Horse-Quotes For Riders

Some of these horse-quotes are just the thing we need when we wonder if we are the only ones that are so impassioned about our horses and our riding. Well we are not. It's been around for a long time....the passion I mean.

Horses seems to inspire us to wake up every day and jump into the saddle again and again. Many of these quotes express a moment in time between horse and rider. We all experience it at some point. But how lucky to be able to capture it in words.

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Horse-Quotes...that express the passion....

"If you have it, it is for life. It is a disease for which there is no cure. You will go on riding even after they have to haul you onto a comfortable wise old cob, with feet like inverted buckets and a back like a fireside chair." ~Monica Dickens

"Moments spent on the back of a horse are ne'er counted against the hours of a man's life....~unknown

"It may be broadly stated that.....of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless." ~ Bret Harte

"Feeling down? Saddle up." ~Author Unknown

"In riding a horse we borrow freedom." ~Helen Thomson


"Thou must learn the thoughts of the noble horse whom thou wouldst ride. The horse is a wise animal. Let him show you the best and most natural way to accomplish a desired end." - Johann Wolfgang Goethe

"Rider and horse must meet with joy and part as friends. The friendly greeting, the patting hand should never be absent when mounting and dismounting." F.v.Krane

"In partnership with a horse, one is seldom lacking for thought, emotion and inspiration. One is always attended by a great companion." ~John Astley

"...there is a secret pleasing and cherishing of the horse with the bridle, which the rider must accomplish with so unperceiving a motion that none but the beast may know it." ~ Gervase Markham

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"Yet when the books have read and reread, it boils down to the horse, his human companion, and what goes on between them." ~Walter Farley

"But if a rider teach his horse to go with the bridle loose...he would thus lead him to do everything in...pleasure and pride." ~John Astley

"A horse gallops with its lungs, perseveres with its heart, and wins with its character." ~ Tessio

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." ~Winston Churchill

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Horse-Quotes....What is Riding?

"The horse knows how to be a horse if we will leave him alone... but the riders don't know how to ride. What we should be doing is creating riders and that takes care of the horse immediately." ~Charles de Kunffy

"Riding is a partnership. The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace, which are greater than yours. For your part you give him your guidance, intelligence and understanding, which are greater than his. Together you can achieve a richness that alone neither can." ~ Lucy Rees

"Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground." ~Author Unknown

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall" ~Mexican Proverb

"A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger." ~James Rarey


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