Why do I keep dreaming of horses?

I've had a dream since I was very young that I have quite regularly. In the house where I grew up, we had a stable at the end of the garden but I was never allowed to have a pony/horse, although I went riding quite a lot.

In my dream, I suddenly remember that I have a horse in the stable that I've forgotten about for days, weeks and I rush up the garden terrified that it may have died of starvation - it's always alive.

I long to ride the horse but every single time - as soon as I've finished putting on the bridle and saddle - I wake up. So far, I've never got to ride the horse. Last year, I got so obsessed with the idea of riding that I booked for a lesson. The horse threw me and I broke my shoulder.

Liz, Oxford

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