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I hate Tuesdays.  There, I said it.  I know I said I didn’t like Tuesdays last week but I actually hate them with the white-hot passion of a thousand burning suns and then some.  I mostly hate them due to the anxiety I get over the shit show going down at Ontario Livestock Auction each week and the fact that I find myself hoping the kill buyer gets the horses rather than HiCaliber.  I don’t expect this Tuesday will be much different and that’s totally messed up.  It seems that only the cons they run change but rarely the result and today will be no different.  I try to give people a little something to think about each week, although I realize the majority of the village idiots are a write-off at this point.  Still there is a groundswell of advocacy happening and I think reminders of why we chose this hill to die on are appropriate.   I gotta warn people that parts of this post are extremely graphic and may be very upsetting.  I’ll put another warning and break in before we get to those parts though.  Today might be a great day to self medicate along with your beverage of choice.  Just sayin.  Ready?

Does anybody remember Emerson?  She was a parking lot purchase from auction back on September 19th.  Don’t worry, she’s still alive as far as I know.  The bottom pictures are from her intake that Manson did on the 21st.  I’m sure many of you will remember the weight tape on the belly thing.  That was yet another eye roller moment for many of us.  Anyhow, during one of her rare trips around the feed lot the other day, (Oct 12th), Manson decided to update us on Emerson.  That’s where the top two pictures are from.  Manson even went so far to remark about her weight gain on that live feed.  I actually went and had my eyes checked right afterwards because surely she isn’t that stupid, is she?  In what alternate reality does this look like any weight gain let alone `lots’?  Manson even went as far as to say Emerson had `put on lots of weight’ and was `getting quite chubby’ before qualifying that even though she is still quite skinny, she’s no longer a skeleton.  Ummm, yes, yes she is still a skeleton which means that Manson is pulling numbers out of her as yet again when she says she is at BCS3.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the updates, but let’s not tell people they aren’t seeing what they’re seeing and FFS if she’s going to google something, why can’t she read the entire article or have somebody that has reading comprehension break it down for her?

 

The above pics and screen shots are all from last week in the inner sanctum.  I’m kinda curious why, with so many people living for free on the property, they have ONE volunteer trying to feed on their own.  How is that even possible and how does that happen?  You would think, given the free rent and subsidies they all enjoy, that they could ensure that at least one resident is present for every feeding, but I guess none of them put horses first there.  The water pics are the sludge that was left after draining a trough and there is no excuse for that shit either.  It’s neither expensive or complicated to get some food grade hydrogen peroxide and dump it in the trough.  That doesn’t mean they still won’t need to clean the troughs, but it will drastically cut down on the sludge, slime and general grossness that they seem to have going on at all times.  Water is the most basic and important need that any of us have.  Why can’t they get this through their skulls?  You certainly don’t ever seen Manson’s swimming pool anything but sparkling.  Don’t even get me started on the ever-growing shit mountain that will soon require high altitude gear  in order for people to scale it at the rate it’s growing.   God help me, I just can’t even with these people anymore.

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Once again, Amanduh was the source of unintentional comic relief.  I feel she’s in the running for biggest gunsel along with Manson and Fice.  This intake video featured Amanduh with a very obviously drugged up Wilbourn telling us about his `front knee’ and how lame he is as he staggers forward with his bottom lip dragging along with his `Wilbourness’.  I guess I might not look too sound either in that condition.  Then, because she has the intellect of a rather dull  carrot, Rene further embellishes things by telling us that Wilbourn is a non-gaited Walker in her original write up to go with the video.  I guess Rene is so used to fucking up, she willingly took the blame for the `front knee’ remark, even though it originated with Amanduh, and promptly lied about why she put that in the intro.  They did edit the post, but Facebook has this super handy function that lets you see edits and, the fact is, these ladies don’t realize how stupid they are so the posts stay up as is until they get called out.  Good times!

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I realize this is nitpicking, but it irritates me just the same.  How do you `run low’ on stud chains?  Seriously.  It’s not like they expire or wear out.  I’ve got some in my tack room that are 20 years old or more.  Mind you, I don’t use them to hang buckets because that’s kinda dumb, and I also tend to put things away and take care of them rather than drop them after my ass because I know I can just hop online and beg for more.   In the past Manson has stated they hang feed buckets from them and that’s evident in many of their videos.  It’s also kinda unsafe which is why she probably revised their `official’ use to medical buckets.  There are actual portable bucket hangers that are safe that I posted examples of above.  I have the same issue with them requesting scissors.  Why do they keep needing them?  While we’re at it, do they not have an operating budget at all?  Who begs for duct tape and basic first aid equipment? The next thing you know they’ll be begging for ass wipe and tampons.  Maybe they already have and my eyes just refused to see that.  I’ll likely go blind from bleaching them soon anyhow.

Manson decided to do some test rides this week, so she selected a few crippled horses to subject to her abuse.  First up was Telissa who was an auction purchase from last month.  Telissa a large mare with an even larger knee.  Because Manson normally rides pony sized horses, she kept remarking how big this mare is and how she feels small on her.  I guess feeling and looking are different things because Manson didn’t look small on her.  She also decided to turn her sharply on the forehand so that the poor mare was nearly falling down from pain and then declared `she’s sound at the trot’.  As if carting Manson around wasn’t bad enough, poor Telissa got to have one of their volunteers digging her knees and boot heels into her bare back as she demonstrated yoga while everybody else guzzled margaritas and egged her on.  Typical HiCaliber schtick where nobody ever gives the horse’s comfort, feelings or dignity a second thought as long as they are all amused.  Manson even went as far as to brag about this mare not even being touched since they drug her home before that evening.  From the looks of the poor thing, nobody has even bothered to comb the tangles out of her mane either.

Rowan was the next tribute to have to put up with packing Manson’s ass around.  He’s also got a bad knee with the added handicap of being much, much smaller than Telissa.  If he was sound before his `test ride’, he probably isn’t now and WTF with these stupid rope halters?  I know Manson is all proud of them and it’s their `thing’ but I wonder if she realizes that knotted rope on the most sensitive part of a nose is far more cruel than a big fat snaffle in their mouth.  I wonder if she even cares.  Whack yourself in the nose cartilage with a knotted rope and see how good that feels, Manson and punch yourself in the throat while you’re at it.  Back to the knee issue: I get that some big knees are more blemish than actual unsoundness, but wouldn’t the responsible thing to do be to x-ray them and have a real vet assess exactly what is wrong?  Manson never bothers with things like that.  I recall her saying about Torrey, whose past owner TOLD her she had fractured her knee, that she wouldn’t bother with x-rays until the horse showed she was lame and then we came out to find this past week that they had been riding her before she died.  What a miserable existence that horse had right down the line from Satan and Doughboy’s feed lot to her sad end in California.

Manson spent a lot of time riding poor Jelly this week.  It’s a bit disturbing how she describes him and gushes.  This was the same horse she declared a `fuckhead’ and sent off to Fice not so long ago after he was an adoption return.  I’m not sure if that was before or after he ripped Strategist’s face half off though. I also don’t consider it body shaming to point out she is too big to be riding him so much, if at all.  This horse always looks uncomfortable with her.  Every time she stops, she stretches out and braces like he has a sore back.   Any empathetic rider would see or feel this the for themselves and get the hell off the horse.  Still, she insists on riding him because she is too afraid of the many horses she owns to ride them herself.  That is if they are even broke at all.  She has branded Barrett a `douche’ even though she was crying over him in the hospital and needed a rag that smelled like his ass or something to comfort her.  The fact is, she rarely goes near him these days nor does she go near Daisy, RyRy or Rizzo who are all at HiCaliber along with Dawson.  Ahhh Dawson.  Let’s talk about Dawson, shall we?

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I realize the pictures are small in the above video clip.  They aren’t important but the audio is.  What we have is Manson telling two completely different stories about Dawson.  I’m sure most will recall that Manson did, in fact, pick her out from a live feed and said she bought her for herself with money given to her by Youtuber, Shane Dawson.  Apparently putting your young children on podcast and having them discuss anal, anal beads and egging them on to say shitty things about one of the baby daddies pays well.  Who knew?  However, when it came time to ship Dawson and her `bonded friend’, Tara, who was earmarked for Bang Bang Becky before she even left Louisiana, they all of a sudden became HiCaliber’s horses.  That meant the donors got to pick up the tab to ship them to California, their vet work and their first few months upkeep while Manson and Bang Bang Becky decided whether or not they actually wanted them. Remember that Dawson and Tara got to be on the nice air ride while poor old Sully was wedged in a 4 horse stock trailer with 5 other donor paid for horses and driven non-stop across the country by Cheech in a heat wave.  We already talked about Bang Bang Becky waiting until Tara’s founder issues and corrective shoeing were paid for by the village idiots before adopting her for $1.   Even though Dawson is still listed as up for adoption on the web page, the fact is, she never has been available.  The latest story is that she has always been Manson’s.  What is more likely, is that now that Amanduh has put a few rides on her, Manson has decided to keep her after all and will likely breed her to something weird to create yet another horse she will never break to ride or even bother weaning.  Manson is a classic hoarder.

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One of the things Manson mentioned on live feed last week was that Bristol had taken the long nap under the blue tarp at some point.  I suspect it was some time ago, but you never can tell with Manson.  She hates calling the meat wagon for just one body, so maybe Bristol was killed to make up numbers at some point.  That part isn’t as important as they why.  Bristol was an auction purchase last year and named after a little girl that they met at auction and who actually rode the horse according to Manson.  She was found to have cancer in one eye and had it removed on live feed by a real 100% vet.  Apparently, she had a bad reaction to the ketamine and thrashed coming out of it, which cased her to injure herself, specifically her knees.  At some point after her eye removal, Bristol went from being a fan favorite to falling completely off the village idiot radar. People stopped asking after her and the next we heard was that she had been `euthanized’ ​ and the reason, as heard in the video clip above, was that her knees went `bone on bone’ and she couldn’t be kept comfortable.  Of course, we don’t really know if that’s true of if she ever had xrays or had a real vet recommend euthanasia.  I certainly don’t recall them begging for any money for diagnostics for her and considering they beg for duct tape, I can’t exactly envision Manson having a flash of compassion and paying it out of her eyelash fund.  #RIP Bristol #sayhername

 

This brings us to the graphic part of the post.  It’s not pretty and it’s not funny, but I think it’s relevant.  People need to wake the hell up to what’s going on  so I decided to post it.  If you have delicate sensibilities, just scroll on by to the end.

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Casey, as he was found by morning feeders

 

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I’m sure you can figure out that we’re going to talk about yet another horse dying.  Well, we’ve talked about this horse before.  He was Casey, one of the `Slaughter11′ who was previously infamous for collapsing in the trailer along with Lazarus.  We actually talked about Casey’s death back in May , although we didn’t have all the pieces filled in yet.  As bad as what we knew then was, what came across my desk this week was ever worse. The video is of his last few breaths more than 3 hours after he was found stuck under a fence and then made to walk all the way up to the barn for some unknown reason.  More than 3 hours without a real vet coming to see him and more than 3 hours of suffering and struggling and that’s just the time we know about.  Nobody really knows how long or why he was stuck under that fence.  The conversation from the screen shots above is from somebody who was there and there is not point in hunting that person down to get at me because I’m not the person in blue.  I don’t really know what else to say other than I’m so very sorry to Casey.  This shouldn’t have ever happened.  These people sing the praises of gun euthanasia all over the place, even when they fucking miss their mark and cause more suffering, but when the one emergency that comes up that NOBODY would have questioned using a gun and Bang Bang Becky bottles out and chooses to watch a horse thrash for 3 hours while she calls Manson for advice?  What about a vet?  They do these things called after hour farm calls when you have an emergency so horses don’t spend hours suffering and seizing to death. This is verging on criminal negligence.  This has to stop. Yesterday. Rest easy, Casey.  I’m sorry humans failed you at every turn. #sayhisname

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Now that most of you are good and upset,  I may as well keep that going by showing Manson’s compassion for the horse community.  They can’t possibly break quarantine to bring in horses that are being displaced due to the fires, but that very same week they had room to drag a bunch home from auction again and I’m sure they’ll find room for however many more today.  You know, people would much rather their horses burn to death than maybe get a snotty nose.  Why am I even surprised?  Manson sat back with her thumb up her ass making fun of other rescues and advocates doing what they could to help out in Texas after the hurricane hit.  Pardon me, she made fun of everybody BUT Cheech who went charging out there too and had to beg for money to get home.  Cheech is still in the good books so far, although most people that move on from Manson don’t stay there for very long.  Maybe Manson feels she owes her one after throwing her under the bus with the drug thing awhile back.  Oh well, the fires are good for algorithm bumps at least, right?  Speaking of compassion, here is what Manson had to say about the Las Vegas tragedy as she ranted and begged for money right after.

I apologize that this has been another of these `heavy’ posts.  I don’t have any fun memes to lighten things up today either.  None of this stuff is feeling so funny lately and especially not what we covered today.  A lot of you have taken the time to send nice messages or leave supportive comments lately and I truly appreciate that.  We’re all in this together and I know this is getting taxing for everybody following along for the right reasons.  Nobody wants to see any horse die, let alone one die on camera, but that is the reality of what is happening at HiCaliber all the time.  Tell me what was `rescue’ about Bristol and Casey’s life after they landed at HiCaliber?  How was their ultimate end and the days leading up to it any better than what they were facing had they not had the misfortune to get drug back to the HiCaliber feed lot?  What about any of this makes these village idiots keep throwing money to perpetuate this madness?  Is the drama and vulgarity they seem to get off on more important than the suffering of vulnerable animals? Animals with no voice who can’t even say `no’ or `stop’ to the person who makes the call whether they live or die.  The same person who hasn’t a fucking clue how to read an animal or the humility to realize she’s in so far over her head she’s never going to surface at this rate.  I think we’re past the point of throwing a life-preserver now.  I don’t see how the current cast of characters can be trusted to fix this mess they have created.  There are links for what you can do in the comment sections of most of the recent posts.  Let your conscience be your pilot as far as what to do about it all, but never think that your one voice doesn’t matter.  It matters a whole bunch and there is lots of room on this hill.  Ciao for now….

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I don’t like Tuesdays.   This seems to be a recent development, so I’m sure most of you can figure out the reason why.  I used to not really feel one way or another about them, but ever since the whole HiCaliber saga flared up some months ago, I usually wake up on Tuesdays with this sense of foreboding.  I’m guessing this Tuesday will not be much different.  If anything, after last week, my impending sense of doom has kicked in a little earlier than normal and I’m bumming out on a Monday evening too.  However, I’m hopeful after the events of last week, that maybe this Tuesday will suck a little less than last week.  Still I like to leave a little something for people to wake up to on this day.  For those of you that are animal welfare advocates, it’s nice to have some new information to put out and for our `guests’ who like to hit refresh, screenshot and make us famous, well, they need material too.  So, let’s do a short n sweet today, I have some fun things and some less than fun things to pass along today straight from the inner sanctum and my inbox.  Pull up a seat!

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Most of you may have noticed that Manson was a bit more quiet than usual on social media this week.  That’s because she took an all expense trip to Dallas for the weekend.  She treated us to a live feed on Friday, which meant that she could say it was rescue business, but played coy with the reason for her trip.  Turns out there was a No Mean Girls conference and the irony of her probably attending it was not lost on most.  Perhaps she was being used as a teaching specimen or something.  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need to learn how to be a meaner girl.  I don’t know.  I don’t think I want to know either.  What is relevant is that she took the time to talk about the permit yet again and how badly they are needing the cash because they have to make their payment or whatever next week.  I think the amount they absolutely HAD to have last week was about $2k.  Strangely, the registration to the mean girls was $450, so if you factor in that, airfare, hotel, car rental, meals in addition to incidentals, you’re going to be close to 2k for this little excursion.  Just for good measure, she made sure to issue a veiled threat about having to shut down and making exit plans which may or may not include more mass executions.  Because nothing is ever Manson’s fault she made sure to remind us all about complaint based system and how this caught them off guard and the critics and blah blah blah…Speaking of being caught off guard by this permit process, I got a gift in my inbox not so long ago.

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So this was from all the way back in February of 2015.  Of course we know that since getting punted out of the Homes for Horses Coalition last year, that they will not be working with the ASPCA on anything now or ever, but the funny part is they KNEW there was an issue back then.  I’m not sure if any of what this person was told was true, but we do know where they are at now and that is out of extensions as of this week.  I can’t wait to see how this gets spun!

During Manson’s little live hit from Dallas, she informed us that even though they have to get down on numbers, they will continue going to auction on Tuesdays.  How they plan to reduce the hoard is through adoptions and `placements’.  The placement part kinda bothered me knowing that she likely considers under the tarp with a bullet in the head as a placement of sorts given her little killing spree the past few weeks.  However, they have been having these adoption events which pretty much amount to fire sales.  You can come and adopt a horse right on the spot, often for $1, and as long as you have never posted on a page that questions HiCaliber or are on the friend list of anybody that has, you get a horse!  No home check needed!  Then, you get to have your horse featured over and over again on algorithm bump posts whether you give regular updates or not.  Awesome deal.  Sadly, not always such a great deal for the horses.  Camilla was one of the OTTB20 who wasn’t actually an OTTB, so because she was solid colored that must mean she was AQHA.  She was shown on what passes for a test ride  a few months ago and was one of a two horses that looked distinctly off on the video.  Just the same, they slapped her on the ass and sent her off to a new home, only to be returned within 2 weeks due to not vetting clean.  It may be worth asking after her on a regular basis because I hear her issue may not be fixable and we all know how pasture puffs make out, especially when they are in downsizing mode.

Yet another horse on his way back to HiCaliber.  Poor Woody aka Buddy has been bouncing around for quite a while starting back before he even got to HiCaliber.  He is currently on his way back as yet another adoption return due to being too much horse for his new person.  Now he’s what would be called `behavioral’ which never ends well for horses at HiCaliber.  There are some rumblings about him getting The Fice and even though we haven’t really talked much about Fice-hole lately, he’s still  engaging in fuckwittery and horse abuse on a daily basis.  Amanduh’s name has also been tossed about and while she doesn’t appear as abusive as Fice, she’s also not likely to fix anything for this poor horse either unless picking up the wrong lead and crabbing around with hollowed out back is the end goal.

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O’Brian just before dying

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I know the top picture got quite a bit of negative attention this past week.  For reasons known only to themselves, HiCaliber elected to post this pic as part of as series of pics designed to bump the algorithms.  Naturally, none of the village idiots saw a problem with the pic or even bothered to ask who the horse was.  It’s not really about the horses for them.  The horse in this picture was O’Brian and this was right before he was put down.  He got down in the shit and couldn’t get back up.  He was clearly much thinner than when he first got to HiCaliber and this was his `soft landing’.  Thankfully, there appeared to have been a volunteer there that gave him the kindness of a drink and the last thing O’Brian saw was NOT Manson on the other end of the gun.  Small mercies, I suppose.  I know they claimed this horse was `neuro’, but it looks to me like starvation may have been a factor too.  I’m not even a 30% vet, but this horse looks to have lost a whole bunch of condition in little more than a month.  He wasn’t in great shape when they got him, but he appears to have gotten even worse.  Of course we know from previous live feeds, that Manson doesn’t waste money on dental or much of anything besides a few flakes of hay on horses she plans to kill and she was dropping hints about poor O’Brian from the first day he got there.  RIP O’Brian #sayhisname

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Yup, they’re talking about donating a horse.  Apparently it’s to a police department and their motivations aren’t exactly altruistic.  I’m actually not sure why The Manson Family is so hung up on getting HiCaliber horses into police work.  It’s a really shitty job for a horse; pounding around on pavement in the heat and working way harder than most horses.  I wouldn’t really want any horse to go to that kind of life even if they are well cared for.  It’s a tough life and, from what I have seen, most of their rescues aren’t suitable even if they are sound enough.  I’m pretty sure they mounted patrol doesn’t make a habit of drugging everything to its knees each and every day it’s being ridden either.  All that aside, do you know what would be even better PR?  Taking proper care of the horses they have and not acting like a bunch of vulgar yahoos every time they show up at a public function.

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Manson has a new/old pet moving into the house Dana vacated.  Jonassthan has been a particularly nasty foot soldier on social media for a long time and now Manson gets to have her favorite attack dog living right on the same property at the donor’s expense or at least partial expense.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised considering Jonassthan has enjoyed a lot of benefits on the donor dollar in the past.  Round and round we go.   I’m not all that concerned about it other than the fact that Manson’s rectum must be like a clown car there are so many people wedged up her ass lately.  We’re going to have to put ankle bracelets on them since all we can see is a bunch of feet hanging out as they jostle for position.

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I keep hoping that I’m going to wake up one day and see a page full of invoices, vet reports and updates. I hope that there will be a Tuesday that they decide not to go to auction and maybe just take care of what they have.  I should probably also disclose that I hope to win a lottery some day and that’s probably far more likely to happen.  Still, it’s worth pressing on.  The very fact that rather than prove their detractors wrong,  they choose to fight dirty shows me we’re right to take up this cause.  Rather than make the changes needed to silence the critics, they spend their time on social media egged on by a bunch of bottom feeders and shut ins.  Meanwhile horses go without water and basic care while Manson and all her chosen ones live for free on the donor dollars.  She’s not worried about having to shut down.  That’s more emotional blackmail designed to get people digging deep.  I’m bracing myself for what sort of grifting is about to go down with auction today and the permit fees due this week.  You know there is going to be plot lines, new characters and a body count.  This is not rescue.  This is not horses first.  This needs to end.

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Enough.  I’ve had enough.  If my inbox is anything to go by, most of the readers here feel the same.  Up until this week, I’ve tried mostly to stay above the fray as far as the drama goes.  I don’t have time in my life for it and I don’t really enjoy participating in it.  Far easier to stay on the high road when you aren’t paying attention to what the pissants are saying.  Unfortunately, I had a brief lapse in judgement and ventured over to Facebook to see what was what and, for today at least, I am off the high road.  So, if you don’t like that sort of thing, just give today a miss and I’ll return to our regular scheduled programming on Monday or so.  For one day only, I’m going to give the pissants what they crave and that’s attention.  Don’t worry, we’re going to deal with the auction mess too.  In fact, let’s start there, because the levels that were stooped to were record-breaking this past week.  As always, it’s time to settle in with your favorite adult beverage because we’re going `there’ this week.  Apologies in advance to those of you with delicate sensibilities unless you happen to be a village idiot.  I hope I do offend the village idiots.

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I knew this week wasn’t going to be good when Romney Faye was the opening act.  I feel so betrayed that her big leave to heal herself lasted about a week.  Not content to huff, puff and guzzle beverages for the camera, she had to add mucous to the mix this week. I guess it was a fortunate coincidence because it made the tears come easier and she was the perfect foil for Manson’s `bad cop’ routine.  That was our opener this week.  Romney Faye cradling a dying lamb while Manson went on a foul-mouthed rant about the food industry and blamed everybody for the fact that Ontario Auction allows this sort of thing.  Manson ranted about the three little lambs and compared the one Romney Faye was holding to her deceased son.  Classy.  Of course I will be demonized for mentioning that, but hey, it is what it is.  It wasn’t me that made the comparison.  Manson also informed us this was the fault of everybody that eats meat.  Of course anybody that isn’t a manipulative piece of human excrement realizes that the auction she’s parked at has nothing to do with our food supply, but why let facts get in the way of a good rant?  It is the lowest of the low and no, your major beef, poultry, and hog producers are not bringing their animals there.  They just aren’t.  That doesn’t make factory farming right, but what she was showing you has nothing to do with what is on your supermarket shelves.  Just go read up on the USDA site.  Even so, maybe her whole rant would have been even a little bit appropriate if she wasn’t frequently seen on live feed horking down on fast food that is by no means vegetarian or cruelty free and that’s only when she’s not cooking up some medical waste for her family. She also might have been just a smidge more believable if she didn’t refer to the little lambs as `things’.   Apparently, it is the rest of us that need to adjust our moral compass though.  I’m wondering if adjusting mine will mean I, too, will be able to exploit animals, use people and still sleep at night.  Might be worth a try…

In the clusterfuck that was auction this week, it’s hard to keep things straight.  The first video with the lambs said that the horses had already run through with no mention of them buying anything, yet they ended up with 10 horses when it was all over and that’s not counting two private buyer horses.  These were four of the poor souls that were drug back to the feedlot.  They named one horse Petty, after Tom Petty and hey have already 30% diagnosed him with enough issues to justify a bullet in the head.  In reality, his biggest crime was pinning his ears at them and trying to bite Romney Faye.  Three of these horses were bought from Salvador Paniagua from Perris.  Salvador is the piece of shit that brought 7 tripping horses to Mike’s auction and got busted by Animal Control after somebody did the right thing and called them.  They were in such bad shape, 5 of them had to euthanized within days and, Miss `Moral Compass’, Manson, made fun of that and tried to create drama for the rescue involved.  Turns out she’s a regular customer of Salvador and his son Daniel, which puts her on Team Tripper.    That red rusted out trailer is often at Ontario and Romney Faye said they’ve bought horses from him before.  I guess why bust a source of some good heart-stringer horses?  Sadly, these horses weren’t the only ones HiCaliber go their hands on this week.  If you don’t think this wasn’t all prearranged, then I’ve got some magic beans to sell you.

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HiCaliber also ended up owning these two horses when it was all said and done.  It was harder than usual to keep track of prices this week because it appears they never actually bought anything in the ring.  These two were said to have no-saled but the owner was wiling to sell them for $185 each.  There was a private buyer that wanted one of them but HiCaliber dropped the ball and decided to keep the horse for themselves.  This is especially frustrating, because these two horses wanted no part of Manson.  She labelled them `unhandled’ even though one clearly has her mane hogged, so she was at least handled enough to do that.  Manson was unable to get a halter on either horse and they left them at auction to be picked up the next day.  We all know what happened with the last two `unhandled’ Arabians they bought, or almost happened.  Eventually, those two did land softly but no thanks to HiCaliber.  Such a shame they didn’t let the private buyer at least get one of them safe.  I wonder where the `line up of people’ that wanted these horses was or was that a failed effort to run the price up?  The two fillies are currently back at the HiCaliber feedlot, looking for a foster situation.  Both have halters on and appear to be at least halter broke.  Maybe they just sensed Manson’s evil energy or something.  Smart horses.

Also on Salvador’s trailer were two extremely crippled horses.  This was in addition to a very sad little pony with what appeared to be a broken pelvis they had picked up in chutes.  I don’t think that anybody would dispute these three were compassion pulls.  They were heartbreaking to see and, in all honesty, I would have been angry about it too.  What I wouldn’t have done was make them walk a step further than they had to or drag them across the parking lot as they were almost falling down as shown on the above video.  As Manson was ranting and blaming everybody for the condition of these horses, all while protecting the identity of the person responsible, she stormed off across the lot dragging Sunflower so fast the poor horse could hardly stay on its feet.  It hurt to watch.  How is her face being the last one she saw a compassionate end?

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This brings us to the worst part of Tuesday.  Everybody knew these horses needed a release.  I didn’t see a single person question it and, for a brief moment, I thought HiCaliber might actually be doing the right thing for once.  Sadly, they had to go and mess that up with some more lies that didn’t even need to be told.  Actually, the problem is it’s not so much the lying as the careful wording to hide their own fuckery.  They state the horses were assessed by two vets and then taken elsewhere to be euthanized aka executed.  What they don’t say is that they were only assessed via text message and that no vet diagnosed a sunk coffin bone because no x-rays were ever taken.  No real vet actually put a hand on these horses.  Manson drove them to a nearby ranch, likely Buzz’s, lined them up and executed them after texting some footage.  I’m sure the fact they didn’t fund raise for them was a factor, but I also suspect she needed a release for all that anger she had already shown on live feed.  I have to wonder how `compassionate’ the end was for these animals.  That pony should never have been made to walk another step further let alone all the way out to the parking lot.  None of these horses knew the people who took them to the killing field enough to be comforted by them.  We can see on the above video how much compassion Manson showed as she drug one across the lot.  So, after their painful ride in the trailer, they were drug out at a strange place and promptly shot.  The first horse would have been the luckiest given the fact the other two would have had the pleasure of standing next to their dead trailer mates before meeting their own fate. Horses understand things like that, which is a huge reason that commercial slaughter is so inhumane for them.   I only hope she didn’t miss her shot this time. RIP Sunflower, Byron and Heartbreaker.

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I guess they need to keep Misner sweet each week because they swung by his feed lot on the way back from the killing fields. It seems Misner had another mess to clean up and HiCaliber happily obliged but collecting this OTTB who has a charro brand on his hip.  Manson immediately started throwing the `neuro’ diagnosis out there which we have come to know is groundwork for a bullet in the head.  Then, in an astonishing lack of awareness, they named the horse Vegas supposedly to honor the victims of the recent massacre.  Of all the horses they collected on this day, the one they name Vegas is the one most likely to get shot in the head.  Wow.  Of course this was only after Manson had informed us all, during one of her rants, that nobody can help the victims in Vegas but they could help her out by sending money.   Yes, you read that correctly and yes, I heard her correctly.  For what it’s worth, there are lots of ways you can still help the victims in Las Vegas.  Donate blood.  Donate for funeral or medical expenses.  Say some prayers, send good vibes or whatever your belief is, but please don’t use it for personal gain.

Anyhow, let’s be done with Manson and HiCaliber for a bit as we get to the real fuckery from the last few days.  If you’re not into drama, it’s time to look away…

This has nothing to do with rescue and it has nothing to do with horses.  I was kind of back and forth about even giving this shit pickle the attention he so desperately craves, but enough is enough.  All this because of hurt feelings, he’s going to put a bounty on me?  This is the same guy that ran a gofundme to buy a used van last year and he’s going to pay cash to find out who the person is that hurt his feelers.  Why not put that towards a horse rescue if he’s so concerned about it?  Don’t forget that Pasterfuck and his `wife’ have stated numerous times they 100% know who writes this blog and have even gone so far as naming their suspect and engaging in publically bullying her.  However, this week they decided I was somebody else that still isn’t me, but there is no convincing them of that.  The bullying campaign has commenced.

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How about the main post then?

Again, Pasterfuck has gone off half cocked and accused the wrong person of writing this blog.  Many people that have been in contact with me via email and behind the scenes know this.  Don’t bother telling him though, he’s busy waving his theory around like a dick.  I find it ironic that he suggests anger management for anybody given his arrest record that is really easily available online.  I would suggest a restraining order for the ladies he thinks are me.  As for me personally?  I’m not afraid.  He’d be profoundly stupid to come within 100 yards of me or mine.  I’m just a bit confused why he and his cohorts on the poop page are so obsessed with the blog traffic here though.  They sit on this page hitting refresh every five minutes and keep close tabs on how post and at what times.  They should see my inbox if they think that’s a lot.  Not like one of those jackwagons doesn’t attempt to hack it at least once a week either.

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*ETA*  Please note that this email was from back in May and the board member listing given is no longer accurate*

I don’t really understand Pasterfuck’s issue with me beyond hurt feelings .  Back in May he was trying to cozy up to me and I didn’t respond.  The reason being was that he was working with Rick and Laura Bell and they were threatening people, which is not something I engage in.    That’s right, go over to her blog and read it all.  They were threatening people’s spouses, their jobs etc.  Then the Tonemeister decided to threaten other people he thought might have some information on HiCaliber and he got called out here .  He was also using my comment section to try to solicit information and to harass people.  I know a number of the readers here mentioned getting unwanted private messages from him on Facebook.  At that point I was done with him, but I guess I misjudged the level of butthurt a grown assed man was capable of.  This brings us to his charming wife that he’s not actually married to and her antics.  When they aren’t fighting with each other, they double team whomever it is they pick on on Facebook.

Remember that Margaret claimed she knew 100% who wrote this blog.  She spread that misinformation far and wide and even went on that person’s personal Facebook page to spread her vitriol.  They made fun of this woman’s home burning down, they made fun of one of her dogs getting hit by a car.  They even went so far to make comments about her husband and family all egged on by Margie.  Then, when she was proven wrong, there were really no apologies.  She certainly didn’t spread that information far and wide.  I guess given the personality involved here and her history, I shouldn’t be surprised.  However, because of Margie’s bully campaign and shit fits all across Facebook, people that have been subject to Margie’s wrath in the past are starting to come forward.  Since Margie also seeks my validation, I thought it timely to post this conversation that happened a few weeks ago.  Please read each and every one of the following screen shots.  This is one example of her `rescue’ advocacy from back in 2012.

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Here is the post from SCTR when they were expecting Poppy to arrive there.  He never did.  The other screen shots were people looking and wondering what happened and Margaret talking out her ass about something she either knew nothing about or was covering.

I’m going to let people draw their own conclusions about this.  I will certainly say that for me, it put a frame on all this hoof stomping and tantruming that Margie has been doing about this blog.  She became even less significant to me.  It also explains why her and Pasterfuck jumped to the other side of this equation when they weren’t welcomed with open arms by people that have been working on this for a very long time.  All about the horses, huh?  Margie claims a well-respected individual went to HiCaliber and told her things were ok.  Well, considering this `well respected’ person (JE) is also the same person that turned over the screen shots from before of Margie letting people think she wrote this blog.  I don’t mind posting those either if I need to.  I guess she hasn’t realized that rescue and the anti-slaughter movement doesn’t really need or want her.  Hell, most advocates don’t know or care who she is.  If anything, her throwing her support behind any organization is to their detriment given her social media behavior.  We’ve all been at this a very long time and people like her come and go.  Tagging along with somebody to Kaufman does not make you an advocate but helping somebody make a horse disappear to Mexico does make you a disgusting bottom feeding piece of shit.  I’m not saying either way, but if the shoe fits…Perhaps the response for Margie’s future fits and bullying is #where’spoppy

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I’m going to leave the rest of what I had to talk about for another day.  A day less about drama.  I’m going to let all the shitheads from the poop page have their fun with this post and then be done with them.  It seems the more truth we pass out and the closer we get to forcing some change at HiCaliber, the louder they squeal and the dirtier they are going to fight.  They want to scare off people from commenting on this blog as if it will stop me from posting.  I’ll turn the comments off and people will still read.  Several of the people that comment on here are in regular contact via email anyhow.  They can make all the threats they want, but I am still entitled to my opinions.  If anything, the shit show on Tuesday only strengthened my resolve.  I can’t, in good conscience, say nothing while the most vulnerable of animals are being exploited this way.  Maybe if Manson would work to end this sort of thing rather than protect it because it’s her cash source, I might have some sympathy, but she’s part of the problem.  Salvador the flipper showed up at Mike’s auction with a load of his tripping horses and it took exactly ONE phone call to get AC out there. ONE.  HiCaliber’s repeated refusal to do the right thing has finally pushed me over the edge.  I’ve had enough.  Whatever miniscule thought I had that maybe there could be redemption for the current players has been extinguished.  They gotta go.  To say that you can’t ever stop all of it so why even try is a cop-out.  May as well have no drinking and driving laws then because people will still do it.  May as well make all drugs legal  because people will still do it them.  Every change has to start somewhere and you can either choose to be part of the problem or part of the movement that brings about change.  If you don’t want to be either one of those things, then get out of the way.  Until next time…

I wasn’t going to bother with a Tuesday post this week.  The last post kinda left me sad and I am also not huge on commitment.  Tuesday posts kinda feel like a commitment sometimes.  However, I guess there is a reason for most things and just when I felt like I could phone it in this week, my inbox lights up and I gotta do the next right thing.  I wish I was coming to you with some laughs, but that’s not really the case this time. So, let’s all self medicate and gather around.  This is going to be short and not very sweet.

transpI’m going to break their latest crisis down in bite sized chunks.  That way it should be easier to follow.  I’m also not very good at formatting this stuff, so maybe people won’t whine about paragraph breaks and lose the message this way. Anyhow…. This got posted today.  As we have come to realize, nothing is EVER HiCaliber’s fault.  Not ever.  You damn haters and villagers that wanted to know why they were asking for another big chunk of change are the cause of this latest crisis by forcing them to be transparent and as a result, they are going to ask you for even MORE cash.  Shame!!!  What I don’t get is why the applications needed to be pulled at all.  The would have hard copies of them and it’s likely available to them online as well and that’s not even taking into consideration they have known about this for a full year and then some.  I also don’t know why they need an `immediate’ $2k when they were up over to $8k collected already.  Why can’t they use some of that or did it go towards the rent that none of the residents on the ranch actually pay.  Wouldn’t that cover the `immediate’ need?  The laughable part is they say they need it so they can tend to their rescues.  Ok then…
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How are they `saving’ horses from the slaughter pipeline when they don’t even understand how it works?  How are they working to end it when they continue to buddy up with kill buyers and feed lots?  Oops, I’m sorry, the spin term is ` building bridges’.  How is it working to end slaughter when they failed to keep their promise to identify those OTTBs so that Louisiana advocates could lean on the racetracks out there to enforce their existing anti-slaughter rules?  That can’t be done if they don’t know who the horses are and where they came from. It was bitterly ironic that one of the only ones that was identified met her end there recently and prior to landing at HiCaliber she was the victim of lying kill buyers rather than anything her owner did wrong.  RIP Ide Like Orthodox.   Also, just a brief word about the zoning…it was changed in 2013 which was BEFORE HiCaliber moved to their current location.  Once again the Manson Family refuse to accept responsibility for their fuck ups and their lack of planning has become everybody else’s emergency.  Nobody is going to force them to shut their doors over this.  That’s just drama to add urgency to the situation because village idiots love a good crisis and it nearly always motivates them to part with their lunch money.
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After the dramatics of blaming their situation on having to be transparent, they post screenshots off a website that in no way would suggest they had to pull their application in order to do it. I guess we should give them their due for at least making sure the mountains of shit was cropped out of the baby pic they used even if they are in far worse shape than when they arrived.  That fact will be lost on most of the village idiots because it’s not so much about the horses for them no matter what they claim. I’m going to jump back to the start of the post briefly to highlight what may have finally been a light bulb trigger for at least a few villagers.
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The highlighted part above, was right from their play book where they used manipulative terms like `ripped from their herds’.  Well, when you think about it, every time anybody adopts a horse it is `ripped’ from its herd, just like it is when you move pens or even take a horse out to ride.  Horses adapt and tend to buddy up pretty easy.  I’m not sure why dispersing them would be a bad thing either.  Isn’t that the point of rescuing them?  Getting them adopted out?  What really pissed me off was the death threats.  Manson always defaults to death threats.  I’ve seen her do it countless times when begging for money.  This time it didn’t work.  Some villagers started to wake up a bit and ask them to not go to auction tomorrow.  Others didn’t appreciate the death threat.  Sadly, there are still a few idiots that are completely buying the official story of permits being complaints based etc.  Probably no hope for them.  No blanking those names out either because if you’re going to be stupid, you’re going to own it on this blog.

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Of course they are going to auction.  The above post was made under a statement about the recent tragedy in Las Vegas and some stale adoption updates featuring old pictures of horses that have been sprung free from the feed lot.  Maybe somebody can explain to me how they can justify going to auction when they have too many horses on their lot for even the permit they are applying for.  There was only one horse at auction last week and they outbid a private buyer for her.  She did not need to be rescued and there is nobody that is going to match race a lactating 14.1 horse that has already had a few foals.  It’s just not going to happen no matter what they say.  The go to auction because that is a huge part of their income.  No auction antics means no eyelashes, car payments and fun money for Manson.  Although it’s not like they didn’t create some room for a few more this week.  I know we already talked about three that recently left this earth on the last post.  Guess what?  Two more for the show…

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Sareen is no longer with us apparently.  This poor mare did not have it easy since being purchased at auction last June by HiCaliber.  From what I can gather, Sareen made the grave mistake of not warming up to Manson as she was branded a `bitchy’ mare.  We talked about Sareen in this post in June.  She had already been at HiCaliber a year at that point in and that year had managed to get in foal (depending on whose timeline you believe that may have happened at HiCaliber), abort the foal, and then go from being a riding horse to a pasture puff somehow.  Apparently, Sareen aborted her foal while at foster and rather than get her the vet come to clean her out as requested by her fosters, Manson refused and the horse was returned to suffer on the feed lot.  For whatever reason Sareen never really resonated with the village idiots and nobody asked after her much.  She’s been on my personal death watch for a number of months as I knew Manson had euth listed her at some point for `behavior’.  I don’t know why she had to die this weekend but I gotta think it might have something to do with the fact that Manson likes to make sure the load is full when the truck comes to collect the bodies and there was another horse under the tarp already.  Rest Easy, Sareen.  #sayhername

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O’Brian was the other horse under the tarp this past weekend.  By the reports I’m getting, he didn’t go easy but rather due to some kind of emergency.  Read into that what you will, but the end results O’Brian didn’t make it.  He was the sweet old man who Manson automatically diagnosed as `advanced wobblers’ by swinging off his tail.  He was also the one that Manson spun the whopper of a lie that their insurance didn’t allow for neuro horses to stay on the ranch or something.  That was in this post back on September 1st and their insurance policy is there to prove that it says no such thing.  In that post Manson described him as naughty and pushy which probably meant he was tossed into his little pipe corral and forgotten about.  Some people claimed that they inquired about giving him `One Last Good Home’ only to be turned down and/or ignored.  I have to wonder if this sweet old horse wouldn’t still be with us had he landed anywhere but at HiCaliber.  RIP O’Brian #sayhisname

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It seems like The Manson Family is cool with all the killings.  So cool, that they are planning a little team building sesh at the shooting range next week. For those of you that don’t know, Iron Sights Oceanside is an indoor gun range .  I’m not sure if they are trainings in hopes of joining the `euth team’ and take some pressure off Manson or if they just really get off on shooting things, but this is what passes for entertainment with these people and it explains a lot.  No word yet on if underage children will be in attendance or if they have special horse head targets for them to practice on.  I actually feel like we’re being punk’d with this.  There is no way they be this ignorant and insensitive, could there be?

 

These pics showed upon Facebook this past week.  They were taken by a former volunteer last winter after all the rain.  I thought it might be something worth looking at as we head into another winter with just as many, if not more horses warehoused on the lot.  How many horses died in the mud last year?  We’ve talked about a few of them.  Muddy season will be here before you know it and we can look for more of this sort of thing.  Do any of these look like conditions you would be ok with your horses living in?  I sure wouldn’t want this for my animals. That’s no kind of life.  A large part of the problem is that property is not set up to warehouse as many horses at they have there and it’s just going to get worse if they don’t do something. Their own website states they have 16 acres withouto mentioning that a portion of that is not usuable due to terrain and private residences.  They have something like 12 usable acres for housing animals and currently have approx 140 on the property.   That’s a conservative estimate too.  That means they average over 11 horses per usuable acre.  Then you look at the minimum standards of horse care in southern California as per UC Davis and in many cases, they are not being met at HiCaliber.  I dont even know how you don’t feel like a steaming pile of shit every time you look out your door and see animals in those conditions and know that you are responsible, but I also don’t understand how you can sleep at night knowing that animals are standing there with no water and various untreated ailments.  Nobody that loves them could.
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I know this hasn’t exactly been a feel good post or provided a ton of laughs.  I find less and less what goes on with Manson and her merry band of sycophants to be amusing these days.   It’s Tuesday and you can believe after the scramble to shake enough money out of the village idiots last week, that Bubba Misner has been given his marching orders to find them something that will pull at the heart-strings.  Who knows what the sympathy play will be this week?  Could be another out of town kill buyer, maybe there is a black market Cordovan leather pipeline and they have a buyer from New Jersey on the way to this Podunk auction in the middle of Nowheresville.  Whatever it is, they will apply just the right amount of urgency, tears and emotional blackmail to fill their weekly quota.  If they’re lucky, the horses will be in such bad shape that they won’t have to be kept alive long enough to eat into their $650 responsible rescue ransom.  Maybe there will be updates on them and maybe there won’t be.  Has anybody heard how the little cows are doing or are they long gone?  How about Belen, Cammy, Noodle, and countless others I’ve seen people ask about and go unanswered.  What rescue does that?  Beg for money to buy a horse, and often to get expensive diagnostics done and then flat-out refuse to do updates.  I’m not sure if it is some sick little power play by Manson or they are hiding something or maybe both, but enough is enough.    This is not rescue, this is exploitation and hoarding.  This`rescue’ is operating on a kill shelter model but they aren’t exactly up front about that.  We know O’Brian died due to some sort of emergency situation.  Did Torrey and Comfort have a similar one?  What about Journey?  Where are the vet reports that said they needed to die?  Why so many unexpected deaths in the last 10 days? These are questions I wish people would ask not only of themselves, but ask HiCaliber.  Hold their feet to the fire and don’t shut up until they practice true transparency.  As always, if any of what I posted is wrong, then prove it.  Show me Sareen and O’Brian.  Explain why that shooting event is posted in the private groups.  In the meantime I’ll still be here hoping literally anybody else but HiCaliber brings those horses home tomorrow because at least they’ll have a chance that way.  #saytheirnames

Prove Me Wrong

I have a confession to make.  I’m actually very much a silver linings kinda person.  I tend to try to look for the good in a situation or, at the very least, seek the higher meaning or lesson in things.  I don’t mean that in a Pollyanna way, but it usually prevents a lot of stress for me and keeps me from bogging down with negative thoughts.  For a split second last week, I had almost manged to put a positive spin on Manson’s latest live feed extravaganzas.  With everything being all about her, I thought I could just give them a pass and not have to comment on much.  If she wants to be a vulgar hose-beast on live feed, more power to her.  That, alone, does not require my commentary because I’m not out to change that.  However, the positivity was only for a split second because despite my good intentions, she’s still Manson and she’s been Mansoning out in a big way lately, including yet another killing rampage at the ranch.  So, y’all know the drill.  Grab a beverage, get comfy and breathe deep, we have a lot of ground to cover.  Where to start?

 

I guess this is a good jumping off point.  Poo and water.  Constant themes at the HiCaliber feed lot.  They are still having issues with horses having NO WATER.  Why?  This is from their private forums, but clearly one volunteer is leaving and waters aren’t done despite what Shaw Na Na aka Shawna Ortega claims in the discussion group.  There is never a single mention of Manson or any of the other residents with their sleeves rolled up.  Nope.  It’s all on the volunteers and who cares if they have jobs to get to or obligations of their own?  Note that Techie is still hanging out with some fillies.  Apparently the 30% vet is operating under the misguided notion that long yearlings can’t procreate.  We do know that Techie is listed on their latest adoption event as a cryptorchid, and yes, crypts can reproduce.  Then we read that one horse is standing in his pen weaving (Ryland?).  I’ve had horses who weave when they are in stalls.  Putting them in solitary confinement with no attention, exercise or companionship is not the way to manage that. They need room to move, friends and no stress, which is exactly the opposite of what goes on at HiCaliber.  That’s not a happy horse.  I guess we better confirm who it is and put him on the death watch because that’s getting close to `behavioral’ in the Manson book of horsemanship.  Oh well, at least they attempted to crop most of the shit out of the pictures above.  Sadly, that’s not always the case.

 

Here are some recent pics of the babies that were rescued from the dreaded Sushi pipeline along with a few others.  As you can see, they are failing to thrive at the feed lot.  It seems all babies that spend any amount of time at HiCaliber end up with those malnutrition bellies and ribs.  The water looks fairly low in the one pic, but beyond that it seems they are all just living on hay alone which isn’t great for growing bodies.  Poor little Hotshot looks like his belly is about to burst and the others are just pitiful.  They shouldn’t have rough coats and no asses.  Go over to Ann from Mea Ola’s Place’s post and see what her orphan filly looks like.  That’s what a foal should look like.  Every single one of these babies looks far worse than when it arrived.  They need blood pulled and a proper worming program along with proper nutrition and I don’t mean Thrive.

 

The one thing about running a shell game is that you need shells.  This presented a problem at The Manson Family Tuesday Griftathon this week.  There was only one horse at auction and she was in good shape.  However, this week featured yet another glorious return of Romney Faye Baker and she mind-melded with Manson to invent the notorious underground lactating mare match racing pipeline.  They claimed this little mare was a famous ex match racer that was in foal and recently had a foal pulled off her. This meant she was in grave danger of being returned to match racing despite the fact she is 14 years old and leaking milk all over the place.   This also meant they had to run the bid up to over $1000 to save her from continuing to be well cared for apparently.  This was only after we were treated to Romney Faye crawling around in the chutes checking the mare’s legs for `dorsal stripes’ at the behest of Manson.  Protip for Manson- just look up the meaning of words before you use them.  The word `dorsal’ would be a great start.

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Because one horse does not fill their weekly quota, Bubba Misner, playing the roll of `well-known flipper’,  was quickly dispatched to dredge up something sad. The best he could do on short notice was a sweet old gray gelding that wasn’t all that sad and didn’t really motivate the village idiots to dig deep.  Meanwhile Manson decided to wander the chutes and look animals in the eyes.  What is it about her looking things in the eyes lately?  I swear she’s feeding off their souls or something.  Anyhow, despite the fact that she walks past them every time she goes to auction, has a fondness for junk food, AND likely had carne asada for dinner that night, Manson shed tears for food animals and waxed poetic about what a good life the auction pigs had before they went to auction. Then she bought three little steers to drag home and flip if they live. (I think we are supposed to forget that she doesn’t actually like cows and has claimed to be afraid of them in the past)  This was all in addition to a trailer full of llamas for a private buyer.  I fell in love with one of the llamas as it showed Romney Faye exactly what it thought of her and HiCaliber by repeatedly spitting at her.  Good times! BTW, the lactating match racing mare turned out not to be in foal.  Shocker, I know!

 

I don’t normally have a bunch to say about Angrid only because aside from being bitchy, she’s not all that interesting.  She’s rarely at the ranch, but lately seems to be taking the point on social media.  I’m not sure why that is, but she’s the queen of the latest Facebook closed group where HiCaliber pretends to answer questions from people who ask nicely.  Despite her public protestations, Angrid has been actively hunting me for months and this blog has come up in the closed group quite a bit.  I guess it has never occurred to her that there may be several moles and how inside they may or may not be.  Maybe I’m my own mole.  Maybe I’m Robyn.  Maybe I’m one of Manson’s personalities.  Maybe I’m psychic and me and my Magic 8 Ball are just plucking all this out of the air.  You never know, but since HiCaliber doesn’t officially care, let’s carry on, shall we?

 

I’m not exactly sure why Angrid, on behalf of HiCaliber, feels that they don’t owe anybody an individual accounting of these horses.  They are purchased with donated money and I think they do owe an individual accounting of these animals.  Then you have this little lie Angrid told.  I can’t speak to her motivations, but damn, why lie about something that doesn’t even really matter all that much?  Yes, they recycle names.  There is proof.  None of these horses were official private buyer purchases.  If she’s going to say Dawson Redux is a PB horse then why is she listed as for adoption on the website?  Oh right, they don’t have time to keep up with that website.  You can message the page and they may or may not answer you instead because they are not your bitches!

 

Does anybody remember that old adage about rats and sinking ships?  HiCaliber seems to be bleeding board members lately.  I know, I know, it’s not about that for Angrid.  It’s about her ambition and I have to say I can’t blame her.  Right now, having HiCaliber on your resume is not all that impressive.  While we’re at it, I want Angrid who is officially not reading this blog, but actually is, to know that these screen shots didn’t come from the discussion group so there is no need to throw your toys out of the pram and storm off.  She threatened to do that if they leaked news of her departure.  These are screen shots from HiCaliber’s group instead so everything should be cool.  I’m a giver that way.

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Here’s a fun little shout out to this blog from Manson and Robyn the House Elf with a special cameo from one of their brilliant volunteers who doesn’t care if they shoot every horse on the place apparently.  Manson lies out the lie hole trying to discredit the guest writers on this blog.  You know, because everybody is wrong and Manson is right and because nothing is ever her fault.  Nobody on this blog has ever made fun of Romney’s child.  If anything people have been more than uncomfortable that she continues to use his death to gain sympathy and donations, including an open youcaring page that was donated to as recently as last week.  (Don’t worry, I have screen shots if the link goes bad) Also, pointing out that you are too big to be on a horse is not body shaming.  It’s facts.  If you see me riding around on a Shetland pony, by all means tell me to get my fat ass off it.  Common sense and horses first.  All that aside, going through a tragedy doesn’t make somebody suddenly a saint.  If you were a lying asshole before the tragedy, you are a lying asshole going through a tragedy, so come back down off that cross and start facing up to the mess that you have created, Manson.  I’m pretty sure you’ve mixed up a lifetime of fame with notoriety.

 

 

Speaking of pants on fire, Manson went on yet another horse shuffling road trip a few days ago.  This time it was to Buzz’s to pick up Seymour and April who are adoption returns.  They were picked up further north and brought as far as Buzz’s for Manson to go fetch.  I think we can all realize that life can throw wrenches and even appreciate that Seymour and April’s people did what they thought was best for these horses.  Where my confusion is , is why Manson felt the need to announce their return and lie about the circumstances surrounding it.  It gets a bit confusing, but I’ve known these horses needed to come back for a while now.  Almost a month in fact.  Manson knew too.  I don’t know why it took so long for her to get them and it doesn’t matter.  Maybe the former family had their board paid up til the end of the month.  That wasn’t where the lie was.  The lie came in on the whys of the return.  You see, there is another HiCaliber horse out there that the adopter has been trying to return for a few months.  She was told to place the horse herself and offered no help at all, BUT the reason for that horse needing to be returned all of a sudden became the reason Seymour and April were being returned in Manson’s version of events.  Not true and to protect privacy, I wont get into the real reasons, but having a human baby is certainly not the reason Seymour and April came back.  I’m confused why she even lied about this because it doesn’t matter, nobody cares and it makes her look bad.  I’m also confused why the grand announcement of the return of these two horses other than Manson can’t wait to ride Seymour because she’s still to afraid to ride any of the five horses she owns that are currently living at HiCaliber.  Even stranger is she didn’t feel the same need to announce Camilla’s return after less than two weeks in her adoptive home.  That’s the thing with these adoption events.  They throw up some big numbers initially but they don’t like to say how many come back. It seems like they have a revolving door on the place or something.

 

Since Manson says this blog has no credibility, let’s get her to back up her shit.  These screen shots are from last week.  They are all the intakes from 2016 and 2017 that are no longer alive.  I’ve never once said they were all shot or all euthanized for no reason.  Some died on their own, some were legitimate compassion pulls, but many were none of those things.  If I’m lying about their status as far as living or dead, then by all means, point it out and prove me wrong.  Show me the horses, but while you’re at it, better make sure to show me the latest three to join these lists.  It would seem that Manson has worked out her angst by going on yet another killing spree and I gotta admit, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the latest ones.  Remember in the screen shot up above how Angrid states that their  website is run by volunteers and they don’t always have time to update it right away?  You better believe they wasted no time erasing these next three horses off their website and no, Manson didn’t post tributes to them on their Facebook page either.  It’s almost like they never happened.  Well, not on my watch…

 

Comfort has reportedly left this earth in the last week or so.  I don’t have confirmed details on the hows or whys other than she is gone.  She was an owner relinquishment from back in early February of this year.  This was a lovely mare that they were riding in parades this summer and as recently as August were advertising her for adoption.  No tribute posts of sad goodbyes for Comfort though.  RIP  Comfort.

 

Journey reportedly left us this past week as well.  I’m not sure if he was part of that horse shuffle that was going on after dark last weekend or what happened to him.  I know at one point he was fostered by a person who lives near to where Manson was last week, but I can’t say with any certainty if she picked him up or what happened there.  He is no longer on their website or fundraising pages.  Rest easy, Journey.

 

Torrey is also no longer with us.  She was only 4 years old and her Jockey Club name was Ide Like Orthodox.  Her story is a little more filled in than the other two, having been one of the Louisiana horses.  Being so young, Torrey’s tattoo was easily read so she got to at least get her identity back unlike the others from that clusterfuck who still haven’t been identified and likely never will be.  In fact, Torrey’s previous owner contacted HiCaliber to tell them she had a chip in her knee and that she had been rehomed as a potential broodmare.  Apparently, that didn’t work out too well for as she ended up on Doughboy’s lot.  When you think about it, Torrey’s life from that point on, was really not much  different from that of any horse in the slaughter pipeline other than her cross-country trip was in a nice van.  She basically went from one feed lot to another, stood around with no shelter and often no water and died a premature death.  Not sure if she went with a bullet or on her own but the end result was the same.  RIP Ide Like Orthodox.

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So here we come to the close of yet another blog and I’ll leave this little snack as a lagniappe for Manson because she gives us all so much to work with.  In all honestly, I wish she’d give a little less.  I know I sound like a broken record, but she can make this all go away.  If any of what I said is wrong, then prove it.  Don’t just deny it, PROVE IT.  Prove these horses aren’t all dead.  Prove that a vet signed off on every single one of them that didn’t die on their own.  Prove that those aren’t enormous and ever-growing piles of shit surrounding those foals.  These are NOT Manson’s personal horses and that ranch is not her personal space.  It is part of a non-profit organization that is funded by donations and with that comes some accountability.  I don’t want to hear that the troughs aren’t empty `for long’.  They should NEVER be empty.  If you have horses that are draining them, then get them a bigger trough or a second one.  It’s just not that difficult.  I would dearly love to put all this to rest and go back to pretending Manson and family don’t exist.  The problem is I actually lose a lot of sleep at night over what is going on with the horses at HiCaliber.  I can’t imagine lining them up and shooting them for no good reason.  How do you look an animal in the eye and blow it away without that changing who you are for the worse?  How do you do it once let alone an average of twice a week?   You see, Manson has this ego thing going on that if she can’t get along with a horse then nobody can (look up HiCaliber Rux).  Just like Manson and Romney Faye think they alone get to decide what a bad backyard is and the irony to that is that HiCaliber is a bad backyard right down to cryptorchid stallions in with mares and fillies.  A huge part of the problem is that Manson won’t acknowledge she’s in over her head and that she really has no formal training in any of this.  She’s not a horse person, she’s not a business woman.  But rather than start yet another Facebook group where you try to bully people from speaking the truth, why not put that energy into fixing what you know is wrong?  Why not just prove me wrong?  #saytheirnames #showmethehorses

I’m human.  I’m not saying that in the Joseph Merrick sense or anything.  (That would be The Elephant Man to you Philistines out there and yeah, his name was Joseph and not John like in the movie).  I’m saying it in the high road sucks sense and sometimes I just gotta wallow.  So, I’m going to give myself permission to do a bit of that today, but I’ll also tie it up in some context so I can continue to delude myself that I’m not being completely petty.  I’m actually not.  I do have a point with most things I post and today is no exception.  Just bear with me while I get to the actual point of things.  In the meantime, pull up a seat and grab your pumpkin spiced whatever and let’s get started!

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I’m sure a lot of you know about this already, but let’s rehash.  Last week, right before the village idiots got shook down for 17k, Manson and her screeching sidekick Jonathan decided to dazzle them all by showing how a 30% vet does intakes so much better than 100% vets.  It was pretty much a bullshit job from start to finish as various lies fell out of her lying lie hole, but the weight tape thing had me snorty laughing right out loud.  Seriously.  Manson went into this great spiel about how the weight tape isn’t always accurate as far as numbers because some horses can be ribby with big bellies (kinda like MOST of theirs are), but you can still see if the number changes and just go by that.  Well, a knot in a piece of bailing twine would do that for you too, but only if you measured the right part of the horse.  Right there on camera, Manson unintentionally demonstrates how NOT to use the weight tape. The directions are usually right on the tape FFS.  How hard is that to figure out?  There is a diagram and everything about where to place the tape.  It actually explains why so may of their horses look like complete shit, because she thinks big belly = healthy weight gain.  Then she lies some more about not giving Banamine right way if horses are dehydrated or something, but most of us who aren’t high on horse drugs or opiates remember her hitting every single horses that got off those loads from Louisiana with Banamine, wormer etc. with absolutely no consideration as to whether or not they were dehydrated.  I’m not even sure she knows how to tell if a horse is dehydrated without her magical SAA machine.  (cue Manson furiously googling `dehydration in horses’)  She also generally loads up every auction horse with Banamine and Dermosedan before they even get on the trailers or she has her ass barnacle, Robyn, do it if she didn’t manage to get out of bed that morning.  So, I’m not really sure why she felt the need to come on camera and lie about intakes and amaze us with her complete ignorance and lack of knowledge, but I’m sure the village idiots were suitably impressed and primed to dig super deep for the big ask that was coming.  Maybe that was the point all along.  It actually kinda worked for a while.

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I addressed the permit drama a bit on the last post.  It was yet another big ask after greasing up the village idiots.  It’s also where we get to the semantics part of this post.  I don’t think most of us ever really doubted that the village idiots would cough up the cash nor did anybody other than the village idiots think they would be getting shut down.   I’m actually a bit surprised it’s taking them this long to raise the funds as they’ve seemed to stall out around 7k (they are claiming $1500 in paypal as well), but that’s no biggie considering we still haven’t figured out what all the extra cash they’re asking is for since they refuse to post any letters or official sort of documents.  They also don’t want to answer direct questions like, why have they known about this for a whole year and are only asking now?  Since Manson has dropped the love vibe schtick lately and can’t answer anything without going on a profanity laced rant,  HiCaliber has elected to allow Angrid field most of the questions since she’s mainly just angry and snarky, but a bit better at the verbal gymnastics than Manson.  From what I can gather, Angrid is saying that they didn’t technically `know’ since last year because they’ve been in talks and going back and forth with the county.  That’s not exactly true.  They did know since last September that they were going to need some sort of permit and they even knew, given their numbers and activities, what that permit was going to be.  It’s really nobody’s fault other than their own if they were operating under the ego-bloated assumption that they could talk their way out of having to follow the same rules as every other resident of that county.  In fact, even though they weren’t entirely honest and transparent in this video (go to minute 24) it does show they were meeting with the county as far back as early May about this situation.  They also knew they were out of extensions before they came to the village for money.  To me, and most logical people, that would suggest they left things until it was at crisis point whether it was intentional or due to stupidity, that’s the fact of the matter.  However, here is where we are and they need the cash for right now.  Brace yourself for them to be needing more because they actually should be getting a Tier 4 permit since they always have over 100 horses on the property except on days they know an inspector is coming.  Given the amount of grief they have been getting lately, wouldn’t you think they’d just knuckle down and cover their asses once and for all?  Why fudge this process and risk the fines?  I don’t get it.

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I was sent this spread sheet by an awesome reader.  It is a 30 day snapshot of the money HiCaliber has asked from the villagers and mostly received.  For those of you that are lazy, the grand total of asks is $42,485 including the permit money.  Think about that and look at the list.  How is spending that much money buying, that many horses in one month even remotely close to rescue?  Looks like a horse trading spreadsheet to me and then you have them even begging for water and Gatorade?  Really?  Manson was even asking on live feed for people to send duct tape.  That’s ridiculous and irresponsible.  Next month the totals will be similar with a variation on headers because they realize the village idiots won’t twig that they keep needing more and more money every single month and it’s nearly always time sensitive thing.  That’s actually a page out of the bad rescue red flag list.  Go ahead and google it up and you’ll see HiCaliber ticks a lot of red flag boxes.  Not all, but a lot.  Certainly enough to make a person pause. The other issue with this list is where is their other funding sources?  Most other rescues get grants and sponsorships so they aren’t nickel and diming their followers into the poor house.  If HiCaliber can’t manage to do the same then perhaps they need to put a real board of directors in place and get a whole bunch more professional.  While we’re looking at this list, how many of these auction purchases have they ever posted an update on?  I’m still kinda waiting for the updates on the Louisiana horses which I’m sure will come in right around the same time as the DNA results from the paper bag of hair Manson claims to have.

 

I’m going to preface this next bit by saying this isn’t about fat shaming.  I know lots of larger riders that are lovely riders and they are `light’ riders too. Just the same as I know smaller riders that are complete loads and ride really heavy.  Part of being a light rider is empathy and I think the pictures above show a distinct lack of that.  This past weekend, Manson and her chosen ones,  went on a poker ride.  Naturally this was cause for much vulgarity and crude humor as Manson and her merry band of gunsels proceeded to take their show to new territory and inflict themselves on a new group of people.  Besides the drunken antics and lewd and inappropriate comments to the ride organizers, Manson was extremely preoccupied with the horse she was riding, Jelly, dropping his penis.  Actually, Manson has been preoccupied with penis in general quite a bit on the live feeds lately, but in this case it was Jelly’s manhood that held her attention as she attempted to photograph it from various angles before getting somebody else to do it for her so she could paste it on the HiCaliber Facebook page with the hashtag `dickpic’.  Because nothing says `professional’ like sexualizing the horse you claimed to rescue.  What the rest of us saw as a horse that probably just really wanted to pee but she was too ignorant to get up off his kidneys so he could do just that.  Howver, let’s say he didn’t have to pee because, to be honest, a number of the HiCaliber horses looked pretty drugged.  I’m talking lip drooping and birds tweeting around their heads kinda drugged.  Let’s say Jelly was just hanging his thang out because he was stoned.  He was still stretched out like he was in pain.  Do you blame him?  The saddle on him clearly is digging into his withers with not enough or the right kind of saddle pad on him and Manson is spilling out over the saddle which doesn’t distribute her weight properly and help matters either.  I’m not even going to get into the rider weight to horse weight ratio.  You can draw your own conclusions on that.  None of this can be comfortable for him.  Poor horse!  Next thing you know he’s going to go `behavioral’ or end up with a fistula on his withers either of which could eventually land him on the dreaded `euth list’.  Poor thing has already been subjected to The Fice for a short period of time, now he’s become one of Manson’s go to mounts because she’s still too afraid to get back on her own horse since she fell off him.  #Freejelly

Not to be outdone by her new BFF and mentor, Amanduh put her horsemanship on display yet again as she rode the infamous and drugged looking Dawson on the poker ride.  Dawson is not available for adoption but is still being funded on the donar dollar because Manson has 4 other personal horses already living for free at HiCaliber.  Amanduh of the $75/hr lessons and classical training can’t seem to figure out how to tie a rope halter properly.  This didn’t stop Manson from loudly boasting to an unsuspecting and glassy-eyed ride volunteer how all their horses are bitless and use rope halters only because they don’t need them with Amanduh swigging on her beer and nodding in agreement.  This was before the bitching and moaning about not being allowed to ride on the paved bike path because Dawson was too tired to walk in sand or something and just generally being in appropriate and gross.  I’m guessing self awareness and social graces aren’t cool in the HiCaliber culture or something.  At least they impressed themselves.

Ok, this is me being a little bit petty.  It amuses me.  It seems like Amanduh is always on the wrong lead on videos lately.  It certainly isn’t an intentional counter canter she has going on there since the horse has zero collection or engagement going on, so I’m guessing she just doesn’t know any better.  What’s worse is it feels like complete shit and four flat tires to be on the wrong lead, so I’m not even completely sure how or why you would go more than about two strides without fixing that shit.  I knew my leads before I was 5 years old, but I realize not everybody is lucky enough to grow up with that opportunity.  Still, it’s a basic skill and one of the first things you learn when you learn to canter or lope at whatever age that may be.  You don’t even have to be `classically’ trained to learn that either.  It’s pretty basic.  Personally, I think if you’re going to teach other people to ride, and especially if you’re going to charge $75/hr to do so, you should be able to figure out if you’re on the correct lead or diagonal yourself.  Actually, if you’re going to teach others to ride you should not only be on the correct lead and diagonal, but you should be able to feel it without looking.  I actually feel sorry for the people who sign up for lessons that are going to be learning wrong.  Sadness.

See all those names on the screen shots above?  There are 117 names and those are all the horses and donkeys that were intakes in 2016 that are no longer alive.  One hundred and seventeen.  That’s more than an average of two a week dead.  That’s not to say that some weren’t legitimate compassion pulls and some died in foster or other places for legit reasons, but you can pick out quite a few WTF names on there.  Horses that never got the courtesy of a goodbye post or any acknowledgement at all before they were erased from the website as if they never existed.  Be careful about asking after them on Facebook as you’ll likely be met with hostility and banning.  Not all these horses died last year, but not all the horses that died last year were intakes from last year either.  How about we see how we’re doing this year so far?

This is the horses that have been 2017 intakes that are no longer with us.  The change to that list is that Adagio should be added and Fila should be Fili (not sure of spelling).  Again, some horses were legitimate compassion pulls but the majority of these animals died at the other end of Manson’s gun.  56 of the 2017 intakes are already dead with a few that probably won’t be with us very much longer.   That’s 173 horses dead in the last 21 months averaging 2 per week.  That’s a whole bunch of bullets.  To be clear, this is just a list of the 2017 intakes that are no longer with us.  More than that have actually died this year.  You gotta wonder what that takes to be able to shoot that many.  In contrast, two other rescues I follow lost horses in the last week.  One from natural causes and the other was put to sleep aka not shot in the face.  Both horses had nice tributes posted on their respective pages.  They were honored and, I’m sure they are mourned.  One of these things is not like the others…

 

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I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aware of the antics that play out on Facebook.  I don’t really get it, but I’m aware of it and from time to time, I even look in on some of them.  Lately, it’s a bit difficult to tell who is who.  You have Angrid and her goons on the poop page flinging turds at the horror story girls and then we have the break off groups of the same people in some cases and in other cases exiled people or ones that need to be on their own power trip.  I’m not entirely sure of the dynamics there nor am I sure which ones post here other than the ones that are in direct email contact with me.  That’s our little secret though, so no worries there.  What I really don’t get is why y’all need so many groups and what does any of it have to do with me other than you like to grab screen shots from here, because for some reason I keep getting blamed for your fuckery.   I don’t really care one way or another because I’m all about information getting passed along, but I think we need to pump the brakes a bit with the group creation.  Now y’all have created a private group to discuss HiCaliber with Angrid and it can’t be public (saw it anyhow, thx) because Angrid needs a safe place and was getting uncomfortable with being called on her bullshit.   This is even though everything is getting screen shot and passed along anyhow from both parties, so wtf is the point?   I do not care if this costs readers here or what, but half of you `horror girls’ are becoming just as bad as the village idiots.  It’s drama, drama, drama all the time.  I’m counting the days until I can put this to rest and I’m beginning to think that some people are going to have a hole punched in their life when it is all over but the crying.  Remember those names I just posted above.  That’s why I’m here. Why are you?

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Now that I’ve pissed off both sides of the equation, I want to remind you we’re headed into another Tuesday fund-raising extravaganza. tomorrow  Donations have been down and lies are going to be spun.  No, they didn’t run out of horses in Texas, New Mexico or whatever other place Manson pulls out of her ass to say a new kill buyer hails from in order to loosen some purse strings.  It’s simply not true.  Why would somebody drive 1700 miles to a sale that habitually has less than 10 horses run through each week, in a state where shipping to slaughter is illegal?  Keeping in mind they would drive across several states that have lots of horses and it is legal to ship to slaughter on the way there.  Misner does it because it’s in his own back yard practically and he collects horses from all over to get his buddy Chavez to launder them for him, but even a bottom feeder like Misner still isn’t going to ship stallions, grays, or skeletal horses because they won’t be accepted at the border.  Stop paying this loser to clean up his messes.  Please. Before you open your purse strings to buy from a kill buyer please read the screen shot below.  It was posted in an anti-slaughter group.  I’m happy to credit the person who wrote it if that is his wish.  I take it he’s a trader or trainer.  Learn it and live it and share it everywhere.  Keep a good thought for those poor horses that are going to be exploited tomorrow.  We’ll reconvene here in a few days to do a postmortem, I’m sure.  Ciao for now!

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Happy Friday!  I reckon it’s time to fire off a post even though our last blog entry was a bit of a mic drop.  Thanks again to Ann and all our past and future guest posters.  Your experiences and insights are important to hear even if the truth is inconvenient for the village idiots.  Because I certainly can’t add to or top the firsthand accounts, I’m just going to do the usual today with some updates, recaps and attempts to untangle a few lies.  I’ve also got a few inner sanctum things to share because that’s always fun to watch the fallout from those too. *cue howling and turd flinging from the village idiots*.  For now though, let’s start off where we kinda left off on my last post.  Milk carton horses…

So the last time I posted (not counting the guest post), I mentioned Anne and Cotton.  I get several emails each week asking after particular horses and these two are ones that nobody I asked seemed to have any memory of as far as their fates.  So, rather than jumping to conclusions I put it out there and guess what?  It worked!  Within one day, I had a few emails on each horse, all saying the same things.  Anne turned out to have gender ID issues.  Romney Faye Baker failed to recognize that Anne had a penis, which was super strange considering all the peen cancer diagnostics we’ve seen at auction in the past.  At any rate, Anne became `Glaze’ and Glaze turns out to be a branded mustang.  Cotton’s story was a bit stranger.  It seems a private buyer had wanted Cotton but was too late or something so, Cotton was fund raised for, purchased and brought back to HiCaliber.  The PB was still interested so, they paid the purchase fee and also for his vetting and got the horse within a few days leaving the original funds raised (purchase plus responsible rescue fees)  for the eyelash fund.  There was no adoption contract for Cotton despite what Manson is now claiming.  It seems her hard and fast rule about once horses arrive at the ranch they only leave with their contracts is actually a fluid rule depending on who you are.  I’m sure the PB that got screwed over the sushi foals will be thrilled to know that.  At least we found out the fate of `Anne’ and Cotton.  Keep asking questions.  Milk cartons work!

I’m not going to get too deep into the auction recap this week because there is so much else to cover.  As per usual, it was a major shell game by Manson made worse by the fact that she was operating under the misguided notion that she was `unsupervised’ this week.  Pinholed pupils and all, she lied every which way she could resulting in 5 poor souls being dragged back to the feed lot to face their fate, one already being on very thin ice due to a popped knee and melanomas.  Thankfully one was super skinny so they managed to wedge all 5 of them into a 4 horse trailer, thinking nobody would notice that on the live feed.  I’m not sure if it’s because Manson isn’t very likable or what was going on, but the donations weren’t flowing even though there was a number of horses at auction this week. So, when they only had enough money for one, it was time to dust off the `out of state kill buyer’ strategy and create a sense of urgency in the village idiots.  To up the ante even more, the kill buyer would only sell all his load or nothing and they just happened to be the 4 best looking horses at auction.  All this because a private buyer wanted the magical dancing horse.  Dancing horses are another sympathy strategy at auction.  Even though the PB stated after the fact that HiCaliber had been asked to bid on that horse before he went in the ring, HiCaliber went with the story that because one person wanted one horse they had to buy all of them or they were going to Mexico.  We’ll get to the Mexican vacation part in a bit.  This meant that the sorry looking horses that Misner bought couldn’t be sold to HiCaliber although Manson assured her idiots that they’d get another crack at those (and they will and they will pay large once again). The village loves urgency, or `exigency’ as Manson likes to call it, so they raised the funds and sealed the fate of the poor horses the mysterious out of state KB ended up with.  They did need a little nudge with Manson tugging at their heart-strings telling them about having to `look’ horses in the eye that were on their way to Mexico.  She was referring to Doughboy in Louisiana’s clip she used a few days prior so I’m still kinda scratching my head at how she managed to look them all in the eye all the way from Southern California, but I’m still kinda confused at how they were 3 hours into their trip to Mexico while they were still on his lot, so color me confused all the way around.  All joking aside, the fact is it was all another bunch of lies.  IF there even was a kill buyer, he would have a contract and contracts must be filled.  That means that he wouldn’t be selling horses in the parking lot after the fact because he would still have a contract to fill.  However, there was no kill buyer because kill buyers don’t pay $300 and up per horse and make any money at all. They also don’t generally have loads of only 4 horses because that isn’t even worth the gas money to take them south.  In fact, they would lose money buying horses for that much and then factor in a gray horse with visible melanomas, that wouldn’t make it across the border because they do not slaughter those for consumption.  Even Mexico has rules and standards.  It’s not a free for all across the border no matter what Manson tells people.  What the boogie man likely was, was a trader that is smart enough to know these crazy heifers from HiCaliber will buy anything and everything and everybody makes out like bandits on Tuesday at Ontario.

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So this happened recently.  I guess when The Cannabis Queen’s offer of lessons failed to raise any interest, it was time for the big gun to be brought out.  Let’s just set the absolutely ridiculous price of all this aside because I can’t even with that,  and talk about what is on offer here.  We’ve all seen Amanda on various live feeds.  Only last evening she was on live feed merrily cantering around the arena on the wrong lead and not only did she not correct it, but Manson didn’t even pick up on it.  These are the people who are going to teach neophytes to ride.  I’m not exactly sure what `classically’ trained even means.  Is that the kind of muzak that was playing in the mall as she plugged quarters into her mount?  Who does one go to in order to perfect the unintentional counter-canter?  Who is the master of the elbows out, dig at the crotch hand positioning?  So many questions, but in all seriousness,  ANYBODY can take a clinic if they have the cash.  George Morris gives clinics all over the place and if you have thick enough skin, you can put your money down and take a lesson or two from him.  Hell, I bet he wouldn’t even waste his time insulting somebody like Amanda or The Cannabis Queen.  Tell me these big name trainers paid you to get on horse for them and then maybe I’ll stop squinting. Maybe.  Then we have the added issue that she’s going to be using the HiCaliber horses and facility to give lessons on and only kicking back 10% to HiCal.  Knowing Manson’s extreme greed, I’m surprised she’s not in for a cut unless the 10% goes to the eyelash fund, but it’s not even ok for them to be doing this on any level.  I posted a handy little screenshot from their own incorporation papers to clear that up.  Not ok, not cool.
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Remember Percy?  Percy the poor horse that anybody and everybody licked because they all wanted him so badly when he was first purchased at auction back in January? Since then poor Percy has been through many different diagnosis and spendy treatments as the 30% vet has had her way with him.  Poor guy was lame and he got progressively more lame the longer he spent confined to the smallest stalls and pens at the feed lot.  First they decided he had suspensory issues so they had to fund raise for the world’s most expensive ultrasound, although we were never given the results or told if he even had that done.  Then he was still lame so after some diagnostics by a 100% vet, they decided to perform a heel neurectomy which required even more fundraising. Finally, after it was decided his surgery was moderately successful and his fundraising use was exhausted, they let him go to the volunteer that was always going to get him for the grand total of $1.  That’s right, the village just funded six months worth of diagnostics and procedures for a horse that got given away for $1.  I’m not sure what the 83 cents was for.  Maybe that was the paypal fees on the $1.  What say we check in on how Percy is making out now?

So this is Percy these days.  I’m not sure how far apart these video clips were or what, if any, meds were involved but jumping a heel nerved horse isn’t usually the best idea if longterm soundness is your goal.  Even if those jumps are just little cavellettis, why do it?  Then you come to Percy being ridden by the `classically trained’ Amanda.  What, the actual fuck?  Does nobody involved with HiCaliber know how to properly fit tack or own a proper saddle pad?  Why must they dangle off their withers and then flop down on their back like a load of poo?  This poor horse, even if he wasn’t already hurtingm, and he is hurting, he’d likely be body sore at the very least after that performance.  He scuttles and wobbles around that round pen like he’s walking on rusty nails.  I found it painful to watch.  I actually feel sorry for the girl who adopted him and I always have.  She’s clearly new to horses and being lead by these gunsels is just sad.  It’s even sadder when Percy seems to be the one paying the ultimate price.  Poor horse.

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I’m sure by now that most of you have heard about the latest `big ask’.  Once again Manson’s lack of planning has become everybody else’s emergency.  She has known about this for over a year.  Let that sink in.  Over a year, yet she only comes to the village last night with it when time is almost up.  Why?  Well that’s anybody’s guess but my guess is she knows that the village idiots get off on deadlines, so throw in the threat of doors closing (bullshit) and that they are being unfairly picked on and everybody is digging in the sofa for every spare penny they can find.  It’s textbook and it’s working.  The thing is they aren’t going to get their doors shut, they’ll incur some fines and to the village idiot that is wondering how many horses could be saved with the 17k instead?  Well first off the permit is not 17k it’s just under 9k and second off, that’s still not even close to how much donated money went into those china chompers and big lips Manson is sporting.  She lives for free at HiCaliber along with her personal herd of horses (yes, they are trickling back in again), but how much money has she actually donated lately? Don’t get me started on time.  She goes days without walking across the driveway to the barn and she never lowers herself to actually feed.  Seems to me she just takes and asks everybody else to go without.  But that’s not enough for Manson, she not only allows threats to carry on, she’s encouraging them.  I know this is probably too much reality for the village idiots, but Manson would have a notice with fees and costs in her possession.  She could totally post it and be transparent , but why bother when you can plump up the ask and make a bit of pocket-money on top?

For about the millionth time, the writer of this blog, aka me, is not who they think it is.  The person they are harassing is not me, but even if it was, is it even remotely ok to offer up her address and sick the village on her knowing how unstable some of them are?  Here’s a newsflash for the village, the permit thing is a cost of doing business.  Despite Manson’s claims of it being `complaint based’ it’s not.  Think about it.  If that was the case hardly anybody would ever bother with permits.  It’s just a responsible thing you do when you are adulting and the fact that Manson ignored her responsibilities doesn’t make anybody else evil or wrong.  She’s got a big problem with manure and vector control there and that becomes all her surrounding neighbor’s issue too.  With all the histrionics and pearl clutching the bean flickers were doing, not a single one of them noticed that the picture they chose for their campaign is of 5 babies stuffed in a tiny stud pen surrounded by manure piles.  Time for Manson to grow up, own her part in things and handle her business.  As for the rest of the village idiots, I’m not even bothering to cover up the names involved in this douchebaggery.  If you’re dumb enough to make threats on a public page, I’m going to post them.

The above screen shots are from one of their inner sanctums and are exactly the type of thing that makes people call code enforcement.  They know they have way too many horses and mountains of manure with nary a removal bin in sight.  Their answer to the situation is to edit it out of pictures so all those $5 donors that give up their lunch money every time they ask, can continue to live secure in their delusions that all is well at the feed lot.  I find it somewhat telling that the one suggesting they hide the poop  and overcrowding issue is their resident animal control officer/board member.  Rather than telling them to deal with their numbers and manure for the health of the animals, she suggest hiding it to keep the dollars flowing instead.  What else is there to say?

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I think I’ll finish up with this oldie but goodie.  Don’t worry, Trently is still off having baby talk and tarp training , but I’m not sure they ever did find the needle.  I sure hope some poor horse didn’t end up shot in the face because of stepping on it or something.  You never know.  Just to be clear, it is the horses I do worry about.  Yup, Manson and her cohorts annoy the piss out of me, but they’d fall off my radar in a hurry if they got out of the horse business.  That’s where I’m different from the village idiots too.  I don’t think it is about the horses for most of them.  If it was, they would maybe show more concern for horses that were rescue transfers like Sully/Willie, Moose/Deacon, Cannon/Little Dude, Saban and so many others.  Horses that were on euth lists at HiCaliber and are now thriving but you know what I see?  I see village idiots trolling those pages only to insert praise for HiCaliber any time those horses are mentioned or pick fights if people praise the new rescues for their good work.  I see them actually try to block funding efforts for those animals and laugh they don’t raise as much as the mighty village.  It’s a foreign concept to them that other rescues have grants and other sustainable funding sources so they don’t have to beg for every roll of duct tape and cup of coffee.  The village idiots are good at picking fights too.  Anything to keep that drama going.  They certainly don’t support those animals after they leave HiCaliber so we know it’s not about the animals for them.  They’re paying to keep their drama fix going.  Period.  How do you combat that?  You really don’t.  We can keep putting the truth out there.  Despite the threats that is within our rights to comment on what a public organization puts out there and opinions are still legal too.  There is no law on the books that say you have to keep silent when somebody lies in order to raise money.  We can keep supporting the rescues doing it right, as there are many.  We’re going to need them robust and healthy when this all comes tumbling down one day.  Doing the right thing is never easy or even all that much fun, but trust me, it sure feels good when karma comes around and karma always comes around eventually.  For now, hug some horses, spread some truth and stay the course!  Have a great weekend!