How to Draw a Horse Step by Step Tutorial for Kids (Cartooning)

Grab your marker or pencil as today you are going to learn how to draw a horse. As with all of our drawing tutorials, you can grab yourself a printable sheet with all the steps.

This is a great tutorial for kids and beginners as it will show you how to draw a cartoon style horse, a super simple and cute one at that.

How to Draw a Horse – a step by step horse drawing tutorial for kids and beginners. Learn to draw a cartoon style horse in no time.

How to Draw a Horse - a step by step horse drawing tutorial for kids and beginners. Learn to draw a cartoon style horse in no time.

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Our drawing tutorials for kids and grown ups will help you master both easy and a bit more challenging objects and animals in no time. We test all of our tutorials, both by kids and with my partner who always claims he is the worst when it comes to drawing.

This horse drawing lesson will help you draw a simple cartoon style horse in 9 simple steps (it’s a no fail one and you can even further simplify it, we’ll get to that in the instructions part). Most of our tutorials have 6 steps, but this one, just like the rose drawing tutorial, required a bit more steps to make the process clear and easy to follow.

How to Draw a Horse – Drawing for Kids and Beginners


Horse Drawing Tutorial

What you need:

  • pen
  • paper
  • our printable template – optional – you can grab it at the end of horse drawing tutorial

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Step by Step Horse Drawing Tutorial

Step 1

Start by drawing the head. If you want a super easy way to drawing it, just draw a U shape, the horse drawing will still look more than cute. You can also make the shape like we did, this will bring you one step closer to one day mastering a realistic horse.

Start by drawing a head

Step 2

Draw the ears.

Draw the Ears

Step 3

Draw the neck.


Step 4

Lets draw the facial features – the eyes, nostril and mouth.

Facial features

Step 5

Draw the legs. Start with the front leg, next to the neck line, just a bit above and draw a line downwards, then to the right and back again. Next comes the hind leg, you can draw it in the same way as you did the front one or, you can make it a bit more realistic as we did in this step.

Step 6

Draw the back. Start by the neck arch, go down just a bit and then up again and again as if you would want to write a number two, wrap it up by connecting the back to the leg. Also draw the belly, draw a line from one leg to the other.

Draw the back and belly of the horse

Step 7

In the similar manner as you did the first pair of legs, also draw the legs in the background.

Legs in the background

Step 8

Almost there! Draw the lines at the bottom of the legs to make the hoofes. Draw the tail – start at the top, make a loop as you would want to make a loose number 2 (or S backwards 😉 and find your way back to the top.

Step 9

Last step and you are done, unless you want to color in your horse. Draw the mane. Start by the ear and zig-zag your way to the back. Also draw a bit of mane between the ears. All done! You have just learned how to draw a horse. Pretty sweet isn’t it?

Draw a Mane

Grab your coloring pens and color your horse drawing

Color the Horse Drawing

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How to Draw a Horse

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