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Dreaming About a White Horse – Meaning and Symbolism 

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Dreams often contain symbols and meanings that can be used to interpret them. One such symbol is the white horse, widely interpreted as a symbol of purity, power, and freedom. To dream of a white horse is common and most often tends to have positive connotations.  To understand what meanings a dream about a white horse could hold, let’s take a look at some of the most common dream scenarios. 

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Dreaming about a White Horse 

White horses appearing in your dream can represent a journey or transition of some kind. You might be going through an internal shift, of which you’re not consciously aware.

The white horse symbolizes this potential change and can indicate that your subconscious mind is preparing for something new. It can also mean that something you’ve been waiting for is about to happen or that one of your hidden dreams is about to manifest.

Dream about a Wild White Horse 

If your dream features a wild white horse, it could represent power and freedom from inhibition – similar to how you might feel when you ride one! 

Such dreams also tend to mean that there will be positive changes in your waking life as part of this ‘transition,’ such as beginning a new job or moving house perhaps. It can be liberation from any sort of suppressed situation or a long vacation after being stuck in a busy and stressful routine. 

Dreaming of a Stable Full of White Horses

If you see a stable full of white horses in your dream, could mean financial stability, especially if other imagery in the dream mirrors this. It may also mean that you’re going to start your marital life or are looking for a long-term relationship. 

Dreaming of Controlling a White Horse

Dreaming that you, someone, or something is controlling a white horse could indicate having power over your own emotions in any situation. You may have a high level of emotional intelligence, and this helps you to make very wise decisions. 

Dreaming of Being Kicked by a White Horse 

Dreaming of being kicked by a white horse could symbolize that you’re neglecting something about yourself. It could be something you’re not even aware of like not getting enough exercise or not eating a balanced diet. This dream could be reminding you to take better care of yourself. 

Dreaming of a White Horse in a Race

A race in your dream is symbolic of the challenges you are currently facing and seeing a white horse running could represent that you’re a highly determined person who will work hard for what you want. It’s likely that once you set a goal for yourself, you will be persistent and keep moving on until you achieve it. However, the dream could also mean that you may be rushing to achieve the goal and that slowing down might be a good idea. 

Dreaming about Riding a White Horse 

Dreaming about riding a white horse generally implies feelings of great power or strength. It’s possible that you have good control over your life, and you hardly ever lose control of yourself. When the time comes to face certain obstacles, you may be the type of person who thinks carefully and tries to make the best decision without harming anybody else. 

Dreaming of Stroking a White Horse 

If you’re stroking a white horse in your dream, this generally points to feelings of gratitude towards an aspect or person within your waking life. 

Additionally, this dream could indicate that you’re a spiritually aware, humble, and down-to-earth person. The horse in the dream could also represent prosperity and good luck that’s coming your way. 

Dreaming of Falling Off a White Horse

This dream indicates that you have lost control of certain aspects of your life, and you need to get ‘back on the horse’. It can also suggest that you’re moving away from certain circumstances or people that make you feel unhappy or vulnerable. 

Dreaming of a White Horse Pulling a Cart

A white horse pulling a cart in your dream is likely to represent that you will soon overcome some major challenges with the support of those around you. While the changes that come with moving forward can be difficult, you will need to accept them in order to progress in life. 

Dreaming of a White Horse Walking Toward You 

A dream about a white horse walking toward you can have a positive interpretation. If you’ve been trying hard to achieve a challenging goal for some time with little success, this dream could mean that things are about to change for the better. Over the next few days or weeks, you might find it a lot easier to achieve this goal. 

Dreaming of Walking Beside a White Horse 

The symbolism of this dream scenario is quite clear – you will, if you’re not already, be following the right path doing things, and making decisions that are best for you. You may also be noticing that there are negative people around you who are trying to lead you astray and you may want to stay away from them. 

Dreaming about a Wounded or Dying White Horse

If you see a sick or dying white horse in your dreams, it could represent an aspect of yourself that you’re trying to repress or repent for. It could be something negative about your past that resurfaced.  If the dying horse in your dream belongs to somebody else, the dream could have the same meaning, but refer to that particular person, instead of yourself. 

It’s also important to note that dreaming of riding a white horse could be an unconscious representation of your power and freedom. 

Dreaming of Killing a White Horse 

White horses symbolize purity and innocence, so this dream could most likely have a negative meaning.  If the horse belonged to you, killing it could symbolize inner conflict – a power struggle within yourself. It may also mean that you’ve been hurting others around you by being selfish and you may not even be aware of it. If you killed somebody else’s white horse, it might indicate that you are trying to cast them into a state of guilt. 

The Mythological Viewpoint of Seeing a White Horse in Your Dream 

Seeing a white horse in your dream is believed to be related to the myth of Pegasus. This ancient Greek creature was an immortal horse with wings, born from Medusa and Poseidon, the God of the waters. Pegasus had magical powers that allowed him to help people get over their fears. 

On the other hand, seeing a white horse in your dream can often be related to our spiritual awareness. It can indicate the end of delusion and the beginning of inner or spiritual consciousness.

In Brief 

In most cases, dreams about white horses symbolize peace, tranquillity, victory, and calmness. They can also represent strong leadership qualities or have religious implications. In ancient times, horses were often associated with war, so these types of dreams may be signs of trouble ahead. 

Nina Jay

Nina Jay

Nina Jay has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.