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Inspiring Quotes

Words of Wisdom from the Heart

04-inspiring-quotes-boleroOvertime horses and horse riding have brought about thousands of inspiring quotes. We have chosen a few of our favourites, both ancient and modern.

We hope you may enjoy these inspirational words as much as we do. When we are riding or training horses, these horse quotes help us - we hope that they may help you flourish too.

comillas“The horse knows. He knows if you know. He also knows if you don’t know.”

~ Ray Hunt


comillas“And indeed, a horse whom bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendour.”

 ~ Xenophon


comillas“In the calmness of the walk, horse and rider can find the time to think and to prepare the quality of the following trot and canter.”

~ Nuno Oliveira


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comillas“Riding is a partnership. The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace, which are greater then yours. For your part, you give him guidance, intelligence and understanding which are greater than his. Together you can achieve a richness that neither can alone.”

~ Lucy Rees


comillas“Proceed so that the horse finds himself willingly into the exercise, and not by force.”

~ Nuno Oliveira


comillasMake it a habit to praise the horse when the horse yields.” 

~ Nuno Oliveira



comillas“One who believes that he has mastered the art of horsemanship has not yet begun to understand the horse.”

~ Author Unknown


 comillas“Communication is two or more individuals sharing and understanding an idea."

~ Author Unknown


comillasIf your horse doesn't do what you asked, either you asked the wrong question, or you asked the question wrong.

~ Author Unknown


comillas“Riding this way is like playing a finely tuned instrument, at times delicate, at other times powerful… The true artist can play with equal dexterity a soft ballad or a crashing march.”

~ Sally Swift


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comillas “And what exactly do you whisper in the horse’s ear?”

Her reply was “Oh, it’s not what I whisper in the horse’s ear, its what he whispers in mine!”

~ Lucy Rees


comillas“The secret in riding is to do few things right.  The more one does, the less one succeeds.  The less one does, the more one succeeds.” 

~ Nuno Oliveira


comillasThe horse is a mirror to your soul……

     And sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror.”

~ Buck Brannaman



comillas“A true horseman does not see his horse with his eyes, he feels his horse within his soul.”

~ Lesley-Ann Passmore




comillas “Remember you’re working with a mind, so cause your ideas to become their ideas.”

~ Ray Hunt


 comillas “Natural Balance is the communication between two beings by the most subtle, almost invisible, signals, minute changes in the center of gravity and through pure thought and feeling.”

~ Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling


comillas “Above all, let us begin to “feel”! The ability to feel is a gift from God to each one of us. Let us begin to feel ourselves and understand our horses.”

~ Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling



comillas “Control the life in the body, so then the mind gets it.  When the mind understands, then the feet [will] understand.”

~ Ray Hunt


comillas “Listen to the horse. Try to find out what the horse is trying to tell you.”

~ Tom Dorrance


comillas “Just try to feel it. He’ll tell you when he’s ready”

~ Tom Smith to Red Pollard (‘Seabiscuit’the movie)


comillas “Life isn’t about the number of breaths we take but about the number of moments that take our breath away.”

~ Ray Hunt


Horses have moved man since the dawn of time, inspiring quotes from which all of us may gain a little more wisdom and, hopefully, understanding.

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