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    Default What are your favorite horse-themed prayers, poems, quotes & sayings?

    I'm working on a graphic art project that involves horse-themed prayers, poems, quotes and sayings and need some COTH inspiration.

    What are your favorites? Shorter ones most especially appreciated.



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    No horses breeder every committed suicide before foaling season.



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    The horse will tell on the handler/rider.

    Learn from a horseman, life is too short to make all the mistakes by yourself.



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    Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction. - Old Cowboy Saying



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    Once you have an OTTB, you never go back.
    Special Horses - equine volunteer to assist equines in need!
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    http://www.amazon.de/Reitvorschrift-.../dp/3487083698

    pretty much, with few exceptions cover to cover...
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Thanks! Please keep them coming!



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    "We who choose to surround ourselves with lives 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, never fully
    understanding the necessary plan.

    The life of a horse, often half our own, seems endless until one day.
    That day has come and gone for me, and I am once again within a
    somewhat smaller circle."

    -Irving Townsend 'The Once Again Prince', from "Seperate Lifetimes".

    The book is a collection of animal short stories. The last one is "The Once Again Prince". A real tear jerker. As are some of the other stories. But so worth the read. I think you can find it on Amazon but it is out of print.



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    Seen in a bar in Wyoming:

    Green sweet grass beneath my horse's feet
    The freedom to go and come.
    I love my fellow man the best
    When he is scattered some.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams



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    Put on your big girl panties and ride.
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    Former user name: GilbertsCreeksideAcres



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    A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

    For want of the nail the shoe was lost;
    For want of the shoe, the horse was lost;
    For want of the horse, the rider was lost;
    For want of the rider, the battle was lost;
    For want of the battle the war was lost;
    For want of the war, the kingdom was lost;
    And all for the want of a horse shoe nail.



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    A sad but important one:

    Better too early than a bit too late.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MeghanDACVA View Post
    "We who choose to surround ourselves with lives 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, never fully
    understanding the necessary plan.

    The life of a horse, often half our own, seems endless until one day.
    That day has come and gone for me, and I am once again within a
    somewhat smaller circle."
    OK, you guys are making me cry!

    I found some cool websites with horse quotes (it finally dawned on me to use Google, duh!)

    http://www.quotegarden.com/horses.html
    http://www.nickers.com/horse-quotes.htm
    http://www.weforanimals.com/quotatio...ionshorses.htm



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    "This, it be good"

    Except, I doubt anyone outside of COTH will understand how it is horse-related



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    In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~Helen Thomson



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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie A View Post
    In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~Helen Thomson
    Second this one. I have a stone coaster with this carved in, and it is probably one of the top things I would save if my house caught on fire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    http://www.amazon.de/Reitvorschrift-.../dp/3487083698

    pretty much, with few exceptions cover to cover...
    and if you don't speak German?



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    "It's alot harder to make a $150k horse out of a $8k horse, then it is to make a 8K horse out of a $150k horse" (Somewhere on COTH)

    "Most people don't need a $35k horse, they need a $1k horse and $34k worth of lessons" (again.. somewhere on COTH)



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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedsAdvil View Post
    and if you don't speak German?
    I don't, but four years of high school German sure do come in handy at times! That looks like a very cool book. My favorite saying in German is "Wenn die Katze fort ist, tanzen die Mause!" (which means, When the cat's away, the mouse dances!" My whole family is away right now, and I'm a dancing mouse!



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    Two classics:

    To Thee, my master, I offer my prayer.

    Feed me, water and care for me, and when the day's work is done, provide me with shelter, a clean, dry bed and stall wide enough for me to lie down in comfort.

    Always be kind to me. Your voice often means as much to me as the reins. Never strike, beat, or kick me when I don't understand what you want, but give me the chance to understand you. Pet me sometimes, that I may serve you the more gladly and learn to love you.

    Make sure that I am properly shod that I may serve you in comfort.

    And finally, Oh My Master, when my useful strength is gone, do not turn me out to starve or freeze or sell me to some cruel owner to be slowly tortured and starved to death; but do thou, My master, take my life in the kindest way and your God will reward you here and hereafter. You will not consider me irreverent if I ask this in the name of Him who was born in a stable.

    AMEN

    And....

    "God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses."

    Robert Graham



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