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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Casey, as he was found by morning feeders

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How about the main post then?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What a day!  I seriously need to learn to stop asking rhetorical questions.  How much shadier can they be?  How much worse can things get?  Even if I only think them, sure enough, some cretin at HiCaliber will pretty much say `Hold my Fireball…’ and take it as a challenge resulting in overachievement in the asshattery department.  We’ve had a lot of that going on over the last few days, which makes for a lengthy post.  So, let’s get right after it and try to make some sense out of the last few days.  Sadly, we need to say a  name while we’re at it, so I’ll start things off with the one that’s been on many people’s minds the past few days.  Thomas.

 

As most of the readers here know, Thomas was unlucky enough to be a parking lot purchase last Tuesday.  He had a big knee and a wobbly hind end, but was in good weight and condition.  He certainly didn’t present as really old horse like they claimed and certainly not ancient.  The HiCalibrites never offered a view of his mouth and only said he had teeth like Moose with `​extreme’ angles.  Moose, if you recall, turned out to have EOTRH despite Manson’s denials and he also wasn’t nearly as old as they said either.  Pretty much from the moment they purchased Thomas the stories started.  They claimed they snatched him from the jaws of a family that wanted to buy him as a dancing horse.  He may well have been a dancing horse at one time, but nobody was going to pay $500 for him to do that now.  Romney Faye Baker immediately floated the `compassion pull’ scenario which was picked up and built upon by Manson.  His intake video asked for One Last Good Home and she said they’d see if they could get him comfortable.  This was said as they lead him towards an absolute mountain of shit in the background.  Unfortunately for Thomas, Stilly had the misfortune of dying on Friday and since the Manson family had just returned from their Vegas adventure, they must have figured they’d save some Benjamins by making up a full load for the body removal guy and execute Thomas too.  Maybe they get a deal for multiples or something or maybe just killing a few horses put Manson in a party mood for Saturday.  If you listen to his intake video, Manson pretty carefully words that Dr. Spini was on the property but she never actually says she saw the horse.  Their lone statement about his death indicates they didn’t think he was worth doing any sort of diagnostic and then he had the unmitigated gall to stand in the hot sun and sweat in a strange and chaotic environment.  Manson says his heart rate was elevated, but maybe he was stressed.  What I do know is that horse wasn’t at HiCaliber long enough to even eat a bale of hay, so his $650 over his alleged $500 purchase price is in some pocket because once again, they began this week’s auction with 0 dollars in the kitty.  What I find horribly sad is that there was a long post about them mourning Stilly, but Thomas who died on the very same day, wasn’t worth a mention until somebody asked after him a few days later.  Rest easy, Thomas. #sayhisname

 

 

We’re going to jump back in time a bit next.  This has been talked about in the comment section and it’s actually been something in my inbox for awhile.  I’ve kinda gone back and forth in my mind about whether I should even post it because out of all the crap Manson and company post, this is offends me more than most things.  I know they want to frame themselves as `edgy’ and `rebels’ and that’s fine, even though it comes off as kinda immature and sad to most people.  What I cannot abide by is racism and this post was straight up racist and disgusting, which is a bit strange for an organization that say they are all-inclusive and everybody is welcome.  I guess that only applies to sexual orientation because their statements and actions are certainly not welcoming to people of color.  What’s worse is the horse involved.  Palomar.  He was purchased with donated funds from Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship  Church, which is how the horse got his name in the first place.  It also makes the nature of his adoption post even more offensive and then factor in a member of that church voicing their concerns only to be ignored.  This post is still up in its original and racist glory.  Manson is nobody’s bitch and she won’t be told what to do.

 

Moving right along to some inner sanctum things…Apparently they are brainstorming ways to make things seem awesome at the feed lot with Scrappy Doo Rene leading the charge.  God help them.  Apparently, it is also not ok to approach and speak to Manson without approval and permission and she may start wearing shirts to remind you of that fact.  Even though Manson lives on the property and has had volunteers out busting their asses (this is not counting the drunken pool party people we will discuss later) to make that place presentable so she could get a few free pallets of feed in exchange for allowing some feed company to fly a drone over top of the hoard and scare the shit out of some of them.  She is too important to pick up garbage on the property she lives on.  She can’t even be bothered to say `please’.   The next screen shot would be just one of the filthy water tubs in the stalls.  Just keep putting water on top of the sludge and get a good plant culture growing in that.  All that roughage should cut down on the hay bill!  Yes, that  picture is Firetyme.  He’s gained some weight so he might be back up to a body score of 2 or 3, but still looking rough and Manson still declines any offers of a new home for him.  The gray horse was photographed around the end of June with an open sore under the jaw.  I’m not sure if that was a fly mask wound or something blew out there.  The flies were certainly enjoying it though.  Lastly we have some fuel cans left out and leaking so they can catch something on fire maybe.  A few weeks ago Manson was telling us they couldn’t drag the shit out of the pens and arena in case it threw a spark and started a fire, but apparently sloshing actual fuel around is perfectly ok.  Moving right along….

 

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Next up is Blueberry.  By all accounts a very sweet mare and volunteer favorite at HiCaliber.  She’s been at the feedlot since last fall, but they just got around to putting up an adoption ad for her mid July of this year.  As you can hear in the video, she is not sound, but apparently that doesn’t mean she can’t be a good trail horse, because who doesn’t enjoy riding a horse in obvious pain and discomfort?  Shortly after this ad was posted,  they said they had Dr. Spini digging around in her shoulder for some reason and she needed to be up in stalls wearing a sleazy to keep her shoulder covered.  Personally, if she was mine, I’d have put some SWAT on it and left it open to heal, but Manson being a 30% vet and all, decided to see if should could do what is actually quite difficult to do above the knees and hocks and grow some proud flesh to add to poor Blueberry’s laundry list of things she has wrong with her.  The fact that the sleazy is on over top of the halter and they leave it on until it’s basically stuck to her shoulder and stinky, probably means she’s working on some good halter rubs too.  Horse husbandry at its finest right there…

 

The above screen shots are from their bat cave over the past week or so.  Watering the horses continue to be an ongoing issue.  While they were all drinking their faces off and partying down over the weekend, the horses in vineyard/QT area were either out of water or very low and there wasn’t exactly a stampede to rectify the situation.  In fact, I believe only one volunteer took it upon themselves to put horses first before Fireball.  It also seems that horses continue to wallow in their own filth in the barns as they stand around with no interaction or attention.  Meanwhile we now have fly mask issues beyond rubbing the holes in their faces.  Never mind that everybody tromps around the ranch and dogs and chickens wander freely in and out of pens, don’t you dare mix up fly masks.  Seriously.  This is coming from the same 30% vet that figures as long as a horse doesn’t come from auction, they probably don’t need to do the usual quarantine.  I can’t make this stuff up and I don’t blame the volunteers either.  They have zero leadership nor do they have anybody in charge working alongside them.  Many of them have significant commutes to come do chores for free while the residents go for manicures and eyelashes on the donor dollar.  Wow.

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So, this past weekend featured the big volunteer appreciation piss up by the pool.  Manson went all out hiring band and having the event catered by Da Kine’s out of Santee because we all know how Manson loves herself some Hawaiian eats.  They did a brief live feed from that party which featured sugar daddy board member, Richie Price, pouring Fireball down everybody’s throats and Manson sexually harassing the underage band members who looked distinctly uncomfortable when she kept trying to get the 17 year old to take his shirt off.  After the live feed was off, the underagers in attendance got to get their drink on with a little beer pong in the pool while Lex, the other half of the Tuesday auction pair arrived from Misner’s.  Thankfully, they left the video in the bat cave for me to share with you featuring Scrappy Doo Rene so drunk she can hardly talk, let alone stand up, insisting on unloading the horse.  Of course, they can’t even remember what angle they used to loosen the donor’s purse strings so there was momentary confusion as to who the other half of Lex’s bonded pair actually was.  Naturally, Manson couldn’t be bothered to shuffle herself across the drive way to take a look at the new horse they just had to have.  She probably still hasn’t seen him. All in all, a good time seemed to be had by the few in attendance, although probably not by the Sunday volunteers that were left with extra to do because apparently drinking and partying takes precedence over doing actual chores.

This is Shawa’s adoption video that was posted last week.  The rider is Amanda the riding team leader at HiCaliber.  I think that’s important to note considering she happily rides around on the wrong lead as Scrappy Doo Rene tells us how `rad’ and amazing this horse is.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a decent enough little mare but she is LAME.  Why is it these HiCalibrites can’t pick out a hind end lameness and why do they continue to thump around on lame horses even if she they do know?  (see Blueberry above).  Judging by the lather on the horse’s sides, they’d already given her a good ride down before they turned the camera on, so who knows if she was salty with them or not?  They certainly took the wind out of her sails for some reason.  It’s pretty clear that neither Scrappy or Amanda can tell if the horse is on the correct lead or not or that she looks really uncomfortable trying to balance a rider that is not helping her at all.  Then they decide that the horse must be a reiner because she has a `whoa’ on her.  Ummm, no.  That means she was probably well broke at one point and, if anything, looks like she was a decent pattern horse when she was sound, but a reiner she is not.  That wasn’t a spin by any stretch of the imagination.  For those that think I’m nitpicking and being a bitch, you are only partially correct.  I do have a point and that is that none of these horses are set up for success or proper placements because a) they don’t have a clue how to present them and b) they have nobody there that seems to be able to evaluate one properly.  It bothers me to see these poor lame horses hauling these gunsels around.  FFS shouldn’t knowing your leads be a prerequisite for being a riding team lead?

It was easy to tell we were in for a shit show at auction today when this was the opening post from Romney Fay Baker.  I’m picking out a common theme in recent posts of them attempting to market themselves as `rebels’.  They might want to rethink that stance considering that it’s already being done up in Washington state by Sam Milbredt or whateverthefuck she calls herself these days.  The point being, is that even HiCaliber is amateur hour compared to Rebels, but if they want to somehow make people relate a feedlot scam operation to them via the `rebels’ flag, then so be it.  I’m getting deja vu!. Anyhow, when all else fails they play the sympathy card and I’m starting to resent it.  No mother should lose a child.  That’s a horrible thing, but it becomes uncomfortable when you are constantly hit in the face with somebody else using their grief to raise funds.  Let that little boy rest in peace.  This was an extremely hostile post to kick off their fundraising drive and nobody wants to actually see it in print that she doesn’t give a shit about the horses or if the ranch burns down.  Some of us have known it all along, but if she’s feeling the need to put it in writing, perhaps it is time to take a step back.

With Romney Faye Baker not `feeling it’ today, it was left to Manson to inspire people to dig deep and she got downright creative on us.  I’m not really sure what she is doing in this specific group, but in it she is and she told a sad story using key words like `littles’, `meat auction’, `slaughter’.  Never mind the fact that the horses were likely already  running through when she posted, the money wasn’t flowing so they posted up the sadder looking ones to tug at some heart strings.  This was just a warm up.  Manson was desperate.  I kinda take miniscule responsibility for what went down next only because I have used the term `manifest’ in talking about how Manson gets free stuff and I think I may have planted a seed…

Yes, this happened.  Manson joined Manifestation Babes and asked them to manifest some cash for her.  Well, maybe not directly, but she wasn’t too subtle about it and I almost couldn’t stop laughing.  However when I did finally get done laughing I got kinda pissed.  Once again she spun the `black market horse meat trade’ to people that really don’t know better and then went on about the illegal slaughter trade.  Horse slaughter is not illegal in the US.  They just aren’t funded for inspections which make it impossible for them to slaughter for human consumption right now.  People can still slaughter their own horses for their own personal use.  It is illegal to ship a horse to slaughter in California, but they seem to be willing to overlook that every single week they do deals with Misner.  If it really was her `life’s work’ to save horses from the illegal slaughter trade,  wouldn’t it be smart to start by turning in your kill buyer buddy who actually does ship illegally to slaughter?   Anyhow, the Manifestation Babes are not so loose with the purse strings and mainly wished her blessings, good vibes and I think somebody put in a good work with Archangel Ariel or something.  Finally one of the `babes’ called her out on her negativity and bad reputation and suggested she clean up her vibes. I’m paraphrasing obviously.  Not bad advice really, but it may take a team of experienced manifesters and archangels working around the clock, 365 days a year, for decades to clean up the bad vibes Manson must have deep in her pores after shooting so many animals in the face over the years and that’s not even going there with some of the other downright fucked up things she’s done to people over the years.

 

Romney Faye Baker did not manage to fill her quota at auction today.  It seems that people took HiCaliber at their word and showed up to do it better, since that’s what Manson keeps telling everybody to do.  So, despite Romney Faye being a complete twatwaffle and figuring she runs the show at auction, it turns out she doesn’t and they only managed to leave with a very crippled mare and a donkey as an afterthought.  Even though the little donk was only $150 from Misner, Romney Faye was asking the village idiots for $1000.  Maybe donkeys are more expensive to geld and feed in HiCaliberland.  I don’t know.  I also don’t know what the final price on the little sore mare was either.  I was too busy being disgusted.  Last week, they get a horse like Thomas who could at least stand on all 4 feet and he gets shot in the face within days, but for some reason this poor little mare who is sore as a boil gets drug all the way back to SLREH for diagnostics.  Diagnostics that they didn’t feel Thomas, who as not as sore, was worthy of.   I can’t even pretend to figure out why they shoot some without any valid reason and then one that so obviously needs to be released from her agony, gets kept alive and drug around.  Maybe there is some sort of point they are trying to prove or something.  It most certainly isn’t anything close to putting the best interests of these animals first.

 

The little cremello poster child struck it lucky today and ended up at a real rescue, so there is some good news.  You can follow him over at Forgotten Horse Rescue.  Three other horses went to another rescue situation near LA where they should also thrive.  That leaves us with poor Fawn’s updates.  Manson got pretty freakin official with the cut and paste on the diagnostics.  I’m not sure what her point in doing that was other than to make herself sound smarter than she is.  It kinda backfired.  Know your audience, Manson.  Tell them what is really going on here which is that the poor mare has a very jacked up left front, with the coffin joint bone on bone and out of place with a likely ruptured supporting tendon.  This means she’s offloading onto the right front causing lameness there too.  Horses in these situations are often at an increased risk for laminitis in the supporting hooves.  Think Barbaro.  It wasn’t his original injury that did him in but the supporting legs that failed.  Instead, Manson puts this: “X-rays show chronic, marked subluxation of her coffin joint secondary to likely a deep digital flexor tendon rupture on the left front in addition to contralateral right front lameness.”  She probably doesn’t even understand what it means seeing as how she still thinks a lesion can only be an open sore.  Now that I’ve explained it to her, she can be a 32% vet.  I make no pretense of being a vet, but I can read an xray enough to know that mare is in trouble and I hope they don’t make her suffer too long because Manson has developed a foot fetish all of a sudden.

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Speaking of fetishes, I may as well give Mirage’s update since Manson is too lazy to do so.  I only heard it through live feeds after people kept asking and Robyn finally admitted that she had her surgery and was already back at the ranch.  I’m not sure why they couldn’t have fired off a post about that.  Their village only ponied up something like $4500 for her to have that surgery after all. Maybe they didn’t update because it seems Manson has lost interest in Mirage’s vagina now that it’s back to normalish looking.  Just prior to her surgery she had to slip over to the clinic for a little moonlight photo sesh with it late at night, but seems to have no interest post op.  I hope somebody steps up for that poor mare sooner, rather than later.  She’s put up with enough already.

I’m just going to dump these few screen shots here.  They are all pretty self explanatory.  Angrid is having issues getting people exicted about her Eggo waffle and grilled cheese sandwich extravaganza, but that won’t matter because she’ll fill that room with hobos if need be so that everybody thinks it was an awesome time and want a ticket next year.  Then we come to people asking after Dragon who was a recent purchase that they raved over how awesome and bomb proof he was, which he did appear to be.  He’s also super injured or sore and apparently that’s a state secret for some reason.  Better keep saying his name just in case…The last two screen shots are of Manson keeping it classy on other FB pages by telling people to `eat a dick’ and making jokes about shooting horses.  Hmmm, I wonder why they only raised enough money to get one horse today as per Romney Faye Baker…

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I don’t really care who this last meme offends today.  The longer this drags on, the crankier I get.  I’m sick of them shooting horses in the face.  I’m sick of the lies, the hoarding and the substandard care.  I’m sick of them sitting on their asses as horses choke with thirst and colic.  I’m sick of horses disappearing and their very existences erased.  Manson keeps bragging about her less than stellar career as an animal control officer and how she runs her rescue on a shelter model.  Guess what?  These aren’t dogs and even if they were, most people don’t like kill shelters.  If that’s what she is truly doing, then she needs to be upfront with her donors about it.  Stop calling it compassionate euthanasia.  It’s not.  She’s as much as admitted that if they don’t move out via adoptions, she’s not a sanctuary and if that’s not killing for space I don’t know what is.  Now, that people are onto them with their horses looking like crap, she’s calling in fat and healthy fosters and swapping them out with skinnies.  I’m sure they’ll try to lock down Biz Desk and Shenanigans even further after this post today and blame the wrong people for being me.  It won’t make a difference.  If they won’t put those horses first, I will.  Who’s with me?

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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