Emoji dictionary

🐎 Horse emoji

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What does 🐎 Horse emoji mean?

The Horse emoji 🐎 depicts a horse. It is commonly used to refer to actual horses, horse racing, or to figurative uses of the word horse. It is often used alongside the Horse Face emoji 🐴 and the Horse Racing emoji πŸ‡.

The Horse emoji 🐎 is also used leading up to and during prominent horse races, such as the Kentucky Derby held annually on the first Saturday in May (May 1 in 2021).

Related words

🐴 Horse Face emoji, πŸ‡ Horse Racing emoji, blood horse

Where does 🐎 Horse emoji come from?

The Horse emoji 🐎 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a tan or chestnut-colored horse galloping to the left. The Apple version of the emoji has a green blanket on the horse’s back, and the Facebook version of the emoji has a brown saddle with a blue blanket.

Horses are common and popular animals, so the Horse emoji 🐎 is used frequently every day on social media. Besides referring to actual horses, the emoji is used in horse-based wordplay such as the phrases to horse around and horseplay. The emoji is also used to refer to rocking horses, hobby horses, and merry-go-rounds (which often feature plastic horses).

Examples of 🐎 Horse emoji

Chicago I love you but now it’s time to saddle up and head south 🐎
@urbanlegend96, March 18, 2021
What horse should I bet on the grand national, some one gimme the best odds? 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎
@Beno_ldn, April 14, 2018

Who uses 🐎 Horse emoji?

The Horse emoji 🐎 is commonly used to refer to real, fictional, and figurative horses.

The Horse emoji 🐎 is often used to refer to horse racing and gambling.

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