Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ye Olde Proverbs

Here are some olde horse proverbs for your consideration:

1. It is a good horse that never stumbles.

2. Mettle is dangerous in a blind horse.

3. A horse is neither better nor worse for his trappings.

4. One may take a horse to the water but you can't make him drink.

5. Get upon a high horse.

6. Putting money on the wrong horse.

7. Flogging a dead horse.

8. One must not look a gift horse in the mouth.

9. Putting the cart before the horse.

10. While the grass is growing the steed is starving.

11. A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.

12. An two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind.


  1. Number three says much about all of life. Nice list.

  2. Not quite sure I understand number 2

    1. A blind horse with mettle shouldn't resist authority, could be bad for his health. I think it means something like that, Charles, according to the explanation in the book, Proverb Lore, available on project gutenberg.