How to Draw a Horse Running

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Learn how to draw a great looking Horse Running with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Horse Running drawing.

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Horses are domesticated animals that help humans and offer companionship, like dogs and cats. Many people grow up with horses in their lives. You probably know somebody who owns a horse or pony--in fact, you might own a horse yourself.

Some horses are bred for farm work, while others are bred for tricks and horse shows. Some horses race, work for the police or breed other horses.

Many horses don't have jobs at all--they simply live with their favorite humans and enjoy their lives together. You can visit a farm or petting zoo to meet a horse in person.

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If you don't have a horse, you can draw a cartoon horse running and imagine your own adventures.

Horses are the subject of countless cartoons, movies, books and TV shows. Everyone loves writing about horses because of their beauty, power and intelligence--in fact, people who own horses report that they act just like toddlers.

To start your drawing, use a pencil so you can erase the lines later. Outline the drawing with a black pen, then use your favorite coloring tools to complete your drawing of a horse running. If you like, draw a background like a green pasture with a red barn in the distance.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Pony, My Little Pony Rainbow Dash, and Horseshoe.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Horse Running

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How to Draw a Great Looking Horse Running for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. On the right side of the page, draw a round curve and take it downward to make a loose S-shape. Draw a lightly curved line a half-inch away, then use rounded square shapes to connect the lines. Add a loop for the nose and a walnut shape for the eye.

Easy Horse Running Drawing - Step 2

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2. Start the neck with a long S-shape. Draw two loose, curved triangles like leaves for the ears, then use swooping curves for the tuft of hair.

Easy Horse Running Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw an L-shape for the top of the first leg, then add another L-shape an inch away. Make two parallel lines that wobble slightly. Sketch a diagonal line to make the leg point downward, and cap off the foot with round lines. Add a curved line extending horizontally from the leg.

Easy Horse Running Drawing - Step 4

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4. Near the top of the head, start with a curved line, then flatten the line for the back and curve it downward again. Use two parallel straight lines for the bottom of the leg. Cap off the leg with curved lines for the hoof.

Easy Horse Running Drawing - Step 5

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5. Complete the leg with a curve that swoops upward. Use two wobbly lines to create the second leg on the right, then repeat an earlier for the hoof.

Easy Horse Running Drawing - Step 6

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6. Add two parallel wavy lines for the fourth leg. For the hoof, draw two curved lines with straight lines on either side like a skirt.

Easy Horse Running Drawing - Step 7

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7. Use points, triangle shapes and swooping lines to draw the mane, like flames racing across the horse's back. Don't worry about making the shapes even.

Add More Details to Your Horse Running Picture - Step 8

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8. Start with a curved line for the tail, then draw sweeping curves that end in points. The shape will resemble a crackling flame.

Complete the Outline of Your Horse Running Drawing - Step 9

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9. Sketch lines inside the mane and tail to give the hair texture.

Outline the entire drawing in black. Congratulations! You've drawn your very own cartoon horse running.

Color Your Horse Running Drawing

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To color the outline, use reddish-brown for the body and off-white for the legs. Add dark brown for the mane and grey for the hooves. Use different shades to capture the highlights and shadows.

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