Horseback Riding Sayings and Quotes

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

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

It's always been and always will be the same in the world.The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped.     


There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.     

John Lubbock

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

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

Chris LeDoux

Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can't see doesn't exist.     

Terry Pratchett

If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter.     

Olivia Wilde

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

Horse riding is so much more then just horse riding, its so much harder then most people think.     


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

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

R.S. Surtees

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

Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.     

Will Rogers

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

John Steinbeck

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


The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse.     


A good horse should be seldom spurred.     

Thomas Fuller

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.     


It's a lot like nuts and bolts, if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts!     

Nicholas Evans

To ride a horse is to ride the sky.     


I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that my art is not above the ordinary.     

Mark Twain

If you spend all day on horseback, and you hop off, you walk around like you still have a horse between your legs. And it affects your shoulders. They fall.     

Heath Ledger

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

Marya Mannes

Slippery-smooth rhythmic motion, absolute single-minded purpose, motion for the pleasure of motion itself. It was terrible it its beauty, the flight of the horse.     

Larry Niven

The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.     

Gabriel Heatter

Horseback riding is the only sport where your equipment can decide not to cooperate with you. Feeling down? Saddle up.     


In riding a horse we borrow freedom.     

Helen Thomson