Over 50 Great Horse Quotes

I love collecting different horse quotes. From the funny ones to the heart warming ones each contains a truth to it that resonates with horse lovers, horse owners, and horseback riders.

I think that horse quotes are so great because they not only resonate with us but because they also inspire us and make us think of what is possible with these magnificent animals that we love.

Over the years I have found a ton of different horse quotes and I wanted to share some of them with you. Here are over 50 great horse quotes, that I hope you love as much as me. If there is a horse quote that you love and don't see on the page please submit it so I can share it with other horse crazy girls!

Horse Quotes

When watching horses, riding horses, and even interacting with horses there are so many emotions that a person can experience. Sometimes we can't express these feelings but when we read a horse quote you feel like someone else has put that feeling into words. That is what makes horse quotes so special in my opinion.

This is also why we love horse quotes, especially those that are aspirational and provide inspiration. So we have taken some of our favorite horse quotes and added them to beautiful horse pictures.

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a Noble horse

Girl walking with her horse. The quote on the picture says A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.

"A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you." ~Author Unknown

horseback riding

A picture of a western saddle on a post with the quote I would only travel by horse, if I had the chance by Linda McCartney on it.

"I would only travel by horse, if I had the chance." ~Linda McCartney

a bond with horses

A picture of a girl facing a white horse with the quote that says He is my silent teacher...guiding me to understanding.

"He is my silent teacher... guiding me to understanding." ~Author Unknown

Horseback riders

A girl standing with two horses with the quote

"A good rider can hear her horse speak to her. A great rider can hear her horse whisper." ~Author Unknown

horse happiness 

A picture of a horse's face with the quote

"One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses." ~Dale Carnegie

Funny Horse 

A picture of a horse with his lip curled with the words

"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." ~Author Unknown

horses listen to us

A picture of a horse's face with the quote

"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day" ~Author Unknown

riding a horse

A picture of a girl cantering on a horse with the quote

"A bad ride is so much better than a good walk." ~Peter Grace

our love for horses

A young girl holding a horse's face between her hands with the quote

"A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you" ~Author Unknown

what it feels like to ride a horse

A bay horse galloping with a quote by William Shakespeare from Henry V.

"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." ~William Shakespeare, Henry V


A picture of a young girl petting a horse with the words

"Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart...you will never regret it." ~Author Unknown

Horses In History

A black and white image of horses galloping with the quote

"A dog may be man's best friend... But the horse wrote history." ~Author Unknown

horses and our souls

A picture of an Arabian's head with the quote

"Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul." ~Arabian Poet

Horses LEND us wings

A girl riding a horse over a jump with the quote

"Horses lend us the wings we lack." ~Author Unknown

Riding Horses

A picture of a girl riding a horse on the beach with the quote,

"Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground." ~Author Unknown

horse friendship

A picture of a girl's face with a horse's head and the quote

"If you want a stable friendship, get a horse." ~Author Unknown 

horses and children 

A picture of a girl riding a horse with the quote

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world." ~Josephine Demott Robinson

Horses are a gift

A picture of two horses galloping through a field with the quote

"Horses are God's gift to mankind." ~Arabian Proverb

Horses don't care

A horse standing at the fence with the quote

"A horse doesn't care how much you know, until he knows how much you care." ~Pat Parelli

Hilarious horse 

A picture of the quote

"It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts!" ~Nicholas Evans

Horses and Joy

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

A neigh

"I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leaped with the sound." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Know how to fall

"It is not enough for a rider to know how to ride; she must know how to fall." ~Mexican Proverb

Saddle Up

Horses give us freedom

A girl riding a horse as they go over a jump with the quote

"There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask "what if I fall?" Oh my darling "what if you fly?" ~Erin Hanson

Horses allow us to dream

An image of a brown horse on a field with the quote

"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

horses are better than riches

An image of a brown horse on a field with the quote

"A horse is worth more than riches." ~Spanish Proverb

Funny Horse 

A picture of a man with sunglasses riding a horse with the quote

"When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter." ~Roy Rogers

horses are smart

A picture of two white horses in a green field with the quote

"You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people." ~Will Rogers

horses are the best

"In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have.  Eleven-hundred pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster." ~Author Unknown

ask your horse

A picture of a man and a horse with the quote

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

hilarious horse 

A picture of a brown horse with the quote

"I prefer a bike to a horse. The brakes are more easily checked." ~Lambert Jeffries

poetry in motion

A picture of a two brown horses on a field with the quote

"A horse is poetry in motion." ~Author Unknown

inspirational horse quote

"A canter is a cure for every evil." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Horses change your life

"A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it..." ~ Author Unknown

The stable is home

"I live in a house, but my home is in the stable." ~ Author Unknown

Borrowing Freedom

"When riding a horse, we borrow freedom." ~ Helen Thomson

Nothing as Beautiful

"I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse." ~ John Galsworthy

horses are good for us

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~ Winston Churchill

riding is worth it

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." ~ Winston Churchill

childhood dream

"A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adult treasure." ~ Rebecca Carroll


"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyways." ~ John Wayne

Horse's Ears

"The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse." ~ Author Unknown

no secret

"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse." ~ R.S. Surtees

horse and rider

"Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider." ~ Saint Augustine

horses in my dreams

"I frequently dream of being on these horses' backs and running across a field. And the horses and I are one." ~ William Shatner

love, hope, and dreams

"To many, the words love, hope, and dreams are synonymous with horses." ~ Author Unknown

to understand a horse

"To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection." ~ Author Unknown

being on a horse

"Being on a horse is one of my most natural places to be." ~ Sinbad

on a great horse

"When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have." ~ Winston Churchill 

horses understand us

"I call horses 'divine mirrors'- they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that." ~ Allan Hamilton

horses are friends

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

success is like a wild horse

"Success is like a wild horse. If you don't know how to handle it, it will throw you off and look for another rider who can handle it well." ~ Ajith Kumar

the horse with beauty

"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

You are loved

"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

how a horse wins

“A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character.” ~ Tesio


“Our hoofbeats were many, but our hearts beat as one.” ~ Author Unknown


“When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered.” ~ Author Unknown

the history of mankind

“The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.” ~ Author Unknown


“His hooves pound the beat, your heart sings the song.” ~ Jerry Shulman

Good horse

“On the back of a horse you will find Paradise.” ~ Stella A. Walker

Best Horse

“No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.” ~ Herman Melville

back of a horse

“A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.” ~ John Steinbeck

a good horse

“I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


“God forbid I go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.” ~ R.B. Cunningham Graham

in the wind

“A horse in the wind — a perfect symphony.” ~ Author Unknown

Grand Passion

“You took me to adventure and to love. We two have shared great joy and great sorrow. And now I stand at the gate of the paddock watching you run in an ecstasy of freedom, knowing you will return to stand quietly, loyally, beside me.” ~ Pam Brown

Equestrian horse quote

“For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins.” ~ Melissa James

horses are forgiving

“Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we’re not capable of filling ourselves.” ~ Uck Brannaman

horses are the best

“But what truly horsey girls discover in the end is that boyfriends, husbands, children, and careers are the substitute – for horses.” ~ Jane Smiley

horseback riding

“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

on a horse

“There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse.” ~ Rolf Kopfle

horse sense

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” ~ W.C. Fields


“I'd rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.” ~ Baileyann Neal

horse loves

“There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse.” ~ Missy Lyons

own footsteps

“Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprint of a horse beside it.” ~ John Trotwood Moore

horses are different

“Every horse is different, and what works with one doesn’t necessarily work on another.” ~ Craig Cameron

A beautiful animal

“He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.” ~ Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

Fall off and get up

“You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There's life in a nutshell.” ~ Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears


“If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it will take all day. Act like you've got all day, it will take fifteen minutes.” ~ Monty Roberts

learning about life

“From horses we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole.” ~ George Gaylord Simpson

horse folk

“We are horse folk, and that means more than we think it does.” ~ Elizabeth Carlton, The Royal Rogue

A beautiful thing

“Any real, beautiful thing in this world shouldn't be tamed or claimed or broken. It should be allowed to be, worked with, not against, appreciated. Don't be afraid of the wild she has left. It makes her special." ~ Carly Kade, In The Reins

horses know how to communicate

“Horses don't speak, but they communicate through body language. If you look very closely, you'll find out your horse has been trying to talk to you every day.” ~ Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum

a little wild

“Sometimes a wild horse needs to feel that his rider is just a little bit wilder.” ~ Francesca Lia Block, Ruby

Horse Quotes

I hope you have enjoyed the YouTube video and all these wonderful horse quotes. I also hope and have found as much humor and understanding in them as I have. As I said at the beginning of this page, if you have come up with a horse quote or know a horse quote that you want to share please submit it so we can possibly post it. We would also love for you to tag us on social media if you come across great horse quotes.

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