Why Horses Inspire Us

by Rebecca on October 19, 2010

in Animal Pictures,Animal Poems

There is a link between animals and the Deity. Man is merely a more perfect animal than the rest. He reasons better. How do we know that animals have not a language of their own?… My opinion is that it is a presumption in us to say no, because we do not understand them. A horse has memory, knowledge, and love. ~ Napoleon


 There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

 ~ Winston Churchill




Where in the wide world can man find
Nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy
Or Beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is laced 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.
All of our past has been borne on his back.
All our history is his industry,
We are his heirs, he our inheritance.
Ladies and Gentlemen –
The Horse.

 ~ Ronald Duncan



 Through the days of love and celebration and joy, and through the dark days of mourning-the faithful horse has been with us always.

 ~ Elizabeth Cotton


The one best precept-the golden rule in dealing with a horse-is never to approach him angrily. Anger is so deviod of forethought that it will often drive a man to do things which in a calmer mood he will regret. ~ Xenophon



Horse, thou art truly a creature without equal, for thou fliest without any wings and thou conquerest without any sword. ~ The Qur’an


The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.

 ~ Arabian proverb


Courage, wisdom born of insight and humility, empathy born of compassion and love, all can be bequeathed by a horse to his rider. ~ Charles de Kunffy


 Gypsy gold does not clink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.

 ~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


The sight of that pony did something to me I’ve never been quite able to explain. He was more than tremendous strength and speed and beauty of motion. He set me dreaming.

 ~ Walt Morey


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


The emancipation of women may not have begun with the vote, nor in the cities where women marched and carried signs and protested, but rather when they mounted a good cow horse and realized how different and fine the view. From the back of a horse, the world looked wider. ~Joyce Gibson Roach



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

 ~ Johannes Jensen


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