Favourite horse quotes

Since the horse is always learning, we need to be aware of what our actions are teaching him.
John Lyons

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.
Robert Smith

The sooner we let go of the idea that horses think like humans, the sooner we will start to make headway with our relationships with horses.
Cheryl Kimball

Knowing how to yield is strength.

Lao Tse

Never deal with a horse when you are in a fit of passion. A fit of passion is a thing that has no foresight in it, and so we often have to rue the the day when we gave way to it

A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.
Pat Parelli

It’s amazing what a horse will give you if you ask them right 
but it’s even more amazing what they’ll give you if you ask them wrong
Tom Dorance

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
Dagobert D. Runes

The best thing that I try to do for myself is to try to listen to the horse. I don’t mean let him take over. I listen to how he’s operating; what he’s understanding or what he doesn’t understand; what’s bothering him and what isn’t bothering him. I try to feel what the horse is feeling and operate from where the horse is.
Tom Dorrance

True riding mastery can only be reached by the person who, for years and years, has kept his mind open to new ideas, and even he should always be prepared to admit that there is still much to be learned.
Wilhelm Muselller

The chief motivator of our attitudes should be a love for the horses. When this theme encompasses all our intentions, it fosters the humility and learning attitude which aid the rider to persevere through the difficulties encountered on the road to discovering the horse.
Eric Herberman

Riding is a school of humility and selflessness, its practice if it is done well, makes better human beings.
Nuno Oliveira

You have to remember that your horse is always saying something to you, an ongoing message, which you have to concentrate on and always answer him with signals based on positive information according to where both of you are in your program.
Richard Shrake

My horses are my friends, not my slaves.
Reiner Klimke