Horse Quotes And Sayings

Horse Quotes-Some of the Horse Quotes are easily understood. “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink” means, you can’t force someone to do something that they don’t want or wish to do. Some of the Horse Quotes are complicated.  Few common quotes and their meanings have been mentioned here

No hoof, no horse

Weak or damaged hooves of horses are the sign that your horse is disabled, and you will not have a horse to drive or ride anymore. This is very true and this is why caring for hoof is necessary. Without good hooves, your horse is useless and unhappy as well.

Famous Horse Quotes

“A good horse should be seldom spurred.” Thomas Fuller


“The most important thing is to get on the right horse.” Marc Andreessen

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

“If the work is the horse, a career makes a great cart.” Zoe Leonard

“Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.” Texas Bix Bender

“A good horse makes short miles.” George Eliot



“I was fearless. Wild horses couldn’t stop me.” Gloria Vanderbilt

“No horse can go as fast as the money you put on it.” Earl Wilson

“One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him.” Jeffrey Bernard

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“The most important thing is to get on the right horse.” Marc Andreessen

“Your Horse is a mirror to your soul.” Buck Brannaman


“I can make more generals, but horses cost money.” Abraham Lincoln

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

“Don’t put the cart before the horse.” John Heywood

“No horse named Morbid ever won a race.” Ernest Hemingway

“A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.” Thomas Fuller

“The willing horse is always overworked.” Charles Darwin

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

“You can’t control a young horse unless you control yourself.” Lincoln Steffens

“Emotions were like wild horses and it required wisdom to be able to control them.” Paulo Coelho

“Words are as beautiful as wind horses, and sometimes as difficult to corral.” Ted Berkman

“Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.” Virginia Woolf

“A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

“A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.” Mark Twain

A Golden bit does not make the horse any better

Even in the history, horsemen understood that costly equipments of the horse will not make it a good horse, they realized the right way of choosing the horse. Patient training was the key to success.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth

Though we respect horses today as our companions, they were the modes of transport in the past. You would not want to give away the useful young horse. When a horse becomes old, it would not able to carry and pull loads, so, they had small value. One way to know age of horse was to open the mouth of horse and check its teeth. So, never look in its mouth, you will probably discover its age and you would realize that it is of no use to you anymore.

One white foot, but him; two white feet, try him

This quote has different alterations like, “four white feet and white on his nose, take off his hide and feed him to the crows.” This is an old saying which means that white dark hooves are stronger than white and horse with white feet is at the risk of debility because of wear and tear.

In another version, this quote is reversed. One white foot, keep him hot a day, Two white feet, send him far away. Three white feet, sell him, four white feet, keep him till the end. Regardless of the intention behind this saying, we all know now that color of hoof is not significant as we though it to be once.