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I know, I know.  I keep saying I’m working on the next post.  I still am and, in fact, there are actually 2 posts in various stages in the queue aka when I get around to finishing them.  It’s not that they are overly long or maybe even all that interesting but they are there and they will eventually be here.  Some things just take a bit longer to marinate when you have the luxury of them not being `out there’ yet.  For now though, I have another more time sensitive update which will be short and sweet.  I’m kinda digging the short and sweet updates.  They could almost be habit-forming if I wasn’t so burned out on this shit show.

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I have posted this screenshot back on the post, Tick Tock. That was back in mid September when there was still the slightest chance that Manson would actually honor her eviction notice and get gone.  It is clearly stated that they were expected to be down to 39 or fewer horses by October 10th which might be why Manson was refusing to allow the compliance officers on the property to do their most recently scheduled check.  That  brings us to today’s update.  As per Manson’s demands, the compliance officer obtained a warrant and posted a notice on their fence last Monday.  It was giving them 24 hours notice that county would be coming in with the Sheriff to do their head counts.  This received no response so, on Halloween, the warrant was served by the sheriff and the check was done. The sheriff remained with Manson during the check and she was `not happy’, which is a direct quote.  The number of horses was in excess of 40 which puts them out of compliance.  No surprise there given their latest hay ask and the math attached to that.  However, the loophole is that the `official’ number of horses excludes personally owned horses.  We know that Manson claims ownership of at least a dozen horses all the time and up to 16 or more some of the time depending on circumstances.  Wrinkles currently owns 2 and Cammy has adopted one as well.  However, HiCaliber has so far not provided any documents proving who owns which horses and the county is prepared to issue a citation should they not do this.  They have also copied their attorney, Mr. Fancy Socks, in on the demand letter.  Should they not respond, things will continue to move fairly quickly.  It appears that unlike the IRS, San Diego county means it when they issue a deadline.  The only problem with all this is that, if you look on the top of the compliance schedule, the property owner is the one that is going to end up getting the fines as the permit goes to the property.  I’ll give you three guesses as to how many fucks Manson gives about the property owner getting a citation or fine.

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So, that is the current state of affairs at the feed lot as we enter the eighth month of their long and drawn out goodbye.  It would seem Manson is in quite a pickle.  In order to get code compliance off her ass, she needs to claim ownership of all but 3 horses.  If she does that, she’s going to be in even more hot water for fundraising for her own personal hoard.  I have to think this super private adoption event she’s planning on hosting next week plays into all this.  It also appears from her latest ramblings that she’s going to try to make a comeback of sorts since none of her other grifts have worked out as well as of late.  Clearly she is mistaking silence for complacency in some quarters and that is a huge mistake.  Rest assured that boots remain on the ground and everything is still open.  And that’s all I have to say about that…..for now.

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I apologize for the radio silence lately.  I’m sure there are a few conspiracy theories floating around as to why but it’s really no more complicated than a) I’m busy AF this time of year b) Not much to report that is newsworthy or relevant c) I procrastinate…a lot!  Also, I actually have been working on a few other things, but they keep getting pushed to the back burners as my attention is required elsewhere. We’ll deal with all that on another day.  For today, I’ve got a minor update which seems best to document in a post rather than lose it in the comments.  It’s short and sweet so no need to settle in.  Save that for the next one when I get around to putting it up.

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One of the things that has been mentioned in prior posts it the whole permit issue and their lack of compliance that has been going on for over a year.  While the village idiots have conveniently forgotten about the 20k that was raised to cover the permit that never happened, Code Enforcement has not forgotten and has been diligent in making sure that HiCaliber is sticking to their compliance schedule.  Sadly, as with all things Manson, that hasn’t gone according to plan.  The Code Enforcement Officer did show up at the ranch for an unannounced visit some time in September.  I am told that `didn’t go well’ as they met Manson for the very first time and she kinda freaked out on them and would not allow them to count heads or do a walk through.  Wrinkles has always been the point of contact and was supposed to schedule the October compliance but has yet to do that either.  At some point, the word out of HiCaliber was that nobody was getting on that ranch without a warrant. The owner of the property has confirmed that he is in the process of evicting them and did give Code permission to inspect and do a walk through, but they are going to go by the book and obtain a warrant if HiCaliber continue to ignore requests for a compliance inspection.  This information comes from an actual conversation with Claudia as well as the above screen shot.

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Another week, another $1500 fundraiser.  It’s funny how that’s the amount they ALWAYS seem to need even though they now only have 22 horses listed as available on their website  Of course, that number is fluid. Dottie and Kori are recent adoption returns and Dom and Suzy Q are either personal projects or HiCaliber horses depending on the day and situation. Still, if you do the math given their claims of how many bales a day they are feeding and how long their hay supply lasts, they are feeding a lot more than 20 horses.  Double that and you might be close to what the actual head count is.  Conspicuously absent from the website and radar is Telissa.  While Kori and Dottie were immediately added to the website upon their return, there has been no mention of Telissa since Manson prevented her from going to a permanent sanctuary.  Whether this is a case of Manson not being everybody’s bitch or Telissa being given sanctuary under the tarp so they could get that double body removal discount when Paxton died, is anybody’s guess.

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I told y’all this would be short and sweet.  I don’t really feel a need to rehash a bunch of things that everybody knows about and other things need to marinate a bit before dropping.  Rest assured things are being followed up on and monitored and I will share them as I am able.   I suspect this is going to drag on for a while yet to come because aside from the regular $1500 asks, the Facebook fundraisers keep rolling in, checks keep being sent and various `assets’ are being sold off/traded.   I’m sure the released Paypal funds have been burned through long ago.  What hasn’t seemed to have happened is their 2017 financials being filed with the appropriate agencies.  You’d think with such a drastically reduced number of horses and hardly any live videos these days, there would be ample time to clean up the paperwork.  You’d also think it would leave time for Manson to get a real job, but I have long since learned that applying logic or conventional morality to this situation is an exercise in futility.  Tick tock…

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Naturally, it was easy enough to follow up on whether or not these incidents were reported and if, in fact, a biologist had been assigned to look into this and what possible plan they would have to put together.  With that being said a concerned resident of Valley Center recalled that Robin Parks had recently given a presentation hosted by `Friends of HellHole Canyon. This resident reached out to see about a possible wild animal attack in Valley Center.  Robin Parks was not aware of any such report and suggested that CA Fish and Wildlife should be contacted to see if a report was filed and what its status was.  Mr. Parks also offered to consult with one of the leading experts in California, Dr. Winston Vickers of UC Davis.  He was provided with the photos that HiCaliber had shared of the injured horses.  After consulting with Dr Vickers, the consensus was that the injuries to the horses were not caused by a mountain lion or coyote and were likely from a pole, fence or tree.  Further, California Fish and Wildlife responded that there was not enough evidence to support a depredation permit and had closed the matter almost immediately.
Also, just for the sake of clarity and education, these are pictures of an actual and confirmed mountain lion’s paw prints along with a cast of one.  These were not from anywhere near HiCaliber but they are in an area populated by horses and ponies and not a single one has been attacked or otherwise injured.  The paw prints are large, so if you truly were looking around an area a horse was known to be injured in, they would be kinda hard to miss.
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Now that we have established that the injuries to Rizzo and Meatball were not a result of a wild animal attack, I thought it would be interesting to show the actual state of some of the pens at HiCaliber within the last week.  If you notice, the one pen is actually the one Manson keeps her personal horses in and not only is there pipe fencing, it is all busted up.  This picture is less than a week old.  I guess Amberloser didn’t bother to waltz her ass down to Pyramid if she really was at the farm.  It’s also important to note that they are in the process of tearing down portable pens and shelters so horses are being juggled around.  Rizzo was down in vineyard at some point in the recent past.  As most of us realize, new horses in a group means new pecking orders and some squabbles.  The injury on the bay horse does appear to be from a kick or blunt force. At this point, I’ve pretty much accepted that we’ll never get a straight or honest answer from HiCaliber so the entertainment value is in watching them dodge the questions.
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It was also interesting that Manson went out of her way to point out her dogs just so happened to be spending a rare evening inside.  I found this a weird thing for her to bring up considering nobody even suggested they had anything to do with it.  What I have heard is that Manson’s faux service dog, the parking lot German Shepherd, is somewhat unruly and a bit ignorant around livestock.

 

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

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