I'm not sure if it's the lingering sense of P's toes hurting her, or the fact that I spent way too much time in the sun and way too much time traipsing around in ridiculous heels this past weekend, but I have been having totally bizarre horsey dreams.
The first totally-creepy dream has happened a couple of times in the last month and involves the last two horses I had at my old home/property that I grew up in. Basically I spend the whole dream panicked because I forgot to let Star (the gazillion year old pony) and Dollar (my old trusty pony club mount) out of of their stalls and into their pastures for the day.
Of course, over the course of the dream, the situation warped from leaving them in their stalls (where presumably they would have been munching on their breakfast and had plenty of water..) to somehow leaving them in my car (weird), with the windows rolled up (even weirder).
Both times I've had this dream I manage to make it back to my car, which is of course parked in front of my barn (why the horses were in the car and not the barn is beyond my understanding of my own brain) just in time to watch Dollar poop in the back seat. Mind you, while maybe (if absolutely necessary) I could have shoved Star into a car... I'm pretty sure there was no way that Dollar's gangley mass of limbs could have ever been folded into my back seat...let alone both of them at the same time.
The other dream was creepier and starred Pia, who for some reason I had dropped off at a fairground (maybe we were showing?) and put her in a portable stall. I then promptly left her (maybe I have abandonment issues??) without hanging water buckets, putting down bedding or giving her hay. In spite of the fact that I wasn't initially concerned with my lack of care for P in her new stall, as soon as I left the fairground I went into a full on panic- and spent the rest of the dream trying to get back to P in order to water/feed/bed her but unfortunately I ran into a Zombie mob who was eating people and generally making the return trip to the fairgrounds totally inconvenient.
When I finally got back to P, she wasn't in a stall (but in something more like a storage unit) and she had magically turned into a goat, which distressed me greatly. Not because she was a goat - But because I was trying to tack up for a dressage test (no idea where the zombies went) and her bridle no longer fit.
Moral of the story?
1) Three nights in Vegas is at least one too many.
2) Apparently I'm secretly terrified of abandoning my horses in totally inappropriate situations.
I'd very much like to return to the horsey dreams of my childhood which resembled some sort of amalgamation of National Velvet and The Black Stallion... They were significantly less stressful
What the cuss.
My curiosity got the best of me so I looked up Abandonment (others) in the Dream Dictionary and it said this :
To abandon others in your dream, suggests that you are overwhelmed by the problems and decisions in your life.Under "Horse" it had this (I deleted the non-relevant situations):
To see a horse in your dream, symbolizes strength, power, endurance, virility and sexual prowess. It also represents a strong, physical energy. You need to tame the wild forces within. The dream may also be a pun that you are "horsing around". Alternatively, to see a horse in your dream, indicate that you need to be less arrogant and "get off your high horse".
Finally, Zombies apparently mean this:To see a black or dark horse in your dream, signifies mystery, wildness, and the unknown. You are taking a chance or a gamble at some unknown situation. It may even refer to occult forces.
To dream that you are attacked by zombies, indicate that you are feeling overwhelmed by forces beyond your control. You are under tremendous stress in your waking life. Alternatively, the dream represents your fears of being helpless and overpowered.
Okaaaay... so I'm overwhelmed, arrogant, strong, messing with the occult and helpless?
Or maybe I'm just nervous that P's toes hurt and I haven't seen her in a few days.