"Riding is both a dance and a conversation between rider and horse and it cannot proceed productively without feel; feel for the horse, feel of the horse and then let him feel back to you.  To me, it's like music. A lot of people play music by ear, so they don't see every note.  And a lot of people ride a horse that way. So the horse fills in those spots that aren't so good. But if you're trying to train a horse, that can get real confusing for him. But if you know every note - every whole note, every half, quarter and eighth note - then the horse doesn't have to fill in.  He knows what's there... I don't make the same mistake twice because I'm too busy making new ones.  That's how I learn.”      __Ray Hunt “You ride the horse you lead." __John Lyons
“The strongest halter on earth is the horse’s mind.”   _John Lyons
“No equestrian excellence, no thing of beauty astride, can be achieved in any discipline without the Centaur-like merging of human and horse. What this involves goes beyond the individual attributes of athleticism. It’s the neuro-muscular merging of the two so that the lines between the nervous systems -- the shared reflexes and unified centers of gravity -- are all but indistinguishable.” __Bobbie Lieberman
“We are Horse People because we cannot experiencee what it is to truly run free...without the horse. We are Horse People because we cannot experience the truly selfless nature of being...without the horse. When horses suffer, we suffer. When horses die, we die. When horses die, a little of each of us die. We are connected because we are Horse People.”                              ___Frank Solano, Endurance Rider, US Navy SEAL
“If it is in your blood to love horses, you share your life with them.  Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears.  a barn is a sanctuary in an unsettled world, a sheltered placewhere life’s true priorities are clear; a warm place to sleep, someone who loves us, and the luxury of regular meals.  Some of us need these reminders.”                               ___From “God Jumps” by Lauren Davis Baker
“The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated”                                                                     ____Mahatma Ghandi