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.


About Author

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. I dreamed that I was trying to put a bridle on a young black horse at a riding stable, and no matter what I did he wouldn’t let me. The stable hand kept trying to give me advice and I remember being afraid the horse would snap at me. Then the stable hands supervisor came out and reprimanded her for giving me such a difficult horse. They brought out a white lipizzan horse for re and said. “She’s willing but she has a mind of her own. You’ll have to work together.” I mounted and rode her bareback and we were really good together.

  2. Aansa faizan on

    I am martied and 27 year old women i saw a dream ….

    My dream was i that i saw a horse fallen in love with me and i am running hoding from it

  3. In my dream I was presented with a black male an a female horse as a gift. pl Wat is d meaning. thank u.

  4. I dreamt last night there were two horses that appeared frightened and confused in traffic. I was saving them. The second horse came to me for guidance out of the mayhem. It was a young horse not a pony

  5. I dreamed I was in a antique store shopping with my mother, who had passed away ten years ago. In the dream she found this victorian riding crop with a white ivory carved handle for me. I went to buy it thinking it was going to be expensive but the clerk said it was only $1.93. I thought that was strange but bought it and I had just $2 in my wallet.
    When we left we walked down the road of this little town and a beautiful palamino horse with a flaxen mane and tail was roaming freely. It walked with us. I was on one side and my mother on the other and as we walked I had my arm drapped over the horses’ back. It’s coat was so clean and shiny and I felt so much peace and joy. And I turned to my mother and said “Im taking this horse home with me. It likes me.” and she said “I think its meant to be for you to have him as he isn’t leaving you.”

  6. I dreamed of being in a foreign place with my son who just turned 3 today and people I knew in my dream but not in real life. There was an older gentleman and he was a big hunter type. I have gone shooting but my nature is not a killing one and hunting is not for me. In my dream it was a cold mountain bridge like place and they where having a festival. There was a huge river with ice chunks in it flowing at us and under the giant bridge. They where pushing dozens of beautiful horses into the river up above us and then as the horses got closer they started shooting at them. If the horses made it under the bridge they met a worse fate this giant horrible buffalo creature that would just smash the horses into the ground until they where completely mangled and dead. I can remember this beautiful brown and white paint horse it was shot up but it made it to the other side but the buffalo thing was on it and smashed it so bad only it’s head was really left. It was horrible…why would I dream something like that?

  7. linathimlungwana on

    Am dreaming about the horse both we wear on the sky but am scared of this horse then I came down that horse came after me then he died

  8. Shubham pathak on

    I dream that I’m riding a complete black ,healty ,shiny coat horse towards my tuition teachers house .Pls help me with this.

  9. Shubham pathak on

    I dream that I’m riding a complete black ,healty ,shiny coat horse towards my tuition teachers house .Pls help me with this

  10. My dream was that there were these beautiful horses running across fields and I could sense danger. The next thing I know there are hunters and myself and my boyfriend were running to get away from them as they were nasty people. We hid in this old barn thing and then one of the hunters came back there with a dead horse but it was a small black horse and had been shot in the head. It really disturbed me and made me and angry but I was too scared to say anything to the hunter as he had guns. So me and boy friend made a bed and tried to sleep. And the hunter had a bed and put the horse in it and cuddled the horse. It was so weird.

  11. Halie D Hendon on

    I dreamed of seeing a white brown spot horse falling from the sky, laying down…then I looked up to see a bunch of horses standing on top of the roof..calmly.. I felt surprised, shocked when I woke up n just wanted to know what it meant bc I’ve never had a dream like that or with horses..

  12. Diane Heitman on

    I dreamt that a woman reporter was bucked off. Then when on the ground the horse nudged her. She awoke and started running almost making it to the wooden fence and the brown horse hit her with his nose. She flew in the air and hit a fence post. I then woke up.
    What is the meaning?

  13. Had a terrifying dream last night a figure in lots of torn clothing like hard to explain so much darkness on him was chasing me on a very dark horse on a dark today I was in my car and I was driving as fast as I could go I recall saying I was going 120mph and he was keeping up in my rear view mirror I was scared then eventually my scaredness turned to anger and I just decided to face him when I looked in rear view mirror he was gonna then I awoke can someone help me with the meaning

  14. Ruanda Toerien on

    I dreamed that the horses were hungry. It looked like there was a fire. They did’nt have any food. The white horse jumped over the wall. He was very big. He walked along side me. I was scared, and i told him, i’ll help you. He just walked with me. I took him back to his home, but he got weak. I went to look for help, for some food for them. I got something to eat, and took it back to them. I fought off a dog, and i gave the white horse something to eat. He stood up, and tall. He said to me: any time that you need me, i will help you.

  15. I dreamed of riding a horse with a friend and an ex lover. I was riding in the middle. At first the scenario was using the horse as a mode of transport but then it changed to a race. But in my dream I am still waiting till the race will start and getting ready while being afraid of it because I dont have a rope or a tie to hold and I am afraid to fall. Because of that I am holding my exlover so that I will not fall.

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