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I know updates have been few and far between lately.  I’ve always said I wasn’t into rehashing or pointing out the obvious and I’m still not.  While the majority of the moles are still very much in play, I have admittedly felt it best to keep things a bit closer to my vest the closer we get to the end of this shit show.  However, in some ways, this past week or so has felt a bit like old times with the amount of grifting going on and because of this, and also became I’m a giver, I felt like sharing some nuggets and bringing everybody up to speed.  Maybe a lot of what I’m going to share is stuff people have heard whispers about or even guessed as much for themselves, but y’all know I like to bring the receipts when I spill the tea.  Hopefully, I can keep this  on the short and sweet side,  because after more than a year of this fuckery, I’m sure we’ve all got better ways to spend our time.  With that being said, let’s get this party started!

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As we roll into summer and extreme heat, the water issue is already starting to crop up.  A few weeks ago the crisis was that the ranch residents might be forced to get off their asses and help with watering their own horses as well as the rescue horses that provide them free living.  This week it was no well at all and bucket hauling to the horses.  What are the odds they were/are getting enough hauled by bucket or that Manson is helping with this?  Considering she has been out on trail rides and `taking meetings’ while making sure her oxygen mask is firmly in place, I’m going to say those odds are pretty long.
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As you can see, the remaining inmates at HiCaliber are still standing in their own filth and drinking green slime water.  The easy keepers are holding their weight, others not so much.  No word on if Manson still has her housekeeper and gardener coming in though.

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At first glance it may seem nit picky to post their fly mask request.  Given the mountains of shit and filth those horses live in, it stands to reason that flies are likely a huge problem at HiCaliber, even if I’m not entirely sure how they could be going through them.  When you take care of things, they usually last quite awhile, especially fly masks  I have some older than my horses.  I’m not even picking at the people who responded and sent masks.  It sure beats putting money in Manson’s hands. However, as with most things HiCaliber, all was not as it seems.

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I turns out that maybe they didn’t actually need the fly masks, but Manson’s lack of communication with her own team and general laziness means they now have a surplus.  I’m sure that her personal hoard of around a dozen horses will be togged out in the newest and best of the ones sent in.

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Speaking of begging for stuff, do you remember how Manson said that some of the horses that have been adopted are still at the ranch and waiting for transport?  It seems that some may be waiting a long time if this fundraiser is anything to go by.  This is a former volunteer who has recently moved to Georgia.  I’m told that her `horse experience’ comes from HiCaliber and that she has adopted a number of horses that remain at HiCaliber.  I question the placement of horses clear across the country and wonder who did the site inspection.  I also wonder where the safety net for these horses is clear across the country should the adoptions not work out.  Mostly, I think if you can’t even afford to haul your horses home as a private owner, then you probably can’t afford the horses. Why not adopt closer to home?  None of this makes sense and none of it has put the best interests of these horses first.

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With their self-imposed closing date looming, Manson continues to go drag horses home each week and tap her bottom feeding flipper pals to keep supplying her with horses that she can use to raise funds and show everybody how needed she is.  There is so much wrong with this request post it’s hard to even know where to begin with it.  Let’s start with the claim they have contacted other rescues.  Guess what?  I asked around and not a single rescue in their area received a call about this mare. Her claims that this older mare, with a swayback will go to tripping are ridiculous. This is not a tripping type horse nor would they buy her for dancing.  For damn sure, she’s not a sliding horse either.  That probably isn’t even anatomically possible for her.  Manson attempts to tighten up her lies by admitting she’s not going to go to slaughter for consumption, but then goes off the rails by claiming she could be end up in an illegal slaughter camp or maybe santarias (sic),  like in Florida.  Clearly she’s been reading Richard Cuoto’s stuff for inspiration lately.  Sadly, she doesn’t realize that while Santeria is somewhat active in SoCal, albeit more in Los Angeles, they generally stick to goats, roosters and chickens for their sacrifices and there really aren’t any reports of that activity with horses in the San Diego area at all.  Clearly, Manson has had her crayons out as she has really dug deep to create a sense of exigency (see what I did there?) to inspire what remains of the village idiots to dig deep.  Unfortunately for Manson, you can pretty much drive a Mack Truck through her story…

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I gotta say that the post asking for euth assistance kinda gave me a feeling of deja vu initially.  Then I remember it was completely similar to the situation with Mas right down to the distinctive brand on the left hip of `both’ mares.  So, I dug back in my own archives and recalled that there were three mares involved in that particular con, but only two showed up at HiCaliber that I remember.  The horses were at Nacho’s and our stealth mole had been out there to see them in person before they showed up at HiCaliber.  The pictures that Manson posted of the most recent gray mare needing euthanasia was clearly taken on the same property as Mas was at with the other two mares.  If you need to refresh your memory on the lies that went down with that situation, you can do so here.  Manson’s latest post asking for money mentioned she hadn’t been at auction for awhile, yet she always seems to come up with these horses every Tuesday and they keep coming from the usual suspects.  I’m not sure which scenario playing out in my mind is worse; the idea that this might all be completely fabricated and recycled or that this mare has stood for the last 4 months in alleged need of euthanasia.  Either one just goes to show why the sooner Manson gets out of rescue and the horse industry, the better.  Even though they collected over $700 between the Better Unite and Facebook donations, no follow-up on whether this mare has been given to this date and the village idiots know better than to ask.  I’m guessing we will likely never hear another word about her again.

So, everybody’s talking about this post.  It was pretty gross, but I also don’t really get why the massive freak out over it.  Manson has been threatening to kill horses for dollars for a long time.  Maybe not on such a large scale, but every time the village didn’t donate fast enough on a Tuesday, she made mention of just buying the horses to kill because that’s still rescue in her books.  However, this time it was different.  People pushed back.  Maybe they remembered they just got a big load of hay or maybe this whole `we’re closing, but not until we show how much you need us’ debacle has drug on far too long.  Even though the de rigueur party line of  nothing being Manson’s fault was issued and the post went `poof’, haters all across the interwebs braced themselves for the live feed that was sure to follow.

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Because of the blowback from yet another `pay up or we start shooting’ post, Manson quickly distanced herself from it.  I’m told that it was ultimately Michelle Parsons who got thrown under the bus for that post, which is neither here nor there because quite frankly she’s been a festering twat and totally deserved it.  Nobody really believed that Manson didn’t at least know all about that post.  Most people smelled her all over it seeing as she’s often made those very same threats when funds were low.  As a results we were all treated to a `poor me’ style post where Manson whined about her grief.  Also, because they realized they had finally banned so many people that it was hurting their bottom line, Manson extended an offer of amnesty and forgiveness to anybody that contacted her directly and apologized for the error of their ways.  All that aside, what I found interesting was her wording, `I cannot personally…I cannot and I will not euthanize our horses..’.  What an interesting choice of words that was peppered with pauses, umms, and her pinholed eyes looking up for inspiration.  It almost makes me think that maybe she’s been ordered or at least advised to stop shooting horses without a vet signing off.  At any rate, the whole drama paid off handsomely for The Manson family as the village dug deep to come up with well over 12k that will  Manson in business for another few weeks at least.  BTW, she mentions killing Aviana in one of the above clips from a few months ago.  I find it interesting that Aviana is listed on their website under `success stories’ as having been adopted.  No wonder her numbers don’t quite match up with the actual numbers.  Aviana isn’t the only one that shouldn’t be listed in success stories either but that’s another issue for another time.

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I was sent this screen shot a few days ago.  Despite Manson’s damage control and post deletions, there has been a real and genuine concern that she may try to shoot herself out of this situation at some point.  Considering how the original post threatened to shoot all the remaining horses so that they wouldn’t have to go to the Humane Society and be euthanized, I’m guessing that relations between them and Manson is getting a bit frosty.  Good on whoever it was that followed up with this because sooner or later, maybe these people will do their jobs and intervene.  At least we know that they are aware and keeping an eye on things.

Remember Emlyn?  The little `orphan’ filly that they turned down a rescue to rescue transfer on so she could be paired with a mare that was either her own mother or had at least just lost her own foal?  At the time they were claiming that Emlyn was a private buyer purchase but only with them to get a start or something.  We were asked to forget that as they begged for milk replacer for her to be donated, but then reminded again she was a private purchase.  Of course the reason for this is that Emlyn’s arrival coincided with their suspension so they had to hide her under somebody else’s name.  Somebody that had no intention in covering her costs.  Well, for whatever reason, this privately owned filly is an adoption announcement in their private group and it was the adoption team that handled it.  Funny how that works…

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I know most people have heard about Manson tripping herself up and finally admitting she adopted Braveheart.  The screenshot of Big Lick Larkin talking abou ther slipping up and posting her own email while bitching about leaks kinda paints a bigger picture.  I’m told Manson got Braveheart for $1, the same as Chrome.  For those of you that can’t recall, they paid $700 for Chrome to Salvador and around the same for Braveheart even though Manson originally said Braveheart was free but was only collecting his gelding and responsible rescue fees.  That’s also not taking into account the money they collected over and above their purchase/ and RR fees as they always did in the past.  What confuses me is why Braveheart had to be adopted to help place him.  He wasn’t a horse that had no interest.  There were inquires about him and his price was quite high all things considered.  If Manson was so concerned about snapping up a horse to help place, then why isn’t she snatching up pasture puffs rather than ones that actually have people inquiring about them?  Instead she’s helping herself to the ones that are quite adoptable that she feels have a resale value.  Does anybody honestly think she would refund his purchase price to a closed down rescue?  Does anybody think she is personally paying for his feed, trims and upkeep or chipped in for that 12k hay bill she was just begging for and threatening to kill horses over?

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If you had any questions about how involved Manson is with the day to day care of any horse son the property, including her own, you only need to look at this screen shot.  She owns Chrome and doesn’t even know what pen he is in or if he’s been moved.  The other things you should notice is that like Mags, Lori Anne Clough seems to be racist too.  What a classy operation HiCaliber is.  Whatever will rescue do without them?

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I am putting out a plea for my moles to let me know if anybody was misguided enough to sign up for this.  Clearly Amanduh is just as short on self-awareness as everybody else living on that feed lot.  Must be something in the water…

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Just for the record, Shasta appears to be a snowcap Appy, but for the people who think `roanie’ is a color and crawl around underneath horses looking for dorsal stripes, I don’t really expect them to know that.  I could also be wrong considering the most we see of many of these horses is ear shots of them as they haul Manson’s ass on yet another trail ride.  Manson also stated that even though she continues to ride Shasta regularly, she’s not quite ready for adoption yet because she has sore feet.  She also claims that is a recent development, since being trimmed, but this little clip from back in March would suggest otherwise.  I believe this was shortly after her private buyer returned her and subsequently took Shawa in return.

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As we enter our drama portion of this post, as much as I loathe giving them attention, this was sent in and I choked on my coffee.  Given the people behind this page *cough*maggot/pasterfuck/manson*cough*, the fact that they are going on about bankruptcies is beyond hypocritical.  Don’t believe me?

Yeah, the windows in those glass houses are filthy.  What more is there to say about it other than,  enough already.  Nobody cares.

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Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, I wanted to give a quick update on The Golden Carrot and their situation.  The t-shirt fundraiser is still open and you can follow the link in the screen shot if you’re interested.  Beyond that I am told what Casey really needs is some help cleaning up the scrap metal from her burned home.  That needs to be done in order to get the rest of the debris cleared away which is needed for the electrical company to come in and get the services reconnected.  (I hope I got that right).  Anybody interested in helping can always connect with TGC through their Facebook page to see what their day to day needs are.

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I guess this is as good a place as any to leave things today.  I get how frustrating these last days have been and will continue to be.  It’s especially frustrating to hear Manson say things about her `new direction’ with horses.  Maybe not planned, but I suspect her new direction will be not being able to pay board on the dozen or more personal horses and `projects’ she has accumulated and one of her last remaining village idiots will likely end up picking up her bills or having the animals dumped on them.  Other than that, Manson has been positioning herself to morph into a flipper model with a side hustle of being a hired gun.  I’m also reasonably sure there are not enough deep enough pockets left willing to go without so the Manson Family can continue to live for free and not work for a living.  At the end of the day, I’m not really concerned if people want to continue to support her lying ass.  That’s on them.  My concern is that she never has a chance to gain another foothold in horse rescue or the horse industry and that is where my focus will remain.  I don’t give a singular shit about her broken dreams and maudlin little spiel about what to do with her ranch sign.  Burn it for all I care.  Manson has herself alone to thank for her current predicament no matter how she attempts to shift the blame.  Rest assured her day of reckoning is coming and I can’t wait to write that post.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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Forgive me for not posting sooner.  Things were quiet so I took the weekend off and, sure as hell, everything broke loose.  Isn’t that always the way?  For whatever reason people keep asking me what I think about things so I guess I’ll address that.  I’ve got some other things to share as well and, as usual, have left this too long so it’s a big post and clip heavy too.  I expect there will be some outrage in some corners over this and I’m pretty sure I won’t care.  Let’s just say whether you’re into drama or averse there will be a little something for everybody in here. With that being said, it’s time to pull up a seat and put our tinfoil beanies on just on the off chance that fuckery is contagious.  It seems to have reached epidemic proportions within the village this past week or so.

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As everybody is aware, this past weekend saw the dramatic announcement that HiCaliber is shutting down.  As with most things that has to do with Manson, nothing is ever quite what it seems though.  Because of this, I’m going to break this down into bite sized chunks because if you can pick through her self-serving and maudlin creative writing, the bullshit is quite thick.  She begins this post setting the stage for it being all about herself and how none of this is her fault.  Right away she lies by saying her pride will never outweigh her loyalty to the horses?  WHAT loyalty?  The loyalty that causes you to allow them to stand in their own filth in crowded conditions?  The loyalty that allows you to experiment on them like the equine version of Dr. Mengele? The loyalty that allows you to look them in the eye and shoot them in the face because of your own shortcomings?   REALLY?

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Going back even a few years ago there were red flags and several people voiced concerned that the HiCaliber nickel and dime, small stream income strategy was not sustainable.  Of course any time those concerns were addressed with them, the standard reply was `Eat a dick’.  It was a further concern when it became apparent that the rescue was supporting several able-bodied adults that simply refused to have jobs or even do much work around the rescue to earn their keep.  Originally the plan had been for the human residents to support the rescue through rent fees and chores; something that never quite came to fruition.  What ended up happening was that everybody got to live for free off the donor dollar with paid help to feed the all the horses for them including their own personal ones.  So, while Manson claims to be shutting down and pleads to help keep the horses fed, realize that includes her own personal horses along with the other personal horses on that property.

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FFS Manson needs to get off the cross because I’m pretty sure somebody else needs the wood.  Seriously.  I’m so sick of these bitches playing the `kid’ card.  Manson is very worried about her kids losing people they love but that didn’t seem to be a big concern of hers in her custody hearing and I won’t even go there with the daughter.  She wasn’t really concerned about the example it set for her kids to have them on the Shane Dawson show and bad mouth the son’s father.  Now she want us to believe that she was just joining in on the game others were playing?  Bitch, please…Keep your prayers for yourself because you need them most of all.

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Now we reach the deeply delusional part of this post.  Does anybody believe for a single second that there has been a credible threat against Manson?  Wishing bad things happen to somebody isn’t the same as making a threat.  I think what’s important to remember here is that in her own mind, Manson is a celebrity so she’s built this whole dramatic scenario up in her head for village idiot consumption. Danger! Drama!  Threats!  Friday cliff hangers for their interactive soap opera!  I can only speak for myself but not only have I not paid anybody for information, I’ve never even solicited it so the whole `sold their story’ thing is as laughable as her eyebrows.  The `sweet couple’ Manson describes wouldn’t have even known who she was if she hadn’t told them and then spent the majority of the flight discussing her `fame’ when she wasn’t discussing vaginas.  The only reason they knew about this blog is because Manson showed it to them and it must have resonated with them or I wouldn’t have gotten the deets about their awkward encounter with La Manson.

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I actually feel sorry for Manson if this is her life’s work and she thinks it’s something to be proud of and hang her reputation on.  Not many people aspire to be remembered as a horse hoarding, abusing, gunsel that gets off on shooting viable animals.  I’m guessing that’s the reputation she’s referring to because the only other rep she had was as a liar and a swindler.  If she doesn’t recognize herself perhaps she needs to lay off the back alley cosmetic procedures.  If she has trouble recognizing somebody who lives to hurt others I suggest she looks in the mirror and remembers every employer she called, every confidence she broke when somebody tried to leave her and that’s not counting all the animals she betrayed.

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The pity party rages on…The ASPCA and HSUS endorse good animal husbandry.  Period.  Speaking out and telling the truth is not a smear campaign.  It is worth mentioning that all the issues with the unnecessary euthanasias, the practicing veterinary medicine without a license, the substandard conditions and hoarding were all initially addressed with HiCaliber.  Insiders, former board members, and advocates all, at one time or another, attempted to address this with Manson directly and at any point, she could have turned this around.  Rather than accepting advice from those with more experience, Manson went harder the other direction because she is nobody’s bitch and the animals paid the price.  Damn straight people comment when they find her trying to accumulate more animals to drag back to the ranch to suffer horrible deaths. It’s not hate because people recognize that things were getting so far out of control we were looking at a situation that was going to be far more horrific than Fallen or Starlight ever thought of being.  Believe it or not, there are many of us that have been at this far longer than Manson and we can see a train wreck coming miles away.   Does anybody think Fallen and these other places started off like they ended up?

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If Manson wasn’t broke as a joke, I think I’d sue her for a new laptop because I spewed water all over my screen when I read about the whole raising the bar thing.  I’m wondering if she even believes the craps she writes.  I can’t figure out what bar she has raised?  For euthanasia percentages?  For sure.  For standard of care?  Not in a million years.  Manson indicates `all’ investigations have proven that they aren’t doing anything wrong?  Why is it that their original PayPal accounts are still frozen?  Why is it that they are no longer allowed to film in the chutes at Ontario?  Who brings a criminal defense attorney to auction?  What about those audits?  No, they are cleared of nothing, they just haven’t been formally charged yet.  As far as the rules of rescue, the only hard and fast one is that you are a good steward of the animals you take in and yes, if you can’t abide by that you need to go.  Manson needs to go.  The only horses she will be welcome to devote her life to is Breyers because she will never be welcome in the horse community.

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Here we get to the grift.  After all this creative prose designed to draw in the reader, Manson admits she is going to keep their non-profit status.  If you haven’t noticed her setting herself up for the next phase of her career you might be blind.  The constant talk about compassion pulls.  The propaganda video she had the San Diego UT produce for her (euth video ), the protecting of known trippers and abusers all point towards the new direction for the 501c3.  It’s also blatantly obvious that Manson gets off on killing horses so what better career for her than to make a living doing just that? You know the old adage about doing what you love and figuring out how to get paid for it…

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Manson’s track record for paying off her debts isn’t great hence the foreclosure, bankruptcy, unpaid vet bills, stud fees etc.  If I was one of their vendors, I’d be worried. However, like the good grifter she is Manson shifts the responsibility of keeping the hoard and personal horses fed onto the very tapped out village idiots and drops the none too subtle hint that one of them step up and buy the property.  Naturally the community of grifters would like to stay together and continue to not work for a living.  It wouldn’t be accurate to call it a commune because that would imply that they all pitch in and work for the good of the community.  Maybe coven is a more accurate term for what they are proposing as I’m sure organs and body parts of sacrificed animals will be involved.

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Now we reach the Academy Award portion of this post where Manson thanks all those that enabled this shit show for so long including `the best team she’s every had’.

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What strikes me about Manson’s BFFs and support system is none of them seem to have been in her life more than 5 years.  That speaks volumes to me as pretty much everybody I know has some `lifers’ in the friend department.  I think that speaks volumes about what passes for loyalty in Manson’s world.  Then you have her thanking the body pick up man which should probably be the other way around considering how much business they give him.  They’ve probably put his kids through college.

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Taking a page out of the manipulators handbook, Manson serves up a classic shit sandwich to her village.  Soften them up with flattery and faux vulnerability, ask for money and then praise again.  She really is a specimen.

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Presuming I’m a `mean girl’ I can guarantee there is a less than zero percent chance I will ever find myself in Manson’s Yankee doodle dandy shit kickers or anything else she wears on her hooves.  I’m also reasonably certain I don’t need somebody like her lecturing me on empathy and compassion or relationships.  Her `bad backyard program’ caused more suffering  and mutilation of horses than almost anything else she did as she protected and covered for the very people who abused and broke down those horses.  The very horses she shot in the face without even a kind hand as they were nothing more than income for her.  I hope children are watching so they learn how to stand up to a bully and that what is good and right will ALWAYS win out.  I will say the one thing Manson did do is unify the real rescue community and they will be stronger as a result.  The horses of Southern California are in very good hands once they no longer face the risk of being exploited at the HiCaliber feed lot.

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There has never been a need to send Manson screen shots of everything.  She reads all the hater sites, all the time.  Constantly.  I hope she means it about adopting out the horses but I remain skeptical.  I’m also not sure what constitutes a `more affordable’ option for a bunch of people who have no jobs.  Now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s wrap up some things we talked about in the last post.

One of the first rules of Mole Club is always have more than one mole.  In fact, have more than two if you can swing it because sometimes you have to make one into a sacrificial lamb to foster security.  Thank you to the people who emailed me out of concern for the outing of the mole.  Y’all are some great readers.  In an effort to plug the holes in his secret groups, Pasterfuck decided to make all the participants sign a Non Disclosure Agreement.  I suspect Angrid may have helped with this as she did with Marg’s epic blackmail letter we talked about last week.  I’d like to remind you that these are all grown adults in a Facebook group that have dedicated their time to bullying people into silence and now they want NDAs so nobody tells on the kind of plotting and shit talking they do when they think nobody can see.

Here we have the usual suspects shit talking Izabelle K once again.  You will recall the last post showed them talking smack about her due to her lack of filter.  This series of screen shots show them all getting pissed off  yet again that Izzy spilled the beans about a plan to transfer 20 horses out of state.  As far as I know Izzy is still a staunch supporter and completely oblivious what they say about her behind closed doors.

Oops, did I forget to mention that part of the initiation ritual to get into Pasterfuck’s super secret forum was to post their driver’s licenses?  Yeah, that was a thing and it was absolutely astonishing not only how many of them did it, but how many didn’t bother to blank out their DL numbers and addresses.  They just put it all out there and it was anything but secure.  Because I actually have some sympathy for true idiots, I removed their numbers and addresses because those are not important.  I think what is important is how many of them are from out of state and far enough away that it’s obvious they have never been near HiCaliber.  I also find it telling that even though PF and Mags asked them for their very personal information, they didn’t provide their own DLs nor did they protect the info they gathered.  Let this be a lesson to everybody.  There is no such thing as a truly secret group and if you put it on the internet you can expect it to become public eventually.  Don’t worry, I didn’t keep any of their addresses so they won’t be on my Christmas card list.

Speaking of secret groups and nothing ever really being private, it’s time to hop over to some HiCaliber bat caves.  A month or two ago, before she made a big show of deleting her Facebook, Angrid was witch hunting in their private forums and targeting some of the more vocal anti-Hicaliber people.  She also targeted Jennifer Marek as she always does.  It seems she thought my YouTube account was Jen’s.  It’s not but we’ve been round and round that issue before.  What is interesting is that videos from Jen’s personal account started showing up on these pages.  Funny how that happens.  You know what else is funny?  It’s super funny when somebody that likes to act like she’s smarter than everybody else outs herself as the proprietress  as one of the pages that aggressively targets anybody that dares speak out against HiCaliber.

Here we have Angrid in the secret HiCal admin group announcing that she is, in fact, Baby Horror.  To be honest, this wasn’t a big revelation to me.  I’ve known for quite some time, but these screen shots came to me recently and they are really amusing, including the one where Angrid shows the owner panel of Baby Horror and begs for likes.  Baby Horror was dormant for a while but was recently brought back to life right around the time Angrid deleted her personal Facebook account and said it was because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.  The only problem with that excuse was that Angrid deleted her Facebook before that stuff came to light, so it appears that wasn’t really the reason.  As funny as it is to out people for their own hypocrisy and immaturity, the personal details that were posted on Baby Horror give me pause for concern given Angrid’s job and the information she potentially has access to.  I also find it somewhat telling how often Baby Horror is online during the regular work day.  I apologize in advance to whomever Angrid decides I am after this gets out because I’m sure you’re next up for the spotlight.  Let’s move on from all this fuckery, shall we?

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It’s really no surprise that the permit process is in limbo.  Manson even apologized to the village idiots for wasting their money and explained they weren’t moving forward with it now that they are closing.  The problem is that HiCaliber is in arrears over $1300 for what has already been done with that permit.  Between what HiCaliber raised and what Tracy Acres donated, and that’s not taking into account what they brought in via PayPal, they should have had more than enough money to cover those costs.  Obviously it was not all put in the trust account for the permit. In fact, they only put $7000 in the trust account so the exact amount owing is $1332.60.   HiCaliber’s youcaring is still open and getting the odd donation.  I find it amusing that they were threatening to close doors and kill horses for this con too.  What isn’t so amusing is that they likely won’t be allowed to just sit in limbo with the permit indefinitely.  Eventually the county will likely start laying fines.  I wonder if Manson feels the same about making sure they are paid before she closes or if she’ll try to hang the property owner with it?

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Speaking of unpaid bills, this post showed up on the HiCaliber page the other day.  Macho actually belongs to the owner of the property.  One of the conditions of their lease was that Macho and Curly remain on the property and be cared for by HiCaliber.  Curly was adopted out a few months ago and Macho was shifted off to foster along with a rather skinny Scotty.  Apparently, Manson isn’t returning the calls of some people she owes money to.

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It has been noticed by a few people that Jesse has a chunk missing out of his ear.  Despite what she claims, he was likely not born with a wound like that.  Up until recently they have gone out of their way to crop pictures and not show his ear.  At one point Manson said he `scraped’ it, so the story changes depending on the audience.  I don’t know what happened to him but Amanduh’s dog has been seen on live feed chasing and trying to heel him.  I’ve brought a lot of foals into this world and never have I ever seen one born with a fresh wound and chunk out of their ear.

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Corky the pig isn’t exactly living his best life either.  He spends most of his time in the chicken coop and, up until recently, was trying to create his own mud from spilling his water.  He’s recently been given a pool, but is still allowed to eat chicken feed which can create problems in pigs.  The other night the HiCalibrites thought it would be funny to try to ride him, with a few of them taking turns.  Corky tried to get away and run back to his chicken coop to no avail.  Manson mentioned on the same live video he was only about 7 months old.

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Rizzo was bought just a little over a year ago.  Being young and papered, Manson immediately helped herself to him for $1 and whisked him off to Bang Bang Becky’s to `grow up’.  Even though he was only 2 years old, Manson did test ride him last year.   Since Bang Bang Becky kicked Manson to the curb, Rizzo has been back at HiCaliber and clearly not thriving.  There is some controversy over his actual adoption status as he is listed as up for adoption on the website, but Manson has said in private forums that he is not really available.  It makes me wonder if she is trying to hide her personal horses that live on the donor dollar for some reason and listing them even though they are not really available to the public.

The other day Amanduh did live feed while riding poor Petty.  For whatever reason the HiCalibrites feel that a view of a horse’s ears is  a suitable adoption video.  I guess  now that they’re closing they aren’t bothering with trying to hide much either as Amanduh took us along for a lovely tour of the various shit mountains that are stacked around the poor horses in the training area.  I don’t suppose that moving them will ever happen now that they’re no loner pretending to give a shit about upkeep on that ranch.

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Back in 2016 one of the villagers hosted a fundraiser for HiCaliber called the Horseshoe Gala.  In the above video clip an almost unrecognizable Manson talks about being on track for a close to a million dollar year before inviting all the party goers to eat a dick.  One of the featured items in the auction was a donated tanning bed.  It was really strange that they only valued it at $300 when even a used tanning bed normally goes for $4000 minimum if you take a look online.  I guess I shouldn’t be all that surprised about the under value on it considering the very same tanning bed took up residence in Manson’s house where it remains today.

On a recent live feed, several gunshots were going off in the background as some of the village idiots were out on public land attempting to shoot coyotes again.  Of course, Manson thought it was hilarious and joked about shooting horses.  You know what they say about many a truth being spoken in jest…

Dedo experienced a death by Manson recently.  I’m not really sure what the official reason is for that as he wasn’t in any sort of quarantine situation that I’m aware of.  No emotional goodbyes for him either even though her young son rode him and liked him.  Dedo did not last even two months at HiCaliber.  RIP Dedo #sayhisname

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Julia was bought at auction back in December around the time of the Del Mar clusterfuck.  In her intake video, Amanduh stated that she had some soreness and `mild’ conjunctivitis.  If that was mild, I probably don’t want to know what they consider regular or severe.  Julia’s intake video was pretty much the last we ever heard of her as far as updates.  She was taken for a tarp nap recently without so much as a mention.  RIP Julia #sayhername

Peasley also joined the list of the dead recently.  Even though he was named after one of the nastier site admins, that did not save him from taking a bullet to the face.  Peasley was diagnosed with ring bone shortly after being bought by HiCaliber but they never made much effort to find him a puff home.  I’m not entirely sure he made it out of QT even.  In Manson’s world ringbone is punishable by death.  RIP Peasley #sayhisname

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Many of us were rightfully outraged that Manson was parading horribly broken horses on the side of the road outside of the wedding she was attending.  The one mare was an older OTTB named All Things Equal and the other was a young bay filly that appeared to be the victim of tripping. Originally Manson said she was injured in a paddock accident but in the above video she guesses she was match raced.  She also seemed to specifically know she was only 2 1/2.  It was pretty evident that the younger filly, if not both, were not long for the world with one of Manson’s favorite remote kill locations just around the corner at good ole Buzz’s.  Despite them being cruel enough to haul this young mare in this condition it would seem she either got to hang out in the trailer until it was kill time or they killed her and partied after.  Either fate is pretty callous.  Manson even turned her death into being all about her in the above video and not once expressed any outrage for the people that did this to her.  Instead she likely paid them to clean this up.  The fate of the TB mare is not known but she is also presumed dead.  RIP Ladies  There is only one name to say as the younger filly didn’t have her name announced.

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At auction or Tuesday, one of the flippers brought this horse and never took him/her anywhere near the ring.  His trailer was parked next to Manson and at some point this horse was transferred to Manson’s where he got to stand in the heat until Manson was ready to leave auction.  From there Manson went to Buzz’s where she remained for several hours.  She had mentioned in one of her live feeds that day that she had been approached about this horse and it was likely a compassion pull.  It would seem that once again Buzz’s place was used to kill this horse as he/she never made it back to HiCaliber and Manson was boasting or seeking validation that she just shot him/her without asking for money.  I’m not even sure what her point was.  Nobody had an opportunity to step up for this horse.  He/she never went through the ring.  Nobody really knows why this horse needed to be killed or if this dark bay was the one that was killed.  Manson had a few in her trailer by the end of the day.  What this reminds me of is back in the day when people would take their old and broken horses to slaughter to squeeze the last few pennies out of them.  Manson is no better than a mobile slaughter-house it would seem.  RIP Sweet horse, I wish we could say your name.

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By now most people have heard that Squirrel is also dead despite several adoption offers for her over the past few months.  She was purchased from Misner last year shortly after he had bought her at Mike’s auction.  She was said to be very keyed up and hard to handle at Mike’s that night so there was always concern about what would happen with her at HiCaliber.  What happened was she got sick with Strangles and suffered in her own filth.  Her ultimate demise was similar to that of Nala’s having had Strangles and then exhibiting signs of colic which was likely a result of the abscesses bastardizing.  We recently had a post about Squirrel and how her illness progressed here.  Make no mistake this was a senseless and entirely preventable death.  Manson denied this horse a chance at a forever home more than once.  It is reasons like this that Manson is finding herself being run out of the rescue industry.  This is not rescue and this is not ok. RIP Summer Soprano  #sayherrealname

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The above list is all the horses that have lost their lives at HiCaliber this year.  We are in our 17th week of the year and forty two horses are already dead.  That’s not counting the unnamed ones that have been killed, with at least three of them being within the past two weeks.  That means Manson is killing an average of more than two horses every single week.  Just looking at the list and it reads like an honor roll of senseless deaths.  At least three of them are dead as a direct result of  Strangles.  I can probably count on one hand the number that actually and legitimately needed to be released from suffering unrelated to their time at HiCaliber.  This is NOT rescue and this is exactly why Manson finds herself in the pickle she is in.  THIS is why there are haters and will continue to be as long as she is infesting the horse industry.

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As always, there isn’t much to say after the dead have been listed.  Despite the announcement of doors closing and the lip service being paid to going out on a high, it’s pretty much business as usual at HiCaliber.  Horses are being brought back to be warehoused, others are being shot and cons being run.  Only yesterday Romney Faye sat in an empty auction house crying for the camera and begging for money.  It seems closing the doors is a very good fund-raising angle as the donations continue to roll in.  Manson has found some sympathetic ears in the media willing to allow her to spew her propaganda without the inconvenience of a fact check and the village idiots collectively touch themselves in ecstasy as if that was some proof that none of this is happening.  It is happening and it’s not because people are anti-euthanisia.  It’s not because anybody has an issue with tats,  bad hair, or foul mouths.  Lord knows enough of us rock some or all of those same things.  What people are against is suffering and cruelty.  They’re against rewarding and covering for the very people that are mutilating and hurting these animals and Manson doesn’t even do that under the guise of collecting evidence.  She knew these tortured souls with broken bodies were her income source and the more mangled, the better.  People are against that and that is why Manson finds herself on the outside looking in.  She’ll tell you she `saved’ 500 horses a year but that’s a lie too.  When you have increased the suffering and exploited it, you are a big part of the problem and you need to go.

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These next few months are going to be rough as new schemes to raise funds  are hatched and Manson tries to make the whole `Angel of Death’ thing fly.  The more money rolls in, the longer she’s going to hang on until she has no choice.  I can assure you that she has been cleared of nothing and the investigations are open and active.  I can also assure you that the moles are all still very much in place and active.  Information still flows.  My job or intent with this blog has mostly been accomplished.  I got the word out as best I could and we created a community where people felt safe and supported in telling their own stories.    All the readers here are a huge part of that.  I’m not going away just yet,  as there is still work to do.  Until the investigations wrap up, I’ll do my best to keep people updated on where we’re at and we will continue to say the names of those horses we could not get relief to in time.  This is the hard part, but I think we’re all up to the challenge.  There is light at the end of the tunnel and, this time it is not an oncoming train.

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I guess it’s my turn to make a post today.  I was actually enjoying handing the reins over to guest posters this past week or so.  As usual, there are a variety of things to cover, names to say and things to rehash.  It’s become distinctly unfun to sift through so much fuckery from the HiCaliber feedlot  lately.  With the overwhelming amount of information flowing in, I sometimes have to let things marinate a bit before posting.  I never quite manage to get everything down that I want, but hopefully enough to keep everybody in the loop. I tried to get everything in this post that we’ve mentioned in the comments over the last week.  Feel free to jog my memory if I’ve left something out.  You might want to settle in because things are gonna get frustrating with this post and I’m not in a great mood today.  I think it will be clear why by the end of this post.

 

Here are a few screen shots of Michelle lying to her few remaining volunteers.  As per usual, she always has an excuse for everything, they just aren’t very believable.  It also seems that Peace Love and Sage Lori Anne has dropped the new age zen act in favor of being hateful.  No word if she’s bitten the head off a guinea fowl and completed her initiation into all things Manson Family yet.

 

Let’s look at the current condition of the inmates at HiCaliber. Yes, the grey up top is poor Squirrel.  Remember some people said that it had rained so of course they were dirty?  All these pictures were taken 4 days and more after it had rained.  They are all recent with the majority of them being taken within the last 10 days.  There is no excuse for this level of filth and Manson herself mentioned having to clip the mats off Royal Gambler on live feed.  I have been riding horses since before I could walk which means longer than Manson has been infesting the earth and I have never in my life had a horse so filthy that I couldn’t knock the mud off with a brush or a hose.  That is some deeply embedded filth and neglect and from the above pictures, I guess it’s easy to see how it happens.  I can already hear the VIs howling about how they are rescue horses that come from bad backyards.  Go look up any of these horses and the length of time they have been at HiCaliber.  None of them came with that embedded filth.  Then you have Bella the one on the top right and she’s an adoption return that obviously isn’t exactly thriving at rescue either.  Still not convinced?

 

All these pictures were taken on March 26th.  That is Boone standing ankle deep in shit.  I’m not sure if he has his bizarre bandage situation happening under that filth, but we haven’t heard what his x-ray results were either and that was a few weeks ago.  The other pic on the top right is of Brady’s Kat and Lex.  They never update either of those horses.  The bottom left two are Radar and Trish.  Remember Trish?  She’s the one that was returned from adoption due to being diagnosed as neurological by a real vet and deemed unsuitable for use as a lesson horse.  Of course that was overridden by Amanduh and the 30% vet who think it’s just fine to strap small children to the saddle and use her for lessons.  From the above picture she’s losing condition too.  It would appear from today’s live video that Manson managed to get a few stalls clean to show off to the haters (more on this anon).  Show us the rest of the ranch, Manson.  I dare you!

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They don’t do so many updates on Chrome now that he isn’t looking so good.  As a result he’s been evicted out of his stall in the barn and sent down to stand in a tiny pen that is rarely cleaned as he loses weight and condition. He’s not super skinny yet, but give him another month so and I’m sure he’ll get there.  I wonder if they’d like Art Sherman to come out and see him now?  I can’t wait to hear how Maggot defends this and still show her big moon face at Clockers’ Corner.  I guess just like horsemanship, self awareness isn’t one of her long suits so the snickers and side eyes just blow right over her head anyhow.  All this because nobody wanted to spoon feed her another story and she tripped over her bloated ego.

 

I’m sure everybody is up to speed on one of the Louisiana horses dropping a surprise foal in Price arena about 10 days ago.  The mare is Tilden and was one of the healthier Louisiana horses which means it’s not really likely she saw a 100% vet for intake as Manson was pretty much doing them all by then anyhow.  However, in typical Manson fashion, nothing is ever her fault and, in the youtube video above, she throws all the vets under the bus.  The only problem with her story, is that given the fact this looks like a full term foal so unless they did an ultrasound to preg check Tilden when she first arrived, last May, anybody would have missed it, especially a 30% vet.  Yes, people make mistakes, even vets, but there seems to be too many `oops’ foals and fetuses floating around to be mistakes rather than neglect.  This mare went full term and was down in Price arena with all the other sick horses and Manson and the brainiacs the live on the ranch decided they were all too fat and put them on a diet.  Given the fact they can’t even be arsed to knock the mud off the mare after moving her to the barn, I wouldn’t be surprised if they haven’t bothered to check IgG levels on the baby or hang plasma to maybe give him a little boost and insurance against all the disease he has already been exposed to up in that barn.  Might be best not to get too attached to the little gaffer.

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In my last post I shared some current pics of Braveheart who continues to lose weight.  In Manson’s world that means you ride the shit out of them apparently.  Even if he was in good weight, she is too big for this horse.  I’m not fat shaming, I’m stating a fact.  According to their website, this horse is only 14.3 H and Manson admits to being a quarter pounder.  Then you can add improperly fitting tack to the mix and it’s a recipe for a horse becoming `behavioral’.  One of the best ways to see pressure and potential sore spots is to check their saddle marks after untacking and from the screen shots above you can see where the saddle is crunching the point of the shoulder and one side of his back.  Properly fitted tack will show an even sweat pattern.  His feet also look uneven and in need of attention so I’m wondering if he’s seen a farrier since Luis quit HiCaliber.  Clearly none of the gunsels at HiCaliber, Skeletor included, are able to recognize this horse is too skinny, especially given the length of time they’ve had him.

I guess the ride a skinny horse thing is just how they roll at HiCaliber.  The above pics are Harper and yes, they are recent.  She’s also on every trail ride lately it seems and she’s either packing Manson or Wrinkles. Besides being too skinny to be working hard, her feet also need attention and while Wrinkles is considerably smaller than Manson, her tack is no less ill fitting.  I guess I shouldn’t complain because they are bitless after all and that’s the way of the future according to Manson.

Manson schools us on riding bitless in these clips as Amanduh rides around on a lame horse.  I’m not against riding bitless, but I am against ignorance and riding lame horses.  I also know I’m preaching to the choir here, but I had these clips pulled out to save the rest of you from having to sit through the entire thing.

Manson tells us all that we need to grow our skills and ride bitless as Amanduh demonstrates her `skills’ and piss poor eq.

Because she has an excuse for everything, Manson pulls one out of her ass about why they can’t put a rope halter on properly.  Manson figures it’s no biggie because the rope halter is still on bone.  I guess the nerves and pressure points on a horse’s face are not something she cares about, and feels she’s doing a `dance’ with the horses.  (it just me or does anybody else get this image  in their mind when she talks about dancing with horses?) It’s ok though, because she and Amanduh have `super soft hands’ and know what they’re doing.  That’s super obvious from the pictures above.  Manson compares her rope halters to a bosal, or at least I think that’s what she’s comparing it to.  Her bizarre pronunciation of it makes me wonder if it’s not something she invented in her mind or learned from the Google Horse Training Acadamy.  Nothing says counterfeit like not being able to pronounce standard equipment while telling people they need to increase their skill set.

You asked for it, here it is.  The auction meltdown where Wrinkles loses her absolute shit over this `blind’ horse and rants about people letting `her’ go to Misner for $25.  While Wrinkles is cursing Vera from Love This Horse and other advocates,  the `mare’ who was actually a gelding had already been purchased privately from Misner.   This caused a lot of drama with the Village Idiots and The Manson Family because first they were angry nobody bought him, but then they were angry they did it in the `parking lot’, which they did not

What actually happened with the blind horse is that yes, Vera purchased him after he’d been in the ring.  What people need to remember is that HiCaliber pays to be able to go back in the chutes.  Vera had no way of knowing what horses were coming through the sale until they were int he ring and, having a breed specific rescue, she’s primarily there for Arabians.  She saw the `blind’ horse go through and missed him for whatever reason.  Vera immediately had somebody talk to Misner and offer to buy the horse for $100.  Yes, there was a mark up on him, just like Manson pays him all the time.  The other choice was to bid against Misner and let them run the bids up way higher like they did a few weeks ago when A Little Rescue was present.  The bottom line is the horse was purchased by Vera by 11:30AM as Manson and Wrinkles were cursing and saying their village idiots would step up and save this horse.  I’m still not sure why Wrinkles was so outraged about the horse having shoes on.

The `blind’ horse turned out to actually have some vision and is in not bad shape.  The video is of him arriving at quarantine where he will have a real 100% vet assess his vision.  His name is Don Quixote and he just won the lottery as far as where his ultimate destination is.  There will be updates once he’s out of quarantine.

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Jumping back to auction, Manson was trying to network a horse that was already purchased by Love This Equine.  She is stuck on people sitting on their asses and letting  a horse go to Misner for $25 while conveniently overlooking that she and Wrinkles could have privately purchased the horse as well.  She shows up at auction every week with a trailer even though she’s `not officially rescuing’ and drags horses home and continues her remote parking lot deals.  She could have very easily purchased this gelding too.  She also claimed that Misner got the rest of the horses but that wasn’t true either.  His number is 413 and he took home two after selling the gelding to Vera.  Vera was the buyer on the last horse who was an Arabian.  For somebody that preaches being a rebel and thinking outside the box, Manson sure doesn’t like it when somebody else does it.  They hypocrisy was thick!

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Manson took her turn ranting about `other’ rescues and lying about the reason they are currently suspended.  I’m wondering why she doesn’t tell people why her PayPal account is still frozen because that isn’t something that usually happens when you’re just late with your 990s.  Actually, if it was as simple as a few forms, I’m pretty sure her CPA would have been all over it and they’d be up and running by now.  For comparison, and because she likes to use them as an example,  FHR missed that one form and had the situation rectified immediately without ever having a suspension.  Manson can pretend she’s on the hook for the same thing, but we know differently.  If you don’t believe me, maybe you will believe Romney Faye’s mother…

Thank you to Romney Faye’s mommy for confirming what we’ve known for awhile now.  It’s been fun to watch Manson squirm and lie about it but yes, they are under audit by the Attorney General.  The AG doesn’t just do an audit because haters made baseless claims.  They other fun part of Susie’s little rant is the `living stipend’.  That really doesn’t fit in with Manson’s previous claims of being a volunteer and not taking a dime from the rescue.  It also doesn’t fit in with Romney Faye being the only paid employee when she was CEO.  I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m also pretty sure that a living stipends aren’t retroactive meaning that they aren’t something you can claim after you get caught elbow deep in the cookie jar reaching back a number of years.  Then there are the ridiculous slaughter fables she regurgitates and we’ve only been over them a million times it seems.  If you want the specifics, you can look back a few posts where I posted the numbers and the facts about what does and doesn’t ship to slaughter.  Manson has saved nothing and, getting drug back to her feed lot to rot away in a small pen before getting shot int he face is every bit as bad as most slaughter horses face. The only difference is they don’t have to stand around as long as some of the inmates at HiCaliber do.  At least now we know where Romney Faye learned how to twist the truth and manipulate people.  How tellign that somebody her age needs her mommny to come charging to her rescue as she attempts to slither away and leave her good buddy Manson holding the bag.

Since Wrinkles had to pull her ridiculous rant down as soon as they realized they looked like dicks, or at least bigger ones than usual,  Manson manifested some blind ponies!  She couldn’t save the `blind’ horse in the ring but she’s all over the ponies from her regular flipper connection. I guess I’m not supposed to recognize the white double trailer pulled by a red truck that they came in or something.  Anyhow, the poor little souls were drug back to the HiCaliber shit pit where Manson had what appeared to be a prearranged rant on live feed.

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While she was `networking’ the ponies,that ended up going to Jen Baker, this comment popped up on the feed, followed by a long pause by Manson before she kicked off into one of her rants. The first red flag was that she didn’t screech to get him banned or tell him to EAD.   She sounded angry enough as she trudged over to training to show off her less filthy stalls, which was likely the whole point of Doug’s comment.  What she wasn’t expecting was for the village idiots to attack him like they did.  Doug is the one that helped with Snuggles, has Trently and has done Manson quite a few favors.  Why do I think it was a set up?

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On her Wednesday live feed, Manson briefly mentioned the marines had been out to volunteer at the ranch for a few days.  What they  mostly did other than put up a few shelters, was shovel up a whole bunch of shit including the area she showed off in her rant.  If you noticed in the video clip, she walks right by Mucho Chrome showing off the `clean’ stalls but the picture earlier in this post showed the condition of his stall before the marines were there.  They also seemed to be cleaning the stalls belonging to Amanduh and Skeletor’s personal horses.  Anyhow, that’s why we saw a clean stall on the live feed and why Manson likely arranged to have that rant.  Nothing is every quite what it seems with her.

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This brings us to the part of writing these posts that I hate; listing the horses that did not land softly and make it out of HiCaliber alive.  I’m not listing them in any sort of order this week other than these are the ones that went to the killing field since my last post.  First up is Emerson.  She was looking quite healthy just a few months ago in her update video that they did.  The meme is what she looked like just before taking a tarp nap.  It appears nobody even took the time to clean up her face for her or vicks her nose, so I’m pretty sure they didn’t hot pack her abscesses and try to actually help her get better.  She deserved so much more.  RIP Emerson.  #sayhername

 

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Poseidon also went to the blue tarp recently.  He was originally a purchase from Misner a few months ago along with two other horses.  There was quite a lot of lies surrounding the three horses which you can refresh your memory about here.  If you remember our guest poster mentioned that Poseidon’s original date with the tarp was the day JacksonMax and Beatrice were executed but Manson didn’t feel like killing any more that day so he got to wait around for another few days until they had enough others to get their discount from the meat wagon guy.  It’s good to know that a horse that is deemed too uncomfortable to rehab is allowed to stand around several extra days to fit into Manson’s schedule or maybe it was Amanduh’s.  She is now making up the euth lists and taking turns shooting horse in the face.  I also am not sure who it was that diagnosed Poseidon with bladder cancer, but I’m reasonably sure Manson didn’t spring for the diagnostics to confirm that.  RIP Poseidon.  #sayhisname

LeDoux also was shot in the face recently.  I don’t actually even know what the official reason is.  I guess we can attribute it to whatever bullshit diagnosis Manson pulled out of her ass that day.  He didn’t last very long with HiCaliber and, again, not sure he ever saw a real vet.  RIP LeDoux.  #sayhisname

Cait is also gone.  I’m not sure what her crime was either other than her age.  Nobody ever really asked after her and she was just one of those horses it’s easy to make disappear.   The high profiles ones they can milk a few extra dollars get the tearful group photo with the carcass and live feeds while horses like Cait just get blasted in the face without skipping a beat.  RIP Cait.  #sayhername

Happy Prayer is also no longer with us.  To be honest, I didn’t realize that he had fallen into the clutches of HiCaliber given the shell game going on the day he was in the Ontario parking lot.  Apparently, his former owners never did make contact or get him out.  I’m not really sure what to believe because he had bounced around quite a bit before having the misfortune of going back to HiCaliber.

This is where Happy Prayer was living right before he ended up at HiCaliber.  They got him in a parking lot deal from either Jose or Marco.  They are brothers and usually together so take your pic, although I want to think it was Jose for some reason.  These pictures were taken at Jose’s place and do you know what’s sad about them?  The conditions he was living in there, as ghetto as they were, were actually better than where he finished his days at HiCaliber.  I have no idea why this horse was killed.  RIP Happy Prayer.  #sayhisname

As recently as a few weeks ago Micah was being used by Amanduh for lessons despite being lame and listed as a `puff only’ on their web page.  He had clearly lost weight and condition since he arrived at HiCaliber in November even though they said he was only 8 years old.  There has been no official explanation for why he is dead, but his death brought the total up to 36 dead horses this year and we’re not even 14 weeks in.  RIP Micah.  #sayhisname

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I think this is where I’ll leave things for today.  I’m sorry I’ve been slow with my own posts lately.  Rest assured that the information river still flows strongly, I just feel that the guest posts should be the priority when they come in.  I want to thank all the readers here for being supportive to our guest posters and continuing to keep the comment section awesome.  I do want to remind people to not get discouraged and think all is lost if HiCaliber is back fund-raising in the coming weeks.  We expect that and it doesn’t mean they are `cleared’ even though you can fully expect that Manson will be all over live feed making up for lost time and income and claiming they are.  If they are cleared, we’ll know it from other sources.  If you’re confused or wondering WTF is going on with that, just drop a question in comments and hopefully somebody will have the answers.  Who knows?  It might even be me.

******** By request, here is the most recent letter from the AG***************

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I have another guest post to share today.  This one is from a group of former volunteers.  I realize there have been a number of guest posts recently and I’m grateful for it.  These people are the ones that were there.  What they saw, felt and experienced is important for everybody to read.  I’m sure we’ve all see them attacked by Manson and the village idiots on live feeds and Facebook.  I’ve even seen some `hater idiots’ bash them for staying so long without realizing that without them hanging in there as long as they did, things would be far worse for those horses.  At the end of the day we all have our individual saturation points and we should be grateful that they have stepped forward with the truth knowing they will be attacked and harassed by what remains of the village.  When you are reading those attacks, it’s important to remember that Manson had zero problem with any of these people until they decided to speak out.  Without these accounts we would be nowhere as far as putting an end to this.  I admire anybody that can truly put the horses first which is just what the people behind today’s post have done and not just today, but many times.  With that being said, I’m going to turn things over to our group of volunteers and I’ll be back with you in a few days.  As always, this is their own words and experiences…

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#WeWereHiCaliber

 

We believed in everything we saw, everything we heard, everything we were told… until the day our logic, education, and /or common sense told us something wasn’t quite right.  We were HiCaliber volunteers and leadership team. As we started noticing things that were inefficient, ineffective, or just plain wrong we brought them to the attention of management.  When nothing was being done over and over and over again, we finally each came to the realization that we had to leave. One can’t enact change when it is not wanted or ignored. Michelle can talk the big talk (for hours), but she doesn’t want change.  Her actions at the ranch, or lack thereof, spoke volumes to all of us – there was nothing more we could do. People ask, if we saw these things happening and never said anything, we were “complacent,” we were “abusers” and we “did nothing.” Little do they know of the things were being said.  Of course NOT on a public forum and of course NOT to the outside. We all believed, wanted the improvements to be made, strived to improve the lives of the horses and get them adopted. We were not about to blast HiCaliber publicly when we thought we could help make things better – We Were HiCaliber through and through.  All of our suggestions fell on deaf ears, or even worse were told they would be considered only to never be acknowledged again. One learns very quickly that when you question the authority at HiCaliber, you get pushed out, ignored, blasted and Michelle will talk badly about you to anyone who will listen to her. She bad mouths almost every volunteer because NOTHING IS EVER HER FAULT. She constantly attempts to pit one against another by spreading rumors.  Even the current residents and some volunteers still there today were Michelle’s favorite people to complain to us about repeatedly and tell us how they “Fuck everything up.” But, in the same breath, we were told to “kiss their ass” or “not get on their bad side” because “they could become the worst type of hater because they know too much.”

 

Can any of you see a RED FLAG here, or is it just us?

 

We spoke up publicly about Strangles at HiCaliber because we knew that it was not being disclosed to fosters and adopters.  HiCaliber would only tell a potential foster/adopter if the horse they were getting was in a current QT area. Most people don’t know that HiCaliber has no QT area.  We have all seen the horses being moved around the ranch like pawns on a chessboard with no rhyme or reason to who goes where. They pretend that one area of vineyard is QT, but that is just a joke.  They are sending horses out into the community without full disclosure. If Michelle wasn’t going to be honest about it, someone had to.

 

Michelle mentioned in her inewsource interview on March 2, 2018 that, “We get horses from auction and outside parties that test positive for it and it’s not that big of a deal.  Our biosecurity is pretty darn solid as far as when a horse has it to the point that it doesn’t jump the ranch….. What my feeling about it once was to what it is now…. I’m not as worried about it anymore as I used to.  People fear what they don’t know…..”

 

Well then Michelle, we will give you that much.  People DO fear what they don’t know. When a person receives a horse from HiCaliber to foster and shortly after it begins to show signs of illness and then blows its lymph nodes, you bet your ass they are scared.  These horses are being brought to private or public facilities with other populations of horses. These fosters who think they are doing wonderful things by training a HiCaliber Rescue horse are now saddled with the guilt of possibly infecting their entire barn with a disease that could have been easily managed if disclosed.  

 

Is Strangles a death sentence? THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME, NO.

 

Is Strangles highly communicable? YES

 

Should Strangles be taken seriously, even if in a non-reportable state?  YES

 

Would any of us have an issue with HiCaliber having Strangles on the property so long as it was disclosed? NO

 

Would any of us have an issue with HiCaliber having Strangles if we thought QT was done properly? NO

 

Does our issue come from HiCaliber horses being sent out that could have been exposed and/or sick to barns in Southern CA without warning or concern?  YES YES YES

 

We know of three horses (Breeze, JacksonMax and Squirrel) that showed up in foster, came up sick very quickly, blew out their lymph nodes and were subsequently returned to HiCaliber.  These fosters had no warning of potential sickness and were unknowingly exposing hundreds of horses in the community to Strangles, which CAN BE a death sentence to some. It is this negligence and disregard for the safety of our horses that led us to speak out.  If Michelle can’t tell the truth, someone has to.

 

Some may say we know nothing, did nothing, weren’t real volunteers, didn’t spend time on the property, etc. Well between those of us bringing you this information we have been involved and/or leaders on every team at HiCaliber. We have seen the internal emails, chats and group conversations.  We have collectively fostered 34 horses from HiCaliber and adopted 24. Not a single person can tell us we were not there for the horses, we did it all.

 

We want to give the following story as much credence as possible.  We need this to be taken seriously. We want the public to be aware.  Please! If you adopt or foster from HiCaliber, quarantine the horse, no matter what they tell you.

 

We are focusing on Squirrel’s story today to show you what a foster went through.  The foster has NOT spoken publicly and all of the information you will see below is from our side of things.

 

Let’s begin.

 

Squirrel came to the ranch on May 16, 2017.  She was Squirrely, a little hot-headed and head shy.  She needed one on one time and HiCaliber advertised her as such.  Below are her gorgeous intake pictures.

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She finally found a foster in February 2018 and started showing symptoms of illness shortly after arriving

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The emails began back and forth between HiCaliber and the foster.  Luckily this foster had a vet check and Squirrel tested for Strangles.  POSITIVE. The foster relayed this messaged to HiCaliber with all pertinent information about the illness and proper quarantine offer with her vet.

HiCaliber declined.


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Per the email above from Amanda, the foster was waiting for pick up.  The foster was not getting a response and messaged the main page. This was Amanda’s response to her concern in the foster/adoptions internal chat group.


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The lack of concern by HiCaliber (Amanda) for someone who is only looking out for the care and well-being of the other horses on their property was crass and uncalled for.  (Although, for those of us that know “Nasty Amanda” or “Asshole Amanda” or “Abuser Amanda” it wasn’t that surprising). Maybe Amanda’s arms were still tired from beating the crap out of Squirrel to get her sedated for a trim before she left???  Who knows, but Amanda is a nasty piece of work, rude, disrespectful and blames the horses for her shortcomings. She has a very short fuse, but her training methods fit right in at HiCaliber. Take an already scared and abused horse, put them in a stall, never work with them and then smack them around or shoot them when they don’t learn manners by osmosis in a year’s time.  That seems very reasonable. Yes?

 

While HiCaliber may view Strangles as “not a big deal,” most people in the equine community do not want this infectious disease parading through their barns.  She just wanted Squirrel out to protect the other horses on the property. Is that too much to ask?

 

She was finally picked up on March 5, 2017 and brought back to HiCaliber.  She was put in Stall #41 which is directly attached to 2 other stalls, and less than 20’ away from the other stalls in vineyard and Price Arena.  Is this proper quarantine and the correct way to prevent the spread of disease? Put a horse with confirmed Strangles in a stall that is in DIRECT contact with other horses already housed on the property?  

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This is NOT controlling the spread of the disease.

 

THIS IS NOT QUARANTINE!

 

This is why we spoke out and felt the need to warn the general public in Southern California about the risk.  From start to finish, Squirrel’s case was not dealt with properly. HiCaliber does NOT swab and test for every blown lymph node, hence why Michelle can claim they have so few positive results on the ranch.  She knows darn well that if she swabbed them all, it would send up huge red flags. One here and one over there can give her an idea that the whole section now has Strangles. If we are wrong, please Michelle, let’s see the swab results for Bunny, Tanner, Bev, JacksonMax, Duchess, Legacy, Squirrel, etc.  Show us! Where are their swabs??? In the random stolen box from the med room that none of us had ever seen? The file box that has magical invisibility powers? Good thing vets keeps records too, just ask them for a copy and show us.

 

Squirrel is now feeling better, but here are some picture of her from March 18, 2018 down in Stall #41, not eating, nose-to-nose with other horses and not being given any type of special care or diet.  She was so sick, depressed, covered in mud and miserable. The feeders were actually sneaking her soaked pellets that were “not approved.” If this is what is considered rescue, we will gladly eat the foot that HiCaliber claims is in our mouths.

We hope Squirrel goes back to her foster who loved her very much. But her story had to be told to protect the rest of Southern California horses and to validate what we are saying.  Michelle can spout all day long that we are “spreading rumors” and “making things up” for our “15 minutes of fame,” but she could never be more wrong. We are the boots on the ground.  We are the ones out watering, feeding, mucking and caring for these horses while she stays in bed and bitches about the “admin work” she has to do “16 hours a day”. Bullshit. We know her, we’ve seen her, we’ve been first hand witness to the lies, neglect and excuses.  We tried while on the inside for improvement to no avail and now we are the whistleblowers. Nothing can be fixed by being there; It is a fruitless and frustrating effort.

 

Please, adopt from HiCaliber.  Save a horse. BUT, quarantine the horse(s) and don’t believe a word they tell you about any care they have had while at their ranch, including vaccinations.  The care and record keeping are substandard to say the least. There are some amazing horses there that need homes, but treat them like they are fresh out of auction and not healed out of a rescue.

 

And just in case you would like yet another reason to give us more credibility than Michelle’s open mouth, please see the contract below.



Again, in the March 2, 2018 interview with inewsource, Michelle said, “ As far as I know HiCaliber’s paperwork does say there’s a chance that things have been exposed.  It does say they recommend them to be quarantined when they get to their new place.”

 

Below is an adoption contract from March 2, 2018 (the same day as the interview).  We don’t see any type of Strangles or exposure wording, do you? Nope, but after that interview where she flat out lied (we don’t think she could tell the truth even if she wanted to) – the wording was then added to new contracts.

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I have to apologize in advance for yet another really long post.  I’ve got a bunch of things to share today and a lot of them have clips.   Those of you on mobile phones just click on them and they should play.  With the increased media interest in all things HiCaliber, the instinct has been to keep things a bit closer to the vest in order to preserve their integrity in ongoing complaints and investigations.  However,  things have gotten this far because of many voices coming together, so people deserve to be kept in the loop as much as is appropriate.  Even though it’s Monday this post is probably best digested with an adult beverage or three.  It’s 5 O’clock somewhere!  Hopefully, I can present all of this in a somewhat palatable way.  Even I’m confused by some of it, but I’m pretty sure that is by design and not happenstance.  Somebody please kick me if I ever get this far behind again!

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Braveheart in Salvador’s trailer January/2018

Let’s kick off with the Braveheart drama.  About a week ago there was a post made on HiCaliber Horror Story that showed concern for the condition of Braveheart based on a picture that had been posted.  It was followed up with a denial from HiCaliber, complete with a strategically posed and cropped picture of him that was supposed to show he was in great shape.  For starters, the picture that Alex posted was not his intake picture or what he looked like when he got to HiCaliber.  The above pic in the trailer is what he looked like and he was not that skinny.  Also, if you notice the HiCaliber picture, it does show ribs and his spine protruding and it was originally posted on February 25th.  Manson just cropped herself and Merrily out of the pic.  Still not convinced?

All these picture were taken on March 10th and posted in one of HiCaliber’s secret groups.  They knew damn well that Alex was telling the truth and deliberately lied to their village to cover up the fact this horse has lost an astonishing amount of weight in the past few months.  He is not thriving.  The only thing we have seen of him is his ears as he hauls Manson around on trail rides or maybe catch a glimpse of him tacked up so you can’t see his spine.  There is no denying that this horse is much thinner than when they bought him.  A `hater’ did not sneak on their property to take these pictures of him either and the only mistake Alex made was that he came from Salvador and not Nacho.

THESE are what hater pics look like since were on the subject.  This was from March 9th clearly showing the filth and crowding.  Just so we’re clear and all…

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I’m sure most of you reading this post feel sorry for this volunteer.  She seems to want peace, love and happy horses.  I’m not sure the wisdom behind smudging with all those fire hazards around, but there has been rain so there is that.  Sadly,  just like Manson, this volunteer seems to be able to flip the switch between spiritual and just plain nasty.

So much for peace, love and sage, huh?  Let’s not forget these ladies were their friends.  You can not like what they did (personally, I love what they did), but some of this stuff seems a bit below the belt.  In fact, much further below the belt than I ever thought of going.  However, at least two seem to have a flicker of common sense and realizing that these people that were `reasonable’ and `not malicious’ are likely telling the truth.  Not smudging Lori though, she’s gonna keep things low.

As per usual, nothing is ever Manson’s fault.  You will note she says they have only had two positive cultures within the last year.  That is what you would call a lie of omission because she most certainly didn’t culture each and every sick horse.  In fact, she doesn’t even mention how many horses were cultured.  Two out of two is 100%, just sayin…

Last fall, a company came out to HiCaliber to film some spots for their rice bran product.  I remember this because it was sold to the village as a special visitor coming and a major working bee ensued.  It was pretty awesome deal for HiCaliber as the company left them 7 pallets of their product.  Rice bran is one thing that really good at putting weight on horses without making them hot.  It’s especially good for seniors and metabolic types.  I’d think that would be just the sort of thing a rescue would need.  However, just a few short months later they were begging for more during the Del Mar fiasco.

Flash forward to the present and there sits much of the rice bran right where the company left it.  Much of it is spoiled.  For over six months, as they begged for money for feed numerous times, they walked right past pallets of rotting feed nobody could get off their ass and move.  The second pic is the little bit that was able to be saved as they finally decided now might be a good time to move it into the feed room.

I’m sure most of you have seen the live feed where Manson addressed the recent media reports of her sketchy financial records.  She adamantly denied that she had ever used the donor funds for personal gain when she was interviewed by inewsource earlier.  Naturally, she had an excuse for everything and attempted to throw other people under the bus in her live feed.  The problem is that she’s pulling things out of her ass yet again.  The financials were not from the people she’s blaming and, contrary to her excuses, nobody broke in and stole anything.  I’m pretty sure the auditors won’t buy that excuse either because it’s about on par with the dog ate my homework.  The reason these Paypal records are available at all is that they don’t have to phone Manson up and ask her permission to view her them.  They would subpoena them directly from Paypal and for whatever reason they became available through a public records request. There is a reason her Paypal accounts are frozen and it’s not because a hater phoned up Paypal and made something up.  That order likely came down from the AG or one of the other investigating agencies.  Anyhow, back to Weight Watchers and Manson’s claim of reimbursing the rescue.  She shows one time that she might have and the dates were conveniently chopped out.

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Do you know what else her excuse doesn’t cover?  The fact that she used HiCaliber’s account for 4 consecutive months to pay for her Weight Watchers.  She says it was only one time and she `forgot her card’ but it was an online payment and how do you forget your card when paying online?  How do you conveniently make the same mistake 4 months in a row?  She sure does seem to forget her debit card a whole bunch when I looked at the rest of the financials.

Here’s a whole bunch of other times she must have `forgot her card’.  School fees, Google Play, Del Taco, Starbucks, bar tabs, etc,etc.  If you watched her live feed, you’ll recall she spoke at great length about appreciating her volunteers and buying them meals.  You tell me how many volunteers she’s appreciating for a $2.95 Starbucks tab or $6.46 at Del Taco.  How is it a business expense to pay a dog trainer?  What you won’t find is payments for lashes or nails on these records.  I’m sure those are cash transactions anyhow and there are a whole bunch of cash withdrawals from various locations, often with more than one within minutes of another.

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This was another fee that stood out for me.  It’s a payment to Manson’s divorce attorney.  The same attorney that is said to have a her personal horse living at HiCaliber for several years for free.

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Then you have the whole spyware lie Manson told on live feed.  If you recall, she said it was to spy on haters and she installed it on her own laptop to see if her records were being stolen.  That was a lie.  She actually installed the spyware on her ex’s phone to see if he was cheating on her. There is a screen shot of the volunteer that installed it saying as much and the other screen shots are the transcripts from the spyware on his phone.  I apologize they aren’t very clear.  You should still be able to see that it’s not a business conversation she was spying on.  Again, how is this a legitimate business expense or even legal?  Turns out it would be considered wiretapping and could result in jail time and/or fines.  Given the dates on these PayPal records and transcripts, the statute of limitations hasn’t even run out on that yet and it would apply whether she was spying on her ex or a former board member.  You can read about it here.  It’s laid out pretty clear and now we have Manson right on video admitting she did it, if not being truthful about who she did it to and why.  Don’t worry, videos are saved.

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The other day, Manson shared a rather disturbing video of her child trying to `milk’ their Pug.  She claims the dog isn’t pregnant and had a false pregnancy or something.  The dog was clearly uncomfortable and Manson’s child giggled and squeezed her nipples harder until something came out.  Like I said, it was disturbing and for that reason I won’t be posting it.  Manson likes to overshare her child’s problems on social media and claim she gets bullied and then she posts things like this for all to see.  Thankfully, it did not stay up long as even her village idiots were mostly not all that amused by it.  However, speaking of the Pug and all things financial…

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I wonder if Manson happened to forget her card the day she bought a $1600 dog?  Aside from the obvious issue with somebody in rescue going to a breeder and paying that much for a dog, it appears the rescue got to buy the dog . That’s a helluva `oops’ with using the wrong card.  Thanks Village!

Last Tuesday, many of us were interested to see how auction was going to be handled with a temporary suspension of Manson’s ability to openly beg and grift for money.  We knew there was no way she’d miss auction and the fact that she showed up with her horse trailer pretty much guaranteed she wasn’t going home empty.  The village idiots were appropriately and dramatically outraged before the horses were even in the ring.  Manson primed them even further with a pair of dramatic posts including the buzzwords she knew would stir up plenty of emotion and a sense of urgency.  Bonded pairs!  Melanomas!  Youngsters!  Thankfully, some of our stealth mole was around so we have somewhat of an idea of what really went down.  As we know, Manson stood in the chutes bemoaning about all the horses going to flipper and trippers until she heard that there was another rescue there and rapidly changed her story to one of whining about sustainability and how irresponsible it was for them to create this market because the way she does it keeps prices low.  In other words, the usual suspects may not be so eager to take her chump change in the parking lot if they think running them through the ring will pay better. What confused me is that Manson is always ranting about other rescues not stepping up and what would happen to the horses without them and yet when a rescue does step up, she whines about that too.  As far as sustainability goes, I’m pretty sure that won’t be an issue.  A Little Rescue is run by Brandi Perse.  Their property used to belong to Ellen DeGeneres.  I would like them to rescue me.  The other thing is that A Little Rescue came in and did this without drama or taking shots at anybody.  They were there to save some horses and that’s exactly what they did.

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What Manson did not show her village idiots was the dead animals she stepped over on her way to whine in the chutes.  Since she has yet to figure out a way to do parking lot deals for other livestock, it didn’t really suit her narrative to highlight the plight of other animals at this cesspool of an auction.  There was also at least one other dead animal in the pens as well.

 

Thanks to our stealth moles, some of Manson’s stories can be busted up.  Yes, the mare that had recently become separated from her foal was brought by Salvador. She came with the fleabitten gray Arab stallion that ended up with Love This Horse Rescue.  Thank you to them for stepping up as well.  I’m sure by now that everybody has heard all the conspiracy theories about this mare and who her foal might have been.  Without DNA that’s all they are is theories. However we know for a fact this mare was bagged up and producing milk.  We know that a week previously HiCaliber came into possession of an `orphan’ filly that was barely a day old and that filly possibly came from Salvador as he was at auction that day with his trailer but did not run horses through the ring.  We’ll talk more about babies and mares in a bit though.  Let’s talk about some other things that maybe not everybody knows about last Tuesday.

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After the sale horses had run through the ring, HiCaliber briefly posted about this horse and said they were looking for a private buyer and needed $700 for him.  He was very foot sore and was offered to nobody else.  The ad was also pulled down right away and the horse not mentioned again.

Nacho was also at auction last week.  I’m not sure which horses he brought or if it was just a goat day for him.  All these guys have Manson and Romney Faye’s number so they would have been aware that things would be going down a bit differently this week.

So after auction, this trailer belonging to another regular flipper named Jose showed up after Manson had left.  He did have horses in his trailer. He and his brother Marco are becoming regulars in the HiCaliber parking lot scams.  In this video taken by one of our stealth moles, he denies knowing Manson or HiCaliber.   He also mentions to his kid that they are being filmed and that he wants to get out of there but will be back next week and arrive earlier. I find that super interesting that he denied knowing Manson considering he has a very distinguishable trailer and has sold them horses before.  Don’t believe me?

It seems Jose is as unfamiliar with the truth as Manson is.  In fact, he’s done lots of business with her in recent months.  He sold her Gigi,  Roxanne likely came from him as well as Penelope among others.  He was also present in the parking lot the day the police paid them all a visit at Stater Bros.  Speaking of that, I guess now is as good a time as any to try to explain that to try to make sense out of that for everybody.

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Jose’s horse already in the HiCaliber trailer upon arriving at Stater Bros Parking lot. Jose followed them to the lot with an empty trailer.

So back on February 13th, our stealth mole followed Jose to the Stater Bros parking lot.  His trailer was empty that day, but it’s also the same day he brought Roxanne to auction and she ended up going home with Manson.  Jose wasn’t the only flipper that met them there.

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File # from the parking lot visit

Just to be clear, neither of the voices on the above video are mine.  They are stealth mole and let’s just say a `contact’.  We were kind of back and forth about showing this, but since there has been all this talk about the police maybe only being there because of a fender bender we felt it best to show why they were there.  They were there because selling horses in a parking lot is illegal.  The pictures show Manson with the horse that had come out of Salvador’s trailer earlier in the day (believed to be Chino), taking his pictures and getting ready to beg for money just before the police rolled up.  Regardless of what Manson claims about how `friendly’ it all was, it is illegal and it hasn’t gone unnoticed that she has gone to even greater lengths to hide her deals since this day including dragging the animals to a dirt road to film her tear jerking videos.

When the police rolled up, there was Jose, Pet Matchmaker, `Jason’ the hauler and Nacho all in the parking lot with Jose and Nacho’s trailers being empty.  The police seemed mostly interested in HiCaliber but for whatever reason, the flippers scattered like the vermin they are.

As I have mentioned before, Nacho nearly had smoke on his heels he ran to his truck so fast, jumped in and got the hell out of dodge.  Sadly, we only have still photos and no video because stealth mole kinda had her hands full at the time.  I don’t recall which horse on the trailer was his, but if you recall, Nacho was the one responsible for Galle back in January.  You can refresh your memory on the horrific condition she was in here. Nacho was also the one behind Mas, Magnum and so many others.  Now that we’re all up to speed on the parking lot bust back in February, let’s jump back to last week and what happened after auction.

Despite Manson not being able to raise funds last week and the fact that all the horses that were sold through the ring were purchased by other rescues, Manson just couldn’t help herself.  Unable to bitch that nobody else stepped up, she still managed to collect a full trailer of equines to drag back to the ranch.  I know it’s hard to believe what Manson claims, especially when she’s trying to point fingers in other directions, but this time it appears to be true.

At some point well after auction, Manson rolled up to Wells Fargo with a full trailer.  None of these animals have been introduced to the village idiots yet or even had their presence acknowledged which might make them easier to disappear.  We know that Jose had a trailer full of horses after auction that he refused to sell to anybody that asked and the lame black private buyer horse they posted about ended up somewhere too.  Manson likes to accuse people of not stepping up but how can they when they flippers are lying to them?  Now that we have it out in the open that these horses exist, let’s see how long it takes Manson to come clean or what lies she spins to explain them.

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Actually she had barely been with them a week but who’s counting?

Once A Little Rescue had the bagged up mare, now named Madre, checked over by the vet and confirmed that she had recently lost a foal, they reached out to HiCaliber to offer to purchase Emlyn.  They were promptly told `no’ because the `private buyer’ wanted to keep her.  Of course we know the `private buyer’ is likely fictitious and will probably donate the filly to HiCaliber once they are able to accept donations.  What human, let alone a rescue,  would deny a filly a mother?  Too young to be disrupted?  Really?  Because hauling her back in a trailer with pigs and strange horses and then throwing her in a stall with in a strange place and not allowing her a bottle isn’t disruptive at all.

Speaking of the refusal to give this filly a bottle, here is Amanduh trying to get her to drink out of a bucket.  Sound is off because of the child in the video and her mother saying her name.  One of their recent excuses for not bottle feeding this filly is the claim that she may aspirate if she drinks with her nose above her body or something.  I can’t recall the exact wording because it was so ludicrous.  Look at any foal nursing from their mama and, last time I checked, their teats aren’t attached to their hocks.  They have to reach up to nurse.  It’s also probably a lot cleaner than Amanduh’s filthy paws swishing around in her dirty bucket.  This poor little filly.  By all reports there isn’t the same sign up and interest to sit around the clock with her that Magnum had.

While we’re on the subject of little Emlyn, here is a nice lie Amanduh told and no, I’m not referring to the private buyer one.  The fact that she claims that this foal was saved from the slaughter pipeline was just crazy.  Even IF she wasn’t Madre’s baby, this filly was not in the`pipeline’  They do not ship horses under six months of age to slaughter.

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There are the guidelines from the USDA for horses shipping to slaughter.  As you can also see, that the majority of horses that Manson gets from Salvador, Nacho, Misner and the others are not horses that would ship to slaughter.  That isn’t ‘saying they aren’t horses that need some help from a legitimate rescue, key word being `legitimate’.  Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s clear up another myth Manson uses to create a sense of urgency and get people to dig deep.

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If you listened to Manson and forgot that shipping horses for the purposes of slaughter is illegal in California, you would think that the number of horses going to slaughter is on the rise.  Nothing could be further from the truth whether you are talking about Canada or Mexico.  The numbers have steadily decreased each year.  That might be useful to point out to Manson’s pro slaughter vet as well.  Don’t even get me started with the village idiots.  I guess this is what happens when Manson is your personal Wikipedia for all things equine.  They really need to learn to broaden their horizons and aim higher. We still have a long ways to go in order to remove the threat of slaughter, but we are making headway and the last thing we need is Manson and her village idiots running around telling lies.

I wonder if the village idiots have noticed how few actual update posts they get now that Manson can’t beg money for awhile.  Rather than use this time to make quality adoption videos or even update on any one of the 170 plus horses warehoused on their feedlot, she has turtled.  Because of this, I thought I’d update people on Magnum. You hear Manson mention how fat he is getting when, in fact, he is sporting that bloated belly with no actual weight on his ass or shoulders. Likely it’s from the fact that they only feed him hay and he’s never received proper supplements or he’s full or worms.  Probably both.  From the looks of any super young baby that has actually survived at HiCaliber, they have no idea how to feed one and they all end up with this sad physique.  He’s also being subjected to Amanduh’s version of halter training which seems to be designed to ensure he’s as rude as possible the bigger he gets as she allows him to either drag behind or wander out in front at full shank length.

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Even though HiCaliber cannot openly beg for money and disperse assets, Amanduh’s for profit `business’ using HiCaliber horses, equipment and facilities continues unabated.  For the minor fee of just $40 you too can learn how to crunch the shit out of a horse’s withers, tie a rope halter wrong and strap a child to the saddle.  Awesome!  And if that wasn’t enough for people, this past weekend she taught a groundwork class for the same fee.  The horse she used was poor Shasta who had once upon a time been a private buy, only to be returned to the ranch not so long ago.  She’s also kinda lame in this video.  I’m not even sure WTF is going on here other than a lame horse being lunged on way too short of a line in the mud as she slips, slides and tries to stay upright as Amanduh shouts instructions from off camera.  This level of ignorance is bad enough but the fact that she is inflicting it on rescue animals and teaching it to other neophyte horse people should be criminal.  Amanduh needs to stick to the horses that only eat quarters outside of WalMart.

 

Now we come to the part of these posts I absolutely hate.  Saying names.  I have to admit I fell behind and I feel terrible about it.  It gets overwhelming at the clip Manson is killing these past few months.  Still, these horses deserve to be remembered and honored.  Our first up is Andrina.  She was but a blip on the village idiot radar as she was killed almost immediately.  She was sore and appeared uncomfortable but I’m not sure she ever had real diagnostics done by a real vet.  I wish I had more information about her to share.  RIP. Andrina.  #sayhername

Despite the dramatic back story she came with, Little Bear was from one of the usual suspects HiCaliber deals with.  I’m not anti-euthanasia and I can see this mare probably needed a release.  I’m against exploitation and increasing her suffering which is what happened to Little Bear.  As Manson pontificated about knowing better and doing better, she also basically said she wouldn’t help this mare until funds were raised for diagnostics.  Does anybody think this horse saw a vet?  Any real rescue that saw this horse would get her help one way or another and not say, `only if we raise the funds, including the responsible rescue fees she will never use because we’re going to shoot her as soon as we get her home’.  I’m not even going to get into the whole issue with the black pony in the picture with her showing up at auction that week and ending up at Baker Ranch.  RIP Little Bear.  #sayhername

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I do not have a lot of information on Sahara or her death either.  It has been confirmed she was recently killed but no details as to why.  The fact she was relinquished almost exactly a year ago suggest that her time might have expired.  RIP Sahara.  #sayhername

Callie also passed without a mention recently.  Purchased in the parking lot back in early December, she was deemed to be `remarkably sound’ in her intake video.  That was basically the last mention there ever was of her before she left this earth.  I wish I could say why or how.  RIP Callie.  #sayhername

Ruby Rose was one of the more upsetting cases lately.  Even though Manson had said she was `neuro’ it appeared there was more to it than that.  If anything she reminded me of a horse that had a head injury and it was upsetting to see them load this horse in a trailer to drag her all the way back to the ranch.  Not surprisingly she went down in the trailer on the way back and was promptly shot in the head upon arrival.  For all we know, her death may have triggered at least one or two others as Manson usually kills in pairs at the very least.  At least Manson didn’t blame her death on haters even though she claimed Ruby Rose was having seizures.  RIP Ruby Rose.  #sayhername

Freedom was bought on March 5th.  He appeared to have a blown suspensory among other issues and was not really able to bear weight on his injured limb.  Manson mostly just referred to him as `the compassion’ pull as she made her tearful live feed at auction.  This was shortly after the media shit storm had blown up so it was all very sad.  What made me sad is the thought of this poor horse being rattled in a trailer the two plus hours back to Valley Center to meet his fate.  What was actually in store for Freedom was so much worse than usual.  Instead of being released from his suffering, Manson let him live until the reporter from the San Diego Union-Tribune came out to interview her.  For whatever reason, he decided to simplify the problem adovocates have with HiCaliber and make it all about her euthanasia methods.  As a result,  Manson treated him to a little show on shooting a horse in the face with Freedom being the star.  There was a dramatic picture of him laying on his side.  The reporter waxed poetic about Freedom’s death march to the killing field, making sure to mention that they had to pause to shoot him up with `morphine’ so he could complete his journey.  Then, Manson put on a great show of being sad and telling the horse she loved him before shooting him in the face.  With that, Freedom had officially `earned his keep’ as an ambassador for taking a bullet to the brain.  The reported didn’t mention where he came from and why people were allowed to abuse horses like that while Manson protects and covers for them.  Instead he just allowed her to spew her propaganda without ever once asking a tough question.  Ironically, this article came out shortly after Manson made the post about giving all the reporters hand jobs.  RIP Freedom.  #sayhisname

I’m sure by now, most of you have heard about the death of Blaze aka Blazing Idle.  It was only on February 19th that Manson put up a placement post for her.  She was dead shortly after that and that’s where it all gets a bit murky.  We’ve all read about her former owner showing up to see her and being rather rudely and roughly treated by Amanduh while Manson hid in her house.  The owners gave HiCaliber $1000 when they relinquished her.  I’ve seen some people comment that that wouldn’t have paid for her upkeep for long and it was understandable that Manson shot her.  Why is it that this owner had to pay $1000 to relinquish his horse but Manson will repeatedly pay people like Nacho and Salvador money to purchase their completely mutilated and mangled horses?  Blaze was said to have gained weight and looked great at foster before being returned to the ranch and placed in south herd which ended up on hard QT, whatever that means.  I’ve attached a post from her former foster mentioning about the quarantine and where Blaze had been moved to.  How Manson treated her former owner, including attempt to throw him under the bus saying he only wanted her back to breed is beyond reprehensible.  Even if that was true, is shooting her in the head better?  I really don’t think so.  RIP Blazing Idle.  #sayhername

While we’re on the subject of mysterious reasons to kill a horse, these are all the times in the last year that Manson has claimed to have done a necropsy on various horses.  In most cases she promises to keep people posted and updated once they get the results.  I cannot recall her ever posting a necropsy result on a single one of these horses.  Don’t forget it wasn’t that long ago she admitted she had only actually ever had one horse necropsied and that was awhile ago.

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In lieu of promised updates on requested horses, Manson decided to finally post what passes for proof that Johnny Cade was actually cremated.  This probably came about because people were mentioning they never got the hoof prints they paid for and there has always been some question whether or not he was actually cremated.  Well, now we know there is a box with his name on it.  I wonder where the rest of him is.  I’ve had a horse cremated and there are a LOT of ashes involved.  Much more than the box that Manson displayed.  My horse had a very beautiful urn with a memorial plaque, and then the remainder of his ashes were in a cloth bag in a tote and were quite heavy.  Even as emaciated as Johnny Cade was, there should be more left over than that small box.  Given the other screen shots up above and Manson clearly displaying how little she values any animal, especially after dying, it wouldn’t be surprising if the additional ashes from Johnny Cade weren’t tossed in the manure pile.  Then there is Manson saying to tractor a hole and I have to wonder how many unmarked graves are on that place. Creepy.

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Here are a few recent posts about horses running  loose at the ranch due to their shitty fences.  The one post even mentions the escapees taking a tour through the QT area.  That’s not even mentioning that at any given time they have studs waiting to be gelded or cryptorchids standing around who are also more than capable of getting a mare in foal.  There have been a few `oops’ babies in the past there that the math didn’t quite work out for it to have happened anywhere other than since the mares got to HiCaliber. I believe Renley was one of them.

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I thought this was an interesting post for a number of reasons not the least of which is the admission of strangles.  Regardless of when she made this post, remember it was only recently that she said she had only ever had two horses test positive for strangles.  I did block out the child exploitation part because even though Manson chooses to air her children’s personal issues all over social media, I don’t have to enable that.

As I was looking up a few things, I came across this post Manson made in 2014.  It’s a pretty cool find as it shows how much of a complete 180 she’s done since moving to the new location.  I wonder what the 2014 version of Manson would have to say to today’s incarnation.  Not the least of which is that many of  the things she attempts to discredit her detractors for are evident on this post; taking the word of former staff and owners, going by photographic evidence, telling people to be the eyes, ears and voice for the horses.  All things she now claims have no validity.  Then her promise that as a responsible rescue she is going to expose abuses and those people that support those `horrific conditions’ is just the icing on the hypocrite cake.

liar I think that’s pretty much all I have for today.  It’s certainly not all I have sitting on my desk, but probably enough to wrap your minds around for now.  I have to admit I feel frustrated.  We’ve made our submission, things are rolling and really we should be able to coast a bit for now.  Instead, Manson and her merry band of accomplices seem to be intent on digging their holes deeper.  I personally believe things have gone long past the point of no return as far as Manson and the current board of directors and ranch residents goes, and I wonder why she continues to lie and hoard animals.  It’s abundantly clear we’re onto her.  She’s like the worst liar ever because she won’t commit to one version of events.  Couple that with her verbal diarrhea and malignant personality and she gives us all so much to work with and still she figures she can outshift an army of advocates.  One of her favorite whines lately is to say that she doesn’t think we, meaning the haters, meant for things to get this far.  She’s wrong. This is exactly how far we meant for things to get and even further.  We will not stand for her continued abuse and exploitation of vulnerable animals.  We will no longer remain silent as she flaunts her hoarding and grifting in our faces.  We will not look the other way as she protects, enables and covers for the very people that are abusing and mangling horses and, most importantly, we will be the voice for those animals and not allow them to be erased off the face of this earth.  Welcome to the new world order Manson.  It’s just about time for you to sing.

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It’s been quite a week.  What else is there to even say?  Well, it turns out quite a bit.  It’s not quite time for that farewell post I’ve been dreaming about making, although at least I can finally see that day coming.  I’ve never been one to jump on bandwagons, so I’m going to go a different way today.  Y’all are getting your maintenance dose of drama on the various news sources, so I thought it might be appropriate to throw things back and talk about some of those horses and situations that brought us to where we are.   At least for me, they are the reason I got involved.

 

Remember Sara?  She was a purchase from back in July 2016.  I have to admit I wasn’t keeping close tabs on their Tuesday fuckery back then, so I’m not sure who she originally came from.  She had quite a few fans, both on their Facebook page and with the volunteers.  There was never really many updates on her other than maybe a camera passed by her during a live feed or something.  People asked after her from time to time until, at one point that winter Manson casually mentioned her death.  At the time she claimed that Sara was found with `brain matter’ leaking out her nose and said that there would be a live feed with their vet to explain what happened.  That live feed never came and Manson never really mentioned Sara again.  We never really knew why this young mare had to be killed.

 

So, here you go. Straight from Manson herself, what actually happened with Sara.  She openly admits that she didn’t really have brain matter leaking out of her nose but a `bastard lung abscess that popped’.  Has anybody else noticed that Manson sure hates to say the word `strangles’ for somebody that thinks it’s no big deal?  I should note that this conversation took place in August of last year.  She clearly states that she has only ever sent one horse for necropsy, but doesn’t state which one that was.  I guess those of us that are still waiting for Boyer’s necropsy results or any of the others she promised, probably shouldn’t hold our breath.  That other thing that struck me is that Sara had been there at least 5 months when she died, so this obviously wasn’t something she picked up at auction, she contracted the disease at HiCaliber. I believe this was right around the time that Praline, Gertie, and Joplin all died due to Strangles as well.  RIP #saytheirnames

 

I know Thomas tugged at a lot of heartstrings when he showed up at HiCaliber from auction last year. Although he was lame, he was clearly in good body condition and had obviously been cared for.  Sadly for Thomas, he was also sore which is probably why he was at auction in the first place.  I’m sure the over 2 hour trip back to Valley Center, not counting Chik Fil A stops, didn’t help matters either.  Even though they raised over $1300 to `save’ him, Thomas was dead within a few days.  I know many of you recall Manson stating that he was sweating too much as one of the reasons she killed him.  She pretty much admits in the above screen shots that he wasn’t diagnosed by a real vet.  As always there is more to the story.

 

More lies from Manson.  That horse didn’t look anywhere near 30, but I’m sure in Manson’s mind it further justified killing him without giving him a chance.  I should add that Thomas was purchased at auction the same day as Cozetta and Jackson Max.  All of them are now dead and all them were shot in the face by Manson.  Since Mirage was brought up, let’s talk about her too.

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If you recall Mirage,co was the mare with the fistula and Manson was completely obsessed with it and her vagina to the point she held several photo seshes with it.  A large amount of money was raised so that Mirage would have surgery to repair her fistula and that was supposed to happen in two stages.  Mirage only had the first surgery before being returned to HiCaliber where she was not fed as per protocol.  Rather than a mushy mash of soaked pellets,  there were mistakes made and Mirage succumbed to colic shortly after her first surgery.  You can read the details on this post.  What disturbed many people was the group pic with Mirage’s dead body complete with a guy cheezin for the camera.  Little did we know that group photo ops with dead bodies were going to become a thing in coming months.  Anyhow, now you know that the `official’ party line is that it was a beautiful moment and `Gus’ was just super happy to be a part of having his picture taken with a corpse, because really, who wouldn’t be?

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I get a lot of requests in my inbox and sometimes inthe comments asking about how Chiefy is doing.  She’s the mare HiCaliber purchased at auction with an extremely convoluted back story that was quickly disproved.  You can refresh your memories here.  Shortly after she was stripped of her original name and drug back to the feed lot, she was kicked in the head and Manson did a little 30% vetting on her by stapling her head up.  That was pretty much one of the last updates on her until this past week.  As you can see, Chiefy isn’t exactly thriving at rescue.

 

As you can see from these pictures, horses aren’t the only things that are used for target practice at HiCaliber.  As threatened, the great coyote hunt happened, camouflage and all.  Apparently, the expert marksmen only managed to kill one, but no further word from Manson about marauding packs of coyotes, so I guess they can put that in the win column for now.

 

I thought I’d just drop this statement from Angrid in case any of you were thinking all those pictures I posted and other that are floating around social media are Strangles.  According to Angrid, the horses were either fighting or cut their jaws on fences.  I wonder when the last time Angrid was even at the ranch and I wonder if she went and saw her own horse right after without changing her clothes.  I wonder a lot of things lately though…

 

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One of the frustrations about the situation at HiCaliber has been getting local agencies to step up and just do their jobs.  We’ve all heard about the conflict of interest that apparently prevents DAS and SDHS from doing their jobs.  Part of that conflict of interest is that board member Kat Tarnowski works for SDHS.  Many people have questioned how, as an ACO, she could possibly turn a blind eye to what is happening at HiCaliber.  I think these rather graphic pictures might clear that up.  Apparently, chopping up animals and having a dig around is just business as usual for her.  I realize it was part of her training.  I’ve had to be present for post mortems in college, but I most certainly didn’t feel the need to photograph them and post them on my social media.  Nice to know where those tax dollars go, huh?

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I think by now we all know how Manson’s interviews went.  What was that she was saying a week ago?  She couldn’t wait for it all to come out because she had such a great connection?  Then there was her nice post about giving handjobs to all the reporters before the stories broke.  That’s always a great way to endear oneself to them.  What was super amusing was this private group strategizing about how to win him over.  We all know how THAT worked out…

 

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Meanwhile, as the village grows restless,  Manson has lost access to her piggy bank  Paypal account.  I don’t take any delight in the fact that she runs that place so hand to mouth that she’s nearly out of hay.  $7000 is a pretty big number though.  I don’t think it has occurred to any of them that Manson doesn’t feel a need to go live when she can’t ask for money.  As soon as she’s allowed to openly grift again, I’m sure she’ll be back and making up for lost time.  Meanwhile, the money laundering openly continues.  It’s almost like people passed out shovels to all of them.

With all the goings on lately, I haven’t really had the time to sit down and sort out the auction stuff for a few weeks.  That’s still coming.  However, I did pull this clip which pretty much shows how manipulative and evil Manson is.  Because Manson managed to kill off two high profile horses in a very short time frame that must mean the haters snuck onto her property and slipped them something.  You know, because both Umbra and Johnny Cade were the very picture of health.  Actually, do you know what causes seizures in horses?  Starvation and organ failure does.  We all know Manson wasn’t following the refeeding protocol on Johnny Cade and we know that Umbra was getting no foal supplements because they were convinced Eclipse was producing milk to nourish her. Thankfully Manson reads this blog and has decided that even though she thought Eclipse produced enough milk for a 5 month old foal, she is not producing enough for a newborn so she won’t be trying that again.  I’m not sure that means little Emlyn is out of the woods just yet.  The last update showed them allowing her follow them around the barn yard where they have sick and quarantined horses walking around every day.

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Well Rene, they aren’t lurking any more .  Happy now?

 

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I’m going to keep this short and sweet.  I think many of us are drama’d out this past week.  I do want to thank everybody for keeping things sane here.  While everybody is losing their mind because some obscure news outlet picked up a story, you guys have kept your focus.  There is a lot going on and all this media attention could not have come at a worse time as far as that goes.  I’m sure that will surprise some people that I said that, but things will become much more clear in the next week.  Mr. Racino made some phone calls and got information that was available to each and every one of you.  Remember that.  He isn’t the one that made those things happen, he didn’t file the complaints and compile the information, it was several hard working people that aren’t in it for glory, but for those horses.  His interest is in breaking a story, not in what is best for those animals. The more drama he can whip up and drag this on, the better it is for ratings and if it puts current investigations at risk, he does not care.  For my part, I’ve given it all I’ve got.  I will see this through as long as the wheels set in motion are still turning.  After that there is no more.  For all those horses that have suffered, been exploited, killed for no reason and otherwise mistreated in the name of rescue, we’ve all given it our best.  Let’s hope it’s enough and that next week brings good news.  #saytheirnames

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