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Dreaming of a horse suggests that you need something important in your life, a goal to move towards. The horse's color is important. A white horse means you have some type of awareness that is spiritual in nature, and that you have a down-to-earth style. A black horse shows you have energy that needs to move into your life in a positive manner. If you dream of a horse that is either dying or unwell, you are going to encounter some type of situation which is going to test you, but through this experience you will grow as a person.


In your dream you may have...


  • Seen a running horse.
  • Seen a white horse.
  • Been riding a horse.
  • Ridden a brown horse.
  • Seen a mare.
  • Encountered a winged horse.
  • Ridden a black horse.
  • Been injured by a horse.
  • Seen or ridden a racehorse.


Detailed dream interpretation...


The horse is connected with your energy. The color of the horse is important, as it can provide you with an indication as to the dream interpretation.

  • White - spiritual enlightenment.
  • Brown - down to earth.
  • Black - danger awaits.
  • Winged horse - the soul's ability to heal.
  • Coffee color - times are going to be happy over the next few weeks.


If the horse is being pulled (a horse or cart), or you are riding the horse, you are trying to strengthen your position in life, and you have to accept certain situations and be happy. Happiness is something that is in your mind only. A black horse symbolizes death, but not in a negative way. The black horse represents new beginnings and fresh starts in your life.

Riding a horse shows a connection with sexual intercourse. If you are thrown off the horse, it means that you have a fear of losing something in your life.

Being injured by a horse indicates a relationship that is not working out in your life. To dream of a racehorse suggests it is time to take a risk on something. You may need to think about a person that has helped you and will enable you to take this risk in order to progress your life and lifestyle. Remember that a horse signifies freedom in any situation you encounter during your dreaming state.


Old dream dictionary meanings regarding horses...


To dream that a horse kicks you represents repulsion from one you love. Your fortune will be embarrassed by ill health. Dreaming of catching a horse to bridle and saddle, or harness it, foretells that you will see a great improvement in business of all kinds, and people of all callings will prosper. If you fail to catch it, fortune will play you false. To see spotted horses, predicts that various enterprises will bring you profit. 


To dream of having a horse shod means your success is assured. For a woman, this dream predicts a good and faithful husband. To dream that you shoe a horse denotes that you will endeavor to and perhaps make doubtful property your own. To dream of race horses indicates that you will be surfeited with fast living, but to the farmer this dream suggests prosperity. To dream that you ride a horse in a race means you will be prosperous and enjoy life. To dream of killing a horse symbolizes that you will injure your friends through selfishness. To mount a horse bareback indicates that you will gain wealth and ease by hard struggles. To ride bareback in company of men means you will have honest people to aid you, and your success will be merited; if in company with women, your desires will be loose, and your prosperity will not be as abundant as it might be if certain women did not fill your heart.


To carry a horse foretells that your business interests will not be neglected for frivolous pleasures. To dream of trimming a horse's mane or tail denotes that you will be a good financier or farmer.  Literary people will be painstaking in their work, and others will look after their interest with solicitude. To see horses pulling vehicles denotes wealth with some encumbrance, and love will find obstacles. If you are riding up a hill and the horse falls but you gain the top, you will win fortune, though you will have to struggle against enemies and jealousy. If both the horse and you get to the top, your rise will be phenomenal and substantial. 


For a young girl to dream that she rides a black horse indicates that she should be dealt with by wise authority. Some wishes will be gratified at an unexpected time.  Black horses signify postponements in anticipations. To see a horse with a tender foot foretells some unexpected unpleasantness will come into your otherwise happy state. If you attempt to fit a broken shoe too small for the horse's foot, you will be charged with making fraudulent deals with unsuspecting parties. To ride a horse downhill means your affairs will undoubtedly disappoint you.


Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a horse…

Free. Liberated. Oppressed. Astonished. Confident. Happy. Bewildered. Proud. Upset. Playful. Surprised.