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"It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races." Mark Twain

"When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have." - Sir Winston Churchill  

"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse." – R S Surtees

"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: He trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it." -  William Shakespeare

"It isn't important who is ahead at one time or another, in either an election or a horse race. It's the horse that comes in first at the finish that counts." – President Harry S. Truman

"The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged" - Ovid

"The best horse does not always win the race" – Old Irish Saying

"One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him." - Jeffrey Bernard

"Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse." - Richard Sasuly

"A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace." - Ovid

"You know, I feel like a racehorse whose gate won't open." – "Quiz Show" (1994)

"A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character." – Frederico Tesio

"I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." - John Galsworthy

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

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

"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." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something.  When you're my age, you splatter."  - Roy Rogers

"You know horses are smarter than people.  You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people."  - Will Rogers

"If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong."  - Pat Parelli

"You know, everybody thinks we found this broken-down horse and fixed him, but we didn't. He fixed us. Every one of us. And I guess in a way we kinda fixed each other too." - Red Pollard, "Seabiscuit" (2003)

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

"This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it! Because you never know how far you can run unless you run." - Penny Chenery, Secretariat (2010)

"He leans back against the starting gate like he's in a hammock in the Caribbean..." - Lucien Laurin, Secretariat (2010)

"We'll be alright Joey. We're the lucky ones, you and me. Lucky since the day I met you." - Albert Naracott, "War Horse" (2011)

"You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper." Dagobert D. Runes

"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls- they give us hope!" – Toni Robinson

"When riding a horse we leave our fears, troubles, and sadness behind on the ground." – Juli Carlson

"Secretariat and Riva Ridge are the most famous pair of stablemates since Joseph and Mary." - Dick Schaap


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