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.
Although the horse was present in many different cultures, they represent the same concepts of freedom and power. In some cultures, white horses stand for the balance of wisdom and power. In others, like Christianity, the white horse is a symbol of death. The horse is a universal symbol of freedom without restraint, because riding a horse made people feel they could free themselves from their own bindings. Also linked with riding horses, they are symbols of travel, movement, and desire.
The horse also represents power in Native American tribes. Native American tribes that possessed horses often won more battles than those who did not. They also had more territory. The number of horses a tribe possessed was telling of how wealthy they were. Within these cultures and others, the horse is often an emblem of war.
In mythology, the horse is ever present. The Romans linked horses with Mars, the god of the fury of war. Horses were also seen pulling the chariot of Helios, the sun god. In the Celtic mythology, horses were good luck and were harbingers of good fortune. The white horse, as aforementioned, was sacred to the Celts, and strongly associated with Rhiannon and Epona, who occasionally took the form of a white horse. In folk wisdom, if several horses are seen standing together, that means a storm is coming. However, this is not merely superstition, because horses often do group together to protect themselves from oncoming storms.
An important thing to remember about horses is that they are representative of the spirit, similar to freedom. The horse serves man, but can never be fully tamed by him.
The measurements are as follows:
4.5cm long (1.77inches)
2.5cm wide (0.98inches)
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with a silver chain.
It would make a beautiful addition to your collection 🙂
If you haven any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂