Horses of the subspecies caballus are domesticated, yet feral groups of tamed horses exist in the wild. Horses and humans engage in a wide range of sporting events, non-competitive leisure hobbies, and jobs like law enforcement, agriculture, entertainment, and therapy.

Horses have traditionally been employed in combat, giving rise to a vast range of riding and driving tactics that employ a wide range of equipment and control systems. Humans first domesticated horses approximately 4000 BCE, and their domestication is thought to have spread by 3000 BCE.


A horse is frequently understood to symbolize liberation in dreams but can also have darker connotations. A white horse denotes death in particular Christian artwork, whereas a pale horse indicates starvation in the Bible’s book of Revelations.

According to particular readings, the first of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the rider on the white horse, is Jesus Christ.


The horse’s color (white as a symbol of righteousness) and Christ’s subsequent appearance in the Book of Revelation atop a white horse provide evidence for this argument.

Bible Verses on Horses

Psalm 33:17

An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.


Proverbs 21:3

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

2 Kings 23:11

And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.


Zechariah 1:8

I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.


Isaiah 5:28

Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind

Jeremiah 8:16

The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

Bible Verses About Horses in Proverbs

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

Horse Riding Bible Verses

Exodus 14:9

But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

Exodus 15:19

For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.

1 Kings 22:4

And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramoth-gilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.

Jeremiah 47:3

At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands.

Jeremiah 51:21

And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;

2 Kings 18:23

Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

Bible Verses for Horse Lovers

Psalm 20:6-7

Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Bible Verse About Horses in Job

Job 39:19-21

Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

Job 39:18

When she rouses herself to flee, she laughs at the horse and his rider.

Bible Verses about Horses Secretariat

Ezra 2:66

Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five.

Nehemiah 7:68

Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five:

Strength of a Horse Bible Verse

2 Chronicles 9:25,28

And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands

Revelation 6:2-4

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

Bible Verse About Horses in Job

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

Bible Verses that mention Horses

JOSHUA 11:6,9

And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire. And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.

2 Samuel 8:4

And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

Isaiah 2:7

Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots.

Hosea 14:3

Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

Isaiah 31:1

Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

Ezekiel 17:15

But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

Horses are strong enough to pull up to three times their weight, carry over 400 lbs., bite with a force of over 500 PSI and kick hard enough to kill a human.

Just as dogs are trained, horses, too, are trained. When a trainer begins training a horse, he begins with simple commands such as forward, backward, and turning right or left.

These simple directives begin a new existence in which the horse learns the fundamentals. When asked, the horse may even acquire sympathy for his master and bow its head down to touch the rider’s legs calmly.

This list is inexhaustible; a horse can do it all with complete commitment.

We stop exercising our trust in God when we believe we have mastered life and spiritual growth, just as a trainer stops training a horse once it begins to follow simple orders.

This is a ridiculous assumption that we can master trust in God alone. The Bible says we die daily- working for our salvation.

Belief is only the first step in growing closer to Him. And the more connected you feel, the more successful the results will be in your personality.

The relationship between a horse owner and his pet strengthens as he romances his pet regularly. The same is true of our connection with God.

How Many Times are Horses Mentioned in the Bible

Horses are mentioned numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments. The number of citations varies depending on the translation, although some estimates claim that horses are mentioned more than 150 times throughout the Bible.

Horses are frequently mentioned in the Old Testament as war animals or modes of transportation and a symbol of riches and power.

According to 1 King 4:26, King Solomon possessed 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots and 12,000 horsemen.

Horses are mentioned less frequently in the New Testament, yet they play an essential role.

Horses are depicted as having spiritual importance in Revelation and are frequently associated with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Horses are an essential aspect of biblical history and culture, and their mention in the Bible emphasizes their significance in ancient times.

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