Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Animal Cruelty’ Category

*********Edited to add******  HiCaliber decided to prevent this mare from going to a sanctuary out of spite.

 

I just wanted to drop a few quick updates on yesterday’s post.  I see some people are networking Telissa and that’s awesome.  I was just sent these picture that were taken of her today.  HiCaliber is not stepping up nor is the village.  I fear this is only the beginning of former HiCaliber horses we’re going to find in trouble.

 

 

Please get the word out in SoCal about this mare.  `Free’ horses never usually end up in good homes and this mare is for sure in trouble.

 

Meanwhile Manson doesn’t appear to GAF about this mare.  It’s all about her and the fact she is having to do what she should have been doing all along.  It has yet to occur to her that when you have horses you sometimes have to play hurt  Time to put the big girl panties on, Manson.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Just as expected, September 15th has come and gone with The Manson Family, or what is left of them, remaining firmly entrenched at their feed lot.  Despite Manson preaching about wanting to vacate the property so that the landlord can sell it *cough*bullshit*cough*, it appears she’s had a change of whatever black lump fills the space in her chest cavity where other people have hearts.  It would also appear that Manson has dusted off an old hustle and made some tentative steps towards branching out.  We’ll get into that a bit later, but first I thought we’d update a few things.  I’ve also got a little bit of `not really’ HiCaliber business to deal with today as well.  Time to buckle up, because things are going to get a bit maddening.

bedroom

I thought I’d start off with a bit of housekeeping.  See what I did there?  This picture, along with a few older and less dramatic ones have been making the rounds lately.  This bedroom super gross despite some of the village idiots claiming it was just `normal’ for people who were moving.  What it is not though, is Manson’s house or much to do with her other than being on the same property.  As much as I know people want to hang anything an everything on her, this one ain’t hers.  She’s got a cleaning lady, remember? These pics are from the little stone cottage and the inhabitants of that are her paid feeders aka former owners of the now deceased Romance.  The room belongs to their kid and I actually feel a bit sorry for the kid.  Maybe some additional pics of their abode will help me explain why.

These are some additional pics of the same house that were sent to me.  (Thank you to the person that did).  While some of the pics are in that same bedroom, the absolute filth of the rest of the house is evident in at least one of the pics.  I feel sorry that this kid is living with parents that normalize this type of unsanitary living .  I don’t even want to know what mixture of human and animal body fluids created some of the stains on the mattresses (why do they not have sheets?). I hope nobody goes after that kid, but damn, those parents should be ashamed that they are living in these conditions.

Poor Corky the pig.  Manson posted a short clip of him in the barn with what appeared to be an injury on his ass.  The poor pig looks very stiff and Manson, now a pig expert apparently, informed her village that it is a `meat pig’ issue.  Even when questioned by somebody that clearly does know about pigs, Manson stuck to her 30% opinion.  The other issue was the poor pig’s balls.  Apparently he gets to keep his because Manson is still trying to make the whole `rebel’ thing work for her.  Sadly for the pig, it will make finding him a new home even more difficult  What a great rescue!

Does everybody remember Emlyn the orphan filly that was allegedly a PB purchase but they continued to fund raise for her and then she got `adopted’?  She appeared at auction the same day a lactating mare without a foal showed up and, at the time, a lot of people thought perhaps they were related.  The other mare, Madre, ended up going to A Little Rescue, and despite them offering to take Emlyn and see if they could be matched up, Manson refused.  That’s the Cliffs Notes on that situation but I recently stumbled across this post that Wrinkles was tagged in.  What are the odds that post was made the day before Emlyn appeared at auction?  We’ve long heard from former volunteers that Manson has often asked owners wanting to surrender horses to take them to Ontario auction so they could `save them from a trip to Mexico’.  Manson knows that the village idiots love themselves some exigency and it always inspires them to dig deep.  Such was the case with Emlyn apparently. Moving right along…

Back in July Manson listed some skinny and otherwise needy horses from her usual suspects.  Of course they all came with a creative and tear jerking post that was designed to loosen up some person strings and establish some relevancy.  Nobody was buying, not even most of the village idiots, and that particular fund-raiser was a flop.  As a result, these horses were never heard about again and nobody really asked about them either.  One of the stand outs that caused some drama at the time was the gray Paso who was obviously at Nacho’s place.  He had actually run through Mike’s auction and was purchased by Nacho for $80 only a few days before.  The original breeder on him was said to want him back, but when people tried to intervene,  the word from Manson was that he was already placed/ spoken for.

Guess what?  Manson did acquire the gray Paso and he’s been there with them at HiCaliber the whole time.  They called him `Pegasus’, but the general public never knew he was there. He never hit the website nor was he listed in one of their sporadic adoption posts.  Luckily for him he was recently an R2R transfer to GAIT (Gaited Intervention Action Team Inc) and has finally landed softly.  He was reportedly extremely lame when they picked him up and has since broke an abscess out of his coronet band.  You can follow him on GAIT’s Facebook page.

GSD.PNG

This was Manson’s dog, Atlas.  She had him before moving to the current location.  He was said to have spent much of his life in his kennel and never had a day of training of any kind.  Manson was on a service dog kick at the time and got Atlas as a puppy (might have been a trade or Craigslist scoop depending on which story of hers you believe) because the waiting list for a real service dog was 2 to 4 years.  Her intent was to train him herself, but that never happened.  She pretty much hated him and ignored him.  Eventually Atlas was `given away’ and there were a few stories on that too.  Manson told people that he went to be a police dog.  So, why am I dredging this up now?

Lately Manson has been spotted out and about with a dog wearing a service vest.  Nobody is really sure what disability this dog is supposed to be for, but it’s not a disability that requires the dog to be anywhere near her unless she’s somewhere she can get attention or needs a pedicure apparently.  She even dragged this dog to Mrs. Talbot’s funeral and it was said to be very disruptive and distracting.  I guess we shouldn’t be really surprised or blame the poor dog either considering where Manson got her from.

Barely five months ago, Manson manifested this dog, then a very young pup, at auction.  You know, because all good service dogs are acquired at some back alley auction out of the back of a truck.  I recall being disgusted she was dragging home yet another animal to feed at the time, but it never occurred to me that she would be dusting of an old hustle.  Because I’m not involved with service dogs, I figured I’d ask somebody who was. The following is written by this person for Manson, but I think everybody needs to read it.

An open letter to Michelle Knutilla from a REAL SERVICE DOG TRAINER
Impersonating a service dog is a crime in the state of California under penal code 365.7 as follows:
365.7.  
(a) Any person who knowingly and fraudulently represents himself or herself, through verbal or written notice, to be the owner or trainer of any canine licensed as, to be qualified as, or identified as, a guide, signal, or service dog, as defined in subdivisions (d), (e), and (f) of Section 365.5 and paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) of Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(b) As used in this section, “owner” means any person who owns a guide, signal, or service dog, or who is authorized by the owner to use the guide, signal, or service dog.
Now that we have that out of the way, the fact that you have purchased a vest and a patch portraying your dog as a legitimate service animal is a CRIME!
Knowingly taking your dog into places allowed only with a VALID service animal does a terrible disservice to those that actually require the assistance of a service animal.
How ironic that you post about your “legitimate service dog” and think the public is at all convinced you are anything more than a fraud. The dog is one you picked up at the Ontario Auction 6 months ago and made it your own. I was there when you got the dog! It takes a whole lot longer than 6 months to train a LEGITIMATE service animal to perform a task to mitigate the disability of its handler.
That same fake service dog was a huge distraction at my dear friend Laura Talbot’s funeral. How dare you bring an untrained and unmanageable dog to her final hours with us?
While you may or may not have had a TBI, what specific task is your dog trained to perform? Histrionic Personality Disorder-what specific task is your dog trained to perform? I agree that not all disabilities are visible. However, the dog MUST be trained to perform a SPECIFIC task to mitigate that disability.
I am going to set you straight on your message you very poorly attempted to educate people on what a service animal may and may not do.
  1. You are correct, sadly too many people buy the vest and the fake certificate INCLUDING YOU!
Here are the links to purchase the exact vest and patch on your dog.
2. If your fake service dog is being attacked at least once a week while you have it in a public place you had better do some additional training. I have trained service dogs for over 3 decades and have yet to have any of mine in training or a finished dog attacked by another animal. It is called being PROACTIVE and aware of the environment you are in and having a dog with stable nerves and a stable mind.
3. We’ll address the term you used “washing out”. Your dog has not had near enough time to be trained to perform any task reliably in a public environment. So far, you have mentioned taking it to school with you once and to the salon. At no other time do you even remotely address the fact that you are “training” your stray dog for service work or that it is accompanying you anywhere. Not to get ice cream, dinner, lunch, auctions. None! For a dog you need, I would think you would have that animal everywhere exposing it to the environment so you can socialize it and then begin to ask for it to perform a specific task under the pressure of being in a public place. NOPE-haven’t seen it!
4. A service animal is to be WELL TRAINED. It is not to be making noise (unless it has a verbal cue to indicate it’s assistance). It is not to pull on its lead, jump on anyone, going greet anyone (unless on command). It is supposed to be seen and not heard nor cause a single ounce of disturbance to anyone else anywhere. (Your dog at Laura’s funeral was absolutely inexcusable).
5. You are correct. There is no registry for a service animal in the United States. There are “fake registries” where people like you can buy a certificate and take your “fake service animal” in public exactly as you have done with your stray you picked up at the auction. Never, ever would anyone ask to see a “certificate”. Anyone can purchase an ID or even make them at home. $20 and you have an ID.
This is in no way a threat. This is a PROMISE! I have already contacted the appropriate authorities regarding your FAKE SERVICE DOG. As stated earlier, it is a crime punishable under California’s Penal code that could earn you jail time and a fine. It would be my privilege to make sure you are busted for this crime!
Leave your dog at home! You are a fake! Your dog is a fraud! Allow those of us that actually train the dogs to assist others to continue to produce service animals that actually assist someone in need, unlike yourself! You are not a dog trainer! You are damn sure not capable of training a service dog!
Signed,
A. Friend (of LT)

It appears Manson has also acquired another German Shepherd lately.  I think, if her Chihuahua is still in the land of the living, that puts her up to at least 5 personal dogs and that’s not counting whatever Wrinkles is currently hoarding.  They like to blame their current about to be homeless situation on haters.  I’m not sure haters have anything to do with their animal hoarding tendencies and that being an unattractive prospect for any potential landlord.  I also remember last year when Manson blamed haters for Bang Bang Becky not being able to keep Rez at the ranch because that would put them over their allowed number of dogs.  At the time it was beyond hilarious considering the amount of horses she was accumulating.  Anyhow, let’s set the HiCaliber drama aside for a moment…

graymare.PNG

This horse is one that was taken in by Premier Equine Rehab recently.  She was likely given to them for nothing or next to nothing given the fact she has bowed.  Premier Equine has only recently gotten their 501c3 but have been doing intakes at a fast clip with next to no follow-up on most of their horses including the ones they got from HiCaliber.  When I first saw this mare, she didn’t stand out much from all the other multiple intakes they do until I saw this a few days later…

I can’t say 100% if that is the same horse she is offering up as a broodmare and it doesn’t really matter if it is.  Rescues really shouldn’t be offering any horses up for breeding.  I’m sure some of the village idiots will be all up in arms over me calling out PER for this but this isn’t the first major red flag I’ve had with this rescue.  There has been some very sketchy interactions involving HiCaliber and don’t even get me started on Michael Gipson.  Actually do, but maybe another time.  I don’t want to be the rescue police, but I also don’t want to see things get so far out of hand like they have with HiCaliber.  Maybe PER can dial back the sketchiness and save everybody, including the animals, a lot of grief.  Time will tell.

notstopping.PNG

Back to HiCaliber… Apparently fostering isn’t happening anymore.  That’s hardly surprising given the fact they are on the hook for that lawsuit they recently lost.  As you can see Amanduh is still deeply involved and Manson has no intention of stopping.  I think it’s more a case of not stopping until donations completely dry up and that may be why they are reluctant really say how many horses are left to adopt and who they are.  I see she’s asking for another $1500 for her vet bills and some farrier work.  Funny how all bills are $1500 lately. Oh wait, there was the one that was only asking for $1400 so we couldn’t say they were  all for that amount.  It’s almost like she’s on a payment schedule or something.  The funny part about the farrier ask is they get their farrier work done for free or deeply discounted these days or at least the rescue horses do.  Just sayin..

lt1.PNG

I’m sure everybody remembers the post about donating meals or gift cards for the unnamed person in the hospital.  We now know it was Mrs Talbot and she has unfortunately passed away.  While it’s not surprising to see Manson use somebody else’s tragedy for her own personal gain,  it is no less disgusting.  From what I am told by a very reliable source, she never actually did bring meals to the family during Mrs. Talbot’s illness and hospitalization.  Mrs. Talbot also never set foot on the HiCaliber property or had any involvement there. Manson made her announcement and begging for volunteers several days after Mrs. Talbot passed.  In the end, it was only Manson and her very rude dog that attended the service where not only the dog was distracting, but Manson felt the need to take pictures and cry way more than was appropriate.  At least the HiCaliber horses watered that day though.
stalls
It seems the village idiots have conveniently forgotten about the injured horses.  Nobody really asks how they are doing other than a few rogue ones and those queries are always ignored.  I wish I had more of an update but this is as close as it gets  Meatball and Rizzo are still in the barn or were when this post was made.  Maybe this is where some of the gift cards/meals went?

bye

I know many people are getting extremely frustrated with how long this situation is dragging on.  It is beyond frustrating to watch Manson continue to beg for money and pull new cons.  I get that.  Now is not the time to drop the guard though.  I mentioned the gray Paso gelding that she was keeping without telling people, but what about the other horses she listed that same day?  What ever happened to them?  We know she’s recently killed a few more, did she help those other horses vanish too?  There is nothing more I would love than to never have to think or write about The Manson Family again, but as long as they are exploiting animals, I feel compelled.  She can start her own religion, start her own stinky panty empire or whatever con she wants to run, but leave animals out of it.  The best we can do for now is to stay vigilant and keep documenting the frauds.  The end is near, but now is not the time for complacency.

Read Full Post »

This is seriously going to be a flyby kinda post today.  I felt rather than let things pile up and create a backlog for myself, I would drop it all here and prevent a shitload of procrastination and grumpiness in a week or two.  We’ll see how that works out.  Hopefully, I can answer a few questions I’ve noticed in the comments over the last week or so.

I’m sure everybody remembers the permit panic awhile back and major fund-raising effort that ensued.  I believe between all the different fundraisers they raised in excess of 20k.  Of course we know that more than half of that never went towards the permit due to the fact they kinda just left the county hanging and last check, they remain in arrears as far as monies owed.  However, the county, with a few firm nudges from locals, seem to be staying on top of the situation and this is their most recent correspondence with HiCaliber along with the new compliance schedule.  Of course, this may all be a moot point if Manson really does hop on her broom and infest a new dwelling right away.

good luck buyer

Going by this post made by a volunteer in their private group, it would seem that for all intents and purposes, HiCaliber as we know it might finally be over.  It looks like things at the barn are starting to be packed up and readied to stash somewhere.  As of a few days ago, the poor pig is still there and I’m not entirely sure who `Thor’ is.  The website lists Thor as a `Clearwater’ TB with no picture.  That Thor is apparently adopted.  `Thor’ is also the name of one of JonASSthan’s horses that he adopted from HiCaliber a few years ago.  His original name was Whisper and he is on their website under that name.  Given the fact that JonASSthan appears to have swapped out his scissors for gloves and now slings hay for a living, it wouldn’t be a huge stretch to think that he probably can’t afford his horses either.  That’s just speculation though since we know that Manson has does like her `projects’ that the village never really gets to meet.

braveheart.jpg

Here is poor Braveheart  It appears he’s got some filling in his left hind and we can guess that maybe he’s one of those horses that need some attention from the farrier.  It doesn’t look like anybody has bothered to groom the poor horse in forever.  Remember when Manson scooped him up for $1 despite the fact there was lots of interest in him?  She claimed she only took him to help place him and was going to donate the money she made back to the rescue.  How’s that working out for you, Manson?  It sure as hell, didn’t work out too well for Braveheart.

These are some of Manson’s horses.  The fence is still broken and the one feeder is not looking all that healthy either.  I know that we’ve had pictures going back weeks showing the same broken fence and it seems nobody can be arsed to even jury-rig it together.  I guess everybody left is too busy putting the oxygen on themselves first or something.

Some more pics of some random inmates that remain at the ranch.  I cannot figure out why poor Shasta is still there or Legacy either.  Again, lots of filth and lack of grooming is evident.  Business as usual at the feed lot.

As promised, here is a copy of the court papers Mags served on WordPress.  The email from them is basically an automated one and I’ve since had more personal communications with them where the Anti-SLAPP law was discussed.  Maggot should really look that up, but even so, what she is asking for still won’t tell her who I am.  It might tell her various airports I’ve been in, maybe even a coffee shop or two, but it won’t get her any closer to who I am.  Proxy server, Mags.  Look it up.

I think this might be a more appropriate form for Mags to file. She certainly seems bothered for somebody that continually claims not to read my blog or care what I say.  in fact, Maggot claims that nobody reads here so there is that too.  Personally, I don’t need or want an apology from her when this all shakes out.  I have other plans.

margaretrant

Here we have a bit of a throwback screenshot.  This was Mags talking to Maria Borell on social media.  Mags, the `professional journalist’ talking to the subject of her award-winning article.  Funny how she talks about multiple judgements considering her own financial situation *cough*bankrupt*cough*.  Don’t get me wrong, I think Maria is pond scum for what happened with her horses, but the fact that Mags can work up outrage over 43 horses and then turn a blind eye and defend the countless incidents of abuse, neglect and needless killing at HiCaliber is jaw dropping.  Don’t get me started on the bully stuff.

Here we have Mags still on the Dina Hate Train and this time she’s commiserating with none other than Randi Collier, who also happens to be a kill pen dipper.  Poor Mags isn’t up to speed enough on the slaughter pipeline or rescue to realize what’s wrong with kill pen dipping.  How do I know this?  Because her BFF dips kill pens too and according to Mags, she even went along on a trip to Kaufman last year.  I find it funny that Mags thinks anybody who donated to Dina has a right to know what happened to the horses, but nobody that donates to HiCaliber has that same right.  Again with the bullying.  How come everybody that disagrees with Maggot is a bully, but she can literally go off on people and that’s all in the name of whatever it is she calls it that sees her parked on Facebook every waking hour.

over1.png

I know many of you are upset about the last-ditch grifting that is going on.  It’s kinda funny that they have two outstanding bills that are exactly $1500, no?  It’s almost like that’s a first and last month’s rent.  Having said that, grown assed people can give their money to whomever they want.  As frustrating as it is to watch, let it go.  It’s noted, documented and sent on to where it needs to be.  While I’m not holding my breath for her to actually vacate that property willingly, it does seem like we’re looking at the end of HiCaliber.  That being said, there are miles to go before we sleep.  Until next time…

Read Full Post »

I’m going to try to keep this as short as possible today.  I’ll leave the epic and self-serving posts to Manson.  I think I’ll leave the empty promises to her as well.  Updates that never happen, vets that are never called, etc. etc.  What I do have today is some brief HiCaliber stuff to update on and then a few other things that are somewhat related but not really.  Is that as clear as mud?  Read on!

amv

I’m sure you’ve all read the incredibly long and self-involved tha post Manson put up on the HiCaliber page last week.  I won’t bother to repost it in its entirety here, but there are some things worth talking about other than the fact that she’s so lazy she leaves the garbage on the floor for somebody else to pick up.  We also don’t need to highlight that, by her own admission, she was in such a drug induced stupor she can’t even hear her own animals ripping it apart or anything else going on.  Nice.  No confirmation on whether or not her housekeeper is still coming twice a week, but let’s hope so.  I’ve seen the post rehashed over and over, including her grossly understated numbers on her own personal hoard herd.  What I’m mostly concerned with is that a number of people reached out suggestions, offers and moral support.  Of course, those things don’t buy you manicures and even though the village ponied up nearly $400, the cash didn’t flow like the good old days.  I guess that’s what happens when you shake the money tree once too often.

Here are just two examples of the word play by Manson that amounts to lying.  No, the ASPCA probably haven’t offered to take the horses, but the San Diego Humane Society has and have also publicly stated they are prepared to step in and have a more than weekly presence at the ranch.  Then you have Manson claiming she has no debt.  This is what you would call a lie of omission.  She may well have no personal debt on paper right now since she filters everything through the rescue which currently has a LOT of debt right now.  She also had two bankruptcies in 2014 so there is that too.

Manson promised updates and a list of adoptables almost a week ago.  As of this writing, there has been nothing so it was time for some moles to get busy.  These pics were all taken within the last 10 days.  The first two show the barn horses which appear to be Sync and Casper. I’m not entirely sure why they are in the barn, but Casper has been said to have vision issues in the past.

The horses in these pics appear to be Boone and Legacy or at least part of Legacy’s face in the one picture.  Boone still seems to be wearing that filthy bandage on one ankle, but not sure what it’s hiding or if they are just trying to bow him maybe.  The filth in the pens and manure mountains are clearly evident but at least the horses have some shelter for a change.

Here are some other random pics from around the ranch.  There is at least one gray horse that appears thin enough to hang a hat on their hip bones.  Shasta is still there which seems to be the penalty for packing Manson’s ass around on trail rides.  Why hasn’t this mare been adopted yet?  Is she still available?  Who knows?

Even though they are not available for adoption, these are the Manson horses, including poor Chrome and his shredded fly mask.  Braveheart is still in the ranch and in her herd despite her claims she only adopted him to help place him.  You can read that back 87 more times and it won’t make any sense.  Trust me.  The broken pipe fencing is interesting too given the fact that Rizzo and Meatball’s injuries.  Speaking of which…

updates

After collecting over $1000 for the treatment of the injured horses, Manson has flat-out refused to provide updates or even come clean on who the injured horses are.  I find this odd for a number of reasons.  She claims not to read the `hater’ pages or this blog or even screen shots from the same, yet she somehow knows people are questioning whether a vet sewed up Rizzo.  For some reason Manson’s internet only works when she’s posting on her new Alphatwat Commune page or when she’s posting under one of her alternate profiles.

hayload.PNG

The good news is they are still getting hay delivered.  There was a brand new load on the drive way just a few days ago.  I am not certain if this was billed or cash and carry, so we could be in for another crisis post about the horses going hungry as we get closer to the move out date.  More on that anon.

I’m sure you all remember the pregnant mare with cancer that turned out to be not pregnant and or have cancer.  Luckily for her, she was a rescue transfer recently but not before some questionable updates by HiCaliber. The pic of her in the pen is courtesy of a mole and I had that in my last post.  The other two pics of her neck wound were from the update Manson posted of her right before she ended up going to the other rescue.  Yes, her teeth had been done when she got to her new home, but the neck wound was not quite the same.

lily neck

This is what the mare, now named Lily’s, neck wound looked like the day she arrived at TIER.  This raises a few questions for me; mainly how long was she really at HiCaliber and when was that update really done?  Why was it necessary to lie and deceive other than the mare’s wounds clearly got much worse since she was `rescued’ by HiCaliber.  Thankfully, she’s in a good place now and under the care of a 100% vet.  You can follow her progress on TIER’s Facebook page.

As much as it irks me to do so, we need to address some of Mags’s antics as of late.  As most of you know, she’s one of the more vocal cockblockers as it pertains to stopping the abuses at HiCaliber.  Nobody is entirely sure why that is other than maybe it’s because she didn’t get to break the story and her feelers go hurt.  Thankfully, her efforts have mostly had the effect of flies buzzing around a picnic table.  Hella annoying but they really don’t stop you from having your meal.  Know what I’m sayin?  Anyhow, many of us `haters’ have been accused of dragging Manson’s kids into things even though I have seen very little of that.  I’ve seen concern for them voiced, but by and large, people mostly leave them out of things even when Manson exploits them in her fundraising efforts.  Not so for Mags.  Without any actual knowledge and despite never having actually met Manson or her spawn, she’s trashing the father of the boy and then oversharing about her own family sitch,  WTH?  It is probably safe to assume that Mags’ info comes from Angrid, if not Manson herself, as those seem to be her HiCaliber connections.  Of course getting the story straight doesn’t really seem to be a thing for Mags.

maggot

Many of you know that Mags wrote a little piece on the half-brother of Zenyatta being found at auction in not so great shape.  She’s been self promoting it all over likely in hopes of another honorable mention certificate or something.  I think that’s probably the equivalent of a participation ribbon considering you have to submit your own work in the first place, but that’s an issue for another day.  We’re certainly used to Mags turning a blind eye to facts and proof as far as the HiCaliber saga goes but apparently that carries over to her professional career too.  She clearly stated in her article that Zenyatta’s sister, Balance was a Breeders Cup Distaff winner.  That is categorically false information and she was obviously called on it.

maggotedit

As you can see, Mags edited out her false information.  Unfortunately she seemed to be stuck on the cliché `bluest of  racing blood’ statement and left that part in there.  Maybe she thinks it ads some flavor to her grade school book report style of writing. The perplexing part of the misfire was that it was a relatively easy fact to check.  Anybody can run a horse’s name through Equibase and get their stats.  I would call it sloppy journalism but even that is a stretch. The whole `story’ actually broke on the OTTB Connect Facebook page and was available to anybody to write and follow up on.  Not much digging or investigative skills at play here.  Investigating and digging doesn’t seem to be a thing with Mags either though.

This is the part that really isn’t much to do with HiCaliber aside from Mags.  Dina Alborano is a kill pen dipper that kinda burst onto the scene this past year.  Her `big saves’were eerily reminiscent of the OTTB20 debacle and even people who didn’t follow that particular mess had some serious concerns.  I strongly urge people to read up on exactly what the issues are and how it’s all unfolded  here.   Naturally, Mags was originally Dina’s biggest supporter and spent a lot of time on Facebook singing her praises and supporting her.  I actually hadn’t even seen these screen shots until recently but clearly I was on Mags mind.  At least I think I was.  Maybe it was JM on her mind thinking it was me.  It’s all so confusing and could give a person an identity crisis when they are constantly being told they are somebody they are not. Mostly I’m offended that she thinks I’m blonde.  Not that there is anything wrong with being blonde, it just doesn’t really suit my skin tone.

Flash forward to the present and Mags has become a Dina hater.  The very same person she was proud to know and so staunchly defended.  I’m thinking a lot of this has to do with the fact that so many industry heavy hitters have spoken out against Dina’s organization but it clearly shows that Mags doesn’t quite gather all the facts before she goes off on something or supports an organization.  Not surprising in the least given whose word she claimed changed her opinon of HiCaliber *cough*JennyEarhart*cough*.  If Mags truly was concerned about the welfare of these horses, and given her recent behavior, she would stand down and let the real horsemen and women handle this. Given her past praises and support of Dina, her involvement at this point is a detriment to what true advocates are trying to accomplish.

borellhorses

Somebody should ask Mags what her hands on involvement with the Borell horses was.  From what I understand, she didn’t even bother to go see them when she went to Kentucky to pick up her prize money.   For sure she didn’t clean any stalls, brush or anything.  I’m also fairly certain that Maria Borell has yet to answer for what she has done or even been arrested.

Apparently self-awareness is not a thing with Mags either.  At least she brings the comedy whether she means to or not. Let’s move on…

criminal

I’ve had this in my inbox for a few days.  To be honest, I wanted to sit on it until we could get it all confirmed but since it’s being loudly whispered about, here it is.  I would caution people not to get too excited about this.  Given the dates involved and the fact that the charges are against Manson as an individual, this is likely nothing to do with the AG or much more than traffic violations or unpaid fines.  I feel like such a fun ruiner for even saying that, but it is what it is.  I hope I’m wrong.

manicuresandbotox.PNG

As I leave things this week, we are still waiting for updates on which horses need adopting.  While Manson creates the sense of crisis that has worked so well to raise funds in the past, it’s not gone unnoticed that she hasn’t lifted a finger towards finding the remaining horses homes.  The horses only really get mentioned to further her agenda.  While we’re at it, what ever happened to those skinny and battered horses she posted about nearly a month ago?  With only minimal funds raised, they seemed to have vanished like a fart in the wind.  No other rescues in Manson’s area have reported being called about them either.  Why aren’t the village demanding to know where they are and what happened?  I really wish I had the answers to all these questions.  Hopefully, the next few weeks will bring those answers but I won’t be holding my breath.  Stay the course though.  Then end is in sight.

Read Full Post »

So, I’ve spent the better part of the last ten days sitting on my hands.  As I’ve mentioned ad nauseam, I’m tired.  Tired of the fuckery, tired of the drama and just tired overall.  My attention has been gradually shifting to more hands on advocacy and this HiCaliber stuff is getting old.  So, when they recently produced pictures of at least one badly wounded horse, I figured I would sit back and see how it all shook out.  Would Manson come clean with the deets?  I’m sure you all know the answer.  Luckily for those of you that are dying to know or at least confirm your suspicions, I’m going to give you the update that Manson won’t.  Y’all know the drill by now…buckle up!

wounds

 

To rehash what most of you are already aware of, almost two weeks ago, Manson posted about two horses that were severely injured at the ranch, complete with graphic pictures.  It appears that one was a chestnut and the other was a bay with neither of them having heads apparently.  The post accompanying these pictures was rather carefully worded.  They did add the donation button to the post and made mention that a vet was tending to the horses.  Strange then that they posted the wounds crawling with flies and said they would let us all know about what the `vet’ thought about what caused the wounds if he was already there and tending to them.  Wouldn’t what happened be one of the first things discussed?  Also, notice that they never specifically asked for vet bills for these two horses.  They asked for money to pay off their vet bills in general.  That part is important.

 

Because Manson was deliberately vague about what caused these injuries, the village idiots dawned their tinfoil beanies and whipped out their monocles and supplied their best theories as to what happened to these two horses.  Dogs, hybrid coyote dogs, haters, haters with dogs, big cats, bears, oh my!  I was actually somewhat disappointed that nobody brought up Bigfoot or maybe a chupacabra just to round things out although somebody did ask if a large rodent did this.  Perhaps one of Manson’s bra rats did it? The possibilities are endless!

 

The very next day and after raising over $1000, we were all treated to an update with one picture of one horse being shown.  For the first time in memory, Manson claimed to be unable to upload videos or any other pictures.  Perhaps this one picture was enough as the stitch job on this poor animal appeared to have been done by Ed Gein.  (Maybe don’t Google that if you have delicate sensibilities).  Immediately, there were questions as to who could have done this and why there wasn’t a drain placed as would normally be the case with such a massive wound.  Thankfully, we had Skeletor to not only explain that in lieu of an a Penrose drain, there was an open drainage `area’, but in defiance of the laws of gravity, the drainage `area’ is in the middle of the wound rather than the bottom.  Maybe physics is only for more than 30% vet or something?  I’m thinking the same applies to basic anatomy as we witnessed the coining of `pectoral cavity’ as well.

 

It did not go unnoticed that neither of the horses’ faces were shown in any of the posts.  Initial requests of which horses they were went ignored but then we had some of the loyal foot soldiers get involved and float their own theories as to why these injured animals appeared to be in the witness protection program.  The answers ranged from the rude to ridiculous and that is where things remain as far as the HiCaliber pages goes.  Thankfully, there are still boots and birds at HiCaliber so I can share who the horses that are injured are.

 

 

 

As will come as no surprise to anybody that has been following this shit show for any length of time, the horses that were hurt are privately owned.  The worst of those being Rizzo.  Rizzo was purchased by HiCaliber back in April and quickly snatched up by Manson for $1 as soon as she figured out he was already broke and papered.  He was promptly shifted over to Bang Bang Becky’s farm to `grow up’ and there he remained until the great break up of last year.  Since then he has been unadopted and then quickly readopted as Manson appeared to have been attempting to hide how many personal and project horses she actually has.  The other horse that was injured is said to be named `Meatball’ and there is not a lot of information on this horse other than he is likely an OTTB and another Manson project horse.  Rizzo’s sutures are said to be mostly broken open and he stands in a stall with very little shavings.

link

Meanwhile, in the private groups, Manson’s internet was working just fine.  She claimed that Link was also attacked and told her minions that Fish and Game is now involved and thinking this is the work of a large cat.  For those of you that don’t know, Link is a goat.  A rather nasty one from many reports, but still a goat and it’s highly unlikely that he would have survived a `large cat’ attack.  He is in the barn, but has no visible injuries from what I am told.

 

 

Naturally, it was easy enough to follow up on whether or not these incidents were reported and if, in fact, a biologist had been assigned to look into this and what possible plan they would have to put together.  With that being said a concerned resident of Valley Center recalled that Robin Parks had recently given a presentation hosted by `Friends of HellHole Canyon. This resident reached out to see about a possible wild animal attack in Valley Center.  Robin Parks was not aware of any such report and suggested that CA Fish and Wildlife should be contacted to see if a report was filed and what its status was.  Mr. Parks also offered to consult with one of the leading experts in California, Dr. Winston Vickers of UC Davis.  He was provided with the photos that HiCaliber had shared of the injured horses.  After consulting with Dr Vickers, the consensus was that the injuries to the horses were not caused by a mountain lion or coyote and were likely from a pole, fence or tree.  Further, California Fish and Wildlife responded that there was not enough evidence to support a depredation permit and had closed the matter almost immediately.
Also, just for the sake of clarity and education, these are pictures of an actual and confirmed mountain lion’s paw prints along with a cast of one.  These were not from anywhere near HiCaliber but they are in an area populated by horses and ponies and not a single one has been attacked or otherwise injured.  The paw prints are large, so if you truly were looking around an area a horse was known to be injured in, they would be kinda hard to miss.
amberlee

 

Now that we have established that the injuries to Rizzo and Meatball were not a result of a wild animal attack, I thought it would be interesting to show the actual state of some of the pens at HiCaliber within the last week.  If you notice, the one pen is actually the one Manson keeps her personal horses in and not only is there pipe fencing, it is all busted up.  This picture is less than a week old.  I guess Amberloser didn’t bother to waltz her ass down to Pyramid if she really was at the farm.  It’s also important to note that they are in the process of tearing down portable pens and shelters so horses are being juggled around.  Rizzo was down in vineyard at some point in the recent past.  As most of us realize, new horses in a group means new pecking orders and some squabbles.  The injury on the bay horse does appear to be from a kick or blunt force. At this point, I’ve pretty much accepted that we’ll never get a straight or honest answer from HiCaliber so the entertainment value is in watching them dodge the questions.
mansondogs
It was also interesting that Manson went out of her way to point out her dogs just so happened to be spending a rare evening inside.  I found this a weird thing for her to bring up considering nobody even suggested they had anything to do with it.  What I have heard is that Manson’s faux service dog, the parking lot German Shepherd, is somewhat unruly and a bit ignorant around livestock.

 

Apparently, animals getting out is not uncommon at HiCaliber but Manson actually getting off her ass to catch them is.  Not sure about the rest of you but `dark’ isn’t really an excuse not to take care of your livestock.  Why have people living there if you have to wait for a volunteer to come along and take care of business?
grey horse
I notice everybody has been asking for updates on the maybe pregnant with cancer, maybe not pregnant with cancer grey mare that appeared at the ranch recently.  I wish I had more to tell you other than this pic is only a few days old and she’s standing there not in quarantine.  That’s Shasta right next to her.  No word if a vet has seen her yet.
romance not crosstied (2).jpg
rom
I apologize for this pic being blurry.  That’s what happens when it is taken stealth though.  This is Romance in her stall at HiCaliber.  If you recall, it was mentioned in the last post that she was suffering from a severe pelvic fracture.  They said the vet had said to keep her cross tied so she doesn’t lay down. Not surprisingly she is not being kept cross tied and appears to be in a lot of pain according to a few in person accounts.  Her right hip is said to be`caved in’.  This mare was supposed to move to Amanduh’s and is also privately owned.  She had been at HiCaliber for a long time and was likely hurt being mishandled maybe even during loading.  I find it sad that as trigger happy as Manson is when a horse does have a chance, She seems perfectly fine with allowing this mare to suffer on her watch.
**********UPDATE*************
romanceupdate.jpg
This was sent in just after I originally made this post.  I’m glad the mare is no longer suffering but this was all so senseless.  I have no idea why she was so emaciated other than her suffering was prolonged.  RIP Romance.  #sayhername
alphamarellc
Well, we may not know where Manson is planning to move to just yet, but we at least know for sure now that she is looking to monetize her alphamare bullshit.  I don’t know what this means or what the ultimate plan is but it seems that is worth keeping an eye on.  Perhaps her new website will provide some clues.  You can find that here.
judgement
I know most of you know about HiCaliber losing its case against some former fosters this week.  I’m just posting the judgement amount so people have it.
hicaliber horse.jpg
I think that about covers the most recent updates or at least what I see people asking about the most.  I don’t understand why Manson lies about things that are so easily fact checked.  What especially confuses me is that she bothers to lie at all.  The remaining village idiots are die-hard and probably would still send their social security checks even if she did come clean and say it was for her own horses.  Instead there are these deliberately misleading posts designed to shake people down for even more.
One of our readers kindly did up this diagram of a HiCaliber horse using their best terminology.  The very misused terminology that is one of the biggest `tells’ when they lie.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but it’s time for them to just go away.  They can go make Alphabitch Commune happen and leave living, breathing animals alone.  I won’t follow or care as long as animals aren’t involved. Less than a month to go…

Read Full Post »

I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately.  Maybe it’s because it’s Thursday or maybe it’s just because with the attempted rebranding of Manson and her village idiots, it seems like a really good time to look back on some of my personal favorite hypocrisy outbursts from those wacky animal exploiting grifters.  Either way, that’s going to be the bulk of what we’re covering today but, as always, there is a few little update nuggets and current events we’ll deal with as well.  In fact, that’s probably the best place to start so those of you that suffer Manson induced PTSD, don’t have to relive some of her greatest hits.

som1

I’m sure everybody knows by now that Manson has distanced herself from all things HiCaliber aside from the donations that continue to trickle in.  Much to the delight and sexual arousal of her koolaid drinkers, she has created a new village for them to attach themselves to while neglecting their families and hiding out from life in general.  Alphamare Village, complete with its own hashtag, appears to be the new place to indoctrinate her acolytes before monetizing this brand new shit show.  Apparently the theme of the new group is kindness and empowerment, but it seems that only applies to the confines of the closed group and not everywhere else or to alternate profiles.  It’s truly mind-boggling to watch somebody just bleed it all out there about their husband cheating on them *cough*nancysugartits*cough* and then run straight over to hate pages, the same ones Manson has asked them to stay off of, calling people losers and dumbasses among other things.  If anything, it seems that it’s some weird competition who can be the most `broken’ in the Alphamare Village while putting their bully boots on for the outside world. Of course, Manson’s alternate profile is all over the same hate pages as well, so the takeaway I get from this is not to be a drama seeking bully under your own profile.

Charger was the latest victim to be drug back to the ranch to be shot in the face.  Despite The Equine Welfare Fund offering their services, which include the cost of euthanasia, Manson elected to keep Charger alive for a few days before doing the deed herself as if there was ever any doubt that’s exactly how it was all going to go down.  The last we saw of him was a post of him laying down (likely drugged) with somebody’s boots in his face and the village idiots were told he was `enjoying some love’ before his execution.  You know, because nothing says love like a stranger’s stinky boots in your face when you’re either so drugged or in so much pain you can’t pick yourself and get away.  RIP Charger.  #sayhisname.

The latest money-maker is sure to open the purse strings.  A few days ago Manson told us of the pregnant mare who was filled with cancer and about to be dropped off at HiCaliber.  Even though she never got any donations for her initially,  Manson ignored offers of help and manifested the mare a few days later.  It was posted as though she showed up mid day on a Thursday,  but we’re supposed to ignore the sunset behind her in one of the pictures and now we come to find out she may not actually have cancer or be pregnant.  The wound near her eye looks suspiciously like a summer sore with some kind of scald on her face.  I’m sure if there were melanomas under her tail, we’d know about it by now because Manson has enjoyed photographing cancer vags in the past.  Naturally HiCaliber has requested the donations be made to the general fund for feed and expenses so that the money  doesn’t have to follow the mare should she literally dodge the bullet at HiCaliber and end up in a truly safe home.  Leopard, spots and all that sort of thing…

As far as I know, Legacy remains at HiCaliber or at least was there up until a week or so ago.  That means he’s been there well over a year.  If you recall, he was Romney Faye’s special boy, or at least he was when she was trying to raise extra funds while in Louisiana and he walked into camera range. I’m not exactly sure if she ever laid a hand on him or acknowledged him after getting back to California though.  Anyhow, he was offered not just a good home, but the perfect home a few months ago.  I think the fee offered was more than reasonable but Manson and Amanduh felt that he was worth more, so there was no deal and Legacy remains on the feed lot.  I wonder if it has dawned on any of them that they have probably spent more in feed on him than what the price difference would have been by now.  Or maybe I should say if it was a normal and properly run outfit they would have put more into him in feed and care than the price difference by now.  Great business minds there at HiCaliber.

The birth of `Bella Cardwell’ is on everybody’s radar lately.  This person, complete with what is clearly a HiCaliber horse in their profile pic has been extremely active on many SoCal groups lately.  While there have been some strategic decoy posts mentioning a husband and not liking snakes, the rest has been pure Manson right down to Bella’s support of HiCaliber and following all the other rescues that Manson regularly stalks.  I think what initially pinged most people’s radar was `Bella’s’ claim that she has 25 to 30 `family’ horses.  Strangely, that’s the same number of horses that HiCaliber claims to be keeping.  Most families I know don’t have that many personal horses and they also know the exact number they do have rather than ballparking it.  I guess the number is fluid with the Cardwell family.  Could this all be a coincidence and we’re all just singling out an innocent person?  Read on…

rats

Wow, what are the odds that Bella and Manson are both looking at aquariums to raise mice in? Such a coincidence that Manson spent one of her latest live feeds with rats crawling around in her bra.  If I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably about the same odds that Bella and Manson are both looking for the same rental situation in the same area.  Still, that’s not all the similarities these `two’ have.

bellamichelle2

bellamichelle3

Wow!  Bella and Manson both went trail riding at the same place on the exact same day!  It’s almost like they’re living parallel lives or something.  Maybe even in the same skin.  I wonder if Bella knows Monique Gallindo or Sandra Milstein?  How is it that Bella claimed to be out of state yet she wants to know when a local trail closes for the day and has been putting her ISOs out on local to HiCaliber sites.

tear down time

It seems the dispersal of tack has already begun.  I’m sure they’re logging in all the money made from the sale of tack and it’s all going towards the actual rescue horses instead of the `family’ horses.  It’s funny how they never mentioned this stream of income when they were ringing the crisis bells in their recent begging campaigns just like they neglect to mention that all that money donated via Facebook eventually does get released along with their frozen PayPal funds.  Instead, we had Manson inform us that just because there are far fewer horses, it costs the same amount to feed them for some reason.  It didn’t make much sense to me either but then again, I never did have much taste for Koolaid. No word on the ultimate destination for the tore down pipe corrals will be.

worms

Nice to see the conditions for the remaining inmates at HiCaliber continue to be substandard and disgusting.  You would think with the reduced number of horses, that one of the residents could get off their ass and maybe do some of this work themselves rather than issue their instructions on Facebook pages.

Does anybody remember Palomar?  We first talked about him here.  To make a long story short, they purchased him with money donated from a local church and then put up a post about him that was dripping with racist references.  When asked by the very people who donated those funds to remove those references, Manson refused.  As for Palomar, he came with at least one bowed tendon and was bounced around between foster homes/adoptive situations before finally landing with Maloree, the cannabis queen.  He is now for sale for $2000 (recently reduced to $1500).  Going by the pic she has posted of him, he has not thrived under her care and 2k is a fairly hefty price tag for a horse with old bows.  I guess contracts only get enforced when it isn’t one of Manson’s close and personal pals.  Here’s hoping this horse finally lands softly and with somebody who knows wtf they are doing.

I’m posting this for no other reason than comic relief.  In all my years, I have never heard of or used a `tapping stick’ in conjunction with horses.  I don’t actually even own a whip anymore as I have no use for them, but I’m pretty sure a `tapping stick’ is either an aboriginal instrument or those things you played in elementary school music class when you weren’t lucky enough to get assigned the triangle.  I realize that a popper is attached on the end of whip, but since this is Manson it could easily be amyl nitrate she is referring to.  Just so much going on with these posts.

romance

This post disturbed me for a number of reasons.  For those of you not keeping score, Heather recently adopted Romance (JC name – Icee Cheaspeake)  and is said to have jumped ship to Team Amanduh.  Romance was purchased back in the fall of 2016, so she’s been kicking aroundHiCaliber for a while.  Assuming this is the mare Heather is speaking about, it raises some questions for me.  How did this mare suddenly turn up with a `pretty severe’ pelvic fracture?  Did it happen at HiCaliber and they moved her in this condition or did they crunch her trying to load her?  Either scenario is not good but wishing this mare all the best.  I sure hope one of those gunsels is smart enough to keep a close watch on her feet since founder is very real side effect when they are offloading onto one side as it sounds like this mare is doing.

facebook

I found this statement from Manson about not having a personal Facebook to be somewhat bizarre even for her.  By all accounts, she is obsessive in her use of social media and basically lives on her phone.  According to Facebook, she’s been a member since 2009 which is 9 years by my calculations, but I’m only a 10% mathematician. That’s the thing about liars though; they lie about shit that just doesn’t matter.  Of course this is not counting all her fake profiles since that’s probably not `personal’ in her mind.

I would like somebody, anybody, to explain to me how somebody that had not one, but two bankruptcies within the last 4 years had a `shit ton’ of money to give anybody.  This is the same person that hasn’t had a real job in many years and no post secondary education or marketable skills beyond grifting and selling stanky underwear.  I’m sure she tossed that statement out as it is the excuse she is going with to explain all the personal expenses on the rescue accounts  Even if that was the case, which would be a huge stretch, it would still be commingling of funds which is still going to get her in deep shit.  Maybe even deeper than the shit that she forced all those animals to stand in for so long.

ead

This brings us to the throwback portion of the post.  As Manson tries to claim she is all about the love and that everybody outside her village are just big meanie head haters who just bully her for no reason, it’s important to look back on some of her own actions and statements.  You know, just for posterity and all.

These little bottles of Fireball were left on the driveway of one of Manson’s frequent targets.  I’m sure many people think it’s funny or even wonder what the big deal is.  The big deal is that children live here and it wasn’t just friendly pranking.  How do we know it was Manson?

That’s right.  Manson and Bang Bang Becky drove over an hour to leave their little calling card at another rescue.  Still think it was all in good fun?

This was the same rescue she left her calling card at.  A rescue she used to work with and openly admire.  While I have never seen that rescue retaliate or even really mention HiCaliber, the founder has been a frequent target of Manson’s.

moomoobuckaroo

This is Manson still obsessing over the founder of the rescue and apparently body shaming is perfectly fine as long as Manson and her village idiots are doing it.  That’s not even to mention the great big ole glass house they were all casting their stones from.

xmarksthespot

For somebody that claims she feels her safety is compromised, she certainly thinks it’s funny when somebody else might be in real peril.  Always funny to joke about shooting somebody, no?

tg

Here we have Manson engaging in some more name calling and lying.  The fact is, she never stops thinking of Trish.

cooley

I believe this post was made on or around Veteran’s Day.  That part is significant because Manson elected to single out a veteran for her little `Name a Pile of Shit’ fundraiser.  The person in question actually used to be part of Manson’s inner circle and, as far as I can gather, her crime was leaving Manson.  Manson mistakenly thought she was a mole and contributor to this blog (she never was) and proceeded to target her and spread the most vile and disgusting rumors and gossip about her in all corners.  Those members of her Alphamare Village would do well to pay attention to that as Manson will ALWAYS use whatever you confided to her against you.  That’s what she does and no amount of pretending to be all about the love and attempting to be the even trashier version of Nicole Arbour, will change who and what Manson is.

fos

Remember how Manson has whined about being persecuted for doing`rescue’ her way?  For somebody that preaches that she certainly wants to tell other rescues how many they should save and where from.  This was about the founder of yet another rescue that she obsessed over and targeted until they moved out of state.  All that aside, I like what she said about freedom of speech being a 2 way street and it’s all fair play when you’re responding to `behavior’.  The last year and more of this blog has been responding to her behavior and choices. See how that works?

Here Manson tells us about the secret of her success while she heaves herself up on the proverbial high horse.  Yet, she wonders why people react negatively to her.

 

foodchain

This short live feed was from a closed group that Manson is a member of.  She often employed her high pressure grift tactics during her weekly begging sessions in this group.  I pulled it out for a few reasons.  We know several horses were named after various volunteers and donors in the past but this is the first I’ve seen it in writing that maybe some people were paying for that privilege.  Also, the completely misleading information about slaughter and what those horses were really doing at Ontario is worth noting as well.  Hint: They were never in danger of hitting the American food chain or any food chain.  They were mostly there by prearrangement. Of course if you really have a desire to have a horse named after you it is completely free if you’re a hater.  Just know that said horse will soon be shot in the head.

hatedonating

Even though Romney Faye has jumped back on the Dumbass Darrell train and is currently distancing herself from all things HiCaliber, who could forget about her and her faux Christianity?  We can see in the above screen shot that giving doesn’t go both ways with her.  While she has made a living out of lying and begging for money, she `hates’ donating clothes in good condition to those that are truly needy.  Can’t say that I’m surprised about this.

lucky57

Here we have Romney Faye showing us just how compassionate she is as she discusses a horse named Max that Manson was about to shoot.  She also flaunts their coziness with DeSousa just in case anybody still wondered why it was so hard to get him to do his job when it came to HiCaliber.

lovethisequine

Next we have Manson trolling well-known hate type pages for dirt on the founder of another rescue under the guise of doing due diligence.  Maybe it’s just me, but if I wanted references for somebody under these circumstances I would be asking vets, farriers and actual industry professionals rather than a group that is known for trashing people.  This was from last year and while Manson has since transferred a number of horses to this rescue, she has repeatedly sicked her village idiots on the rescue and its founder and the harassment continues to this day.

noshelter

Not required, but probably the humane thing to do, no?  For somebody that claims such a connection to horses, she certainly has very little empathy or compassion for them.

ead

A little example of how polite questions have been responded to in the past.

snuggles

I know I originally posted this screen shot over a year ago and it has been widely shared since then.  It still seems to be making the rounds.  However, for me, it means a bit more than face value.  It was my own personal tipping point with HiCaliber.  Way back in the early days of this blog, I actually thought they did decent work on the surface.  Back then, I was more focused on Sue Wallis and her fuckery than all things rescue,  so I wasn’t watching them all that closely.  HiCaliber came onto my radar with the Starlight drama and I never really gave them much thought beyond that other than the odd time I used to look in on their Facebook page because who doesn’t love a good rescue story?  I started feeling like things weren’t adding up with the volume of euthanasias and stories being told and then Snuggles happened.  Despite how Manson and Romney Faye spun it, they sent that horse to slaughter.  He may have been the only one of the ones sent to Misner that was recovered in this instance though.  He wasn’t mean, afraid or angry at all.  He was ignorant and unhandled and Manson had no compunctions about sending him to slaughter via Misner.  Going by this screen shot, he was not the only horse, but he was the only one recovered in the last minute trade back (Erik the horse was involved in this too).  That’s when I really decided to take a closer look and then the Slaughter 11 happened which was a complete farce.  Finally, when they dipped into Louisiana, she stepped a little too close to home for me and I wrote that first post.  I’m sure the Louisiana shit would have come across my radar regardless, but thanks to Snuggles, I already had months and months of information compiled and contacts made.

 

financials

As if Manson’s own big mouth and ego don’t provide enough red flags, we have these financials (thank you to the reader that put this together and also sent it to me because I couldn’t figure out the links).  Keep in mind, these are for only up until the end of 2016 as the 2017 financials are not in and likely never will be.  I’m not sure what vets were paid nearly a quarter million dollars in 2016 but I have my suspicions who at least one `vet’ was and it wasn’t a 100% one.  The hauling fees where we know that Bang Bang Becky was at least one of the haulers being `paid’ as well as Cheech who was living there for free seemed excessive.  Where did they really go other than back and forth to auction and entertaining themselves on trail rides? The training and boarding fees?  They didn’t send that many horses to Buzz so was Manson dipping there too?  It’s craziness and if anybody honestly thinks that it’s only because of `haters’ that the AG and other agencies are doing audits then they are dumber than I gave them credit for.

Of course all of the above is merely a sampling of why there is so much animosity towards Manson.  As she continues to climb up on the cross and play the victim card, the rest of us remember exactly why we’re all still here.  The horses and other animals that had the misfortune of finding themselves at HiCaliber.  The suffering, the needless deaths, the exploitation, all fueled the uprising against HiCaliber while Manson’s arrogance and malignant personality made it impossible to coach or help her turn things around.  She ran off every single knowledgeable person that cottoned on to what was really going on at HiCaliber. There are lots of people in this world I find hateful and irritating, but I tend to avoid them.  The difference with this situation is that those animals had no choice and they had no voice, so I lent them mine and many other advocates did the same.  Because the greatest predictor of the future is past behavior, I’m not willing to grant Manson a Mulligan and let her do this again.  Ever.  Warm up your voice, Manson.  It’s over.

Read Full Post »

I wanted to kick off this post by thanking Manson for slithering under her rock and lying low for a few weeks.  While I wasn’t exactly on a break from all things HiCaliber, it had been really nice not to have to hear that voice spew copious amounts of lies.  Sadly, that all came crashing to an end recently and, once again, I feel compelled to try to make some sense out of the latest con and lay a few updates on y’all.  I’d originally planned to do a puff post just reminiscing about some of Manson’s hypocrisy, but maybe that’s better left for later.  To state the obvious, this is probably going to be a longish post, but that’s what happens when things pile up.  #sorrynotsorry

 

walter

After a long silence, June 26th was Griftmas for HiCaliber as Manson came out of hiding and manifested some emaciated and suffering horses; the first of which was Walter who was apparently already dead by the time the post was made.  While she originally stated  that he `appeared’ to have cancer on his penis, she later claimed a vet diagnosed him.  I decided not to post the peen pics, but it didn’t look like cancer and I highly doubt that Manson would have paid out of pocket for a biopsy when she claims to owe her vet something in the neighborhood of 13k.  Maybe the vet he was seen by was the 30% vet, I dunno, but Walter didn’t make it and where he came from or whether he was a HiCaliber horse renamed or one of her personal projects, we just don’t know.  Nothing would surprise me at this point.  RIP Walter #sayhisname

per1

The latest con started when this skinny buckskin stud materialized after being mentioned in Walter’s post.  Whether the `other’ breed specific rescue ever existed, I can’t say for sure.  What I do know is that HiCaliber  raised far over the $250 shipping fee and that Performance Equine originally claimed they received no forwarded funds with the horse.  All the posts on their page regarding that were quickly deleted as they caved into the bullying from the village idiots and because PER’s founder has the spine of a jelly fish.  The thing is,  although we’re used to M skimming off the top, her collecting a shipping fee for this horse is somewhat of a double dip since she charges HiCaliber for the `use’ of her trailer on a monthly basis anyhow.  That’s another story for another time.  What I want people to notice most of all is the background in the first picture of this horse.  That is unmistakably taken at Salvador Paniagua aka Rancho El Pajuelazo aka notorious scum sucking, bottom feeding horse tripper and animal abuser aka Manson’s #1 mangled horse supplier’s ranch.  The video was taken by an advocate at his property not so long ago and clearly shows the same green privacy screen, trees and white trailer that are in the background of this buckskin stallion.  Sadly, this was only the beginning of the con.

linusjune26.PNG

This horse was also presented to the village idiots around the same time as the buckskin stallion.  They dutifully raised the funds needed to bail him and haul him and then *crickets*.

Around about the same time yet another `skinny’ horse was mentioned.  I believe it was about June 26th also.  Notice how Manson claims the neighbors had been calling AC with no luck and that the owner `agreed’ to sell the horse to them.  We were supposed to conveniently overlook the other ribby horse in the background as well as other horses on the property.  I guess we’re supposed to overlook the roof of the house barely visible too, but I’ll get to that in a bit.  Naturally, Manson was willing to go pick the horse up. There was some push back on this and the village response was lukewarm as far as loosening up the purse strings.

 

As you can seem people started asking legitimate questions and offering help for this horse based on Manson stating this was near the Arizona border.  I guess near is a relative term since the horse was actually in Perris​.  Manson kept referring the little mare as a `him’ but that obviously wasn’t the case.  Either nobody cared to check or didn’t care.  Penis, vagina, it all grifts the same.  Naturally, inconvenient posts were ignored and/or deleted.  Manson claimed to be considering offers.  Again, this was all on the original post made on June 26th.  So, what do these three horses have to do with each other?

 

What they have to do with each other is all three horses came from Salvador.  His granddaughter’s pony is clearly visible in the background of the one picture and from the advocates that have been boots on the ground at his compound, these are his pens.  So, no poor family, no concerned neighbors, no hard times or whatever.  Salvador is quite comfortable financially and even though he keeps his flipper horses in squalor, his house and compound are quite nice.  Now that we’ve established where the horses came from, let’s look some more lies and cons surrounding their arrival at HiCaliber nearly two weeks later. Since the initial financial response from the village was underwhelming, Manson had to turn the screws and yank on those heart strings.

 

Flash forward to July 6th and skinny horse #1 shows up at HiCaliber in even worse shape than originlly pictured.  I found it pretty strange that she said no help came for weeks for this horse when she was the one that knew about him and where he was.  It’s not like she’ll give up those contact details to anybody else and I guarantee you she’s the only person Salvador called because anybody else would have called AC on him.  Linus shows wounds on his legs consistent with tripping.  In fact, Salvador was just advertising an event at the Colusa Fairgrounds that was held in June.  I’m wondering if Linus was in attendance.  I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Manson made a big deal about him still having shoes on and that they weren’t worn down enough or something.  Apparently the concept that not everybody rides on the road and wears their shoes down is foreign to her.  Also, gunsel that she is, she didn’t seem to notice that while he did still have shoes on, judging by the length of his feet, they’d been on there for a couple of months.  That is more than enough time for a horse to drop this amount of weight especially when they are being abused. If you don’t believe me, go back in the HiCaliber archives and see how quick some of their inmates have lost condition once they drug them home.  Drama, Firetyme, Sully and Braveheart come to mind right away.

As upsetting as Linus’s condition was, the village idiots were in a heightened state of what almost seemed like sexual arousal over having another skinny horse to `save’ and a live feed from their leader.  It caused them to whip up some drama and angst just like in the glory days.  Where are the haters?  They never had a shot at saving these horses because Salvador only calls Manson.  There is no language barrier or financial issues.  This is not rescue, this is exploitation all down the line from the asshole that dumped this horse, to the one that tripped him and on to Manson who further exploited him.  People squeezed every penny possible out of this horse and clearly nothing has been put back into him.  The real question is what rescue would protect the very person that does this to animals?

vetcarewithout

Some of the village tried to offer some suggestions to keep Manson in business.  The problem with the above suggestion is that Manson couldn’t teach a horse to shit and she is far too lazy to get up and go educate people even if she could.  Her rebuttal is telling as we do know that she is still under investigation with the CVMB and has been cleared of nothing.  The above clip is her admitting to doing vet procedures other than surgery on the HiCaliber horses and also where the whole 30% vet thing started.  Actually that live feed had lots of awesome little nuggets and the entire video can be seen here complete with Angrid offering to send people fellatio instructions if they donate.

tour day

This wasn’t a bad suggestion if we were talking about an actual honest individual and transparent organization.  The fact is there has long been a donation jar in Manson’s house and people are strongly encouraged to donate when they visit.  The donation jar has also served as Manson’s personal piggy bank and basically none of it ever finds its way to the actual horses unless you count her many personal horses.  I’m not sure that Manson wants a bunch of visitors anyhow because they do things like take pictures of broken fences, skinny horses and mountains of shit.  What they rarely get pictures of is Manson outside of her house or anywhere near the horses unless it’s to load them up for a beach ride.

Coming as no surprise to anybody but the remaining village idiots, the other skinny horse officially showed up the very next day.  I say officially because she was actually in the trailer with Linus.  If you go back to his pics, he was clearly in the first stall of the trailer and Dream is clearly in the 2nd stall in her pics.  Both sets of pics were closely cropped.  We already know they both came from Salvador.  There is some debate on what day they actually arrived at HiCaliber because both horses were pictured with no halters on in the trailer, but Robyn is seen putting one on Dream, yet the very next picture, supposedly taken on the same day, shows her with an entirely different halter.  The sad part was the enormous pile of shit seen in the trailer behind Dream which makes me wonder how long they stood in that trailer, in over 100 degree heat while Manson stopped to feed herself like she always seems to do.  I’m not sure what part of the UC Davis protocol states to hang a hay bag in front of horses for several hours and let them free feed either.

brand1

Naturally, people were upset with the condition of this mare.  Normal people wanted some accountability for her condition.  Village idiots remained silent and waited to be told what degree of outrage and what questions would be acceptable.  Manson blurred out the mare’s BLM brand in her pics (go to Skydog’s page and they are not blurred) claiming she agreed to do that because there are agencies involved.  *cough*bullshit*cough*  She likely did it because the last time she showed a branded Mustang at Ontario, advocates ran the brand and her grift got stopped dead in its tracks.  She wasn’t about to let that happen again.

dream4

The real reason she wasn’t going to answer is because she covers for Salvador.  However, as mentioned before on this blog, there is almost always a sliver of truth to Manson’s lies but you have to really look hard to find it.  Thanks to a reader and advocate, I didn’t have to look too hard to find it in this statement.  AC likely is aware of the situation.  How and why they are aware isn’t what Manson would have her village believe though.

 

 

I was kind of back and forth whether or not to share these screen shots in their entirety, but in the interest of full disclosure I think it’s the best way to go.   They aren’t my screen shots, but were sent to me from a reader, which I very much appreciate.  It seems that SDHS claims to have a `more than’ weekly presence at HiCaliber and they also mention unsubstantiated claims which is pretty important.  I believe this reader wanted to know if they were aware of where this horse came from since HiCaliber claims they that they had been working with AC on the matter.  I guess technically, yes, they are getting a visit from SDHS on a regular basis but just like Manson thinks veterinarians are her colleagues, SDHS probably wouldn’t consider themselves to be working with HiCaliber.  I’m guessing they probably weren’t told where these skinny horses actually came from.  The unsubstantiated claims are the people calling over every little thing (I am not referring to the person that supplied these screen shots).  I know I have urged people to make noise, but make noise about actual violations, not what Manson might do.  Don’t be the ones crying wolf.  This was a legitimate question sent in and IMO SDHS was a bit rude to this person, but I can only imagine the number of calls and complaints that continue to roll in the longer this drags out.

moralcompass

Having tested the waters and realizing her core village idiots were still there, Manson preached to the choir.  Yes, Salvador knows better, but he doesn’t give a shit.  He’s been busted by AC, he’s been banned out auctions for the condition of his mangled horses and he continues to abuse and torture them.  The only `socioeconomic’ factor that created `this’ is greed. Salvador is not hurting for cash nor does he need Manson to teach him the law or give him resources.  He’s pretty well connected as a stock contractor and knows very well that what he does to those horses is unacceptable.  The `currency language’ Manson shares with Salvador and all these guys is greed and exploitation.  We’ve also talked about Salvador’s kids before and no, they aren’t calling Manson or being inspired by her.  They are adults.  They also do the same shit and have his outlook on animals.  The fact that anybody buys this crap boggles my mind.

bubba

 

One of the little manipulations Manson dropped in her live video about Linus was that a `well known’ flipper had shipped a load of horses to Texas to go to slaughter.  She claimed it was the first time in two years.  She was talking about Misner and the truth is he never stopped shipping to slaughter.  The pics above are of his lot recently and the horses are rotating in and out with what appears to be air freight containers parked there now as well.  The kinds of horses Bubba and his daddy dumped at HiCaliber were ones like Johnny Cade that wouldn’t make the haul and would be rejected at the border if they did.  HiCaliber never stopped a single horse from going to slaughter and, if you recall, attempted to ship Snuggles to slaughter through Misner and got caught.  The other problem with her statement is that shipping horses for the purposes of slaughter is still illegal in California and she states right on camera that not only is Misner admitting to it, but she knows and is doing nothing about it.  So much for rescue being in her blood.  The only blood in this equation is on her hands.

eviction

eviction1

I have seen a lot of speculation about whether Manson is moving or not. Back on June 19th she claimed her rent was paid beyond the 30th of the month. She also claimed her adoption team would be phased out and they were closing, but that didn’t happen either.  What did happen is she was officially served with a termination of  their lease.  What I heard actually went down was that she hid in her house and only opened the door enough to let her pit bull out.  The funny part is the server made friends with the dog and Manson still ended up getting her notice.  I know that some people will say `where’s the proof?’.  It just so happens I do have some proof as far as Manson leaving the property.  You didn’t really think I’d drop this without receipts, did you?

 

Mike Shore is the fire marshal.  He paid a visit to HiCaliber just the other day to check on their compliance as far as removing flammable material and a fire plan or something.  He not only gives the official head count of livestock there (although not counting pigs, goats and guinea fowl), but it seems that Manson has Mr. Fancy Socks, the attorney doing her talking for her and he stated that she is, in fact, leaving the property. That’s about as close to from the Manson’s own mouth as you can get lately, but as usual with her, the truth is somewhere in between what she says.  No word on how is paying all these legal bills with Mr. Fancy Socks running intererence for her all the time.  If she is cleared of everything with rent paid, why is she lawyered up anyhow?

 

I’m sure most of you are aware that Amanduh is jumping ship and moving out.  She’s taking Nathalie (does this person have a work visa to be here?), Jess and Heather with her and probably as many HiCaliber horses as Manson can foist on her.  All I know about the situation is that the property is in escrow.  Who bought it, who will own it and what any of this has to do with Manson’s impending departure from their current residence is purely speculation.  Richie Price’s name has been thrown around as a possible backer and many people don’t really know who he is.  He’s basically Manson’s sugar daddy and long time board member.  The Price arena which never really was used as an arena was named after his deceased wife.  He can sometimes be spotted in the background around the farm and the odd time at auction.  He’s the one that bought Manson her horse trailer although that was likely written off as a donation to HiCaliber.  The video clip is him at their pool party last summer pouring fireball down everybody’s throats.  Make of it what you will.

sully

 

sully1

I’m sure many people remember Sully from the Louisiana shit show last year.  After enduring being one of six horses stuffed in Cheech’s  4 horse trailer all the way across the country in stifling heat, he was thrown in with some of the other Louisiana horses where he was consequently bullied off his feed and ended up being emaciated worse than even Johnny Cade.  Lucky for him he was transferred to Sale Ranch Sanctuary rather than being shot in the face.  That is likely because he was too much on the radar at the time.  He is now known as Willie in his new home and has made a remarkable recovery.  Unfortunately, last week he came down with colic and was taken in to the clinic.  I’m told he’s doing much better now and back home, but there is still an outstanding bill from his emergency call and time at the clinic.  Further details and live feed can be seen on Sale Ranch’s Facebook page.  Please spread the word so people who may wish to contribute towards his vet bill can do so.  The fact that he’s alive at all is somewhat of a miracle.  I hope he has many more happy retirement years at Sale Ranch.

36347175_10216952000901081_6844328405366734848_n

I think this is a good place to leave things today.  I know that this holding pattern we find ourselves in is frustrating.  I realize people want to speed things along.  By all means be a squeaky wheel but please take the time to learn what agency handles what issues and even what is an actual issue.  For example, if it is an animal welfare issue, then it isn’t something the CVMB or even AG is going to deal with so bombarding them only hinders their investigations into other matters.   Remember that the acceptable standard of animal care is pitiful, so while the filth and squalor those animals exist in at HiCaliber is hard to see, it’s probably not going to any charges laid. The drama is only dragging things out and the longer this drags out, the more animals will suffer.  I’ve always said that while the treatment and exploitation of animals is what brought many of us into this situation, it’s not going to be what changes it or ends it.  That’s just the sad reality of the situation and all this energy would be better spent advocating for a change in animal welfare laws and bringing true awareness to the public about horse tripping, slaughter and all these other atrocities Manson and her flipper buddies subject animals to.  Lastly, I just want to assure people that while I might not be posting as much lately, I’m very aware of what is going on and our moles are still very much active.  I’m just being a bit more selective what I share.  All is well. Trust.

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »