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
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!
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 :-)
What are you looking for?
General horse coloring pages
Your own horse coloring pages
Working horse coloring pages
What color will you make your horse picture?
Other coloring pages
Tony the Pony
Tony the pony - picture from my binder - click to enlarge
Realistic Horse Portrait
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.
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
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
Horse and Rider
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
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
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)
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
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!
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.
Coat color - some possible variations - Click on the small pictures for a larger view
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.
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?
racingdatabase on February 15, 2013:
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 :-)
anonymous on November 04, 2012:
@DeterminedDolphin: you are sooooo right
Liza_V on August 24, 2012:
Lovely lens! What is it about horses that just makes them such magical animals?
theholidayplace on April 01, 2012:
What about one of horses in famous estatues around the world
TransplantedSoul on February 18, 2012:
These are great colouring templates for kids. I'll pass this along to a friend that is a pre-school teacher.
Edutopia on January 15, 2012:
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.
River_Rose on December 25, 2011:
Very cute ! I really like horses and all the info on this lens !
jadehorseshoe on December 23, 2011:
I have never owned a lion, but if I did I would STILL consider horses to be the kings of all beasts.
DeterminedDolphin on October 30, 2011:
Fun lens. I love coloring, it's relaxing and meditative.
ElizabethJeanAl on August 15, 2011:
An awesome collection of coloring pages
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on August 11, 2011:
Really stellar resource for horse lovers to color! Fantastic!
samsarah on August 05, 2011:
I Love Horses!
The-Squidoo-King on July 22, 2011:
I love this lens
Tammylove on July 19, 2011:
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!
CarynJSwift56889 on July 03, 2011:
You have created a number of amazing great lenses
blessedmomto7 on June 08, 2011:
I was about to say my daughter would like these, but I see she has already been to your lens (annamadagan). Great selection!
Annamadagan on May 07, 2011:
These are cool. If I could re-bless it, I would! :D
Carol from Arkansas on May 02, 2011:
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
Infact on April 22, 2011:
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....
Philippians468 on April 12, 2011:
thank you for sharing these amazing resources! i love the horse bookmarks! cheers
WorldVisionary on March 31, 2011:
Really fun lens! I've left you some Angel dust!
garyrh1 on March 27, 2011:
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.
Annamadagan on March 17, 2011:
Blessed by a squid angel!
barrelracer710 on March 07, 2011:
You can never get too old for coloring pages, haha!
anonymous on February 19, 2011:
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 ;)
Mona from Iowa on February 14, 2011:
How could I resist a page dedicated to coloring horses. :) Blessed with Cupid's Kiss.
Kitty Levee on February 14, 2011:
Very cool lens. Wish there had been something around when I was a little critter! 8))
Pnorway on February 13, 2011:
lovely lens. thank you
anonymous on December 18, 2010:
pinto coloring page
Annamadagan on November 29, 2010:
I love horses!
darciefrench lm on November 23, 2010:
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!
anonymous on October 20, 2010:
I love horses and admire them for their strength and speed. Great ideas and coloring pages on horses.
DARdreams on September 28, 2010:
I love how you not only give links to horses to color, but also info about different breeds, colors, and markings of horses.
remanon on September 20, 2010:
Lovely lens, wish I had found this sooner. My younger students will love these pages.
Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on September 08, 2010:
I used to love drawing horses when I was a kid. I would have loved these!
Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on August 21, 2010:
Love your lens. Lensrolled with my horse lenses. :)
Linda Hoxie from Idaho on August 02, 2010:
I always love looking at your coloring pages, and horses are my favorite! Beautifully done lens!
anonymous on July 25, 2010:
Try twistynoodle.com. They have a great selection of coloring pages, including 10+ horse coloring pages. You can customize the font and text too.
HorseAndPony LM on July 21, 2010:
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!
Lee Hansen from Vermont on June 09, 2010:
This horse lover and Adult Coloring fan loves these horse coloring pages. Lensrolled to Best Ever Coloring ... for Kids and Adults.
Louis Wery from Sarasota, Florida USA on April 28, 2010:
Excellent variety of coloring pages for horse lovers!
noxid25 on March 28, 2010:
A fabulous and large assortment of colouring pages here! My son is horse fan (among other animals) and will like these! :)
AuthorNormaBudden on March 13, 2010:
Wow! What a collection! Your lens is very attractive, too, with the links showcased as they are. 5 stars.
Angel wings are hovering near, granting you a blessing ... here.
jamescnz200 on January 27, 2010:
Looks as though you've done some great homework on this stuff!
Delia on October 30, 2009:
very cool lens!....5* I have a Horse Coloring book out...check out my GallopHome lens...will lens roll your lens to mine
HorseAndPony LM on October 21, 2009:
Wow. We love horses and ponies. I never knew there were so many coloring pages. Thanks for the links.
anonymous on October 07, 2009:
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!
oztoo lm on September 27, 2009:
Really great resources here with hours of coloring fun. Great lens.
bdkz on September 25, 2009:
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on September 24, 2009:
Beautifully done; blessed by a SquidAngel.
WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on September 23, 2009:
Great Coloring Resources & a Very Colorful Lens! :)
marsha32 on September 23, 2009:
lots to choose from!
Jasmine is into the howrse.com website and I bet she would enjoy a lot of these
Leanne Chesser on September 22, 2009:
This is really nice. I like how you did your borders.
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 22, 2009:
Wow, this is a wonderful compilation! I like the wolves too.
capriliz lm on September 22, 2009:
Very nice collection. I am going to send this to my DIL for my granddaughters.
SherryHolderHunt on September 22, 2009:
Wonderful, rolling to my EZ Doodle lens.
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on September 22, 2009:
I love to color, even at my old age. My daughter would love this. Thanks for all the links.
Mary from Chicago area on September 22, 2009:
I have a niece who would love this. Great idea, nicely presented.