You can lead your horse to water, but actual drinking is at the discretion of the horse.
Once falling from your horse, it is essential to climb back on immediately. Unless you are Christopher Reeves.
It is unwise to allow a burr to remain under the saddle of your mount.
Horses will always act predictably unless otherwise inclined.
Examining the teeth of a horse gifted to you, should not be done in the presence of the donor, and certainly not in your bathroom.
"Beating a dead horse": surprisingly, a phrase coined by an experienced marriage counselor.
"Ridden hard and put away wet": terminology mistakenly applied to horses. It more accurately describes a woman weighing as much as a horse, who remains as the last female, glued to a barstool at 2:00 AM.
You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to float on his back you've really got something.
Funny (or not so funny) that you should mention that. Back over a month ago, when getting ready to transport my horses to the ranch, I went to pick them up from their winter pasture. Running through their winter pasture is the major rio that empties the mountains of all the spring runoff. So the river was boogeying, very high, and very cold. (Did I already tell this story somewhere else on Moe's??) I whistled for the guys and a couple of them came running across the river in pretty good shape. My number one horse didn't show. And when I went looking for him, I found him a good ways away--in the water, on his left side, completely submerged. I FREAKED! Almost jumped in with all my clothes on. Not that that would have accomplished anything. He had rushed his river crossing, slipped on the rocks and went under. I ran back to the bridge, crossed the rio, and ran back to the spot I'd left him. The other 3 horses were there having coaxed my number one guy out of the water. But he wasn't standing on his left rear leg. Had it retracted like a landing gear. Ultimately got him to the trailer and by the time we got to the ranch, he was walking pretty OK. Gave him some anti-inflammatory. Next day he was fine. Has been ever since. Which is totally cool. Horses don't always float--on their backs or in any other position, automatically. Never seen anything like it.
I thought I would get in good with the guys in the local saloon, by telling them I was a farrier. They done run me out of the place, saying they don't want no farriers and their West Hollywood lifestyle messin' up the community.