How to Draw a Mustang Horse

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mustang Horse in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mustang Horse.

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How to Draw a Mustang Horse - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by drawing the mustang's head. Horses have long and narrow faces with a rounded nose at the end.

Step 2: Now draw the eye, nose, mouth and the other details. For the eye, draw a small oval near the top of the head. For the nose, draw another oval at the bottom. For the mouth, draw a curved line on the bottom of the head. Also add a curved line on the side for the jaw.

Step 3: For your next step, draw the ears. Mustangs have small and pointy ears.

Step 4: Then draw the horse's mane. First draw a small jagged line in between the horse's ears, then draw a long line across the horse's back with another long jagged line on the bottom.

Step 5: Now draw the neck and front leg. Be sure to make a curve in the line for the shoulder.

Step 6: Next, draw the belly and the hind leg. The mustang's belly is a curved line, and the back leg is more bent than the front leg.

Step 7: Draw the rest of the legs to finish the details of your mustang's body.

Step 8: For the last step, finish the mustang's back and draw the swishy tail.

Interesting Facts about Mustang Horses

Mustang horses are medium-sized mammals from the western part of the United States. They descended from horses that were brought to the country by the Spanish in the 1500s. They are one of the last wild horses in the United States. Although they are called wild horses, their ancestors were actually domesticated. The U.S. government protects and manages the population of Mustangs so that they can continue to freely roam on certain lands.

Did you know?

  • More than half of all Mustangs live in the state of Nevada.
  • Mustang horses eat grass, twigs, and barks of trees.
  • The lifespan of a mustang is 15 to 30 years.
  • There are about 25,000 mustangs in the United States. About 100 years earlier, there used to be about 2 million mustangs in the country.
  • Mustangs live in groups called herds, which is headed by a leader called the alpha male.
  • People domesticate mustangs to be used in horse shows or racing.

In the 1970s, the United States Congress officially named Mustang horses as the “living symbols of the historic and pioneer sprit of the West.” You might have watched a few western films in which a herd of Mustang horses run wildly through the desert.