How to Draw the Horse's Head

A UNIQUE COURSE that introduces you to the deeper structure of the horse’s head. With this knowledge you will be able to create your own drawings from memory and to draw from life or photos with greatly increased understanding.  Award winning artist and author Diana Hand shares her knowledge and passion for this fascinating subject in 45 demonstration and instruction videos, plus many drawings and downloadable files.

the proportions of the head and how the bone structure affects its appearance

UNDERSTAND the complex formation of the eye, ear and nose
LEARN about the skin and the muscles of the head
SEE how artists have depicted this iconic subject through the ages
BE INSPIRED to develop your own projects and interpretations using a step by step guide.

More about the course


Explore the proportions of the head from all angles. This is the first stage to getting accurate drawings, and gaining more confidence in your drawings.


The horse has the boniest head of almost all mammals. Take a video tour of a real horse’s skull to discover what underlies the appearance.


Learn how the eye is formed from skin, soft tissue and muscle, and how it is built on the underlying bone structure.


Understand the structure, proportions of the ears and how they are placed in the skull. (acknowledgements to F. Calderon as source of this diagram)


The horse’s nose and muzzle is an incredible structure. Learn in depth how it is formed and how to apply your knowledge in real life


The muscles have an effect on the surface appearance and subtle shapes of the horse’s head. Explore the main muscles from different angles, and see from video demos how to use your understanding in the living horse.


Study hair growth patterns and different breed characteristics. Start working in colour, building on your anatomical understanding of form.


See how the horse’s head has been a favourite and powerful symbolic subject for artists through the ages.  This is a detail of a painting by Picasso around 1906, and is in the video slideshow. 


Find out how to plan and develop a project, and how to experiment with different media

What is the price?

The cost of the full course is £37.00 GBP. There is a lot of content and research!

Once enrolled, you will receive life-long access to the 10 modules of "How to Draw the Horse’s Head” course, as well as personal feedback from Diana via email or facebook.

I look forward to working with you on this wonderful subject!

What is included?

  • 9 TEACHING MODULES   with text, examples and videos
  • DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS AND DIAGRAMS for each teaching module
  • LIFE TIME ACCESS to the material on mobile devices and computer
  • ACCESS TO PRIVATE COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE, for feedback and discussion 
  • ACCESS to Diana via email
  • A SHARED GALLERY SECTION WITH A DISPLAY OF COURSE WORK IN EACH MODULE (displayed anonymously and updated regularly by facilitator Diana Hand)



You do not need to have any prior experience of art, and the most important thing is to have a passion for drawing the horse, or even just a love of drawing. Passion and curiosity will guide you towards your own way of making art. If you are already an experienced artist, you will gain new insights from the course.


For this course you will require inexpensive and readily available drawing materials such as pencils, willow charcoal, an eraser, and a sketchpad. More detailed information is given in Lesson 1.  You are also welcome to use your own favourite materials. 


There are 9 drawing modules and one art history module.  Each module can be completed in a minimum of about two hours, or more if you have the time. I would recommend taking time to allow your work to develop and to work at your own pace. If you would like to submit your drawings to the group facebook page (optional) to share and discuss, then that choice is available to you. I do hope that you will join me on this journey!


TESTIMONIALS from "How to Draw Horses"

  • "A very good course - it has made think a lot and I have been inspired to create a large mural, starting with stencils of four horses and taking it from there, using chalk paint and acrylic paint (note from Diana - this is a beautiful work) Thank you.

    — S.C. Scotland
  • “The course is so enjoyable with no pressure on time or results. Diana is professional and her enthusiasm and passion for what she does is infectious. With practice, anyone can learn to draw horses with her help and guidance.” This course has helped me so much, so thank you, Diana."

    — - A.D. U.K.
  • "I have just been taking part in Diana’s course The Art of Drawing Horses and have found it totally inspirational and thoroughly enjoyable. It has really helped me overcome my fear of drawing anything let alone horses!

    — J.F. France
  • "I have enjoyed the course very much indeed, and hope I can find some actual horses to paint. I was surprised by how easy it was to follow these lessons. I especially liked the demonstration videos, it is always better to see the actual drawing done.

    — M.S. Scotland
  • "I'm an equine artist and was looking to become more expressive in my work. When I saw that Diana had an e-course available called, 'The Art of Drawing Horses', I jumped at the chance to purchase knowing that it'd help me with my own practice. Her course is separated into easy to understand chunks and her way of teaching is relaxed, uncomplicated and easy to follow. I found the videos to be very helpful. They show exactly what Diana is trying to get across to the student. I also set out to learn a little more about drawing the horse's anatomy. Diana touches on this which I found very beneficial. I would recommend the course to both beginners and those who a more advanced. There is material to suit everyone. I'll definitely be purchasing Diana's next course, 'Drawing the Horse's head'. "

    — RG UK

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Table of Contents

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Proportions of the head
3. The essential bone structure
4. The horse's eye
5. The horse's ears
6. Nose and muzzle
7. Muscling up
8. Skin and hair
9. Lessons from the masters
10. Your final project
Gallery of your work

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

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