Horse Poetry

The Equinest is proud to feature horse poetry from some truly gifted poets.

Arabian Horse Proverb – Author Unknown

Bedouin Horse Legend – Author Unknown

For the Want of a Horseshoe Nail – Author Unknown

Boot and Saddle – Robert Brown

Tam o’Shanter – Robert Burns

Excerpt from Through the Looking-Glass… – Lewis Carroll

Canterbury Tales – The Monk – Chaucer

All in Green My Love Went Riding – E.E. Cummings

Excerpt from Dead Souls – Nikolai V. Gogol

I Know Great Horses Live Again – Stanley Harrison

How The Old Horse Won The Bet – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Excerpt from The Ballad of the King’s Jest – Rudyard Kipling

The Undertaker’s Horse – Rudyard Kipling

Excerpt from The Love Chase – James Sheridan Knowles

An Ode to Horses in The Koran

Excerpt from Mazeppa | More – Lord Byron

The Arab’s Farewell to His Steed – Caroline Norton

Fair Girls And Gray Horses – William Ogilvie

Four in Hand – William Ogilvie

How The Chestnut Horse Came Home – William Ogilvie

The Hooves of Horses – William Ogilvie

His Epitaph – William Ogilvie

The Riding of the Rebel – William Ogilvie

When Horses Are Saddled for Love – William Ogilvie

Where the Brumbies Come to Water – William Ogilvie

The Man From Snowy River – A.B. Paterson

Excerpt from Venis and Adonis – William Shakespeare

Excerpt from Henry V – William Shakespeare

The Horse Would Run For No Reason – Rabindranath Tagore

Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known – William Wadsworth

Bless the Hoss – James Whitcomb

At Galway Races – W. B. Yeats

This page will continually be updated with the latest poems we publish, be sure to check back for more. If you are a horse poet, then please get in touch, we’d love to read your stuff.