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Here we go again…I’m going to have to inflict another long post that jumps around on everybody.  I figured if I didn’t get to it, I was never going to be able to catch up.  Even though there is no auction this week, who knows what the gun club over at HiCaliber will dream up to top up the piggy bank fund?  Then, since we’ve recently added the Thompson feed lot and their deadly duo to our roster, we need to touch base with them too and, sadly, updates on some of our milk carton horses.  I think I’m going to start with a bit of an explanation and a meltdown that many of you might not be up to speed on.  I was going to take the high road on it, but since fingers are being not so subtly pointed every which way including in this direction, I’ll deal with it and then hopefully, we can move on.

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Referring to Snuggles

By now I’m sure that most of you have seen this screen shot.  It’s been floating around in the background for a few months.  Not a whole year, but a few months.  Yes, it hit my inbox and I was holding onto it.  I was doing so because I was asked to and I’ll get to that in a minute.  Sadly, there seems to be some bizarre race to break news about HiCaliber and this screen shot got into the hands of a group (screenshots below) who, I am told, are working closely with Rick and Laura Bell, who also operate under the name Rod Marcus.  Again, this is what I’m told.  I’ve been kinda done with the Bells since a few years ago when I posted about the conditions at their rescue at that time.  It’s a post called Antis Behaving Badly .  That was then and I still stand by that post even though it was Charles Manson Michelle, that blew the whistle.  Things were a lot different back then and the fact that Manson turned out to be a huge asshole, doesn’t make what was going on at Starlight right.  Manson was still maintaining the appearance of being a decent rescue and the horses at Starlight Sanctuary were in trouble.  I have no clue what the situation is now.  I do know that they got off on the charges and sadly, that’s the usual unless there it a case of extreme abuse.  Ever since then, rightly or wrongly, the Bells have been on a mission to bring down Manson and Romney Faye Baker.  It’s personal with them.  Sometimes the posts on their blog barely mention horses they are so blinded by their need for revenge and that is not for me to judge.  Blog away and get out your aggro if that’s what gets you through the night.  When it does become a pain in my ass is when they get hold of a sliver of information and run with it and make up their own story.  That just fucks up things for everybody takes away any credibility.  Such was the case with the screen shot.  Yes, that’s Manson admitting she sent an identifiable horse and at least one more to slaughter and yes, from everything we know, that horse was, in fact, Snuggles. We still haven’t identified the other/s and now that will probably never happen.  I’m sure many of you recall the absolute uproar over Snuggles and the conversation in this screen shot happened right before they came out and admitted that they traded Snuggles for Erick.  I think they thought, given the story they spun about Snuggles going to be a bucking horse, they could get away with it and I think they confessed because Snuggles, being a paint, was going to stick out like a sore thumb on Misner’s not very private lot, and yes it is MISNER and not Meisner.  At any rate, Manson and Romney Faye were fast on their feet and turned their fuck up into a money maker and got Snuggles back after soaking the village idiots for a bunch more cash.  Erick was lucky enough to go off to foster so he wasn’t doomed to starve to death at HiCaliber.   That’s the story behind that one screen shot.

Now, I don’t really engage much on Facebook because it’s a lot easier to fly under the radar that way and you get to see more things from that vantage point.  For some reason, even though the drama had died down over that screen shot, it flared up today.  Maybe it’s the heat and everybody is bored from being stuck inside in the A/C or something. I don’t know, but it resulted in a flurry of fuckery some of which seemed to be vaguely directed my way for some reason.  I don’t know much about this North American Horse Care Alliance other than they back The Bells and they think buying from Kaufman kill pen is cool but buying from Thompson feed lot is not. That’s their business but I’m not sure how you can be a real anti-slaughter advocate and be dipping kill pens and contributing to the problem.  For those of you new to this blog, this is not my first go around with the slaughter issue.  I fought the good fight against Sue Wallis and all those people back in the day and the one thing that made that all possible is it was a truly collaborative effort between a lot of blogs, websites and individuals.  There was none of this trying to get a scoop or competing against blogs.  I remember working closely with other blogs and linking back and forth.  We fought those battles together.  This whole thing with HiCaliber has turned into this bizarro race for the scoop and I’m here to say it’s stupid and it’s counterproductive.  I get a lot of information flow through my inbox and I try to organize it and present it so that people can make sense of it.  When I’m asked to sit on something, I do so because the bigger picture here is not just entertaining ourselves with how fucked up the players are, but to actually save some animals and I have to say, the people who comment on this blog seem to understand that completely.  Yes, there is a lot going on behind the scenes and no, I can’t always post about it because that’s not how things get done.  Any individual can report to the AG, the IRS or the Humane Society if that’ s what you want to do and it all helps.  Several sparks make a fire.  I’m not competing with anybody, but I’m doing the very best I can to help some horses in the long run, just like most of the readers here.  I’m getting things posted up here as soon as I possibly can.  The last thing I need is some other blog or organization throwing a tantrum because they don’t like how I do things.  So, with that being said, let’s hopefully lay this to rest and go our separate ways.

Satan has had a busy few days since we last checked in with her.  First off, she was deeply offended by some mistakes that were printed in the last blog, so I wanted to correct them.  Doughboy actually lost 19k gambling and not 15k when he filed that false police report and it wasn’t a probation violation but instead came down after one of his cattle theft arrests (Jacob loses 19k).  It is hard to get all his arrests around that time straight so hopefully that clears that up.  The most recent probation violation and prison panty buying live feed extravaganza was accurate though.  Satan didn’t really care about the previous post at all and to show how much she didn’t care, she made not one, but no less than three live feeds to tell us how little she cared including one where she read most of the post, up until it wasn’t about her anyhow, out loud for her adoring tribe members.  I’ll just say she can lie on the fly and hooked on phonics is not working for her at all.  It was kinda amusing to watch her stumble over the words that were more than two syllables and then to add or subtract words to completely change the gist of a sentence was interesting.  That is a real talent to be that quick on her feet.  She also spent the earlier part of Sunday doing yet another live feed showing us what a great horsewoman she isn’t.  It was amusing to see her single wide trailer behind her for part of the feed.  I have no issue with trailers as some can be quite nice.  What I do have an issue with is boasting about how wealthy you are when you not only live in a trailer, but one in close proximity to other trailers and you rent it.  Why lie and pretend you are something you are not?  Speaking of which, I was cringing having to watch her poor horse with an improperly fitted Pessoa on so all it was accomplishing was bugging the shit out of the horse and she’s fairly lucky the horse didn’t get hung up.  I’m sure it was lost on her tribe though and I should probably cut her some slack as the karma bus was headed her way with the first of hopefully many stops.

 

I realize laughing at other’s misfortune is probably bad form.  However, when that person is somebody like Satan that has caused the absolute suffering of so many innocent animals and actually made money, hand over fist, by doing so, then I’m ok with it.  She’s not dead, she’s not paralyzed and despite what Doughboy reported earlier in the day, she does not have a crushed pelvis and ankle.  I’m not a doctor, not even a 30% one, but I could tell by the way she was wiggling around and bending her legs to show off old injuries, that her pelvis was likely just fine and no, I’m not going to go for the obvious burn here either.  Her `crushed’ ankle was unimpressive as it didn’t even have much swelling and the severed artery turned out to be a bruise.  It seems she took a page out of the Charles Manson book of whipping a minor injury into a money making drama except she was far too upbeat in her dramatic emergency room live feed.  *yawn*

Speaking of competition, it seems that Manson and Satan are having a little one to decide who is the biggest douchenozzle.  Because they are slowly melding into one entity, Manson also decided to show us how little she cares about this blog by showing us she reads each and every comment and takes it all to heart.  I guess part of that is joking about shooting horses in the face, because that’s always good for a few laughs.  Despite promising everybody an update on Firetyme last Wednesday and saying she had filmed one, she has offered every excuse up from not being able to upload it, even though she can upload everything else, to treating everybody to a nonsensical post about her dog rubbing its rusty bullet hole on her arm.  I should say surviving dog as I was told that small animals come to curious ends at the hands of the Manson family.  So far, one pug (different from the one pictured in her post), one hairless kitty, a guinea pig and Pigeoto have all met premature ends with conflicting reasons why in recent months. Anyhow, even though the village idiots were amused and distracted by Manson’s antics, pretty much every other horse person noticed that there is still no word on Firetyme and that the horses she used for her little comedy videos are starting to lose condition.  Cammy and Merle have only been there a few weeks and there never was any intake information on either of them.  They came in with the ill-fated Posh and they are already looking like they’re losing weight.  Nike and Adidas were on the first load from Louisiana so have been there since mid May and neither has actually gained much weight nor does it look like they have seen a brush yet. Judging from the scuff marks on the back of Adidas, he’s not getting his turn at the feed enough to gain weight.  I would think rather than pissing around trying to prove how much they don’t care about us `haters’, their energies would be better spent proving us wrong and actually looking after horses as well as doing proper updates on them.  We’re so far from horses being first at HiCaliber, they’re hardly in the picture most times.

I thought it would be nice to have a little update on Sully, now named Willie.  It’s amazing what a week of proper refeeding can do for a horse.  I’m sure Manson will be claiming they got him ready to start gaining weight or something along those lines, but the fact is he was dying with them.  He still may have issues to do with starving crop up, but for now he appears much more enaged with life in the frequent updates posted from Sale Ranch.  Nobody has ever really said how old he was other than `old’, so that could be anybody’s guess.  The screen shots are from Satan and somebody has some explaining to do because the village was told they paid Doughboy $20k for 20 horses and now Satan is saying that is not so.  Of course nobody ever saw an actual receipt other than the initial one for the $2000 deposit that set this shit show in motion, so what the final total handed over to Satan and Doughboy is anybody’s guess.  Just keep on handing over that money village idiots…

HiCaliber Tanner was one of three weanlings bought from Misner last November.  He was the smallest one and had a lot of health issues to go along with that nasty fresh brand on his hip.  The vets did a lot of work on him to get him back on his feet and we aren’t sure how much Manson experimented on him when the cameras were off.  We were told he regained his health and he was adopted along with at least one of the other babies.  As some point in the last couple of months, little Tanner found his way back to HiCaliber and, as shown in his most recent picture, he’s not looking too well.  Still waiting for the`official’ announcement from Manson that he’s back and would be interested to hear where she shifts the blame for his condition and what diagnosis she pulls out of her ass.  Don’t let him slip away without a mention.

 

Sadly, it’s time to acknowledge some of the horses that have met their end at HiCaliber.  As with so many there, Sabrina and Mardi were not really heard of much after their intakes.  Sabrina was quite lame when they bought her but had been released from SLREH to go home after being brought straight there with another horse they bought called `Daughts’.  She took the tarp nap at some point after that. Mardi was never really heard from again after purchase aside from some mention she was showing signs of being neurological.  Manson was on a neuro kick at the time and was spending a lot of time swinging off horses’ tails.  Gertie was a bit different. She’s one that I’ve had a few requests about what happened to her in my inbox because she was around and being ridden for a while.  I can’t say when she got to HiCaliber because they seemed to have done a pretty good job of erasing her off the face of the earth and the only picture I could find was the one above, with Roy.  From what I was told, she died around the time they were having that strangles outbreak and she either died on her own or was shot, but the `cause’ was bastardized strangles aka a lung abscess.  RIP Pretty Girls. 😦

 

HiCaliber Curtis was recently euthanized without a mention.  He was lucky enough to get the needle and not the bullet.  He’s still just as dead and they were never going to tell people either because nobody thinks to ask after these horses.  Curtis had the misfortune to be with HiCaliber since last June.  He had spent part of his time in foster, but had recently returned.  His official reason for having to die was because he was really old, although the intake said he was 19 and they said he was pretty mean, even though they had said he was `great’ for an intermediate beginner’.  I was told he was losing teeth and condition right before he died. Whatever his issues were, I’m sick that HiCaliber continues to wipe horses off the face of the earth like they were never here.  RIP Curtis.

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I think I’m going to leave things off here for now.  Hopefully, that will hold us for a few days and with no auction this week, maybe no new horses will have to go be warehoused at HiCaliber.  I shudder to think of all the live feeds Satan is going to inflict on people now that she’s hobbled for a few weeks.  The closer we get to the release of the Platinum Ticket documentary, the more manic she’s going to get, so buckle up!  Manson can mess around and not really give updates on horses for only so long before even the most loyal of village idiots find somewhere else to spend their lunch money.  Personally, I’m more than a little amused that my `hater’ blog is taking up so much space in what passes for their brains since neither of them can hardly come online without making some reference to the comments on here.  That’s a credit to the people making the comments and their willingness to even be patient with the odd village idiot that decides to come over here to teach us all a lesson.  I’m beyond amazed that somebody who was treated so rudely over on the HiCaliber comment section could put all that aside and put a horse first.  A horse that wasn’t going to get help any other way.  They weren’t even asking or thinking of doing right by him.  If that’s what being a hater is about, then sign me up!  I hope everybody has a safe and happy 4th, animals included!

 

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Today we’re going to switch things up a little bit.  We’re still going to cover those hilarious horse shooters over at HiCal but we’re also going to add their BFF and idol into the mix as well.  Of course we all know who Satan Tara Michelle Sanders is, but I think it’s time to give her a little more of the very thing she seems to crave the most.  Attention.  I’m going to do my best to do this justice, but I have to admit I’m a relative neophyte when it comes to all things Satan.  She’s been on my radar for a few years, but she actually has always irritated/stressed me out.  After she got run off the racetrack I thought I could just ignore her.  Foolish of me.  Where the HiCaliber contingent are like cartoon villains,  Satan is just completely  evil and hateful.  Deep evil.  Hard evil.  The fact that these two entities have joined forces is just straight up scary for any horse that finds itself in their path.  However, yesterday was kind of a good day for horses and their advocates and that’s what we’re going to deal with on this post.

 

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I thought it best to do some brief introductions before we get into the really fun stuff and where better to begin than with Satan?  Depending on the day, Satan likes to tell people she’s either 27 or 30.  Every single public record I pulled has her between 36 and 38 which makes a lot more sense considering all the things she claims to have done and the fact she looks rode hard and put up wet most days.  Amazing barrel racer, A circuit hunter/jumper, leading racehorse trainer, the list goes on and on and none of it is true.  Yes, she probably chased a few cans.  Maybe she hopped a horse over a cavaletti or two and her race career was less than stellar.  She won a grand total of 5 races at a low-level track and didn’t make enough to keep Doughboy in donuts.  Her current gig, besides neglecting horses and conning people is multi-level marketing.  I don’t know too much about Le-vel but if she is an example of what the products can do for you, it’s not a great endorsement.  Tara has been with Doughboy aka Jacob Thompson off and on for a number of years.  In what capacity, I can’t really say since she claims they are not married, but is listed under his last name on several documents.  She also moves out on him at least once a year, so what their official status is anybody’s guess and I don’t really care either.  They are partners in crime and that is not in dispute.

Next I will introduce you to Jacob aka Doughboy, the convicted felon.   As you can see by his arrest record, he is a bit younger than Satan which makes her a cougar.  RAWRRR!  I always thought the idea of behind being a cougar was to get your claws into some hot young stuff, but whatever.  It’s not like she’s an upgrade from his first wife either.  Satan never exactly tells the entire story on Doughboy’s criminal history.  Like any good villain, she places the blame everywhere but where it belongs.  To make a long story short, Doughboy wrote a bunch of checks on some cattle when he had no money to cover them.  From what I understand he got caught in this little buy/sell scheme where he’d buy a load, then flip it quick and make a small profit.  Eventually it caught up with him and he ended up owing nearly half a million dollars, resulting in ten years probation and having to pay restitution.  Unfortunately for Doughboy, his elevator doesn’t run all the way to the top.  He makes a habit of violating his probation on a semi regular basis resulting in trips back to jail every so often; the latest being earlier this year when he neglected to tell one of his parole officers that he moved.  I think that was a 3 week stint that time and it resulted in my most favorite live feed ever.  After pretending like he was just out of cell range for about 4 days, Satan finally had to admit he was in jail and we were all treated to her shrieking and crying as she drove around and had to shop for prison panties for Doughboy.  It was the stuff of comedy legend.  He also had to go back to the concrete motel when the dumb ass lost $15k gambling in a casino (convicted felons are not supposed to be in casinos) and got the brilliant idea to file a false police report claiming he was beaten up and robbed in the parking lot.  Unfortunately for Doughboy, the security cameras did not support his story, so he was out the money and back in stripes over that brain wave. This all happened around the time of some other shadiness of personal horses dying under mystersious circumstances.  I just can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

Now that you have met Satan and Doughboy, let’s briefly talk about the notorious feed lot.  Romney Faye Baker has alternately referred to it as `The nation’s largest kill pen’ and `the nation’s most active kill pen’.  Neither of these things are true but we shouldn’t be surprised because Romney Faye is often laying claims to lofty but untrue titles for HiCaliber too.  What the Thompson feed lot actually might be is the nation’s most filthy and neglectful one.  All kill pens suck and all kill buyers are shit, but Thompson’s take it to a whole other level, or they would if they were actually kill buyers.  They are not by any stretch of the imagination. Their pens are pure filth, if they feed the horses at all it is moldy crap that even cows wouldn’t touch and the pipe corrals are falling down and dangerous. That’s in addition to the disease and untreated injuries within their herd.  It’s not uncommon for horses to just lay down and die and their bodies left where they dropped until somebody eventually gets around to moving them, sometimes days later.  They have no contract to ship to slaughter and most kill buyers won’t have anything to do with them.  That’s not to say their horses don’t end up at in the pipeline, because they often do, but only if an actual kill buyer pics them up at whatever auction that Doughboy or his sire decide to dump them at.  Despite all their threats of them shipping direct to Mexico if people don’t bail the horses, that is just not so.  They have no ability to ship a slaughter load directly to Mexico.  I’ll get more in depth with their fuckery at a later date.  There is a lot of it to cover.

This was the live feed the kicked of yesterday’s freak out.  It’s also the shorter of many, which are also saved and posted around FB if you care to look for them.  I can’t listen to everything she posts because I’d have no time for my own life and animals, but this was the first of a few.  Thankfully, there are enough people willing to take one for the team, that we can take turns and still have an idea of what went on.  As far as I can tell, despite her rambling and contradicting herself, is that the Thompson lot and Dr, Hoerner are under investigation.  She basically blamed everybody from HiCaliber, other rescues, haters and finally Sully the horse for her situation.  She claimed that the USDA or Dept of Ag or the Illuminati or whatever had a plane flying over the lot for a long time taking pictures and because she is all smart and stuff, she figured it out and called them.  As near as I can figure they are getting busted on some paperwork errors and, when the inspector came to the lot they were as disgusted by the conditions as any other person with a shred of compassion would be.  A problem many advocates and horse lovers have had with them is that injured and sick horses are just left to languish and often die on that lot because they claim they can’t treat them if they are shipping to slaughter.  Obviously, this causes a lot of needless suffering, but according to Satan, she is only trying to save and rehome horses and will treat them as soon as they are purchased or some such bullshit.  Also according to her they were told to treat them or ship them immediately and Gary, sire of Doughboy, is tired of the drama so he’s just going to go get a contract and start shipping direct.

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The screen shot above is the proof that Doughboy has no contract to ship to slaughter, can’t get a contract to ship to slaughter and won’t be getting one for a few years yet and that is ONLY if he can pay his bond.  As far as I can find, Gary hasn’t had a contract in recent history and it’s just not a pick up the phone and get one situation.  Hopefully, that clears that up despite what Satan says.  The Thompson lot is not shut down as of right now but only under investigation.  Satan is claiming that Gary wants all horses out of there by July 4th and then they will no longer be doing the private sales.  That was her story at one point yesterday.  In between driving around ordering tacos and Mountain Dew, emotional eating and ranting in the Dillard’s parking lot and telling us all how super smart she is in stuff, she somehow managed to regroup and take a page out of the HiCaliber book of emotional blackmail and attempt to turn a negative into a money maker.  This was only after Charles Manson and Romney Faye Baker offered their very public support.  I guess this is the hill they have chosen to die on.

God help us and all horses if Satan reinvents herself as some sort of rescue/rehab situation.  As if the horses in Louisiana aren’t already screwed enough between their fuckery, Bastrop and then civilian abusive shits like the contingent that tortured Dr. Drip.  The legitimate rescues have enough to contend with without having to deal with Satan and Doughboy trying to join the club.  Then you have Manson’s letter of support which is basically a sign of them melding into one hateful entity.  I feel like I’m wasting my time with this blog and should be out looking for horcruxes or something. This is horrible.

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Meanwhile, back at the west coast feed lot ranch, things have been eerily silent on the HiCaliber front.  Well, not really all that silent.  They have been attempting to be professional by what appears to be taking Dr. Moss hostage and using him as a human shield to deflect their fuckery.  I’m not even sure what the hold over him is but he didn’t seem very happy in these videos and he was mostly just being assistant to Manson as she frequently contradicted him and overrode his expertise by telling him she read something in a magazine.  I shit you not.  It kinda reminded me of those hostages that are forced to read out how well they are being treated as somebody is standing just off camera pointing a gun at them.  Hopefully, Stockholm Syndrome will set in soon and he will seem happier in future videos.  HiCaliber still absolutely refuse to give an update on Firetyme or Saban nor do they even publically respond to questions about them.  Instead we were shown an update on Percy (pictured above) where Manson informs us he has navicular and is at the end of the line if they can’t get him comfortable.  I’m super confused about this because a few months ago she was telling us he had a soft tissue injury.  I’m thinking it was suspensory or something along those lines, but definitely not navicular.  Now they want to heel nerve him along with HiCaliber Doug.  I guess we are done with the run on peen cancers and have moved on to navicular now.   Maybe we should start a pool on what the next ailment to sweep the world of rescue will be.  It has to be something that requires surgical intervention and a chance for Manson to wear her scrubs.  Meanwhile two of the Louisiana horses just hit the $1 menu.  Nadine for being crippled and Rogue for living up to her name.  Both are young and neither appears to be a Thoroughbred or be in Manson’s good graces.  Hopefully, they get the hell out of there soon before they get branded as `behavioral’ and find themselves under a blue tarp by the wood shed.

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Once again, I feel like I’ve just kinda skimmed the surface.  This stuff with Satan is a developing story and the stuff with HiCaliber is an ongoing saga.  HiCaliber, thanks to Romney Faye Baker and Charles Manson, seems to have gone all in with Satan, but are currently trying to lay low in hopes some donor dollars come back their way.  Satan is going to spin this story a million different ways and Doughboy will likely treat us to another live feed threatening people, which will get sent directly to his parole officer and round and round we’ll go.  However, this time feels a bit different.  Things ARE different.  There are a lot of wheels turning.  There is still a LOT of HiCaliber stuff to come out.  I try to prioritize and keep things in some semblance of order, so there are lots of things yet to come.  The Satan stuff, which has been ongoing forever, is just heating up in time for her star turn in the upcoming documentary, Platinum Ticket’s Final Ride,  which will be out this summer. Hopefully, now that I’ve given a bit of background to the readers here that may not have been following her antics, we can get right into things in future posts.  I’ve got a lot of things in the inbox I want to get to so I hope to get another post off this weekend at some point.  Until then, keep up the good fight and don’t forget to hug a horse if you’ve got one.  Virtual hugs work too.  Most importantly stay the course!

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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HiCaliber Adagio

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Here we go again with more antics from those wacky horse killers at HiCaliber with a brief cameo from their Louisiana counterpart.  As usual, there is a lot of ground to cover and make sense out of.  When I originally started to pull this post together, I had an extra special treat with some newish stuff to share, but then dueling live feeds happened and I am trying to keep things in bite sized chunks for everybody to digest.  Even so, today’s post is going to be more of a hungry man dinner with a whole bunch of chunks, whether you bite them or end up blowing them.  I guess we’ll kick things off with a brief update on the latest shit show and do a brief auction recap before we get into some updates and then the live feed extravaganzas..

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I’m beginning to suspect that more than loading horses went on during Romney Faye Baker’s little Louisiana excursion.  I’m thinking something along the lines of some Satan, Doughboy, Romney Faye sandwich action went down such is her open admiration for all things Satan and Doughboy.  I feel unclean when she posts about them lately.  As you can see in the video, the latest round of victims horses got hauled `slaughter style’ and Romney is positively moist in her praise for Doughboy stuffing all of them into the same kind of load any slaughter bound horse endures complete with absolutely mangling at least one of them if you watch until the end of the video.  Doughboy helpfully points out the poor little thing and even goes as far to tell us that it happened during the haul.  Nobody ever accused Doughboy of being the sharpest knife in the drawer.  Don’t worry about the mini though, because apparently they somehow pawned that one off on Baker Ranch back in California and are going to haul that poor thing across country like that because Floyd’s suffering and death didn’t register with them the first time around.  It gets even worse as there are some rumblings that Cheech Dana might be the one cramming as many as possible into her tin can and doing the run.  Nobody ever accused this group of learning from past mistakes.

 

 

 

Romney Faye Baker was in rare form at auction this week.  With Charles Manson Michelle still down for the count, Romney Faye has grown increasingly drunk with power and stooped to new levels of hatefulness.  As you can see from the screen shot above, Margaret was in extremely rough shape at auction.  As any good scam artist knows, sympathy makes people dig deep in their pockets so Romney Faye Baker was all over this poor little soul like flies on shit. Nothing inspires people to dig deep like the cute/sick combo.  After looking at her teeth and aging her as ancient, (turns out she is around six), Romney Faye decided that dragging her to her feet and making her walk across the hot pavement to the trailers was appropriate along with the obligatory pauses for Romney Faye Baker to get her selfies along the way.  Even though her actual purchase price was only $135 and she couldn’t even stay on her feet, her health was held for ransom as village idiots were reminded that unless they dug even deeper than the usual $650 over purchase and ponied up another $500 `cushion’, they couldn’t take her to San Luis Rey Equine to get looked at.  Of course the money was raised and probably even more since they never give actual totals, but it begs the question what would have become of the poor little thing had they not raised the additional $500?  Would that have meant they just drag her home and play doctor on her?  I shudder to think but at least she did get to the vets and treated for sand impaction, so she’s apparently feeling better as of this writing.  What awaits her on the HiCaliber feed lot is anybody’s guess.

 

 

 

 

So, aside from the poor little donkey, Romney Faye managed to get enough money for a few more horses. I’m not entirely sure why she needed the paint or the little Arabian yearling, but pretty horses tend to inspire people to dig a bit deeper than the plain brown wrappers so there is that.  To be completely honest, I couldn’t sit through all the auction feeds just because you can only hear one person talk so much shit before you want to jab nails in your ear drums.  Romney Faye originally wondered, on camera no less, whether or not the warts on the colt’s nose was cancer.  For some reason, after all the time she spends at auction, she figures a horse that is stressed in that atmosphere is a rarity and means they automatically need saving.  I guess when the majority of your donors belong to the Black Stallion brigade of horsemanship, it inspires them to more than the sick horse hanging its head in the corner.  Aside from the three HiCaliber  purchases there was some mention of brokering a private buyer deal between Misner and a villager but those details, along with auction receipts are never really produced.  We were also treated to a Romney Faye Baker rant in defense of their new cozy relationship with Satan Tara, full of such blatant lies, I don’t even know where to begin. Perhaps the biggest whopper that was laugh out loud funny was when she told us that Satan and Doughboy got rid of their contract because they were placing so many horses in private homes they couldn’t meet their contract quota and were getting fined for not meeting it.  Anyhow….

 

 

Next up was a brief update on some horses by Bang Bang Becky.  She kicked things off by lying to us and telling us she wasn’t sure when Charles Manson Michelle would be home from the hospital when Charles was already home.  The horse updates began with Tara the pinto mare that Becky adopted from Louisiana. She claimed her as her own fresh off the trailer because she was BFFs with the mare that Michelle had a private donor buy for her.  Well, turns out Tara is starting to founder so Bang Bang Becky has decided she cannot adopt her at this time aka she’s going to let the donors pick up the vet bills on this one but she’ll scoop her for $1 as soon as she’s better.  Maybe.  Turns out neither Tara nor her BFF Dawson actually like people, so don’t be shocked to see HiCaliber have to buy Charles Manson Michelle’s impulse purchase so she can pocket that donation without accountability.  We also got to finally see how poor Sully was doing up in the barn.  The answer is not good.  He’s been there a couple of weeks now and hasn’t managed to gain any weight, and just kinda hangs his head in the barn.  If you recall, he was the one that the 30% vet, Michelle, was hanging endless jugs on as she drugged him to the point of staggering.  The other main update was poor that Bambi, also from Louisiana, got his eye removed. That comes as zero surprise as he was freshly mangled at the Thompson Lot.  He also had a large abscess on his neck where they microchipped him.  So glad they let the poor horse stand around this long in discomfort.  Moving right along…

 

 

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As I mentioned earlier, we were treated to dueling live feeds today.  It seems like the deadly duo of Charles Manson Michelle and Romney Faye Baker are starting to feel the consequence of their actions and finding their seats on the karma bus not to their liking.  As a result, we were treated to back to back live feeds that displayed the gamut of emotions and emotional manipulations from both.  Before we get too far into it, we should pause to acknowledge the medical miracle it was that Michelle Manson was even with us at all.  It was less than two days ago she was crying in her hospital bed about having to learn to walk again and possibly go to 30 day inpatient rehab.  For her to have climbed the stairs to her bedroom and move around and recline the way she was, was nothing short of a modern day medical triumph. She even informed us she had already been over to the barn to visit the horses.  I know a few have been marked for death so maybe they let her shoot something in the face to cheer her up or something.  Michelle Manson’s main issue seemed to be people being mean to her and she claimed that she would never ever do that to anybody.  I’m guessing the calling people’s work, the late night visits to leave `gifts’ in their mailboxes and other real and in person bullying she has engaged in doesn’t count when you’re playing the victim card so heavily.  I think the thrust of the thing was that she’s crying that so many people have jumped ship and thinking that it was all about this latest big stunt.  I don’t think that’s the case at all.  I think this latest stunt was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  I think that this has been coming for a long time and when your innermost circle has had enough to the point they take an active role in righting the wrongs being done, then maybe, just maybe it’s time to take a look in the mirror.   Aside from that, Manson heaped some more praise and admiration on Satan Tara and her business model, further laying the groundwork to just go full on broker in the near future to keep the money rolling in.   Manson further went on to tell us that she is more inclined to take the word of a kill buyer over the words of advocates because kill buyers have nothing to gain by lying to her.  Apparently money doesn’t count?  She also told us that the Moxie with the hole in the middle of her face from the fly mask that was featured on the last post here, was actually a sign of how good they’re doing.  You know, because they discovered it when she’s kicked out in a field to be left alone shows they’re on top of things apparently.  I would think that not having a ginormous pustulous hole in the center of her face might be a better sign of good husbandry.  I guess I’m going to have do something vile to my own horses to show them how much I care in the near future.  It’s really difficult to work up sympathy when Manson is talking about being at the top and heavy is the head wearing the crown.  She also told everybody that they were going to be less big box and more home town  For once she wasn’t discussing her nether regions and I was really happy about that. At any rate, the picture Manson attempted to paint of herself is very different from the Manson that people have to deal with on a day-to-day basis and yes, there will be more things shared to support that in the coming days.

 

 

Without so much as a two-minute pee break for the viewers after Charles Manson Michelle signed off,  Romney Faye Baker climbed up on the cross to log on and cry for the camera.  For whatever reason, the woman cannot do a live hit sitting up straight, so once again there is Romney Faye Baker reclining on the sofa and fondling her necklace and touching her nose a lot.  I bring this up because, Romney Faye is the world’s worst liar.  Every text-book sign from the downcast eyes, inability to look direct, the constant fidgeting and touching of the face, especially the nose just screams LIES and that is true of both Manson and Romney Faye.  Romney Faye also schooled us on how a lie isn’t a lie because things change.  Yes, some things do change, but what doesn’t change is a reservation horse doesn’t change into a well-bred performance horse and convicted felons, habitual ones that have actually killed a person a long time ago, don’t all of a sudden become upstanding citizens.  Pathological liars rarely become trustworthy.  What else doesn’t change is the fact that people are assholes no matter what amount of bad luck and tragedy they are currently dealing with.  Some things are static.  She used the horse Marian as an example of the good that they do.  You may remember that Marian was an extremely crippled horse that HiCaliber refused to help because they were busy in Louisiana so this mare, who couldn’t even stand up, suffered an extra week to two before HiCaliber thought she was worth helping and then wanted everybody to praise them for their compassion.  Maybe had she been a pretty color they’d have got to her sooner.  Another super fun feature of Romney Faye’s live feed was her troglodyte boyfriend telling a long time supporter to `F U’ because he’s too slow on the uptake to understand a joke.  That, along with the new policy of instant bans if people ask negative questions should go a long way towards building their village.  Maybe I would be a trifle less jaded if Romney Faye wasn’t constantly referring to her script throughout the  nearly TWO HOUR ramble. I swear there were even direction on when to cry.  She really has to tighten up those nipple clamps or whatever she’s using to induce tears and see if she can’t actually get some waterworks going with the crying though.  I think it might help.

 

 

 

I’m guessing  the double pity party was designed to bring the defectors back in line or at least shame them into silence.  There were a lot of manipulative statements made like if you hate Hicaliber, you can’t be for horses.  That’s really amateur hour as far as manipulation goes kinda like when the horny young boy tries to convince his girlfriend to touch the bump in his pants to prove that she loves him.  Gross in both instances and ridiculous too.  They tried to convince people watching that it doesn’t matter where the horse originates and maybe that is true as far as that one horse is concerned, but working hand in hand with the pro-slaughter faction and providing misinformation to gain funding is not helping horses at all in the long run.  How is it helping if five more die in the place of the one you pulled?  One of the truly scary statements that was made was that they take in `lots’ of owner relinquishments that they never tell the public about and absorb those into the herd.  The reason was said to be to protect the identity of the owners, but that doesn’t really work when there are several that have been featured in the past.  Using the Pasos I mentioned a few posts ago as an example, that means horses are coming in and leaving via bullet that nobody ever knows about.  Those Pasos do not seem to be on the property and they are not on the website as adopted.  They have vanished or at least a few of them have.  How is that `responsible rescue’?  They never made any effort to place them at all.  They can both cry all they want, but the actual reason for the drama today aside from Michelle Manson losing her alimony and maybe having to get a real job,  was their house of cards is getting ready to fall and both of them are running scared.  There seems to be a shift back towards their roots in the feedlots and a laying of groundwork to do more kill pen brokering and drop the pretense of actually being a real rescue.

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I want everybody to read the screen shot above.  Yes, it’s from last September but it so clearly shows the complete lack of compassion and astonishing arrogance that is really HiCaliber.  They have played the special treatment by animal services card many times before to discourage people from speaking out against them.  They continue to do so, even going so far as to exploit somebody on their board’s profession in order to discourage people from reporting them.  In the email, the Dave she was referring to she that she knows is Misner aka Voldy.  They have always been proud of their relationship with him.  The other part of this email is Romney referring to a horse that was about to get the bullet as `Lucky #57′ meaning the 57th one they had shot that year.  Sadly, this horse’s existence has since been erased and unhashtagged as are so many that may come back to haunt them.  I get that death by bullet is fast if done right, but that’s a big IF.  I’ve shared a few instances where it didn’t go right at all and it was horrific.  Those were just samples.

 

 


Lastly, I need to address this to HiCaliber because despite their denials, they are avid readers of this blog.  I can only speak for myself and this blog because I have no association with other blogs whatsoever.  I do not care enough about Michelle or Romney to hate either one of them personally.  Do I hate what they do?  More than I can ever say.  Do I make fun of their antics?  Yes I do and I will continue to do as it puts a lot of context around their actions.  They are NOT saving horses.  They are buying them and stockpiling them in feedlot conditions.  The very conditions that other rescues and anti-slaughter advocates are fighting to save horses from every single day and have been doing so for years.  They have more horses than they can properly care for and horses are getting shot in the face that didn’t need to be.  Horses living on that property are not living happy lives. Other horses are vanishing off the face of the earth even when people have begged them to let them give them a home.  Why? When so many people start voicing concerns and get written off as haters, there is going to be a blowback eventually.  When you treat your volunteers and friends like complete shit, it’s going to come back to haunt you.  Everybody has seen live feeds of Michelle shit talking volunteers, calling one of her supposed best friends ugly and worse.  That is just not a nice person and all the crying in the world just doesn’t feel genuine.  I’m sure she is sorry.  She’s sorry the jig is up.   Personally, I do not care where either Michelle or Romney go or what they do when this all crashes down as long as the horses land softly.  I would love nothing better than to put this blog back in mothballs, but I can’t do that because I need to see this through.  You see, I am for the horses.  I always have been and I always will be.

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I was hoping for the weekend off from this blog, but apparently there is no rest for the wicked and even less for those of us that feel compelled to call the wicked out on their crap.  Before we get started, I just want to thank most of the people who have provided such excellent discussion in the comment section.  We are starting to get the odd village idiot find their way over here and they are welcome too as long as they are polite.  A few have not been and, as a result, they are in time out. That’s not because I can’t take criticism, but rather they seem to have nothing to say and their intent is to just spam the comment section and deflect from the fuckery that we highlight here.  Still, I take the trolling and complaining as a good sign.  It means we’re getting to them.  It means that they’ve got something to be concerned about.   It means the sooner they knock off their crap, the sooner I can go back on hiatus because I’m going to need a break before I tackle the next `issue’ that I have planned.  I wonder who I’ll be accused of being when that happens…

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Nothing says `rescue’ like representin’ for your kill buyer buddy.

So, 14 more horses trickled in from Louisiana on Saturday night.  Even though she’d spent the earlier part of the day riding in a parade, Charles Manson Michelle did not deem this arrival as important enough to waltz her ass across the drive way to help unload.  Instead, we were left with Romney and some other board members grating on our nerves on the live feeds.  Sadly, Romney did most of the talking for the initial part of the live feed and we were treated to her loud yapping about how these horses were `saved from slaughter’ while she wore a hat from the Thompson Feed Lot.  One of the more idiotic statements made by a red shirt was that these horses were all going to slaughter because they were `ribby’.  Go ahead and just think about that statement for a minute. I’ll wait… HiCaliber likes to say that Thompsons are kill buyers so you gotta wonder how wearing their gear is in any way appropriate.  The rest of us know that Thompsons are just bottom feeding horse abusers, but it’s still wildly inappropriate and just straight up ignorant for the CEO of a rescue to be wearing Thompson swag without any sense of irony whatsoever.  The only good thing about any of this is that after the complete shit show the first few loads out of Louisiana were and word of Bubba Misner being sent to get a load for them was leaked out by him,  they hired KC Transport to go get this next batch so the horses won that small victory, or at least this batch did.  The unloading went much like the first shit show with exhausted horses standing around for literally hours on end while the HiCaliber `medical team’, minus the 30% vet, went about their poking, prodding and doing their level best to make sure at least one of these animals gets sicker than it already is.

Yup, they saved Dawson’s buddy as mentioned above and promptly named her `Tara’ after everybody’s favorite feedlot shitpickle.  Who is Dawson?  Dawson is the cremello mare that Charles Michelle just had to have.  Somehow she ended up on the big truck as a HiCaliber horse and not a PB, aka private buyer horse, as four others were, so you can probably guess who is picking up the tab on the shipping, vetting etc.  We already know somebody paid $1000 for her.  Tara is a big recip mare that was in the same pen as her, who HiCaliber decided to anthropomorphize and say was `BFFs’ with Dawson.  That’s an angle that HiCaliber likes to use on the village idiots because most of them don’t realize that horses are herd animals and they will usually attach themselves to other horses in stressful situations.  Any other horse.  If they hadn’t bought Tara, Dawson would have become BFFs with whoever shipped in the stall beside her and Tara would have found another object of her affection.  What actually turned out to be the case was that Becky wanted her so congrats village idiots, you just bought the horse hoarders yet another horse for way too much money. Who pays $900 for what appears to be an unbroken recip mare?   I think the happy couple has more than 10 or 12 horses between them currently living at the ranch on the donor dollar after all this.  It’s hard to keep track with all the comings and goings and $1 purchases.  I’m sure glad that volunteers are giving up their time and efforts to take care of Michelle and Becky’s personal horses while they cook up testicles and drive around the neighborhood delivering Fireball to unsuspecting people.

I need to backtrack a little to the loading shenanigans.  Satan Tara and the felon were nowhere to be found.  Apparently, convicted felon Jacob got permission from his parole officer to take a little vacay and the deadly duo took off to gamble away some of their HiCaliber windfall and have disgusting celebratory relations while rolling around in pork rinds and sticking Thrive patches on their unmentionables.  This left Cheech Dana to organize the load out and decide which horses went where.  Not only did she have to constantly ask the haulers which horse was which (even though they had never seen these horses before) she thought she had sent 13 on the trailer when there were 14 and nobody picked up on that error until after they were unloaded in California.  Kinda makes you wonder about the paperwork on them all, but so did the last minute purchase of Tara and the off camera mutterings about her not being vetted yet. That also explains why horses had to be loaded and unloaded, rearranged and left behind all the while Romney or whichever HiCal red shirt is the cap lock abuser chimed in with their vast knowledge.  The screen shot above is a prime example.  Yes, do stuff a few minis in the aisles of a commercial transport because you didn’t learn a thing when you damn near killed the last load of overstuffed horses you decided to haul straight through in the heat.  Awesome.  Thankfully, KC Transport refused and the minis were left to either get on Cheech Dana’s trailer or another.  Who knows?  They are being super vague about Dana’s movements other than she’s got at least 5 randoms in her 4 horse trailer and still has no DOT#.  They mentioned several times that Dana would be laying these mystery horses over in El Paso, Texas for 12 hours on the way home.  This is an important piece of the puzzle because El Paso is home to Joe Rios.  Joe Rios is a kill buyer that David Misner aka Voldy regularly sells to and he has an auction house/feed lot in El Paso.  Seems to me that would likely be the one place that would allow a bunch of sick horses to unload and hang out for a day or so.  (Animal Angels Report on Misner, Chavez and Rios ).  Since they are not showing Dana loading out or even saying who she has onboard, any amount of swapping and fuckery could go on in El Paso and nobody will be the wiser.  Nothing will really surprise me at this point as very little of what HiCaliber does resembles anything remotely close to rescue lately.

So, with Cheech Dana on the way home, this should be the close of the Louisiana chapter.  Sadly, that’s not likely.  Beside the mutual admiration and the morphing into one another that seems to be going on with Double S Kill Pen and HiCaliber, there is the little matter of those TBs that they left behind from the original load.  If you recall, Satan Tara fast talked Romney out of the ones that were in good weight and she felt she could make some money on.   Romney agreed to allow Tara to rip her off by practically bending over and spreading her ass cheeks while committing to the horses left behind should they not find buyers on the Double S page.  They are all  listed with a `HC’ after their number which means HiCaliber is on the hook for those too.  The story from Satan Tara has changed quite a bit, but the video above pretty clearly outlines the initial agreement with HiCaliber.  I guess this means we can all expect a desperate fundraising drive with a shipping date, tears and emotional manipulation within the next week or so.  Good times!  My closest estimation is that should they go after these remaining horses, it will put the swindle into the 100k ballpark and still not a single invoice, receipt or even donation tally has been posted beyond the initial 2k down payment to convicted felon, Jacob.  That’s not even counting the kickbacks they are getting for referring private buyers or accounting for that.  There were 4 PB horses on the KC Truck not counting Michelle and Becky’s because they won’t be privately theirs until their vet work and feet are done and they find out if they are broke or not.

 

 

The latest load from Louisiana ended up all jammed together in the Price arena after being subjected to the triage situation. Well, at least the ones that are still at HiCaliber.  Because they have a magical SAA machine, apparently they don’t need to quarantine horses like normal barns so HiCaliber Grace, in the pic above, got whisked away to her new home the very next day and, by the comments and looks of things, gets to spend her quarantine standing on bare concrete.  I can’t even make this stuff up.  Yet another mare from the first load has already been sent off or is on her way to foster and who knows what others are coming and going.  HiCaliber Sully, seems to be still trying to die up in the barn along side other non quarantined horses that are being experimented on .   The original three or four mares `so pregnant they were about to pop’ turned into only one mare that was pregnant and she’s the one they already pawned on a foster home.  It’s anybody’s guess where they are going to stash the rest that are coming.  I have a feeling that the body removal guy might be extra busy this week as more room is needed.

I think that should bring us up to date on the Louisiana deal.  Not surprisingly the numbers aren’t adding up and Satan Tara and HiCaliber don’t quite have their stories straight.  It looks like there are two other horses floating around with HiCaliber’s name on them unless the extra two are the minis that they somehow convinced Baker Ranch they needed to buy because Tara was so `matter of fact’ when she lied about minis shipping to slaughter.  It’s really disappointing to see a place like Baker Ranch get sucked in like this.  Meanwhile the rest of us are still waiting to see these `several’ burned out tattoos, when so far there have been none.  There was one or two horses that had what appeared to be foxtail ulcers, not burns, which is a good thing for the horses but not such a great thing for HiCaliber who cried `wolf’ in spectacular fashion to kick off this fundraising drive.  I guess it’s not surprising considering that out of the 20 OTTBs that they originally got all the attention over, most turned out to be not OTTBs at all.  While their egos will never allow them to admit it, I’m thinking this latest stunt has backfired in more ways than people realize.  Too much attention isn’t a good thing when you only pay lip service to transparency, rather than actually practice it.  It really isn’t a good thing when you have pissed off so many people that know where the bones are buried so to speak.  Speaking of bones, there are a lot rattling in the closet and are getting really close to spilling out.  Until next time….

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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HiCaliber Savannah

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

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No Burns!

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

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Practicing Biosecurity HiCaliber Style

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

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

 

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

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

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HiCaliber Floyd – shipped 1700 miles like this.

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

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

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Thompson’s Hell Hole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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