Draw Running Horse: Step 6

Draw a Running Horse

Children will love learning to draw running horse with 6 easy illustrative steps.

Follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a running horse.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons or colored pencils. This is ideal for very young children looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to fill in a running horse.

Enjoy learning to draw running horse. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. It is time to get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Draw a Running Horse Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Draw Running Horse: All Steps

The goal is to arrive at a finished drawing of a running horse by working on one area at a time. It will take 6 steps in total as we continue to make each part moving closer to the finished drawing. The final drawing will be detailed with color resulting in a work of art you will be proud of!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. First Form The Head

    Draw Running Horse: Step 1

    First, form the outline of the horse’s head as shown. Now, draw the pointed shape of the horse’s ears on top of its head.

  2. Next Draw The Face

    Draw Running Horse: Step 2

    Next, draw an oval for its eye and nostril. Outline its snout by drawing a curved line. Then, add a curved line for its mouth.

  3. Now Outline The Body

    Draw Running Horse: Step 3

    Now, outline the elongated shape of its body attached to its head.

  4. Add The Mane And Tail

    Draw Running Horse: Step 4

    Draw the wavy shape of its mane on top of its head and along its back. Then, attach the shape of its long tail to its body.

  5. Then Attach The Legs

    Draw Running Horse: Step 5

    Next, form the shape of its strong legs attached to the bottom of its body. Then, outline the hooves by drawing a curved line near the bottom of each leg.

  6. Complete The Drawing Of A Running Horse

    Draw Running Horse: Step 6

    Grab your crayons and add some color to our drawing of a running horse! First, color the horse’s coat with a light gray crayon. Next, shade the snout, hooves and inner ears with a dark gray crayon. Then, fill in the eye, mane and tail with a black crayon.

Draw a Running Horse PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Draw a Running Horse. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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