What Does It Mean When You Dream About Horses?

By on September 4, 2017

The exact meaning of your horse-related dream depends entirely on what actually happens in the dream. While this is a less common dream to have, a number of people still dream that there are horses in the dream. To figure out the dream, you have to look at what happens. Are you training the horse? Is the horse running free? Are you riding the horse along a trail? By looking at the different situations in the dream, you can figure out exactly what it means.


At the most basic level, dreaming about a horse means that you want to move forward in life. You have a goal, and it is important to you. You are doing everything you can to reach that goal, but you are not quite there yet. Since horses can run like the wind to faraway places, they can also represent freedom, inspiration and a desire for independence.

To get a deeper meaning behind the horse, consider the actual color of the horse in the dream. Each color has a different meaning. Some of the most common options include:

Black Horses: A black horse in your dream means that danger is in front of you. Even if you do not see it yet, a hidden challenge or obstacle lies in the path ahead. Sometimes, a black horse can also mean that you feel like you have the energy necessary to move your life forward in a positive way. Some dream interpreters also think that black horses represent death as transformation. Basically, something in your life is about to transform or change into a new, better form.

White Horses: White horses are a symbol of spiritual enlightenment and a down-to-earth nature. You are developing a heightened awareness of your deeper, more spiritual nature.

Winged Horses: These are beautiful horses to see in a dream. They represent the soul’s capability to heal. Often, this means that you are in the process of getting over something and are finally starting to move on in life. Healing may take time, but it will happen.

Brown Horses: A brown horse tends to represent a down-to-earth, practical personality.

Coffee-Colored Horses: If the horse looks like the color of coffee, some dream interpreters say that it means that you will be quite happy at some point in the next few weeks.

More Horse Dream Meanings

Other than the different colors and generalized meanings, there are more horse-related dream interpretations. For these dream meanings, you need to look at exactly what happens in the dream.

1. The Horse Is Pulling Something

This dream interpretation is for horses pulling a cart or you riding a horse. If either of these things occur in the dreams, it shows that you are trying to improve your position in real life. Sometimes though, you have to just accept the way things are if you want to find happiness. Work toward your dreams, but also learn how to be satisfied in your dreams. Happiness is a state of mind, and learning to be happy is one of the most useful skills you can develop in life.

2. Dying or Sick Horses

A dying or sick horse tends to have a negative interpretation. It may mean that there is a situation ahead of you that will test you in some way. While this situation may not be enjoyable to experience, it will help you to grow as a human being.

3. Riding a Horse

According to some dream interpreters, riding a horse can also represent a link to sexual intercourse. We believe that it tends to represent independence and freedom. This is especially true if you are riding the horse wherever you want to in open country as the wind blows through your hair. If you happen to be thrown off the horse, it may mean that there is a relationship that is not working out in your normal life.

4. The Horse Injures You

If the horse hurts you in the dream, then it means that something is not working out in your real life. If it kicks you, it symbolizes that someone you love is repulsing or rejecting you. Another interpretation is that a kicking horse will mean that you will soon suffer from a health problem.

5. Catching a Horse

If you catch a horse to give it a saddle and bridle, it means that your business prospects will improve. If you are unable to catch it, it means that your hoped for good fortune will not turn out the way you expected to. Meanwhile, dreaming that you shod a horse means that your success will be assured.

6. Racehorses

Racehorses typically mean that there is some type of risk ahead of you. You may be counting on someone to help you out in life, but you are unsure if the risk will pay off. This meaning is heightened if you are also betting on the racehorse in your dream.


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    February 24, 2020 at 3:52 am

    I dreamed that there were 2 horses saddled up and lead by someone. Then all of a sudden one of the dark brown horse’s reign was in my hand and it was as if it’s mine. I was patting it when my hand was in its mouth. It was in pain, i saw its teeths – right part healthy but left ones decaying… In my dream it wanted to hurt me because of the pain it was getting from the teeths and my hand in its mouth would relieve it from the pain. The horse started to neigh and its eyes transformed.. It became like that dark black when i saw it i knew it would hurt me and i cant leave my hand in its mouth.. Even though i wanted to help. I got out of the room and locked the door for safety leaving it inside.

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      February 24, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      The specific meaning of horses may be found within this article. The change of the appearance and behaviors of the horse could be an indication of your thoughts regarding how you may behave in your waking life. Ensure that you make the decision to allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion at all times.

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    November 1, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I dreamed of a brown and white horse that was tight outside of a gate. It started to jump and thrash. Sparks were coming off his hoofs as he stomped. My husband and son were nearby and it nearly trampled him but he moved away. It then reared up and began kicking and kicked my husband in the head and he fell down .I screamed at my son to go call 911 and he couldn’t because he was so upset. I the woke up. I have been very disturbed by this dream.

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      February 27, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      The horse may represent freedom and independence. The fact that the horse is hindered, in danger and lashing out may mean that you feel like your freedom has been held back, and if you try to become more independent, it may end up causing harm to the people you love the most.

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    October 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I saw myself riding a white horse and after awhile the horse gave a sign and was very uncomfortable it fell ill like I could here the horse telling me he warn me not to come here while he was strongly and died in less than 2mins I cried and next thing I saw people gather to cut open is meat

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      February 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      The specific meaning of horses may be found within this dream. It is important to keep in mind that death is often an indication of your knowledge of change. Harvesting the meat from the dead horse could be a sign that you are aware that people need to be nourished. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times.

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    August 9, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I had a dream of glancing out my back door and saw a black horse in my fenced in yard. When I looked clearly he had dug up a line of dirt down the middle and there were more horses coming in my yard from a broken fence. Then I heard my husband in the front yard and he was trying to gather some more loose horses so they wouldn’t run away. I was trying to fix the fence but then I woke up. I could not find this scenario in the article. Thank you.

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      August 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      The specific meaning of horses may be best understood by reading this article. Horses are also often symbols of freedom or travel. The horses your husband was trying to gather may be an indication of opportunities, while the fence may be a sign of finances. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Rose!

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    June 11, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I had a dream that while walking near a pool of water, I saw a horse lying near the perimeter. As I approached the horse, I noticed that on its back, there was a large cement block where the saddle would be. The horse appeared to squirm in pain, but the person i was with (i believe it was my mom) said that the horse had been in that position for the last two years and that it was not feeling any pain or discomfort. Can you please let me know what this means?

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      June 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      The specific meaning of horses may be understood by reading this article. In your dream, the horse as restrained and controlled. This could be a sign that you are concerned about having your freedom restriction. If there is something in your life that you want to do or change, then take appropriate action. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Anabel!

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    May 6, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I was calling a running horseI saw it was hurt, he came to me, i healed him by holding his head between my palms. He had such grateful look and went away. I was happy 🙂

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      May 6, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      Your behavior in your dream is an indication of your desire to share your positive energy with the people and animals that are in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help draw positive people and energy into your life. Please share more of your supportive comments in the future. Have a great day, Joyram!

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    May 1, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I dreamed that I was given three ponies ( just on loan for a little while). I took them to a big pool full of people and they played in the water but suddenly one of the ponies was at the bottom of the pool, drowning. I took it out and gave it CPR and it came back to life. The rest of the dream was spent either running after the ponies trying to catch them around the pool or rescuing the same pony twice again from drowning. Before I woke up I was able to catch two of the three ponies and tied them to a post, and was going after the third but I woke up.

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      May 1, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. The ponies could be manifestations of responsibilities that you may have. You may be aware that you are juggling things in your life. Reduce the amount of influences that you have in your life at this time. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Mary!

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    March 4, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I dreamed I was running down a dark highway and a green horse passed me running in the opposite direction.

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      March 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      The specific meaning of horses may be found in this article. The highway could be an indication that you are interested in traveling. The color of the horse may be important to you, so you will find great benefit in looking inward. Introspection will help you make a decision regarding your life. Have a great day, Tyna!

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    January 7, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I dreamed of a horse, mostly white in color but like a black streak running down its tail. the horse was stumbling to get up and was at the foot of my driveway

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      January 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      The horse may be a reflection of a change that you are thinking about. They are often reflections of freedom. Its placement in your driveway may be a sign that you are thinking about a vehicle or a change. This article will help you better understand the manifestation of the horse. Make whatever changes you believe is appropriate. Have a great day, Rose!

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    December 18, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    It kinda helped me,but my dream was about a Snowflake Appaloosa.A dark brown horse with white dots over his body.I had dreamed that i found him in the city,and that he was sick,so i took him to my place[i had a big yard].I gave him food and water,and after that i went to the vet to find out what i can do to save him,i didn’t get any help.When i got home,the horse bent down on both of his knees ,and moved his head towards my hand,as if he asked me to pet him.So i did and i ended up falling asleep by the horse. I would really like to know what that means…

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      December 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your influences and desires. It is likely that you feel a connection with this type of horse. You shared your kindness and compassion with the horse by trying to help it. This is a sign of your positive energy. Ensure that this dream guides you to continue to share this energy, as this will bring positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Rene!

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