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Did You Dream About a Horse? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about a horse? This is a rich and colorful dream symbol that can have several fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different points-of-view from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a horse.

Which of these interpretations works the best for you?

What does a horse mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about riding a horse often hints at the drive and determination to achieve your goals. It's often not quite so simple though.

It may also represent your sexual energy or primal desires.

Alternatively, seeing a horse in your dreams can symbolize strength, power, and endurance. It may also represent a strong, physical energy. If the horse is wild, it could symbolize untamed passions. If it's tamed, it may be a representation of controlled power or matured instincts. Both of these dreams suggest a strong connection with your natural instincts and raw emotions.

A horse can be a colorful and puzzling dream image to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To really know for certain, it's really necessary to understand the dreamer's life and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of riding a horse may be thought of as a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the 'id' - the instinctual, unconscious part of our psyche that seeks immediate gratification.

Likewise — The horse, a powerful and spirited animal, may symbolize the raw, unfiltered desires and impulses of the 'id'. Conversely, observing a horse in your dreams could be indicative of the 'ego' or 'superego' at work. These parts of the psyche strive to mediate between the 'id's' desires and the constraints of reality. A wild horse may be a representation of an 'id' unchecked by the 'ego' or 'superego', while a tamed horse could signify a balance has been achieved between these competing psychological forces.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about riding a horse can be a spiritual symbol of your journey towards enlightenment or self-discovery. The horse represents your spiritual energy propelling you forward, while the act of riding signifies your conscious efforts to steer this energy towards your higher purpose. Seeing a horse in your dreams, by contrast, can symbolize divine assistance or guidance. A wild horse may indicate untamed spiritual forces or divine intervention, while a tamed horse could represent spiritual wisdom or maturity, suggesting that you have learned to harness your spiritual energy effectively. Both of these dreams reflect a deep spiritual connection and a journey towards self-realization.

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So which dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation of a horse best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our higher mind can be a complex landscape. Just about any dream concept can reflect a wide range of meanings — or symbolize many different realities from our waking lives.

Do you have a slightly different interpretation for dreams about a horse of your own? Contribute your personal ideas to the comment section below.

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