The Horse Ride — Cycle 82+


The Horse Ride — Cycle 82+


Aunt Gale helps Tiff realize her dream of riding a horse.  Tiff commands the horse to go fast, failing to realize at first that a horse has feelings just like her. When the horse slows down at last, Tiff understands that a horse is a partner to be cared for. The two ride together as a team back to Aunt Gale.

Full Text:

Aunt Gale let tiff take the horse for a ride.

Tiff jumped on and said, "Let's go!"

But the horse went slow. Tiff said, "Go fast!"

The horse ran.  Tiff held on tight.

Tiff said, "Whoa horse! Go slow!"

Tiff can see that the horse needs to rest.

She led it to the river.  Gulp! Gulp!

Tiff patted the horse and said, "Let's get back."

Aunt Gale asked, "Was it fun?"

"Even though I was mean at the start, this horse is a real friend," said Tiff.


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This booklet is designed for kindergarten students to read independently after they have reached the cycle indicated on the cover. Students should use this to practice decoding and to develop independent reading habits. This should not be used for guided reading or for the development of content knowledge.


This file is designed to be printed, folded, stapled, and given to students as a booklet.  

  • Step 1: To print, select “print on both sides of the paper” and “flip on the short edge” in your print menu.  
  • Step 2: Fold the printed pages along the dashed line in the center, and staple on top of the three staple images on the front cover.

When one student finishes reading the booklet, you can pass it on to the next student who is ready for it.  Or you can create one copy for each student and tell them that they can color the pictures when they finish reading it.