pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

Great Horse Musings

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

It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~Author Unknown

He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~Author Unknown

Horses are uncomfortable in the middle and dangerous at both ends.
~Attributed to both Christopher Stone and Ian Fleming

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

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

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

A canter is a cure for every evil. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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

When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. ~Roy Rogers

Look back at our struggle for freedom,
Trace our present day's strength to its source;
And you'll find that man's pathway to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse. ~Author Unknown

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

Four things greater than all things are, Women and Horses and Power and War. ~Rudyard Kipling, "The Ballad of the King's Jest"

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. ~Duke of Endinburgh

Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we will find the hoof print of the horse alongside. ~John Moore

Small children are convinced that ponies deserve to see the inside of the house. ~Maya Patel

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

One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ~Dale Carnegie

I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake. ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancy they are philosophers. ~Charles M. Russell

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, and bear their young. I am sick with envy of them. ~Sherwood Anderson

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

In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. Eleven-hundred pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs-- it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster. ~Author Unknown

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong. ~Pat Parelli

Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. ~Attributed to the Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway

A woman needs two animals-- the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it. ~Author Unknown

Horses-- if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~Author Unknown

The daughter who won't lift a finger to clean the house is the same child who cycles madly off in the pouring rain to spend all morning mucking out a stall. ~Samantha Armstrong
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