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Today we’re going to switch things up a little bit.  We’re still going to cover those hilarious horse shooters over at HiCal but we’re also going to add their BFF and idol into the mix as well.  Of course we all know who Satan Tara Michelle Sanders is, but I think it’s time to give her a little more of the very thing she seems to crave the most.  Attention.  I’m going to do my best to do this justice, but I have to admit I’m a relative neophyte when it comes to all things Satan.  She’s been on my radar for a few years, but she actually has always irritated/stressed me out.  After she got run off the racetrack I thought I could just ignore her.  Foolish of me.  Where the HiCaliber contingent are like cartoon villains,  Satan is just completely  evil and hateful.  Deep evil.  Hard evil.  The fact that these two entities have joined forces is just straight up scary for any horse that finds itself in their path.  However, yesterday was kind of a good day for horses and their advocates and that’s what we’re going to deal with on this post.

 

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I thought it best to do some brief introductions before we get into the really fun stuff and where better to begin than with Satan?  Depending on the day, Satan likes to tell people she’s either 27 or 30.  Every single public record I pulled has her between 36 and 38 which makes a lot more sense considering all the things she claims to have done and the fact she looks rode hard and put up wet most days.  Amazing barrel racer, A circuit hunter/jumper, leading racehorse trainer, the list goes on and on and none of it is true.  Yes, she probably chased a few cans.  Maybe she hopped a horse over a cavaletti or two and her race career was less than stellar.  She won a grand total of 5 races at a low-level track and didn’t make enough to keep Doughboy in donuts.  Her current gig, besides neglecting horses and conning people is multi-level marketing.  I don’t know too much about Le-vel but if she is an example of what the products can do for you, it’s not a great endorsement.  Tara has been with Doughboy aka Jacob Thompson off and on for a number of years.  In what capacity, I can’t really say since she claims they are not married, but is listed under his last name on several documents.  She also moves out on him at least once a year, so what their official status is anybody’s guess and I don’t really care either.  They are partners in crime and that is not in dispute.

Next I will introduce you to Jacob aka Doughboy, the convicted felon.   As you can see by his arrest record, he is a bit younger than Satan which makes her a cougar.  RAWRRR!  I always thought the idea of behind being a cougar was to get your claws into some hot young stuff, but whatever.  It’s not like she’s an upgrade from his first wife either.  Satan never exactly tells the entire story on Doughboy’s criminal history.  Like any good villain, she places the blame everywhere but where it belongs.  To make a long story short, Doughboy wrote a bunch of checks on some cattle when he had no money to cover them.  From what I understand he got caught in this little buy/sell scheme where he’d buy a load, then flip it quick and make a small profit.  Eventually it caught up with him and he ended up owing nearly half a million dollars, resulting in ten years probation and having to pay restitution.  Unfortunately for Doughboy, his elevator doesn’t run all the way to the top.  He makes a habit of violating his probation on a semi regular basis resulting in trips back to jail every so often; the latest being earlier this year when he neglected to tell one of his parole officers that he moved.  I think that was a 3 week stint that time and it resulted in my most favorite live feed ever.  After pretending like he was just out of cell range for about 4 days, Satan finally had to admit he was in jail and we were all treated to her shrieking and crying as she drove around and had to shop for prison panties for Doughboy.  It was the stuff of comedy legend.  He also had to go back to the concrete motel when the dumb ass lost $15k gambling in a casino (convicted felons are not supposed to be in casinos) and got the brilliant idea to file a false police report claiming he was beaten up and robbed in the parking lot.  Unfortunately for Doughboy, the security cameras did not support his story, so he was out the money and back in stripes over that brain wave. This all happened around the time of some other shadiness of personal horses dying under mystersious circumstances.  I just can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

Now that you have met Satan and Doughboy, let’s briefly talk about the notorious feed lot.  Romney Faye Baker has alternately referred to it as `The nation’s largest kill pen’ and `the nation’s most active kill pen’.  Neither of these things are true but we shouldn’t be surprised because Romney Faye is often laying claims to lofty but untrue titles for HiCaliber too.  What the Thompson feed lot actually might be is the nation’s most filthy and neglectful one.  All kill pens suck and all kill buyers are shit, but Thompson’s take it to a whole other level, or they would if they were actually kill buyers.  They are not by any stretch of the imagination. Their pens are pure filth, if they feed the horses at all it is moldy crap that even cows wouldn’t touch and the pipe corrals are falling down and dangerous. That’s in addition to the disease and untreated injuries within their herd.  It’s not uncommon for horses to just lay down and die and their bodies left where they dropped until somebody eventually gets around to moving them, sometimes days later.  They have no contract to ship to slaughter and most kill buyers won’t have anything to do with them.  That’s not to say their horses don’t end up at in the pipeline, because they often do, but only if an actual kill buyer pics them up at whatever auction that Doughboy or his sire decide to dump them at.  Despite all their threats of them shipping direct to Mexico if people don’t bail the horses, that is just not so.  They have no ability to ship a slaughter load directly to Mexico.  I’ll get more in depth with their fuckery at a later date.  There is a lot of it to cover.

This was the live feed the kicked of yesterday’s freak out.  It’s also the shorter of many, which are also saved and posted around FB if you care to look for them.  I can’t listen to everything she posts because I’d have no time for my own life and animals, but this was the first of a few.  Thankfully, there are enough people willing to take one for the team, that we can take turns and still have an idea of what went on.  As far as I can tell, despite her rambling and contradicting herself, is that the Thompson lot and Dr, Hoerner are under investigation.  She basically blamed everybody from HiCaliber, other rescues, haters and finally Sully the horse for her situation.  She claimed that the USDA or Dept of Ag or the Illuminati or whatever had a plane flying over the lot for a long time taking pictures and because she is all smart and stuff, she figured it out and called them.  As near as I can figure they are getting busted on some paperwork errors and, when the inspector came to the lot they were as disgusted by the conditions as any other person with a shred of compassion would be.  A problem many advocates and horse lovers have had with them is that injured and sick horses are just left to languish and often die on that lot because they claim they can’t treat them if they are shipping to slaughter.  Obviously, this causes a lot of needless suffering, but according to Satan, she is only trying to save and rehome horses and will treat them as soon as they are purchased or some such bullshit.  Also according to her they were told to treat them or ship them immediately and Gary, sire of Doughboy, is tired of the drama so he’s just going to go get a contract and start shipping direct.

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The screen shot above is the proof that Doughboy has no contract to ship to slaughter, can’t get a contract to ship to slaughter and won’t be getting one for a few years yet and that is ONLY if he can pay his bond.  As far as I can find, Gary hasn’t had a contract in recent history and it’s just not a pick up the phone and get one situation.  Hopefully, that clears that up despite what Satan says.  The Thompson lot is not shut down as of right now but only under investigation.  Satan is claiming that Gary wants all horses out of there by July 4th and then they will no longer be doing the private sales.  That was her story at one point yesterday.  In between driving around ordering tacos and Mountain Dew, emotional eating and ranting in the Dillard’s parking lot and telling us all how super smart she is in stuff, she somehow managed to regroup and take a page out of the HiCaliber book of emotional blackmail and attempt to turn a negative into a money maker.  This was only after Charles Manson and Romney Faye Baker offered their very public support.  I guess this is the hill they have chosen to die on.

God help us and all horses if Satan reinvents herself as some sort of rescue/rehab situation.  As if the horses in Louisiana aren’t already screwed enough between their fuckery, Bastrop and then civilian abusive shits like the contingent that tortured Dr. Drip.  The legitimate rescues have enough to contend with without having to deal with Satan and Doughboy trying to join the club.  Then you have Manson’s letter of support which is basically a sign of them melding into one hateful entity.  I feel like I’m wasting my time with this blog and should be out looking for horcruxes or something. This is horrible.

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Meanwhile, back at the west coast feed lot ranch, things have been eerily silent on the HiCaliber front.  Well, not really all that silent.  They have been attempting to be professional by what appears to be taking Dr. Moss hostage and using him as a human shield to deflect their fuckery.  I’m not even sure what the hold over him is but he didn’t seem very happy in these videos and he was mostly just being assistant to Manson as she frequently contradicted him and overrode his expertise by telling him she read something in a magazine.  I shit you not.  It kinda reminded me of those hostages that are forced to read out how well they are being treated as somebody is standing just off camera pointing a gun at them.  Hopefully, Stockholm Syndrome will set in soon and he will seem happier in future videos.  HiCaliber still absolutely refuse to give an update on Firetyme or Saban nor do they even publically respond to questions about them.  Instead we were shown an update on Percy (pictured above) where Manson informs us he has navicular and is at the end of the line if they can’t get him comfortable.  I’m super confused about this because a few months ago she was telling us he had a soft tissue injury.  I’m thinking it was suspensory or something along those lines, but definitely not navicular.  Now they want to heel nerve him along with HiCaliber Doug.  I guess we are done with the run on peen cancers and have moved on to navicular now.   Maybe we should start a pool on what the next ailment to sweep the world of rescue will be.  It has to be something that requires surgical intervention and a chance for Manson to wear her scrubs.  Meanwhile two of the Louisiana horses just hit the $1 menu.  Nadine for being crippled and Rogue for living up to her name.  Both are young and neither appears to be a Thoroughbred or be in Manson’s good graces.  Hopefully, they get the hell out of there soon before they get branded as `behavioral’ and find themselves under a blue tarp by the wood shed.

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Once again, I feel like I’ve just kinda skimmed the surface.  This stuff with Satan is a developing story and the stuff with HiCaliber is an ongoing saga.  HiCaliber, thanks to Romney Faye Baker and Charles Manson, seems to have gone all in with Satan, but are currently trying to lay low in hopes some donor dollars come back their way.  Satan is going to spin this story a million different ways and Doughboy will likely treat us to another live feed threatening people, which will get sent directly to his parole officer and round and round we’ll go.  However, this time feels a bit different.  Things ARE different.  There are a lot of wheels turning.  There is still a LOT of HiCaliber stuff to come out.  I try to prioritize and keep things in some semblance of order, so there are lots of things yet to come.  The Satan stuff, which has been ongoing forever, is just heating up in time for her star turn in the upcoming documentary, Platinum Ticket’s Final Ride,  which will be out this summer. Hopefully, now that I’ve given a bit of background to the readers here that may not have been following her antics, we can get right into things in future posts.  I’ve got a lot of things in the inbox I want to get to so I hope to get another post off this weekend at some point.  Until then, keep up the good fight and don’t forget to hug a horse if you’ve got one.  Virtual hugs work too.  Most importantly stay the course!

 

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Well, here we are with another auction extravaganza in the books.  Today was typical in some ways, funny in others.  We’ll get to that right away.  First, however, we have a village idiot that wants to be famous.  I’ve mostly left the village idiots out of things aside from mentioning them as a group.  I thought that was the kind thing to do.  Apparently not.  It seems that at least one of them wants to be famous, so I thought I’d start out by obliging her.  I’m feeling generous today.
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Everybody say `hello’ to Heather.  Since Heather doesn’t know where I live in order to come jump up and down and throw her skirt over her head to get my attention, she decided to buy the shedrowconfession.com domain and start up her very own spoof site.  She also opened a Facebook page under this blog’s name so she could try to snag some of my traffic or something.  Unfortunately, Heather isn’t as smart as she thinks she is and it took all of 45 seconds to find out who owned the domain and look her up.  She’s quite the little HiCaliber foot soldier.  It also didn’t take long to find Heather complimenting herself on her own mad writing skillz.  I almost felt sad for her, but then I remembered that I’m a bit of a bitch and gave my head a shake.
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Even though I usually black them out,  I figured I’d leave the other village idiot names on the screen caps since they seem to be gagging for attention too.  These didn’t come from the HiCaliber page.  Because they don’t spend enough time following HiCaliber, some village idiots have started a little group for `Friends Who Love HiCaliber’ so they can sit around flicking their beans and discussing how much they love HiCaliber as well as compiling `hater lists’ and calling for every single person that likes certain rescues to be banned.  As soon as Heather got called out for her fuckery  on own page, she tried to act like it was no big deal that she got busted.  That was strange since she went on a flurry of locking down her internet by deleting her Etsy, her wedding registry page (whatever DID happen to Royce btw?) and anything else she could think of other than her Midway Wholesale Imports LLC which appears to be a one man show, or woman in this case.

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In othe words…`I can’t get any attention on my own so I thought I’d ride the coat tails of the very blog I claim to hate’.

 

 

As you can see Heather is shitting her pants.  Don’t worry darling, I wouldn’t cross the street to spit on you, although I do know your home address now.  The problem is, you steal the name of my blog, you get my attention and that’s not always fun when you’re a fuckwitted shitgibbon.  I have more pictures than I posted too but since Heather is a heavy filter enthusiast with her profile pics it would probably be jarring for her to see her actual visage up here on the site.  I’ll save those for another time. These things happen when you do stupid shit and leave your ass hanging out.  Despite her little flurry of deletions there is those little green triangles on Google that will show cached pages and if that doesn’t work there is the wayback machine.  I’m flattered that I’ve got the village idiots so stirred up that they are now paying money they could send to HiCaliber to try to redirect traffic from this site.  The very best thing about it all was I didn’t have to lift a finger or spend any time getting this information.  Before I had my first cup of coffee today, it was all sitting in my inbox so it took no time at all to fill in the blanks.   I also found out that since this blog has been well established for a number of years and falls into the high traffic category, what Heather is doing is called domain squatting in bad faith and she could get in big trouble for that.  People knocking on the door and serving papers kinda trouble.  It wouldn’t cost a dime to put those wheels in motion either.  Silly rabbit…

 

So, moving right along, let’s get down recapping the auction shenanigans.  As most of you are aware, HiCaliber has been in heavy damage control mode for at least a week.  In preparation for auction today, they cleansed the FB page by posting stale updates on horses and featuring other horses that were either at foster or had only recently returned to the ranch.  I guess that’s the only way they could dig up healthy looking animals to show.  It was pretty much a shit show from the word go today.  Because Cheech is doing another Louisiana run, we were treated to Bang Bang Becky driving the trailer and sharing her vast knowledge of horses.  She took us on a visual tour of the bay that happened to have dapples and attempted to paint a picture that he was abused because he had recently pulled mane, some hair rubbed off his face, which Romney Faye Baker immediately referred to as deep gashes, and then surmised that he had spur marks which must have meant people with really long legs have been riding him because they were under his belly.  You could almost hear the dramatic soundtrack playing in the background as she said  `Pulled mane and a bridle path!’ She also informed us he had `a lot of wind puffs’ which makes him really special because a horse usually only has two hind legs, so to have a lot of wind puffs would be unique.   A couple, yes.  A lot, wow! The horse was in good shape.  He certainly didn’t need to be saved over the `skinny’ older TB, but they prioritized him over all the others and purchased him in the ring.  If you notice, the above posts indicates that Misner `got’ the gray mare.  Actually he is the one that brought her there in the first place.  Not sure if it’s the same horse, because Romney Faye had a fantastical story to tell about them getting her near Oregon, but he bought a gray Arabian mare at Mike’s for $125 a week ago.  Today the village idiots paid $1000 for her between her purchase price and the piggy bank fund responsible rescue.  I know what I’m writing doesn’t really jibe with the post from HiCaliber, but it will.

Ok, from what I could gather, they started out their freedom walk feed owning the bay and the gray, but I think only the gray was bought off Misner along with one of the chestnut TBs that they bought later.  Maybe both were.  I’m still not sure why they felt those two were needing to be `saved’ other than Romney Faye likely thought they were sexy.  She did kinda spazz out over the dapples thinking she had discovered a brand new color of horse.  She also speculated that two of the OTTBs had probably been together a long time because both of them had tattoos that started with the letter `Y’.  What I found the most funny, but not funny, was her going on and on about how skinny two of the horses were.  Given the condition of Sully, Firetyme, Saban, and Engineer that all happened on their watch, she never gets to point a finger at anybody else for having a skinny horse.  They also looked better than most of the horses they have in pens on the ranch and were mainly sucked up in the flanks and probably needed a good drink of water.  These people never think to give them water for some reason.  Romney Faye also diagnosed a white spot on a belly as spur scars and she and Bang Bang Becky decided a parrot mouth was buck teeth.  At some point, Bang Bang Becky slunk off somewhere leaving us with Romney Faye Baker’s loud mouth and constant flipping the phone around to pose selfie style, with a sad face beside various horses.  Finally, when the funds were just not coming in she pulled out the grief card and played it.  As a result, three private buyers stepped up to buy the bay (which they had already bought and raised funds for), the other chestnut and the little half Arab looking guy.  Romney Faye made a big show of offering to return the money they had raised for the bay along with sounding like she was reading from a script when talking about after care and quarantine.  I kinda tuned out.  Between having to hear about her `baby’ and her loud mouth in general and the need to never shut up, I had to turn the sound down for awhile.  I know I’ve mentioned it before but there is only so many times I can sit through listening to her call these horses by their new names like they should respond and baby talking them when it’s kinda clear most of them don’t like her at all, especially the ones she calls `mamas’.

 

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Becky was right!

The best part of today was being treated to a master class of how not to load a horse courtesy of Bang Bang Becky.  I’ve never really been an Arab person myself, but I half wanted to phone in and buy this mare today.  Not only is she kinda nice looking, she appears to be smart.  She no how, no way, wanted any part of going back to HiCaliber to waste away in a small pen.  She never really got down and dirty, although they gave her every reason to, but she categorically refused to get on that trailer for an hour and a half.  She initially put her front feet up in the trailer but when nobody rewarded her by releasing some pressure, she basically said `fuck that’ and backed out and stayed out.  She didn’t want to move forward with all the mixed signals she was getting and I didn’t really blame her.  I’m not sure why twirling the shank in her face is supposed to encourage foward movement or why lunging her and getting her even more worked up was supposed to help.  The body position for lunging, if that even was what they were trying to do, was bizarre.  They contemplated attempting to back her onto the trailer and then, they parked one of the PB horses directly behind her so she couldn’t fly backwards.  I’d have been so pissed had that have been my horse.  Finally, as a last resort, they decided to use the chutes to run her into the trailer.  It seemed to me that the twirling shank began to make contact and it really is a testament to that mare’s intelligence. that she didn’t climb that half gate and really hurt herself.  They gave her every reason to.  Between Romney Faye’s incessant yapping, Bang Bang Becky’s clear frustration and we’re not really sure WTF Robyn was doing other than getting in the way, I’d have tried to escape the fate they had in store for sure.  Poor mare.  She fought the good fight.

 

So that was basically it for auction today other than yet another little cry sesh in the car with Romney Faye Baker.  Some of the village idiots have sent her some more baubles to hang around her neck and fondle, so that meant we needed to have some tears and be reminded that she is grieving.  She was antsy to get out of there today.  I’m not sure if that is because it’s been rumored that her fiance, Dumbass Darrell, has a bit of a habit of falling into the nearest vagina when he’s not being closely supervised or what. They crowed about`sweeping’ the auction and getting all the horses but, in reality, only two have the misfortune of going back to the feed lot.  The others were private purchases and I’m not sure why they consider that so awesome considering those are impulse buys and often quick flips.  They even have a donkey that was a private buy a few weeks ago already listed for sale.  Maybe they’re taking a cut from purchase prices or something.  We certainly never see an auction slip and the other thing that disturbs me is that that are paying cash for these horses  There is always a run for the bank after loading and that’s just weird.  Any other organization would have a check and write one for purchase.  I’ve heard of them jacking prices so there’s a little for the pocket and maybe this is how they are doing it.  $25 here, $50 there, who’s going to notice?  Not very transparent by any stretch of the imagination.  I just find myself feeling really sad for those horses that end up getting drug back to that feed lot.

 

I’m going to keep this on the shorter side today.  I have more of our milk carton horses, aka the missing, to feature, but the past few entries have been pretty heavy with that sort of thing.  My hope is that we can eventually get as many as possible remembered and acknowledged.  I find it especially disturbing that a rescue wipes their existence off the website and pages like they never existed. The very same rescue that raked in nearly $100k by telling their donors they wanted to tell the stories of OTTBs that turned out to be almost every breed but.  I’ve been encouraged to see so many people speaking out and gathering strength in numbers.  It’s amusing to be called haters when the reason for this blog and its following is for the love of horses.  Much of what Romney Faye Baker said today was in direct response to this blog and, rightly or wrongly, I’m taking total credit for Michelle not abusing the public live feeds with her personal issues lately.  I probably jinxed that by mentioning it though.  The point being is we are making a difference.  The big difference that everybody is wanting will take time, but it’s worth pursuing.  With that being said, I will sign off for now.  Keep fighting the good fight!

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I hope everybody had a good weekend or at least a better weekend that the inmates horses at HiCaliber likely had.  I tried to take a little down time myself this weekend, but the fuckery at HiCaliber is just too real lately and it’s coming fast and hard.  Then you have to factor in this new thing where there seems to be some bizarre race to `break the scoop’ between blogs and basically my inbox shit its pants.  Not that I’m complaining about that at all.  By and large, the readers of this blog are awesome and I deeply appreciate all the stuff being sent.  I do read everything I get and then I double-check because it serves nobody if what I’m posting isn’t accurate and in context.  That makes things look like a witch hunt rather than what it actually is and, in my opinion, any relief we seek for these horses needs to come from a place of credibility.  So, I guess what I’m saying is that if I have responded to you, which I nearly always do, please be patient as I work things in.  The whole sending horses back to Misner and hoping they ship thing has been in my inbox for a while and as titillating as is, it loses a lot of punch without context and I just hadn’t been able to work my way back that far in the past to fill in the blanks for everybody. It’s almost a year old.   So, now it’s out there and that’s cool too.  I can back burner that a bit more as I get to the more immediate things for now.  The fact that it just got thrown out like spaghetti on the wall renders it virtually useless as far as legal action goes anyhow.  So, with that being said, let’s get into what most of us have already seen on this fine Sunday.

 

 

I’m sure that pretty much any of you that have followed this debacle with HiCaliber are aware of Sully.  He was one of the original group of horses bought in Louisiana and had the pleasure of being hauled back to California in the heat stuffed into Cheech’s 4 horse stock trailer with 5 other horses.  Yes, I wrote that correctly.  They stuffed 6 horses in a 4 horse trailer and hauled them straight through the entire 1700 miles from Louisiana without a layover and in the heat of the day. Obviously, as shown above, Sully wasn’t in great shape when he arrived.  He then got to endure the 30% vet’s 4 hour intake ordeal where he was poked, prodded and otherwise had to stand around while she played doctor on him without ever actually seeing a real vet.  Sully was one of the ones she tried to drown with multiple fluid bags and who Bang Bang Becky was highly amused that he was shitting pure liquid the next day.  From there he basically languished in one of the stalls in the barn, being fed an inadequate mash twice a day that in no way followed the UC Davis refeeding protocol that they claim to use.  Instead of several small meals of only alfalfa (even soaked pellets), he was just given two a day of a mix of alfalfa pellets, rice bran, and some other supplements with some hay thrown in his rack.  The bottom line was not enough, not spaced out and no clean feed tubs.  Sully lost even MORE weight over the next 30 days and for the past week or more has got to stand out in beating sun with no shelter because the barn is full of other horses that are mangled or sick, some in even worse shape than Sully.  A picture of Sully in his outside pen is included above. The dates on the pictures above show how much condition he lost even between June 7th and today.  Finally, and maybe due to the increased scrutiny, Charles Manson Michelle either had a momentary flash of compassion or she knew that if she shot him matters would be worse, but Sully got transferred to Sale Ranch Sanctuary.

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I’m sure it’s not hard to guess that as soon as Sully’s pictures hit the Sale Ranch page, people started to get pretty pissed. They’ve been asking for updates on him for a while and they were always put off with one of them saying `he’s doing great’.  So now you know.  This is what `great’ looks like to HiCaliber.  Enter Dr. Moss who not only is HiCaliber’s vet but also Sale Ranch’s apparently.  Now, I can’t know what is going on between the ranches and Moss, but I’m thinking if a horse that was allegedly under his care arrived at my ranch looking like Sully did, I’d be seeking out an outside opinion.  I’m not even a 30% vet but what he’s saying in his statement doesn’t work for me.  There is no way in hell, if they were following proper refeeding protocol that horse wouldn’t have looked at least a little better after 30 days.  In fact he wasn’t even on the reccomended soaked pellet only diet as there are a few videos of him during his time at HiCal that clearly show hay in his rack.  They talk about him being sick and having an infection that set him down upon arrival and then they mention he wasn’t stable enough to do his teeth before last week?  Maybe, just maybe, drugging him to his knees and hitting him with dewormer within an hour of stepping off the trailer might have something to do with him getting set back from the beginning.  Maybe.  I just know, from my own experience that this horse should have shown some improvement and, at the very least, should not have lost even more weight.  This horse should have been in the clinic after the first week if he was regressing.  They certainly raised enough money for these animals and the villagers will always dig deep for a save.  Sadly, some of the more indoctrinated were over on the Sale page commenting on how much better he is looking.  I can’t make this shit up.  I guess none of this should surprise anybody. They couldn’t even be bothered to cut the lot tags off this horse after all this time.

 

 

Here are three more Louisiana horses that were updated over the weekend.  As you can see, none of them were really in that bad of shape to begin with, but there is something strange going on with them just the same.  You know what those malnourished kids in Africa look like that you always see in National Geographic?  Yes, well these horses kinda remind me of that.  In Wiley’s case, he almost looked better in his before picture.  They are marketing him as a super quiet kid’s horse but that may not be the case when he gets some proper nutrition into him.   I’m not sure if these horses have big wormy bellies, hay bellies or exactly wth is going on here, but it’s not looking right.  Maybe that’s what happens when they only have hay to eat and no room to actually move. I’ve never actually conducted that experiment on my horses because I like them.  It’s not like anybody has time to give them consistent attention or anything.  These three are currently kept in the Price Arena along with 12 or 13 other horses.  They are likely near the top of the pecking order.

 

The horse above is Savannah.  She was also on the original load out of Louisiana and was one of the ones in the toughest shape coming off that trailer.  Her story arc is a bit different from the others because she actually was improving in the barn for the first week.  A clear difference can be seen between her intake on May 22nd and the update pic on May 29th.  It was the kind of improvement that Sully should have shown after a month actually.  Sadly, in all their infinite wisdom, HiCaliber took on even mroe horses that were in even worse shape than Savannah so she was promptly evicted out of the barn and back into the herd.  As you can see by her latest update on June 22nd, she has lost all the weight she gained and is now all scuffed up like Lazaraus was because she is obviously the bottom of the pecking order.  Manson and company are quite proud of her 70lb weight gain they claim their magic tape told them she made.  Gonna have to call BS on that too.  What kind of rescue allows this to happen and obviously not just once.

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The above horses is the one they call Torrey.  Despite their claims of having a tattoo identifying team and wanting to give these horses their names back and tell their stories, nobody has really bothered.  Or, I should say other than Manson walking around with a brown paper bag full of hair, nobody has really tried.  We still don’t really know what she intends to do with the hair, but she does have some in a bag.  As you can see by the picture, tattoos on lips don’t get much clearer than Torrey’s and it also isn’t burned off.  Remember when they had the news say they all had burned lips etc?   Torrey was swiftly and accurately identified as `Ide Like Orthodox’ and being  a 4 year old Louisiana bred.  That kinda shoots a hole in Satan Tara’s whole lie about these horses being from Pennsylvania.  Torrey only ever ran at The Fairgrounds in New Orleans and she hadn’t raced for over a year.  Naturally, the village idiots engaged in the only exercise most of them ever get, leaping to conclusions and jumping innocent people’s shit.  They insulted everything from the horse’s actual name to the name of the stable that owned her.  Not one of them bothered to ask why her hind leg was now wrapped and improperly at that.  That was until the actual person that owned that horse and thought he had rehomed her, showed up and tried to clear things up.  I’m not sure if he was alerted by a concerned party about his horse being at rescue or the fact that Manson was threatening to clamber aboard the poor little thing at some point, but I have total respect for him doing that and I enjoyed it even more because it called Satan to swoop in and treat us to a little tantrum.

 

 

The gist of the above screen caps is that the previous owner explains that the filly had some chips in her knee and he didn’t want to hurt her so he gave her to a guy for breeding.  Before you all spazz out, she’s well-bred.  Her mother is a full sister to an extremely nice and durable horse, so her bloodline may be worth something in Louisiana.  That’s not for me to judge.  The fact is they could have tapped her joints and kept running her while putting her at risk for a catastrophic breakdown and they chose not to.  You’d be surprised how many people don’t make that right choice, Satan being one of them.  Just for reference sake, Satan’s illustrious training career that she constantly reminds us of resulted in a grand total of 5 wins between QHs and TBs and not enough purse money to keep the lights on or keep Doughboy in hamburgers.  Apparently the old adage of `Be good to the horses and they’ll be good to you’ is lost on her.  Satan came charging into the conversation because somebody made the suggestion that they contact a local rescue for rehoming their horses in the future and the whole thing got ugly from there with Charles Manson Michelle, basically bowing and scraping to stay in her good graces.  I laughed as Manson asked why she would do a xray on a sound horse because I’m sure we’ve all seen the multiple videos of them riding very lame horses.  Satan’s issue, besides the fact she hates most rescues, was that she felt the owner being honest was ruining the horse’s chance at having a good home.  Apparently lying about their soundness and problems sets them up for success in Satan’s world.

 

 

So, the next horse in trouble at HiCaliber seems to be Engineer.  The top left pic is from this past Sunday and he’s clearly losing weight and condition.  People have been bugging for an update on him so Manson hastily threw her spawn aboard him and parked him in low light so the hip bones didn’t show to give a brief update.  She proudly told us how he’s so mellow that they use him for riding evaluations.  That’s probably because he’s HUNGRY.  The riding picture above is illustrating what I’m forever more going to refer to as the HiCaliber Frame.  That is when the horse is  scuttling around with an elevated head and hollowed out back looking distinctly uncomfortable while some gunsel happily thumps around in an ill-fitting saddle.  It’s a wonder that more don’t buck.  Remember that this horse is only 15 years old and they’ve had him just over a year.  I’m sure we’ll hear a line about how he’s missing his other half, Strategist.  HiCaliber likes to sell the concept that horses are like lovebirds and come in bonded pairs.  The fact is Engineer and Strategist have been separated since Jelly tried to eat Strategist’s face off a few months ago and both horses were fine.  Whatever is going on lately it’s obviously not agreeing with Engineer and he’s on his way to being the next skeleton.

 

 

The above pictures are not new.  They are here to remind people that despite repeated requests, there has yet to be updates on Firetyme and Saban when the last we saw of them they were emaciated.  Firetyme was one of the original group of Louisiana horses and seems to be wasting away worse than Sully.  We all know what Saban’s issue is and as of the last official word from HiCaliber, they are patching him up to go back for round 2 with Fice.  I merely posted this so people don’t forget about these horses and don’t forget to demand some transparency and accountability.

 

One of the readers kindly sent me a copy of the HiCaliber adoption contract.  It’s in regards to something else we’ll be dealing with in coming days, but I thought I’d share a few of the fun parts.  Going by the HiCaliber contract, I’m not so sure Charles Manson Michelle and Bang Bang Becky’s adoption contracts should be approved.  They are in breach of several of the standards of care.  The size of the pens, the cleanliness, the lack of shelter, not getting the services of a LICENSED veterinarian in many instances.  There is no mention of being able to use a 30% vet in lieu.  The good news for people that have adopted from HiCaliber is that it’s virtually impossible to have a horse any skinnier than the ones we’ve seen leave recently unless they are actually dead, so there is that.  I particularly enjoyed the part about that if they decide to trump something up and come take your horse away, you get to pay them $1500 for the privilege.  Going by the entire contract,  they should be removing horses from their own care.

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I thought I’d close off with at least acknowledging the passing of some HiCaliber horses that didn’t warrant a mention on their main page.  I know that Posh, pictured above, has been mentioned unofficially in the HiCaliber comment sections and they did acknowledge that she was gotten rid of within a couple of days of being purchased at auction a few weeks ago.  The video above (Posh comes off the trailer at 3:15) was the last we ever saw of her alive.  She does appear a little tender footed, but overnight she somehow became so catastrophically lame that they figured the best course of action was to shoot her in the face.  They never mentioned it until people started asking after her a few days later and then an unmarked set of xrays were hastily posted.  My problem with that is that some horses that have had past founder issues won’t have clean xrays.  They may show some degree of rotation or changes, but that doesn’t mean they are in active founder or that they can’t be made comfortable.  I kinda hesitate to press the issue because knowing Charles Manson, she likely chopped off her legs and will make a point of posting pictures of them to prove some sort of point.  RIP Pretty Girl, sorry you didn’t land softly.

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Adagio was bought by HiCaliber in the early part of May.  Her intake video is interesting on a couple of levels.  You’ll notice that Manson says this horse is grouchy and bit somebody earlier.  From what I’ve noticed, horses that Manson deems aggressive or pushy don’t last long at HiCaliber or even on the planet in most cases.  The other thing on this video is the 30% vet trying to explain an internal blister which is nothing like acupuncture but whatever peanut butters her jelly… The next time we heard about Adagio she had mysteriously gone neurological and that’s the last we heard of her.  Keep in mind that Manson diagnoses neuro cases herself by doing the tail test.  I question the accuracy when you have somebody Manson’s size swinging off the ass end of an emaciated little horse.  Adagio kinda vanished off the ranch soon after and they have pointedly ignored any request for updates on her.  Of course the village idiots don’t really think about any of those horses after the thrill of the save subsides. RIP Adagio.

 

Last but not least was Sedona.  Actually, that wasn’t really her name and they damn well knew it.  Her name was Sparkles and she was an owner relinquishment.  Aside from this intake video, she was never really mentioned and she certainly didn’t blip on most village idiots’ radar.  Again, Charles Manson Michelle, goes out of her way to point out the horse is pushy and states she has behavioral problems.  I really don’t know how much they looked into her lameness issues or what they did with her other than warehouse her on the feed lot for awhile.  I do know she vanished off that ranch within the last few weeks and it’s highly doubtful we’ll hear from her again.  I can’t say with 100% accuracy she got shot in the face, but it’s likely.  There’s another scenario that isn’t as far-fetched as people want to think…

 

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As you can see, HiCaliber has discussed feeding their horses to wild animals more than once.  Before people screech that they have caught me in some hypocrisy let’s think about these scenarios and remember this is a horse rescue doing this.  It’s true that it won’t matter to the horse what happens to its body after death.  That is not my issue.  My issue is that in order to donate a horse to one of these places there are certain `rules’.  One of the first is that you have to bring a live animal.  Another is that animal must be free of medications of any kind for a length of time.  Now, keeping in mind this is a horse rescue we’re talking about, if they actually have animal healthy enough to be that drug free and ride in a trailer all the way to one of these places, why on earth does it need to be shot in the head and killed?  Manson likes to paint this peaceful picture of these horses being lovingly released from their pain and suffering while being fed their treats and hugged by the `compassion team’.  The reality is actually said horse is tied to the trailer with the others that are scheduled to be shot in the face that day and likely drugged to the point of staggering so she doesn’t actually have to look it in they eye before she snuffs it out.  Even severely crippled horses are expected to take the death march to her execution spot no matter how sore they are.  While we’re at it, why is it that so many horses she encounters are needle paranoid?  Is she that freakin rough or does she just use the largest gauge she can find?  I don’t get it.  At any rate, I can’t say that any of the above three horses ended up feeding cats or wolves, but I can say with absolute certainty that she has attempted to take at least one rescue to a place like that but didn’t get there in time so had to haul the horse all the way back to HiCaliber.  Go ahead and ask her about.  Watch her dance!

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Well, with all the doom and gloom of this post let’s leave off on a bit of a happier note.  It appears that Margaret the donkey was liberated from the HiCaliber feed lot this weekend and has taken up residence with Ashford (featured on the last post).  Hopefully it’s a permanent move and she can live out her days happy and healthy.  So many horses never get the chance.  So many forgotten ones.  HiCaliber appears to still be in heavy damage control mode.  Manson has declared that she is not going to be putting her personal stuff out there as much (there IS a God), but that comes on the heels of her telling us she planned to overshare even more just a few weeks ago.  There were a flurry of selective updates but they didn’t really show any of the horses that people have been concerned about and you think they might have mentioned that Margaret had moved on to a new home.  It has been gratifying to see people asking more questions and demanding answers.  That is a start.  If it causes them to straighten up and fly right, so much the better.  It’s not for me to say if people can still trust them or learn to again.  Manson thinks she’s smarter than everybody else and likes to anticipate what somebody’s next move is.  She was convinced I was going to post the December financials so she started making excuses for some or the weird expenses on there before it posted.  Kinda like she likes to trash people that dare to walk away from her before they have a chance to say anything.  Well, she can sweat that a bit more.  Sooner or later those 990’s are going to have to be filed and then she’s going to have to answer a lot of questions around Romney Faye Baker’s pay and she knows it.  We’ve got more important things to discuss for now.  So until next time, keep asking those great questions and keep demanding that accountability.  It’s working.  Horses first, always…

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Bet y’all didn’t think you’d get another post so soon.  I learned my lesson last week when I let things pile up and then I had to write a small novel to get up to date.  I hope I don’t have to make a habit of every day or even every other day posts, but some things you just can’t let slide and this latest round of fuckery is a good example. I also have the next few months worth of financials for your reading pleasure.   As far as what’s gone down with High Caliber, there has been so much crap the past 24 hours I’ve gotta just do a greatest hits package and hope it gives a fairly clear picture.  They are in heavy damage control mode making now not the time to go silent.  So, let’s crank this thing up, put on our tinfoil beanies and jump right in with both feet!

I’m sure by now that most of you have heard about Lazarus and the condition he arrived at The Prancing Pony Sanctuary in.  It’s pretty much gone viral among horse pages on Facebook over the past few days.  Posts have been deleted, pages have gone on lock down and, once again HiCaliber went into heavy damage control mode.  Before we get into their ridiculous explanation on how he ended up like this, I thought it would be good to post the pictures above with dates, and some context.  Starting from the day the poor horse arrived in an overstuffed trailer, to clear evidence of him losing condition in April until he got to Prancing Pony very beaten up and even skinnier.  Take a look at this update video they did of him in April and you can already see the horse had lost a LOT of condition.

I’m so very tired of these asstards `failing forward’.  Once again, nothing is Michelle’s fault and, in fact, she is the great savior who tried to save Lazarus.  Let’s talk about that.  First they say this horse, originally aged at around 8 years old, was closer to 30.  That’s an arbitrary number that the 30% vet must have pulled out of her ass to try to cover it.  For those of you that are new to this blog the 30% vet is Charles Manson Michelle.  It’s pretty hard to mistake an 8 year old for a 30 year old when looking at teeth, but once again she blames the mysterious intern.  I think the intern must be the part of they mysterious `they’ that my grandmother used to mention, as in `they’ seem to be to blame for everything but nobody is ever quite sure who `they’ are.  If these horses were getting dental upon intake as she claims, they’d have known his real age.  Hell, if she knew anything at all she could would have known he was geriatric, but even then that is no excuse for his condition.  Old horses can hold their condition just fine if you know how to manage them and if you don’t, then you have no business buying them and calling it rescue.  Then we come to  the claim that only Manson can identify a horse that is losing condition and all this weight fell off him during the 10 days she was laying around in the hospital with a bruised ass ordering pie from room service.  Bullshit.  The pictures and update video clearly show he’s been losing condition for at least a few months and she’s the one that did that update video when he had clearly already lost a bunch of weight.  Then to blame it on a new herd with pecking order, what happened to watching a new horse in a herd and during feed to see how they are making out?  Hell, she doesn’t even have to get out of a golf cart to do that, just sit there and fucking LOOK at the horses.  She spent about a month not going near horses over the winter while she was vacationing in Hawaii on donated funds and holed up in her house.  She literally did not go near a horse for weeks and they didn’t report things falling apart.  God.  If she is the only one holding the rescue together and that can spot a problem all those horses are doomed.  Give me strength when they talk about Manson’s `uncanny ability to know everything about these horses’ but she only figured out about a month ago that the horse was much older than they thought.  What’s that make it?  About 7 or 8 months since he arrived before she figured that out?  Maybe she needs to cut back on the trips to El Cajon Blvd. because she’s not too quick on the uptake if that’s the case.  Wow.

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Yes, you are reading the above statements correctly.  They are claiming that Charles Manson Michelle does better intake exams than vets along with that 18 year old ass barnacle that is training to be Manson Jr.  That’s quite scary to me and then we see that even though they have always claimed that the $650 included intake and dental, that wasn’t the case.  Now we find out that they only get dental once a year so I guess if they don’t happen to come in during dental week they are shit out of luck until the next year if they make it through.  Remember that Saban’s mouth was a mess when Fice had his teeth done recently.  Then, with Michelle and her ass barnacle doing intakes, the vet probably is only seeing the ones she figures she can’t handle which we know from past experience won’t be very many.  Manson figures she can do staples, stitches, and whatever other procedure she happened to Google or read about that week.  We’ve already heard about her doing rectals and limb perfusions.  What next?  They’d like people to think that Lazarus is an isolated case.  Hmmm.  Let’s take a closer look at that…

 

Meet Ashford.  He was purchased at auction back in October of 2016.  He was still a stud and thought to be about 18yrs old.  As with nearly every male horse they acquire, he was gelded immediately.  By his intake pictures, he looked to be in good shape, but a little on the thin side.  As you can see, by the time he went to foster around the beginning of April, he was labelled as a failure to thrive and was rapidly losing condition.  You can see from his pictures above his coat was dull and he had already lost his top line.  However, with only 9 weeks of proper care he looked like a brand new horse almost ready to go in a show ring.  Let’s all hope he either stays with his foster or goes directly to a new home.  Still not convinced?

This is Buju.  The website says he is a 6 year old TB bought at auction on April 25th of this year.  He was purchased that day, but he was actually purchased directly from Misner’s lot to fill their quota that week.  Buju was a stud so on top of their regular $650 over purchase for `responsible rescue’, they charged the village idiots an additional $200 bringing the grand total for to bring him back to the feed lot ranch to suffer $1150.  As you can see, within only 2 weeks of getting there, he was well on his way to emaciation.  We’ve heard old horses don’t do well there, but Buju is young.  As the last picture shows, he rapidly gained weight and condition when he was sent to a foster that actually fed and cared for him.  We know from former fosters that HiCaliber never forward the `responsbile rescue’ money they collect with the horse when they go to foster or another rescue.  It wouldn’t appear that Buju ate much while he was there for less than a month so that $650 probably bought a lot of Chick Fil A.  Still need proof?

 

Meet Reckless.  She was bought at auction on January 31st of this year.  She was admittedly thin when they purchased her and was immediately put into a paddock with other thin horses.  Apparently the High Caliber version of the UC Davis refeeding protocol doesn’t include individual rations so it’s not surprising that not only did she not thrive at the feed lot ranch, she rapidly lost condition and apparently her hair.  By the time she showed up at foster, she was emaciated and covered in bald patches.  As you can tell from the last picture, there seemed to be no physical reason this mare was failing so poorly at HiCaliber.  She is rapidly gained weight, grew a healthy coat and thrived with her foster family.     I think these examples might shed some light why HiCaliber is so selective about their updates.

Well, if we, as haters, are doing anything right we’re shaming HiCaliber into more transparency than we normally see from them.  Word of the Appaloosas got out and they decided to do a video of two of them. I’m assuming they couldn’t control the other three enough to lead around yet.  It’s a bit hard to watch as they drag these two obviously crippled mares around so the 30% vet can assess them.  Protip for Charles Manson Michelle: When they are that crippled at a walk, there is no need to put them through the pain of trying to trot.  Also, when they are that fucking lame, stop short turning them and hurting them worse!  I swear these asswipes have not an empathetic bone in their bodies.  It drives me crazy every time I see them yank a sore horse around on their front end like that.  They did it to poor Taj in that minion video they subjected him to.  Anyhow, this little video of the mares caused them some grief as they initially posted it begging for donations.  Thanks to many of you, people quickly called them on their bullshit and asked about the 10k that was donated with these mares, resulting in a sneaky edit of the original post.  Thankfully, friends of this blog are quick with the screen caps.

As I mentioned, people were really quick to call them on their bullshit.  While they never came out and admitted to the dollar amount they received to take these horses, they also never denied the 10K that people kept mentioning.  Even more curious was the arrival of a double load of hay they claimed cost $8400 and would only last a week.  Maybe the 10k paid off some of their hay bill or something.  I have a feeling that those horses’s days are numbered anyhow.

 

As you can see, once they were caught in their deception of begging for even more money for these horses, they attempted to put the spin on it by saying they only posted them as a `representation’ of owner relinquishments they regularly get.  Umm, why not just post the actual relinquishments when they happen? Then they go on to say they have already taken in 24 relinquishments this year besides these 5. This number is staggering because I’ve also had people tell me that in the case of HiCaliber Wrangler (previous blog), the owner actually did try to relinquish him but was told to run him through the auction because he’ll pull at the heart strings and they’ll be able to bring in more money that way.   That likely isn’t an isolated incident.  We know about the three Paso mares that were never introduced and two were promptly shot in the head, with the third being packed off to Prancing Pony in declining health along with Lazarus.  That leaves 21 other horses unaccounted for.  In an earlier post I mentioned Romney Faye Baker saying on live feed that they get owner relinquishment horses they never post about.  WTF?  Where are these horses and what happened to them?  How is this transparent?  Red flags everywhere….So. Many. Red. Flags.

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So, now we get to the DNA situation.  When the whole Louisiana clusterfuck began and Manson was doing her media rounds, one of the main `hooks’ was the burned out tattoos and these poor broken racehorses discarded like trash.  Manson wrote essays and cried single tears for the camera telling us how she felt compelled to tell these horses’ stories and give them their identities back.  As most of you know, fairly early on in the game a vet, not hired by Thompson kill pen, was sent out to see that original group of horses and determined that no tattoos were burned off lips.  Certainly not many tattoos and, in fact, most horses didn’t have tattoos at all even thought they still refer to them as the OTTB 20 to this day.  There were maybe 2 horses that had extra ink injected into their lips to mask their tattoos, but they most certainly weren’t burned and the sores on their lips looked a lot like the sores horses can get when they eat foxtails.  We’ll never know because it’s not like HiCaliber kept us up to date on those lips and Satan Tara claimed the other two burned lips went to private homes.  Still, people wanted to know who these horses that HiCaliber raised so much money to buy were.  Before they even left the lot in Louisiana they claimed blood was pulled which many of us knew was a huge lie because the Jockey Club hasn’t done blood DNA for over 15 years.  They use hair.  So, the next we hear from them was that Manson hadn’t bothered to do it before her furlough in the hospital but was going to personally get right on it the very next day after somebody asked again.  Then we get to yesterday and she still hasn’t gotten off her ass and done anything towards finding out who these horses are.  It literally takes ONE phone call to get things moving with the Jockey Club.  They are extremely easy to deal with and they get these results back to you within 2 weeks usually.  It’s truly not a big deal.  You get your kit, you get them their hair samples and send it back.  Done.  Typical Manson to not own her part in things and point the finger elsewhere.  In this case, the Jockey Club.  Unfortunately for her, enough of us have dealt with them to know she’s lying yet again.  I guess telling their stories and giving them back their identities isn’t that important to her now that the media has moved on and this has turned into a complete shit show.

Now we can get to the next few months of financials from October and November 2014.  As you can see by the highlights, Charles Manson Michelle took yet another trip to El Cajon Blvd. and withdrew a shit ton of money from the business account at an ATM in two different transactions.  The rescue got to pay for a lot of food, coffee and even a bar tab.  They also got to pay to maintain and clean Michelle’s swimming pool and cremate her pet along with a whole bunch of different transactions at gas stations, some on the same day.  Maybe she’s gassing people up and getting them to give her cash or something.  The Hilton transaction was a down payment on a conference or something which could be considered a business expense if not for the fact that she claimed last year that she got her hotel stays given to her by villagers giving their points or something.  Remember, this is before her generous girlfriend, Bang Bang Becky came on the scene to spoil her.  Most of these transactions don’t look very businesslike to me.  It looks a lot like my debit transactions minus the sketchy cash advances, pool maintenance and love of fast food.  I do admit to being somewhat of a coffee whore though.

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I think that’s a good place to leave off for today.  I hope this post pisses a bunch of people off again.  I loved seeing more and more people speak out and ask questions on their Facebook page.  I realize that the die-hard village idiots are getting exceptionally nasty as they feel the truth seeping in.  I guess if I could sit one down I would ask them why they think it is that so many of us fight so hard against slaughter.  Believe it or not, it’s really not about what they do with a horse’s body after it dies for the most part.  That doesn’t really make a difference to the horse.  It’s all the things that happen leading up to that time that is inhumane and why we fight.  It’s the long rides cramped in trailers with no water or breaks.  It’s the standing around cramped into pens at feed lots  in the beating sun with no shade where they get kicked and driven off their feed if they aren’t strong enough.  It’s the lack of veterinary care  or real care at all and, finally, it’s the horrific end of getting shot in the head with it often missing it’s mark and the pain and horror that follows.  Doesn’t that sound a whole bunch like HiCaliber lately?  Think about it.

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I hate personal drama and usually avoid it at all costs.  However, as things head further south with HiCaliber, I swear some people have done lost their minds.  That’s why I have to start things off a bit differently today and address an `issue’ that has cropped up in the past few days.   It seems there is somebody that is running around either telling people she writes this blog or at least is allowing them to believe that.  What’s worse, I don’t even know much about these people other than what has been forwarded to me but from that I gather that when you’re trying to keep your name in the spotlight, you gotta do what you gotta do.  However, when you start threatening people and saying you’re putting them in your `crosshairs’ because they call you out on your shit, you’re probably going to end up in mine and that’s just not a fun place to be.  So let me be clear;  There is only one way to contact this blog and that is through the email address posted.  I do not phone people.  I do not initiate contact.  Email me and I’ll usually respond unless you’re fishing, in which case I ignore you.  I protect the identities of each and every contributor behind the scenes and I always will.  This blog has been around for years and I didn’t just dust it off on a whim with this HiCaliber stuff.  It was the result of months and months of info gathering and there is a group of people behind the scenes working very hard.  Should they ever wish to be acknowledged in public I will do so.  It was only after a lot of careful consideration that I even brought this blog back because it’s a lot of work and this kind of fuckery  always seems to start happening.  For some pair of assholes, and yes you are assholes, associated with another blog to try to insinuate you are connected to this blog in order to get a scoop or get people to talk to you is disgusting.  I have not put my own name on this blog for a few reasons.  The main one was always that I wanted the focus on the issues at hand and not myself.  I’m not all that interesting.  It also seems to make it easier for people to open up to me.   I have never nor will I ever threaten anybody for information.  I don’t threaten people, no matter how veiled, at all.  I also don’t rattle sabers and try to scare people straight.  I get facts, I report those facts. It’s that simple.  What anybody does with those facts is up to them, but there has been great discussion in the comment section.  There has only ever been one writer for this blog and there only ever will be.  Accept no substitutes.  Now, with that out of the way, let’s return to our regular scheduled hilarity and hijinks.  I think what I have today will be most enlightening. Enjoy!

The above group of horses are allegedly at HiCaliber right now.  They are an elderly stud and 4 mares who belonged to a lady that that ended up with Alzheimer’s.  From what I hear she loved them dearly and her daughters have looked after them for the past 8 years or so.  They have never left the properly and if they are broke to ride, it’s been many, many years since they have been.  I’m not going to go into personal details of the daughters, but I will say that these horses were offered to at least two other rescues before HiCaliber along with several thousand dollars to secure their care.  The daughters also offered several corral panels to whoever would take these horses.  Despite the large amount of cash involved, the other rescues turned these horses down because they felt it cruel to move them.  The horses, who are not young, were terrified when people tried to take them out of their pens and at least two of them are severely lame.  Lame enough that they felt transporting them would be cruel.  Both rescues felt it would be best to put them down and offered to assist with that.  Enter HiCaliber.  Obviously they have no problem drugging up horses to the point of staggering and stuffing them in a trailer when there is some cash to be had.  Even better that the village idiots don’t know about these horses so they can be disposed of in a hurry.  These horses have been there more than long enough for there to have been an intake or announcement, but just like the Paso Fino mares that they made disappear, it may never come.

 

I’m sure most of you recall our previous post about Saban.  He’s said to be a 3yr old TB that made the mistake of lunging at Charles Manson Michelle and showing his teeth about a month ago.  His punishment was getting sold to Andrew Fice for $1 so that he could have `his ass handed to him’.  At some point between the time he left HiCaliber and a few weeks ago Saban injured his head and became unable to eat due to pain.  Fice, claims to have consulted knowledgeable people, but we also know he considers Manson knowledgeable so make of that what you will.  He had his teeth done, including wolf teeth removal and still couldn’t figure out why the horse wouldn’t eat.  It turns out the horse was brewing a major abscess on his head so he was returned to HiCaliber to be treated.  As the pictures above will show you, this young gelding is now emaciated, there is no shunt in that abscess allowing it to drain properly with gravity and he still can’t eat even his mush apparently. His feet don’t appear to have seen a farrier for a very long time either.  We didn’t get much of an update on him because Manson is still somewhat afraid of him and would only crack his stall door enough to get her camera in.  This does not bode well for Saban and his treatment.

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I’m not sure how many of you caught this statement from Manson last week.  She was rather indignant that some people were gently asking for some accountability in how the donations were being spent so she went on a diatribe about how she chooses to spend HER money blah blah blah.  Soon after, we were treated to one partial invoice for Taj right after the had him put down, but other than that. these requests were only met with righteous indignation and/or the ban button.  Well, because you’ve all been such wonderful haterz, I have a little treat for you.  It’s extra sweet so you can’t have it all at once, but today we are going to feature some financial statements from the HiCaliber business account.  This would be the account Manson has unlimited access to at all times.  These financials are from 2014 and we’ll eventually get more current in the coming weeks, but we’ll start at the beginning of what I have so far.  Rather than post them all at once it’s always nice to have a little something to look forward to, right?

As I mentioned, this bank statement is from September 2014.  That would be before Bang Bang Becky was on the scene to be `super generous’ to Manson.  Bang Bang Becky didn’t park her boots under Manson’s bed until March of 2015.  What each of the debits/withdrawals are for are mostly marked in red.  You’ll see most of them are for personal expenses.  We’ll get to the highlighted parts in a bit.  I think it’s pretty clear from looking at these that the horses at HiCaliber eat a LOT of fast food.  They also need a LOT of cash withdrawals and they pay for children’s books and groceries.  At the start of the month, right around when rent might be due, there are some fairly large branch withdrawals .  If you notice near the bottom of the statements on September 29th, that is the deposit from a gofundme campaign.  I believe this is the account that many of the non-earmarked donations do go in, so it probably gives us a fairly clear picture of where the donations go or at least a clear picture as of September 2014.  Now, let’s move onto the highlighted bits.

 

I have to admit that I don’t know 100% WTH the highlighted expenses are.  They just kinda jumped out at me because it’s at least an hour away from Valley Center, depending on traffic, and it’s in the hood.  It is nowhere near where anything to do with horses might be, in fact it’s sketch town unless you’re looking for drugs or to fence something.  There were always fairly large ATM withdrawals when she went there and, in one case, a $400 branch withdrawal on the same day on top of the ATM withdrawals.  I put up an aerial and street view of the address, but they are current.  Back when these withdrawals were happening that was a C-Store.  I just thought it was interesting and I really look forward to the made up version of events in coming days.  Make of it what you will.  I’m sure the ambient conditions down there were what they were.

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Ok, so I went there.  My patience wears thin on a daily basis and I didn’t start out writing this post with as much as I usually have in reserve.  I know that we still have auction to recap, but I think I’m going to do that in another post.  I just didn’t have it in me to sit through listening to Romney Faye Baker shriek new names at these horses like they should already know that’s who they are and all her other loud and inane blather.  Add that to the fact that rather than simple Robyn, she had the Cannabis Queen, Maloree with her and I just couldn’t do it this evening.  I’m sorry.  I have lots of other stuff to share in coming days.  I hope we’ve settled all the confusion about who doesn’t write this blog and can move on from that at least.  I’m sure my inbox will be filled with abuse but that’s ok too.  I love screen capping that stuff, but other than that I’m not going to engage.  I just would prefer to keep this about the horses and not worry about what somebody else is doing.  We all have our own ways of going about things and that’s ok too.  Let’s all just stay in our own lane and do the next right thing.  BTW. I sincerely hope that a certain $200 bet is paid off in a timely manner 😉

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Here it is the weekend already.  It seems I just get started with one post and then the Manson family shits their pants and I have to change directions.  My draft file is a mess right now.  There has been a lot of doings at the feed lot ranch this week and I’m pretty sure most of it is going to piss people off. Some of this stuff is going to seem like old news, but sometimes one thing gets mentioned or posted and, all of a sudden, it jogs some memories and pieces get put together.  That’s a lot of what today’s post is going to be about. I strongly suggest a cocktail to wade through this mess with me.  It’s a bit of a mixed bag as far as posts go.  I would like to warn some people that at least one of the pictures that will be further down this post may be upsetting, but it kinda has to be done.  If you have delicate sensibilities, cover the pics with your hands as you scroll until you figure if you can deal or not.  I’ll warn you before you get to it.  So, without further ado let’s get this thing started.

The screen shots above might explain to our newer readers why I refer to Dana as `Cheech’.  That would be the same Dana that owns and operates Equine Connections LLC Horse Transportation.  Apparently she’s doing well enough that she just got a new 5 horse slant with living quarters to go with her 4 horse stock.   Note that the dates on this little text conversation are from two years ago.  That means at least two full years that Cheech has been hauling HiCaliber and other people’s horses with Charles Manson Michelle being fully aware she was basically a bong on wheels.  Two full years that Manson recommended her to other people to haul their horses knowing she was hopped up when she drove.  How many trips back and forth to Louisiana?  How many fosters, adoptions and auction horses has she hauled?  We know she only recently got her DOT#, so besides the fact she was buzzed off her ass, she wasn’t even legal until recently.  Awesome! I understand loyalty and I understand wanting to help out a friend if that’s what they are, but to put those animals and other people’s animals at risk with an altered driver behind the wheel is totally messed up.  The official reaction to this will either be to throw Cheech under the bus, maybe a defiant post or they’ll ignore it and cover Cheech’s ass like they have before.  It certainly  explains some of the mysterious hauling injuries they have glossed over in the past.

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I’m sure most of you have seen this post where Manson threatens to kill some horses.  Once again, she owns no part in any of their issues or tells the entire story.  That’s why I posted the screen shot from Chi’s previous adoptive family as well.  I think it shows that not only is it not the fault of the horses that they are becoming problematic but, at least in Chi’s case, they were set up to fail.  Adopting out a horse and telling somebody she will grow is kinda shitty when you know what their expectations are.  Was it deliberate?  I can’t say.  It was either a deliberate lie banking on the kid falling in love, which she did, or Manson’s ability to age a horse via their teeth is about on par with her vet skills.  Take your pick.  It might be a bit of both.  As of this writing people are scrambling around offering up suggestions, including  sending them to Fice, and offering to take these horses.  I’m sure that was the goal all along.  If we know one thing about Manson, it’s that she doesn’t usually tell people before she’s going to shoot one in the face.  In fact,  she often never mentions it at all to the village.  She straight up threatened these two knowing it would motivate people to get them out of there.  Hopefully, it works.  I’m always happy see a horse rescued out of that particular situation.
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Sereen is a mare that HiCaliber purchased last June.  They never really did much for updates on her before this February when they announced she was pregnant.  Now, if you do the math, she was either just pregnant when they bought her or she got knocked up on the property, which wouldn’t surprise me either.  The point of this is that here we are a year later and finally somebody remembers this mare enough to ask after the foal.  I’m not sure they were doing foal checks to help her deliver that premature foal nor do I know why she went from being up for adoption as a riding horse to a pasture puff.  What has happened to this horse between February and now that she is no longer considered suitable for riding?  This case of the missing foal is by no means unique and the next bit may be somewhat upsetting, so cover the pics and scroll on by if you’re not into it.  We have to jump in our time machine and go back a few years to when there were a pair of horses called Salma and Kat, aka Kasatka, at HiCaliber.

 

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Ok, this part is going to maybe be a bit confusing as it all went down at the old ranch almost 4 years ago.  Both these mares showed up around the same time at HiCaliber and shared a pen.  The age of Kat was reported as 3, then as 5 and maybe 18mths.  We already know that Manson Michelle isn’t all that great at aging horses and her story on Kat changed, so let’s just say she was a young mare.  Notice that the write-up about Kat on their website talks about her losing a foal and how sad the horse was and how sad the people were.  It’s a very touching story.  What actually happened was that Manson had the vet attempt to abort the foal because they thought she was too young to carry one.  They usually do this with an injection which was apparently the case with Kat but, as you can see in the text above, it didn’t take.  Reportedly, Manson had the vet come out and try again to abort the mare and the result was that Manson told everybody that she found the fetus in the pen with the mares after the second attempt and considered it a successful abortion.  Flash forward a few months and Kat is in a pen by herself.  This is when somebody other than Manson came across the fetus pictured above in her pen.  It could have belonged to no other horse.  That means a few different things.  It means that a few months prior, when Kat was thought to have aborted her fetus on demand, that there was never any follow-up veterinary care nor was she flushed as should have been done.  It also means the fetus that Michelle claims to have found was likely Salma’s and she obviously didn’t get any veterinary care either.  I’ve been told that Salma’s miscarriage was around a time that there were several miscarriages going on with a certain batch of mares.  Manson has told a few different stories about Kat’s fetus and since it’s a few years after the fact, we’ll probably never get a straight story from her now.  What we know without a doubt is there was at least one fetus and that at least one of the stories that was told to people was a lie.  The happy news is that Kat has since found a home and Salma now belongs to Cheech.  I’m sure a little contact THC goes a long ways towards keeping her happy.

 

The horse above was HiCaliber Wrangler.  I can’t actually find too many details of his arrival at HiCaliber.  That is often the case with HiCaliber horses that are no longer with us.  They are immediately removed from their web page and never spoken of again.  We do know that Wrangler was at HiCaliber last year and feeling sound enough to haul Charles Manson Michelle’s spandexed ass around the barn area as she begged for money.  This was the day before he had surgery to remove cancer from his manhood which took place in the beginning of September 2016.  Aside from his recheck a few weeks later and the odd casual mention, we didn’t really hear much about Wrangler again. We do know his surgery was more extensive than they originally thought and they ended up sinking a couple thousand into him.  Remember, this was a horse sound enough to be hauling Manson around the day before his surgery.  By the end of December, Wrangler was expunged from the website and never mentioned again.  What actually happened is that he was shot in the face at some point during December, probably before Manson headed off to Hawaii on the donor dollar along with fellow board member Kat Tarnowski.  What was noted by volunteers was that Wrangler was extremely lame and in a lot of pain at the end and Dr. Spini was unable to figure out why or pinpoint the source.  What finally came out with some digging, is that during the heavy rains, Wrangler was in one of those tiny pens/stalls in the training area and he slipped, fell and was unable to get up.  This was not an old or unsound horse, so I can only imagine the conditions.  From that point on, he was in a lot of pain and never improved.  Naturally, none of the village idiots ever think to ask whatever became of him, so he passed without so much as a mention.  RIP Wrangler.

 

I’ve noticed that ever since the Louisiana clusterfuck, HiCaliber has been very selective about which of those horses they update people on and what they show.  We’ve all seen the healthier ones eating their grain at the hitching rail for the cameras and the village idiots high five each other and then return to jonesing for the next auction or drama.  It’s pretty rare they ask after specific horses from that mess and even I couldn’t tell you who they all were since some were whisked off to other homes almost immediately.  Firetyme was on the original load out of Louisiana so he’s been at HiCaliber about a month.  He was in pretty bad need of some groceries when he arrived as evident in the intake photo above.  However, as of 2 days ago, he has lost even more weight and is basically a hide covered skeleton.  Manson likes to brag that she follows the UC Davis refeeding protocol but that fact is they don’t.  You cannot follow it when you are group feeding and also throwing feed at them twice a day is not part of the protocol.  They should have several small meals throughout the day.  They should have their feed tubs cleaned out and fresh at every feeding as soaked feed can and will go rancid in a hurry in hot weather.  None of this has been done and it’s still not being done.  Firetyme is up in the barn now getting a mush diet, but it’s likely too little, too late.  I haven’t heard whether a real vet has done any actual diagnostics on him or if he’s even had blood pulled for anything other than Manson’s stupid SAA machine.  Calling animal control in does no good because not only is board member Kat an AC officer, but HiCaliber is supposed to be a rescue so they’ll just say he came like that.  I can’t express how disgusted I am with the condition of this animal.  He is suffering.  He’s been suffering and starving to death, for whatever reason, at least since he got to California.  How do people walk by this horse every day and not see this?
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From Nov/16 to Feb/17

 

While most of you are sitting there fuming about dead horses, missing horses and all manner of treachery out of this hell hole, I thought this was an interesting find.  Back in November Charles Manson Michelle was asking around about dental implants because it seemed she didn’t like her grill.  I’m not sure how many of the readers here have had cosmetic dental work, but I can assure you it isn’t cheap.  Even if you slip across the border to Mexico, it’s still expensive.  It would be especially expensive for somebody that claims to have no income and living off the generosity of her girlfriend.  Let’s face it, Bang Bang Becky is a fire captain not a captain of industry so I have real doubts she is funding the BMW, the eyebrows that never stop migrating around on Manson’s forehead and all the other needless shit she has done on a weekly basis along with keeping food on the table and two other vehicles and trailers running.  That’s not even to mention the herd of horses they have between the pair of them.  What does this have to do with the horses and the rescue?  EVERYTHING.  While horses are starving, dying and under threat of getting shot because they can’t afford the training, this is what is going on.  While they beg and manipulate their villagers into giving up their lunch money, they aren’t giving a single fucking dime.  Then we find out she keeps a cash donation box at the house, while whining about people bothering her, and regularly dips from it.  That’s where the $20 `suggested donation’ to tour that shit pile goes to.  Is that ever entered into their books or account for?  Probably not.  Think about it.

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I have a LOT more stuff to share, but I think this probably enough to deal with for one day.  The horse above is one I couldn’t find any other information on.  He too has been erased from all things HiCaliber as far as I could find.  Just another poor soul that had his life ended standing in a shit filled pen at HiCaliber.  I’m really not sure how this qualifies as rescue.   Really, as far as the horses are concerned, it’s not a whole bunch different from slaughter.  They are hauled in to stand in tiny pens with food thrown at them, maybe their water tubs will get filled and cleaned and maybe they won’t on any given day.  After doing that for months on end, many of them get a bullet in the face that may or may not find it’s mark on the first try. Meanwhile, HiCaliber never posts a single invoice, rarely a vet report or xray and the village idiots just eat it up as the assembly line of carnage keeps turning.   It was only a few days ago we were treated to a pair of woe is me posts from Manson and Romney Faye Baker begging for kindness and reminding us, yet again, that Manson had broken her back and Romney was grieving.  In other words, stop questioning them on their shit and turn a blind eye.  Fall back into line, village idiots!  Little Margaret came home from the clinic and aside from a picture of her, no real medical update because Manson is resting up for her big drunken fundraiser with the Bonsall Rotary on Saturday. They even photo shopped a poster to make it seem that the fund raiser is all about them. It’s not, it benefits other charities too.  Meanwhile they brought in 5 new nameless horses today.  Four mares and a stud, which also meant that the three they bought on Tuesday are already out of QT and the new stud never was in QT.  Will they ever tell people about them?  Who knows?  Romney Faye already told us that they don’t always announce owner relinquished horses if that’s what these even are.  Much easier to make the disappear that way.  I’m obviously not alone in feeling like things are coming to a head.  I’m going to sign off with a screen cap of a post made back in April.  Rats off a sinking ship and all that….
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Here we go with another lengthy and exciting edition of Tissue Tuesday combined with WTF Wednesday courtesy of the nation’s largest shadiest horse rescue.  I know it’s been a few days since the last post, but I was trying really hard to take some sort of high road and not nitpick every little thing.  You know, keep the focus on the horses and not the fact that Charles Manson Michelle, not only arose from her sick-bed and learned to not only wipe her ass and walk again in record time but also go from weepy and contrite to profane and defiant in the blink of an eye.  Unfortunately, I don’t have much of a head for heights so I have to come down off the high road every so often if only to keep my sanity.  We have so much to cover today.  We have donkey drama, we have auction fuckery, we have general shittiness and we have updates on the latest Louisiana clusterfuck.  So let’s get going and see if I can help make some sense of the past few days.

 

 

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If there is one thing I think we can all agree on it’s that these HiCaliber bitches are wordy AF.  I know that may be the pot calling the kettle black as these posts get longer and longer, but there is always just so much crap to cover so it’s not me, it’s them.  Anyhow, the screen shots posted above are a pretty good jumping off point for the past few days.  After Charles Manson Michelle’s tearful live feed from her bed at home, we were graced with this follow-up dissertation posted up on Saturday evening to remind us that she had `broken’ her back and some other happy bullshit about her rescue turning into a tabloid or something.  I’m not even sure what the point of all of it was other than she was briefly trying to seem like less of a bitch and she wanted somebody to send her a new laptop.  Those two things may or may not be unrelated.  You can read it or not, but it’s up there for posterity.   Strangely, as self-pitying as it was when she whined about being on bed rest, it was followed up 3 hours later with the minion video of her swaying around, jacking off a unicorn horn and having a grand old time while they drug the extremely lame and sore footed horse, Taj, around on the road as they begged for $1000 because apparently their vets can’t figure out that he’s got sore feet without hauling him into the clinic or something.  Surprisingly, people started to comment and question how she was able to be swaying around like she was and obviously feeling no pain, when only 3 hours earlier she was talking about being on bed rest and all the pain she was in.  The `official’ answer was that the post was actually 3 days old.  I’m not sure why she felt the need to not post it when it was actually written unless they keep a bunch of posts stockpiled to get out in a hurry when village idiots show signs of independent thought and need instant redirection.  To further prove that she `broke her back in two places’, she posted up her discharge papers  from the mental institution hospital but only parts of them because it might have been inconvenient had she posted up the part that probably said she could actually get off her ass and do something.  To be fair, the doctor probably didn’t realize that she didn’t really do that before she bruised her ass so it’s not likely to happen now.  We were all also treated to a few select updates on some of the Louisiana horses although no word on why poor Firetyme had to be moved back to the barn and why Sully, who has yet to gain a pound, was unceremoniously evicted from the barn to go stand in the hot sun with no shade from now on.  These are questions that the village idiots won’t think to ask or are afraid to, but we’ll get to the reason why in a bit.  Charles Manson Michelle capped off her weekend cavorting by the pool with some of the HiCaliber insiders while they all got drunk and discussed inappropriate topics in front of children as the village begged for updates on Margaret the Donkey.  Charles Manson Michelle was still wearing her hospital bracelet even though it had been about 6 days since she was discharged.  Maybe it’s a fashion statement or something. *cough*histrionic*cough*

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Margaret is the little donkey they bought at auction last week.  She was very sick and although Romney Faye Baker aged her as `ancient’ it turned out she was actually only about six and had a belly full of sand.  You may recall that they made her endure an extremely long haul back to SLREH as they hit refresh on their paypal account to see if the village would give them enough money to actually get her treated rather than take her back to the feed lot ranch for the inept `medical team’ to have their way with her.   Thankfully, as they often do, the village idiots gave up their lunch money and Margaret got to go get proper veterinary care.  Lucky Margaret.  Seriously.  She’s had a bad week and there has been a lot of money raised in her name.  It’s all gotten somewhat confusing as posts and feeds get deleted.  She was doing better, she was doing worse, she needs a scope, no she’s pooping it’s all good so they’ll just shuffle those funds elsewhere, oops, she’s crashing again better send more money.  The last word was a vague mention that she’s not doing well again and the bill is more than they have raised.  Brace yourselves for the tearful fundraising posts soon.  I think we can all agree that Margaret is hella adorable and really tugs at the heart-strings.  She’s exactly the kind of animal people rightfully get really invested in so, it was only understandable that they village grew restless when there were no updates as the Manson family partied by the pool and talked dirty in front of children.  Some of them got upset enough to call SLREH allegedly and some just outright voiced their displeasure. The nerve!!! I personally would like to thank those people because it led to yet another meltdown from Charles Michelle, that was not only disturbing due to her being seemingly hopped up on pain meds while driving her child home, but also because of the extremely bad timing it was to curse out the village right before Tissue Tuesday.

That’s just a small clip as she was getting into her rant.  It was pretty glorious and profanity laced as always as she ranted on about putting the oxygen mask on her face first and referring to Margaret as a `thing’.  Still, it was amusing to see her mention being hands free when her phone was clearly visible in her hand in the reflection in her Wal-Mart shades. It’s not like Manson and the truth are even on a first name basis, so that particular lie wasn’t all that surprising.  She went on to whine about working 17 hours or something getting updates.  I’m not sure how that took so long when she likely didn’t even have to get her ass out of the golf cart to do them and that heifer hasn’t spent 17 hours outside in one stretch in her life.  Still the funniest part of all of it is her ranting that she is `not your bitch’ to the village when, oh yes, she very much is.  Those are the people who put the food on her table, pay for her $5 coffees by giving up their own.  They pay her rent and pretty much fund her lifestyle.  She is very much their bitch so when they say `hop to’, she better get off her ass and get them their updates.  I’m not sure if she got her knuckles rapped by Romney Faye Baker or if they have an agreement that Tuesday is Romney Faye’s day, but Manson Michelle laid low and allowed her to take center stage and dazzle us with her ignorance for Tissue Tuesday.

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HiCaliber Posh

As everybody is aware of by now, on Tuesdays Romney Faye Baker cries for the camera and attempts to buy any and all horses that show up at the Ontario auction.  She goops on as much eyeliner and mascara as she possibly can for the off-chance she actually manages to squeeze out a tear.  Today was no different other than the fact that they are either experiencing donor fatigue or people are getting sick and tired of their crap.  As a result,  funds were lower than normal so they couldn’t buy every single horse that showed up, which meant they were going to have to triage.  For some reason the blind in one eye gelding did not make the cut in favor of a `sexy’ mare and another with `soft eyes’.  HiCaliber Posh came late to auction and I really don’t know WTF was supposed to be wrong enough with her to warrant being bought by HiCaliber, but purchased she was.  Dr. Romney Faye Baker was in rare form diagnosing a lot of stuff today and Posh got diagnosed as a foundered horse because Bubba Misner aka Voldy Jr said so.  Apparently, she had the rings on her feet, which may have meant there was an issue at some point, but she was certainly walking fairly spritely to the trailer today.  That doesn’t mean she was sound because Robyn was there with her little bag of drugs that they seem to give each and every horse they buy so who really knows what she’s going to be like come morning?  Still, I’m pretty sure Romney Faye doesn’t understand that those rings take a bit longer to show up than a bruise does and basically indicate a past problem more than a current one, but she proudly told us she is learning to recognize what founder looks like  Ok then…

 

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The next horse rescued was Cammy.  Cammy had some marks on her face from a halter rubbing on it recently which caused Romney Faye to make a dramatic post and try to stir up some outrage.  Apparently having a little hair rubbed off is far more offensive to them than having an actual hole rubbed in their face from a fly mask like what happened to Moxie back at the ranch (HiCaliber Moxie ).  That is pretty much the only reason they gave for saving her.  She appears to be very sound and very well-built and no, her eyes weren’t bleeding.  In fact, Misner wanted her bad enough he offered to trade the two TBs he bought for just her, which Romney Faye had to refuse because she didn’t feel they could raise the additional money over and above or whatever. That was the official line  The unofficial one may be that Cammy is just the sort of horse that Charles Manson Michelle likes to scoop for herself once she is vetted and has her feet done.  When they loaded his mare onto the trailer, Dr. Romney Faye Baker showed off her vast knowledge of horses by diagnosing a `lump or hematoma’ on the mare’s chest and then excitedly pointing to an old and very minor shoe boil on her elbow.  I can’t make this stuff up.  She also further showed off her knowledge by asking somebody if it was probably too far forward to be a hernia.

 

The third horse they brought home today almost didn’t get brought home.  It was the gray mare pictured above who Bubba Misner had brought to auction.  He’s getting so ballsy, he doesn’t even bother running horses through the auction lately.  He just shows up and knows that HiCaliber is going to give him way more than the horses would get in the ring so he leaves them in the trailer and tells them to go fetch.  He didn’t even bother to unload this one and told Romney Faye he wanted $300 for her.  Of course that meant the cost to the village idiots was going to be $950 and they just weren’t hitting that donate button fast enough, so they decided to take us on a visual tour of her tumors.  She did have a lumpy neck, but the tail tumor looks to be a pretty easy removal.  I also learned from Romney Faye and some village idiots that her tail had recently been braided so that means somebody loved her recently.  Who knew that a naturally wavy tail means extra love?  Romney Faye Baker also attempted to age her by looking at her teeth and the verdict was `big teeth’.  Even after the tumor tour, the village still hadn’t come up with enough so they put a clock on it for a last-ditch fundraising drive.  They gave them 30 minutes and they didn’t come through due to the Sweet William drama going on at the same time, so Bubba took his horse, that he can’t ship slaughter anyhow, home knowing that would motivate the last few hundred dollars out of the village idiots.  Since his daddy’s property almost backs onto the auction property, that’s about a 5 minute trip so fairly easy for Cheech to swing by and scoop her on the way home.

 

 

For whatever reason, we were not treated to a Romney Faye Baker live feed from the chutes today.  This was odd because there were quite a number of horses there, including the one that was blind in one eye and no word really on why the others didn’t make the cut other than they didn’t have much money today.  So, before they could bring out the two they did purchase for their freedom walk, this poor little pony materialized in Cheech Dana’s trailer and some drama ensued.  To be fair, the poor little guy was in really bad shape and the pictures don’t really show how bad he was. His legs were pretty deformed and probably were that way all his life.  He was blind in one eye and could hardly see out the other, if at all.  This caused Dr. Romney Faye to diagnose him as neurological as he tried to move his head so he could figure out who all these strange people swarming him were.  I’m actually still angry about the whole situation.  Once again, the HiCaliber brain trust decided to protect the sonofabitch responsible and were extremely vague on details.  They said somebody’s `friend’ gave`this guy’ the pony and he brought it to auction to give to them.  Romney Faye made a big show of not demanding funds in advance before accepting him because they were a `real rescue’ and they couldn’t turn their back on a horse in need.  Golf claps all around.  We never found out how he got into Cheech’s trailer but we were treated to the sight of them lifting him up and transferring him into a volunteer’s trailer to be whisked away to Norco Equine to be put to sleep. That was only after Romney Faye and her resident geniuses stood around for a few minutes taking selfies with him and discussing whether or not the should wrestle him into laying down on the trailer.  Thankfully somebody had enough common sense to realize that was a really shitty idea.   I’m not sure why they couldn’t have called a vet and had him put down right there at the auction market in the trailer.  He was pretty tiny and was nothing for a few men to lift, but as is always the case with the HiCaliber crowd, human convenience trumps animal comfort.  Rest In Peace, Sweet William.

 


Meanwhile, as all this was going down, one of the Louisiana horses had been standing on Cheech’s trailer ALL DAY LONG in the heat.  This was not revealed until poor Sweet William was hauled off to meet his maker.  The sadness of his life and situation were immediately forgotten as Romney Faye Baker turned her attention to her freedom walk and out came Blaze from the front of Cheech’s Trailer.  No sign of a water bucket or anything and the temperature in Ontario was between 86 and 90 degrees today, so you know that had to suck for the poor thing. I’d like to see any of them go stand in a metal box in that heat with no water all day.   Blaze was private purchase from the original OTTB20 load and for some reason that means that quarantine doesn’t need to be completed since it hasn’t been 30 days since any of those horses hit town.  Whatever.  Blaze jumped off Cheech’s rig and right back onto another without even so much as a pause to drink and was taken away to spread his disease and feed lot funk to parts unknown.  Happy trails, Blaze!

 

So, after the drama of Sweet William was handled and Blaze was dispatched to God knows where, HiCaliber raised the last bit of money needed to go pick up the gray mare at Misner’s house.  We weren’t treated to their joyous reunion but he likely didn’t even bother to unload her from his own trailer before they arrived to collect her.   The three new purchases were then whisked 2 hours back to the feed lot ranch where they were not met by Manson and the death squad medical team.  Instead, they were marched through the barn area and pens to their own shit filled pen they will call home until they are either shot in the face or moved into even smaller pens as they are warehoused with the rest of the hoard herd  My main reason for the above pics, aside from the shit filled pen one, was to show a trailer that came up the drive during the intake photo shoot.

 

 

The likely occupant of that trailer was Saban.  As mentioned in the previous post, Saban was sold to Andrew Fice for $1 a few weeks ago after he had the audacity to show his teeth to Charles Manson Michelle.  As shown in the videos that were posted, Saban was having problems eating and has been dropping weight.  Now, as useless as I think Fice is, it turns out he is marginally less useless than the 30% vet aka Charles Manson Michelle.  At least he realized that the horse needed to be seen by an actual vet that went to school and everything rather than one that read a book once even if he did wait far too long.  What people should know about the above post is that Fice didn’t write it.  He is functionally illiterate so this had to have been pulled together by somebody else.  I’m not sure if that was a HiCaliber connection or one of his own but it really doesn’t matter other than that they blame the horse for having a `self inflicted’ wound on his head that had been present before he was sold to Fice.   Because Manson pretty much considers herself a vet, it’s not likely Saban saw an actual vet and, as it evident by the post, is a mess was the result.  Kinda like Shara’s limb perfusion for something that I hear started out as scratches and resulted in her dead with her legs chopped off for `teaching’  had started out as a mess that Manson treated herself.  I’m not even going to begin to get into all the ways Saban has been failed along the way from having a draining wound sealed off so that it bastardizes, to waiting far too long to get him any help. While we’re at it, let’s think about how a HiCaliber horse that is alleged to be only 3 years old needed his wolf teeth pulled and a float when they claim that all their intakes get dental work right away.  Did anybody think that maybe there was a reason when he suddenly turned aggressive on them weeks ago? There is no recent pic of him to show what kind of shape he is in now and I’m sure it’s not good.  The end result, as of this writing, is Saban is back at HiCaliber standing in stall D getting fed the mush mix that isn’t going to help when he can’t eat and probably getting experimented on by Manson and the death squad medical team.  I fear for the horse because having bitten Manson before, he’s already on thin ice and being an adoption fail probably makes matters worse.  I hope people ask after him a lot and hold HiCaliber accountable.

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I wish I could say we were all done for today, but we still have the Louisiana clusterfuck to get through.  I have to admit that I haven’t followed this mess as closely as most people.  Part of the reason was because I’m sick to death of the whole HiCaliber/ Thompson/Double S romance and they have all kinda morphed into one hateful entity in my mind.  However, if you recall there was 17 mares and foals plus an additional orphan foal that were bought by Doughboy Jacob in Texas about 10 days ago or so on the Friday before last.  Somehow in the midst of networking, these mares and foals became well-bred cutting horses from an estate and 16 or more minis got added into the mix.  The 17 mare/foal pairs also became 18 and as of today, 19.  I lost my scorecard of lies that were told, but the bottom line was HiCaliber raised $3000 to get them a stay of execution for a week and to bring them back to Louisiana where they were to be held until either sold or shipped to slaughter.  All this was basically sight unseen as there were never actual pictures taken of them but just stills from a grainy video that Doughboy took.  What was clear was that these horses never actually got back to the Thompson lot but instead were sent to Doughboy’s  Uncle `Ricky’, who may or may not also be his first cousin and half-brother as well as his own grandpa.   Satan Tara basically washed her hands of them and HiCaliber kept saying they were not raising funds but only `networking’ them.   Somehow nearly all of them were purchased by the deadline except for one last pair, which resulted in Romney Faye Baker violating us all with yet another live feed after the auction fuckery earlier in the day.  This one was particularly gross as she once again reclined on her sofa, while breathing heavy and stroking her dog like Dr. Evil as she spun out her lies.  That was not before she had to inform us that her creepy fiancée, Dumbass Darrell, was rubbing her legs just out of camera range.  GROSS.  I just want to say there is a reason that regular people do not make porn and that’s because nobody wants to see that.  That means we do not care to have those images burned upon our mind’s eye either.  Just yuck.  Her usual huffing and puffing and ummm, ummmm, umm, took on a new level of disturbing after that revelation.  Nasty.  Anyhow, with the auction purchases out of the way, Romney Faye turned what could have been a ten minute video into yet another hour of our lives wasted as she expounded on slaughter and that yes, mares and foals ship and other high pressure tactics that are based on lies.  She even got her no list celeb fiancee to do a video featuring a Thompson Feed Lot hat, because repping for a wannbe kill buyer when raising funds for a rescue is always appropriate.  He was actually begging Doughboy for an extension on the last pair which, of course, was granted.  At some point during one of the live feeds today, she also announced that Baker Ranch had managed to get all the minis purchased too.  Always sad to see what seemed like a decent rescue go to the dark side, but they are now dead to me.  I think that makes 50 or more horses that HiCaliber is about to get kickbacks from.  Not sure about you, but that’s a lot of eyelashes and fireball.  They still have one more pair to raise money for and according to Romney Faye, this one is actually halter broke and a running QH.  Her picture is above and she is actually on the Thompson lot because she was not part of the original Texas bunch.  I think that concludes this latest chapter in the Louisiana clusterfuck because you know there ain’t no way they’re going to leave one mare and foal behind.

 

 

I thought should share this gem of a post from SatanTara from last year for those that haven’t already seen it.  She must have had a momentary episode of honesty because she pretty much covers all the things that we know about the actual slaughter pipeline that she now disputes.  It also pretty much contradicts every single thing Romney Faye Baker and the HiCaliber contingent keep telling everybody about slaughter in order to play on their sympathies.  Read the above post and then read it again.  Commit it to memory and refer back to it every single time those asshats try to tell you that minis, foals and skinnies are on their way to slaughter.  Think of that every time they allow Misner to buy a young healthy horse because he’s going to flip it to a private buyer.  Yup, flip it all the way to Mexico knowing him.

 

As I get ready to wrap this thing up, there has been a new update on Margaret.  She’s still struggling along in the clinic and I think we can all be grateful that at least she is in the clinic as she’d likely be under a tarp at HiCaliber long before now otherwise. Thanks to the village for not letting her drop off the radar.  I also want to thank the people who continue to come forward and tell their stories whether in the comment section of privately.  I’ve got so much more stuff to share at the appropriate time so please don’t think that just because I haven’t used something yet, that I have ignored it.  I appreciate all the emails and messages.  Keep them coming!  As more people wise up to the situation at HiCaliber the responsibility increases and these posts take a bit more time.  I’m not here to tell anybody what to do or how to handle the situation.  You are all doing a great job of it in the comment section by sharing links and ideas.  I’m just here to pass on information and serve it up in a way that is marginally less dry than a popcorn fart.  For now we’ll just keep fighting the good fight and hopefully save some horses.  Don’t forget to take the time to hug your own if you have one while you’re at it…Until next time peeps!

 

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