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Horse Coloring Pages

Updated on July 14, 2014

Horse Coloring Pages and Information

Do you love horses? I have created some special horse coloring pages just for you. I have grouped them into different categories to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. You will find realistic and fun cartoon horse coloring sheets. There are also working horses (such as those working on a farm or at the circus or on the racetrack) to print out and color.

Picture credit: My own picture

To help you decide what color to make your horse, I have also included a coat color section and a markings section. But feel free to create your own color schemes and markings.

As a young girl growing up, I was absolutely fascinated with horses and ponies and of course wanted one of my own. I started a binder which was packed with all kinds of horsie stuff - pictures, poems, stories, lists, information, and drawings (done by all my friends and family members and me). It was a treasured possession. I still have that binder today. In fact, I am including some of the scanned and touched up pictures here in this article. If you (or your daughter / granddaughter) is just a little horse-crazy, why not start your own horse binder. You can print out the pictures here to start the collection!

You might also be interested in making some crafts or playing some fun games.

Oh, I never did get my own horse, but I did have riding lessons for a couple of years. And I still love them. They are such majestic creatures! I hope you enjoy your time here :-)

Tony the Pony

pony picture
pony picture

Tony the pony - picture from my binder - click to enlarge

Coloring book

Dover Publications-Wonderful World Of Horses Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Dover Publications-Wonderful World Of Horses Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

30 gorgeous horse pictures to color - featuring horses in many poses (walking, rearing, trotting etc). The pictures also have delightful backgrounds to color. Even adults enjoy this one!

A popular book on Amazon with more than 90 five star ratings.

 

General horse coloring pages

Realistic Horse Portrait

realistic horse coloring pages
realistic horse coloring pages

Portrait from my binder - click to enlarge (This pic was drawn by my friend, Jill)

Printable Bookmarks You'll Love

Buy this printable sheet of bookmarks for a a very reasonable price. Print them out as many time as you like, cut them out and maybe laminate them. Decorate with ribbons, lace, stickers, or gems then give them to all your horse-crazy friends.

Cartoon Horses

cartoon pony
cartoon pony

My own cartoon pony picture - click to enlarge

As part of my horsie phase, I bought the book, A Leg at Each Corner by Thelwell. This is such a delightful and funny book full of cartoons of horses and their owners. It sparked my interest in cartoon ponies, so I even drew some of my own (and put them in my binder).

Of course cartoons come in all different styles, so choose your favorite style, and consider adding some funny wording to the bottom of each picture. You could also have a go at drawing some of your own cartoons.

Foals / Colts / Fillies

sleeping foal
sleeping foal

My sleeping foal from my binder converted to a lineart - click to enlarge

Foal Coloring PagesOn this page all about baby animals, this section has some links to really cute baby horse coloring pages.

More Horse Coloring Books - for the dedicated colorist

Big Book of Horses to Color (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Big Book of Horses to Color (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

This gorgeous book has more than 130 illustrations featuring a background for a complete picture. Pictures include: Appaloosa, Arabian, a Canadian horse and mountie, Clydesdale, Lipizzaner, Moragan, thoroughbred, shetland pony, and many more breeds

 
Horses and Ponies: Coloring and Sticker Fun (Dover Coloring Books)
Horses and Ponies: Coloring and Sticker Fun (Dover Coloring Books)

A really cute book with 30 pictures to color and 24 delightful horse stickers featuring different breeds.

 
Horse Anatomy (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Horse Anatomy (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

For serious students: 100 drawings of the internal and external anatomy of the horse and more.

 
Wild Horses Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Nature Stained Glass Coloring Book)
Wild Horses Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Nature Stained Glass Coloring Book)

Make 16 of your own stained glass pictures of wild horses. After coloring, put a light behind them to see the glowing stained glass window effect.

 
My Horse Coloring Book
My Horse Coloring Book

Learn about horses, looking after them, and training them while you color the 40 illustrations in this book.

 

Your own horse coloring pages

Horse and Rider

Horse and Rider Coloring Pages
Horse and Rider Coloring Pages

My horse (in my dreams) - picture from my binder - click to enlarge

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own horse or pony, then these pictures are for you! Get out your pencils, crayons, or markers, and just imagine you with your own mount.

Riding a Horse

Have you ever ridden a horse or pony?

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You'll love these fun games!

Fun Horse Games Are you looking for fun horse games? Here you'll find dress up games, riding and jumping games and games you can buy for your PC or Nintendo DS. There are also some games you can print on paper - mazes and dot to dots.

Your own miniature pony - to fulfil every girls' dreams

Hasbro FurReal Friends Smores Pony
Hasbro FurReal Friends Smores Pony

Measures 40" tall.

Holds up to 80 pounds.

 

Working horse coloring pages

Horses were first domesticated thousands of years ago. They have been used in warfare by many cultures, as a method of transport - either by riding or pulling a carriage or cart, for farming, for entertainment (such as circuses, racing), and even as a replacement for guide dogs! You'll find lots of working steeds here (for battles, circuses, racing, horses drawing wagons or carriages, cowboys, and more)

Racehorses

harness racing
harness racing

My racing lineart - click to enlarge

Horse racing is a sport which was around in ancient Babylon, Greece, Syria, and Egypt. There are different types of horse racing, including flat racing, steeplechasing (over jumps), and harness racing (with a driver in a sulky). Different breeds of horses suit these different styles of racing.

Circus ponies / horses

\circus pony coloring pages
\circus pony coloring pages

My own circus pony lineart - click to enlarge

Circuses involving horses extend back as far as ancient Greece and Rome. In the 18th century, Philip Astley, the father of modern circuses, found that it was easier to stand on a horse's back when it was galloping in a small circle, so he made his ring 42 feet in diameter. One trick performed in circuses is "Roman riding" where two horses gallop side by side with the rider standing up with one foot on each one. Sounds scary to me - don't try this one at home!

Farm Horses

Farm Horse Coloring Pages
Farm Horse Coloring Pages

My farm horses lineart - click to enlarge

The horse was once used to help the farmer with many of his his tasks around the farm, such as pulling the plow and the harvester, and taking the produce to market. When the machine age came, the term "horse-power" was introduced to be the measure of the power of the engines.

What color will you make the coat?

Coat color - some possible variations - Click on the small pictures for a larger view

Click thumbnail to view full-size
baygray (grey)blackchestnutpalominobuckskin / dunpiebaldpintoblue roanred roan
bay
bay
gray (grey)
gray (grey)
black
black
chestnut
chestnut
palomino
palomino
buckskin / dun
buckskin / dun
piebald
piebald
pinto
pinto
blue roan
blue roan
red roan
red roan

more information about the pictures above and the coat colors

bay (CC BY 2.0)

body - light red-brown to dark brown

mane / tail - black

gray (CC BY 2.0)

body - black skin with white or gray hairs

black (CC BY 2.0)

body - black

chestnut (CC BY-ND 2.0)

body - reddish with no black

palomino (CC BY 2.0)

body - golden to tan to brown

mane / tail - white or cream

buckskin (CC BY 2.0)

body - yellowish to tan with a darker stripe along the back

mane / tail - brown or black

piebald (CC BY 2.0)

body - black and white patches

pinto (CC BY 2.0)

body - white and black or brown patches

blue roan (CC BY 2.0)

body - chestnut / reddish and white hairs evenly intermixed

red roan (CC BY 2.0)

body - black and white hairs evenly intermixed

Facial and leg markings - When you color your pictures, you may wish to give your horses some markings on their faces or legs.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
starstripeblazebald facepasternsockstocking
star
star
stripe
stripe
blaze
blaze
bald face
bald face
pastern
pastern
sock
sock
stocking
stocking

More information about the photos above and the markings

star (CC BY-ND 2.0)

White mark above or between the eyes

stripe (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Narrow white stripe down the face

blaze (CC BY 2.0)

Wide white stripe down the face

bald face (CC BY 2.0)

Very wide white stripe extending past the eyes

pasterns (CC BY-SA 2.0)

White sock on the foot which stops below the fetlock

socks (CC BY 2.0)

White sock on the foot which stops below the fetlock

stockings (CC BY-SA 2.0)

White sock on the foot which stops below the fetlock

The Escher style borders on this page are courtesy of www.grsites.com

Feel free to leave feedback including links to more horse illustrations or if any of the links are broken. And please confess if you are horse-crazy like I was!

Can you suggest any more horse coloring pages?

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      racingdatabase 4 years ago

      What a fantastic lens - you've got a fascinating collection of colouring pages here! I've shared your lens on my Pinterest page too so you might get a few visitors from that :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @DeterminedDolphin: you are sooooo right

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      Liza_V 5 years ago

      Lovely lens! What is it about horses that just makes them such magical animals?

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      theholidayplace 5 years ago

      What about one of horses in famous estatues around the world

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      These are great colouring templates for kids. I'll pass this along to a friend that is a pre-school teacher.

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      great lens! The kids at the camp I work with are always in need of new things to color to occupy their time and this will fill in an arts and craft session just as good as anything else.

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      River_Rose 5 years ago

      Very cute ! I really like horses and all the info on this lens !

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      I have never owned a lion, but if I did I would STILL consider horses to be the kings of all beasts.

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      DeterminedDolphin 5 years ago

      Fun lens. I love coloring, it's relaxing and meditative.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      An awesome collection of coloring pages

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Really stellar resource for horse lovers to color! Fantastic!

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      samsarah 6 years ago

      I Love Horses!

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      The-Squidoo-King 6 years ago

      I love this lens

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      Tammylove 6 years ago

      How cool is this! I am going to send this lens url to my daughter for my grandchildren. Thanks for all your hard work putting this together!

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      CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

      You have created a number of amazing great lenses

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      I was about to say my daughter would like these, but I see she has already been to your lens (annamadagan). Great selection!

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      These are cool. If I could re-bless it, I would! :D

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      Carol 6 years ago from Arkansas

      This was a wonderful and thorough lens! I loved it and so will my grandchildren. I lensrolled it to my How to Plan the Best Horse Birthday Party Ever lens. And I am bookmarking it because I'm sure to be coming back often

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      Infact 6 years ago

      I love horses and my daughter does too. I will have to print some of these out.

      Thanks for the info! If you are a horse lover, I have a good one about Icelandics....

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing these amazing resources! i love the horse bookmarks! cheers

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Really fun lens! I've left you some Angel dust!

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      garyrh1 6 years ago

      Nice. One of my favorite things to do when I was little was color pictures. There seem to be a ton here; I'm sure quite a few parents will love this.

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      Blessed by a squid angel!

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      barrelracer710 6 years ago

      Nice!

      You can never get too old for coloring pages, haha!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very lovely horse coloring pages lens .. dear, lovely GonnaFly :) I love everything you've presented here. Another 5 stars for you again. Have a wonderful times .. dear, GonnaFly ;)

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      How could I resist a page dedicated to coloring horses. :) Blessed with Cupid's Kiss.

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      Kitty Levee 6 years ago

      Very cool lens. Wish there had been something around when I was a little critter! 8))

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      Pnorway 6 years ago

      lovely lens. thank you

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      pinto coloring page

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      I love horses!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Fabulous lens to roll with my pony horse gifts lenses. Angel blessed for doing such a great job on it! You have so many options, children could spend a lot of time coloring horses. And it's all free!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love horses and admire them for their strength and speed. Great ideas and coloring pages on horses.

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      DARdreams 6 years ago

      I love how you not only give links to horses to color, but also info about different breeds, colors, and markings of horses.

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      remanon 7 years ago

      Lovely lens, wish I had found this sooner. My younger students will love these pages.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I used to love drawing horses when I was a kid. I would have loved these!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Love your lens. Lensrolled with my horse lenses. :)

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      I always love looking at your coloring pages, and horses are my favorite! Beautifully done lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Try twistynoodle.com. They have a great selection of coloring pages, including 10+ horse coloring pages. You can customize the font and text too.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I am back for a visit. My daughter and I love this lens and have enjoyed using many of these coloring pages. This site has been featured on the Everything Horse and Pony blog at http://everythinghorseandpony.blogspot.com/. Blessed by The HorseAndPony Angel!

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      This horse lover and Adult Coloring fan loves these horse coloring pages. Lensrolled to Best Ever Coloring ... for Kids and Adults.

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      Louis Wery 7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Excellent variety of coloring pages for horse lovers!

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      noxid25 7 years ago

      A fabulous and large assortment of colouring pages here! My son is horse fan (among other animals) and will like these! :)

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      Wow! What a collection! Your lens is very attractive, too, with the links showcased as they are. 5 stars.

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      jamescnz200 7 years ago

      Looks as though you've done some great homework on this stuff!

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      Delia 7 years ago

      very cool lens!....5* I have a Horse Coloring book out...check out my GallopHome lens...will lens roll your lens to mine

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Wow. We love horses and ponies. I never knew there were so many coloring pages. Thanks for the links.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for these lovely coloring pages lenses - and for including my site Color-Your-Own.com. Please join my group and add all your lovely coloring page lenses at http://www.squidoo.com/groups/coloring_pages_books ? We'd love to have you!

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Really great resources here with hours of coloring fun. Great lens.

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Super!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Beautifully done; blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Great Coloring Resources & a Very Colorful Lens! :)

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      marsha32 7 years ago

      lots to choose from!

      Jasmine is into the howrse.com website and I bet she would enjoy a lot of these

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      This is really nice. I like how you did your borders.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Wow, this is a wonderful compilation! I like the wolves too.

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      Very nice collection. I am going to send this to my DIL for my granddaughters.

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      SherryHolderHunt 7 years ago

      Wonderful, rolling to my EZ Doodle lens.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love to color, even at my old age. My daughter would love this. Thanks for all the links.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      I have a niece who would love this. Great idea, nicely presented.