December 18, 2017

CRK Training Times December 2012

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

December 2012

Happy Holidays!

 Important December Dates~

Dec. 25- Christmas- No Lessons

 Important January Dates~

January 1, 2013- Happy New Year! No lessons


No Lesson Days~

No lessons will be held on the following days. Your account will be credited. Please make a note of it. Thank You!

December 25- Christmas

January 1, 2013- New Year’s Day


A thought for this holiday season-   

        Every year we spend so much time rushing around trying to find that perfect gift for all the special people in our lives. We shop, internet surf and worry that we won’t be able to please everyone. Now is the time to sit back, take a deep breath and really look at what is important. Many years from now (or even months) all those people won’t even remember what you gave them. They probably won’t even have that gift anymore. But they will remember what you did for them. This year, try something new. Instead of buying a knick-knack,  box of candy, sweater or soap-on-a rope, give the gift of memories instead. Take that special person out for a fun day at the movies, theme park or doing some activity they have always wanted to do. If they live far away, buy a gift certificate for something different  like sky-diving, driving a race car, or horseback riding. Better yet, buy yourself a plane ticket and go visit them. Even better, buy them a plane ticket and have them visit you!

            The most important thing is to give wonderful memories and adventures, not things. You will be well remembered if you give these things. Isn’t that the best thing we can hope for out of this life, to be well remembered? We here at CRK Training Stable sincerely wish you the happiest of holidays this season. Now go out there and make some fantastic memories!


Horse Care Classes~

            As we do every winter, horse care classes are once again being offered at CRK Training Stable. These classes are also listed in the City of Yorba Linda Parks & Recreation Dept. class schedule,  so they’ll fill up fast! Classes will be held on Sundays 2:00-3:30 pm. Cost for all 6 classes is only $65.00 if purchased here at the barn. If you sign up through the City the cost is $62.00 + a $10.00 material fee. Individual classes may be purchased for $15.00 each including handouts.  Here is what you have to look forward to learning this year-

            January 13- #1- Horses 101- The Nature of the Horse, Parts and Equine Terms 

            January 20- #2- Colors & Markings, Breeds of Horses, their history and common uses.

             January 27- #3- Equipment and Tack- Halters, Leads, Brushes, Saddles & Bridles  

           February 3- #4- Equine Nutrition- Feeds and Feeding 

            February 10- #5- Routine Health and Hoof Care 

            February 17- #6- How to Buy The Right Horse

            If you are interested, please fill out the form below and return with payment to the barn mailbox. Check or cash only please. If the class does not fill, all fees will be refunded.

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Please sign me up for the following classes:


Name _____________________________________________________


Phone # ___________________________________________________ Email Address ______________________________________________

 _________ January 13- #1- Horses 101- The Nature of the Horse, Parts and Equine Terms $15.00

_________ January 20- #2- Colors & Markings, Breeds of Horses. $15.00

_________ January 27- #3- Equipment and Tack- Halters, Leads, Brushes, Saddles & Bridles. $15.00

_________ February 3- #4- Equine Nutrition- Feeds and Feeding. $15.00

_________ February 10- #5- Routine Health and Hoof Care. $15.00

_________ February 17- #6- How to Buy The Right Horse. $15.00


_________ All six classes including handouts. $65.00


Payment enclosed in the amount of $_______________________


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Weather or Not~

It’s that time of year again! Winter is now well upon us with all that it entails weather wise. Here is a reminder of how things work when the wind howls or the rain pours down. Even if you think you know our policy, please take a moment to read this again. Some things have changed recently. Thank You!



Do not assume lessons will be cancelled without calling. You will be charged for “No-shows”

No Refunds! Credit for future lessons will be given in the event of weather cancellations. If you cancel a lesson due to the possibility of bad weather, you will be charged for the lesson. CRK Training Stable will not contact you if lessons are cancelled due to bad weather. You must call and check the answering machine at (714) 693-4886 for a lesson cancellation message. If no cancellation message is on the machine, lessons will run as scheduled. We reserve the right to have un-mounted lessons should weather or arena conditions prevent riding that day. Messages will not be available until after 8:00 A.M., so please call after that time. Please do not call the cell phone or text me without checking the answering machine first.

Rain- If it has been raining recently, please call for a message regarding lessons. If it looks like rain, but has not rained yet, plan to attend your lesson. Wind- During “Santa Ana” wind conditions, lessons may be cancelled. Please call for a message regarding lessons. Keep in mind that wind conditions change rapidly, so call often. Heat- Lesson will run as usual during hot days so bring a water bottle, wear your sunscreen and bring a hat to wear while grooming.

Credits for weather cancelled lessons must be used within 60 days. Accounts with credits will be deleted after that time and credits are never carried over into a new year. Please plan accordingly. Please see the lesson policy for more details on make-up lessons.


New Group Lessons & Make-up Opportunities ~

            New Group lesson begins in January 2013- Beginning in January a new level 2 group will be offered on Saturdays at 10:00am. If you have been approved to ride in a Level 2 group, here’s your chance! Cost for the month is only $180.00. Contact Cheryl before the end of December to reserve your space and horse. Ask to see the group lesson policy for more details.

            Effective November 2012 group make-up lessons will be offered on the last Sunday of the month at 11:00 am and/or 12:00 noon.  If you need to cancel your group lesson sometime during the month and are not able to make it up on another day, sign up for the “last day” make-up. November’s make-up lesson(s) will be held on Sunday, November 25th at 11:00 am. The December make-up lesson will be held on Sunday,  December 30th. Riders should arrive 20 minutes early to begin grooming and be ready to ride at the start time of the lesson. Remember, you must sign up to ride in this lesson and all make-up lessons must be taken within 30 days of the cancelled lesson or be forfeited.  


Blanket Season~

Blanket service will be available beginning October 1, 2011. If you sign up for blanket service, CRK staff will manage your horses blanketing needs. CRK Training Stable staff blankets according to the temperature, not according to the clock. Blankets are put on or taken off when the temperature is approximately 65 degrees. Blankets will be left on or off as weather conditions warrant.

Blanket service is billed on a monthly basis only. Partial months will be charged $3.00 per day. To request blanket service for your horse(s), please fill out a blanket service request form and place it, with payment, in the payment mailbox. The appropriate charge will then be added to your next statement.


Full service: $70.00 mo. -Includes putting the horse’s blanket on in the evening and removing it in the morning.($30.00 if the horse is in full training.)

Partial service: $40.00 mo. – Includes removing the blanket in the mornings OR putting it on at night. 

Vacation blanketing: $3.00 per day (am & pm)

Emergency blanketing or removal $5.00 per occurrence. You must call to request emergency blanket service. Keep in mind that Cheryl is not always on the ranch and may not be available.

            CRK Stable reserves the right to charge extra or deny blanketing service for difficult or uncooperative horses. An extra charge may also apply to train horses to stand to be blanketed.

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you and your horse!
   What Do You Want For Christmas?

A poem sent to Dear Appy(Abby?)from a couple who have too much stuff.

So many of you asked us (since Yuletide’s drawing near)

“What do you want for Christmas? What can we give you this year?”

If we say, “We want nothing!” you buy something anyway.

So here’s a list of what we’d like; believe now what we say:

Pajamas for a little child, food to feed the poor.

Blankets for a shelter, and we ask a little bit more-

Perform good deeds and let us know, or volunteer your time.

These last are worth a fortune, and they needn’t cost a dime.

We have to many thing now, vases, candles, CD’s and clocks.

We have our fill of ties, underwear and socks.

Candy is too fattening, crossword books we’ve more than 20.

We don’t need trays or plates or cups, and knickknacks we have plenty.

 We’ve no wall to hang more pictures; we have books we’ve not yet read; So please take what you’d spend on us and help the poor instead!

 Just send a Christmas card to us and tell us what you’ve done;

We’ll open them on Christmas Day, and read them one by one.

It won’t cost as much for postage as a package sent would do.

You’ll need no wrapping paper, ribbons, ink or glue.

And we’ll thank God you listened to what we had to say.

So we could be the instruments to help someone this way!

Author unknown

Cheryl and Steve’s favorite charities are:

U.S.O. and The Wounded Warrior Project.



Quotable Quotes~

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.” – Elbert Hubbard


That’s all folks!


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