Otherwise called a saying, “If wishes were steeds, poor people would ride” is a conventional nursery rhyme beginning from the sixteenth century England.
The significance of the saying is that it isn’t sufficient to want for something, you need to make a move in the event that you need it to occur.
If wishes were horses – Nursery Rhymes
If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride:
If turnips were watches
I would wear one by my side.
And if if’s and an’s were pots and pans,
The tinker would never work!