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Animal Spirit Guides: The Horse

Updated on March 13, 2018
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Kitty has been communicating with her spirit guides for over a decade. She uses the lessons she's learned through them to write about them.

The horse is a majestic and magical creature, full of mystery and messages for those willing to listen.
The horse is a majestic and magical creature, full of mystery and messages for those willing to listen. | Source

The Horse Spirit Guide and You

Have you ever had a great white stallion come to you in your dreams? Maybe you've had a passion for horse-back riding and horses your entire life and you've always wondered what it is about horses that makes them so magical and otherworldly. But...that's just it. Horses are magical and otherworldly! There shouldn't be any wondering about it...there's something uniquely spiritual about horses, both in the mundane world and the spiritual world.

If you've recently had a deep calling to horses, it is possible and probable that the horse spirit guide is coming to you with a message or two. The horse spirit guide can show up almost anywhere in your life in order to bring you a message - on the side of the road, on a billboard, on the Television, in a movie, in a song, at a friend's farm, almost anywhere! Learn about what the horse spirit guide has to say to you here.

Horses as Spirit Guides

A Brief History of the Horse's Magic

The horse spirit guide comes to us on a level of utter other-worldliness. The horse spirit guide originates from two particular ancient cultures - Celtic and Native American (though these are by no means the only ancient cultures who revered the horse). The horse was domesticated in about 1750 b.c. and since then remained a mainstay of transportation and advantage in war since the early 1900s when automobiles and other motor vehicles took precedence as the main form of transportation. But in opposition to the mundane quality of transportation, the horse has been a guide to the otherworld in many cultures.

The horse spirit guide has been regarded as the guide to the otherworld by both the Native Americans and the ancient Celts. Other ancient cultures regarded the horse as sacred, as well. A white stallion in particular has been seen as a guide to take the newly departed to the other side in numerous Native American tribes. Because the horse spirit guide had the ability to transport souls from one side of life to the next, he was considered a psychopomp. The Celtic peoples regarded horses as majestic, spiritual creatures and had quite a few gods and goddesses whose supportive creature was the horse. Rhiannon (a Welsh Celtic Goddess), Epona (Gallo-Roman Goddess), and even the mythological creature Pegasus were all related to or considered to be sacred, spiritual horses.

The horse has had a special relationship with humans for thousands of years, and if you are ever to just sit with a horse and observe it's movements you will notice how the horse reacts to your presence as well.

Horse Spirit Guide Messages

What knowledge or spiritual growth does the horse spirit guide bring to us? The horse spirit guide is representative of speed, adapting to change, grace, and swiftness. These qualities of the horse spirit guide are a little more obvious than the deeper qualities, sometimes hidden from the human eye or mind.

Possible Horse Spirit Guide Meanings and/or Messages:

  • change/transformation
  • freedom/independence
  • grace
  • swiftness/speedyness
  • moving from one place to another
  • comfort in a time of mourning
  • strong emotions
  • sexual desire/virilence

I have seen a white horse in my dreams, and at that time in my life, I believed him to be my horse spirit guide for a couple of reasons. The time in my life was a tumultuous, troublesome time and I was in dire need of an otherworldly spirit guide such as the horse spirit guide. I also needed to be taught spirituality on another plane of existence, and maybe in the interim was able to escape reality in some ways.

What is the horse spirit guide saying to you? Is it there to carry you off into the sunset of a new spiritual realm or maybe to aid in a new phase of your life? Maybe you can find solace in the sense of utter freedom that the horse spirit guide can bring. The horse spirit guide might be coming to you at a time in your life when you are transforming, either spiritually, mentally or emotionally. Maybe he is with you to help take you from one side of yourself to the other. To help you grow and move on.

The horse spirit guide can also bring a message of love and family.
The horse spirit guide can also bring a message of love and family. | Source

© 2011 Nicole Canfield

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    Canadianatheart 3 years ago

    A couple months ago I laid awake in bed during a very tough time in my life. Suddenly I had a very clear vision of a white horse. He was standing still staring at me. He had a very detailed saddle. I can still picture the details. Next to the horse a white bull with long horns stood and stared at me as well. It was alarming as I have never been around horses or Bulls nor had I ever seen a vision like this. Any ideas on what this means?

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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from Summerland

    Ollie - Sounds like it to me. Don't you love how they are there for you right when you need them most?

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    OllieTrolley 3 years ago

    Whenever I have a truly bad day, I always dream of horses and then feel better when I wake up. It seems horses have always been with me when I'm depressed or stressed about something. I think a horse might be one of my spirit animals, but I'm not sure...

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

    Kia - That's wonderful. :) Glad to have helped out.

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    mysterous source 6 years ago

    yeah made me notcie how many traits i have with my horse guide,kia

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    tom hellert 6 years ago from home

    kitty,

    knowing max he will lead me to is dinner bowl...hehe

    TH

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

    Tom - Sounds as though you have a ghost cat which may also be your animal spirit guide...it's quite possible! Maybe I need to do a hub on cat spirit guides. Thanks and good luck! Maybe try to talk to the kitty...as crazy as that sounds. Ask him why he's there and what he needs to tell you or show you.

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    tom hellert 6 years ago from home

    kitty,

    I heard him againlast night he came up the stairs-clickin the rear claws as he would in life I know it was him because the two llive cats were on the bed with my wife n I sleepin on there until they heard the clicks coming up the stairs.when I opened the door with my foot- the cats bolted out the door down the stairs through the living roon N dining room and Kitchen....all hard wood or linoleum and they made such a racket it woke my sone up he asked what happened I said the cats saw Max-my deceased ghostie cat In the newly awkened haze he said ok and retired back to sleep....

    So my cat-actually my wifes-still roams the rooms at Hellert house *dramatic music here*

    TH

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

    Tom - That's awesome. Sounds like a true spirit guide to me!

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    tom hellert 6 years ago from home

    kitty,

    seriously,

    i think i have a cat spirit guide I have seen him many times in times of stress and during my stay at the hospital he was my wifes cat but i have seen him more than anyone...hes either my spirit guide or proof I'm nutz....or both

    TH

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

    Carolinemd21 - Thanks so much. That's awesome! I actually had a spirit guide who was half-man half-dog come to me in a number of dreams, as weird as it seems. I believe that anything can come to us as our spirit guides, be it humans, animals, or even symbols. Blessed Be.

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    Caroline Marie 6 years ago

    Voted up. Was very interesting to read. I had a dog spirit guide who came into my dreams all the time. I always thought horses were very beautiful creatures. Love your hubs. :)

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