“A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character.” “And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders.
There’s truly nothing like the partnership between a horse and her rider, and very few people can truly express the depth of that bond. Even for those of us who are writers, who have tramped through the wilderness with a wild mustang, or run with a herd, the words are just out of reach.
The seventeenth Earl of Warwick, Edward Plantagenet is attributed as having said, “Men are better when riding, more just and more understanding, and more alert and more at ease and more under-taking, and better knowing of all countries and all passages; in short and long all good customs and manners comet thereof, and the health of man and of his soul.” John Solomon Rare, the horse whisperer from the 19th Century is known to have said, “A horseman should know neither fear nor anger.” 6.
The Duke of Edinburgh is credited with saying, “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.” Novelists and poets have been writing on the subject of these majestic creatures as far back as time records.
The Danish author Johannes Jensen wrote, “The horse through all its trials has persevered the sweetness of paradise in its blood.” 21. The American novelist, journalist and commentator Mark Helping once wrote, “The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising.
Many of the best quotes in the world you’ll find are wrapped in the context of a good book or film. We found a good number of great horse quotes, but you’ll find tons more if you read some classics like King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry, National Velvet by Enid Arnold, or My Friend Flick by Mary O’Hara.
From the Olympian level champion, London Gray, sadly unable to compete in the 1980 Olympics due to America’s boycott that year we understand that, “It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.” Many of the best quotes come from a wide variety of people with no specialty in writing or equestrian, including these several horse quotes below.
This unknown author knows the truth: “All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day.” There are, of course, thousands more which may be found in novels like The Silver Crumby by Line Mitchell, or Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
But wherever you find the quotes, you’ll be that much closer to being able to share your reality of horse love with those who just don’t get it.