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Let us look beyond the ears of our own horses so that we may see the good in one another's.
~Old Horse Expression

Anyone who is concerned about his dignity would be well advised to keep away from horses.
~Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

Victory happens when 10,000 hours of training meet one moment of opportunity.

The ears never lie.
~Don Burt

The hooves of the horse! Oh! witching and sweet is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet; no whisper of love, no trilling of bird, can stir me as hooves of the horse have stirred.
~Will H. Ogilvie

The noblest task of the riding teacher is to form the mind of the student as well, so that the latter comes to depend on the teacher less and less.
-Waldemar Seunig, HORSEMANSHIP

A schooled horse is the best teacher, and a young horse should be ridden by an experienced rider.
-THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING by the German National Equestrian Federation

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

My horses understand me tolerably well; I converse with them at least four hours every day. They are strangers to bridle or saddle; they live in great amity with me, and friendship of each other.
~Jonathan Swift, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

A perfect book on riding could be written only by a horse.
~Vladimir Littauer

To ride a horse well, you have to know it as well as you know your best friend
~Katie Monahan

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
-John D. Rockefeller

Let us look beyond the ears of our own horses so that we may see the good in one another's.
~Old Equine Expression

It is the very difficult horses that have the most to give you.
~Lendon Gray

The horse shall be for man a source of happiness and wealth; its back shall be a seat of honor and its belly riches, and every grain of barley given it... shall be entered in the register of good works.
~Mohammed

The more I study nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator
~ Louis Pasteur

...through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings.
~ Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis

Horses have hoofs to carry them over frost and snow; hair, to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water, and fling up their heads....Such is the real nature of horses.
~Chuang Tzu

Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth.
~Shakespeare, Henry V

Let us look beyond the ears of our own horses so that we may see the good in one another's.
~Old equine expression

If God doesn't love us, why are there horses?

Upon a courser, whose delightful steps shall make the gazer joy to see him tread.
~Shakespeare, Pericles

Take care not to vex the young horse, or cause it to abandon its affable gracefulness in disgust. For this is like the fragrance of blossoms, which never returns, once it has vanished.
~Antoine de la Baume Pluvinel

And as I was riding along, my heart resounded in the lawn-dampened steps, resounded in the snorting and champing on the bit by my gray, and a blissful happiness lit up my heart and I knew: If I now dropped out of the world, I would fall into heaven.
~Baron von Munchhausen

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse.
~Bedouin legend

...when I looked at life from the saddle and was as near to heaven as it was possible to be.
~Frances, Countess of Warwick

Practice sharpens, but overschooling blunts the edge. If your horse isn't doing right, the first place to look is yourself.
~Joe Heim


People, then, are not friend to horses unless their horses love them in return.
~Beryl Markham

Riding is simple...it's just not easy.
~ anonymous

A good horse is never a bad color.
~ Cowboy saying

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
~ Art Linkletter

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
~American Proverb

The horse shall be for man a source of happiness & wealth; its back shall be a seat of honor and its belly riches, and every grain of barley seed given it...shall be entered in the register of good works.

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.
~old equine expression

All King Edward's Horses Canter Many Big Fences
~Mnemonic for the Dressage Arena Letters

It is the very difficult horses that have the most to give you.
~Lendon Gray

But a horse is a labor of love as well as a responsibility, an aesthetic as well as a dynamic pleasure, something to contemplate as well as to ride.
~Sarah Montague, in A RIDER'S DIARY by Nina Duran

To practice equestian art is to establish a conversation on a higher level with the horse; a dialogue of courtesy and finesse.
~Nuno Oliveira

People, then, are not friend to horses unless their horses love them in return.
-Plato

There is no greater pleasure than a nice ride on a nice horse on a beautiful day.
-Judy Richter

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
-Norman Vincent Peale (1898 ? 1993)

Luck is being prepared for opportunity when it comes.

A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.
- Monty Roberts

When your horse has reached his potential, leave it. It's such a nice feeling when you and your horses are still friends.
- Dr. Reiner Klimke

I don't help people with horse problems, I help horses with people problems...
-Nicholas Evans - the Horse Whisperer

There is no instant dressage. One should count in years, not in days.
-Bengt Ljungquist

People, then, are not a friend to horses unless their horses love them in return.
-PLATO

The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
-James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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

"If the horse has a high opinion of the rider, he will let himself be guided,
if not, he will resist."
-Nuno Oliveira (c.1990)

Your priorities determine your progress.
Mike Tully

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

You win (succeed) not by chance but by preparation.
- Roger Maris

"The great thing about having a dream is that you get too busy following it
to notice that other people don't think that you're going to make it."

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-Scott Adams

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
-George Patton (1885 - 1945)

Take time; make time. There might not be another time.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
-Mother Teresa

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you'll know exactly what to do.
-Michelle Ventor


Success, real success, in any endeavor demands more from an individual than most people are willing to offer - not more than they are capable of offering.
-James Roche



Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.
-George Allen (1922 - 1990)


I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

"We are all winners in our own special way; it is our responsibility to share the gifts of victory."
e englert

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content
of their character. "I have a dream today."

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
-Annette Funicello

The horse is God's gift to mankind.
Arabian Proverb

With a bit of courage and a dash of self-discipline, a small talent can go a long way.
-Kitty Carlisle Hart

Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1915)

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
-Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Horse sense is just stable thinking.

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
-Eric Butterworth

There are many things that will catch my eye, but there are only a few that catch my heart...it is those I consider to pursue.
-Tim Redmond



"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
-Robert Frost


If you're the only one that knows you're afraid,you're brave.
- Irish Proverb

May the hinges of friendship never grow rusty.

We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful
and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride up on its back.
-Peter Gray

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themeselves--strong,
powerful, beautiful-and it has the capability of giving us escape from our
mundane existence.
-Pam Brown

When Allah willed to create the horse. He said to the South Wind: "I will
that a creature proceed from thee - condense thyself!" - and the wind
condensed itself. Then came the Angel Gabriel, who took a handfull of this
matter and presented it to Allah, who formed of it a dark bay saying: "I have
called thee horse. Thou shalt fly without wings." Then he signed him with the sign of glory and of good fortune, a star in the middle of the forehead.

A horse is the projection of people's dreams about themeselves--strong,
powerful, beautifu--and it hass the capability of giving us escape from our
mundane exisstence.
-Pam Brown b 1928

My horse has a hoof like a striped agate
His fetlock is like a fine eagle plume
His legs are like lightning
My horse has a tail like a thin black cloud
the Holy Wind blows through his mane...

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
-Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

"His proud, bold and fearless style of movement and his vigorous, untiring action have, perhaps, never been surpassed."
-D.C. Linsley

"By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself."
-Emir Abd-el-Kader

"The imagination equips us to see a reality we have yet to create."

I always try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
-John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

Horse sense is good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people.
-W. C. Fields (1880-1946)

Even though circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, never lose sight of your goal. Instead, prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.
-Mario Andretti

Heart is what separates the good from the great.
-Michael Jordan

Nothing is impossible; some things just require more steps

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong
man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The
credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and
comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiams, the great
devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in
the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt

God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses.
-Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham

"Pegasus was s snow-white steed...as wild, and as swift, and as buoyant, in his flight through the air, as any eagle that ever soared into the clouds."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Winners are like teabags. You never see their true strength until they're in hot water.

Losers quit when they are tired. Winners quit when they have won.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
-Henry Ford

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
-Eugene S. Wilson

On horseback he seemed to require as many hands as a Hindu god,atleast
four for clutching the reins,an two more for patting the horse soothingly on
the neck.
-H.H.Munro[Saki]

Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up and sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it's just enough to know they're standing by.
-Elizabeth Foley


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

"It is funny about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it."
-- W. Somerset Maugham


"It's what you learn after you know it all that is important."
-Legendary California rider and trainer,Jimmy Williams

"You stop being average the day you decide to become a Champion, because the average person won't make that decision."
- Tom Hopkins

"Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are."
-Old Englsih saying

A horse is the projection of people's dreams about themselves---strong, powerful, beautiful---and it has heh capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
-Pam Brown

"His ears up-pricked; his braided hanging mane
Upon his compass'd crest now stands on end...
His eye, which scornfully glistens like fire
Shows his hot courage and his high desire."
-Shakespeare

"In riding a horse we borrow freedom."
-Helen Thomsom

"Riding turns 'I wish' into 'I can'."
-Pam Brown

"When you stop giving, when you stop offering something, it's time to turn off
the lights."
- George Burns, Comedian

"Riding a Horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up
and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand
passion."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A lovely horse is always an experience...It is an emotional experience of
the kind that is spoiled by words."
-Beryl Markham,West With The Night

"So did this horse excel a common one
In shape, in courage, color, pace and bone.
...What a horse should have he did not lack,
Save a proud rider on so proud a back."
-Shakespeare

"His proud, bold and fearless style of movement and his vigorous, untiring action have, perhaps, never been surpassed."
-D.C. Linsley on 'Figure' in THE MORGAN HORSE

"A good horse is never a bad color."
-Old equine expression

"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse."
-Old equine expression

August Thoughts for the Day...
"...Pegasus was a snow-white steed... as wild, and as swift, and as buoyant, in his flight through the air, as any eagle that ever soared into the clouds"
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

"...through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings."
-Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis

"God Forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
-Cunninghame-Graham

"There is nothing better than the outside of a horse for the inside of a man."
-Old Equine Expression

"The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears."
-Arabian Proverb

"When God created the horse, he spoke to the magnificent creature: I have made thee without equal. All the treasures of this earth lie between thy eyes...thou shalt fly without wings."
-The Koran

If you have a "Thought for the Day" please email it to manager@foxrunfarm.net. Visit our Inspiration Section (located on Right Navigational Bar) to discover more neat quotes, stories and quips...
Let us look beyond the ears of our own horses so that we may see the good in one another's.
~Old Horse Expression

Anyone who is concerned about his dignity would be well advised to keep away from horses.
~Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

Victory happens when 10,000 hours of training meet one moment of opportunity.

The ears never lie.
~Don Burt

The hooves of the horse! Oh! witching and sweet is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet; no whisper of love, no trilling of bird, can stir me as hooves of the horse have stirred.
~Will H. Ogilvie

The noblest task of the riding teacher is to form the mind of the student as well, so that the latter comes to depend on the teacher less and less.
-Waldemar Seunig, HORSEMANSHIP

A schooled horse is the best teacher, and a young horse should be ridden by an experienced rider.
-THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING by the German National Equestrian Federation

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

My horses understand me tolerably well; I converse with them at least four hours every day. They are strangers to bridle or saddle; they live in great amity with me, and friendship of each other.
~Jonathan Swift, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

A perfect book on riding could be written only by a horse.
~Vladimir Littauer

To ride a horse well, you have to know it as well as you know your best friend
~Katie Monahan

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
-John D. Rockefeller

Let us look beyond the ears of our own horses so that we may see the good in one another's.
~Old Equine Expression

It is the very difficult horses that have the most to give you.
~Lendon Gray

The horse shall be for man a source of happiness and wealth; its back shall be a seat of honor and its belly riches, and every grain of barley given it... shall be entered in the register of good works.
~Mohammed

The more I study nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator
~ Louis Pasteur

...through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings.
~ Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis

Horses have hoofs to carry them over frost and snow; hair, to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water, and fling up their heads....Such is the real nature of horses.
~Chuang Tzu

Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth.
~Shakespeare, Henry V

Let us look beyond the ears of our own horses so that we may see the good in one another's.
~Old equine expression

If God doesn't love us, why are there horses?

Upon a courser, whose delightful steps shall make the gazer joy to see him tread.
~Shakespeare, Pericles

Take care not to vex the young horse, or cause it to abandon its affable gracefulness in disgust. For this is like the fragrance of blossoms, which never returns, once it has vanished.
~Antoine de la Baume Pluvinel

And as I was riding along, my heart resounded in the lawn-dampened steps, resounded in the snorting and champing on the bit by my gray, and a blissful happiness lit up my heart and I knew: If I now dropped out of the world, I would fall into heaven.
~Baron von Munchhausen

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse.
~Bedouin legend

...when I looked at life from the saddle and was as near to heaven as it was possible to be.
~Frances, Countess of Warwick

Practice sharpens, but overschooling blunts the edge. If your horse isn't doing right, the first place to look is yourself.
~Joe Heim


People, then, are not friend to horses unless their horses love them in return.
~Beryl Markham

Riding is simple...it's just not easy.
~ anonymous

A good horse is never a bad color.
~ Cowboy saying

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
~ Art Linkletter

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
~American Proverb

The horse shall be for man a source of happiness & wealth; its back shall be a seat of honor and its belly riches, and every grain of barley seed given it...shall be entered in the register of good works.

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.
~old equine expression

All King Edward's Horses Canter Many Big Fences
~Mnemonic for the Dressage Arena Letters

It is the very difficult horses that have the most to give you.
~Lendon Gray

But a horse is a labor of love as well as a responsibility, an aesthetic as well as a dynamic pleasure, something to contemplate as well as to ride.
~Sarah Montague, in A RIDER'S DIARY by Nina Duran

To practice equestian art is to establish a conversation on a higher level with the horse; a dialogue of courtesy and finesse.
~Nuno Oliveira

People, then, are not friend to horses unless their horses love them in return.
-Plato

There is no greater pleasure than a nice ride on a nice horse on a beautiful day.
-Judy Richter

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
-Norman Vincent Peale (1898 ? 1993)

Luck is being prepared for opportunity when it comes.

A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.
- Monty Roberts

When your horse has reached his potential, leave it. It's such a nice feeling when you and your horses are still friends.
- Dr. Reiner Klimke

I don't help people with horse problems, I help horses with people problems...
-Nicholas Evans - the Horse Whisperer

There is no instant dressage. One should count in years, not in days.
-Bengt Ljungquist

People, then, are not a friend to horses unless their horses love them in return.
-PLATO

The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
-James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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

"If the horse has a high opinion of the rider, he will let himself be guided,
if not, he will resist."
-Nuno Oliveira (c.1990)

Your priorities determine your progress.
Mike Tully

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

You win (succeed) not by chance but by preparation.
- Roger Maris

"The great thing about having a dream is that you get too busy following it
to notice that other people don't think that you're going to make it."

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-Scott Adams

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
-George Patton (1885 - 1945)

Take time; make time. There might not be another time.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
-Mother Teresa

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you'll know exactly what to do.
-Michelle Ventor


Success, real success, in any endeavor demands more from an individual than most people are willing to offer - not more than they are capable of offering.
-James Roche



Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.
-George Allen (1922 - 1990)


I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

"We are all winners in our own special way; it is our responsibility to share the gifts of victory."
e englert

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content
of their character. "I have a dream today."

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
-Annette Funicello

The horse is God's gift to mankind.
Arabian Proverb

With a bit of courage and a dash of self-discipline, a small talent can go a long way.
-Kitty Carlisle Hart

Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1915)

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
-Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Horse sense is just stable thinking.

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
-Eric Butterworth

There are many things that will catch my eye, but there are only a few that catch my heart...it is those I consider to pursue.
-Tim Redmond



"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
-Robert Frost


If you're the only one that knows you're afraid,you're brave.
- Irish Proverb

May the hinges of friendship never grow rusty.

We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful
and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride up on its back.
-Peter Gray

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themeselves--strong,
powerful, beautiful-and it has the capability of giving us escape from our
mundane existence.
-Pam Brown

When Allah willed to create the horse. He said to the South Wind: "I will
that a creature proceed from thee - condense thyself!" - and the wind
condensed itself. Then came the Angel Gabriel, who took a handfull of this
matter and presented it to Allah, who formed of it a dark bay saying: "I have
called thee horse. Thou shalt fly without wings." Then he signed him with the sign of glory and of good fortune, a star in the middle of the forehead.

A horse is the projection of people's dreams about themeselves--strong,
powerful, beautifu--and it hass the capability of giving us escape from our
mundane exisstence.
-Pam Brown b 1928

My horse has a hoof like a striped agate
His fetlock is like a fine eagle plume
His legs are like lightning
My horse has a tail like a thin black cloud
the Holy Wind blows through his mane...

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
-Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

"His proud, bold and fearless style of movement and his vigorous, untiring action have, perhaps, never been surpassed."
-D.C. Linsley

"By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself."
-Emir Abd-el-Kader

"The imagination equips us to see a reality we have yet to create."

I always try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
-John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

Horse sense is good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people.
-W. C. Fields (1880-1946)

Even though circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, never lose sight of your goal. Instead, prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.
-Mario Andretti

Heart is what separates the good from the great.
-Michael Jordan

Nothing is impossible; some things just require more steps

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong
man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The
credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and
comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiams, the great
devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in
the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt

God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses.
-Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham

"Pegasus was s snow-white steed...as wild, and as swift, and as buoyant, in his flight through the air, as any eagle that ever soared into the clouds."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Winners are like teabags. You never see their true strength until they're in hot water.

Losers quit when they are tired. Winners quit when they have won.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
-Henry Ford

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
-Eugene S. Wilson

On horseback he seemed to require as many hands as a Hindu god,atleast
four for clutching the reins,an two more for patting the horse soothingly on
the neck.
-H.H.Munro[Saki]

Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up and sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it's just enough to know they're standing by.
-Elizabeth Foley


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

"It is funny about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it."
-- W. Somerset Maugham


"It's what you learn after you know it all that is important."
-Legendary California rider and trainer,Jimmy Williams

"You stop being average the day you decide to become a Champion, because the average person won't make that decision."
- Tom Hopkins

"Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are."
-Old Englsih saying

A horse is the projection of people's dreams about themselves---strong, powerful, beautiful---and it has heh capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
-Pam Brown

"His ears up-pricked; his braided hanging mane
Upon his compass'd crest now stands on end...
His eye, which scornfully glistens like fire
Shows his hot courage and his high desire."
-Shakespeare

"In riding a horse we borrow freedom."
-Helen Thomsom

"Riding turns 'I wish' into 'I can'."
-Pam Brown

"When you stop giving, when you stop offering something, it's time to turn off
the lights."
- George Burns, Comedian

"Riding a Horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up
and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand
passion."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A lovely horse is always an experience...It is an emotional experience of
the kind that is spoiled by words."
-Beryl Markham,West With The Night

"So did this horse excel a common one
In shape, in courage, color, pace and bone.
...What a horse should have he did not lack,
Save a proud rider on so proud a back."
-Shakespeare

"His proud, bold and fearless style of movement and his vigorous, untiring action have, perhaps, never been surpassed."
-D.C. Linsley on 'Figure' in THE MORGAN HORSE

"A good horse is never a bad color."
-Old equine expression

"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse."
-Old equine expression

August Thoughts for the Day...
"...Pegasus was a snow-white steed... as wild, and as swift, and as buoyant, in his flight through the air, as any eagle that ever soared into the clouds"
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

"...through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings."
-Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis

"God Forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
-Cunninghame-Graham

"There is nothing better than the outside of a horse for the inside of a man."
-Old Equine Expression

"The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears."
-Arabian Proverb

"When God created the horse, he spoke to the magnificent creature: I have made thee without equal. All the treasures of this earth lie between thy eyes...thou shalt fly without wings."
-The Koran