November 23, 2017

CRK Training Times October 2013

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

October 2013

 Welcome Fall!

 Happy Fall!

Important October Dates~

Oct. 14- Columbus Day- Lessons as usual

Oct. 27- Western Dressage Show- Norco

Oct. 31- Happy Halloween!!

Important November Dates~

Nov. 3- Daylight Savings time ends. Remember to set your clocks back!

Nov. 8- YLCR Banquet- No Lessons after 4:30 PM.

Nov. 11- Veterans Day- Lessons as usual

Nov. 28- Thanksgiving Day- No Lessons

Important December Dates~

Dec. 21- First Day of Winter

Dec. 24- Christmas Eve- No Lessons

Dec. 25. Christmas- No Lessons

Dec. 31- New Year’s Eve- No Lessons

Important January Dates~

January 1 2014! New Year’s 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. If you would prefer to reschedule your lesson, please call the office. Thank You!

Friday Nov. 8 after 4:30 pm,

Thursday Nov. 28- Thanksgiving

Tuesday Dec. 24- Christmas Eve

Wednesday Dec. 25. Christmas Day

Tuesday Dec. 31- New Year’s Eve

Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014- New Year’s Day!!

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4h horseYorba 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?

HORSE PROJECT IS FOR YOU!

  • ·       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 13th @7:00 pm or contact the leaders by calling or emailing CRK Training Stable.

 CHA Region 10 Conference~

            The CHA Region 10 Conference for 2013 is now history. If you missed out, you missed a lot! We had wonderful weather which is very important in Norco! Our speakers and presenters were fabulous. Many people came from far and near to attend. We even has someone come all the way from Arizona!

            The silent auction was great fun. The bidding got fast and furious during the last few minutes with many bidders being denied their prize at the very last second. I’m reluctant to report that I may have overspent my budget, but at least I came home with some very nice items! The trivia contest was greatly enjoyed with everyone who participated learning something new.

            All the riders had a wonderful time riding at this spectacular facility. They benefited significantly from the information and new skills they learned. It was a fantastic day of equine education for spectators, horses and riders alike.

            Start planning now to attend next year’s Conference. Tentative plans are to hold it at the same location  in Norco during the final weeks of September. So mark your calendars now!  

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! Congratulations to Caroline Ong and Justice for winning the YLCR English W/T Year End High Point!!! Be sure to ask to see Caroline’s shiny new award buckle!!  

We Did It Again! New Horse~ 

Charlie

         Another new, long face has arrived at CRK.  Charlie was just purchased. He’s a Pinto gelding, 14 hands, bay tobiano, 12 years old. Charlie is very sweet, kind and honest. He loves to go out on trail and even jumps! Charlie is big bodied enough for adults and gentle enough for kids! Be sure to look for Charlie the next time you’re at the barn! He should be working in the lesson program very soon!

New Group Lessons~

            Now that the kids are going back to school it’s time to shake up the lesson schedule a bit. The following new group lessons began in September. If you have been recommended to go into group lesson, pick one and sign up today! All group lesson riders must be capable of catching, tying, grooming, tacking, cooling out, un-tacking and putting their horse away without supervision.  Call Cheryl to sign up today!

            Saturdays- 3:00-4:00pm- English or Western, Level 3+. Riders must be confident at walk, jog/trot, and canter/lope. During this class riders will learn to recognize leads and begin working over poles at trot and canter/lope. This class has room for 3 riders.

            Saturdays- 4:00-5:00 pm. English or Western Level 2+. Riders must be confident at walk, sitting jog/trot and posting trot. During this class riders will begin working toward canter and become more confident at recognizing diagonals. This class has room for 6 riders.

Blanket Season~

Blanket service will be available beginning October 1, 2011. If you sign up for blanket service, CRK staff will manage your horse’s 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 55-60 degrees. Blankets may 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 future statements. 

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 we are 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!

 Quotable Quotes~

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill

 “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson

       That’s all folks!

 

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

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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!

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.

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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?

HORSE PROJECT IS FOR YOU!

  •       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-http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/47/International_Conference.html

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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 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: CRKStable@aol.com

or snail mail at:

18245 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

or phone (714) 693-4886

 

That’s all folks!

 

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Fall Is Here!

 Important October Dates~

         Oct. 9- Highland Riders Show

            Oct. 10- Fall Session Begins

            Oct. 23- Mira Loma Schooling Show

            Oct. 31- Halloween- No Class

Important November Dates~

         Nov. 6- Daylight Savings Ends

            Nov. 24-25- Thanksgiving Holiday- No        lessons.

Important December Dates~

            Dec. 24- Christmas Eve- No Lessons

            Dec. 25- Christmas- No Lessons

CHA Conference~

          The CHA conference is now history and it was a great success! We had riders from as far away as Mountain Center and spectators from Reno, Nevada! Everyone enjoyed the lessons and speakers. Many got amazing deals on silent auction items, including Hunter! Cheryl purchased Hunter a new dog toy for only $3.00! If you missed it, you missed out on a great time! Better luck next year!

            We would like to thank all our wonderful speakers for giving us their time and knowledge.

Speakers-

            Dr. David Treser. E.V.A. 714-777-3942

            Steve Vaughan, Farrier 714-812-8671

            Lisa Lerch, Esq. Legal Equestrian

                         714-572-1161

            Suzi Carragher, Marketing

Presenters-

            Christy Landwehr, Arena Exercises

            Lori Hall-McNary- Gymkhana

            Don Kleckner- Trail & Round Pen

            And special thanks to Yorba Linda Feed Store for donating lots of items for our silent auction.

It’s My Birthday, But You Get The Present!

Cheryl’s Birthday is during the month of October. As a special thank you to all our loyal clients, she is giving you a present! October specialized riding lessons are 50% OFF! Bring your horse and enjoy a specialty lesson with Cheryl. Learn something new. Or try something just for fun! At this price you don’t have much to lose and lots to gain! Only $20.00 for a 60 minute group lesson.  School horses may be available for an additional fee. All lessons will be held at CRK Training Stable.

 Lessons topics & times:

Improve Your Control- Mondays 10:00 AM

Intro to Showing – Fridays 4:00 PM

Intro to Jumping- Saturdays 10:00 AM

Trail Obstacles- Sundays 3:00 PM

Drill Team- Sundays 4:00 PM

 Space is limited, so reserve your lesson today! Call for details. All horses not living at CRK Stables must have proof of current vaccinations. All riders must complete liability releases.

Fall Class Special~

          CRK Stable is offering a new, exciting Fall Horsemanship Program. This program will include either private or semi-private lessons along with Horsemanship (non-riding) classes. A CHA Level #1 Book is also included! Buy the package and you will save over $200.00!

            Here’s a bonus for my Current Clients- You may join the Horsemanship classes for only $160.00 for all 8 classes. That’s half price! These classes are designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to pass the level #1 practical and written tests. Also, If you have your own horse and refer a friend to the program, you will receive 4 free group lessons! If you don’t have a horse, and you refer a friend, you will get an additional $80 discount for the classes. That’s only $12.50 per class!

For info, please check the website or ask Cheryl.

 Blanket Service~

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 60 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: $60.00 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 incident. (You must call to request emergency blanket service.)

            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.

Vet Schedules~

          Cheryl’s horses are due for their fall shots, are yours? Please be sure your horses are up to date so you don’t get charged a “Late Vaccination Fee”. Please keep in mind that some vaccines must be given twice a year. Some are only once a year. Most people give the 2X a year shots at the same time they give the annual ones, and that’s fine. That’s what I do. However; if you are late with the twice a year ones it doesn’t change the due date for once a year vaccines. Now you must give shots three times a year to keep up to date, since you no longer are giving the annual and semi-annual ones at the same time. Here is an example: Let’s say you give all the shots in June 2010 (West Nile, Rhino, Tetanus, WEE, EEE and Flu). Your semi-annual shots are due in December 2010 (West Nile, Rhino & Flu), but you forgot and didn’t do them until April 2011. Your annual shots(WEE, EEE and Tetanus) are still due in June 2011!! Your semi- annual shots are now due in October 2011. That’s 3 vet calls during 2011(April, June & October) because you forgot. I know we are all trying to save money on vet calls, but please don’t compromise the health of all the horses here at CRK for a few dollars. Plus, the late vaccination fees will cost more than the vet call charge would have been. 

           Now would be a good time to update your worming program as well. Let’s keep them all happy and healthy this fall!

Horse For Lease~

            Doc’s Holly Smoke aka Holly is available for half lease. Riders must be capable of walk, trot and canter as well as complete grooming and saddling in order to lease a CRK horse. Lease includes 2 days of independent riding per week and one group lesson.  Use of CRK tack is not included. If you are interested in leasing Holly, please contact Cheryl.

Final 2011 Horse Show~

            The final horse show of the 2011 season will be held at the Mira Loma show grounds on October 23rd. If you are interested in attending this show, please watch for the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. This is a schooling show. Show clothes and fancy tack are not required, but you do need a horse! Lessons will be cancelled if we decide to go to this show. As a service to my clients, costs for this show will be greatly discounted.

Trailer fee $40.00 per horse.

Trainer fee $25.00 per client.

CRK Horse & Tack use $50.00.

+ your entry fees.

Let me know if you want to go!

 Testimonials & Questions~

Please take a moment to leave a comment, question or testimonial about your experience’s at CRK Training Stable. All comments and questions must be approved before they will appear on the web site. Thank You!

Quotable Quotes~


The horse knows how to be a horse if we will leave him alone… but the riders don’t know how to ride. What we should be doing is creating riders and that takes care of the horse immediately. ~ Charles de Kunffy

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. ~ Cowboy saying

That’s all folks!