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    Just an Up and Coming Rider 

    On my first day of racehorse training, I learned how to jump over a hurdle on the horse. People usually don't learn this on the first day, but I was ready to do it. Riding on a horse just came natural to me, so I was ready to get acquainted with my horse and start working on riding drills. My plan is to enter horse races an hopefully one day I'll be able to compete against the other skilled trainers in some of the best races of all time. It's a pretty big goal, but sometimes you have to dream big if you want to get anywhere.

    The other riders have come from all over the world to train at the facility that I use. There is one person from America who lived on a ranch as a child, and now wants to work on his riding so he can enter the Kentucky Derby. He has a lot of skills and has bested some of the more well known trainers that we have here. I wouldn't dare race against him just yet, but I know that one day I will probably have to compete against him, and when I do, I'll be ready for him.

    For now, I'm content with challenging some of the students at my school. We like to have friendly bets about who will win the races between us, and can't wait to go to the training facility after school to race. Our parents always nag us about doing our homework before we hop on the horses. One student almost lost his racing privileges because his parents threatened to take them away from him if he didn't bring his grades up. I'm a natural in school as well, so I can easily get high grades while I practice racing.

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    A Better Housing Option for Students 

    Due to an error in the housing selection process, I was left without housing at the beginning of the school year. I talked to the housing department and asked them if they could do anything about it, but all of the rooms had been taken. They told me that I would have to live in off campus housing, but they would pay for it since they made such a critical error. I looked online for off campus housing, and came across the Edinburgh University Flats. They looked like a good place for a college student to live, especially since I wasn't the one footing the bill.

    The housing department agreed to pay for the flats and I moved into my new residence. It was like having my own apartment, which was an upgrade as far as I was considered. I was originally supposed to have a roommate, but since the housing department screwed up, all of that changed. I have my own place where I can do whatever I want. I don't have to share a bathroom with anyone, or worry about someone not doing the dishes or taking out the trash. Having a kitchen at all is a big bonus.

    I invited a few classmates over at the end of the first week of classes to have a little party. I told them not to invite a lot of people, because I didn't want it to turn into some large house party with loud music playing at all hours of the night. When my friends arrived, I was afraid to open the door, because I thought there would be a ton of people waiting outside to rush in the door. There were only a few people outside, and my friends even brought a pizza with them. We spent the evening watching movies.

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