Horse Spirit Animal 2018-06-21T15:12:41+00:00

Horse Spirit Animal

Horse Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

The horse spirit animal symbolizes personal drive, passion and appetite for freedom. Among all the spirit animals, it is one that shows a strong motivation that carries one through life. The meaning of the horse varies depending on whether this animal spirit guide is represented as wild, tamed, moving freely or constrained.

Horse Meaning

Horses generally represent:

  • A driving force, what you thrive for or carries you in life
  • A secondary meaning for the horse spirit animal is the balance between instinctive and tamed part of your personality.
  • Sexual energy, especially – but not limited to – masculine energy
  • Strong emotions, passionate desires

A comprehensive presentation of the horse spirit animal takes into account different ways to look at this animal’s symbolism, showing positive and negative meanings, so you can decide which one resonates the most with you.


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The horse spirit animal, symbol of the appetite for life

Horse spirit animals are likely to represent your inner strength and driving force in life. A typical symbolism for the horse is one of an animal representing physical strength, vitality, but also our psychological or emotional ability to go on in life.

Depending on what this spirit animal means to you, it could symbolize your ability to overcome obstacles in life and pursue your goal no matter what may stand on your way.

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~ Alice Walker

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Horse spirit animals, symbols for freedom of expression

Having a horse as a spirit animal points to how free you feel to express yourself in life. The horse is an animal that is domesticated by humans, but maintains a strong energy and drive of its own. As a power animal, it relates to your ability to express yourself freely and assertively in social environments such as work or school, or in closer circles of family and friends.

When reflecting on your spirit animal, if you see the horse running wild, it could be worth reflection on positive and negative meanings. On the positive side, a horse running free is a sign that your drive to be free and express yourself freely is strong and alive. On the negative side, a horse running wild could symbolize a part of your personality or emotions that are hard to manage and are running your life instead of you running it.

Horse spirit animals present life energy

According to psychologist Carl Jung, horses symbolize natural forces mastered by human beings. Just like we harness a horse to ride it or use its power, we can harness our own energy or nature’s to serve us and bring us further.

Horse Spirit Animal

A horse spirit animal, especially when it appears to you in a dream, is likely to represent your energy or drive to express your authentic self and succeed in life. This spirit animal could also be a reflection of how well you deal with your primitive desires and urges, whether you live with them in harmony or if they are difficult to control.

In addition to a common animal totem meaning that sees horses as symbols for sex and sexuality, riding a horse may also represent how we control the driving forces in our life. This could include sexuality, but also creativity, survival drive, or the energy spent providing for oneself or a family.

The dark side of horse spirit animals

If you see your horse spirit animal constrained in stable or that cannot move easily, you are likely to have to cope with limitations imposed in your own life upon the authentic expression of yourself or strains put on your vitality.

Perhaps the horse is tied up or confined in a cage. Such representation of your spirit animal suggests that you need to check what is limiting you in your life. The animal could symbolize your energy and drive in life as it’s being prevented from flowing freely and easily by attachments to people, places or responsibilities you’ve taken on.

This representation of your power animal could indicate you where to look to find the roots of these limitations. They could be related to an external influence such as a relationship partner, someone or a responsibility job or family-related; an internal influence such as limiting beliefs or feelings; or a choice you’ve made that is hard to sustain or realize.

Horse spirit animals: Symbols of sexuality

The horse is a strong symbol for sexual expression. This is particularly true in dreams. Horses are symbols for sex according to Freud’s perspective on dream analysis. Depending on the dream scenario, the horse could represent repressed or flourishing sexual energy.

If you’re dreaming of riding a horse and moving harmoniously with the animal, the dream is likely expressing strong erotic desires in a positive way. If the horse is getting out of control, your erotic desires or the ones of somebody else in your life may feel overwhelming or need to be expressed more carefully. If the horse is strongly attached or in reins, look at what is holding you back on how you express your sexuality.

Dream interpretation: Horse in bad dreams

If your horse spirit animal appears to you in a bad dream as a weak or suffering animal, it could characterize a mental or emotional state you experience in your waking life. If the horse is mistreated or suffers in the dream, your animal spirit guide could warn you to take your needs seriously before you’re going deep in trouble.

Such an image is likely a call to consider what supports you and brings your energy and joy in life as opposed to confining yourself into limiting beliefs or other people’s expectations. For instance, look at constructive ways to support others while taking into account your own needs.

More dream interpretations of horse spirit animals

Black horse totem

A black horse in a dream could represent a part of the shadow self or a part of your personality that you usually prefer to keep hidden; instinctual urges operating in the dark recess of your mind; the unknown, what is mysterious.

White horse totem

White is associated with elevating your mood or spiritual aspirations; the white horse is a symbol for developing awareness of your instincts and intuition.

Dreaming you’re betting on a horse

Dreaming of placing a bet on a horse suggests that you’re currently taking risks in your life and warns you about whether you think you’re likely to succeed. The horse spirit animal could symbolize business-related matters or romantic and sexual aspects of a relationship.

The dream could signal that you need to weigh pros and cons of a situation or relationship that looks uncertain or risky. Is your horse winning or losing in the race? The outcome may reflect how you feel regarding your relationship, especially as it relates to sexuality.

Seeing a horseshoe in your dream

Horseshoes are symbols of chance; they are considered as lucky charms in a lot of cultures and could be a sign that luck is on its way in resolving matters regarding personal health, relationship and possibly business.

Dreaming about a talking horse

A horse who talks in your dream could be a manifestation of your animal spirit guide bringing you a message from your instinctive self or your unconscious.


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403 Comments

  1. Frederick Kwelu July 10, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    I dreamt about a brown horse which carried me up with its head but I wasn’t harmed..What does it mean please help

  2. Lonnetta Jones June 7, 2018 at 4:24 am - Reply

    I had a Dream of an Beautiful Angel in all white and I was in the middle of the angel with it”s wings covering me. With two Black Horses with wings on both sides of the angel that was covering me. What does this dream means?

  3. Ray June 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I have dreams of a gray horse. Its free,three nights in a row the same gray appear

  4. Anonymous June 1, 2018 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I dreamed that I enter an area of beautiful brown horses playing ball by liking the ball to basket combine with a goalie type!
    I soon saw my selfie wanting to live so I dont get hurt! And about 4 very nice man guide my way out!

  5. Anna dickman May 30, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I dreamt, in beautiful colors, of a gorgeous horse with ethereal black wings, running towards a tumultuous ocean. It’s beauty was beyond…

  6. DJFiary10 April 23, 2018 at 6:22 am - Reply

    I…love…HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;”

  7. Una Luz Jones April 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I had a bad dream last night – a lot of painful family stuff and I was feeling tired and sad. THEN a white stallion shows up. I have a barn – apparently this magnificent animal belongs to me. I never harness him in any way — instead he is there to comfort me. And he protects me from bulls that keep showing up terrifying the shit out of me. He runs at them chasing them away. I lay down – he comes and lays down beside me – to just be with me as I suffer emotionally. He also helps others in the neighborhood (so apparently he is not fenced in). For example, like Superman, if he hears someone in distress, off he goes to “help”. He’s a beautiful horse! I woke up feeling sad about the difficult dream but then remembered the horse! It was actually a GREAT dream.

  8. Mare April 13, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Dream about on a cliff seeing a stallion and mare meeting in the sea, a lot of fear around, because of the power and possible violent impact, people on the shore, watching a zebra( my spirit animal as is the horse), taken from group held, being hoisted into the sea to be violently killed, eaten ( not sure by what, the horses?,) horrified, didn’t want to watch , could here the screeching, awful. Then a lovely brown horse of mine, called by another friend horse was getting involved, drawn in somehow. Felt devastated. Switched to dream with two small dogs, equally fearful, then a confrontation with ex friend ,being attacked in confined area by two disturbed young women. Altogether an uneasy frightened dream. Glad to waken up. Worried about my power animal, zebra, and horse. In life trying to reclaim my power, resources, control of my life. From dream it feels like I’m destroying my power…?

  9. Anonymous April 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

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  10. Deborah April 4, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    In my dream I was in a large open field, I was lost there were areas of small pools of water. I could see people in the distance but I could not not get their attention to let them know I needed help to find the right direction to get out safely. Then horses started charging towards me fastly they were beautiful and colorful I was somewhat fearful they would run over me but they didn’t they came one at a time not in a group. I particularly remember a brown and white pinto. They became larger in size. I kept trying to raise my arm to single a man I could see in the distance to let him know I didn’t help. I had a sense he knew I was there I also had a sense that the all the horses would change directors at the last minute and not run over me. The fear was not overwhelming.

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  12. denis March 14, 2018 at 5:58 am - Reply

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