Quotes and Sayings about Horses



"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
- John Adams
(Related: Exercise, Horses, Old, Order)

"I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

"There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Being, Horses, School)

"I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them."
- Sherwood Anderson
(Related: Work, Love, Envy, Horses)

"We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Time, Horses, Loss, Wood)

"After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Men, Horses, Loss, Old)

"Competitions are for horses, not artists."
- Bela Bartok
(Related: Artists, Horses)

"But I never worked with a northern horse before. They are very different from western horses."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Horses)

"Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider's route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles - a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Beginning, Horses)

"The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction."
- William Blake
(Related: Horses, Wrath)

"I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big - it has been a big passion for me."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: People, Horses, Passion)

"It's weird because horses kind of come and go in my life."
- Danny Bonaduce
(Related: Life, Horses)

"I've had quarter horses for the last 18 years."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Horses, Years)

"My saddle horses are my friends. My dogs are my friends."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Dogs, Friends, Horses)

"I raise quarter horses. Mine are mostly thoroughbred cross horses, a little bigger horses than some people like. I sell them or use them on the ranch. A lot of them go to the rodeo arena and some of them go to racetracks."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: People, Horses)

"My two great loves are music and horses."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Music, Horses)

"I don't wear fur and I understand their cause. I am the biggest animal lover in the world. I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Life, Animals, Cause, Dogs, Horses, World)

"Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness, this people who incur no expense in food or dress, and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country, and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in the care of their horses and furniture."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Food, People, Care, Country, Dress, Gluttony, Horses)

"By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection, if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very easy in the hands of a master."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Dress, Horses, May, Perfection, Practice)

"A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Men, Wealth, Comparisons, Horses, Man)

"The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Horses, Racing)

"One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Force, Horses)

"At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it."
- Tim Conway
(Related: First, Future, Horses)

"General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: some horses run faster than others."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Horses, Want)

"I've been around horses, but I certainly wouldn't call myself a horseman by any means. It's a combination of being very aware of them, and not trusting them."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Being, Horses)

"Give these Indians little farms, survey them, let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses, cows, sheep, things that they can call their own, and it will do away with tribal Indians."
- George Crook
(Related: Cows, Horses, Sheep, Will)

"I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie."
- Dana Delany
(Related: People, Horses, Reason, Trying)

"I grew up on the beaches of Southern California surfing and sailing and I've always loved horses so it was part of my dream that I was able to fulfill to have horses."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Dream, Horses)

"I love Spain. I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Love, Friends, Horses, Spain, Visit)

"I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Women, Horses, Silence, Talk)

"And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Horses, Reading, Writing)

"I was one of the many horses pulling the wagon and couldn't escape left or right because of the will of the driver."
- Adolf Eichmann
(Related: Horses, Right, Will)

"I looked about me once again, and suddenly the dancing horses without number changed into animals of every kind and into all the fowls that are, and these fled back to the four quarters of the world from whence the horses came, and vanished."
- Black Elk
(Related: Animals, Dancing, Horses, World)

"Even Crazy Horses is a good song, by the Osmonds. I've known many bands who have covered that. It's just a great song. I bought it in a brown, paper bag because I didn't want anyone to know I had it."
- Joe Elliott
(Related: Horses, Song, Want)

"I don't know if you saw the parting of the Red Sea with the chariots on the horses, I did stuff like that."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Horses, Parting, Sea)

"A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm."
- James Thomas Fields
(Related: Life, Wife, Harm, Luck, Road)

"England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses."
- John Florio
(Related: Men, Women, EnglParadise, Hell, Horses)

"One thing led to another and I didn't have to take tickets any more because I now worked for Mr. Rogers. He said if I was going to take care of his horses than I'd better learn how to ride. He was very kind to me."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Care, Horses, Now)

"I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time."
- David Friedman
(Related: Time, War, Horses, Old, Singing, Thinking)

"I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney, and a guinea pig."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Horses)

"More than 65,000 horses were slaughtered in the United States in 2004, a 50 percent increase since 2002."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Horses, states, United)

"It's been argued that of all the animals humans have domesticated, the horse is the most important to our history. For thousands of years, horses were our most reliable mode of transportation."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: History, Animals, Horses, Years)

"The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Men, Women, Society, Wealth, Horses, Labor)

"I have four dogs, four horses, a cat, and a bunch of wild frogs."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Dogs, Frogs, Horses)

"There are horses people use for competition, and if they don't perform well or go lame, then people ask the vet to put them down to get the insurance money. And my vet knows I love horses, so he gives them to me."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Love, Money, People, Competition, Horses)

"A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Horses, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: History, Horses, Writing, Years)

"If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Horses, Wishes)

"As a young girl I think I wanted to be a horse woman. I loved horses."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Horses, Woman)

"I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Congress, Horses, Mind)

"We sometime didn't get enough to buy oats for our horses. Most banks had very little money in them."
- Frank James
(Related: Money, Banks, Horses)

"When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal. If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual, or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual, I stood to arms."
- Frank James
(Related: Dogs, Feet, Horses, Sound)

"I've got a farm in England where I breed horses."
- Davy Jones
(Related: England, Horses)

"Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Business, Food, Money, Horses)

"We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We left many of our horses and cattle in Wallowa. We lost several hundred in crossing the river."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Horses)

"We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Horses)

"I came in with my idea of what a cowboy would wear, but then I met some real cowboys and they said that I rode the horses well, shoed the horses, but no good cowboy would be wearing a pair of Levi's. I had to get a good old pair of Wranglers."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Idea, Cowboys, Horses, Old)

"Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women."
- Lord Kelvin
(Related: Women, Performance, Horses, Race)

"I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for to believe the white man any more."
- Black Kettle
(Related: Thought, Friend, Horses, Man)

"Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones' classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Horses, Right, Style)

"When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didn't go over a cliff."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Horses)

"You'll probably get three horses and you have to draw a good buckin' horse. That's mighty tough."
- Chris LeDoux
(Related: Horses)

"Why is it there are so many more horses' asses than there are horses?"
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Horses)

"I can make more generals, but horses cost money."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Money, Horses)

"I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Women, Cats, Horses, Poor)

"I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton."
- Dorothy Malone
(Related: Horses)

"You don't need a pack of wild horses to learn how to make a sandwich."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Horses)

"Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women."
- Frank Miller
(Related: Women, Church, Horses, Right)

"They were, I doubt not, happy enough in their dark stalls, because they were horses, and had plenty to eat; and I was at times quite happy enough in the dark loft, because I was a man, and could think and imagine."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: Doubt, Horses, Man)

"We also have 2 horses, but they're not allowed in the house."
- Martin Milner
(Related: Horses)

"Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive."
- John Moody
(Related: Progress, Horses)

"Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Direction, Horses)

"The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy, though not as an actor. I was just riding horses."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Actor, First, Horses)

"Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Movies, Horses)

"I love to play games. I really like football, and I also like to ride horses."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Love, Football, Games, Horses, Play)

"A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace."
- Ovid
(Related: Horses)

"We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Men, Accident, Animals, Horses)

"Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children."
- William Penn
(Related: Men, Children, Dogs, Horses)

"It's thrilling. There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses. It's like a little microcosm of life is built into the short lives of these creatures."
- John Phillips
(Related: Death, Life, Victory, Frustration, Horses)

"The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived, with 50 or 60 horses and many people, and had taken his course to the north of our route."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: People, Day, Horses)

"Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Difficulty, Horses, Will)

"They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Horses, Night)

"The wildest colts make the best horses."
- Plutarch
(Related: Horses)

"Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Consideration, Horses, Promises, Reason)

"Although I agree that wild horses are a symbol of the American West, I also believe that it is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that these animals are managed, protected, and controlled in an effective manner."
- Jon Porter
(Related: American, Animals, Congress, Horses, Responsibility, Symbol)

"I represent a district in Nevada, a state that is home to more wild horses than all other states combined."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Home, Horses, State, states)

"I've always ridden horses."
- Katie Price
(Related: Horses)

"Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Love, American)

"Happens to everybody. Horses, dogs, men. Nobody gets out of life alive."
- Irving Ravetch
(Related: Life, Men, Dogs, Horses)

"I ride my horses three to four times a week."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Horses)

"Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Baseball)

"The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can't move unless he has the horses."
- Pete Rose
(Related: Manager, Horses)

"What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?"
- John Ruskin
(Related: Books, Care, Horses, Libraries, Nation, Public)

"Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen."
- George Savile
(Related: Men, Horses, May)

"Very few fighters get the consideration of racehorses, which are put out to pasture to grow old with dignity and comfort when they haven't got it anymore."
- Budd Schulberg
(Related: Comfort, Consideration, Dignity, Old)

"I do not want horses or diamonds - I am happy in possessing you."
- Clara Schumann
(Related: Horses, Want)

"It would take wild horses to get me to talk."
- Gene Scott
(Related: Horses, Talk)

"It is very, very difficult for a playwright to write a scene in which a young man has his first deep experience of sex with a girl whom he found immensely attractive, is fully satisfied by this event and gets up and blinds a lot of horses."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: Experience, Sex, Deep, First, Horses, Man)

"I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love."
- William Shatner
(Related: Love, Dogs, Horses, Ocean, Pleasure)

"I'm a writer. The more I act, the more resistance I have to it. If you accept work in a movie, you accept to be entrapped for a certain part of time, but you know you're getting out. I'm also earning enough to keep my horses, buying some time to write."
- Sam Shepard
(Related: Time, Work, Act, Buying, Horses, Writer)

"Horses pretty much broke as a record in England."
- Patti Smith
(Related: England, Horses, Pretty)

"You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Baseball, Gambling, Horses)

"One time they traded me for seven horses. Seven stunt horses."
- James Stewart
(Related: Time, Horses)

"Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Act, Fact, Horses, Light, Sky, Windows)

"The Indians began to be troublesome all around me, killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses, and threatening to attack us. I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them."
- John Sutter
(Related: Horses, Killing)

"What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?"
- John Millington Synge
(Related: Son, Horses)

"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Men, Dogs, Horses, Leading)

"In fact, I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home, rode horses at their ranch, and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year."
- Keith Thibodeaux
(Related: Time, Home, People, Beach, Christmas, Fact, Horses, Kids, Play, Summer)

"I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots. First I'm a Texan."
- Henry Thomas
(Related: First, Horses)

"By the time I get done with my fans and my music and my kids and my family and my fiance and my horses, well, they suffer too, but, I don't really have much time left to do anything else."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Family, Music, Time, Fans, Horses, Kids)

"I love to ride horses, hike in the woods with Juliette and appraise Longhorns."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Love, Horses)

"Horses make a landscape look beautiful."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Horses)

"We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits - and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Thought, Consciousness, Horses, Hurt)

"I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: People, Being, Care, Empathy, Horses)

"Race horses are like golfers, you're never sure how they're going to come out of the stalls. It's just - hopefully the horses come out of the race all right, just fit and ready to go again in the near future, but 3rd was good. It's paid for its hay."
- Lee Westwood
(Related: Future, Horses, Race, Right)

"But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Horses, Sky)

"But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves."
- Xenophanes
(Related: Men, Work, Gods, Horses)

"Anyone who would let Gary Cooper and the entire cast go charging on horseback without first finding out what kind of footing the horses had is nuts and cannot possibly direct a motion picture."
- Dick York
(Related: First, Horses)

"I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Horses)