- Nicholas Evans
Both a horse and a man have something in common, both dump you, though generally you get over the horse's dumping first.
A horse gallops with his lungs,
There are fools, damn fools, and those who remount in a steeplechase.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.
If you start getting nervous about getting hurt you will be....If you are worringing about the danger it's time to give up.
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.
Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers.
Never trust a cowhand that doesn't know how to properly tie a horse.
In order to have a good hand, it must be light, gentle, and firm.
A light hand is one which never feels the contact of the bit with the bars.
A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
The typical cowboy was wolf wild and free as the wind.
I took the life of a cowboy like a horse takes oats.
On horseback you could ride through the cattle and they would pay no attention. But the minute you dismount, you become a threat.
If your horse doesn't care, you shouldn't either.
There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man.
The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.
A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger...
...A horse is a thing a beauty...none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splender.
Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse
Soon I shall go to sleep, in hopes of seeing him again. His intelligent soft eyes, his elegant head. His soft heart, and his four legs. For my horse is a dream, a dream of the making.
If I had a horse, I'd ride off in the sunset, where dreams, and shadows lie. To a life, where pain and sorrow don't exist, and to where hopes, and dreams become reality.
You know you are going really fast when you are galloping the same way as the wind is blowing, yet there is wind in your ears.
Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up.
There are times when you can trust a horse, times when you can't, and times when you have to.
One of the worst things that can happen in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
The shoe to fit the foot, and not the foot to fit the shoe.
There's nothin' in life that's worth doin', if it can't be done from a horse.
The wildest broncos are those you rode some place else.
When cowboys are too old to set bad examples, they start handin' out good advice.
If a horse becomes more beautiful in the course of his work, it is a sign that the training principles are correct.
For a young boy, it is a long time before he knows his alphabet. A longer time before he can spell, and maybe years before he can read distinctly; and yet, there are people who will get on a young horse, entirly untaught, and undressed, fancy that by beating and spurring, they will make him a dressed horse in one moring only. I would love to ask such stupid people whether by beating a boy they would teach him how to read without first showing him the alphabet? Sure they would beat him to death before they would make him read.
A horse doesn't care how mauch you know, until he knows how much you care.
My horse is very quick, so quick sometimes, that he leaves me behind.
I live in a house, but my home is the stable.
How to ride a horse:
A stubborn horse walks behind you. An impatient horse walks infront of you, but a noble horse walks with you.
There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sence of humor, and the other in pataince.
It is care, not expensive stables that make a good horse.
It is the difficult horse that have the most to give you, and that you can get the most out of.
An exhibitor went up to a horse show to judge a complaint by an competitor, who claimed he was place below someone who made a mistake of being on the wrong lead the entire show. The judge walked over to the competitor and said: The other guy did it better wrong, then you did it right!
Every time you ride, you are either training, or untraining your horse.
You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
One man's wrong lead, is another's counter-canter.
A horse is like a violin. First it must be tuned. When tuned, they also must be accuartatly played.
Never drink down-stream from the herd.
Farriers are like cats. They don't go out in the rain, and they don't come when you call them.
One the first day, god created horses. One the second day, he painted the good ones.
The horse stopped with a jerk, and the jerk fell off.
When training young horses, "There are many types of bits, for many different disiplines, but the severity of ALL bits, lies in the hand of who's holding them.
Use your head, not your spurs.
Ask, Insist, Order.
If it doesn't involve ropin', ridin', or saddles, count me out... and if you don't like it, my horse has a special gift for you!!
You live in hell? HA! I ride him everyday.
If you think 8 seconds is quick, come with me on a Sunday.
You can call me a Red neck, Hick, Goat Roaper, Sheep Hurder, or a Cowboy, but I'm still better than you.
It's all very simple, keep your mind in the middle while your butt spins round and round.