|Karakachan Draft Horse
The history and value behind this
amazing saviour of peoples is wrought with sorrow, pride, passion, and blood. The horse is a symbol of independence
above all, and strength. For those who have the Horse as their totem or have had many dreams of Horses: something
powerful and archetypal, historically charged with deep meaning has been or is being given to you. Black
Elk Speaks would be a perfect start to understanding the symbolic meaning of Horse.
|Karakachan Winter Horse
|Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria
Since obtaining 3 beautiful horses, I have personally been Gifted many horse dreams. I believe Horse
carries a deep connection to humans and with that connection, an ability to communicate through emotions/feeling. Over
thousands of years, humans and horses have been communicating. Life and death, survival, depended on this sacred need
to listen and understand each other. What is your dream horse saying/doing in your Dream? An opportunity to ride,
independence, Self power, preservation...a Calling. An invitation. A Possibility....a beautiful possibility to
obtain what is within the horse. Become a horse and ask yourself the "6 Magic Questions"...see my "tools"
page. What would it mean to become that dream horse and where would s/he take you? Below are some excerpts from
various dream resources.
"'Stealing horses is stealing power' was a statement made frequently in historical native America and a reference
to the esteemed role which Horse played in the native cultures.
"Horse is physical power and unearthly power. In shamanic practices throughout the world, Horse enables
shamans to fly through the air and reach heaven.
made a great leap forward when Horse was domesticated, a discovery akin to that of fire. Before Horse, humans were earthbound,
heavy-laden, and slow creatures indeed. Once humans climbed on Horse's back, they were as free and fleet as the wind.
They could carry burdens for great distances with ease. Through their special relationship with Horse, humans altered
their self-concept beyond measure. Horse was the first animal medicine of civilization. Humanity owes an incalculable
debt to Horse and to the new medicine it brought. It would be a long walk to see one's brother or sister if Horse had
not welcomed the two-legged rider upon its back. Today we measure the capacity of engines with the term 'horse-power',
a reminder of the days when Horse was an honored and highly-prized partner with humanity."...
"In understanding the power of Horse, you may see how to strive for
a balanced medicine shield. True power is wisdom found in remembering your total journey. Wisdom comes from remembering
pathways you have walked in another person's moccasins. Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts,
talents, and abilities are the gateways to power."
Sams and Carson
|Horse drawings found at Chauvet's Cave
Vehicle to move or change
The power or ability to exert: Independence, Strength, Power, Freedom, Change
In Myth the horse could represent: Burial, Birth
Odin's Eight-Legged Steed
Riding into and out of the known world
Enabled one to reach long distances-possible metaphor for bridging something once thought unfathomable.
Assertion of any of the above traits.