I agree with you…and I find the more I take the Bible literally, the easier it is to understand. For the life of me, I can’t fathom why people struggle so much with a literal understanding of things.Yes, he did prophesy horses. I heard a well known pastor discussing this same topic awhile back. He spoke of the mountainous terrain that the invading forces from the north would have to go through. He said most likely horses would indeed be used out of necessity. The pastor quoted from Arnold Fruchtenbaum for much of what he said, and then said that he agrees that it's going to be horses, for one reason being he's a literalist when it comes to reading the Bible. I am, too, and I agree with Pastor Andy Woods' conclusion. He's a pretty good Bible scholar.
On a more humorous note, yesterday I saw a meme on Instagram which made me chuckle…”The gas prices are probably the reason the armies in Revelation are riding horses.”