They say equestrians are thinkers and philosophers. They say we spend so much time in the saddle that we must have a lot of time to think! Well, they’re not too far wrong. We all know it’s very easy to relax on a long ride in the countryside with your horse and let your mind wander and daydream.
Some of the greatest men and women in history were proud equestrians, and horses are often admired and wrote about in literature, so there are plenty of beautiful horse quotes to be found quite easily.
Here are 7 equestrian quotes that we consider our favourites.
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
Churchill is often quoted as having said this, and if not in these exact words, many have heard a similar quote from him. Churchill was a great lover of horses and he made it his personal mission to rescue the horses of the war and bring thousands home.
A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot. ~John Steinbeck
John Steinback was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, penning novels such as Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. He was truly a great thinker, and of course, a keen equestrian.
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
In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~Helen Thomson
God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. ~R.B. Cunninghame Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1917
To me, horses and freedom are synonymous. ~Veryl Goodnight
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong. ~Pat Parelli
So what do you think of these quotes? What is your personal favourite? Feel free to share in the comments below.