Archive for January, 2018

We have certainly had ourselves a week, haven’t we?  How is everybody doing?  I apologize I’m late getting this post out.  I had to process and marinate WTF I saw on Tuesday and I’m not even talking about the parking lot showdown.  We’ll get to that in a little bit though.  First I want to clean up some Johnny Cade details and then hopefully we can let the little horse finally rest in peace.  Having said that, the usual applies… there are lots of video clips on this post, so click them if you’re on a mobile device and, settle in for a long one.



I think all these pictures are pretty self-explanatory.  I’m not sure why Johnny dying meant that nobody could feed themselves or their fridges became magically empty, but `it is what it is’.  I’ve noticed Manson begging for food quite a bit recently.

I recall them exclaiming how much Johnny Cade peed when they took him out of the sling.  Wonder why that might be…These pictures sum up this little horse’s sad last days.  What we’re going to talk about next, well, I’ll let you decide for yourselves.



I don’t know what to say.  Manson brags about an 85k/month budget and she can’t write a check for $1600 if it even was that much?  How can an operation HiCaliber’s size not have a credit line or some cash reserves?  Are they teetering on the brink of not being able to feed these horses at all times?  I know the explanation will be some long-winded shit about liquid cash, but the bottom line is she can’t write a check for what should be a minimal amount to an organization as large as hers.  The other thing is not all their donations went through Facebook so she should be able to access that right away.  Even if Facebook is holding the money for a few weeks, they get so much sent every day, it should be coming in regularly now.  Now they’ve started a Venmo account so they have yet another way to get your money.  Yikes!


Even in death, Johnny Cade continues to be exploited. I know there has been a lot of debate about whether this is really his foot print or not.  It wouldn’t surprise me if it wasn’t, but upon looking at the Peaceful Paws website it probably is his.  They just don’t do very nice paw and hoof prints and with Johnny never having any foot care at HiCaliber, his hoof print wouldn’t be `clean’.  I’d think for $40 I’d rather have a nice picture of him than a piss poor,low quality replica of whatever this is, but I’m not a village idiot so who knows the thought process there.  Johnny Cade appeared to be an Appy so hopefully this is the end of harvesting and exploiting him for cash so there isn’t much mane or tail.  No word on where the cremains actually are.  I’m sure they have a maudlin little live feed planned for that.  RIP Johnny Cade.



I guess we should probably talk about auction at some point and now is as good a time as any.  It was glorious and I want to give a major shout out to Robin J from HiCaliber Horror Story for her composure and stepping up and taking action. The Manson Family always accuse their detractors of being keyboard warriors and invite us to come out and `do something’, but they didn’t seem too happy to be taken at their word.   I’m sure most of you saw the hilarious live feed of Romney losing her shit and Manson running away and hiding.  So much awesome.  I’m going to try to break it down a bit so we can try to make some sense of things.  Let’s start with the ever charming proprietor of Ontario Livestock Auction, Horacio Santorsola.  He’s a real peach with absolutely zero respect for animals and apparently even less for women.  You can read all about him at this link.  It’s probably not a huge surprise that he’s Team HiCaliber.

Isn’t he charming?  What a gentleman!  My favorite bit is Manson sneaking away at the start.  Typical bully that runs and hides when she gets confronted, leaving shrieking Rom to dig that hole deeper.  Let’s back up though…

I just gotta say it….what a piece of shit Romney Faye is.  WTH?  Screeching that she’s being assaulted after she’s been in somebody’s face.  Really?  My favorite part though is the thinly veiled threat that she’s not afraid of Robin because she used to date a bouncer.  Yes folks, in Romney Faye’s world the ability to kick ass is sexually transmitted.  I wonder if the bouncer kicked her to the curb like her fiancée did.  Can you imagine dealing with that in the morning?  I think this is what some people used to call a fishwife.

This was what the start of the incident looked at from the other side of things.  Romney Faye was NOT happy to be caught strategizing.  So, at this point we had Romney screeching about being assaulted, Robin J being ganged up on and Manson scuttling off to hide.  The village idiots were angry at the mean Horror Girl and advocates didn’t know whether to laugh or bang our heads against the desk at how immature and ridiculous Romney Faye was.  It’s almost like we weren’t even watching the same confrontation.  It seemed pretty clear to me that Romney stepped into Robin while Manson ran away.  It’s too bad there wasn’t a third-party there to film them both at the same time so we could sort all this out.  Oh wait…

There is actual footage of this but it’s in a much longer video.  I’ll put it up on YouTube when I get around to getting somebody to clip it for me.  Suffice to say that there was more than one advocate at Ontario and this one was completely under the radar.  Some of us operate best in stealth mode, what can I say?  Romney Faye was the aggressor in the confrontation.

Now we have Cristina Pagan making actual threats to advocates.  Funny the police didn’t arrest anybody but I’m sure they will be interested to know that HiCaliber is making threats in advance of  next week. I actually feel sorry for anybody that shows up at auction that they don’t recognize.  Even if they have no clue about HiCaliber, they’ll be branded a hater and harassed and bullied.  Maybe we’ll have another tour around local parking lots to run the cons like we did a few months ago so the haters can’t see.  The one thing we do know for sure is that the truth won’t be told by HiCaliber.


The horse tied to the trailer while all this drama was going down was a 2012 OTTB mare named `I Love You Galle’.  She was a home-bred that only raced one time in a 40k claimer.  She beat only two horses that day and never raced again.  It would appear from the tag around her neck she was a broodmare or recip of some sort she may have even been in foal.  Obviously, she did not land softly after her brief racing career.  She was mangled and clearly in a lot of pain.  She appeared  to have a ruptured tendon and her foot was sloughing off. Of course, don’t take my word for that because I don’t even play vet on the internet.  Lucky for everybody we had the 30% vet there to give us all her expert diagnosis of what was wrong with this mare.

Before Manson got down to telling the village idiots what was up, we caught this little convo between her and Romney Faye while Horacio was bullying Robin J.  If you recall, there was mention that AC had been called in so Romney Faye tells Manson to `get this horse medicated’ and then says to get her out of there or something.  In other words, let’s protect the abuser that was standing right there too.  We’ll get to him soon.

You heard it here first, folks!  Cellulitis is an overgrowth of fat cells according to Dr. Manson and proud flesh is a `similar issue’.  I don’t even know how to address this level of ignorance.  The majority of my readers probably know that cellulitis has no relation to the cottage cheese ass Manson sports, but rather a bacterial infection and inflammation under the skin in the connective tissues. It can technically happen anywhere on the body but most often it will be in the hind legs. Proud flesh has nothing to do with cellulitis as it is granulated tissue that grows out over a healing wound.  It is almost always confined to the lower limbs and has nothing to do with infection.  FYI Manson, any time you see have a word with `itis’ at the end, that means inflammation aka tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tube lining, etc. This isn’t even something only vets know.  This is high school biology.  Please stop spreading your ignorance to the masses.  You just lost 10 vet Google vet points for this.

I apologize for jumping around in time.  It’s hard to keep this all ordered and broken down for people in a way that makes sense as some of this stuff was out of range of HiCaliber cameras.  This is Romney Faye climbing all over Nacho’s trailer to photograph Galle before she was unloaded and dramatically introduced to the village idiots.  You gotta get those posts up and create the narrative to get those village idiots to dig deep before going live and that takes some preparation.  This is the part of auction they don’t show people.  Here’s another part you don’t get to see on live feeds either…

In this sequence you can see the arrival of Galle to auction in Nacho’s trailer.  Romney Faye is there to deal with him and watch her unload.  She nearly fell backing out of the trailer as she couldn’t put weight on her injured leg.  No poor family with no means to euthanize a horse, no old people needing help, just Nacho again with yet another mangled horse that he’s making money off of just like every other week.  I guess he’s softening up on his price because Manson sure doesn’t seem to mind Nacho these days and it’s been weeks since she referred to him as Nacho MoFo on live feeds.

So, after the drama with Galle, Manson walks up with this dancing stallion with a wrecked foot.  She hit the daily double with two horse that tugged at the heart-strings enough to get the money raised and neither one stood a chance of surviving much more than a day once she got her hooks into them.  That’s over $1000 in her pocket and all she spent was a bullet and a few flakes of hay.   You’ll notice how Romney acts all surprised about his foot and Manson goes on one of her rants about the poor family not being able to afford euthanasia and how they are offering this service.  It all sounds so rescue-y!  Let’s rewind…

This was from before Manson showed up with this horse. As you can see, this is not some poor family that can’t afford to euthanize this horse, this is one of their regulars that likely mangled this horse.  That’s not a birth defect he had or at least not to that degree.  Perhaps Romney Faye should take some of that responsible rescue money this horse will never use and buy some acting lessons for herself.  This is yet another regular horse abuser with connections to Salvador.

When you listen to the above clip, please turn the sound up.  The person with the camera (not me) narrates what is going on in the parking lot along with time stamping things as she describes the sequence of events.  It’s heartbreaking how long that poor mare stood there on three legs while HiCaliber checked paypal and venmo to make sure they raised enough cash to make it worth their while to help her.  Romney Faye and the village idiots screech that RobinJ wasn’t there to buy a horse, but the fact is these horses are not available to anybody but HiCaliber.  By showing up to document and call authorities, Robin J did more to save horse than HiCaliber has all year.


Between the screen shot and the video clip, I think it explains so much about the HiCaliber auction experience.  I think the screen shot may be older but still interesting.  I knew that they brought donuts to the front office each week, but this is a new one for me that they may be paying for access at Ontario.  It does make sense though  just like it makes sense on the video clip  that Romney admits to being shitballed half the time on Xanax and apparently Fireball.  It alos dawned on me that she appears to drive herself to and from auction.  What an asshole.


Since Horacio wants to be a dick and bully women and condone abuse and exploitation of animals, I thought it was time to take a closer look at his little auction of horrors.  I have long been aware the he’s got a history of violations and investigations into his business but didn’t take the time to really dig.  Manson will tell you that’s in the past and he has a good staff now.  What she doesn’t tell you or show you is more often than not, on her way to cry over a calf or goat, she’s stepping over other dead ones thrown aside like so much trash right there in the chutes.  No tears for them because she can’t show them on camera.  Then it turns out that Horacio likely doesn’t own the land the market is on.  Further digging is needed but it appears to be owned by Maclin Markets.  Maybe Horacio is operating under that banner but so far, nobody has been able to dig up a business permit for him or Ontario Livestock Auction at that address.  That’s not to say there isn’t one, but it’s going to require a closer look.  I’d like to thank Romney Faye for inspiring people to take a closer look.  There is all kinds or information about the atrocities at Ontario in the Exposing Ontario Livestock Market group on Facebook along with a petition that is signing.

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Galle and Jag were both shot in the face.  Likely neither ever saw the real vet as Manson threw out her customary `bone change and joint infection’ diagnosis for Galle and the dancing stallion aka Jag, was labelled as having a birth defect despite her posting his dancing video. She then claimed the person she bought him off only had him a few days and didn’t realize he had no foot, but at auction wasn’t he somebody that got in over his head and needed help?  How did he get the videos of him dancing if he knew nothing about him?  So many questions!  The saddest part was Manson making Jag walk down a hill while he struggled and poor Galle was having to walk to the killing field even though she could hardly put her bad foot down.  Manson claimed it was because she couldn’t shoot her in front of the other horses. No tears or mourning period for Jag and Galle’s suffering.  They barely got a few `poor babies’ from the village idiots.  No foot prints in the gift shop either, although I won’t be surprised if Jag’s glorious tail wasn’t harvested.  While Johnny Cade was cremated and honored, Galle was chopped up and her organs and limbs harvested for `science’.  She died with her recip tag still on.  Jag died with his charro chain on his nose.  Helluva life they had. RIP Galle and Jag.  #saytheirnames


From the rest of you, I want to know what was different from slaughter for these two horses.  They were hauled for several hours while in pain.  Ontario auction is at least 2 hours away from HiCaliber and that’s not when Manson is stopping to fill her face, gas up and whatever else she feels like doing.  They get unloaded in the dark in a crowded, filthy and unfamiliar place and are promptly shot in the face within a day or two.  The only difference is a bullet vs a captive bolt.  As far as the horse is concerned there is no difference . They have been saved from nothing.  Then you have Manson whining that she’s missing her time with her children.  This was only after she decided to exploit her daughter on live feed and blame the haters for the kid seeing bad stuff about mommy on the internet.  Manson forgot to mention the kid has had an instagram for over a year and is given free rein to watch whatever she wants on YouTube.  Here’s an idea…STOP GOING TO AUCTION and stop being such a dick on social media.  Put your children first.  I don’t even know why they go through the motions of going to auction at all when they buy from the same flippers every single week and rarely even bother with horses in the ring anymore.  They bought only one from the ring this week. A bay stallion they promptly gelded without even giving him a chance to settle.  Don’t worry though.  He’s already off the village idiot radar along with Magnum, Penelope and pretty much any othe recent acquisition.  The poor crooked legged filly doesn’t even have a name yet as far as we’ve seen.



Because the weekly con quota had not been filled at auction and Bubba Misner was MIA on Tuesday, Manson ran a mid-week con.  I’m not the only one that immediately recognized the fact that the `camp gelding’ was standing on Misner’s lot when she first posted about him.  The skinny mare’s pictures were deliberately vague but Salvador isn’t far from Misner and his place looks similar.  What we know for sure is that Bubba is playing the role of `man who purchased old camp horse for his child only to find out it is crippled and can’t afford the euthanasia and removal costs’ this week.  For starters, Bubba has thankfully not reproduced and he’s also not short of cash thanks to Manson and her village idiots.

Because Manson saw that everybody had twigged to where the gelding was, she decided to drive him to another property in Perris to photograph him again.  Salvador and Fice both live in Paris btw.  Unfortunately for Manson I had already gotten a message that somebody had seen that horse at Misner’s.  Naturally the village idiots rallied and bought Manson another horse to eventually shoot.  The skinny mare gets to suffer without feed for a while yet because they didn’t dig deep enough so no free euth services for her!  She can suffer for a few more days apparently.  Manson didn’t even drop off a bale or two of hay to get her through until she goes back for her, which we all know she will. She will likely show up with a different back story though.  This one did not seem to motivate the village idiots enough.

These are pictures of the conditions at HiCaliber right now.  Overcrowded, filthy and the shit mountain continues to grow.  I know I’m mostly preaching to the choir here but this is NOT rescue and this is not ok.  This is no life for any animal.  Most of these horses do not get out of these small pens nor are they handled very often.  By several reports, there are many sick horses right now and just tonight, Manson is standing in the barn tie area with a horse she has just drug home from Misner’s lot.  It was only a few weeks ago she said right on live feed he had strangles on his lot.  They obviously have to keep bringing in these horses so they can get the responsible rescue fee to pay their bills but it’s out of control. They are not rehabbing and placing these horses.  They are warehousing them.

Before I wrap all this up, I want to remind people part of why we do what we do.  These are just two of Salvador’s buddies and yes, they’re tripping horses.  This is what HiCaliber is protecting.  Those horses at the end of the rope are the horses that are showing up in these parking lots broken beyond repair and being further exploited for money by HiCaliber.  They do nothing to stop this or blow the whistle because Manson claims you’ll never stop them all.  You won’t stop everybody from driving drunk, but we still have laws and enforcement.  How can anybody that professes to be a rescue protect this?  How can anybody that loves animals turn a blind eye?


I think it’s safe to say things seem to be escalating.  I don’t know what that means for Hicaliber and the village idiots other than Manson appears to be attempting to sell this `free euthanasia’ angle to them and they haven’t yet realized that they still have to raise money for her free euths.  I guess she’s still trying to make the whole `angel of death’ thing happen.  Meanwhile things behind the scenes are extremely busy.  I can’t always tip my hand in public, but rest assured that all this is going somewhere and the wheels have started to turn.  This means to keep doing what you’ve been doing because it is working.  As unlikable as the personalities involved seem to be, it’s really not about them.  There are plenty of people in the horse industry I don’t care for but as long as they are taking care of their animals and treating them with respect, it’s all good to me.  That’s not happening here and this isn’t a game or a little light entertainment.  Manson constantly rants that none of us do anything for the horses.  Anybody can buy a horse from a flipper like she does.   We’re looking to actually rescue a whole bunch of present and future inmates and stop them from being exploited.  That’s rescue and making a positive change.  The next times she spins one of her tales about somebody trying to feed their family or people in over their head, remember the one in over their head is her and remember where the money comes from.  Until next time…..#matahari

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Hey Manson!  How did it feel to watch Johnny Cade take his last breath?  Did you get a little moist or did your trigger finger ache?  Did you tingle at the prospect of all the sympathy donations?  Did you make up a cute little song about saying his name and putting an `x’ on his forehead?  What was going through your mind in the hours between his actual death and the time you gathered your team around his body for your ghoulish little live feed where you blame the haters for your own negligence and actions?  I noticed how you had taken the time to put clean shavings over top the filthy ones just for the camera.  You should have taken the time to move the fork.  Do you know what else I noticed?  I noticed how you waited for the audience to build before you turned the tears on.  I also noticed how, after a while, you forgot to be sad and just went full on Manson as you attempted to foist the blame everywhere else and drag everybody down with you.  Guess what?  It’s not working anymore.  You’ve finally achieved true transparency because we, the advocates, can see right through you.  Now, as far as the rest of this post goes, you can GTFO because it’s for real horse people, which does not include you or your village idiots.




When you leave evidence of throwing clean shavings on top of dirty ones…

As the rest of you probably know by now, Johnny Cade’s suffering ended on Thursday night.  He passed away shortly after 6:30pm and a few hours later most of the residents of HiCaliber, dogs and children included, gathered around his corpse for yet another marathon live feed hosted by Manson.  This gave them time to scrub the website of the more incriminating videos of Johnny’s last days and stage the death scene so it looked like he laid down softly in a deep bed of fresh shavings.  They’d like the village idiots to think his death was quick and painless.  I’m not sure how indoctrinated into that cult you need to be in order believe that.  From what I saw,  his death took two weeks with endless poking, prodding and 30% vetting while he was exploited and kept alive for maximum sympathy and financial gain.  Hardly quick and painless.  Let’s jump back a bit and remember this sad, short life as it played out on live feeds and social media.


Romney Faye was the one that first introduced us to Johnny Cade.  She had gone to Misner’s lot to get Amanduh a dog and, of course, he just so happened to have some horses that needed saving, one which was Johnny Cade.  We never got the real story on how long Misner had him since Romney Faye and Manson couldn’t get their stories straight.  If you notice in the above video, Romney Faye refers to him as `this thing’, `it’, and `that’ like he was nothing more than an object to be used and discarded.  There was certainly no initial anger or outrage at his condition or even at Misner who seems to have a number of sick and skinny horses coming off his squalid feed lot lately.


As you are all aware, Johnny Cade and the little donkey got to stand around in Manson’s trailer all day long while she wheeled and dealed with Salvador in the empty parking lot of Ontario Auction.  This was the same day she bought Mucho Chrome along with the two other horses that were tied to the fence as well as Sylvia and Watson.  She promptly shot the last two in the face.  All the while, Johnny Cade was standing in the trailer without food or water on a hot day next to the little donkey who was literally gasping for breath.  At some point the donkey died and Johnny Cade went down.  This prompted a short trip back to Bubba’s so that he could haul Johnny Cade back to HiCaliber for them.  Johnny Cade was said to go down during that ride as well.  With hindsight being 20/20 this was probably the crossroads that sealed Johnny Cade’s fate. As you can see from the above map, it would have been no further to drop him off at SLREH for proper care and treatment since he was already down in the trailer.  Obviously they didn’t do that and, if I had to guess, it was likely because they either thought he wasn’t going to make it or didn’t have the foresight to realize he was going to be a breakout star and fundraising juggernaut for them.

I don’t think there is any need to rehash the fact that Manson seems incapable of following a strict re-feed protocol.  She got away with that with Sully and Firetyme, but it was not to be for Johnny Cade.  If I had to pinpoint when things went really pear-shaped for Johnny Cade it was about a week ago when he went down in his stall and Manson, in her infinite wisdom, decided to drag him outside on a tarp.  To accomplish this she admittedly sedated him multiple times and then stood around and wondered why he wouldn’t get up, eventually having  an `oh fuck’ moment as night fell and he started to go hypothermic from a combination of the drugs and dropping temps.  This necessitated a call to San Diego Humane Society Large Animal Rescue to hoist him up and get him back in the barn.  It was also at this point that Romney Faye decided to drive the few hours to the ranch and bring her expertise to the situation.  Romney Faye knows nothing about horses, but she is an expert at turning a situation into a clusterfuck of epic proportions designed to simultaneously tug at your heart-strings and confuse you enough to keep you giving til it hurts.  She’s also not one to pass up a prime selfie opportunity and to remind us all that she lost her son last year.  Yeah, I went there.

As you can see, Romney Faye was a HUGE asset as far as keeping watch over Johnny Cade.  I’m not sure what being sound asleep and tucked in outside his stall was supposed to accomplish, but at least it was less damaging to the horse than when she was shoving food into his mouth when he was flat-out and struggling.  Even if she had been awake, the way she freaked out each time he struggled didn’t leave me confident she’d have been any help at all had he gone down on her watch.  What was she going to do?  Call Manson to lumber down from her house so she could stand and watch too?  From watching them stand on the wrong side of  him while he down, hover over his head while he appeared to be seizing and disoriented, and their only action was to yank on his halter, he’d probably have been better off if they’d all have just left him alone for some quiet time for a few hours.  From everything I saw they were stressing him out worse. At any rate, Romney Faye filled her quota of selfies so she hopped on her broom and returned to her regular life of feeling sorry for herself and pretending she doesn’t read the hater pages.


Somewhere during this mess, an offer came from Rhiannon.  If you recall, Rhiannon used to volunteer with HiCaliber once upon a time.  Her personal experiences can be read on this past guest post.  It seemed that she was willing to set her personal issues aside and offer up significant help for Johnny Cade and her only condition was that he was under the care of a real 100% vet rather than handing over the money for Manson to play vet.  That seems entirely reasonable to me.  Apparently it was offensive to Manson and the village idiots.  Manson rejected the offer and proceeded to whine about the `conditions’ it came with and then say it was just a ploy to get her vet records. Even if that was  the case, what was the problem?  If Manson had nothing to hide there shouldn’t have been one.  Just another example of her ego coming before the welfare of an animal.  If she truly cared about that horse she would have been willing to shake hands with the devil himself to get him help.





Once again, Manson decided to do her own thing with the refeeding protocol.  I’ve used Red Cell on a healthy horses in training, but I question the value in this case and it was far too early in the game to be adding that to Johnny Cade’s diet.  She gave a lot of lip service to him not drinking as much as she’d like as some sort of justification to the near constant fluids she was hanging on him.  What was sad about that was she was playing around with a dosing syringe on her live feed the other night calling it `old school’ and figuring she would use it for `lavages’.  Clearly she has no clue that they are used all the time in show and race barns to rinse mouths out and administer electrolytes.  Something, she should have been doing for Johnny Cade to keep him in the water bucket.  Although, the well water at HiCaliber is usually so putrid it’s no wonder he was reluctant to drink much, in which case you put some apple cider vinegar in it to kill the rancid smell and taste.  These are basic things she should know if she’s going to be in charge of 200 horses, let alone take in medically frail ones.

Signs and symptoms of refeeding syndrome were all there right before their eyes.  They made several comments about his `tantrums’ and being food aggressive.  His updates videos showed him getting progressively weaker in the hind end, with the one above showing the diarrhea he had developed along with him being short of breath.  His `thrashing’ appeared to be seizure activity to many people that were watching. Everybody except the Manson Family that is.  Any suggestion made that maybe it was time to bring in a real vet was met with Manson ranting about the six to eight vets she had `consulting’ on him.  Daring to suggest that maybe Johnny Cade had been through enough was met with open hostility.  `He’s still fighting’ was the excuse.   Well, I’ve witnessed horses snap their legs off and guess what?  They get up and fight to live because that is their basic survival instinct kicking in and they have no way of knowing that there won’t be a good outcome.  That’s our job and Manson failed this horse due to her own ego and this desire to `win’ and prove the haters wrong.  Trust me, us `haters’ were all pulling for that horse too, but it was becoming increasingly apparent he was suffering.  I’d have loved to have been wrong about that.


I’m pretty sure he wasn’t `saved’ given the outcome and HiCaliber were the only people that didn’t see this coming.


Manson spawn using his body as a sofa and playing on her phone


Which brings us back to Johnny’s sad ending on Thursday evening and the histrionics over the death of this horse.  The village idiots were also given permission to grieve this horse in particular even though over 100 have died, mostly by the hand of Manson, in the last 12 months without a mention let alone a tear.  I’m sure nobody will be surprised to hear that Johnny’s death was not Manson’s fault.  She blamed the haters and basically threw everybody she could think of under the bus.  It seems that Manson got cut off  from running blood at SLREH and if she had the blood Johnny wouldn’t have died.  I’m not really following that line of logic considering that the little horse was symptomatic of refeeding syndrome for the past several days and it didn’t register with her.  Even with that aside, if she wanted blood run at odd hours there was one way to make sure that got done which was to get a real 100% vet out to pull it and examine the horse.  Instead, she alone, chose to stand on live feed boasting about her `wife rights’ with the vets at SLREH and say that their vets and intern were part of the treatment team consulting on Johnny Cade.  Even if she was cut off and had to use the regular lab for her results, she alone was to blame for not having them ready to go by the pick up time, nobody else.



Speaking of vets and haters, this is a statement from Dr. Moss as well as his response to an email.  He requested that this made public since people were wondering if he was one of the consulting vets.  I think it’s important to remember that Manson is messing with these vets’ careers when she insinuates that they are treating horses they have never seen and that theay are supplying her with meds she shouldn’t have without prescriptions.  They absolutely have a right to know she is implicating them in her own practice of medicine without a license but they don’t deserve to have the crazy busted out on them either.  They are trying to make a living and support their families through helping animals and they seem to be victims in this as well, so let’s show them a little respect until they show otherwise.



Manson Family Photo


Another feature of Manson’s little blame game was throwing other rescues under the bus.  They hypocrisy was jaw dropping.  She whined about another rescue taking one of their horses and changing his name. She found that offensive because it meant her village idiots couldn’t follow him or something and they had rescued him with their hard-earned money so they deserved that because they care so hard.  I’m not sure why they couldn’t ask after that horse unless it was because Manson doesn’t like her village idiots to support other rescues unless she endorses them.  What about all the horses she refused to give updates on?  How long did Firetyme waste away in his stall with Manson running her little `social experiment’ power play and not giving out any updates on him?  Has anybody had any updates on most of the Louisiana horses?  Tiga?  Legacy?  Bunny?  Nadine? etc. Did she ever care enough to order the DNA kits to ID them and if so, why didn’t she pass that information on?  Don’t show too much interest because Manson will show you that she’s not your bitch.


Manson was also pretty pissed that other service providers and rescues aren’t giving her shout outs and don’t want her broadcasting their name around. Once again, rather than maybe be happy they are coming and taking great care of the animals in her charge, she’s tripping over her own ego and firing them for not putting their business at risk and openly endorsing them.  Who does that?  At this point she should be happy they are willing to still work with her and they aren’t joining the ever growing number of people that are backing away from the trainwreck she’s engineering.

As you can see over the course of an hour Manson went from wanting to quit and crying for the camera to laughing and joking with her child. The kid sat on Johnny’s dead body  playing on her phone and showed off her foul mouth just like mommy’s. This was all in under two hours with a pit stop at hostile in between.  A person could get whiplash trying to keep up with the mood swings on this live feed, but I guess that’s to be expected when there’s money on the table and a village to emotionally manipulate.


Then for maximum drama, they decided that Johnny Cade needed to be cremated.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against cremation.  I’ve had it done too and yes, it’s expensive.  Where I have trouble with the Johnny Cade situation is why so much drama over him when others were shot in the head and tossed in the landfill without so much as a tear.  It was only a few months ago that Manson shot 5 horses in one day and then went out for a celebratory dinner at The Macaroni Grill with Skeletor and Amanduh.  She showed absolutely zero remorse over those 5 and one of them was the perfectly healthy Aviana.  Why were their lives worth so much less to her and the village?  Johnny Cade was no more or less special than the nearly 200 other horses standing on that feed lot just because his suffering played out on live feed.  Why wasn’t there this level of hysteria for Clint when he was drug out on a tarp to die in the drive way last year?  How about Boyer suffering for days with colic while the 30% vet thought he just needed to pee?  How long was Praline down before she was drug into the clinic a muddied mess with a twisted gut?  Mirage was worthy of a group photo with her corpse, but they were ok with her going to landfill.  It goes on and on and none of those horses were mourned or put up on a cross because Manson didn’t give the village the ok to mourn them.   The only difference that I can see is that their deaths weren’t money makers so no need to drag out the mourning.


I gotta admit this last post made me feel sick.  Why do a bunch of strangers want this horse’s hoofprint?  Do they realize Manson is the monster that cut off another horse’s limbs and put them in the freezer?  I saw one villager say she was going to pay for Manson’s hoof print.  Nobody bothered to tell her that Manson’s hoofprint is included in the cost of cremation, but I’m sure the $50 will buy her a lot of Chick Fil A.  I’m sure they are regretting that Johnny Cade was an Appaloosa and didn’t have much mane or tail to harvest.  I’m surprised they didn’t chop his hooves off to use as ashtrays.


I think we have all come to know that Manson is never going to accept blame for anything.  Everything is always somebody else’s fault.  Even though that’s immature and narcissistic, it’s Manson being Manson.  What I don’t get is that in all the finger-pointing she did the other night, the ones she never blamed or expressed anger towards was the one she got the horse from and the people that did this to him.  Haters didn’t starve this horse or neglect him.  Misner probably didn’t starve him either, but he also was part of the chain of abuse by making money off him.  Manson made at least $5000 off Johnny’s suffering too.  All down the line and even in death, people exploited this horse’s suffering and nobody will ever answer for it because Manson protects the people that do this.  Think about that the next time she’s crying over this horse or any other.  Then, go and hug your own and send up a prayer, good vibe or whatever you believe, to Johnny Cade and thank him. His death won’t be in vain for reasons Manson has yet to discover.  RIP Johnny Cade #sayhisname


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Hola people!  I hope you’ve all got a little time on your hands because we have a LOT to deal with today.  I apologize in advance if this gets a bit disjointed.  With the amount of fuckery and asshattery going on it’s hard to string it all together and make it flow.  I also need remind people that this post is clip heavy so in order to make sense out of a lot of what is being discussed, click the pics if you’re on a mobile device.  As if their mega lies weren’t brazen enough last week, HiCaliber has actually upped the ante and lied harder this week and I’m not even talking just about the Johnny Cade saga.  Let’s just say my patience has been tried and found wanting.  Lordy!  That being said, let’s get this party started!


At this point, it’s not really productive for me to bother writing up all their general fuckery from week to week.  Y’all have eleventy billion Facebook pages and groups to discuss all that stuff ad nauseam, so I don’t feel the need to rehash it here unless I have something to add to the festivities or maybe a different take on things.  So today, I figure we’ll kick things off with a cautionary tale of what happens when a 30% vet gets in well over her big fat head and allows that to play out on live feed.  Yup, the same live feed everybody can see, but because I’m a glutton for punishment along with the people that contribute behind the scenes, we took the time to pull out the pertinent clips so the rest of you don’t have to have the life sucked out of you listening to endless hours of blather and lies.  No need to thank me, just hugging your animals and supporting legitimate rescue is thanks enough.



As far as I can tell, this drama with Johnny Cade began sometime on Saturday when he went down in his stall and couldn’t get up.  In the first of many poor choices, Manson decided to drag the poor little guy on a tarp out into the parking lot.  She did this with Clint and Casey too  and we all know how that ended up for them.  I guess it’s easier to pick their bodies up that way if they die, except Johnny Cade didn’t cooperate.  This meant he was laying on cold ground as it got darker and colder so the Humane Society Large Animal rescue had to come in and hoist the horse up so they could get him back to the barn.  I’m not sure it dawned on Manson that all the sedation she admitted to giving him wasn’t overly conducive to him standing on his own and just might have had something to do with him having trouble regulating his body temp.  At any rate the horse made it back to the barn for the night.

In the above video, it’s pretty clear Manson hadn’t had time to google anything much yet as she looks to the rafters for answers and blames the weather for Johnny going down.  Yeah, I scratched my head at that too.   At least she was wearing her stethoscope which gave her an automatic 1% vet boost.



So, the following day, the 14th, Johnny Cade went down again and Romney Faye decided that it would be a good idea to force feed him alfalfa.  I guess the fact that he has refeeding syndrome and it appears he’s going into some sort of system failure hadn’t registered with them.  I’m not sure it has even now.  Common sense seemed to be missing too because you don’t have to know a bunch about animals to realize you don’t feed a downed horse like that.  For a horse that’s supposed to be on a refeeding protocol, they never stopped shoving food in his face until it was time to go get his meds ready at which point they all shuffled into the med room to dink around and show everybody how common they really are.

Make no mistake, despite the crocodile tears for the camera, Manson’s pupils are lit up with dollar signs over this drama.  In fact the coven of Manson, Wrinkles and Romney Faye seem certain their village is so brainwashed they could get a trip to Hawaii out of it and they weren’t joking about that. I’m not sure why they need airfare when corn brooms are so much cheaper.

If you can get past Manson’s wretched singing voice in the top clip, you’ll hear that she thinks it’s just hilarious that some of us are upset about the number of horses she shoots in the face and erases off this planet and our efforts to remember their names.  She’s even made up a little song about it.  In fact, it’s so hilarious that Manson and Wrinkles have their own little joke about putting an X on each other’s foreheads and naming horses after each other which they demonstrate in the second clip.  Anybody that has been following this shit show for any length of time will know what that means.  It boggles my mind that village idiots continue to think that shooting horses in the face is anything but enjoyable for these creatures.


Can somebody please explain to me why these assholes feel the need to take selfies around down horses?  I get it they are begging for money and Manson, now that her supply from Moss is cut off, never misses an opportunity to beg for med supplies lately, but WTF?  This horse is trying to die in front of them and they’re all grinning like idiots and taking selfies.  I bet Manson is positively moist at the very thought of being able to shoot another horse.  The one question I have is that if this horse is, in fact, under the care of a real 100% vet, wouldn’t they have the ringers?  Why would Manson have to source her own and if the vets were all really out, what makes her think she’s going to get her hands on them before real vets? Things that make you go `hmmm’.



The following day, Johnny Cade went down yet again and this time they decided to have a party while Manson pretended to be upset for the camera.  Random volunteers and regulars swarmed Johnny Cade while he was suspended from the bucket of the tractor.  The crowd included the returned animal abuser herself, Taylor.  I’m thinking she was there to kick him when nobody was looking or maybe throw some salt on the ever-increasing abrasions on his poor body.   Amanduh’s new puppy seems to be always around so there was no shortage of vulnerable creatures for her to hurt.  Manson could barely keep her sad face on as Amanduh dry humped and then flashed everybody behind her.  As you can tell by the clip above, the reason for Johnny Cade going down this time was `fluid’.



So, as of this writing, Johnny Cade struggles on.  His only known live and in person visit with a real vet was the above clip from January  5th and as you can see, Manson pretty much tells the vet what SHE is doing and he appears to take direction from her. No wonder she likes him so much.  Manson has claimed there are between four and six vets `consulting’ on Johnny Cade but past events have shown us that Manson considers text messages to be consults.  Still, she has named Dr. Potenza aka Manson’s BFF Korin, Dr. Huggons and `Shane’ (who I’m assuming is their intern Shane Stafford aka not a 100% vet) of SLREH as also being involved. She did kinda admit that none of them had actually made it out to the ranch as of yet.  I’m not really sure what to make of vets so willing to have it broadcast that they are diagnosing and consulting via text message if this is true.  For whatever reason, Manson seems to think it’s a huge deal to have `wife rights’ with the vets.  In her world it’s a big deal to be able to make an after hours phone call or have their numbers.  In most horse people’s world that’s expected.


I know it irks Manson and the village idiots, but the fact is that many people that read and comment on this blog are horse people, myself included.  We’ve been there, done that with a lot of this stuff and, like it or not, we do know better in most cases.  For instance, we know that horses are prey animals and having a bunch of strangers swarming and hovering over Johnny Cade while he’s down is likely very stressful to this little horse.  They like to project human emotions onto him when it’s convenient for them, but he doesn’t know they care or are trying to save them.  He knows he’s down, can’t get up and these creatures he doesn’t really know are over top of him.  His base instinct is to struggle and try to get up.  Then you have the non stop partying and blaring lights on with this horse.  Let him rest and keep him quiet.  Let him lay down and prop him up for a few hours.  Instead they make him stay on his feet when he doesn’t have the energy to only because it’s more convenient for them.  Then you have Manson doing her level best to crash his system by constantly sedating him and giving him Banamine even though he’s showing signs of renal failure.   Watching this play out has been painful.  I think everybody wants to see this little horse to pull through after fighting so hard, but if he does it will be despite The Manson family and not because of them.



Forgive me as I jump back and forth but I felt like we should maybe cover the clusterfuck that was auction this week while it was still somewhat fresh in my mind.  It was dramatic, to say the least, starting off by some unfortunate person who had the audacity to show up at auction and make Manson more paranoid than usual.  In an astonishing display of hypocrisy and assholery, the Village Idiots proceeded to troll Facebook and basically blame anybody they considered to be a hater that happened to have blonde hair and put their profiles on blast.  No word on what this mystery woman did that was so offensive to Manson’s delicate sensibilities but it was enough to cause her to heave her bulk up on the proverbial cross and play the `poor me’ card for the rest of the day complete with fake tears and emotional eating.  Good times!



At about 10:45 this white trailer showed up with two horses.  A grey mare and a black mare that was saddled.  There weren’t many horses in the chutes, but they hadn’t got to those yet.  This white trailer has become a regular supplier for HiCaliber lately.  Not long after this went down in the parking lot the posts about the two mares started with the gray mare’s details being `fluid’.



As you can see the story on this mare changed a few times over the day.  The reason it changed is that they got busted in yet another lie since MANY people watched this same mare go through the ring at Mike’s last weekend for $110.  Because of this mare,  I was absolutely delighted to find out that my own gigantor warmblood is likely charro trained if Manson is to believed.  Apparently, that’s what pawing the air means.  I wonder if that means that Zenyatta was charro trained too?  I’m sure VA on the Zenyatta forums is all over that!





This little droopy faced Arab stud was another parking lot purchase courtesy of Nacho.  Even though Manson had him tied to her own trailer, she’s careless with where she points the camera and Nacho’s trailer was clearly visible right beside hers.  If you recall, Manson does not like Nacho because he asks too much money according to her, so he’s taken over Salvador’s former position as the `worst of the worst’.  Nacho was the one who brought Magnum to them and if their own post is to believed, has been trying to sell this Arabian for `months’ but the horse wasn’t worthy of their attention until he got skinny and cheaper.  Here’s an example of them once again not putting a horse first.  Unfortunately for the stallion, he is out of the frying pan and into the fire as he is now property of HiCaliber.


Salvador’s truck and trailer


This brings us to the Salvador portion of auction.  If you watch no other clip, please watch the one above because it clearly illustrates their lies and how cozy they are with this asshole.  The first part is Romney Faye on the phone with Salvador and she very helpfully tells us it was Sunday evening when she took the call.  She also tells us it was the same guy that brought them Braveheart last week and we have pictures of Braveheart in Salvador’s trailer.  Note how familiar and friendly Romney Faye is with him on the phone. (Do not get me started again on her shoving feed into that poor horse’s mouth) It’s almost like she was talking to a friend rather than a notorious flipper’ as they have called him in the past.  ​Then we fade into auction with Manson saying how they use a `middleman’ so they don’t know where the horses come from but just provide the incentive for people to find these horses.  That’s not exactly true, but if it was, it’s almost worse than what they are currently doing which is absolutely NOTHING to stop this suffering and abuse or bringing the people that do this to animals to justice.  Any questions?



Shocking!  Look whose truck and trailer just so happened to be there loading out at the very same time as HiCaliber!  That would be pie enthusiast, Bubba Misner aka Voldy Jr., who lives right around the corner from the auction and really has no reason to be the last man out when he’s not hauling for HiCaliber.  I guess hauling for HiCaliber and the village idiots are keeping him in pies these days along with his regular animal exploitation activities.



Back before Christmas, I posted a guest post from the owners of the 4 Appaloosas that had been relinquished along with a large amount of supporting funds to HiCaliber only to be nearly killed either due to their negligence and 30% vetting.  We’ve talked about these horses a few times but the last post is straight from the owner and pretty much sums up everything.  You can refresh your memory here.  At the time, we did not have pictures of their condition upon returning from their stint at HiCaliber.  These pics have been recovered and were sent to me last week.  This is the three surviving Appaloosas after the family got them back from HiCaliber.  If you recall, Manson has denied their condition all along and has gone so far to attack some members of the family she felt were responsible for sending the guest post in.  Manson has recently mentioned how close Breezy, the former stallion, came to dying on their watch but takes no ownership of that even though she was 100% responsible for his condition due to her playing vet and lying about it.  Again, you can read about it in the linked guest post.  The good news is the horses are recovering and happy to be back `home’ with their family.  It has cost the family a lot in vet bills, feed and equipment.  HiCaliber did not return all the panels, tack and equipment they took when they intitially took on the horses and no part of the 10k was ever returned or accounted for as far as I know.

Before we get into the next part of this post, it’s probably useful watch the above clip.  Manson rattles off her usual spiel about how they don’t euth for age or space but they will kill a horse that is unadoptable.  Her voice is monotone during the whole thing.  Just like Romney Faye’s auction speeches, it’s like they don’t even hear what they’re saying anymore.  I also can’t reconcile how Manson will allow some horses to suffer well beyond when it’s appropriate and then has no issue or remorse about shooting a perfectly healthy one in the face because it looked at her funny.  It’s like nobody under her spell is capable of enough independent thought to call her out on her own contradictions.  Anyhow…



The one thing all this drama is good for is throwing up a smoke screen so people don’t know that the Manson killing spree has continued unabated.  As a result we have some more names to say the first of which is Horton.  Horton was purchased on December 28th along with Dano, Madge, and Mr. Handsome.  Madge is the only one left living of that group.  I’m not sure that Manson ever came right out and said why Horton had to get shot in the face, because she didn’t even bother doing an intake video on him.  It seems she finally found a vet that is as kill happy as her though since she claims he’s recommending all these horses for euthanasia.   RIP Horton #sayhisname


Comet also joined the list of the dead.  The only real surprise about that was that they bothered to put him on the website.  From the time they found him at auction, he was referred to as `The compassion pull’ so his death was pretty much a fait accompli from the first time he hit the HiCaliber radar.  RIP Comet #sayshisname



Jacobson joined the others under the blue tarp as well.  Again, no announcement or formal diagnosis was shared other than Amanduh mentioning he had a `pyramidy’ foot on his intake video.  I often wonder how these people that have asked for a horse to be named after a loved one feel when Manson shoots them in the face.  There’s something disturbing about that to me.  What is also disturbing to me is how quickly these poor animals fall off the village idiot radar.  I don’t think any of them have even noticed he was gone.  RIP Jacobson.  #sayhisname


Chloe also joined the `rainbow herd’ recently.  She was another that had long fallen off the village idiot radar because she had been adopted.  Reports are that she was stumbling and falling down, so Manson had them return her to the ranch in order to shoot her in the head.  I find that disturbing on several levels, not the least of which is to take this mare out of the home she knows and away from the people she knows, is not in her best interest or a compassionate end.  It’s especially not compassionate if she really was having trouble staying on her feet, to bounce her back to HiCaliber in trailer to stand in the shit filled pens waiting her turn to get drug out to the killing field.  Sadly, as Manson likes to remind us, dead is dead.  RIP Chloe.  #sayhername



Ninna was another young and emaciated horse that came from Misner back in mid December. Kinda funny how he seems to keep finding these young, skinny horses lately.  As shown in the pictures, Ninna failed to thrive at HiCaliber and went into a rapid decline.  By last week Manson told us she was in liver failure although she attempted to muddy the waters with words like hepatitis.  Hepatitis just means inflammation of the liver and it’s not like the human version despite what the 30% vet thinks.  Ninna wasn’t out having unprotected sex and she didn’t come into contact with the another horse with hepatitis.  It’s generally caused by what they’re eating, if there are toxins present or too much protein in their diets or bacterial infections.  Interesting to note that as Ninna showed more symptoms, the HiCaliber feed team gave her more alfalfa which likely contributed to the liver shut down due to that being the last thing you’d give a horse in liver failure.  Manson also diagnosed Ninna with dementia because she was standing with her head in the corner and up against the wall.  What that likely was, was Ninna in pain or going neurological as her body started to shut down.  All of this probably was preventable, if not avoidable in a horse as young as Ninna had she been seen by a real and competent vet upon intake.  RIP Ninna.  #sayhername


Daphne was shot in the face last week too.  The official reason is that her cancer had returned and was spreading fast, but as we have come to learn, Manson never shoots just one at a time and Ninna’s number was up so Daphne was likely next in line to make up numbers.  She won’t count towards their official numbers because they have found this work around to lower their kill stats.  One of the volunteers `adopts’ the euth list horse so they can claim they got their `one last good home’, but they never actually leave the property.  Baldwin is another in this situation.  He has been `adopted’ by Kat Tarnowski but he will remain at HiCaliber on the euth list.  I’m sorry this little mare had to spend her last 10 months of life on this feed lot.  I’m sorry for the volunteers that cared about her.  I’m still trying to figure out how this is rescue.  RIP Daphne.  #sayhername


Now that we’ve covered most of the heavy stuff, we’ll move onto the petty stuff.  Mainly that entails Manson bitching at her crew behind closed doors and further demonstrating her complete lack of knowledge about anything to do with horses.  The fact that she’s had to cut even one leg out of a hay net, let alone keeps having to do it suggests that perhaps nobody there knows how to tie one up properly.  I think I learned how to tie a hay net in D level Pony Club.  It’s just not that difficult, but obviously a skill that Manson has yet to google.


Here is a lovely picture of a horse standing in its own filth at HiCaliber.  Rather than picking up a fork herself, Manson puts out the call for help.  Instead of cleaning a stall she went to the effort to hide a Starbucks card in the filth.  Awesome! Anybody want to bet whether she managed to help out after giving meds?  I’ll buy myself a coffee if anybody guesses right.


Here is yet another example of the laziness of the ranch residents.  A volunteer aka somebody who is not paid, wants to take a day off to see her son and rather than get off their asses and cover her, Manson will pay somebody.  Lucky for Manson the other volunteers covered her.  They probably couldn’t afford not to since I’ve heard that the volunteers pay out-of-pocket for the paid help there.  You can read that back a few times and it still won’t make sense.  Manson is the epitome of lazy.

Remember how Manson wouldn’t let Magnum have a bottle even though he only 4 days old or so when they got him?  She didn’t believe in it although for foals that don’t lose their mothers, she doesn’t believe in weaning.   Well, here’s poor little Magnum a few days ago still wanting to nurse and Manson being disgusting about it.  Does anybody other than the village idiots actually think this is funny?


Sometimes you just need a little alone time with your voodoo doll to straighten everything out…

I think that’s probably enough to absorb for today.  It feels like things are spinning out of control at HiCaliber.  If you read some of Manson’s old posts, she has turned into the very thing she used to speak out against.  She protects the kill buyers and squares off at other rescues and advocates. She exploits not only horses but has branched out to goats, cows and, just the other day, she was crying over a pig.  It’s all pantomime designed to boost algorithms and distract people from what’s really going on.  While everybody is in a heightened state of arousal over the drama playing out on Facebook, she’s shooting horses in the face that will NEVER be mentioned.  We’re only two weeks into the new year and They’ve already killed at least 16 horses that we know of.  Let that sink in.  Because nothing is ever Manson’s fault, she points the fingers at the `haters’ without realizing that each time she does so there are three pointing right back at her.  Manson is in control of this shit show.  If she stopped lying and grifting at auction I wouldn’t have half the things to write about that I do.  If she practiced true transparency and stopped playing vet and shooting horses in the face, I’d have nothing to write about at all because I’m not the rescue police.  I am an animal advocate and as long as she’s exploiting, abusing and neglecting animals, she better get used to being the subject of this blog because I’m not going anywhere.  Until next time…

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Well, I’m sure none of you expected to have another post to read so soon.  I sure as hell didn’t expect to be writing one but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.  There were so many stunts pulled off on Tuesday at auction I didn’t want them to get buried with the regular other day of the week stunts.  I’m really not sure if Manson is getting careless or she thinks the  rest of us are as stupid and gullible as the village idiots. Either way busting up the bigger lies from Tuesday is about like shooting fish in a barrel, but I’m going to do it anyway because I feel a need to vent.  I’m going to try to keep this short, sweet and succinct, but it would  probably be best to pull up a chair anyhow.  Beverages are optional.

This is going to get tough to follow, so you might want to draw yourselves a map or something.  Remember the poor one-eyed stallion they bought just the other day?  The one that was in Salvador’s trailer and that they not only bought but moved to a `third party location and out of the hands of the original seller’?  Yeah, well not so much.  He was in Salvador’s trailer when they bought him a few days ago and he turned up at auction on Tuesday still in Salvador’s trailer so not too sure who the `third party’ was, but I swear that trailer is like a clown car because every time you turn around some other mangled and/or emaciated horse is either in it or tied to it. The post above had mentioned `two more skinnies’ and those showed up on Tuesday along with two bonus horses, so that’s where we’re going to start.

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This was `charro’ pony that showed up, once again tied to Salvador’s little trailer of horrors.  He didn’t arrive `late’, Salvador just can’t be arsed to go through the whole charade of running them through the ring.  The pony was only offered by HiCaliber as a private buy, but what I want people to look at is the corner of the pics, specifically the leg circled and marked with Manson’s trailer in the background.  This is important because the whopper of the lie that they posted after this was bold, even for them.


Wow, emergency with a sick child!  Way to yank on those heart-strings, Manson.  The village idiots were suitably aghast and inspired to dig deep.  As you can clearly see from the leg markings, the buckskin was the horse in the corner of the pic by Salvador’s trailer because he came off of Salvador’s trailer and I’m pretty sure his bouncing baby boy is just fine considering he’s a grown assed man and a horse thief. At least the Daniel Paniagua mentioned on this link is and he happens to share a name and is the exact same age as Salvador’s spawn and partner in crime.  Super stand up guys to be doing business with, no?  What a great family!


Since the sad tale of a poor family with a sick child was a hit, they just so happened to have another two skinny horses that the village just had to rescue too.  I am unsure why didn’t have their tails cut off for `jewelry’ if they all came from the same poor family but the end result was the story worked and three more horses were drug back to the feed lot to be forgotten about by the very donors that paid for them.  If you aren’t confused by now, just take a listen to the video above (click pic if you’re on a mobile device) and you most certainly will be after trying to follow Manson’s version.  It’s a classic grift situation with Manson talking circles and Wrinkles pretending to understand.  What I think was probably happening was Manson trying to get her story straight with Wrinkles, but it was too late by this point.  I kinda got the skeevies when Wrinkles commented `Just put an x on my forehead’, because I seem to recall some of the real Manson family members carved x’s on their foreheads after Helter Skelter. Creepy!

This may be one of my favorite clips of Manson this past week even though only her fingers are in it.  This was during the load out when Volunteer Tom came up, not realizing they were on live feed, and blabbed that Bubba Misner was hauling for them.  I just loved the frantic waving of the finger and chopping motions to shut him up and his awkward attempts to cover his ass.  Congrats, Village Idiots!  You not only stuffed Salvador’s pockets full of money you’re now paying the other kill buyer and abuser money to haul Salvador and his own horses back to HiCaliber.  Keep telling yourselves there’s a poor family that can eat now if that helps you sleep at night though. It doesn’t look like Bubba has missed many meals at all and Salvador makes makes a shitbomb of cash tripping horses and providing bulls to Mexican rodeos.

During yet another marathon live feed on the way home, Manson told us that some of her volunteers think they should kill more horses and then goes on to name a bunch that apparently make her trigger finger itch.  Cami, Nola, Gulliver, maybe Dragon…she names them all off casually like a grocery list.  We get it.  They all get off on killing animals.  I’m at a loss to even try to comprehend how messed up and evil so many people are.  Who looks at a perfectly healthy animal and says `Yup, we should kill that one because we’re not smart enough to get it adopted’?  Have any of you even seen anything of Cami, Nola or Gulliver lately?  FFS, she refuses to give updates on Dragon because a former volunteer turned `hater’ liked him and asked after him.  That was enough to make Dragon a pawn in yet another one of Manson’s sick little power plays.  She’s nobody’s bitch so she would rather that horse be shot in the face than give an update on a horse a hater likes.  How’s that for being all about the horses?

Yet another steer dragged home from auction by Manson.  I don’t really understand her newfound love for cattle other than she’s attracted to her own kind, but other than Bubbles and Bernie, they seem to have a shelf life at HiCaliber of about 2 weeks max.  I only put this clip up as another example of Manson talking out her ass and misinforming the village idiots about things she has no clue about.  No Manson, they are not `drugging’ cattle to run them through auction.  That would be illegal and also nobody would bother.  Chances are this cow, just like all the other ones she keeps just having to rescue lately, are byproducts of her good pal Misner’s cows in crates shipping overseas venture.

The two clips above are just to remind people exactly who Manson’s suppliers are.  Yes, that’s Salvador aka poor rancher aka poor family with sick child, on the dancing horse.  As much as I’d like to say it’s the same horse they just scooped up at auction, I don’t think it is.  The markings are not the same.  It does seem that the Paniagua family do have a fondness for buckskins though, so I’m sure this one will turn up with a sob story some day when he’s all used up and crippled.  The other clip is Bubba just being the drunken ass that he actually is.  If you want to see what he and his daddy are capable of, just scroll back and look at Johnny Cade and the sick minis and countless others that Manson is constantly cleaning up for him.


Pelet: chestnut auction mare
Shan: gray broodmare
Braveheart: One-eyed palomino stallion from Salvador’s trailer last week.
Kipper: Skinny buckskin from family with sick child as played by Salvador
Penelope: Red-dun yearling filly that was being ridden in parking lot
Clancy:  Skinny paint from Salvador
Nate: Skinny chestnut from Salvador
Kevin: Lame steer.
I thought I should probably name all the victims that are the newest inmates at the HiCaliber feed lot.  Again, I have to wonder why they even bother with auction considering they really just show up to deal with Salvador and Misner these days.  What legitimate rescue gets nearly every single horse from the same two known flippers and abusers.  How is that even rescue?  By my way of thinking,  Manson is just another bottom feeding horse dealer like her two buddies.  She goes on these near daily foul-mouthed rants where she tells other rescues to shut up and go get the horses just like she does, but how could they?  Salvador uses and abuses these horses and then he calls HiCaliber to come clean them up.  It’s not like they were available to anybody else because a real rescue wouldn’t be in a partnership with a piece of shit like him or Misner.  Misner now has a market for all those horses he can’t easily flip or ship to slaughter that were previously worthless to him and Salvador makes his money from using them and then from dumping them on the village.  Manson makes her money by buying them and shooting them before they have a chance to use their `responsible rescue’ fee.  Tell me exactly how much of the $650 each those two Salvador horses she bought last week used?  Neither one of them ever set foot on HiCaliber’s property or got so much as a flake of hay, so whatever the cost of however many bullets she had to use to kill them is all they used.  The lies and general cuntiness this week were off the chain and it still doesn’t matter to the village idiots and it never will.  It does matter to the rest of us though and sooner or later one of those lies will tip the balance.  Don’t think for a second this is all for naught and the complaints have fallen on deaf ears.  Many of us were kinda braced that the more heat that got turned up, the more Manson would escalate, so I’d say we’re right on schedule with that.  Sadly, the animals always pay, but do you turn a blind eye and let this carnage continue or to you brace yourself and stay the course knowing that there will be collateral damage of innocent souls?  That’s something each person needs to decide for themselves.  Whatever helps you sleep at night.   I’m going after the greater good and I don’t think I’m alone in that.  I guess time will tell…

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What a complete and utter shit show this past week has been. Actually, I think we passed shit show around about Tuesday and jumped square into clusterfuck.  In fact, we need a new word for this territory beyond clusterfuck that we have found ourselves in the past few days.  I don’t even know what that would be, but it’s certainly not anything an honest person would ever aspire to. Just when you think there is no level that The Manson Family won’t stoop to, they go and outdo themselves.   Such was the case this past week, not the least of which was a fallout from Fice-gate.  Seeing as that’s on so many people’s minds since the last post, I think that’s where I’m going to kick things off today. Pull up a chair and let’s do this thing…



For those of you that have been living in a vacuum this past week, you can refresh yourself on the death of Barbara by reading the previous post either by scrolling back or clicking this link.  Normal functioning human beings were sickened, saddened and disgusted at the condition and end of that young mare.  As you can see from the screen shots above, a few village idiots even stepped over the traces and had momentary independent outrage too.  In the videos embedded in the previous post, Manson even attempted some faux outrage about Barbara’s condition and pretended she didn’t know much about her history.  All that changed when it was revealed that Andrew Fice was not only the one who had turned the horse in, but was also the one that had hurt her.  Manson has since dug in her heels and attempted some damage control.  She continues to defend him and even went so far as to say that people should just be kind and take him under their wing and teach him properly.  You know, because he’s so pleasant and all when he isn’t inviting people to give him blowjobs and talking about putting it in a horse’s ass (see previous posts).  Who wouldn’t want to take somebody like that under their wing?  It figures a malignant personality like Manson would fail to understand why normal people don’t bother wasting their time on people like she and Fice and that’s even if either one of them had the least bit of natural ability with horses, which they do not.  That’s not the only thing Fice and Manson have in common either.  It would seem they both have this thing where they fuck up and hurt animals and it somehow ends up being the fault of the animal.


The above screen shots are a recent text conversation between Fice and a horseperson that has given him the benefit of the doubt in the past.  I’m not even sure those are the right words so much as this person was perhaps a bit more `open minded’ than some of the rest of us have been in the past aka somebody that has shown him kindness and actually could have taught him something had he bothered to listen or reach out from underneath Manson’s skirt.  I’m going to break it down into bite sized chunks for the sake of discussion. A few things stand out for me in this conversation not the least of which is Fice claiming that mare had only been in his possession for 12 hours before he knew he was in over his head?  That isn’t making a lot of sense for me considering his post about her and the two videos of him working with her and by my count he had her at least six weeks.  All that in 12 hours?  Other than being a little off, the mare certainly didn’t appear to be dangerous or anything other than forgiving.  Fice also blames the horse for costing him so much money to feed and it being her own fault for losing weight when he was giving her six whole flakes of alfalfa.  No mention of grain or anything that actually helps horses gain weight.  She got thrown some hay in the dirt and he wonders why she didn’t put on weight.  This horse was a Thoroughbred and they take a lot more fuel than your mature QH or mustang. I guess when Manson is your goto for all things horse, it’s no damn wonder Fice is such a trainwreck.   I also caught the mention that after 2 weeks, Fice still couldn’t pick up her feet, but if we are to believe his order of events he’d already ridden her by then.  Who would do that? Sounds to me like a rather large hole in the groundwork if you’re jumping on before you can do the most basic grooming and handling on a horse.


The purple writing was the person having the conversation with Fice and I thank them for their permission in posting these screen shots.  I know they were posted in a private group for a few people to see, but it was felt they deserved a wider audience.  I found it somewhat gratifying to know that the BLM is taking this whole thing with Fice seriously since the videos surfaced of his training methods on the mustangs a few months ago.  I’m not sure how they’ll feel about these latest developments with Barbara.  One thing I can assure Fice is that I won’t be forgetting his name as long as he’s abusing horses with his `methods’ and as long as he’s putting his shit out on social media I’m going to shine a light his way too.  I don’t really give a shit about the day he was born one way or another.  He needs to find a new job that has nothing to do with other living creatures right along side his mentor, Manson.



Oh, where to start on these ones?   How about the head wounds?  They are more apparent in the videos of her, but I can pretty much say that horses generally don’t lose the hide in the middle of their forehead or around their eyes from pulling back.  Funny how both Saban and Mercy came away from Fice’s with injuries around their left eyes too, both of which nearly cost them their lives had they not gotten out of HiCaliber.  Saban from nearly starving to death and having a walled off infection, Mercy from being blinded with a broken eye socket and ending up on the long list for euth.  Some of Barbara’s wounds may have been from her halter, but Fice is a super dumbass to have been tying her up in a rope halter to begin with, especially when he knew she pulled back.  Then we see the 30% diagnosis of `bone change’ with a ringbone thrown in for good measure.  BULLSHIT.  You can’t diagnose that stuff with a photograph and I don’t care if Dr. Talbot was on site the day she shot Barbara, we all know Manson wouldn’t have wasted the cash on the rads when she didn’t raise any money for the horse.  The picture proves nothing and horses her age don’t generally end up with ringbone.  This horse was BROKEN in ways we will never know and my thoughts are that Manson didn’t want to waste the money on finding out something she didn’t want to know anyhow.  What we do know is that mare was not foundered when Fice got her and that pastern was already like that when he was riding her because it was apparent in the pictures he posted of her when he first brought her back to his place (see previous post).

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Conversation between Manson and Fice

Then after Manson has had to shoot the mare in the face and complained about her condition twice on live video, she agrees to give Fice a reference to train somebody else’s horse.  This is the same person who states over and over how she wouldn’t let him train her own horses, but she’s going to give him a reference to do this to somebody else’s horse….AGAIN.   I guess I am somewhat horrified that there is a nest of gunsels where people think it’s ok to send horses to Fice to be `broken’ and that Manson’s reference would have any value at all.  If anything I would think it would be a red flag to run in the opposite direction.

As you can see, Romney Faye and Manson think the Fice situation is hilarious and even joke about sending him another horse.  I’m not sure why it even surprised me considering Manson found the Dr. Drip situation funny enough to joke about too.  I will say that with all their cuntiness in this video aside, whichever hater is sending text messages like that, if they even are, is not helping matters.  Threats are not cool and it doesn’t really lend itself to any credibility at all.  Please don’t do shit like that.  It’s not cool and it’s not funny.  Leave that up to the village idiots and Manson, who is apparently still going by `Michelle Kinechewa’ on Romney Faye’s contact list at least.  Moving right along…

ficearrest1 This isn’t ground breaking news either since everybody knows, but I figure I’ll just park it here with the other Fice stuff so we have all the pertinent screenshots together.  While Barbara was in his possession, Fice was in taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm likely to cause great bodily injury or something like that.  It was on Christmas night actually, because what says Merry Christmas like a little festive beating?  I’m a 0% attorney but it would seem that some jail time is a distinct possibility given the fact that Fice has beaten up women in the past and gone to jail.  We’re not sure who he punched out this time but his favorite targets in the past have generally been women  The relevance to all this is that people who are physically violent towards other humans, especially women and children, usually got their start abusing animals.  It would appear that violence is a default for Fice and that’s not anybody that has any business being around animals in my opinion.  He especially has no business being around animals that have been abused in the past.  It might be worth reminding people that he still has at least two HiCaliber horses in his possession at this time.  Dylan and Rojas.  If you need a reminder at what their lives have been like with Fice, you can revisit these video links: Dylan being bucked out  and Rojas having a great time.  Do either of these two horses look like happy horses like Manson claims?


I guess we shouldn’t be all the surprised that Manson continues to defend and support Fice.  Despite what is given lip service and shown on live feeds, rough handling is part of the culture at HiCaliber.  Only the other day we were treated to Skeletor (screen shot above) exercising her personal horse, Luis, by snapping a whip in his face.  I’m probably not even the one to ask wtf she was trying to accomplish considering I don’t even own a whip.  Most of us can pretty much move a horse around with proper body positioning which apparently not a skill that a single person at HiCaliber has.  I’ve never needed a whip to lunge a horse or `put pressure’ on one either.  That aside, I have been hearing rumblings and finally was sent confirmation that Taylor has been working her way back into the fold at HiCaliber.  This is particularly alarming to me.  As some of you may recall, she was Manson’s Minime and paid medical director up until a few months ago.  Officially, she left to pursue a job at border patrol, but it was the general consensus that most of the red shirt crew were not comfortable with her returning.  According to numerous inside sources, she was extremely cruel to all the animals at HiCaliber which also might have something to do with her attempts to adopt Percy being blocked last summer.  Specifically there were incidents of her kicking and punching horses, hitting some with boots or other equipment, skipping bandage changes and meds on horses she didn’t like and suggesting anything and everything be added to the euth list whenever possible.  She was said to have always been happy when a horse she suggested ended up on the euth list.  Horses weren’t the only target of her dislike and even the smaller animals such as resident dogs did not escape her cruelty, a fact that Manson, Angrid, Skeletor, Kat the AC officer and pretty much all the board and crew were well aware of with some even voicing disgust.  Such is the force of Manson’s personality though, that they seem to be willing to set their personal values aside now that Manson’s pet monster  and Minime seems to making a tentative comeback.  Considering some of Manson’s personal animals were said to be the target of Taylor’s cruelty, I find it quite disturbing she’s around again.  The fact that so many red shirts that were witness to her behavior are biting their tongues rather than speak up for what is right, is just sad.  There must be a lot of booze and xanax flowing on that ranch for most of them to be able to sleep at night.  Just sayin…



Even though there was no auction last week, HiCaliber’s regular suppliers still came through to keep everybody on the giving schedule.  First up was Johnny Cade, the emaciated horse from Misner’s lot.  We’ll never know the true story behind the horse because neither Manson nor Romney Faye can tell the truth and they don’t bother to even get their stories straight with each other before firing up their lie holes.  As you can see from the video above, maybe he spent a few days at Misner’s or maybe not.  It’s fluid. Romney Faye went there to pick up a puppy for Amanduh and photograph ponies (more on that in a bit) and spied a money maker as far as sympathy donations go.  Because he’s going to cost more to feed, that meant that the village idiots had to come up with some extra $$ to get him safe.  I always wonder if they actually would walk away and leave a horse like that if the donations didn’t come through but then I remember that Manson will happily shoot a horse for much less so there is that.  Obviously Johnny Cade was acquired along with a little mini donk.  The pair of them were eventually picked up by Manson and taken to the Ontario auction parking lot to meet up with Salvador and his offerings for the day.  They had to make sure he has more money to buy his tripping horses apparently.


Manson was feeling extra salty and pissy once she got to the parking lot.  It also happened to be the same day the news about Fice being the one that surrendered Barbara broke, so it might have had something to do with that.  At any rate, there were two relatively healthy horses tied to the fence and then there was Salvador and his infamous red trailer full of atrocities.  One of the horses was Mucho Chrome who was in good shape and has been widely talked about and covered everywhere.  My main concern was Watson and Sylvia who were in horrible shape. Sylvia’s injuries were, yet again, consistent with having been tripped or at least front footed at some point and Watson was just a mess all over.  Funny, how Salvador always has animals with these types of injuries, no?

As usual, Manson dragged the horses around the parking lot a few times because she claimed a `vet was watching’ although she didn’t specify if was a 100% vet or a 30% one.  Apparently that was enough to seal the fate of both Sylvia and Watson because she diagnosed bone change and then claimed that Sylvia was squirting joint fluid for good measure and added dramatics.  Even though that wouldn’t probably even be possible, nobody thought to question her or maybe they just can’t be bothered anymore.  Manson also took the time to thank God and wax poetic about how awesome it feels to be the one that gets to shoot horses in the face.  Any question that I might have had about whether or not she enjoys killing horses was pretty much answered after that little speech, especially when she mentions looking them in the eye just before shooting them.

I just want to warn anybody that clicks the embedded video above that it’s not work safe.  It’s yet another foul-mouthed rant from Manson after somebody asked about shooting the horses or something.  If you listen through right to the end, she gives out the ranch address, invites the person up and threatens to shoot her.  It’s no biggie though because Manson only jokes around according to her, but everybody else is out to get her.

So, while all this wheeling and dealing was going on in the parking lot, Johnny Cade and the sick little mini donk were hanging out in Manson’s trailer.  The auction was closed so presumably they hadn’t had water offered to them since they had left Misner’s earlier in the day.  The temp was around 80 or a bit higher and Romney Faye had even commented on how hot it was on live feed.  Sadly, the little donkey did not survive her ordeal and died in the trailer, but at what point is not clear.  What we do know for sure is that at some point during the late afternoon, Manson took Sylvia and Watson off somewhere to be shot, leaving her with 4 horses and a donkey to try to drive over 2 hours back to HiCaliber.  Around 6pm, she was spotted back at Misner’s with at least one of the horses (Boone) tied to her trailer.  Not sure if that was to unload the donkey’s dead body or tranferJohnny Cade.  Manson also reported that he went down in the trailer and they had to find somebody else to bring him back to the ranch so he could lay down in transit.  Perhaps that was their good pal Bubba since that’s where all this horse shuffling went on.  In reality, it was just like their auction days other than they didn’t go through the charade of going into the sale ring.  The horses all came from their usual suppliers and everybody got their cut.

Once Johnny Cade was home, the donkey was disposed of and Salvador got his weekly allowance, it was time to move more horses for Bubba Misner.  Because nothing makes it rain money like a crisis situation, they created this `truck is coming’ type scenario to motivate people in cooperation with Baker Ranch who has also jumped aboard the Voldemort Express lately.  The problem is that as early as December 20th I had an email from a reader telling me that Misner’s  lot was more full than usual and many of the horses were minis.  As you can see from Bubba’s ad on December 27th he was or had recently been in Stephenville, Texas which just happens to be in the same general area as Morgan Mill where his sister and her husband, Clay Gravatt live.  Clay likes to deal horses from Bowie from what I’m told and lately that has extended to minis.  Another feature of these screen shots is the price mark up between what Bubba was asking on the 27th and what HiCaliber and Baker were asking their people to pay this past week.  The other important point is that they make mention on how sick these animals are and Manson even went so far as to mention the lot they were coming off had strangles.  Yes, that would be the same lot that Johnny Cade came from and the dead donkey.  They were both in the trailer with the horses from Salvador, including Mucho Chrome.  As was shown on live feed, Chrome was turned loose in the same arena Baby Magnum is turned out in and we actually saw Manson halter him up, and Skeletor bring her own horse in the same arena right after.  Apparently keeping a tray of bleach in the barn is going to prevent bugs from spreading and we’re all supposed to pretend we don’t hear the endless hacking in the background of their live feeds lately.

It seems like Salvador was overachieving this week because he wasn’t done dumping horses on the village yet.  This one was slower to tug at the heart-strings for some reason and HiCaliber is declaring him safe but playing coy with where he is.  I’m not entirely sure that we’ll ever hear about him again or if he even gets a name.  Now we hear there are other skinnies that need rescuing but I’m pretty sure they’ll show up at auction today.  I can’t wait to hear their back stories!  Will they be from a sad old rancher?  The teenage girl whose family is breaking up?  Maybe they’ll come up with some new stories for the new year.  I hope Manson googles up some new diagnostics other than ringbone, bone change and neuro while she’s at it.


Isn’t that a whole bunch of screen shots?  Ha!  They’re a great read though.  Think of it as a mini guest post.  This is one former HiCaliber supporter’s experience with their adoption process and a bait n switch.  It was decided to blank the names of the horses involved out to minimize threats and retaliation from the Manson family.  Not everybody is prepared or willing to allow that level of crazy into their lives and I respect that.  What is important is the complete and utter incompetence of the adoption team and `trainers’.  Even though some members of the adoption team have changed recently, I’ve since learned that Manson and Amanduh habitually interfere with adoptions and aren’t always all that motivated to allow `lesson’ or their trail horses to go easily.  In other cases, and I’ve heard this from many different sources, their horses are grossly overpriced.  It seems like for a self-proclaimed business woman, Manson kinda lets’ herself get upside down financially with these animals.  There comes a point where you’re never going to get out what you put into them from anybody, but at HiCaliber the depreciation tends to happen quicker.  Horses get hurt and lose condition at an alarming rate there, they drop dead more than is normal, and then you have the issue of them being mishandled.  I would think they would want to let horses move on as soon as possible.  I probably shouldn’t waste my time applying common sense to their situation though.


I think the screenshots above speak for themselves.  Manson’s statements about being a successful trainer and fixing horses just dropped my jaw.   I seriously know of no other successful trainer that habitually shoots horses for being `behavioral’ or even at all and her hang up about bits is knee slapping funny.  I guess I liken it to those Sunday Christians that feel that just because they spend an hour or two in church on Sunday, they can spend the rest of the week being a hateful shit weasel.  Manson thinks that not putting a bit in a horse’s mouth cancels out all the abuse and neglect horses suffer at her hands or with her blessing.  You know, because a bit in soft hands is far worse than ill fitting tack with a too large and uneducated rider and a rope halter.  Don’t even get me started on the lesson screen shot.  What passes for horsemanship at the HiCaliber feed lot offends me to my very core, but the fact that they are so delusional they feel they must `teach’ takes it to a whole other level.


Am I the only one that has sprained their eyeballs from rolling them every time Manson discusses the miracle of Barry Boi?  I knew she didn’t really know shit about horses and even less about lameness, but even this crap kinda surprises me.  A few weeks ago, she was all ready to shoot Barry Boi in the face because of his `old fracture’.  Then her spawn falls in love and, all of a sudden Barry Boi is thriving and a miracle.  Or is he?  He’s actually normal.  Older arthritic horses do better when they can move around.  Normally HiCaliber inmates stand in crowded pens and don’t get much chance to move around at all.  That was Barry Boi’s case before the kid took an interest.  Horses get depressed just like people and I’m sure standing in a tiny pen full of shit and getting eaten alive by flies with no interaction at all would be a bit depressing.  So yes, on some level, the kid saved his life by taking an interest, but Barry Boi is no different from countless other horses standing in those pens that will never get that chance.  So many of their horses get progressively worse and more stove up from lack or exercise and attention with the only way out being under the blue tarp.  How many in the last month alone?  The one thing I do worry about with Barry Boi is that Manson has no clue that masking pain completely is not always a great thing.  I cringe watching them trot him on the pavement from the golf cart.  The horse is not 100% sound and he’s going to be a very sore horse should he come off the meds or the kid loses interest and stops exercising him regularly.  However this ends, I’m sure it will bring in a lot of donations and sympathy which is probably what Manson counted on all along.


This brings us nicely into our Tuesday grift fest.  If I was a betting person, I’d put a little money that those `skinnies’ we keep hearing about will miraculously show up at auction today.  Salvador will drag in more wrecks that he created and Misner will haul in some disease off his lot, all of which will end back at HiCaliber at some point.  They are now at the point where horses are moving in and out so fast that the village idiots can’t keep up.  That mare that was tied to the fence last week still hasn’t gotten a name, nor has the one-eyed palomino stud that was last seen in Salvador’s trailer.  That horse never even made it back to the ranch nor will he probably ever.  It’s craziness and none of this is a horses first situation.  Salvador isn’t out gathering up those horses.  He’s the one that hurts them that badly and Manson is making money off their suffering.  Apparently somewhere in the neighborhood of $85k a month if she is to be believed.  Even with her hoard, that’s a lot of money considering she had to beg for body removal money last week when she went on another killing rampage and can’t seem to refund adoption fees without bouncing those payments either.  Where is it all going?  I’m telling you, if Manson were a horse and belonged to me, she would be spending some serious time in a roundpen every day until she got a grip. All joking aside though, I’m tired and I know many of you are too.  It seems like every week the lies get bigger and the cons more numerous.  I choose to look at it as a things coming to a head and this will all fall in sooner, rather than later.  Until that time, we’ll keep that light shining and try to do the next right thing.  #saytheirnames #hisnamewaswatson #hernamewassylvia #littledonk



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Happy New Year, everybody.  Well, almost everybody.  It looks like my plans to take a break over the holidays and come back all refreshed and less grumpy haven’t worked out, so there will be no happy wishes for those who shat upon that for me. *cough*mansonfamily*cough*  I’m not sure what I was even thinking given the personalities involved.  As if The Manson Family would take a week off to cool down the gun barrels and kick off their grifting shoes.   Also, that last guest past on here stirred up a hornet’s next of righteous indignation spurred on by a flagrant lack of reading comprehension on top of their regular fuckery.   Partially due to that and a few other things, my inbox has been bursting and because misery loves company, that means y’all are going to have a lot of reading to do today.  We have some milk carton horses, we have some names to say and we have a lot of other things to cover along with some year-end numbers to ponder.  With that being said, it’s that time when we grab our beverages of choice and make ourselves comfortable as we dissect the most recent activities from the high kill shelter masquerading as a rescue in Valley Center. Where the hell do I even begin with this mess?


I think I’ll start with Barbara.  This poor mare.  So young to be so broken and I agree, she needed to be let go.  I don’t agree with the method and I certainly don’t agree with dragging her all the way back to HiCaliber to shoot her, but yes, she was suffering and Manson even admits that much.  So, what’s the big deal?  The big deal is Manson lying out her fucking lie hole once again.  We’re supposed to praise her because she picked the mare up without fundraising.  She tells us not to be angry with the person that turned her in because `they’ were trying to rescue and help her’.   REALLY?  What if I told you and PROVED to you the person that turned her in was the person that fucked this mare up and Manson was protecting him?


That’s right folks, Barbara was turned in by Manson’s favorite trainer, Andrew Fice.  He got her back in November and, as you can clearly see from the videos, she was not emaciated and crippled back then.  Her face wasn’t beat to hell either.  You can tell from her round pen videos when Fice first got her, she is a bit tenderfooted, but certainly not a `Grade 5/5 lame’ as Manson assessed her before shooting her on Wednesday.  The first video is pretty tough to watch with her saddle slid back over her loins as Fice snaps a whip and waves it in her face telling her to `turn in’.  Sadly, this wasn’t going to be the worst day she had at Fice’s.  Her first ride video is relatively uneventful and the mare seems forgiving of him, if anything.  I can’t say what happened after these videos and we’ll never know because Manson will protect Fice at all costs.  Both of them, Manson and Fice, will just blame the animal anyhow.  I have to wonder how many other horses this asshole has crunched and maimed that we don’t know about.  We know Saban returned from Fice’s with a head injury that nearly cost him his life.  We know Mercy came back blinded in one eye with her head all beat to hell too.  How many of these owner surrenders come from people she protects just like Fice? At this point, I don’t even know why Manson bothers to lie about these horses.  The truth is ALWAYS easy enough to find out.  Meanwhile, HiCaliber Dylan  and Rojas remain with Fice, their trainer and approved adopter.   Rest Easy Barbara.  #sayhername




Bellona was brought in with Barbara on Wednesday night.  Guess who lives right by Andrew Fice?  Salvador Paniagua, their flipper/tripper buddy.  I’m not even going to argue that this mare needed to be put to sleep.  I don’t know why she needed dragged all the way back to HiCaliber to get shot in the face though.  Both these mares were made to suffer even more by having to haul over an hour back to HiCaliber to meet their endings. It’s not like they hadn’t suffered enough already.  Why drag them, in pain, over winding roads to make them stand in an unfamiliar place surrounded by unfamiliar people only to get shot?  It’s also not like Salvador isn’t the fuckface that did this to Bellona.  Her injuries are consistent with having been tripped and Salvador is the guy that supplies the horses for those types of events.  Before The Manson Family decided to play footsie with him, (remember when they used to refer to him as the worst of the worst?), he had no place to get rid of these animals other than turn them loose in the desert or dump them off somewhere in the middle of the night.  Now, thanks to Manson and her village idiots, he not only has a convenient dumping spot, they pay him to clean up his mess so he can go buy even more horses to maim and abuse!  Manson goes on these long rants about why people are angry at her for putting these horses down and we’re all haters who won’t do the hard things.  That’s not it at all.  Advocates KNOW these horses are out there and we agree they need humane endings.  The real issue true rescuers and advocates have with this type of thing is not only is HiCaliber doing NOTHING to end this type of abuse, they are actively protecting and shielding the people who are doing this to these animals.  They are making the problem even worse than it already is.  Then, to top things off, they don’t go out relieve her suffering right away, they drag her home, parade her around and makes some coin off her for `responsible rescue’ fees that she’s never going to need.  I doubt this mare even had an xray and Manson can google and misuse all the terminology she wants, nobody is arguing this mare was jacked up badly.  The irony did not go unnoticed that Romney Faye names her after the goddess of war because this is the year they are going to `fight back’ and then Manson promptly shoots the horse in the face.  RIP Bellona #sayhername

Before we move on to saying some other names, this little clip of Romney Faye from auction last week brings up a huge issue I have with their brand of `rescue’.  Yes, she talks about their close working relationship with the flippers.  Blah blah blah.  We’ve heard that all before, but this was made a week ago and she’s talking about Salvador, who had Bellona.  I believe the other horses she is referring to are Crackers and Salami who we’ll deal with another day.  Romney Faye knew about Bellona a week before and let her sit and suffer until they could hit the village idiots up for money at a more advantageous time.  It’s not the first time this has happened either.  Back when they were dragging all those horses out of Louisiana, they let a horribly crippled mare wait a week because they were too busy to do the right thing.  You can see a video clip of her, along with the screen shots, where they admit they waited for a more convenient time on this post. Funny how Manson always neglects to mention things like this when she goes on her blame the hater rants.  I guess that would be a bit too close to owning her own evil or something.  Let’s get back to saying a few more names.



Dano was a 4 or 5 year old stud they bought at auction just after Christmas.  His freedom walk was  pretty much all we ever saw of him.  He was acting a bit studish, so they kinda abbreviated the festivities with him although he seemed to walk ok out to the trailer.  Sadly, the next we heard about him was Manson casually mentioning at the end of a live feed on the 1st  that he had `severe wobblers’ and was so bad the vet didnt’ want people around him so she shot him.  Just like that.  Even though he stepped up in the trailer with minimal issues, seemed in good weight, he wasn’t worth further diagnostics.  I can’t even say with complete confidence a real vet saw this horse in person.  Manson often likes to text pics or clips to vets and count that as being seen by a vet.  At any rate, this handsome young horse is no more.  RIP Dano.  #sayhisname


I know pretty much anybody that is following this shit show knows that Kadyn died last week as well.  Still, I believe in not letting their passings go unnoticed so we’ll acknowledge her all too brief life here.  She was bought at auction the week before Christmas and died of a twisted gut on December 26th.  There is no telling how long she was hurting or what actually happened.  She was just one of a few that died at SLREH in the past two weeks. RIP Kadyn, I’m sorry you didn’t land softly.  #sayhername


Nala also lost her life within the last week.  This one hurt a lot of people because there were at least two good and solid, non hater (at the time) adoption offers rejected on this mare in recent months.  Despite what she says to gain sympathy, Manson didn’t really care for this mare as she was a complicated sort and had been returned from adoptions a few times in the past.  Nala was also one of the original sick horses during the whole Del Mar drama. Even back then she was reported to have a snotty nose and swelling under her jaw, although no temperature.  As recently as Christmas Eve, Nala was still sick and not eating.  I should probably make note that the picture of her was from happier days with her foster and not representative of what she looked like in her final days at HiCaliber.  Manson wants to twist some five dollar words around to lead the village idiots to believe that Nala had a `tumor’ and that’s what has been her problem all along.  What most horse people will realize from the words from the information given is that Nala likely died from a ruptured abscess that sounds a whole bunch like bastardized strangles.  I can’t say for sure without seeing a culture report from it and I’m guessing we never will.  I’m also going to hazard a guess we haven’t heard the last of this situation.   RIP Beautiful Nala.  #sayhername


Mr. Handsome also took a bullet to the brain this past week.  He was purchased in the parking lot at auction just last week.  Likely another Salvador horse.  Romney Faye immediately diagnosed him as `neuro’ and labelled him a compassion pull.  He certainly wasn’t a sound horse, but it seems that gaited almost always = neuro in HiCaliber world.  He was drug back to the feed lot and kept alive for a few days.  No word on if he ever actually saw a real vet and we know that Manson has often stated she doesn’t waste wormers or vaccinations on horses she plans to shoot.  She also has stated she doesn’t need a vet to sign off on a horse in order to shoot it, so I guess I’m not really sure what part of any of this was rescue for Mr. Handsome.  RIP sweet boy.  #sayhisname



Major was another one Manson killed over the past week.  It’s not really groundbreaking news that she did because she’s had an itchy trigger finger when it came to Major for a long time.  I can’t say with any confidence why this horse was killed.  I’ve never seen a video of him walking nor have I ever seen them post a vet report on him.  I know they never raised a lot, if any, money to take him in early last year.  He was part of the whole Skittles the pony drama and Manson always seemed kinda pissed to be stuck with him.  His rather foul-mouthed intake video is up above here.  What really pisses me off about this situation with Major is that he was offered a few good homes recently, but because Manson branded those people as haters, she shot the horse instead.  Let that sink in.  She would rather shoot a perfectly healthy animal in the face than allow somebody she doesn’t like to help that horse.  It’s things like this that make people call her Manson.  RIP Major, we tried.  #sayhisname

I don’t know off the top of my head which horse this person is referring to.  Obviously, yet another one who died from one of these mysterious abscesses that they claim have nothing to do with strangles.  I’m a bit concerned that so much diagnostics are being over the phone and that for some reason vets can’t get to HiCaliber on an emergency call hardly ever.  What’s up with that?  As far as which horse they are talking about, I will do my best to fine out who she was and we will say her name too, if we haven’t already.

I have to admit this question has crossed my mind too.  It does seem like the more humane choice to let these horses go in familiar surroundings.  Manson likes to tell us that dead is dead but I guess that only applies when she wants to chop a body up or sell off their organs.  She flat-out lies in her answer.  You don’t have to `contract with a vet’ to get them to come euthanize a horse.  I know this for an absolute fact.  What does she think people that make their living traveling with horses do?  Does she think that they have contracts with vets in every city?  No.  If they have an emergency, they call a vet that is local and that vet will come.  A farm call doesn’t cost any more or less if you call the nearest vet.  The real reason, besides the fact she seems to actually get off on shooting horses in the face, is that perhaps a lot of the horses she kills would not be signed off on by a real vet.  Bullshit on owners not being able to handle it.  She makes more money off these horses by dragging them home and parading them around on live feed for donations than if she just quietly did the true compassionate thing for them.


Now that we’ve dealt with the known dead, it’s time to move onto the unknown.  Our milk carton horses.  I’m not reporting them as dead, I’m asking wtf they are since they seem to have dropped off the face of the earth.  Teeka is the first one we’ll talk about.  She is a young horse purchased at auction back in May.  She went to foster fairly early on and seemed to be doing well.  She was advertised for sale/adoption and, from what I’m told, she was eventually adopted.  That’s where things seemed to have gone sideways for Teeka.  She was returned after only a week or so with reported hind end lameness and ringbone.  That wasn’t all that long ago and she has since gone MIA.  So, knowing how many village idiots, volunteers and insiders read here without admitting it, I’m putting this out there because I keep getting emails asking where this horse is.  Where is she?  Go ahead and twist this to suit any agenda you would like, let’s just hear where the mare is.  Good news is always welcome.



Diane is also MIA from the ranch.  She was parking lot purchase back in November and named after the donor’s deceased family member or something.  Diane the horse was never really as mentioned much again after her intake.  This is one of the issues I have with the village idiots.  Once the thrill of the save is over, these horses are out of sight, out of mind for most of them.  Diane is a younger mare and Manson did mention she was `sassy’ and that she had `conformational defects’ in her intake video.  She has not been mentioned since that intake video and there are no reports of her being seen around the ranch since about mid to end of December.  If anybody knows where this mare is or what became of her, please let me know.  Many people are asking and since she was paid for by donated funds, people do have a right to know where she is.


This has been a whole bunch to digest so far, no?  I actually considered cutting this post off right here and just let this all marinate with people, but at the rate things pile up, it’s probably not the best idea.  Sadly, we have a few other things to deal with as far as what passes for horse husbandry at the HiCaliber feed lot.  It’s probably more accurate to call it anti-husbandry really.  It’s all related to why animals are not doing well and I also think it’s worthwhile for people to know the current conditions at the `ranch’.  With Romney Faye threatening to lay the smack down on all the haters, `HiCaliber Style’, I figured I’ll lay the truth on everybody `Shedrow Style’. How ’bout ‘dat?  If anything, it might add some context as to why horses are dropping like flies and going missing back at HiCaliber.

Bambi was recently adopted from HiCaliber.  That’s awesome news.  He has also been renamed Jack, which should clear up the gender identity issues for him as well.  Bambi was one of the Louisiana horses and arrived with a severely damaged eye which needed to be removed.  It seems that the wound care for that wasn’t the best as he’s still having issues and packing an infection.  The other interesting news is that Bambi has a microchip.  Does anybody else remembering somebody from HiCaliber claiming they had a scanner and checked all their horses?  Yeah…

Remember Astro?  Astro, the perlino PSSM stud that Manson used for ball cupping demonstrations at their last open house?  He was gelded shortly after that open house and recently he’s been adopted.  I’m told he showed up at his new home with overgrown hooves and still in need of some wound care from his recent gelding.  The pictures above were from Del Mar and I do recall them mentioning on one of their live feeds that his wound was `not happy’.  I think that means they couldn’t be arsed to take proper care of it in HiCaliberspeak.  Thankfully, Astro is in good hands now and hopefully the next updates we get on him will be happier ones.


Another longtime HiCaliber resident turns up with a snotty nose.  This time he took his snotty nose to a new home where quarantine isn’t possible.  Awesome!  I do wish his new home well and hopefully he isn’t carrying something nasty.  Kinda irresponsible of HiCaliber to let him go like that though.

We have another update from the sushi foals that made it off the feed lot.  I realize that their new family seem to be new to horse ownership, but it seems they are really trying to do right by these babies.  What does stand out for me, besides the ongoing wormy bellies (remember what the sushi foals still at HiCaliber look like?) is their issue with ongoing snotty noses and Manson advising them to go through her to acquire meds rather than their own vet.  Besides the fact this is flat-out illegal, this is probably a big part of why she’s got horses dropping dead of things they shouldn’t be back at the ranch.  Antibiotics are not one size fits all and they also aren’t always something you should even be giving an animal.  She just about killed Breezy by giving him the wrong drugs when she misdiagnosed what was wrong with him, we have Nala dying from what appears to be bastardized strangles, Clare having a pneumonia when she was put down (that’s what Breezy had after his misdiagnosis) and now she’s trying to talk these first time horse owners into just getting more drugs from her rather than perhaps looking into the reason why they can’t get the snots cleared up with these foals.


Remember when Renee was trying out Terney ?  One of the things we talked about, besides her flopping around, was the ill fitting tack she was using on him.  You can refresh your memory here.  Well, it seems despite being indignant that haters pointed out that situation, she went ahead and kept riding him with shitty fitting tack and a dirty girth and sored him up that he’s on the shelf while he heals.  That’s only the 2nd worst thing she’s done to him since adopting as she’s also changed his name to `Vinur’ (Icelandic for `buddy’) which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.  As a result, she’s back to riding Danny.  Now that Danny is adopted by her mother and out from under Manson’s rules,  Rene seems to have abandoned riding with a rope halter and completed the ill fitting tack daily double with an ill fitting bridle.  At least she’s consistent.


These pictures have all been taken around the feed lot in the past week.  I decided to put them up so people will understand when they eventually have a run on bowed tendons and have to start shooting horses.  One of the horses  shown is already on thin ice.  That would be Bev still sporting that back wrap.  You do NOT use vetwrap, coflex or whatever it is she’s using on these horses like this. It’s not meant to be used like this and without cottons, and for these assholes I strongly suggest no bows, you are running a huge risk of tendon damage.  That’s even if you were wrapping properly which they are not.  You don’t just cut off mid tendon or above the ankle.  The bottom pick you can clearly see the swelling above and below the filthy wrap.  This kinda thing usually ends up doing far more harm than good.

scraped back, hock

Brady’s Cat January 2018

Brady was one of the surviving horses from Salvador’s trailer back in early October.  He was wedged in there with 3 others and at least two of those were hauled off and shot immediately.  Brady got lucky to dodge the bullet that day but certainly hasn’t been too lucky since.  The top pic was from back in October and the bottom one is from this week.  Besides all the scrapes from obviously fighting for food, he’s starting to drop weight and clearly has an untreated wound on his hock, or back knee in HiCaliberspeak.  I have a feeling that people should start making a habit of asking after Brady or he’ll be joining Horton, Daphne and Baldwin on the about to be shot list.


I think we’ll wrap up today with some year end numbers.  The `pending’ part are horses awaiting adoption, euthanasia or whatever.  That includes horses at foster.  Basically all horses still under the HiCaliber banner are `pending’.  Manson likes to throw a lot of numbers out there but these are the actual numbers according to what they, themselves, have put out there.  They killed more horses than they adopted out last year.  Period.  They killed at a better than 20% rate.  4 days into this year and she’s already killed more horses than there have been days.  I understand that some horses needed to be put down.  I wish they’d have had a softer end than having Manson’s mug as the last one they saw.  There’s no empathy or compassion there. Then there are the Avianas and the Willows.  Horses that were shot because they had the misfortune of ending up with people that didn’t have the skill set to deal with them.  When you have a horse that is hard to handle, you work with it.  You don’t shoot it in the face as punishment for your own shortcomings.  There will never be a shortage of horses needing rescue so if you can’t deal with high-strung horses, don’t rescue high strung horses.  Don’t like bays?  Don’t rescue them.  I’d suggest that Manson sticks to what she’s good at, but Blankround has already kinda cornered the market on stick horse and Breyer rescues so I’ll suggest she find another industry to infest.  I sense a change in the air this past week or so though.  Horse people, the real ones, are angrier than usual about his situation at HiCaliber.  I think people are finally getting it.  Perhaps that’s the upside to all this downside.  Maybe things have finally gotten bad enough that people are ready to stand up and speak out.  Maybe we have finally reached critical mass.

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