there is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse

A proverb asserting the benefit of horse-riding to health.

1906 G. W. E. RUSSELL Social Silhouettes xxxii. The Squire will wind up..with an apocryphal saying which he attributes to Lord Palmerston—‘There’s nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.’

1946 M. C. SELF Horseman’s Encyclopaedia 338 ‘There is something about the outside of a horse which is good for the inside of a man.’ This adage is wiser than might first appear. But one should not consider just the hours spent in the saddle as beneficial.

1987 Time 28 Dec. 52 There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse. Ronald Reagan President.


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