Day 80: A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. ~ Beryl Markham
Day 79: Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on! ~ Nikolai V. Gogol
Day 78: Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means. ~ Rudolf C. Binding
Day 77: It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and
the coachman is tipped.
Day 76: Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. ~ Josephine Demott Robnson
Day 75: People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. ~ Marya Mannes
Day 74: To me, horses and freedom are synonymous. ~ Veryl Goodnight
Day 73: Horse, thou art truly a creature without equal, for thou fliest without wings and conquerest without sword. ~ The Koran
Day 72: Horses make a landscape look beautiful. ~ Alice Walker
Day 71: Horses and poets are to be fed, not fattened. ~ Charles IX of France
Day 70: Horses are predictably unpredictable. ~ Loretta Gage
Day 69: Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.
Day 68: Honor lies in the mane of a horse. ~ Herman Melville
Day 67: It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower…..even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder, and challenge. ~ Marguret Henry
Day 66: Hold on to what makes you happy. If it tries to buck you off, just on even tighter.
Day 65: 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
Day 64: 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
Day 63: If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong. ~ Pat Parelli
Day 62: A good rider can hear his horse speak to him, a great rider can hear his horse whisper, but a bad rider won't hear his horse even if it screams at him.
Day 61: A horse is like a violin. First it must be tuned, and when tuned, it must be accurately played.
Day 60: When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk. He trots the air, the earth sings when he touches it. ~ William Shakespeare
Day 59: Your seat is a verb, and your reins are adjectives to add beauty and shape. ~ Pat PArelli
Day 58: Horses are the dolphins of the plains, the spirits of the wind; yet we sit astride them for the sake of being well-groomed, whereas they could have all the desire in the world to bolt, but instead, they adjust their speed and grace, only to please us, never to displease." ~ Lauren Salerno
Day 57: When God wanted to create the horse, he said to the South Wind, 'I want to make a creature of you. Condense.' And the Wind condensed. ~ Emir Abd-el-Kader
Day 56: A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground and break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. ~ Gerald Raferty
Day 55: She's not jus ta horse. She's my therapist, Pride, Happiness, My best friend.
Day 54: May your belly never grumble, May your heart never ache. May your horse never stumble, May your cinch never break. ~ Cowboy Blessing
Day 53: I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
Day 52: A horse gallops with its lungs, perseveres with its heart, and wins with its character. ~ Tessio
Day 51: Sell the cow, buy the sheep, but never be without the horse. ~ Irish Proverb
Day 50: In buying a horse or taking a wife, shut your eyes tight and commend yourself to God. ~ Tuscan Proverb
Day 49: As a horse runs, think of it as a game of tag with the wind. ~ Tre Tuberville
Day 48: When God created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth shall lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt cast thy enemies between thy hooves, but thou shalt carry my friends upon they back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou fly without any wings, and conquer without any sword. ~ The Koran
Day 47: Trust in God, but tie your horse.
Day 46: Honor lies in the mane of a horse. ~ Herman Melville
Day 45: A good horse makes short miles. ~ George Elliot
Day 44: Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. ~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway
Day 43: Coffee, Chocolate, Cowboys. Some things are just better rich.
Day 42: Even when your horse is gone they still live in your heart forever, and when it is time for you to be sent home to them, you will find that special horse again.
Day 41: The worst part of riding is when you dismount.
Day 40: A Life without horses, is like taking a breath without air.
Day 39: A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure. ~ Rebecca Carroll
Day 38: The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better.
Day 37: A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks - but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more then a loan. ~ Pam Brown
Day 36: Stay away from a horse long enough and you'll start tapping your fingers to the beat of a trot.
Day 35: One who believes that he has mastered the art of horsemanship has not yet begun to understand the horse.
Day 34: A canter is a cure for every evil. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
Day 33: 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
Day 32: 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
Day 31: Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse'.
But today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~ C.W. Anderson
Day 30: A dog looks up to a man. A cat looks down on a man.
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal.
Day 29: A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Day 28: There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. ~ R.S. Surtees
Day 27: And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendor. ~ Xenophon
Day 26: Ask me to show you poetry in motion and I will show you a horse.
Day 25: I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Day 24: At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of the other's very well-being.
Day 23: Your horse's behavior always seems to depend on the number of people watching you.
Day 22: When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. ~ Winston Churchill
Day 21: The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity.
A willing servant, yet never a slave. ~ Ronald Duncan
Day 20: A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper.
Day 19: To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection.
Day 18: 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 More
Day 17: One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made.
Day 16: Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem.
They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope! ~ Toni Robinson
Day 15: A true horseman does not look at the horse with his eyes, he looks at his horse with his heart.
Day 14: 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
Day 13: The way to heaven is on horseback.
Day 12: No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn't there to welcome me.
Day 11: The world is full of funny, entertaining, and thought provoking horse quotes. I thought I would challenge myself to posting one quote a day for 2015. Here goes nothing!
Day 10: If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle. ~Rita Mae Brown
Day 9: Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers. ~Charles M. Russell
Day 8: My horse's feet are swift as rolling thunder.
He carries me away from all my fears
And when the world threatens to fall asunder
His mane is there to wipe away my tears. ~Bonnie Lewis
Day 7: A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, and a great horse. ~C.J.J. Mullen
Day 6: A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. ~Gerald Raferty
Day 5: The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare element of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon
Day 4: A horse gallops with his lungs.
Perseveres with his heart.
And wins with his heart. ~Tesio
Day 3: It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower…..even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder,and challenge. ~Marguret Henry
Day 2: He knows when you are happy
He knows when you are comfortable
He knows when you are confident
And he always knows when you have carrots. ~author unknown
Day 1: A barn isn't just your horse's home, it's yours.