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I guess we’re going to do things a bit differently this week.  Nobody likes getting stuck in a rut anyhow.  It seems that those wacky HiCalibrites really went above and beyond in the fuckery department on Tuesday and the schemes and scams they cooked up are still going on.  Because of this and by request, I’m going to try to sort recent events out and depending if they can keep things in their pants over the weekend, we’ll do a Wednesday post rather than the usual Tuesday thing.  Maybe.  Best laid plans and all that. For now though, we’ve got some pretty tough stuff to talk about.  Y’all know the drill.  Beverage, seat, focus and I strongly suggest making that beverage an adult one.  Just when you think they can’t sink any lower…

***ETA**** I keep forgetting to remind people to click on the stills for videos in some cases, including the new HiCaliber Theme Song down below.  If you’re reading from mobile they will appear just as an image, but will play if you click on them.

I don’t even know where to begin with this poor little mare.  She was one of the victims they drug home from auction on Tuesday and Manson truly sunk to new depths with this one.  The poor little mare has a rectovaginal fistula so you know that pretty much sealed her fate with Manson right there.  She even had a brief photo sesh with it in the pens at auction before loading her up to take her home.  You know, Manson doesn’t have time to water or feed horses, but show her a messed up vag and she’s all over it to the point of obsession.  That’s neither her nor there though.  It was with the fund-raising tactics they used with this horse and they lies that got told that are the issue.  The story has changed several times but there is always a `Wounded Warrior’ tie in.  Maybe the fact that Veterans Day is this weekend inspired her, but she latched onto this story and stuck with it.  Of course, the villagers rallied and the mare, now named Joan, and her messed up vagina were on their way back to the feed lot.

While they were on their `Freedom Walk’ a man and his son showed up to help.  The kid was leading a pony for them and the dad was really chatty.  It turns out they were the sources of the `wounded warrior’ horse and it seems Manson may have found a kindred spirit if not another dumping ground.  The Barber ranch has pony parties and petting zoo animals.  I think I heard him mumble something about buying all the pigs other than the two that HiCaliber scooped that nobody will ever hear from again. It does not appear that Barber was the original source of the wounded warrior lie.  He’s been trying to sell the Appy mare since September and had no real back story on her.  However, it seems he’s not one to throw his new BFF under the bus so he kinda go on board with the con.
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In September there were no mention of veterans or Wounded Warriors. The mare was in better shape back then too, so he may be partially to blame for her condition.

So, over the course of a few months she went from having a rather generic back story to a heart tugging one.  It didn’t sit right with many people.  How could an organization like Wounded Warriors be neglecting animals and discarding  them with flippers and kill buyers?  It turns out they don’t and not only are they in no way involved with this mare, they are actually beyond pissed about Manson’s lying about them.

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Well, as of Friday, Manson is saying the mare came from the Wounded Warrior Project and is standing firm that the mare has some association with them so looks like her lie hole may be getting her into some real trouble this time.  Sadly, she’s also threatening to kill Joan, but not before soaking the village for another $400 in diagnostics for her.  Apparently, that’s what x-rays cost when you’re a village idiot.  For the rest of us they’re only about $60 per view and you’d need exactly one view to diagnose laminitis in a foot.  However, Manson doesn’t have a clear idea what laminitis actually is.  Active laminitis is a veterinary emergency.  It’s not a wait until tomorrow thing.  You get a vet out immediately and get some antihistamines into that horse and pedal support duct taped on if you must.  IF this mare has foundered she is past the acute/active phase.  It’s over and what you’re dealing with is the aftermath, which is still pretty horrible but it seems Manson doesn’t really get how things work.  Bone changes don’t mean an automatic death warrant and horses can be made comfortable.  Don’t take my word for it though, I’m not even a 20% vet ( laminitis article)

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As you can see, Manson is bound and determined this mare is not fixable despite her lip service to one last good home.  I’ve dealt with severe cases of laminitis, where hooves are trying to slough off.  It is not for the faint of heart or something I’d wish on anybody, but horses can often be made comfortable. This mare isn’t remotely close to that from what they have shown of her.  I’m sure her feet are tender and I’m sure they are even more tender with how short they were trimmed and the drastic angle change.  Any horse would be.  It’s not the first time I’ve seen this with the HiCaliber horses as well.  This mare was walking around the parking lot on Tuesday with no issues at all.  It was after posting this video that even more drama regarding her continued use of the Wounded Warrior moniker was whipped up complete with attempted village idiot intervention,

Oops, there goes another major donor for HiCaliber.  Sadly, the other horse they picked up on Tuesday has a target on him too.

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I fear Ollie is as good as dead.  Manson as much as said so on a live feed earlier today.  Again, he’s had his feet trimmed super short and they always seem to want to show these sore horses off on this incline to make them look even worse. I think the important thing is to note her use of navicular and laminitis because that’s going to be important later in this post. Likely, Ollie has been thrown in a pen with Joan to await their walk out to the killing field in a few days.

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A lot of the outrage this week, aside from auction, started with Tiara.  Tiara was bought off Misner back in August along with her friend, Belen.  The only thing really wrong with her seemed to be a summer sore near her eye.  After it was cleared up, we never really heard much about her until this past week when Manson announced Tiara was out of time.  Her crime?  She’s not `happy’ and after being tossed out in a herd and virtually ignored for months. She’s not appreciating that the only human interaction she’s getting is people picking at yet another summer sore, but this time on her mouth.  She’s not lame.  She doesn’t have melanomas.  She’s just not happy and for that she must die according to Manson.  If that wasn’t offensive enough, Manson heaves herself up on the proverbial soapbox to inform the village idiots that it’s still rescue because the saved her from slaughter.  The village idiots don’t realize that they don’t slaughter gray horses for consumption and they have been well schooled to never seek out the truth either.  That’s why they got her from Misner in the first place.  She had zero value to him and now Manson is threatening her life saying they were the only rescue that stepped up.  Perhaps that’s because they were the only ones Misner called?  At any rate, her little game of internet roulette worked and another rescue did step up for the poor mare.  Sadly, this won’t be the last of the lives threatened and lost in the immediate future.

Another part of the reason that Manson was threatening Tiara’s life is because she is getting ready to shoot her pal, Belen, in the face and she thinks that Tiara can’t handle it.  You know, because horses are like lovebirds and mate for life or something in Manson’s world.  Belen was picked up from Misner the same day Tiara was and somehow has magically become laminitic or at least that’s one of the reasons Manson is giving for her impending death. It wasn’t anything they every mentioned as being a problem before, but Manson has been on a bit of a laminitis kick as of late.  I’m sure the fact that Belen is blind in one eye has a lot to do with things as they never did bother getting anything done with her deflated eye.  Sadly, Belen isn’t the only one on the soon to be dead list.

Siri is also on the latest euth list.  She’s only 10 years old and she was an owner surrender last November.  That’s an automatic strike against a horse because Manson can’t milk them for funds from the outset.  The `official’ reason for getting marked for death is Manson claims she is dropping in her pasterns and is now `reactive’ on the ground and rears under saddle.  In other words, they can’t handle her and for that she must die.  Considering they were riding or attempting to not that long ago, I’m not really buying the dropped pasterns or at least not so severe that she needs to be shot in the face.  Do none of these people know how to do any meaningful leg work?  That was a rhetorical question.  We still have more that are marked for death…

Loree was bought at auction this past January.  She was pretty skinny and didn’t exactly thrive at HiCaliber.  Yet another one that went bald on them, so she was promptly shipped off to foster where she clearly did quite well.  Sadly, she’s back at the feed lot and the 30% vet has now declared her a 4/5 grade lameness and having zero joint space left.  I’m not exactly sure how Manson came to that conclusion unless she’s developed x-ray vision because I certainly don’t recall her begging for cash for diagnostics and we know there is no way she’d have dipped into her eyelash fund to cover that.  Maybe Loree looked at her wrong or something.  I was told that the breaking point for Sareen getting shot in the face is that she bit somebody that shouldn’t have been in her pen in the first place.

Ace is also on the death list.  He’s likely near the top since he was returned from foster a few months ago and the plan always was to kill him due to his ringbone.  Manson has said he is having a hard time `more often than not’ so he’s gotta go.  No word on a vet signing off or anything of the sort, but that shouldn’t really surprise anybody.  When is the last time we have ever seen a vet sign off on a euth at HiCaliber?

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None of the horses listed above are dead yet, as far as we know.  That could change in a day or a week. It all depends on how itchy Manson’s trigger finger gets.  She has some blanket reasoning for adding these to her death list which is mainly that she feels they are `top heavy’ with navicular, ringbone and chronically lame horses and that this group has been showcased long enough.  I’m not sure what she considers `showcasing’ since most of them haven’t  been mentioned in monhts other than maybe in passing. She also said something about it getting cold, you know, because SoCal is famous for its frigid temperatures. There will probably be one last post for some them and then they all get lined up and executed basically because they will be considered not adoptable if people don’t step up and takethem.  Nothing like a little extortion to motivate people, right?  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have a real big problem with this.  Like a HUGE one.  What is rescue about any of this?  Isn’t rescue supposed to be about rehabilitating horses?  Am I missing something here?  I’m furious and all this wasn’t helped much by the other bullshit she’s pulled this week.

Just to lighten things up before we wade into the rest of the mess this week, I thought I’d mention their volunteer appreciation posts.  When this one was put up, I have to admit I kinda felt bad for a split second because I saw Josie was featured in the pics.  I had mentioned in a previous post that Josie was dead.  I felt like an asshole and I was getting ready to kick some serious mole ass for the bad info.  Then it was brought to my attention that his was a complete copy and past of a post they had made in August right down to the pictures.  Josie, sadly, is still dead and even sadder, she was likely dead when they made the original post back in August.  It’s things like this that I am thinking of when I talk about Manson lying about shit that doesn’t matter.  Why make the post at all?  I don’t know about everybody but else but I question the sincerity of the appreciation when it’s a recycled post.  Poor effort!

The village idiots are now buying horses that are basically sight unseen.  After all the auction grifting, this gelding was somehow left behind or bought by somebody else, depending on who is telling the story, and they just had to go back for him midweek.  Naturally, the village idiots came up with the $1000 and he was declared `safe’.  We haven’t really heard anything about him since then or even if he has a name and the village idiots have already forgotten about him so your guess is as good as mine as to whether he ever actually materializes at the feed lot.  He might magically show up on Tuesday as well.  That’s happened before.  Nothing about Manson’s story strikes me as true.  That’s what happens when you constantly lie though. Moving right along…

I guess we should talk about the foal.  He was purchased for $200 at auction on Tuesday from Nacho the flipper.  Even though Nacho is a horse trader just like Salvador and Misner, Manson does not like Nacho because he won’t lower his prices for her.  Really that’s the only difference even though she’s trying to package Salvador and Misner as good guys.  Anyhow, he produced this orphan foal who was nursing off a goat.  Manson wouldn’t buy the goat.  We all know Manson is far too lazy to get her ass out of bed and feed him and that was proven when a sign up sheet for his feedings circulated and not a single resident of the ranch managed to sign up.  However, the first night, when he was still a novelty they all crowded in his stall and tormented him until he was charging them (including Manson’s bare footed child) and trying to kick and bite them all.  This was all happening while Manson was telling us she refused to bottle feed him or use a nipple bucket because it creates `all kinds of problems’ and makes them bad mannered.  This would be the same person that doesn’t believe in weaning babies until they are 2 yrs old.   Manson also took the opportunity to inform us that she knew all about orphans because they adopted a `truck load’ from Last Chance Corral in Ohio.  I did some digging around and that was determined to be yet another lie.  Manson adopted one foal and a former board member adopted another when LCC broke down in their area and needed some assistance.  From all the digging I did, that’s the `truck load’ she is referring to and she didn’t do the work on raising those foals either.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I’m worried for the little guy.  He as not landed softly at all.  I don’t think he’s seen daylight since he got to HiCaliber.

Manson really outdid herself on this one.   A midweek `rescue’ under the cover of darkness and she didn’t have time to explain but please send money.  Oh, and did y’all notice the part that she claims to have gotten a call to go shoot some horses?  If you can pick out the truth in there between the `dealing with AC’ to the vet being out a month and then making the leap that after all that only she can shoot the horses, please tell me how because none of this makes sense.  What is likely is that due to her getting busted with her parking lot deals from AC and that their offsite locations have all been identified, she’s now making her deals with Salvador under the cover of darkness to try to get around being honest and transparent.

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The morning after the midnight run we were treated to a tearful video from Manson.  I wasn’t buying what she was selling, but the village idiots sure were.  She was pretending to be upset about putting these ponies through pain and how shooting them in the face would be harder because she wasn’t used to shooting ponies or something.  She also showed us the other three horses she drug home and mentioned one had new shoes on and wasn’t that strange when the ponies came from the same place and had elf boots.  It’s really not so weird when you realize she picked them all up from one of her regular flippers so they likely all came from different places a few days ago.  Oh wait!  Their owner died so that’s why the ponies were neglected yet he still managed to put new shoes on one of the horses from beyond the grave.  What are the odds?

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but it kinda seems like Manson is getting worse.  Without Angrid and Romney Faye around to keep her in check, she’s really gotten brazen in her lying. She wants to make money by playing the Wounded Warrior card, yet another veteran that she thinks posts on this blog (she doesn’t), is fair game for Manson to trash and spill intimate secrets about just because that person dared to leave HiCaliber.   If anybody dares question her practices, they are told it isn’t her first rodeo or to eat a dick.  Sometimes both.  I’m tired of the carnage at that rescue and somehow speaking up and saying `Hey, this isn’t right’ makes you a hater.  I don’t know what a `hater’ really is but I sure hate whats going with those horses, so maybe I am one.  I don’t really care what the village idiots think at this point.  I’m not out to change their mind and if they want to eat Ramen noodles and hand over their pensions, that’s on them.  I’m here to preach to the choir so that the advocates can get the information they need and we can make a real difference for these animals.  That is all.  I believe we are gaining some ground, so now is not the time to turtle on this.  This ain’t my first rodeo either…

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We are back on our Tuesday flow.  I was kinda toying with the idea of holding off with this post so I could add the auction recrap as well, but then I remembered that I’m not all that ambitious.  Don’t worry, I’ll recrap anything noteworthy on the next post.  I’ve got quite a few other fun morsels for everybody to peruse today.  They will likely cause mass paranoia and infighting behind the scenes but hopefully some clarity for the rest of us.  That means it’s time to grab your java or whatever it is that gets your system going and follow along as I try to shed a little light in the darkest corners of what passes for rescue at HiCaliber.
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It hasn’t gone unnoticed that Frau Manson has been extremely low profile this past week.  I’ve seen several theories tossed around ranging from more cosmetic procedures to the more likely scenario of her being out of town again.  My thoughts on it are that it really doesn’t matter where she is as long as she’s not torturing animals.  It’s pretty much a given that wherever the truth lies, it is being funded by donations.   It also just so happens we have a bit of insider info in the form of Biz Desk screen shots…

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So yeah, Manson wasn’t around last week and, because she is bleeding volunteers, she decided to do a damage control message.  I’m guessing this might herald the advent of a kinder and gentler version of Manson again since the ranting, foul-mouthed version doesn’t tend to make it rain as far as donations go.  We also know from the past that this type of thing doesn’t usually last all that long before she defaults to factory settings. I am thinking of setting up a betting pool for the date she reverts back to telling everybody to eat a bag of dicks and calling her donors twats.  That’s neither here nor there though.  Let’s talk about that permit stuff that has everybody so confused.

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Last week, the glorious announcement that the permit drama was basically sorted and they were going to be approved was made.  In keeping with the HiCaliber modus operandi of never owning their own evil, it came with the caveat that it was only because of haters that they were going through this process and that the county went and changed their code ordinances on them.  They forgot to mention the fact that those changes were made in 2013 which was before The Manson family infested their current location.  Good thing village idiots aren’t that concerned with facts.  The rest of us are though and nobody seems to be able to find any evidence that they have been approved or word of a public hearing scheduled, which would have to happen before they got their approval.  Because of this, for somebody from code to say that they are about to be approved is extremely shady.  That would be like a judge telling you that you would be winning your trial before he heard the case.  Then you need to consider that they aren’t even applying for the right permit because with the permit they are working on they would have to have under 100 horses.  As of today, they are close to having 170 on that property.  Unless Manson is planning a mass execution, I’m not sure of the wisdom behind going through all this expense to still be in violation and open themselves up for serious fines.

These screen shots are from the inner sanctum.  I was momentarily kinda happy to see that maybe some of the inhabitants of Manson’s rectum may have come up for air long enough to ask  the same questions that have been on most people’s minds about this permit drama.  I took it as a pretty positive sign despite Manson’s efforts to pass the buck onto Angrid and Wrinkles.  Sadly, my happy was shat upon as Angrid posted up the same old tired screen shots from the county website and the idiots dutifully accepted them as proof and thanked her for lying to them.  We were told Angrid had stepped back, but apparently that is only for public appearances and she’s in elbow deep as per usual.  I’m actually not even sure she’s lying so much as maybe she’s that stupid as well.  If they have `professionals’ working on the permits for them, then they have these things called retainers and quotes.  As a donation dependent non-profit, it would be perfectly reasonable to ask for something in writing that they could show their donors.  That’s what you do when you are being truly transparent.  They are asking for big chunks of change rather than this nickel and dime stuff they usually engage in so they should expect most people ponying up that sort of donation are going to ask for proof and receipts.

It’s nice to know that somebody showed up to clean water tubs on Monday.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but it takes more than a day for my water troughs to get scummy, so I’m wondering when certain volunteers are going to be sick of being the one always to do the unpleasant tasks.  As you can see from the other screen shot, while the horses are contending with filthy water if they have any at all, the human (using that term loosely) residents seem to be well stocked with crystal clear water for themselves and make sure that is delivered on time.  Horses first, right?  Speaking of which, let’s check in with some of the inmates…

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We’ll start off easy with some horses that aren’t in horrible shape yet.  The gray in the picture is April who was a recent owner relinquishment.  I’m not sure why they have a tight bandage above her hock, but look for April to end up a pasture puff when they end up rupturing her superficial flexor with that wrap.  My eyes are bleeding.  Better to have no bandage at than that mess.  Does nobody there know how to do a spider wrap?  Whoever the horse on the left side of the pic is seems to be having an issue with the right front as well.  The chestnut up front looks great though.  Must be a newcomer or recent foster return.

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Remember the private buyer donks?  For whatever reason they stand in a stall with too large nylon halters on waiting to catch a leg in one and break a neck or at least really hurt each other.  Word is they aren’t too tame, but hopefully they have moved on by now.  You never know with these impulse purchases.

How about Houston?  Remember him?  They purchased him over 2 months ago and as you can see by the pic on the right, which was taken within the last week, they only thing that has changed for him is he’s lost a bit of weight (likely from being gelded) and his mane is even more tangled.  He was gelded right after arriving and looks like nobody has looked at him since.  I bet he’s sure happy to have been `rescued’.

Remember Yogi and Jingle?  They were bought at auction way back in August.  The village had to dig really deep because there was the threat of leaving one behind and having it go feral.  Yogi’s (the smaller one) arrival was complete with a trailer wreck causing a big gash in his leg that meant he had to be knocked out to treat.  Jingle is wearing probably the same halter since she arrived at the feed lot.  It does not appear to be a break away halter, so yet another accident waiting to happen.  I know at one point they were trying to raise money send them to be `gentled’, but I’m not sure if that ever came to pass.  Besides their poor condition, it appears they are both sitting in a small pen waiting to `go feral’ or be declared behavioral so Manson can make room for more.

Do you remember Edie?  I can’t blame people if they don’t.  Edie was the poor horse that arrived in Salvador’s trailer, got transferred into Becky’s trailer to spend the day and then `showed’ up after auction.  Manson didn’t care much for him because he appears to be pretty green.  She was pretty much threatening to shoot him before they `officially’ loaded him to take him back to their feed lot at the end of the day.  Manson’s logic is that it’s still rescue even if she shoots them in the face for no other reason than not warming up to her fast enough or at all.  Well, the pic on the right is Edie’s life right now and you can decide for yourself if that looks like rescue or if he doesn’t look like he’s lost condition in a few short weeks.  He lives in a rope halter dragging a shank around.  All the easier to catch him to shoot him I guess.  If he steps on the shank and rips half his face off,  like those halters tend to do in situations like that, it gives them an easy out.  Even better if he manages to hang himself on a corral panel and snap his neck.  That saves the bullet.  What kills me is this is a nice looking little horse with a kind eye that likely just needs somebody’s time who knows what they’re doing.  He’s never going to get that where he is.

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This horse is thought to be Camilla.  She was a recent foster return allegedly due to soundness issues.  She went right back on the website as suitable for adoption and here she waits in a tiny pen with no shade and that same shit stain on her neck will likely be there month from now unless the rain takes it away.  Joe Average Volunteer is not allowed to touch or groom a horse unless they take special lessons so they can learn how to do it the HiCaliber way.  Any potential new adopters will be told Camilla is sound and ready to go with no mention that she was returned.  Hey, at least she has water, right?

As they bleed volunteers, they continue to overburden the ones they have left.  Common sense would say if your wash bay is not draining properly, then perhaps it takes more than a plastic pipe and maybe washing horses right outside the barn door isn’t a great idea.  Once again, it never occurs to one of the residents to pick up a shovel or call in a professional to get things done.  Better to just dump it on the village.  I’m also going to guess that perhaps that the payoff for many volunteers is that they want to interact with horses rather than do grunt work.  Trust me, I’ve run volunteer dependent programs and you gotta learn to kiss some serious ass and keep them happy.  I guess it doesn’t matter one way or another to me if they have a mud hole in front of their barn other than all this takes away from man hours that could be spent caring for some of these poor animals and seeing that their days are more than just standing in a pen with no interaction.

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This email came into my possession a few days ago.  It was sent by Manson to Dan DeSousa who is the Director for  San Diego Department of Animal Services.  Although this email was from a year ago, I think it speaks volumes as to why it has been so difficult to get any action from Animal Services and various other agencies.  The horses she is referring to are the notorious `Slaughter11′ which was the precursor to the Louisiana clusterfuck of this year.  (We’ll talk about that little escapade at another time.)  There are a few take aways from this email aside from the casual, almost over familiar tone to it.  She is making it seem that anybody that complains is Rick and Laura Bell or linked to them.  Make no mistake that there were issues between Manson and The Bells and some of it played out on this blog some years ago.  One wrong doesn’t cancel out the other, but in the same vein, just because The Bells have maybe personal motivations here, that doesn’t mean their concerns are not valid.  Manson is also deliberately misleading in describing what happened with The Bells (she did not bust anything open and they still have their horses) and her part in things along with her involvement with them. Then to make sure that she sounds legit, Manson throws Angrid’s job in the mix as well as Dr. Grove and his profession.  One year later, none of those people are willing to be named as board members or take the fall for her lies.  It is my understanding that she has pulled a similar stunt with the code enforcement people even though it backfired badly.  I’m still scratching my head at what Angrid’s job has to do with any of this considering she has not passed the California Bar and cannot practice law outside her job from what I understand. Perhaps we’re all supposed to be impressed or intimidated? I guess I’m not surprised DeSousa seemed to buy this as it has recently been come to light that his own house may not be too clean when it comes to euthanasia practices and paperwork ( Animal Shelter Faulted For Undocumented Euthanasia, Lack of Training).  Perhaps complaints need to go a bit higher up the ladder?

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I’m sure I’m not the only one that has noticed that more and more, the Tuesday deals happen in the parking lot and not at the actual auction house.  For the past two weeks, there has been a lot of sneaking around going on and I wondered why they were going to such lengths when pretty much everybody knows that Voldy is Dave or Bubba Misner and that Salvador Paniagua is their other regular supplier.  I was recently provided with the above information that came from this link: California State Board of Equalization It seems that Misner and Salvador are dodging taxes and the need for a permit with all these covert cash deals.  That means not only are The Manson Family lining the pockets of horse trippers and kill buyers, but they are now helping them evade paying taxes or getting the proper permits to be selling their animals in parking lots. It kinda makes me wonder where the paper trail for any of these animals starts or ends and what an auditor would make of  any of this.

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So here we are on Tuesday again.  I’ve long since stopped hoping that HiCaliber would come to their senses and sit one out here and there while they got their numbers under control.  It’s not going to happen.  The only questions are what cons they will run and what parking lot will they sneak off to make the exchange with Salvador. Misner doesn’t even bother brining his tributes to Ontario much any more since his place is less than 5 minutes away.  I’m sure the horses that will be presented to the village idiots are already selected and their back stories are being created as you read this.  Will they be from the notorious flipper?  Maybe the sick old man who can no longer care for them?  Perhaps an honest man just trying to feed his family or maybe they will need to be snatched from the jaws of the out-of-state kill buyer that drove all the way across the country to pick up one or two emaciated horses at the Ontario auction.  Maybe this week he’ll be looking for lactating ponies to use in the underground lactating mare match racing pipeline.  We do know that they will start the con with `barely enough for one’ or, depending on their mood, maybe they’ll have `not even enough for one’.  They use those interchangeably.  Horses will be `terrified’.  Horses will be sad and mares will need their yearling babies to stay with them because otherwise they’ll be sad and because weaning is evil in the Manson handbook of all things gunsel.  If we’re super lucky well get some chute diagnostics and maybe even get to see some peen cancer.  All this to keep the village idiots entertained and digging deep and even though there are fewer and fewer of them, they will dig even deeper to seal the fate of even more animals. The quota will be filled with no less than 3 horses getting drug back to the feed lot never to be heard from again as they are forgotten by the village idiots almost as soon as the trailer door closes.  All the easier to make them disappear.  Am I the only one that has had enough?  Keep speaking up and keep that light shining on the truth.

 

 

 

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Ok, I lied.  Obviously this isn’t up on Tuesday.  I had a busy weekend and then I have this thing were my animals actually come first in my household, so there just wasn’t enough time and energy to get a post out on Tuesday this week. The bonus is that means we can talk about the auction shit show along with all the other antics that have gone down lately.  Thanks to the readers that comment here, I even ventured to the dark side and remembered why I don’t usually bother with that.  In fact I think that’s where I’m going to start things off.  I don’t normally like to give the shitheads a lot of attention, but I’m feeling magnanimous today, so I’ll toss the bone.  Let’s gather round for this week’s examples rescuing irresponsibly.

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I posted this meme yesterday in lieu of the usual post.  Most of you were amused by it.  The shitheads were not. Mission accomplished.  Still,  I know better than to look over there but after the recent comments on a previous post, I had a momentary lapse in self-control.  They did not disappoint.  Here are some of their comments about us daring to laugh at what a shitty rider Amanduh is.
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Actually, when I’m riding a green and unfamiliar horse is when I look my very best because I’m actually paying attention.  If I get loose and careless, it’s usually going to be on one I regularly ride and know. However, Manson’s argument doesn’t hold any water anyhow because the horse in the picture is Strategist and he’s been kicking around their feed lot for quite a while, which means he’s been subjected to those ridiculous knotty halters for ages as well as what passes for horsemanship on the feedlot.  I swear Manson can’t tell the truth if she tries.  As far as `big balls’, that may explain the funny riding position Amanduh employs, but it most certainly does not explain the star fishing Manson engages in.  I would think starfishing would be very painful if one had testicles.  Manson the horses she gets on that I won’t and she’s partially right because I won’t ride a lame horse or one too small for me and they obviously have no issues with those things.  Manson is also afraid to even ride her own horses so there’s that too.  However, let’s just suspend reason and facts for a moment and say Amanduh was doing a test ride and the camera caught her in a brief moment of looking like a shit sack.  How would that explain this next pic?

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This is Amanduh riding her very own horse, Rhys.  I suppose I should give some credit that she actually appears to be on the proper lead for once, but that is likely due to accident rather than design. While we’re at it, can somebody break her ankles so she can finally get her heels down?  My bleeding eyes! Then, we have the village idiots, including some usual suspects, chiming in with their expertise.

You pretty much know you’re on shaky equitational (yes, I made that word up) ground when the best you can do for a defense, aside from Manson, is having Maloree, the Cannabis Queen and Denise, God Warrior, Tracy chiming in.  Yikes!

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While we’re on riding and all things gunsel, Manson posted this pic of herself the past week.  Yet again she is riding a horse that is far too small for her and that’s not helped by her riding a saddle that fits neither the horse or her ass.  I will give credit where it is due and say this horse was emaciated a month or two ago when they bought her and Manson is only using a semi-starfish position rather than the extreme one she normally favors.  It’s not fat shaming to say that she’s too large for this horse though. It’s a fact.  She does these animals no favors with this sort of thing or using those ridiculous knotted halters.  I do have a point in all this aside from just bitching.

I can’t even grant an `E’ for effort here with Rene aka Scrappy Doo’s version of bitless here on her foster horse, Danny.  Last week we got to see her do a test ride on Terney with an ill-fitting saddle that digging into his shoulder and withers, and this week we get to see what Danny has to put up with from her.  Danny, who doesn’t have enough `go’ to be worthy of adopting but still puts up with her BS.  I’m not sure what this rig on him is aside from ill fitting.  The knot isn’t tied right and I’m not sure wth is the deal with the brownbandy thing she’s got going on there and tangled up in his mane.  Seriously, does nobody connected with HiCaliber know how to tack a horse up?  Somebody should snatch Danny up and upgrade him though.  He’s clearly a saint for putting up with what he does.
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Last week we learned both Nala and Eliza were returned from being adopted.  It seems that Nala’s adopter is having extreme difficulty getting her money back and that Eliza’s owner has had second thoughts and will be giving the mare one more try.  Sadly, Bikini, Shawa and Aussie were all returned this past week though.  The same person had all three horses and while details aren’t clear, she is only entitled to get her adoption fee back on Aussie as she had the other two for more than 30 days.  Not much more but enough so that Manson gets to pocket that money and still have the horses.  This is the problem with their adoption events.  They let these horses go to anybody that kisses enough ass and often it is somebody that gets caught up on a whim and hasn’t really thought the logistics through.  Then, the horse that arrives home with them may not be as advertised as far as how broke it is or even healthy and sound.  The reason for this is that there doesn’t appear to be anybody at HiCaliber that knows WTF they are doing or could properly assess a horse on any level.  They are set up to fail and the horses pay the price.  I know there are a fair number of people that try to adopt only to be rejected or outright ignored and maybe that’s a blessing for them.  I shudder to think which poor souls are due for a return trip to the feed lot next.

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I’m not sure if anybody else has noticed all the volunteer  themed posts on the HiCaliber Facebook page lately.  Everything from how much they appreciate them to the `day in the life’ posts.  I believe we’re supposed to overlook that they are really stale posts given the horses involved.  Percy has been gone for a long time and so has Hot Shot.  Then there are the pics I’ve posted on this blog a few months ago that they post like they happened the last week.  What does it matter?  Well a little `birdie’ told me they are bleeding volunteers.  They have been for quite a while.  First there was the summer holiday excuse and now I’m not sure what the issue is other than Manson is somewhat ignorant to the plebs she considers to be beneath her.  Apparently bending over and picking up garbage is beneath her too.  Far better to be petty and further alienate people that are there out of the goodness of their heart and make a cunty post.  Then sit back, wonder and whine that there is nobody to feed horses.

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Speaking about the lack of volunteers, water continues to be an issue at HiCaliber.  I’m not sure how many horses need to colic and die before these assholes get it through their head that before they do anything else, they need to water those animals.  Before Manson sits down to eat, before she flicks her bean or whatever the fuck else it is that keeps her inside and not helping out with caring for the 160 plus horses that are on that property as of today.  Yes, I got that right.  She has over 160 horses warehoused on about 11 useable acres and she is not providing the most basic of care for them.  Any questions on why I continue writing this blog and put this sort of thing on blast?  No?  Good let’s carry on to some more douchebaggery.

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Every so often, HiCaliber features a horse like Captain America.  Courtesy posts.  I’m not against courtesy posts, I just don’t get it.  We’ve talked about this in the comment section and Captain America is EXACTLY the kind of horse that needs to be rescued.  He’s at risk of falling through the cracks.  He’s a stallion, his owner has medical issues, and he’s going to end up breeding a bunch more grade horses and/or falling through the cracks.  This is exactly where a rescue needs to intervene BEFORE he heads down the road of flippers and bad backyards.  I guess it’s not exciting enough and they can’t grift enough or maybe they’ve all lost the plot so badly, they forgot what real rescue is like.  I’m having a hard time recalling when the last time they acquired horses that didn’t come from Misner or Salvador or auction. Oops wait, there are the relinquished that they never talk about or do much about trying to find new homes.  How long has Nicky been there now?  Not so much of a mention from The Manson Family.  Poor Emmy got her first mention since she was surrendered in March and that’s only because she was drugged up and getting some wounds on her hind leg cleaned up.  Where has she been all this time?  I guess if they’re not mentioned and kept off the village idiot radar, it’s all the easier to make them disappear.

I don’t even know where to start with auction this week.  I supposed I could start by saying how nice it was that Manson and Romney Faye took the week off, but that’s only part of the story.  Instead we were treated to what appeared to be a heavily medicated Wrinkles with Amanduh copiloting along with a few other hangers-on.  Wrinkles isn’t a very good liar and she kinda alternates between whining and going off topic.  She must have forgotten her heart string handbook at home, because she dusted off one of their favorite chute diagnosis and declared a gray gelding to have peen cancer.  I don’t think we have had a good case of faux peen cancer for months, so it was pretty awesome.  Sadly, it did not motivate the village idiots so Wrinkles then had to point out that he had a bump on his nose and surmised that it must mean he had a halter left on too long.  That still wasn’t sad enough for the village idiots so the lucku horse was purchased by somebody else with Wrinkles floating one last-ditch effort to the idiots  and claiming the new owner probably didn’t know he had *gasp* melanomas under his tail so they could still buy him back.  You know, because a gray horse with some lumps under the tail would be a real rarity and all.  It was a tough crowd today though and the lucky gelding did not have to go back to HiCaliber despite them saying he was their #1 priority.

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Euclid Auction

Because they got basically skunked aside from one pinto mare at auction, it was time to move onto the parking lot portion of the day.  Even though Manson talked a big game when AC showed up a few weeks ago, the fact is they haven’t done a parking lot sale at Ontario since and today they got even more sneaky.  They met Salvador at the Euclid auction parking lot.  Robyn thought she was being all secretive, even going so far as to mention she had to careful to not show the background, but the dumbass kept flipping the phone around and it was pretty easy to see, along with Salvador’s trailer they were parked right beside them.  What I have trouble understanding is why the secrecy?  If what they are doing isn’t shady and they are truly `saving’ horses, why are they sneaking around all over the place to meet up with the `guy that called’.  It’s always the same `guy’.  It’s Salvador Paniagua, the same guy that brought all those tripping horses to Mike’s Auction and got turned away and then busted by Animal Control.  Instead of doing what real advocates do, HiCaliber decides to protect him and line his pockets by getting their village idiots to buy horses for far more than they would bring at auction.  Today they got a private buyer to buy a mare and fillyoff him to `keep them together’.  Nevermind the fact the filly is almost as big as the mare and long past weaning age, Robyn and HiCaliber declares weaning cruel and prefer to let them self wean.  You know, so you the babies can continue to suck the life out of their mothers and become large, spoiled and herd bound.  Just ask Manson how that worked out for her with Jazz and Liv.

With Amanduh, who claims to be classically trained in multiple disciplines, along, we were treated to her special brand of horsemanship out of the saddle.  Sadly, she’s not much better on on the ground.  After telling us all that she was 5’6 1/2, she proceeded to stand next to a horse that she was clearly taller than and declare her to be at least 17HH. I’d say that horse was closer to 15.2, but that’s just me.  I’m the same height as her btw.  Then we had both Amanduh and Wrinkles puzzling over what was up with the same horse’s back.  The horse is clearly a roach back and despite Wrinkles’s promise to the village idiots, she can bring in all the chiropractors she wants, that back is not going to change.  I’m worried about this mare though, because they were already about mumbling compassion pull and there is no way this mare needs that.  They are born this way and manage just fine.  She didn’t appear to be in any pain at all.  Then this chestnut OTTB showed up (I still haven’t figured out where she materialized from) and Wrinkles promptly declared her an appy due to her ben d’or spots.  Amanduh seemed to agree and even after they read her tattoo (the mare’s name is Definite Maybe) they continued to refer to her as an Appy.  Wrinkles was pretty hit and miss on genders today.  Take a good look at their pictures, it may be the last you ever see or hear of them if past weeks are anything to go by.

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Even though Manson wasn’t at auction this week, she did treat us to a short video clip of her draining a hematoma and creating a bigger mess on a young colt a few days ago.  I’m not 100% sure which one of their hoard it was, but clearly there was no vet present and this was something  that Manson had taken upon herself to do.  I don’t really understand the logic of only gloving up just one hand or even lancing a hematoma at the top of the pocket rather than the bottom.  I just know that draining these things isn’t usually something you want to do, but for sure when you do one this big where the drainage hole isn’t at the bottom, you’d probably need a drain put in.  Oh well, another day, another experimental procedure from the 30% vet.  Maybe the standard treatment of cold hosing and maybe a little DMSO isn’t vet-ish enough for her or something.  I was forwarded the above letter which gives me some hope these may be coming to an end at some point.  It would appear there is a case file with the veterinary board and finally, somebody may be looking into what these animals are being put through and where she is getting her hands on so many medications without scrips.  Stay tuned…

I believe this conversation was about the little pinto mare that Manson shot in the face last Tuesday.  I think most of us have heard her claims being `certified’ many times before.  Because there are records of such things, somebody decided to look it up and it turns out that the only thing Manson has beencertified for in the state of California is to carry a baton.  This means unless she is bludgeoning these animals to death, she is no more qualified or certified than anybody else and she probably shouldn’t be packing a loaded gun around with her either.   I have long since come to the conclusion that she shoots horses because she enjoys it.  I know her village would gladly donate the costs of euthanasia should she ask, but she doesn’t.  Considering she begs for even a roll of duct tape, why else wouldn’t she ask for euth costs other than she digs it?

 

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Don’t like it? Don’t care…

These posts get more and more difficult to do up not due to lack of material but because it’s the same shit week after week.  Nothing is ever their fault and we’re just haters.  I do hate what they’re doing to these animals.  I hate that they protect known abusers like Salvador in order to line their own pockets.  .I hate that they have turned a bottom feeder like Misner into some kind of hero when the fact is that he still ships horses to Chavez.  I hate that they create more problems in these horses and then either lie and dump them on an unsuspecting adopter or they trump up an excuse to shoot them.  This is NOT rescue.    They are now bouncing e-checks to people and still, they go out and buy more horses every single week even though they don’t have enough manpower to take care of the ones they have.  The village idiots are every bit as guilty because they completely lose interest once they have made the last minute save.  I guess the freedom walk is their post-coital smoke and they wash their hands of them after that.  Has a single one of them asked after that sick Paint mare they got mid week from Misner?  What about the mare with the tumor on her face?  Did we ever hear if the three mare/foal pairs they got the village to buy from Thompsons in Louisiana made it to California?  I know they never updated on them.  What about Edie from last week? Yet another Salvador horse and Manson was threatening to shoot him before he ever set foot on the trailer for the second time that day.  Why is he the only one that didn’t get an intake last week?  Whatever happened to Houston?  I could fill a post with nothing but questions about horses they have recently purchased.  Don’t dare ask on their Facebook page though.  You’ll either be ignored or accused of being a stalker.  You know, because it’s abnormal to ask after horses they have asked the public to pay for.  All of this has to stop.  With people speaking up, I believe it will stop.  I just hope it’s sooner, rather than later.  Don’t give up!

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How is everybody doing out there?  It’s been a minute, but last week’s post was a bit on the heavy side, so I thought it might take a while to digest .  I’m also kinda busy in real life sometimes and other times I’m just busy procrastinating, so there is that too.  Still, it’s always good to start a new week with some things to think about and that’s just what we’re going to do today.  We’re going to think about things and try to make some sense of them too.  I promise that the videos I have for you aren’t graphic and, in some cases, they’re kinda funny, so things should be a bit lighter if no less aggravating this week.  BTW, I was told that some of you that read this blog from a phone or certain devices only see the still images rather than the video, so I’m supposed to remind you to click on the images if you want to see the video.  You could also just watch it from all the places that like to link them on Facebook.  That works too, but do try to watch because they are usually quite short and add a lot to the rest of what gets covered here.  I’ve got a melange of things to get through today but, as usual, I’m going to attempt to make some sense out of the grifting that has gone down the past week along with some updates, leaks and horses to keep an eye on.  That being said, it’s time to grab a beverage of choice and pull up a seat.

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Oops! She did it again!

I’m not really posting things in chronological order this week, because I think it puts a clearer view on motivations and actions this way.   At least that’s why we’re starting with where Manson and her ol faithful ass barnacle, Robyn, were this weekend and why she was whining about getting in late and being tired as she went off to Misner’s to clean up some more of his mess while everybody else was back at the feedlot trying to contend with yet another open house event.  (see above video) It seems Manson and Wrinkles Robyn decided to go see Britney Spears in Las Vegas.  I recall a few weeks ago when she was trying to cash in and/or make the Vegas massacre all about herself, that she mentioned something about how they were going to a show in a few weeks.  Don’t get me wrong, I go to concerts and I even take the odd vacation, but the big difference is that I have an income.  A real one that I pay taxes on and stuff.  I don’t beg for money online and I don’t have to misappropriate funds to finance my lifestyle and extra curricular activities.  Manson constantly reminds us that she is a `volunteer’ at the rescue but it takes up her every waking hour and that she has no income.  I’m not sure how  she spends every waking hour on the rescue since she is rarely, if ever seen actually cleaning stalls, feeding, watering or even going near horses unless it’s to take her happy ass on a trail ride or strut around in scrubs.  Maybe she is counting all her fake profiles and bully pages she runs on Facebook as `rescue business’.  From the looks at the hands in the above pics,  she and her barnacle most certainly are not roughing them up cleaning stalls or doing manual labor.  I’m also not sure how living rent free and getting board for at least six horses along with gas money, coffee money and incidentals is considered no income, but it does in Mansonland.  Everybody else that has those sorts of deals has to declare them as income and report it to the IRS.  Just sayin…

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Auction last week was pretty much business as usual now that Manson has taken over on Tuesdays.  Romney Faye was off in Arizona enjoying a spa retreat, so they couldn’t depend on her sad-faced selfies to bring in the big bucks.  Instead, it has become the norm for Manson to go on several profanity laced rants and she did not disappoint last week.  A favorite theme is for her to ask where are all the other rescues and critics  are and why we aren’t stepping up on Tuesdays.  Mostly, they are busy doing actual rescue and not running cons with known kill buyers.  Mostly.  Then, the odd time one might want to show up, they can expect to get bullied, have their license plates posted online and Manson offering out their names and addresses to one and all.  She nearly had a meltdown that there was somebody there with red hair this week.  I thought ginger bashing was strictly an UK thing. Even with the mysterious ginger in attendance she felt she was unsupervised and that the rest of us don’t keep track of the lies.  This opened the door for her to  do her usual sleight of hand into a pretty good pay-day.  It was extremely hard to keep up all the goings on given the fact that most of their deals go down in the parking lot these days and the stories on who they are buying from are all fabricated.

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One Manson’s auction rants was all about this little BLM Mustang.  It seems he wasn’t titled so was not allowed to go through the ring.  We already know that Manson lies out of her lie hole 24/7  but this was a bit bold even for her.  She was nearly frothing at the mouth as she chastised the `haters’ for reporting this horse and ruining his chances at going to Skydog.  According to Manson, because people think that a titled mustang shouldn’t just be flipped around without his paperwork, he was going to be sent back to a holding facility and since he was a three strike horse (how would she know that?) he would be there until he dies.  Naturally, the village idiots were completely outraged and worked up about how mean and cruel the haters are.  Who could blame them?  The problem with this little fable was that the horse was already on his way to Skydog’s Malibu facility as she was ranting and Manson was fully aware of that.  Skydog has been regularly scooping horses out of Ontario for the last few weeks and now, since they seem to have created a market there for mustangs, they have decided to add a `rescue’ division instead of being just a sanctuary.  God help us and the horses.  The Skydog founder and Romney Faye are pretty tight, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Romney Faye land there to show them the ropes at some point.  As for the mustang in question, his name is now Jalapeno and he doesn’t seem overly thrilled with his new digs so far.  I’m not really up to speed on all things mustang, but isn’t there some rule about having six-foot or higher fences?  I wonder why that is….

I’m not sure if HiCaliber is doing more and more business with Salvador Paniagua lately due to him getting AC called out on him at Mike’s or if the rest of us are just becoming more aware of  him since the tripping horse deal a few months ago.  At any rate, he’s found a business partner in Manson and seems to be bringing her horses each week now.  Sometimes he has a red trailer, other times a black.  These dealers always have a few trailers.  Sometimes HiCaliber is dumb enough to show him in live feed without realizing it, just like they did the other week. To refresh some memories, that’s said to be him posted above at both Mike’s and Ontario auction on different days.  The black trailer behind him is important to note because it came into play this week.

This little horse is one that worries me.  Manson doesn’t like him and he was the only one they drug home last week that didn’t get an intake video.  It seems the village idiots have already forgotten he exists.  In the feed from auction, she threatened his life with his only crime being very green and spooky.  Even though she admits that horses like him don’t do well at HiCaliber, she still convinced the village idiots to seal his fate and buy him so he can go stand around in a small pen with no shelter or handling and eventually end up shot in the face for being `behavioral’.  What the village idiots probably don’t know or care about is that it was always a fait accompli that he was going to end up at HiCaliber.   Manson claimed he was rejected from being run through auction, but the truth is he was seen in Salvador’s trailer pulling into auction before lunch.  The horse never went near the chutes and is thought to have spent the afternoon in Bang Bang Becky’s trailer as Manson can clearly be heard saying on the video clip above that the horse had been in that trailer before.  It wouldn’t be the first time they hid a horse in a trailer all day without water or feed as they went for lunch and ran cons in the parking lot.  The did give him the name Edie, so make sure to keep asking after him because he is just the sort of horse that the village idiots forget about, making it super easy for Manson to kill him off when she needs to make a full load for the meat man.

Speaking of horses that need to be kept an eye on, Eliza is a recent adoption return.  She was adopted around January of this year and is now back at the ranch due to `behavioral’ reasons.  Personally, I get worried when horses at HiCaliber get called hung with that label because it usually means Manson has an itchy trigger finger.  Sadly, Eliza is not the only one that has bounced back to the feed lot either.

Nala has also been returned due to behavior issues within the last week or so.  The scary part for Nala is this isn’t the first time she’s been returned.  This mare has bounced a lot since having the misfortune of landing at HiCaliber and her most recent adoption didn’t even last a month.  I don’t really know what is going on with their adoption `team’. but clearly they aren’t very good at their job.  This shouldn’t be surprising given the level of horsemanship that is usually on display at HiCaliber.  We also know that who gets a horse is a crapshoot.  I have literally lost count of the number of people who have said they have inquired about adopting a horse only to be ignored.  Others have been approved and then rejected for some arbitrary reason.  Manson insisted she has to go through the entire adoption process like everybody else, but we know that only applies to horses she’s waffling on.  (Waffling being a verb and not to be confused with twatwaffle which is a noun used interchangeably with `village idiot’ or Manson)  If Manson spies a horse that has no issues and she wants it, it is added to her hoard for $1 almost immediately as was the case with Rizzo and Barrett once he was gelded.

Apparently it was also the case with Scrappy Doo Rene when she came to town this week to pick out a new horse since her foster,  HiCaliber Danny, seems to be on the injured list and her horse previous to him died over the summer.  As you can see in the above video, Scrappy decided to test ride a horse with her own special brand of equitation and it was  Terney that was offered up as tribute. It also really clears up why so many HiCaliber horses end up being stamped as behavioral after they’ve been incarcerated with them for any length of time.  I actually had some sympathetic back pains watching her bounce around on his kidneys on yet another ill-fitting saddle and then, when she stopped to hug him at the end, I actually winced watching that saddle dig into his shoulder and crunch his withers.  It would seem that nobody associated with HiCaliber is able to fit tack or even recognize ill-fitting tack.  Unfortunately for Terney, Scrappy fell in love and her adoption was approved immediately and for far less than he was offered to the general public most likely.  I’m not suggesting everybody be a perfect or even pretty rider to adopt a horse, but in this case, Terney is clearly way too much horse for Scrappy and apparently that is not taken into consideration when approving adoptions.  I guess it just goes to show that if you park your head far enough up Manson’s ass, you too may get a free horse.  #PrayforTerney

 

Remember last week when Manson was begging for stud chains and duct tape?  Apparently she’s not very happy with her volunteers behind close doors either.  She can’t possible be a 30% vet without her stud chains to hang buckets.  I’m still not sure how you lose so many or why people need them, but apparently stud chains are an endangered species at HiCaliber and Mama Manson is NOT happy with her village!

It would seem that along with the water issue, finding people to actually feed the horses is becoming an issue too.  Last week there was only one person that showed up for feed and now it seems they have days where nobody is booked.  Notice that one of the dates that had nobody was October 21st.  Logically, one might think that the people who enjoy free rent on the property might be expected to fill in those gaps.  Apparently, Manson and Wrinkles did not feel that feeding horses was as important as them blasting off to Vegas for the Britney show since the lack of feeders did not change their plans.  God forbid they ruin those manicures the village idiots pay for.  I just gotta wonder where these 400 volunteers are that they constantly brag about.  I guess Manson doesn’ t want to admit they are bleeding volunteers because she made it sound on live feed like these were emergencies that came up and they didn’t know that nobody would be there to feed on certain days.  Then she comments on one of her volunteers that is such a super star because she saw her feeding in the morning and that same person was still there working away in the evening when Manson came back from whatever pampering she was doing on that particular day.  I wonder how the volunteer felt slaving away as Manson put the oxygen mask on herself first.  It does sound like Manson may have waved at the volunteer as she was driving in, so I’m sure that it made it all worth it.

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While Manson and Wrinkles were partying it up in Vegas, they decided to market a few horses to the village to keep those purse strings lubricated so they’ll be easier to loosen on Tuesday or something.  What tugs at heart-strings more than a cute baby with a skinny mama?  These two, they fully admitted came from Misner.  The `story’ was that he found them while he was buying goats.  They’ve used that one before.  It got really confusing with this mare because they wanted $1000 over her purchase price for responsible rescue *gag*, but several people offered to be a private buyer for the pair.  Because money was still coming in HiCaliber just left them hanging as they asked for a private buyer for a little pinto gelding as well.

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Misner aka Voldy’s place

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Ok, Sunday’s activities get a bit confusing, so I’m going to attempt breaking it down for everybody.  The two pictures above are from Misner’s property.  If you were facing it, the house would be just to your right off camera  and all the pens of horses and livestock are out behind.  This is a pretty busy road the live on and vehicles can often be heard going by the few times HiCaliber has filmed horses there.  Misner’s place is about 4 miles from the auction barn.  What’s important in these pics today is the left side with the tower and manure piles.  See it?  Ok, now let’s look at the next few pics.

The little pinto in the above picture was part of last Sunday’s shell game and the other horse is Vegas who they bought earlier in October.  Clearly, they are at the same property going by the background and clearly, that property is Misner’s.  However, if you listened to Manson, they came from two completely different places.  I think she said the pinto was picked up as part of a lot of horses and the `guy’ didn’t want him specifically.  Vegas was from a friendly flipper or something, or maybe he was from the sick old guy, or maybe the poor guy just trying to feed his family.  They all blur together after a while.  The main point being that Manson worded things so that the village idiots were not aware that the pinto was also Misner’s.  Manson and Romney Faye spin a variety of yarns about who these horses are coming from but generally it’s Misner.  I’m not sure why they couldn’t wait until Tuesday and do the big rescue  at auction unless Manson is testing the waters for other streams of village idiot cash.  It seemed like Misner had quite a few horses for the gals this weekend.

This poor mare was the one that allegedly kicked of the Sunday shell game.  The official party line was that a `local flipper’ had called Manson in a panic saying he had a horse in really bad shape that had been given to him and that she had to come and get her right away because he didn’t know what to do.  I believe the word `frantic’ was thrown in there too.  It turns out the horse was at Misner’s as well even though they tried to disguise that fact by filming her in front of the trailer only.  Besides the car sounds on the video, you’ll see the give away in a bit.  This mare is thought to be an unraced TB by the name of Atheendoftheday.  That’s according to the Manson family, but they have screwed up tattoo reads before, not to mention the still pending identifications on the Louisiana horses, so I wouldn’t take that to the bank.  What you can take to the bank is she has a rather large  and unsightly tumor on her face.  Of course, this made her the perfect heart stringer kinda horse and despite them getting her for free, they requested $500 for diagnostics.  In case you haven’t noticed, all diagnostic procedures at HiCaliber start at $500 no matter what.  I should also remind people that many insiders have said that Manson has put the word out that she wants these sad horses to `rescue’ because they bring in the most money and it certainly worked with this mare.    They were up over $900 last I checked even though the vet had already been out there and the prognosis is that she’s not operable.  What is sad is that despite her appearance, she seems to still have a quality of life but will likely get blown away by Manson within 10 days. Why feed and care for a horse that is terminal when you have lips that need filling and nails that need done?  Ending up at HiCaliber is not what I would consider landing softly.

 

Before I finish making sense out the Sunday mess, I need to reintroduce some of you to Bubba Misner. aka Voldy Jr.  Make sure you watch the little video clip of Bubba I posted up above here.  Bubba is the one on the left in the red shirt. It’s not very long and if I had to see it, the rest of you should too.  Bubba always plays along with HiCaliber’s lies because he makes a lot of money off them.  In the past, if he came across a skinny horse or one like the mare with the tumor, they would be worthless to him.  He would lose money shipping them to slaughter because they’d be rejected at the border and they are not fit for human consumption.  Ever since HiCaliber has come along, these horses are beer money and then some for Bubba.  Manson will tell you that they have taught him a new way to do business and, yet again, she’s lying out the lie hole.  They’ve merely opened up another stream of income for him because the fact is, he still ships horses to Chavez and she knows it.  Now, please notice the picture up above of Bubba at Mike’s auction and the Paint mare leaving the ring.

Bubba took this mare to the last auction at Mike’s and, as he usually does, ran the bid up on her to the point he had to take her back home.  This is the same mare pictured up above with Bubba in the ring with her.  I believe they passed her out at around $490 or something close.  Contrary to what Manson claimed, none of the main rescues in attendance bid on her.  She isn’t generally the kind of horse that needs to be rescued and since Bubba is notorious for running up his own bid, they don’t play his games.  Manson says it’s because other rescues talk shit about him and he doesn’t want them to have the horses and that’s a lie.  Bubba would sell his own mother to pimp if he thought he could turn a profit on her.  He doesn’t care who buys his horses.  The other reason he doesn’t mind so much about bringing a horse home from Mike’s is because he knows full well that HiCaliber will buy whatever.  This time was no exception.

Since Manson was in the area, she said she was going to `swing by’ and check out this paint mare.  That’s the story she told anyhow.  I’m not sure much swinging by happened since it seems all these horses were at Bubba’s, but it sounded much more impressive to the village idiots.  She did say the mare had been no saled at Mike’s, but that’s about as much truth as she injected into the situation.  She said the `guy’ aka Bubba, had bought her and she wasn’t going to work for his `program’.  Since she doesn’t look like a bucking horse, the only other programs we know Bubba has is slaughter and flipping so that was a tip-off right there that there will likely be a large hole in this mare somewhere.  Somewhere between the paypal donations, the multiple live feed donations, they raked in enough money for this mare who was originally going to be a PB offering, so they decided to keep her because she was possibly pregnant and has a `deep cough’.  I wouldn’t put too much weight on the pregnancy diagnosis just yet because Manson hasn’t run her patented titty check that we know of.  For those of you keeping score, that was 4 horses plus one foal bought off Misner on Sunday with only two going back to HiCaliber, one of whom is already on the euth list and slated to be carved up for science afterwards.  I can’t even begin to say how much money they raked in between the different live streams, paypals, and shifting of funds between horses.  Let’s just say more than enough to cover two tickets to see Britney Spears and the gas money.

The above horse is Paula.  This young filly was brought home from auction early in October and here she is three weeks later sporting that malnutrition belly and ribs while the wound she had on her hock goes untreated.  Quite the upgrade the poor little girl got.  I just have to wonder why it is that Manson can’t plunk her ass in the golf cart and even just LOOK at these horses if she thinks she knows so much.  Anybody with the most basic knowledge about horses could see that this filly is losing condition at the rescue.  It’s just not that hard, but given the fact that they are having trouble finding people to come and feed the horses, chances are we know at least part of the reason why she is deteriorating and she’s probably not the only one.  This is NOT rescue.

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After the heavy material I posted last week, I promised to share a little good news to keep y’all going.  I’m sure many of you were hoping for pics of people wearing orange or something dramatic like that, but we’re not there yet.  However, I can show you the above pic that at least lets people know that their voices are being heard.  The Attorney General now has an open file and everything that is sent from now on will be put in that file for review.  This is a giant step towards getting an investigation started. I’m sorry I can’t show more just yet.  It’s not my letter and a little mystery is a good thing at times.  Best to not show all the cards.  What I would like to remind people is that there are miles to go before we sleep.  This is a good start but not yet a slam dunk, so keep on doing what you’re doing as far as reporting and speaking out.  It’s working.

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One of the way Manson keeps what’s left of her village idiots loyal is by demonizing the advocates and spouting her twisted logic when she gets caught in a lie or being a cow.  A favorite rant of hers is that we are all anti euthanasia, which means we can’t be anti slaughter.  Try as I might, I haven’t been able to connect those two things and it doesn’t really matter.  I have yet to see an anti-slaughter advocate, myself included, state that they are anti euthanasia.  I am, however, anti unnecessary euthanasia and I’m vehemently anti 30% vet experimenting on animals.  She tells her idiots that since it’s too difficult to make charges stick against these flippers and trippers, it’s better to befriend them even though it means that by giving them an outlet for their `waste’, they will have even more money to hurt even more horses.  By Manson’s own logic we shouldn’t bother with drunk driving laws or any laws at all because they always get broken eventually.

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There was a time I felt it worth it to try to educate the village idiots and even Manson, but I’ve long since learned that there is no point.  They don’t want to know the truth.  It doesn’t pay as well.  It’s not exciting.  Way more fun to paint Bubba Misner as the bad boy with the heart of gold rather than the truth of him which is that he drinks too much, has misogynistic tendencies and exploits vulnerable animals all while still living at home.  Much more fun to think of Manson as this ballsy lesbian underdog that defied the odds rather than the opportunistic hosebeast that fucked over friends and family alike and gets off on exploiting animals and shooting them in the face. Just like it ruins everything when you find out your favorite TV character or soap star is nothing like the role they play and is actually a completely shitty human being.  There’s no fun in that at all, so you don’t seek out the truth lest it blow your image of somebody.

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So here we are on another Tuesday.  I don’t feel good thinking about what poor animals will get scooped up and drug back to the feedlot never to be heard of again.  Does anybody ever ask after the little pig and cows they bought a few weeks ago?  No?  How about Dagus, Fuego, Dochas, and countless other recent purchases that we literally have never seen or heard from again?  Is Ryland still running the fence?  Why is it that Shiloh, who was supposed to be PB purchase, couldn’t be gelded when they usually have the nuts in the frying pan in under 24 hrs in all other cases.  Was it because he’s a pretty color?  I don’t suppose we’ll get answers for most of these questions and so many more that seem to weigh heavily on everybody but the village idiots.

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Before they fire up the algorithm posts today, I want to do a little rescue math with the readers here.   Manson always likes to brag about how many horses they have `saved’, but not only does she never really tell anybody how she arrives at those numbers, they don’t exactly paint a clear picture.  It’s easy enough to throw out a big number to dazzle a few idiots when you don’t break it down.  Strictly dealing with horse they have acquired in 2017, they have killed more than they have successfully adopted out.  As of last Friday, the numbers are 63 dead with 61 successfully placed in new homes.  There have been 8 of the 2017 horses returned from adoption and 2 sent off to one last good home.   Horses that went to other rescues number 21 with many of those horses never having actually set foot on HiCaliber property.  This leaves 120 of their 2017 intakes pending either at the feed lot, foster or training.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but those aren’t very impressive numbers to me.   They are especially not that great when you consider that the 63 dead number is only for 2017 horses and does not take into account the ones that they took in prior to this year that met their end there as well.  Of course Manson likes to make fun of people who keep track of such things.  That’s not sexy and facts get in the way of grifting.  Well, as she’s laughing it up maybe somebody will take the time to show her the above meme and see if she still laughs.  I’m sorry I can’t give out the answer to it just yet, but Manson knows and that’s good enough for now.  For the rest of you that are dug in for the horses, please stay the course and keep speaking out.  It IS working.  Trust.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Casey, as he was found by morning feeders

 

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

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

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

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I don’t like Tuesdays.   This seems to be a recent development, so I’m sure most of you can figure out the reason why.  I used to not really feel one way or another about them, but ever since the whole HiCaliber saga flared up some months ago, I usually wake up on Tuesdays with this sense of foreboding.  I’m guessing this Tuesday will not be much different.  If anything, after last week, my impending sense of doom has kicked in a little earlier than normal and I’m bumming out on a Monday evening too.  However, I’m hopeful after the events of last week, that maybe this Tuesday will suck a little less than last week.  Still I like to leave a little something for people to wake up to on this day.  For those of you that are animal welfare advocates, it’s nice to have some new information to put out and for our `guests’ who like to hit refresh, screenshot and make us famous, well, they need material too.  So, let’s do a short n sweet today, I have some fun things and some less than fun things to pass along today straight from the inner sanctum and my inbox.  Pull up a seat!

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Most of you may have noticed that Manson was a bit more quiet than usual on social media this week.  That’s because she took an all expense trip to Dallas for the weekend.  She treated us to a live feed on Friday, which meant that she could say it was rescue business, but played coy with the reason for her trip.  Turns out there was a No Mean Girls conference and the irony of her probably attending it was not lost on most.  Perhaps she was being used as a teaching specimen or something.  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need to learn how to be a meaner girl.  I don’t know.  I don’t think I want to know either.  What is relevant is that she took the time to talk about the permit yet again and how badly they are needing the cash because they have to make their payment or whatever next week.  I think the amount they absolutely HAD to have last week was about $2k.  Strangely, the registration to the mean girls was $450, so if you factor in that, airfare, hotel, car rental, meals in addition to incidentals, you’re going to be close to 2k for this little excursion.  Just for good measure, she made sure to issue a veiled threat about having to shut down and making exit plans which may or may not include more mass executions.  Because nothing is ever Manson’s fault she made sure to remind us all about complaint based system and how this caught them off guard and the critics and blah blah blah…Speaking of being caught off guard by this permit process, I got a gift in my inbox not so long ago.

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So this was from all the way back in February of 2015.  Of course we know that since getting punted out of the Homes for Horses Coalition last year, that they will not be working with the ASPCA on anything now or ever, but the funny part is they KNEW there was an issue back then.  I’m not sure if any of what this person was told was true, but we do know where they are at now and that is out of extensions as of this week.  I can’t wait to see how this gets spun!

During Manson’s little live hit from Dallas, she informed us that even though they have to get down on numbers, they will continue going to auction on Tuesdays.  How they plan to reduce the hoard is through adoptions and `placements’.  The placement part kinda bothered me knowing that she likely considers under the tarp with a bullet in the head as a placement of sorts given her little killing spree the past few weeks.  However, they have been having these adoption events which pretty much amount to fire sales.  You can come and adopt a horse right on the spot, often for $1, and as long as you have never posted on a page that questions HiCaliber or are on the friend list of anybody that has, you get a horse!  No home check needed!  Then, you get to have your horse featured over and over again on algorithm bump posts whether you give regular updates or not.  Awesome deal.  Sadly, not always such a great deal for the horses.  Camilla was one of the OTTB20 who wasn’t actually an OTTB, so because she was solid colored that must mean she was AQHA.  She was shown on what passes for a test ride  a few months ago and was one of a two horses that looked distinctly off on the video.  Just the same, they slapped her on the ass and sent her off to a new home, only to be returned within 2 weeks due to not vetting clean.  It may be worth asking after her on a regular basis because I hear her issue may not be fixable and we all know how pasture puffs make out, especially when they are in downsizing mode.

Yet another horse on his way back to HiCaliber.  Poor Woody aka Buddy has been bouncing around for quite a while starting back before he even got to HiCaliber.  He is currently on his way back as yet another adoption return due to being too much horse for his new person.  Now he’s what would be called `behavioral’ which never ends well for horses at HiCaliber.  There are some rumblings about him getting The Fice and even though we haven’t really talked much about Fice-hole lately, he’s still  engaging in fuckwittery and horse abuse on a daily basis.  Amanduh’s name has also been tossed about and while she doesn’t appear as abusive as Fice, she’s also not likely to fix anything for this poor horse either unless picking up the wrong lead and crabbing around with hollowed out back is the end goal.

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O’Brian just before dying

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O’Brian intake

I know the top picture got quite a bit of negative attention this past week.  For reasons known only to themselves, HiCaliber elected to post this pic as part of as series of pics designed to bump the algorithms.  Naturally, none of the village idiots saw a problem with the pic or even bothered to ask who the horse was.  It’s not really about the horses for them.  The horse in this picture was O’Brian and this was right before he was put down.  He got down in the shit and couldn’t get back up.  He was clearly much thinner than when he first got to HiCaliber and this was his `soft landing’.  Thankfully, there appeared to have been a volunteer there that gave him the kindness of a drink and the last thing O’Brian saw was NOT Manson on the other end of the gun.  Small mercies, I suppose.  I know they claimed this horse was `neuro’, but it looks to me like starvation may have been a factor too.  I’m not even a 30% vet, but this horse looks to have lost a whole bunch of condition in little more than a month.  He wasn’t in great shape when they got him, but he appears to have gotten even worse.  Of course we know from previous live feeds, that Manson doesn’t waste money on dental or much of anything besides a few flakes of hay on horses she plans to kill and she was dropping hints about poor O’Brian from the first day he got there.  RIP O’Brian #sayhisname

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Yup, they’re talking about donating a horse.  Apparently it’s to a police department and their motivations aren’t exactly altruistic.  I’m actually not sure why The Manson Family is so hung up on getting HiCaliber horses into police work.  It’s a really shitty job for a horse; pounding around on pavement in the heat and working way harder than most horses.  I wouldn’t really want any horse to go to that kind of life even if they are well cared for.  It’s a tough life and, from what I have seen, most of their rescues aren’t suitable even if they are sound enough.  I’m pretty sure they mounted patrol doesn’t make a habit of drugging everything to its knees each and every day it’s being ridden either.  All that aside, do you know what would be even better PR?  Taking proper care of the horses they have and not acting like a bunch of vulgar yahoos every time they show up at a public function.

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Manson has a new/old pet moving into the house Dana vacated.  Jonassthan has been a particularly nasty foot soldier on social media for a long time and now Manson gets to have her favorite attack dog living right on the same property at the donor’s expense or at least partial expense.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised considering Jonassthan has enjoyed a lot of benefits on the donor dollar in the past.  Round and round we go.   I’m not all that concerned about it other than the fact that Manson’s rectum must be like a clown car there are so many people wedged up her ass lately.  We’re going to have to put ankle bracelets on them since all we can see is a bunch of feet hanging out as they jostle for position.

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I keep hoping that I’m going to wake up one day and see a page full of invoices, vet reports and updates. I hope that there will be a Tuesday that they decide not to go to auction and maybe just take care of what they have.  I should probably also disclose that I hope to win a lottery some day and that’s probably far more likely to happen.  Still, it’s worth pressing on.  The very fact that rather than prove their detractors wrong,  they choose to fight dirty shows me we’re right to take up this cause.  Rather than make the changes needed to silence the critics, they spend their time on social media egged on by a bunch of bottom feeders and shut ins.  Meanwhile horses go without water and basic care while Manson and all her chosen ones live for free on the donor dollars.  She’s not worried about having to shut down.  That’s more emotional blackmail designed to get people digging deep.  I’m bracing myself for what sort of grifting is about to go down with auction today and the permit fees due this week.  You know there is going to be plot lines, new characters and a body count.  This is not rescue.  This is not horses first.  This needs to end.

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

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

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

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Presley and Paula

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

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

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

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Vegas

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

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

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

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How about the main post then?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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