Ok, this how to draw a horse is probably the hardest one we’ve done. Don’t worry it’s still fun! Personally, speaking for myself, if I had a choice to pick one thing to draw for rest of my life it would be horses. I don’t know why, I think it’s just because they’re such cool animals.


Typically we do cartoonish drawings, this one is a lot less cartoonish. Do your kids have a preference? Would they rather draw cartoon, realistic, or both (mix it up)?


  • Paper
  • Pencil, marker, or crayon

Watch How To Draw A Horse

If you’re having trouble watching the video here, watch it on YouTube!

How To Draw A Horse Step By Step

1. Start by drawing three circles, the middle one being the largest.

draw a horse step 1

2. Next draw the rest of the horse’s head.

draw a horse step 2

3. Then connect all the circles with curved lines. Draw the ears back. Next draw the rest of the horse’s face.

draw a horse step 3

4. Now draw the hair. It looks a lot like fire, because it’s blowing in the wind. Also, draw four smaller circles for the front leg joints.

draw a horse step 4

5. Connect the joints with lines, and add two hooves.

draw a horse step 5

6. Now draw three small circles for the back leg joints.

draw a horse step 6

7. Draw curved lines to connect the joints, and draw two back hooves.

draw a horse step 7

8. If you drew your horse with a pencil, erase some of the extra lines. Also, be sure to draw the horse’s tail.

draw a horse step 8

That’s it! This horse is probably one of the hardest things we’ve done. Don’t worry, just practice practice practice.

Download And Print

To download these step by step instructions click the image below, then right click to save.

download how to draw a horse for kids

11 Responses

  1. Teresa

    Loved this! We did refer to the written instructions for the end. The Youtube version ends before the project is done, in case you weren’t aware. Thanks for a great project :)

    • Rob

      Oh no! I just watched the video and it played all the way through. Would you mind trying to refresh the page and seeing if the video still only plays part of it?

  2. Patricia

    Love what you are doing. Can just imagine how much fun my granddaughter and I will have as she proceeds in her art drawings. Thanks so much for sharing your gift!


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