Favourites on Friday - Horse Quotes

A little surprised that I haven't shared my collection of Horse quotes yet ... how shocking!

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~ Arabian Proverb

To ride a horse is to ride the sky. ~ Author Unknown

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

Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the Horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~  Helen Thomson

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

To see the wind’s power, the rain’s cleansing and the sun’s radiant life, one need only to look at the horse. ~  Source unknown

There are unknown worlds of knowledge in brutes; and whenever you mark a horse, or a dog, with a peculiarly mild, calm, deep-seated eye, be sure he is an Aristotle or a Kant, tranquilly speculating upon the mysteries in man.  No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.  They see through us at a glance. ~ Herman Melville ‘Redburn, His First Voyage’ 1849

A thousand horse and none to ride! –

With flowing tail, and flying mane,

Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,

Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,

And feet that iron never shod,

And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,

A thousand horse, the wild, the free,

Like waves that follow o’er the sea,

Came thickly thundering on, … ~ Lord Byron, XVII, ‘Mazeppa’, 1818

... and, of course, perfect excuse for more Horse pictures :D