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60 Inspirational Horse Quotes & Sayings

60 Inspirational Horse Quotes & Sayings

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Horses and mankind have long shared a special connection. To equestrians, horses play an important role in our lives, providing us with love, courage, and happiness.

These best horse quotes and sayings remind us why we love our equine companions so much. They will make you smile, inspire you, warm your heart and even improve the bond you have with your horse. From famous writers to horse trainers, these meaningful and wise words are well worth reading.

Here are the best horse quotes and sayings that every equestrian can appreciate.

Inspirational Horse Quotes

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

And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendor.


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.


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

John Galsworthy

There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse.

Aleksandra Layland

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.

William Shakespeare

Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it.

John Moore

I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.


Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!

Toni Robinson

Two feet move your body, four feet move your soul.


Horse Love Quotes

Until you have loved a horse, a part of your soul sleeps.


While time will fade, these hoofprints, the ones left on your heart, will never disappear.


There is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it.

Samuel Riddle

In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart


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

​To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.


Ride softly, listen carefully and love completely.


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Short Horse Quotes

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

Sir Winston Churchill

Ask me to show you poetry in motion and I will show you a horse.


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

Missy Lyons

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

Frederico Tesio

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.

Dagobert D. Runes

A horse is like a violin.  First, it must be tuned, and when tuned, it must be accurately played.


A canter is a cure for every evil.

Benjamin Disraeli

His hooves pound the beat, your heart sings the song.

Jerry Shulman

A horse is worth more than riches.

​Spanish proverb

Let a horse whisper in your eat and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.


Horse Captions

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


A horse in the wind – a perfect symphony.


On the back of a horse, you will find Paradise.

Stella A. Walker

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


Horses lend us the wings we lack.

Pam Brown

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

Winston Churchill

When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.

Helen Thomson

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

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

Rolf Kopfle

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

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

Melissa James

Every day is a good day when you ride.


Equestrian Quotes

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

John Steinbeck

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

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Your seat is a verb, and your reins are adjectives to add beauty and shape.

Pat Parelli

If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.

Claire Balding

Life is like a dressage test. If you’re too busy thinking about your last move, the next one won’t be any good either.


What does riding horses give us? An escape from the world. Exercise in fresh air. Adrenaline rushes. Healing through the bond.


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

Robert Smith Surtees

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

Think of riding as a science, but love it as an art.

George Morris

If you are riding a horse, you’ve already won.


A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.

Monty Roberts

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Losing a Horse Quotes

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

R.B. Cunningham Graham

To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you – that – is the greatest and purest love.

Cynthia Garrett

It is the horse’s gift to connect us with Heaven and our own footsteps.

Ronni Sweet

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


Always remember that once a horse has touched your soul, they will always be with you.


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

Somewhere… somewhere in time’s own space, there must be some sweet pastured space where creeks sing on, and tall trees grow, Some paradise where horses go. For by the love that guides my pen, I know great horses live again.

Stanley Harrison

The love of a horse knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.


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