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People say riding isn't a sport...Well you see, the "ball" I play with has a mind of it's own.
Author Unknown

A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.
John Steinbeck

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle easily and often breached.  Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.  We cherish memory as the only certain immortality….
Irving Townsend

Where to bury a Horse

If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have,
he will come to you when you call;
come to you over the far, dim pastures of death,
and though you ride other living horses through life,
they shall not shy at him, nor resent his coming.
For he is yours and he belongs there.

People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass
bent by his footfall,
who hear no nicker pitched too fine for insensitive ears.
People who may never really love a horse.

Smile at them then,
for you shall know something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth knowing.
The one place to bury a horse is in the heart of his master.
Author Unknown

All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he’ll listen to me any day.
Author Unknown

For want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe the Horse was lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe Nail.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1758

Somewhere in time’s own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again. 
Stanley Harrison

A woman needs two animals – the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it.
Author Unknown

A dog may be man’s best friend, but the horse wrote history.
Author Unknown

It’s really amazing to see the number of parents who think they qualify as trainers and instructors.  It would seem that since these parents are paying a professional trainer for advice and knowledge, they would have the good sense and courtesy to let the trainer teach the child in his own way, without interference.
Judith Spreckles, HORSES Magazine, September, 1972

A horseman or horsewoman must have only one thing (and each in his own way): a passionate, obsessive love for the horse. Nothing more.
George H. Morris

A good rider can hear his horse speak to him, a great rider can hear his horse whisper, but a bad rider won't hear his horse even if it screams at him.
Author Unknown

Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.
George H. Morris

Think of riding as a science, but love it as an art.
George Morris

There are only two emotions that belong on the saddle; One is a sense of humor, and the other is patience.
John Lyons

Every time you ride, you're either teaching or un-teaching your horse.
Gordon Wright

If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit long ago.
George Morris

Perfect practice makes perfect.
George Morris

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