Horse Dream Meaning and Interpretations


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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 Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. 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. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dream of a horse who talks to me. He is my horse. In some dreams, I loose him. In these dreams Ian so happy. I think, finally I have my talking horse. Then I wake up very sad, again it was a dream. I thought finally it came true.

  2. I had a dream about a white and grey speckled horse loose in an open field. When I was walking through the field and the horse approached me, it was very gentle and even loving. it continued to follow and nudge me as I walked -along, eventually becoming playful. I’m not a horse person, though many people in my family have horses, so I’ve had many encounters with them through my lifetime. This is the first dream I’ve had of a horse and I cannot find any discriptions of type of dream I’ve had. Curious to anyone’s thoughts

  3. Apurva Saxena on

    I saw a dream in which I a was in a two room house with my sister.
    I saw two horses came out of one room and ran out side started grassing grass. all of a sudden one of them entered the room where we were present, I tried stopping him by closing the door. he cam in with force and the door got broke. I kept the horse away from me with the help of the dislodged door and came out of the house. some time later I looked back in my house, I found the horse still sitting inside the room. I got afraid to enter the room again.

  4. I had a dream last night that I was riding in the back of some sort of construction truck and there was a dead horse on the street. The truck started to pick up the horse and I was like “please no I don’t want to be back here with a dead horse” but the truck scraped it up anyway and the body landed next to me. I started to cry. I petted the horse, telling him I was sorry he died. I was very sad and upset. I have been going through a very difficult breakup with somebody I still love very much.

  5. Srinivasan Ramachandran on

    I was dreaming of two non saddled white horses. It was me and a complete stranger riding them. They environment was winter with snowy roads and buildings. While we were riding the stranger keeps warning me that the horses will collapse and in a short distance I see one of the horses collapse. I am worried for the collapsed horse fearing it had died the other horse collapses too. I go and inspect them to my relief that both of the horses are only thirsty. I feed them water and they start running around happily. Though I am not aware of identifying a happy horse but still the dream conveys to me that they were running around happily. Really a weird dream.

  6. I dreamt my partner and I had 2 golden giant size horses. I was supposed to have the bigger horse, but my partners horse was alot bigger. I was abit annoyed that i didnt have the biggest horse. We both led our horses to a cliff/building ledge and had to jump what looked like 100mtrs. Our golden horses were giants, I felt that they could survive the leap. My horse and i jumped together, side by side. I felt butterflies, anxiety while falling. So worried i was going to be hurt on the landing. But i wasnt and felt so relieved me and my horse survived. We had to jump down another cliff/building but it looked so much higher. This time i was more cautious and decided i will go 1st. Instead of jumping i went down by hanging off the ledge and once i let go i landed safely. It was weird coz the drop was alot shorter and only felt like it was 2mtrs high, not 150mtrs high from when i 1st seen looking down.

  7. I dreamt I was driving on the highway and all of a sudden everyone swerved out of the way because there was roadkill on the highway but wasn’t any roadkill, it was a few horses…it didn’t even look like a horse anymore but in my dream I thought it was cause I could see the hooves and stuff. It had clear tire marks through it like a big truck had ran over them or something and I could see legs and guts……pretty traumatizing…what does this mean

  8. Last night I had a dream that I owned three horses but I only saw one and that one that i saw was almost climbing a tree, the tree was one of those trees that are three combined and I told my family but my dad wasn’t there so I wasn’t able to tell him, they didn’t believe me and so they took awhile to come to the door to look at it. When they got there it wasn’t there so I said
    “You took to long that’s why you didn’t get to see it “
    And still my dad wasn’t there, He is a smoker but I really don’t think it means anything too much, then I woke up. I’m just trying to make sense of what the heck that dream was. Help me.

  9. Satrughna Sethi on

    In my dream i was talking with a white lady horse who was a little mischievous for others but not mor me. She was discussing with me regarding her problems some villagers were trying to prison her. But i want her escape. I am loving her a lot. On a full moon night they might took her somewhere I didn’t able to find her. Not getting what exactly will be happening with me in recent future. Please if you could clear me that would be great.

  10. Last night I had a dream that I was alone in mountains and a wild dark younger horse came running, he looked at me(I saw clearly his eyeball), and then running away.

  11. Reno Frankie Lim on

    I had a dream about a black horse in front of my house running from left to right. Then someone called it I assumed it is the owner. So the black horse run back to the owner from my right to left. What is it mean? Is it just a dream? Or any symbolic?

  12. I dreamed of two black horses and the closer one was ridden by a friend that I have not seen in a long time and I woke up and do not know of its meaning, then I prayed to God asking to be more specific so I could understand and the following night I dreamed again about the same topic a black horse but this time I was caressing and brushing its hair as I do mine? Now I still do not understand its meaning?

  13. Sharondelle Matthews on

    Lastnight I had a dream that I was in a church and I stepped out because I was getting a bad vibe from everyone when I stepped out the church was near a barn with two horses one was black and the other white. I saw the black horse first and wanted to touch it but the man couldn’t get it under control so he put it in the barn then out of nowhere a white horse cane and plopped it’s head on my lap he allowed me to touch that one the place was filled with horse poo so it stunk really badly the service was done and I flew away

  14. Last night i had a dream i was in my school yard and it was long after dark and i was with a couple of friends, i dont remember how many but i saw a black horse that was running around my school sports oval, no one was riding the horse, it had no saddle. seconds later, i was on the ground staring at the sky, while the horse was still running around the oval. i was in the moment of sleep paralysis, i couldn’t move, i realised i was in a dream and i was trying to move and wake up but i couldn’t i was scared for the second but then i woke up

  15. I had all sorts of things hppening on my dream but ne that stood out to me was a black cloaked figure riding a black horse comming over the hill and slowly aproaching me and the people i was with. I knew he was death and we all looked away because where we were it was believed that if you look at him you’ll die. They endeed up looking and he put them in this weird box thing so they would turn this weel thing forever. there was two doors to the box. One door was so that a persons worst night mare would come into the box and kill them. A woman was affraid of this red night and he killed her. Th other door death and his associate would wait outside of. a bit before all of this my sister went missing and i went out looking for her. I found her car, her paint bottles(even though in real life my sister doesnt paint much) and a beer bottle (she had been drinking in the dream) i called for help saying she had been hit (even though her body wasnt there) and these two people came to help we talked for a bit but then thats when death came. anyway so after the whole box thing happened people outside the box were saying “they got away” i knew they ment my sister and her boyfrend so i offered to help but death’s associate wouldnt let me…. im taking a lot out of the dream but anyway i ended up getting away then after i was able to control life and death. i dunno what any of this means..

  16. I dreamt a very young horse was loose and came up to me and was very friendly and wanting attention. Later in my dream he found me again, and then I found out he didn’t belong to anyone. He then returned again go find me and I found out he was wild. He stood right over me and I felt a huge bond with the horse and a huge urge in my dream to take him home and rescue him and keep him as my own. I even researched what feed to give him and looked at where I could keep him. (I don’t have horses… I do love all animals tho)

  17. I dreamed I had a white horse .he ran away through a forest . There was many paths . I don’t know which path he went down.

  18. Precious marie bulan on

    I had a dream that i had to kill a horse because it is a threat or it is bad for the whole place where i was in my dream. I cant remember if i killed it or just injured it but after that scene in my dream, i saw dozens of horses coming towards me and some others like they are attacking us or invading us. What could that dream possibly mean? The colors of the horses are brown i think… I cant really remember…

  19. I dreamed last night there were lots of horses running all together, it was so powerful that it made the field shake like an earthquake and covered in dust.
    I couldn’t see them while they in front of me cause it was very dusty.
    I didn’t feel afraid, I was amazed.

  20. I dreamt last night I was being chased by a lot of wild horses thankfully they didn’t catch me I out ran them. No-one tried to stop them either they just watched. Initially the horses were wandering the streets so I closed the gate not for them to come by me as I am afraid of horses but they turned looked at me and started the chase.

  21. I have had the same dream since I was a child. I Dre I’m riding a white horse I’m in white dress this horse takes me to a tree the only one there is its on top of a small hill. I get off the horse and sit by the tree and the horse speaks to me. Within a week or two usually just within a week sometimes the next day something will happen and what the horse has told me the comforting words and advice are related to what has happened. Other things happen too…I always get a bad feeling inside and I know something bad is going to happen. I can think something or say it if someone has crossed me and eventually especially the more thought I put into it it will happen or something close to it will happen to them. These things have happened all my life I’m 45 now. Anyone know what is going on I know it’s not normal. I’m weird.

  22. in my dream i there was a guy who came on a brown horse trying to break into my car and rape me. while i was watching porn in the backseat

  23. David Rodriguez on

    I had a dream that there was a brown pretty mustang like horse tied up but when he saw me he started pulling and pulling away from where he was tied trying to get at me like he was angry at me then he broke free and seeked me out i made it to my truk just on time to avoid danger from him charging me, what does that dream mean? Any thoughts?

  24. Laland dixon on

    I had a dream last night that a horse first it was two of them it’s weird cause they had like Golding horse shoes on top of they head an they were licking me an the horse shoes on they head would light up as they did lick me an one of the horses talk to me an said I was special I don’t understand can somebody help me an give me advice on this dream I had

  25. last night i had a dream haven’t seen before. it was a white flying horse. i was on the horse back. i was also wearing a nice white dress. felt it’s like a frock. i saw everywhere white and the horse flying carrying me to sky from the land. suddenly i woke up after seeing this and it was 4 a.m

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