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    Emily is very excited about going to the Nationals; the show will be held in Texas in the Fall. Emily invites her parents, her trainer, Ricky and her friend, Randy. They live on a farm land in Florida, so they had to travel[​IMG] a long way to get there. They left on Friday because traveling[​IMG] will take about two days. They drove a big, bright red trailer that held Rusty, her horse, her special saddle, and the supplies that they need to take care of Rusty, such as hay, fed and grooming supplies.

    They travel through several states to get to the Nationals show. Emily's parents drove for hours to get there that they had to stop several times to walk Rusty so he wouldn't get restless while riding in the trailer. They discovered a rest stop that they enjoyed having their lunch like sandwiches, chips, and drinks. Emily took Rusty out of his trailer, so he could walk around in the grass. When they finish eating lunch and letting Rusty out, then they went back on the rode.

    The motor home is regular motor home with a lift especially built under neath the steps so her parents can assist Emily by getting her in and out easier. It is furnish with a couch, a chair, TV with a VCR, kitchen, and twins beds for Emily and her parent that Emily and Randy shared a bed. While her parents took turns driving, Emily and Randy is busy watching movies, playing board games and enjoying each other company.

    They arrived two days before the show begins on Monday and the show will last all week. The National show is known for having many horses from all over the states. The Nationals is the biggest show of all of the show that has decorations including plants on the tables, beautiful banners hang above the gate telling visitors the name of contenders and their farms.

    Emily unloads Rusty from his trailer and she leads him to the barn in his stall. The stall has the name of the horse on the stall door, so it would be easier for people to find it. The stalls has cement so Emily had to spread shaving[​IMG] all over the stall so Rusty would not hurt his hoofs .

    The show is starting in the morning. There are judges in the arenas judging the show. There are awards on the table; also at night, there is a fancy dinner for the show members. The show had so many horses that they have to divide up the horses into different classes, like the mares were in the one class, and the stallions were in another. The judging is based on the color of the horse and how well the horse behaves in the arena. Emily had so much fun attending the show that she made so many friends that they made a special bond that would last a life time.

    Emily and Rusty won many awards that they had their picture in the Horse World Magazine and the town's Newspaper. Emily and Rusty received a gold medal from the Horse Committee for the best attendance at a show. They had won so many awards that they were known as the most in the nation.

    When they arrive to their home town, there were people to congratulate them when they heard that Emily and Rusty won awards and gold medals. Her friends were so excited to hear that their friends, Emily had won almost every award at nationals. Randy threw a big party for Emily with all of her friends there to congratulate her for the wonderful job that she did at the show.

  2. One day, a girl name Emily who has Cerebral Palsy that travels to a horse show with her family for a weekend. She enjoys exploring the barns and arenas to check out all of the different kinds of horses and also her friends wants for Emiul to watch them show. Emily, always travels in her bright purple and pick eletric wheelchair that very fast and moves well, but being in a wheelchair is not going to feel the same as riding a horse. Emily longed to ride.

    While she is there exploring the barns and arnas in her electric chair, when she notices the most beautiful horse that she ever had seen at a show. She especially wants this horse, but he acted wild for Emily to take responsibility of taking care of him, including riding. Emily's parents sees how she fell in love with the horse, and she wants the horse so they brought hm for her. Emily name him Rusty.

    They are looking for a trainer to train Rusty for Emily. They came across a trainer that specializes in training horses that has a uniqe way of training a horse that will be handle by someone that has a disabilty. "Ricky said I can train Rusty for Emily. Rusty needs special training for a handicap person that will take full respondsiblity of taking care of her own horse, including brushing, bathing, feeding, walking, grooming, and riding him by her self with her parents supervision."

    The Shineshie Therapeutic Riding Center specializes in training individal horses that their owners that has a disabilities that will take full respondsablity of taking care of their own horse. Ricky starts training the day when Rusty arrives to the center. Ricky trains Rusty by pushing a wheelchair up to him, then Rusty gains trust by slowly beside her wheelchair with a lead rope. He also trains him to stand still while she is grooming and she is lifed on to ride by her parents.

    The stables ended up being far way, so Emily can't go to visit him while Ricky trained Rusty. Although, she has to wait to until she get Rusty, she keeps herself busy by playing on her computer. She just sits in her wheelchair because she can not play with the other kids like kick ball or base ball. Any other activities that she is able of playing with the kids in her elelectric wheelchair
    , One beuatiful sunny day, her freinds eyed her sitting in her Power chair on the frount porch when decided to invite Emily to come play baseball with them. One of her freinds helps her hit the ball that it ending to be a home run. Her freinds cheered at her when she came rolling by in her electric wheelchair to the bases. She has a wonderful time playing outside.

    Emily has a best friend name Randy that they met in school when they became the best of freinds. Randy loved to asist Emily by assisting Emily her class assignment. When Emily and Randy are at hanging out together, they love talking, playing and adventuring outside. Randy to be there with her to meet Ricky, her horse trainer, and Rusty, her beautiful horse when Ricky come to Florida when deleivers Rusty .

    Her trainer, Ricky designs a special saddle, so she can ride Rusty by herself. The saddle is black with red with zigzag lines aroufand the back was made out of steel with leather covering. Everyday, Ricky rode Rusty until he gets use to having a person riding him. Everyday, Rusty gets better and better at riding and understanding the behavior Rusty needs to learn to deal with a handicap person that is going to take responsibility of taking care of her horse.

    The day finally arrives when Ricky brings her horse, Rusty and her s pecial saddle to her. Emily and her parents has lot of work that they needs to be done before Rusty and Ricky arrives. They have to make a stall for Rusty, so when he gets to his new home, he can feel right at home. Ricky gives Emily riding lessons by slowly lifting Emily up onto Rusty's back to let her ride while having her parents walks besides them. Ricky walks besides them to teach the commands that Ricky taught Rusty when he trained him.
    In time, Emily become good enough to ride in some horse shows. Emily and Rusty win so many awards including one for Grand Champion. At the local show, Emily and Rusty had won so many awards that they decided to travel to shows all over the world. Because Rusty and Emily won so many awards at many shows, they made a special friendship that would last forever.