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, Half Broke Horses~
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. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, they will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
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~
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.
He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.
~Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale~
Away, away, my steed and I,
Upon the pinions of the wind.
All human dwellings left behind,
We sped like meteors through the sky,
When with its crackling sound the night
Is chequered with the northern light.
A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character.
When a horse is seen, many words come to mind,
Strong, agile, magnificent, refined.
When a horse is seen there’s an urge to stare,
There’s a thrill that the horse is eager to share.
When a horse is ridden, no words can describe,
The amazing, breathtaking, powerful vibe.
When a horse is ridden, no feeling can compare,
To the pure magic of feeling wind whip through your hair.
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.
The horses paw and prance and neigh,
Fillies and colts like kittens play,
And dance and toss their rippled manes
Shining and soft as silken skeins;…
~Oliver Wendell Holmes~