How to Draw a Horse’s Head

In the final tutorial in our series of how to draw a horse, we’re going to draw a horse’s head. You can find the other horse drawing guides through the links below.

Drawing a horse head is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions. There are only few difficult steps so this drawing tutorial is suitable for kids and people at all skill levels.

Sketch lightly and carefully in the beginning. We will start by drawing simple circles to outline the shape of the horse’s head. Those circles will be erased later.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Horse, Wolf, and Little Pony Rainbow Dash.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Horse Head

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 1

Draw a circle at the middle left of the page.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 2

Add another but smaller circle below and to the left of the first circle.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 3

Draw a curve that connects the circles.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 4

Draw another connecting curve.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 5

Add a short curve to enhance the shape of the nose.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 6

Draw a short arc at the tip of the muzzle.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 7

Add a curving line for the underside of the muzzle.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 8

Draw a short line for the mouth.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 9

Sketch a small oval for the nostril. Draw a short curve next to it to add to the shape of the nose.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 10

Erase the extra lines from the muzzle.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 11

Draw a curve for the top of the head and neck.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 12

Draw another curving line for the underside of the neck.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 13

Add details to the brow.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 14

Erase the circle.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 15

Draw an ear and its details.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 16

Sketch the mane as a series of leaf shapes.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 17

Draw a leaf shape for the other ear.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 18

Draw a triangle-shape for the eye.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 19

Add a few curving lines to add texture to the horse’s hair and face. Draw the pupil and eyelid.

How to Draw Horse Head: Step 20

Your horse’s head drawing is complete! You can now color it.

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