Sep 062013



“When I was three years of age, my mother found me under a mare rubbing her belly while her foal grazed nearby.  I have loved horses all my life.  If I won a lottery, I would buy a couple for Trish and myself.  The best that I can do now, is to blog about the joy and splendour of horses.”     paula key.

Here are some quotes that live in my heart.  Hope you enjoy them too.  paula.

He knows when you’re happy

He knows when you’re comfortable

He knows when you’re confident

And he always knows when you have carrots.

~Author Unknownimages-24


“He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger..

.. he is pure air and fire;

and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him,

but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him;

he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.”

William Shakespeare, Henry V


It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.  ~Mexican Proverb


The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.  ~Yiddish Proverb


It’s always been and always will be the same in the world:  The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped.  ~Author Unknown


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

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


Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.  ~W.C. Fields


Riding:  The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.  ~Author Unknown


Many people have sighed for the ‘good old days’ and regretted the ‘passing of the horse,’ but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.  ~C.W. Anderson

Heaven is high and earth wide.  If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means.  ~Rudolf C. Binding

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


We tolerate shapes in human beings that would  horrify us if we saw them in a horse.   Dean Inge.


P.S  My wife, Trish, looked at this page and added.  “Tell them, that even a horse is outstanding in his field.”  LOL





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