The horse in a dream represents the energy at our disposal.
A white horse depicts our spiritual awareness, a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of our nature.
A pale horse has the same symbolism as the figure of death with this scythe.
A winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly plane and, therefore, pass through the astral planes.
If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries us forward.
Too much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.
If the horse is being harnessed to a cart we may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly utilitarian objectives.
In a man’s dream a mare will denote the anima, a woman, or the realm of the feminine.
In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the animus or her relationship with a man.
A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective shadow – those aspects of the personality that most people attempt to suppress.
The horse as a beast of burden is often the great mother or mother archetype. Even though the horse has been superceded in waking life by the car, it still has huge significance in dreams.
Also consult the entry for car as well as the information on archetypes in the introduction.