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Draw a Horse

How to Draw a Horse Head

Draw a horse head

Here is a simple easy horse head that you can draw.  It’s simple  and very easy, and if you practice it, you can draw  in just a few seconds!

I used to love to draw this little cartoon under my signature  in all my friends’ yearbooks at school when we signed our names in them. My friends still remember that I was the “horse crazy” girl.

I have included a video here and at the bottom so you can watch me actually draw the horse head step by step.

First, you just draw a straight line for the forehead and face. Start at about the middle of where you want the horse drawing to end up, and draw down to the left.
2. Next, draw the horse’s muzzle and chin by making an arc down to the right.
3. The jaw is just an easy short line.
4. Draw an almost half circle for the cheek. Notice that the start of the cheek is almost exactly below the starting point above it on the forehead. This is important if you want to keep your proportions correct.
5. Now you are ready for the ears.Draw the first one in two strokes like this
6. Then do the other ear peeking out from behind the first ear. Not all of it will be showing.
7. Add a few strokes for the forelock
8. Now you’re ready for the horse eye, nostril and mouth.I like to draw a more cartoon looking mouth so that I can show expression. You may prefer to draw a more realistic one that is not “smiling”. In that case, just use a simple straight or slightly curved line for the mouth.
9. Next, Draw the crest of the neck. Make a long sweeping arc.
10. Then add the throat latch
11. Finish with a wispy mane. You could also make the mane flowing away from the neck by pointing it upward as if the horse were running, or in a breeze.There! Wasn’t that easy?! Now watch the video below that shows me actually drawing this horse.


Now check out the video to see me actually drawing this horse head:

Fantastic!  That was super easy.  Have fun drawing this horse head.   Please visit my youtube channel for other fun activities!  http://www.youtube.com/momsminivan


14 Responses to “How to Draw a Horse Head”

  1. Hi, I love your site!
    Thank you so much for the drawing instructions. My friends are so impressed that I can now draw a horse!

    Posted by Horse Girl | August 31, 2011, 9:32 pm
  2. I love horses and this was so easy…Thank you!!!

    Posted by daisy mclaughlin | September 1, 2011, 6:03 pm
  3. Hey this website is so cool. I really love horses

    Posted by niketa | September 5, 2011, 10:54 am
  4. i love your site! i can actually draw it in just a few seconds. :)

    Posted by Chlomister | September 10, 2011, 8:29 pm
  5. Hi! Sorry, I could not find any contact information for your site. I wold love for you to feature that page as an article on your site. There are some amazing artists who drew those horses on my blog and i would like to give them all the recognition they deserve.

    Posted by jim | October 3, 2011, 8:00 pm
  6. oh i love horses and that drawing was eazy peazy lemon sqeazey thank you

    Posted by perpetue | October 23, 2011, 1:06 pm
  7. U said “next I will show you how to draw the horse’s whole body,” but I don’t see where you show us that. Is it not a headline like “how to draw a horse’s head?” please email me about this so I can be sure I dont miss your response. Thanks!

    Posted by Mandy | December 7, 2011, 5:08 pm
  8. U just gave me my biggest laugh of the day with “eazy peazy lemon sqeazy!” roflmao

    Posted by Mandy | December 7, 2011, 5:17 pm
  9. I <3 Horses

    Posted by Dania | January 2, 2012, 5:47 am
  10. love your website i have always loved horses when i get older im going to have horses

    Posted by delainey | January 24, 2012, 12:22 am
  11. Thats rubbish I mean its so easy my dog could do it with his head I now how to draw a horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by sasha | January 31, 2012, 9:09 pm
  12. I love horses and now all my friends are impressed that I can draw a horse head. Thank you!

    Posted by diane spitts | April 14, 2013, 10:39 pm

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