To dream of riding (or sitting on) a horse foretells a coming rise in your status. You might become more popular, win a contest, or get a promotion at work. However, if you were thrown (or fell off) the horse, you will have to cope with a rival who is out to foil your plans.
If you dreamed of having any difficulties with the horse’s saddle, pay more careful attention to your personal affairs. Some change to your current plans might work in your favor.... My Dream Interpretation
The act of riding a horse may represent moving forward with your personal power to your destination. It may comment on being valiant or on taking the hero or heroine’s journey to spintual fulfillment. Riding as a passenger in a car may mention that you are allowing others to control the direction of your life. Riding in the back of a pickup truck may point to being taken for a ride or taken away from your own will.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Riding on a Horse: you are too vain and ambitious. Riding a Donkey: yon are making fim of others unfairly. Riding on a Camel: you are pursuing your goals with patience and poise. Riding on an Elephant: you can look forward to a pleasant adventure. Riding on a Cow: you don’t quite know where you want to go or what you want to do.
Depth Psychology: Riding might indicate your sexual desires, or a conscious effort to guide and control those desires.... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream of riding is considered unlucky. Sometimes associated with illness such as seasickness, the result of motion. All dreams of riding, flying, and climbing are rated as a desire for mating, the natural instinct of the sexes, however, they can be translated as motivation dreams that lead to companionship or a union of minds toward one purpose.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(1) Riding a horse or motorbike may symbolize (unconscious) desire for sex.
(2) An animal may represent instinctual desires; being in control of a horse or other animal may therefore symbolize control of your passions. Control may be good or bad: you must decide if your instincts are properly or excessively controlled.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Riding in a dream symbolizes the duality between mind and instincts. Therefore, the message that conveys the unconscious will relate to your intellect or, more often, with your sexual activity. So, if you gallop at full speed it means that you should set your senses free. Depending on whether you master the horse or if it bolts, you will know if you are able to keep them under control. (See HORSE)
The dream superstition estimates very good omens for this dream, especially if someone you love is riding with you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dream of riding a horse may be associated with your sex life, and how fulfilled or inhibited you are.
If you are enjoying the ride, it could indicate a rewarding love affair, or the desire for one. On the other hand, if you are afraid of falling, you may feel inhibited sexually, or be unable to commit to your partner. The same meaning is applied to dreams of riding a motor cycle or a bicycle.
If you were riding another animal, think about what that animal represents in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the dreamer carries a crop in her hand it can be interpreted as a sign of confidence, but also as an intransigent attitude toward people around her, in her daily life. Conversely, being hit by someone else’s crop reflects fear and inferiority complex.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Being carried away by emotions (Water), being transported by and giving in to the existing Rhythm. See Sailboat. Here the power of the Winds, as well as the intellect, is used for moving forward. This is also often an expression of fear about going under, in the sense that the Head would be submerged under Water (similar to fear of emotional chaos, as in Swamp). This is also a sexual and virility symbol (“Surfers do it standing up”). See Captain, Admiral.... Little Giant Encyclopedia