Notice: These vocabulary word lists are for personal use only. We encourage individuals, particularly students, teachers and families to copy these lists for verbal development. Any commercial use of our vocabulary word lists is expressly prohibited unless requested.

  • Common Core alignment to "Reading: Literature and Subject-related Content" is to 3 key phrases:
    "Particular Topic", "Grade Relevant Text and Subject Area" and "Context".
  • CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    Particular Topic= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text/Area= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
    Context= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a

    To see vocabulary lists for all 155 books/novels/plays click:
    Link to vocabulary for 155 novel and play word lists and activities by Title
    Horses and Ranches Vocabulary Word List (238)
    A)AHSA, Alfalfa, Ancestry, Appaloosa, Appearance, Appetite
    B)Balance, Bald-face, Barn, Bay, Beauty, Bedding, Beginner, Behavior, Bit, Blanket, Blaze, Boots, Bran, Breeches, Breeding, Bridle, Bronco, Buckle
    C)Cannon, Canter, Canter, Carnival, Challenge, Champion, Chestnut, Chuff, Cinch, Cinders, Circus, Clover, Coat, Colt, Command, Communication, Competition, Condition, Contribution, Cowboy, Cowhand, Crop, Cross-country, Croup, Cue, Currycomb, Cutting
    D)Dam, Demonstration, Domesticated, Doze, Draft, Dressage, Driving, Dun
    E)Ease, Effortless, Equestrian, Equipment, Equitation, Event, Eventful, Examination, Exercise, Exhibition, Extension
    F)Farm, Farrier, Fault, Fee, Feed, Fetlock, Filly, Foal, Forefoot, Forelock, Formation, Furlong
    G)Gait, Gallop, Gelding, Gentle, Gesture, Grain, Grand Prix, Grass, Graze
    H)Habit, Hackamore, Hackney, Halter, Handler, Handling, Hands, Harness, Hay, Hide, Hind, Hoof, Horse show, Horseback, Horsefly, Horsemanship, Horseshoe, Hunting
    I)Illness, Industry, Injury, Intelligence, Intermediate, International
    J)Jockey, Jodhpur, Joy, Judging, Jump-off, Jumping
    K)Keen, Kentucky Derby
    L)Laminitis, Lead, Leather, Liniment, Lunge
    M)Mane, Manger, Mare, Meadow, Medication, Motion, Mount, Movement, Mustang, Muzzle
    N)Nag, Nation’s Cup, Natural, Neigh, Novice
    O)Oats, Obedience, Obstacles, Official, Outdoors, Outing, Owner
    P)Pace, Paddock, Palomino, Parade, Participation, Pastern, Pasture, Patience, Penalties, Performance, Periodic, Pick, Pinto, Pleasure pony, Popularity, Posting, Powerful, Puissant, Purebred
    Q)Quarter horse, Quarters
    R)Racing, Rack, Rail fence, Ranch, Recreation, Refusal, Register, Registry, Reins, Rhythm, Rider, Rodeo, Routine
    S)Saddle, Salt, Shavings, Signals, Sire, Skill, Snaffle, Sock, Sorrel, Speed, Springtime, Spur, Stable, Stall, Stallion, Star, Steeplechase, Stirrup, Strap, Strenuous, Stud, Style, Sulky, Symptoms
    T)Tack, Tame, Terrain, Thoroughbred, Thrush, Timothy, Trainer, Trot, Twitch
    U)Unique, Untangle, Unusual, Useful
    V)Vaccination, Variety, Veterinarian, Vigor, Visible, Voice
    W)Wean, Whicker, Whinny, Whip, Widespread, Withers, Workout
    Z)Zeal, Zest
    Get a Print Out of this Word List
    Horses and Ranches Lesson Plans and Discussion Ideas:

    1. If someone owns a horse, what care is necessary? (ideas: stall, food, grooming, shoes, medical care)
    2. How often does a horse need food? What kinds of food are essential to the animal's well-being? (ideas: quantity, quality and why these choices make a difference)
    3. Do you know what these expressions mean?
    iron horse, horseless carriage, sulky offers more than 395 word lists. To see more word lists, please go to the home page for word games, interactive worksheets, word puzzles and themed content. 2500 pages of free content at are available only online.