EAGL Quotes


Thoughtful and Amusing Quotes

 “A horse is an amazing expression of life. Death never seems to interfere
with that very much. It’s a gift to let them go when their physical ability to
express life becomes a burden to them.”

Gail Ivey


“You cannot remain unmoved by the gentleness and conformation of a well-bred and well-trained horse – more than a thousand pounds of big-boned well-muscled animal, slick of coat and sweet of smell. Obedient and mannerly, and yet forever a menace with its innocent power and ineradicable inclination to seek refuge in flight, and always a burden with its need to be fed, wormed , and shod, with its liability to cuts and infections, to laming and heaves. But when it greets you with a nicker, nuzzles your chest, and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be and what you want to do has been answered.”

-Albert Borgmann, Crossing the Postmodern Divide, 1992

“To succeed in any undertaking, any art or any trade or any profession, simply keep it ever persistently fixed in mind as an aim, and then study to make all effort toward it play or recreation. The moment it becomes hard work, we are not advancing.”

Prentice Mulford



“We must stop planning, plotting and scheming, and let Infinite Intelligence solve the problem in its own way.”

Florence Shinn

 “If you fail to go within, you will go without.”

Neal Donald Walsch


 “We stand guard over works of art, but species representing the works of eons are stolen from under our noses.”  

 Aldo Leopold

 “Anxiety is the interest paid on trouble before it is due.”


Dean William R. Inge


 “A thoroughbred teaches one how to be patient, to appreciate classic beauty, and to hold on REAL tight when someone starts up the lawn mower unexpectedly… “


From the Chronicle of the Horse Forum


 “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

 Sign on CA hunter/jumper trainer Jimmy Williams’ golf cart


 “When you long for blessings you cannot name, and when you grieve knowing not the cause, then indeed you are growing with all things that grow, and rising toward your greater self.”


Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam


 “Life is not about how fast you gallop, or how high you jump, but how well you bounce.”



 “A good rider is a psychologist who knows himself and his horse. But he is also his horse’s doctor; if his treatment is wrong, he makes matters worse, that is, he intensifies the error…

When Alexander the Great tamed Bucephalus, he succeeded, not because of the Macedonian prince’s firm seat, but because of his mental attitude, for he had thought his way into the horse’s soul.”


Horsemanship,” written in 1938 by Waldemar Seunig, former German Olympic coach and Master of the Horse.


 “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”


 Lily Tomlin


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