Easy Stepwise Horse Drawing for Kids 

Written By Sudha| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 17th May, 2024

Horses are truly amazing creatures, they’re fast, gentle, and look stunning. They never fail to capture kids’ attention. It’s no wonder that kids love to draw them! Whether they love their speed or their gentle nature, drawing a horse can be a fun way for them to learn about a horse.

As curious and creative minds, kids are always eager to learn new things, especially when it comes to drawing. Even if they’re already learning to draw in some of the best schools in your area, a little extra guidance can help them improve. 

That’s why we’ve created this special blog just for you. Our goal is to make drawing fun and easy with a step-by-step guide tailored for kids. In just six simple steps, your kids will be able to draw a beautiful horse using familiar shapes. They can also practise using the worksheet attached at the end! 

Quick Summary

Step-by-Step Horse Drawing for Kids
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Horse
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw a Horse 
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Coloured Pencils 
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2. Easy Stepwise Horse Drawing for Kids

Step 1: Draw the Body

First draw a straight line on one half of the page using a scale. Then draw another sleeping line crossing the first line as shown in the image. 

Next, draw a big oval shape lying sideways. This will be the body of our cute animal. Draw another oval shape, but make it stand up tall and place it next to the body. This will be the head of the animal.

Step 2: Complete the tail and neck

Draw a small, wavy shape at the back of the body for the tail. You can draw this by making a long inverted U on the back side and connect the open ends with a slightly curved line. Now draw a curved line under the horse’s head, this will be the neck. 

Step 3: Draw the details 

Draw a horizontal line which is not straight but a little bit curved at the ends, across the head to mark where the face will go. Add two small oval shapes on top of the head for the ears. Then draw two small oval shapes for legs below the body, one in the front and one behind. Then draw two more oval shapes behind them as shown in the image to form the legs on the other side of the body.

Step 4: Complete the face and body

Add two small circles on the face for the eyes and then draw a thicker curved line to give the happy horse a smile. Draw a small curved line within the ears to add more details to the ears.

Now complete the legs by drawing a similar oval shape under the ones you drew before. Then add a small rectangle under each leg. 

Then draw the hair on the horse’s back and head as shown in the image. This is called a horse’s mane. 


Step 5: Finishing up!

To make your horse look more realistic, draw two small circles on either side of the mouth to mark the nose. Give the eyes more details by drawing another smaller circle within the eyes. Then draw one more tiny circle within that to make the horse’s eye twinkle. 

You’re done with the drawing! Erase any rough lines and make the outline darker before you start colouring. 

Final Touches

Add a splash of colour to bring your horse to life! You can colour your horse using crayons, coloured pencils, or markers. You can make your horse brown, white, or even black if you want to!          

Tips and Tricks to Draw a Horse 

  • Take your time and have fun! Drawing is all about expressing yourself, so don’t worry about making it perfect.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t stress. Use your eraser and try again.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing until you become a pro!
  • To make your drawing more detailed, you can draw grass around the horse. You can even go a step further and draw a few more horses around the horse to give him a few buddies. 
  •  If you’re unsure about how to draw certain features, don’t hesitate to use reference pictures. 


Congratulations, you’ve just completed drawing your very own horse! But don’t stop here, keep exploring and learning with more of our step-by-step guides. Remember, practice makes perfect, and the more you draw, the better you’ll become.

Why not start with the worksheet attached below to continue developing your skills? Then you can draw more animals like a lion or maybe you’ll draw a whole jungle!

Horse Drawing for Kids Worksheet

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