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20 Best Wild Horse Quotes & Sayings

20 Best Wild Horse Quotes & Sayings

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Wild horses are a symbol of beauty and freedom. Hearing the sound of their thundering hooves and seeing their manes and tails flowing in the wind is an experience like no other.

These wild horse quotes and sayings perfectly capture everything wild horses symbolize. From their untamed beauty to their free spirits, wild horses represent hope for many people. There is nothing quite like seeing a wild horse running free.

Wild Horse Quotes & Sayings

1. “Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.” – Virginia Woolf

2. “You occasionally see one, and it’s the thrill of a lifetime. But mostly all you ever see is a cloud of dust after they are gone. It’s their stubborn ability to survive that makes them so remarkable.” – Velma “Wild Horse Annie” Johnston

3. “A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground and break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.” – Gerald Raferty

4. “Wild horses don’t know the burning taste of the whips. Freedom protects us from the many evils!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

5. “You know that expression, ‘wild horses couldn’t drag me away?’ Well, let me tell you, that was obviously made by someone who’s never been on the other side of a lead rope when a wild horse starts running.” – Terri Farley

6. “The most important thing human beings need to do about wild horses is to ensure that they remain wild horses!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

7. “Emotions were like wild horses and it required wisdom to be able to control them.” – Paulo Coelho

8. “Sometimes a wild horse needs to feel that his rider is just a little bit wilder.” – Francesca Lia Block

9. “If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!” –  Pablo Picasso

10. “I was fearless. Wild horses couldn’t stop me.” – Gloria Vanderbilt

11. “One’s thoughts are like the wild horse, the tongue is its reins, and the eyes are its chariot, for how to see and manage that.” – Ehsan Sehgal

12. “I found it wild and rather unsettling, like a tame horse realizing there was once an opportunity to be unbridled that was somehow missed. Such thoughts haunt me now and then.” – Barbara Lieberman

13. “To see a horse is to see an angel on earth.” – Unknown

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14. “When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didn’t go over a cliff.” – Chaka Khan

15. “Since humans first huddled around campfires, stories have been told of wild horses with wind in their manes, fire in their eyes and freedom in their hearts. Those horses eluded capture, and scorned the comforts of civilization. Americans have insisted they want their wild horses to live that way, forever.” – Terri Farley

16. “That’s what I want, that kind of recklessness where the poem is even ahead of you. It’s like riding a horse that’s a little too wild for you, so there’s this tension between what you can do and what the horse decides it’s going to do.” –  Li-Young Lee

17. “I’m the type that makes attempt after attempt and moves forward like a wild horse.” –  Seungri

18. “When God wanted to create the horse, he said to the South Wind, ‘I want to make a creature of you.  Condense.’ And the Wind condensed.” – Emir Abd-el-Kader

19. “With flowing tail and flying mane, Wide nostrils never stretched by pain, Mouth bloodless to bit or rein, And feet that iron never shod, And flanks unscar’d by spur or rod, A thousand horses – the wild – the free – Like waves that follow o’er the sea, Came thickly thundering on.” – Lord Byron

20. “This land was an enigma. It was like a horse that no one knows how to break to harness, that runs wild and kicks things to pieces.” – Willa Cather

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Terri Farley

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

HI Anna, I claim authorship of #15 :) It's a quote from my non-fiction book WILD AT HORSE: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them. Thanks for appreciating it! Terri Farley

Horsey Hooves

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Hi Terri. Thank you for the comment and apologies for not crediting you for the quote. It has been corrected. Love the books!