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post #1 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone!

Just wondering if you have any favourite horse quotes - particularly witty ones! I saw this one in someone's signature... don't remember who 'there are only two things that scare horses; things that move and things that don't' lol it made me laugh! I'd love to hear any others that people have!

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 08:00 AM
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Well thank you kind person!

Another one that I've used is: "The problem with following the herd is stepping in what they leave behind"

What I've used on my signature in emails is: "There is a fine line between hobby and obsession ... guess which side of the line I'm on."

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


It's not always what you say but what they hear.
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I like that one of yours, too, iridehorses! Hey, can I borrow your "following the herd" one?

I also like "there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse". (Or if you need to be politically correct...person.) :roll:

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post #4 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 10:00 AM
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I really like this one:

If you have it, you have it for life. It is a disease for which there
Is no cure. You will go on riding even after they have to haul you
Onto a comfortable wise old cob, with feet like inverted buckets and a back like a fireside chair. ~ Monica Dickens

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11



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post #5 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 11:32 AM
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 03:15 PM
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I like that one of yours, too, iridehorses! Hey, can I borrow your "following the herd" one?
Most certainly you can.

One that I say a lot (and in fact just used it in another post) is "The older I get the shorter my horse should be."

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #7 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 03:34 PM
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I like that one of yours, too, iridehorses! Hey, can I borrow your "following the herd" one?
Most certainly you can.
Thanks! (I gave you the credit, too.)

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post #8 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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someone I know (who has horses) always says to us:
'never put your money into anything that eats hay or rusts'

She says this in the context of horses getting hurt and needing expensive vet treatment or ripping expensive rugs etc lol I think its just so true!

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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Here's my collection. :)

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

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall. ~Mexican Proverb

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

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

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

All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day. ~Author Unknown

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

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Author Unknown

Feeling down? Saddle up. ~Author Unknown

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. ~R.B. Cunninghame Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1917

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. ~Will Rogers

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

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

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

If you want a stable friendship, get a horse. ~Author Unknown

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

A horse is poetry in motion. ~Author Unknown

A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger. ~James Rarey

Horse sense, n.: Stable thinking. ~Author Unknown

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

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. ~ Cowboy saying

Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse. ~ Anonymous

He doth nothing but talk of his horses. ~ William Shakespeare

I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted. ~ Anonymous
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 10:47 PM
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lol those are funny I have a really good one I picked up from another forum,

Listen to the stories of a once-in-a-lifetime horse; of journeys made and Challengeís met. The best of horses rise to the challenges we set before them, asking little in return. Those who know them understand how fully a horse can hold a human heart.

This is a little exert from a whole paper that was written on why god takes our horses from us when its their time to go, and that is one of my favorite parts lol

To those outside our circle, it must seem strange. To see us in our muddy boots, who would guess such poetry lives in our hearts? We celebrate our companions with praiseworthy of heroes. Indeed, horses have the hearts of warriors and often carry us into and out of the fields of battle.

There is another one I like that one too lol

Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears.
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