Horse Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Horse Dream MeaningHorse Dream Symbol – Horses are symbolic of passion, drive and desire for personal freedom. These dreams may indicate an underlying motivation that you have that will drive you towards success.

Horse dreams are very common dreams that occur. Research has shown that women are more likely to dream of horses than men. According to Freud, horses represent the sexual drive and power of the dreamer.

Just like dog dreams, horses can indicate powerful urges and ambitions that are difficult to control. If we learn how to harness these ambitions they can help drive us to success and prosperity.

Horses are often positive symbols that represent our ability to stay enthusiastic about the future in front of us.

Horse has been a companion to humans from almost the beginning of known history. He loyally serves humankind in many ways. He can bring feelings of freedom, oppression, pride, happiness, and playful surprise. Horses are fun, hard workers, and contribute to all parts of life through the agility of its mind and body.
When horse visits your dreams, he brings messages of endurance, strength, power, and sexuality.

Horse as a wild creature has to survive in the wild and brings strong energy. You may need to control some of your wild energy or, at least, work it off. Have you been driving yourself and others crazy with your boundless energy? Do you constantly ‘horse around’ to the point of being annoying?

Horse can bring reminders of pride and arrogance. Maybe you are sitting on your ‘high horse’ judging everything around you. This can mean there is something lacking in your life. Who or what do you judge as being inferior to you? What is missing to give you direction instead of frowning on others?


Horse Dream Scenarios

Riding a Horse – If you dream that you are riding a horse it can indicate a control over your natural instincts and a strong drive towards your goals in life. You are someone who goes out and tackles your problems head on, instead of letting them come to you.

Catching a Horse – Catching a horse to ride or harness, indicates you see good improvements in the business community with everyone prospering. When horse eludes you and you cannot catch it, this is a poor omen.

Sick or Dying Horse – Dreaming of a horse that is sick and dying, can indicate you will soon have difficult challenges. When you stand tall and deal with them, they help your personal growth.

Mounting a Horse – Mounting a bareback horse indicates as your challenges ease it makes room for wealth to come your way. Riding bareback with women can mean you are carried away with sexual desires and your prosperity might not be as abundant as it could be. Riding bareback with men brings much abundance as there will be many honest people to help you on your way.

Controlling or Restricting a Horse – If you see a horse that is being constrained and controlled it can indicate a feeling of your true self being repressed. You may want to break free from some of your pressures and try to express yourself to those around you.

Work Horses Pulling – Workhorses pulling ploughs and carts, or riding the horse, can indicate you are trying to get ahead. To succeed, you need to accept things as they are in your life if it is not possible to change them. There may be challenges along the way. Riding a horse can represent your sexuality or that you are in a position of power. On the other hand, it can mean you have no integrity and seek success using manipulative, underhanded methods. When the horse you are riding is out of control your passions carry you away. Riding a horse up a mountain and you fall, this is a sign of great fortune if you get to the top. It symbolizes the challenges you need to overcome to get there. When both of you get to the top, it indicates untold prosperity. This may not mean money, but a promotion at work or new job with more responsibilities.

Dead Horse – A dead horse in your dreams can be the death of the strength you once found someone’s friendship or a situation gave you. This may be the end of a relationship, friendship, career, or situation. Have you heard the saying ‘flogging a dead horse’? It may be time to give up on someone or something that is no longer useful for the function or situation intended. When you kill a horse in your dream this may mean you hurt the people close to you through self-centered, selfishness. This is a nudge to take a look at yourself and your motives.

White Horse – White horses in a dream indicates your spiritual awareness but you are down to earth in your outlook. They symbolize prosperity, good luck, and purity. If being chased by a white horse it may be a metaphor for chastity. Do you have trouble dealing with your sexuality and intimacy issues?

Black Horse – Black horses signify something negative awaits you can turn into a positive. They bring dark mysteries of the unknown and wildness to your life. Maybe you are about to make a mistake, or take a leap of faith on something unknown. Black horse can also mean death. Not physically. He represents moving forward from the old ways, into a new, exciting phase.

Falling off a Horse – If you fall off of a horse it may suggest that your urges are causing you to stray from the path of success. You may need to reign in control over these inhibitions and focus on getting back on track.

Wild Horses – If you dream about a wild horse it may indicate that you have sexual desires that are controlling your life. You may be letting your natural urges get into the way of your clear thinking. A wild horse may also indicate that you want to break free from the constraints that you put on yourself and let loose your inhibitions.

Horses often represent strong emotions and passionate desires. These are animals that are both beautiful and powerful at the same time. They have an endless energy that always wants to be unleashed into the world.

Wild horses galloping through your dreams symbolize a sense of freedom with no commitments or responsibilities. They can also represent your emotions are out of control. It may be time to rein them in.
Dreaming of a racehorse means you should take a risk. Maybe you need to take risks to move forward. Are you stuck in a rut? Alternatively, it can indicate your life is about to take off at super speed and you enjoy your prosperity.

Talking to a Horse – Talking to a horse in your dreams indicates tapping into your inner knowledge. Talking to a blue horse means there is sadness coming. Who needs help? Is it you? Maybe you do not know how to help. Talking to a black horse indicates your subconscious is trying to awaken you. Listen to your intuition.

Horse Betting – If you dream that you are betting on a horse it can indicate that you have a strong belief that the risk you take in life will succeed in the long run. If you fail your bet it may indicate that you need to re-evaluate those assumptions that you have.

When Horse crosses your path

Horse crosses your path to help you stay on the right track. He shows you how to overcome any daily obstacles. He will walk loyally with you to show you the way.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  • Does the horse represent your spirit animal trying to send you a hidden message?
  • What scenario did you encounter with a horse?
  • Was the horse being controlled or was it free to run wild in your dream?
  • Is there any aspect of the horse that you see reflected inside of you?
  • Do you have any ambitions that you feel are being controlled?

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for and has a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. In Stephen's free time he loves sweating out his stress in Hot Yoga and enjoys cooking recipes he finds on Youtube.


  1. The Messenger on

    Last night I awoke from a confusing dream. I was in a car with my family but they were paying no attention to anything but themselves. looking through the window to find escape from the mundane I was shocked to see a horse( undefinable color) covered with a horse blanket, falling from the sky into a pond of eerily green water. No one else noticed. I continued to scan the fields in bewilderment when My eyes were stunned by the sight of a black horse with its head and legs tied to a field fence with its hoofs to the sky. At this point my dream self became infuriated, vision turned red, then black and then I was awake, back in reality. Please help me interpret the meaning to this. I am in a place in my life where decisions must constantly be made. My focus and inner confidence need a boost. Thank you for your time.
    Best Regards,
    The Messenger

    • Christina ranui on

      I had a dream that i owned this brown horse that i thought was a girl at the begining and i was always trying to get the horse through this race course or something but i wasnt allowed to pass but i kept doing it anyways. As i kept walking back and forth, one side to the other, my horse kept getting taken away from me and then id wake up but i kept trying to go back to sleep because i was so attached to the horse. I just remember i named him lavender i told my little sister to call out his name and get him to go to her and she did.. he started to and then he turned back at me and just let them take him. Then my boyfriend woke me up because i was crying but he didnt care; he just wanted me to stop crying. Then i never seen it again after the last time lavender go taken from me.

  2. I dreamed, no matter where I hid – under a bed and behind various types of locked doors this seemingly mean & aggressive dark horse would find me and knock the door down to get to me. He seemed like he wanted to hurt me. I was very afraid of it. Even my bf, as he tried , could not help me.

    The dream repeatedly had me always running and hiding; then the dark horse would always know where I was and would use his strength, his body, even his teeth to knock doors down to get to me.

    In my awake life –
    I’ve been working on learning how to re-write negative beliefs in my subconscious and replace them with positive ones that support my life goals.

  3. I dreamed of getting chased by someone i was so afraid then on my path i came across this beautiful tanned white hair horse making them horsey sounds.. I hugged her and kissed the side of her face ..i felt happy and content . But I had to keep running from who I was getting chased by.. my children where around but didn’t notice what was going on.. they were happy.. was so odd… I suffer depression.. I’m just wondering if that’s got to do with it? .. I’m feeling so much better but I guess I’m still healing .I cant get that horse out my mind …rori xx

  4. Kelly lambert on

    My dream I was riding on a train with
    Two black horses .. I was laying with them while the train was moving..
    One of them was trying to get my Attention… Kelly
    Iuka, MS.

  5. I had a dream where I was riding a black horse with white eyes and I was the same colour too,I was exploring this dark world collecting this wierd spirit simples that gave me new abilities,it feelt like a spiritual dream,I kinda still can’t find my answer here,anyone have a clue?

  6. Nicholas Metaxotos on

    I had a dream that started like this, I was on top of what seemed to be a huge towering cubby cabinet type thing, but I feel like it started on a fence in which I think I may have climbed up. I could not figure out how to get down and I began knocking down the surrounding cubby pillars. The pillar I was on began teeter fostering and I began getting scared. I woke up outside of said room next to a horse which I knew as my friend earlier in a separate random part of my dream which involved exploding grills and a party. Anyway, I walked in the room and no pillars were there and the roof wasn’t as high. It looked like a normal white room with 2 horses brown horses standing next to each other and a regular cabinet. On the wall near the door, (this is what freaked me out) it was a message to myself in what seemed to be sharpie that read ” Nick r u dead” and above it it was “bang your head on the wall”.

    I instantly woke up real unsettled. The concerning part is that I was in psychosis in this room, losing my mind, banging my head against a wall until this horse took me out of this room and my mental stability was all of the sudden regained. I take lsd very frequently and do not often have dreams of this nature nor this vivid.

  7. Gurpreet Lote on

    I saw a horse who was having five legs….. Just ई looked at it and thought how can a horse hv five legs please if you can reply to this…. Wt does it mean

  8. I had a dream the wild horses were running past me. I wasn’t scared….I stayed in one place, turning to see them as they ran past….I was happy and though it was so beautiful.

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