September 24, 2017

CRK Training Times January 2013

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Bits of News For Horse People

January 2013

Happy New Year!

Important January Dates~

January 1, 2013- Happy New Year! No lessons

January 16-21- Chris’s Air Force Graduation in Texas

Important February Dates~

February 14- Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 18- Presidents Day- Lessons as usual

 Important March Dates~

March 10- Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day- Lessons as usual- Wear your CRK Green T-shirt!

March 29- Good Friday

March 31- Easter Sunday- No Lessons

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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!

January 1, 2013- New Year’s Day

March 31- Easter Sunday- No Lessons

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Chris Graduates from Air Force Boot Camp~        

     Many of you have been following the long saga of Cheryl’s son Chris in the Air Force. In case you didn’t know, here’s the short version. Chris left for Air Force Basic Training in late August. He arrived at Lackland Air Force Base and began his training. On the 5th day, he became ill and reported to medical. He was quickly transferred to a hospital where he spent the next 5 days. A viral infection of his heart was discovered to be the problem. Once he was stable enough he was sent back to the base “Medical Hold” to recover. In Med Hold he was given many tests, medication and his activities were restricted.

             After almost 3 months he was finally released back in to basic training just after Thanksgiving. So far he is doing well and is expected to graduate on January 17, 2013. Cheryl and Steve will be headed to Texas to attend the festivities and will be gone between January 16- 21, 2013. During this time, Athena will be handling all lessons and horse care. If you wish to re-schedule your lesson during Cheryl’s absence, please let us know. Otherwise, we will assume you will ride on your normal lesson day.

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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

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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!

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

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 rained within the past 3-4 days, 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. Please plan accordingly. Please see the lesson policy for more details on make-up lessons.

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New Group Lessons & Make-up Opportunities ~

            New Group lesson has been postponed until February 2013 due to Cheryl being out of town and Lace not returning to work yet. The new level 2 group will be 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 January to reserve your space and horse. Ask to see the group lesson policy for more details.
            Group make-up lessons are 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. The December make-up lesson will be held on Sunday,  December 30th. The January make-up day is the 27th. 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.  

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Horse Wanted~

            Since our client list contiues to grow, we are in the market for another horse for the riding school. If you know of one for sale or lease, please contact Cheryl. Requirements are listed below. Thank you!

A CRK School horse must be- 8-12 yrs old, AQHA, APHA, ApHC, or Pinto, 14.3-15.3 hands, trained western and english, clip, tie, trailer, have excellent ground manners, no vices, sound(must pass a vet check), suitable for beginners, show history and/or jumping a plus. I have cash for the right horse. I will accept lease horses that are older than 12, but they must be sound.

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Quotable Quotes~

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”                               – George Orwell

 That’s All For Now~

 

 

 

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