Quote Archives

"A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character.' -Tesio

"No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse." -Richard Sasuly

"There is little to compare with the thrill of standing next to the creature in the winner's enclosure avoiding his hooves and receiving the conratulations of the press, your trainer and friends who backed it.  What makes the experience so satisfying is that you, the owner, have had absolutely nothing to do with the horse winning." -Robert Morley

"Thoroughbreds are superior horses which sneer at other horses who are not in their Who's Who- the General Stud Book.  Their telephone numbers are ex-directory.  They often gather for many social events such as Ascot when they study one another's clothes and general turn-out." - Rintoul Booth (1975)

"If you want to understand the effect of weight on a horse, try running for a bus with nothing in your hands.  Then try doing it with your hands full of shopping.  Then think about doing that for four and a half miles."  -Jenny Pitman (1985)

"You need luck as well as good bloodlines to produce a horse like Secretariat.  It's a funny thing.  For instance, Secretariat has a half-sister who looks like a potential winner.  But he also has a half-sister who couldn't outrun a fat man going downhill." -Helen Tweedy

"A horse is a thing of beauty...no one will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor." -Xenophon

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

"Kissed by sunlight, embraced by open fields, the horse is the center of all beautiful things." -unknown

"The essential joy of being with horses is that is brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire." -Sharon Ralls Lemon

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

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

"There is no secret closer than what passses between a man and his horse." -R.S. Surtees

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." -Winston Churchill

"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.  It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson