Horse Sayings

Horse SayingsIt didn’t occur to me until we owned a horse just how many times we use common horse sayings. I’m amazed how common these saying are, even though they seem to have origins many years ago before the automobile was common. I’m sure I’m forgetting some good ones but these are really funny to me now that we have horses:

  • “Hold your horses!”
  • “Get off your high horse.”
  • “Hey, your barn door is open.”
  • “That’s like putting the cart before the horse.”
  • “Aw, blow it out your nose” (applies to multiple animals, I know)
  • “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” (my non-gift horse would prefer I not look in her mouth either)
  • “He’s got horse sense” (Is this a compliment or an insult?)
  • “I got it straight from the horse’s mouth” (Ick!)
  • “…a horse of a different color” (you know “brown” isn’t really a horse color, right?)
  • “Hey!” (trust me, it’s funny up to 30 times a day when you work with hay all the time.)

and my favorite:

  • “Why the long face?”

Can you think of any more?

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