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80 Best Equestrian Quotes For All Things Equine

A horse is a majestic creature.

Equestrian relates to horseback riding, the word is derived from the Latin words ‘Equester’ and ‘Equus,’ which means horse.

This sport is played solo as well as in teams, it combines three different events, namely endurance, jumping, and dressage. There are different horse-riding styles that people use to ride a horse, the most basic and classic of outfits, hence it is falling under the umbrella of equestrian style.

“I learned while out riding alone is an oxymoron: An equestrian is never alone, is always sensing the other being, the mysterious but also understandable living being that is the horse.” This quote from Jane Smiley perfectly highlights the basics about horses and equines. If you are doing horse riding when you’re on vacation, then you aren’t an equestrian. Equestrians prefer horses for competitions in various disciplines, managing equine diet along with nutrition management for breeding. They also work with students of all ages to improve equitation. There are many potential careers in the field of horse riding as equestrian. Here are some of the best equestrian quotes and horse quotes for all the things equine.  You'll find quotes from William Shakespeare, Alice Walker, Jane Smiley, Pam Brown and more about the beauty of horses.

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Best Equestrian Quotes

Equestrian is a professional sport pursued by people who have a keen interest in learning horse riding. Here are some of the best equestrian quotes and horse quotes.

A horse is a symbol of power and strength.

1. “If you have gained the trust of a horse, you have won a friend for life.”

- Equestrian Co.

2. “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.”

- Equestrian Co.

3. “A good horse runs while seeing just the shadow of the whip.”

- Buddha.

4. “Every time a horse lets you up onto its back, it’s giving you its life. Every time.”

- Matthew Woodring Stover.

5. “Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses.”

- Winston Churchill.

6. “When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.”

- Winston Churchill.

7. “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!”

- William Shakespeare.

8. “His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage. He is indeed a horse.”

- William Shakespeare.

9. “Horses make a landscape more beautiful.”

- Alice Walker.

10. “A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.”

- John Steinback.

11. “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.

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

- Dagobert D. Runes.

13. “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.

14. “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.

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

- Missy Lyons.

16. “It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.”

- Lendon Gray.

17. “If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.”

- Pat Parelli.

18. “A man that doesn’t love a horse, there is something that matters with him.”

- Will Rogers.

19. “Polo, racing and horse shows all are doing great work to help the farmer and rancher to raise better horses.”

- Will Rogers.

20. “The country has gone sane and got back to horses.”

- Will Rogers.

Famous Equestrian Quotes

Equestrian is a sport that is related to horse riding and is extremely popular in the UK. It meets the requirements of human nature that seeks adventure. The entire premise of the sport is based on trust between the horse and the jockey. Here are some of the famous horse quotes and equestrian quotes for you.

Equestrian is a famous sport globally, especially in the UK.

21. “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.

22. “A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.”

- Prince Phillip.

23. “Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother, before I was a writer, before I knew the facts of life, before I was a schoolgirl, before I learned to read, I wanted a horse.”

- Jane Smiley.

24. “If the horse does not enjoy his work, his rider will have no joy.”

- H.H. Isenbart.

25. “An old adage says that a good rider can hear his horse speak and a great rider can hear his horse whisper.”

- Elizabeth Latts.

26. “I believe that horses bring out the best in us. They judge us not by how we look, what we’re wearing or how powerful or rich we are, they judge us in terms of sensitivity, consistency, and patience. They demand standards of behavior and levels of kindness that we, as humans, then strive to maintain.”

- Clare Balding.

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

- Aleksandra Layland.

28. “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.”

- Clare Balding.

29. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

- Dale Carnegie.

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

- Winston Churchill.

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

- W.C. Fields.

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

- Monty Roberts.

33. “Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.”

- Virginia Wolfe.

34. “A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.”

- Pat Parelli.

35. “You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.”

- Jimmy Lovine.

36. “If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones.”

- Chris LeDoux.

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

- Ronni Sweet.

38. “All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture.”

- Jane Smiley.

39. “There are other things that I could do, but there’s really nothing that I love as much as horse racing.”

- Chantal Sutherland.

40. “Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider.”

- Nuno Oliveria.

Inspirational Equestrian Quotes

Equestrian sports are sports that use horses as a prominent part of the sport. Horse riding is one of the professions in the field of sports. Read on for some interesting quotes about equestrian along with some fascinating equestrian sayings.

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

- R.S. Surtees.

42. “When you find that the horse is compelled and interested in you, something in you changes. That can be healing or move you deeply.”

- Buck Brannaman.

43. “When riding a horse we leave our fear, troubles, and sadness behind on the ground.”

- Juli Carlson.

44. “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”

- Ovid.

45. “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.

46. “A slow horse does not always reach the end of the journey.”

- Robert Jordan.

47. “Equestrian and sailing are sports for people growing up on the mean streets of connecticut.”

- Craig Ferguson.

48. “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

- Helen Thompson.

49. “Horses lend us the wings we lack.”

- Pam Brown.

50. “A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character.”

- Tesio.

Incredible Equestrian Quotes And Sayings

There are many different names to equestrian riding, equine, mounted, horsy, horseback, and many others. An equestrian is an expert horseback rider. Read on for some of the most funny equestrian quotes along with popular equestrian sayings.

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

- John Galsworthy.

52. “A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.”

- Rebecca Carroll.

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

- Rolf Kopfle.

54. “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.

55. “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.

56. “I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.”

- Linda McCartney.

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

- John Galsworthy.

58. “I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.”

- Bailey Ann Neal.

59. “I can make a general in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.”

- Abraham Lincoln.

60. “I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.”

- Ronald Reagan.

61. “My horses are my friends, not my slaves.”

- Reiner Klimke

62. “I learnt from my horse that strength is complemented by nobility and loyalty.”

- Gabriel Oliverio.

63. “The horse is a mirror to your soul.”

- Buck Brannaman.

64. “No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”

- Herman Melville.

65. “A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.”

- William James.

Motivational Quotes About Horses

Quotes about horses are something that all the horse lovers enjoy. There is something about horses that draws people towards them. Read on for some of the most motivational equestrian quotes along with the horse love quote.

66. “A canter is a cure for every evil.”

- Benjamin Disraeli.

67. “I call my horses ‘divine mirrors’—they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.”

- Allan Hamilton.

68. “A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old workhorse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.”

- Gerald Rafferty.

69. “We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry, or relaxed. He already knows – long before we do.”

- Marijke De Jong.

70. “God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.”

-  R.B. Cunninghame Graham.

71. “Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.”

- Will Rogers.

72. “Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprints of a horse beside it.”

- John Trotwood Moore.

73. “I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse’s good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

74. “No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.”

- Winston Churchill.

75. “A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.”

- Thomas Fuller.

76. “I don’t even like old cars. I’d rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God’s sake.”

- J.D. Salinger.

77. “Being on a horse is one of my most natural places to be.”

- Sinbad.

78. “Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.”

- Saint Augustine.

79. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

- Anatole France.

80. “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

- Martin Buber.

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