Famous Horse Quotes From Well-Known People

Updated on April 2, 2018
Abraham Lincoln: 'I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace'
Abraham Lincoln: 'I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace'

Abraham Lincoln - I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace

Abraham Lincoln – It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river

Amber Senti - The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back

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

Dale Taylor - Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses

Elias Canetti - Whenever you observe a horse closely, you feel as if a hum being sitting inside were making fun of you

Emir Abd-El-Kader - By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself

Frederico Tesio - A horse gallops with his lings, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character

Gerald Rafferty - A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old workhorse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open

Greg Darnall - People ought to quit worrying so much about whispering to their horses and just start listening to them

Herman Melville - No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses

Ian Flemming - A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle

James Whitcomb Riley - I love the horse from hoof to head, From head to hoof and tail to mane. I love the horse as I have said, From head to hoof and back again

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

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

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

Mark Helprin - The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as f it always hears music

Oliver Wendell Holmes - The sunshine’s golden gleam is thrown, on sorrel, chestnut, bay and roan

Paul Mellon - The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being

Pam Brown - A horse is the projection of people’s dream about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence

Peter Gray - We have all 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

Piers Anthony - A horse is wonderful by definition

Ralph Waldo Emerson - ‘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’

Reiner Klimke - My horses are my friends, not my slaves

Winston Churchill: 'No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle'
Winston Churchill: 'No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle'

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

R.B. Cunningham-Graham - God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses

Samuel Johnson - A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince ; but one is an insect, and the other a hose still

Tom Dorrance - When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that the animal has outfoxed them

Toni Robinson - He has galloped through young girls’ dreams, added richness to grown women’s lives, and served men in war and strife

William Shakespeare – A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

William Shakespeare - He doth nothing but talk of his horse

William Shakespeare - His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage. He is indeed, a horse

William Shakespeare – 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 that the pipe of Hermes

William Shakespeare – Through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs who wave like feather’d wings

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 lost that is spent in the saddle

Anonymous - ‘Horses lend us the wings we lack’

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.


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      6 years ago

      I love dogs, but my horse is as good a best friend as any dog, only quieter.

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      6 years ago from Washington, MI

      Very interesting Hub. I had no idea there were so many quotes about horses.


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