Horse Drawings

Here are some great horse drawings shared by horse crazy girls like you! This horse drawings page is filled with drawings, tips to draw horses, horse sketches, pencil horse drawings, horse head drawings and more. Whether you want to make or share a pencil drawings of horse, an equine portrait, a charcoal horse head drawing, a watercolor horse, or something else equine-related we would love to share your art here. You can also study drawings on this page as inspiration for the equine art you want to create.  

If you are wanting to do pencil drawings you will need some paper. The paper can be just plain white paper, tracing paper, or sketch paper. You will also need pencils, again, they can be regular pencils or you can buy some drawing pencils. For a pop of color, all you need to do is add some colored pencils or pastels to your order. If you use pastels, you will want to use thicker paper.

Besides pencil drawings, you can also do charcoal drawings. In order to do charcoal drawings, you will need thicker paper along with charcoal pencils. 

Watercolors are another option when considering a medium for your artwork. You will probably want pencils to sketch your painting, but you will definitely need watercolors and textured watercolor paper. If you want to use regular paints, all you need is a canvas and paints. 

The different horse art sections on this page include:

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horse drawing supplies

Here are some basic supplies suggestions to help you start your horse drawing and painting journey.

While you can always use supplies you have at home, it can be nice to have a dedicated drawing book and nice sketching pencils for your drawing adventures. If you want to try out different mediums such as charcoal or watercolors you may not have those at home and therefore need to purchase the supplies.

sketching pencils

A picture of a carrying case with pencils, eraser, art knife, pencil extender, sandpaper, blending tips, and sharpener. All the items are shown out of the case below the top picture.

This 32 piece sketching set by glokers has so much great stuff. Besides just the sketching pencils, the kits also has an art knife, blending tips, a sharpener, and more. Plus, it all comes in a carrying case for your convenience. 

Price: $17.99

colored pencils

Two trays of colored pencils and the container the trays come in.

This Pagos 72 colored pencil set by TURKISHANATOLIANRUG is sure to have just the right color to make your horse drawing come to life. All the pencils in the kit come sharpened so you can immediately start coloring when you get the set!

Price: $25.99

sketch book

A sketch pad with a horse on the cover and pencils near the sketch pad and in a cup.

This horse sketch pad from fineartbyshaun is a great way to keep all your horse drawings in one place. With the beautiful horse drawing on the front and 40 pages for you to fill with horses you create, this sketch pad screams horses. If you want, you can also personalize it with your name.

Price: $9.08


A tin with charcoal pencils, charcoal sticks, vine charcoal, and a graphite pencil in it.

The charcoal drawing art set by HandmadeCraftSupply is a great set to get you started in the world of charcoal drawings. The set comes with charcoal pencils, charcoal sticks, vine charcoal, and a graphite pencil all in a convenient tin. The seller also says that they offer worldwide shipping. 

Price: $17.95


Winsor & Newton medium kneaded putty erasers.

TheArtShopSkipton sells these great Winsor & Newton medium kneaded putty erasers. You can either order one or three depending on how much drawing you do.

Tip: If you order three, it looks like you get a great discount.

Price: $4.89+

charcoal paper

A pair of paper pads spiral bound designed for mixed media artwork.

These paper pads from LOOKARTSUPPLIES are designed for mixed media art including charcoal. Each pad is spiral bound and comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the seller. There are two different paper pad sizes sold and the smaller pad can either be ordered alone or in a two pack.

Price: $15.99+

watercolor paints

A blue watercolor paints box both closed and opened. The closed box shows the box design while the open box shows the different paints and accessories in the kit.

The great thing about this watercolor set by ARTISTROshop is that you can buy the whole set or you can just get the watercolor paints. If you go with the set, it has 48 watercolor paints, the box, paper, a sponge, drawing pencil, paint brush, and more. For those who already have all their supplies except the paints, you can order just the paints with the 48 colors. 

Price: $29.99+

watercolor paper

A picture of a stack of cotton paper with a branch.

This paper by WanderersWay is designed for watercolor painting. It is not only handmade but it is also 100% cotton. Each set comes with 50 sheets of paper and you can choose between three different sizes of paper. The price varies depending on the size of paper you want, but the smallest starts at $14.99.

Price: $14.99+

Paint Brushes

A picture of five paint brushes in a row.

This paint brush set by TrulyMadPlastics is a great set of paint brushes for any beginner painter. There are five paint brushes, each one a different size, so you can paint any size drawing. Another nice thing about these paint brushes is that they are very reasonably priced.

Price: $14

Horse Head Drawings

Drawing a horse head can be difficult especially if you don't have much animal drawing experience or just drawing experience in general.

With all the details a horse head has from the eyes, to the mane, the forelock, the nostrils, the mouth, markings, etc., there is just a lot to capture. It can be really hard to create the type of horse head artwork you want to and it is really easy to get discouraged. I know that when I try to draw a horse head people aren't always sure what I just created.

Luckily, we understand and embrace every level of artwork. So whether you want to share your first attempt at drawing a horse head, a piece of artwork that won a competition, or you just want to get some inspiration for your next horse head drawing we are here for you. We also have a page just for horse head drawings

P.S. If you want some extra help on your horse head drawings, scroll to the bottom of the page for tips and resources. We also have a page with books dedicated to helping you learn how to draw horses.

Gorgeous Horse Head Drawing

A pencil drawing with color of a bay horse's head with a halter on.

Spirit submitted this incredible horse head drawing with color. The drawing is called Gorgeous Horse Head Drawing and you can see why. I love how realistic this horse head drawing is, you can tell that a lot of time went into this drawing. The dimension in the horse's color is wonderful by itself but combined with the excellent drawing skills of this artist this equine portrait becomes a true masterpiece. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Sketchy Horse

A drawing of a chestnut horse head.

This beautiful horse head drawing was submitted by Melody. The color in the drawing is very pretty and the detail in the face, neck, and shoulder of the horse is great. Another thing that I really like about this horse head drawing is the emotions you can see in the horse's face. The drawing is called Sketchy Horse. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!


A pencil horse head drawing with an abstract look.

Skymouth submitted this beautiful horse head drawing called Equushead. This pencil drawing is clearly a horse but still has an abstract, free feel. The shading on the horse head drawing is really well-done and provides some great dimension to the art. I personally really like the clean lines and movement in the piece. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Welsh Headstudy

A horse head pencil drawing. The horse is wearing a bridle.

This drawing called Welsh Headstudy was submitted by Miss Mystery. I think she did an excellent job creating a realistic pencil horse head drawing. From the horse's face markings, to the bridle, and the expression in the eye, this horse head drawing is very realistic. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Big Work Horse Head

Horse head pencil drawing

Breanna submitted this great horse head drawing. This drawing is titled the Big Work Horse Head and features just that, a horse head! What I love about this pencil drawing is that you can really see the time and care that was put into creating it and making it seem more realistic. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Horse's Eye 

A pencil drawing of a horse head with a bridle on.

Emily submitted this cool horse head pencil drawing. The drawing is called Horse's Eye and features a horse head with a bridle on. While the drawing is definitely focused on the horse's eye, you can still see the realistic detail in the bridle and the horse's cheek/jaw along with the forehead region. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Dressage Stallion Portrait

A pencil drawing of a horse head.

Spirit submitted this great equine portrait titled Dressage Stallion Portrait. The detail in this horse head pencil drawing is really good from the braids in the horse's mane, to the veins, and even the muscles this horse has all the little things to make it look that much more realistic. The shading in the picture is well-done as well. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!  

Cartoon Mare 

A pencil drawing of a paint horse head and shoulder.

This horse head drawing titled Cartoon Mare was submitted by Molly. I think she did a wonderful job replicating Rain from the movie Spirit. From the spots on her shoulder and face, to the feather in the mane, and even the expression in the horse's eye, everything was done with careful attention to detail. I am really impressed by this pencil drawing. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Stallion Head

A pencil drawing of a horse head with a fierce expression.

Karen submitted this pencil horse head drawing called Stallion Head. She did a great job with this horse head drawing in my opinion. The horse's eyes, ears, nostril, and mouth are able to work together to convey a fierce expression. The shading work in the equine drawing provides some depth to the drawing and the look of the mane adds movement. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist! 

Grey Andalusian Head

A pencil drawing of a grey Andalusian horse head.

Titled Grey Andalusian Head this pencil horse head drawing by Spirit is really well done. There are several other beautiful horse drawings on the page alongside the Grey Andalusian Head when you click through to see the page. Be sure to click through, look at all the beautiful horse pencil drawings, and leave a comment for the artist!

Friesian Stallion

A pencil drawing of a horse head.

Maddie submitted this pencil horse head drawing titled Friesian Stallion. I love the shading elements that she has used in the drawing to add depth and interest. Her proportions in the drawing such as the eye size to face, head size to neck, ears to head are also very good. Overall, I think this pencil drawn horse head drawing is very well done! Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Another Horse Drawing

A pencil drawing of a horse head.

Rebecca B. submitted this horse head drawing called Another Horse Drawing. I think she did a very good job of making a cute horse head drawing. The proportions of the horse's face are very good and the sketching of the mane makes it look like it has movement. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Welsh cob pony

A horse head drawn in pencil.

Maddie submitted this great horse head drawing called Welsh Cob Pony. This pencil drawing has great job shading incorporated throughout it. The horse's eye is filled with expression and she did a pretty good job of creating an accurate, realistic equine portrait. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Horse Paintings

Horse paintings are super fun and a great way to pass the time.

Paintings are wonderful because they add and extra pop of color you don't get in a pencil or charcoal horse drawing. Plus, there are tons of different ways to paint as you can use water colors, acrylic, or oil-based paints.

There is also a huge selection of canvas sizes when it comes to painting which allows you to create horse art that will best fit in any number of spaces. Just make sure you get the right tools for your painting journey. Now, because we get so many horse drawings, the ones in this category are going to be all the ones done with paint or the paint tool online.

charm and Me

A watercolor painting of a girl riding a horse in a roundpen.

Charm and Me is an incredible watercolor painting submitted by Amanda. I am so impressed by her watercolor painting. Charm looks incredibly realistic, you can see the detail in her jacket, jeans, and riding boots. There are even shadows on the ground and a gradation in the sky. I know I wouldn't be able to do such a great horse and rider watercolor painting. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Friesian Horse

An animated Friesian Horse painting.

Kristen N. submitted this horse painting titled Friesian Horse. This painting wasn't done in a traditional way, but rather on the computer. Even though it wasn't painted with a physical paint brush, I am super impressed with this piece of art. The horse definitely has a more animated feel to it but it isn't cartoonish. You can clearly see that this is a beautiful black horse. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!


A painting of a bay Arabian horse head.

Lacey! is the title of this cool horse head painting submitted by Ayana. This pretty horse head painting is actually a portrait of her Arabian horse, which makes it that much more special. I personally love all the color and detail that is in this painting from the background to the actual horse. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

A painting of my horse

A painting of a horse head.

Dreamer submitted this horse head drawing on the behalf of her brother. Titled A Painting Of My Horse, this equine portrait has a lot of color. The artwork features a cool horse head with a bridle on in front of a sunset. The combination of colors in the background combined with the colors that make up the horse really makes this artwork come to life. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Hackney Pony

A painting of a bay hackney pony.

Hackney Pony is another painting by Kristen N. This horse painting, like her other one, was done on the computer and is really good. All parts of the horse are pretty well proportioned and the colors fit a hackney pony. Even though the bright blue eye is not very realistic, I still really like it, especially as it draws you in to the picture. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Check Out MY Horse Painting!

A painting of a paint horse head.

This horse head painting by Alaina has a fun feel to it. The horse painting is called Check Out My Horse Painting. The horse head drawing was a portrait of her dream horse Milo. I love the color that really makes this paint horse come alive. Let's face it, we all have a dream horse and what a better way to make your dream horse come to life then by painting the horse yourself. Be sure to click through and leave a comment for the artist!

Horse Sketches

Horse sketches are the start of any great horse artist.

Sketches are a great way to plan out your next horse painting, horse drawing, or any horse artwork really. Another great thing about sketches is that they are quick and easy so you can easily create several ideas.

We love to share horse sketches as they often provide great inspiration and allow people to really get in a creative frame of mind. If you want to see more horse sketches check out our horse sketches page. Now because there are so many horse drawings and the definition of sketches is rather broad all the horse drawings in this category are simply going to be horse drawings that don't have color.

A quick doodle of my two horses

A sketch of a horse head with a bridle on and another horse wearing a bridle, saddle pad, saddle, and boots.

A Quick Doodle Of My Two Horses is the name of this horse sketch submitted by Hannah. The sketches feature an Arabian horse and a Quarter Horse. Both horses have tack on ranging from just a bridle to a full tack set that includes a saddle, saddle pad, boots, and bridle. 

my drawings

A drawing showing a horse standing on a line with its face pointed up towards the sky.

Rayna submitted a set of sketches called My Drawings. There are three drawings in all that show a horse in various poses. I love each of the drawings, but I think my favorite is the first one as the horse in the first sketch has such a cute expression on its face.

just a doodle

A drawing of two horses with various shapes and designs on their bodies grazing on a patch of grass. You can see the full body of one horse and just the head of the other horse.

Just A Doodle is a cute sketch submitted by Anonymous. In this cute sketch, two Native American horses are depicted grazing on a patch of grass. I personally like the creativity shown in the drawing and would love to see more artwork by this artist. 

shaded horse drawings

A drawing of a horse standing by a gate with a tree off to the side.

Caroline submitted a series of horse drawings called Shaded Horse Drawings. The drawings are all super cute and well-drawn. From the details on the horses to the shading in the trees, and the shadow of the horse, the artist definitely thought about all the different aspects when creating this drawing.

horse drawings

A drawing of five horses at a creek in winter. There are trees, fauna, rocks around the horses.

You will want to see these four horse drawings by Morgan. Each horse drawing is very well-done and there is exceptional attention to detail in each piece of art. I love all the shading in the drawings that really make them come alive.

horse drawing

A drawing of an Arabian horse trotting.

Morgan submitted this drawing she calls Horse Drawing. The horse itself appears to be an Arabian horse trotting. The drawing is very well-executed and extremely realistic, which can be hard to achieve. I can't wait to see more horse drawings or paintings by this horse crazy artist.

lusa's noriker mare

A drawing of a horse standing.

Lusa submitted this horse drawing she calls Lusa's Noriker Mare. While there are not a lot of background details, I love how well drawn the horse is along with the care that went into the shading. I'm sure the artist would love to get some feedback on her great drawing. 

quick horse drawing

A drawing of a horse wearing a bridle, breast collar, saddle pad, and a saddle.

Morgan made this beautiful horse drawing of a horse she use to ride in lessons. The drawing is called Quick Horse Drawing, but it definitely doesn't look like it was just a quick sketch. From the tack that the horse is wearing to the horse itself, every element is well-drawn and has good shading throughout. Overall, I think that this drawing is very well done.

Grazing Horse

A drawing of a horse grazing in a field along with a barn in the background.

Anna submitted this horse drawing called Grazing Horse. While there is not a ton of detail in this drawing, the sketching is beautifully done and you can tell exactly what each element is. This horse drawing shows how you can create a great piece of art with a minimalist approach.

horse standing still

A drawing of a horse standing in front of a fence looking off towards the side.

Maddie submitted this drawing of a horse standing by a fence. I like the fact that the artist included elements such as the grass and the fence along with the horse. The only thing that would make this drawing better would be some color.


A drawing of a horse standing looking off towards the side.

Colleen8D submitted this horse sketch called Sketches. It is a cute horse drawing that, while on the more simple side, is still fun. The artist did a good job of presenting the horse at a three quarter angle while still keeping the horse's proportions.

free horse lineart

A drawing of a horse trotting.

Free Horse Lineart is the title of this horse drawing by Kristen N. This drawing is super impressive, the horse trotting has lots of detail and you can tell how much time and effort went into it. Be sure to leave a nice comment for the artist.  

Horse Drawings

Horse drawings can be any number of things.

It can be a pencil horse drawing, it could be a charcoal horse drawing, it could be a horse drawing done with colored pencils or even crayons. Because we get so many different types of horse drawings all featuring something different such as a horse jumping, a horse head, a herd or horses, etc the drawings in this category are going to be a collection of different types of horse drawings. 

sage's horses

A drawing of a horse walking. The drawing is in color with the horse being mainly brown with some white and black in its coat.

Sage's Horses drawings were submitted by Sage. There are three drawings and they are very fun. One image is of a unicorn under the sun, while another is of a paint horse trotting, and a third is a brown horse trotting.

fire horse

A drawing of a horse walking through fire. The horse itself appears to be made of fire as it is done in red, yellow, and orange color scheme.

Fire Horse was submitted by Ruby. I love all the color in the drawing and the the abstract look of the drawing. It goes to show not every drawing has to be realistic to be cute. Be sure to leave a nice comment for the artist.

american horses

A drawing of a brown and white paint horse cantering.

This three-series drawing titled American Horses by Rayna is very cute. From the brown and white paint horse cantering to the horse sketch, each drawing is filled with character. You can tell that the artist put in thought and effort to these drawings.

animated drawing

A drawing of a red unicorn with a gold horn and pink mane and tail cantering.

Morgan made this incredible animated drawing. I don't know how she made her unicorn look like it is galloping, but it is very impressive. The bright red with shading, pink mane and tail, and unicorn horn all create a fun drawing that is elevated through the animation.

Tips From Books That Will Teach You How to Draw Horses

Check out these useful horse drawing tips:

"Practice is truly the key to any success, so draw every day. Research pictures and references to practice from, and take your own photographs whenever possible. To draw well you must "know" your subject, and be able to really "see" and study the shapes."
- Lee Hammond, Draw Horses

"Important Drawing Tips: Draw lightly at first (Sketch!), so you can erase extra lines later. Remember that the first few shapes are important. Notice the placement, sizes and positions of the first shapes. Practice, practice, practice and have fun drawing horses!"
- Freddie Levin, 1-2-3 Draw Horses

"Don't get discouraged, if at first, you find it difficult to duplicate the shapes pictured. Just keep at it, and in no time you'll be able to make the pencil just go where you wish. Drawing, like any other skill, requires patience, practice, and perseverance."
- Lee J. Ames, Draw 50 Horses

"To get started drawing and painting, you will need the right supplies. You don't have to buy the most expensive art supplies but you should get the best available to you. Remember, the most expensive brushes aren't the key to becoming a master, and a good artist can use moderately priced brushes to produce a masterpiece!"
- Jeanne Filler Scott, Draw and Paint Realistic Horses

"Some knowledge of the horse's anatomy and proportion is important for correctly blocking in the shape of the subject at the beginning of each drawing."
- Walter Foster, Horses: Learn to Draw Step-by-Step

"There's more than one way to bring your four-legged friends to life on paper - you can use crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Just be sure you have plenty of good "horse colors" - black, brown, white, plus yellow, orange, red and blue."
- Walter Foster, Draw & Color Horses & Ponies

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