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I was really going to give the drama a miss today.  It’s not really my thing, but since my inbox is getting absolutely bombarded it seems easier to just take a detour from our regular scheduled advocacy and address everything right here in the open. I was also sent some VERY interesting screen shots that I will share with you just to put some context around current events.  Ready?  Get your drama boots on!

As you can see, I got this email from a Judge Judy producer prior to the taping of their show.  Just prior as it turns out.  These producers are basically paid to bring the drama and I don’t do game shows.  I was aware that Jennifer was doing this but she was clear that I wouldn’t be participating.  The producers try to manipulate people into bringing the drama.  Both parties get paid for their appearances and the show pays any awards.  Basically a no lose situation for either of them other than the humiliation of being on a reality show.  Make no mistake, I think Jennifer is awesome for standing up to a bully like Maggot.  She didn’t let herself be bullied into giving Maggot what she really wanted.  Me.  However, Jave, the producer, also had his feelers hurt and decided to help Maggot out.  He did this by handing her the above email response with the headers showing.  I’m told he also gave her some emailed correspondence between himself and Jen showing headers as well.  The problem for this little brain trust is it appears that Jen and me both use Gmail.

So, as you can clearly see, the only thing they found out from that email was where the Gmail servers are.  Gmail isn’t a downloaded program on my computer or phone so it never resolves to where I am.  Never let facts get in the way of reality TV and Maggot’s butthurt though.  I’ll deal with Jave through his own employers just on principle because while what he did do has no effect on me personally, he has opened an innocent person up for more targeted harassment and bullying and it was also illegal AF.  I tagged him in this post so people know what a douche he is and how Judge Judy operates.  At no time did I ever sign a consent or release to be on this show and they have infringed on my copyright and trademark.  Tsk tsk.  Let’s get back to Maggot, shall we?

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As everybody knows, Maggot once won an award for writing about Maria Borell. How could you not know?  She never stops reminding everybody.  It’s almost like in her 50 some years of existence, that’s her only accomplishment.  I guess even blind squirrels find the odd nut. However, in the last few days, this came into my email from one of Maggot’s own buddies.  I guess even her friends are disgusted with her behavior.  It puts a little more light around her tactics as a `journalist’.

Here are screenshots of Maggot asking somebody to leak the phone numbers of Maria and Chuck Borell and even laughing about finally talking somebody into doing it for her.  Isn’t that super professional behavior from a `journalist’?  She also tries to get this person to believe that she chose not to take a job at TVG in favor of moving further down the professional ladder.  Ok, then…

More butthurt over Ray Paulick and the Paulick report.  I don’t know what her deal with him is, but she seems bothered by his opinion of the offshore betting website she writes for.  Maybe the person that sent these screen shots can give some more context at some point.

Here we have Maggot bragging about getting another journalist fired and then cockblocking her from getting a job.  If memory serves, this person dared to write Maria’s side of the story and that offended Maggot somehow.  Here is the Borell’s statement about Margaret and her tactics as a journalist: LINK  Make no mistake, I think Maria is a POS for the condition of those horses, but I’m just a blogger. I can go hard in one direction and just voice my opinion.  Maggot puffs her mammaries out and never stops reminding people that she’s an `AWARD WINNING’ journalist and she should be held to a higher standard.

Here we have Maggot talking about another person who happens to be a track photographer.  I edited out anything that shows her name just because of how nasty Maggot is here and it seems almost pointless.  Just mean for the sake of being mean.  This, coming from the person that claims some sort of moral high ground.

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To close this post off, I just want to make a few things crystal clear.  No matter what Maggot and her turd flingers are saying, Jennifer wasn’t outed as shedrow and they still don’t have any proof at all.  Having said that, they seemed to think they can file a bunch of nuisance suits and get away with it.  They may find out that how things go down in a real court of law is much different from a reality TV show.  I won’t know because I won’t be there and not because I’m hanging Jen out to dry.  I’m not.  She’s an advocate and she stood up and took one for the team and I thank her for that.  Jen is the one that stood up to the real bully and put horses first.  She could have thrown a name out, any name,  and Maggot would have lost her case.  She did what was right for the horses and the things we work on.  Also, Jen really doesn’t know me.  I don’t use my legal name on any social media and that’s a fact.  She doesn’t have any contact information for me that you don’t all have.  My Gmail address.  I am truly sorry that she took the hit and I will continue to support her. I hope the real advocates will continue to have her back as none of this is fun.  I see a whole lotta glass houses and as much as I hate making dramatic posts such as this, I’m well armed to continue down this path should Maggot and her cronies not sit down and move on.  For now, I’m going to get back to what I do which is advocacy.  I’ve never been bothered by the opinions of people I have zero respect for.  If anything, being on the other side of the fence of people like Maggot let’s me know I’m on the right path.  Now, back to our regular scheduled advocacy soon.  I’ve got a desk full of stuff to share with y’all!

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When I dusted off this blog  and decided to write about HiCaliber back in 2017, it was just me needing to offload what was on my chest.  No moles, no help.  Just me.  It seems somehow appropriate that I close the HiCaliber chapter of this blog the same way.  Just me.  I’ve seen a lot of speculation, talk, and general noise about who did what, what I thought, what my motives were and who I was for months.  Most of it was just that.  Noise.  This is the story straight from the source of how it all went down as far as my involvement and process.   Forgive me if this gets a bit long, I still have a lot to get off my chest.

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May 2017.  That’s when I dusted off this blog after a 3 1/2 year hiatus.  Little did I know, I was grabbing a tiger by the tail with that post.  There wasn’t really a mission or master plan, but it also wasn’t out of nowhere.  HiCaliber had been a rescue I’d loosely followed over the years.  I’d even given them a shout out once upon a time and featured Manson’s videos on the Starlight Sanctuary train wreck way back then.  (Manson wasn’t the one that sent them to me.  I’ve never had contact with her as far as I know).  Yes, I kinda thought Manson was rough around the edges and a little bit of a gunsel but without looking too deeply at her, I figured she was doing more good than harm and maybe that actually was the case way back when.  Then, HiCaliber started popping up on my newsfeed more and more.  I’m guessing this was due to their algorithm bumps and her paying to boost her posts, but I can’t be sure.  I’m not that tech savvy and anything computer related I still attribute to magic and try not to apply reason to it.  At any rate, the more they came across my newsfeed, the more squinty eyed I became.  Aside from the weekly cry seshes, what struck me was the constant state of crisis.  It just didn’t ring right for me and my spidey senses started tingling.

 

Then Snuggles happened… Nothing about the Snuggles situation rang true and it really started to stink to high heaven when they went into damage control mode spinning this tale on how that yes, they did trade this horse to a kill buyer, but always planned to get him back.  Yeah, because that’s a thing rescues do.  I could have even suspended disbelief and gone on with my life but close on the heels of Snuggles came the whole Slaughter 11 debacle.  Y’all remember the last minute fundraising effort and dramatic save culminating with the `collapsed’ and strategically placed horses on the ground heaving from what appeared to be heat exhaustion.  I always meant to write that whole mess up as a throwback post after I resurrected this blog, but those wacky horse killers at HiCaliber kept shitting their collective pants and I never got around to it.  What I did get around to was documenting everything and sorting out exactly how it all happened and adding it to the file of fraud.  Suffice to say it was a set up from jump street and the fact that it coincided with Romney Faye’s relationship with Dumbass Darrell is not a coincidence.

 

After these incidents, I got my dig on and found out who `Voldy’ was and started tracking things.  Initially, there wasn’t a lot out there on Facebook other than a defunct screen shot group.  I think it might still be in existence but never updated.  Apart from that, the only thing I could find was a few mutterings in advocate groups and the advocacy groups I mostly lurked at are anti-slaughter groups.  I’m not and never have been very active on Facebook or any social media as far as being an active participant.  I can’t even remember my twitter account password and haven’t updated my status in nearly 2 years.  However, I questioned and bitched about HiCaliber just enough to join forces with some other advocates.  Real ones, not armchair ones.

 

Despite what has been said, or you may have heard, I did not get `inspired’ to dust off this blog.  I got extremely pissed off and needed to vent.  It took me about 3 days to even figure out what my password to this account was.  (I actually forget what it is again, so please stop trying to hack it as it’s a pain in my ass to go through a gazillion random post-it notes stuck all over my house).  Remember that Snuggles and the Slaughter11 stuff went down in the summer/fall of 2016.  My first post back was in May of 2017 and the reason I was pissed off is a bunch of us had been gathering information, compiling information and NOTHING was happening with it.  If anything, it felt like The Manson Family was gaining momentum and the body count was becoming alarming.  When they pulled off the OTTB20 shit show,  I was triggered.  I’m a racetracker born and bred.  (yes, Maggot we know each other and that’s why I laugh at you) so you fuck with OTTBs and lie about them,  I’m not going to let it go.  Throw Satan and Doughboy into that mix and I am going to the mat with it.  Simple as that.

 

I figured I would just post a bit about the OTTB20 sitch and then put this blog back in mothballs.  I was actually shocked at the response those posts got and completely unprepared for what was to follow.  Needless to say things snowballed.  The OTTB20 became 40 and more. Pretty much everything about that mess forward is documented on this blog.  I don’t need to go over it all again.  That’s not what this post is about.  What happened behind the scenes was a literal outpouring of information almost as if I’d opened a floodgate.  All of a sudden, it became safe for people to speak out against HiCaliber without fear of reprisal from the mob mentality of the village.  I have always allowed people to post in the comments without registering here and I never turn on their IPs to look at unless I have to block them.  I tried to keep things as safe as possible to speak out and it worked.  Did I ban a few?  You bet your ever lovin ass I did and I’m proud of it.  (I see you, Stacy Kendall.  Get some diaper creme for that butthurt).  I have never cared if you’re a villager who wanted to come over here and state your side of things.  A few of them have.  Agreeing with me is not required either.  The only thing I ever insisted on is to be respectful in presenting your ideas.  Come over here with your guns blazing and I’ll take away your bullets.  During the whole course of the HiCaliber era, I think only about 4 of you got banned.  It’s an exclusive club.

 

Back in those very early days I was winging it.  I had no moles or even considered getting them.  Lord knows The Manson family was arrogant and sloppy enough to give all the ammo I needed back then.  I had one person that was working with me and for sure helped loads with memes, clips and ears out in all the groups.  I also joined forces with Stealth Mole very early in the game although not in a mole capacity.  One thing I want to make clear is that I never once reached out to anybody to be my mole.  I let them come to me and I’m so grateful they did.  OG Mole was the first and was very quickly followed by others. Some stayed with me longer than others.  OG rode it to the end with me along with a few others we’ll get to.  I will forever be grateful to the longtime insiders that took a chance and trusted me.  Some had tidbits of info while others stuck it out and risked a bunch.  I felt bad every time I saw people accused and vilified for being moles that weren’t.  (Leah, I’m so sorry you keep taking hits.  As far as I know, we never communicated) Other moles were hiding in plain sight and stayed that way.  I tried to make it comfortable for people to come forward and I always, always checked if what they were giving me could be posted.  Sometimes I couldn’t post what they shared and that was fine too.  There is a lot of information and `receipts’ that exchanged hands that have never seen the light of day and won’t until the AG does whatever it is he’s going to do with all of it.  Some people who came forward had been dedicated villagers that had actively hated me and my blog.  I’m in absolute awe at their dedication to the animals that they could set that aside and reach out.  Thank you.  You all made a huge difference and more than once I felt completely humbled by your advocacy and trust.  My hope is that when the dust all settles, I can meet with some of you and thank you in person.  You have my undying respect.

 

While we’re on the subject of moles, I’ve seen a lot of blather from the village idiots about how could they stand by and watch these atrocities being committed and say and do nothing.   Of course these are also the same brainiacs that have suggested that the condition that property was left in was `normal’ and one of them even suggested that HiCaliber had increased the property value.  (I’m not even kidding about that one.  I have the screen shot).  Clearly these people have no concept on how cases are made.  Do they think an undercover cop makes a bust the first time he sees the law broken? Nobody goes down for what they might do.  Sometimes you have to hand people the rope and sit back.   You have to bite your tongue and look at the greater good and it sucks.  It’s heart wrenching and it’s horrible and every single mole and ex HiCaliber person that spoke out deserves respect.  I can only imagine what witnessing some of those things first hand must have been like.

 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Dixie.  She was another one that reached out to me very early on offering her help to  in doing more than just getting information out there, but actually doing something with that information.  Dixie is a really well-known and respected advocate and she gets things done.  This was not her first rodeo exposing a fraudulent rescue.  She was the one that took care of the reams of evidence and organized it.  She’s the one that knew exactly how to package and present it and she got the result.  Did other people unrelated to the blog report stuff?  I’m sure they did.  I hope they did.  I’m strictly talking about the information that came across my desk and that was handed to us.  It was no small task, but despite a whole bunch personally going on for her, Dixie put the animals first and I firmly believe the CVMB and AG cases wouldn’t be as far along without her.  I miss having Dixie here to bounce stuff off of every day, but she’s here in spirit and she’s still working for the horses as she can.

 

I bet you’re wondering about the auction team and the birth of stealth mole.  The core team at auction was Stealth Mole, Hollywood Mole and Crash Mole.  Sometimes they were joined by moles who will not be named and Rogue Mole.  Every single one of them did their part, but I gotta bow down to the big three here.  They knocked it out of the park each and every time and it wasn’t fun at all.  There is so much footage and pics that may not make titillating blog fodder but they most certainly made the case.  Auction days were extremely stressful between people sweating it out in the backs of vehicles and others risking confrontations with the Manson Family.  All of us trying to coordinate over messenger and via text and trying really hard to get that money shot as the Manson family scattered to the wind in an effort to hide their dealings.  They had Manson call them `cuntfaces’ right in front of everybody at auction among other things.  One of those times was because one of them dared to bid on a horse they wanted to help out.  Apparently it interfered with the HiCaliber grift or something.  The auction moles did most of their work out of their own pocket and for no glory other than they were trying to help animals and do the right thing.  They didn’t just go in one or two times but many, many times.  The big three will forever be in my circle of trust.  If I had to pinpoint the one thing that `broke’ HiCaliber it was what the auction team got done.  They completely took HiCaliber out of the game at Ontario and by doing so, they severed off their major source of fundraising.  They also keep going back randomly to document the conditions for the unfortunate souls that are being run through there.

 

While we’re on the subject of the circle of trust I feel I need to have my say about some other things that are playing out social media.  The whole Jennifer Marek as a sacrificial lamb drama.  The fact is that Jen is not associated with this blog and hasn’t been for the better part of a year.  I’ve never met Jen and she doesn’t know me. We’ve discussed her lawsuit only as far as to say that it’s a slam dunk for her because she is not me and never even moderated this blog or holds any responsibility here.  Why should anybody give in to the likes of Maggot filing a frivolous suit because she wants to the honor of unmasking the blogger?  It’s not going to change the truth of what I wrote and the last time I checked there is no law against telling the truth and having opinions.  If finding out an anonymous source’s identity was that easy, don’t you think we’d all know who leaked that stuff about the White House by now?  The fact is that I have been supportive of Jen in this situation and supporters of this blog have contributed to her legal fund to the tune of around $2000 as well as in other ways.  Nobody has hung her out to dry.  We just don’t all hang our dirty laundry out for public commentary.  What is grist for the rumor and gossip mill is no concern of mine, but know that I can ALWAYS back my shit up.  I just don’t play those cards unless I have to.  Maggot doesn’t just get to pick a random target and get her own way.  That’s not how it works and I have every confidence that Jen will not only win that lawsuit but likely will win a countersuit for harassment should she go that route because she isn’t me and never has been.  It really is that simple  The other suit really doesn’t have anything to do with this blog so I can’t really comment on that.  I guess if I was Jen, I might have done things a bit differently as far as poking the bear, but that’s her stuff, not mine.  I will be supportive of her seeing this through as I always have been and she knows it, so miss us with your drama and speculation while shit gets handled.

 

I also want to talk about the Horror Page.  I don’t think it’s any secret I haven’t always been a fan of the antics on Facebook.  I bet it would surprise y’all to know that I’ve worked with them a number of times.  While I don’t like drama and all that goes with it, I know their aim was true and we ultimately wanted the same outcomes.  There just happens to be more than one way to skin a cat and leaving it in a freezer ain’t one of them.  (see what I did there?) Rogue Mole helped us out immensely on a few occasions and I am grateful.  My gratitude extends to other members of that group who I know stepped up in ways they never will talk about and are still doing so.  My hope is that they handle all the details the next time a SoCal rescue shits its pants and needs intervention so I can sit out! I’m not going anywhere but I will be returning to more hit and run posts and advocacy.  I’m going to leave the years long projects to others for now and the gals over at Horror are more than capable of taking that on should they choose to.

 

From my perspective, nobody was speaking out about this shit show back when I wrote that first blog.  I don’t know why that is or what changed, but the tide did turn and no one person did that.  Many voices did that. I always tried to keep drama off this blog even though yes, I did slip sometimes.  You can only take so much provocation without striking back.  I had a lot of people emailing me and wanting things.  Some wanted info, some wanted to share info.  I quickly learned to keep my circle really small and I did that intentionally.  In the interest of credibility, I refused to work with certain people who claimed to have the goods or would get them.  Some of those people that couldn’t get what they wanted from me ran straight to the dark side and bitched.  Some are still bitching because I didn’t do things how they thought I should.  None of them can ever say I didn’t keep their confidence.  I always did that no matter how done I got with some parties.

 

I’ve been accused of hating the media.  Not true at all.  Almost from the beginning I’ve had offers from a few news outlets to talk and it’s just not my thing.  Everything I’m willing to share is here on this blog.  There is a big difference between a blogger and a reporter.  A reporter’s job to report things that have already happened and try to remain unbiased.  As a blogger, I’m not bound by those shackles.  My `job’ was to make things happen and the team I worked with did that.  Without them the reporters would have had nothing to report.  Reporters didn’t file the case with the AG, Dixie and others did that.  They didn’t file with the CVMB, again, that was Dixie and various other people.  Reporters cover stories that bring them ratings and what brings ratings?  You all bring the ratings. We, all of us on the `hater’ side of things, made this story worth covering and continue to do so.  Now it’s time to let the media take this out to the mainstream public beyond the horse community.  The more viral it becomes, the flashier this case gets for the AG to slam dunk.

 

I mentioned this blog has been around since 2012.  It’s true.  Just go back through the archives because there is a lot of really good information on it.  It always had a loyal following even on hiatus, but it exploded with the HiCaliber stuff.  In the last 1 1/2 years there has been nearly 3 million hits on this blog.  In the early days of the HiCaliber saga I toyed with the idea of monetizing it and the plan was to give at least 50% of whatever it brought in to different rescue each month.  I even had one person tell me that I absolutely should and not feel bad about pocketing it because I earned it.  I quickly abandoned that idea because I never wanted anybody to think I did this for any personal gain.  I left a lot of money on the table by not doing so, but I’m ok with that.  It was the right thing to do.  I knew that no matter what I did, the defenders of HiCaliber, the cockblockers and turd flingers, would turn it into something ugly and gross.  It seems that I’m right since Pasterfuck was still yipping about me monetizing it not so long ago because he sees ads on the page when visits one of his 89 times a day to take screen shots for his binder.  (BTW, I think that binder qualifies me as a published author, so thanks PF please send the royalties to MOP and TGC). The ads belong to WordPress and the money goes to them as far as I know.

 

Another thing I’ve seen bitched about is why none of us haters ever stepped up and helped any horses.  Boy howdy! If they only knew!  I personally networked horses into the double digits and I know other haters that did too.  I’m guessing more horses went to haters in this past six months than anywhere else.  Trust me, the haters stepped up in spades for the HiCaliber horses and it wasn’t easy task, but you know it was done for the right reasons because you don’t see a single one of them being fund raised for or gloated about.  They are being loved and cared for just as they always deserved.  Don’t bother emailing me about them because I’ll never tell.  In fact I’ve already forgotten.

 

Why the anonymity?  Because this blog has never been about me.  You all see the complete and absolute fuckery that goes on back and forth over on Facebook and all that does is detract from the issues and take the focus away from what is important.  The animals.  As I’ve said, who I am won’t change the truth of what I wrote about.  I don’t have any skeletons rattling around in my closet and I don’t much care what people I don’t even respect think about me.  My anonymity has allowed me access to information I otherwise wouldn’t have and my anonymity allowed others to feel safe in coming forward to me, hence the `confessional’ suggestion of this blog name.  If people don’t agree with how I did things or my choices, they can start a blog, take on more than two years of investigative work and present and do it the way they think it should be done  Fill your boots.  My delivery or `style’ may not be for everybody, but that’s the luxury of being a blogger.  I get to be authentically me and do it how I feel it should be done.  In this case it worked.  Love me or hate me, I got shit done and I did it for the animals.  I don’t care about glory or pats on the back.  That’s never been my style.  I just don’t appreciate when others take credit that isn’t their due.

 

I want to close this off by bringing it back to what this has all been about.  The animals.  The exploitation, the suffering, neglect and outright torture some of them endured will forever haunt me.  If there is any take away from all of this it is to speak up and speak out before things get so far out of control.  There were whispers about HiCaliber for years before the final curtain and hundreds of animals were executed in that time.  Some months ago, I posted a pic of this very spot where there were some tarps, manure and way too much blood for the death to have been painless.  It seems only fitting that we placed a small symbol of our love in that same spot to let them know they will never be forgotten and their deaths were not in vain.  Thank you to the Markstein/Fox family for allowing us to do so and thank you to Stealth for making it happen.  This was from all of us on the shedrow team including readers and supporters.  I’m not done with my advocacy and I’m not going anywhere, but for now I’m closing the chapter on  HiCaliber because we accomplished what we set out to do.  #IAMSHEDROW #SAYTHEIRNAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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We are not amused.  To be clear, by `we’ I am referring to the royal `we’ although I fully expect that to fly right over most heads.  I especially expect it to fly over those of the village idiots, and much ado will be made of nothing as is the usual reaction from them.   Anyhow, back to me and my disgust… I was off resting on my laurels figuring the bulk of what I set out to do with HiCaliber was either accomplished or in the works.   It’s been kinda nice reclaiming my personal time and not having to have The Manson Family in my thoughts most of my waking hours.  Sadly, it seems that HiCaliber will not go quietly into the night and the death throes drag on.  That also means that horses are still getting shot for no good reason, lies are being told and, once again, I feel compelled to lay down an update.  So, for old times sake and posterity, let’s pull up a chair, pop the cork, twist the cap or whatever and deal with the never ending shit show that is HiCaliber.   This is going to hop around a bit today mostly because I can’t be arsed to make things linear and I do what I want.  Buckle up!

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It seems that Manson has been making an effort to clean up the mountains of manure from the ranch property in recent weeks.  The timing is weird, but better late than never. Sadly, this entails loading the manure up and trailering it over to a neighboring property.  All this was witnessed by somebody that was visiting the ranch.  According to this source they gained access to this property off Calle Oro and through T-posts and rolled up fencing.  The property in question has goats and chickens within view of the road.  HiCaliber wasn’t being overly secretive or stealth about doing this so perhaps the neighbor is ok with having their diseased waste trucked over to his place.  It’s probably better than how they used to just shove it over onto public land.  I wonder if the county knows?

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That’s right, for the minor sum of only $40 you too can learn breeds, colors and markings from the very same person that thinks horses have back knees and has no clue about how to eyeball a height on an animal.  If you’re super lucky, Manson may make a cameo appearance and show us how to find a dorsal stripe by looking underneath a horse or how a foal that does not have black points may shed buckskin.
  

Not content to spread misinformation on that which can be easily googled, Amanduh continues to teach unsuspecting people to ride as poorly as she does.  Apparently proper footwear is optional as is adjusting stirrups to the appropriate lengths.  I also learned that riding a dead lame horse was also fine because it’s what he loves it and he is depressed otherwise. I’m sure that standing in a small stall 24/7 while getting eaten alive by flies and choking for water has nothing to do with his depression though​.  Don’t get me started on the whole `gait regulation’ and how you use your seat by not having it in the saddle.  I’m sure glad Amanduh is on the job to tell us what `real’ horsemen do.

I’m sure that anybody that has been following this on any level knows about the Valley Center Western Days Parade clusterfuck that has gone down over the last week.  It has caused beans to be flicked on both sides of the fence as nearly everybody has gotten their drama boots on and waded right in.  Minor children were bullied and ridiculed, lies were told and all around fuckery ensued. I’m not even going to bother rehashing it all.  I think it’s important to put the actual facts out though.  The reason why horse people are concerned with HiCaliber being in the parade was the risk to their own horses.  Manson may think Strangles is `no big deal’ but most horse people know better.
Here are some screen shots and emails clearly showing there has been an ongoing Strangles issue at HiCaliber for well over a year.  It also clearly shows that Manson was not only aware of it but so is her adoption team as they were addressing it in recent contracts.  Remember that the initial order from the Western Days committee was that no horse exposed to Strangles within the last 12 months would be allowed to be in the parade.  Sadly, knowing the Manson Family, they would have likely worked around that claiming the horses they were riding weren’t exposed and that’s where a lot of the concern was for many people.  I know that Manson claims they have `major’ biosecurity measures in place.  How does she really even know considering she rarely waltzes her happy ass to the more remote areas of the ranch?
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This screenshot was from one of their private groups and was posted about a week ago.  One of their regular volunteers described her day at HiCaliber.  What I want people to notice is the order of paddocks she visits, clearly admitting to `petting and scratching’ horses as she went around the property.  AFTER visiting the QT/Vineyard area, she went to the nursery letting them smell her and petting them, on to North herd where she stopped to pet more and then to South herd and Rivers Run.  THIS is just an example of why people do not trust the biosecurity at HiCaliber or want their own horses exposed to HiCaliber horses and it’s valid.  What I find saddest of all is that this small community has had to deal with all this drama and complete fuckery when they are just trying to hold a family event.
It’s a real shame things even had to go his far as it is a complete dick move to knowingly spread Strangles or any other disease around.    I actually don’t even get what the big fuss about being in the parade is for HiCaliber.  Judging by pics of the recent parade they were in and other past performances, it’s not a great advertisment for them or their horses.  You have Manson riding horses that are far too small for her, none of them are groomed and even the riders look raggedy.  Their time would be far better spent at home grooming and feeding their animals and if they must go in the parade, then walk the route holding a sign or drive the golf carts or something.  Just give these poor horses a break because they all look horrible and nobody needs to see Manson doing a 2 point starfish while spilling out of her saddle and sexually harassing anything and everything that crosses her path.  For crying out loud it doesn’t even look like they bothered to clean their tack or dust off their boots.  I suppose we’re going to have to replay this all again as Manson is planning on riding in the July 14th San Diego Pride Parade despite the fact she has said she plans to close down by June 30th.  I’m sure Manson’s criminal defense attorney, Mr. Fancy Socks, will fight for their right to party though.
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 One of the features of Parade-gate was good ole Mags charging into the middle of things and basically losing her shit.  Actually, not basically, completely losing her shit and as of this writing, the meltdown continues.   Because the default setting of Mags and the village idiots is to cry `bully’ and point fingers without realizing that every time they do so, three fingers are pointing right back at them, they decided to bully a 14 year old girl that has NOTHING to do with any of the HiCaliber drama beyond a genuine concern about riding her own horse in the parade.  When her concerned father stood up for her and brought it right to the source, all hell broke loose and Mags called him a `shitty parent’ for doing so.  Given her partner’s past criminal charges to do with his own child, I guess Mags isn’t in a position to judge anybody on their parenting skills.  It was also at this point that Mags appears to have lost her tenuous grip on her sanity as she heaved herself up on the cross and played the victim card for all it was worth claiming to be the victim of bullying.
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Where do I even start?  Margaret, you need to get your money back.  Seriously and on all that I hold dear, you are barking up the wrong tree.  In fact, the tree your barking up isn’t even in the right time zone.  YOU are the bully.  You have been told over and over again, you are wrong and you continue to lie about having proof.  By all means go to court.  I won’t be there, but the people you are targeting as me have a very strong case against you.  You have torn people to shreds thinking they are me, you have attempted to discredit me and maligned everything I write.  Tit for tat, Mags.  Not my fault you self identified when I originally posted a blind item about you. I think a year long temper tantrum is a bit excessive and had you actually hired a PI to find out who I was, that’s boil a bunny level creepy.  Your back pedal game is super strong though…BTW the AG investigation, along with the multiple other agencies, is ongoing and Manson has been cleared of nothing.

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This one made me laugh.  Little hint for Mags though, even wordpress doesn’t have my actual identity.  By all means though, go on with your bad self and the court orders and PIs.  LOL.
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From what I can gather, Mags is not well versed on animal advocacy.  She seems to have zero clue who the players are and what people’s credentials actually are.  Funny how it’s not bullying when Margaret spreads untruths and mocks people’s misfortunes though.  I could tear Mags’s personal advocacy claims to absolute shreds but a) what would be the point? and b) I have too much respect for the sources of my intel.  It doesn’t matter anyhow as there is no law that says Mags has to respect TC and there is certainly no law that says anybody has to respect Mags or believe anything she says.
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 I’m not sure if all this is in order, but Mags made a dramatic post.  I can only imagine it was actually put up to inspire people to talk her out of leaving because she hardly even took a break from posting.  It was telling that it was mostly village idiots that told her not to go and the racing community remained silent.  It was also kinda weird how she went full bully after making this post and really didn’t appreciate having the mirror held up to her own face.
You know what I find funny?  I haven’t posted for weeks and she’s still obsessed with me.  I think the regular readers here can attest that even my comments have been sporadic and mostly late at night.  For sure D can attest that I haven’t been around all that much lately.  I also am highly amused given the fact that Mags has posted in private groups about how little my opinion matters and if you want to see screen shots of that along with Mags admitting she really doesn’t know who writes this blog, you can refresh your memory in Writing On The Wall…With Crayons!
Mags didn’t appreciate having her own hypocrisy pointed out to her it seems.  It also seems that even what remains of her own friends have tried to point out to her that she’s off on a tangent.  If anything, Mags picked up steam after this exchange even though she deleted Abby’s comments.
Here we have anti-bullying warrior Mags bullying people.  I’m not sure if she is daring Jennifer to blog about her or she’s daring me, but since I’m the one with a blog and I do love a good dare… I’m not entirely sure what the $100 letter is or why we’re talking bankruptcy but given the fact that Mags’s legal counsel has so far been Angrid, who is not even a member of the California bar, she’s probably not in a position to throw darts here. I’m also not sure how somebody that has to run gofundme campaigns to pay her vet bills and so her partner can buy a used van can afford to hire PIs.  Like I said, she needs to get her money back.  I have a shitload more screen shots I could post showing Mags bullying people, calling names and lying, but what’s the point?  If they haven’t learned by now, I do what I want, I post what I want and if they continue to poke me in the chest, they will continue to get negative attention.  Let’s move on.
 
This is a video where Manson tells another pack of lies.  The person she is talking about is Salvador Paniagua.  This would be the same guy who she used to refer to as `the worst of the worst’ and has claimed there is a language barrier with.  He is a known tripper and the incident with FHR she is referring to is well documented.  He showed up at Mike’s auction with 7 completely mangled horses that had been tripped and demanded $250 each for.  Rather than pay his ransom, FHR called in AC and they suggested that he take $100 each.  It should be noted that none of these horses were in acceptable enough condition to actually be run through auction.  Once the horses started being transferred off Salvador’s trailer and it became apparent how bad of shape they were in, FHR offered $600 for all 7 horses just to get them safe and it was accepted.  All but two horses were too badly injured to save and after being seen by a real vet, they were humanely euthanized. That is the truth of the situation rather than Manson’s version of events.  It’s also what a true rescue and advocate would have done.  Manson bought a load of tripped horses off Salvador just this past January and rather than call AC, she arranged to meet him and pay his ransom.  She also shot the horses herself rather than letting them see a vet.  I should probably mention that Manson and her village idiots mocked FHR and made an issue about them having to put down the 5 horses from Salvador.
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Owens Intake February/18

Owens is one of the pasture puffs awaiting adoption at HiCaliber.  As is obvious from the pictures above, he’s losing condition despite Amanduh’s claims he has put on lots of weight.  I’m not seeing it.

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Before I get onto the last few things, I thought a little comic relief from Ficehole would be appropriate.  Now, I’m certainly no computer whiz, but I have noticed that when I google something or look at certain web pages, the ads Facebook shows me usually have something to do with that.  I’m guessing it’s something to do with cookies or something.  I can also say that Facebook has never shown me drug paraphenalia ads or anything remotely close and that’s probably because I a) don’t do drugs and b) don’t google drugs.  The fact that Fice has meth pipes coming up on his feed is both funny and telling.  The fact that he’s indignant about it is hilarious.

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Nathalie is one of the newer Manson Family members and ranch residents.  Manson has mentioned several times that she is from Norway or The Netherlands or some place like that and that she is visiting.  Since moving in with Manson it seems she is doing a bit more than visiting and actually acting as a front for flipping Manson’s personal project horses.  Buddy the Peruvian Paso is actually the horse Manson bought for herself and promptly named Foreskin.  Buddy also seems to have severely dropped pasterns and I’m not sure how any of the HiCaliber gunsels know what `gaiting beautifully’ is when they usually diagnose them as neuro and shoot them in the face when they are gaited.  I also recall some other Peruvians who were shot in the head for having dropped pasterns within days of their arrival at HiCaliber.  I guess they didn’t figure they could squeeze the last few pennies out of those horses.  I’m sure having a rider much top large on him, isn’t helping Buddy with his pastern issues either.  It seems Nathalie is also `adopting’ HiCaliber horses and is the new owner of Ryland.  I wonder if wheeling, dealing, grifting and working under the table is something her visitor visa allows?  Maybe Miss Homeland Security aka Angrid would know.

 

Remember the $25 `mare’ at auction and the legendary rant that Wrinkles went on?  The same horse that turned out to be a gelding and had actually been purchased by an advocate?  His name is Don Q and the above pics are of him in his new home.  They were taken within the last week or so.  Don Q is the one with the one white sock.  His buddies are Hickory, who is also blind and came from a hoarding situation in another state, and Sarge who is toothless and ancient and came from FHR.  All three horses are living the good life and are very loved.  I’m also told that Don Q no longer has shoes on so Wrinkles can stop worrying about that as well.  Too bad Manson won’t allow horses to be adopted by `haters’ because this advocate has a fondness for puffs.  I hear she likes them even more than she likes blue water bottles.

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Manson has put out a few posts saying they are nearly out of hay or they can’t pay for a load that just came.  I guess she spent all her money on sending her criminal defesne attorney to meetings to fight for her `constitutional right’ to spread Strangles ride in a parade.  While she claims to have adopted out several horses in the past few weeks, her feed bill seems to be about the same.  None of the village idiots bother to question that just like they don’t realize that while she is dumping horses right, left and center, she is bringing news ones back to the ranch at nearly the same rate.  The only difference is that she’s not telling her village about them or bothering to give them names which makes it all the easier for them to vanish off the face of the earth.  Not exactly the actions of somebody that is closing their doors, but more the action of somebody that is transitioning to become a full on flipper.  I know I sound like a broken record, but Manson is not going to exit quietly or quickly.  Hell, we’ve already passed the window for this to be quick at least a month ago.  I guess there is always that one guest that doesn’t know when it’s time to leave the party, right?

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When I resurrected this blog, I never thought I’d be here a year later still dealing with this shit.  I certainly never wanted to be anybody’s leader or even a point person. I just wanted to get some things off my chest and document what I saw as a trainwreck in the making.  I’ve been in this advocacy game for a while and if I know anything, I know it’s far better to head off a trainwreck than clean one up. It’s also nearly impossible to head them off for just the reasons we have seen played out this past week alone.  Even though I am in the horse industry and have been my whole life, I know it attracts crazy.  Add social media to that mix and you have a whole other level of nuts.  What I saw this past week was local horse people genuinely concerned for their own animals and trying to do something about it through proper channels.  I also saw several people on both sides of the fence insert themselves into the situation for the sake of drama.  It was gross.  It’s also not something I wish to participate in. I’m busy in my life and I have zero time for social media flame wars.  That being said, I’m not going to drop this issue either.  As I have said all along, I will stay the course and see things through.  I don’t care who wants to grab credit or be a hero once the dust settles.  That was never my goal.  I just want to save some horses.  Maybe it’s time for some people to ask themselves what they are in this for.

 

 

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If the last post pissed you off or wasn’t your thing, it might be best to scroll through to the bottom half of this one.  It seems I have some `leftovers’ that need to be dealt with​.  For months now, I have attempted to mostly take the high road in regards to a lot of behind the scenes stuff I have been aware of.   I’ve attempted to keep the focus on the end game despite several threats and moves to block that.  Aside from occassionally rolling up the proverbial newspaper and smacking people on the nose when things got out of hand, I didn’t give much time to the attempted blockers.  With the blessing of fellow advocates that have been taking hits on my behalf, we have kept moving forward towards getting some relief for and putting an end to the exploitation of all the animals acquired by HiCaliber.  However, the closer we get to that end, the more vicious and outrageous the attacks have become and I have finally reached my tipping point.  The last post was calculated and it did, in fact, hit the mark.  It kicked off a round of tantrums, threats and pure asshattery, the likes of which I have never seen supposedly grown adults engage in.  I’m disgusted, I feel unclean having to read them and I’ve finally had enough.  More than enough, actually.  I am nothing if not loyal to my fellow advocates and for the ones that have been bullied in my place I am `going there’ today, with their blessings.  I won’t even say it’s the last time because I will no longer stand for the targeted harassment of innocent parties.  So, for my long time readers, please forgive me.  We’ll be back to our regular scheduled blogging in the second half of this post.  For the rest of you that like tea, settle in because a bunch is about to be spilled with receipts.

To refresh everybody’s memories, I posted some stuff from Mags and Pasterfuck’s super secret group in the last post.  I had been watching them for a while before I posted the things about Barbara Benson and I did so in consultation with her.  As we all predicted, the meltdown was nearly instantaneous and, to use a Pasterfuckism, it was epic.  I swear they take shifts monitoring any and all social media 24/7.  I particularly enjoyed Pasterfuck naming off all his private groups he was in charge of at the time.  We’ll get to that in more detail later.  Amberloser, being a rocket scientist, blames it all on the Horror Girls for whatever reason.  I think it’s been pretty clear I don’t have any real ties to them and haven’t for quite some time, so I’m not really sure why they got brought up. What I did not calculate was how stupid these people can be and how invested they are in all of this drama with no concern for the animals involved.  Unfortunately, rather than the fallout from that post splattering on myself, they went hard after Jennifer Marek yet again.  Because I truly like and respect Jennifer as a fellow advocate and because she has taken far more than her share of hits on my behalf, I feel the need to leak some more…with her blessing.

 

As is her usual schtick, Mags went into a public and private posting frenzy to show how unbothered she was and to further target Jennifer Marek.  She also attempted to get the pictures from the last blog pulled down to no avail and perjured herself in the process.  It was request denied due to it falling under fair use.  I was somewhat curious as to what letters she sent to Not Me, but I didn’t have to wait long to find that out either.

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Mags openly admitting she really doesn’t know who writes the blog but is targeting Jennifer anyhow

So, to break this down short and sweet, there is the letter Marg claims to have sent Jennifer Marek.  I, personally, have not received anything other than my monthly bills in my mailbox for weeks except for an Amazon package which was a book I ordered.  I can’t speak for Jennifer since I don’t even live in the same time zone. If you want to follow Marg’s links in the letter, it is easy to see I never initially identified her.  I simply put a request out, based on screen shots I was sent, that she stop trying to pass herself off as me or at least allowing people to think she was me. You can read about that here.  Since I wrote that blog, Mags and Pasterfuck have been relentless in their pursuit of who I am, including Pasterfuck offering to pay for that information, egged on by Mags.  They basically outed themselves and self identified as Mags and Pasterfuck.  I can’t even lay claim to coming up with the `Maggot Rancid’ name since I didn’t coin it or even use it initially.  However if they would rather I use their given names so all this information is easier to google for people, I’m more than happy to oblige.  ​I made sure to tag them both in this post because I’m helpful like that.  There was even a time they were completely convinced I was Teresa Cook.  I’m not.  The emails up above are between Angrid and Teresa, who shared them with me.  Angrid, who is not a member of the California Bar, probably shouldn’t be `helping’ or advising anybody in a legal capacity.  I have screen shots of her asking for people to send all this info and other things to her from this blog as well as saying how she printed it all out.  The emails above were part of an entire email exchange where Angrid and Mags ganged up on TC in a particularly disgusting way, calling her names and ridiculing her.  For some reason, like she always does, Mags felt the need to give us her resume in that letter , which still fails to impress and ends the whole thing with blackmail.  Awesome.  Target an innocent person and demand 10k or you’ll sue them.  I’m pretty sure that is a felony offense in the state of California.  Good thing Angrid was helping her out with that!  I hope she does go to court, because the countersuit will be a slam dunk should Jennifer elect to file one.  I have several more screen shots from over the past year of Mags claiming how insignificant my blog is and how it had no affect on her work as well.  Kinda strange that she claims in a letter that all this damage was done when she thinks she can make some money off it. Also, just to keep things current and because I know this sticks in her craw,  Mags undershot the views of this blog by more than half.  I’m well over 2 million now.  (ps. Mags, I was kind enough to redact you and Jennifer’s addresses along with your phone number and email address.  A courtesy you did not extend Jennifer yourself, instead posting her home address in a private group of people who are actively digging up information and targeting others).

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Before I get to some other bullying, this is another email Angrid sent Teresa Cook on the 13th.  She clearly requested my email address.  I’m not sure why she did because it’s never been a secret.  shedrowconfessions@gmail.com.  Both Twinkie and Ton Loc Mags and Pasterfuck have emailed me in the past so she could have just asked them.  Anyhoo, shortly after she requested my email address somebody mysteriously filed a takedown notice on my own blog and on my behalf using that email address on the form.  WordPress is a super awesome platform and they let you know about these things right away.  It took about 30 seconds to get that straightened out.  I guess I should be thankful they have taken a break from trying to hack my passwords for now.

There is just so much hypocrisy and crazy in these  screen shots.  Marg admitting she doesn’t care and saying nobody reads my blog which is kinda contrary to what she claims in her letter to Jennifer Marek.  Then some of them go after Teresa Cook for whatever reason.  Both these ladies, as I’m sure most of you know, are very well-known and respected advocates that have been in the trenches with the slaughter issue, along with many others, for a very long time.  The fact that Dixie moderates this blog is neither new or a secret.  She has done so since February when I was away for a bit.  I am still the only writer and have been since 2012.  Any guest posts have been clearly marked as such.  The reason the writing changed with the guest posts is because they are GUEST posts, as in I didn’t write them.  That’s how it works.  I’ve always been accused of being different people since the very beginning.  Back in the Sue Wallis days I was even accused of being a man for a bit.  One of the best screen shots in this series is Pasterfuck wanting to get his subpoena on.  Not sure how Pasterfuck is going to subpoena anybody.  The court has to issue those.  Maybe they better call up Angrid again for some of that legal help.  Notice that Marg swears she doesn’t do Baby Horror only.  I always knew she didn’t do that page but she sure was careful not to mention the pages she does do.

Here we have these people, who claim to be so against bullying, making plans to target other rescues.  They also have plans to target and dig information on individuals too.  Pasterfuck planned to devote his weekend into planning out his attack on `hater’ rescues.  It doesn’t matter how well they take care of their animals, it doesn’t matter how ethical they are, if they have ever questioned HiCaliber, Pasterfuck and his group are going to try to take them down.  WTF?  Then you have Mags taking issue with somebody who put a horse down yet never says shit when Manson blasts away at least two a week, every single week and usually for no good reason.  I don’t even know what horse or situation she is talking about with the other rescue and I’ll guarantee you Mags doesn’t either because even though she lives in the SoCal area, far be it for her to get off her ass and actually go check things out for herself.   These rescues that they are targeting all had their own interactions and dealings with HiCaliber.  They are within their rights to talk about that good, bad or indifferent.  Manson certainly has no problems talking shit about other organizations.  If this isn’t an attempt at bullying people into silence and retaliation, I don’t know what is.  Disgusting.

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Pasterfuck has made it his personal mission to get Blankround taken down.  Again.  I find it ironic that a male ( I won’t call him a man) that has been arrested for domestic violence, threatened to punch women in the throat on live feed, and other bullying behaviors, has the audacity to call another man, who has publically stuck up for various women that Pasterfuck has attacked, a mysoginist.  I also don’t really get it because Blankround doesn’t really do a bunch other than insult them.  You know the old saying that what other people think of you is none of your business.  One thing nobody has ever accused Pasterfuck of is having any self-awareness.

Rescues and private citizens aren’t their only targets.  They plan to take down Dr. Moore too.  I’ll be honest and say that Dr. Moore and I haven’t always agreed on how to go about things, but make no mistake, I respect her as a veterinarian and an advocate for the welfare of horses.  I don’t care really care about anything else beyond that.  We may not work together but we work towards a common goal here.  They don’t even seem to have an issue with Dr. Moore’s knowledge or level of care.  How would any of them even know if they don’t use her?  They don’t like that Dr. Moore speaks out for the animals.  You know, the ones that don’t have a voice of their own.

It seems that Pasterfuck and Mags aren’t the only bullies.  Amberloser is also a huge bully or at least tries to be.  She is also going to target Mea Ola’s Place and try to bully Ann into silence.  I guess she doesn’t know Ann very well.  Oh well, in Amberloser’s world, just because she says something doesn’t mean she has to back up her shit.  She claims to have moles everywhere.  Girl, you need to get new moles.  Truly.  Protip: Real moles don’t use Facebook to discuss their strategies and intel.  The bigger your inner circle the more leaks you probably have.  That protip wasn’t just for the village idiots btw.

Here we see the secret group eating one of their own.  A few of their own actually.  They go after Rene for being a mole.  I choked on my coffee and jetted it right out my nose when I read that.  Rene has actually sent me hate mail recently.  I have ranked on her over and over again.  Safe to say she hates me.  I’m not even sure who Emily is.  Either way ladies, the welcome mat is out.  Have your people, call my people.

I literally can’t even with these people.  Really, they are going to bring up Travis’s mother?  The reason so many advocates know her is because she’s an advocate too.  In fact, she used to be pretty pro HiCaliber and that helped get them into their current property in the first place.  Obviously that was before Manson decided to be a complete shit to her.   Now they are trying to bully people away from buying a property.  I’m sure that will go over a treat with the owner.  You have Amberloser making more threats to dig up things on people and then you have Ole Sheila posting from her glass house.  I wonder how she’d like it if I posted her brother’s mug shots and the reason he’s in prison accompanied by the fact that she DEFENDS what he did.  Amberloser doesn’t want her business, friends and family contacted but she’s perfectly fine with putting that on blast for anybody she deems a hater.

This is a sampling of the various fundraising efforts that went on during HiCaliber’s suspension from the Attorney General.  There are many more screen shots complete with the time and dates stamps in my possession as well.  `Sandra Milstein’ which is said to be Manson and/or Angrid is involved too.  It’s actually kind perplexing to me how dumb some people are to hang their asses out on Facebook like they do.

I don’t know why this amuses me so much.  If you notice a common theme with all of them, it’s that horses are rarely ever mentioned.  It’s all about attaching themselves to Manson’s drama and being keyboard warriors.

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Here they all are fighting among themselves apparently.  I guess with HiCaliber lying low on social media for a bit, they had to eat their own for their drama fix.  My favorite part of it is Mags, who is going to write the article on bullying, talking about humiliating people online.  So many pots and kettles here!

You have to understand the layers and layers of private and secret groups these people have.  Only a select few get to be in all of them.  Poor Izabelle tries super hard to be a good foot shoulder but she has trouble keeping track of the lies or maybe her mind just doesn’t work that way.  At any rate, the ones she thinks are her comrades in arms, like to talk shit about her in their bat cave.  Izabelle Kapp, come on down!  I swear I feel like I’m playing Red Rover with these people lately.

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Ok, all you drama adverse people can come back now.  We’re going to return to our regular scheduled blogging starting with last Friday when HiCaliber finally got their suspension lifted from the AG.  Naturally, this prompted a drunken Fireball party, complete with Manson rolling around in her spilled drinks and food while eating salsa off the ground.  Village idiots sent money for Manson to drink even more as Wrinkles slurred for the camera and others danced inappropriately in the background before getting in their vehicles to presumably drive home after drinking.  Classy.  What I need everybody to realize is that this doesn’t mean they are cleared of anything.  The only thing that changed is HiCaliber finally filed their 2016 taxes and got out of delinquency.  This has nothing to do with their audit or all the other things going on.  Their original PayPal accounts are still frozen.  We expected this.

One of the funnier parts of the festivities was a very drunk Wrinkles asking Morgan from Pet Matchmaker about HiCaliber Haven only to be told she was long dead.  That wasn’t news to almost anybody but Wrinkles and was only funny because Wrinkles claimed she was her favorite horse.  This was followed by Wrinkles having no clue or memory of the other horses they had dumped off Pet Matchmaker’s way over the past 10 months or so. Way to follow up on those adoptions!

Rather than celebrate their ability to openly raise funds again by putting up some really good adoption videos, Manson elected to trail ride all weekend and once again, poor, skinny Braveheart was one of the victims, only this time he got to pack Romney Faye Baker.   Romney Faye was showing off her own unique equitation stylings that I like to call the `Fetal Starfish’.  Manson rode Chiefy the first day.  The poor mare hadn’t been ridden in months and Manson figured taking her on a trail ride up an incline was a kind thing to do while bragging about `going toe to toe’ with her the day before.  The mare was literally staggering as her ill-fitting halter slid down to further impede her breathing as she tried to pack Manson up the incline.  Again, this horse is too small for Manson.  Simple fact.  The second day Manson decided to pick on Paxton and, because she’s a gunsel, tied her own horse to the saddle to pony along.  You NEVER tie a horse to you.  Maybe if you know what you’re doing and are riding a seasoned horse, you can do a half dally, but only a complete moron would tie a horse to their horn.  As it was, Manson managed to fall off her horse  while he was standing still, followed by RFB nearly getting wiped off Braveheart while she shrieked and continued to stay live.  Because of this, I had this nice HiCaliber Horsemanship clip put together which includes wrong lead Amanduh,  JonASSthan getting dumped in the river last week and then Manson nearly getting tagged as she yanks on a stallion’s junk.  Good times!  Who didn’t have a good time is the horses that had to haul everybody’s asses on these trail rides.  They were all quite sweaty when they returned to the trailer and not a single one was offered a drink or had their sweat marks brushed before being thrown into the trailer for the long ride home while Manson likely did her usual fast food drive thru crawl.

Dane wasn’t on the trail rides this past weekend, but he does get picked on too.  He’s the horse with the droopy face they got not so long ago at auction.  Now, I’m not sure about everybody else, but if I had a horse with nerve damage in his face I would not ever put a thin rope knotty halter on him for any reason let alone to ride him.  If anything, I’d only put an open bridle to minimize the pain to his face which, despite some paralysis, is likely even more sensitive than a regular horse’s.  It’s this kind lack of empathy that never ceases to amaze me.  At any rate, Dane needs an upgrade in the worst way but chances are, now that he’s hauled Manson’s ass around without dumping her, he will have a ridiculous adoption fee attached.

I thought it might be nice to do a R2R update on one of the Louisiana horses that nobody thinks to ask after anymore.  She was a rescue transfer and went to her new home within a week or so after arriving from Louisiana.  The picture on the left is what she looked like right after arriving from Louisiana.  She was still in foal but in decent flesh.  The picture on the right is what she looks like now.  She’s still at the other `rescue’ who has been partnering more and more with HiCaliber lately.  They have also taken a page out of their book and started to buy direct from Bubba and put up crisis fundraising posts.  As anybody can clearly see, Denali, now named Savannah, is not thriving at rescue even months after foaling.  I don’t even have the energy to post the `training’ videos where they tie up feet on horses to teach them to pick them up or something.  I swear I’m losing my religion with this kinda thing.

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Last week Romney Faye, figuring the coast was clear now that HiCaliber can fund raise again, slithered out from under her rock to tug at the village heart-strings by reminding us that her son had passed away a year ago.  She also mentioned that while he didn’t dig horses in general, he`connected’ with his namesake foal, Tanner.  I’ve seen lots of people asking for updates on Tanner lately, especially since the last pic we saw of him was with a draining abscess under his jaw.  The above pic was taken the day after Romney Faye had spent the weekend at the ranch.  Not only did nobody see her go near Tanner the horse,  it is pretty clear this little horse hasn’t seen a brush or any kind of attention in quite some time.  It seems like I’ve said a million times that I feel badly for anybody that loses a child.  That’s not the natural order of things.  Nobody is making light of the situation no matter how they try to spin it.  Maybe we’re just not comfortable seeing a tragedy used as a fundraising ploy.  At any rate, a personal tragedy does not absolve somebody from being an asshole nor will it excuse RFB from her part things when this all comes crashing down.

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I’m not sure who this little horse is.  Cleary he’s not in QT, yet he appears skinny with wind knots in his mane.  He also seems to be eating manure.

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Unknown grey horse with a scab of some sort under his jaw.

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Eclipse remains in decent flesh and finally has those godawful wraps off her legs at least to be ridden but looking at this picture, I predict may be body sore in the immediate future.  Let’s hope she is one of those horses that is stoic when in pain rather than becoming behavioral as a result.  Amanduh did mention in a recent video she was hurting after her ride.  The concept of bringing horses gently back into work after they have stood in small enclosures for months on end, seems to be too difficult for the HiCaliber crew to grasp.

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Both the top pictures were taken of Braveheart within the past week with the one on the right being the more recent.  He paces a lot and they ride the shit out of him.  Not exactly a recipe for putting weight on a horse.  They decided to show him off in their recent grifting video complete with absolutely filthy water tubs as he paced back and forth in his pen.  I can’t say that’s a huge surprise considering he’s directly across from a couple of mares, at least one of whom they laughed about the fact she’s constantly `winking’ at him.  He’s only recently been gelded.  If I had to guess, Braveheart’s life has gotten quite a bit worse since he had the misfortune of being `rescued’.

Magnum continues to show signs of being bloated and malnourished on their most recent video.  Of course the Manson family think he’s chubby and have informed the village idiots that they should think so too.  He was out in the arena as Amanduh’s young Heeler tormented both foals and came close to getting her teeth kicked in a few times.  Of course this was very funny to Amanduh and Wrinkles.  That might possibly be because they have visions of the gofundme windfall that will happen when the pup actually does get kicked and they can go live from the emergency vet clinic and beg for money.

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As part of their Griftapalooza 2018 to make back the alleged deficit, Manson went out and manifested some seriously jacked up horses from her usual friends.  In at least two cases, we were supposed to suspend belief and think that they would actually be accepted to run through Mike’s last night in their condition.  The two in the worst shape seemed to come from the same known location.

Of the unfortunate four mentioned above, this mare turned up on the roadside in Norco being paraded around for donations.  She had been hauled there from her original location by Manson.  From the video, it appears that trimming her feet would go a long way to getting her comfortable.  I can’t say for certain if she was given that chance or if she is currently in a landfill  Manson’s trigger finger has been pretty itchy lately.

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Hard to know what part of this to comment on first. This was the second tribute of the two that showed up on the side of the road in Norco with Manson.  I guess I can state the obvious and say that this mare’s injuries are consistent with having been tripped.  Left leg blown up with scraped up knees, scraped face and what appears to be a broken right shoulder.  Just because she has 4 shoes on doesn’t mean she wasn’t tripped.  They get these horses free off Craigslist or next to nothing at shitholes like Ontario, trip them and get rid of them.  HiCaliber has rewarded all this by paying the trippers to cover their asses and get rid of their `trash’.  Then you have HiCaliber claiming they need a new name because this mare’s was `offensive and ugly’.  I gotta wonder how bad it was considering Manson recently named a horse `Foreskin’.  The biggest lie there was good ole volunteer Johanna asking if people seriously wanted her to be transferred and transported elsewhere in her condition?  Why not?  Manson transported her and her OTTB buddy to Norco to show them off on the side of the road.  The trailer is clearly visible in the background with the other mare’s hooves in the pic too.  As far as where they picked them up, let’s just say I’m aware of where they got the mares and where the other two horses are too.  We don’t have word on whether Manson, Wrinkles and Romney Faye shot this mare before they went to the wedding or if she got to stand in the trailer and wait for them to get their drink on.  We likely will never know.

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Floofy was a branded Mustang.  Originally they said he was 10 to 12 and they did not own him, but for whatever reason they aged him by a bunch more on the website and came to own him.  They also said he was a compassion pull to begin with but a few days later, they said that he was comfortable and could go be a pasture puff.  Barely a month later Manson shot him in the face.  This was after cancelling an adoption on him.  RIP Floofy.  #sayhisname

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Jupiter lasted even less time than Floofy after having the misfortune of being purchased by HiCaliber.  They said he was a `little’ sore in his knees but didn’t indicate he was on death’s door.  Honestly when you see what they transported and kept alive this weekend, how bad could this horse have been in comparison?  At any rate and for whatever reason, Jupiter was also recently shot in the face.  I wish I could tell you all why.  RIP Jupiter.  #sayhisname

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I think that’s probably enough to digest for today.  I realize I’ve been a bit more quiet than normal lately, but rest assured I have been no less busy with this stuff. The information still flows.   However, the closer we get to the end of this journey, the more people seem to lose their minds and want to be heroes.  Quite frankly,  I’ve been kinda disgusted with the sparring back and forth that goes on over on Facebook.  You rarely ever see horses mentioned on either side.  Some people are in such a rush to be a hero, they can’t keep anything in their pants which makes a lot more work for some of us and puts the end results at risk too.  It almost makes me wonder if supposed `haters’ actually want this to end or are just enjoying the drama and attention. Make no mistake that HiCaliber is in its death throes, but now is not the time to be complacent either. We are a long ways from rolling around in Fireball and salsa.  I will continue to do what I do and keep people in the loop as warranted.  My hope is that some of you, and I’m not talking about the people who comment here, can be a bit more responsible with the information that gets shared.  This has been an immense and taxing amount of work for a core group of us for well over a year now and we’re not in it for the glory. True advocacy is never about that.  I promise that when the fat lady finally sings, I’ll share how it all went down behind the scenes.  I won’t do it for the glory, but so that the next time this happens somebody else can lead the charge. For now, please support the hard working and legitimate rescues in SoCal. We’re going to need every last one of them in the very near future…

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