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I guess I’ve been slacking this past week without even realizing it.  Feels like only yesterday I put up a post, but it wasn’t.  My bad.  Time flies when you’re busy doing other things and all that.  It certainly wasn’t because the HiCalibrites took the week off from being jackholes.  I only wish… The horses wish.  Sadly, that was not the case, so I bring to you yet another mixed bag of recaps and a little peek behind the iron curtain of their private bat cave, because it’s always fun.  In fact, let’s kick off with this little clip from a private live feed Romney Faye Baker did from Manson’s hospital room last month.  It was mostly to rally the troops and strategize how to deal with all this negative attention, but this tiny outtake really puts the rest of what we need to talk about today into context.

If there is one thing to take away from this, I think it’s the order that Romney Faye prioritizes things.  As most of us have always known, it’s not a horse first situation.  Like she said, it’s about pissing people off and getting noticed and getting that money.  The fact that this was shortly after the Louisiana shit show when they were all still in some shock about how badly that blew back in their face is even more interesting.  As Romney Faye says, they’re always looking for the next big thing to grab attention and if a few horses managed to get saved, that’s good too, but it certainly wasn’t her main concern.  I could post the entire hour or so of them going back and forth and strategizing while they gobble pie and order more from room service, and maybe I will at some point, but this clip pretty much sums it all up as far as motivations.

Tuesday’s auction was a bit more confusing than normal as the grifting kicked into high gear.  Since the Texas boogie man didn’t motivate people to dig deep, Romney Faye brought out the old tried and true `bonded pair’ angle to tug at the heart-strings.  It usually works since may of the village idiots think horses are like lovebirds.  At least one of them also thinks all sorrel horses are related to Colonel Freckles for some reason as well.  All that aside, and the reason for all the screen shots with highlighted time stamps is the biggest lie of all that day.  What Romney Faye and the HiCaliber brain trust didn’t take into account was that people know how to pick up the phone and that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday.  A quick call to the auction was made at 11:15 AM to inquire about when the horses would be running through only to be told they already had.  This might explain why they didn’t go live from the chutes like they often do, instead they left it up to the online volunteers to lie for them and keep those donations rolling.  Keep people thinking there was still a shot to buy the `bonded pair’ even though the gray was likely already back at Misner’s.  This went on until nearly 2PM when they finally came online with their `results’ and that’s when the grifting started.

Originally, HiCaliber bought 3 horses for themselves with some others, including an emaciated gray mare going to private buyers allegedly.  I can’t say that with any certainty because we normally don’t hear about the PB horses again and I often wonder if they exist at all or, in cases like the gray mare, it’s just a spin to ward off any backlash for buying healthy horses over ones that really do need rescue.  The larger gray gelding went to Misner and as you can see on the above screen shots, his price changes quite a bit depending on who is telling the story.   Originally they say that Misner purchased him for $200, but a few hours later wanted $1100 for him.  Then they had poor Thomas who they claim came late to the party, but miracle of miracles, a private buyer took a horse off their hands so they could make Thomas, who is likely going to be shot within the week, the most expensive purchase of the day at $500.  Still with all the back and forths with the private buyers, it seemed like they had raised money over and above what was needed and a villager had a moment of clarity that lasted long enough for them to ask if the surplus funds could be held over for next week.  This was met with some stammering, stuttering, huffing and puffing by Romney Faye Baker as she explained that Thomas cost the same as the first two they had raised money from and although he may not need twice the responsible rescue funds he was going to blow through it fast and then she started talking super fast and throwing out numbers and contradicting herself.  Then, just when it looked like people may not be believing this line of crap, she said that somebody had just backed out of a private buyer.  So convenient!  There would be no more surplus talk!  Unfortunately, Romney Faye had Dumbass Darrell’s, who will now be known as Suitcase Darrell since he moves in and out so often, granddaughter with her and she piped up and suggested they just sell the `paint’ who was the PB horse to Misner like it was the most natural thing in the world.  Like maybe that’s something she’s seen or heard before.  When one of the villagers pointed it out, she was on the receiving end of a rare f-bomb rant from Romney Faye.  Awesome!  At the end of the day, they filled their quota and brought home three horses and found a new private buyer for the paint.  That happened after live feeds, so there would be no more questions about surplus funds being carried over.

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Coming as no surprise to anybody other than the village idiots, the gray horse became available a few days later because he was too much for whichever buyer Misner allegedly got him for.  I’m a bit squinty eyed about this because Misner has lots of buyers and he also still ships to slaughter.  He doesn’t care which way they go, but the horse he paid $200 for on Tuesday but wanted $1100 for that evening, was worth $600 by Thursday and that’s not counting the over and above HiCal always collects.  The timing of this was interesting in that Manson, Romney Faye and the third wheel Robyn were having a little Vegas get away.  They claimed it was super secret rescue business, so that means it was donor dollar funded and, wouldn’t you know it, their meeting got cancelled so they had to stay overnight and have it the next morning.  Naturally the horse was saved and named after Rene’s recently deceased horse and we were all treated to a live feed of Manson lolling around on the backseat of the vehicle talking about scat on the drive home.

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Now we’re moving on to the drama portion of today’s post and, for once, it’s not originating out of HiCaliber.  Before everybody thinks `Wow, Shedrow just outed herself by not blanking her name in the screenshots’, that’s not the case. Simmer down.  My name isn’t Jennifer, although there is a Jennifer that keeps getting blamed for my shit and was kind enough to forward this temper tantrum from The Bell’s BFF Tony Pasterfuck.  You know, I really try to ignore these people, but Tony just can’t seem to help himself from throwing his skirt over his head and running around with his mangina hanging out to get attention. They have their little revenge blog and that’s all cool.  It’s fairly transparent to everybody but them that it’s about getting revenge on Manson and Romney Faye more so than saving some horses, but it’s their blog and they get to set the tone even if it’s full of threats and inaccuracies beyond what they mine from this blog.  I’m glad they’ve been chipping away at it for years and getting nowhere.  That’s just awesome.  Even better that they decide to let Manson and HiCaliber know every move they are about to make so they have lots of time to cover their tracks and come up with excuses.  Whatever works for them.  Contrary to Pasterfuck’s assumptions, this ain’t my day job and I don’t give a singular shit if it’s journalistic enough for him.  If I wanted to be a journalist, I would be one.  A real one and not just a glorified railbird blogging for an offshore betting account that happened to stumble across a story that nobody outside the small community of racing gives a shit about anyhow.  This blog has been around since 2012 and I’ve always just written what was concerning me at any given time and the anonymity is part of its appeal.  I’ve said a million times that who I am doesn’t change the truth or what I write about, but if I did decide to start signing it, other people couldn’t run around pretending they wrote it and where would the fun in that be?  I must be doing something right because by the end of tomorrow, it will hit half a million views in the last 2 1/2 months alone and going by the unique count, it’s not all Pasterfuck and The Bells hitting refresh and looking for material to use on their blog.  For somebody that isn’t a journalist and doesn’t care to be, I’d say I’m getting the word out about what’s going on at HiCaliber just fine.  What I’m not amused with is Pasterfuck trolling the comment section looking to pick on certain people for commenting.  That’s not ok.  Perhaps if people aren’t willing to open up to him and share information, he might want to look in the mirror. Throwing tantrums and threatening them certainly isn’t going to help his cause.    Lastly, stop fucking harassing people that comment on MY blog.  Grow up and grow a set.  Show us all how it’s done if you think you do so much better and btw, The Bell’s use a nomme de plume for their shit too, they just pretend otherwise.  Now, back to our regular scheduled blogging…

It’s not really a state secret that Stilly passed away the other day while The Manson family was on their little Vegas road trip.  He also wasn’t really the reason for their page silence, but his death was a convenient excuse it turns out.  He was a skinny old OTTB they picked up a month ago at auction.  They never even bothered to try to identify who he really was and nobody should be surprised since none of the Louisiana horses have had that promise kept either.  Other than Stilly’s intake we never really heard anything about him after auction, but last week, I started getting a few tidbits in my inbox that he wasn’t `thriving’ and to keep an eye out for him.  We know they have had trouble keeping waters full and it happened again last week after I had posted about it.  Sadly, Stilly died in The Price arena after being unable to stand on his own.  With Manson out of town, we’re not sure what kind of a nudge over the rainbow bridge he got and we probably don’t want to know.  He deserved better than to spend the last month of his life standing in the sun with no shade, not enough feed and only water sometimes.  He also deserved his identity back.  Rest easy, Stilly.

 

Lyra was purchased from Misner back in mid January and is another one we never really got to hear much about.  Romney Faye helpfully diagnosed her with `maybe ringbone’ at auction even though the mare was walking fairly soundly and it looked subluxated pastern, that probably wouldn’t bring in the same sympathy donations.  They claimed she was bagged up and likely had just had a foal pulled off her, but I can’t speak to that either.  HiCaliber has always done weird titty diagnoses that leaves other horse people scratching their heads and slapping their knees. The last mention of Lyra on their page was the pictures of her drinking posted above.  She had clearly never even had her mane untangled during her time at the HiCaliber feed lot and by the end of March, she was under the tarp with a bullet hole in her face.   I don’t know what was supposed to be so wrong with her she needed to die, but I do know that if the villagers don’t take a real interest in a horse and ask after them regularly, the tend to disappear pretty easy.  RIP Lyra.  We’ll say your name…

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Willie Nelson, formerly HiCaliber Sully

Speaking of saying names, I thought we’d close out with some happier news of updates from some of the recent HiCaliber refugees in their new settings.  So often they transfer rescues with no funds or follow up, so it’s nice to give credit where it is due and let people see where to follow and support them if they choose.  Sully, now known as Willy,  has completed 30 days at Sale Ranch and continues to gain weight and thrive.  He has a way to go but in all his videos he has a bright look in his eye and seems like a pretty happy guy.  It’s becoming really easy to tell what a great looking horse he was and will soon be again.  You can follow his progress and regular updates on the Sale Ranch Facebook page .

Saban continues his recovery at The Golden Carrot and turns out not to be such a man hater after all.  In fact, he turns out to be not such a fire-breathing dragon as originally suggested.  He got to meet his hero, Pam and has been settling into the life of a horse that doesn’t live in feed lot conditions and it seems to agree with him as he continues to gain weight and make new friends.  The Golden Carrot keeps their Facebook page regularly updated with Saban’s progress and Pam S drops by the comment section here with news every so often too.

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Little Dude, formerly known as HiCaliber Cannon

I’m not sure how many of you will recall Cannon.  He was the poor little horse HiCaliber bought from Misner the week there was no auction due to Independence Day.  They just couldn’t go a week without buying something and topping up the eyelash fund, so Misner produced Cannon who is a cryptorchid and has some lower limb deformities as well.  Even though they were in a huge panic to raise the funds for Cannon, they left him with Misner until the following Tuesday to bring home with the rest of their auction victims buys.  Manson was unimpressed by Cannon and promptly declared him a likely candidate for the bullet; not worth vetting and certainly not worth gelding.  Luckily for Cannon, Falcon Ridge Equine Rescue stepped up to take him and he is now known as Little Dude.  He’s also doing just fine and, as you can see in the above video, he manages to get around just fine on those legs. They seem to really like him and do regular updates on their Facebook page .  I believe they are still looking to raise funds so they can geld him.

Moose.  Moose is the sweet old guy that tugged at many heart strings only a few weeks ago when he was bought from Misner and promptly called a compassion pull.  Romney Faye and later Manson declared him as over 30 years old and asked for one last good home for him.  Even though some of their villagers suggested he had EOTRH, which you can read about here , Manson declared that wasn’t the case and that they wouldn’t be wasting any money on doing dental work with him.  She actually kinda contradicted herself as she quickly Googled up EOTRH and misunderstood the `lesion’ part of it.  Enter TIER – True Innocents Equine Rescue and they stepped up and took Moose in.   Not only did Moose, now known as Deacon, get to see a real vet, he will also be seeing a dentist because he does actually have EOTRH and needs some other work done.  It also turns out he’s probably only in his upper 20’s and not mid 30’s.  Other than that, he’s in pretty good health for an old guy and can look forward to much happier days ahead.  If you want to follow up or contribute to Deacon/Moose’s progress, you can check out TIER’s Facebook page.

I thought I’d leave off today with this fun little mash up showing just how quickly and easily Manson lies out of her lying lie hole.  If I wasn’t so bad with computer stuff, I could waste many hours doing up lots of stuff like this of her and Romney Faye Baker.  It’s just how they roll at HiCaliber.   The other way they roll is their flagrant disregard for the lives of the animals they’ve been entrusted with and their village idiots, always jonesing for the next big save, enable it.  As we watched them celebrate themselves by the pool today as Manson sexually harrassed the young band members paid to entertain them, I couldn’t help but wonder if all those horses standing on their feedlot had full water tubs and clean pens.  Lord knows the swimming pool is always clean and full and Manson’s lawn seems to get water regularly too.  How do you sit on your ass drinking knowing that animals are choking with thirst as they stand out in the sun with no shade at all? I get that some people just aren’t wired to give a shit, but where I stumble is how can people keep throwing money at this trainwreck?  Thankfully, it’s less and less all the time, but meanwhile horses keep getting erased and many others continue to suffer.  Lots to think about for sure.  Much more soon…#saytheirnames

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Happy Monday, or whatever day this ends up posting.  Probably Tuesday which isn’t such a happy day for the horses that find themselves being purchased by the High Caliberites at auction and drug back to the feedlot.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I start to get this sense of impending doom on Tuesdays.  I actually feel happy when a horse manages to get bought up by somebody else, even a flipper.  So, even though we have a few other things than auction to cover today, I thought that might be the best place to kick things off as we take another little peek at the Biz Desk board and the inner workings of HiCaliber.

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As most of you know, Romney Faye Baker has taken a sort of leave of absence but continues to go to auction.  This post is a month old, but it’s pretty much how they approach every Tuesday.  I love the admonishment about not having enough comments and then helpful tips on how to comment appropriately.  Boy, are some of the village idiots ever going rogue because I’ve seen them post things other than `lol’, `poor babies’, and `oh my’.  They are pretty good at the emoji-gasms and I fully suspect they’ll graduate to gifs any day now.  We may be a ways off from effective meme usage though.  BTW, if you read this post you don’t have to do anything because I haven’t a freakin clue what algorithms are and why I should care anyhow.

 

 

It seems like Romney Faye isn’t the only one that rallies the troops in Biz Desk.  Angrid was getting all kinds of grief about HiCaliber on one of her Fireball Friday event postings and decided to send up the bat signal in the Biz Desk group.  Again, village idiots are summoned to do their part on Facebook for HiCaliber.  It certainly explains some of the other village idiots dogpiles I’ve seen on random pages.  Then we have Angrid explaining that people just need to come to the Fireball event, be loud and act like they are having a good time so people will think it’s a success.  Is this kinda like when a new nightclub hires people to stand in the waiting line to create a buzz?  I hear the ticket sales aren’t going so well, even though they are offering Eggo waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches for your $100 ticket.   All that and a chance to buy a date with some village idiots that you could probably date for free off of tinder, grindr or even Ashley Madison.  I’m shocked the tickets weren’t sold out immediately.

 

 

It seems that Manson getting off her ass and filling water tubs was a one-off kinda thing.  It also seems that the horses at HiCaliber are STILL going without water on a regular basis.  Combine lack of water available and the ever-changing hay supply they’re looking down the barrel of some major colics if they’re not careful.  Maybe that’s the plan so Manson can shove her hand up some more asses like she seems to enjoy doing.  You gotta wonder how thirsty those horses had to be for them all to dive in the tub like that as soon as it was filled.  There is NO excuse for this ever.  If there isn’t enough volunteers showing up, then the residents of that place need to get off their asses and fill those tubs before they do one other thing.  This is straight up neglect and cruelty.

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So, this happened.  It seems Manson is not happy she was denied the endorphin rush of shooting Rogue, Moose, Chi, and a few others in the face recently.  All horses that were on the euth lists where people stepped up at the last minute to get them to safety.  I guess I’m somewhat confused, because more than once, she has told the haters to step up and adopt if we didn’t like what they were doing, so when people do just that, she responds by making her euth lists secret so there will be no hope of pulling horses before the bullets fly now.  Then there are other horses like Firetyme that continue to stand in shit filled stalls without even getting out for a walk more than once a week if that, and when legitimate rescues offer places for him, they are denied because Manson has decided they are `dicks’ aka they won’t cosign on her hoarding habit.  Damned if we do and damned if we don’t.  Meanwhile if they do agree to begin the adoption process with you, they pretty much want everything including copies of your driver’s license and film of your home in order to consider.  Things that aren’t exactly `normal’ to ask for that might suggest they are running some other type of background check that isn’t on the up and up.  The transparency is getting stronger only in that they are getting easier and easier to see right through.

 

 

Speaking of the euth lists, these exchanges happened with Dr. Moss in the past week or so.  Manson has always maintained that the vets approve all euthanasias they do and even suggested that she takes turns with Dr. Spini performing them.  You know Spini, her COLLEAGUE.  It turns out that’s just another basket of lies out of her lie hole.  At least according to Dr. Moss, who must have recovered from his Stockholm Syndrome and been deprogrammed enough to start acting like a vet and speaking some truth again.  As shown in the screen shot, Rene once again lies for the team and says that the vets sign off on all euths.  Not so and now Manson is going to try even harder to hide them.  I wonder if this means she’s going to get a new colored tarp and perhaps a new killing spot once Laurie’s 5th wheel is moved out.  Maybe drop them in the vineyard?  Throw some landscape bark on the bodies and stick a few flowers in there?  Oh wait, that’s already been done to disguise the shit piles…

 

 

Remember Rogue?  She was one of the Louisiana OTTBs that wasn’t actually a Thoroughbred.  Young and unhandled, Manson took a disliking to her and toyed with shooting her in the face.  Not because she was sick or crippled or even `behavioral’,  she was just unhandled and in Manson’s world that’s a death sentence.  As mentioned before, Rogue was bailed off the $1 menu and while it may be a questionable home, she is not immediately in danger of getting shot in the face.  As shown in the pics of her leaving they couldn’t be bothered to knock the manure from her shit filled pen off her and she hadn’t really gained any weight and condition in her 2 months at HiCaliber.  Hopefully, there are better days ahead for this little girl.  She’s basically a blank slate and could end up being any kind of horse.

 

 

 

 

It appears we have dueling riding instruction going on for the village idiots.  Wow!  How does a person even decide between disciplines?  Do you want to violate a football or look your own horse in the eye while still on his back?  So many choices!!!  Of course it’s old news and never really took off, but still fun to imagine the possibilities and hilarity if not for the poor horses being subjected to all this `horsemanship’.  Good times…

 

 

Remember Heather Ratlips Ratliff?  She’s the village idiot that thought it would be funny to buy the Shedrow Confessions domain and then got busted complimenting herself in this post. It seems that the whole HiCaliber brain trust cosigned this little mission with Manson, Angrid and Rene totally being down for the fuckery.  Angrid may or may not have submitted some articles.  I don’t know because I don’t have time to look at that stuff beyond my initial glance.  I’m glad they’re amusing themselves and I’m glad I’m under their skin so deep.  I’m not really all that concerned about them `wiping me off the map’ or stealing any thunder.  We’re just under half a million hits in only a little over 2 months.  I think we’re doing ok with getting the truth out there.  It’s just a real shame that some of this energy the village idiots have can’t be used to …I don’t know…clean a stall or fill some water tubs or something.  You know, actually look after their horses?  The surest way to shut me up is to stop fucking up.  It really is that simple, but I know they don’t read over here or care what I write.  They don’t care so much…

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I think that about takes care of things for now.  It’s certainly not the bottom of my inbox, but for today it’s a good leave off point.  I’m sure the Hicalibrites are all nestled snug in their beds or hanging upside down so they can comment the shit out of their algorithm posts and spread the fuckery far and wide as Romney Faye goops on the mascara to cry for the cameras.  I keep hoping one of these weeks the horses will win and somebody else will get them.  Literally, almost anybody else.  Few places could be as bad right now.  I also know how frustrating that this seems to go on and on.  I’ve always said it’s a marathon and not a sprint.  I know everybody wants to pull out the ace or put the last piece of the puzzle into the place.  That’s human nature.  Believe me, I wish I could just do a massive inbox dump on this page and say `there, sort it all out yourselves’ and not have to think about this stuff all the time, but that’s not how things get done.  Threatening people is also not how things get done.  Telling Manson or any of them what you’re about to do or that you’re going to get them just sets everybody back.  It’s not about Manson beyond pointing and laughing at her.  It’s about those animals that are standing in the sun with no shade, shit for hay and not even the relief of water.  It’s about every single horse that gets led to the killing field too sore to walk or perfectly fine and healthy, but the last thing they see is Manson’s face and feeling her shitty vibe.  At least that’s what it’s about for me.  I’ll keep trying to share stuff as I can and making sure there is a factual accounting of things as they unfold, but I gotta admit,  I want to slap some of you on Facebook.  Simmer down.  As for now, we have at least three horses are on very thin ice over at HiCaliber.  Mention them if you can.  Aviana, RJ, Tallie and Firetyme are all in trouble.  Manson will not let Firetyme go and now maybe the other three are doomed.  Let’s just pray that the last face they see isn’t hers or Bang Bang Becky’s.  Let’s not let them get erased like so many others.  Keep saying those names.  Poor babies, oh my…

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I thought I better get a post dispatched ahead of the threatened shit show that is going to be their live feed-a-thon. That’s where they basically hold their viewers hostage unless they cough up money for hay and we’ll get to that in a bit.  We also have another horse about to take the long walk to the killing field, more revelations from the inner sanctum of Biz Desk and some other fun stuff today.  I have no clue how best to present it or organize things so I’m just going to throw it all up in the air and deal with what lands first.  Turns out the worst news hit first, so let’s deal with it…

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This was posted about Aviana on July 7th.  As you can see, they call her sane and sound and go on and on about how nice she is.  She’s actually in pretty decent shape for a HiCaliber horse considering she’s been there since last October. Unsurprisingly, Manson has advertised her as and OTTB because she has a tattoo.  Aviana is actually a QH that has raced which is kinda obvious by her very identifiable brand.  However, we know Manson doesn’t like blind horses so…

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Not even 2 weeks later, the `sane’ mare has become unsafe to treat and is about to get shot in the face.  The `board’ voting basically means Manson told her yes men what was going down and they all said `yes, ma’am’.  This is bullshit.  This is a healthy horse with a lot of life left to live and these asswipes are going to kill her because the don’t have the skill set to deal with her.  What was that Manson said about riding with a bit the other day?  Something about too many people putting the burden on horses when they should be bringing up their own skill set?  This mare came to them with a cloudy eye.  If they know blind horses don’t do well with them, then stop fucking buying them!!!!  Simple.  Why should this mare trust Manson?  She doesn’t know who she is other than some loud person that probably gives off all sorts of bad vibes that wants to stick needles in her. It’s not like Manson actually spends any time with any of these animals that might be considered pleasant.   I’ve seriously never seen even a vet that had to sedate anything and everything they have to mess with.  How about instead of paying for all these drugs all the time, they invest in some lessons on proper handling?

Moose is the old guy they bought from Misner they other day.  Romney Faye had already declared him a compassion pull and apparently Manson agrees.  What that means is he doesn’t deserve to have his teeth done as Manson danced around the issue tangling herself up in a web of her own lies.  Basically, she feels that he’s not worth the dental work because she’ll likely be shooting him soon.  I don’t know that Dr. Spini saw him at all, but his teeth do look like EOTRH to me.  This link explains it and from what I can tell, Manson basically googled EOTR and misunderstood what they meant be lesions when she attempted to sound like she knew what she was talking about.  I guess my point is that if you’re going to purchase the horse, do right by him or leave him for somebody else.  Giving him a couple of weeks to get eaten alive by flies and lose even more weight isn’t kind or right.  This horse was worthless to Misner.  He was never going to ship him because he would have been rejected.  He was picked up specifically for HiCaliber to sell to the village idiots.

 

Meanwhile, behind closed doors, Manson is scrambling.  Her favorite ass barnacle seems to have jumped ship or maybe she just found some place close to home where she could pound on horses.   I know of another med team member that is gone or going and they are bleeding volunteers.  Horses are still getting these horrible rubs by their fly masks and box cutters left where they eat.  I’m not even blaming the volunteers.  There are too many horses and not enough people to properly meet their needs each and every day.  They have untrained and inexperienced people out there doing their best and it’s not enough.  This is not setting people up for success.  Then they wonder why some horses act wild when they finally decide to mess with them.

 

It turns out it’s not just the med team that’s falling apart.  It seems they’re having issues getting these animals fed too.  I’m not sure why any of the residents of that place can’t get off their asses and feed, but apparently it mostly falls to volunteers, although rumor has it Michelle actually lowered herself to water horses the other day.  When I heard about it,  I immediately ran out and bought a lottery ticket and several cases of bottled water and canned spaghetti.  I figured it was either the end of times or a sign that other unusual things might happen that day so I covered my bases.  I’ll let you know how it works out.  The horse in the picture is thought to be Savannah.  You may remember her from being the one usually covered up in a fly sheet.  As you can see, yet another emaciated horse failing to thrive at rescue.  Thankfully, she’s gone out to a foster that seems to do a good job getting weight on these horses.  Why did they allow them to get this bad before getting help???

So this happened tonight. Manson finally decided to show Firetyme on live feed.  She claimed it was all about the angles with those past pictures having him look bad.  Well, she provided the angles for these screen shots so you can be the judge.  I had already been sent the screen shot of her whining about having to feed him.  She referred to him as `chubby’ at one point in the video and thinks he’s doing great.  Besides the fact he still looks worse than the day he arrived and he was pretty bad then, she has no clue what she’s talking about.  This horse is showing signs of refeeding syndrome and she can’t see through her ego enough to realize.  No, the big pot belly is not normal, nor is the edema she has mentioned a few times.  He needs his proteins not oils and whatever other crap she’s trying to push.  Actually, he needs CARE.  Robyn was kind clueless enough to show us the kind of care Firetyme has been getting lately…

The above two pics were also from the live feeds tonight.  As we can see from his whiteboard, he hasn’t been out of his stall for a walk for six days and nobody has bothered to groom him for a week.  That basically means nobody is spending much time with the horse.  We probably don’t want to know what’s under that mask right now.  I’m not sure why a horse only needs water in the morning either, but this entire `program’ poor Firetyme is on is a pretty good indication of what the problem with this poor old horse is.

Remember Skittles the pony?  Skittles was the pony they got outbid  on at auction some months ago.  I think it might have even been before Christmas or maybe right around that time.  They claimed the guy that got Skittles was a dirty flipper and basically pitched a wreck over it.  Somehow, they convinced themselves and the village idiots that they were entitled to some first right of refusal on a horse they never owned just because they told the guy to call them if things didn’t work out.  Flash forward a few months and the guy is selling the pony and his other horse for whatever reason.  He offered them to HiCaliber.  I don’t know what their conversations were like apart from them trying to talk him down in price, so that when he finally does show up at HiCaliber he does not have the pony.  He says it’s been in an accident or whatever.  I don’t know the guy.  I don’t know what the deal was aside from the screen shots provided.  I just know the pony didn’t materialize and HiCaliber talked all sorts of doom and gloom about the shape he was in.  It also inspired this super professional and foul-mouthed, even for Manson, video . Clearly, but these pictures above, he was fine and continues to be fine.  Hopefully, that closes the chapter on the Skittles The Pony drama.

So, as many of you already know, we are being bombarded with a live feed-a-thon from HiCaliber.  They are `shaking up’ how they fundraise which apparently means they are begging more because they $650 responsible rescue is not keeping Manson and her assistant, Robyn in eyelashes.  Robyn even decided to show us where the donor dollars go by doing extreme close-ups of her eyelashes and crowsfeet.  Because they can’t come out and say how they spend all the money, they are blaming this on a super great deal for orchard hay this time.  That’s right, the last two hay fundraisers we’ve had in the past month were so successful, they’re doing it again and bigger.  This time they want $9600.  They swear it will last longer.  I swear they’re lying.  Thankfully, their stunt didn’t last long even though the response was luke warm.  Manson got bored and changed her own rules saying it was only until sundown but maybe they’ll be back tomorrow.  We’d already seen her stuff her face, trudge around the place, curse, fart and belch.  It was the usual from her and her barnacles.

One of the things to come out of the live feed sitch tonight was Manson inadvertently showing the terrible condition of some of the animals and how little she knows.  The little donkey, Noel, she referred to as fat and chubby.  What she actually appears to be is insulin resistant and is going to be in trouble if they don’t act on it.  Trish is in the barn with some kind of bandage job that I can only imagine means they are actually trying to fuck up her legs worse.  Does nobody on that ranch know how to run a proper wrap, and what is it with all the tape they use?  Use a fucking standing bandage with a pad on the wound!  Bunny, yet another Louisiana horse, is in rough shape with the big pot belly and all bones.  Poor Breezy still looks like shit as she completely lied her ass off about his situation saying she had become friends with his former owners and had already blown through the 10k the Appaloosas came with.  What she neglected to tell everybody is she’s getting ready to kill one of the mares and has been sucking up to the owner so she can do that.

Here’s a few other fun things from live feeds today and recently.  The horse in the tiny pen is Mercy, recently returned from Andrew Fice.  (seems like all the horses are back from the Ficehole other than poor Dylan and Rojas).  I just thought the mountain of shit behind her and her tiny little sand pen might have something to do with a horse getting mean or aggressive eventually.  The other screen shot is dumbass Rene outing her fake profile by signing her post thinking she was in the HiCaliber admin profile.   Even Manson is careful not to out hers other than that unfortunate incident when a pic of a Japanese aubergine was emailed to the object of her extreme jealousy that one time.  So professional, these HiCaliberites!

How long ago was it that Michelle was on the news saying how she needed to tell the stories of all those poor OTTBs with the burned out lips?  Except none of them had burned lips and hardly any were OTTBs?  Yeah…Remember how she initially told us that Satan had already pulled blood to DNA identify them in Louisiana?  Then us `haterz’ informed her that the Jockey Club didn’t use blood to ID horses any more and haven’t for at least 15 years, so she quickly changed her story to having this paper bag of hair that somehow meant she was on it.  Turns out that was a lie too.  The truth is she’s done nothing and I’m not really surprised because she hasn’t begged for money for the kits yet and you know she would have the second she knew how much they cost whether the fee was getting waived or not.  Likely it is not going to be waived.  This is a prime example of lying about petty shit.  The `racing commission’ has nothing to do with horse identification beyond flipping lips in the paddock during the races.  If she wants to know who these horses are, she needs to get DNA kits from the Jockey Club, pull the hair samples and send them in.  There is no other way around it.  She’s had these horses for over two months and still hasn’t done anything towards finding out who they are like she promised when she was trying to drum up money.  It is a simple fucking phone call to get this rolling and she can’t even bother to do that now that the money has been spent and no more is likely coming in for them.  The whole effort from requesting kits to horse identification would take about two weeks max.

How awesome!  You are all cordially invited to go clean up the mountains of shit on the ranch while Manson sleeps in and has a spa day.  I’m sure this is so she can attempt to schmooze some goodwill and maybe cover that large lump sum payment on the ranch that is supposed to be due in a few months.  There’s nothing in it for the volunteers other than Manson may wave at you as she drives by in her golf cart, but you can feel good that you did your part in prolonging the inevitable by covering her ass once again.  Hopefully the honored guest doesn’t know anything about horses or they’re basically screwed anyhow.  The pool party sounds like fun though.  Count me in with a guest!

These screen shots are a little #TBT gift for you on a Friday.  A few of you have been asking about the mysterious HiCaliber University in the comment section and my moles and insiders are nothing if not givers.  I hope they consider the behind closed doors shit fit/meltdown/tantrum over the leaks, my thank you gift to them.  This is for sure one of my top five favorite Biz Desk posts maybe ever.  For the bargain price of only $50 per class,  you can learn horse psychology from Manson!  This coming from the person who is so afraid of horses she can’t change a wrap without sedating them to the point of staggering, but she’s going to tell you all about how to `understand and unfuck’ horses.  I guess with the number of horses she has a hand in fucking up, she’s creating her own client base.  Test riding and groundbreaking with Manson and Bang Bang Becky had to be a laugh a minute.   I’m sure they taught how misuse pressure and release techniques and keep your horse guessing at all times.  I would totally sign up for the online version of that.  Then they even had a trailer class with Bang Bang Becky.  If her auction loading techniques were what she was teaching, what a treat that class must have been.  How to stand in front of your horse and expect them to move forward.  How to reward your horse for not doing what you want.  So much to learn I’m surprised they didn’t break it down to beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions.  Then we have the piece de resistance, with Manson teaching riding lessons at $45/hr.  I wonder if she taught the star fish or the monkey fucking a football seats?  Maybe both?  What about the one leg hop up to the wither dangle mounting technique?  How many lessons until you, too, can get your horse scuttling around the arena with a hollowed out back and its head thrown back showing its extreme discomfort?  Mostly I just wonder who was stupid enough to pay these gunsels for this stuff and if they did, where is the money because it sure didn’t show up in the medical fund since they start every `ask’ at $0.

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I think we’ve probably had enough fun for one day again.  I’m kinda hoping they calm their tits over at HiCaliber so we can have a quiet weekend for a change.  One of the little rants Manson got on today was about slaughter.  Slaughter is the big funding source for her because she likes to use the threat of it to inspire people to dig deeper.  She admitted that she used to be pro slaughter and even tonight, she couldn’t come out and say she was anti.  It wouldn’t suit her business model if slaughter was no longer a threat, which explains why she doesn’t bother to educate herself on it or stay up to speed.  Sadly, I’m sure most of you know that the return of domestic horse slaughter is a very real threat right now, so there are a few things you can do to speak up if you are so inclined.  You can contact you representatives and ask them to pass the SAFE Act because we do not raise horses for food in this country and as such we medicate them differently than animals raised for food. Thank them if they are already a co-sponsor.  Then we need to educate people.  The worst lie I see is that bringing slaughter back is somehow going to change the numbers of horses shipping to other countries etc.  It really won’t.  Horses closer to the Mexican border are still going to go there and the ones closer to Canada will still go there.  No more and no less horses will be slaughtered because slaughter is a supply and demand business.  They will only slaughter what there is a market for and the availability of slaughter in the US does not affect the demand for horse meat in a foreign country.  It’s kinda disgusting that a horse rescue as large as HiCaliber, that claims to save horses from slaughter every week is so very ignorant on the subject.  Educate yourselves!  There are links in the side bar here of some excellent resources on the issue.  Go back through the archives on this blog if you’re bored enough.  The information is out there.  I hope everybody has a happy weekend!  Hug a horse in person or by speaking out for them.  Most importantly, don’t let Manson make any more disappear.

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Here we are back with another auction recap and fuckery round-up.  I’m not happy.  I feel like my emotions have been toyed with.  Manson said that Romney Faye Baker was on a leave.  I was happy.  Giddy almost.  I was sure we were going to be spared the dramatic, one sentence posts.  Just. This. Once.  The huffing and puffing.  The slurping of beverages and leaking mascara.  I thought we wouldn’t have to listen to her call every animal with a vagina `mamas’ and maybe we wouldn’t have to be aurally assaulted with her shrieking at these horses and expecting them to know their names already.  Not only did Manson lie *shocker* but Romney Faye amped up the stupid like we haven’t seen in a long time and the lies…oh my lanta, the lies.  Just wow.  I guess that’s as good of a place as anywhere else to kick things off…

Romney Faye Baker set the tone of the day by lying about shit that doesn’t matter.  Nobody really cares if she was in Havasu last week, last year or this morning.  Why mention it?  Her errant fiancée has been posting about moving out all week, presumably due to getting busted for extra curricular dinky dunking and that doesn’t matter either if not for the fact that she’s lying about it.  I know it’s difficult for these HiCaliberated types  to grasp, but just keep your personal life and your business life separate and spare us the details. Build some cred by telling one less lie.  The second you hang your laundry out in public, people are going to comment good, bad, or indifferent and I’m people so connect the dots.

I guess since the boogie man mysterious kill buyer from Texas never actually materialized last week, they needed to find a new angle to scare some money out of the village idiots.  Slaughter is always an awesome fall back and it especially works on village idiots who only know what Manson and Romney Faye tell them about slaughter which is mostly not true.  I suppose as an advocate, that makes me ignorant because I point out that shipping to slaughter in California is still illegal.  Using Romney Faye’s example of drunk driving and that the laws don’t stop people from doing it, I’d ask her if she would allow somebody to get drunk at her house and then get behind the wheel?  Because that’s exactly what they’re doing with Misner every week.  They know he ships, even though they lie to the village about that and they figure since you can’t stop them all, they may as well get in bed and play footsie with him and his useless tool of a son.  Which brings us to maybe the whopper of the day.  This statement:
“We have a great relationship with Voldy and have successfully purchased every horse he would have otherwise shipped this last year. “

Good thing I was smart enough to put my helmet on BEFORE I started in with their BS today.  I’d have had a brain bleed from banging my head against the desk at that one.  Misner hasn’t slowed down his shipping one iota; he’s just found an additional income stream thanks to HiCaliber and the village idiots.  The correct statement should have been: “We have purchased every horse he wouldn’t have been able to ship this past year’, which may be true and which they did today.  We’ll get to that in a bit.  The next statement made me realize that self-awareness was not going to be part of the auction team today.
“…we are doing all we can to save horses from the torturous ride through the Arizona desert and down through Texas and into Mexico where they are destined to meet an end even more cruel than the haul there.”

I’m guessing this is somehow a worse fate than being one of six horses stuffed in a 4 horse stock trailer being hauled in record heat from Louisiana to California without a break only to stand in a shit filled pen starving to death and awaiting a bullet in their face?  Ok then….

Romney Faye Baker zeroed in on this pair of Arabian yearlings right away today.  They had fresh scuffs on their face which meant she could get busy spinning up a story of them being `beat to hell’ and speculating on all they’d been through.  They were clearly young and unhandled, but that doesn’t resonate when you’re trying to shake down the village idiots for some fun money, so unhandled became feral and when they weren’t acting wild enough, Romney Faye hoisted herself up on the rails to stand above them and freak them out for the camera.  All the better if they could trounce on each other and get some more scrapes for sympathy.  To be fair, Romney knows about as much about horses as I do quantum physics, so the fact that horses are flight animals and that many predators drop from above on a horse meaning they don’t particularly like it when a strange and loud person stands over top of them, might not be something she’s aware of.  I doubt she would even care if she did know.  `Terrified’, `Scared to death’, Beat to hell’, all sound more dramatic, than `I don’t know bugger all about horses and just make up whatever sounds good at the time’.

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The funds weren’t rolling in today.  I know I’ve mentioned it before but I’m constantly confused how they start at zero each week and only raise exactly enough, to the penny on any given week.  We’re never given a running total of donations, but again, everything is a nice round number and there is never a few dollars carry over for the next week.  It’s kind of amazing when you think about it.  What are the odds?  Anyhow, as you can see in the screen shots above, Romney Faye had to turn up the heat today.  Because they have recently decided that the $650 over purchase price no longer includes gelding, teeth or really anything, they now tack on extras so the Arabs got threatened with the meat hook.  Then Romney decided to play expert and diagnose an old running QH as an OTTB that was lame on his right front.  Turns out he was actually stifled on his back right, but it didn’t matter anyhow.  That lucky guy managed to escape the clutches of HiCaliber hell and went to a private buyer.  I like his chances better somehow.

Ok, it’s been a long day and I’m confused.  The above post seems to be the handiwork of Romney Faye.  She of the one word sentences and dramatic pauses.  She also references being at auction and Robyn `working’ with the Arabians.  Robyn has never struck me as knowing much about horses so not sure what `working’ entails considering it’s highly doubtful she was able to get near enough one of them to hop up with some of her happy stash she usually carries around at auction.  I also wonder when Romney Faye was able to find a lap top to sit down and bang out the post.  Maybe she has some pre-loaded or something and just fills in the blanks.  Since the money situation didn’t go so well today they had to start threatening to kill horses again.  It always works.  Even though the two colts were only $25 each from Misner, by the time they had their little freedom walk, the gray’s price was listed as $100 even though Romney Faye said he was the more `volatile’ of the two.   That isn’t enough to keep the HiCal gals in eyelashes and mascara, so they had to get creative and threaten to kill them unless they got $1500 on top of everything else.  They offered the gray colt (No, Romney Faye he is not `roany’) to another rescue but they should really qualify that to say only rescues they like, which are fewer every day.  A very reputable did rescue did step up and offer to take the gray only to be rejected.  This is a $25 horse we’re talking about, but they’d rather soak the village for training and `responsible rescue’ fees than let one of Manson’s sworn enemies show them up.  Both colts ended up going to the same place where HiCaliber Gemma died a few weeks ago.

Somehow, they managed to scrape together funds for a different bay Arabian that is at least halter broke and they also had to keep Misner happy and give him money to clean up his mess yet again by paying him to take a horse he couldn’t ship to slaughter.  This is only for them bring the poor horse home to shoot it him the face.  That horse was $350 and was the most expensive buy of the day.  He likely wouldn’t have drawn a bid had Misner taken him through the ring.  They say he’s probably a compassion pull, which normally means for sure he is and, for some reason, they named him after Ingrid’s dead dog.  Apparently every grieving pet owner is comforted when you name an animal after their beloved pet and then take it home and shoot in the face.  Going by an earlier post it would seem fundraising in the name of Ingrid’s dead dog is the new grief play and I’m expecting Manson to set up her own gofundme so she can not only make this all about her, but cash in on it too.

I’m not really sure how one of the Arab colts ended up costing $100, especially since it was the gray which is the one Romney Faye was ok with killing.  Where they are headed and how it all shook down is somewhat unclear as she originally said they had the money for the bay, including training, gelding and responsible rescue fees.  Romney Faye never really told us who offered what for the gray but the end result was both heading off to where Gemma met her fate a few weeks ago.  What got confusing is that Romney Faye made some mention that they fees they had collected for the colts with their castrations included, were going to be donated back to HiCaliber so they didn’t have to send funds with them (weren’t they both going to die if training funds weren’t raised?).  The funds, however, wouldn’t be staying in the auction fund for next week but going to general fund aka Manson’s weekly allowance.   I wish they’d have done a live feed of the unloading because they stuffed both Arabs in a single stall in the trailer, loose with empty hay nets hanging down so there is potential for a real rodeo when they get where they’re going.  They are also in the back stall so as soon as the trailer door is opened, they are going to leave there like they were shot out of a cannon. What is it with HiCaliber and overstuffing trailers?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch we were treated to a HiCaliber test ride complete with Manson herself narrating and sharing some of her training philosophies.  I believe the horse was Katrina and she had clearly either already been ridden or had the pants lunged off her as she was already dripping sweat before they even began.  She tolerated her ill-fitting saddle and rope halter better than most as the crash test dummy test rider did the one leg hop around the arena, clearly having no clue how to make a horse stand for mounting.  I don’t know why these people insist on ground mounts and dangling off their withers, especially when there was a mounting block right there, but perhaps that has more to do with the not standing than the fact the horses were from auction as Manson suggested.  As we watched this rider overpost and ride around in the shit filled pen, Manson the wonder trainer told us about voluntary compliance and organic something or other because bits are over used and `grossly unnecessary’.   She told us that too many people put the burden on the horse via the bit when they should be bringing up their own skill level.  Yes, Manson of the starfish school of equitation actually said that.  Manson with the alternating piano hands and puppy paws actually went there.  I wouldn’t be so dumbfounded if she knew how to actually ride bitless.  Bad hands are bad hands no matter what you hang on a horse’s head.  I have no issue with bitless if people know WTF they are doing.  Many of my saddle horses were transitioned from snaffle to curb via bosal.  I like bosals.  Side pulls and legit bitless rigs have their place too.  There is likely a reason you don’t really see anybody else riding around in an ill fitting, improperly tied rope halter.  I don’t really even have the words for how fucking stupid the whole spiel was.   Wow.

 

Since Manson is lecturing us all on the finer points of equitation, let’s take a look at the horse husbandry that is being practiced at HiCaliber.  The skeleton in the fly sheet was Savannah, one of the Louisiana horses.  This was taken shortly before she got sent to foster not so long ago.  She was in just as much trouble as Sully, Firetyme, Saban etc before she went, but at least now she has a chance.  Then we see a horse with an infected and sore on his jaw.  Yup, they are still leaving fly masks on too long and wearing holes in heads  and waiting for them to get infected before doing anything.  Looks like the shit is piling up at an alarming rate and some of these horses haven’t seen a brush or mane comb maybe ever.  Remember when Manson called out Laura Bell for the wind knots in her horses’ manes a few years ago?  Good times…

I’m going to close out the day with Firetyme yet again.  Until Manson shows that horse on a live feed or with something that proves the date, I’ll just keep asking.  I hope he really has gained weight by now, but I’m pretty sure that Manson used old pics of him as current ones.  The screen shot from the volunteer was hastily removed, but thankfully sent to me by several people (thank you!).  That appears to be one person associated with HiCaliber that told the truth, although I’m sure she’ll be excommunicated for that outburst now.  As for the auction stuff, it’s just more of the same.  People giving up their last $50 when Manson won’t even give up the $5 coffees she buys with donated money.  She was sporting a new manicure today too.  Four more horses were absorbed into the HiCaliber feed lot which we may never hear from again.  When was the last time they did intake videos?  So many of these horses never seen or heard from again after auction and they just keep bringing in more and more because Manson has to have her inventory.  The beat goes on…

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Dear Manson,

 
I thought I’d drop the pretense.  I know you read here.  You pretty much can’t make a live feed without talking about something that has been on this blog or in the comments, so I thought I’d make your day and just drop that 4th wall.  Let’s do this on the direct.  This all for you!

 
First off,  please stop lying out of your lying lie hole.  I actually wonder if even you believe what you say.  That pictures you posted of Firetyme are shit and you know it.  If you truly want to discredit what is out there about him, then post a video.  Put him on live feed.  It might be a nice break from having to watch you scratch your nose as your eyes roll around.  One of your own volunteers was on a FB page confirming that he is still emaciated.  She saw him this weekend.  You say to call the vets but they can’t tell people your business and that’s not their job.  It is your job to give updates on the horses that you bought with donated money.  Maybe he did gain weight in the last week.  I hope he did.  The fact is he never should have been allowed to get that emaciated in the first place and he wasn’t an isolated case.   I don’t understand why you won’t let him go to the one of the very good and legitimate homes that have expressed an interest in him.  If you were truly all about putting the horse first, you’d let him go.  He clearly isn’t thriving with you.

 
Your statement that people are using your misfortune, bad luck or whatever it was you call it, to `live off you’ or gain something is almost as ridiculous as your eyebrows.   Trust me, none of us are getting rich off trying to save the horses you are neglecting and killing for no good reason.  I guess if I wanted fame or notoriety I’d use my own name.  Lord knows I have had some interesting and potentially beneficial offers come through my inbox as a result of covering your shit show.  I’ve had them before and I’m not about that.  I’m about the horses.  As far as your assumption about people from your past seeking revenge, that’s a load of BS too.  I’ve taken on many other causes others than yours in the past and I will again some day too.  I’m not part of your past, thank God.  Your self-importance is astonishing.

 

You know, as I forced myself to sit through the live feed listening to Dawson basically hack up a lung as she stood there covered head to toe (what are you hiding?), I remembered that you still haven’t adopted her.  That $1000 purchase that you hit up Shane Dawson for but the horse still belongs to HiCaliber, so does that mean his money is in your pocket?  You say you have to go through the adoptions process like everybody else, but you and I both know that isn’t true.  You snatched Rizzo up immediately when you found out he was papered and young.  You did the same with Barrett after he was gelded.  Both horses would have been snapped up via adoptions but you helped yourself to them for $1 each after allowing the village idiots to pay for them and their `responsible rescue’ fees.  Just like the village continues to support and pay for Dawson and Tara until they are healthy enough for you to snatch up for $1.  Does Bang Bang Becky’s mom know she’s going to have two more dumped on her?  I guess it’s all good as long as you keep bringing her HiCaliber feed to feed your personal horses.

 

I’m glad to know that Mirage is going to have her surgery.  Isn’t it funny how all your bills are such round numbers?  You googled a surgery like hers the day you brought her back to the ranch and *shocker* it turned out to be exactly what you estimated.  I think that must make you at least a 32% vet, although you know and I know you’re never going to show an invoice.  You don’t show the actual cost of most things and that slides right by your village idiots.  It’s a real shame you didn’t express the same joy and gratitude when Pam S stepped up to save Saban.  Instead you jerked her around for days while Saban lost even more weight and suffered in pain.  Of course, you never really asked anybody to save him.  You were terrified of that horse and you wanted him dead.  He’s doing great now though, no thanks to you.  It’s amazing how much weight he gained before his surgery and how much the staff at SLREH seem to like him.  They even posted an update on Golden Carrot’s page.  They never do that for you.  Why would they when you drag in mud caked horses like Boyer and Praline that they should have seen literally days before?  It’s probably clear to them how little you care about these animals that provide your lifestyle.  I’m sure they have a good giggle at the scrubs, hoops and delusions though, so there is that.

 

You went on this little riff about having dentals done on the horses.  You have told so many stories about dental work on that feed lot, I’m not sure what to believe. Perhaps your dental protocol is fluid. (btw, fuck you for ruining the word `fluid’ for me).  Engineer has been with you what?  Close to a year now and you’re just getting around to doing his dental and he had to lose a bunch of weight to get that done?  First we’re told that dentals are part of your intake process and the $650 responsible rescue fee, then last week you said that you don’t do dentals all the time, so which is it?  Why did Engineer go so long?  How do you explain so many horses that leave your property needing their teeth done so badly?  Maybe start writing down the stories you tell so you can keep them straight.

 

It amused me watching you try to be vulnerable today.  I especially liked the subtle  and manipulative things you peppered your live feed with to keep those village idiots in line and stop the bleeding.  Telling them to `believe in what’s right’, to be good people, be inspiring and all those kinds of inclusive statements designed to lift them up and make them feel a part of something bigger than themselves and like they belong.  That’s just basic psychology you can google up online.  The problem is some of us have an education and went far beyond psych 101 so you, my dear, are strictly amateur hour with that stuff.  We’re not buying what you’re selling.  Too late for tears.

 

You asked some questions today.  I felt they deserved real answers.  Honest ones.  You wondered why, when you’re down, people don’t rally behind you and support you.  Sponsor horses etc.  You said that was the time that people should get behind and offer more and do more.  Perhaps you need to look at why you’re down in order to understand why not.  Why would people send you even more money as you sit there on live feed with your veneers, you obviously freshly micro-bladed eyebrows that look suspiciously lifted, the fake eyelashes and your enhanced lips to the point your top lip can’t even move.  People aren’t stupid.  They know how much shit that all costs and you constantly tell people you have no income.  So as you sit there showing off all your recent cosmetic work refusing to do a legitimate update on a horse that is starving in your care along with at least 4 others recently, are you really surprised people won’t give you any money?  You photoshopped your hay invoice last week so nobody could see the actual amount.  You never post a receipt or an invoice.  You never give a donation total for all the money you collect at auction every week but it always seems to be exactly enough and you always start over at zero the following week.  People outside the village aren’t stupid.  Now, you’re low because your hands are in the cookie jar and people know it.  I’m glad Richie ponied up a new to you truck for you to drive.  Maybe ask him for a monthly allowance, but you better pray he stays off social media.

 

Speaking of finances…you seem to think people have short memories.  Maybe Romney Faye Baker hasn’t cashed a check for awhile, but we know you two raked in no less than $15,000 between all the gofraudmes set up after she lost her son and it turns out she never had to pay his end of life expenses anyhow.  That’s not even taking into account that she was still living with Dumbass Darrell at the time.  We won’t even get into the whole check under another name she used to pull before `officially’ going on payroll.  You girls have been fiddling numbers all along.  I guess that will come out when and if you ever get your 990’s up to date, right?  When can we expect those by the way? Time is running out…tick tock.

 

I’m not going to rehash all the issues with your lack of horse husbandry and the filthy and deplorable conditions those animals are living in.  You know it.  You know your detractors know it, but you still have your village idiots to back you up. How is it if you have `hundreds’ of volunteers, you can’t manage to get horses fed on time and keep their water full? Even though you climbed up on the cross when you whined about how even though you have distaste for other organizations, you can still admit they take good care of their horses but nobody ever gives you credit.  You’re correct.  That’s probably because you don’t take good care of horses and you’re a hoarder.  I think horses at Misner’s lot are probably living a better life.  Come on down off that cross now.  Somebody else needs the wood.

 

As you got more holier than thou today, you talked about how you let people do their own thing.  How you aren’t about tearing people down.  It all sounds so very inspirational.  Sadly, that doesn’t line up with your actions.  You know, testicles left in mailboxes, Fireball left in mail boxes and where kids can find it,  mailing vulgar links to people you know would be deeply offended, and then there is naming a pile of shit after people who dared to leave you and call you out on your shit.  Time to start pulling up those big girl panties and practicing what you preach.  You get what you give…

 

I think I’ll close out with a little advice for you.  It’s time to own your evil.  Get your hands out of the cookie jar.  Get your ass out of bed and actually put in the time you ask of your volunteers.  You whine about not getting paid, but free rent for you and several horses, free vehicles and meals, probably adds up to far more of a salary than many people make.  Don’t believe me?  Go get a job and try to support your lifestyle with that income.  The state you find yourself in isn’t because people hate you.  It’s not because anybody is jealous (of WHAT?) and it isn’t because you had a fucked up upbringing.  It’s because YOU, and you alone, make bad choices and there are animals paying the price.  I’m almost 100% certainly you could jump on your broom and jet away from rescue forever and not a single one of us will care to follow up with you as long as you’re leaving animals alone.  Think about it.  Just remember, as long as animals are getting shot in the face, starving and hoarded by you, people are going to continue coming forward and trying to put an end to the suffering.  The jig is up.  Don’t go away mad, just go away.

 

As ever…

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A couple of months ago, when I dusted off this blog, I honestly thought it would be at one-off or maybe a weekly update situation at best.  I had been tracking the fuckery at HiCaliber  for several months with my feelings running the gamut from mildly irritated to full-blown disgust.  When my personal meter hit outrage, I decided to vent on here mainly because it was a way of putting it out there and not having to carry it around with me all the time.  Or so I thought…It turns out things at HiCaliber are so much worse than I imagined and it seems like every day pulls back a new layer and a new player.  I haven’t even gotten to everything that was sticking in my craw enough to bring this back initially and I’m still not going to get to it today because these people can’t seem to straighten up and fly right.  Let’s get down to it…

Let’s start off with what’s on nearly everybody’s mind.  Firetyme.  One of many of the original Louisiana OTTB20 that wasn’t actually an OTTB.  It seems that somebody who was at the farm to volunteer last week posted a picture of Firetyme in the comments on HiCaliber’s Facebook page at some point on Friday.  I don’t know exactly when, because I spent the day out of pocket doing shit with my own animals.  What I do know is that the picture found its way to my mailbox many times over.  Thank you to the people who sent it.  Obviously the original post was removed immediately and I guess that other pic of a horse alleged to be Firetyme was posted.  We don’t know that either horse picture was Firetyme or that they were even of the same horse.  I know skinny horses can look not so skinny if you pose them just right, kinda like the selfie enthusiasts that take eleventy billion pics to find the one that doesn’t show their quadruple chins.  The pic HiCaliber posted as `proof’ is just a chestnut horse that doesn’t even show the head in such a way we could identify it as Firetyme’s.  The stall pic doesn’t show a head at all.  What I also know for sure is that the scrapes and bites on the chestnut horse in the stall match up with the undisputed Firetyme pics posted earlier.  The horse in HiCaliber’s pic does not appear to have scuff marks and most of us know from experience that those take more than a few weeks to grow the hair back even on a healthy horse.  We also know from the intake pic, that he wasn’t as emaciated as he became, or apparently is now, and he didn’t arrive all scraped up like that.  However, let’s just suppose that horse in the stall is not Firetyme and Manson wasn’t lying when she kinda waved the camera in his general direction on live feed and said he was over there getting fat but she was conducting a social experiment and not doing updates.  That still means there is an additional emaciated and beat up horse standing in their barn which kinda makes things worse.  So which is it?  Is Firetyme still failing to thrive, despite being free fed Thrive and hay, or is there more than one chestnut horse in rough shape in that barn?  It’s one or the other and a simple video update would certainly exonerate HiCaliber unless they enjoy scaring off even more donors and volunteers.  It’s actually all academic because I have had more than one source, not connected to the original picture, confirm that as him and that he is in that emaciated condition as of this past week.  Hope Manson’s little power play is worth it for her, it’s certainly not working out well for at least one horse there.

 

Here’s a fun little video.  Anybody that followed along with the Saban situation knows about Manson’s constant defense of Andrew Fice and her intent to return Saban to Fice after he was fixed up.  Even though she openly stated that she would never send her own horse to him,  she keeps telling the village idiots that he is unfairly maligned.  Ok, she didn’t use those exact words because `maligned’ hasn’t come up on her word of the day toilet paper yet, but she totally would have if it had.  Anyhow, the horse in the above video is Rojas who is currently being advertised for sale  for $1000.  I think he’s for sale.  Fice is advertising him but HiCaliber is handling it.  I’m sure Manson will spin it by saying how far he’s come and how Fice has a `good heart’.  What I see is a drunken yahoo flopping around on an obviously stressed horse in a shit filled round pen.  Not something I would ever subject a horse to nor would I pay for somebody to treat a horse like that.  If Fice isn’t good enough for Manson’s own horses, why is he good enough for these rescues she claims have had such bad pasts?  How much are you going to trust a horse that was trained through fear and intimidation?  This horse has not been set up for success, but he most certainly deserves an upgrade.

Mirage and Cannon.  Two horses out of  ten or so that came into HiCaliber last week.  Mirage was an owner relinquishment that has a rectal/vaginal fistula.   Strangely, that fistula may be her golden ticket to dodge the bullet as Manson is absolutely obsessed with it.  Aside from the attention she’s given it on live feed, she’s photographed it at various angles and states for our viewing enjoyment.  I can almost see her with her lighting umbrella crawling around saying `Work with me.  A little to the left.  There’s the money shot’.  It’s sick.  It also gives her a chance to put her scrubs on and play vet on her, so there is value in poor Mirage to Manson.  She has asked the village to raise $4000 so the mare can have surgery to fix her plumbing and to allow Manson more time to photograph it and make jokes.  Poor Cannon isn’t so lucky.  He was bought from Misner during the week there was no auction probably because they were jonesing from not having any horses to buy and Manson’s eyelash fund needed topping up.  I’m not sure why they had to buy him that very day considering they didn’t even pick him up until last Tuesday when they bought more even horses from Misner and also some at auction.  The purchase price for Cannon was only $150, but the village idiots raised $1000  to cover the normal $650 mark up and an additional $200 for gelding him even though they never used to charge extra for horses needing to be gelded.  Joke’s on them.  He’s not getting gelded.  Manson said on her live video the other day that he’s a cryptorchid and has a lot of other issues so he was on the euth listed unless another rescue wanted to take him.  I know of a few rescues that wanted to take Saban and she wouldn’t let him go because her nose was out of joint.

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So, this happened…Manson put on her scrubs and hoops  for vet day and to share her vast knowledge with the masses and to put Dr. Spini on the spot.  I know I’m not the only one who noticed that something was more `off’ than normal with Manson.  The pinhole pupils, the eyebrows that continue their northward migration and for some reason, her eyes weren’t tracking.  They were pointing every which way but straight ahead and never in the same direction at the same time.  Maybe I just didn’t notice that her eyes blow east and west before and I’m going to hell.  Apart from that, it was exactly the sort of live feed we have come to expect from Manson lately.  She stomps around in her scrubs because it’s vet day and finally corners Dr. Spini (who was not wearing scrubs) as she is packing up to leave.  She had Dr. Spini say she chemically euthed Willow and they had to use a lot of extra tranq to get it done before she got the euthasol.  Manson said she wished she had been there or available that day to shoot the horse instead.  I guess in her mind having to give extra sedation to get them low is far worse than a misplaced shot causing a situation like what happened with Grant. Manson also went on to reminisce about all the animals that she has killed over the years starting from her time as an animal control officer, which judging from as many times as she inserts that into conversations was likely the highlight of her life.   It was just as disturbing as every other time she’s brought it up.  It’s simply not normal to kill that many healthy animals and not have it change you for the worse.  I’ve written about this before in the context of slaughter house workers, but the fact is you just can’t continually kill that many animals without having some sort of disconnect.  She talks about having a euth list for the volunteers so they have a chance to say their goodbyes as if that is the most normal thing in the world.  That’s completely messed up.  Fili and Willow were on that list for nearly a month.  Fili didn’t get adequate wound care because of being on that list.  I don’t even want to talk about Willow at this point as that horse was a revenge kill no matter what she says.  Which brings that to the other theme of her little spiel the other day…

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While trying to justify the execution euthanization of such a high percentage of horses, Manson hit on another of her favorite themes.  She talked about inventory and `moving’ horses.  She told us that the mistake other rescues make, (I’m assuming she’s referring to legitimate ones), is that they have the same 10 or so horses to offer up for adoption and end up getting stuck with them.  She’s smarter than everybody else because if the horses aren’t moving, she gets rid of them and brings in new inventory to entice people. That actually was the gist of what she was saying.  That sounds more like a horse trader talking than a rescue.  No, buying a horse on the other side of the country or even two hours away, dragging it home to stand in a tiny pen with no shade and hit and miss water and feed for a few months before shooting it in the face is NOT rescue by any stretch of the imagination.  I’m not even sure what the proper term for that would be beyond `fucked up’.  I should add that Manson’s math on the number of horses she’s killed in the last year or so are about as accurate as her hay math.  Somehow, in her messed up world view, we cannot be anti slaughter if we’re not on board with her methodology.  She thinks her detractors are anti euthanasia.  I can only speak for myself, but I’m not anti euthanasia at all.  I am, however, anti unneccesary killing of healthy animals to line your pockets.

The pictures above aren’t new to most of you.  These are the before and afters of some recent HiCaliber refugees, as in before they left HiCaliber and after they got some food into them.  The video was dated July 6th and that’s Savannah.  Yet another of the Louisiana horses failing to thrive.  I find her `talking’ for food to be a bit heartbreaking given her condition.  From what I’m told, Manson kept her covered up to hide the bones at the ranch even though they are clearly visible through her fly sheet.  Thankfully, she’s at foster from what I hear, but too early to tell if she’ll regain some condition like the others have.  I have a real problem with a rescue that has horses that constantly need to be rescued.  Manson’s excuse is that her ranch is too busy, which for anybody that has boarded a horse or worked in big barn knows is such a load.  It’s quite easy to keep horses in good condition and weight and even rehab them in all sorts of settings if you know WTF you are doing.  There is no excuse for this.  Despite her claims that they follow the U C Davis refeeding protocol I know that isn’t true.  They still aren’t using it on Firetyme.  How is this rescue?

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Another thing I felt I need to address today that fits in nicely with our them of `both ways’ is our great mole hunter and detective, Ingrid, who is apparently a senior attorney for DHS.  I’m kinda fond of Ingrid because every other week or so, she states with absolute certainty that she knows exactly who I am and then pulls a name out of her ass, usually somebody that isn’t even in my time zone.  So far Ingrid hasn’t managed to sniff out a single `mole’  and she hasn’t gotten remotely close to me.  Such is HiCaliber’s arrogance that they fail to realize this blog has been around since 2012 and had many posts that had nothing to do with HiCaliber apart from a mention of their part in the Starlight shit show and to say they seemed decent at the time.  Yes, I have just been laying the groundwork for all these years, even before HiCaliber had its 501c3 status just to take them down at my leisure.   Ingridbitch, please.  Give your empty head a shake.  What truly sucks is her involving anybody and everybody that disagrees with HiCaliber.  That’s shitty.  That’s something I don’t even do and I make no claims of being a professional.  Each time she comes out with a new name, she says it with conviction like she has some sort of inside information maybe accessible to her due to her job.  So, which way is it?  Is she making shit up or abusing her position?  It’s one or the other.  Personally, I know she’s pulling it out of her ass and if not for the innocent parties involved, her stupidity is somewhat funny.  What is sad about it all is it still really doesn’t matter who I am.  It still doesn’t make the truth any less true.  If I was lying, then wouldn’t their energies be better spent proving me wrong and discrediting me?  They can’t.  I would suggest to Ingrid that she rein in the alpha mare over there and redirect their energies on actual rescue and good husbandry rather than finding out who somebody blowing the whistle on you actually is.  Or continue your guessing game.  It won’t matter to me either way.  I’m going to keep doing what I do. hardest

I know a lot of HiCaliber insiders read this blog. Despite their protestations that they don’t care about it and it’s all lies, the story behind closed doors is very different.  They keep a close eye on us over here.  I know some of those insiders must be wavering.  It’s hard to feel torn between the animals you care for and self-preservation.  I get it.  I’ve been there.  I got you and so does the rest of this `community’ or whatever it is in the comment sections.  This is a place where truth is welcome and so is respectful discussion.  You can vent your spleen, but don’t do it all over somebody else.  I can only imagine what it must be like to come into the light after leaving HiCaliber.  Everything you thought was real wasn’t and to have all those little nagging doubts confirmed and amplified has to be upsetting to say the very least. Those of you that wish to remain in the safety of my inbox, I got you too.  Let’s save some horses and truly put them first.  The rest of us are going to just keep trying to do the next right thing and shine some light. #IAMSHEDROW

 

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I am not digging this every day posting flow I find myself in.  Maybe if I had more happy news, that would be cool, but I don’t.  While nobody is forcing me to write these posts, I simply refuse to allow The Manson Family at HiCaliber to continue to erase horses off the face of the earth.  Most of you know via the comment section that three more souls were executed by Manson today.  No mention of them on HiCaliber page and soon they’ll be cleansed off the website like they never existed.  That’s a little bit strange for somebody that went on the news to tell everybody she feels compelled to tell the stories of the Louisiana horses.  We’re still waiting for that btw.  For the rest of them, I guess that leaves me and those that speak out to tell their stories.  Let’s go…

We talked about Fili just the other day.  She’s actually been marked for death since about mid-June but go to stand around nearly a full month with festering wounds while Manson prepared herself to go on a shooting rampage. Note that the official story on her was she was purchased from the kill buyers aka Misners.  Her life from that point forward right through til her last breath was no different from any slaughter bound horse. Thank about that.  RIP sweet girl

Merle was purchased on June 13th directly from Misner.  She was bought on the same day as the ill-fated Posh.  As you can see from the screen shot, he wanted $300 but naturally the village idiots dug deep to get them their $650 over purchase price so Manson could make her car payment last month. They certainly didn’t spend anything close to that on her.  We never really got to see her after they bought her aside from their parody video that all of 9 people found amusing.  No information on Merle was ever given and while I’m sure Manson will claim it was the vet’s call, we have no proof she ever saw one.  More likely since none of the village idiots, and yes, they are idiots, took an interest or even once asked after her, Manson figured she could make her disappear.  She faced the firing squad today as well.  RIP pretty girl 😦

Willow was also shot in the face today.  It was a straight up execution out of spite. The official reason will likely be due to her failing vision and that she’s gone mean, but the fact is HiCaliber failed her.  They failed her ever day since she came back from Hunter Horsemanship. When she was an adoption return they found out she was losing her vision and rather than work with her and ease that transition they throw her out in a large group of horses and let her fend for herself.  Of course a blind horse won’t do well in those cases.  However, many blind horses do very well when treated with some compassion and understanding, two things sadly lacking at HiCaliber.  This beautiful young mare, who used to be used as a lesson horse for kids and have them work with her, was taken down by the road and shot because Manson was pulling yet another one of her sick little power plays.  She has often commented that mustangs don’t do well at the ranch.  There is a really simple solution to that.  QUIT ADOPTING MUSTANGS if you can’t deal with them.  Fuck.  It’s not like hitting the slaughter pipeline is going to be any worse than what they endure at The Manson Family compound.  If anything Misner’s lot looks far better than HiCaliber lately.  Rest in peace Willow, I’m so sorry…

Schmitty is in the second half of the above video.  He had just had a bandage change and because Manson is too afraid of horses to work on them without sedation, he’s kinda just hanging his head in a stagger.  This is your Throwback Thursday horse because he’s been gone for a while, but since people have been asking and he wasn’t acknowledged by HiCaliber, we’ll acknowledge him here.  From what I heard, he was put down because he became difficult to sedate and treat.  I know I’ve said it before, but how rough is this bitch with a needle for these horses to all get needle shy on her?  I’m also beyond disgusted that hard to treat is a reason to kill a horse.  She has zero clue how to handle a horse without drugging it or intimidating it.  Try a scotch hobble.  Go without your eyelashes for a few weeks and buy a set of racks in that horses can be safely treated.  It’s just not the difficult.  This horse was only six years old.  Of course if she’s the one that did the aging that could mean he was 30.  At any rate, he is gone and they just erased him and carried on.  RIP Schmitty

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Our next Throwback Thursday horse is Olin.  I really don’t know much about him because he was erased off the website and almost everything else.  I hear he was older and very, very sweet.  He was found dead in his stall sometime in August last year.  The presumption by the Manson Family brain trust was that he twisted a gut, which says to me there were signs of a struggle.  I get that sometimes horses colic and die.  It just seems to happen a bit too often at HiCaliber.  RIP Olin 😦

Aristocracia and Marisa.  These ones were killed only a few months ago and we’ve mentioned them before.  Beautiful and well-kept mares that were relinquished to HiCaliber along with thousands of dollars worth of tack and equipment after the death of their owners.  As you can see from the screenshots the family was thankful after being told they would be kept until good homes were found for them.  From the video you can see they were all in great condition despite two being older and the two with dsld appeared comfortable.  This was the day they arrived at HiCaliber.  I’m not sure why Marisa was wearing a nylon halter and dragging a shank.  That’s something I’ve seen HiCaliber do before.  Maybe they want to see what happens when a horse hangs a halter up or something.  Total greenhorn move.  Anyhow, these two mares were deemed too lame to live and promptly shot in the face by Manson.  Aside from a mention on this blog, ,Manson figured she was free and clear.  That was until the original owner’s daughter caught wind and people starting asking questions causing The Manson Family to go into damage control mode.

This all went down last week.  Manson also posted a video of Aristocracia where she did look a bit gibbled.  I have no idea what the context around that video but I know her being gaited made things look worse than they likely were. I  aslo know that the pic I posted of Marisa up top and the one that Manson posted were taken either on the same day or within 24 hours of each other.  Easy enough to rock a horse back and make them look worse than they are.  It’s pretty evident from all the HiCaliber intake pictures that the idea of setting one up for a conformation shot is lost on them, so not surprising they took an unflattering pic of Marisa.  Especially a horse that moved around fine in the video I posted.  Naturally the village idiots went on the war path making up their own version of events including accusing the family of dumping the horses at auction. Just for reference sake, take a look at this video showing a horse’s hoof and ankle in action while at work.  Notice how in many instances they hit the ground, which is why you put things like supports on them and standing wraps. Something that HiCaliber seems incapable of doing given the bandaging horrors I have seen them do.  You should also watch the video because it’s pretty cool, although if Manson noticed this about horses she’d need a semi automatic to kill every last one.

Then we get Ingrid on there not even knowing which horses were being talked about and finally admitting she was drunk.  This was after defending HiCaliber’s position and actions.  The fact is that just because a horse isn’t 100% sound doesn’t mean they can’t live a happy life or have value to somebody.  Not everybody that wants a horse wants to ride one.  Many therapeutic programs uses horses to  interact with and it’s a pretty good life.  At the very least, these mares should have had more than a day or two to be assessed .  Although given the condition of the surviving mare, Cortesia, when she was transferred to Prancing Pony Sanctuary, maybe they got off easier aside from the whole getting shot in the face part.  RIP sweet ladies.

The horse pictured above isn’t dead.  Yet.  She’s HiCaliber Jewell showing off exactly why Manson isn’t moving horses as quickly as she feels she should.  I have never seen a rescue put such a piss poor effort into presenting their horses to the public.  What is appealing about this video in any way aside from the horse putting up with the equivalent of a monkey dry humping a foot ball on her back?  I could go on and on about everything wrong with this video and none of it is the horse’s fault.  The point is that these are not horse people making these life or death calls on these animals.  Manson wines about `good’ horses not moving or getting a chance and getting bogged down too many hard to place horses.  Then she yaps about when they get a decent horse, how they like to hang onto them longer and `invest’ the training in them.  Not a single one of these shitheads would know what good training is.  I’ve yet to see a horse working round and engaged, never mind even the most basic lateral work.  They all shuffle around with hollowed out backs bracing against the rider flopping around up top.  When you have to look up on the Horrible Horsemanship page that standing in your stirrups is not great equitation, perhaps you shouldn’t be doing test rides or assessing anybody else’s riding skills.  The other thing wrong with her strategy besides the fact they ruin horses is that it sounds more like a flipper’s business model than a rescue’s.  In their case, when you can’t upgrade them, which they can’t, then keeping them on the feed bill isn’t the way to make money.  I can’t even with these people…

Manson likes to talk about how the horses are loved on by the compassion team, fed treats and kissed on the forehead before they are shot in the face.  That’s not exactly how it goes down and I’ve heard this from multiple inside sources.  The horses are tied to the trailer to wait their turn.  The first horse to get shot is the luckiest because it doesn’t have to be led up to stand as close to the other dead horses as possible.  Even though one of the reasons Manson gives for shooting them is that she doesn’t want their last minutes in fear and fighting a needle, we come to find out she sedates most of them before shooting anyhow and I’ll guarantee you that 9 out of 10 horses led up to a dead body under a tarp is going to be afraid.  Unless a horse has the good fortune to drop dead elsewhere, they are all lead to the execution spot regardless of how crippled they are.  Remember Othello?  He could hardly walk.  His 24 hours consisted of a long trailer ride, poking and prodding and then being lead down that little road when he could hardly walk to meet his execution.  That’s not before they all laughed and made jokes while the vet explained why he was being euthanized that day.  The pictures posted above are the kill spots.  The first one is likely were Grant tumbled as those hills are steeper than they appear on the overheads.  The second is their most recent spot down by the road.  Manson claims to only kill about 3 to 4 horses a month.  Last year the body count was 105 not counting the few that were found already dead at the ranch and at foster.  Many passing without so much as a mention.  So many that it seems every time you look them up on Google Earth, there’s a dead body under a tarp.

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I think that’s probably enough hard news for today.  However, other horses are sitting at that feed lot waiting for their walk to the tarp.  Rogue, one of the Louisiana horses featured on this blog not so long ago is on thin ice for being too wild.  She’s not unsound or anything, she’s just not used to being handled and apparently shooting her is easier than getting off their asses and actually, you know, handling her.  However, it seems there is an effort by some of the volunteers to get her training.  Win/win for Manson with that, but again, why buy a horse you don’t have the resources to set up for success?  Why buy her, ship her all across the country to stand on another feedlot and just get shot?   Better yet, I am getting threats and hostility which means that whatever this is seems to be hitting the right targets.  I don’t scare easily.  I also don’t put up with rudeness.  Disagree with me, tell me I’m wrong, but mind your manners.  This blog is not a democracy and I don’t have to play fair.  I’m going to leave you with yet another installment from my most favorite rescue just to lighten mood a bit, but please, whatever you do, say the names of the  horses in this post whenever you get a chance.  They deserve to be remembered.

PS.  That ain’t me in the video and I don’t know this person, so don’t redirect your hate at him.  There’s enough people being accused of being me already and we don’t need to throw gender identity confusion into the mix.  Ciao for now, peeps!

 

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