For this look, use a medium value for the horse’s entire head. Use a dark value for shadows and a light value for highlights. Use a light value to create a few streak-like shapes on the head to emphasize the veins. The key to shading is to have control on the pressure you apply to your pencil.
Is Horseback Riding Difficult? … So, while just sitting on a horse may appear easy, learning to ride well is just as difficult as learning to do any other sport well. The Topendsports website lists horseback riding as the 54th most demanding sport, based on 10 components of athleticism.