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Horse Property Management In Norman Oklahoma

Looking For A Horse Property Manager In Norman

Norman horse property

One of our farm partners has purchased a horse property in Norman that will need a property management company to help us lease the land to local horse owners. The property has a 10 horse barn already built on site with self feeding stations and self filling water troughs. This makes it convenient for the property manager to stop by the property once a week and refill the feeding stations and make sure the trickle system is running. We will be converting the system from a manually operated one to a fully automated software based system with remote functionality and cameras. This will allow horse owners that are leasing space and the property manager to check in on the animals remotely at any given time. For the safety of any of our guests we will also be installing below ground shelters for guests of the property should they encounter heavy winds while visiting. Oklahoma is known for tornadoes, so it is our responsibility to make sure any out of state guests have a safe place to take cover should a storm come through, so we will be hiring a local company that installs storm shelters in Norman to add two underground shelters near the guest properties. The grazing fields are 3 acres and are lush with foliage and grass year round for healthy organic grazing. There are two guest houses on the property that will allow for out of state visitors to take up residence by booking the rooms through an Air BnB. We have reached out to Energy Property Management about the property in Norman and will decide if they will be managing the property or not. There is another property management company in OKC that we contacted but have not heard back from them. We wanted to get this blog written and pushed out to our news letter so that if anyone in our Oklahoma horsing community knows of a property management company that is capable of managing the land and the rental of the horse stalls, then please either call or email one of us in the front office with contact information so we can get in touch with them. The pricing so far has been reasonable, but we would like to get a few more quotes. The management team can also manage the two guest properties if desired, otherwise we will be hiring a local house cleaner in Norman for the cleanup after guests have left the property. Thank you for being a part of the Honey Creek Farms community and staying subscribed to our news letters, this is by far the easiest way to communicate with all of you. As always, do not hesitate to email us with any questions you have about the property and what our expectations will be for anyone managing the property, stables, and guests suites.

Farming Marijuana In Colorado

Using Horse Property To Farm Marijuana Crops

horses grazingThere has been discussions among the local farming communities that ranchers have met to discuss access to their horse properties so that Marijuana growers can set up and grow crops to keep up with the demand of the local marijuana shops in Colorado. The state has seen a massive influx in the purchase and consumption of Marijuana since making it legal a few years back. Now there doesn’t seem to be enough local farmers growing to meet the demand of the public. Tourism into Colorado has also brought in visitors from around the world to smoke some of the finest grass on the market. There is a Colorado dispensary that sources local product from farmers in Boulder and the surrounding areas. These crops can not produce enough product to meet the demand needed to supply all the dispensaries in the area with enough green to keep everyone happy and high. The varieties and strains of marijuana that are available to local consumers are like never before. Seeds are being imported from around the world and grown locally in Colorado. Dispensaries are not only selling the flower, but also variations of the candy, vapor oils, and various other edibles. it’s never been more convenient to be a consumer of cannabis products including CBD oils and other variations of the extract. Farming lands are in high demand because of his and horse properties seem to be a viable option for those lookin to find private lands to grow on. Horse properties have typically profited from renting out their field for horses to roam and graze in an open range environment. Obviously the crops would need to be protected from the horses as grazing on weed would leave the horses happy and the crop owners angry. Keeping other natural predators at a distance would be the job of the caretaker of the plants and not the property owner. This seems like a reasonable solution to a new problem. We will monitor horse and farming communities in Colorado and update you as this develops into a story.

Benefits of Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen Has Lots of Exceptional Benefits!

consuming bee pollen is healthyThere’s so much to appreciate about these small awesome creatures. Everybody else has heard of honey and possibly royal jelly, but maybe not so many understand that bee pollen is also very healthy and has really fantastic healing properties. Bee pollen is particularly valuable once you need to fortify your immune system and offers a wonderful boost of energy! Finding locally grown organic sources in Phoenix that use organic means of pest control is ideal for Phoenix consumers.

Bee Pollen Gives a Fantastic Source of B Vitamins

What’s bee pollen so excellent? Well, to start with, bee pollen is quite full of B vitamins and also includes a significant quantity of vitamin C. Additionally, it includes antioxidants, amino acids, hormones and other very good substances with very complicated names. Everything you want to understand is that if you’ve got a vitamin B deficiency, bee pollen is the ideal remedy for you. It’s ideal to take our essential vitamins from food than from synthetic sources such as vitamin pills. It’s suggested in anorexia cases since it increases the appetite. This does not mean that in the event that you would like to eliminate weight that you can’t eat pollen. You only need to be mindful of the amount. Pollen also modulates digestive purposes and also pollen ameliorates depressions as well as sleeplessness.

Helps Both Nervous and Digestive System

It’s suggested to consume bee pollen when passing through a tough time. It eliminates physical and intellectual exhaustion and helps us keep a positive thinking. If you’ve some hepatobiliary diseases pollen would be your normal remedy for you. It’s understood that bee pollen can help dissolve gallstones and enhances liver functions.

Bee Pollen Is Excellent For Diabetes

Bee pollen is highly suggested for diabetics since it raises our tolerance to sugar. This superb all-natural remedy can also be great for skin. It preserves the hydration levels and hastens the healing of wounds.

The Best Way To Eat Bee Pollen – How Much?

It’s quite important to gradually begin to consume bee pollen since it might cause a few allergic reactions to sensible individuals. It is possible to examine your sensibility by placing a few granules beneath your tongue. Gradually, you can increase the dose to 1-2 tsp every day, or more based on each individual’s metabolism. In order to get a better absorption of chemical substances, the granules have to be chewed, so as to crack open the mobile walls. For children, you can begin by giving them 3 granules each day, raising the dose up to1/2 tbs/day.

I truly expect you will treat yourself to the character given medications before taking pills. Start eating properly! Start exercising! And utilize natural remedies! You will realize that you will feel far better. I love to consume it with just a bit of coconut oil, or mix it into a smoothie, you can even stir it into a glass of water.

Noble Majestic Powerful Black Arabian Horse dec 29 2015

Noble Majestic Powerful Black Arabian Horse dec 29 2015

The earth is flat. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. The way this horse moves reminds of this beautiful lady doing a middle eastern dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2kyqpPGRTw

Cyclic Organic Farming model

Cyclic Organic Farming model

Bowman Cleared to Ride

Jockey Hugh Bowman, regular reinsman for Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}), has been cleared to return to the saddle following a fall on Mar. 10. He will rejoin Winx, as that champion goes for her 24th-consecutive score and 17th-Group 1 win in the Mar. 24 G1 George Rider S. Bowman sustained a concussion after falling from Mar. 24 G1 Golden Slipper S. hopeful Performer (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) and was stood down. The Australian will most likely be race riding on Thursday and will be aboard several horses for trackwork on Tuesday morning.

“I don’t feel I could have ridden last weekend, but having had a good week’s rest, I’m feeling much better,” Bowman told Racing NSW on Monday. “You’ve only got one head, don’t you? The brain’s an important part and I had a significant concussion.”

In addition to Winx, Bowman will be aboard Performer once again in the Golden Slipper, also on Rosehill’s Saturday card, as well as D’Argento (Aus) (So You Think {NZ}) in the G1 Rosehill Guineas, Le Romain (Aus) (Hard Spun) in the G1 The Galaxy and Prized Icon (Aus) (More Than Ready) in the G1 Ranvet S.

“I am looking forward to it, believe it or not,” said Bowman. “It seems to be a freak thing. He’s obviously reacted to something, but he’s trialled well since, so we will get on with it.”

Arabian horses are crazy… or are they ?

Arabian horses are crazy… or are they ?

The reason that some people believe that Arabian horses are “crazy”.

Warwick has hundreds of full length videos filmed with real horses with real problems in real time at www.WarwickSchiller.com

Miller Fined, Suspended for “Derogatory Words”

As first published by Daily Racing Form, trainer Peter Miller has been fined $2,500 and suspended seven days by the Santa Anita stewards for the use of “derogatory words about a licensee’s unborn baby” last September at San Luis Rey Downs. In addition to his suspension, which begins Apr. 2, Miller has been placed on probation through the expiration of his current trainer’s license in October 2019 and will be required to attend anger management classes. The ruling noted that it was the seventh time that Miller was reprimanded for disorderly conduct and “aggressive/abusive behavior.”

Organic Sustainable Farming is the Future of Agriculture

Organic Sustainable Farming is the Future of Agriculture

In this film, organic market gardeners Frank and Josje discuss the issues with the supermarket system and how Community Supported Agriculture fits into a new story for sustainable food growing.

Wairarapa Eco Farm: http://wefs.co.nz

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Hard to ‘Fault’ This Daughter of Blame

Fault (Blame–Charming N Lovable, by Horse Chestnut {SAf}), winner of the grassy GII Buena Vista S. in her local debut at Santa Anita Feb. 17, switched to dirt in style with a dominating victory in Saturday’s GI Santa Margarita S. The 7-2 chance raced in midpack through a :22.92 opening quarter, began to roll with a flashy sweeping move on the far turn and showed no signs of slowing down in the stretch, storming home to a dominating victory. Mended (Broken Vow) was second; Mopotism (Uncle Mo) was third. The final time was 1.50.58. Sales history: $120,000 yrl ’15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 15-5-3-2. O-Agave Racing Stable or Little Red Feather Racing; B-Claiborne Farm (Ky); T-Phil D’Amato.

Arabian Dancing Horse

Arabian Dancing Horse

I took this video while I was on vacation in Egypt it’s an arabian horse dancing with music

Organic Agriculture in the City of Toronto – Fresh City Farms

Organic Agriculture in the City of Toronto – Fresh City Farms

McMaster Life Sci 3D03 “Team Awesome” interviews Abra Snider of Fresh City Farms to learn more about local organic agriculture in the City of Toronto.

Edited by David Findlay of Barbershop Editing.

Environmental Contamination, Transfer Feature at NHBPA Panel

NEW ORLEANS — Ted Shults, a nationally recognized expert in forensic toxicology and law, says racing chemists and regulators face “self-inflicted injury” if their testing policies fail to recognize the existence of environmental contamination and inadvertent transfer of recreational and prescription medications to horses.

“We would never do this on the human side,” said Shults, who works in both the equine and human testing worlds.

Such environmental transfer to horses was the topic of the Kent Stirling Memorial Scientific Panel at the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Convention that concluded Friday at the Astor Crowne Plaza. The audience heard how increasingly sensitive testing has led to horses testing positive for drugs or therapeutic medications that were not administered to them by their trainer or veterinarian. Among them: cocaine, morphine, methamphetamine, dextromethorphan and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Naproxen.

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has lobbied hard for screening and threshold levels that would not call a positive finding for such substances when detected at trace levels that have no impact on horses’ performance.

Shults said he worked for one of the first certified labs that did testing for the U.S. military. “One of the first things I learned was, ‘Look, we have a choice here: Do we want a litigation program? Or do we want a testing program?’” he said. “My view has always been, ‘Get the litigatable issues out of here. Figure out a way of fixing them. Don’t make believe they don’t exist. Don’t try to cover them up.’ Because the word will get out, and next thing you know we’re up to our elbows in cases.”

Dr. Thomas Tobin, the veterinarian and pharmacologist at the University of Kentucky who is a longtime consultant to the National HBPA on medication and drug testing, showed findings from a 2016 study where swabs of the walls in 18 ship-in stalls at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races detected 30 different medications and drugs on the walls. The 50 total instances of contamination broke down to 20 findings of equine medications, 16 of recreational drugs and 14 of human prescription medications, he said.

Shults said that with today’s testing technology “the race for sensitivity is over…. We’re on the verge of going toward (detection levels) of parts per trillion.

“My concern is now–and what we recognize on the human side–OK, we’re down in the picogram level, but what are we measuring? What are we looking at?” said Shults, who began his toxicology training under Tobin. “… Now we’re dealing with environmental contamination, and it’s not just on the surface. We have it in the air. People smoke marijuana, they smoke crack, methamphetamine. And then we have water, and we have food.

“… I first heard about this maybe 15 years ago when people were finding benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) in the Po River that runs through Rome. I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ Well they found it on the West Coast in the Snake River…I think there’s a growing awareness of environmental contamination out there, because it’s well established that most of the paper (currency) in circulation has benzoylecgonine. But there’s more and more paper that has–guess what?– methamphetamine. Now I don’t think the horses are eating the dollar bills out of the grooms’ pocket. But it’s become part of the environment, of the universe we live in. You have a drug user, maybe it’s a legal drug, maybe illegal. If they’re going to take whiz in the stall on the hay, guess who is going to eat the hay?… One of my favorite little ones, esoteric kind of thing, this is a guy that’s got a (positive) test for minoxidil–Rogaine. It was the guy’s hair spray.”

Dr. Levent Dirikolu, who oversees Louisiana horse racing’s testing at the LSU lab, said a cocaine positive should not be called if only the metabolite benzoylecgonine is detected. That is a clear sign of environmental contamination that doesn’t impact the horse, he said.

Dr. Clara Fenger, a Kentucky veterinarian and researcher, brought up Illinois harness racing cases where horses were testing positive for the pain medication Tramadol–all having raced out of the same paddock stall.

“The paddock judge was urinating in the stall, and the paddock judge was on Tramadol,” she said. “…. We need to start considering an environmental contamination violation category, so we can separate contaminants from real attempts to cheat.”

Hugh Gallagher, the New York Racing Association’s safety steward, offered the perspective of racing officials.

He said mitigating factors must be considered in such cases. But he also said that trainers must do more to keep their barn environmentally contaminant-free, including stressing to employees that “stalls are not bathrooms.” He also cautioned about keeping coffee, tea, energy drinks and chocolate away from horses. Likewise, regulators must do a better job sanitizing those areas where horses have blood and urine samples taken, he said, also advocating drug testing employees who handle horses at some stage of a race.

Dr. Scott Stanley, who heads California’s testing lab, said labs and commissions must be open to doing detective work to ferret out what might cause a positive finding, not just assuming the trainer is to blame. He agreed more can be done to reduce the transfer of substances to horses. One suggestion: having horse identifiers and the starting-gate crew wear latex gloves, and more pre-employment drug screening be implemented.

MaryAnn O’Connell, executive director of the Washington HBPA, said some officials view contamination “as the new loophole for trainers” and are unwilling to consider the science.

“It should not be taken as a loophole,” Gallagher said, saying he would refer the matter for Racing Officials Accreditation Program’s stewards advisory committee. “… We have to work together and find solutions together. Racing regulators and horsemen have to work for a common goal. And it has to be done the right way and done fairly and justly.”