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My, my, where to start today?  Just when I think I have everything current and caught up and maybe, just maybe, the HiCaliber Shit Show will simmer down for a bit, they say `Hold my Fireball’ and sink to new levels of fuckery. Actually, I think we blew past fuckery a few days ago and we’re breaking new ground now.  I need a new word.  Between the `Freedom Walk’ for the first 12 horses to arrive, a glorious meltdown on Charles Manson Michelle’s part, we have an amazing piece of fiction posted by the Cryer in Chief, Romney.  I figured I’d just get this stuff out of the way before the next batch of horses complete their journey out of the frying pan and into the fire.


HiCaliber Savannah

So, as mentioned above, the first 12 horses from Louisiana arrived in southern California in the wee hours of Friday morning.  Because the rig couldn’t negotiate the drive way at HiCaliber, the horses had to be offloaded in a parking lot nearby and reloaded onto smaller rigs, one of which belonged to Michelle.  That’s important because she took the opportunity to bitch about her truck some more and tell us how using it for HiCaliber business has ruined it so now she needs a new one.  She needs it for the rescue, of course, but it will belong to her.   This is usually how she manifests things she wants.  Whine about something and then say it’s for the rescue and whatever it is usually becomes hers within weeks.  I’m sure the dollars involved in this latest stunt were going to go a long ways towards making that new truck appear before people started asking questions and wanting some accountability.


No Burns!

Miraculously, all horses arrived alive, despite hauling straight through from Louisiana and being onboard for 28 or more hours.  It was probably closer to 30 by the time they started to unload.  They left before the sun went down in Louisiana on Wednesday and arrived at HiCaliber between 3 and 4AM on Friday morning.  A very long trip for some pretty fragile horses.  Lucky for them, they were in good hands until reaching California.


Practicing Biosecurity HiCaliber Style

Now, I ‘m not sure how many readers here have had the occasion to ship horses long distances, but I have both as a driver and as the person that kissed them on the nose and then met them at the final destination.  Always, always, always, there was some preparation to ensure they arrived healthy and I’m talking about horses in peak condition.  Little things like electrolytes before, during and after.  Soaking their hay en route and letting them get their heads down to rest.  Feeding a bit of oil before and after to keep things moving a bit.  Usually after a long haul, we walk them out and get them drinking for a bit and then just let them settle.  I guess I should have consulted Michelle at HiCaliber, because she has recently informed us she knows 30% of what any vet knows and decided to do the intakes on these 12 horses herself. This meant that these poor horses, a few of which literally staggered off that rig, had to stand around tied up in the barn area for upwards of FOUR HOURS after they had just traveled for over 30 hours.  They were offered water, but otherwise had to stand around while Michelle played vet and appeared to do everything within her power to ensure they would end up with colic.  This included dicking around measuring them, putting a weight tape on them and fiddle farting with her stethoscope.  For some reason only some got Exceed.  Maybe that was only for the ones that coughed the loudest or something.  I dont’ know, but she was muttering something about not having enough.  Apparently it was a surprise to her that these horses were coming or something.  Then, in an astonishing display of ignorance, she blammed them all with dewormer and many, if not all with banamine.    I guess she also wanted to mask any symptom of a gut ache when those worm loads started moving, so they are in serious trouble by the time the pain killers wear off.  Just to make sure she sedated a few because they weren’t all lethargic enough.  WTF?  I know of no vet or horse person for that matter, that would deworm a horse in such fragile health immediately after such a long haul.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  That poor little cribber mare she purchased last Tuesday got the Michelle intake treatment and here are her before and after pictures.  This horse only came off Misner’s lot on Tuesday and is a skeleton by Thursday.  Obviously a very sick and dehydrated horse presumably sharing a quarantine area with a bunch of other very sick horses.   I’m not sure how you could see a horse fail that quick and not be alarmed, but business as usual for HiCaliber.

After all the hype about these 2O OTTBs that became not OTTBs and mostly not even TBs, obviously a lot of people tuned in for the live feed of their arrival.  Based on things that various members of the HiCaliber crew had said before and because they were still operating under the assumption that HiCaliber actually practice transparency rather than just pay lip service to it, there were questions as it was all unfolding.  There were questions about the length of time the horses were on the trailer and why they had not had a layover.  There were questions about biosecurity measures being taken as many of these horses had deep coughs and were leaking some pretty green snot from their eyes and noses.  Couple that with how lethargic they all were (also symptoms of shipping fever, which can occur in much less than the magic 34 hours Michelle ranted about), and that they had come off a large feed lot of disease on the other side of the country, these were valid questions.  Afterall, they were standing tied right outside the barn and two of the more fragile ones were given box stalls in the barn with other HiCaliber horses.  Michelle was overheard saying that it was ok because there was no nose to nose contact.  I guess the minimum 30 feet for proper quarantine against airborne bugs isn’t a thing in southern California, but she does have her magical blood machine that apparently predicts the future or something.  That’s not even counting her tromping around in Ugg boots that are perfect hosts for germs and nearly impossible to disinfect.    When people starting asking about the length of the haul and why no layover, Michelle lost her shit in the most glorious of meltdowns.  It was a three parter actually and it was as f-bomb, poor me, and no accountability laden as anything I’ve seen spew out of her lying lie hole to date.  Anybody that dared to ask a question was singled out as a hater and told that the HiCaliber Facebook page was her safe space and that she wasn’t having it.  So much for transparency!  The funny part is she was mostly pissed that people were asking why there were no layovers when they had been told there would be and she denied it.  Once again, the HiCaliber crew did not consult each other before lying.  Oh my!  LOL.


So, after this meltdown and the horses were finally allowed to rest, Michelle left to go hang upside down in her closet or do whatever it is that witches do in the daylight hours.  I think she mentioned something about getting her lashes done and hopefully her eyebrows drawn back on too, but I guess that’s her business.  The fun part was Romney took over the boss mare role and laid down an amazing work of fiction for the village to eat up and the rest of us to enjoy.  It’s been awhile since we had story time with Romney and I could almost imagine her slurping her wine, while breathing heavy and attempting to smise for the camera through her seven layers of mascara and kohl eyeliner.  Good times! Let’s break it down, shall we?

Well, at least it’s nice to see them embrace what this farce has been.  A scam.  It’s a start.  One of the HiCaliber go to deflections has always been to call anybody that dares question them or critique what they’re doing a `hater’.  I know Michelle has a whole decade of hanging out with horses but, believe it or not, some of us have a lifetime of being with horses and have actually paid the bills working with them without having to start gofundme accounts.  What a concept!  The first issue I have had with all of this from Jump Street, is referring to the original efforts as `OTTB20′.  They don’t even have 10 OTTBs and calling them `Argentinian’ doesn’t really count. It was always a marketting ploy.   Satan Tara, has long been known for making up breeds and back stories on horses depending on what she thinks a potential mark buyer wants to hear.  In this case, the players got played by a master.  The funny thing about these funds needed, is that they always end up as nice round numbers that end in 0 or 5 and there is rarely ever an invoice or receipt posted after the fact because it’s on to the next and they know the village idiots are easily distracted.  They also like to run everything through paypal so there is no grand total that their village can see.  It’s alway a take their word for it situation with these guys.  Calling this stunt a `rescue’ is a complete lie.  These horses, regardless of their condition. were purchased for very inflated prices from a horse trader.  They were never booked to go to slaughter.  Thompson’s lot has no contract and cannot ship to slaughter.  Their next stop out of there was not slaughter.  Period.


HiCaliber Floyd – shipped 1700 miles like this.

We do agree that this shit show began on May 11th, but Romney kinda glosses over things.  There was originally 16 alleged OTTBs offered for sale via Thompson’s Horse Lot and there was a picture shown of a horse with sores on her lip.  This got a lot of attention on social media and despite being asked to stand down and allow the local people to handle this so the person that did this to that horse could be held accountable, HiCaliber couldn’t resist the publicity and money skimming opportunity and got involved.  Suddenly, one or two horses became `many horrifically burned’ and abandoned by other rescues and OMG the truck was coming!!!  It also turned into 20 horses and we know the rest from a previous blog post. (The $40,000 Rescue Swindle )  The village raised over 40k, thought to be closer to 50k when all was said and done.  This was just for the first round of begging.



I guess Michelle is prescient because she knew about the additional 15 OTTBs on Monday when she asked for 30k on the Channel 10 News to rescue them. She had started feeling out the village idiots about going after them a day or two before. (Channel 10 News ) Jacob and Tara claimed they came in over the weekend, but it makes HiCaliber look less shady to say they showed up on Dump Your Horse Tuesday at the Thomspon Lot, so consider history rewritten in the Gospel According to Romney.  The only issue is that if they really had only come in on Tuesday, how could their blood have been drawn on Saturday like they claimed and vet work done because some of the group ended up on the first load out.  Something isn’t passing the smell test here and it’s not just the Thompson Lot.


Thompson’s Hell Hole

Really, it’s just a shit hole feed lot and not `THE NATIONS LARGEST FEED LOT’. Maybe they are the nation’s filthiest, but they’re not even the shadiest although not through lack of effort on Tara’s part.  I guess the exaggeration is for dramatic effect though, much like the crying and heavy breathing we are constantly subjected to.  Romney may think she was being compassionate for allowing the healthy and marketable horses to stay in Louisiana so that she could save ones that needed her more, but those of us familiar with Satan Tara’s antics, know exactly what went down.  She conned Romney into leaving the horses she could make some serious coin on and talked her into taking some that were in no shape to ship anywhere and, even if they did have a slaughter contract, weren’t worth a dime because they were so emaciated and sick.  Way to horse trade, Romney!  You just cleaned up their mess and paid for the privilege.


Really, nobody but the HiCaliber contingent was all the surprised that they didn’t end up with a truckload of burned lips and really only came home with one or two horses that had mouth ulcers.  The part about Kill Pen 10 being misprint is kind of a tough sell though.  They’ve edited the original gofraudme gofund me account several times, but they couldn’t seem to figure out how to edit it to Kill Pen 8 for accuracy?  It also gets awkward when they have another board member commenting and further confusing matters.  Don’t they have secret bat cave page where they can get their stories straight or something?


The 6k hauling bit is important, because as Michelle ranted about several times on Friday, they originally had a 10k donation towards hauling when they were still trying to tell people that all these horses they were bringing home were OTTBs.  One single donor, offered up the funds for one truck, but they neglected to tell the other people giving til it hurt this had happened.  Then, because karma is a bitch, apparently the donor was not amused with the bait and switch tactics and withdrew the funds for all but 2k as she did not want to support buying out or the kill pens.  Her interest was soley in getting OTTBs out of there.  Make of that what you will, but I can envision why this is making Michelle extra cranky today and it ain’t because the remaining horses have to haul cheap.



Did you catch that?  Shame on everybody for making them bring the horse with the alleged burned lip that started this all home.  Romney is learning to spin stories nearly as fast as SatanTara, but then again, she’s not new to the feedlot game either.  Notice how the cremello Michelle wanted just got absorbed into the group expense account as far as vetting, shoeing etc.  Apparently, I undershot the amount of horses Michelle personally owns and keeps at the rescue in my previous blog post.  This mare brings the total closer to 9 from what I have been told.  So, while Romney is shaming people for bringing the mare Zeva home, remember that there is something like 9 of Michelle’s personal horses taking up space and resources on the donor dollar and she’s not the only ranch resident keeping a horse for free there.  I guess it’s no biggie considering they keep bringing more and more horses in despite their lack of room so they never say `full’.


That’s right.  They are already brokering for Satan Tara and getting their kickbacks.  Kickbacks are awesome because they don’t have to account for them.  So, they get a cut on the three private purchases.  The private buyers are paying their own way and HiCaliber can even gouge them a bit for shipping and expenses.  Even better, they still got the village idiots to donate full price  for `responsible rescue’ ​on the horses they’re bringing home which leaves some good coin for the eyelash/Fireball fund.  No Romney, you don’t have 34 `rescues’ coming home, you have 34 horses you bought off a trader coming home and I have seen nobody question the numbers in the first trailer.  I think a lot of this is blowing smoke to deflect people from asking much about the third trailer which is rumored to be close to getting there and which nobody from HiCaliber wants to talk about.  I can’t say for sure other than what Bubba Misner was boasting about at Mike’s last weekend, which also indicates he knew all along there would be a full load coming home.  If that doesn’t pan out and come to pass, Jacob is advertising that he’s bringing a load HiCaliber’s way too, so I’m sure their new BFF can stuff any or all of the remaining HiCaliber horses on there and they can act surprised and paint either Jacob or Bubba as a great guy who saved the day.  I guess they really are transparent, because they are getting easier and easier to see through!



Ok folks.  I’m going to cut things off right here for now.  There are more details about the intakes, there are six more horses on the way and there are some other things that hit my inbox that probably need to be shared too, but they need to be vetted first.  I never really wanted to write a novel and I certainly don’t want to write one this weekend, so unless something other than the run of the mill shit show occurs let’s take a day or two and let all this marinate.  Remember that none of these horses ever asked to be exploited this way and they all deserve to live.  The sooner we can stop funding these feed lots and faux rescues, the sooner this all ends for horses.  There is a better way, but you have to take away the easy way before people will listen.  Let’s do that.   I’m going to leave you with a quote from Romney before she reverted back to her old ways.


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Before I get into what is likely going to be yet another long post, I need to do a bit of house keeping.  It seems that this latest shit show with HiCaliber and the profound zealotry of the majority of their village has caused some of them to escape the butterfly nets of Facebook and find their way over here. Welcome new people, please leave your Koolaid outside.  I don’t normally moderate the comment section or make people register to post, and I don’t want to have to start.  However, behave and be civil or you go bye-bye.  Just as simple as that.  I’m not here to write fiction and I’m not here to make friends.  My`style’ of writing isn’t for everybody and it’s not going to change.  If you have delicate sensibilities, you should probably click on by.  This is what works for me.   I’m also not going to discuss my genitals nor do you have to listen to me belching, chewing my cud or farting.  If you dig that sort of thing, then go back to HiCal and fill your boots.   Now, let’s get on with the latest chapter in the Great Rescue Swindle.  Before we get too far into things, I need y’all to read the screen shots I have posted below.  Just click on them to make them bigger. Read them and be clear on the dates.  I know it’s a lot, but humor me.  It’s important to the rest of what I’m going to write today.

The above screen shots were from a post outlining the official HiCaliber stance on kill pens up until last week. They even mentioned the SAFE Act and how important it was to end slaughter.  Sadly, their morals swing like their moods over there.  Nobody should really be all that surprised given some of their antics in the past.  If it has shock value and bumps those precious algorithms, then ethics are out the window.  You can read the last two entries on this blog to get up to speed, but where we hit pause was with Romney and Maloree flying out to Louisiana to catalog horses and the Charles Manson of Rescue aka Michelle, staying home to probably shoot a lot of horses in order to make room for the newbies.  In the midst of all that, she took some time out to give an interview to Emily Thode of Channel 10 News in San Diego.  Michelle talked about the 20 OTTBs without mentioning that they weren’t actually OTTBs and then she decided to fabricate the story that there is a huge illegal black market horse meat trade and that’s where all these poor horses were bound for before they decided to butt in.  FYI it is not illegal to ship to slaughter in Louisiana and there is nothing black market about it.  This is why advocates are fighting so hard to bring in the SAFE Act.  As she told us in a later live feed, you have to use what grabs attention and TBs seem to be the ones that makes people pay attention and bring in the money.  Apparently,  fabricating a mysterious black market works too.  We should believe everything she tells us though because she has a whole decade of being around horses to base her opinions on.  Here’s a link to the interview for shits and giggles.  (Channel 10 interview )


Because they have to keep their friendly neighborhood kill buyer, Bubba Misner, sweet, Michelle and her favorite ass barnacle had to shuffle off to the Ontario, Ca auction on Tuesday to buy even more horses despite the fact they are well over capacity.  It was a slow day, so she actually had to go to Bubba’s house afterwards to dig up two more to fill her weekly quota.  She wasn’t really amused that her village idiots wanted to rescue the sad cribber mare with an open wound over a pretty Andalusian mare which she told them she could turn over quicker.  Umm, is this horse trading or rescue?  You always hear them talking about their `general fund’ which is mainly topped up by the auction markups and the $650 over for `responsible rescue’ aka Michelle’s slush fund.  That’s why it’s pretty rare to see them come home from Tuesday auctions with any less than six horses. This pit stop was after they had already purchased a gray mare from Misner at auction for $700 and pretended they didn’t know who they bought it from.  It was the same gray mare he paid something like $410 at Mike’s auction two days earlier. She was really in nice shape and kinda pretty, so not exactly sure why she needed to be rescued for that price and why they went so high for her other than maybe Bubba’s feelings were hurt that they bought so many horses from Louisiana.  At any rate the mare was a bit funny about having her head handled and Michelle seemed afraid of her so I’m sure she’ll find a reason to shoot her soon or shuffle her off to Andrew Fice to get the crap pounded out of her.  Pretty sure the cribber mare isn’t long for the world either as Michelle acted pretty disgusted by her.  I would suggest a person go over to their FaceBook page and ask for updates in a few weeks but they have removed their visitor comment section along with their ratings so it might be a bit tough.  They’re really transparent though!  Just ask them.


The $700 Rescue Horse still cheaper than the Louisiana horses

Meanwhile, back in Louisiana, we have Romney firing up the  live feeds for some serious drama and mascara leakage.  It is her first time in Louisiana so she is quite shocked to find she’s not in the swamp or down on the bayou and that people have nice farms.  No, I’m not talking about the Thompson shit hole, but regular people who aren’t bottom feeding douchenozzles.   She seemed genuinely disappointed that the place isn’t crawling with gators and people don’t look like they stepped off the set of Duck Hunter.  Not to be outdone by her purple haired counterpart back home, Romney immediately starts spinning some whoppers of her own and dubs Thompson’s Horse Lot `The Biggest Kill Pen in America’. This is before she actually gets there and, for the millionth time, they don’t actually have a contract to ship for slaughter nor do the major players want to mess with Jacob and his cattle rustling ass either. However,  never let the truth stop you from firing up your armchair army and getting them to hand over their lunch money in record numbers.  Give til you’re homeless!  BTW, the only way you could consider Thompson’s a kill pen is because yes, that is where horses go to die because they make a habit of not feeding them or doctoring them. That is a whole other issue we’re going to deal with at another time.


What grown woman actually films themselves crying?

It’s time to get down to the bait and switch.  For the past few days, HiCaliber has been testing the waters and gauging village reaction into getting even more horses than the original 20.  What I need people to realize is that Tara Sanders, who is Jacob Thompson’s bunk muffin, has a huge following of loony tunes all of her own. She is a stone cold liar who has caused countless horses to die in the most horrific of conditions, and I am not referring to shipping to slaughter.  She is also very charismatic.  Romney never stood a chance and was completely suckered within about 5 minutes.  Besides the charisma, Tara talks super fast and she was swapping horses in and out before Romney and Maloree knew what hit them.  So, of your original 20, Tara told them that six had other offers before they bought them so let’s just switch them out with ones that need help more.  In other words, Tara swapped out the ones in decent  weight and that had ridden well for some really skinny and sick horses and a few pregnant mares.  BTW, no such thing as a line back red dun in the TB breed, but whatevs.  Basically, HiCaliber paid $1000 per head for horses that would have been rejected at any sale yard.  However, never let it be said that southern charm is dead because Tara bought them lunch with their own money after screwing them over during round one and because the HiCaliber gals can’t live without being on live feed, they decided to do a live feed Q&A  with Satan Tara so people could ask the friendly neighborhood bottom feeding horse trader and her crash test dummy test rider anything they wanted.  Sadly, the Q&A was basically an hour long platform for Tara to pull some lies out of her ass and for Romney and Maloree to get further seduced over to the dark side.  It was gross and any time somebody asked a real question, Tara deflected and wouldn’t answer, instead spewing some self-help rhetoric.  She should realize, however, that some of us fact check, so if she did ever have 80 horses in training the two years she was a licensed trainer, she totally sucked or she’s lying . Unfortunately for her, Equibase does not lie.  It also doesn’t count horses the horses she lead over for her father as her own.

After a quick check of the gofraudme  gofundme  and paypal accounts, the ladies who lunched scampered back to the yard to get ready to triage and load some horses.  They also attempted to pick out some more who get to be `saved’.   This is where numbers and horses started flying around super fast and this is where the grifting got real.  By design, it was nearly impossible to keep track of anything.  The original 16 OTTBs with many burned out lips, which became 20 OTTBs with some burned lips, was down to 14 randoms with 4 burned lips.  Then add in the new load of TBs that had come in over the weekend. They originally said there were 15 OTTBs, but somehow those morphed into 10 Argentinian polo pony broodmares with no tattoos and maybe some are other breeds and, oops here’s a Pintaloosa too.  Would you like some NFR horses with your order as well?  Somehow lost in the shuffle are the burned lip horses except for one or two or maybe only one. Are you keeping track?  No?  You aren’t meant to be able to because that’s how grifting works. The village idiots, took the cue from their fearless leaders and promptly lost the plot as various individuals started offering to buy several horses they caught a glimpse of on live feed. Others placed orders for horses they wanted and I was kinda expecting for somebody to order up a unicorn at some point.  You could almost see the dollar signs in Tara’s pupils as so many people lost their collective shit and clamored to buy horses from her.  The more excited they got, the more heart wrenching the made up backstories became and then the wheeling and dealing began.  Somewhere along the way, the additional 15TBs that Michelle asked another 30k from the village for, became the `kill pen10′  and even though some were sold to them for $500 and maybe less (I lost track), the `ask’ remained the same.  Tara even offered to throw in a few easy flippers in there for them so they could make some money back.  One of the horses she gave to HiCaliber for free because he had cancer and she wanted him to go to a good forever home.  Romney launched into her `compassionate euthanasia’ spiel, but it fell on deaf ears.  You know, because it makes a lot of sense to subject an animal to a cross-country ship to be met with a bullet in the head. (Protip Romney, he’s gray and he has cancer.  He wasn’t in any danger of shipping, just like so many of your `rescues’ back home you get people to pony up for).  Tara basically forced the horse on her and they better hope she continues to not give a shit because even though she is pro-slaughter, it seems she is not pro euthanasia.

Finally, the big rig from KC Transport shows up to take  some of these horses back to California. Overheard during the loading was Tara asking Romney if she planned to get hair samples for DNA once they got home.  Thankfully, the village idiots were so busy salivating and touching themselves they didn’t remember that HiCaliber claimed that they had pulled blood for DNA last weekend.  I’m not even sure how they had the right paperwork on these horses considering some were only bought by HiCaliber just prior to loading and were not part of the original 20.  Personally, I’m glad that at least 12 horses are getting out on that rig as they’ll likely arrive alive even though they are being driven straight through and that’s kinda dicey for some of them to have their heads tied up that long. They were a snotty and sickly looking bunch.  I just hope they have a vet standing there when they arrive.


KC Transport

As per Hicaliber, they have at least two more trucks coming for the remaining horses and they have confirmed that one of them is ranch resident Dana, who has a hauling business.  She was trying to find a load heading to Louisiana, but it turns out she doesn’t actually have a DOT# and nobody can seem to find her company listed as a LLC in the state of California despite the fact she calls herself one, so she’s probably going to have issues at the check stations.   She also basically has a stock trailer which is perfectly fine for a local haul, but not so cool for a cross-country trek.  I would suggest they put the more high-strung ones with her though because the rumored contact buzz they will be subjected to will likely settle them a bit.

The third trailer has been a bit of a mystery as HiCaliber has been a bit vague about it.  Ok, they’ve been a lot vague.  I can’t say with 100% certainty, but Bubba Misner aka Voldy Jr. was overheard at Mike’s auction telling people he had a load to pick up in Louisiana this week.  A quick call to Misner and Sons confirmed that he was indeed headed east this week.  So, for those of you that are a bit slow on the uptake; if that is true, the majority of the remaining horses are going to come across country on a slaughter truck being driven by a kill buyer.  They better hope that he doesn’t detour to his buddy Dennis Chavez’s lot in Belen, NM considering it’s not really even out of his way.  His truck might just naturally go there out of habit or something.  I know that  Michelle and Romney aren’t well acquainted with the truth, but part of the brutality of slaughter is the long rides on these rigs without food or water.  I don’t know what to make of a `rescue’ subjecting horses to this if this actually comes to pass.  I guess wait and see, but if you don’t see that third rig with your own eyes on live feed, I’d be asking to see the shipping invoices.


The Bubbamobile aka Truck 3?

After a long, hard day of horse trading and mutually admiring and complimenting each other, it was time for the ladies to take a last wander around the lot, so that Satan Tara could further push her personal agenda.  For somebody that claims to not pay attention to the haters and not be about drama, she pretty much made sure to address all the things people say about her and her feckless boyfriend, Jacob, who happened to mistakenly buy half a million dollars worth of cattle who all died right away, which meant his checks all bounced.  He was totally persecuted as an example and he just got tired of fighting to clear his name so he decided to live his life as a convicted felon instead. She also talked about how nobody should get a horse for free right before she gave HiCaliber a horse for free.  That would be the one with cancer that she can’t sell anyhow.  Some advocates were surprised that Tara was going to allow filming on the lot until we saw she was using this as an opportunity to pretend the horses are always fed by showing us feed in a few pens.  Romney obligingly whined that she didn’t want to walk all the way to the back pens to keep things looking legit.  One of the things that seemed a little scripted between her and Romney was the set up where Tara inferred that Platinum Ticket was standing on her lot.  For those of you that don’t know who he is, please take the time to watch this short trailer.  Yes, that is Jacob and Tara in this documentary.   Of course Romney had no clue what Tara was talking about but let her ramble and commiserated with her over the evil people who are behind this documentary cashing in on this horse.  Nevermind what Tara and Jacob did to this horse…

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/157236374″>Platinum Ticket’s Final Ride Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/animalsangels”>sonja meadows</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

I hope that video makes people angry.  THAT is what Tara and Jacob do to horses.  No, they may not have a contract to ship to slaughter, but that doesn’t make them any less disgusting.  Go back and read Romney’s long post about their kill pen policy of last year. Let that sink in and then try to reconcile how she made a deal with Tara right on live feed that Tara will give her a kick back for any buyer HiCaliber sends over. This was likely inspired by the village idiots converting to the dark side so easily and Satan Tara knowing a good thing when she sees one.  Fools and their money… Not to be outdone by the village, Michelle decided to buy a cremello mare for $1000.  That’s what she said on live feed anyhow.  Then she covered herself saying it had something to do with some YouTuber they visited today and bringing a horse to his studio next week or something. I’m actually guessing this will be a similar situation to the Fjords off the slaughter11 load where the donor dollars will pay for the horse’s shipping and vet work and should she be unsound or otherwise unsuitable, she’ll just let the rescue pay for the horse.  Even more probably she will let the rescue pay for the horse and buy it off the $1 menu as soon as she arrives alive.  I believe that will bring Michelle’s personal hoard herd up to about 7 living off  donated funds.  That’s quite a few horses for a person that claims they have no income at all.


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I’m sure there will be some people who will wonder why the outrage since these horses are getting pulled out of that hell hole.  Well, besides the 1700 mile trip with sick horses to bring back to a ranch that is in no way set up to properly quarantine them, let’s think about what is going to happen to some horses as they make room for them.  HiCaliber brings in horses at such a rate, that it becomes nearly impossible for the casual viewer to keep track of them.  Michelle, herself, has said they do not always tell people when they shoot euthanize horses because nobody likes bad news.   Even if she wasn’t doing that and had room for them all, this entire stunt has crossed the line from rescue to some form of brokering/trading and that sets everybody back a long ways.  They didn’t rescue 29 horses.  They bought 29 horses at pretty inflated prices and as soon as they pull away, there will be 29 horses there to take their place or maybe even more.  They seem more concerned about being respected by these lowlifes, than they are about ending slaughter and putting an end to feed lots like Thompson’s. I was ready to see Romney out-and-out declare herself pro-slaughter by the time Satan Tara got done with her.  She never once presented a counterpoint to all the BS that was being slung.  While she was busy throwing every other rescue under the bus, it never occurred to Romney why Tara doesn’t get along with them.   I shouldn’t be surprised, I don’t think they have figured out why they got punted out of The Homes for Horses Coalition or why ASPCA dropped them from funding either.  If slaughter really did end, then so would their gravy train.  In less than one week, they have managed to con their village out of close to 70k and they aren’t done.  This is an unholy alliance with Thompsons and there is going to be a lot of horses in trouble as a result and eventually real rescue are going to have to clean up the mess.  Stay tuned people, I feel things are going to get a lot worse in the coming days.

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When I posted a blog a few days ago, I had in the back of my mind it would be a one-off and I could go back to my hiatus/retirement from blogging once I got it off my chest.  That is why I’m kinda irritated at the depth of asshattery and just outright fuckery going on with HiCaliber at the moment.  I normally don’t even care if people want to be asshats or if idiots want to give up all their coin to a scam artist.  Buyers beware and all of that.  However, the one thing that is going to light a fire under my ass every single time is when animals, specifically horses, are made to suffer due to these personality traits.  That’s what is going on right now with HiCaliber and it runs so deep and they have built up such a cult following, that one voice sometimes feels about as effective as a fart in the wind.  However, it’s no longer just one voice, it’s many voices and the truth is finally being revealed.  So, with that in mind, let’s break down the great 40k `rescue’ and shine the light on some facts.  It’s gonna be a long one, so buckle up…

As near as I can figure this entire mess started on or about May 11th, when a horse showed up at Thompson’s Feed Lot in Pitkin, Louisiana with a messed up lip.  She came in with some TBs and, all of a sudden, they were claiming the lip had been burned to hide her identity (there is still some question as to if this is actually true or wasn’t a tactic to garner sympathy by TMS).  As a result, this group of Tbs, which weren’t actually a `group’ so much as a bunch of Tbs and  random other horses that came into the feed lot around the same time, went viral.  I’m pretty sure it was the horse with the sores on her lip that pushed things over the edge.  She certainly seems to be the reason that HiCaliber got involved because they love publicity and this was getting a lot.  So, they started making noises about `maybe’ attempting this rescue.  This is where I need to make one thing very clear.  No matter what Tara Sanders says and no matter how much of a wannabe Jacob Thompson is, they do NOT have a slaughter contract.  What that means is that there was never a truck coming for those horses.  They are the lowest of the low-level horse traders and they don’t give a shit who buys their horses, but they do NOT have a contract to ship to slaughter.  When they say a horse will ship on such and such a date, that usually means they’ll be run through whatever backwater auction and you, as a private citizen, can go and buy that horse at the auction probably for a lot less than they will sell it privately to you.  It does not mean the horse is headed straight to Mexico.  What this also means is that when you buy a horse from them, you have not rescued shit.  You have bought a horse from a horse trader.  You may have upgraded the horse’s situation and prevented it from ending up in the pipeline eventually, but you are not rescuing horses by giving these people money any more than you rescue any other horse you go and buy.  Slaughter was not the next stop for any of these horses.  You are making convicted felon, Jacob Thompson rich and you are making sure he has money to buy even more horses which he won’t feed properly or look after at that junk heap property he puts them on.  I don’t know how much more clear I can be about this situation.
By early Friday morning, despite being asked to stand down and let the local advocates handle things, Michelle and Romney decided that the temptation of all this attention, not to mention the possibility of all those extra dollars to not account for was too much for them pass up and they sent a deposit on 20 horses which they promptly dubbed the OTTB20.  The problem is nobody knows which 20 horses as there were never pictures of 20 specific horses nor are these horses they are getting all OTTB.  In fact, not even half of them are even TBs. period.  They are basically going to get 20 solid colored horses.  Enjoy that little pay pal receipt up above because if past behavior is anything to go by there will never be a final invoice from Thompson’s as to what the real purchase price of these animals was, nor will there be a shipping invoice or vet bills posted.  Here are a few different cost breakdowns HiCal gave.  They encouraged people to donate through their PayPal so they could circumvent the fees, but mostly so that people didn’t have an actual total on how much was raised.  Nobody really knows what the final number was but, by their own original admission, they had raised at least 10k before they put up the PayPal asking for 40k and they still want more.


Can somebody tell me how spending close to $1000 a horse is rescue?  Do they honestly believe a horse worth that much would be offloaded for $200 on a slaughter truck?  They let their egos get the best of them and they got scammed by Jacob Thompson who is a convicted felon currently serving 10years probation for cattle theft, writing bad cheques and other shady shit.  Google him up if you want to know all the shitty things he gets into.  They just handed this sonofabtich 20k to go buy more horses or to pay his fines.  These are just a few of their little lies.  HiCaliber is now claiming that they were asked by local rescues in Louisiana to help out and pretend that they didn’t know about being asked to stand down.  Complete and 100% lies.  Before the gofundme was ever put up, they received and responded to the message posted below.  I would think anybody that truly cared about the welfare of horses would want to get on board with this request or, at the very least, not interfere with the wheels already in motion.  Instead, Michelle elected to throw Louisiana rescue under the bus, disregard this information AND help Jacob and Tara get these horses out of Louisiana before the authorities can get their ducks in a row. (Message was not sent by me, btw.  It was forwarded by a concerned advocate).

Some other lies they have told is regarding them being `asked’ to step in.  Aside from their village, who we all know are about as knowledgeable about horses as The Friends of Barbaro or Alex Brown crew, nobody really believes their shit and that any local rescues or anybody of merit asked for their help.   The village idiots eat it up because they are so invested emotionally, they don’t care that Michelle and Romney actually don’t know much about horses in general, but even less about Thoroughbreds.  I don’t think it would ever occur to any of them to actually fact check what HiCaliber puts out there or ask to see invoices and receipts.  So, to try to cover some tracks and make it look like they care about stopping this from happening again, they assure people the horses are good to go because they have had blood drawn for DNA.  The only problem with that statement is that the Jockey Club stopped blood typing in 2001 and has used hair samples ever since. (Jockey Club DNA Typing ). Highly doubtful that any blood has been drawn anyhow and Michelle was on live feed saying she cut off all communication with the person that was leading things down in Louisiana because she is Team Tara now.  I believe the real reason is that the truth and reality didn’t quite fit into her narrative and efforts to pull off a 40k stunt, but why let facts get in the way when you have a village of idiots that hang on every word you say?

They also have trouble naming these `other’ rescues that asked for their help.  I know of none of the Louisiana rescues that asked for their help and they won’t name one either.  Instead they prefer to deflect as usual.

Making a miraculous recovery from not even being able to see well enough to drive 2 days ago, Romney has volunteered as tribute to go out and catalog all these horses and supervise the vet work. This would be the same Romney that didn’t know the difference between a pony and a long yearling and thinks that any horse that so much as rests a foot is three-legged lame and stomping at flies must mean colic.  Even if she did know WTF she was looking at, they bought these horses sight unseen.  Tara and Jacob can round up any 20 horses off their lot and as long as a couple of them have tattoos, Romney isn’t going to be any the wiser and neither is anybody else.  Remember it originally was only 16 OTTBs, that somehow became 20 once HiCaliber became involved and then it was revealed that most weren’t even Tbs at all nor were they fresh off the track by any stretch of the imagination.  Not a racing plate to be found on any of them.  Way to go guys!  You just cleaned up Jacob’s lot of the ones he wasn’t going to be able to flip so easy and he can put whatever he wants in that lot because you were too stupid to get pics and videos and IDs BEFORE you went ahead and bought them.  Still, I get why it’s Romney going.  She’s somehow able to goop on more mascara than a drag queen to weep for the camera as she huffs and blows and acts out of breath.  Certainly a more sympathetic figure than Michelle discussing genitalia and raging for the camera.  People always dig deeper for Romney.  I can see it all now, as she wanders through the feedlot and acts surprised and then starts weeping for the camera while threatening to pass out as she starts huffing and puffing.  A variation of this scenario pretty much plays out each week at auction and the village idiots lap it up.  What I can’t figure out is the function of Maloree, an alleged trainer, that is also in for a free trip on the donor dollar.  From what I can tell, she doesn’t know how to tack up a horse or run a polo, but she’s somehow necessary to identify 20 horses nobody has even seen pictures of and decide how to proceed.  I probably shouldn’t be surprised considering other `trainers’ they have used in the past.  *cough*andrewfice*cough*

One of the things I find disturbing about this situation, and there are many, is that one of HiCaliber’s buzz phrases is `Horses First – Always’.  I would like to know how this little ego trip of theirs is anything close to putting the animals first.  Are they really so arrogant that they think there is nobody on that side of the country that can save and rehab horses?  I realize that they are strangers to the truth and their story changes often, but if these horses are truly emaciated, lame and in bad shape, how is it in their best interest to ship them 1700 miles in the heat?  If they were truly about their welfare, then they would take those donated funds to help place those horses locally in any one of several competent rescues and fosters right close to where they are.  Michelle wants to take her show on the road to show other rescues how it’s done and here was her chance to do just that.  Make a difference, but instead, the publicity they were getting locally was just too much to give up, so they will risk the lives of these animals shipping them across the country instead.  Like Michelle said on live feed,  she’s a business woman and this is about supply and demand and her adopters want TBs.   I’m not sure why she can’t get OTTBs from SoCal race tracks or what’s wrong with the ones Bubba Misner finds for her, but I guess they don’t grab headlines.  Even better if one has a sore in her mouth that we can tell people is a burned off tattoo kinda like she told everybody that the horse with grass mosquito bites had cigarette burns.  Maximum drama = maximum donations.  Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.


What a difference a couple of years makes!

Oh yikes! That’s an inconvenient screen shot from a few years ago.  It was one of the few times she wasn’t lying.  This presents a problem for HiCaliber because if they say yes, these are for sure bought from a kill buyer they are either lying or  they are proceeding knowing that they are dooming other horses to the same fate.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since they work so closely with David and Bubba Misner  aka Voldy and Voldy Jr..  They love to tell everybody that they have taught them a new way of doing business and that they haven’t shipped to slaughter in over a year, but that is also a lie.  The Misners are often seen in New Mexico with their buddy Dennis Chavez.  In fact, Misner.  was seen buying horses with somebody else’s number in New Mexico not that long ago.  ( Belen, NM, 11/3/16 ).  In this case it was Misner Sr. so at least he wasn’t rocking the HiCaliber swag like his son Bubba, does when attending kill auctions.


Bubba Misner aka Voldy Jr at Mike’s Auction in California

As of this evening, news of another 15TBs on the lot has leaked out and HiCaliber has started making noises about getting them too.  Apparently, according to them, there are herds of feral horses roaming Louisiana and a booming black market illegal horse  meat trade that Jacob Thompson and Tara Michelle Sanders are supplying horses to.  At least that’s what Michelle decided to tell the channel 10 news tonight.  That was right before she told them she would need an additional 30k and giving their still open gofundme link.  I wish I was making that up.  I also wish I was making it up that she didn’t joke on an earlier live feed that she felt like having the horses with no tattoos that they just bought, swapped out for the 15 OTTBs that have just shown up.  You know what they say about many a truth being spoken in jest…The only stumbling block might be that in doing her little vanity interview she manged to throw Jacob and Tara under the bus and Jacob has already had his sorry ass thrown back in jail for a parole violation recently so it’s not clear how amused they’ll be to wake up tomorrow to learn they are now part of this mysterious black market horse meat trade in Louisiana.  Michelle knows a whole bunch about Louisiana despite never having been there and only ever having talked to Tara and Jacob.  I’m going to go ahead and say that Tara and Jacob’s Louisiana ain’t nothing like my Louisiana or anybody else I know.



I think this is a good place to hit pause for today.  There is much more info I have piled up here that I need to organize before sharing.  Every single day this saga takes a new turn and it seems people are eager to be heard.  Next blog we’ll talk about the logistics of shipping 20 feed lot horses across the country and how that’s going to look.  Until then, don’t be afraid to speak up for what’s right.  The tide is beginning to turn.  Stay tuned!







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I know we normally point and laugh on Fridays and we’ll get back to doing that eventually.  This week I thought it was more important to give some updates on slaughterphile, Dorothy Robertson’s, seized horse and the outcome of her criminal charges.  Sadly, Ole Dottie has had several features on this blog due to the ongoing saga of her horrific neglect case and seizure last fall.  While her legal mailing address may be in Nevada, Big D most often resides in the land of denial.  You can refresh your memories here: (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/straight-from-the-horse-neglecters-mouth-updates-on-the-nevada-34/) We eventually came to find out this wasn’t Dottie’s first rodeo when it came to neglecting animals and having them seized.  We also came to find out that despite being a rabid supporter of slaughter, Big D still allowed her hoard to starve half to death despite living less than 5 miles from a livestock auction frequented by kill buyers.  This big mess also introduced us to a brand new nest of asswads over at the Horse Grooming Supplies message boards fearlessly led by Anne Knight, Sarah MacFarlane and Karien Jamieson aka manesntails, IIIBarsV and farmeress.  I wish I could tell you that they have all seen the light, but as we know…stupidity knows no bounds.  They’re still profoundly stupid and still dogging on the rescue that took in these horses.

Dorothy Robertson in happier times

Dorothy Robertson in happier times

Back in October, Dorothy pleaded `not guilty’ to charges of animal neglect.  We recapped the court proceedings here: (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/here-we-go-again-nevada-34-updates/).  She continued to post at numerous forums vowing that `new information’ was coming in daily and alluding to filing suit against all responsible for the seizure of her horses as well as the rescue that paid their bail at the livestock yards and took them in.  That rescue was Northeastern Nevada Equine Rescue aka NNER.  For some reason NNER became the target of Dorothy and her supporters.  They went to any lengths to discredit them and discourage people from supporting them.  Big D went as far as to suggest NNER was `slimming down’ those horses to make her look worse.  All this was because that due to the pending criminal case, NNER was asked by the authorities not to post intake pictures of the horses.  So, NNER took the hit and continued to care for these animals without having the benefit of posting their pictures.  Guess what?  The trial is over.  Dorothy accepted a plea bargain which saw her plead guilty on 5 counts of neglect.  She will do 30 days in jail plus 48 hours community service on each count.  She also has to pay a minimal fine on each count.  Not nearly enough for the suffering her horses went through, but at least it’s over.  Or it’s over until the next time she gets busted. Now, do you want to see what these horses looked like when they were seized?

Pasture and condition of some of the herd

Pasture and condition of some of the herd

Note the feet

Note the feet

Taken at Dorothy's `ranch'

Taken at Dorothy’s `ranch’

Some of Dorothy's mares

Some of Dorothy’s mares

More of the herd

More of the herd

One of the yearlings

One of the yearlings

The `old' stallion who turned out to be only 10 yrs old - Colonel's Diamond Chex

The `old’ stallion who turned out to be only 10 yrs old – Colonel’s Diamond Chex

`Old' 10 yr old stallion prior to being euthanized

`Old’ 10 yr old stallion prior to being euthanized – he was covered in pressure sores that were infested with maggots.

Same stallion prior to being starved and neglected

Same stallion prior to being starved and neglected


Mares...note pond in the background that was their drinking source

Mares…note pond in the background that was their drinking source

More mares

More mares




"Ladybug" yearling filly after being fed for 3 at livestock yard for 3 weeks

“Ladybug” yearling filly after being fed for 3 at livestock yard for 3 weeks

Ladybug's front feet

Ladybug’s front feet

Ladybug's hind feet

Ladybug’s hind feet

Ladybug's front legs

Ladybug’s front legs

Ladybug today

Ladybug today

So, there is a sampling of what Dorothy figured was adequate care.  New pictures will be posted as they become available.  The HGS people have redoubled their efforts in slandering this rescue and questioning their every move.  As you can clearly see, there has been a long and expensive recovery for the majority of horses involved in this seizure.  It was not NNER’s doing or fault these horses were seized.  Dorothy has been caught in numerous lies and deceptions since all of this came to light, yet people still want  to blame the rescue.  Do you know who will pay the price for this sick little game of armchair critic?  These horses will.  They should be the only thing that matters at this point.  You can help these poor animals in a number of ways.  Share these pictures and the rescue’s contact details far and wide. (https://www.facebook.com/NortheasternNevadaEquineRescueInc?ref=ts&fref=ts) NNER also has a `chip in’ for hay you can add to and/or share around on social networking sites. (http://northeasternnevadaequinerescue.chipin.com/hay-to-help-buy-more-feed-for-the-fallon-horses-through-the-winter). If you go to their Facebook page, they are raffling off a side of beef for $5 a ticket.  Anything will help and I don’t see it as wrong of them to be asking for help.  These horses were in disgusting shape and they still have a way to go before they are ready for adoption.  It won’t be easy to get them all adopted as Dorothy refuses to give up their papers or identify any of them.  I don’t know that any of them are actually broke to ride or have been anything other than breeding stock.  That makes it even tougher.  Lets help these animals return to good health and find happier homes this year.










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Can you see the John Lyons quote on the picture above?  It’s a pretty nice sentiment and I can get on board with it.  I would guess most anti-slaughter advocates can relate to it as long as they actually believe in God.  Guess what?  I pulled it off our the Facebook page of our favorite slaughter supporting horse rescue, Willing Servants.  Apparently the insight God granted Holy Theresa of Willing Servants  is that the best way to treat and care for these `reflections’ is to torture, kill and eat them.  I know none of these delusional fuckwits actually look at slaughter that way because they have come up with softer terms for what it is they want so badly.  Harvesting, processing, and even humane euthanasia.  I realize their ignorance and hypocrisy isn’t news and it seems to get less funny over time.  What is news is that I’m so sick and tired of the whining these idiots do, I’m willing to make a compromise if they will just stfu and move on to something that I don’t care about.  Seriously.


While I know the prices of euthanasia and burial/disposal that the slaughterphiles frequently quote are grossly exaggerated, I do appreciate that doing the right thing isn’t always cheap.  Believe me, I know more about that than I want to, but I also consider that a part of owning a horse.  Personally, we choose to bury or cremate our horses because it’s what we can live with.  I don’t really judge anybody for how they choose to dispose of an animal after the fact.  It really doesn’t make a difference to the animal and even after cremation, there is a significant amount of cremains to deal with.  Since nearly all the players on both sides of this issue claim to be horse lovers and only wanting what is best for the animals while they are living, then why not compromise?  Let’s bring back knacker trucks!


Back in the day, that’s how it was done if you didn’t process your own animals.  You paid a nominal fee and a guy would come out and shoot your animal and either haul it away or process it for you.  Since nobody wants to admit that they are into slaughter just because they like killing horses and watching them suffer, I think this would be a great compromise.  Old Dobbin can live his days out in familiar surroundings and when his time comes, you call in the knacker and allow him the dignity of dying without fear and torture.  Even though it’s not an option I would ever choose, I could get on board with it if it meant no slaughter houses and no shipping across state lines or international boarders for slaughter.  Surely if you can’t afford a couple hundred bucks to make sure your beloved horse dies peacefully, you need to stick to gold-fish.  Maybe that’s unfair to gold-fish too.  Get a stuffed toy or something.


I realize my compromise is never going to be considered.  As we all know, it’s all about the money and enabling backyard breeders and bottom feeding horse traders.  God forbid we see little shops of horrors like Sugarcreek, Shipshewana and New Holland go out of business. How do we know this?  Because slaughter is legal in most states.  You can send a horse to slaughter right here on home soil.  The problem is you can’t do it for human consumption and sale without a USDA inspection, so nobody is going to make money off it and open up a slaughter-house.   This minority pocket of assholes, lead by the ever greedy and inappropriate Slaughterhouse Sue, want to mass slaughter horses at the expense of our beef, pork and poultry producers and the safety of the food on your dinner table.  I guess the fact that this just isn’t an industry that is ever going to profit the majority of citizens doesn’t matter as long as Suey gets to see her `dream’ come to fruition and line her own pockets.  There isn’t a shred of love for horses that factor into the equation.


Remember how the slaughterphiles keep telling us that slaughter is to save horses and stop the cruelty and neglect?  It allegedly provides a way of dealing with unwanted and unsuitable horses.  Horses that have no other value left in them but to end up on a dinner plate.  Well, I’m sure most of you have read about Cactus Cafe and Canuki over the past year.  They are two Thoroughbreds that raced at Beulah Park in Ohio, that were sold under shady circumstances and shipped to slaughter in Canada.  (http://www.drf.com/news/canadian-slaughterhouse-firm-no-longer-accepting-thoroughbreds) The uproar over this resulted in at least one Canadian slaughter plant refusing to accept known Thoroughbreds any longer.  Cactus Cafe and Canuki were both located at Viande Richelieu near St. Hyacinthe, Quebec in the kill pens ready to head to a dinner plate despite having been given banned drugs throughout their racing careers.  Thanks to the hard work of several people, these two horses, in an unprecedented move, were recovered from the slaughter plant and sent to a rescue.  Remember, that according to the IEBA, slaughter is a `humane’ way of dealing with unwanted and flawed horses.  Seems that Cactus Cafe and Canuki were anything but unwanted as people went to great lengths to save  them.  Are they unsound and untrainable?  Look at their recent pictures and decide for yourself if these were two horses that needed a dinner plate to give them value….

Canuki today....


Cactus Cafe

Cactus Cafe




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Thanks to everybody who has been trying to figure out who the monster in the abuse video is.  I wish I could tell you we have it figured out, but we don’t.  (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/who-is-this/)  However, many of you have come up with some solid leads and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before somebody recognizes something.  One of our readers has managed to isolate a few images and I’m going to leave them with you.  The video was very poor quality so the images aren’t as sharp as we’d like, but maybe it will help somebody identify the barn or something.  Thank you so much to the reader that took the time to do this.


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I was really hoping we didn’t have to discuss the Nevada 34 until next week when their former owner/abuser goes to court, but it seems that Old Dorothy doesn’t know when to STFU.  She is currently being egged on by the morons over at HGS forum and I do apologize to the very few people over there that have attempted reason and to call Dorothy on her BS.  Most of the HGS people make the UH peeps look like geniuses; that’s how bad it is.  If you are needing to refresh your memory on this neglect case, you can review these links: (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/the-nevada-34-update/)(https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/straight-from-the-horse-neglecters-mouth-updates-on-the-nevada-34/)and (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/sundays-psa-8/).  Right now,  Dorothy is busy pointing her grubby fingers every direction but at herself, but I still thought it would be fun to take a peek on her latest round of delusion and denial…As always, we’ll hear straight from Dorothy herself….

Old, picture but this is worth reposting when you see what Dorothy has to say for herself…

“Would you leave your place and go to town to do so while sheriffs deputies are on the place and no one else is there but them? My camera is a Flip video camera….recharges the battery by plugging into computer USB port…..at that point my house had no power except the generator and I didn’t even think of starting it up, plugging in computer and then plugging in camera….other things (like asking them not to load stallions/mares in the same trailer load) on my mind at that very moment.”

– I’m kinda getting confused about Dorothy’s camera situation.  She originally told us that she had pictures on her camera but her film tore when she removed it.  Now, it’s apparently a digital video camera (which wouldn’t have film).  I’m not aware of too many flip video cameras that use film anymore….especially the  ones that plug into a USB port.  So….where ARE these pictures she claims to have that would show what super awesome shape her horses were in prior to seizure? She promised to have them available to everybody a few weeks ago.

“Added some photos to my ranch album…..taken from outside the sales yard property (posted with no cameras/videos allowed) only a few days after the horses were taken. According to the vet this herd had an average body condition score of 2 with only a few 3s and none a 4 or higher. Same vet testified that horses in starvation situation would take 1-3 weeks to turn around metabolism and begin to gain and at most would gain 1-1.5 lbs per day once they began gaining. Waiting for more photos taken a few days later with longer tele lens….. being processed in Reno at specialty photo business due to film damage in unloading camera (borrowed from a friend in case anyone needs to know….friend is also the owner of one of the leased mares and was NOT….as reported by the brand inspector…..upset about the condition of the mare but was upset about brand inspectors charging time and milage on top of brand inspection fee when brand inspection was done at BI’s usual place of business….sales yard….and by sales yard manager charging $7/day board on the mare since NNER had supposedly already paid the board…..and the board fee is limited by statute to $5/day…..did the same thing to the owner of the other two leased mares who was there at the same time picking up hers…..mare owner had a brand inspection in her name as well as mare’s papers in hand in her name…real question arises regarding brand inspection…..there was never a brand inspection showing ownership change from the mare owner to sheriffs dept or to NNER yet owner was forced to get a new inspection form showing her as owner when she had one already in hand.)”

– Ok, yet another camera story. Is anybody keeping track of the camera excuses?  The horses have been in custody since early September.  I would think the film would be developed by now?  Now it’s the brand inspector’s fault and how dare NNER not pay the bail for the leased horses they weren’t taking into their care!  I’m still not sure what any of this has to do with the condition her horses were in…

“Let’s get something straight…..I could afford the horses at the time they were taken…..there was hay on the property, hay was purchased twice a week or more, the old sick horse was getting medications for pain, ulcers, antibiotics and all the feed he would eat. The only issues were that I had spent down my reserves in dealing with move, getting pump/pressure tank and generator to get water accessible on the property other than the pond for the mares (which by the way, is over an acre in size most of the time and several feet deep at its deepest) so I didn’t have to haul it daily, and dealing with sister’s death that came faster and more expensively than anticipated (docs had given her to about Christmas, she died the end of July with funeral first week of August). I didn’t have the full amount of the money the vet wanted at the time the horse needed to be put down and was working on obtaining more as quickly as possible……retired so checks only come once a month…and he wouldn’t accept payments…..retirement check arrived on Wed after the horses were taken on Fri (and one day after the horse was put down or possibly the same day he was put down at the sales yard after being kept there without medications he was getting here) and would have paid for vet in full. Help for getting foot care done was also coming the next week….legs on those with photosensitive reaction were healing and they had been getting halter/tying work done with them so that help could hold them while they were trimmed…that help was on long vacation and due back the weekend the horses were taken. Those yearlings without leg issues due to photosensitivity had been trimmed within the previous month to 6 weeks and work was being done on the mare herd gradually. The funds shortage was short term. Moving here was a financial improvement over the situation where I was previously living.

– Dorothy could not afford a bullet to put down an emaciated and suffering horse at the time they were taken.  She was in arrears to the vet and many of those horses hadn’t had their feet trimmed for probably at least a year. Did the picture I posted above look like a horse that had been trimmed within six weeks?  These horses had no shelter from the sun and those babies had been returned to her in April.  She had several months to treat their sores and get them trimmed.  Strangely, NNER managed to get the worst cases done immediately by tranquilizing them and laying them down.  If money was `not a problem’ why didn’t Dorothy do the same?  Again, I keep coming back to the severely emaciated and suffering stallion.  If you couldn’t afford to end his suffering, you shouldn’t have animals.  Period.  That’s not even going into the fact Dorothy has no electricity nor running water at her place.  Yet, she has enough money to care for 34 horses….Ok then….

“Yep. And this is not the only behavior from that BI that should be reviewed. Her job is to accurately describe animals and to do recorded transfer of ownership for state records. She somehow missed listing brands on two of the three mares that carried them, described one horse as a gelding when there were no geldings here, described more black/white Paints than were here, described one horse as a roan Paint (no roan Paint here) and offered such vague descriptions of almost all the horses that someone not familiar with them would probably not be able to ID any of them while I, as the owner, can only positively ID about 1/3 of them from her descriptions. That’s just one small group of animals with that many errors…..one has to ask how accurate her work is in larger groups (such as on sale day at the sales yard where maybe 1000 head or more of animals will be changing ownership). Then there’s the issues of her notifying the rescue within an hour of the last horse leaving here that the rescue would be getting these horses….who contacts someone they don’t know well at after 11 at night to tell them they are getting a big bunch of horses….the claim from DT that she and the BI didn’t know each other prior to this seizure is BS. And then add in the kind of posted remarks such as this place being overrun with hundreds of feral cats….really?….because there isn’t a single cat in any of the SO photos (yes, I have them but printed and don’t have a scanner to upload to a disk) and none of the neighbors have seen all these feral cats either. Add in her breaches of security on her other job on the Naval Air Station (posted photos of military aircraft inside their hangars…..huge security issue as NO photos are to be taken on base of any military craft or facilities).”

– Dorothy is running out of fingers to point!  I’m just going to float a theory on the rescue/BI issue.  If the county knew they were likely going to have to take custody of over 3o head of horses, it would make sense they had their ducks in a row and gave a rescue a heads up.  It would be irresponsible to take that many horses that were in reportedly fragile health without a plan in place.  I don’t know that as a fact, but I could see it going down like that.  As to the cat issue, we know Dorothy breeds ragdoll cats and I don’t have a hard time believing her house was full of them.  Hoarders don’t have great perspective on what is `too many’.  Maybe they weren’t running around her yard, but that doesn’t mean her house wasn’t full of them.  She also apparently breeds dogs.

Ok, now that we have a sampling of some recent inconsistencies from Dorothy, let’s look at some other whoppers she has told.  Remember how she kept telling everybody she had not bred any mares this year?  *update* The picture of the mare’s ass is current but the HGS people are still morons*  The above mare recently slipped a foal.  A foal that was estimated to be at least six months old.  NNER had the fetus DNA tested so there would be no question what mare it came from.  Of course they are now getting mobbed up by the HGS shitheads who think that was a waste of money.  Damned if they do, damned if they don’t….Had they not gotten this evidence, the same people would be saying it wasn’t this mare’s foal or wasn’t as old as they claimed or something.  The fact is, this is Dorothy’s former mare and she aborted a six month old fetus. Maybe it was an immaculate conception. Here are the DNA results…

Another outright lie Dorothy told was to do with the `old’ stallion who she had no money to put down.  She claimed he was very old and very sick.  Thankfully, Dorothy has an internet trail that even a blind man could follow and we now know that the horse that was in super tough shape likely wasn’t all that old.  It turns out that Dorothy advertised 4 stallions at stud.  One of them was 20 yrs old, Muchacho Pintero, but he passed away at least a year ago according to Dorothy.  “Muchacho Pintero, sorrel tobiano, only Paint son of Docs Muchacho (Doc Quixote x Maguey Girl by Les Glo), out of stakes placing daughter of All American Futurity winner Three Ohs. Lost him last winter and miss him terribly.”  Ok, so we know the only `older’ stallion she has listed on several sites, including her own website (thank you internet archives ;)) died long before this drama ensued.  The emaciated, downed horse in the news footage showed a buckskin tobiano.  Guess what?  Dorothy had a buckskin tobiano stallion at stud.  His name was Colonels Diamond Chex and he was NOT one of the horses that ended up at NNER.  He would have only been 10years old this year and  you can see him here : (http://www.horsebreederdirect.com/horses/coloredcowhorseranch/colonelsdiamondchex) He is likely the `old’ horse that she couldn’t afford to put down nor would she sign a release to let the sheriff do it, prolonging his suffering by a few more days.  Since Dorothy lies like a sidewalk, we may never know where Colonels Diamond Chex ended up or if he was, in fact, the `old’ stallion that suffered so badly.


Let’s go back to how Dorothy told us all how she wasn’t going to breed anything this year.  Even though we now have an aborted fetus that suggests that wasn’t true, I think I’ll let Dorothy speak for herself again.  This is what she had to say last November…

“Likely using Ima Streakin Doc (bay tobiano APHA, Doc Bar grandson) on several mares as I like what he’s done with them in the past…and one maiden because I think he’d make a great cross with her.

Smoken Boo Jac (black tobiano by QT Poco Streke out of daughter of Mr Barbie Cody Jac by Hollywood Jac 86)…previous foal a big bay tobiano born doing rollbacks and sliding stops

Diaman H RisKey Beau….black tobiano, possibly HZ for both (not tested yet) daughter of Ris Key Business out of daughter of QT Poco Streke…previous foal bay HZ tobiano colt

Hickery’s Lil Crimson (chestnut HZ tobiano granddaughter of Smart Little Pistol out of Lenas Diamond Chex/Doc Doll/Mr Gunsmoke/King Fritz mare)…maiden, guaranteed tobi with 50% chance of HZ, probably bay or black

Other stallion that will be used is Double Down Delta (APHA pending) liver chestnut HZ tobiano, son of res world ch Delta Promise (Delta O’Lena x Peppy San Badger daughter out of Nu Bar daughter) out of daughter of Dots Nu King (reining points, died before finishing, full brother to 2 x world ch reiner Gay Bar O’Lena….Delta O’Lena x Nu Bar daughter o/o daughter of Gay Bar King)…will be bred to…..

HR Smiles Doll, solid bay Paint, producing daughter of Doc Doll out of daughter of Freckles Playboy, second dam full sister to Travelena and placed 8th at NCHA fut…….guaranteed tobiano foal with great pedigree

Stylish Sugar Mama, med liver chestnut QH mare, daughter of Nitas Stylish Oak ($ and fut winner, Docs Stylish Oak x Royal Silver King daughter o/o Peponita daughter) out of daughter of Nu Cash (Peppy San Badger/Doc O’Lena on bottom)…chestnut tobiano foal

BBR Uvaldelena, bay HZ tobiano mare by Dos Munecos, double grandson of Uvalde Doll (dam of Doc Doll) with grandsires being Gay Bar King and Jose Uno…out of daughter of ’92 APHA world ch reiner, Retrospect…..HZ tobiano foal

Docs Lady Is Smoken, bay minimal splash white registered as solid, granddaughter of Smoke N Cotton (5th in lifetime working cowhorse pts when he died young, sire of multiple world chs including 4 x world ch Smoke N Blackhawk) and of Docs Gabilan (top 10 finalist Snaffle Bit, Doc Bar son) with Broadway Doc and Bueno Chex on bottom. Tobiano, possible tovero foal.

Strait Miss Boon, brown solid Paint daughter of 8 time world ch Strait From Texas (RisKey Business x daughter of Hollywood Smoke by Mr Gunsmoke) out of own daughter of Boon Bar (sire of multiple winners incl Royal Blue Boon, dam of Peptoboonsmal)….tobiano foal

Munez Queen Phoebe….QH mare, bay, daughter of Docs Phoebe (by Docs Hickory) out of daughter of Brinks Leo Hickory (by Docs Hickory)….tobiano foal

There are several other mares here I’d love to breed but am unsure of what the economy is going to do so am not sure whether I’ll breed them or not…hate to have them just sit but don’t want to produce non-selling foals either…only got three coming in ’12 so they’ve mostly sat for a year this coming spring as it is. Will see how things look in the spring….feed prices etc all factor in. Thinking of maybe breeding half the herd one year and the other half the alternate years…until they are old enough that this risks future breedings at all.”

Kinda tells a different story,no?  At least maybe NNER can use this list to identify some of the mares that Dorothy refuses to give up the paperwork for.  For sure they can use it to ID the aborted fetus. You only need to run a search on any of Dorothy’s stud’s names and you pretty much get endless pages of her talking about her breeding plans for them.  Wanna see the baby daddy?

As of last November, Dorothy admitted to having 9 stallions running together at her place.  She also, helpfully posted pictures of some of them.  They were not in bad weight, but you can see the beginnings of slipper feet on at least one of them.  Strangely, he doesn’t appear to have sores on his legs either and she claims that her recent financial woes were temporary in nature.  Remember how she was outraged that the county had put stallions together in pens when her horses were seized?  “I have 9 uncut male horses here right now (not counting the weanlings)….they run together in a bachelor herd, seldom even have sparring matches among themselves and not a one of them has ever attempted a bite at me and one tried a kick one time. I safely walk among them at feeding time, can take any one of them out of the herd whenever I want, have them in a field that sometimes has mares as close as 30 feet away (most of the mares are across the road… a two lane road with fences on both sides so mares and stallions are about maybe 100 feet apart most of the time)…and I don’t have problems with them.”

I think by now, most reasonable people can see for themselves that Dorothy has a big problem with keeping her stories straight.  She seems to spend a LOT of time on message boards and likes to give advice about anything and everything.  I guess while she was busy on the net, her horses were withering away from photosensitivity and neglect.  What we do know for a fact is that the issue of the horses being seized has been settled.  NNER has the horses and that’s the way it will remain until they put them up for adoption.  NNER had NOTHING to do with the seizure of the horses, yet Dorothy and her idiot followers continue to demonize them at every opportunity. We also know that Dorothy is in court next week to answer to the neglect charges.  I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see that gong show as I’m certain that Dorothy will be blaming anybody and everybody for the condition of those poor animals.  Remember, that Dorothy is a staunch slaughter supporter and has, in the past, attacked many anti slaughter people over their views.  I guess the biggest question I have in all of this is, how is bringing slaughter back going to eliminate cases like this one?  She could have sold her horses to kill buyer at any point, instead she chose to neglect them and let them suffer.  Does anybody really think this would have gone down any differently had there been a slaughter-house in the US?

Dorothy `training’ one of her young horses…

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