167 Best Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes (2024)

Discover the timeless wisdom and beauty that horses bring to our lives with these uplifting and inspirational horse quotes that will ignite your spirit and fill your heart with joy.

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Best Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes

A dog looks up to a man. A cat looks down on a man. But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal.
A dog may be man’s best friend, but the horse wrote history.
A dream about a horse means freedom, strength, vitality, and a surge in psychic abilities. Lawren Leo
A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it.
A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand. Pat Parelli
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
A horse is wonderfully sensitive for an animal of his size and strength. He is timid by nature and his courage comes only from his confidence in man. His speed, strength, and endurance he will willingly give, and give it to the utmost, if the hand that guides is strong and gentle,.John Williams Streeter
A large and liquid eye the swirl of dust around pounding hooves. these, then, are the images that move us.
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 Raftery Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes
A lovely horse is always an experience. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. Beryl Markham
According to horses, a good friend is someone who listens, appreciates your company, and teases you, but is protective at the same time. Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum
Ask me to show you poetry in motion and I will show you a horse.
At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by the trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of the other’s very well-being.
Closeness, friendship, affection: keeping your own horse means all these things. Bertrand Leclair
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is that they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. Dale Taylor
God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses. R.B. Cunningham Graham
Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. Josephine Demott Robinson
Horses teach you a lot. Very little of it actually has to do with horses. Anthony Purdy
I believe that horses bring out the best in us. They judge us not by how we look, what we’re wearing, or how powerful or rich we are, they judge us in terms of sensitivity, consistency, and patience. They demand standards of behavior and levels of kindness that we, as humans, then strive to maintain. Clare Balding
I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that horses do listen to you. They may not have a clue what you’re saying, but they know the tone in which you say it. I’ll sing to horses so hooked on their own nerves they’re ready to climb into the sky, and sometimes it’s one of the only things that keep them on the ground. Mara Dabrishus
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature. Clare Balding

Short Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes

A canter is a cure for every evil. Benjamin Disraeli
A good horse makes short miles. George Eliot
A horse in the wind – a perfect symphony.
A horse is an angel without wings.
A horse is wonderful by definition. Piers Anthony
Horses lend us the wings we lack. Pam Brown Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes
Horses make a landscape look beautiful. Alice Walker
I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse. John Galsworthy
I live in a house, but my home is in the stable.
The horse is a mirror to your soul. Buck Brannaman
The horse is a reflection of the rider’s ability. Ray Hunt
To ride on a horse is to fly without wings.
Ride softly, listen carefully and love completely.

Uplifting Horse Quotes to Brighten Your Day

A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character. Tesio
A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.
And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendor. Xenophon
Date someone who spoils you loves you respects you, and never questions how much you spend on your horses.
Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother before I was a writer before I knew the facts of life before I was a schoolgirl before I learned to read, I wanted a horse. Jane Smiley
For a human to win, it is not necessary for a horse to lose. You should not have to take things away from a horse or break him into fragments in order to train him; rather you should add to the horse. The goal should be making, not breaking. Cherry Hill
From horses, we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole. George Gaylord Simpson
He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger…. he is pure air and fire, and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts. William Shakespeare
Horsemanship is the art of mastering our own movements, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Not the horses. Mark Rashid
Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope! Toni Robinson
Horses were never wrong. They always did what they did for a reason, and it was up to you to figure it out. Jeannette Walls
I had always held a little towards Gulliver’s opinion, that horses are better than we are, and, that day, I would have been glad to depart with him to the kingdom of horses, if I’d been given the chance. Angela Carter Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes
I would travel only by horse if I had the choice. Linda McCartney
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
It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower. Even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder, and challenge. Margaret Henry
No heaven can heaven be if my horse isn’t there to welcome me.
Nothing is permanent, I tell myself over and over. Especially not a horse. Mara Dabrishus
One must think when looking at a horse in motion, that he hears music inside his head.
Slippery-smooth rhythmic motion, absolute single-minded purpose, motion for the pleasure of motion itself. It was terrible in its beauty, the flight of the horse. Larry Niven
The essence of Horse Spirit is freedom. It is a noble and resilient force, with limitless energy at its core. Lawren Leo
The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but he is perhaps most remarkable because he moves as if he always hears music. Mark Helprin
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears. Arabian Proverb
There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience. John Lyons
There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse. Missy Lyons
Through his mane and tail, the high wind sings, fanning the hairs who wave like feathered wings. William Shakespeare
When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered.
When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. Winston Churchill
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined Ronald Duncan
With flowing tail and flying mane, Wide nostrils never stretched by pain, Mouth bloodless to bit or rein, And feet that iron never shod, And flanks unscarred by spur or rod, A thousand horses – the wild – the free -Like waves that follow o’er the sea, Came thickly thundering on. Lord Byron
You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper. Dagobert D. Runes
While time will fade, these hoofprints, the ones left on your heart, will never disappear.
I learnt from my horse that strength is complemented by nobility and loyalty. Gabriel Oliverio
The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.

Inspirational Horse Quotes for Equestrians

A bad ride is much better than a good walk. J. Peter Grace Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes
A good horse should be seldom spurred. Thomas Fuller
A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper.
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
A woman never looks better than on horseback. Jane Austen
All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture. Jane Smiley
An old adage says that a good rider can hear his horse speak and a great rider can hear his horse whisper. Elizabeth Letts
Galloping is trust and honesty between horse and rider and pure, amazing energy. Ella West
I have never had more pleasure than riding a horse naked at a fast gallop across an empty landscape. Riding is life. The rest is just pedestrian. Chloe Thurlow
A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot. John Steinbeck
And I learned this long ago, that sweet freedom can be found in the middle of a meadow, upon the back of a faithful mare. Careless and wild we both shall be, on our ride across familiar fields, with steps that blend into the earth below. Erin Forbes
Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him. Rumi
Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider. Nuno Oliveira
Great dressage demands more than skill; it engages a rider’s inner wisdom and his ability to communicate with an amount in the silent language of horsemanship. Elizabeth Letts
I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one. BaileyAnn Neal
If the horse does not enjoy his work, his rider will have no joy. H.H. Isenbart
My horse knows that when I’m grown, we’ll ride the prairies all alone.
No one can teach riding so well as a horse. C.S. Lewis
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better.
There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. Robert Smith Surtees
We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back. Peter Gray
What do riding horses give us? An escape from the world. Exercise in the fresh air. Adrenaline rushes. Healing through the bond.
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
When riding a horse, we borrow freedom. Helen Thomson
Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. Saint Augustine
There is no sense of freedom equal to what I feel when I am riding my horse.
Every time a horse let you up onto its back, it’s giving you its life. Every time. Matthew Stover

Grace and Power: Quotes about Horses

A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure. Rebecca Carroll
I call my 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
Owain told me about the beautiful, fair-haired Vesta. It took me several minutes to work out that Vesta was a horse, and that Owain was possibly in love with her. Alexandra Bracken
Through the days of love and celebration and joy, and through the dark days of mourning – the faithful horse has been with us always. Elizabeth Cotton
To be content, horse people need only a horse, or, lacking that, someone else who loves horses with whom they can talk. It was always that way with my grandfather. Allan J. Hamilton
You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder, ‘What can heaven offer any better than what I have here on earth?’ Monica Dickens
You took me to adventure and to love. We two have shared great joy and great sorrow. And now I stand at the gate of the paddock watching you run in an ecstasy of freedom, knowing you will return to stand quietly, loyally, beside me. Pam Brown
Until you have loved a horse, a part of your soul sleeps.
In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart.
To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.
A horse is the epitome of grace, power, and freedom. 
Any real, beautiful thing in this world shouldn’t be tamed or claimed or broken. It should be allowed to be, worked with, not against, appreciated. Don’t be afraid of the wild she has left. It makes her special. Carly Kade
First, no other animals have the same mirroring effect as horses, meaning they will mirror humans’ emotions. Second, they are not judgmental or biased. And third, they live within a social structure, heir herds, much the same as we do. Valerie Ormond
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 treats.
Horses are our silent partners. When we learn their language. This partnership grows strong. Monty Roberts
I don’t even like old cars. I’d rather have a go**amn horse. A horse is at least human, for God’s sake. J.D. Salinger
If a horse comes to you in a dream, consider it an honor. For it does so of its own free will. Lawren Leo
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong. Pat Parelli
It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you. Lendon Gray
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. Winston Churchill
Of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind, the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless. Bret Harte
One who believes that he has mastered the art of horsemanship has not yet begun to understand the horse.
Stay away from a horse long enough and you’ll start tapping your fingers to the beat of a trot.
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
The horse, a creature that lives in a herd, reminds us that we are not alone and that we should not alienate others. Lawren Leo
The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.
There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities. Herman Melville
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
To look into the eye of a horse is to see a reflection of yourself that you might’ve forgotten. No grief was big enough not to be washed clean in your horse’s eye. Gillian Mears
When a horse offers their face to you, they’re interested in what you are, what you’re doing. They’re paying attention. ​Brady Jandreau
When you take care of your horse, your horse takes care of you. You can say that about no other creature on the planet. Chloe Thurlow
Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it. John Trotwood Moore
Yet when books have been read and reread, it boils down to the horse, his human companion, and what goes on between them. Walter Farley
You occasionally see one, and it’s the thrill of a lifetime. But mostly all you ever see is a cloud of dust after they are gone. It’s their stubborn ability to survive that makes them so remarkable. Velma Johnston
Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it. Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes
Life is a short, deep and simple gallop, but on horseback it signifies strength and spirit, as well as freedom and confidence. They are what we are with an open heart. Gabriel Oliverio
You can see beautiful things that make you cry, however, none of them can match the grace and beauty of a horse in freedom.

Heartwarming Quotes about the Bond with Horses

A horse that loves and cares for a man was loved and cared for by a man! Emma Bullington
A true horseman does not look at a horse with his eyes, he looks at his horse with his heart.
For there is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it. Samuel Riddle
I love the horse from hoof to head, From head to hoof and tail to mane. I love the horse as I have said, From head to hoof and back again. James Whitcomb Riley
She had felt from the beginning that horses were easier to understand than people. They made their wishes clear. They bestowed their affection without conditions. They didn’t love you for a time, then stop loving you for no apparent reason. Louisa Morgan
To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you – that – is the greatest and purest love. Cynthia Garrett
We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry, or relaxed. He already knows – long before we do. Marijke de Jong
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
Above all, Vasya wanted her horse. She wanted his strength, his warm breath, his uncomplicated affection. Without him, she was a lost girl in a dress; on his back, she felt invincible. Katherine Arden
Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses. No one ever came to grief, except honorable grief, through riding horses. No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. Young men have often been ruined through owning horses, or through backing horses, but never through riding them; unless of course, they break their necks, which, taken at a gallop, is a very good death to die. Winston Churchill
For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins. Melissa James
His hooves pound the beat, your heart sings the song. Jerry Shulman
Horses don’t speak, but they communicate through body language. If you look very closely, you’ll find out your horse has been trying to talk to you every day. Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum
I was a boy, and I believed deeply in the sightedness of horses. I believed that there was nothing that they did not witness. I believed that to have a horse between my legs, to extend my pulse and blood and energy to theirs, enhanced my vision. Made of me a seer. I believed them to be the dappled, sorrel, roan, bay, black pupils in the eyes of God. Mark Spragg
If you have seen nothing but the beauty of their markings and limbs, their true beauty is hidden from you.
In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens. Jodie Mitchell
It is the horse’s gift to connect us with Heaven and our own footsteps. Ronni Sweet
No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. Herman Melville
On the back of a horse, you will find Paradise. Stella A. Walker
People ought to quit worrying so much about whispering to their horses and just start listening to them. Greg Darnall
The earth would be nothing without sand, the same way a man would be nothing without a horse.
The horse is a mirror to your soul… and sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror. Buck Brannaman
The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable, and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back. Amber Senti
There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse. Rolf Kopfle
There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse. Aleksandra Layland
They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion. Kate Millett
To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection.
When the Almighty put hoofs on the wind and a bridle on the lightning, He called it a horse.
When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter. Roy Rogers
Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprint of a horse beside it. John Trotwood Moore
You can see what man-made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse. Charles M. Russell Uplifting Inspirational Horse Quotes
Your seat is a verb, and your reins are adjectives to add beauty and shape. Pat Parelli
Once a horse has touched your soul, they will always be with you.
No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me.

How Horses Inspire Us: The Timeless Bond between Humans and Equines

In the vast tapestry of human history, few creatures have left as profound an impact on our lives as the horse. From the ancient civilizations to the modern world, horses have been steadfast companions, transporters of dreams, and sources of unwavering inspiration. Their remarkable abilities and gentle spirits continue to captivate and inspire us, forging a timeless bond that transcends generations.

One of the most profound ways horses inspire us is through their strength and resilience. Watching a horse gallop freely across a field, its powerful muscles propelling it forward, instills a sense of awe and admiration. Their tenacity to overcome challenges, both physical and emotional, serves as a reminder that we too can surmount obstacles in our lives. Horses teach us to be strong in the face of adversity, to keep moving forward, and to find strength within ourselves.

Furthermore, horses possess an innate ability to connect with humans on a deeply emotional level. The bond that forms between a horse and its rider is extraordinary, often described as a silent language spoken through touch and trust. This unique relationship fosters a sense of empathy, compassion, and understanding, teaching us to be more attuned to the feelings and needs of others.

Horses also inspire us to embrace the present moment and find solace in the beauty of nature. As we ride or simply spend time with these magnificent creatures, we become one with the world around us. The rhythmic sound of hooves on the ground, the feel of the wind against our faces, and the scent of hay and leather envelop us in a sensory experience that rejuvenates our spirits and brings us closer to the natural world.

Moreover, horses embody freedom and a sense of adventure. Their nomadic history symbolizes the boundless possibilities that await beyond the horizon. Being in their presence, we feel an urge to explore, to break free from the constraints of daily life, and to seek new experiences.

Horses have also been powerful muses for artists, writers, and poets throughout history. Their grace, elegance, and sheer beauty have inspired countless masterpieces, celebrating their spirit and majesty. The art that emanates from the inspiration of horses serves as a testament to their enduring influence on human creativity and imagination.

In conclusion, horses hold a special place in our hearts, inspiring us in myriad ways. They teach us valuable life lessons about strength, resilience, empathy, and living in the present moment. Their unwavering companionship and the beauty they bring to the world around us kindle our spirits and fill our souls with wonder. The profound connection we share with horses is a reminder of the enduring bond between humans and these majestic creatures, a bond that will continue to inspire and uplift us for generations to come.

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