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CRK Training Times October 2012

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

October 2012

Happy Fall!



Important October Dates~

Oct. 8- Columbus Day- Lessons as usual

Oct. 11-17- CHA National Conference

Oct. 21- Mira Loma Schooling Show

Oct. 31- Halloween- Lessons as usual

Important November Dates~

 Nov. 4- Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 11- Veterans Day-

Nov. 11- Mira Loma Schooling Show

Nov. 22- Thanksgiving Day- 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!

Nov. 22- Thanksgiving Day

Alternate Instructor Days~

          October 10-17, 2012- All lessons will be given by Athena Fosnight as Cheryl will be at the CHA Conference in Oregon. If you would prefer to have your lesson with Cheryl, please call her to reschedule before October 8th. All lessons must be made up within 30 days or be forfeited. If we don’t hear from you by Oct. 8th  your lesson will run as scheduled.


Yorba Linda Cloverleafs 4H Horse Project~


Do you want to learn all about horses?

Do you want to make lots of horse loving friends?

Do you own a horse and want to compete?

Do you not own a horse and want to compete?


  •       Who should Join?- Horse lovers between the ages of 9-19.
  •       Who teaches the project? Leader- Athena Fosnight: 4H State Champion English Rider, State Champion in Horse Bowl, Hippology and Demonstration. Asst. Leader- Cheryl R. Kronsberg: Former Horse Project Leader, Master Riding Instructor and AQHA Prof. Horsewoman
  •       What happens at Horse Project Meetings? Each month will have a different topic to learn. Members will also play games, work with horses, go on field trips, make friends and have fun!
  •       When are the meetings? The YL Cloverleafs meet on the 2nd Monday each month. Horse project meets the 2nd Friday of the month.
  •       Where are the meetings? Horse Project will meet at CRK Training Stable in Yorba Linda.
  •       How much does it cost? Horse & Pony project cost just $10.00 for the entire year + 4H membership fees.
  •       Do I need a horse to join? No, horse ownership is not required, but it helps! You do need your own horse to ride in 4H Horse Shows.
  •       How do I sign up? Attend the YL Cloverleafs meeting at the YL Library on October 8th @7:00 pm or contact the leaders by calling or emailing CRK Training Stable. _________________________________________

Certified Horsemanship Association News ~

International Conference-

          The CHA International conference will be held in Silverton, Oregon, just one hour outside of Portland, on October 11-14, 2012. Just like the regional conference, many speakers and other classes will be available for the attendees to participate in. This event is open to the public and meals are included. For more information please go to-


Horse Show News~

It’s a good thing we had a break in the show season. I’d have hated to show during this crazy, long heat wave! The next show for the 2012 season will be the October 21st Mira Loma Schooling Show. Be sure to look for the sign-up sheet on the board before the show. If you don’t sign up, you don’t go!


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!


Stall Bedding~

            What is bedding? Are we talking about sheets and blankets? Do horses need bedding? Why spend the time, effort and money (lots of money!)  for stuff a horse is just going to poop and pee in? Once you put it in, you just have to take it back out again!

            Bedding is needed in horses stalls to keep it soft, absorb urine and prevent the sores horses get from lying on a hard surface.  Bedding can take many forms. Here in California the usual ones include straw, shavings and sawdust. Here at CRK Training Stable we use a pelleted form of sawdust. This bedding is spread in the stall and watered. It then expands into a sawdust. This makes a comfortable, absorbent bed for the horses. Most of the stalls receive 2 or 3- 50# bags of bedding per month, depending on the size of the stall.

            When the stalls are cleaned, the manure is sifted out of the bedding. Some bedding will be inadvertently thrown away with the manure. Wet bedding is also removed and discarded.  Most of the bedding will remain in the stall from day to day. This normal cleaning process can produce an excessive buildup of old, dirty bedding. Every so often, the stall should be stripped of all old bedding and replaced with new.

             A properly bedded stall will improve the horses comfort and health.  However; if the stall has too much old bedding, problems can arise. It can become a health hazard because of excess dust. It can also pack down in mounds which will increase the chances of a horse becoming cast. Also, excessive bedding in pipe corrals is pushed into the aisle ways creating extra work to rake it back in. Excessive bedding also makes it difficult if not impossible to properly clean the stall and increases the time needed to clean that stall. Disposal costs also increase with each additional bag of bedding. Anything put in a stall must come out at some point. Once it comes out it must be hauled away.

  You can tell if your stall is over- bedded by looking for these signs-

  1.      Uneven stall floor with mounds of bedding pushed towards the back or sides.
  2.      The horses hooves seem to disappear when he’s in the stall.
  3.      Bedding is being pushed out the sides, back or front of pipe stalls and the doors of box stalls.
  4.      The horse appears to have a “wallow” or deep depression in the stall.
  5.      Many small pieces of manure remain in the stall after cleaning.
  6.     The bedding is “banked” deeply against the walls of a box stall.

            Currently several stalls at CRK have excessive bedding. We are slowly removing the old bedding from these stalls.  This must be done as a gradual process due to our limited disposal resources.  Therefore, we are requesting that boarders not add any additional bedding to the stalls at this time. Once we have removed the old bedding, we will add new bedding to a suitable level.

            Here at CRK Stable the appropriate amount of bedding is provided for most horses. If you feel your horse needs more bedding than is provided, please contact us. We don’t want to have to charge an excessive bedding fee, but it may become necessary if our labor and disposal costs continue to rise. If your horse has a health issue that requires a deeply bedded stall, please let us know so we can work with you to resolve the situation.  Thank you for your understanding.


Quotable Quotes~

 “Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.” – Margaret Cho

           “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi


 That’s All For Now~

We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter. If you would like to be removed from the list or have any questions, please contact Cheryl directly. She may be contacted by E-mail at:

or snail mail at:

18245 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

or phone (714) 693-4886


That’s all folks!


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