

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

  • W.C. Fields

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

  • Bailey Ann Neal

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

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

  • Robert Smith Surtees

A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character. 

  • Tesio

We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back.

  • Peter Gray

He doth nothing but talk of his horses. O for a horse with wings! 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. As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.

  • William Shakespeare 

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

  • John Wayne

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

  • Unknown

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

  • Rolf Kopfle

A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adult treasure.

  • Rebecca Carroll

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

  • Robert Smith Surtees 

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

  • John Steinbeck 

In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens.

  • Jodie Mitchell

A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand.

  • Pat Parelli 

No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me.

  • Unknown

Horses lend us the wings we lack.

  • Pam Brown

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

  • R.B. Cunningham Graham 

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

  • John Galsworthy

I often said there is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.

  • Ronald Reagan

No philosophers so thoroughly comprehended us as dogs and horses.

  • Herman Melville 

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

  • Melissa James

One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made.

  • Unknown

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

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

  • Ronald Duncan

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

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

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

A dog may be man’s best friend, but the horse wrote history.

  • Unknown

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

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

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

Horse thou art truly a creature, for thou fliest without wings and conquorest without sword.

  • Unknown 

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

  • Missy Lyons

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

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.

  • Unknown 

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.

  • Proverb 

The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but he is perhaps the most remarkable because he moves as if he always hears music. 

  • Mark Helprin