Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill (thanks, Anne, for the inspiration today) sure seemed to know a thing or two about horses. Like really knew them. What was it that he is always quoted for saying? Yes, you remember the ones. Even if you are not a horse person, you know them.

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
“When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.”
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”

Those three statements are fact to me. If we let them, they will show us what is inside of us. Who we really are. It is my belief that God made them this way for a reason and why the horse plays such a big part in our ‘success.’ I know I am weird and probably sound like a broken record at this point if anyone is still reading, but I dare you to prove me wrong. It is really no wonder that it was the horse that helped us come so far as a civilization.

Some people like to be on a mountain top or on a beach, but put me atop my horse, and there is no better place to be. The view is unlike any other you will see between those two ears. The air you breathe is fresher. It awakens your soul, that horse smell. That combination of grass, sweat, and dirt. I do not think I have met anyone who does not like it. The wind feels different. I feel free, like I could fly. To be honest, sometimes it feels like I do. I feel strong while at the same time, all I have to do is ask with the slightest touch or movement to have my horse move.


I have learned a lot about life from the horse. They have taught me to be humble and confident at the same time.



That it takes more than luck and talent. Luck will only get you so far. It takes faith and hard work. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. It takes learning and growing from your mistakes. To continue to strive and quest. 


They have taught me to trust. To let go, have faith, and trust. You can not micro manage them. You have to ask them and let them learn and do their job. To see things from their point of view. They are honorable and honest, commanding respect. 



They will make you work for it because they are worthy of it. 

The horse has taught me to be more like him. AHAmoment.

Walk in love, dear readers, and have a great weekend!

14 thoughts on “Winston Churchill

  1. One of the biggest things I have discovered on my journey with horses is how directly good horsemanship relates to living a good life. Opening my heart to being my best self with my horse has taught me to be a better wife, mother and friend. I love what you said “they will make you work for it because they are worthy of it”.

  2. I love those quotes.

    I heard when I was younger that equestrians don’t need church when they have a good horse and an open range. I agree with the sentiment. They are therapy for the mind and soul.

    1. They are therapy. I personally, wouldn’t go as far to say it replaces church because the fellowship of faith is important and has its roll. However, horses and riding for me bring me back to center, reminds me of what is important, and brings me closer to God. Thanks for your comment!

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  4. I couldn’t agree more with your post and with Winston Churchill. Horses have helped me to be a better human being by making me face myself.

  5. Rocking E Cowgirl

    I love what you say about hard work being better than talent. Thank goodness, right?! I’ve got hard work for miles, where my talent is lacking!

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