Let’s learn how to make a simple running horse drawing!
Draw along with these easy 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a horse that is galloping along.
This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or markers. This is useful for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and are looking to color in a simple horse that is running.
Get a thrill out of creating a colorful simple running horse drawing and remember to add some unique aspects. Now let’s get started.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Simple Running Horse Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s lesson, we will learn how to create a basic running horse drawing on paper. The size of each part will be observed in each step of the tutorial. Note that the blue lines have been drawn to indicate the current elements being drawn in each in each of the steps.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Form The Head
Draw a line similar to the illustration shown to form the horse’s head.
Create The Snout
First, create a line curving downwards. Then, draw a dot and a short diagonal line to form the horse’s nose and mouth.
Add The Eye
Draw a shaded oval to add the horse’s eye.
Draw The Ear
Form the pointed shape of the horse’s ear attached to the top of its head as shown.
Add The Mane
Form the jagged shape of the running horse’s mane on top of its head similar to the illustration.
Outline The Body
Outline the oval shape of the horse’s body.
Draw The Tail
Draw the long curving shape of the horse’s tail.
Attach The Legs
Next, form the thin shape of the horse’s legs attached to the bottom of its body as shown in the illustration.
Complete The Simple Running Horse Drawing
Let’s now color our simple drawing of a running horse! Use a light brown crayon to shade the snout. Next, use a dark brown crayon to fill in the mane, tail and hooves of the running horse. Now, use a brown crayon to shade the rest of the running horse’s body.
Simple Running Horse Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Simple Running Horse Drawing. 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!