Horses Proverbs

Sayings about Horses

The eye of the master makes the horse fat, and the eye of the mistress makes the chambers neat. ~ Dutch Proverb

The horse never refuses a homeward gallop. ~ African Proverb

A woman like a horse needs spurs. ~ French Proverb

The lucky fellow loses his wife, the unlucky fellow loses his horse. ~ Georgian Proverb

Feed your horse as a friend, mount him as an enemy. ~ Croatian Proverb

Swiftest horse cannot overtake the word once spoken. ~ Chinese Proverb

A ragged colt may make a good horse. ~ English Proverb

Judge not the horse by his saddle. ~ Chinese Proverb

You do not need a whip to urge on an obedient horse. ~ Russian Proverb

Only by falling do you learn how to mount a horse. ~ Kurdish Proverb

When he looked under the saddle he lost his horse. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

If you would shoot a general, shoot his horse first. ~ Japanese Proverb

Quiet horses kick the hardest. ~ Armenian Proverb

It is the good horse that draws its own cart. ~ Irish Proverb

Wait for a month before you praise a horse, and for a year before you praise a woman. ~ Czech Proverb

Donkey’s lips don’t fit onto a horse’s mouth. ~ Chinese Proverb

Heaven on earth is to be found on horseback, reading books and between a woman’s breasts. ~ Arabian Proverb

Old horses don’t forget the way. ~ Japanese Proverb

Cutting off a mule’s ears doesn’t make it a horse. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

Be on a horse when you go in search of a better one. ~ Chinese Proverb

Where a horse of a Turk passes the grass will not grow again. ~ Albanian Proverb

Better one poor horse than an empty stall. ~ Danish Proverb

It is too late to lock the stable door when the horses have already been stolen. ~ Dutch Proverb

Give a horse to the one who likes the truth so that on it he can escape. ~ Armenian Proverb

To fall off a good horse is at least worthwhile. ~ Yiddish Proverb

The horse that arrives early gets good drinking water. ~ Zulu Proverb

It is better to lose the saddle than the horse. ~ Italian Proverb

Only when the horses have escaped do men repair the stable. ~ German Proverb

Don’t harness the donkey and the horse together. ~ French Proverb

Your tongue is like a horse — if you take care of it, it takes care of you; if you treat it badly, it treats you badly. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

One can’t shoe a running horse. ~ Dutch Proverb

You can’t put two saddles on the same horse. ~ Mongolian Proverb

Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses. ~ German Proverb

A horse with two masters is always skinny; the ship with two captains sinks. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is easy to go on foot if you are holding your horse by the rein. ~ French Proverb

Stroke the horse until it is saddled. ~ Polish Proverb

A young woman is to an old man the horse that he rides to hell. ~ Spanish Proverb

He who is born a mule can never be a horse. ~ Corsican Proverb

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. ~ English Proverb

Don’t lock the stable door after the horse is stolen. ~ English Proverb

If the horse is already dead more hay will not help it. ~ Filipino Proverb

The nail supports the hoof, the hoof the horse, the horse the man, the man the world. ~ Arabian Proverb

The slow horse reaches the mill. ~ Irish Proverbs

A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet. ~ German Proverbs

A good horse has many faults; a bad one has hardly any. ~ Croatian Proverb The horse is God’s gift to mankind. ~ Arabian Proverb

If a pedestrian sees a horse he will want to ride it. ~ Korean Proverb

The day your horse dies and your money’s gone, your relatives change into strangers. ~ Chinese Proverb

Nobody wants to buy a sleeping horse. ~ Mexican Proverb

Don’t look for speed in a cheap horse; be content if it neighs. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. ~ English Proverb

Dead horses can’t kick. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

The horse may run quickly, but it can’t escape its own tail. ~ Russian Proverb

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride. ~ English Proverb

Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better ride a good horse for a year than an ass all your life. ~ Dutch Proverb

Hobby horses are more expensive than Arabian stallions. ~ German Proverb

The war horses are born on the frontiers. ~ Chinese Proverb

When he mounts his horse he forgets God; when he dismounts, he forgets his horse. ~ Russian Proverbs

When you are in a hurry, the horse holds back. ~ Chinese Proverb

A good horse is worth his fodder. ~ Dutch Proverb

Better a blind horse than an empty halter. ~ Dutch Proverb

Sleep after selling horses and elephants. ~ Hindu Proverb

A horse is worth more than riches. ~ Spanish Proverb

Don’t put the cart before the horse. ~ English Proverb

The horse may wish to do one thing, but he who saddles him another. ~ Spanish Proverb

One takes care of the horse, another rides it. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The horse that you love draws more than four oxen. ~ Danish Proverbs

Choose a friend with the eyes of an old man, and a horse with the eyes of a young one. ~ Armenian Proverbs

The horse must graze where it is tethered. ~ Belgian Proverbs

Nothing is so reckless as a blind horse. ~ Greek Proverbs

There are no women or horses without shortcomings. ~ French Proverb

Distance tests a horse’s strength; time reveals a marls character. ~ Chinese Proverb

Do not change horses in the middle of the river. ~ Native American Proverbs

If wishes were horses, beggars might ride. ~ English Proverb

An old friend is like a saddled horse. ~ Afghan Proverb

A horse may stumble, though he has four feet. ~ Dutch Proverb

Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse. ~ English Proverbs

It is better to ride for half a year on a good horse than to spend your entire life riding on a mule. ~ Dutch Proverbs

A poor old horse will have a worn out tail. ~ Korean Proverb

Beware of the front of a bull, the back of a horse and both sides of a blind man. ~ Georgian Proverb

Sweet tongues buy horses on credit. ~ HawaiianProverb

He who was presented with an ox must give in return a horse. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Horses

People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. ~ Marya Mannes

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. ~ R.B. Cunninghame Graham

Horses make a landscape look beautiful. ~ Alice Walker

I will not change my horse with any that treads but on four pasterns. When I bestride him I soar, I am a hawk; he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it. ~ William Shakespeare

To me, horses and freedom are synonymous. ~ Veryl Goodnight

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

Men are generally more careful of the Breed of their Horses and Dogs than of their Children. ~ William Penn

The wildest colts only make the best horses. ~ Plutarch

A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger. ~ James Rarey

A good rider on a good horse is as much above himself and others as the world can make him. ~ Edward Herbert

The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood. ~ Johannes Jensen

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

I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse. ~ Ronald Reagan Quotes

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people, and what do you always find? That the stables are the real center of the household. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. ~ Ian Fleming

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 Raferty

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required. ~ Stephen B. Leacock

When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter. ~ Roy Rogers

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. ~ Will Rogers

In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~ Helen Thomson

Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That’s why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers. ~ Charles M. Russell

A woman needs two animals – the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it. ~ Author Unknown

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. ~ Robert Smith Surtees

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. ~ Josephine Demott Robinson

I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion. ~ Kate Millett

A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot. ~ John Steinbeck

A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. ~ Beryl Markham

Horses lend us the wings we lack. ~ Author Unknown

One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ~ Dale Carnegie

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

Horses – if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~ Author Unknown

An two men ride of a horse, one must ride behind. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

A horse doesn’t care how much you know, until he knows how much you care. ~ Pat Parelli

There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. ~ John Lubbock

They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom. ~ Ben Jonson

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