50+ Inspirational Horse Quotes
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Horses are noble, intelligent and sensitive animals, which explains why they are considered one of the most popular animals in the world. Throughout history they have been respected and commended for their noticeable elegance and charm. Additionally, they have inspired writers, poets and artists for centuries.
To pay tribute to this horse popularity, here at AnimalWised we’ve collected over 50 inspirational horse quotes just for you! Whether you’re looking for love horse quotes, funny horse quotes, horse quotes for Instagram or horse and cowboy quotes, we’ve included them all. Keep reading here to discover some of the best horse quotes to date.
Inspirational quotes with horse pictures
Let’s start with some of the most famous horse quotes ever said and/or written, do you recognize them?
- No hours of life is wasted spent in the saddle - Winston Churchill
- There is no sense of freedom equal to what I feel when I am riding my horse. - Anonymous
- I learnt from my horse that strength is complemented by nobility and loyalty. - Gabriel Oliverio
- A horse makes me happier than most people do. - Anonymous
- Life is a short, deep and simple gallop, but on horseback it signifies strength and spirit, as well as freedom and confidence. They are what we are with an open heart. - Gabriel Oliverio
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These beautiful horse quotes could easily force anyone to reflect on a horse’s natural majesty and bravery:
- The essential joy of horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire - Sharon Ralls
- A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand - Pat Parelli
- The earth would be nothing without sand, the same way man would be nothing without a horse. - Anonymous
- When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth signs when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. - William Shakespeare
- Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France
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Horse quotes for Instagram
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- In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens. - Jodie Mitchell
- In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. - Helen Thompson
- Slippery- smooth rhythmic motion, absolute single-minded purpose, motion for the pleasure of motion itself. It was terrible in its beauty, the flight of the horse- Larry Niven
- A horse gallops with his lungs. Preserves with his heart. And wins with his character. - Tesio
- You can see beautiful things that make you cry, however, none of them can match the grace and beauty of a horse in freedom. - Anonymous
Positive horse quotes
Now, if you’re looking for some short horse quotes that are just as powerful as those already mentioned, these are for you:
- The horse is a mirror to your soul. - Buck Brannaman
- In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. - Helen Thompson
- No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. - Herman melville
- The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse. - Anonymous
- For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins. - Melissa James
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Horse quotes and sayings
Still haven’t found the perfect horse quote from our list? Don’t worry, we have a lot more for you to choose from!
- There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of a horse. - Rolf Kopfle
- A horse allows you to fly without wings. - Anonymous
- For many the words love, hope and dream are synonymous with horses. - Anonymous
- Every girl deserves to be loved by a horse at least once in their life. - Anonymous
- The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears. - Arabic proverb
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Horse and cowboy quotes
Do you ride horses? If so, you’ll love this list of horse cowboy quotes:
- An true cowboy knows love, pain, and shame but never cares about the fame. - Anonymous
- A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot. - John Steinbeck
- You can recognize an true cowboy by the type of horse he rides. - Anonymous
- I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse. - John Galsworthy
- Cowboys are gentlemen who treat women with respect and work hard. They use their manners more than any other man would and ride horses and bulls like there is no tomorrow - Anonymous
- A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adult treasure. - Rebecca Carroll
- A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse. - William James
- We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back. - Peter gray
- No man should have cowboy boots in his wardrobe. That’s fair enough, isn’t it? Unless you’re a cowboy of course - Paul Weller
- True cowboys are the ones who aren’t afraid to get dirty. - Lane Frost
- We can describe a cowboy with three words: blood, mud and glory. - Anonymous
- First buy a cowboy hat and boots. Then you’re on your way to being a texan. - James A. Michener
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Horse quotes: love
If you are looking to express how much you love your horse, take a look at these horse love quotes:
- No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me. - Anonymous
- There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse. - Missy Lyons
- To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection. - Anonymous
- A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can her his horse whisper. But a bad rider won’t hear his horse even if it SCREAMS at him. - Anonymous
- Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse. - Anonymous
Horse quotes: funny
Now, let’s end of with some of the funniest horse quotes we could find:
- What do you call a happy cowboy? A jolly rancher! - Anonymous
- Embrace dirty boots and smelling like your horse. - Anonymous
- 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
- If a horse stands on you, you’re out of the way! - Anonymous
- Who needs men when you have a horse? - Anonymous
- Been there, jumped that! - Anonymous
- There’s more to life than horses, there are ponies too!
Do you have more inspirational horse quotes and saying to add to this list? Post them into our comments section below!
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