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Well, I’m sure none of you expected to have another post to read so soon.  I sure as hell didn’t expect to be writing one but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.  There were so many stunts pulled off on Tuesday at auction I didn’t want them to get buried with the regular other day of the week stunts.  I’m really not sure if Manson is getting careless or she thinks the  rest of us are as stupid and gullible as the village idiots. Either way busting up the bigger lies from Tuesday is about like shooting fish in a barrel, but I’m going to do it anyway because I feel a need to vent.  I’m going to try to keep this short, sweet and succinct, but it would  probably be best to pull up a chair anyhow.  Beverages are optional.

This is going to get tough to follow, so you might want to draw yourselves a map or something.  Remember the poor one-eyed stallion they bought just the other day?  The one that was in Salvador’s trailer and that they not only bought but moved to a `third party location and out of the hands of the original seller’?  Yeah, well not so much.  He was in Salvador’s trailer when they bought him a few days ago and he turned up at auction on Tuesday still in Salvador’s trailer so not too sure who the `third party’ was, but I swear that trailer is like a clown car because every time you turn around some other mangled and/or emaciated horse is either in it or tied to it. The post above had mentioned `two more skinnies’ and those showed up on Tuesday along with two bonus horses, so that’s where we’re going to start.

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This was `charro’ pony that showed up, once again tied to Salvador’s little trailer of horrors.  He didn’t arrive `late’, Salvador just can’t be arsed to go through the whole charade of running them through the ring.  The pony was only offered by HiCaliber as a private buy, but what I want people to look at is the corner of the pics, specifically the leg circled and marked with Manson’s trailer in the background.  This is important because the whopper of the lie that they posted after this was bold, even for them.

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Wow, emergency with a sick child!  Way to yank on those heart-strings, Manson.  The village idiots were suitably aghast and inspired to dig deep.  As you can clearly see from the leg markings, the buckskin was the horse in the corner of the pic by Salvador’s trailer because he came off of Salvador’s trailer and I’m pretty sure his bouncing baby boy is just fine considering he’s a grown assed man and a horse thief. At least the Daniel Paniagua mentioned on this link is and he happens to share a name and is the exact same age as Salvador’s spawn and partner in crime.  Super stand up guys to be doing business with, no?  What a great family!

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Since the sad tale of a poor family with a sick child was a hit, they just so happened to have another two skinny horses that the village just had to rescue too.  I am unsure why didn’t have their tails cut off for `jewelry’ if they all came from the same poor family but the end result was the story worked and three more horses were drug back to the feed lot to be forgotten about by the very donors that paid for them.  If you aren’t confused by now, just take a listen to the video above (click pic if you’re on a mobile device) and you most certainly will be after trying to follow Manson’s version.  It’s a classic grift situation with Manson talking circles and Wrinkles pretending to understand.  What I think was probably happening was Manson trying to get her story straight with Wrinkles, but it was too late by this point.  I kinda got the skeevies when Wrinkles commented `Just put an x on my forehead’, because I seem to recall some of the real Manson family members carved x’s on their foreheads after Helter Skelter. Creepy!

This may be one of my favorite clips of Manson this past week even though only her fingers are in it.  This was during the load out when Volunteer Tom came up, not realizing they were on live feed, and blabbed that Bubba Misner was hauling for them.  I just loved the frantic waving of the finger and chopping motions to shut him up and his awkward attempts to cover his ass.  Congrats, Village Idiots!  You not only stuffed Salvador’s pockets full of money you’re now paying the other kill buyer and abuser money to haul Salvador and his own horses back to HiCaliber.  Keep telling yourselves there’s a poor family that can eat now if that helps you sleep at night though. It doesn’t look like Bubba has missed many meals at all and Salvador makes makes a shitbomb of cash tripping horses and providing bulls to Mexican rodeos.

During yet another marathon live feed on the way home, Manson told us that some of her volunteers think they should kill more horses and then goes on to name a bunch that apparently make her trigger finger itch.  Cami, Nola, Gulliver, maybe Dragon…she names them all off casually like a grocery list.  We get it.  They all get off on killing animals.  I’m at a loss to even try to comprehend how messed up and evil so many people are.  Who looks at a perfectly healthy animal and says `Yup, we should kill that one because we’re not smart enough to get it adopted’?  Have any of you even seen anything of Cami, Nola or Gulliver lately?  FFS, she refuses to give updates on Dragon because a former volunteer turned `hater’ liked him and asked after him.  That was enough to make Dragon a pawn in yet another one of Manson’s sick little power plays.  She’s nobody’s bitch so she would rather that horse be shot in the face than give an update on a horse a hater likes.  How’s that for being all about the horses?

Yet another steer dragged home from auction by Manson.  I don’t really understand her newfound love for cattle other than she’s attracted to her own kind, but other than Bubbles and Bernie, they seem to have a shelf life at HiCaliber of about 2 weeks max.  I only put this clip up as another example of Manson talking out her ass and misinforming the village idiots about things she has no clue about.  No Manson, they are not `drugging’ cattle to run them through auction.  That would be illegal and also nobody would bother.  Chances are this cow, just like all the other ones she keeps just having to rescue lately, are byproducts of her good pal Misner’s cows in crates shipping overseas venture.

The two clips above are just to remind people exactly who Manson’s suppliers are.  Yes, that’s Salvador aka poor rancher aka poor family with sick child, on the dancing horse.  As much as I’d like to say it’s the same horse they just scooped up at auction, I don’t think it is.  The markings are not the same.  It does seem that the Paniagua family do have a fondness for buckskins though, so I’m sure this one will turn up with a sob story some day when he’s all used up and crippled.  The other clip is Bubba just being the drunken ass that he actually is.  If you want to see what he and his daddy are capable of, just scroll back and look at Johnny Cade and the sick minis and countless others that Manson is constantly cleaning up for him.

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Pelet: chestnut auction mare
Shan: gray broodmare
Braveheart: One-eyed palomino stallion from Salvador’s trailer last week.
Kipper: Skinny buckskin from family with sick child as played by Salvador
Penelope: Red-dun yearling filly that was being ridden in parking lot
Clancy:  Skinny paint from Salvador
Nate: Skinny chestnut from Salvador
Kevin: Lame steer.
I thought I should probably name all the victims that are the newest inmates at the HiCaliber feed lot.  Again, I have to wonder why they even bother with auction considering they really just show up to deal with Salvador and Misner these days.  What legitimate rescue gets nearly every single horse from the same two known flippers and abusers.  How is that even rescue?  By my way of thinking,  Manson is just another bottom feeding horse dealer like her two buddies.  She goes on these near daily foul-mouthed rants where she tells other rescues to shut up and go get the horses just like she does, but how could they?  Salvador uses and abuses these horses and then he calls HiCaliber to come clean them up.  It’s not like they were available to anybody else because a real rescue wouldn’t be in a partnership with a piece of shit like him or Misner.  Misner now has a market for all those horses he can’t easily flip or ship to slaughter that were previously worthless to him and Salvador makes his money from using them and then from dumping them on the village.  Manson makes her money by buying them and shooting them before they have a chance to use their `responsible rescue’ fee.  Tell me exactly how much of the $650 each those two Salvador horses she bought last week used?  Neither one of them ever set foot on HiCaliber’s property or got so much as a flake of hay, so whatever the cost of however many bullets she had to use to kill them is all they used.  The lies and general cuntiness this week were off the chain and it still doesn’t matter to the village idiots and it never will.  It does matter to the rest of us though and sooner or later one of those lies will tip the balance.  Don’t think for a second this is all for naught and the complaints have fallen on deaf ears.  Many of us were kinda braced that the more heat that got turned up, the more Manson would escalate, so I’d say we’re right on schedule with that.  Sadly, the animals always pay, but do you turn a blind eye and let this carnage continue or to you brace yourself and stay the course knowing that there will be collateral damage of innocent souls?  That’s something each person needs to decide for themselves.  Whatever helps you sleep at night.   I’m going after the greater good and I don’t think I’m alone in that.  I guess time will tell…
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What a complete and utter shit show this past week has been. Actually, I think we passed shit show around about Tuesday and jumped square into clusterfuck.  In fact, we need a new word for this territory beyond clusterfuck that we have found ourselves in the past few days.  I don’t even know what that would be, but it’s certainly not anything an honest person would ever aspire to. Just when you think there is no level that The Manson Family won’t stoop to, they go and outdo themselves.   Such was the case this past week, not the least of which was a fallout from Fice-gate.  Seeing as that’s on so many people’s minds since the last post, I think that’s where I’m going to kick things off today. Pull up a chair and let’s do this thing…

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For those of you that have been living in a vacuum this past week, you can refresh yourself on the death of Barbara by reading the previous post either by scrolling back or clicking this link.  Normal functioning human beings were sickened, saddened and disgusted at the condition and end of that young mare.  As you can see from the screen shots above, a few village idiots even stepped over the traces and had momentary independent outrage too.  In the videos embedded in the previous post, Manson even attempted some faux outrage about Barbara’s condition and pretended she didn’t know much about her history.  All that changed when it was revealed that Andrew Fice was not only the one who had turned the horse in, but was also the one that had hurt her.  Manson has since dug in her heels and attempted some damage control.  She continues to defend him and even went so far as to say that people should just be kind and take him under their wing and teach him properly.  You know, because he’s so pleasant and all when he isn’t inviting people to give him blowjobs and talking about putting it in a horse’s ass (see previous posts).  Who wouldn’t want to take somebody like that under their wing?  It figures a malignant personality like Manson would fail to understand why normal people don’t bother wasting their time on people like she and Fice and that’s even if either one of them had the least bit of natural ability with horses, which they do not.  That’s not the only thing Fice and Manson have in common either.  It would seem they both have this thing where they fuck up and hurt animals and it somehow ends up being the fault of the animal.

 

The above screen shots are a recent text conversation between Fice and a horseperson that has given him the benefit of the doubt in the past.  I’m not even sure those are the right words so much as this person was perhaps a bit more `open minded’ than some of the rest of us have been in the past aka somebody that has shown him kindness and actually could have taught him something had he bothered to listen or reach out from underneath Manson’s skirt.  I’m going to break it down into bite sized chunks for the sake of discussion. A few things stand out for me in this conversation not the least of which is Fice claiming that mare had only been in his possession for 12 hours before he knew he was in over his head?  That isn’t making a lot of sense for me considering his post about her and the two videos of him working with her and by my count he had her at least six weeks.  All that in 12 hours?  Other than being a little off, the mare certainly didn’t appear to be dangerous or anything other than forgiving.  Fice also blames the horse for costing him so much money to feed and it being her own fault for losing weight when he was giving her six whole flakes of alfalfa.  No mention of grain or anything that actually helps horses gain weight.  She got thrown some hay in the dirt and he wonders why she didn’t put on weight.  This horse was a Thoroughbred and they take a lot more fuel than your mature QH or mustang. I guess when Manson is your goto for all things horse, it’s no damn wonder Fice is such a trainwreck.   I also caught the mention that after 2 weeks, Fice still couldn’t pick up her feet, but if we are to believe his order of events he’d already ridden her by then.  Who would do that? Sounds to me like a rather large hole in the groundwork if you’re jumping on before you can do the most basic grooming and handling on a horse.

 

The purple writing was the person having the conversation with Fice and I thank them for their permission in posting these screen shots.  I know they were posted in a private group for a few people to see, but it was felt they deserved a wider audience.  I found it somewhat gratifying to know that the BLM is taking this whole thing with Fice seriously since the videos surfaced of his training methods on the mustangs a few months ago.  I’m not sure how they’ll feel about these latest developments with Barbara.  One thing I can assure Fice is that I won’t be forgetting his name as long as he’s abusing horses with his `methods’ and as long as he’s putting his shit out on social media I’m going to shine a light his way too.  I don’t really give a shit about the day he was born one way or another.  He needs to find a new job that has nothing to do with other living creatures right along side his mentor, Manson.

 

 

Oh, where to start on these ones?   How about the head wounds?  They are more apparent in the videos of her, but I can pretty much say that horses generally don’t lose the hide in the middle of their forehead or around their eyes from pulling back.  Funny how both Saban and Mercy came away from Fice’s with injuries around their left eyes too, both of which nearly cost them their lives had they not gotten out of HiCaliber.  Saban from nearly starving to death and having a walled off infection, Mercy from being blinded with a broken eye socket and ending up on the long list for euth.  Some of Barbara’s wounds may have been from her halter, but Fice is a super dumbass to have been tying her up in a rope halter to begin with, especially when he knew she pulled back.  Then we see the 30% diagnosis of `bone change’ with a ringbone thrown in for good measure.  BULLSHIT.  You can’t diagnose that stuff with a photograph and I don’t care if Dr. Talbot was on site the day she shot Barbara, we all know Manson wouldn’t have wasted the cash on the rads when she didn’t raise any money for the horse.  The picture proves nothing and horses her age don’t generally end up with ringbone.  This horse was BROKEN in ways we will never know and my thoughts are that Manson didn’t want to waste the money on finding out something she didn’t want to know anyhow.  What we do know is that mare was not foundered when Fice got her and that pastern was already like that when he was riding her because it was apparent in the pictures he posted of her when he first brought her back to his place (see previous post).

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Conversation between Manson and Fice

Then after Manson has had to shoot the mare in the face and complained about her condition twice on live video, she agrees to give Fice a reference to train somebody else’s horse.  This is the same person who states over and over how she wouldn’t let him train her own horses, but she’s going to give him a reference to do this to somebody else’s horse….AGAIN.   I guess I am somewhat horrified that there is a nest of gunsels where people think it’s ok to send horses to Fice to be `broken’ and that Manson’s reference would have any value at all.  If anything I would think it would be a red flag to run in the opposite direction.

As you can see, Romney Faye and Manson think the Fice situation is hilarious and even joke about sending him another horse.  I’m not sure why it even surprised me considering Manson found the Dr. Drip situation funny enough to joke about too.  I will say that with all their cuntiness in this video aside, whichever hater is sending text messages like that, if they even are, is not helping matters.  Threats are not cool and it doesn’t really lend itself to any credibility at all.  Please don’t do shit like that.  It’s not cool and it’s not funny.  Leave that up to the village idiots and Manson, who is apparently still going by `Michelle Kinechewa’ on Romney Faye’s contact list at least.  Moving right along…

ficearrest1 This isn’t ground breaking news either since everybody knows, but I figure I’ll just park it here with the other Fice stuff so we have all the pertinent screenshots together.  While Barbara was in his possession, Fice was in taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm likely to cause great bodily injury or something like that.  It was on Christmas night actually, because what says Merry Christmas like a little festive beating?  I’m a 0% attorney but it would seem that some jail time is a distinct possibility given the fact that Fice has beaten up women in the past and gone to jail.  We’re not sure who he punched out this time but his favorite targets in the past have generally been women  The relevance to all this is that people who are physically violent towards other humans, especially women and children, usually got their start abusing animals.  It would appear that violence is a default for Fice and that’s not anybody that has any business being around animals in my opinion.  He especially has no business being around animals that have been abused in the past.  It might be worth reminding people that he still has at least two HiCaliber horses in his possession at this time.  Dylan and Rojas.  If you need a reminder at what their lives have been like with Fice, you can revisit these video links: Dylan being bucked out  and Rojas having a great time.  Do either of these two horses look like happy horses like Manson claims?

 

I guess we shouldn’t be all the surprised that Manson continues to defend and support Fice.  Despite what is given lip service and shown on live feeds, rough handling is part of the culture at HiCaliber.  Only the other day we were treated to Skeletor (screen shot above) exercising her personal horse, Luis, by snapping a whip in his face.  I’m probably not even the one to ask wtf she was trying to accomplish considering I don’t even own a whip.  Most of us can pretty much move a horse around with proper body positioning which apparently not a skill that a single person at HiCaliber has.  I’ve never needed a whip to lunge a horse or `put pressure’ on one either.  That aside, I have been hearing rumblings and finally was sent confirmation that Taylor has been working her way back into the fold at HiCaliber.  This is particularly alarming to me.  As some of you may recall, she was Manson’s Minime and paid medical director up until a few months ago.  Officially, she left to pursue a job at border patrol, but it was the general consensus that most of the red shirt crew were not comfortable with her returning.  According to numerous inside sources, she was extremely cruel to all the animals at HiCaliber which also might have something to do with her attempts to adopt Percy being blocked last summer.  Specifically there were incidents of her kicking and punching horses, hitting some with boots or other equipment, skipping bandage changes and meds on horses she didn’t like and suggesting anything and everything be added to the euth list whenever possible.  She was said to have always been happy when a horse she suggested ended up on the euth list.  Horses weren’t the only target of her dislike and even the smaller animals such as resident dogs did not escape her cruelty, a fact that Manson, Angrid, Skeletor, Kat the AC officer and pretty much all the board and crew were well aware of with some even voicing disgust.  Such is the force of Manson’s personality though, that they seem to be willing to set their personal values aside now that Manson’s pet monster  and Minime seems to making a tentative comeback.  Considering some of Manson’s personal animals were said to be the target of Taylor’s cruelty, I find it quite disturbing she’s around again.  The fact that so many red shirts that were witness to her behavior are biting their tongues rather than speak up for what is right, is just sad.  There must be a lot of booze and xanax flowing on that ranch for most of them to be able to sleep at night.  Just sayin…

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Even though there was no auction last week, HiCaliber’s regular suppliers still came through to keep everybody on the giving schedule.  First up was Johnny Cade, the emaciated horse from Misner’s lot.  We’ll never know the true story behind the horse because neither Manson nor Romney Faye can tell the truth and they don’t bother to even get their stories straight with each other before firing up their lie holes.  As you can see from the video above, maybe he spent a few days at Misner’s or maybe not.  It’s fluid. Romney Faye went there to pick up a puppy for Amanduh and photograph ponies (more on that in a bit) and spied a money maker as far as sympathy donations go.  Because he’s going to cost more to feed, that meant that the village idiots had to come up with some extra $$ to get him safe.  I always wonder if they actually would walk away and leave a horse like that if the donations didn’t come through but then I remember that Manson will happily shoot a horse for much less so there is that.  Obviously Johnny Cade was acquired along with a little mini donk.  The pair of them were eventually picked up by Manson and taken to the Ontario auction parking lot to meet up with Salvador and his offerings for the day.  They had to make sure he has more money to buy his tripping horses apparently.

 

Manson was feeling extra salty and pissy once she got to the parking lot.  It also happened to be the same day the news about Fice being the one that surrendered Barbara broke, so it might have had something to do with that.  At any rate, there were two relatively healthy horses tied to the fence and then there was Salvador and his infamous red trailer full of atrocities.  One of the horses was Mucho Chrome who was in good shape and has been widely talked about and covered everywhere.  My main concern was Watson and Sylvia who were in horrible shape. Sylvia’s injuries were, yet again, consistent with having been tripped or at least front footed at some point and Watson was just a mess all over.  Funny, how Salvador always has animals with these types of injuries, no?

As usual, Manson dragged the horses around the parking lot a few times because she claimed a `vet was watching’ although she didn’t specify if was a 100% vet or a 30% one.  Apparently that was enough to seal the fate of both Sylvia and Watson because she diagnosed bone change and then claimed that Sylvia was squirting joint fluid for good measure and added dramatics.  Even though that wouldn’t probably even be possible, nobody thought to question her or maybe they just can’t be bothered anymore.  Manson also took the time to thank God and wax poetic about how awesome it feels to be the one that gets to shoot horses in the face.  Any question that I might have had about whether or not she enjoys killing horses was pretty much answered after that little speech, especially when she mentions looking them in the eye just before shooting them.

I just want to warn anybody that clicks the embedded video above that it’s not work safe.  It’s yet another foul-mouthed rant from Manson after somebody asked about shooting the horses or something.  If you listen through right to the end, she gives out the ranch address, invites the person up and threatens to shoot her.  It’s no biggie though because Manson only jokes around according to her, but everybody else is out to get her.

So, while all this wheeling and dealing was going on in the parking lot, Johnny Cade and the sick little mini donk were hanging out in Manson’s trailer.  The auction was closed so presumably they hadn’t had water offered to them since they had left Misner’s earlier in the day.  The temp was around 80 or a bit higher and Romney Faye had even commented on how hot it was on live feed.  Sadly, the little donkey did not survive her ordeal and died in the trailer, but at what point is not clear.  What we do know for sure is that at some point during the late afternoon, Manson took Sylvia and Watson off somewhere to be shot, leaving her with 4 horses and a donkey to try to drive over 2 hours back to HiCaliber.  Around 6pm, she was spotted back at Misner’s with at least one of the horses (Boone) tied to her trailer.  Not sure if that was to unload the donkey’s dead body or tranferJohnny Cade.  Manson also reported that he went down in the trailer and they had to find somebody else to bring him back to the ranch so he could lay down in transit.  Perhaps that was their good pal Bubba since that’s where all this horse shuffling went on.  In reality, it was just like their auction days other than they didn’t go through the charade of going into the sale ring.  The horses all came from their usual suppliers and everybody got their cut.

Once Johnny Cade was home, the donkey was disposed of and Salvador got his weekly allowance, it was time to move more horses for Bubba Misner.  Because nothing makes it rain money like a crisis situation, they created this `truck is coming’ type scenario to motivate people in cooperation with Baker Ranch who has also jumped aboard the Voldemort Express lately.  The problem is that as early as December 20th I had an email from a reader telling me that Misner’s  lot was more full than usual and many of the horses were minis.  As you can see from Bubba’s ad on December 27th he was or had recently been in Stephenville, Texas which just happens to be in the same general area as Morgan Mill where his sister and her husband, Clay Gravatt live.  Clay likes to deal horses from Bowie from what I’m told and lately that has extended to minis.  Another feature of these screen shots is the price mark up between what Bubba was asking on the 27th and what HiCaliber and Baker were asking their people to pay this past week.  The other important point is that they make mention on how sick these animals are and Manson even went so far as to mention the lot they were coming off had strangles.  Yes, that would be the same lot that Johnny Cade came from and the dead donkey.  They were both in the trailer with the horses from Salvador, including Mucho Chrome.  As was shown on live feed, Chrome was turned loose in the same arena Baby Magnum is turned out in and we actually saw Manson halter him up, and Skeletor bring her own horse in the same arena right after.  Apparently keeping a tray of bleach in the barn is going to prevent bugs from spreading and we’re all supposed to pretend we don’t hear the endless hacking in the background of their live feeds lately.

It seems like Salvador was overachieving this week because he wasn’t done dumping horses on the village yet.  This one was slower to tug at the heart-strings for some reason and HiCaliber is declaring him safe but playing coy with where he is.  I’m not entirely sure that we’ll ever hear about him again or if he even gets a name.  Now we hear there are other skinnies that need rescuing but I’m pretty sure they’ll show up at auction today.  I can’t wait to hear their back stories!  Will they be from a sad old rancher?  The teenage girl whose family is breaking up?  Maybe they’ll come up with some new stories for the new year.  I hope Manson googles up some new diagnostics other than ringbone, bone change and neuro while she’s at it.

 

Isn’t that a whole bunch of screen shots?  Ha!  They’re a great read though.  Think of it as a mini guest post.  This is one former HiCaliber supporter’s experience with their adoption process and a bait n switch.  It was decided to blank the names of the horses involved out to minimize threats and retaliation from the Manson family.  Not everybody is prepared or willing to allow that level of crazy into their lives and I respect that.  What is important is the complete and utter incompetence of the adoption team and `trainers’.  Even though some members of the adoption team have changed recently, I’ve since learned that Manson and Amanduh habitually interfere with adoptions and aren’t always all that motivated to allow `lesson’ or their trail horses to go easily.  In other cases, and I’ve heard this from many different sources, their horses are grossly overpriced.  It seems like for a self-proclaimed business woman, Manson kinda lets’ herself get upside down financially with these animals.  There comes a point where you’re never going to get out what you put into them from anybody, but at HiCaliber the depreciation tends to happen quicker.  Horses get hurt and lose condition at an alarming rate there, they drop dead more than is normal, and then you have the issue of them being mishandled.  I would think they would want to let horses move on as soon as possible.  I probably shouldn’t waste my time applying common sense to their situation though.

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I think the screenshots above speak for themselves.  Manson’s statements about being a successful trainer and fixing horses just dropped my jaw.   I seriously know of no other successful trainer that habitually shoots horses for being `behavioral’ or even at all and her hang up about bits is knee slapping funny.  I guess I liken it to those Sunday Christians that feel that just because they spend an hour or two in church on Sunday, they can spend the rest of the week being a hateful shit weasel.  Manson thinks that not putting a bit in a horse’s mouth cancels out all the abuse and neglect horses suffer at her hands or with her blessing.  You know, because a bit in soft hands is far worse than ill fitting tack with a too large and uneducated rider and a rope halter.  Don’t even get me started on the lesson screen shot.  What passes for horsemanship at the HiCaliber feed lot offends me to my very core, but the fact that they are so delusional they feel they must `teach’ takes it to a whole other level.

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Am I the only one that has sprained their eyeballs from rolling them every time Manson discusses the miracle of Barry Boi?  I knew she didn’t really know shit about horses and even less about lameness, but even this crap kinda surprises me.  A few weeks ago, she was all ready to shoot Barry Boi in the face because of his `old fracture’.  Then her spawn falls in love and, all of a sudden Barry Boi is thriving and a miracle.  Or is he?  He’s actually normal.  Older arthritic horses do better when they can move around.  Normally HiCaliber inmates stand in crowded pens and don’t get much chance to move around at all.  That was Barry Boi’s case before the kid took an interest.  Horses get depressed just like people and I’m sure standing in a tiny pen full of shit and getting eaten alive by flies with no interaction at all would be a bit depressing.  So yes, on some level, the kid saved his life by taking an interest, but Barry Boi is no different from countless other horses standing in those pens that will never get that chance.  So many of their horses get progressively worse and more stove up from lack or exercise and attention with the only way out being under the blue tarp.  How many in the last month alone?  The one thing I do worry about with Barry Boi is that Manson has no clue that masking pain completely is not always a great thing.  I cringe watching them trot him on the pavement from the golf cart.  The horse is not 100% sound and he’s going to be a very sore horse should he come off the meds or the kid loses interest and stops exercising him regularly.  However this ends, I’m sure it will bring in a lot of donations and sympathy which is probably what Manson counted on all along.

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This brings us nicely into our Tuesday grift fest.  If I was a betting person, I’d put a little money that those `skinnies’ we keep hearing about will miraculously show up at auction today.  Salvador will drag in more wrecks that he created and Misner will haul in some disease off his lot, all of which will end back at HiCaliber at some point.  They are now at the point where horses are moving in and out so fast that the village idiots can’t keep up.  That mare that was tied to the fence last week still hasn’t gotten a name, nor has the one-eyed palomino stud that was last seen in Salvador’s trailer.  That horse never even made it back to the ranch nor will he probably ever.  It’s craziness and none of this is a horses first situation.  Salvador isn’t out gathering up those horses.  He’s the one that hurts them that badly and Manson is making money off their suffering.  Apparently somewhere in the neighborhood of $85k a month if she is to be believed.  Even with her hoard, that’s a lot of money considering she had to beg for body removal money last week when she went on another killing rampage and can’t seem to refund adoption fees without bouncing those payments either.  Where is it all going?  I’m telling you, if Manson were a horse and belonged to me, she would be spending some serious time in a roundpen every day until she got a grip. All joking aside though, I’m tired and I know many of you are too.  It seems like every week the lies get bigger and the cons more numerous.  I choose to look at it as a things coming to a head and this will all fall in sooner, rather than later.  Until that time, we’ll keep that light shining and try to do the next right thing.  #saytheirnames #hisnamewaswatson #hernamewassylvia #littledonk

 

 

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Happy New Year, everybody.  Well, almost everybody.  It looks like my plans to take a break over the holidays and come back all refreshed and less grumpy haven’t worked out, so there will be no happy wishes for those who shat upon that for me. *cough*mansonfamily*cough*  I’m not sure what I was even thinking given the personalities involved.  As if The Manson Family would take a week off to cool down the gun barrels and kick off their grifting shoes.   Also, that last guest past on here stirred up a hornet’s next of righteous indignation spurred on by a flagrant lack of reading comprehension on top of their regular fuckery.   Partially due to that and a few other things, my inbox has been bursting and because misery loves company, that means y’all are going to have a lot of reading to do today.  We have some milk carton horses, we have some names to say and we have a lot of other things to cover along with some year-end numbers to ponder.  With that being said, it’s that time when we grab our beverages of choice and make ourselves comfortable as we dissect the most recent activities from the high kill shelter masquerading as a rescue in Valley Center. Where the hell do I even begin with this mess?

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I think I’ll start with Barbara.  This poor mare.  So young to be so broken and I agree, she needed to be let go.  I don’t agree with the method and I certainly don’t agree with dragging her all the way back to HiCaliber to shoot her, but yes, she was suffering and Manson even admits that much.  So, what’s the big deal?  The big deal is Manson lying out her fucking lie hole once again.  We’re supposed to praise her because she picked the mare up without fundraising.  She tells us not to be angry with the person that turned her in because `they’ were trying to rescue and help her’.   REALLY?  What if I told you and PROVED to you the person that turned her in was the person that fucked this mare up and Manson was protecting him?

 

That’s right folks, Barbara was turned in by Manson’s favorite trainer, Andrew Fice.  He got her back in November and, as you can clearly see from the videos, she was not emaciated and crippled back then.  Her face wasn’t beat to hell either.  You can tell from her round pen videos when Fice first got her, she is a bit tenderfooted, but certainly not a `Grade 5/5 lame’ as Manson assessed her before shooting her on Wednesday.  The first video is pretty tough to watch with her saddle slid back over her loins as Fice snaps a whip and waves it in her face telling her to `turn in’.  Sadly, this wasn’t going to be the worst day she had at Fice’s.  Her first ride video is relatively uneventful and the mare seems forgiving of him, if anything.  I can’t say what happened after these videos and we’ll never know because Manson will protect Fice at all costs.  Both of them, Manson and Fice, will just blame the animal anyhow.  I have to wonder how many other horses this asshole has crunched and maimed that we don’t know about.  We know Saban returned from Fice’s with a head injury that nearly cost him his life.  We know Mercy came back blinded in one eye with her head all beat to hell too.  How many of these owner surrenders come from people she protects just like Fice? At this point, I don’t even know why Manson bothers to lie about these horses.  The truth is ALWAYS easy enough to find out.  Meanwhile, HiCaliber Dylan  and Rojas remain with Fice, their trainer and approved adopter.   Rest Easy Barbara.  #sayhername

 

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Bellona was brought in with Barbara on Wednesday night.  Guess who lives right by Andrew Fice?  Salvador Paniagua, their flipper/tripper buddy.  I’m not even going to argue that this mare needed to be put to sleep.  I don’t know why she needed dragged all the way back to HiCaliber to get shot in the face though.  Both these mares were made to suffer even more by having to haul over an hour back to HiCaliber to meet their endings. It’s not like they hadn’t suffered enough already.  Why drag them, in pain, over winding roads to make them stand in an unfamiliar place surrounded by unfamiliar people only to get shot?  It’s also not like Salvador isn’t the fuckface that did this to Bellona.  Her injuries are consistent with having been tripped and Salvador is the guy that supplies the horses for those types of events.  Before The Manson Family decided to play footsie with him, (remember when they used to refer to him as the worst of the worst?), he had no place to get rid of these animals other than turn them loose in the desert or dump them off somewhere in the middle of the night.  Now, thanks to Manson and her village idiots, he not only has a convenient dumping spot, they pay him to clean up his mess so he can go buy even more horses to maim and abuse!  Manson goes on these long rants about why people are angry at her for putting these horses down and we’re all haters who won’t do the hard things.  That’s not it at all.  Advocates KNOW these horses are out there and we agree they need humane endings.  The real issue true rescuers and advocates have with this type of thing is not only is HiCaliber doing NOTHING to end this type of abuse, they are actively protecting and shielding the people who are doing this to these animals.  They are making the problem even worse than it already is.  Then, to top things off, they don’t go out relieve her suffering right away, they drag her home, parade her around and makes some coin off her for `responsible rescue’ fees that she’s never going to need.  I doubt this mare even had an xray and Manson can google and misuse all the terminology she wants, nobody is arguing this mare was jacked up badly.  The irony did not go unnoticed that Romney Faye names her after the goddess of war because this is the year they are going to `fight back’ and then Manson promptly shoots the horse in the face.  RIP Bellona #sayhername

Before we move on to saying some other names, this little clip of Romney Faye from auction last week brings up a huge issue I have with their brand of `rescue’.  Yes, she talks about their close working relationship with the flippers.  Blah blah blah.  We’ve heard that all before, but this was made a week ago and she’s talking about Salvador, who had Bellona.  I believe the other horses she is referring to are Crackers and Salami who we’ll deal with another day.  Romney Faye knew about Bellona a week before and let her sit and suffer until they could hit the village idiots up for money at a more advantageous time.  It’s not the first time this has happened either.  Back when they were dragging all those horses out of Louisiana, they let a horribly crippled mare wait a week because they were too busy to do the right thing.  You can see a video clip of her, along with the screen shots, where they admit they waited for a more convenient time on this post. Funny how Manson always neglects to mention things like this when she goes on her blame the hater rants.  I guess that would be a bit too close to owning her own evil or something.  Let’s get back to saying a few more names.

 

 

Dano was a 4 or 5 year old stud they bought at auction just after Christmas.  His freedom walk was  pretty much all we ever saw of him.  He was acting a bit studish, so they kinda abbreviated the festivities with him although he seemed to walk ok out to the trailer.  Sadly, the next we heard about him was Manson casually mentioning at the end of a live feed on the 1st  that he had `severe wobblers’ and was so bad the vet didnt’ want people around him so she shot him.  Just like that.  Even though he stepped up in the trailer with minimal issues, seemed in good weight, he wasn’t worth further diagnostics.  I can’t even say with complete confidence a real vet saw this horse in person.  Manson often likes to text pics or clips to vets and count that as being seen by a vet.  At any rate, this handsome young horse is no more.  RIP Dano.  #sayhisname

 

I know pretty much anybody that is following this shit show knows that Kadyn died last week as well.  Still, I believe in not letting their passings go unnoticed so we’ll acknowledge her all too brief life here.  She was bought at auction the week before Christmas and died of a twisted gut on December 26th.  There is no telling how long she was hurting or what actually happened.  She was just one of a few that died at SLREH in the past two weeks. RIP Kadyn, I’m sorry you didn’t land softly.  #sayhername

 

Nala also lost her life within the last week.  This one hurt a lot of people because there were at least two good and solid, non hater (at the time) adoption offers rejected on this mare in recent months.  Despite what she says to gain sympathy, Manson didn’t really care for this mare as she was a complicated sort and had been returned from adoptions a few times in the past.  Nala was also one of the original sick horses during the whole Del Mar drama. Even back then she was reported to have a snotty nose and swelling under her jaw, although no temperature.  As recently as Christmas Eve, Nala was still sick and not eating.  I should probably make note that the picture of her was from happier days with her foster and not representative of what she looked like in her final days at HiCaliber.  Manson wants to twist some five dollar words around to lead the village idiots to believe that Nala had a `tumor’ and that’s what has been her problem all along.  What most horse people will realize from the words from the information given is that Nala likely died from a ruptured abscess that sounds a whole bunch like bastardized strangles.  I can’t say for sure without seeing a culture report from it and I’m guessing we never will.  I’m also going to hazard a guess we haven’t heard the last of this situation.   RIP Beautiful Nala.  #sayhername

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Mr. Handsome also took a bullet to the brain this past week.  He was purchased in the parking lot at auction just last week.  Likely another Salvador horse.  Romney Faye immediately diagnosed him as `neuro’ and labelled him a compassion pull.  He certainly wasn’t a sound horse, but it seems that gaited almost always = neuro in HiCaliber world.  He was drug back to the feed lot and kept alive for a few days.  No word on if he ever actually saw a real vet and we know that Manson has often stated she doesn’t waste wormers or vaccinations on horses she plans to shoot.  She also has stated she doesn’t need a vet to sign off on a horse in order to shoot it, so I guess I’m not really sure what part of any of this was rescue for Mr. Handsome.  RIP sweet boy.  #sayhisname

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Major was another one Manson killed over the past week.  It’s not really groundbreaking news that she did because she’s had an itchy trigger finger when it came to Major for a long time.  I can’t say with any confidence why this horse was killed.  I’ve never seen a video of him walking nor have I ever seen them post a vet report on him.  I know they never raised a lot, if any, money to take him in early last year.  He was part of the whole Skittles the pony drama and Manson always seemed kinda pissed to be stuck with him.  His rather foul-mouthed intake video is up above here.  What really pisses me off about this situation with Major is that he was offered a few good homes recently, but because Manson branded those people as haters, she shot the horse instead.  Let that sink in.  She would rather shoot a perfectly healthy animal in the face than allow somebody she doesn’t like to help that horse.  It’s things like this that make people call her Manson.  RIP Major, we tried.  #sayhisname

I don’t know off the top of my head which horse this person is referring to.  Obviously, yet another one who died from one of these mysterious abscesses that they claim have nothing to do with strangles.  I’m a bit concerned that so much diagnostics are being over the phone and that for some reason vets can’t get to HiCaliber on an emergency call hardly ever.  What’s up with that?  As far as which horse they are talking about, I will do my best to fine out who she was and we will say her name too, if we haven’t already.

I have to admit this question has crossed my mind too.  It does seem like the more humane choice to let these horses go in familiar surroundings.  Manson likes to tell us that dead is dead but I guess that only applies when she wants to chop a body up or sell off their organs.  She flat-out lies in her answer.  You don’t have to `contract with a vet’ to get them to come euthanize a horse.  I know this for an absolute fact.  What does she think people that make their living traveling with horses do?  Does she think that they have contracts with vets in every city?  No.  If they have an emergency, they call a vet that is local and that vet will come.  A farm call doesn’t cost any more or less if you call the nearest vet.  The real reason, besides the fact she seems to actually get off on shooting horses in the face, is that perhaps a lot of the horses she kills would not be signed off on by a real vet.  Bullshit on owners not being able to handle it.  She makes more money off these horses by dragging them home and parading them around on live feed for donations than if she just quietly did the true compassionate thing for them.

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Now that we’ve dealt with the known dead, it’s time to move onto the unknown.  Our milk carton horses.  I’m not reporting them as dead, I’m asking wtf they are since they seem to have dropped off the face of the earth.  Teeka is the first one we’ll talk about.  She is a young horse purchased at auction back in May.  She went to foster fairly early on and seemed to be doing well.  She was advertised for sale/adoption and, from what I’m told, she was eventually adopted.  That’s where things seemed to have gone sideways for Teeka.  She was returned after only a week or so with reported hind end lameness and ringbone.  That wasn’t all that long ago and she has since gone MIA.  So, knowing how many village idiots, volunteers and insiders read here without admitting it, I’m putting this out there because I keep getting emails asking where this horse is.  Where is she?  Go ahead and twist this to suit any agenda you would like, let’s just hear where the mare is.  Good news is always welcome.

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Diane is also MIA from the ranch.  She was parking lot purchase back in November and named after the donor’s deceased family member or something.  Diane the horse was never really as mentioned much again after her intake.  This is one of the issues I have with the village idiots.  Once the thrill of the save is over, these horses are out of sight, out of mind for most of them.  Diane is a younger mare and Manson did mention she was `sassy’ and that she had `conformational defects’ in her intake video.  She has not been mentioned since that intake video and there are no reports of her being seen around the ranch since about mid to end of December.  If anybody knows where this mare is or what became of her, please let me know.  Many people are asking and since she was paid for by donated funds, people do have a right to know where she is.

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This has been a whole bunch to digest so far, no?  I actually considered cutting this post off right here and just let this all marinate with people, but at the rate things pile up, it’s probably not the best idea.  Sadly, we have a few other things to deal with as far as what passes for horse husbandry at the HiCaliber feed lot.  It’s probably more accurate to call it anti-husbandry really.  It’s all related to why animals are not doing well and I also think it’s worthwhile for people to know the current conditions at the `ranch’.  With Romney Faye threatening to lay the smack down on all the haters, `HiCaliber Style’, I figured I’ll lay the truth on everybody `Shedrow Style’. How ’bout ‘dat?  If anything, it might add some context as to why horses are dropping like flies and going missing back at HiCaliber.

Bambi was recently adopted from HiCaliber.  That’s awesome news.  He has also been renamed Jack, which should clear up the gender identity issues for him as well.  Bambi was one of the Louisiana horses and arrived with a severely damaged eye which needed to be removed.  It seems that the wound care for that wasn’t the best as he’s still having issues and packing an infection.  The other interesting news is that Bambi has a microchip.  Does anybody else remembering somebody from HiCaliber claiming they had a scanner and checked all their horses?  Yeah…

Remember Astro?  Astro, the perlino PSSM stud that Manson used for ball cupping demonstrations at their last open house?  He was gelded shortly after that open house and recently he’s been adopted.  I’m told he showed up at his new home with overgrown hooves and still in need of some wound care from his recent gelding.  The pictures above were from Del Mar and I do recall them mentioning on one of their live feeds that his wound was `not happy’.  I think that means they couldn’t be arsed to take proper care of it in HiCaliberspeak.  Thankfully, Astro is in good hands now and hopefully the next updates we get on him will be happier ones.

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Another longtime HiCaliber resident turns up with a snotty nose.  This time he took his snotty nose to a new home where quarantine isn’t possible.  Awesome!  I do wish his new home well and hopefully he isn’t carrying something nasty.  Kinda irresponsible of HiCaliber to let him go like that though.

We have another update from the sushi foals that made it off the feed lot.  I realize that their new family seem to be new to horse ownership, but it seems they are really trying to do right by these babies.  What does stand out for me, besides the ongoing wormy bellies (remember what the sushi foals still at HiCaliber look like?) is their issue with ongoing snotty noses and Manson advising them to go through her to acquire meds rather than their own vet.  Besides the fact this is flat-out illegal, this is probably a big part of why she’s got horses dropping dead of things they shouldn’t be back at the ranch.  Antibiotics are not one size fits all and they also aren’t always something you should even be giving an animal.  She just about killed Breezy by giving him the wrong drugs when she misdiagnosed what was wrong with him, we have Nala dying from what appears to be bastardized strangles, Clare having a pneumonia when she was put down (that’s what Breezy had after his misdiagnosis) and now she’s trying to talk these first time horse owners into just getting more drugs from her rather than perhaps looking into the reason why they can’t get the snots cleared up with these foals.

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Remember when Renee was trying out Terney ?  One of the things we talked about, besides her flopping around, was the ill fitting tack she was using on him.  You can refresh your memory here.  Well, it seems despite being indignant that haters pointed out that situation, she went ahead and kept riding him with shitty fitting tack and a dirty girth and sored him up that he’s on the shelf while he heals.  That’s only the 2nd worst thing she’s done to him since adopting as she’s also changed his name to `Vinur’ (Icelandic for `buddy’) which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.  As a result, she’s back to riding Danny.  Now that Danny is adopted by her mother and out from under Manson’s rules,  Rene seems to have abandoned riding with a rope halter and completed the ill fitting tack daily double with an ill fitting bridle.  At least she’s consistent.

 

These pictures have all been taken around the feed lot in the past week.  I decided to put them up so people will understand when they eventually have a run on bowed tendons and have to start shooting horses.  One of the horses  shown is already on thin ice.  That would be Bev still sporting that back wrap.  You do NOT use vetwrap, coflex or whatever it is she’s using on these horses like this. It’s not meant to be used like this and without cottons, and for these assholes I strongly suggest no bows, you are running a huge risk of tendon damage.  That’s even if you were wrapping properly which they are not.  You don’t just cut off mid tendon or above the ankle.  The bottom pick you can clearly see the swelling above and below the filthy wrap.  This kinda thing usually ends up doing far more harm than good.

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Brady’s Cat January 2018

Brady was one of the surviving horses from Salvador’s trailer back in early October.  He was wedged in there with 3 others and at least two of those were hauled off and shot immediately.  Brady got lucky to dodge the bullet that day but certainly hasn’t been too lucky since.  The top pic was from back in October and the bottom one is from this week.  Besides all the scrapes from obviously fighting for food, he’s starting to drop weight and clearly has an untreated wound on his hock, or back knee in HiCaliberspeak.  I have a feeling that people should start making a habit of asking after Brady or he’ll be joining Horton, Daphne and Baldwin on the about to be shot list.

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I think we’ll wrap up today with some year end numbers.  The `pending’ part are horses awaiting adoption, euthanasia or whatever.  That includes horses at foster.  Basically all horses still under the HiCaliber banner are `pending’.  Manson likes to throw a lot of numbers out there but these are the actual numbers according to what they, themselves, have put out there.  They killed more horses than they adopted out last year.  Period.  They killed at a better than 20% rate.  4 days into this year and she’s already killed more horses than there have been days.  I understand that some horses needed to be put down.  I wish they’d have had a softer end than having Manson’s mug as the last one they saw.  There’s no empathy or compassion there. Then there are the Avianas and the Willows.  Horses that were shot because they had the misfortune of ending up with people that didn’t have the skill set to deal with them.  When you have a horse that is hard to handle, you work with it.  You don’t shoot it in the face as punishment for your own shortcomings.  There will never be a shortage of horses needing rescue so if you can’t deal with high-strung horses, don’t rescue high strung horses.  Don’t like bays?  Don’t rescue them.  I’d suggest that Manson sticks to what she’s good at, but Blankround has already kinda cornered the market on stick horse and Breyer rescues so I’ll suggest she find another industry to infest.  I sense a change in the air this past week or so though.  Horse people, the real ones, are angrier than usual about his situation at HiCaliber.  I think people are finally getting it.  Perhaps that’s the upside to all this downside.  Maybe things have finally gotten bad enough that people are ready to stand up and speak out.  Maybe we have finally reached critical mass.

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Happy Thanksgiving!  I thought I should probably dispatch this post before everybody gets too busy, cooking, eating and participating in some festive family dysfunction. On the surface, it was a more quiet week at the Manson Family Feed Lot, but that wasn’t actually the case. Shocking, I know.  Not only do we have the regular auction hijinx to discuss, but also an Open House, some monumental lies and things that just kinda make you want to scream, but not in a fun way.  Because we have some more names to say and I know that weighs heavy on most of us, I thought it might be best to lob a softball and talk about the Open House to kick things off.  That means it’s time to gather round, grab some holiday cheer and pull up a chair.  I suggest moving any breakables out of arm’s reach because you’re probably going to want to throw things…

 

Once again, The Manson Family threw themselves another party after a killing spree.  I believe the last time, when they had the pool party, Manson had done the same.  Maybe they’re celebrating the bodies getting carted away or something or maybe they’re trying to suck up to the neighbors.  I can’t begin to understand what they’re thinking 90% of the time.  I don’t think I really want to either.   The party was also conveniently on the same day that they were doing a volunteer orientation because nothing helps you overlook mounds of shit and filth like a full belly and some booze.  Other than the fact that this is the same organization that can’t pay their bills, I don’t really care about their party habits beyond the pictures that come out of it.  In this case it was kids sticking their fingers where horses can bite them and we get to see two of the barn inmates, Eclipse and Shane.  Eclipse is allegedly in there getting her summer sores attended to, but with what passes for a bandage on her, I can’t help but wonder if they are experimenting with bowing a tendon.  Shane is sporting a tight bandage around his belly and up over his withers.  Your guess is as good as mine as to what thought process brings a person to think this is anything but a recipe for disaster.  I saw Manson did that to Vegas as well before he went off to his new home.  Maybe they are trying to create a fistula on Shane’s withers or something so they can shoot him.  I really don’t know, but I do know that I had a horse have surgery on his back to remove a cyst and there was no bandage involved because that would have made matters worse.  I guess it’s not vet-ish enough if you’re not using copious quantities of Elasticon or something.  Clearly nobody has told the 30% vet that less is more in most cases.

 

During the live feed for the Open House, Amanduh decided to take us all on a little tour to show off her barn blindness and so we could hear her morph into Manson with that annoying squeaky baby voice.   What was also on display was her complete and utter ignorance as she proudly showed off filthy pens, filthy horses and overcrowding. We were also treated to views of Jingle with a nylon halter on so tight it’s practically choking her.  It could be made looser and Amanduh was right there with her hands on Jingle, but she wouldn’t notice such a thing.  It was the same when she showed us poor Camilla with her super tight fly mask with flies all over her that were probably gravitating towards a raw spot to make an even bigger mess.  I guess none of them have ever seen a horse hang themselves in a nylon halter because I have yet to see even a breakaway on a single horse there.  All of them are accidents waiting to happen.  Amanduh was also quite proud to point out the brand new volunteers that were doing their best to swamp out the mounds of shit out of the pens while the ranch residents and old volunteers were up at the barn filling their faces with Manson.  Good times!

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Speaking of Manson,  we did check in with her as she was dragging Astro around and giving ball cupping lessons to children, including her own.  It seems now that Manson has reverted to being strictly dickly, she is as obsessed with this horse’s testicles as she was with Mirage’s vagina back in the day.  Either way,  it is hardly treating these animals with respect and dignity and fondling this poor horse was just gross. Maybe she was chekcing for ripeness so she could serve up some horse balls for Thanksgiving dinner or something.

 

Another feature of the Open House seemed to be the poor little orphan foal, now named Magnum ,`After the condom!’, put on his own in the arena for the kids to torment.  It was tough to watch as they chased him around, slapped him on the ass and generally antagonized him until he jumped through the fence and took off.  Sadly, rather than do the kind thing and put him away, they herded him back into the arena as the kids continued to torment him.  I can’t wait until a few months from now when he’s bigger and has even less manners.  He’ll likely get put on the euth list for being behavorial as they are setting him up to be extremely ignorant.  Just because he’s little doesn’t mean that his own boundaries shouldn’t be respected.  If you wouldn’t do it to a full-grown horse, don’t do it to a baby.  Of course Manson has told us she doesn’t believe in correcting or halter breaking babies.  I guess she prefers roughing them up and fighting with them when they are older and bigger to increase the chance of injury to horse and human.  Sadly, her philosophy on allowing him to be a baby doesn’t extend to letting him do what comes naturally.  Nursing…

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Finding something to `suck’ on 😦

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No, I’m not making this shit up.  It seems the foal has taken to nursing off his own penis and in the world of HiCaliber it’s `perfectly normal’.  Ummm, no.  I can assure you it is not and `hobnobbing’ in this context is not a thing.  Manson wouldn’t allow him a bottle or nipple bucket  because she thinks it causes all sorts of problems.  Apparently, teaching him to chase people, kick and pin his ears is not problematical though.  Personally, it think it probably has more to do with a combination of ignorance and the fact that Manson was too lazy to bottle feed him.  I guess an igloo feeder which not only keeps his formula clean and clear from the guinea hen shit, but also from going off in the warmer weather is too much effort for her.

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There you go, Manson.  That one is for you.  It’s just not that difficult and I’m sure I’m not the only one that is sick of watching that poor little foal trying to nurse off anything and everything, including his own penis.  He needs to learn to be a horse and not a play thing and a novelty.  While you’re at it, maybe point out to the children you have on foal watch that the stuffies are for him and not for their own personal comfort.  Way to mentor the next generation to be just as ignorant as you are, Manson.  Seriously.

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I hate Tuesdays. I hate them hard.  Ever since Manson took over auction again, it’s nothing but a headache to untangle the lies.  Manson lies about everything.  She lies about things that don’t matter, she lies about things that do.  Basically, if she’s flapping her mouth, she’s lying and it is exhausting picking through it all.  To top things up, she was feeling salty on Tuesday and had temporarily reunited with Wrinkles because Jonassthan wasn’t present.  Wrinkles was so pathetically happy to be back up Manson’s ass even though she seemed to be slurring most of her words.  Manson was channelling low rent drag queen realness with her clip on purple extensions and heavy eyeliner.  Anyhow, they ended up dragging 5 more horses back to the ranch, one for Baker and another for a private buyer.  Don’t get too attached to any of them.  The one gelding, Glide, was already trying to kick Manson’s head in and she seemed to think him resting his hind foot mean something ominous.  Another, she 30% diagnosed with a fractured sesamoid `area’.  We’ll see how those play out in the next week.  What we need to talk about today is the dun mare.  There is so much confusion surrounding her, so I’m going to see if I can make some sense out of it and sift through the lies.

 

 

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So, this little mare showed up in the chutes.  Manson claimed she wasn’t sore and it was just the angle, but it seemed that every time she came on camera she was parked out.  As you can see above, there was a very long and convoluted story to go along with her.  Crying kid?  Sad family?  Sounds like a winner to me!  Except it was all a lie and thankfully, Manson was stupid enough to put it all in writing.  This included showing a copy of her papers that clearly showed that the mare had only had her ownership transferred once in her life.  So let’s take note of the fact that Manson claims they couldn’t sell horses on Facebook and then we’ll look at an eyewitness account.  I do have to wonder how they knew the horse sold to a bad guy  if they were such newbies to auction.  Manson is so used to lying she busts herself for lying in the same post she told the lie!

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This is an eyewitness account and it goes along with some other pictures that have been floating around that clearly show the mare spent her day tied to HiCaliber’s trailer.  Of course, Manson has an answer for everything.

 

Actually, HiCaliber never showed pics of her tied to the trailer or mentioned that until they were called on it.  By then one of the readers of this blog had found some other information and passed it along.

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Wow, turns out the owners did know how to sell a horse after all!  Kinda inconvenient that there is a completely different back story to the mare.  If you look up the person selling her, you’ll find that she’s far from a newbie owner and, in fact, lives in Valley Center about 8 miles from Manson.  She also has a whole bunch of friends in common with Manson.  This kinda led me to wonder why a horse that they wanted $1500 for a few months ago, was basically given away this week.  I also wondered why they would haul a horse to Ontario when Mike’s auction is closer and attracts way more buyers and potential for a better home.  Well, knowing Manson and her past patterns I’m going to guess this horse was an owner relinquishment.  Manson has done this in the past.  She gets the owners to run the animal through auction so she can get some sympathy donations and that’s exactly what seemed to be the case when she claimed that a private donor wanted the horse to go to HiCaliber. The reason the horse went through twice probably had to do with her missing the orignal bid or some other shenanigans on their part.  They were clearly working with the past owner throughout.  Wherever the truth lies in all of this, I can say with absolute certainty that this horse did not land softly now that Manson has her.

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After a full day of scamming and parking lot deals they were finally ready to load out but realized they had bought too many horses. Since Bang Bang Becky has taken her toys and gone home to mama, that meant Manson only had the one trailer and used the opportunity to beg for a new truck and trailer.  You’re supposed to forget that sugar daddy Richie only bought the rescue the current trailer, which she now refers to as `hers’, not even a year ago.  That’s not the important part though.  The fact is that once again Salvador shows up late with a horse to sell them and not only did Manson take the horse after not being able to find a private buyer, but she hired Salvador to haul for them.  Then she went on live feed to tell everybody what a great guy he is and how smart she is to have befriended him and Misner.  It then occurred to me that some of the readers here may not be up to speed on what an awesome guy Salvador Paniagua is.

 

 

Click on each and every picture.  These were not HiCaliber horses.  Ever.  They were some of the 7 horses that HiCaliber’s newest supplier showed up at Mike’s’ Auction with a few months ago.  He didn’t just collect these horses from other places.  HE DID THIS TO THEM.  He is the one that supplied them to the rodeos that used them for tripping and broke their bodies.  He is the one that supplied them to the people who smashed the teeth of the mare’s mouth and then he took them to auction to squeeze the last dollar he could out of them.  Except that time a legitimate rescue was there and called AC.  Salvador has a few open AC files due to his mistreatment of animals.  Five of those horses had to be euthanized much to the delight of The Manson Family.  Manson started spouting about averages etc and generally crowing that they had to put down these broken souls.  Then she became Salvador’s buddy and when he brought a trailer full of horses that he had broken, she gave him his asking price and took them off to be shot without ever once calling animal control or taking them to see a real vet.  Yeah, that Salvador is a super great guy.  What is that old saying about birds of a feather?  BTW, the papwork posted above?  That’s what it looks like when a real 100% vet checks horses over and signs off on them, price and all.  I know this isn’t something anybody that only follows HiCaliber would recognize though.

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Wow, it seems the haters aren’t the only ones concerned about the quarantine protocols or what passes for them at HiCaliber.  The fact is that proper quarantine is impossible there and there are no protocols.  The same people who were taking ball cupping lessons on the recently arrived Astro, were also playing with the orphan foal and hand feeding Ria and other horses.  I think the question about it was legit, but since Sarah is one of the newest ranch residents, she seems to think that means she can be a bitch to other volunteers now.  Maybe she always was, but her little `we know what we’re doing’ kinda made me laugh.  The next time a new horse comes onto my place I’ll just take the temperature and kick them in with the rest because HiCaliber knows what they’re doing.

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Wow, what a great opportunity!  You can sign up to wait around the ranch as Manson completes her parking lot deals, drives around filling her face with fast food and then be there to unload the horses and put them away for her as she trudges off to the house.  Don’t worry though, this is HiCaliber we’re talking about so you won’t have to worry about walking the horses out or watering them off.  Just throw them in their pens and you’re done.  No need for clean pens or clean water either.  They may as well get used to things being what they are right from the beginning.

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See what I mean?  Manson doesn’t lower herself to clean the trailer.  It seems that job belongs to Wrinkles and she’s too busy to do it this week.  Sign up or Manson is going to send Wrinkles into time out again!  #freewrinkles

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Notice how it never falls on Manson, Wrinkles or any of the other residents to feed or water.  No, they want orther people to give of their time and energy to come do their chores so they can continue to live for free.  I guess I have always done things wrong.  Whenever I had somebody that came to the barn who wanted to help out for the day, I gave them the easy jobs because I figured they didn’t come to do my grunt work.  Don’t go by me though, I never mind cleaning my own stalls.  You can tell a lot about what’s going on with a horse from doing their stall every day if you know what to look for.  For instance, you might notice if they are bunging up before it’s too late and you have full blown colic.  Imagine that! You can also tell if a horse is body or foot sore by how they keep their stall as long as you know their `normal’.   I really wouldn’t expect their green volunteers to be that keyed in, especially when they aren’t doing it every day, but I do think that proper management practices would be to have some consistency with who is doing chores.

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So here we are on Wednesday (as I write this) and I was just getting ready to format this post when a reader who is local to HiCaliber told me that they had to call ALAR to come pick up an animal they had put to sleep.  It just so happens that when the above company showed up to pick up the body,  there were 4 horses already in the truck and they all had bullets in their heads.  I guess we can all guess where those came from and it wasn’t long before my hunch was confirmed.  Amanduh had put a post up confirming three of the departed and it lasted for all of about half an hour before Manson pulled it down.  Too late Manson, I may not have the announcement screen shot, but I do have the three names and we will be saying them.

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We’ve been worried about Ace for a while now.  As recently as last week, I had mentioned that Manson was warning people to say goodbye to Ace.  It seems like today was the day and Ace was executed for having ringbone and to make room for even more horses.  Rest easy sweet boy. #sayhisname

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Cozetta was also killed today.  She had long fallen off the village idiot radar, but she was originally part of the `bonded pair’ with Lex.  The village idiots think horses are like lovebirds so the bonded pair angle usually inspires them to dig deep and because of this, Cozetta’s great buddy was purchased a few days after she arrived at the ranch.  Not rescued, but purchased.  The truth is they weren’t that bonded and other than the first week or so, were never really together again.  Cozetta is said to have foundered and for whatever reason, wasn’t worth making comfortable or maybe she gave Manson the stink eye.  She ended up under the tarp next to Ace today.  RIP Sweet girl.  #sayhername

 

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Cheeto is the other confirmed kill.  As you can see from one of the pictures above, he was perfectly fine to haul Manson’s ass around at one point but then, because she couldn’t handle him, he was declared either neuro or having a weak stifle.   He was still good enough to go be ridden though.  Cheeto was even shown on live feed this past Saturday during Amanduh’s little tour around the pens.  My little bird told me he had foundered recently.  It seems a lot of horses are foundering at HiCaliber as they struggle to pay bills and have an inconsistent feed supply and schedule. Not very responsible of them and not really rescue, no matter what Manson says.  RIP Cheeto.  #sayhisname

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I think that about wraps things up for now.  I could have picked apart the whopper of a lie Manson told about Snuggles as she drove around eating salad with her bare hands and talking with her mouth full, but that’s another story, for another time.  FYI Manson, the horse you traded Snuggles for was Erick.  Why is it I can remember that and you can’t?  Are these animals so insignificant to you that they are out of sight, out of mind?  A means to an end?  I’ve had enough.  I know for a fact I don’t stand alone either.  Every single week, more and more people see the truth.  I’m thankful for that.  I’m thankful for the people who email me with information, updates and even questions.   I appreciate everybody that is standing up to bring this horror to an end.  I am deeply thankful for my wing people who take so many hits on my behalf and still soldier on.  I’m sickened every time I get news of another horse getting shot in the face and each one feels like a profound loss.  That isn’t rescue.  Most of these horses didn’t need to die.  Having so many horses warehoused that you can’t even remember their names or any details at all isn’t rescue either and neither is dragging home animals that you don’t have the skill or desire to deal with.  How arrogant to think that unless you drag them home, they are going to a bad place. HiCaliber is the bad place now and for whatever reason Manson is on a killing spree lately.  We’re in the double digits this month alone.  I haven’t forgotten about horse #4 in the meat truck.  I have a hunch it’s Serena from auction on Tuesday, but waiting for confirmation.  I refuse to let Manson erase these animals off the earth.  I’m thankful so many of you feel the same.  I believe this time next year, things will have changed for the better.  Happy Thanksgiving…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How about the main post then?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I figured since you were all appropriately outraged about horse tripping and those that support it, we should take a look at buckaroos.  To be honest, I grew up thinking that `buckaroo’ was just a stupid term for cowboy that city people might use.  I certainly wouldn’t have considered calling anyone that unless I was wanting to offend them in some way.  Kind of like calling somebody a `dude’ used to be a dead insult once upon a time.  Well, it turns out I was both right and wrong.  Buckaroo is a real term and is still alive and well in the Great Basin country of northern Nevada, southern Idaho, northeast California and southeast Oregon.  A buckaroo is basically an Americanized version of Vaquero and they consider themselves to be horse and cattlemen.  I still don’t think being called a `buckaroo’ is much of a compliment.  I’m sure this entry will cause a certain amount of outrage, especially amongst the PSA crowd.  There are many of them that think buckaroos are super cool and awesome.  I mostly think that many buckaroos are just great big douchebags for the way they treat animals.  At least the ones we’re going to talk about today are.

One of the first things that comes to mind with buckaroos is their look.  They all have a very specific look for both themselves and their horses.  Flat hats, chink chaps, A-fork saddles with post horns and bucking rolls.  Many of them favor a lot of silver and adornment on their tack as well.  Their finished horses usually wear spade bits and I’ve yet to see a buckaroo or picture of one where they weren’t using some fairly sharp rowelled spurs.  They wear their gear and clothing like a uniform.  Other than their choices of spurs and bits, I don’t really have much issue if they all want to dress like that.  It sure makes it easier identify them and run the other way when you encounter one. I know many attach a certain `romance’ to the buckaroo lifestyle and look.  We all know a bit or spur is only as harsh as the user, and these guys have some fancy looking bits and spurs. Although, I still cannot wrap my mind around why anybody would ever feel the need to put a spade bit in a horse’s mouth these days, I might have been ok with them  had I not dug a little further and found what a large number of them consider entertainment.

It seems our little buckaroo buddies are a bit like their charro counterparts in what they consider entertainment.  Of course, it comes at the expense of horses and of course they are all mostly slaughter advocates.  It seems that buckaroos like to host ranch rodeos when they aren’t out ripping the mouth out of their horses or punching holes in their sides. Ranch rodeos aren’t exactly what you see when you go to the Calgary Stampede or the NFR.  Sure, they have the usual events like team roping, calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding, bronc riding, etc.  Depending on how you feel about those sports, nothing out of the ordinary for a rodeo.  However, they also have an event called Big Loop Horse Roping and it is truly disgusting.

Big loop horse roping shares a lot in common with Mexican rodeo.  Probably not so surprising considering that the buckaroos evolved out of the vaquero culture.  Where big loop roping differs from horse tripping is there are two ropers on horses.  It’s a bit like an extremely barbaric version of team roping.   They do the horse the courtesy of throwing a neck loop on it and slowing it down before the second roper fore-foots it and jerks the legs out from under it.  I suppose this is how they get away from calling it tripping.  The end result for the horse isn’t a bunch different from tripping though.  Check out these videos of big loop roping:  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v7djtzbckE) The next video has some extremely graphic scenes and was shot at the Jordan Valley Rodeo this year. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmp8pkbU03I)The buckaroos call this `laying them down’ rather than tripping.  That’s supposed to make us feel better about what they’re doing.  Here are the words from a PSA who pretty much lives and breathes this stuff:

“For untouched horses like this, the *real* buckaroo’s do a neck rope, ride along with the horse a bit until it slows, then throw a front footer. It’s safer and lays the horse down easy. Plus these horses were 3 year old’s that were in their 2nd and 3rd year of roping … NOT easy ropers! LOL They won more than the ropers did. I know of ranches that do this with their young stock to brand and geld them all the time.”

– Are we clear on this?  These horses are used for nothing but roping?  Nice life they have.  Also, that’s how they handle their `young stock anyhow’.  I’m taking that to mean they hog tie them to geld them rather than do it the humane way.
“Trust me, the big loop ropers do this in real life and if you rope a back foot of an unhandled horse, you will likely kill it. Or break a leg. You have to use the appropriate type of rope as well. Most of the ones I know use soft hand made rawhide riata’s.
– Go ahead and watch the videos I posted links for.  Tell me that front-footing them is any better….It should be noted that this PSA actually eats horses from time to time.
Here’s an interesting quote I found on a message board from somebody that has first hand knowledge about Mexican rodeos and horses that get used for these sorts of events:
“When I used to go to the horse and tack auctions in S. Cali. I could easily spot all the busted and broken charro horses. When the horse meat trade was stopped and auction prices hit the dirt for good quality saddle horses, they were simply letting the really damaged ones loose in the hills to forage for theirselves. You can’t bury dead horses on your property in California. You’ll get a fine. You have to pay $80 bucks to have them hauled off to the rendering plant. Guess they can’t afford to constantly pay to have their dead animals hauled off since there are so many eh? A couple hour ride in the hills and you could usually spot one of the loosed charro horses – sometimes alive (barely) sometimes dead and partially eaten by coyotes.”
Interesting, no?  Abandoned and abused horses being turned loose in the hills.  I know this does happen because I have a good friend in California that is a rancher.  He’s found these horses on his grazing lease and has had to put them down.  The condition they are in is appalling.  I’m sure Slaughterhouse Sue and D-bag will say this is exactly why we need slaughter back.  Bringing back slaughter isn’t going to stop these assholes from doing this.  In fact, if we give them that outlet, they’ll just do it more.  Banning this practice everywhere and ENFORCING that law will fix this problem.

Notice the knee and ankle on this horse. She was found tethered to a tree in the wilderness in California….

So, how do they get away with this?  Enter Slaughterhouse Sue and D-bag Duquette.  They take credit for the Oregon Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources nixing Senate Bill 613 last February.  Known as the `horse tripping’ bill, it would have outlawed roping horses by the front legs and tripping.  Sadly, the bill became all wrapped up with other roping events and that is likely what killed it rather than anybody actually giving a single crap about Suey and D-bag had to say.
“”No rodeo event in Oregon condones, or conducts, horse tripping. Oregon has comprehensive laws in place to protect animals. This bill was totally unnecessary. It was nothing more than a first step by HSUS to ban all roping of all animals in our state.  Horses are livestock, and if this bill had become law, it would have set the precedent for making it illegal to rope a cow. After all, they’re both livestock – what’s the difference between horses’ legs and cows’ legs?”

– That quote is from D-bag Duquette. Like their idol Crazyass Steve King, they will fight any proposed legislation that may protect animals from cruel and barbaric asstards.  Considering he lives in Oregon, consorts with some of the people that do this type of thing, and the video footage is from THIS year, he’s just a big fat liar.

“The HSUS goal is to gradually pick away at owners’ rights to decide what is best for our horses and livestock,  They hide their agenda behind pretty language about protecting animals. But we are finally starting to educate the public about what is behind the curtain. Oregonians are too smart to fall for the misleading HSUS rhetoric. Those of us who love horses, livestock and the Western lifestyle need to work together to preserve our heritage and the right to decide what is best for our animals.”

– naturally D-bag made this all about his mission against the HSUS.  NOBODY that loves horses think this is cool to do and if this your way of life and heritage, you are an abusive shit.  The reason we have to put laws in place is because people that do this type of thing have zero compassion or ability to know `what is best for our animals’.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised he says things like this considering he likes to host horse barbeques for his clients.

It is expected that Oregon lawmakers will be bringing this issue to the table in the next session and work towards a ban on this brutal `sport’.  The PRCA has long outlawed it from their rodeos.  Other than the underground charro circuit, it seems we have a small pockets of asstard hold-outs in the buckaroo community that need to find a better way of entertaining themselves.  Keep checking in with the Animal Law Coalition for updates.  (http://www.animallawcoalition.com/animal-cruelty/article/2042)

 

I grew up on a ranch and I do understand how ranch life works. I’ve participated in more brandings than I care to count.  I can half-assed throw a loop if I’m pressed too.   I come from a long line of horsemen, none of whom have ever been pro-slaughter.  In fact, my great-grandfather could have been considered a buckaroo at least by the equipment he used, not by mentality.  Don’t believe me?  Meet Gramps…(pssst….his horse isn’t skinny either as NT would have you believe all the old-time ones were)

That picture was taken in the late 1800’s.  He was actually a pretty well-known guy and is in many books. The bit and spurs are still in the family, but haven’t been used in my lifetime.  They are probably too valuable to use for one thing, plus we don’t do things the old way anymore even though that particular bit does not have a cathedral port in it.  That’s my point.  My great-grandfather was a working cowboy if there ever was one.  He was also a well-known horseman.  Whatever it was he passed down through our family, it was to respect your animals, especially your horses.  I sure don’t recall anybody ever throwing a rope at a horse, let alone tripping one.  Before I was able to do so on my own, I saw countless horses started and never once did I see one thrown or laid down.  I guess not all buckaroos would consider big loop roping part of their heritage.  Times have changed and so has the way we handle our livestock.  There is no reason to stress and traumatize any animal anymore.  We have the means to be kinder.  Here’s another `family’ picture of mine.  My grandmother and her father engaging in something we don’t do anymore either.  While I appreciate my heritage, I know that some things are better left in the past.  Thankfully, most sane people do as well.

 

 

 

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I’m going to see if I can stump most of you with our PSA poster child this week and pick somebody that maybe isn’t as into the Facebook drama as most PSAs.  He is, however, one of the bigger pieces of crap out there.  He supports slaughter and some other disgustingly cruel practices with horses.  Thank you to one of our regulars here for putting this one on my radar.  Since he’s so proud of himself, I’m sure he won’t mind the publicity.  Are you ready?

I always like to start off by letting our PSA speak for themselves. That way you can formulate your own opinion and see if you can name that PSA on your own.

My name is XXXX and I have been a Charro for over 20 years. During that time Charreada has been attacked as being cruel and barbaric by the animal rights industry. Specifically they denounce mangana, piales and cola. They call the first two horse tripping and the last steer tailing. With reference to the first two, they claim most of the horses used die or have to be put down. This is absolutely false. Yes on very very few occasions, horses are killed, just like they are sometimes killed in steeplechase, cross country, and even rodeo. Like all the events, involving livestock, there is a danger to both the human and animal precipitants, but that danger is minimum.”

– He may be right that most of the horses used for tripping don’t die in the actual arena, but they don’t exactly get up and walk away and live happy lives either.  They are traumatized and often crippled.  This PSA has posted numerous YouTube videos in defense of his beloved `culture’ but fails to mention where they get the horses for tripping or what becomes of them after.  We’ll get to that shortly.

 

“The 4pm live broadcast Charreada on DeCharros.com had some fantastic competitors. Only two pial caught with one rope broken, but the first 9 mangana were caught in a row, with a total of 12 captures out of 18. Mangana is La Reyna de Los Suertes (The Queen of the Charreada events) . It is the catching of the front legs of a running mare and in traditional mangana, bringing it to the ground. That is what they do in Mexico. 9 states have made it illegal, in the United States. To do this the AR fanatics lied. They said most of the horses died. That is absolute nonsense. If you have been watching DeCharros, you will have seen that no horses seriously injured.
Even though the AR fanatics know the facts, they still call mangana cruel and barbaric. Which means the people who do it must be cruel and barbaric. Do you think it is a coincidence that Arizona passed the anti-mangana law and then passed the anti-immigrant law. Some Charros think it is OK for states to stop horse roping. I don’t because of the implication. It implies that people I know are good and honorable are cruel and barbaric. That should never be tolerated.”

– There is nothing `honorable’ and `good’ about making entertainment out of terrorizing and abusing animals.  Yes, anybody that engages in this activity is not only cruel and barbaric, they are also asstards.  Since our PSA is such an avid spokesmen for his `culture’ he may just be King of the Asstards.

“The anti-slaughterhouse movement mystifies me. What do you do with horses that do not make the cut. They are lame or blind. They just are not good enough to work. What do you do with horses when there is not enough food to feed them. The slaughterhouse is a lot better way to die then starvation. You probably are using or own something that has a horse product in it. If you own house pets, you absolutely have used something made from horse. The French and most Asians consider horse meat a delicacy. Just another form of protein. The point of the video is that mangana or what you call horse tripping is no more dangerous to horses then most equine events and it is less dangerous to them then some, like Steeplechase and Cross Country. Therefore it should not be banned.”

– Our PSA has quite a few online IDs and has been fighting to have the ban lifted on his beloved horse tripping for years.  Thankfully, my tentacles reach far and wide.  Is anybody really surprised that a horse tripper would support slaughter and think it’s a much needed outlet?  This particular PSA has a trail all across the net in support of horse tripping.  You can look him up if you want, but I suggest you do so on an empty stomach.

Before we get to our big reveal, let’s talk a little bit about horse tripping.  This PSA whines and cries that it is part of his `culture’ and has been done for over 400 years.  Remember, this is the same culture that thinks bull fighting is pretty cool too.  I’ve been to a Mexican bull-fight (don’t ask) and I can tell you that it was probably the most disgusting display of abuse I have ever seen.  Horse tripping has been outlawed in several states because it is cruel and barbaric.  I’ve heard stories of them getting horses cheap or free off Craigslist, auction houses, thoroughbreds off the track and being leased from kill buyers.  Once the horses are used for tripping they are basically ruined for all else, if they even survive long at all.  Slaughter is almost always the end game for these animals, except in the rare cases a rescue has stepped in.  Even in states that have banned this practice, it still goes on.  Because these events are not sanctioned, it is difficult to get any hard numbers but I did manage to dig up this from the American Horse Defense Fund:

“There are no hard statistics are available on the number of horses used in charro rodeos. Most of these rodeos are not sanctioned or take place at small arenas without oversight. A source at one Riverside, CA feedlot reported that during one season before horse tripping was banned the lot leased 25 horses per weekend to two different charro rodeos. Approximately 2 to 5 of these horses displayed injuries serious enough that the animals were sent to slaughter every week. For each animal that went to slaughter, another from the feedlot replaced it on the charro circuit. During the 1992 season, 75 to 100 horses were leased from that particular lot to the two charro rodeos, but only 2 of the original horses survived until the season’s end.”  – (http://www.ahdf.org/tripping.htm)

 
Our PSA is also supports the UH and regularly advertises his horse tripping extravaganzas on their page.  He has found a nest of like-minded assholes that also get their jollies by mistreating animals for entertainment and ego boosts.  “I would like to thank Sue Willis, for her help in Col., Org. and Nev., as a memebr of one of the first groups targeted by the multi millon dollar Animal Rights Industry, we appriciate all the help.”  Naturally, Slaughterhouse Sue endorses horse tripping ….”you must be from the Charro Federation — so glad to be working with you! Working together is the only way to ever succeed, I am absolutely convinced of that…..I need to be sure and add you to our list of supporters — consider it done.”  Do you know what I’m absolutely convinced of?  I’m absolutely convinced that our PSA is at least as big of a douchebag as any of the other UH regulars.

This PSA likes to talk about his `culture’ and tradition.  He thinks people are being racist because they are disgusted by his acts of cruelty.  I’ll let you in on a little secret.  My distant ancestors used to run around and scalp people that pissed them off.  They don’t do that anymore because it’s frowned upon and not very civilized.  It’s all well and good to have culture and traditions, but part of evolution and progress means we can leave barbaric and cruel practices behind.  There is no earthly reason to be tripping horses anymore.  Of  course they are slaughter supporters because slaughter gives them a convenient garbage can for their sport. Run today’s PSA  through a google or YouTube search along with `horse tripping’ and you’ll have endless hours of disgust.   Have you guessed who I’m talking about yet?  Please welcome our Sunday PSA….

Randy `Asstard’ Janssen

 

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