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Ok, I lied.  Obviously this isn’t up on Tuesday.  I had a busy weekend and then I have this thing were my animals actually come first in my household, so there just wasn’t enough time and energy to get a post out on Tuesday this week. The bonus is that means we can talk about the auction shit show along with all the other antics that have gone down lately.  Thanks to the readers that comment here, I even ventured to the dark side and remembered why I don’t usually bother with that.  In fact I think that’s where I’m going to start things off.  I don’t normally like to give the shitheads a lot of attention, but I’m feeling magnanimous today, so I’ll toss the bone.  Let’s gather round for this week’s examples rescuing irresponsibly.

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I posted this meme yesterday in lieu of the usual post.  Most of you were amused by it.  The shitheads were not. Mission accomplished.  Still,  I know better than to look over there but after the recent comments on a previous post, I had a momentary lapse in self-control.  They did not disappoint.  Here are some of their comments about us daring to laugh at what a shitty rider Amanduh is.
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Actually, when I’m riding a green and unfamiliar horse is when I look my very best because I’m actually paying attention.  If I get loose and careless, it’s usually going to be on one I regularly ride and know. However, Manson’s argument doesn’t hold any water anyhow because the horse in the picture is Strategist and he’s been kicking around their feed lot for quite a while, which means he’s been subjected to those ridiculous knotty halters for ages as well as what passes for horsemanship on the feedlot.  I swear Manson can’t tell the truth if she tries.  As far as `big balls’, that may explain the funny riding position Amanduh employs, but it most certainly does not explain the star fishing Manson engages in.  I would think starfishing would be very painful if one had testicles.  Manson the horses she gets on that I won’t and she’s partially right because I won’t ride a lame horse or one too small for me and they obviously have no issues with those things.  Manson is also afraid to even ride her own horses so there’s that too.  However, let’s just suspend reason and facts for a moment and say Amanduh was doing a test ride and the camera caught her in a brief moment of looking like a shit sack.  How would that explain this next pic?

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This is Amanduh riding her very own horse, Rhys.  I suppose I should give some credit that she actually appears to be on the proper lead for once, but that is likely due to accident rather than design. While we’re at it, can somebody break her ankles so she can finally get her heels down?  My bleeding eyes! Then, we have the village idiots, including some usual suspects, chiming in with their expertise.

You pretty much know you’re on shaky equitational (yes, I made that word up) ground when the best you can do for a defense, aside from Manson, is having Maloree, the Cannabis Queen and Denise, God Warrior, Tracy chiming in.  Yikes!

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While we’re on riding and all things gunsel, Manson posted this pic of herself the past week.  Yet again she is riding a horse that is far too small for her and that’s not helped by her riding a saddle that fits neither the horse or her ass.  I will give credit where it is due and say this horse was emaciated a month or two ago when they bought her and Manson is only using a semi-starfish position rather than the extreme one she normally favors.  It’s not fat shaming to say that she’s too large for this horse though. It’s a fact.  She does these animals no favors with this sort of thing or using those ridiculous knotted halters.  I do have a point in all this aside from just bitching.

I can’t even grant an `E’ for effort here with Rene aka Scrappy Doo’s version of bitless here on her foster horse, Danny.  Last week we got to see her do a test ride on Terney with an ill-fitting saddle that digging into his shoulder and withers, and this week we get to see what Danny has to put up with from her.  Danny, who doesn’t have enough `go’ to be worthy of adopting but still puts up with her BS.  I’m not sure what this rig on him is aside from ill fitting.  The knot isn’t tied right and I’m not sure wth is the deal with the brownbandy thing she’s got going on there and tangled up in his mane.  Seriously, does nobody connected with HiCaliber know how to tack a horse up?  Somebody should snatch Danny up and upgrade him though.  He’s clearly a saint for putting up with what he does.
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Last week we learned both Nala and Eliza were returned from being adopted.  It seems that Nala’s adopter is having extreme difficulty getting her money back and that Eliza’s owner has had second thoughts and will be giving the mare one more try.  Sadly, Bikini, Shawa and Aussie were all returned this past week though.  The same person had all three horses and while details aren’t clear, she is only entitled to get her adoption fee back on Aussie as she had the other two for more than 30 days.  Not much more but enough so that Manson gets to pocket that money and still have the horses.  This is the problem with their adoption events.  They let these horses go to anybody that kisses enough ass and often it is somebody that gets caught up on a whim and hasn’t really thought the logistics through.  Then, the horse that arrives home with them may not be as advertised as far as how broke it is or even healthy and sound.  The reason for this is that there doesn’t appear to be anybody at HiCaliber that knows WTF they are doing or could properly assess a horse on any level.  They are set up to fail and the horses pay the price.  I know there are a fair number of people that try to adopt only to be rejected or outright ignored and maybe that’s a blessing for them.  I shudder to think which poor souls are due for a return trip to the feed lot next.

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I’m not sure if anybody else has noticed all the volunteer  themed posts on the HiCaliber Facebook page lately.  Everything from how much they appreciate them to the `day in the life’ posts.  I believe we’re supposed to overlook that they are really stale posts given the horses involved.  Percy has been gone for a long time and so has Hot Shot.  Then there are the pics I’ve posted on this blog a few months ago that they post like they happened the last week.  What does it matter?  Well a little `birdie’ told me they are bleeding volunteers.  They have been for quite a while.  First there was the summer holiday excuse and now I’m not sure what the issue is other than Manson is somewhat ignorant to the plebs she considers to be beneath her.  Apparently bending over and picking up garbage is beneath her too.  Far better to be petty and further alienate people that are there out of the goodness of their heart and make a cunty post.  Then sit back, wonder and whine that there is nobody to feed horses.

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Speaking about the lack of volunteers, water continues to be an issue at HiCaliber.  I’m not sure how many horses need to colic and die before these assholes get it through their head that before they do anything else, they need to water those animals.  Before Manson sits down to eat, before she flicks her bean or whatever the fuck else it is that keeps her inside and not helping out with caring for the 160 plus horses that are on that property as of today.  Yes, I got that right.  She has over 160 horses warehoused on about 11 useable acres and she is not providing the most basic of care for them.  Any questions on why I continue writing this blog and put this sort of thing on blast?  No?  Good let’s carry on to some more douchebaggery.

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Every so often, HiCaliber features a horse like Captain America.  Courtesy posts.  I’m not against courtesy posts, I just don’t get it.  We’ve talked about this in the comment section and Captain America is EXACTLY the kind of horse that needs to be rescued.  He’s at risk of falling through the cracks.  He’s a stallion, his owner has medical issues, and he’s going to end up breeding a bunch more grade horses and/or falling through the cracks.  This is exactly where a rescue needs to intervene BEFORE he heads down the road of flippers and bad backyards.  I guess it’s not exciting enough and they can’t grift enough or maybe they’ve all lost the plot so badly, they forgot what real rescue is like.  I’m having a hard time recalling when the last time they acquired horses that didn’t come from Misner or Salvador or auction. Oops wait, there are the relinquished that they never talk about or do much about trying to find new homes.  How long has Nicky been there now?  Not so much of a mention from The Manson Family.  Poor Emmy got her first mention since she was surrendered in March and that’s only because she was drugged up and getting some wounds on her hind leg cleaned up.  Where has she been all this time?  I guess if they’re not mentioned and kept off the village idiot radar, it’s all the easier to make them disappear.

I don’t even know where to start with auction this week.  I supposed I could start by saying how nice it was that Manson and Romney Faye took the week off, but that’s only part of the story.  Instead we were treated to what appeared to be a heavily medicated Wrinkles with Amanduh copiloting along with a few other hangers-on.  Wrinkles isn’t a very good liar and she kinda alternates between whining and going off topic.  She must have forgotten her heart string handbook at home, because she dusted off one of their favorite chute diagnosis and declared a gray gelding to have peen cancer.  I don’t think we have had a good case of faux peen cancer for months, so it was pretty awesome.  Sadly, it did not motivate the village idiots so Wrinkles then had to point out that he had a bump on his nose and surmised that it must mean he had a halter left on too long.  That still wasn’t sad enough for the village idiots so the lucku horse was purchased by somebody else with Wrinkles floating one last-ditch effort to the idiots  and claiming the new owner probably didn’t know he had *gasp* melanomas under his tail so they could still buy him back.  You know, because a gray horse with some lumps under the tail would be a real rarity and all.  It was a tough crowd today though and the lucky gelding did not have to go back to HiCaliber despite them saying he was their #1 priority.

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Euclid Auction

Because they got basically skunked aside from one pinto mare at auction, it was time to move onto the parking lot portion of the day.  Even though Manson talked a big game when AC showed up a few weeks ago, the fact is they haven’t done a parking lot sale at Ontario since and today they got even more sneaky.  They met Salvador at the Euclid auction parking lot.  Robyn thought she was being all secretive, even going so far as to mention she had to careful to not show the background, but the dumbass kept flipping the phone around and it was pretty easy to see, along with Salvador’s trailer they were parked right beside them.  What I have trouble understanding is why the secrecy?  If what they are doing isn’t shady and they are truly `saving’ horses, why are they sneaking around all over the place to meet up with the `guy that called’.  It’s always the same `guy’.  It’s Salvador Paniagua, the same guy that brought all those tripping horses to Mike’s Auction and got turned away and then busted by Animal Control.  Instead of doing what real advocates do, HiCaliber decides to protect him and line his pockets by getting their village idiots to buy horses for far more than they would bring at auction.  Today they got a private buyer to buy a mare and fillyoff him to `keep them together’.  Nevermind the fact the filly is almost as big as the mare and long past weaning age, Robyn and HiCaliber declares weaning cruel and prefer to let them self wean.  You know, so you the babies can continue to suck the life out of their mothers and become large, spoiled and herd bound.  Just ask Manson how that worked out for her with Jazz and Liv.

With Amanduh, who claims to be classically trained in multiple disciplines, along, we were treated to her special brand of horsemanship out of the saddle.  Sadly, she’s not much better on on the ground.  After telling us all that she was 5’6 1/2, she proceeded to stand next to a horse that she was clearly taller than and declare her to be at least 17HH. I’d say that horse was closer to 15.2, but that’s just me.  I’m the same height as her btw.  Then we had both Amanduh and Wrinkles puzzling over what was up with the same horse’s back.  The horse is clearly a roach back and despite Wrinkles’s promise to the village idiots, she can bring in all the chiropractors she wants, that back is not going to change.  I’m worried about this mare though, because they were already about mumbling compassion pull and there is no way this mare needs that.  They are born this way and manage just fine.  She didn’t appear to be in any pain at all.  Then this chestnut OTTB showed up (I still haven’t figured out where she materialized from) and Wrinkles promptly declared her an appy due to her ben d’or spots.  Amanduh seemed to agree and even after they read her tattoo (the mare’s name is Definite Maybe) they continued to refer to her as an Appy.  Wrinkles was pretty hit and miss on genders today.  Take a good look at their pictures, it may be the last you ever see or hear of them if past weeks are anything to go by.

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Even though Manson wasn’t at auction this week, she did treat us to a short video clip of her draining a hematoma and creating a bigger mess on a young colt a few days ago.  I’m not 100% sure which one of their hoard it was, but clearly there was no vet present and this was something  that Manson had taken upon herself to do.  I don’t really understand the logic of only gloving up just one hand or even lancing a hematoma at the top of the pocket rather than the bottom.  I just know that draining these things isn’t usually something you want to do, but for sure when you do one this big where the drainage hole isn’t at the bottom, you’d probably need a drain put in.  Oh well, another day, another experimental procedure from the 30% vet.  Maybe the standard treatment of cold hosing and maybe a little DMSO isn’t vet-ish enough for her or something.  I was forwarded the above letter which gives me some hope these may be coming to an end at some point.  It would appear there is a case file with the veterinary board and finally, somebody may be looking into what these animals are being put through and where she is getting her hands on so many medications without scrips.  Stay tuned…

I believe this conversation was about the little pinto mare that Manson shot in the face last Tuesday.  I think most of us have heard her claims being `certified’ many times before.  Because there are records of such things, somebody decided to look it up and it turns out that the only thing Manson has beencertified for in the state of California is to carry a baton.  This means unless she is bludgeoning these animals to death, she is no more qualified or certified than anybody else and she probably shouldn’t be packing a loaded gun around with her either.   I have long since come to the conclusion that she shoots horses because she enjoys it.  I know her village would gladly donate the costs of euthanasia should she ask, but she doesn’t.  Considering she begs for even a roll of duct tape, why else wouldn’t she ask for euth costs other than she digs it?

 

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Don’t like it? Don’t care…

These posts get more and more difficult to do up not due to lack of material but because it’s the same shit week after week.  Nothing is ever their fault and we’re just haters.  I do hate what they’re doing to these animals.  I hate that they protect known abusers like Salvador in order to line their own pockets.  .I hate that they have turned a bottom feeder like Misner into some kind of hero when the fact is that he still ships horses to Chavez.  I hate that they create more problems in these horses and then either lie and dump them on an unsuspecting adopter or they trump up an excuse to shoot them.  This is NOT rescue.    They are now bouncing e-checks to people and still, they go out and buy more horses every single week even though they don’t have enough manpower to take care of the ones they have.  The village idiots are every bit as guilty because they completely lose interest once they have made the last minute save.  I guess the freedom walk is their post-coital smoke and they wash their hands of them after that.  Has a single one of them asked after that sick Paint mare they got mid week from Misner?  What about the mare with the tumor on her face?  Did we ever hear if the three mare/foal pairs they got the village to buy from Thompsons in Louisiana made it to California?  I know they never updated on them.  What about Edie from last week? Yet another Salvador horse and Manson was threatening to shoot him before he ever set foot on the trailer for the second time that day.  Why is he the only one that didn’t get an intake last week?  Whatever happened to Houston?  I could fill a post with nothing but questions about horses they have recently purchased.  Don’t dare ask on their Facebook page though.  You’ll either be ignored or accused of being a stalker.  You know, because it’s abnormal to ask after horses they have asked the public to pay for.  All of this has to stop.  With people speaking up, I believe it will stop.  I just hope it’s sooner, rather than later.  Don’t give up!

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How is everybody doing out there?  It’s been a minute, but last week’s post was a bit on the heavy side, so I thought it might take a while to digest .  I’m also kinda busy in real life sometimes and other times I’m just busy procrastinating, so there is that too.  Still, it’s always good to start a new week with some things to think about and that’s just what we’re going to do today.  We’re going to think about things and try to make some sense of them too.  I promise that the videos I have for you aren’t graphic and, in some cases, they’re kinda funny, so things should be a bit lighter if no less aggravating this week.  BTW, I was told that some of you that read this blog from a phone or certain devices only see the still images rather than the video, so I’m supposed to remind you to click on the images if you want to see the video.  You could also just watch it from all the places that like to link them on Facebook.  That works too, but do try to watch because they are usually quite short and add a lot to the rest of what gets covered here.  I’ve got a melange of things to get through today but, as usual, I’m going to attempt to make some sense out of the grifting that has gone down the past week along with some updates, leaks and horses to keep an eye on.  That being said, it’s time to grab a beverage of choice and pull up a seat.

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Oops! She did it again!

I’m not really posting things in chronological order this week, because I think it puts a clearer view on motivations and actions this way.   At least that’s why we’re starting with where Manson and her ol faithful ass barnacle, Robyn, were this weekend and why she was whining about getting in late and being tired as she went off to Misner’s to clean up some more of his mess while everybody else was back at the feedlot trying to contend with yet another open house event.  (see above video) It seems Manson and Wrinkles Robyn decided to go see Britney Spears in Las Vegas.  I recall a few weeks ago when she was trying to cash in and/or make the Vegas massacre all about herself, that she mentioned something about how they were going to a show in a few weeks.  Don’t get me wrong, I go to concerts and I even take the odd vacation, but the big difference is that I have an income.  A real one that I pay taxes on and stuff.  I don’t beg for money online and I don’t have to misappropriate funds to finance my lifestyle and extra curricular activities.  Manson constantly reminds us that she is a `volunteer’ at the rescue but it takes up her every waking hour and that she has no income.  I’m not sure how  she spends every waking hour on the rescue since she is rarely, if ever seen actually cleaning stalls, feeding, watering or even going near horses unless it’s to take her happy ass on a trail ride or strut around in scrubs.  Maybe she is counting all her fake profiles and bully pages she runs on Facebook as `rescue business’.  From the looks at the hands in the above pics,  she and her barnacle most certainly are not roughing them up cleaning stalls or doing manual labor.  I’m also not sure how living rent free and getting board for at least six horses along with gas money, coffee money and incidentals is considered no income, but it does in Mansonland.  Everybody else that has those sorts of deals has to declare them as income and report it to the IRS.  Just sayin…

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Auction last week was pretty much business as usual now that Manson has taken over on Tuesdays.  Romney Faye was off in Arizona enjoying a spa retreat, so they couldn’t depend on her sad-faced selfies to bring in the big bucks.  Instead, it has become the norm for Manson to go on several profanity laced rants and she did not disappoint last week.  A favorite theme is for her to ask where are all the other rescues and critics  are and why we aren’t stepping up on Tuesdays.  Mostly, they are busy doing actual rescue and not running cons with known kill buyers.  Mostly.  Then, the odd time one might want to show up, they can expect to get bullied, have their license plates posted online and Manson offering out their names and addresses to one and all.  She nearly had a meltdown that there was somebody there with red hair this week.  I thought ginger bashing was strictly an UK thing. Even with the mysterious ginger in attendance she felt she was unsupervised and that the rest of us don’t keep track of the lies.  This opened the door for her to  do her usual sleight of hand into a pretty good pay-day.  It was extremely hard to keep up all the goings on given the fact that most of their deals go down in the parking lot these days and the stories on who they are buying from are all fabricated.

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One Manson’s auction rants was all about this little BLM Mustang.  It seems he wasn’t titled so was not allowed to go through the ring.  We already know that Manson lies out of her lie hole 24/7  but this was a bit bold even for her.  She was nearly frothing at the mouth as she chastised the `haters’ for reporting this horse and ruining his chances at going to Skydog.  According to Manson, because people think that a titled mustang shouldn’t just be flipped around without his paperwork, he was going to be sent back to a holding facility and since he was a three strike horse (how would she know that?) he would be there until he dies.  Naturally, the village idiots were completely outraged and worked up about how mean and cruel the haters are.  Who could blame them?  The problem with this little fable was that the horse was already on his way to Skydog’s Malibu facility as she was ranting and Manson was fully aware of that.  Skydog has been regularly scooping horses out of Ontario for the last few weeks and now, since they seem to have created a market there for mustangs, they have decided to add a `rescue’ division instead of being just a sanctuary.  God help us and the horses.  The Skydog founder and Romney Faye are pretty tight, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Romney Faye land there to show them the ropes at some point.  As for the mustang in question, his name is now Jalapeno and he doesn’t seem overly thrilled with his new digs so far.  I’m not really up to speed on all things mustang, but isn’t there some rule about having six-foot or higher fences?  I wonder why that is….

I’m not sure if HiCaliber is doing more and more business with Salvador Paniagua lately due to him getting AC called out on him at Mike’s or if the rest of us are just becoming more aware of  him since the tripping horse deal a few months ago.  At any rate, he’s found a business partner in Manson and seems to be bringing her horses each week now.  Sometimes he has a red trailer, other times a black.  These dealers always have a few trailers.  Sometimes HiCaliber is dumb enough to show him in live feed without realizing it, just like they did the other week. To refresh some memories, that’s said to be him posted above at both Mike’s and Ontario auction on different days.  The black trailer behind him is important to note because it came into play this week.

This little horse is one that worries me.  Manson doesn’t like him and he was the only one they drug home last week that didn’t get an intake video.  It seems the village idiots have already forgotten he exists.  In the feed from auction, she threatened his life with his only crime being very green and spooky.  Even though she admits that horses like him don’t do well at HiCaliber, she still convinced the village idiots to seal his fate and buy him so he can go stand around in a small pen with no shelter or handling and eventually end up shot in the face for being `behavioral’.  What the village idiots probably don’t know or care about is that it was always a fait accompli that he was going to end up at HiCaliber.   Manson claimed he was rejected from being run through auction, but the truth is he was seen in Salvador’s trailer pulling into auction before lunch.  The horse never went near the chutes and is thought to have spent the afternoon in Bang Bang Becky’s trailer as Manson can clearly be heard saying on the video clip above that the horse had been in that trailer before.  It wouldn’t be the first time they hid a horse in a trailer all day without water or feed as they went for lunch and ran cons in the parking lot.  The did give him the name Edie, so make sure to keep asking after him because he is just the sort of horse that the village idiots forget about, making it super easy for Manson to kill him off when she needs to make a full load for the meat man.

Speaking of horses that need to be kept an eye on, Eliza is a recent adoption return.  She was adopted around January of this year and is now back at the ranch due to `behavioral’ reasons.  Personally, I get worried when horses at HiCaliber get called hung with that label because it usually means Manson has an itchy trigger finger.  Sadly, Eliza is not the only one that has bounced back to the feed lot either.

Nala has also been returned due to behavior issues within the last week or so.  The scary part for Nala is this isn’t the first time she’s been returned.  This mare has bounced a lot since having the misfortune of landing at HiCaliber and her most recent adoption didn’t even last a month.  I don’t really know what is going on with their adoption `team’. but clearly they aren’t very good at their job.  This shouldn’t be surprising given the level of horsemanship that is usually on display at HiCaliber.  We also know that who gets a horse is a crapshoot.  I have literally lost count of the number of people who have said they have inquired about adopting a horse only to be ignored.  Others have been approved and then rejected for some arbitrary reason.  Manson insisted she has to go through the entire adoption process like everybody else, but we know that only applies to horses she’s waffling on.  (Waffling being a verb and not to be confused with twatwaffle which is a noun used interchangeably with `village idiot’ or Manson)  If Manson spies a horse that has no issues and she wants it, it is added to her hoard for $1 almost immediately as was the case with Rizzo and Barrett once he was gelded.

Apparently it was also the case with Scrappy Doo Rene when she came to town this week to pick out a new horse since her foster,  HiCaliber Danny, seems to be on the injured list and her horse previous to him died over the summer.  As you can see in the above video, Scrappy decided to test ride a horse with her own special brand of equitation and it was  Terney that was offered up as tribute. It also really clears up why so many HiCaliber horses end up being stamped as behavioral after they’ve been incarcerated with them for any length of time.  I actually had some sympathetic back pains watching her bounce around on his kidneys on yet another ill-fitting saddle and then, when she stopped to hug him at the end, I actually winced watching that saddle dig into his shoulder and crunch his withers.  It would seem that nobody associated with HiCaliber is able to fit tack or even recognize ill-fitting tack.  Unfortunately for Terney, Scrappy fell in love and her adoption was approved immediately and for far less than he was offered to the general public most likely.  I’m not suggesting everybody be a perfect or even pretty rider to adopt a horse, but in this case, Terney is clearly way too much horse for Scrappy and apparently that is not taken into consideration when approving adoptions.  I guess it just goes to show that if you park your head far enough up Manson’s ass, you too may get a free horse.  #PrayforTerney

 

Remember last week when Manson was begging for stud chains and duct tape?  Apparently she’s not very happy with her volunteers behind close doors either.  She can’t possible be a 30% vet without her stud chains to hang buckets.  I’m still not sure how you lose so many or why people need them, but apparently stud chains are an endangered species at HiCaliber and Mama Manson is NOT happy with her village!

It would seem that along with the water issue, finding people to actually feed the horses is becoming an issue too.  Last week there was only one person that showed up for feed and now it seems they have days where nobody is booked.  Notice that one of the dates that had nobody was October 21st.  Logically, one might think that the people who enjoy free rent on the property might be expected to fill in those gaps.  Apparently, Manson and Wrinkles did not feel that feeding horses was as important as them blasting off to Vegas for the Britney show since the lack of feeders did not change their plans.  God forbid they ruin those manicures the village idiots pay for.  I just gotta wonder where these 400 volunteers are that they constantly brag about.  I guess Manson doesn’ t want to admit they are bleeding volunteers because she made it sound on live feed like these were emergencies that came up and they didn’t know that nobody would be there to feed on certain days.  Then she comments on one of her volunteers that is such a super star because she saw her feeding in the morning and that same person was still there working away in the evening when Manson came back from whatever pampering she was doing on that particular day.  I wonder how the volunteer felt slaving away as Manson put the oxygen mask on herself first.  It does sound like Manson may have waved at the volunteer as she was driving in, so I’m sure that it made it all worth it.

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While Manson and Wrinkles were partying it up in Vegas, they decided to market a few horses to the village to keep those purse strings lubricated so they’ll be easier to loosen on Tuesday or something.  What tugs at heart-strings more than a cute baby with a skinny mama?  These two, they fully admitted came from Misner.  The `story’ was that he found them while he was buying goats.  They’ve used that one before.  It got really confusing with this mare because they wanted $1000 over her purchase price for responsible rescue *gag*, but several people offered to be a private buyer for the pair.  Because money was still coming in HiCaliber just left them hanging as they asked for a private buyer for a little pinto gelding as well.

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Misner aka Voldy’s place

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Ok, Sunday’s activities get a bit confusing, so I’m going to attempt breaking it down for everybody.  The two pictures above are from Misner’s property.  If you were facing it, the house would be just to your right off camera  and all the pens of horses and livestock are out behind.  This is a pretty busy road the live on and vehicles can often be heard going by the few times HiCaliber has filmed horses there.  Misner’s place is about 4 miles from the auction barn.  What’s important in these pics today is the left side with the tower and manure piles.  See it?  Ok, now let’s look at the next few pics.

The little pinto in the above picture was part of last Sunday’s shell game and the other horse is Vegas who they bought earlier in October.  Clearly, they are at the same property going by the background and clearly, that property is Misner’s.  However, if you listened to Manson, they came from two completely different places.  I think she said the pinto was picked up as part of a lot of horses and the `guy’ didn’t want him specifically.  Vegas was from a friendly flipper or something, or maybe he was from the sick old guy, or maybe the poor guy just trying to feed his family.  They all blur together after a while.  The main point being that Manson worded things so that the village idiots were not aware that the pinto was also Misner’s.  Manson and Romney Faye spin a variety of yarns about who these horses are coming from but generally it’s Misner.  I’m not sure why they couldn’t wait until Tuesday and do the big rescue  at auction unless Manson is testing the waters for other streams of village idiot cash.  It seemed like Misner had quite a few horses for the gals this weekend.

This poor mare was the one that allegedly kicked of the Sunday shell game.  The official party line was that a `local flipper’ had called Manson in a panic saying he had a horse in really bad shape that had been given to him and that she had to come and get her right away because he didn’t know what to do.  I believe the word `frantic’ was thrown in there too.  It turns out the horse was at Misner’s as well even though they tried to disguise that fact by filming her in front of the trailer only.  Besides the car sounds on the video, you’ll see the give away in a bit.  This mare is thought to be an unraced TB by the name of Atheendoftheday.  That’s according to the Manson family, but they have screwed up tattoo reads before, not to mention the still pending identifications on the Louisiana horses, so I wouldn’t take that to the bank.  What you can take to the bank is she has a rather large  and unsightly tumor on her face.  Of course, this made her the perfect heart stringer kinda horse and despite them getting her for free, they requested $500 for diagnostics.  In case you haven’t noticed, all diagnostic procedures at HiCaliber start at $500 no matter what.  I should also remind people that many insiders have said that Manson has put the word out that she wants these sad horses to `rescue’ because they bring in the most money and it certainly worked with this mare.    They were up over $900 last I checked even though the vet had already been out there and the prognosis is that she’s not operable.  What is sad is that despite her appearance, she seems to still have a quality of life but will likely get blown away by Manson within 10 days. Why feed and care for a horse that is terminal when you have lips that need filling and nails that need done?  Ending up at HiCaliber is not what I would consider landing softly.

 

Before I finish making sense out the Sunday mess, I need to reintroduce some of you to Bubba Misner. aka Voldy Jr.  Make sure you watch the little video clip of Bubba I posted up above here.  Bubba is the one on the left in the red shirt. It’s not very long and if I had to see it, the rest of you should too.  Bubba always plays along with HiCaliber’s lies because he makes a lot of money off them.  In the past, if he came across a skinny horse or one like the mare with the tumor, they would be worthless to him.  He would lose money shipping them to slaughter because they’d be rejected at the border and they are not fit for human consumption.  Ever since HiCaliber has come along, these horses are beer money and then some for Bubba.  Manson will tell you that they have taught him a new way to do business and, yet again, she’s lying out the lie hole.  They’ve merely opened up another stream of income for him because the fact is, he still ships horses to Chavez and she knows it.  Now, please notice the picture up above of Bubba at Mike’s auction and the Paint mare leaving the ring.

Bubba took this mare to the last auction at Mike’s and, as he usually does, ran the bid up on her to the point he had to take her back home.  This is the same mare pictured up above with Bubba in the ring with her.  I believe they passed her out at around $490 or something close.  Contrary to what Manson claimed, none of the main rescues in attendance bid on her.  She isn’t generally the kind of horse that needs to be rescued and since Bubba is notorious for running up his own bid, they don’t play his games.  Manson says it’s because other rescues talk shit about him and he doesn’t want them to have the horses and that’s a lie.  Bubba would sell his own mother to pimp if he thought he could turn a profit on her.  He doesn’t care who buys his horses.  The other reason he doesn’t mind so much about bringing a horse home from Mike’s is because he knows full well that HiCaliber will buy whatever.  This time was no exception.

Since Manson was in the area, she said she was going to `swing by’ and check out this paint mare.  That’s the story she told anyhow.  I’m not sure much swinging by happened since it seems all these horses were at Bubba’s, but it sounded much more impressive to the village idiots.  She did say the mare had been no saled at Mike’s, but that’s about as much truth as she injected into the situation.  She said the `guy’ aka Bubba, had bought her and she wasn’t going to work for his `program’.  Since she doesn’t look like a bucking horse, the only other programs we know Bubba has is slaughter and flipping so that was a tip-off right there that there will likely be a large hole in this mare somewhere.  Somewhere between the paypal donations, the multiple live feed donations, they raked in enough money for this mare who was originally going to be a PB offering, so they decided to keep her because she was possibly pregnant and has a `deep cough’.  I wouldn’t put too much weight on the pregnancy diagnosis just yet because Manson hasn’t run her patented titty check that we know of.  For those of you keeping score, that was 4 horses plus one foal bought off Misner on Sunday with only two going back to HiCaliber, one of whom is already on the euth list and slated to be carved up for science afterwards.  I can’t even begin to say how much money they raked in between the different live streams, paypals, and shifting of funds between horses.  Let’s just say more than enough to cover two tickets to see Britney Spears and the gas money.

The above horse is Paula.  This young filly was brought home from auction early in October and here she is three weeks later sporting that malnutrition belly and ribs while the wound she had on her hock goes untreated.  Quite the upgrade the poor little girl got.  I just have to wonder why it is that Manson can’t plunk her ass in the golf cart and even just LOOK at these horses if she thinks she knows so much.  Anybody with the most basic knowledge about horses could see that this filly is losing condition at the rescue.  It’s just not that hard, but given the fact that they are having trouble finding people to come and feed the horses, chances are we know at least part of the reason why she is deteriorating and she’s probably not the only one.  This is NOT rescue.

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After the heavy material I posted last week, I promised to share a little good news to keep y’all going.  I’m sure many of you were hoping for pics of people wearing orange or something dramatic like that, but we’re not there yet.  However, I can show you the above pic that at least lets people know that their voices are being heard.  The Attorney General now has an open file and everything that is sent from now on will be put in that file for review.  This is a giant step towards getting an investigation started. I’m sorry I can’t show more just yet.  It’s not my letter and a little mystery is a good thing at times.  Best to not show all the cards.  What I would like to remind people is that there are miles to go before we sleep.  This is a good start but not yet a slam dunk, so keep on doing what you’re doing as far as reporting and speaking out.  It’s working.

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One of the way Manson keeps what’s left of her village idiots loyal is by demonizing the advocates and spouting her twisted logic when she gets caught in a lie or being a cow.  A favorite rant of hers is that we are all anti euthanasia, which means we can’t be anti slaughter.  Try as I might, I haven’t been able to connect those two things and it doesn’t really matter.  I have yet to see an anti-slaughter advocate, myself included, state that they are anti euthanasia.  I am, however, anti unnecessary euthanasia and I’m vehemently anti 30% vet experimenting on animals.  She tells her idiots that since it’s too difficult to make charges stick against these flippers and trippers, it’s better to befriend them even though it means that by giving them an outlet for their `waste’, they will have even more money to hurt even more horses.  By Manson’s own logic we shouldn’t bother with drunk driving laws or any laws at all because they always get broken eventually.

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There was a time I felt it worth it to try to educate the village idiots and even Manson, but I’ve long since learned that there is no point.  They don’t want to know the truth.  It doesn’t pay as well.  It’s not exciting.  Way more fun to paint Bubba Misner as the bad boy with the heart of gold rather than the truth of him which is that he drinks too much, has misogynistic tendencies and exploits vulnerable animals all while still living at home.  Much more fun to think of Manson as this ballsy lesbian underdog that defied the odds rather than the opportunistic hosebeast that fucked over friends and family alike and gets off on exploiting animals and shooting them in the face. Just like it ruins everything when you find out your favorite TV character or soap star is nothing like the role they play and is actually a completely shitty human being.  There’s no fun in that at all, so you don’t seek out the truth lest it blow your image of somebody.

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So here we are on another Tuesday.  I don’t feel good thinking about what poor animals will get scooped up and drug back to the feedlot never to be heard of again.  Does anybody ever ask after the little pig and cows they bought a few weeks ago?  No?  How about Dagus, Fuego, Dochas, and countless other recent purchases that we literally have never seen or heard from again?  Is Ryland still running the fence?  Why is it that Shiloh, who was supposed to be PB purchase, couldn’t be gelded when they usually have the nuts in the frying pan in under 24 hrs in all other cases.  Was it because he’s a pretty color?  I don’t suppose we’ll get answers for most of these questions and so many more that seem to weigh heavily on everybody but the village idiots.

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Before they fire up the algorithm posts today, I want to do a little rescue math with the readers here.   Manson always likes to brag about how many horses they have `saved’, but not only does she never really tell anybody how she arrives at those numbers, they don’t exactly paint a clear picture.  It’s easy enough to throw out a big number to dazzle a few idiots when you don’t break it down.  Strictly dealing with horse they have acquired in 2017, they have killed more than they have successfully adopted out.  As of last Friday, the numbers are 63 dead with 61 successfully placed in new homes.  There have been 8 of the 2017 horses returned from adoption and 2 sent off to one last good home.   Horses that went to other rescues number 21 with many of those horses never having actually set foot on HiCaliber property.  This leaves 120 of their 2017 intakes pending either at the feed lot, foster or training.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but those aren’t very impressive numbers to me.   They are especially not that great when you consider that the 63 dead number is only for 2017 horses and does not take into account the ones that they took in prior to this year that met their end there as well.  Of course Manson likes to make fun of people who keep track of such things.  That’s not sexy and facts get in the way of grifting.  Well, as she’s laughing it up maybe somebody will take the time to show her the above meme and see if she still laughs.  I’m sorry I can’t give out the answer to it just yet, but Manson knows and that’s good enough for now.  For the rest of you that are dug in for the horses, please stay the course and keep speaking out.  It IS working.  Trust.

 

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I hate Tuesdays.  There, I said it.  I know I said I didn’t like Tuesdays last week but I actually hate them with the white-hot passion of a thousand burning suns and then some.  I mostly hate them due to the anxiety I get over the shit show going down at Ontario Livestock Auction each week and the fact that I find myself hoping the kill buyer gets the horses rather than HiCaliber.  I don’t expect this Tuesday will be much different and that’s totally messed up.  It seems that only the cons they run change but rarely the result and today will be no different.  I try to give people a little something to think about each week, although I realize the majority of the village idiots are a write-off at this point.  Still there is a groundswell of advocacy happening and I think reminders of why we chose this hill to die on are appropriate.   I gotta warn people that parts of this post are extremely graphic and may be very upsetting.  I’ll put another warning and break in before we get to those parts though.  Today might be a great day to self medicate along with your beverage of choice.  Just sayin.  Ready?

Does anybody remember Emerson?  She was a parking lot purchase from auction back on September 19th.  Don’t worry, she’s still alive as far as I know.  The bottom pictures are from her intake that Manson did on the 21st.  I’m sure many of you will remember the weight tape on the belly thing.  That was yet another eye roller moment for many of us.  Anyhow, during one of her rare trips around the feed lot the other day, (Oct 12th), Manson decided to update us on Emerson.  That’s where the top two pictures are from.  Manson even went so far to remark about her weight gain on that live feed.  I actually went and had my eyes checked right afterwards because surely she isn’t that stupid, is she?  In what alternate reality does this look like any weight gain let alone `lots’?  Manson even went as far as to say Emerson had `put on lots of weight’ and was `getting quite chubby’ before qualifying that even though she is still quite skinny, she’s no longer a skeleton.  Ummm, yes, yes she is still a skeleton which means that Manson is pulling numbers out of her as yet again when she says she is at BCS3.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the updates, but let’s not tell people they aren’t seeing what they’re seeing and FFS if she’s going to google something, why can’t she read the entire article or have somebody that has reading comprehension break it down for her?

 

The above pics and screen shots are all from last week in the inner sanctum.  I’m kinda curious why, with so many people living for free on the property, they have ONE volunteer trying to feed on their own.  How is that even possible and how does that happen?  You would think, given the free rent and subsidies they all enjoy, that they could ensure that at least one resident is present for every feeding, but I guess none of them put horses first there.  The water pics are the sludge that was left after draining a trough and there is no excuse for that shit either.  It’s neither expensive or complicated to get some food grade hydrogen peroxide and dump it in the trough.  That doesn’t mean they still won’t need to clean the troughs, but it will drastically cut down on the sludge, slime and general grossness that they seem to have going on at all times.  Water is the most basic and important need that any of us have.  Why can’t they get this through their skulls?  You certainly don’t ever seen Manson’s swimming pool anything but sparkling.  Don’t even get me started on the ever-growing shit mountain that will soon require high altitude gear  in order for people to scale it at the rate it’s growing.   God help me, I just can’t even with these people anymore.

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Once again, Amanduh was the source of unintentional comic relief.  I feel she’s in the running for biggest gunsel along with Manson and Fice.  This intake video featured Amanduh with a very obviously drugged up Wilbourn telling us about his `front knee’ and how lame he is as he staggers forward with his bottom lip dragging along with his `Wilbourness’.  I guess I might not look too sound either in that condition.  Then, because she has the intellect of a rather dull  carrot, Rene further embellishes things by telling us that Wilbourn is a non-gaited Walker in her original write up to go with the video.  I guess Rene is so used to fucking up, she willingly took the blame for the `front knee’ remark, even though it originated with Amanduh, and promptly lied about why she put that in the intro.  They did edit the post, but Facebook has this super handy function that lets you see edits and, the fact is, these ladies don’t realize how stupid they are so the posts stay up as is until they get called out.  Good times!

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I realize this is nitpicking, but it irritates me just the same.  How do you `run low’ on stud chains?  Seriously.  It’s not like they expire or wear out.  I’ve got some in my tack room that are 20 years old or more.  Mind you, I don’t use them to hang buckets because that’s kinda dumb, and I also tend to put things away and take care of them rather than drop them after my ass because I know I can just hop online and beg for more.   In the past Manson has stated they hang feed buckets from them and that’s evident in many of their videos.  It’s also kinda unsafe which is why she probably revised their `official’ use to medical buckets.  There are actual portable bucket hangers that are safe that I posted examples of above.  I have the same issue with them requesting scissors.  Why do they keep needing them?  While we’re at it, do they not have an operating budget at all?  Who begs for duct tape and basic first aid equipment? The next thing you know they’ll be begging for ass wipe and tampons.  Maybe they already have and my eyes just refused to see that.  I’ll likely go blind from bleaching them soon anyhow.

Manson decided to do some test rides this week, so she selected a few crippled horses to subject to her abuse.  First up was Telissa who was an auction purchase from last month.  Telissa a large mare with an even larger knee.  Because Manson normally rides pony sized horses, she kept remarking how big this mare is and how she feels small on her.  I guess feeling and looking are different things because Manson didn’t look small on her.  She also decided to turn her sharply on the forehand so that the poor mare was nearly falling down from pain and then declared `she’s sound at the trot’.  As if carting Manson around wasn’t bad enough, poor Telissa got to have one of their volunteers digging her knees and boot heels into her bare back as she demonstrated yoga while everybody else guzzled margaritas and egged her on.  Typical HiCaliber schtick where nobody ever gives the horse’s comfort, feelings or dignity a second thought as long as they are all amused.  Manson even went as far as to brag about this mare not even being touched since they drug her home before that evening.  From the looks of the poor thing, nobody has even bothered to comb the tangles out of her mane either.

Rowan was the next tribute to have to put up with packing Manson’s ass around.  He’s also got a bad knee with the added handicap of being much, much smaller than Telissa.  If he was sound before his `test ride’, he probably isn’t now and WTF with these stupid rope halters?  I know Manson is all proud of them and it’s their `thing’ but I wonder if she realizes that knotted rope on the most sensitive part of a nose is far more cruel than a big fat snaffle in their mouth.  I wonder if she even cares.  Whack yourself in the nose cartilage with a knotted rope and see how good that feels, Manson and punch yourself in the throat while you’re at it.  Back to the knee issue: I get that some big knees are more blemish than actual unsoundness, but wouldn’t the responsible thing to do be to x-ray them and have a real vet assess exactly what is wrong?  Manson never bothers with things like that.  I recall her saying about Torrey, whose past owner TOLD her she had fractured her knee, that she wouldn’t bother with x-rays until the horse showed she was lame and then we came out to find this past week that they had been riding her before she died.  What a miserable existence that horse had right down the line from Satan and Doughboy’s feed lot to her sad end in California.

Manson spent a lot of time riding poor Jelly this week.  It’s a bit disturbing how she describes him and gushes.  This was the same horse she declared a `fuckhead’ and sent off to Fice not so long ago after he was an adoption return.  I’m not sure if that was before or after he ripped Strategist’s face half off though. I also don’t consider it body shaming to point out she is too big to be riding him so much, if at all.  This horse always looks uncomfortable with her.  Every time she stops, she stretches out and braces like he has a sore back.   Any empathetic rider would see or feel this the for themselves and get the hell off the horse.  Still, she insists on riding him because she is too afraid of the many horses she owns to ride them herself.  That is if they are even broke at all.  She has branded Barrett a `douche’ even though she was crying over him in the hospital and needed a rag that smelled like his ass or something to comfort her.  The fact is, she rarely goes near him these days nor does she go near Daisy, RyRy or Rizzo who are all at HiCaliber along with Dawson.  Ahhh Dawson.  Let’s talk about Dawson, shall we?

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I realize the pictures are small in the above video clip.  They aren’t important but the audio is.  What we have is Manson telling two completely different stories about Dawson.  I’m sure most will recall that Manson did, in fact, pick her out from a live feed and said she bought her for herself with money given to her by Youtuber, Shane Dawson.  Apparently putting your young children on podcast and having them discuss anal, anal beads and egging them on to say shitty things about one of the baby daddies pays well.  Who knew?  However, when it came time to ship Dawson and her `bonded friend’, Tara, who was earmarked for Bang Bang Becky before she even left Louisiana, they all of a sudden became HiCaliber’s horses.  That meant the donors got to pick up the tab to ship them to California, their vet work and their first few months upkeep while Manson and Bang Bang Becky decided whether or not they actually wanted them. Remember that Dawson and Tara got to be on the nice air ride while poor old Sully was wedged in a 4 horse stock trailer with 5 other donor paid for horses and driven non-stop across the country by Cheech in a heat wave.  We already talked about Bang Bang Becky waiting until Tara’s founder issues and corrective shoeing were paid for by the village idiots before adopting her for $1.   Even though Dawson is still listed as up for adoption on the web page, the fact is, she never has been available.  The latest story is that she has always been Manson’s.  What is more likely, is that now that Amanduh has put a few rides on her, Manson has decided to keep her after all and will likely breed her to something weird to create yet another horse she will never break to ride or even bother weaning.  Manson is a classic hoarder.

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One of the things Manson mentioned on live feed last week was that Bristol had taken the long nap under the blue tarp at some point.  I suspect it was some time ago, but you never can tell with Manson.  She hates calling the meat wagon for just one body, so maybe Bristol was killed to make up numbers at some point.  That part isn’t as important as they why.  Bristol was an auction purchase last year and named after a little girl that they met at auction and who actually rode the horse according to Manson.  She was found to have cancer in one eye and had it removed on live feed by a real 100% vet.  Apparently, she had a bad reaction to the ketamine and thrashed coming out of it, which cased her to injure herself, specifically her knees.  At some point after her eye removal, Bristol went from being a fan favorite to falling completely off the village idiot radar. People stopped asking after her and the next we heard was that she had been `euthanized’ ​ and the reason, as heard in the video clip above, was that her knees went `bone on bone’ and she couldn’t be kept comfortable.  Of course, we don’t really know if that’s true of if she ever had xrays or had a real vet recommend euthanasia.  I certainly don’t recall them begging for any money for diagnostics for her and considering they beg for duct tape, I can’t exactly envision Manson having a flash of compassion and paying it out of her eyelash fund.  #RIP Bristol #sayhername

 

This brings us to the graphic part of the post.  It’s not pretty and it’s not funny, but I think it’s relevant.  People need to wake the hell up to what’s going on  so I decided to post it.  If you have delicate sensibilities, just scroll on by to the end.

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Casey, as he was found by morning feeders

 

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I’m sure you can figure out that we’re going to talk about yet another horse dying.  Well, we’ve talked about this horse before.  He was Casey, one of the `Slaughter11′ who was previously infamous for collapsing in the trailer along with Lazarus.  We actually talked about Casey’s death back in May , although we didn’t have all the pieces filled in yet.  As bad as what we knew then was, what came across my desk this week was ever worse. The video is of his last few breaths more than 3 hours after he was found stuck under a fence and then made to walk all the way up to the barn for some unknown reason.  More than 3 hours without a real vet coming to see him and more than 3 hours of suffering and struggling and that’s just the time we know about.  Nobody really knows how long or why he was stuck under that fence.  The conversation from the screen shots above is from somebody who was there and there is not point in hunting that person down to get at me because I’m not the person in blue.  I don’t really know what else to say other than I’m so very sorry to Casey.  This shouldn’t have ever happened.  These people sing the praises of gun euthanasia all over the place, even when they fucking miss their mark and cause more suffering, but when the one emergency that comes up that NOBODY would have questioned using a gun and Bang Bang Becky bottles out and chooses to watch a horse thrash for 3 hours while she calls Manson for advice?  What about a vet?  They do these things called after hour farm calls when you have an emergency so horses don’t spend hours suffering and seizing to death. This is verging on criminal negligence.  This has to stop. Yesterday. Rest easy, Casey.  I’m sorry humans failed you at every turn. #sayhisname

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Now that most of you are good and upset,  I may as well keep that going by showing Manson’s compassion for the horse community.  They can’t possibly break quarantine to bring in horses that are being displaced due to the fires, but that very same week they had room to drag a bunch home from auction again and I’m sure they’ll find room for however many more today.  You know, people would much rather their horses burn to death than maybe get a snotty nose.  Why am I even surprised?  Manson sat back with her thumb up her ass making fun of other rescues and advocates doing what they could to help out in Texas after the hurricane hit.  Pardon me, she made fun of everybody BUT Cheech who went charging out there too and had to beg for money to get home.  Cheech is still in the good books so far, although most people that move on from Manson don’t stay there for very long.  Maybe Manson feels she owes her one after throwing her under the bus with the drug thing awhile back.  Oh well, the fires are good for algorithm bumps at least, right?  Speaking of compassion, here is what Manson had to say about the Las Vegas tragedy as she ranted and begged for money right after.

I apologize that this has been another of these `heavy’ posts.  I don’t have any fun memes to lighten things up today either.  None of this stuff is feeling so funny lately and especially not what we covered today.  A lot of you have taken the time to send nice messages or leave supportive comments lately and I truly appreciate that.  We’re all in this together and I know this is getting taxing for everybody following along for the right reasons.  Nobody wants to see any horse die, let alone one die on camera, but that is the reality of what is happening at HiCaliber all the time.  Tell me what was `rescue’ about Bristol and Casey’s life after they landed at HiCaliber?  How was their ultimate end and the days leading up to it any better than what they were facing had they not had the misfortune to get drug back to the HiCaliber feed lot?  What about any of this makes these village idiots keep throwing money to perpetuate this madness?  Is the drama and vulgarity they seem to get off on more important than the suffering of vulnerable animals? Animals with no voice who can’t even say `no’ or `stop’ to the person who makes the call whether they live or die.  The same person who hasn’t a fucking clue how to read an animal or the humility to realize she’s in so far over her head she’s never going to surface at this rate.  I think we’re past the point of throwing a life-preserver now.  I don’t see how the current cast of characters can be trusted to fix this mess they have created.  There are links for what you can do in the comment sections of most of the recent posts.  Let your conscience be your pilot as far as what to do about it all, but never think that your one voice doesn’t matter.  It matters a whole bunch and there is lots of room on this hill.  Ciao for now….

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I don’t like Tuesdays.   This seems to be a recent development, so I’m sure most of you can figure out the reason why.  I used to not really feel one way or another about them, but ever since the whole HiCaliber saga flared up some months ago, I usually wake up on Tuesdays with this sense of foreboding.  I’m guessing this Tuesday will not be much different.  If anything, after last week, my impending sense of doom has kicked in a little earlier than normal and I’m bumming out on a Monday evening too.  However, I’m hopeful after the events of last week, that maybe this Tuesday will suck a little less than last week.  Still I like to leave a little something for people to wake up to on this day.  For those of you that are animal welfare advocates, it’s nice to have some new information to put out and for our `guests’ who like to hit refresh, screenshot and make us famous, well, they need material too.  So, let’s do a short n sweet today, I have some fun things and some less than fun things to pass along today straight from the inner sanctum and my inbox.  Pull up a seat!

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Most of you may have noticed that Manson was a bit more quiet than usual on social media this week.  That’s because she took an all expense trip to Dallas for the weekend.  She treated us to a live feed on Friday, which meant that she could say it was rescue business, but played coy with the reason for her trip.  Turns out there was a No Mean Girls conference and the irony of her probably attending it was not lost on most.  Perhaps she was being used as a teaching specimen or something.  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need to learn how to be a meaner girl.  I don’t know.  I don’t think I want to know either.  What is relevant is that she took the time to talk about the permit yet again and how badly they are needing the cash because they have to make their payment or whatever next week.  I think the amount they absolutely HAD to have last week was about $2k.  Strangely, the registration to the mean girls was $450, so if you factor in that, airfare, hotel, car rental, meals in addition to incidentals, you’re going to be close to 2k for this little excursion.  Just for good measure, she made sure to issue a veiled threat about having to shut down and making exit plans which may or may not include more mass executions.  Because nothing is ever Manson’s fault she made sure to remind us all about complaint based system and how this caught them off guard and the critics and blah blah blah…Speaking of being caught off guard by this permit process, I got a gift in my inbox not so long ago.

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So this was from all the way back in February of 2015.  Of course we know that since getting punted out of the Homes for Horses Coalition last year, that they will not be working with the ASPCA on anything now or ever, but the funny part is they KNEW there was an issue back then.  I’m not sure if any of what this person was told was true, but we do know where they are at now and that is out of extensions as of this week.  I can’t wait to see how this gets spun!

During Manson’s little live hit from Dallas, she informed us that even though they have to get down on numbers, they will continue going to auction on Tuesdays.  How they plan to reduce the hoard is through adoptions and `placements’.  The placement part kinda bothered me knowing that she likely considers under the tarp with a bullet in the head as a placement of sorts given her little killing spree the past few weeks.  However, they have been having these adoption events which pretty much amount to fire sales.  You can come and adopt a horse right on the spot, often for $1, and as long as you have never posted on a page that questions HiCaliber or are on the friend list of anybody that has, you get a horse!  No home check needed!  Then, you get to have your horse featured over and over again on algorithm bump posts whether you give regular updates or not.  Awesome deal.  Sadly, not always such a great deal for the horses.  Camilla was one of the OTTB20 who wasn’t actually an OTTB, so because she was solid colored that must mean she was AQHA.  She was shown on what passes for a test ride  a few months ago and was one of a two horses that looked distinctly off on the video.  Just the same, they slapped her on the ass and sent her off to a new home, only to be returned within 2 weeks due to not vetting clean.  It may be worth asking after her on a regular basis because I hear her issue may not be fixable and we all know how pasture puffs make out, especially when they are in downsizing mode.

Yet another horse on his way back to HiCaliber.  Poor Woody aka Buddy has been bouncing around for quite a while starting back before he even got to HiCaliber.  He is currently on his way back as yet another adoption return due to being too much horse for his new person.  Now he’s what would be called `behavioral’ which never ends well for horses at HiCaliber.  There are some rumblings about him getting The Fice and even though we haven’t really talked much about Fice-hole lately, he’s still  engaging in fuckwittery and horse abuse on a daily basis.  Amanduh’s name has also been tossed about and while she doesn’t appear as abusive as Fice, she’s also not likely to fix anything for this poor horse either unless picking up the wrong lead and crabbing around with hollowed out back is the end goal.

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O’Brian just before dying

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I know the top picture got quite a bit of negative attention this past week.  For reasons known only to themselves, HiCaliber elected to post this pic as part of as series of pics designed to bump the algorithms.  Naturally, none of the village idiots saw a problem with the pic or even bothered to ask who the horse was.  It’s not really about the horses for them.  The horse in this picture was O’Brian and this was right before he was put down.  He got down in the shit and couldn’t get back up.  He was clearly much thinner than when he first got to HiCaliber and this was his `soft landing’.  Thankfully, there appeared to have been a volunteer there that gave him the kindness of a drink and the last thing O’Brian saw was NOT Manson on the other end of the gun.  Small mercies, I suppose.  I know they claimed this horse was `neuro’, but it looks to me like starvation may have been a factor too.  I’m not even a 30% vet, but this horse looks to have lost a whole bunch of condition in little more than a month.  He wasn’t in great shape when they got him, but he appears to have gotten even worse.  Of course we know from previous live feeds, that Manson doesn’t waste money on dental or much of anything besides a few flakes of hay on horses she plans to kill and she was dropping hints about poor O’Brian from the first day he got there.  RIP O’Brian #sayhisname

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Yup, they’re talking about donating a horse.  Apparently it’s to a police department and their motivations aren’t exactly altruistic.  I’m actually not sure why The Manson Family is so hung up on getting HiCaliber horses into police work.  It’s a really shitty job for a horse; pounding around on pavement in the heat and working way harder than most horses.  I wouldn’t really want any horse to go to that kind of life even if they are well cared for.  It’s a tough life and, from what I have seen, most of their rescues aren’t suitable even if they are sound enough.  I’m pretty sure they mounted patrol doesn’t make a habit of drugging everything to its knees each and every day it’s being ridden either.  All that aside, do you know what would be even better PR?  Taking proper care of the horses they have and not acting like a bunch of vulgar yahoos every time they show up at a public function.

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Manson has a new/old pet moving into the house Dana vacated.  Jonassthan has been a particularly nasty foot soldier on social media for a long time and now Manson gets to have her favorite attack dog living right on the same property at the donor’s expense or at least partial expense.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised considering Jonassthan has enjoyed a lot of benefits on the donor dollar in the past.  Round and round we go.   I’m not all that concerned about it other than the fact that Manson’s rectum must be like a clown car there are so many people wedged up her ass lately.  We’re going to have to put ankle bracelets on them since all we can see is a bunch of feet hanging out as they jostle for position.

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I keep hoping that I’m going to wake up one day and see a page full of invoices, vet reports and updates. I hope that there will be a Tuesday that they decide not to go to auction and maybe just take care of what they have.  I should probably also disclose that I hope to win a lottery some day and that’s probably far more likely to happen.  Still, it’s worth pressing on.  The very fact that rather than prove their detractors wrong,  they choose to fight dirty shows me we’re right to take up this cause.  Rather than make the changes needed to silence the critics, they spend their time on social media egged on by a bunch of bottom feeders and shut ins.  Meanwhile horses go without water and basic care while Manson and all her chosen ones live for free on the donor dollars.  She’s not worried about having to shut down.  That’s more emotional blackmail designed to get people digging deep.  I’m bracing myself for what sort of grifting is about to go down with auction today and the permit fees due this week.  You know there is going to be plot lines, new characters and a body count.  This is not rescue.  This is not horses first.  This needs to end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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It has been released!

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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