Grab your pencil because today you are going to learn how to draw a horse – step by step. Even beginners and young kids will find this printable horse drawing tutorial easy to follow. Print the how to draw a horse lesson for use at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s draw a horse today!

Make an Easy Horse Drawing

Let’s learn how to make our own horse drawing with this simple horse drawing lesson. Click the orange button below to download and print the three page horse drawing tutorial that covers the steps on how to draw a horse:

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Easy steps to draw a horse

Go grab your favorite pencil and eraser and let’s get started drawing our horse:

Step 1

Step 1 - How to draw a horse - let's start, first draw a circle
First draw a circle!

Let’s start with a circle.

Step 2

Step 2 - How to draw a horse - add a rounded rectangle to your circle
This first step will have you beginning the horse head. Add a rounded tilted rectangle.

Add a rounded rectangle – notice how it’s tilted.

Step 3

Step 3 - How to draw a horse - now add another circle
Add another circle.

Draw another circle below both figures.

Step 4

Step 4 - How to draw a horse - draw a smaller circle next to the last one
Draw a smaller circle next to the last circle.

Draw a smaller circle next to the last one.

Step 5

Step 5 - How to draw a horse - connect all the shapes and erase the extra lines for your horse drawing
Connect all the shapes and erase all the extra curved lines and diagonal line on the head.. You can see the horse’s head now!

Connect all figures with a line, and erase extra lines.

Step 6

Step 6 - How to draw a horse - add the horses legs with two rectangles
Add two rounded rectangles! Now your horse has a front leg and back leg.

Let’s draw our horse’s legs by drawing two rounded rectangles.

Step 7

Step 7 - How to draw a horse - now add the horse hair mane and tail
Let’s add hair! Draw curvy lines on top of the head and the side of the neck. Also draw a tail. The tail should stop right above the hind legs.

Draw the mane by drawing curvy lines on the top of the head and the side of the neck. Also draw a tail!

Step 8

Step 8 - How to draw a horse - now add the final horse drawing details
Great! Time for facial features! Let’s add the final details. Draw curvy lines for the muzzle, hooves, and two small circles on the horse head for eyes.

Draw curvy lines for the muzzle and hooves, two small circles for the eyes, and the ears.

Step 9

Step 9 - How to draw a horse -now add the saddle and other things
Amazing job! You can add details and make changes as you live! You can add way more details than the previous step if you want!

You’re done! You can add more details if you want to, too.

The side view of this cartoon horse looks amazing! And this drawing lesson is an easy way to draw using simple steps and simple lines. Who would have thought straight lines, a small circle or two and other simple shapes and basic shapes would create a masterpiece!

I recommend printing these instructions because it’s easier to follow each step with a visual example.

how to draw a horse step by step
Simple horse drawing steps – just follow along!

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Benefits of Drawing for Kids

Drawing (and making any kind of art) has so many benefits for kids: it increases confidence, teaches creative problem solving, improves hand-eye coordination, and develops fine motor skills.

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Great Books For More Drawing Fun

Usborne Big Drawing Book cover art
The Big Drawing Book is great for beginners ages 6 and up.

The Big Drawing Book

By following the very simple step-by-steps in this fun drawing book you can draw dolphins diving in the sea, knights guarding a castle, monster faces, buzzing bees, and lots, lots more.

Usborne Drawing Doodling and Coloring book cover art
Your imagination will help you draw and doodle on every page.

Drawing Doodling and Coloring

An excellent book filled with doodling, drawing and coloring activities. On some of the pages you’ll find ideas for what to do, but you can do whatever you like.

Usborne write and draw yor own comics book cover art
Never left fully alone with a scary blank page!

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Write and Draw Your Own Comics is full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way. for kids who want to tell stories, but gravitate toward pictures. It has a mix of partially-drawn comics and blank panels with intro comics as instructions – lots of space for kids to draw their own comics!

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How did your horse drawing turn out?

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