In 1978, Affirmed ran his way into the history books at the Belmont Stakes, winning the last Triple Crown of horse racing. Thirty years later, Big Brown will try to match that rare achievement by winning his third major race this year. Horses have been a part of pop culture since the dawn of film. From Black Beauty to National Velvet to Seabiscuit, we have loved to love our horses. Here are the best seven movie quotes about a horse.“The history of the West was written by the horse. Wherever a settler left his footprint there was a hoof print beside it.”
Flicka (2006) – Katie McLoughlin (Alison Lohman)
“Horses ain't like people, man, they can't make themselves better than they're born. See, with a horse, it's all in the gene.”
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) – Paulie (Eric Roberts)
“I guess folks and horses are a lot alike. And it all depends on how they're saddle-broke whether their good or bad crops out. The thing that counts most ought to be how they finish the race.”
Stagecoach to Denver (1946) – Red Ryder (Allan Lane)
“The first time someone calls you a horse you punch him in the nose, the second time someone calls you a horse you call him a jerk but the third time someone calls you a horse, well then perhaps it's time to go shopping for a saddle."
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) – The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley)
“Well, my dad once said, "There's normally a winner in a two-horse race". Obviously neither me or Jose are horses, but I think the moral of the story is anything can happen. I believe that.”
The Calcium Kid (2004) – Jimmy (Orlando Bloom)
“Don't forget, Lady Godiva put everything she had on a horse.”
Tillie and Gus (1933) – Augustus Q. Winterbottom (W.C. Fields)
“Truth is, I help horses with people problems.”
The Horse Whisperer (1998) – Tom Booker (Robert Redford)
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