April 19, 2013

Q- Quotes

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse and a good wife.
--Daniel Boone
I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
--Ronald Reagan
The horse is a mirror to your soul...and sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror.
--Buck Brannaman
All horses in life deserve at least once to be loved by a little girl.
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
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
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.
--Winston Churchill
There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.
--Robert Smith Surtees
Show me your horse and I will tel you what you are--English Proverb
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.
--Arabian Proverb
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, Henry V

A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, and a great horse.
--C.J.J. Mullen

If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle.
--Rita Mae Brown

A horse is worth more than riches.
--Spanish Proverb

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

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

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
--Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. 
--Attributed to the Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway

And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse.
--Bedouin Legend


Cindy D. said...


Lauren said...

Love the Buck quote.

Christie Maszkiewicz said...

There were a lot of quotes! I could have posted several pages but had to limit it. There were tons from Buck!

lytha said...

hi, i know you're a fan of julie goodnight. do you have any especially helpful articles or videos that you can point me to online? or do i have to become a member to get the good stuff? what training principles of hers have you adopted?

please check out my blog today for some great training videos i found recently. i think you'll like them.