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How to Draw a Horse

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Let's talk about how to draw a horse! We'll start with basic shapes, such as circles, ovals, and triangles. Then we'll add details and color to our horse. Try these steps for How to Draw a Morgan Horse.


Small but super strong and hardy, the Morgan has a draft horse's muscular hindquarters but thinner legs and an elegant face.

Step 1:

Draw circles for the horse's body and head.

how to draw a horse step 1

Step 2:

Draw lines to create the horse's neck and face.

how to draw a horse step 2

Step 3:

Draw the horse's legs, ears, eyes, nostrils, and mouth.

how to draw a horse step 3

Step 4:

Draw the horse's mane, tail, and hooves.

how to draw a horse step 4

Step 5:

Add a few details to make your horse look more realistic.

how to draw a horse step 5

Step 6:

Color your finished horse any way you like!

how to draw a horse step 6

To learn how to draw a variety of horses, view more of our How to Draw Horses books. And to find more fun resources like this, visit our drawing resource section.

The brand new Learn to Draw Horses & Ponies comes out in October 2014.

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