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Horse Quotes


Hopefully you have found and enjoyed the other quotes scattered throughout this site.  They are mostly found on the various menu pages such as Babson Mares, Horse Stories.  Here is a collection of some of my other favorites.  Enjoy!

"In the steady gaze of the horse shines the eloquence that speaks of love, loyalty, strength and courage.  It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart."    ~  L. McGuire

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

"I have never seen such a perfectly formed animal.  Beautiful and graceful like a gazelle, he burned hot and wild with the deserts of Egypt in his soul."   ~  Lynn V. Andrews

"Where in the world is nobility found without conceit? Where is there friendship without envy? Where is there beauty without vanity? Here one finds gracefulness coupled with power, and strength tempered with gentleness." ~ Isenbart

"The hooves of the horse! Oh! witching and sweet is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet; no whisper of love, no trilling of bird, can stir me as hooves on the horse have stirred."
~ Will H. Ogilvie

"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

""If one induces the horse to assume that carriage which it would adopt of its own accord when displaying its beauty, then, one directs the horse to appear joyous and magnificent, proud and remarkable for having been ridden" ~ Xenophon

His mane is like a river flowing,
And his eyes like embers glowing
In the darkness of the night,
And his pace as swift as light.
~ Barry Cornwall

"Lived in his saddle, loved the chase, the course, And always, ere he mounted, kiss'd his horse."
~ William Cowper

Some horses are so polite that when they come to a fence, they stop and let you go over first. ~ anonymous

The old mare watched the tractor work
A thing of rubber and steel,
Ready to follow the slightest wish
Of the man who held the wheel.
She said to herself as it passed by,
You gave me an awful jolt
But there's still one thing you cannot do,
You cannot raise a colt.
~ Unknown

". . ..A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor."   ~Xenophon      

"Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are."  ~Old English wisdom  

"Their horses were of great stature, 
Strong and clean limbed;
Their grey coats glistened, 
their long tails flowed in the wind,
Their manes were braided on
Their proud necks.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien

"A Woman never looks better than on horseback"  ~Jane Austen

"Somewhere...Somewhere in time's Own Space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again."
~Stanley Harrison

"The horse is flesh and blood on a noble scale  ~Jeff Grieffen

"To be loved by a horse or any animal, should fill us with awe-for we have not deserved it."   ~Marion C Garretty

Oh my friend where have you gone?
Why have you left me behind?
Could not I come to your new field?
While tears have made me blind?
~Bonnie Lewis

"The horse thinks one thing and he that rides him another" ~John Ray

"...the floss-silk manes tossed up like the crest of a breaking wave....Light ran and glittered on them.  They were would have the white horses of the wave crests are to pull of the moon."  ~  Mary Stewart


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