"Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high, keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky, and live like you ain't scared, just enjoy the ride." -Chris LeDoux
"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They
provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope”
“When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on
yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine…you know you
are loved. “
He knows when you’re happy
He knows when you’re
He knows when you’re confident
And he always knows when you
“It’s being thrown in the dirt & getting up and brushing it off Trying until you succeed It’s a passion filled with
STRENGTH DETERMINATION DECISION and so much more This is the definition of a true sport Where companionship is key to success And fear is not an option Its called being…an Equestrian”
"Nothing can compare to the feeling you get when you put both feet in the
stirrups and get ready to ride. Sure, it’s something you know you’ve done
countless times, but the start of the ride is like an open book. Anything can
happen. And as soon as you sit in the saddle, it’s you and the horse, and
nothing else. Every other sound is silenced. No other thoughts can clutter
your mind, and your head feels clear and indescribable.
On a horse, you feel important. You feel strong. You feel invincible.
Something as simple as a collected canter or sitting trot or the electric
feeling of the connection in the reins can make you feel more alive than you’ve
ever felt before. Nothing compares to that. Nothing compares to feeling like a
real rider. And that’s when you know you’ve found what you truly
“God forbid that I should go to any heaven where there are no horses.”
“A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks
in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside
“You took me to adventure and to love. We two have shared
great joy and great sorrow. And now I stand at the gate of the paddock watching
you run in an ecstasy of freedom, knowing you will return to stand quietly,
loyally, beside me.”
“We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so
huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and
far more feeble, animal to ride upon its back.”
“If God had intended man to walk, he would have given him
four legs. Instead, he gave him two-one to put on either side of a horse.”
“I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive
quite so beautiful as a horse.”
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about
themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving
us escape from our mundane existence.”
"The essential joy of being with horses, is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire."
"Advice from a horse: take lifes hurdles in stride. Loosen the reins. Be free spirited. Keep the burrs from under your saddle. Carry your friends when they need it. Keep stable. Gallop to greatness."
"You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination. Your understanding and love. That's what fuses you two together in this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder, what can heaven offer any better than what you have right here on earth?"
"The horse is a mirror to your soul...and sometimes, you might not like what you see..." -Buck Brannaman
"You don't know teamwork until your partner is a twelve hundred pound free spirit..."
"It was not in my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips that you kissed, but my soul..."
"Cowgirl Attitude: Its a state of mind, the adventurous kind, a free spirit. Living to the limit, giving her best; rough, tough, soft enough, darling, caring; sometimes swearing, sometimes sassy, always classy, bright, polite, just might if its right. A natural flirt with just a little dirt."
"A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings. Always believe in yourself..."
"...If you think holding on is hard, wait until you have to let go..."
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." -Pat Parelli
"The symbol of wide open spaces and freedom. The horse arouses great passion and feeds our imagination."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
"No Heaven can be if my horse isn't there to welcome me."
"You don't break these animals, you come to an understanding."
"Saving just one horse will not change the world... but surely it will change the world for that one horse..."
"I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet none of
them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free."
them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free."
"When we think of those companions who traveled by our side down life's road, let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us."
"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!"
"He has galloped through young girl's dreams, added richness to grown women's lives and served men in war and strife."
"Riding is a partnership. The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace, which are greater then yours. For your part, you give him guidance, intelligence and understanding which are greater then his. Together you can achieve a richness that neither can alone."
"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves--strong, powerful, beautiful--and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."
"This is not a phase. This is not a game, a hobby, or a recital. This is power, this is control, this is teamwork. This is something we love to do. This is something we live to do!"
"The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses; and still thinks your completely amazing!"
"When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large, liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered..."
"I smile when I catch God watching me through a horses eyes."
"The wind of heaven is that in which blows between a horses ears."
"....and he whispered to the horse, "trust no man in whose eyes you do not see yourself reflected as an equal."
"Horses teach us about honesty and about authenticity because they know no other way of being."
"To be loved by a horse should fill us with awe as we have not deserved it."
"Give a horse all that he needs and he will give you his heart in return."
"When we ride, we never worry about the fall. I guess that's just the cowboy in us all."