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Happy Friday!  I reckon it’s time to fire off a post even though our last blog entry was a bit of a mic drop.  Thanks again to Ann and all our past and future guest posters.  Your experiences and insights are important to hear even if the truth is inconvenient for the village idiots.  Because I certainly can’t add to or top the firsthand accounts, I’m just going to do the usual today with some updates, recaps and attempts to untangle a few lies.  I’ve also got a few inner sanctum things to share because that’s always fun to watch the fallout from those too. *cue howling and turd flinging from the village idiots*.  For now though, let’s start off where we kinda left off on my last post.  Milk carton horses…

So the last time I posted (not counting the guest post), I mentioned Anne and Cotton.  I get several emails each week asking after particular horses and these two are ones that nobody I asked seemed to have any memory of as far as their fates.  So, rather than jumping to conclusions I put it out there and guess what?  It worked!  Within one day, I had a few emails on each horse, all saying the same things.  Anne turned out to have gender ID issues.  Romney Faye Baker failed to recognize that Anne had a penis, which was super strange considering all the peen cancer diagnostics we’ve seen at auction in the past.  At any rate, Anne became `Glaze’ and Glaze turns out to be a branded mustang.  Cotton’s story was a bit stranger.  It seems a private buyer had wanted Cotton but was too late or something so, Cotton was fund raised for, purchased and brought back to HiCaliber.  The PB was still interested so, they paid the purchase fee and also for his vetting and got the horse within a few days leaving the original funds raised (purchase plus responsible rescue fees)  for the eyelash fund.  There was no adoption contract for Cotton despite what Manson is now claiming.  It seems her hard and fast rule about once horses arrive at the ranch they only leave with their contracts is actually a fluid rule depending on who you are.  I’m sure the PB that got screwed over the sushi foals will be thrilled to know that.  At least we found out the fate of `Anne’ and Cotton.  Keep asking questions.  Milk cartons work!

I’m not going to get too deep into the auction recap this week because there is so much else to cover.  As per usual, it was a major shell game by Manson made worse by the fact that she was operating under the misguided notion that she was `unsupervised’ this week.  Pinholed pupils and all, she lied every which way she could resulting in 5 poor souls being dragged back to the feed lot to face their fate, one already being on very thin ice due to a popped knee and melanomas.  Thankfully one was super skinny so they managed to wedge all 5 of them into a 4 horse trailer, thinking nobody would notice that on the live feed.  I’m not sure if it’s because Manson isn’t very likable or what was going on, but the donations weren’t flowing even though there was a number of horses at auction this week. So, when they only had enough money for one, it was time to dust off the `out of state kill buyer’ strategy and create a sense of urgency in the village idiots.  To up the ante even more, the kill buyer would only sell all his load or nothing and they just happened to be the 4 best looking horses at auction.  All this because a private buyer wanted the magical dancing horse.  Dancing horses are another sympathy strategy at auction.  Even though the PB stated after the fact that HiCaliber had been asked to bid on that horse before he went in the ring, HiCaliber went with the story that because one person wanted one horse they had to buy all of them or they were going to Mexico.  We’ll get to the Mexican vacation part in a bit.  This meant that the sorry looking horses that Misner bought couldn’t be sold to HiCaliber although Manson assured her idiots that they’d get another crack at those (and they will and they will pay large once again). The village loves urgency, or `exigency’ as Manson likes to call it, so they raised the funds and sealed the fate of the poor horses the mysterious out of state KB ended up with.  They did need a little nudge with Manson tugging at their heart-strings telling them about having to `look’ horses in the eye that were on their way to Mexico.  She was referring to Doughboy in Louisiana’s clip she used a few days prior so I’m still kinda scratching my head at how she managed to look them all in the eye all the way from Southern California, but I’m still kinda confused at how they were 3 hours into their trip to Mexico while they were still on his lot, so color me confused all the way around.  All joking aside, the fact is it was all another bunch of lies.  IF there even was a kill buyer, he would have a contract and contracts must be filled.  That means that he wouldn’t be selling horses in the parking lot after the fact because he would still have a contract to fill.  However, there was no kill buyer because kill buyers don’t pay $300 and up per horse and make any money at all. They also don’t generally have loads of only 4 horses because that isn’t even worth the gas money to take them south.  In fact, they would lose money buying horses for that much and then factor in a gray horse with visible melanomas, that wouldn’t make it across the border because they do not slaughter those for consumption.  Even Mexico has rules and standards.  It’s not a free for all across the border no matter what Manson tells people.  What the boogie man likely was, was a trader that is smart enough to know these crazy heifers from HiCaliber will buy anything and everything and everybody makes out like bandits on Tuesday at Ontario.

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So this happened recently.  I guess when The Cannabis Queen’s offer of lessons failed to raise any interest, it was time for the big gun to be brought out.  Let’s just set the absolutely ridiculous price of all this aside because I can’t even with that,  and talk about what is on offer here.  We’ve all seen Amanda on various live feeds.  Only last evening she was on live feed merrily cantering around the arena on the wrong lead and not only did she not correct it, but Manson didn’t even pick up on it.  These are the people who are going to teach neophytes to ride.  I’m not exactly sure what `classically’ trained even means.  Is that the kind of muzak that was playing in the mall as she plugged quarters into her mount?  Who does one go to in order to perfect the unintentional counter-canter?  Who is the master of the elbows out, dig at the crotch hand positioning?  So many questions, but in all seriousness,  ANYBODY can take a clinic if they have the cash.  George Morris gives clinics all over the place and if you have thick enough skin, you can put your money down and take a lesson or two from him.  Hell, I bet he wouldn’t even waste his time insulting somebody like Amanda or The Cannabis Queen.  Tell me these big name trainers paid you to get on horse for them and then maybe I’ll stop squinting. Maybe.  Then we have the added issue that she’s going to be using the HiCaliber horses and facility to give lessons on and only kicking back 10% to HiCal.  Knowing Manson’s extreme greed, I’m surprised she’s not in for a cut unless the 10% goes to the eyelash fund, but it’s not even ok for them to be doing this on any level.  I posted a handy little screenshot from their own incorporation papers to clear that up.  Not ok, not cool.
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Remember Percy?  Percy the poor horse that anybody and everybody licked because they all wanted him so badly when he was first purchased at auction back in January? Since then poor Percy has been through many different diagnosis and spendy treatments as the 30% vet has had her way with him.  Poor guy was lame and he got progressively more lame the longer he spent confined to the smallest stalls and pens at the feed lot.  First they decided he had suspensory issues so they had to fund raise for the world’s most expensive ultrasound, although we were never given the results or told if he even had that done.  Then he was still lame so after some diagnostics by a 100% vet, they decided to perform a heel neurectomy which required even more fundraising. Finally, after it was decided his surgery was moderately successful and his fundraising use was exhausted, they let him go to the volunteer that was always going to get him for the grand total of $1.  That’s right, the village just funded six months worth of diagnostics and procedures for a horse that got given away for $1.  I’m not sure what the 83 cents was for.  Maybe that was the paypal fees on the $1.  What say we check in on how Percy is making out now?

So this is Percy these days.  I’m not sure how far apart these video clips were or what, if any, meds were involved but jumping a heel nerved horse isn’t usually the best idea if longterm soundness is your goal.  Even if those jumps are just little cavellettis, why do it?  Then you come to Percy being ridden by the `classically trained’ Amanda.  What, the actual fuck?  Does nobody involved with HiCaliber know how to properly fit tack or own a proper saddle pad?  Why must they dangle off their withers and then flop down on their back like a load of poo?  This poor horse, even if he wasn’t already hurtingm, and he is hurting, he’d likely be body sore at the very least after that performance.  He scuttles and wobbles around that round pen like he’s walking on rusty nails.  I found it painful to watch.  I actually feel sorry for the girl who adopted him and I always have.  She’s clearly new to horses and being lead by these gunsels is just sad.  It’s even sadder when Percy seems to be the one paying the ultimate price.  Poor horse.

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I’m sure by now that most of you have heard about the latest `big ask’.  Once again Manson’s lack of planning has become everybody else’s emergency.  She has known about this for over a year.  Let that sink in.  Over a year, yet she only comes to the village last night with it when time is almost up.  Why?  Well that’s anybody’s guess but my guess is she knows that the village idiots get off on deadlines, so throw in the threat of doors closing (bullshit) and that they are being unfairly picked on and everybody is digging in the sofa for every spare penny they can find.  It’s textbook and it’s working.  The thing is they aren’t going to get their doors shut, they’ll incur some fines and to the village idiot that is wondering how many horses could be saved with the 17k instead?  Well first off the permit is not 17k it’s just under 9k and second off, that’s still not even close to how much donated money went into those china chompers and big lips Manson is sporting.  She lives for free at HiCaliber along with her personal herd of horses (yes, they are trickling back in again), but how much money has she actually donated lately? Don’t get me started on time.  She goes days without walking across the driveway to the barn and she never lowers herself to actually feed.  Seems to me she just takes and asks everybody else to go without.  But that’s not enough for Manson, she not only allows threats to carry on, she’s encouraging them.  I know this is probably too much reality for the village idiots, but Manson would have a notice with fees and costs in her possession.  She could totally post it and be transparent , but why bother when you can plump up the ask and make a bit of pocket-money on top?

For about the millionth time, the writer of this blog, aka me, is not who they think it is.  The person they are harassing is not me, but even if it was, is it even remotely ok to offer up her address and sick the village on her knowing how unstable some of them are?  Here’s a newsflash for the village, the permit thing is a cost of doing business.  Despite Manson’s claims of it being `complaint based’ it’s not.  Think about it.  If that was the case hardly anybody would ever bother with permits.  It’s just a responsible thing you do when you are adulting and the fact that Manson ignored her responsibilities doesn’t make anybody else evil or wrong.  She’s got a big problem with manure and vector control there and that becomes all her surrounding neighbor’s issue too.  With all the histrionics and pearl clutching the bean flickers were doing, not a single one of them noticed that the picture they chose for their campaign is of 5 babies stuffed in a tiny stud pen surrounded by manure piles.  Time for Manson to grow up, own her part in things and handle her business.  As for the rest of the village idiots, I’m not even bothering to cover up the names involved in this douchebaggery.  If you’re dumb enough to make threats on a public page, I’m going to post them.

The above screen shots are from one of their inner sanctums and are exactly the type of thing that makes people call code enforcement.  They know they have way too many horses and mountains of manure with nary a removal bin in sight.  Their answer to the situation is to edit it out of pictures so all those $5 donors that give up their lunch money every time they ask, can continue to live secure in their delusions that all is well at the feed lot.  I find it somewhat telling that the one suggesting they hide the poop  and overcrowding issue is their resident animal control officer/board member.  Rather than telling them to deal with their numbers and manure for the health of the animals, she suggest hiding it to keep the dollars flowing instead.  What else is there to say?

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I think I’ll finish up with this oldie but goodie.  Don’t worry, Trently is still off having baby talk and tarp training , but I’m not sure they ever did find the needle.  I sure hope some poor horse didn’t end up shot in the face because of stepping on it or something.  You never know.  Just to be clear, it is the horses I do worry about.  Yup, Manson and her cohorts annoy the piss out of me, but they’d fall off my radar in a hurry if they got out of the horse business.  That’s where I’m different from the village idiots too.  I don’t think it is about the horses for most of them.  If it was, they would maybe show more concern for horses that were rescue transfers like Sully/Willie, Moose/Deacon, Cannon/Little Dude, Saban and so many others.  Horses that were on euth lists at HiCaliber and are now thriving but you know what I see?  I see village idiots trolling those pages only to insert praise for HiCaliber any time those horses are mentioned or pick fights if people praise the new rescues for their good work.  I see them actually try to block funding efforts for those animals and laugh they don’t raise as much as the mighty village.  It’s a foreign concept to them that other rescues have grants and other sustainable funding sources so they don’t have to beg for every roll of duct tape and cup of coffee.  The village idiots are good at picking fights too.  Anything to keep that drama going.  They certainly don’t support those animals after they leave HiCaliber so we know it’s not about the animals for them.  They’re paying to keep their drama fix going.  Period.  How do you combat that?  You really don’t.  We can keep putting the truth out there.  Despite the threats that is within our rights to comment on what a public organization puts out there and opinions are still legal too.  There is no law on the books that say you have to keep silent when somebody lies in order to raise money.  We can keep supporting the rescues doing it right, as there are many.  We’re going to need them robust and healthy when this all comes tumbling down one day.  Doing the right thing is never easy or even all that much fun, but trust me, it sure feels good when karma comes around and karma always comes around eventually.  For now, hug some horses, spread some truth and stay the course!  Have a great weekend!

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Happy Friday!  I thought I’d better get this fired off before the weekend so I don’t get stuck playing catch up on Monday again.  It’s been a busy week already and I’m sure it’s going to roll that way right through the weekend at the rate the HiCalibrites are going.  So, as they position themselves and groom the village idiots for another big ask, I thought a post that more than illustrates some of my issues with The Manson Family would be appropriate right now.  We’ll get to the million part of in a bit, but for now let’s start with saying a few names, ask after a few others and look at some milk carton horses, because they’re a big reason why I write this blog.

Stacey is the first horse we’ll talk about today.  As with a lot of these horses, details are pretty sketchy after her initial intake.  We do know she was found by a villager along with another horse that was promptly named `Fuckboi’ by those classy ladies at HiCaliber.  The Fuckboi name didn’t last very long when they found out there was a family that had unexpectedly lost their son/father/husband and they wanted to make a donation.  Fuckboi was promptly renamed after the deceased family member, and Stacey was named after the wife.  They named a third owner relinquishment `Emmy’ because the decedent had won an Emmy award in the past.  The family was very touched and even came out to visit the horses named in their loved one’s honor about a month later.  That was the last time Stacey was mentioned and all trace of her has since been removed from the HiCaliber website and pages.  I’m not sure if we should start saying her name or asking for updates.  I fear it’s the former.

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Cristina was `rescued’ off a muddy hill side back in February.  She was brought into HiCaliber along with her buddy, Jodi who was in much better shape.  I really wish I could tell you a bunch about Cristina, but I can’t.  She was said to be `pushy’ which, as we have come to know, doesn’t go over well with Manson.  She also was said to have some arthritis issues, although she didn’t look horrible in the intake video posted above.  Sadly, this video was all we ever heard about Cristina.  The village idiots didn’t really latch onto her or her story and she was quickly erased off the face of the earth.  Her buddy Jodi made out a bit better.  After hauling Becky and everybody else’s ass in various parades and trail rides, she was recently adopted into what hopefully works out to be a forever home for her.  It’s a shame her pasture mate didn’t get the same chance.  RIP Cristina.  #sayhername

Beautiful Joplin was only 6 years old.  She was purchased back in January of 2016 and was hung with the dreaded `neuro’ tag  at some point after, although none of her described issues scream `neuro’ to me and there was never a vet report shown on her.  They never showed her on moving on video that I can find either.  Warmbloods sometimes move different, especially if they are `big’ movers.  Maybe that’s what was really going on with her, maybe it wasn’t.  Sometimes those types of hind end issues need a horse put into a form of work/rehab to resolve.  It’s certainly worth a shot if the lameness is mechanical and the other option is death.  I couldn’t say what was going on with Joplin without seeing her but I do know that Manson cannot pick out a hind end lameness to save her life.  I’ve seen her misdiagnose countless ones on video and half the time she isn’t sure of the body part she’s looking at. What was the last one?  A luxating patella that was likely going to be a compassion pull, but turned out to be nothing even close?  Yeah.  At any rate, Joplin hung around on the pasture puff menu for quite a long time and disappeared at some point early this year.  Manson has not answered questions as to what happened or why and she’s been scrubbed from the website.  We all know what that means.  RIP Joplin #sayhername

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I find that at the very least, HiCaliber sucks hard at doing regular updates.  They move horses in and out so fast, the villagers rapidly lose interest in them once the thrill of the save is over.  They don’t get a chance to invest in their story or become attached.  Even a horse that is rehabbing, they aren’t given regular updates so they can follow the journey.  That’s why it’s so easy for horses to vanish.  The next two we’re going to talk about I honestly do not know if they are alive or dead.  I don’t know if they were adopted, rescue transferred or went to foster.  I know they are not anywhere on the website as either a success story, foster or available.  They are simply gone.  The first was Anne.  She was purchased off Misner for $200 ( plus the $650 top up) back in February.  Even though she wasn’t at auctio, naturally the village raised the funds and they picked her up along with their other purchases that day.  Anne was seen on the Freedom Walk.  She was never mentioned or shown again, not even an intake video. I find that kind of sad considering the heart wrenching fundraising post they made about her. #whereisanne

 

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Cotton is another missing horse.  He was bought in the chutes at auction back on April 11th for $200.  We do know he made it back to the feedlot as he was very briefly mentioned as being in a pen with the ill-fated Taj during a flash update on April 15th.  They both were bought at the same auction, which was a more chaotic than usual time at HiCaliber due to what was going on with Romney.  Not to make light of a personal issue, but safe to say that many villagers weren’t all that focused on the horses after purchase at that time.  All we really know about Cotton is he was blind in one eye and those types of horses don’t seem to last long at HiCaliber.  He has since been scrubbed from the website and never mentioned again.  People donate money to purchase these animals and support them.  They deserve to be updated and told what becomes of them. Sadly they either forget to ask or afraid to ask for fear of banning or being told to eat a bag of dicks.  #whereiscotton

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Meet Nicky, Nicky Boy aka Chivalrous Copy.  Nicky isn’t missing or anything.  Yet.  He has been at HiCaliber for a few weeks and he’s not on the website or even mentioned.  He’s one of those owner surrender horses that tend to vaporize without a mention.  Milk carton horses make me really sad.  Horses being erased off the face of the earth make me really angry.  That isn’t honoring them or treating them with dignity or respect, so I’m going to tattle.  Nicky is alive and Nicky is at HiCaliber.  Nicky was very loved by his owner and I won’t get into what I was told about how he came to be at HiCaliber right now, although I was told he came with some supporting funds.  I was also told that he has some soundness issues, mainly old tears in both front suspensories, that tend to flare up after hard work.  That would very much limit him from being ridden hard and I most certainly hope he doesn’t end up having to pack a heavy rider around.  It always confuses me why they whine about these owner surrender horses and not being able to raise funds for them, but how can they when they never tell people they are there?  Why is that?  You’d think they’d want to move them out ASAP while they still look good and before they cost too much in care.  Before they `go feral’ out in the bigger paddock.  Why take a horse like this in and just let him stand in a small pen?  That isn’t good for an older horse with soundness issues.  They need to move around or they get stove up and then they end up shot in the head for soundness issues.  So, let’s say `Hi’ to Nicky and not let him disappear.  Let Manson know this horse is on the radar as of now.  #HiNicky

I feel like my emotions are being toyed with again.  It seems like every other month, Romney Faye threatens to leave or step back.  Now she says she’s quit, but we’ll still see her on Tuesdays.  WTF is going to be different?  It’s not like she ever spent any time at the ranch anyhow.  She’s not a horse person and before people start clutching their pearls and spazzing out, it’s not about the loss of her son.  I’m sure most of us that read here have suffered some loss in our lives and you can’t really compare one to another because, when it’s your loss, it’s literally all you can handle at the time and the worst thing you can imagine, so yeah, I’m sorry for all of us that have had loss.  I’m a whole bunch less sorry about it given Romney Faye’s cunty behavior all week long including mocking somebody else’s tragedy and bullying somebody for daring to show up on her turf on Tuesday, because that’s really putting horses first.  I can’t help but think that this might be a case of rats and ships given the current climate at HiCaliber and then you have this little gem from 2013.

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It’s like this whole weird deja vu thing going on.  Romney Faye jumping ship before it all comes apart.  The thing is she helped Starlight acquire many of those horses.  She was deep into the feedlots back then and a lot of her fundraising techniques were nearly exactly the same as the ones she brought to HiCaliber.  The cultivating of relationships with the `benevolent’ kill buyer and all the urgency posts.  She talked a lot about saving from slaughter even back then and that’s why I hope she truly has hopped on her broom and is leaving horse rescue forever.  For all they years of slaughter talk from her, she still hasn’t the first clue how the pipeline works or any of the details and challenges advocates deal with every single day.  You’d think if you cared so passionately about an issue you might take the time to find out everything you could about it.  I couldn’t find one single mention by her of the SAFE Act or really anything about getting it all to end.  Just variations of `the truck is coming’ since 2013.  So yeah, I’m not too broken up about the exit of Romney Faye Baker at all if it comes to actually pass.  Hopefully, she’ll leave horses alone and go rescue gold-fish or something.  Bye girl!

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It has been released!

I think we’ll keep things short and sweet today.  These milk carton posts are a lot to digest for most of us.  Horses shouldn’t disappear from a rescue on a regular basis.  Horses shouldn’t be dying for no good reason.  That’s one of a many reasons why I write this blog.  When this resolves, and it will resolve,  I’ll focus on other things, but for now I’ll see this through until something gives.  People can screech, whine and moan all they want.  You can bully and become the very thing you say you hate and I’ll keep telling the truth and voicing my opinion.  I don’t change my values because I get threatened or rejected like some people.  I’ve always said if HiCaliber stopped hoarding, abusing, neglecting and torturing horses, I’d move on to other things.  I don’t expect Manson to go to charm school and become a nice person and I don’t really care what she does as long as animals aren’t suffering.  If she had nothing to hide, she’d answer questions no matter who asked them because one way to shut a hater up is being truly transparent.  Show those vet invoices and reports that say all those horses had to die.  Save the scrubs for Halloween and let real vets do the work on these animals.  Please, stop giving me so much to work with all the time.  Stop lying.  That would be a great start too, but for now I’ll keep on doing what I do.

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This is a bit off topic  and more than a little petty, but given the tantrums and tiaras being tossed about this week, it probably is worth sharing.  Awhile ago, one of my haters thought she’d be generous or bitchy to `offer’ me a job writing for her publication but I’d need to be heavily edited and all.  I don’t think she was serious.  I sure hope she wasn’t.  I’ve always laughed at that website even back before she made it worse.   She thought it would entice me or impress me to know that they got `thousands’ of views a day.  I think that’s what she was trying to do anyhow.  I’m happy to say though, that I do ok with this `terribly written’ blog, double spaces and all.  We passed a million views this week, which is pretty decent work for about 4 months worth of posts.  To the people who read and share and even the haters that park on this page and constantly hit refresh so they can screen shot me, I just wanted to say `Thanks a million’.  Ciao for now!  Have a great weekend!

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Happy Saturday!  I have to apologize for being a bit behind on posts lately.  With Manson seemingly on the manic side of her mood swing cycle, I took it to mean she’s been feeling rather bullet proof these days so I’ve been out looking for horcruxes.  Based on the body count for this year alone, I figure there are at least 40 if not more out there.  However, even though I’ve been otherwise engaged, my inbox overfloweth so I’ve got a bit of a mixed bag again today and, sadly, a few milk carton horses to cover.  It never really ends, so buckle up and I’ll try to recap or make some sense out of the past week or so.

 

I figured we’d get the auction stuff out of the way to begin with.  This week saw the return of Romney Faye Baker sans engagement ring.  It’s Facebook official so you know it must be serious and it also probably means we’ll be graced with her presence from here on out.  I certainly don’t need to give a blow by blow  of the auction fuckery now that we have actual dedicated FB pages to at least keep the prices and time of day honest.  The usual schtick of starting with $0 and magically getting the exact amount donated with not a penny over continues.  What isn’t working so well right now is the threat to leave one behind unless the village rallies.  The village has been a bit apathetic about that lately unless, of course, we’re talking bonded pairs.  They love bonded pairs. Total bummer there weren’t really any they could pass off as bonded pairs this week though. However, leave it to HiCaliber to find a work around and a spin so they could continue to fill their weekly quota of getting that money and keeping the body count up.  Apparently parking lot deals are the way forward for the Hicaliberites.   Still, even with this new strategy, money wasn’t flowing like the good old days and Romney Faye had to shake that money-maker like it was for sale and the rent was due, which isn’t far from the actual situation any given week.  Sadly, I don’t have diagrams of the actual seating arrangement in the ring so I can’t say if anybody was humping Bubba’s leg, but he did make sure HiCaliber got their horses, including poor `Connor’ who got to go back home with him to stand in the trailer in the heat for hours on end until Cheech returned from dropping off yet another parking lot purchase in Malibu.  That was only after dropping off Charlie at the nearest clinic to be euthanized, which I don’t actually have a problem with other than the fact they say the guy that brought him is a `notorious’ flipper and yet they won’t name and shame him because he brings them business.  Instead of doing the right thing and turning that SOB in, they continue to make nice and pay him to clean up his messes while horses continue to suffer.  It wouldn’t suit them to cut off their source of shootable horses because the healthy ones tend to eat up all that `responsible rescue’ money and leave little for the eyelash and nail fund.

 

 

 

Connor was the late in the day save on Tuesday.  I’m not sure if he was no saled by Misner or they bought him off Misner after the fact.  It all blurs together after awhile.  However, it turns out that Connor is `somebody’ and those details may save his life since they were already positioning for him to be a `compassion’ mostly due to the fact that, like most gray horses, he has a few melanomas which aren’t really the same thing in horses as they are in humans.  In fact, we were treated to a lovely shot of his anus which I elected to not share on here but I’m sure Manson saved for her personal spank bank.  It turns out Connor’s real name is `Bleu Intense’ and he was one of Gary Tanaka’s horses.  Tanaka raced horses all over the world and shuffled them around depending on where they would best fit.  Connor started his career in France earning a group 3 placing at Longchamp before being brought over to race at Del Mar, where it appears he was hurt or something happened causing them to give him the next 10 months off before bringing him back in cheaper company.  This was all right before his owner, Tanaka, went to jail for fraud and about a year before Bobby Frankel passed away.  Knowing Bobby Frankel and his love for the horses in his care, Connor was likely placed in a decent home initially.   It’s anybody’s guess where he went after that and how the hell the poor horse ended up standing at HiCaliber in real danger of becoming a lab rat.  Manson has already suggested he may be neuro and that he needs a rectal .  Apparently he `needs’ the rectal to make sure he’s pooping ok.  I’m not sure why they need to go shoulder deep up the poor horse’s ass to find out if he’s pooping ok.  Most people can eyeball that kinda thing and don’t feel the need to go spelunking in their rectum unless a problem is evident.  Manson also seems overly impressed that he came from France.  She and several of the village idiots are referring  to him as a `French import’ and that may be why she doesn’t shoot him in the face right away.   It seems odd that this beat up horse is one she deems worthy of keeping alive when she has shot horses in the past for sweating too much (RIP Thomas), blind in one eye (RIP Willow, Anastasia and countless others), and just generally looking at her wrong.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely think he deserves a chance just as the other ones did, but it all just seems so arbitrary.  I can only pray another rescue steps up for this horse and gives him the soft landing he deserves.  Bobby Frankel is probably spinning in his grave right now.

 

 

I don’t really have a bunch to say about this as the screen shots are fairly self-explanatory.  It would seem that what the `responsible rescue’ fee actually covers is the `f’ word.  Fluid.  Sometimes it’s for vet intakes that never actually happen unless Manson is now billing the rescue for her expertise.  We’ve all seen her med cabinet so charging $15 to $20 for one dose of Banamine is a head scratcher too.  Remember that Manson is the one doing the intake and the vets, currently Dr. Talbot from Palomar Equine, only see the horses she feels she needs help with, which are very few.  I have heard that Dr. Moss’s clinic hasn’t done any intakes since June and haven’t done any other vet work for them for over a month.  Manson herself has stated dentals don’t always happen.  How often have their horses arrived at their new homes with horrible teeth?  Considering most of their inmates horses only get hay thrown at them, that $650 should be carrying them a long way, yet they all seem to hit the Hay and Hoof fundraiser list immediately, so maybe they aren’t eating up that extra money either.  I guess eyelashes, nails and fillers are more costly than I imagined.  The one thing I did surmise with all this was that Manson sending another rescue,  that she has habitually denigrated for years, $50 to help them out with vet costs was a complete dick move on her part.  It was especially dickish when she accused them of not vetting their horses only the week before.  She was obviously experiencing a lapse in being all about the love.  I wonder if she was all about the love when the money was returned with a `thanks, but no thanks’.  It’s too bad she doesn’t make a habit of forwarding funds to the rescues that actually take horses off her hands.

 

 

I’m sure everybody knows by now that those fun-loving HiCaliberites are throwing themselves yet another party this Sunday.  This one is fun for the entire family with food trucks, horse painting, live music and Manson promising to limit her sexual innuendos and vulgarity to only people who are old enough to grow hair on their armpits.  I still haven’t heard if they will be serving up testicles in various forms off the food trucks but they did geld one recently so there’s always hope.  Speaking of gelding, we still haven’t heard that Techie ever was and considering there is still an active gofraudme for his cryptorchid surgery he probably still has a hidden Easter egg up in there somewhere.  Perhaps the families will get to see him get jiggy with his paddock mates.  That always makes for interesting conversation with the kids on the car ride home. If that doesn’t excite them they can always view another cryptorchid, HiCaliber Holmes, as he fights over the fence with his neighbor as they navigate through piles of their own shit.  Extra bonus if one hangs a leg through the pipe and you get to see the 30% vet in action.   If all that wasn’t enough, I heard that Manson will be peddling her faux cannabis oil/snake oil multi level marketing crap too!  I noticed they are asking for bouncers to make sure their adoring public don’t wander off and see things they aren’t supposed to see which I’m assuming are the mountains of horse shit and less than thriving horses that are likely going to be stashed in a remote area.  It certainly explains the recent gathering up of some of the fosters so they can sprinkle healthy, shiny horses  around the place in order to keep up appearances.   Don’t forget  to bring a little somethin’ somethin’ for the cash box, folks!  Fireball doesn’t pay for itself!

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When I saw this post the other day, I became convinced that they’re trolling.  I just can’t put my mind around anybody being that delusional of full of unfounded self-esteem.  I’m pretty sure Angrid was the fan girl who wrote this up and I can’t believe she believes it.  I mean, even if she was the dumbest attorney in existence she still has to have a baseline of intelligence to pass the bar, doesn’t she? Her pants must have spontaneously combusted she lied so hard.  Horse psychology.  Really?  Do the horses tell Manson they enjoy living in feed lot conditions?  FFS she couldn’t figure out Saban was acting out in pain and damn near shot the horse, but not before starving him half to death.  I’m not sure about anybody else, but that doesn’t scream being able to understand an animal or what they are communicating to me.  While we’re on the subject of starving, perhaps she could teach a class on how not to miss a meal yourself while turning a blind eye to the weight falling off the horses just outside your window.  Maybe she could get the entire team involved and Amanda can show us all how to canter around on the wrong lead and get your horse’s back nice and hollowed out as it lifts its head in pain.  Bang Bang Becky can show off her mad trailer loading skills and then the favorite HiCal trainers, Fice and Maloree, could show us how they fuck up horses.  Romney Faye Baker can show us how to get away with anything as long as people feel sorry for you and if we’re super lucky, Denise from Tracey Acres will come down and teach a master class on how to be a good Christian while contributing to all the hate pages.  The possibilities are endless.  Where do I sign up?

Sadly, we have to wrap up with yet another few milk carton horses.  I don’t know why Manson feels it’s ok to erase these animals off the face of the earth and I will never understand how the village idiots can forget them so fast.  The first that we’ll mention is Angus.  Angus was a parking lot purchase the week before last along with the ill-fated Ditto.  Aside from his knee, Angus was in great body condition and didn’t garner as much sympathy from the village idiots; not that sympathy helped Ditto out at all.  These poor animals don’t even get a bath or cleaned up before they get drug down to the killing field to `run to heaven’ under the blue tarp.  As per usual, no vet report or even mention of Angus again once he arrived at the feed lot.  The last we did see of him was being loaded onto Bang Bang Becky’s trailer after he was sedated to the point of staggering.  RIP Angus #sayhisname

The next milk carton horse, most people won’t remember.  I don’t know that the poor little guy ever actually set foot on the ground at HiCaliber.  His name was Treat and he and his mama, Sunday, had the misfortune to join the HiCaliber hoard in the middle of May when the Louisiana clusterfuck was at its height.  They were presented along with another mare and two foals as ferals or wilds that Misner picked up somewhere.  The other mare and foals went to private buyers while Sunday and Treat were bought by HiCaliber and promptly shipped off to foster never to be heard from again until Sunday shows back up at HiCaliber without Treat and promptly placed on the discount menu.  It has been reported that Treat didn’t make it, but no other details available.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised given the fact that there were supposed to be 3 mare/foal pairs that HiCaliber bought from Satan that we never heard another thing about after funds were raised and, while we’re at it, several of the original Louisiana horses were never updated other than poor Gideon who is already dead along with Flloyd.  Rip Treat, sorry we never got a chance to know you.  #sayhisname

As Manson continues to try to rebrand herself as  a serene goddess of love, I thought I’d leave you with a little reminder of what the real Manson is all about.  It’s not work or child safe, but it is a pretty accurate depiction of the Manson we’ve all come to know based on her social media presence.  I’ve never known leopards to change their spots and a new leaf is usually from the same tree.  Summer is basically over and despite The Manson Family grasping at any straw to bump algorithms, including using a catastrophic event like Hurricane Harvey, it seems the likes and comments continue to drop along with the donations.  Maybe people are waking up or maybe they have family members that realize they are handing over their rent money to HiCaliber each month.  Either way, look for Manson and her board of feckless cohorts to get downright creative as certain deadlines loom and bills become due.  Keep asking after those horses, especially the ones that may not seem so popular.  HiCaliber may censor their page and filter out truth but that doesn’t mean every other place does.  They’re not the only ones that can build an audience either.  Trust me on that one.  Meanwhile, I need to get back to doing my part and hunt horcruxes, so I’ll be back with y’all in a few days.  Keep saying names and keep telling the truth!

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Does anybody know if there are any California women’s prisons that have animal programs?  Asking for a friend.  Ok, not even close to a friend, just asking.  Actually, just wishful thinking at this point.  I dream of orange.  Never have I dreamed more of it than the past few days.  I won’t bore y’all with my writing process other than to say I kinda had a post just ready to go in my mind and then, as they always do, HiCaliber shit their pants and sunk to new levels of loathsome.  As a result, a few things have had to be pushed back a day or two and I’m going to have to do a few posts close together.  Due to popular demand and because this is an active situation, we’re going to spend some time with the Saban shit show and go from there.  Settle in for a long one, people.  Self medication is highly recommended; especially if you have rage issues.

As most of you know, we’ve been following the saga of poor Saban since he was branded a `Fuckhead’ by Charles Manson and sent off to have his ass handed to him by Andrew Fice, gunsel extraordinaire.  This was towards the end of May and Saban was already a bit ribby.  Fice mentioned that he came with a slight injury to his head and started to treat it.  Sadly, he treated it by sealing off the wound so the infection had nowhere to go but inside and by June 14th Saban was already back at HiCaliber unable to eat and the wound was much worse (WTF Wednesday ).  These dates are important because a lot of lying has happened about this horse on Manson’s part.  I’ve been covering Saban since he got sent to Fice and actually a bit before.  Even though Fice had zero clue why the horse `wouldn’t’ eat and Manson didn’t know either, it took myself and some other readers on this blog less than 30 seconds after seeing a clip of him to know that it wasn’t because of his teeth.  It was very clear the horse wanted to eat but was having problems with his upper jaw the way he was mouthing his food.  What ensued after the horse getting sent back to HiCaliber was Manson  playing doctor while claiming Dr Spini had been working on him.  Due to pressure from the village and this blog, she posted an update on the horse that was mostly her showing how afraid of the horse she is and saying how awesome Fice is and that the horse was `on the mend’.  (Saban June 19 ).  The interesting thing to note in the linked video, is she says `we don’t know what happened.  Maybe he bumped it on a pipe corral’.  The next we see of Saban is an update with Moss showing Saban turning into a skeleton as an abscess tried to blow out his upper jaw. (Dr. Moss and Michelle explain Saban’s`bone infection’ )  Moss indicates it’s likely a bone infection and they are treating it as such.  He indicated that the next step if treament didn’t work would be a CT scan.  Despite Manson’s histrionics and attempting to use Moss as a human shield, I don’t blame him.  He can only work within Manson’s parameters and she basically talks over every vet and forces her diagnosis on them, including saying that it was normal for Saban to get worse before he got better.  What she wasn’t saying is that Pam S, who most of you know from the comment section here, had already offered to pay to get Saban properly diagnosed and was not only getting royally screwed around by Manson having to show she won’t be told what to do, but completely disrespected and chastised in private by Manson and Ingrid because she dared to comment on this blog.  This was only after she had been treated like complete shit over at HiCaliber’s Facebook page by villagers and board members.  Here are some of the message they sent Pam but only after making sure her credit card was on file and Pam was covering the bills.

We should probably cut Manson a little slack that she didn’t recognize what Pam was doing.  Pam was actually setting her personal feelings aside and putting a horse first.  Manson may preach it but she doesn’t really practice it.  All this aside, somehow over the course of the past week Saban’s story had changed. He went from being a horse that had recently gotten aggressive to one that always was and came with all this baggage.  She also claimed that he arrived with the injury and they’d been treating it even before Fice got the horse, but on June 19th, she said she didn’t know when or what happened.  I’m sure she’s furiously doctoring up an intake record to cover her ass as she reads this.  What we do know for sure is that she showed no interest in what was going on with him at SLREH and it was up to Pam to give updates, which she faithfully did.  They could learn a thing or two from Pam about how to give an update.  She didn’t feel a need to disgust people or air her dirty laundry, she just gave factual information on how the horse was doing and where they were with his care.  Leave it to one of the HiCaliber losers to keep things classy.  This time the Cannabis Queen, Maloree, decided to get a dig in during one of the updates.  This would be the same super horsewoman that decided that it was the humane thing to do, to load Flloyd up and ship him 1700 miles across country to get a bullet in the head.
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If it wasn’t for Pam that horse would still be standing in a stall starving to death because Manson never once even asked her village for help with this horse.  She’s been itching to shoot him for a long time now.  After there was finally a diagnosis for Saban (walled off abscess with damage to the TMJ joint) and an estimate for a treatment cost, Pam, rightfully made a request to have horse signed over to her.  She tried to handle that matter privately, but Manson not only rejected the offer, she got all shitty with her by posting the offer after she said she would keep their conversation private.

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Here is Pam’s actual proposal to them:
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I think it was a reasonable proposal.  She had already made a large investment in that horse and was prepared to spend even more.  She just didn’t want him to return to Fice or HiCaliber as the horse clearly did not thrive in either of those places, and she offered Manson an out on the horse that would save face.   In fact, one of the vets at SLREH had made the comment that Saban seemed more reactive towards men, so sending him back to Fice made no sense at all.  I’m not sure what Fice has on Manson, maybe he has pictures of her dismembering puppies or something, but she’s willing to alienate even more donors by standing by him.  It can’t be because she wants what is in his pants  The guy always sounds like he’s been huffing helium. As has become the norm lately, HiCaliber got a lot of flack for their stance on this issue and they alternated between banning people and tripping over each other as they tried to get their stories straight.

 


I also wanted to put this little clip up from May 19th were Manson basically indicates that Saban’s aggression was recent.  They had him since January and this was the first ever mention of it.  Also some of the statements she posted in the screen shots above were very telling.  She talks about nicer horses more deserving of care.  The biggest head scratcher was that she stated that regardless of Pam’s insistence on getting Saban properly diagnosed they would be at the same place in his treatment.  Ummm, no they would not.  He would still be back at the ranch starving while she and Dr. Moss treated a non existant bone infection with drugs that were never going to penetrate that walled off abscess and while we’re at it let’s talk about her insistence that he arrived at HiCaliber with it. Considering how badly it blew up and that it caused him to be unable to eat, what are the odds that was sitting in there since January?  Zero. Manson was in rare form though, not only content to ban a long time supporter and former volunteer, she actually took the time to private message her an obscene youtube video about taking it up the ass.  This was all before she decided to throw on her scrubs and head out to SLREH to shove the camera in Dr. Potenza’s face and attempt to get her to back up her bullshit.  That wasn’t before I got a shout out though.

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I love how she refers to Dr. Potenza like they are colleagues and they are working together.

 

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Showing off what cheaping out on dental work looks like.  WTH are her back teeth????

I have to admit it was pretty freakin funny that she had to put on scrubs to go talk to the vet. I was a bit surprised and more than a little disappointed she didn’t drape her stethoscope around her neck for effect.  The same vet who was not wearing scrubs even though she is a real vet and was working.  I don’t know why Manson bothers putting these poor vets on camera.  She talks over top of them and tries to steer them to say what it is she thinks.  It didn’t work out so well with Dr. Potenza.  Not only was she standing there petting  man-eating ​Saban while talking, she basically wouldn’t cosign on his `behavioral’ issues not being pain related stating that she didn’t really know the horse like they did.  People need to remember, that she wouldn’t know the timeline of this horse’s actual behavior issues probably being consistent with that abscess starting to brew (mid may).  She’s also a vet and not a horse trainer.  Knowing that there was likely no way that Potenza was going to lie for the camera for her, Manson went back to the car to make up some more lies so that the village idiots wouldn’t realize that horse was injured at the ranch and that she either inflicted it, overlooked it, or just flat-out neglected him.  While we’re at it, let’s talk about their concerns in letting Pam decide his future.  Set aside the fact that Pam is the one who cared enough about this horse to invest in him when they are too busy trying to talk people into naming flies and shit piles for money for their slush fund to raise money for his treatments.  Even though it appeared the majority of the village was on board with Pam getting the horse, the HiCaliber brain trust got all sanctimonious about how they could never just sign a horse over to somebody without knowing where it would go.  They conveniently forgot their $1 menu horses are able to be sold to wherever those trainers feel like without HiCaliber checking the home out.  Let’s look at how Saban was living at Fice’s place.

Think things might be better at HiCaliber?  Guess again.  This is the current conditions there.

Manson took the time to inform us on a live feed that it is too hot to clean pens because it they can’t drag the arenas or something.  I couldn’t follow the logic so I may be reporting that wrong, but there was some strange excuse for not picking up their shit in the hot weather that made no sense at all.  Privately, it’s a different story though.  They’re bribing volunteers to pick up shit.  I guess we’ll find out Monday who won the whole $75!  Notice you need to take a picture of your clean pen because it’s not like Manson or any of the other residents could be bothered to go check the pens for themselves let alone actually pick up a fork.
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Do you recall the big hay switch and bait last week?  The sponsor a horse page vs. the raise money right now for a load fundraiser?  Numbers were flying everywhere and the math was not adding up.  For some reason they were asking for money to sponsor horses that were at Fice’s and other places, while horses on their death list were not mentioned.  Then on the other fundraiser I was having real trouble figuring out the math.  First, let’s go back to June 21st when they got a load of hay in and had everybody guess how much it was and how long it would last.
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So, on June 21st, they were claiming that they were paying $8400 per week for hay.  Flash forward to last week and they are selling the village idiots a super great deal of a load from a new supplier that is going to save them all sorts of money for $8000.  Add up the ask on their Hay, hoof hero whateverthefuck and then add up the total cost of just the hay they are asking for is $100 per horse for 188 horses which would be $18,800 but they don’t say how long that feeds them for. It doesn’t make sense. I noticed the Appy, Breezy, is on the list for sponsorship, so I’m wondering if that meant they’ve blown through the 10k he came with.  It’s confusing and I think that’s on purpose.  Do you know what else is confusing?  The fact that Manson told us back on May 19th they were paying 4k per week for hay from yet another new supplier.  Kinda makes the $8400/week and subsequent numbers baffling.  Another thing that is baffling is that so many village idiots have not realized that without auction this week they had no funds to skim, so all this other stuff magically appears.  Not a single receipt or invoice was shown as per usual

Speaking of Breezy, he is not doing well and neither are the mares he came with.  He has somehow contracted Salmonella on top of losing a whole bunch of weight and packing an infection from being gelded.  Gee, imagine that!  Take an elderly stallion from the only home he ever knew and cut his nuts off within the first 48hrs he’s there and then wonder why he’s not doing so well in the heat.  Then take those poor crippled mares and stick them in a round pen with no shade and wonder why they are not doing great either. Blame it all on a change in feed.  Now that they’ve blown through the money they came with, I’m sure Manson’s interest in them is minimal at best.  Manson being the same rocket scientist that claims they don’t do dental on new horses because it’s too invasive but apparently castration is just fine.

I know these are old pics of Firetyme.   Despite being promised updates on him over a week ago, Manson has still not provided one.  We’ve had every excuse from not being able to upload to she’ll get to when she gets to it.  What is really at play is probably two things.  Manson is contrary at best and this is a sick little power play on her part.  She’s showing people she won’t jump.  Also, we know the horse is in really bad shape and after the Sully situation she knew that a second one in that condition would sink her so she’s not going to show him until she gets weight on him.  At the present time, he’s in the barn getting Thrive.  I’m hoping it’s the feed and not the bullshit that Satan sells.  Maybe that’s why we can’t see pictures of him. He’s covered in Thrive stickers.  Ok, I’m being sarcastic, but I wouldn’t put it past these people.  I wonder why they won’t just actually follow the UC Davis refeeding program and give that a chance.  It’s clearly working for Sully aka Willie at Sale ranch.  Even though he’s starting to show signs of some issues due to prolonged starvation, he continues to gain weight and look brighter.  What I do know is Manson is even dumber than I originally thought if she thinks people don’t realize what is going on.

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July 7

I have to say this wasn’t the post I originally planned to put up today.  The Saban stuff kinda pushed its way to the front and I tried my best to put it in some order.  I have LOTS of other stuff that I need to get to including some more milk carton horses and some insider things which I know is always fun.  I will try to get something up in the next couple of days so we can get semi caught up.  If you sent me things to use, please know that I will as soon as I possibly can.  In the meantime, keep speaking up for the horses.  They’re counting on it!

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I hope everybody had a good weekend or at least a better weekend that the inmates horses at HiCaliber likely had.  I tried to take a little down time myself this weekend, but the fuckery at HiCaliber is just too real lately and it’s coming fast and hard.  Then you have to factor in this new thing where there seems to be some bizarre race to `break the scoop’ between blogs and basically my inbox shit its pants.  Not that I’m complaining about that at all.  By and large, the readers of this blog are awesome and I deeply appreciate all the stuff being sent.  I do read everything I get and then I double-check because it serves nobody if what I’m posting isn’t accurate and in context.  That makes things look like a witch hunt rather than what it actually is and, in my opinion, any relief we seek for these horses needs to come from a place of credibility.  So, I guess what I’m saying is that if I have responded to you, which I nearly always do, please be patient as I work things in.  The whole sending horses back to Misner and hoping they ship thing has been in my inbox for a while and as titillating as is, it loses a lot of punch without context and I just hadn’t been able to work my way back that far in the past to fill in the blanks for everybody. It’s almost a year old.   So, now it’s out there and that’s cool too.  I can back burner that a bit more as I get to the more immediate things for now.  The fact that it just got thrown out like spaghetti on the wall renders it virtually useless as far as legal action goes anyhow.  So, with that being said, let’s get into what most of us have already seen on this fine Sunday.

 

 

I’m sure that pretty much any of you that have followed this debacle with HiCaliber are aware of Sully.  He was one of the original group of horses bought in Louisiana and had the pleasure of being hauled back to California in the heat stuffed into Cheech’s 4 horse stock trailer with 5 other horses.  Yes, I wrote that correctly.  They stuffed 6 horses in a 4 horse trailer and hauled them straight through the entire 1700 miles from Louisiana without a layover and in the heat of the day. Obviously, as shown above, Sully wasn’t in great shape when he arrived.  He then got to endure the 30% vet’s 4 hour intake ordeal where he was poked, prodded and otherwise had to stand around while she played doctor on him without ever actually seeing a real vet.  Sully was one of the ones she tried to drown with multiple fluid bags and who Bang Bang Becky was highly amused that he was shitting pure liquid the next day.  From there he basically languished in one of the stalls in the barn, being fed an inadequate mash twice a day that in no way followed the UC Davis refeeding protocol that they claim to use.  Instead of several small meals of only alfalfa (even soaked pellets), he was just given two a day of a mix of alfalfa pellets, rice bran, and some other supplements with some hay thrown in his rack.  The bottom line was not enough, not spaced out and no clean feed tubs.  Sully lost even MORE weight over the next 30 days and for the past week or more has got to stand out in beating sun with no shelter because the barn is full of other horses that are mangled or sick, some in even worse shape than Sully.  A picture of Sully in his outside pen is included above. The dates on the pictures above show how much condition he lost even between June 7th and today.  Finally, and maybe due to the increased scrutiny, Charles Manson Michelle either had a momentary flash of compassion or she knew that if she shot him matters would be worse, but Sully got transferred to Sale Ranch Sanctuary.

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I’m sure it’s not hard to guess that as soon as Sully’s pictures hit the Sale Ranch page, people started to get pretty pissed. They’ve been asking for updates on him for a while and they were always put off with one of them saying `he’s doing great’.  So now you know.  This is what `great’ looks like to HiCaliber.  Enter Dr. Moss who not only is HiCaliber’s vet but also Sale Ranch’s apparently.  Now, I can’t know what is going on between the ranches and Moss, but I’m thinking if a horse that was allegedly under his care arrived at my ranch looking like Sully did, I’d be seeking out an outside opinion.  I’m not even a 30% vet but what he’s saying in his statement doesn’t work for me.  There is no way in hell, if they were following proper refeeding protocol that horse wouldn’t have looked at least a little better after 30 days.  In fact he wasn’t even on the reccomended soaked pellet only diet as there are a few videos of him during his time at HiCal that clearly show hay in his rack.  They talk about him being sick and having an infection that set him down upon arrival and then they mention he wasn’t stable enough to do his teeth before last week?  Maybe, just maybe, drugging him to his knees and hitting him with dewormer within an hour of stepping off the trailer might have something to do with him getting set back from the beginning.  Maybe.  I just know, from my own experience that this horse should have shown some improvement and, at the very least, should not have lost even more weight.  This horse should have been in the clinic after the first week if he was regressing.  They certainly raised enough money for these animals and the villagers will always dig deep for a save.  Sadly, some of the more indoctrinated were over on the Sale page commenting on how much better he is looking.  I can’t make this shit up.  I guess none of this should surprise anybody. They couldn’t even be bothered to cut the lot tags off this horse after all this time.

 

 

Here are three more Louisiana horses that were updated over the weekend.  As you can see, none of them were really in that bad of shape to begin with, but there is something strange going on with them just the same.  You know what those malnourished kids in Africa look like that you always see in National Geographic?  Yes, well these horses kinda remind me of that.  In Wiley’s case, he almost looked better in his before picture.  They are marketing him as a super quiet kid’s horse but that may not be the case when he gets some proper nutrition into him.   I’m not sure if these horses have big wormy bellies, hay bellies or exactly wth is going on here, but it’s not looking right.  Maybe that’s what happens when they only have hay to eat and no room to actually move. I’ve never actually conducted that experiment on my horses because I like them.  It’s not like anybody has time to give them consistent attention or anything.  These three are currently kept in the Price Arena along with 12 or 13 other horses.  They are likely near the top of the pecking order.

 

The horse above is Savannah.  She was also on the original load out of Louisiana and was one of the ones in the toughest shape coming off that trailer.  Her story arc is a bit different from the others because she actually was improving in the barn for the first week.  A clear difference can be seen between her intake on May 22nd and the update pic on May 29th.  It was the kind of improvement that Sully should have shown after a month actually.  Sadly, in all their infinite wisdom, HiCaliber took on even mroe horses that were in even worse shape than Savannah so she was promptly evicted out of the barn and back into the herd.  As you can see by her latest update on June 22nd, she has lost all the weight she gained and is now all scuffed up like Lazaraus was because she is obviously the bottom of the pecking order.  Manson and company are quite proud of her 70lb weight gain they claim their magic tape told them she made.  Gonna have to call BS on that too.  What kind of rescue allows this to happen and obviously not just once.

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The above horses is the one they call Torrey.  Despite their claims of having a tattoo identifying team and wanting to give these horses their names back and tell their stories, nobody has really bothered.  Or, I should say other than Manson walking around with a brown paper bag full of hair, nobody has really tried.  We still don’t really know what she intends to do with the hair, but she does have some in a bag.  As you can see by the picture, tattoos on lips don’t get much clearer than Torrey’s and it also isn’t burned off.  Remember when they had the news say they all had burned lips etc?   Torrey was swiftly and accurately identified as `Ide Like Orthodox’ and being  a 4 year old Louisiana bred.  That kinda shoots a hole in Satan Tara’s whole lie about these horses being from Pennsylvania.  Torrey only ever ran at The Fairgrounds in New Orleans and she hadn’t raced for over a year.  Naturally, the village idiots engaged in the only exercise most of them ever get, leaping to conclusions and jumping innocent people’s shit.  They insulted everything from the horse’s actual name to the name of the stable that owned her.  Not one of them bothered to ask why her hind leg was now wrapped and improperly at that.  That was until the actual person that owned that horse and thought he had rehomed her, showed up and tried to clear things up.  I’m not sure if he was alerted by a concerned party about his horse being at rescue or the fact that Manson was threatening to clamber aboard the poor little thing at some point, but I have total respect for him doing that and I enjoyed it even more because it called Satan to swoop in and treat us to a little tantrum.

 

 

The gist of the above screen caps is that the previous owner explains that the filly had some chips in her knee and he didn’t want to hurt her so he gave her to a guy for breeding.  Before you all spazz out, she’s well-bred.  Her mother is a full sister to an extremely nice and durable horse, so her bloodline may be worth something in Louisiana.  That’s not for me to judge.  The fact is they could have tapped her joints and kept running her while putting her at risk for a catastrophic breakdown and they chose not to.  You’d be surprised how many people don’t make that right choice, Satan being one of them.  Just for reference sake, Satan’s illustrious training career that she constantly reminds us of resulted in a grand total of 5 wins between QHs and TBs and not enough purse money to keep the lights on or keep Doughboy in hamburgers.  Apparently the old adage of `Be good to the horses and they’ll be good to you’ is lost on her.  Satan came charging into the conversation because somebody made the suggestion that they contact a local rescue for rehoming their horses in the future and the whole thing got ugly from there with Charles Manson Michelle, basically bowing and scraping to stay in her good graces.  I laughed as Manson asked why she would do a xray on a sound horse because I’m sure we’ve all seen the multiple videos of them riding very lame horses.  Satan’s issue, besides the fact she hates most rescues, was that she felt the owner being honest was ruining the horse’s chance at having a good home.  Apparently lying about their soundness and problems sets them up for success in Satan’s world.

 

 

So, the next horse in trouble at HiCaliber seems to be Engineer.  The top left pic is from this past Sunday and he’s clearly losing weight and condition.  People have been bugging for an update on him so Manson hastily threw her spawn aboard him and parked him in low light so the hip bones didn’t show to give a brief update.  She proudly told us how he’s so mellow that they use him for riding evaluations.  That’s probably because he’s HUNGRY.  The riding picture above is illustrating what I’m forever more going to refer to as the HiCaliber Frame.  That is when the horse is  scuttling around with an elevated head and hollowed out back looking distinctly uncomfortable while some gunsel happily thumps around in an ill-fitting saddle.  It’s a wonder that more don’t buck.  Remember that this horse is only 15 years old and they’ve had him just over a year.  I’m sure we’ll hear a line about how he’s missing his other half, Strategist.  HiCaliber likes to sell the concept that horses are like lovebirds and come in bonded pairs.  The fact is Engineer and Strategist have been separated since Jelly tried to eat Strategist’s face off a few months ago and both horses were fine.  Whatever is going on lately it’s obviously not agreeing with Engineer and he’s on his way to being the next skeleton.

 

 

The above pictures are not new.  They are here to remind people that despite repeated requests, there has yet to be updates on Firetyme and Saban when the last we saw of them they were emaciated.  Firetyme was one of the original group of Louisiana horses and seems to be wasting away worse than Sully.  We all know what Saban’s issue is and as of the last official word from HiCaliber, they are patching him up to go back for round 2 with Fice.  I merely posted this so people don’t forget about these horses and don’t forget to demand some transparency and accountability.

 

One of the readers kindly sent me a copy of the HiCaliber adoption contract.  It’s in regards to something else we’ll be dealing with in coming days, but I thought I’d share a few of the fun parts.  Going by the HiCaliber contract, I’m not so sure Charles Manson Michelle and Bang Bang Becky’s adoption contracts should be approved.  They are in breach of several of the standards of care.  The size of the pens, the cleanliness, the lack of shelter, not getting the services of a LICENSED veterinarian in many instances.  There is no mention of being able to use a 30% vet in lieu.  The good news for people that have adopted from HiCaliber is that it’s virtually impossible to have a horse any skinnier than the ones we’ve seen leave recently unless they are actually dead, so there is that.  I particularly enjoyed the part about that if they decide to trump something up and come take your horse away, you get to pay them $1500 for the privilege.  Going by the entire contract,  they should be removing horses from their own care.

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I thought I’d close off with at least acknowledging the passing of some HiCaliber horses that didn’t warrant a mention on their main page.  I know that Posh, pictured above, has been mentioned unofficially in the HiCaliber comment sections and they did acknowledge that she was gotten rid of within a couple of days of being purchased at auction a few weeks ago.  The video above (Posh comes off the trailer at 3:15) was the last we ever saw of her alive.  She does appear a little tender footed, but overnight she somehow became so catastrophically lame that they figured the best course of action was to shoot her in the face.  They never mentioned it until people started asking after her a few days later and then an unmarked set of xrays were hastily posted.  My problem with that is that some horses that have had past founder issues won’t have clean xrays.  They may show some degree of rotation or changes, but that doesn’t mean they are in active founder or that they can’t be made comfortable.  I kinda hesitate to press the issue because knowing Charles Manson, she likely chopped off her legs and will make a point of posting pictures of them to prove some sort of point.  RIP Pretty Girl, sorry you didn’t land softly.

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HiCaliber Adagio

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Adagio was bought by HiCaliber in the early part of May.  Her intake video is interesting on a couple of levels.  You’ll notice that Manson says this horse is grouchy and bit somebody earlier.  From what I’ve noticed, horses that Manson deems aggressive or pushy don’t last long at HiCaliber or even on the planet in most cases.  The other thing on this video is the 30% vet trying to explain an internal blister which is nothing like acupuncture but whatever peanut butters her jelly… The next time we heard about Adagio she had mysteriously gone neurological and that’s the last we heard of her.  Keep in mind that Manson diagnoses neuro cases herself by doing the tail test.  I question the accuracy when you have somebody Manson’s size swinging off the ass end of an emaciated little horse.  Adagio kinda vanished off the ranch soon after and they have pointedly ignored any request for updates on her.  Of course the village idiots don’t really think about any of those horses after the thrill of the save subsides. RIP Adagio.

 

Last but not least was Sedona.  Actually, that wasn’t really her name and they damn well knew it.  Her name was Sparkles and she was an owner relinquishment.  Aside from this intake video, she was never really mentioned and she certainly didn’t blip on most village idiots’ radar.  Again, Charles Manson Michelle, goes out of her way to point out the horse is pushy and states she has behavioral problems.  I really don’t know how much they looked into her lameness issues or what they did with her other than warehouse her on the feed lot for awhile.  I do know she vanished off that ranch within the last few weeks and it’s highly doubtful we’ll hear from her again.  I can’t say with 100% accuracy she got shot in the face, but it’s likely.  There’s another scenario that isn’t as far-fetched as people want to think…

 

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As you can see, HiCaliber has discussed feeding their horses to wild animals more than once.  Before people screech that they have caught me in some hypocrisy let’s think about these scenarios and remember this is a horse rescue doing this.  It’s true that it won’t matter to the horse what happens to its body after death.  That is not my issue.  My issue is that in order to donate a horse to one of these places there are certain `rules’.  One of the first is that you have to bring a live animal.  Another is that animal must be free of medications of any kind for a length of time.  Now, keeping in mind this is a horse rescue we’re talking about, if they actually have animal healthy enough to be that drug free and ride in a trailer all the way to one of these places, why on earth does it need to be shot in the head and killed?  Manson likes to paint this peaceful picture of these horses being lovingly released from their pain and suffering while being fed their treats and hugged by the `compassion team’.  The reality is actually said horse is tied to the trailer with the others that are scheduled to be shot in the face that day and likely drugged to the point of staggering so she doesn’t actually have to look it in they eye before she snuffs it out.  Even severely crippled horses are expected to take the death march to her execution spot no matter how sore they are.  While we’re at it, why is it that so many horses she encounters are needle paranoid?  Is she that freakin rough or does she just use the largest gauge she can find?  I don’t get it.  At any rate, I can’t say that any of the above three horses ended up feeding cats or wolves, but I can say with absolute certainty that she has attempted to take at least one rescue to a place like that but didn’t get there in time so had to haul the horse all the way back to HiCaliber.  Go ahead and ask her about.  Watch her dance!

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Well, with all the doom and gloom of this post let’s leave off on a bit of a happier note.  It appears that Margaret the donkey was liberated from the HiCaliber feed lot this weekend and has taken up residence with Ashford (featured on the last post).  Hopefully it’s a permanent move and she can live out her days happy and healthy.  So many horses never get the chance.  So many forgotten ones.  HiCaliber appears to still be in heavy damage control mode.  Manson has declared that she is not going to be putting her personal stuff out there as much (there IS a God), but that comes on the heels of her telling us she planned to overshare even more just a few weeks ago.  There were a flurry of selective updates but they didn’t really show any of the horses that people have been concerned about and you think they might have mentioned that Margaret had moved on to a new home.  It has been gratifying to see people asking more questions and demanding answers.  That is a start.  If it causes them to straighten up and fly right, so much the better.  It’s not for me to say if people can still trust them or learn to again.  Manson thinks she’s smarter than everybody else and likes to anticipate what somebody’s next move is.  She was convinced I was going to post the December financials so she started making excuses for some or the weird expenses on there before it posted.  Kinda like she likes to trash people that dare to walk away from her before they have a chance to say anything.  Well, she can sweat that a bit more.  Sooner or later those 990’s are going to have to be filed and then she’s going to have to answer a lot of questions around Romney Faye Baker’s pay and she knows it.  We’ve got more important things to discuss for now.  So until next time, keep asking those great questions and keep demanding that accountability.  It’s working.  Horses first, always…

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Well, here we go again…  I had hoped that things in California would have simmered down over the weekend or, at the very least, they had maxed out on bad decisions and maybe run out of bullets, but no joy.  Sadly, Charles Manson Michelle has actually topped her own past record of assholery and poor choices and once again, horses are paying a heavy price.  As a result, I feel compelled to at least recap the fuckery that passes for horsemanship at HiCaliber.  You may want to grab something a bit stronger than a coffee to wade through this mess.

 

We last left off with HiCaliber resident Dana, who puts the `high’ in HiCaliber,  headed to Louisiana, with her 4 horse stock trailer, to pick up some of the remaining horses from Satan Tara.  The village idiots were promised a `freedom walk’ and live feed of the load out and that’s where the latest round of lies began.  Unsurprisingly to everybody BUT the village idiots, the load out was not shown, not even on a hastily deleted live feed.  The official reason was that there was nobody there to help Dana and her accomplice 2nd driver, but once again, they forgot to get everybody on board with the official line of bullshit, so Satan Tara basically discredited the whole thing with one post.  I don’t think anybody really believed that Satan Tara, would allow them to wander around and load horses on their own anyhow.  There was no more video of the lot probably because the hay that had been set out for the Romney videos was no longer in situ.

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So yeah, the lies started early on in this adventure and so did the fuckery because you’ll notice the mention of the animals already foaming at the seams with sweat after loading mentioned in the video posted above.  That’s kind of important because for reasons I can’t fathom, they decided to cram six horses into a four horse bumper pull.  I probably shouldn’t be all that surprised because it’s not the first time they’ve pulled that stunt.  I believe the claimed that weak horses need support when they did it with nearly disastrous results last year for the infamous `slaughter 11′.  One of the loose horses in this latest load was a stud colt and they couldn’t even get a halter on him prior to loading.  We probably don’t want to know the chaos that ensued getting him loaded in after all the others in that heat and humidity.   I think he’s the same one that Romney informed us all was `chill’ because he was in a pen with a bunch of mares and not acting studish. It probably hasn’t dawned on any of the HiCaliber brain trust that was likely because he had already settled them.  At any rate he was crammed in the trailer too tight to do much more damage and Dana informed us that the Palomino mare was `super dehydrated’ BEFORE they stuffed her in the trailer.  That’s ok though, because the 30% Vet, Michelle informed us on another live feed that they give the horses Gatorade or whatever is cheap and on sale as electrolytes.  I know some people think that’s a thing but Gatorade really doesn’t have enough electrolytes in it for a horse.  Show horse people only use it to flavor the water so horses will drink away from home and since it’s highly doubtful that Tara even fed them after Romney left, I’m willing to bet she wasn’t flavoring their water with Gatorade so that they’d drink on the way home.

I’m not really sure who all to blame this hellish trip that these poor animals were subjected to.  We already know that Dana isn’t really a professional hauler and it has been said before that she learned nearly everything she knows from Michelle.  She doesn’t even have a DOT# and is technically an illegal hauler.  I’m only guessing here, but I’m pretty certain she took all her marching orders on this trip from the alpha mare back home.  Regardless, somebody made the absolutely moronic choice to not lay these animals over and, instead,  keep them on a trailer for at least 50hrs.  We don’t have an exact time stamp because there was no loading video and there was, as expected, no unloading video.  We just know that the horses left the Thompson lot at some point before the sun went down in Louisiana on Friday, May 19th and didn’t get to HiCaliber until just before dark on Sunday, May 21st.  The reasons given were that they were stopping every hour for water along the way.  Personally, I’d have run at night with them and kept moving to get some air circulating rather than overstuffing them in a tin can and letting them bake in the sun, but that’s just me.  What is not in dispute is that those six horses suffered a ride every bit, if not more, miserable as any horse being shipped to slaughter endures courtesy of HiCaliber.  Don’t believe me?  It just so happens a concerned party encountered them along the way.

I know, I know, the village idiots will say that this is all a set up with the temperature reading etc.  Still pictures and all.  Way ahead of them though… Enjoy!

That’s about all we know about the trip home because there were only the two live updates and then the candid ones.  The next time we see the six victims is back at the ranch where they all appear drugged to their knees and Michelle is playing doctor with them again.  I guess calling in a real vet to assess and treat them would eat into her personal slush fund too much so she got to hang IVs on two horses that were threatening to drop even though her magical SAA machine assured her that their blood was `beautiful’.  I guess we shouldn’t be worried that they were parked in the middle of the barn aisle with other ranch horses because Michelle was wearing surgical gloves so that meant that all biosecurity issues were taken care of.  Apparently the wearing of the gloves also meant the horses standing right close by in the arena were safe from all the airborne bugs flying around from the new arrivals too and the dogs wandering all over wouldn’t ever spread disease either. We had to sit through basically all the same drawn out crap the last group of horses were subjected to.  Hitting them with enough Rompun that they couldn’t keep their heads up, blamming with dewormer and a bunch of other procedures that could wait until they were rested and stable both satisfied Michelle’s equine version of Munchausen by proxy and ensured she wouldn’t have to bother with them again until the next load comes in unless one needs to be shot in the head.  Inside information says that Michelle is adverse to lowering herself to actually doing chores regardless of how shorthanded the feed team gets, but I digress.

I really have learned some interesting things over the course of the past week or so.  For instance, thanks to Michelle, I now know that you can tell if a mare has ever had a foal just by looking at her titties!  I also never knew, until more than one HiCaliber gunsel proclaimed, that every horse with a bridle path is broke and has recently been ridden.  This came as a huge shock to my  own hay burners who always have their bridle paths trimmed and mane pulled because I prefer that they don’t wander around looking like they just got drug in off the range.  From the time they are halter broke until the time they leave this earth they are groomed and a bridle path is no indication of their training level or if the fat buggers are currently being ridden.  It didn’t dawn on any of the village idiots  that many of these horses likely weren’t emaciated until they got to stand around the Thompson shit pile for weeks with nothing to eat.   Of course it didn’t considering that Thompsons carefully staged any pens that would be shown on video strictly for the  HiCaliber cameras.  I guess all the advocates that have been tracking and gathering evidence for years, are just imagining things too.  With each new day the unholy alliance of Satan Tara and Charles Manson Michelle deepens and even more horses are at risk under the guise of saving them.

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Other pearls of wisdom I picked up during the live feeds was that one does not have to worry about strangles or EHV-1, but it’s worth risking an animal’s life to make sure that no parasites are on the property.  (The recent outbreak of EHV-1 in Louisiana was traced to Thompson’s feed lot btw.)  Also don’t you know that Michelle has a VERY close relationship with the vets she uses and she’s even allowed to call them after hours and text them, which is why we don’t see much of them lately on live feeds.   Until today, I wasn’t even aware that having contact details for your vet was out of the ordinary, so thanks to Michelle I now realize how close me and my vet really are and I’ll be eagerly awaiting my invitation to Sunday dinners from now on.  I also learned that horses in Louisiana must have different teeth because they are all worn down apparently and that Banamine makes horses sleepy.  That last one was shared by a villager who must think Banamine is the horsey version of Diluadid or something.  These live feeds are really so educational AND entertaining.

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All this having to do stuff seems to be really wearing on Michelle and it is becoming customary to get live rants after intakes.  While not as glorious as the meltdown of a few days ago, it was still fairly interesting to hear Charles Michelle rant about how unfair it is that people are disgusted with what has been going down lately (I’m paraphrasing here) and then listen to her lay the groundwork into morphing into doing what Satan Tara does instead as long as she could keep her non-profit status. When she wasn’t dropping f-bombs and trying to project everything onto her volunteers, she took the time to praise Tara  and then tells us that she is becoming `anti-rescue’ because the kill buyers are nicer and more respectful than other rescues. Hmmm, why do you think that is, Michelle?  She claims to be embarassed to be called a rescue and doesn’t want to be called that anymore.  Personally, I think I can get on board with not calling her a rescue.  To be honest, one rant tends to bleed into another and I kinda fell asleep with this last one, but she feels that somebody has infiltrated her volunteers, but that doesn’t matter because she has nothing to hide apparently.  Hmmm….

 

One of the things that was said during the rant was that Michelle hopes that with as much money as they bring in every month she hopes that somebody is making sure that it is being spent right and wisely.  Ok then…let’s talk about lying some more.  Let’s talk about an earlier rant that touched on how much everything cost including the meds these horses needed and that Michelle begged for money saying that a 250ml bottle of gentamicin costs $250.  That’s the problem here.  The lies have gotten so big they are laughable and tiresome.  How are people suppose to keep overlooking this crap?

Speaking of Floyd, let’s get back to these poor animals from Louisiana.  Floyd is the one with the wrecked leg that they made ship across the country to probably end up with a bullet between the eyes all because Tara told Romney that he just needed a minor little check ligament surgery for a few hundred dollars and then he’d be good as new.  Romney, who is still learning what the different colors of horses are, just ate it right up and put this poor horse through what amounts to torture.  I don’t think you have to be too smart to realize that he was in pain and continues to be.  Then you have Hazel, another one of the first load who is emaciated.  That didn’t stop Tara from getting her ridden for the sale videos and now the poor thing is being subjected to whatever the hell this bandage job is that appears that somebody is actually trying to give her a bandage bow or worse.  The scary part is, is that the 30% vet thinks she knows so much she’s the one training her `medical team’ to do this sort of shit to horses.  It is borderline cruelty.

While we’re on the subject of the horses, and really that’s why we’re all here hopefully, let’s get back to quarantine discussion.  We already know that the horses that shipped together were all put in a pen together.  Michelle is strying to ship out a pregnant mare to spread her germs elsewhere already and the truth is, there really isn’t a proper quarantine area at HiCaliber anyhow.  At the beginning of her most recent ranty video, she tells a volunteer to put the  newly arrived stud in pen #20 and the rest in 39.   Here is a map of the pen layout at HiCaliber and pen #20 is on stud row right in with a bunch of other horses that are not in quarantine.  They are so over stuffed horses are living in round pens at the moment.
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Also, because there are still something like 16 horses coming, the body count is rising with Breen, Phelps, Stanley and a couple of others getting the bullet in the head in last week or so.  HiCaliber have often stated they don’t announce all the deaths.  How is that transparent???  They also fudge some of the adoption announcements because Rhys, was adopted by a HiCaliber resident and remains on the property living in pen #17 getting fed the good stuff on the donor dollar.

The other day Michelle mentioned that a horse called Saban had gotten aggressive and started biting and that poor bastard got The Fice.  Andrew Fice was a trainer they sent their `fuckheads’ to until people started freaking out about his methods.  He has zero riding skill to the point that he was excused from the Norco Colt Breaking Challenge for being too rough on his horse.  Even so, Michelle had zero fucks to give what people thought about the Fice until he decided to make fun of autistic children and it was revealed he had done prison time for beating the shit out of his ex girlfriend.  Then, in the interest of public relations, HiCaliber appeared to withdraw their support of him and brought one of the horses home.  Novalee.  The gelding Rojas seems to be missing in action as he doesn’t appear to be at Fice’s and they never mention him although he is on their adoption list.  Hopefully, he’s alive somewhere and has found a softer landing.  My main question is why hide that Fice bought these horses for $2 for the pair if he’s so super awesome and you don’t care what peope think?kp61

So much for `failing forward’, which is one of Michelle’s favorite catch phrases when she gets caught with her proverbial ass hanging out.  I guess it wasn’t enough to subject six poor souls to baking in a tin box for 1700 miles, it looks like the Cheech n Chongmobile is going back for more.  This is despite Michelle claiming on a live feed they were sending an air-conditioned rig for the rest.  Perhaps the good ride is just for the horse she bought for herself or maybe she meant poverty A/C though, where you roll the windows down and drive really fast.  I’m sure the horses will totally appreciate that along with their frequent Gatorade stops in the boiling sun.   Given the total shit show this entire endeavor has become, don’t hold your breath for any live feeds or much information at all.  One thing is almost certain though; we aren’t likely to see any invoices or vet bills posted for any of this.  What truly sucks about this is that they know damn well this is an illegal haul, Dana knows it (confirmed by calling her dumb ass and asking her) and still they go ahead and do it.

 

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I think this is as good a place as any to wind things up for today. I apologize for bouncing around so many different issues, but there are hardly enough hours in the day to stay on top of all the grifting going on and these bitches seem to want to live on live feed.  Despite the massive overcrowding and having no quarantine pens left with more horses still to come from Louisiana, the HiCaliber team is headed off to auction today to buy more horses from their favorite kill buyer, Misner.  Once again the village will be asked to dig deep and cough up their lunch money, college funds and rent money without ever once seeing an auction slip or invoice.  Once again, more horses will likely die to make room or get shuffled off to people like Fice for $1, never to be heard from again.  The village idiots tend to lose interest once the purchase is made.  I think the above screen grab pretty much says exactly the mentality that we’re dealing with.  I’m not sure anybody that has seen this blog, whether you hate it or not, could ever think it’s a front for the slaughter movement.  However, I guess when you’re convinced that what HiCaliber is doing is rescue and that Satan Tara Sanders is one of the good guys, it’s not so hard to get pretty upside down about which side is which.  No hunty, I’m distinctly anti and that is a big reason why this blog has put HiCaliber on blast.  The blurred lines and misinformation they spew is making the job of legitimate rescues and anti-slaughter advocates extremely difficult and enough is enough.  Until next time, folks…

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

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HiCaliber Savannah

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

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No Burns!

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

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Practicing Biosecurity HiCaliber Style

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

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

 

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

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

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HiCaliber Floyd – shipped 1700 miles like this.

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

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

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Thompson’s Hell Hole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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