74 Horse Riding Quotes, Sayings, Captions and Phrases

Horses are admired for their ancient beauty, symbolize power and courage and inspire individuals to be independent, confident and heroic.

Equestrianism, or horse riding, is a majestic activity that has been cherished through the ages.

Horses exhibit unmatched beauty and immense strength while remaining humble, carrying a rider like a caring mother.

The bond established between rider and horse enriches the experience of horse riding, elevating it beyond mere sport.


To fully appreciate these noble creatures and their influence on human life, explore a curated collection of horse riding quotes.

These include the best, humorous and inspirational quotes that exemplify the power, courage and unique character of horses, as well as reflections on the human-horse relationship, capturing the essence of this enduring partnership.

Best Horse Riding Quotes

If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones. ~ Chris LeDoux.

I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that my art is not above the ordinary. ~ Mark Twain.

People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. ~ Marya Mannes.


No one can teach riding so well as a horse. ~ C. S. Lewis.

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required. ~ Stephen Leacock.

Most horses don’t walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can’t see doesn’t exist. ~ Terry Pratchett.


Don’t be a rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi.

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 than a loan. ~ Pam Brown.

Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business. ~ Franklin P. Jones.


It’s the aspirin of horseback riding, it cures everything. ~ Nuno Oliveira.

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment. ~ Prince Phillip.

Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider. ~ Nuno Oliveira.

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. ~ Charles V.


It’s a lot like nuts and bolts, if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts! ~ Nicholas Evans.

If you spend all day on horseback, and you hop off, you walk around like you still have a horse between your legs. And it affects your shoulders. They fall. ~ Heath Ledger.

There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. ~ John Lubbock.

Famous Horse Riding Quotes

I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse. ~ Ronald Reagan.


You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead. ~ Stan Laurel.

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. ~ Ovid.

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.

If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. ~ Olivia Wilde.

It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you. ~ Lendon Gray.


In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~ Helen Thomson.

If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. ~ Olivia Wilde.

A man in a passion, rides a mad horse. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Get off your horse and drink your milk. ~ John Wayne.

Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb. ~ Will Rogers.


All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. ~ Daniel Boone.

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne.

I call horses ‘divine mirrors’ – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that. ~ Allan Hamilton.

A horse is the projection of peoples dreams about themselves, strong, powerful, beautiful. It has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. ~ Pam Brown.


In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. ~ Helen Thompson Woolley.

The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse. ~ Anonymous.

It’s always been and always will be the same in the world. The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~ Anonymous.

A good rider on a good horse is as much above himself and others as the world can make him. ~ Edward Herbert.


A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger then a man on foot. ~ John Steinbeck.

The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse. ~ Esra Agun.

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~ Winston Churchill.

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~ W.C. Fields.

I have heard that one can conquer the empire on horseback, but one cannot govern it on horseback. ~ Kublai Khan.


When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. ~ Winston Churchill.

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

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. ~ Adlai Stevenson I.

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Top Horse Riding Quotes

Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. ~ John Madden.

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.


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

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. ~ Sharon Ralls Lemon.

A man must ride alternately on the horses of his private and his public nature. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going. ~ Werner Erhard.

Horse riding is so much more then just horse riding, it’s so much harder then most people think. ~ Anonymous.

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


Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider. ~ Nuno Oliveira.

A camel is a horse designed by committee. ~ Alec Issigonis.

A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure. ~ Rebecca Carroll.

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

Short Horse Riding Quotes

Horses lend us the wings we lack. ~ Pam Brown.


Being born in a stable does not make one a horse. ~ Duke of Wellington.

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper. ~ Dagobert D. Runes.

A woman never looks better than on horseback. ~ Jane Austen.

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.

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. ~ Ovid.

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. ~ R.S. Sutte.


A good horse should be seldom spurred. ~ Thomas Fuller.

Horseback riding is the only sport where your equipment can decide not to cooperate with you. Feeling down? Saddle up. ~ Anonymous.

A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. ~ Ian Fleming.

If you fall asleep on horseback, the horse will stop by the rock. Art is a car. Kitsch is a horse. ~ Odd Nerdrum.

We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry, or relaxed. He already knows – long before we do. ~ Marjike de Jong.


To ride a horse is to ride the sky. ~ Anonymous.

Yes, it’s true I once knocked out a horse. It was at a fiesta in my mother’s home town of Guarare. Someone bet me a bottle of whiskey that I couldn’t do it. ~ Roberto Duran.

A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper. ~ Monty Roberts.

I had a snowboarding accident. I fell off a horse. I’ve had a concussion, a fractured rib… I walk into walls. I’m always bruised up. ~ Mila Kunis.

No ride is ever the last one. No horse is ever the last one you will have. Somehow there will always be other horses, other places to ride them. ~ Monica Dickey.


The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them. ~ Gabriel Heatter.

There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse. ~ Rolf Kopfle.

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