How To Draw A Horse

How To Draw A Horse (Step by Step)

Learning how to draw a horse isn’t simple. However, following this step by step technique makes it feasible to draw a horse correctly even for little kids. This tutorial is designed in a way that the beginners can follow along without being daunted by too much detail.


Horses are lovely animals, particularly when they are running, so it’s nothing unexpected that kids like to draw them. Horses can sleep in both standings and laying down positions. Depending upon the environment and breed, horses have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.

Draw A Horse

Figuring out how to draw a horse is a fun, imaginative, and beautiful craftsmanship experience for youngsters. Besides, most children love ponies, making this instructional exercise even more exciting, energizing, and fun.

Grab your pencil as today you will figure out how to draw a cartoon horse bit-by-bit without any preparation and from scratch. Indeed, even amateurs and small children will find this printable instructional exercise simple to follow.

What You Need

  1. Our printable template
  2. Paper
  3. Pencil/Marker
  4. Coloring supplies

How To Draw a Horse Step by Step:

In this drawing tutorial, we will help you to learn how to draw a horse using 10 easy steps. These step by step illustrations gradually builds upon each previous step until you get to the final picture of the horse.

Drawing and making any kind of art has countless advantages for youngsters: it expands confidence, develops imaginative critical thinking, and improves deftness.

Step 1:

This step starts with the drawing of the head of the horse. You can simply draw the letter U and tilt it. Keep one side of this shape straight while drawing the other side with little curves as shown in the illustration. If you want, you can draw a U without any details because it will still look adorable.

Step 2:

Add a pair of ears on top of the head. Simply draw two leaf-shaped ears. As you know we are drawing a cartoon horse so you can exaggerate the size you want.

A horse’s ears have the ability to rotate up to 180 degrees. Surprising, isn’t it?

Step 3:

Did you know that a horse has 205 bones in its skeleton?

Time to move ahead, draw the necklines. Start from the top. Drag a curved line from the end of the ear. On the other side, draw a similar curved line starting from the face line and stretch it downwards. Easy up till now?

Step 4:

Let’s draw the facial features- the eyes, nostril, and mouth.

Draw an oval shape for the eye of the horse and fill a shaded circle in the oval shape to represent the pupil. Draw a curved line above the eye to make the horse its eyebrow. Add a curved line to draw the mouth part. Further, draw a shaded irregular circle for the nose and a light line above it to give volume.

Horses use their ears, eyes, and nostrils to communicate and express their mood. They additionally convey their sentiments through facial expressions and appearances.

Step 5:

It’s time to draw the front leg next to the neckline, just a bit above, and draw a line downwards, then to the right and back again upwards. Next, draw the hind legs; you can draw it similarly just as you did for the front leg or add more details to make it look more realistic by adding a bend in the leg.

Step 6:

In this step, you will learn how to draw the belly and the back of the horse.

For the belly, draw a straight line between the two legs. Now start from the neck and draw a line with a curve at the end, joining the curve to the hind leg. This will complete the back and the belly. I guarantee you that within less time, you will be able to learn how to draw a simple horse.

Step 7:

Draw the back legs similarly as you did in step 5. Of course, we can’t leave our horse with just two legs; how will it walk?

Step 8:

Draw a small line at the bottom of the legs, horizontally to make hoofs. Now draw the tail starting from the rear body section. Start with a curved line going downwards, in the second stroke, bring It upwards with the same pattern. It should somewhat look like a ponytail.

Step 9:

Now it is time to draw the mane and it will complete your drawing.

Start by the ear and come down along the neckline with a zigzag pattern. Also, draw hair between the ears which might look like a baby cut.

From this drawing, you would then be able to add various details to make your own cartoon horse. It may be a long and exceptionally meager body or have extremely long legs, to give a few examples that you could apply in your drawings.

Step 10:

Here you can see our completed horse drawing in all its shape and figure; presently we simply need to add the tone. Add some colors to your cute horse like brown, black, grey; whatever color you choose, we are sure they will look great. You have the full choice of coloring it like or even unlike the illustration.

In this lesson, we used trouble-free steps to make the practice very easy to follow. A horse drawn in this way is never going to be quite realistic because we are drawing the basic ‘idea’ of a horse, not a real horse.

Congratulations! You have completed How to draw a horse tutorial.

Follow us, remember to have fun, and try your best. The more you practice the better you will get and improve. Along with having fun, you have also learned how to draw a horse easily!

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