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

There are fools, damn fools, and those who remount in a steeplechase.
~Bill Whitbread

My horses are my friends, not my slaves.
~Reiner Klimke

Your horse loves you; not for your looks, but for your love!
^ and food!
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he ALWAYS knows when you have carrots

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.
~ Arabian proverb

There's nothing better for the soul of a man than the outside of a horse...
~Ronald Reagen

In this game there are millions of ways to get beaten but only 1 way to win-by finishing first
~Cigars trainer, Bill Mott

Four things greater than all things are Women and horses and power and War
~Rudyard Kipling

For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe a horse was lost,
for want of a horse a rider was lost, for want of a rider a army was lost,
for want of an army a battle was lost, for want of a battle the war was
lost, for want of the war the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a
little horseshoe nail.
~Benjamin Franklin

Hard it is to teach the old horse to amble anew.
~Edmund Spencer

Men are generally more concerned of the breeding of their horses than of their children
~William Penn

There is no secret closer than what passes between a man and his horse
~RS Surtees

Why use a crop on the horse-they are made for the sibling!
If you start getting nervous about getting hurt you will be....If you are worringing about the danger it's time to give up.
~Jason Weaver (jockey)

I will not change my horse with any that treads but on four pasterns...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 hoofs is more musical than the pipe of Hermes...When bestride him I soar, I am a hawk...
~ William Shakespeare

An instinct sympathy which makes the horse the master one heart, one pulse, one understanding love- is never made, but born.
~George Agnew Chamberlain

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.
~Pat Parelli

You can tell a horse owner by the interior of their car. Boots, mud, pony nuts, straw, items of tack and a screwed-up waxed jacket of incredible antiquity. There is normally a top layer of children and dogs.
~Helen Thompson

Somewhere...Somewhere in time's Own Space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison

The bucking started from the back door of hell on a hot day, and came out on the run,
~Charlie Siringo

Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers.
~CM Russel

He's the kind of horse with a far-away look. He'll sure take a man through some awful places and sometimes only one comes out.
~WS James

"What's that boiling, coffee or horse piss?" "Horse piss-he ate the grounds and I couldn't see to let them
go to waste."
We found that the best use for his candy was lurin' your horse in the morning.
~Bill Craig

Never trust a cowhand that doesn't know how to properly tie a horse.
~A Cowboy Truth

For horses can educate through first hand, subjective, personal experiences, unlike human tutors, teachers, and professors can ever do. Horses can build character, not merely urge one to improve on it. Horses forge the mind, the character, the emotions and inner lives of humans. People can talk to one another about all these things and remain distanced and lonesome . In partnership with a horse, one is seldom lacking for thought, emotion and inspiration. One is always attended by a great companion.
~Charles de Kunffy

If you desire to handle a good war-horse so as to make his action the more magnificent and striking, you must refrain from pulling at his mouth with the bit as well as from spurring and whipping him. [...] but if you teach your horse to go with a light hand on the bit, and yet to hold his head well up and to arch his neck,
you will be making him do just what the animal himself glories and delights in.
~Xenophon - The Art of Horsemanship

For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
~Xenophon - The Art of Horsemanship

If, however, you reward him with kindness after he has done as you wish, and punish him when he
disobeys, he will be most likely to learn to obey as he ought.
~Xenophon - The Art of Horsemanship

It is the best of lessons if the horse gets a season of repose whenever he has behaved to his rider's satisfaction.
~Xenophon - The Art of Horsemanship

Horsemanship is the one art for which it seems one needs only practice. However, practice without true principles is nothing other than routine, the fruit of which is a strained and unsure execution, a false
diamond which dazzles semi-connoisseurs often more impressed by the accomplishments of the horse than the merit of the horseman.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

Grace is so great an adornment for a rider, and at the same time so important a means to the knowledge of all that which is necessary for persons aspiring to become riders, that such persons should willingly sped
the time required to obtain that quality at the outside of their endeavours.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

The knowledge of the nature of a horse is one of the first foundations of the art if riding it, and every horseman must make it his principal study.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

In order to have a good hand, it must be light, gentle, and firm.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

A light hand is one which never feels the contact of the bit with the bars.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

A gentle hand is one which feels the effect of the bit slightly without giving too much contact.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

A firm hand is one which holds the horse in full contact.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

Above all, a horse should never be chastised out of foul mood or anger, but always with complete dispassion.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

Neither should, for the same reason, the lessons be for too long a period; they fatigue and bore a horse,
and it should be returned to the stable with the same good spirits it had upon leaving it.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

Others make a point of trying to attain the precision and poise they see in those who have the ability to choose from a great number of horses those with [...] qualities found in only a very small number of horses. This leads to a circumstance in which these imitators of stuch studied poise mortify the spirit of a noble horse, and remove from it all of the goodness of temperament Nature has given it.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

Horsemanship is not merely a matter of bodily skills, but is based on scholarship and, therefore, is a matter of the mind and intellect. Good horsemansip is based on proper character development and, therefore, is
also a matter of mentality and spirit. Without the correct attitudes and insights, there cannot be the right sport.
~Charles de Kunffy

Courage, wisdom born of insight and humility, empathy born of compassion and love, all can be bequethed by a horse to his rider.
~Charles de Kunffy

A horse 'held in shape' by his rider is only posturing in a seemingly correct form, usually for the benefit of inexperienced observers.
~Charles de Kunffy

Speed is the enemy of impulsion.
~Charles de Kunffy

Competitive riding should be classical riding at its best.
~Charles de Kunffy

...there are more and more peole who have no access to classical equestrian education or lack the will to purue it, riders who are intellectually lazy, are physically incompetent, and will gladly promote the notion that there is a new kind of dressage akin to technology.
~Charles de Kunffy

Dressage riding comprises many skills, several of which are acquired by jumping and riding cross-country,
or on trails.
~Charles de Kunffy

A man may well bring a horse to the water,
~John Heywood

While the grasse groweth the horse starveth.
~John Heywood

The grey mare is the better horse.
~John Heywood

Set the cart before the horse.
~John Heywood

England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women
~Robert Burton

Hark! the shrill trumpett sounds to horse! away!
~Colley Cibber

The ass will carry his load, but not a double load; ride not a free horse to death.
~Miguel de Cervantes

A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
~Will James

It is wonderful when one is out with these animals, how attached they become. There are times when I would walk up to my horse, that he would nicker in a low tone and ruh his nose against me in a very knowing manner.
~HS Young

The typical cowboy was wolf wild and free as the wind.
~Charlie Cowboy

I took to the life of a cowboy like a horse takes to oats.
~Clinton McCoy

On horseback you could ride through the cattle and they would pay no
attention. But the minute you dismount, you becomes a threat.
~David J Myers

If your horse doesn't care, you shouldn't either
~Linsy Lee

To ride a horse is to ride the sky
How the horse dominated the mind of the early races especially of the Mediterranean! You were a lord if you had a horse. Far back, far back in our dark soul the horse prances...The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action in man!

O for a horse with wings!
~William Shakespeare

As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.
~William Shakespeare
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!
~William Shakespeare
Well could he ride, and often men would say, "That horse his mettle from his rider takes: Proud of subjection, noble by the sway, What rounds, what bounds, what course, what stop he makes!" And controversy hence a question takes, Whether the horse by him became his deed, Or he his manage by the well-doing steed.
~William Shakespeare
...Vaulted with such ease into his seat, As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, To turn and wind a firey Pegasus, And witch the world with noble horsemanship.
~William Shakespeare
God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.
~R. Graham
He doth nothing but talk of his horses.
~William Shakespeare
A good rider on a good horse is as much above himself and others as the world can make him.
~Lord Herbert
Round Hoofed, short joined, fetlocks shag and long.
Broad breast, full eye, small head and nostril wide
High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong
Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttocks, tender hide.
Look, what a horse should have he did not lack
Save a proud rider on so proud a back.
And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat sat upon him was death.
To me, horses and freedom are synonymous
~Veryl Goodnight
The Horse
And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse.
~Bedouin Legend
He has galloped through young girl's dreams, added richness to grown women's lives, and served men in
war and strife.
~Toni Robinson
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
...Wild to hold, though I seem tame.
~Thomas Wyatt
I will not change my horse with any that treads on four pasterns. Ca ha! He bounds from the earth, as if his entrails were hairs, le cheval volant, the Pegasus, chez les narines de feu! 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... he is pure air and fire...the prince of palfreys; his neigh is like the bidding of a monarch and his countenance enforces homage.
~William Shakespeare
A horse gallops with its lungs, perserveres with its heart, and wins with its character.
To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.
The horses prance and paw and neigh, Fillies and colts like kittens play...
~Oliver W. Homes
Has thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid
as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
~Job 39:19-25
...suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared...
~2 Kings 2:11
Dear to me is my bonnie white steed; Oft has he helped me at pinch of need.
~Sir Walter Scott
A Hiberanium sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a
devoted teacher, and a great horse.
~C. Mullen
There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man.
~Sir Winston Churchill
Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are.
~English saying
The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood.
~Johannes Jensen
Horses symbolize the personal drive for freedom shared by people of all nations.
When will they make a tractor that can furnish the manure for farm fields and produce a baby tractor every spring?
~George Rupp
The old mare watched the tractor work
A thing of rubber and steel,
Ready to follow the slightest wish
Of the man who held the wheel.
She said to herself as it passed by,
You gave me an awful jolt
But there's still one thing you cannot do,
You cannot raise a colt.
~Source unknown
Fierce as the fire and fleet as the wind...
~A.L. Gordon
The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.
~Yiddish Proverb
There is something about breeding good horses that makes it the Sport of Kings.
~Stanly Harrison
Steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?
~Nilolai Gogol
When God created the horse he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse.
~The Qu'ran (Koran)
Note: The Qu'ran is the sacred book of Islam, which was written by the honorable Muhammed.

Their horses were of great stature, strong and clean-limbed; their grey coats glistened, their long tails
flowed in the wind, their manes were braided on their proud necks.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien
A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger...
~James Rarey
Soon I shall go to sleep, in hopes of seeing him again. His intelligent soft eyes, his elegant head. His soft heart, and his four legs. For my horse is a dream, a dream of the making.
~Lindsay Turcotte
If I had a horse, I'd ride off in the sunset, where dreams, and shadows lie. To a life, where pain and sorrow don't exist, and to where hopes, and dreams become reality.
~Lindsay Turcotte
...A horse is a thing a beauty...none will tire of looking at him as long as
he displays himself in his splender.
Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse
They say that 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 Jonson

You can have a man, a woman, a dog or a cow and you will still dream for
the horse. Of course, money/fame come a close second.....
~Magic Pony
You know you are going really fast when you are galloping the same way as
the wind is blowing, yet there is wind in your ears.
-Why did the man decide to buy an Appaloosa?
-Becuase he didn't have enough money for a horse, but he didn't want a dog!
People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse
than they are.
...tireless, swift as the flowing wind. Shadowfax they called him. By day
his coat glistens like silver; and by night it is like a shade, and he
passes unseen. Light is his footfall!
~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up.
~Dave Weinbaum
There are times when you can trust a horse, times when you can't, and times when you have to.
**I have never been able to get **
**the barrels to race **
**the shows to jump **
**the flat to race **
**poles to bend **
**Haven't been able to get **
**the harness to race **
**the team to pen **
*Have You?*
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
The sight of [that pony] did something to me I've never quite been able to explain. He was more than tremendous strength and speed and beauty of motion. He set me dreaming.
~Walt Morey
In riding a horse we borrow freedom.
~Helen Thomson
It's better to want the horse you don't have than to have the horse you don't want.
Contributed by Andreas Eribacher Rick Meyer

When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid, I figure its a sure sign that the animal has outfoxed them.
Contributed by Andreas Eribacher Tom Dorrance

If you are going to teach a horse something and have a good relationship, you don't make him learn it - you let him learn it.
Contributed by Andreas Eribacher Ray Hunt

Horses lend us the wings we lack.
Contributed by Jennifer Hazen Unknown

If there's a lot of try in the human, there's a lot of forgiveness in a horse. Walter Josey

Horses see in black and white, and riders ride in grey.
Contributed by Breanne Morrison Cindy Ishoy

"...virtue shall be bound into the hair of thy forelock ... I have given thee the power of flight without wings."
Contributed by Tonie Domino The Koran

Behold, he cometh up as clouds,
And his chariots are as the whirlwind;
His horses are swifter than eagles--
Woe unto us. We are undone. Jeremiah 4:13

A nail may save the horseshoe, the horseshoe may save the horse, the horse may save the rider, and the rider may save the kingdom. Turkish proverb

Horses lend us the wings we lack.
Contributed by Amber Guest Unknown

Of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless. Bret Harte

Why is it that a woman will ignore homicidal tendencies in a horse, but will be furious at a man for leaving a toilet seat up?
Contributed by Stephene Crumpton Unknown

I rejoice in the union with a spirit who speaks to me with his heart ... And I understand Carole Hudgens

He is my silent teacher ... guiding me to understanding Carole Hudgens

The Horse. Man's noblest companion. Unknown

Only when you see through the eyes of the horse, can you lead the dance of the mind.
Contributed by Kathleen Gabica Pete Spates

A horse in the wind, a perfect symphony. Unknown

Creature with a pretty face, wild spirit, gentle grace walking in a golden lace beneath the open sky. Unknown

"A horse doesn't care how much you know until he knows how much you care."
Contributed by Robin S. Ott Pat Parrelli

"There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it is the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.
Contributed by Lee DeLeo
William Faulkner

"The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being."
Contributed by Lee DeLeo Paul Mellon

"To many, the words love, hope, and dreams are synonymous with horses."
Contributed by Diane Roe Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The eyes, circled by his sad and beautiful darkness, were so sorrowful, lonely, gentle, and nobly tragic, that they killed all other emotions except love."
Contributed by Cara Jensen T. H. White

A kingdom without horses was not a kingdom, and a king without horses was not a king. Stan Steiner

The kick of a quiet horse strikes strong. Armenian proverb

A good horse is never a bad color. Anonymous

The sunshine's golden gleam is thrown,
On sorrel, chestnut, bay and roan. Oliver Wendell Holmes

One white foot - buy him;
Two white feet - try him;
Three white feet - look well about him;
Four white feet - go without him. Old English rhyme

A horse should be treated like a gentleman. Leland Stanford (1824-1893)

Horses, like babies, are there only to be admired. Marcia S. Copper
The Horseman's Etiquette Book (1976)

I am your equal. I am a wild creature that can never be like you. I have heart, courage, and the game spirit that is my heritage, and I will be respected. I will be taught, and I will please, and maybe in time I will be your intimate. But I will never be your possession. Mine is a fierce love, which knows no mercy for failure. No sympathy for weakness. I have come from the desert with its closeness to the spirit of nature which you do not understand. I was born of the Wind, mine is a warrior spirit. I cannot be humiliated in punishment or defeated even in death. For my spirit lives on in my children's children.
Contributed by Jonna B. Unknown

...and he whispered to the horse, trust no man in whose eyes you do not see yourself reflected as an equal.
Contributed by Lauren Unknown

That some people are happy to live their lives around horses is almost as baffling as the fact that horses are happy to live their lives around humans.
Contributed by Lauren Unknown

To err is human. To forgive, Equine.
Contributed by Wendye Keidel Unknown

Horses and dogs have been man's most intimate and faithful companions since the dawn of history, but the horse has certainly been the most useful. In sport, agriculture, transport and warfare, the horse has contributed more to human pleasure, ambition and progress than any other animal. Prince Philip (1921-)
foreword to Monique and Hans B. Dossenbach, The Noble Horse (1987).

A horse's dark eyes
Speak to me only in a
Language that I hear.
Contributed and Written by Nora Mahan Nora Mahan

Where ever man has left his footprint in his long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we will find the hoofprint of a horse beside it.
Contributed by Angela Buyrns John Trotwood Moore

The horse is a creature who sacrifices his own being to exist through the will of another...he is the noblest conquest of man.
Contributed by Angela Buyrns Buffon

A horse is wonderful by definition. Piers Anthony (1934-)
Virtual Mode (1991)

The horse, the noblest, bravest, proudest, most courageous, and certainly the most perverse and infuriating animal that humans ever domesticated. Anne McCaffrey (1926-)
The Lady (1987)

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 than a loan.
Contributed by Robyn Schonhoff P. Brown, b 1928

The nature of the horse remains unchanged, whether it carries the saddle of the prince, or whether it draws the cart of the wagoner. The noble ones accept the yoke, they serve, but will never be slaves, for to themselves they can never be traitors.
Contributed by Juliana Thomas H. H. Isenbart
The Kingdom of the Horse

God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses.
Contributed by Maggie Robert Browning


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