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Before y’all get excited, outraged or triggered because of a new post, just calm down. This isn’t a real posty post per se. I do have a few in various states of doneness that require me to be motivated enough to finish them.  My current sitch is a distinct lack of motivation along with several irons in the fire, but they will eventually see the light of day here if only for documentation purposes. In the meantime, I figured we were all sick of looking at our favorite attorney at the top of this page so I’d give you a new placeholder to comment under. Also, because we know the village idiots all lurk here, maybe they’d like to know what their hero is really up to while crying how broke she is and getting them to hand over their lunch money to feed her ever expanding hoard. 

Yup, it seems that the novelty of working with the animals has worn off for Manson and 3 to 4 whole stalls are just too much for her to handle as is the reality of taking care of the property and, apparently, taking her own trash to the dumpster. She can’t buy her kid a birthday present without begging but she is offering to pay for people do her chores.

So, while Manson is dropping none too subtle hints for the village idiots to buy hay for her hoard and whining that she has to use gift cards for her kid’s birthday presents, she’s still putting the oxygen mask on herself first and looking for a massage. For most of us with injuries and chronic pain, we manage it through physio therapy which is not always fun. (I swear my physio guy moonlights as a dom.) For Manson, trumped up injuries mean massage therapy and free Botox and lip fillers.

Meanwhile, Manson is still trying to pass her auction mutt off a a service dog. She has never really stated what exactly the dog is trained to actually do and, by all accounts, the dog is ill mannered and unruly when in public. Yes, Manson throws around some buzz words and terminology, but we’ve already been through where this dog came from and where Manson got the vest for her. In fact, you can refresh your memory on all that in this old post.

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Even though Manson gave away her other GSD and her Pittie Betty, she has taken in a new dog as of late.  She was `fluid’ about whether or not he was going to become part of her hoard, but he was there for at least a week.  Perhaps the fact that he’s intact and her `service dog’ was recently in heat explains why he turned up on her doorstep.  Countdown to some surprise puppies and/or grifting for some deballing funds. Funny how she wants to preach responsible pet ownership as she doesn’t bother gelding horses, neutering her poor pig or spaying her own dogs.  We won’t even mention the rats she is now breeding and allowing to free range around her house. 

 

I get that many of you are wavering between frustration and despair that karma will ever catch up with the Manson family.  It’s not fun watching her continue to beg for money, lie, and make repeated pleas for the village to fund her blood lust.  What everybody needs to remember is that she has been cleared of nothing.  The investigation with the AG is still open and active and that’s not the only agency up her ass.  Manson knows this, I know this and many other people do too.  The very fact that it is taking this long is indicative of the scope of this investigation. They don’t throw that many resources of time and man power for frivolous complaints.  Let her con her remaining village idiots out of their lunch money.  Let her breed all the rats she wants as she destroys yet another property.  None of that is my concern and it should’t be yours either.  However, her attempts to exploit are our concern and that’s where she’s going to have big problems. While she whines to the village idiots that she still gets all these calls about horses needing help every week, remember that all the other rescues are still open for business and if she gave a shit, she would put those horses first and refer them on.  Instead lets them linger wherever they are in hopes they will become broken enough so that the village will throw some money at her. That is if they even exist at all. The attempted exploitation of more animals will not be tolerated.  Know that people are paying attention.  As for me, I’m going to try really hard to clear a few things off my desk in the coming weeks.  It’s not all HiCaliber stuff, but I think you’ll find it worth the read.  Keep the faith, people and watch this space!

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As promised, I am finally getting a chance to deal with some other things that have been kicking around on the back burner for a while.  If you’re here for HiCaliber fuckery, this isn’t the post for you.  If you’re here for drama, this probably won’t be the post for you either.  You see, once upon a time, this blog was about no one thing and certainly not even a little bit about HiCaliber.  What it was about was a lot about slaughter and other issues in equine welfare that I felt like posting about at any given time.  Those were the good old days and aside from the odd troll here and there, things were relatively peaceful and slower paced back then.  I do realize that you can’t put a genie back in the bottle, but after almost 2 years of pretty much all HiCaliber, all the time and all the drama and histrionics that entails, it’s time to focus elsewhere for now.  Believe it or not there is a great big horse community beyond Southern California and not every horse in trouble is easily found at an auction or with a `notorious’ flipper.  Sometimes the threat comes from within and sometimes they walk among us.  So, with that in mind, let’s talk about an issue that is troubling to many advocates right now.  Let’s talk about The Right Horse Initiative.

 

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I wanna say it was about a year or so ago that I first heard of The Right Horse Initiative.  Even from the get go, I looked at it with a very jaundiced eye.  You know the old saying about if something sounds too good to be true?  It would seem to apply here.

The Right Horse Initiative has the primary goal of increasing the number of horses adopted annually nationwide and a secondary goal of providing more resources in communities to horse owners….will focus on training transition horses for placement in equine-assisted therapy, beginner horsemanship programs or other placement opportunities. The goal of this project is to create an infrastructure in which transition horses receive the care and training required for them to prime candidates for non-traditional adoption or placement opportunities in therapy and/or beginner riding programs.

Sounds pretty awesome, right?  Increasing adoptions and community resources is something we should all be able to get on board with.  Well, get ready for red flag #1 of many.  RHI is piloting a program that sees rescues which they now refer to as `adoption groups’, bringing their `horses in transition’ to regional training hubs.  They claim they will make these horses `better trained and more desirable’ which will allow them to be cycled through quicker.  The exact verbiage they use is “this increases movement in all the adoption centers and decreases their length of stay while increasing their ability to take on additional horses in transition.”  Movement. Interesting phrasing.  It’s almost like they are talking about product rather than sentient beings.  Still, if this was the only issue, it would be down to semantics.  Sadly, it’s not the only issue.

 

For those readers that have been with me since BHC (Before HiCaliber), you might remember the shit show that was United Horsemen under Sue Wallis and Dave Duquette.  Their main mission was to make horse meat happen in America under the guise of giving a shit about the welfare of animals.  One of the ways they tried to ram this down the throats of the horse community was the Equine Rescue & Rejuvenation Program.  I talked about it all the way back in 2012 on this post. Basically, what they were telling people they wanted to do was have a central hub where people surrendered horses.  There, they would be assessed for health, soundness and trainability and then horses they deemed suitable would enter their program.  The rest would go straight to a proposed slaughter plant on the very same property.  Make no mistake, the mission for Dave and Suey was to get slaughter up and running and the whole rescue facet of this program was basically the bread of the shit sandwich they were serving.

“To rehabilitate horses from an unwanted and at-risk status to a healthy and functional status. We will identify horses with potential, teach them skills, and then offer them to the public. Horses that can be trained, or re-trained for new purposes, will be sold. Horses that demonstrate suitability for purposes such as non-profit therapeutic riding or youth programs will be made available to those groups at little or no cost.”

Am I the only one not finding the  United Horsemen’s failed ERRP and RHI mission statements eerily similar?  To be fair, RHI is not openly advocating for slaughter.  What they are offering is `end of life services’ and on the surface that’s not a bad thing.  I am not now, nor have I ever been anti necessary euthanasia.  I think the problem with proposed programs like this is that people get euth happy and, RHI seems to place their emphasis on a horse’s ability to be ridden. Most rescues don’t have a huge issue placing good riding horses.  That hasn’t classically been the problem area in rescue. From the rescues I have spoken to and dealt with, it’s the pasture puffs and senior horses that are harder to place and I don’t really see RHI addressing this beyond euthanasia.

 

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Another red flag, I have with RHI is the money getting thrown around.  They are funded by Watershed Animal Fund which is a division of the Arnall Family Foundation.  There seems to be no shortage of cash and they have some rather generous grants available for adoption innovations.  For 2019, there are two 25k grants and another for up to 50k.  I don’t know about you, but that kinda money tends to buy some loyalty.  Who wouldn’t put the RHI logo on their social media if it meant that kind of cash?  This is where it gets a bit gray and scary for me.  On the surface, it’s completely awesome for a rescue to get a grant of that size, but at what ultimate cost?  As far as I can tell, if you get the grant, they kinda own you for at least the next 18 months.

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A quick glance at RHI’s listed partners is a major cause for concern.  A few of the orgs listed such as NRHA, Equus Film Festival have direct ties to Protect The Harvest which, as most of you know, is one of the major lobby groups working on bringing back slaughter.  PTH is also where Duquette landed after Suey fell off her perch.  Like RHI, they also like to throw a lot of money around.  Equine Sciences at Colorado State is another partner and they lean to the pro slaughter side of things as well.  Of the five vets listed on RHI’s advisory council, at least three of them are said to be pro-slaughter, Dr. Tom Lenz being notoriously so.  Noticing a pattern here?

 

 

 

In the interest of full disclosure, RHI categorically denies any ties to Protect the Harvest.  That could be true, but as we have come to find out, PTH’s tentacles reach far and wide and their logo shows up at all sorts of industry events that you wouldn’t expect them to *cough*EquusFilmFesitval*cough*  What I find most interesting about this little threat message is that they do not take a firm anti slaughter stance.  They don’t really take any stance at all, but rather indicate that they’ll get in bed with anybody to push their agenda.  That’s how I’m reading the highlighted portion anyhow.  BTW, this wasn’t sent to me and it’s been posted in many places so let’s not be suing another innocent person in the next attempt to unmask me.  That’s getting kinda old.

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This is just scraping the surface of my concerns with RHI.  There already is a group of advocates that have laid out many of the issues on social media.  You can check them out on this Facebook page.   They go into far more detail than I have here and will happily answer any questions people may have.  I realize that all of this might seem like much ado about nothing or, at the very least, not much, but if I have learned one thing in the past couple of years it is to ask questions if things don’t feel quite right.  The response to those questions usually tell you if it’s worth a closer look.  I am deeply concerned that The Right Horse Initiative is buying support and, at best, not addressing the issues that will go a long way to improving the conditions for all horses.  By not taking an anti-slaughter stance and partnering with pro slaughter orgs and individuals, I worry about what is to come should they gain a strong foothold in the rescue community.  There as many ways to `rescue’ as there are rescues, but a common thread should be that the horse comes first and the focus should never be on quantity over quality.  Packaging it all up with feel good terms like `horses in transition’ is just lip service.  If you want to improve conditions for all horses then get behind the legislation that will CHANGE things for them once and for all.  Lean on your lawmakers to enforce existing laws and lobby for ones that have more teeth.  We need to focus on the cause rather than putting bandaids on symptoms and, as true advocates, we should always be working our way out of a `job’.  What I see with RHI is a lot of people making rescue a business and that may just be the road to ruin.

 

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Happy New Year!!!  I know, I know, I said my thank you s, I said my goodbyes, I thought I was pretty much done.  What can I say?  I should have known better.  Actually, I still am pretty much done but, as I did promise, I will continue to drop updates as they come available if only to have a complete documentation of this little journey all in one place.  There actually isn’t a lot of `post’ to go with what I have today.  I have no intention of wading into the current drama surrounding the property.  My concern remains with the animals and while I mourn the ones that died at the hand of Manson, there are a number still left under her control.  That is where my focus will remain as the only ones we can save are the ones still living.  In the interest of that, I have some updates on where the majority of them are.  I guess I neglected to mention on that last post that my little birdie mole is still deep inside.  My bad…

I think most people are aware that Manson did return to pick up the majority of the tack and equipment.  As you can see they are all being well cared for.  I’m expecting them to show up on sale sites or at auction at some point, but for now they are heaped out in the open at the new place likely being chewed up by vermin.  Nice.

As you can see, the Manson vehicles are all present along with at least one Gator (both are said to be there).  Not a lot of hay around, but from what I can see in alphamare, the money is still trickling in for now.  I did kinda laugh that the old steel trailer is there after Manson trying to sell it for way too much money some months ago.  That was only after she had cows and other small animals living in it at the height of the hoarding days.

Most of the known hoard of Manson are at this property.  No, I’m not going to announce where it is right now and don’t email me about it.  Wrinkles’s horses Kennedy, and Howard are clearly visible as well as at least two of Manson’s cremellos.  The two cows and Corky are also said to be at this place.  She also has a donkey and a few chickens there.  The total horse head count is between 20 and 24.  Nice to see that some of the donated blankets are being used on Manson’s personal horses.

I’m going to keep this short and not so sweet.  Rest assured that the condition of her hoard is being monitored.  I’m not going to bother getting into what dwelling she is currently infesting as that is really no concern of ours.  What she is doing and subjecting animals to is a concern, so as long as she continues to hoard animals, there will be boots on the ground.  It’s also important to note that she has been very clear in her alpha mare village group that these are personal horse and donations to feed them are not tax-deductible even though HiCaliber’s 501c3 is still active for now.  There is a whole bunch going on behind the scenes and hopefully a few things will shake loose sooner, rather than later.  We’re a whole bunch further down the path than we were a year ago and my hope is that a year from now, this is over.  Hell, I hope a six months from now that’s the case but you know what they say about the Hotel California…you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.  I am totally feeling that right about now.

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Finally, I have a moment to sit down and write a proper post.  I know it’s been a minute since that happened, but there’s a good reason.  As I’ve said a few times before, I’ve got a few posts sitting around in various states of doneness and even an order in my mind that I want them to drop barring any sort of pants shitting on HiCaliber’s part as has been the case the past few weeks.  The thing is, that as we are winding down the HiCaliber situation, there have been some loose ends to tie up and these things take time.  It’s not the actual writing that is the issue, it’s all the work that happens before and I think readers will get a clearer picture of that today.  It’s time to pull up a chair, top up your beverages and settle in.  We’ve been a bit busy behind the scenes.

 

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This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a village idiot wonder about the poor horses on Tuesdays.  I shouldn’t really blame her when the only voice on the subject she hears belongs to Manson, critical thinking wouldn’t really enter into the picture.  The rest of us have heard the many accounts from various insiders and former crew members of how Tuesdays were all carefully choreographed and orchestrated to bring in maximum funds.  Tuesdays were the days that Hicaliber made the bulk of their money and we’ve all heard about Manson putting the word out that she wanted the skinny and mangled to get those sympathy donations and to create a sense of exigency.  We knew this all along, but how to prove it when you had the HiCaliber mafia cockblocking any attempts to assess the situation at Ontario Livestock Auction? Obviously there were several moles there off and on advocating for the horses and documenting the gross exploitation that went on week after week as the money rained down.  But still, HiCaliber strutted around like they owned the place as they plied the auction employees with donuts and God knows what else in an attempt reign supreme.  Then, just like that,  it was over and after allowing the dust to settle, it was time to go back in and see what really was going on at Ontario.  As a result, the advocates have gone in a number of times to get a clear and real picture of what auction is like without HiCaliber.  Different advocates have gone at different times.  Some days they just did a quick sweep through and others they got right in there.  What we found  pretty much confirmed what we’ve been saying all along.  Things at Ontario Livestock Auction aren’t quite how they used to be.

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Nacho’s truck and trailer at Ontario November/18

In November, when we decided to look a little closer than a cursory drive through and one of the first things we noticed is that the main players were all there.  Misner, Salvador, Nacho and various other bottom feeders were all in their regular spots although they did show up later than they did back in the HiCaliber days when they had to play musical trailers for the live feeds . The auction staff also didn’t give a singular shit whether people walked back into the chutes to see what was what. No hand jobs or donuts required or requested.  In fact, they had their own donuts without the help of HiCaliber.  Go figure!

 

On this particular day in late November, much like in the past weeks since HiCaliber stopped going, there were only two horses.  As you can see they were in good weight and shape and even their feet were ok.  (Don’t worry, Wrinkles, nobody had shoes on.) They sold for something like $150 and $125 with both going to Misner.  I can’t really say where they ended up from there.  Basically, this has been the norm since the Tuesday Griftathons ended.

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Also on this day our advocates watched the cows and calves run through.  They actually went through before the horses.  What struck them was the rough handling they all got. One little calf went down on the way into the ring and was kicked and forced to its feet even though it was clearly sick.  There was also another, shown in the above video, all knuckled over and hardly able to walk in its own.  Business at usual in the underbelly of auctions

What trip to Ontario would be complete without a swing by Misner’s shit hole?  Even though Manson has hinted around that Misner has resumed shipping horses to `Mexico’, the fact is that he never stopped, but that’s another story for another day.  What we saw at his house is what we’ve always seen.  Goats out front, horses in decent shape and lots of them.  Misner never liked having those skinny and broken horses in view on his lot and would hold them in the trailer or out back until HiCaliber showed up to collect them. That is no longer the case.

 

We wanted to hit up random weeks for our closer looka just in case one week was a fluke.  The best way to get an overview is a sampling over time.  So far, after several drive through checks and a closer look, the numbers had been steady.  Never more than a couple of horses, if any,  and mostly always in decent shape.  This past week things were different.  At first we thought it was because Bubba Misner had decided to grace Ontario with his malignant presence, but that was only part of it.  We’ll get to that in a bit though.  For now we’ll talk about the horses.  Two were already in the back, a wet pony with a wobbly hind end was being led around and a bay mare was still in a trailer.  As usual, Nacho was there but he was mainly interested in goats.  Salvador did not make an appearance but his son was there instead.

 

We weren’t sure who brought the little pony, but he was clearly having some hind end problems and had trouble walking.  The bay mare was the one from the trailer.  Apparently, she was being sold due to unpaid board and said to be about 5 years old and broke, but hadn’t been handled for awhile.  Other than her feet being a bit long, she was in good shape and quite pretty.  She sold to Misner for $250 while the pony went to bidder 927 for $225.

 

This guy was fairly antsy back in the chutes.  It was mainly a lot of fussing which isn’t that abnormal for a horse in a strange and chaotic environment.  As a result nobody got his lip flipped.  Of course, back in the HiCaliber days we’d have been told how terrified he was, how sexy he was and how he just melted into them and wanted to exhale.  Or maybe he was destined for match racing or for ritual sacrifice.  Whatever loosens the purse strings.  At any rate, he went for $325 to bidder 341 without HiCaliber’s intervention.

 

This little mini mule was brought there by Bubba.  There is some thought that he might have run through Mike’s recently but we’re not 100% sure on that.  He was very afraid and very cute.  He sold for $170 but appeared to be a buy back.  I guess we’ll see if he shows back up at Mike’s this weekend.

 

The last horse there was a HiCaliber kinda horse.  A very thin Andalusian stud with a fairly clear freeze brand on him.  After a bit of digging, the brand appears to belong to Luis Gonzalez although we are unsure who brought this horse to auction.  This kind of horse hasn’t been the norm lately at Ontario.  He sold for $260 to number 929

 

I apologize that these pics are upsetting.  It needs to be mentioned that the one thing that absolutely has not changed at Ontario is the conditions for other livestock.  This mama pig had just given birth and one of the piglets didn’t make it.  She was just laying there with her placenta hanging out as the other piglets were kinda scrambling around with one even getting out of the pen.  Nobody moved the dead one as flies started collecting.  Pigs there are kicked, hit with paddles and generally rough handled.  Worse than the horses that HiCaliber basically laundered there, Ontario Livestock Auction has long been notorious for its abuse of animals.  These are sights that Romney Faye, Manson and their auction team turned blind eyes to each and every single week, even going so far as to obstruct AC and the DA’s investigations into what was going on there this past spring.

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Remember how I said that this past week wasn’t quite like the others we had observed?  Yeah, about that….Turns out this past week was a HiCaliber week kinda.  Early in the day we found out that Manson was on her way to auction.  She was driving a Suburban that was loaded up with goats she had allegedly `picked up’ and brought to Ontario to trade for pellets.  Of course her bitch boy, Bubba, had tipped her off that certain advocates were in attendance so she got all paranoid and was basically skulking around the parking lot and doing her business via text.  Lucky for us the person she was texting knows her all too well and plays on `Team Hater’.  It turns out there was a very sick cow that went through the ring.  Even the auctioneer mentioned the cow probably was going to die.  Manson got wind of this and wanted the cow so she was furiously texting her connection to get it for her.  I am really amused that she wanted to be so stealth in acquiring it.  BTW, no clue who the blonde at Misner’s was.  Bubba’s woman is blonde.  Maybe it was her?

 

We don’t know if Manson got her cow or not.  Nobody took her picture or even attempted to despite what Manson wants to believe.  She was acting really paranoid and, at this point, she’s probably quite close to the edge. We’re there for the animals and to observe.  For sure nobody was there for a confrontation.  I just thought these conversation snippets, including the `drugged up’ bit were somewhat amusing and certainly not the first time we’ve heard such things about Manson.

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So, what does all this mean?  I can draw a few conclusions here.  It certainly confirms that yes, HiCaliber was running horses through Ontario to manipulate their donors.  Some of those horses were owner surrenders and others were brokered.  The numbers were what they were at Ontario solely because of HiCaliber.  For the record, none of these horses we talked about on this post went for slaughter prices.  To be profitable in shipping out of state for slaughter, they’d have to go for under $100 and not one of them did.  The problem is those mangled souls they exploited and paraded around for donations each week are no longer a commodity even though they still exist. Because HiCaliber covered for their abusers, it’s back to square one to fight for these horses.  There is no poor family trying to put feed on the table and there is no old rancher that just lost his ranch or whatever other story the concocted.  There never was and we always knew that.  We’re also not done at Ontario, because advocacy is never done.  The pictures of the pigs and calf, along with others not posted, will be forwarded on to the appropriate parties and agencies.  As far as boots on the ground at Ontario, Manson would do well to remember that it’s a really small world and not every advocate is obvious or has a preference for blue water bottles nor is every friendly person a friend. Long after she is run out of the SoCal horse and rescue community, the work will go on until places like Ontario no longer exist and this time, nobody will be covering up for the abusers.

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Well, it looks like vacation time for me is well and truly over.  Not only did Manson slither out from under her rock recently, she must have drunk the blood of a unicorn or something because she seems to be trying to make a comeback under the guise of being authentic. Either that or she’s started a new roll of word of the day toilet paper and authentic came up.  She uses that word a whole bunch these days.  Sadly, the more things change, the more they stay the same, so once again it’s time to sort through the lies that have recently fell out of Manson’s lie hole and try to put a little context around them.  I’m going to try to keep this on the shorter side today, but y’all know the drill.  Pull up a seat and pour yourselves a beverage or six.  You also might want to put a helmet so as not to concuss yourselves trying to sort through the fuckery.

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I’m sure everybody with a strong constitution and masochistic streak has heard Manson’s live feed about Linus.  Actually, it was all about her for over 2 hours with only a brief 4 minute or so mention of Linus and how he died according to her.  It kinda sounded like Manson googled up some symptoms and made up a cause of death.  Lucky for her, the Village Idiots are far too stupid to realize that if he had been seen by a 100% vet for a proper intake,  they’d have pulled blood and known then if he was in liver failure rather than several days later.  It seemed Manson was deliberately vague about when the horse actually passed away so this post from one of their volunteers in a private group kinda confirms he was alive and not crashing at noon on that Monday, so they did not spend all day with him crashing like she claims.  It’s likely he died at some point late that night or on Tuesday.  He’s also not the only horse that has died at HiCaliber recently but we’ll get to that in a bit.  Naturally, Linus’s death was not Manson’s fault as she conveniently overlooked the fact she, alone, knew where he was for two weeks before getting off her ass to go get him.  Nobody else ever had a chance to save this horse.

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Hmmm, I wonder if staying off the hate pages includes Manson’s fake profiles and the secret groups?  I’m going to go with probably not on that.   This post was made right around the time of Linus’s death and the ensuing shit show and defection of Big Lick Larkin.   At any rate, I think the window of opportunity of ending this thing with grace has long closed and been boarded up.  I’m also guessing the toxicity only applies to people talking about HiCaliber as Manson has been on local pages making catty comments about a local business and offering her 30% vet opinion on possums as well as inquiring about pies.  Her Facebook/social media break didn’t ever really happen.

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I know this is old news by now, but for those of you that don’t engage in the Facebook thing and do like to see receipts, it does appear that along with Zory, Barrett and Mac, Amanduh also helped herself to Tilden and Jesse.  That is not counting the horses that Nathalie and Heather have helped themselves to as well.  God help them.

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It’s certainly not the first time Cammy has spilled the beans inadvertently, but seems she is confirming what has long been suspected.  Not only is HiCaliber not closing down, they are also planning on moving to the new location or at least the hoard herd is.  Officially, Amanduh, Nathalie, Heather and Jesse will be moving to the new ranch, but not sure who else might park a trailer there.  That kinda segues nicely to another thing I’m sure many people are curious about.

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I know I posted the ad screen shot on the last post.  This is Amanduh’s new digs according to her.  If you look at the link it, the grounds look quite beautiful even if the interior of the house is outdated.  However, as with all things HiCaliber, not all is as it seems  As of July 18th the title to the property has yet to change officially, which puts the proposed August 1st Grand Opening in doubt.  As of a few days ago, there is still a `For Sale’ sign out front along with the realtor lock box.  The departing owner has moved across the country and says the property is sold, so make of all this what you will.

The other thing about the new digs is that the grounds not quite as glamorous as they appear in the sale ad.  There isn’t a lot of turn out and there is zero pasture so the horses of HiCaliber won’t be getting an upgrade other than there isn’t a bazillion guinea fowl shitting all over everything….YET.  No word on which lucky resident get to live in the trailer.

I guess as far as the horses are concerned, the new property will still be better on some levels than the squalor of HiCaliber.  The above pictures are from just this past weekend and while there is definitely a reduction in the number of horses, their living conditions have not improved.  There was at least one horse visible with a body score of around 2.5 and, despite Manson’s claims of daily runs to get hay, there was a large load there on the drive way with two people out feeding, neither of which appeared to be one of the ranch residents.

I thought these comments and conversations from their private groups were kinda interesting.  Unsurprisingly, volunteers are cleaning the stalls for The Manson Family horses and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by others that they don’t seem to pitch in and do their fair share of chores.  We know Manson has been hiding out to avoid process servers, but there is really no excuse for the rest of them despite their protestations that they don’t just sit on their asses.  Many sources from current to past volunteers have stated that actually is the case.  Manson rarely makes an appearence and has never been seen with a manure fork in hand.

Recently, Manson put out the private plea for food and groceries.  On the surface, it seems like there is nothing to pick at here.  That is until you really look at what is being said.  First off, since when is cooking food Manson’s love language?  Maybe ordering food is, but mostly she loves herself.  Then you have her offering to take  pictures of the food for `credibility’.  This is from her inner sanctum and those people are all programmed to not question her so why bring that up unless she has a guilty conscience?  On second thought, maybe it’s a stretch to think she has a conscience at all.  Then you have the admission that her Venmo is now shut down.  Once again, Cammy Rickey steps up to the plate to launder the money for her.  I actually wasn’t going to post this because I felt bad if there truly was a spouse that somebody was losing.  Then there was this update…

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A miraculous recovery and the spouse has morphed into a parent somehow.  Again, no name or further explanation.  Best wishes to whoever it is that is sick and shame on Manson for trying to use it to her advantage yet again.  I’m sure if she could have still used Gofundme, there would have been a campaign on there.

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When all else fails, get your drama on.  It’s not really clear why Manson wouldn’t make it out alive.  She has had ample notice to vacate and yet she still insists on gathering animals.  I’m also wondering about the selling off of their shelters, stalls, feeders, buckets, tack etc.  Who gets the money?  Unless every single penny is accounted for and goes to paying off their bills, then there’s going to be an issue.  I’m also reasonably certain that paying Mr. Fancy Sock’s legal fees is not a legitimate use of 501c3 funds.  I guess if anybody wants a $1600 pug or a fake service dog you can contact Manson directly.

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You know, you can’t have it both ways.  You can’t claim you have no income and then run around with a face full of botox and fillers and weekly manicures.  There is some seriously fucked up priorities at play here and this is also a pretty good example of why people are so pissed.  I don’t give a shit what she wants to do to her face on her own dime.  I give a great deal of a shit when animals are going without and being exploited to further this madness.  As far as her job history, doesn’t she always like to tell everybody that she was an  ACO for many years and how she’s euth certified etc. etc.?  That seems like job history to me and if she doesn’t have good references from her previous employment that is 100% on her.  I’m sure that out of all her remaining village idiots at least one of them has the ability to hire her or vouch for her should she actually grow up and realize that she’s going to have to work for a living.

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I’ve had a few questions sent to me about Manson’s upcoming court date.  It is a small claims lawsuit that was filed back in May.  The details are at this link.  Basically, it will all go down on August 20th at 8AM.  Maybe.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t some crisis or drama that necessitates a postponement.  If not, there is always lying to fall back on, right?

I’m sure I’m not the only one that realizes today is Tuesday and that is skinny horse pick up day for the grifters.  This was actually just the latest of a few `look at the skinny horses that need us’ posts Manson made this past week or so.  She vows to continue to `nurture’ her relationships and continue to shooting horses  Obviously, I’m paraphrasing a bit.  I find it odd that she feels that her calling is to work in the Spanish speaking communities given the fact she doesn’t actually speak Spanish.  However, given the pics she posted along with these latest rounds of threats to keep on shooting horses, I thought I’d break it down as best as I can for everybody as far as where these horses are coming from.  It really won’t come as any surprise.

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This picture caught my eye right away for a number of reasons not the least of which is that this horse is standing in a clean stall with shelter.  How would going to HiCaliber be an upgrade from this situation? The setting also looked really familiar to me.

These pics were from my post back in March.  This was Andrina and she was obviously in the very same place.  She was sore, but rather than doing diagnostics, she was dragged back to the ranch and shot along with Little Bear.  This also appears to be on Salvador’s property as well.

Going by the roof lines and from people that have actually been present at his property, it’s likely the grey horse is at his place as was Andrina.  He has several pen set ups there and tends to hide his worst ones out of sight.

This bay horse may also be at Salvador’s place.  Manson has tried to blank out the buildings that may identify.  That pretty much leads me to believe that it’s a place known to advocates.  The mountains are the same as viewed rom Salvador and the horse kinda fits in with what he usually has to dump in HiCal’s direction.  I’m purely speculating, but there was a thin bay horse in the picture with Dream a few weeks ago.  There is a very remote chance this could be that horse even thinner and sun bleached a few weeks later or it could be an entirely different horse.

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Then we come to this horse who is not only NOT skinny, but so obviously at Nacho’s house.  The trailer is sticking out there like a sore thumb and this little horse ran through Mike’s auction just the other week for $85 wearing the very same red halter.  He’s not skinny yet.  Manson likes to paint these flippers as impoverished and marginalized.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

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This is Nacho’s house and property.  It’s currently on Zillow with an estimate of around 500k if memory serves.  Again, there have been advocates at his farm and he quite happily showed them around.  His truck and trailer is visible in one of the satellite images as well.

Here are the other horses currently on offer to the village idiots.  Manson is using them to prove how much she is needed.  I’m sure some of the others are at Salvador’s or Nacho’s place and there are other flippers too.  Jose, Marco and all the happy bunch from Ontario.  They all have Manson’s phone number and I’m sure she’s gone through a lot of lotion `cultivating’ these relationships.  The point is that no other rescue is called nor does she refer to other rescues.  These horses are offered to nobody BUT HiCaliber because they know that not only will she pay for them like nobody else will, but she will continue to cover for them.

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Obviously this situation continue to frustrate.  Thank you to one of the advocates that took the time to ask for some accountability.  While it is great to see that the investigation with SDHS is ongoing, it’s even better to have it in writing that HiCaliber have been reminded to report these abusers.  I know I have asked people not to bombard multiple agencies with frivolous complaints in the past.  This falls outside of that for me.  It’s time to demand that SDHS take some action.  Manson continues to protect the people that are doing this to these horses.  She continues to drag horses home while admitting she may have to give away her children’s pets due to having no place to go.  SDHS has stated they are willing to step in and intervene and perhaps now is the time for that to happen.  How much worse are they going to let things get?

Gatsby died at the ranch recently.  Details are sketchy at best but I am told he died `on his own’ which likely means somebody found his corpse.  He was one of the Louisiana horses and they never really mentioned him a bunch.   Young horses don’t usually just drop dead in their stalls without some kind of event that caused some suffering.  I’m sad that he didn’t make it out alive.  RIP Gatsby  #sayhisname

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I think this brings everybody up to speed as far as what’s really going on.  None of this is all that surprising if you’ve been following along for any length of time.  Donations are drying up and times are getting desperate.  Still, it hasn’t occurred to Manson, Wrinkles, Skeletor and Trailer Cammy to get jobs.  For some reason, they think they are entitled to all live together with their animals, not work and have other people support them.  I don’t get it.  Nobody but Manson ruined her reputation no matter where she tries to shift blame.  The gravy train dried up.  People saw the light.  Say it however you want, but it’s over.  Well and truly.  I just want to leave y’all with a little clip in honor of Shark Week.  Probably only some of you will get this, but that’s ok.  Watch the right side of the clip and turn your sound up.  Until next time….

 

 

 

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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

 

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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