80+ Inspiriational Horse Quotes To Motivate You


Are you an equestrian lover? Then horse-related quotes will surely tickle your fancy. But not all horse quotes are funny or meant to be jokes. In fact, most horse quotes are related to sportsmanship, success, and hard work. Here are some of them.

Short horse quotes

Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going. ~Werner Erhard

Get off your horse and drink your milk. ~John Wayne

A camel is a horse designed by committee. ~Alec Issigonis

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius. ~Walter Lippmann

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse. ~Groucho Marx

I would ride my horse to school. ~Guy Fieri

Black beauty – he’s a dark horse. ~Tim Vine

No one can teach riding so well as a horse. ~C.S. Lewis

A good horse should be seldom spurred. ~Thomas Fuller

Riding never gets easier. You just get better.

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest. ~Thomas Fuller

Horses lend us the wings we lack. ~ Pam Brown

Religion needs a baptism of horse sense. ~Billy Sunday

I live in a house, but my home is in the stable.

Why, I’d horse-whip you if I had a horse. ~Groucho Marx

If a horse has four legs, and I’m riding it, I think I can win. ~Charles Caleb Colton

I ride my horse at competition level. ~Alannah Myles

I am not a clothes horse. ~Jennifer Winget

In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. ~Helen Thompson

The horse is my favorite animal. ~Linda Johnson Rice

To ride on a horse is to fly without wings.

Some of my biggest friends are big-time horse owners. ~Pete Rose

A horse is worth more than riches. ~Spanish Proverb

When I was younger, we lived in a horse community. ~Kendall Jenner

One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him. ~Jeffrey Bernard

And then I bought my own horse, which I had until it died. ~Eric Roberts

I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow. ~Lyman Abbott

I eat like a horse! ~Elle Macpherson

A husband is very much like a house or a horse. ~Anthony Trollope

I’d horsewhip you if I had a horse. ~S.J. Perelman

I’d sit on a horse and forget I was even sick.

~Ann Romney

I loved horses and horse books as a child. ~Meg Rosoff

The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.

~Alice Walker

Quotes about horses and success

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~Dale Carnegie

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

Success is letting go of fear. ~Carl Wittaker

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ~Robert Collier

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas Edison

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

You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step. ~Jimmy Lovine

If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature. ~Clare Balding

For a human to win, it is not necessary for a horse to lose. You should not have to take things away from a horse or break him in fragments in order to train him; rather you should add to the horse. The goal should be making, not breaking. ~Cherry Hill

Horse quotes about friendship

One of my favorite activities when I was a teenager was going riding on the back of a horse with a friend of mine. Because we were rather high up, I could see into peoples’ lighted windows as we trotted past. Questions would rise up inside: Who lives there? Are they happy? What are they doing? Any dogs or cats in sight? ~Ann Turner

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

Every kid has a toy that they believe is their best friend, that they believe communicates with them, and they imagine it being alive, their toy horse or car or whatever it is. Stop-motion is the only medium where we literally can make a toy come to life, an actual object. ~Henry Selick

The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave. ~Ronald Duncan

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

You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder… ‘What can heaven offer any better then what I have here on earth?’ ~Monica Dickens

There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse. ~Aleksandra Layland

Horse quotes on love

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

I’ve always loved horses. When I was younger, I competed in horse shows and did quite well. ~Ashley Rickards

As a young girl I think I wanted to be a horse woman. I loved horses. ~Karen Hughes

My love of horses began in College Park, with me and 10 friends on two couches and a keg of beer in the back of a truck, heading to Pimlico at 6 A.M. to mark our place in the middle of the Preakness infield, where we never saw a horse run. ~Kevin Plank

I have a secret passion for horse riding. I haven’t done it for ages, but I used to have a horse. I love it; it’s one of my favourite things. ~Jess Glynne

My great grandfather had been the neighbourhood ‘horse whisperer,’ so I’ve probably loved horses since I was an embryo. Whenever I watched cowboy films as a small child, I wasn’t watching the hunky cowboys – which I’d probably do now – I was watching the horses. Even now, I love sitting in the field just watching the way they move. ~Lee Pearson

I’ve always loved horses. I had one horse when I was in high school, but I had to sell him because we moved to Germany, and it ripped my heart out, so I never wanted to go through that pain again. When we moved to Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky, I was able to ride then. ~Nicole Jordan

I love animals, but I don’t really like riding animals. Like, I don’t love being on a horse – it’s just not my thing. ~Miley Cyrus

Inspirational horse quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.

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

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

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

When a man’s mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire. ~John Webster

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

There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain’t a thing. ~Will Rogers

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

When you give someone a commitment to ride their horse, you do it – unless, God forbid, something serious has happened. It would be laziness not to do it. ~Tony McCoy

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load. ~Bear Bryant

If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature. ~Clare Balding

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. ~Robert Frost

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me. ~Christine Keeler

Every different horse has a different personality, like a human. ~Nikola Jokic

The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn’t understand the horse dealer’s language. ~Max Frisch

If a man carries his horse out of a slave State into a free one, be does not lose his property interest in him; but if he carries his slave into a free State, the law makes him free. ~Benjamin F. Wade

I think it was much better when you got on your horse and rode two miles to talk to your neighbor. ~Laura Schlessinger

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Having retired after teaching Field Biology for many years, I have a wide range of topics to write on. My interests are photographing animals and plants, vacationing with my family, enjoying my grandchildren, dancing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, gardening, winter activities, leading nature walks, writing notes on nature, and home improvements (we are renovating our retirement home). With all that I am doing now, you may wonder how I ever found the time to work - of course, most of the other things were put on hold all those years.


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