Horses Sayings and Quotes

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

A horse is worth more than riches.     

Spanish Proverb

Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden.     

Chinese Proverb

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

John Steinbeck

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

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Lendon Gray

Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls- they give us hope.     

Toni Robinson

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

In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.     

Helen Thompson

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


Horses lend us the wings we lack.     

Pam Brown

To ride on a horse is to fly without wings.     


A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.     

Rebecca Carroll

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

Ride the horse in the direction it's going.     

Werner Erhard

Horses are predictably unpredictable.     

Loretta Gage

The horse is God's gift to mankind.     

Arabian Proverb

Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.     

Will Rogers

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

A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.     


Horses have hoofs to carry them over frost and snow; hair, to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water, and fling up their heels.... Such is the real nature of horses.     

Chuang Tzu

The wildest colts make the best horses.     


A horse doesn't care how much you know until he knows how much you care.     

Pat Parelli

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

W.C. Fields

The horse is a mirror to your soul and sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror.     

Buck Brannaman

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.     

Alice Walker

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

Shannon Ralls Lemon

Amazing horses Truest Majestic Beauty Running wild and free.     

Jessie Host

The horse knows. If you know, he knows. He also knows if you don't know.     

Ray Hunt

Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we're not capable of filling ourselves.     

Uck Brannaman

There used to be horses in that barn. At least, that's what my Grandfather says. We're probably the only horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky, that doesn't have one horse. Not one.     

John Gatins

She wasn't just some race horse. She was 'our' horse.     

John Gatins

A horse is practical - a horse has got sense - a horse is an animal.     

Darryl F. Zanuck

I think he was running the horse to check its wind. I think he thought he was buying the horse.     

Norman Jolley

Any horse has a chance in a race.     

Laird Doyle

A horse will run so far, so fast, for so long, and then it will lie down on ya.     

Alan Sharp

The army don't take very kindly to sergeants shooting their horses.     

Alan Sharp

You make fun of horses, and all you'll be riding is a pogo stick.     

Lou Derman

Everybody's allowed to bet on horses.     

Melville Shavelson

This is a new kind a bank - with horses.     

Melville Shavelson

In the future, we don't need horses. We have motorized carriages called automobiles.     

Robert Zemeckis

Give me your name, Horse-master, and I shall give you mine.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

A man can't shoot good when his horse is jumping, and a horse will not step on a man.     

Leigh Brackett

Horsemen have always been susceptible to one great foible, and that is the belief that the categories and terms and concepts they apply to their art are ones their horses hold, too.      

Stephen Budiansky

In order for your horse to be truly healthy, she needs to be happy too.      

Audrey Pavia

The way horses see the world is an important key to providing them with an environment that will make them happy.     

Audrey Pavia

Movement is another requirement of the horse, and is also left over from the days when all horses were wild.     

Audrey Pavia

Horses frighten easily because of their long evolution as prey animals.     

Audrey Pavia

A social creature who become stressed and lonely when kept on their own, horses thrive on companionship.     

Audrey Pavia

A happy horse is less likely to injure itself and is less likely to be subject to infection and dis-ease.     

Hetty Tapper

Emotional stress affects the immune system, so happy horses are usually much more resistant.     

Hetty Tapper

Like us, horses respond to other things in their environment and life, for example, other aggresive horses or animals, noises, solitude, etc.     

Hetty Tapper

Luckily those in tune with their horses can often 'read' them and understand how they feel and why they are feeling that way.     

Hetty Tapper

With a little patience, care and understanding you can help your horses to be happy, calm. willing to communicate, work with you, be open and trusting of you at all times.     

Hetty Tapper

Galloping down leafy trails, jumping over fences, and winning ribbons at shows--these are the activities that make owning a horse lots of fun.     

Lesley Ward

Owning a horse or a pony is a big responsibility. Your horse relies on you to look after him properly.     

Lesley Ward

Most horses need several years of training before they become quite and reliable.     

Lesley Ward

Some of the best horses are mixed breeds because they tend to be hardier than pure bread horses, have fewer health problems, and are often quieter than their registered cousins.     

Lesley Ward

Both sexes can make excellent horses for young riders, although some mares can be moody and sensitive when they are 'in season' (ready to mate).     

Lesley Ward

True horsemanship is an art form and a challenge taken on by many individuals drawn to this amazing animal called the horse.     

Craig Cameron

I think that of all nature's gifts few are a precious as the horse.     

Craig Cameron

Great horses also are made and not born.     

Craig Cameron

Every horse is different, and what works with one doesnt necessarily work on another.     

Craig Cameron

Horses likes to be outside.     

Craig Cameron

Most horses would prefer to stay in the paddock grazing and enjoying the company of other horses than to do anything a human can offer.     

Iain Coleman

The best way to catch a horse is not to try to. Approach the horse openly. It will see you, no matter how sneaky you are.     

Iain Coleman

A clever horse will learn to snatch bites of hay out of your hand or dart into the bucket and grab a mouthful before retreating out of range.     

Iain Coleman

All horses are different and reactions to being caught can vary greatly.     

Iain Coleman

To catch a horse, don't try to catch it.     

Iain Coleman

Horses are exciting pets. They love to graze and gallop. A horse can take you for a ride!     

Colleen Dolphin

Horses live in stables when they are not outside.     

Colleen Dolphin

Many cultures drink horse milk, and their hair is used to make violin bows and stuffing for mattresses.     

Patricia J. Wynne

Before the steam engine was invented, horses were the fastest form of transportation on land.     

Patricia J. Wynne

One of the world's most important domesticated animals, the horse has acted both a helper and a companion to humans for thousands of years.     

Patricia J. Wynne

Horses has been used by messengers to deliver valuable documents and helped armies to win important battles.     

Patricia J. Wynne