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So, is everybody ready to get back to business?  I’m not sure I am, but things are piling up again which means yet another heavy post.  I’d like to say I had a nice break but that really wasn’t the case either.  The fuckery continues and escalates no matter what, leaving me with more than usual to wrestle with.  As usual there is a so much deceit and grifting going on it’s kinda difficult to follow, but I’m going to do my best to lay it all out.  I’m not sure if the Manson Family are upping the ante or we’re just getting better at catching the grift.  I gotta say that even I was surprised at how low they sank these past few weeks.  I don’t think I can even get it all covered in one post so I’m going to do deal with general and run of the mill fuckery today and we’ll get to the bulk of the auction fuckery in the next one or so.  I hope that works for everybody because it’s time to settle in.  I have some tea to spill!

 

Even though I was only really away for a couple of days, the theories of where I was and why I was away were somewhat amusing.  None of them were based in fact or even all that exciting.  Seriously, I am the world’s worst sick person and there is nothing more to it than that. Man flu has nothing on me!  It doesn’t even really matter other than when you are wrong about something and don’t acknowledge that, then it’s kinda hurts whatever other facts you may have. In the interest of that, it seems the intel on the inaugural Manson Does Texas trip was slightly off.  Originally, it was said she went to some Mean Girls Conference and, I gotta admit, that never did feel 100% right unless she went as a specimen or a bad example.  It turns out that isn’t what she was doing when she went on that trip.  She was actually at the Lady Boss Weight Loss dealio as pictured above, and yes, that is Manson right there smiling for the group photo-op.  The other screenshots are from previous weight loss attempts that the donors all got to pay for as well.  Don’t get me wrong, I applaud anybody’s efforts to improve their health and fitness.  I do have a problem with grifting for it though.  I especially have an issue when you have to fly half way across the country to do some aerobics with the latest social media sensation when you could probably just get off your ass and do chores right where you live and have a total win/win situation that doesn’t break any laws and consist of lying to people on the internet.  Also, if people recall, Manson went on and on about that being her first trip to Texas and how much she loved it there.  That was then…

Flash forward to a few weeks ago and a few trips to the Lonestar state under her belt and, all of a sudden, we’re having `family emergencies’ there.  I’m not quite sure how that works, but I’ve been trying to manifest a family emergency somewhere tropical for myself but so far no luck.  Why is any of this relevant?  Normally it really wouldn’t be.  I don’t really care about how far she has to search for some peen and I also don’t really care when she lies to her team. They should be used to that by now.  What I do care about is the pattern of lying and that old six degrees of separation thing just kicking her square in the ass.  Manson just so happened to end up sitting next to some nice people who,  while originally unaware of her and who she was, were subjected to a flight full of lies and boasts.  To make matters even better, they happen to know more than a few people on the `hater’ side of things.  So yeah, Manson opened by introducing herself and who she is and proceeded to tell them how important she was and that there was even a blog about her. That’s when she showed them this blog.  (Welcome new haters, enjoy your stay.)  Manson also told them that she had booked the trip on a whim to `get away from it all’ after the haters had the FBI raid the ranch, which was also not true.  The FBI were not part of the little party at the ranch the other week.  As is often the case with people that love to hear themselves speak, Manson forgot what she had told them in the first part of the flight and later said she had booked her Texas trip a `long time ago’ when there was a $29 seat sale.  What are the odds she would know so far in advance that she would have a family emergency on that day?  Anyhow, y’all were curious about the airplane incident so that’s what I know other than that she was discussing vaginas in under 10 mins.   Moving right along…

I think I’m just going to drop these pictures of the general conditions at HiCaliber before we get into more specific updates.  These are all very recent pics and as you can see, it’s pretty crowded and dangerous there despite what Manson claims.   This is what happens when you have more horses you can properly care for.  Fences don’t get repaired, things don’t get noticed.  Call me a snob or whatever, but this kinda looks like a bad backyard that horses should be rescued from.

Umbra appears to be holding her own which is good to see.  There is some controversy over the whole lactating mare thing.  It happens, but I’m not sure whatever it is that Eclipse is producing is enough to sustain a growing and healing baby, so hopefully milk replacer is involved as well.  Regardless of what is being fed, Umbra seems to have replaced Magnum as far as who the majority of the village idiots ask after or seem concerned with.  I guess he outgrew his cute factor and isn’t sad enough to hold their attention right now.  Perhaps a crisis situation could be created to bump his algorithms or something.  I did notice he has some old wound or scar on his nose on the latest live feed so perhaps that could be blown well out of proportion for some sympathy dollars or something.

Since we’ve discussed Umbra, we should probably look right across the alleyway to Legacy.  In a recent live feed, we could see all the red tape in the stall across from Eclipse and Umbra.  No explanation was given but apparently that means `hard quarantine’ or something.  What hard quarantine is vs regular quarantine is anybody’s guess, but it doesn’t seem to be working.  Legacy is currently very sick and has burst out some abscesses under his jaw.  I’m pretty sure we’re still not allowed to call it what it is *cough*strangles*cough*, and I’m also not entirely sure wtf bandaging it is supposed to accomplish unless they are trying to drive that abscess internal and really mess him up.  This has been going on for well over a week and he was on IV support last I heard. I’m sure now that this is out in the open Manson will refuse to do any updates on him because she’s not your bitch and all. No word on whether or not he’s seen a real vet, but if he has, I want to know who would suggest bandaging a throat like that and make sure that vet never sets foot near one of my animals.

Remember Gigi?  She is the cute little black mare with the busted up knee and droopy eye they bought from one of their regular flippers back around mid January.  We haven’t really heard too much about Gigi since then other than she is relatively sound and `cute’.  The pictures are above are from the day they bought her in the parking lot at auction.  Wanna see how she’s doing barely a month later?  Of course you do!

These pics were taken of Gigi within the last week.  As you can see her filthy bandage is like a tourniquet on her leg now that it has slipped and her droopy eye goes unprotected or cleaned up.  I don’t really see where `rescue’ has happened for this horse.  She is not in as good of condition as she was when they purchased her a month ago and it’s not like she is living in paradise either.  I’m concerned for her, but I’m concerned for a lot of HiCaliber horses right now.

This brings us to Trish.  I’ve been back and forth about whether I should write about her or not.  I realize doing so is maybe going to hurt her chances at getting out of HiCaliber alive, but her chances of that have always been bad since being an adoption return.  Having said that, I think there is some information that is almost criminal to withhold and also to not reveal what is going on with this particular horse is setting her up for failure as well.  My only hope is that she can get out and land softly with somebody that has all the information.  That being said….

Trish is the little bay mare pictured above being used in Amanduh’s lesson program.  I’m not going to get into the WTFedness of the entire scenario  as far as lessons go, or that the children appear to be strapped to the tack, but just that Trish is being used and has been used for a while since being an adoption return last fall.  She did not last long at adoption, but the people who had her, took the time to get her properly vetted and made that report available to HiCaliber.  Please note the dates on the letter below.

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Trish was returned as being neurological and deemed unsafe for use as a lesson horse. Since that time she has been used regularly for lessons and is now advertised as a light rider and previously a kid’s horse even though they were well aware of her issues.  She’s already a one time adoption return so I think it’s safe to say if she went out and came back again she’d be as good as dead as Manson will call her a hay burner.  I sincerely hope that posting this doesn’t place her at greater risk either.  We don’t know why she’s neurological but I can bet that no further diagnostics were done to find out they whys and hows of it either.  I guess I couldn’t live with myself if somebody got seriously hurt by adopting her and thinking everything was fine and I had information that proved otherwise.  I also would hate to think of kids learning to ride on an unsafe horse.  I really don’t know what the right thing to do with this is other than pray this little mare doesn’t pay for somebody else’s greed and ignorance.

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If you recall, we put Diane on a milk carton back in December as she had dropped off the radar.  Part of the problem at HiCaliber lately is that horses just kinda disappear off the radar and the village idiots have been conditioned not to ask too may questions.  That’s why the milk carton horses when we can’t find out answers any other way.  Sadly, we got our answer for Diane and she was found dead in her pen sometime in December.  No cause of death has been made official and I haven’t seen anybody asking after her either.  This mare was a parking lot purchase from Salvador back in November. Emaciated at the time, I’m not sure if she ever did gain any weight or have a few good days.  Hopefully, she is at peace now.  RIP Diane.  #sayhername

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Waco was a parking lot purchase a few weeks back.  I believe he came from Nacho but will have to update that in a bit.  He was clearly in a lot of pain but because Manson’s x ray eyes did not diagnose the severe rotation in his coffin bones, he was kept alive for some additional fundraising and parading around for the camera. There were all sorts of contradictions with him.  He was `thought’ to be a compassion pull, then he was one for sure and then Manson’s FUPA got involved and told her he didn’t want to die yet so they needed more money to actually do the xrays.  However, another horse had been immediately adopted so her responsible rescue fees were supposed to slide over to Waco, but they didn’t and then Manson had to go to Texas for her `family emergency’ that didn’t actually involve family or any other sort of emergency other than being horny.  All that added up to Amanduh getting the news that this horse was in all kinds of pain and not fixable on a Friday.  Sadly for Waco, this meant he got to linger in pain for an extra few days until Manson came home and shot him in the face.  RIP Waco.  #sayhisname

Clancy also experienced death by Manson in recent weeks.  He was another Salvador special back in early January and never seemed to resonate with the village.  He was also said to be older so that, along with showing `significant’ lameness likely sealed his fate.  Seriously though, who gets on a horse to find out if it’s lame?  Wouldn’t most sane people figure that out first?  Wouldn’t an intake by a real vet include a cursory soundness exam?  Again, how was this horse rescued and what was his quality of life like since landing at HiCaliber?  RIP Clancy.  #sayhisname

Poor Mas. She almost made it out alive.  Her place was all secured at Prancing Pony Sanctuary and HiCaliber even had a post up begging for the hauling money.  What they didn’t tell people was that she was dead the same day by Manson’s hand. I wish I knew the reason why or what sense there is to make of any of this.  I know it wasn’t announced and kept very quiet for a few days.  It was only when somebody actually asked Prancing Pony that they admitted that Mas was dead and they were getting a replacement grey mare or something like that.  It’s hard to follow and especially so when Prancing Pony doesn’t seem to ever update HiCaliber horses they absorb into their program.  What we do know is that Mas came from Nacho and that Romney Faye had known about her for several months.  For whatever reason, she was not deemed worthy of `saving’ until it was too late for her.  RIP Mas.  #sayhername

Crackers has also recently been sent to the land of the blue tarps.  Again, I have no idea why.  She came with the usual convoluted back story about a poor old rancher that was about to get foreclosed on so he had nowhere to turn.  I forget whether the part of the rancher was played by Salvador or Nacho that week, but it was one of those guys and she came with a buddy they named `Salami’. For some reason the old rancher didn’t know the name of his own `beloved horses’ so it was up to Manson’s children to do the honors.  Crackers was cute and was seen on video following people around without a halter a few times.  Only a few weeks ago, they were bandaging some mysterious wound on her, but she was otherwise doing `great’ and people were even making adoption inquiries.  Now she’s dead.  RIP Crackers #sayhername

Probably not a huge surprise that Clarence was shot in the head recently.  He was in pretty bad shape and came through the regular flipper channels.  Once again the very people who mangled him were rewarded for his suffering with $200.  The difference is Clarence’s brand is really easily traceable with a direct connection to Salvador.

Clarence’s brand came from Rancho Caballero.  They are big into horse tripping and think bucking out weanlings is great sport.  The above pics are just a smattering of their social media activities.  They don’t try to hide what they do, they’re proud of it.  Do I think Clarence was a tripping horse?  No, they don’t brand those usually.  I think Clarence was sat on to trip quite a few and when they were done with him, they tossed him aside to suffer before HiCaliber created a market for their abuse.  These guys are friends of Salvador’s and participate in the same rodeos.  These people are the ones hurting these animals and HiCaliber and its village reward them for it.  Paying them finder’s fees is not helping the problem, it’s escalating it.  What true rescue or animal lover would ever protect people like this?  RIP Clarence.  #sayhisname

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Blake is also another blue tarp victim in recent weeks.  As mentioned before, the other livestock being drug back to HiCaliber have a worse fatality rate than the equines and take up even less of the village idiots’ attention. Blake was brought in around the first of the month and said to have pneumonia.  We aren’t entirely sure if that was his deal as he was also leaking urine and we know that Dr. Talbot does not generally treat animals.  There has been a disturbing pattern of the 30% vet diagnosing these animals and giving them inappropriate treatments.  Mostly they do not survive.  They suffer too and as often as we can find out their fates, we’ll say their names too.  RIP Blake #sayhisname

Her name was Beatrice.  At least that’s what I’m told.  There was never a big announcement about it and her sad little life didn’t last long once she got into Manson’s clutches.  Such is the trend lately that horses are being brought in and euthanized before they barely get a name.  She was another flipper special and it is doubtful there was ever much intention of rehabbing her.  She obviously served somebody or many people well over the years and I find it sad her ending was staring at Manson in the face as she got blown away.  RIP Beatrice.  #sayhername

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I have to admit this one disturbs me a bit more than usual.  Jackson Max was bought at auction back in July.  He was very thin and agitated in the intake video and Manson aged him somewhere around 10 years old if memory serves.  We didn’t hear a bunch about him before he popped up on their Greens and Ghouls event for $200 and sometime after that he either went to foster or training.  Again, I’m not entirely sure although he was brought back to the ranch recently and took up residence behind the `hard qt’ red tape in the barn.  As of this past weekend Jackson Max is dead.  The details on that are where it gets disturbing…

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Tarp with a trail of congealed blood and manure after Jackson Max’s death

Jackson Max’s death upset quite a few people apparently.  Honesty, we don’t know which horse was the one that bled out by the tarps, but at least two died that day and he was one of them.  They usually go in twos so it could have been whoever else had to join him that weekend.  The amount of blood doesn’t exactly paint a picture of a `nearly no blood’ or peaceful death for me.  It certainly didn’t for the person that took the picture who was even more upset knowing who that blood probably belonged to.  Then we have the mention of deconning his stall and the picture of it (beside Legacy’s stall) with the red QT tape all over it.  Draw your own conclusions on that and remember the two foals are living in the same barn.  To make matters worse you have a volunteer that almost apologizes for being upset at the loss of this young horse.  I probably shouldn’t even feel sorry for this particular volunteer since she has been somewhat of a nuisance to this blog, but I get it.  She wants to believe in what she’s doing and now maybe, just maybe, this will be enough to wake her the fuck up or at least stop normalizing this type of behavior.  At the end of the day I just care about a young horse that by many accounts didn’t really need to die.  RIP Jackson Max #sayhisname

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Countdown clocks rather than names make more sense at HiCal these days…

I think that’s probably enough for one day.  We’re certainly not all caught up, not even on our deaths, but we’ve made a dent.  I actually thought taking a break, even if it was longer than planned, might calm the crazy down a bit.  If anything it’s escalated.  Manson seems to be completely losing her shit all over social media.  Some people on this side of the fence are joining her.  Auction is such a complete joke I’m still trying to figure out where to start with that post, but it’s coming very soon.  I also have a special treat post coming up soon too.  I was only gone a few days and there is a definite shift in the feel of things.  Of course, along with that comes the people wanting to force hands and play out their own agenda.  Human nature and all, and also not my problem.  I also know there are a lot of various threats getting thrown about in attempts to silence people.  I find that telling.  If all this is so wrong, if everything posted is just some personal agenda, then wouldn’t it be more productive and effective to bat it aside and dispute it with truth rather than attempt to threaten people into silence? Makes me wonder what exactly is being protected that we haven’t uncovered yet.  It certainly doesn’t motivate me to stop shining a light.  Thanks to everybody, especially our `moles’ ,  that continue to hang in there with us and fight the good fight.  There is light at the end of the tunnel and this time, it is not an oncoming train.  It’s not our job to defend the truth but only to set it free.  For that reason,  we stay the course.

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Wow, that last post is a tough one to follow as far as impact.  It kinda felt like a mic drop and that perhaps a ride off into the sunset would be appropriate.  Really, what more is there to say or prove after that?  Well, it turns out quite a bit.  Our moles have been extremely diligent and have really outdone themselves this past week.  In order to make sure that there won’t be more accounts like we just read, there is still work to do for all of us, so we soldier on.  I’m not here to change anybody’s mind, I’m here to pass along information and perhaps paint a clearer picture than HiCaliber shows its village.  I’ve got a lot of `painting’ to do today so probably best to get right to it.  Settle in folks, it’s another long one!  I don’t even know why I bother to say that any more….

Remember that Paint horse Manson dug up last week?  The one that was at Misner’s lot but Manson pretended was from some family who purchased as a kid’s horse but was way more crippled than they imagined?  The one that once he turned up at HiCaliber wasn’t so crippled at all?  Manson screwed up by showing him on Misner’s lot and even though she drove him to a different location for new pics, people had already seen him there in person.  At the time, I remember mentioning to some other advocates that there was pretty much zero chance that Manson drove all that way to just pick up one horse and that more would show up soon.  Turns out I was right​.  The other two she brought home the very same day magically showed up this week.  The first was the older bay that was `going to auction tomorrow’.  What the village idiots did not realize is he was already standing at HiCaliber along with the red dun stallion who was promptly marked for death.

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The bay and the red dun stallion were on the trailer with the Paint.  If you recall, there was a skinny mare from up north that was supposed to be rescued with Wilkins but the village idiots weren’t motivated enough and that’s likely why the above two horses got to hang out at HiCaliber for a few days until their stories were told.  To recap, we first heard of Wilkins the Paint on January 24th.  The skinny mare from `up north’ never materialized but we’ll get to her later.  Manson and Wrinkles pick up Wilson on January 25th and introduce him after dark.  At this time, both the skinny bay and red dun stallion are also at HiCaliber.  On January 29th, we were introduced to this skinny bay gelding that belonged to somebody who didn’t speak English but miraculously managed to communicate over the phone that he was having financial problems and that the horse was thin with all his bones showing but was still very rideable.  He also, despite this huge language barrier, said he was afraid to show up at auction because of all the `slacktivists’. Slacktivist is Manson’s new favorite word even if she doesn’t use it in proper context.  That’s a lot of information from somebody that doesn’t speak English.  Manson did say that the picture of the horse (above) was over a month old, so we know the person that had him was responsible for his present lack of condition.  He only wanted $150.

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Yup!  You guessed it!  The role of the poor guy with a language barrier who was so afraid to go to auction was being played by none other than Bubba Misner.  He’s not afraid to go to auction.  He’s just too lazy and probably has a pie hangover.  The skinny bay, now called Poseidon, showed up with a red dun stallion who still had sweat marks from a saddle on his back.  Manson just had to `save’ him too and said he was a relinquishment but they paid $150 for each as part of their `Find Us A Horse To Shoot’ incentive program.  The fact that she claimed these horses were relinquished is where things get shady even for Manson.

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You know that things aren’t going to go well for a horse when Manson doesn’t bother to raise funds and this was the case with the red dun. Manson claimed he had `advanced Wobblers’ and had to be euthanized.  The problem is you can’t diagnose something like that in the field and Wobblers isn’t really an automatic death sentence without finding out what is causing it.  In the video Manson took, the horse does have some gait irregularities, but he certainly doesn’t appear to be `advanced wobblers’.  Near the end where he catches a sniff of a mare he’s stepping fairly lively and wringing his tail.  A neuro horse wouldn’t be able to do those things nor would he be able to short turn like they are making him do.  Maybe he has had some trauma to his back or neck recently and maybe he could be nursed through it.  We’ll never know because Manson won’t take the time.  She couldn’t even be bothered to get his papers and find out who he really was, saying it didn’t matter.  I’m told they eventually named him `Teddy Graham’ before shooting him in the face.  Manson said we shouldn’t feel bad because he’d be chopped up and donated to `science’.  RIP Teddy Graham. #sayhisname

Before we move on to some auction things, I want people to take a look at these pictures.  All of them were taken of Misner’s’ place from various angles.  Recognize the background and the shitty fencing because they feature heavily in many of the pictures used for mid-week cons.  These pics were from awhile ago and one of the things that several different people have let me know recently is that right Misner’s lot is currently overflowing with horses.  I know the saddle horse industry hasn’t experienced a boom, so perhaps he’s on his way to New Mexico or Texas with some loads soon.  Looking at the conditions on his lot it’s kinda easy to imagine why that bay horse lost weight in the time Misner had him and maybe even why Johnny Cade was in such rough shape.

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Let’s talk about auction.  It was interesting to say the least.  Manson started out her day by lying her ass off and people were escorted off the property by police.  Didn’t happen.  Yes, the police were there and I’m sure they spoke to a few people for whatever reason but who they did not speak to was our stealth mole.  I’m not sure how `human safety’ plays into any of this.  It’s not like Manson has a soul to steal by taking her picture or anything and besides, our interest, as always is in the horses and the real stories behind them.

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Let’s take a brief jump back to January 24th when Manson was begging for money to save this one skinny mare with a sad story.  Strangely, in the very poor photos she showed us, there appears to have been three different horses.  The lone horse in the first pic has one right hind white and appears to be emaciated.  Manson claimed that the horse on the left of the other pic already had a home and the other, the headless one, was the one that needed to be rescued.  Again, we were asked to suspend belief as she claimed that the two skinny horses were the same horse.  They clearly are not. We were also asked to believe that even though this person couldn’t afford to buy feed for his horses, he drove all the way down to Ontario from `up north’ only be turned around and then come back a week later to auction to meet with them again.   Also according to Manson, all these down on their luck people reach out to other rescues and nobody will help them but HiCaliber, yet no other rescues have ever heard about these horses until they show up on the HiCaliber Facebook page.  At any rate, Manson didn’t raise the cash she required to help this `one’ horse she claimed needed `urgent intervention’ so she said they’d deal with it later because there was also two other mares needing help.  Clear as mud?  Let’s go back to auction last week, a full six days later.

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Manson starts things off with this post that had a video attached of a skinny red mare.  The mare wasn’t moving all that badly though.  It turns out that video was the wrong one so they did a fast edit and added a different red mare’s video. This mare really was fairly sore and just to drive her point home, Manson made her hobble around for the camera and so she could text a clip to a `vet’ to diagnose and to inspire her village idiots to dig deep.  The village idiots dutifully ignored the fact that there was another red mare waiting in the wings and set about raising money for the eyelash fund responsible rescue and purchase price.

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Finally, the original skinny shows up.  The down on his luck guy from `up north’ found the funds to come to the parking lot to relinquish his mare that we were supposed to forget we saw a video of a few hours later.  Sadly, without the thrill of the chutes and all the drama that entails it was a hard sell to the village idiots and right about this time there was some paranoia flaring up because these horses came straight out of Salvador’s trailer.  Shocking, I know.  I still have no idea what the strategy was behind the order of posting these mares when they all came from the same person.  Pulling her video down and replacing it with another threw up far more red flags than had they just left it.  Even if she wasn’t that sore, we’re quite used to the 30% vet misdiagnosing things and not being able to pick out lameness to save her miserable life.  By quickly yanking down her video it was clear there was more to the story.

That’s right, just as we suspected over a week ago, that skinny mare and two others were standing at Salvador’s place the whole time. What I find disturbing is the truly emaciated one never did show up to auction that we know of so that doesn’t bode well for her.  We know at least two of the sorrel mares came from his trailer on Tuesday, Pyper and Char. We also know that Salvador got pissed at the clusterfuck going on in the parking lot and was cursing `This is bullshit’ before hopping in his truck and driving off which is when stealth mole #2 picked him up heading back towards Perris presumably to mangle some more horses for the HiCaliber grifting pipeline.  The second video was taken a few months ago when Romney Faye named Salvador (in the same trailer) right on camera as they unload some tripping horses. Most of them didn’t even make it back to HiCaliber before being shot in the head.

This is an older clip of Manson describing Salvador.  I just wanted to post it up to remind people of what she used to say about him before they become partners in grifting.

In between the sorrel mares, the village idiots were presented with this gray mare.  As usual, she had a sad story and was facing a terrible fate.  To top it all off, she was `cancer infested’.  Nothing creates exigency like some harmless melanomas.  I’m sure the rest of you are yawning and wondering `so what?’ by now.  This is where having experienced moles comes in.  This mare does have quite a history but it’s not exactly what Manson was telling people.  As is usually the case with Manson, there is often a very slight shred of truth to her lies and she builds from there.  So, let’s take another trip back in time. Thankfully, this mare not only has the Rancho Bonilla brand on her, but a broodmare number which makes her easier than most to track.

Three weeks ago, this mare was advertised on Craigslist along with two others and it was stated they `might’ be pregnant.  Her `83′ and Bonilla brand clearly visible in some of the pictures along with the melanomas on her head.  They said they wanted $2000 each which is kinda funny considering he only wanted $500 for her in September and lowered that to $300 last week.  She may have been with somebody else between September and last week because it’s not really like Nacho to take the time to roach a mane and he’s not known to have a stallion at all let alone one like was in the craigslist ad.  How do I know what he wanted back in September?  Read on!

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Romney Faye and Nacho dealing horses at Ontario Auction, September 12,2017

This is Romney Faye and Nacho back on September 12th.  He is showing her the pictures of the grey mare then and, at the time, he wanted $500 for her.  He wasn’t willing to come down on the price because he said he would keep and breed her if he didn’t get what he was asking.  I’m not really up to speed on all things Andalusian, but apparently the Bonilla brand is a good thing.  I don’t think it’s a great thing for horses since these old grey mares with that brand seem to turn up at low-end auctions with some regularity.  Anyhow, obviously HiCaliber declined back in September.  If you recall, Manson hates Nacho and refers to him as `Nacho Motherf@#ker’ because he stands firm on his prices. I’m pretty sure she’ll dispute all this so I’ll throw another layer on things.  It turns out Nacho was offering this mare to more than just HiCaliber.  Despite what Manson and Romney Faye say, these flippers, Misner and Salvador included, will sell to whoever hands them the cash.

Unlike Romney Faye and Manson,  a mole did got to Nacho’s back in September to check things out.  As you can see, it is the same mare (check brands) and she was in much better condition back then.  The video (click on it to play)shows Nacho right there with the mare and our mole describing what she sees/  This was taken on the same day he was talking to Romney Faye above.  You can see same shirt, hat etc on Nacho.  I can already hear the bitching about why `we’ didn’t purchase this horse back then.  There’s a couple of reasons.  She wasn’t in bad shape at the time, but also the sad part of `investigating’ things is you sometimes have to hold out for the greater good as hard as that may be.  We can’t point fingers at HiCaliber for lining the pockets of these flippers and kill buyers and then do the same thing too.  There was nothing reportable with this mare in September and the mole has kept an eye out for her ever since.

Which brings us right back to last week and the same mare arrives at auction in Nacho’s trailer where she is promptly offloaded to HiCaliber.  Nacho vacates the scene before the Facebook post about her even goes up and gets rolling for fundraising.  I cannot say for sure this mare was in his possession the entire time between September and last week.  My instinct says probably not as the property in the Craigslist ad doesn’t appear to be Nacho’s place.  It appears she was sold or leased out to be a broodmare and likely didn’t catch.  This also makes Manson’s threat of her being bought up to dance or be a broodmare kinda ridiculous. Is there anybody out there that still thinks these deals aren’t made well before auction?

Because Manson will protect her revenue stream at all costs, she decided to load all the horses up, including yet another sorrel mare she claims they bought in the ring, and drive them to a local back road to unload yet again and beg for more money.  She blamed the haters for this and pleaded with the village idiots not to comment how much they are donating.  Manson also warned them to lock down their Facebook page because people are having their work called etc.  I think she was projecting because everything she described were things she has actually done to others including phoning people’s employers.  The only difference is that when she does it she says it’s just a joking around and friendly rivalry.  I’m not sure the people who have been targeted by Manson and her village idiots feel the same, but I’ll say right here and now, that if ANYBODY is doing shit like that, knock it off and grow up.

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The cretins in the above video are also people who deal horses to HiCaliber and are seen off and on at Ontario Auction. While they aren’t as regular as Misners, Salvador and Nacho, we know from past events that they all start out sporadic and get bolder and bolder as time goes on.  We have an idea on who these guys are but need a few more things to fall into place.  There seems to be a trend of compassion pulls lately and if HiCaliber won’t step up and report the people who are hurting these animals, then the rest of us will, so we start with identifying them or confirming the known identities.

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With the execution of Teddy Graham this week, it became clear that at least one other horse would join him under the blue tarp.  I can’t remember the last time Manson only shot one.  It seems like she likes to get the most bang for her buck with the body removal service as well. The reason Madge was killed was chronic laminitis as diagnosed by the 30% vet.  No memorial posts or good byes for Madge.  Just a walk to the killing field.  If she was lucky, she was the first to go and didn’t have to stand beside the chopped up body of Teddy Graham.  Although, she was probably hacked to pieces too since Manson seems to be really into that lately.  RIP Madge.  #sayhername

If you have any doubt about how Manson feels about shooting all these animals each week, please watch the above video. It begins with Robyn shooting a gun off camera and Engineer spooking.  Likely the same gun they use to execute all the other animals, but this day they were merely shooting it off to scare coyotes.  Still, I wonder if that’s the reaction the horses have when Manson is doing her weekly executions.  Then, we have Manson thinking it’s hilarious and, once again, making fun of how we like to remember their names and killing horses in general.  You know what they say about many a truth being spoken in jest…

Horses aren’t the only ones that are ending up under the blue tarp lately.  The mortality rate for the other livestock Manson has taken to dragging home is even worse.  Just in the last week Milkdud the calf, Grandma Goat and Kevin the cow have all died.  Kevin was killed by Manson from what I understand and while she blew Madge away without so much as a sniffle, Kevin was memorialized, complete with faux tears, on live feed.  Manson mentioned that Grandma Goat had died on her own, which is disturbing considering Manson practiced her 30% vet skills on her infected udder and diagnosed her with pneumonia.  I can only imagine how sick the poor animal was for her to just lay down and die.  I’m told Milkdud died essentially the same way.  RIP Milkdud, Kevin and Grandma.  We’ll say their names too.

Speaking of other livestock, this steer, Kipper, might be the next to find himself under the blue tarp.  Even though it was not that long ago that Manson was afraid of cows and admitted to knowing nothing about them, she is now subjecting them to her 30% veterinary procedures and diagnostics as well.  I find this extremely disturbing on several levels.  These animals suffer just as much as any other animal.  They hurt, they feel fear and discomfort too.  The very fact she is able to acquire them for pennies on the pound or free, kinda says to me that these animals are already very sick.  If there was any value in them whatsoever as meat or whatever else, she wouldn’t be getting them. So, she’s taking an already dying animal and torturing it basically and nobody cares because it’s just a cow or just a goat.

I found these quotes from Manson and Romney Faye to be quite interesting.  Just going to leave them here along with the video of Satan.  You know you’re a POS when even Satan thinks you’re shady…

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I found this post from one of their private groups somewhat interesting.  We’re used to hearing about empty and filthy water tubs, so that part isn’t remarkable.  What I did kinda wonder about is the `hard QT’.  What is hard QT vs regular QT?  Does hard QT mean they take of their filthy Uggs?  Why do they have to put stakes and tape up to remind people when Manson has always claimed there is a quarantine area of the ranch?  Then, we have the pictures of Manson’s kiddo riding around on the recently arrived Wilkins.  He’s in the arena she turns out anything and everything lately and in the barn as well as in the grooming area.  We know this horse came off Misner’s lot less than two weeks ago and they have said themselves that he has Strangles on his lot.  Does quarantine only apply to horses she or her spawn don’t take an interest in? So many questions!

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Lately Manson has been trying to sell us the `free euthanasia’ thing and claims that they pay an incentive to people to relinquish the horses.  That’s a creative way to say they are buying horses to kill, but even more disturbing, she continues to raise money for `diagnostics’.  In other words, these free horses are still costing the village idiots the same amount of money, but Manson has just reframed where the money is going.  The last three screen shots may be a more accurate depiction where a large part of the responsible rescue fee is going with the `compassion pulls’ . Ok, music lessons for the kid isn’t so far-fetched, but hiring an interior decorator to do your other kid’s room?  Manson doesn’t even own the house or all the furniture in it and she’s hiring interior designers?  We know this is true because the kid actually spilled it on a live feed not all that long ago.  This isn’t even mentioning the new tack that Santa brought them this year.  I think that’s fairly impressive considering Manson told us she only had $400 to spend on Christmas.  Way to stretch those dollars, Manson!  Clearly, being an unemployed single mother is far more lucrative than working a full time professional job.

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I really don’t have much to say about this screen shot other than how funny I think it is.  Every single video or picture I see of Amanduh or Manson they are in ill-fitting tack with their stupid rope halters done up wrong.  Now they want to teach other people how to make sure their horses are as uncomfortable as possible and learn to hate being ridden?  Sign me up!

Perhaps Manson needs to sign up for some of those tack fitting classes for herself.  In return she can teach her patented `Starfish’ method of riding and, if you are truly advanced, she will teach you the Extreme Starfish/Chair Seat Combo.  That’s not something you see every day.  I’m in awe, but not in a good way.

After over 3 weeks of watching the poor little filly, Umbra, walking around with her crooked legs, Manson finally decided to look into doing something about her and took her into the clinic to be assessed. I don’t know why she waited so long as the chances of any surgery working are greatly reduced the older she gets, but better late than never maybe.  What was weird is the filly was checked into the clinic under Wrinkles’ name rather than HiCaliber. I’m not surprised they are trying to hide who is doing the diagnostics and surgery because that’s just what they do.  It appears to be SLREH though for anybody that wants to contribute directly to her care rather than put more money in Manson’s pocket.  It shouldn’t matter who has possession of this filly, if you feel motivated to help, then do so, just be smart about it.  She is no less worthy just because of who has possession of her. I wouldn’t hold my breath for updates on her though because Manson is not your bitch.

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I stumbled across this quote the other day.  I wonder if this was ever true and if it was, if the old Manson would recognize the current version.  I think my favorite part is when she says `I am still a simpleton’.  I’m guessing just like her 30% veterinary terminology, she wasn’t quite clear what that word actually means and how to use it.  Just further proof that there is always the tiniest shred of truth in most of the lies she tells.

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I think that’s probably enough information to digest for today.  I notice as things heat up that everybody is eager to `help’ bring this to an end.  Obviously, we are all free to do as we choose and there is more than one way to approach things.  I would just suggest that before people act, that they ask themselves what they are trying to accomplish.  As you can tell from what was provided today, some of the moles that contribute to this blog have been at this for a very long time.  It takes remarkable self-control and dedication to collect information and sit on it until it paints a larger picture and has a real impact.  We’re busy behind the scenes and only getting busier.  I will continue to share what I can and hope that everybody manages to keep their crazy tucked in for just a little bit longer.  It will be worth it, trust me!

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Happy Holidays!  It’s been some kind of a week dealing with the aftermath of the great recreational evacuation and donation drive that came about after the Lilac fire.  So many threats and accusations  are still getting tossed around.  It’s a wonder Manson’s arms aren’t tired from all the time she spent up on the cross drumming up sympathy, and when that didn’t work, she searched around for our guilt buttons and pressed those relentlessly.  Thankfully for me, I grew up in a Catholic family so my guilt button has been worn out for years due to overuse.  Even though I’m a bit busy trying to pull my festive act together, I thought I’d drop a post so we can do a little holiday fact checking and keep on top of the latest ones that ran to heaven this week.  I’m not big on egg nog, but by all means pour yourself some or whatever passes for holiday cheer in your household while we get down to business.

 

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HiCaliber Finn at Del Mar with a snotty nose

 

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Ok, let’s clear up the Del Mar drama and lies.  Yes, as evidenced by the picture above, there were sick horses brought into Del Mar.  The horse in the top picture is Finn, a long time resident of HiCaliber who lives out with a group of others.  Apparently there was a paint mare also leaking snot all over the place.  They did have a few horses that were said to have coliced on them, one being Manson’s personal horse, Daisy.  The vets on hand at Del Mar apparently treated or looked at some of the HiCaliber horses but were promptly told not to and then this signage went up on all their stalls.  That kinda makes me wonder why anybody would turn down a 100% vet offering to help out a horse. You’d especially think they’d have taken the offer of a free vet check considering how many horses they claimed were wounded due to the `haters’.  Or were they?  I’m sure no horse was hurt being doubled up in stalls or anything especially not when you put two one-eyed horses in the same stall in a strange place.   Other horses were completely shut in their stalls so nobody could see them.  Maybe there were hiding something?  We do know Manson requested a shitload of medical supplies for herself.  She actually asked for a lot of stuff and that lead to some head scratching.

 

 

As always, good Samaritans stepped up and brought truck loads of donations for all the horses evacuated from the fire and, some brought donations just for HiCaliber.  What I think caused the drama is a lot of people didn’t understand HiCaliber’s need for feed and supplies given the fact that they lost nothing in the fires and were never stopped from returning to their ranch to pick up more supplies as needed.  These were all horses that they would have had to have fed anyhow.  Well, not all their personal horses.  Seems like while Manson’s personal horses were at Del Mar, other residents of the feed lot evacuated their personal horses several hours prior to a different location.  I’m not even sure what to make of that.  Anyhow, back to donationgate, I think another part of the problem was how long HiCaliber kinda hung around Del Mar after the fact.  There were people in serious need and yet there they were front and center snatching up donations and asking for more.  Then, Manson tells us they were `cleared’ to go back to the ranch.  Huh?  Who clears people to go home that were never evacuated in the first place?  It’s just all those little manipulations that add up to a con.  To top things off, Manson rather than leave what they didn’t use or pay it forward, packed up every single thing, including cases of bottled water and took it home. When questioned on that, she chose to lie and throw another rescue under the bus that actually helped to evacuate horse for the training center.  It’s just more of a display of character than anything else.

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Speaking of donations… I know we have all seen a lot of not so subtle hints dropped by Manson.  Poor thing only has $400 to spend on presents for 2 children.  One kid needs a new saddle, the other adopted Barry Boi even though Manson still plans on shooting him in the face in a couple of months (when the kid loses interest), so villagers have offered to pay for cremation.  It. Never. Ends.  However, I do believe in fools having a right to throw their money at whatever they choose.  I just thought this bitchy little post from Manson complaining about too many donations and too many parcels to open might be worth putting out there for anybody that might be sitting on the fence.

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No wonder they’re bleeding volunteers lately.  From what I’m told, when Manson is around at all, she rarely lowers herself to talk to random volunteers and this is the type of thing we see in the closed forums.  Pick up her garbage, you screwed up doing her this favor, how dare you dump the mail on her doorstep…blah.blah.blah.

 

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One of the parts I hate about writing this blog is having to list the dead.  It feels like a loss every single time and since they rarely go one at a time, it haunts me to think of the second and beyond horses that are killed standing next to their dead buddies.  The LAST thing I would do is make up more dead than there is.  If these village idiots believe that Ace, Adagio and Treat are still alive, by all means ask on the HiCaliber page for an update on them.  As far as Cotton goes, never once did I `announce’ that pony as dead.  Nobody really knew WTF happened to him, so I put him on a milk carton to find out.  You can read the post here.  I’m glad I did because I received several emails telling me exactly what happened with the horse, which I wrote about here.  Spoiler alert:  Cotton appears to have been part of a scam.  One of the readers here mixed up horses and erroneously wrote that Daphne had departed by Manson’s hand, but guess what?  That wasn’t me and given how many horses are shot in a year at that place, it’s actually surprising more people don’t get mixed up.

 

 

Niel (yes, that’s how they spelled it) was an auction purchase last week.  He didn’t have a great last few days being drug back to the ranch and executed.  I can’t say one way or another whether Dr. Talbot ever saw him or if they did any diagnostics on him.  Manson pretty much decided he was going to have to die from the outset. I find that strange given the fact that the perlino stud was much more sore and when people asked about euthanizing him she said that giving up was not in her vocabulary or something.  Apparently `trying’ is also not in her vocabulary when a horse comes in a plain brown wrapper and has brown eyes  RIP Niel, I’m sorry you didn’t land softly.  #sayhisname

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As we have come to know, it is very rare that Manson wastes a body pick up call on just one horse and this past week was no exception.  Kringle was the other horse to take the tarp nap this week.  Kringle had only been at HiCaliber a week but was marked for death immediately due to having melanoma’s under his tail like nearly every other gray horse over the age of 20.  Although he appeared in decent health and weight, it was decided he didn’t have long so I’m thinking that once poor Niel arrived, that pretty much sealed Kringle’s fate.  Besides, what feels more festive before Christmas than shooting a horse named after Santa right in the face?  RIP Kringle.  #sayhisname

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The above two screen shots are for anybody that still wonders why they village idiots tolerate all these senseless shootings without having a vet sign off on them.  Yup, all about the horses….

 

I know the Fice drama was so two weeks ago and he’s gone and hidden his posts finally, but it seems his name keeps coming up.  The more viral his training videos get, the more Manson tries to distance herself from them.  I think we’re supposed to conveniently forget he is an approved adopter and still has a HiCaliber horse with him in training according to him. I just wanted to set the record straight on why people call him a `HiCaliber trainer’.  That would be because that’s what Manson has said in the past.  She’s even gone to the village to raise money to pay him in the past.  A person would have to be profoundly stupid to think that he’s nicer off camera to those horses.  I think Mercy’s blind eye and Saban’s near death from a head wound might be proof of that.

 

 

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So yeah, they’re not obsessed or anything and obviously all about the horses.  Not a single word about proving me wrong or discrediting what I post, let’s just try to silence the blog and its followers because we’re causing massive cognitive dissonance within the village.  Lately, they like to select certain posters on the comment section here and see if they can bully them into silence.  It never really works.  Ole Sheila is right though, Word press isn’t going to take the entire blog down without a court order because it falls under first amendment rights.  Cindy has tried to have things taken down from this blog before to no avail.  I don’t even usually like to acknowledge this crap, but it’s getting a bit ridiculous.  I would LOVE to not have anything to write about and no Manson, I’m not losing any cred at all, trust me.  She’s mistaking my irritation for nervousness or projecting her own issues onto me.  Now for people who are concerned about threats (I don’t make them), they sure do like to talk about putting a noose around my neck a lot and threaten to punch us all in the throat.  Not a single mention of the horses or anything, just threats and in their world I’m supposed to just allow all that to pass without commentary.  Mostly I do, but since it’s Christmas I thought I’d throw them the bone of attention they so desperately crave.  Just to make things clear, this is not me `sounding nervous’ or anything other than `meh’.

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Remember when Manson was so in love with Satan she even stared morphing into her?  She openly admired her business model and was an active member of Satan’s `tribe’.  It seems that honeymoon ended with Satan’s outburst last week and now Manson is a hater.  I don’t personally give a shit about Satan other than this is a pretty good example at how Manson turns on people.  The only difference this time was that Satan also turns on people and threw her under the bus first.  It’s also worth noting the poor cow collapsed on the background of Manson’s video and her referring to it as a `goddamn thing’.  This would be the same cow that was left laying on their driveway for days and may still be there if he’s even still alive.  The village idiots lost interest in him so updates aren’t as important.

Ok, let’s talk permit.  Manson had this little rant last week once again blaming the permit issue on haters.  That right, her not taking care of business is somehow the fault of everybody else AND since she can’t afford the proper permit for the amount of horses on that property (reported to be over 180 as of today), she’s going to go ahead and get the wrong one, which will only allow 100 horses, and just euthanize her way down to the right number so she can keep bringing horses in.  Somehow we are supposed to suspend logic and believe that even though she can’t afford a one time fee to get the proper permit, she can afford to support upwards of 180 horses on less than 12 useable acres of land. How does that even begin to make sense?  One of the problems many advocates have always had it the inevitable crash they see coming since her funding model is just not sustainable.  Eventually, all these animals will have to be absorbed by other rescues and private parties and maybe that’s part of her plan.  Maybe she feels like people will just let her do whatever rather than have to deal with the absolute shit show it would be should HiCaliber implode.  Wrong, Manson.  Horses first for most of us.

The death of Aviana seems to have been a tipping point with many people.  Manson called her dangerous, unadoptable and felt completely justified in shooting a perfectly healthy horse in the head. Once again she blamed haters for not stepping up even though she had announced months prior that mare had gone to a sanctuary, meaning nobody really knew she was still there and on the death list.  What is interesting in the video clip above is that she clearly states the vet never signed off on killing this horse and she is unapologetic about that. One of the main defenses all along was how the vet or the board signed off on every single euthanization at HiCaliber.   She goes on to talk about how she doesn’t need a vet to tell her she can euthanize medical cases that are manageable but only minimally so by her standards.  Keep in mind that her `standards’ are anything with blue eyes and/or will haul her fat ass around while she’s on live feed and cows.

Yeah, I’m hammering a point home.  What Manson is forgetting is these horses don’t belong to her.  They belong to the rescue and she doesn’t own the rescue.  She may be the founder and hand picks the board, but she doesn’t own anything.  That board could theoretically revolt and oust her should they ever grow spines or pull their collective head out of her ass long enough to form an independent and rational thought. I won’t be holding my breath on that one, but stranger things have happened.

 

Bev isn’t dead yet.  I’m only posting her up here because she’s at risk and not just from that horrific bandage job on her, but because she’s OTTB and Manson can’t handle her.  I realize she won’t adopt out to haters, but everybody knows somebody and this mare deserves to be really rescued.  Manson lies and said she pulled DNA and then went on to say, oops, they already had her identified.  Meanwhile we’re all still waiting for the DNA results from the Louisiana horses.

 

I thought I’d post some recent pics of the inmates . I’m sure the village idiots all think that big bloated belly look on the sushi foals is a good thing but the rest of us can realize it’s not.  Also let’s not overlook the nylon halters to hang themselves with.  Manson has recently laughed that Bento, the one on the right, likes to sleep with his feet through the rails, but is only really cast `sometimes’.  The other horses with the knots in their mane, the too small fly masks rubbing them and standing there in piles of their own shit.  Permit issues aside, they have too many horses to properly care for.  Period.  No foals should look like that and no horses should be living in those conditions even if it meets the minimal standards.  This is NOT rescue.   I can already hear the shrieking about what difference a wind knot in a mane makes.  Well, presentation aside, it speaks of a lack of attention and handling.  Perhaps had somebody that knew WTF they were doing took the time to work with Aviana consistently, she wouldn’t have been `behavioral’.  Instead these poor animals languish in their cramped pens for days and weeks on end and then are expected to be docile and kind once somebody deigns to do the bare minimum of upkeep on them.

 

The above pictures are an adoptive home that was turned down by Manson.  She’s constantly bitching that the haters never step up, so when this particular `hater’ did, she was denied because she’s a hater.  I think we can all agree that living at a place like this would be a major upgrade for any HiCaliber inmate, but Manson won’t budge.  Horses first, right?

 

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One of the readers of this blog put together this t-shirt for a little fund-raiser.  She will be donating the money to two rescues that she has already told me about.  We have chosen not to put them on blast for obvious reasons.  Of course the village idiots think it’s offensive and want to report it.  Not sure why they want to report it, but their other big idea is to buy the shirts and deface them.  Please do.  Several small streams and all.  Naturally we have Mags once again boasting about all the charities she donates to and me thinks she protests too much.  Show us the receipts Mags or STFU.  Actually, just STFU anyhow.  Nobody cares.  As for the rest of you, you can order these shirts at this link. It’s not meant to be enough to buy a horse or a new set of eyelashes, but maybe there will be enough to sponsor a trim or a bag of senior feed.  Every little bit helps.  Let them laugh all they want.

 

This is my bad because I was supposed to post this for everybody a few weeks ago.  I apologize to he person that sent this in and the readers. It is important information. Now  there is a case number and contact with the Veterinary Medical Board to reference for people moving forward.  This is real action that makes a real difference and I thank the person that sent this in.

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As I wrap this up, HiCaliber is back at auction to bring even more horses back to their feed lot.  One is already declared a compassion pull by the 30% vet.  The parking lot deals are happening.  The village idiots have conveniently forgotten about the 10k or so they raised a few weeks ago on Giving Tuesday that should be released by now.  Remember that didn’t count that week but was going to be for another week?  Buying horses and shooting healthy ones to make room for more is not rescue.  Manson freely admits to not being able to deal with Mustangs and yet she drags them home week after week.  They clearly don’t do well with OTTBs yet they actively seek them out probably in hopes of tapping into that aftercare funding.  Again, that’s not rescue.  Pick out what you’re good at, if anything, and stay in your lane.  That’s a big step towards rescue.  Nobody can save them all ever and not every horse that they don’t buy ends up in the slaughter pipeline.  I find their whining about the pipeline extremely disingenuous  when she flat-out refuses to work towards ending it.  She says she buys horses from kill buyers but won’t turn them in or work with other advocates.  The argument is they’ll never catch them all so why bother, yet they `bother’ trying to buy them all.  It just does not compute.  I would think their time would be better spent on rehabbing and upgrading the multitude of horses they already have, but I guess that’s not sexy enough for the village idiots.  They gotta be worked up into the heightened sense of arousal that only the last minute save can provide before they dig deep.

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I want to wish all the people that read and contribute to this blog a very Merry Christmas.  I can’t thank everybody enough for shining the light and caring about these animals. It’s sad that things have gotten so nasty, but that’s how you know you’re making the difference.  I’m not here to force anybody into changing their minds.  I’m here to pass along information as I get it.  I will continue to do so regardless of the threats and bullying.  My wish is that by this time next year, we have something different and infinitely more uplifting to talk about.  There will always be those that choose to sweep, but the rest of us can lock arms and keep that light shining as long as it takes.

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

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

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

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

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

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O’Brian just before dying

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

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

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

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

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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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