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Horses are some of the most ancient and beautiful creatures admired by everyone.

Horses symbolize power and courage most gracefully and inspire people to be independent, confident, and heroic. Horse riding has been considered one of the most majestic activities for a long time till the present day.

A horse is a creature with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable but still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back like a mother. Horse riding is called equestrianism, and is great fun. Building a relationship with a horse is what makes horse riding such a great experience. Equestrian horse riding is considered a sport. Check out our wonderful collection of the best, humorous, and inspirational horse quotes and quotes about humans that display their power and courage to the greatest extent, unlike any other still. Let’s look at some of the best quotes about horse riding, from likes of John Steinbeck, John Lubbock and more great names. .

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Best Horse Riding Quotes

Horses are among the most powerful, majestic and loving creatures that make nature even more beautiful while riding them. And so it makes even more sense that the horse and its riders or owners can express their connection with the horse with such passion and generosity. Let’s take a look at some of the best horseback riding quotes and horse riding sayings for you to read.

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

- Dagobert D. Runes.

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

- Lendon Gray.

3. “No one can teach riding so well as a horse.”

- C.S. Lewis.

4. “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.

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

- Esra Agun.

6. “A pony is a childhood dream; a horse is an adult treasure.”

- Rebecca Carroll.

7. “I’m just trying to understand the rider, so I can better deal with the horse.”

- Rae Knightly, ‘Ben Archer And The Star Rider.’

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

- Gerald Raferty.

9. “Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses. No one ever came to grief, except honourable grief, through riding horses. No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. Young men have often been ruined through owning horses, or through backing horses, but never through riding them; unless of course they break their necks, which, taken at a gallop, is a very good death to die”

- Winston Churchill.

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

- Winston Churchill.

11. “If anybody expects to calm a horse down by tiring him out with riding swiftly and far, his supposition is the reverse of the truth.”

- Xenophon.

12. “If you fall asleep on horseback, the horse will stop by the rock. Art is a car. Kitsch is a horse.”

- Odd Nerdrum.

13. “A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it...”

- Unknown*.

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

- Dale Carnegie.

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

- Ronald Duncan.

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

- Marjike de Jong.

17. “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.

18. “I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to horse and hound.”

- Whyte Melville.

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

- Chris LeDoux.

20. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

- John Wayne.

21. “When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered.”

- Esra Agun.

22. “A horse wouldn’t throw you off its back when you ride it. It would only throw you off when you take it for a ride.”

- Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu.

Funny Horse Riding Quotes And Sayings

Horses have served humans over thousands of years as a means of transportation and long-time companions. For over the longest time in history, they have had a great connection with humans. So, let’s take a look at some of the best horse riding quotes and quotes about horses for you to enjoy reading.


23. “Of all creatures God made at the Creation, there is none more excellent, or so much to be respected as a horse.”

- Bedouin Legend.

24. “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.

25. “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.

26. “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”

- William Shakespeare.

27. “Why do I ride horses? I do because in a horse I see my life, my dreams, my life. When I look in a mirror I see a person, but when I look at a horse I see me.”

- Lauren Weesner.

28. “In the end, we don’t know what horses can do. We only know that when, over the past thousands of years, we have asked something more of them, at least some of them have readily supplied it.”

- Jane Smiley.

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

- Pam Brown.

30. “Most horses don’t walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can’t see doesn’t exist.”

- Terry Pratchett.

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

- W.C Fields.

32. “I can’t understand why men are allowed to straddle a horse, while we - who are supposed to be the weaker sex - must hang off the side, praying for our lives.”

- Judith McNaught, ‘Whitney, My Love.’

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

- Robert Smith Surtees.

34. “It is difficult to explain ones love for horses, it cannot be explained, it is simply felt!”

- Tshepo Moime.

35. “…for 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.

36. “Words are as beautiful as wild horses, and sometimes as difficult to corral.”

- Ted Berkman, ‘The Christian Science Monitor’.

37. “I live in a house, but my home is in the stable.”

- Unknown*.

38. “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 Iovine.

39. “Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined.”

- Ronald Duncan, ‘Ode To The Horse.’

40. “I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one’s life and sigh.”

- Isabella Bird, ‘Adventures In The Rocky Mountains.’

41. “A horse gallops with his lungs,

Perseveres with his heart,

And wins with his character.”

- Tesio.

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

- Rolf Kopfle.

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

- Ovid.

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

- Virginia Wolfe.

45. “Ride softly, listen carefully, and love completely.”

- Meg.

46. “One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”

- Dale Carnegie, ‘How To Win Friends And Influence People.’

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

- Winston Churchill.

48. “You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.”

- Charles M. Russell.

49. “I'd rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.”

- BaileyAnn Neal

Funny And Inspirational Horse Riding Quotes

A horse has been a loyal friend to man for hundreds of years, and horse riding has been an act of bravery that gives man a feeling of majesty and power over others. Let’s look at some of the funny and inspirational horse riding quotes and the best quote about horse riding that will provide you with insight into this beautiful relationship between a man and his horse.

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

- H.H. Isenbart.

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

- Dagobert D. Runes.

52. “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.”

- Shakespeare.

53. “Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet above ground than other men, you will know what that means.”

- Rudolf C. Binding.

54. “They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.”

- Ben Johnson.

55. “Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.”

- Franklin P. Jones.

56. “A good horse should be seldom spurred.”

- Thomas Fuller.

57. “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.

58. “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.

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

- John Lubbock.

60. “To ride on a horse is to fly without wings.”

- Unknown*.

61. “All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.”

- Daniel Boone.

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

- Pat Parelli.

63. “If you haven’t fallen off a horse…then you haven’t been ridin long enough.”

- Hillbillie Deluxe.

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

- Helen Thompson.

65. “It’s a lot like nuts and bolts, if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!”

- Nicholas Evans.

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

- Abraham Lincoln.

67. “A polo handicap is a person’s ticket to the world.”

- Sir Winston Churchill.

68. “Cowgirl Courage isn’t the lack of fear, but the courage to take action in the face of fear.”

- J.H. Lee.

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

- Jodie Mitchell.

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

- Ronni Sweet.

71. “Lord grant me the patience of my horse.”

- Jeff.

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

- Missy Lyons.

73. “The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.”

- Arabian Proverb.

Famous Horseback Riding Quotes

Horses symbolize majesty and power that has cast such a positive impact on us in different ways. After all, a horse can carry a man upon his back for over great distances without a sigh. Your life is wasted if you never rode a horse. Let’s take a look at some of the best horseback riding quotes given by famous people for the work horse inside you.

74. “Every time you ride, your either teaching or un-teaching your horse.”

- Gordon Wright.

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

- John Galsworthy.

76. “Dancing and riding, it’s the same damn thing. It’s about trust and consent.”

- Nicholas Evans, ‘The Horse Whisperer.’

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

- Monty Roberts.

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

- Tesio.

79. “People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.”

- Marya Mannes.

80. “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*.

81. “...teach her to cherish every moment spent with that horse because there is going to come a time when her best friend is gone. And her heart will be broken. That is what love is.”

- Mikayla.

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

- John Steinbeck.

83. “Every girl should find that one horse that teaches her what love is. Teaches her what a relationship really is, teaches her trust, how to love unconditionally.”

- Mikayla.

84. “You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.”

- Will Rogers.

85. “There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience.”

- John Lyons.

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

- Reiner Klimke.

87. “Anyone who didn't like a horse – well, there's just something the matter with them.”

- Will Rogers.

88. “The sound of thunder is a horses hoof beats in the sky.”

- Ellie Bellis.

89. “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.

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

- Ronald Reagan.

91. “My words emerge as a stallion standing firm even when none have the ability to ride them.”

- Curtis Tyrone Jones.

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Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for horse riding quotes, then why not look at cowboy quotes or [country quotes] as well.

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