Are you - poor, sick old ere your
Nearer one white your own sublime
Than we who have never turned a
Sing, riding's a joy!
For me, I ride.
Over, under, or through.
-Three-day eventing exhortation on how
to get to the other side of a cross-country obstacle
The left side is the right side,
and the right side is the wrong side.
-Maxim about where to mount and dismount
All King Edward's Horses Canter
Many Big Fences.
-Mnemonic for the A-K-E-H-C-M-B-F letters
around a dressage arena
Had I but known about breathing
in my youth, how much simpler my competitive riding life would have been.
The riding of young horses is an
excellent nerve tonic.
A perfect book on riding could
be written only by a horse.
-Vladimir S. Littauer
A cowboy is man with guts and a
-Attributed to Will James
Keep one leg on one side, the other
leg on the other side, and your mind in the middle.
Experienced riders are not prone
to brag. And usually newcomers, if they start out being boastful, end up modest.
-C. J. J. Mullen
May your belly never grumble,
May your heart never ache.
May your horse never stumble,
May your cinch never break.
Don't fall off.
-Advice given by Hollie Hughes, and elderly
A racetrack is a place where the
human race is secondary.
Losers walking around with money
in their pockets are always dangerous, not to be trusted. Some horse always reaches out and grabs
If horses knew their strength we
should not ride anymore.
Certain comic effects can be acheived
by a brand-new rider, especially a man who dresses like a fashion model and rides like a tailor.
-C. J. J. Mullen
Anyone who is concerned about his
dignity would be well advised to keep away from horses.
-Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
You can tell a gelding, you can
ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion.
Speak kindly to your little horse,
And soothe him when he wheezes,
Or he may turn his back on you,
And kick you where he pleases.
An exhibitor went up to a horse
show judge to complain about being placed below someone who made some sort of mistake, such as
being on the wrong lead. The judge's explanation: "The other guy did it better wrong than you did
A horse is dangerous at both ends
and uncomfortable in the middle.
How do you catch a loose horse?
Make a sound like a carrot.
-British Cavalry joke
I prefer a bike to a horse. The
brakes are more easily checked.
You can lead a horse to water,
but if you can get him to roll over and float on his back, then you got something!
-Joe E. Lewis
When the horse dies, dismount.
Horses are something to dream about...and
to wish for; fun to watch...and to make friends with; nice to pat... and great to hug: and, oh,
what a joy to ride!
-Dorothy Henderson Pinch
It's difficult to water a horse
that won't lower its head.
But a horse is a labor of love
as well as a responsibility, an aesthetic as well as a dynamic pleasure, something to contemplate
as well as to ride.
When I hear somebody talk about
a horse or a cow being stupid, I figure it's a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them.
Stable thinking is the ability
to say "neigh".
You can lead a horse to water...if
you got a horse.
The first horse to drink doesn't
get dirty water.
Folk songs? They're all folk
songs - I never head a horse sing.
-Louis "Satchimo" Armstrong
There is no greater pleasure than
a nice ride on a nice horse on a beautiful day.
The horse is, like man, the most
beautiful and the most miserable of creatures.
A horse is worth more than riches.
Steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has
the whirlwind a home in your manes?
There is no need of spurs when
a horse is running away.
A lovely horse is always an experience...
It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.
I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk
and melodious neigh is was. My very heart leaped with the sound. -Nathaniel Hawthorne
I love the horse from hoof to head.
From head to hoof to mane. I love the horse as I have said- From head to hoof and back again.
James Whitcomb Riley
... When I looked at life from
the saddle and was as near to heaven as it was possible to be.
-Frances, Countess of Warwick
There is nothing in which a horse's
power is better revealed than in a neat, clean stop.
-Michel De Montaigne
You can't control a young horse
unless you control yourself.
It's what you learn after you know
it all that's important.
-Legendary Californian rider and trainer
Riding is simple...it's just not
Every time you ride, you're either
teaching or un-teaching your horse.
Half of the failures in life arise
from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
-Julius and Augustus Hare
I never play
horseshoes because mother taught us not to throw our clothes around.
-Mr. Ed [the "talking
horse" of the 1960's TV series
In what other
sport do you put on leather boots, stretch-fabric breeches, a shirt and tie, a wool jacket, a velvet-covered
cap, and leather gloves, and then go out and ride?
-A. London Wolf
Want to end
up with a million bucks in the horse business? Start out with five million.
That hoss wasn't
built to tread the earth,
He took natural
to the air,
And every time
he went aloft,
He tried to
leave me there.
Horses do think.
Not very deeply, perhaps, but enough to get you into a lot of trouble.
-Patricia Jacobson and
of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
I ride horses
because it's the only sport where I can exercise while sitting down.
One man's wrong
lead is another man's counter-canter.
-Steven D. Price
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