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    Student teaching...I am responsible for coming up with a quote for our classroom blackboard each day. I am getting a case of "quote fatigue." I beg for inspiration!

    So what are your favorite horse related quotes, sayings, proverbs?

    (OMGoodness--I missed my 2000th post!)

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    Student teaching...I am responsible for coming up with a quote for our classroom blackboard each day. I am getting a case of "quote fatigue." I beg for inspiration!

    So what are your favorite horse related quotes, sayings, proverbs?

    (OMGoodness--I missed my 2000th post!)

    MCL



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    Horse's make a liar out of you every time http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    Half the failures of this world arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
    --Augustus Hare

    Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
    --Dale Carnegie

    Science is not a sacred cow. Science is a horse. Don't worship it. Feed it.
    --Aubrey Eben

    Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that has the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
    --Dale Carnegie

    . . .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
    --Xenophon

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

    Four things greater than all things are Women and horses and power and War
    --Rudyard Kipling

    For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe a horse was lost,
    for want of a horse a rider was lost, for want of a rider a army was lost,
    for want of an army a battle was lost, for want of a battle the war was
    lost, for want of the war the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a
    little horseshoe nail.
    --Benjamin Franklin

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    god created women so his horses would survive

    Wind of Heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears

    - Arabian Proverb


    Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction

    "It appears we are being transformed from an information
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    I used to have a website with 16 pages of all quotes! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif But I cant find it http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif So I put a few that I remember. Also if you check through Horse Illustrated magazines, there are quotes put in various places.

    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1100 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs---its just something you cant get from a pet hamster!

    There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle, one is a sense of humor, and the other is patience -John Lyons

    Words are as beautiful as horses, and sometimes just as difficult to corral.

    It is difficult horses that have the most to give you.

    All horses deserve, at least once in life, to be loved by a little girl.

    Well thats all I got now! Let me know if you need more! lol

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    I heard this from a friend so I'm not sure who said it:

    Life without horses is possible but pointless.



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    If you always do what you've always done... you'll always get what you've always gotten.

    (don't know who said it... but I use it often with new students that I am trying to get to try something new!)
    If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
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    Not that this is approriate for your school purposes...but it always makes me laugh:

    "I can't understand the pleasure people find with horses...a horse is an animal dangerous at both ends and most uncomfortable in the middle"

    I think it was Churchill that said that...not sure though!



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    Dixie I think thats the one I put on the whiteboard out at the barn awhile ago. I have a whole list of quotes and things I like (both horsey and not). Its not on the my comp, but on my brother's. So I will try and get my brother to send them to me. I started a new list on this computer but it doesn't have that many yet. Here's one:
    You don't throw a whole life away just because its a little banged up - Tom Smith

    Carolina Girls- Best in the World.



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    I use these in my lesson barn: (Please excuse the caps - it is how they were in my file!)

    WHETHER YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN DO SOMETHING, OR BELIEVE YOU CAN’T,
    YOU’RE RIGHT.

    IT ISN’T WHAT YOU KNOW THAT COUNTS,
    IT’S WHAT YOU THINK OF IN TIME.

    FAILURE IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEGIN AGAIN MORE INTELLIGENTLY. - Henry Ford

    ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF NOT GETTING HIT IN THE HEAD.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE HORSE IS TO EMBODY THE WINGS A PERSON FEELS WITHIN HER.

    AIM FOR PERFECTION: EXCELLENCE WILL BE TOLERATED.

    THE TRUTH DOESN’T HURT - UNLESS IT OUGHT TO.

    ANYTHING SCARCE IS VALUABLE - PRAISE, FOR EXAMPLE.

    SUCCESS IS THE PRODUCT OF BACKBONE, NOT WISHBONE.

    WORRY GIVES LITTLE THINGS BIG SHADOWS

    NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY CAN DO, UNTIL THEY TRY.

    PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING, IF YOU WHISPER IT.

    WHEN MADE TWICE, A MISTAKE BECOMES A FAULT.

    THE ROAD TO FAILURE IS PAVED WITH INDECISION

    IMPROVEMENT BEGINS WITH “I”

    Riding is a partnership. The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace, which are greater than yours. For your part you give him your guidance, intelligence and understanding, which are greater than his. Together you can achieve a richness that alone neither can. - Lucy Rees

    "If you expect and reward mediocrity, that is what you will get; however, if you expect and reward excellence and quality, you have a probability of getting it"
    - Mark Silber, Ph.D. - university professor

    ....And a few more I have collected:

    Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

    It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

    Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

    Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

    Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused

    A horse doesn't care how much you know until he knows how much you care

    The hardest thing about learning to ride is the ground!

    It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.

    Whoever said that money couldn't buy happiness didn't know where to buy a horse.

    Jumping is just dressage with speed bumps!

    Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.

    Riding isn't a matter of life or death. It's more important!

    Riding is life; the rest is just minor details.

    You don't have to ride EVERY day, just the ones that end in "Y"

    He knows when you're happy, he knows when you're sad, and he knows when you have a carrot…

    A bad ride is better than a good walk

    No one can teach riding as well as a horse.

    I used to have money, now I have horses.

    If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong.

    A good horse and good rider are only so in mutual trust.

    No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.

    It is not enough to know how to ride; you must learn how to fall

    I spent most of my life riding…the rest is wasted

    Life is good...horses make it better

    A horse without a rider is still a horse; a rider without a horse is no longer a rider.

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

    You can lead a horse to water- but you can't make him step in it!

    Riding the art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

    The hardest thing to do on a horse is nothing at all.

    "On ne suit pas tous la meme piste.
    - Not everyone follows the same trail."

    "Don't get mad at somebody just 'cause they know more'n you do. It ain't their fault."

    "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

    The horse stopped with a jerk, and the jerk fell off.

    The greatest obstacle to progress is not the absence of
    knowledge, but the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel Boorstin, The Key Reporter

    "Do or do not. There is no try." Thank you Yoda.

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Robert Anson Heinlein

    If you can do it, it ain't braggin'.
    No matter where you go, there you are



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    If wishes were horses, than beggars would ride- I don't know the author or origin.



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    I should probably be asking this on the eventing board, but as long as the thread's up here, I'll give it a shot. I'm looking for a specific quote about eventing. I forget how it starts, but it ends, "and if you make a mistake, make it going forward." I just need the first part and also who said it!

    To contribute, I'll throw in some I've collected. I collect quotes both horsey and non-horsey. My faves:

    Art thou afear'd to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire? (Lady Macbeth)

    Judge not, that ye be not judged. (Matthew 7:1)

    Only that day dawns to which we are awake. (Henry Thoreau)

    Thought before action, if you have time. (Dick Francis)

    There are fools, damn fools, and people who remount in a steeplechase.

    The hooves of the horses! Oh witching and sweet is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet. Will Ogilvie
    The hooves of the horses! Oh witching and sweet is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet. Will Ogilvie



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    Geez, I'm sure you'll get bombarded with them. There's so many. I'll only post one that I've always liked since I was a youngster:

    Now I lay me down to rest
    Please place my spurs upon my chest
    And if you want to honor me
    Then please go set my horse's free

    (old cowboy saying)

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    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
    ...Belefonte



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    For want of a nail a Kingdom was lost

    A horse, a horse. My Kingdom for a horse.

    Job 39:19

    Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
    That is, given him courage? which is meant by neighing and shaking his neck.
    He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
    He beats with his hoof.
    He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he the sound of the trumpet.
    He so rides the ground that it seems nothing under him.

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    There was an old Montana CowMan, Spike Van Cleave, who wrote (besides a couple books full of great tales of horses, cattle and family) that when he died he wanted his epitaph to be:

    "He was good to his horses and true to his friends."

    I can't think of a better way to be remembered.


    "The fool on the hill"
    \"The fool on the hill\"



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    It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river.
    --Abraham Lincoln

    ...but why discourse
    upon the virtues of the horse?
    They are too numerous to tell
    Save when you have a horse to sell.
    --Josh Billings

    The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong--but that's the way to bet
    --Damon Bunyon

    Horse sense is something a horse has that keeps him from betting on men.
    --(I don't remember who the author is)

    A golden bit does not make the horse any better.
    --proverb

    If the world were truely a rational place men would ride sidesaddle.
    --Rita Mae Brown

    You cannot judge the horse by the harness.
    --Proverb

    The only people who never fall off are those who never get on.
    --anonymous


    Horses have never hurt anyone yet, except when they bet on them.
    --Stuart Cloete

    That hoss wasn't built to tread the earth.
    He took natural to the air.
    And every time he went aloft,
    He tried to leave me there.
    --anonymous tribute to an unmanageable horse

    What shall we choose in life--Pegasus or workhorse? Shall it be sprinters and jumpers to entertain us, or workers to pull the load?Do we have more need of strong hocks than we do winged hooves? Do we choose to ride the wind, feet off the ground, knowing--however briefly--an intensity, a magic that transcends the everyday? Or shall we seek stamina and support, the straining muscles of an old war horse for the journey? Maybe it all depends on what we think we need for the long haul; Pegasus, a thing of beauty, or the workhorse, a joy forever.
    --Jean Schaefer

    "Well, suh, about the head of a truely great hawse there is an air of freedom unconqureable. The eyes seem to look on heights beyond our gaze. It is the look of a spirit that can soar. It is not confined to hawses; even in his pictures you can see it in the eyes of the Bonaprte. It is the birthright of eagles."
    --John Taintor Foote

    The horse is virtually the only animal the world has ever known to be both weight-carrying servant and bosom buddy...
    --L.T.L.

    Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are.
    --Old English Saying

    I'm all for good conformation, but rarely have I seen it. If you examine the top [dressage] horses today, you will find many faults. If the imperfect machine works perfectly, who cares what the machine looks like?
    --John Winnett

    You can lead a horse to water, but if you can teach him to roll over and float on his back, then you got something--Joe E. Louis

    There were probably just as many reckless drivers before the day of the automobile but the horses had more sense.
    --anonymous

    O! For a horse with wings!
    --William Shakespeare



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by claire:
    Not that this is approriate for your school purposes...but it always makes me laugh:

    "I can't understand the pleasure people find with horses...a horse is an animal dangerous at both ends and most uncomfortable in the middle"

    I think it was Churchill that said that...not sure though!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I believe that quote is from Ian Fleming



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    Posted by x "Horse sense is something that a horse has that keeps it from betting on men." I believe that was Mark Twain.

    Two of my favorites:

    "One of the things that makes life worth living is sharing it with other species." Mark Pokras, Director of the Wildlife Clinic at Tufts University.

    "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Ghandi
    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe



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    "The devil dare not enter a camp gaurded by an Arabian horse."

    (I prefer to say ..."Arabian mare"...since mine would attack you if you tried to hurt my daughter) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif



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