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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Riding
 
A canter is a cure for every evil.  Benjamin Disraeli.  1
Be the horse good or bad always wear your spurs.  Italian.  2
Before you mount look at the girth.  Dutch.  3
Better a begging mother than a riding father.  4
Better badly mounted than proud on foot.  German.  5
Better ride, when saddles do lack,
On a pad than on a bare horse’s back.
  6
He rode sure indeed that never caught a fall.  7
He that can’t ride a gentle horse must not attempt to break a mad colt.  8
He that rides before he is ready wants some o’ his gear.  9
He who knows the road can ride at full trot.  Italian.  10
He who rides behind another does not saddle when he will.  Spanish.  11
He who rides on the giant’s shoulders sees further than he who carries him.  French.  12
He who rides the horse is his master.  Danish.  13
He who rides the mule shoes her.  French.  14
If two men ride a horse one must ride behind.  Shakespeare.  15
It is good to go afoot when one is tired of riding.  Dutch.  16
More belongs to riding than a pair of riding boots.  German.  17
Ne’er rode, ne’er fall.  18
Ride on but look before you.  Dutch.  19
Ride softly that we may come sooner home.  20
Riding the only thing that princes ever do well because horses are no flatterers.  Swift.  21
The best horseman is always on his feet.  22
When you ride a young colt see your saddle be well girt.  23
You ride as if you went to fetch a midwife.  24
 
 
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