Equestrian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old equestrian quotes, equestrian sayings, and equestrian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I learned why 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.     

Jane Smiley

A good horse runs with seeing just the shadow of the whip.     


Every time a horse let you up onto its back, it's giving you its life. Every time.     

Matthew Woodring Stover

In riding a horse we borrow freedom.     

Helen Thomson

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 Philip

There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing.     

Will Rogers

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

Robert Jordan

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.     

Alice Walker

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 then a loan.     

Pam Brown

As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.     

Buffalo Bill

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

Winston Churchill

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

R.S. Surtees

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

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

Monty Roberts

How great a quality is horse sense! Someone has defined it as that something which keeps horses from betting on men!     

Vincent Massey

A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.     

Mark Twain

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

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

A good rider on a good horse is as much above himself and others as the world can make him.     

Edward Herbert

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

Winston Churchill

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

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

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

Craig Ferguson

Horse riding is a perfect comparison with singing.You must know where the double fences are.     

Luciano Pavarotti

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

Nuno Oliveira