December 18, 2017

CRK Training Times July 2013

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

 July 2013


 Important July Dates~

July 4- Independence Day- No Lessons

July 14- YLCR Final Show

Important August Dates~

Aug. 11-19- Cheryl & Steve’s Vacation

Important September Dates~

Sept. 2- Labor Day- Lessons as usual

Sept. 21- CHA Region 10 Conference 

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!

July 4- Independence Day

Sept. 21- CHA Conference- Plan to attend!


 Save The Date! ~

           As you may know, Cheryl is the CHA Region 10 director. This means she is in charge of the Region 10 Conference this year! This year’s conference will be held locally so SAVE THE DATE! SEPTEMBER 21, 2013! At the conference you’ll learn loads of new stuff, bid on cool silent auction goodies, enjoy some tasty food and ride with some amazing CHA Certified Instructors! Sound like fun? You bet it does! More information is coming soon, but for now SAVE THE DATE! SEPT. 21, 2103! 

Your Study Guides are Here!

            The new Study Guides will help you learn everything you need to know to pass your level tests. They are easily completed in one sitting. The answers can be found in the CHA Horsemanship Manuals. Once you have completed the study guide, you can check your answers in the CRK Office.

            To access the study guides, just go to the CRK web site- and click on the tab labeled “Study Guides” You can then scroll down to the one you want. They are numbered. The first one- Level One, Lesson #1- is accessible to the general public. The successive ones are password protected. You must be a current CRK Training Stable client to receive the password. Passwords will be included with your statement and change monthly. If you don’t get your password or forget it, please contact Cheryl. Happy Studying!

 Lesson Horse Grooming~

         As we get into the warmer summer months, our trusty school horses are going to be sweating more and more.  After a workout it is normal for a horse to be sweaty around their ears, under the tack, on the flank or neck. Sweat left on the coat will cause it to fade, become dull and is downright uncomfortable for the horse. It also makes much more work for the next person who is grooming that horse.  

           Our horses deserve the best care we can give them.   If your horse has sweat marks after your ride, be sure to use a wet sponge to wash those areas down before you put them away. Sponges and buckets can be found in the tack room. If the sweat has already dried, use a stiff brush or curry to remove it completely.  While I hate to make consequences, if your horse is put away sweaty or dirty you may have to leave your next lesson early for some extra grooming practice. Our horses are literally the life blood of our business. Please give them the care they have earned!  

           Also, many students use the wash-rack area to groom. As this area will be used more for washing horses in upcoming months, it become more important to keep it clean. If you leave any dirt or other debris, please remember to sweep the area before you leave this area. This includes manure, bedding and arena sand from the hooves. Please DO NOT USE THE HOSE to wash off the cement.  It clogs the drain area and wastes water. Always use the broom provided to sweep the area clean. Thank You for helping us keep CRK Beautiful!  

Vacation Credits~

          As spring and summer vacation time is upon us, please take note of the CRK Stable vacation policy. As soon as you know your vacation schedules, please contact us so we may give you the proper credit. That way, you won’t lose your lesson spot as you are enjoying your time away from home.

                                                   Cancellation & Vacation Policy

No Refunds, credits or discounts will be given for lessons cancelled by clients. Cancelled lessons must be rescheduled or forfeited.

            Cancelling & Rescheduling Lessons–             In the event that a rider is unable to attend a scheduled lesson, notice must be given at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start time of the lesson in order to reschedule it. Cancellation messages may be left on the office answering machine or emailed. You must contact us to reschedule your lesson. One reschedule is allowed per lesson. If you cancel your rescheduled lesson, you forfeit that lesson. No more than two replacement lesson days and times will be offered. If you decline both, you forfeit that lesson. You may reschedule only one lesson per month. The replacement lesson must be scheduled within 30 days of the cancelled lesson or the lesson will be forfeited. We will make every attempt to reschedule lessons, but do not guarantee that everyone’s schedule can be accommodated.

            Vacation Credit- Students may take have 4 weeks of vacation credit annually. During the month of your vacation you will not be charged for the lessons missed. Lesson spaces will be held for students during vacation breaks. Vacation credits will not be granted over the phone. All vacation requests must be made by email or in writing at least 30 days in advance of the vacation. Thank you.

 Hot Weather Tips~

          As we get further into summer, the day will be getting much warmer. Some days will be downright HOT! Lessons will run as usual on hot days, so be prepared. Bring some water and wear a hat while grooming. If you want to reschedule your normal lesson time for a cooler part of the day, please do it now. Lessons won’t be rescheduled on the day of the lesson because it is hot however; you may also opt for an un-mounted lesson instead. Multiple topics are available,  just ask! A favorite on hot days is horse bathing. Just make sure you have clothes you can get wet!

            Please remember that closed shoes must always be worn when walking in the barn areas. This includes any area north of the asphalt driveway. This rule applies to everyone, including parents, grandparents and friends. If you forgot to change out of your flip-flops, for your own safety, please remain in the parking lot or the spectator area behind the arena. Thank You!

Quotable Quotes~

 “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

– Mark Twain

“It may be those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Leacock

       That’s all folks!

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