I'm not very good with the written word, and am pretty much hopeless when it comes to condensing something insightful and brilliant into one or two sentences. Thus I always appreciate it when other people manage to do this. I was reading an article by the eventing coach Jimmy Wofford today and read yet another of his brilliant "Woffordisms" when it comes to horses:
"The worst of them sense our fears and take advantage of us. The best of them sense our dreams and take us there."
I think this quote is brilliant, simply because in my experience it is so true. I think there is something to be learned from every horse, but I also think some horses are able to touch certain people in very special ways. I know I have been lucky and blessed to own several gorgeous, talented horses in my life. I've loved and learned from them all but two of them definitely had the ability to sense my dreams and take me there. As I was thinking about this quote today it made me start thinking about other quotes that have made me laugh, or made me nod my head in agreement. I've listed a few that came to mind today. Please add your favorite horse quotes in the comments.
There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing. - Will Rogers
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. - Sir Winston Churchill
If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle. - Rita Mae Brown
There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. - Robert Smith Surtees
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
Whoever said money can't buy happiness never owned a horse.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. - Arabian Proverb
Murphy, Dutch and Wiz
This was cuter in person, the picture doesn't convey how cute these guys looked while they stared me down, impatiently waiting for me to feed them. Faune, Fonzi, Chimano, Silver, Romeo and Gus.