Horse Dream Interpretation and Meaning
A dream of a horse has great significance because the horse has been a powerful symbol throughout history. The horse represents energy, sexual desire, and unconscious experiences, but also that these factors have been “tamed” and are under control. The horse is also a symbol of freedom and power, and a horse can run fast.
If you dream of a horse, you should consider whether you are getting bogged down in some way and whether you should act to speed things up. The kind of horse you see in your dream has an impact on the kind of symbolism involved as well. A racehorse represents a much different approach to life than a workhorse, for example.
The dream horse is a symbol of unexpected success. In some cultures, it is a messenger of death. If your dream horse is wild and riderless, it means that there are energies surrounding you that will express themselves regardless of any action you take. If the horse in your dream is being ridden, it indicates that these energies are being controlled.
Ancient folklore and religion gave much significance to the winged horse, which symbolizes sexual and instinctual drives that have been repressed. A mare in a dream is a feminine symbol, denoting a woman, the Earth, fertility, and peace; a stallion represents the fiery male, power, virility, and war.
The dream horse may symbolize pleasure in expending energy, or exuberance that creates the kind of feelings of well being that will help you through hard times. On the other hand, a horse that appears in a dream as a threatening presence may suggest the life processes that ultimately lead to aging, old age, and death.
The horse may be a symbol of sorcery and magic spells, especially if it is a black horse. Conversely, a white horse indicates that you are transforming your sexual drive into love and an expanded awareness.
A blinkered horse means that you are not letting yourself see what is going on around you, while a dream of falling of a horse suggests that you are relating poorly to your own needs and desires. If you dream of a horse running free, it means that you are allowing your emotions and love of life to influence your path. A sick or dying horse symbolizes ill health, loss of energy, and loss of enthusiasm.