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Well, I’m sure none of you expected to have another post to read so soon.  I sure as hell didn’t expect to be writing one but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.  There were so many stunts pulled off on Tuesday at auction I didn’t want them to get buried with the regular other day of the week stunts.  I’m really not sure if Manson is getting careless or she thinks the  rest of us are as stupid and gullible as the village idiots. Either way busting up the bigger lies from Tuesday is about like shooting fish in a barrel, but I’m going to do it anyway because I feel a need to vent.  I’m going to try to keep this short, sweet and succinct, but it would  probably be best to pull up a chair anyhow.  Beverages are optional.

This is going to get tough to follow, so you might want to draw yourselves a map or something.  Remember the poor one-eyed stallion they bought just the other day?  The one that was in Salvador’s trailer and that they not only bought but moved to a `third party location and out of the hands of the original seller’?  Yeah, well not so much.  He was in Salvador’s trailer when they bought him a few days ago and he turned up at auction on Tuesday still in Salvador’s trailer so not too sure who the `third party’ was, but I swear that trailer is like a clown car because every time you turn around some other mangled and/or emaciated horse is either in it or tied to it. The post above had mentioned `two more skinnies’ and those showed up on Tuesday along with two bonus horses, so that’s where we’re going to start.

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This was `charro’ pony that showed up, once again tied to Salvador’s little trailer of horrors.  He didn’t arrive `late’, Salvador just can’t be arsed to go through the whole charade of running them through the ring.  The pony was only offered by HiCaliber as a private buy, but what I want people to look at is the corner of the pics, specifically the leg circled and marked with Manson’s trailer in the background.  This is important because the whopper of the lie that they posted after this was bold, even for them.


Wow, emergency with a sick child!  Way to yank on those heart-strings, Manson.  The village idiots were suitably aghast and inspired to dig deep.  As you can clearly see from the leg markings, the buckskin was the horse in the corner of the pic by Salvador’s trailer because he came off of Salvador’s trailer and I’m pretty sure his bouncing baby boy is just fine considering he’s a grown assed man and a horse thief. At least the Daniel Paniagua mentioned on this link is and he happens to share a name and is the exact same age as Salvador’s spawn and partner in crime.  Super stand up guys to be doing business with, no?  What a great family!


Since the sad tale of a poor family with a sick child was a hit, they just so happened to have another two skinny horses that the village just had to rescue too.  I am unsure why didn’t have their tails cut off for `jewelry’ if they all came from the same poor family but the end result was the story worked and three more horses were drug back to the feed lot to be forgotten about by the very donors that paid for them.  If you aren’t confused by now, just take a listen to the video above (click pic if you’re on a mobile device) and you most certainly will be after trying to follow Manson’s version.  It’s a classic grift situation with Manson talking circles and Wrinkles pretending to understand.  What I think was probably happening was Manson trying to get her story straight with Wrinkles, but it was too late by this point.  I kinda got the skeevies when Wrinkles commented `Just put an x on my forehead’, because I seem to recall some of the real Manson family members carved x’s on their foreheads after Helter Skelter. Creepy!

This may be one of my favorite clips of Manson this past week even though only her fingers are in it.  This was during the load out when Volunteer Tom came up, not realizing they were on live feed, and blabbed that Bubba Misner was hauling for them.  I just loved the frantic waving of the finger and chopping motions to shut him up and his awkward attempts to cover his ass.  Congrats, Village Idiots!  You not only stuffed Salvador’s pockets full of money you’re now paying the other kill buyer and abuser money to haul Salvador and his own horses back to HiCaliber.  Keep telling yourselves there’s a poor family that can eat now if that helps you sleep at night though. It doesn’t look like Bubba has missed many meals at all and Salvador makes makes a shitbomb of cash tripping horses and providing bulls to Mexican rodeos.

During yet another marathon live feed on the way home, Manson told us that some of her volunteers think they should kill more horses and then goes on to name a bunch that apparently make her trigger finger itch.  Cami, Nola, Gulliver, maybe Dragon…she names them all off casually like a grocery list.  We get it.  They all get off on killing animals.  I’m at a loss to even try to comprehend how messed up and evil so many people are.  Who looks at a perfectly healthy animal and says `Yup, we should kill that one because we’re not smart enough to get it adopted’?  Have any of you even seen anything of Cami, Nola or Gulliver lately?  FFS, she refuses to give updates on Dragon because a former volunteer turned `hater’ liked him and asked after him.  That was enough to make Dragon a pawn in yet another one of Manson’s sick little power plays.  She’s nobody’s bitch so she would rather that horse be shot in the face than give an update on a horse a hater likes.  How’s that for being all about the horses?

Yet another steer dragged home from auction by Manson.  I don’t really understand her newfound love for cattle other than she’s attracted to her own kind, but other than Bubbles and Bernie, they seem to have a shelf life at HiCaliber of about 2 weeks max.  I only put this clip up as another example of Manson talking out her ass and misinforming the village idiots about things she has no clue about.  No Manson, they are not `drugging’ cattle to run them through auction.  That would be illegal and also nobody would bother.  Chances are this cow, just like all the other ones she keeps just having to rescue lately, are byproducts of her good pal Misner’s cows in crates shipping overseas venture.

The two clips above are just to remind people exactly who Manson’s suppliers are.  Yes, that’s Salvador aka poor rancher aka poor family with sick child, on the dancing horse.  As much as I’d like to say it’s the same horse they just scooped up at auction, I don’t think it is.  The markings are not the same.  It does seem that the Paniagua family do have a fondness for buckskins though, so I’m sure this one will turn up with a sob story some day when he’s all used up and crippled.  The other clip is Bubba just being the drunken ass that he actually is.  If you want to see what he and his daddy are capable of, just scroll back and look at Johnny Cade and the sick minis and countless others that Manson is constantly cleaning up for him.


Pelet: chestnut auction mare
Shan: gray broodmare
Braveheart: One-eyed palomino stallion from Salvador’s trailer last week.
Kipper: Skinny buckskin from family with sick child as played by Salvador
Penelope: Red-dun yearling filly that was being ridden in parking lot
Clancy:  Skinny paint from Salvador
Nate: Skinny chestnut from Salvador
Kevin: Lame steer.
I thought I should probably name all the victims that are the newest inmates at the HiCaliber feed lot.  Again, I have to wonder why they even bother with auction considering they really just show up to deal with Salvador and Misner these days.  What legitimate rescue gets nearly every single horse from the same two known flippers and abusers.  How is that even rescue?  By my way of thinking,  Manson is just another bottom feeding horse dealer like her two buddies.  She goes on these near daily foul-mouthed rants where she tells other rescues to shut up and go get the horses just like she does, but how could they?  Salvador uses and abuses these horses and then he calls HiCaliber to come clean them up.  It’s not like they were available to anybody else because a real rescue wouldn’t be in a partnership with a piece of shit like him or Misner.  Misner now has a market for all those horses he can’t easily flip or ship to slaughter that were previously worthless to him and Salvador makes his money from using them and then from dumping them on the village.  Manson makes her money by buying them and shooting them before they have a chance to use their `responsible rescue’ fee.  Tell me exactly how much of the $650 each those two Salvador horses she bought last week used?  Neither one of them ever set foot on HiCaliber’s property or got so much as a flake of hay, so whatever the cost of however many bullets she had to use to kill them is all they used.  The lies and general cuntiness this week were off the chain and it still doesn’t matter to the village idiots and it never will.  It does matter to the rest of us though and sooner or later one of those lies will tip the balance.  Don’t think for a second this is all for naught and the complaints have fallen on deaf ears.  Many of us were kinda braced that the more heat that got turned up, the more Manson would escalate, so I’d say we’re right on schedule with that.  Sadly, the animals always pay, but do you turn a blind eye and let this carnage continue or to you brace yourself and stay the course knowing that there will be collateral damage of innocent souls?  That’s something each person needs to decide for themselves.  Whatever helps you sleep at night.   I’m going after the greater good and I don’t think I’m alone in that.  I guess time will tell…

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Happy New Year, everybody.  Well, almost everybody.  It looks like my plans to take a break over the holidays and come back all refreshed and less grumpy haven’t worked out, so there will be no happy wishes for those who shat upon that for me. *cough*mansonfamily*cough*  I’m not sure what I was even thinking given the personalities involved.  As if The Manson Family would take a week off to cool down the gun barrels and kick off their grifting shoes.   Also, that last guest past on here stirred up a hornet’s next of righteous indignation spurred on by a flagrant lack of reading comprehension on top of their regular fuckery.   Partially due to that and a few other things, my inbox has been bursting and because misery loves company, that means y’all are going to have a lot of reading to do today.  We have some milk carton horses, we have some names to say and we have a lot of other things to cover along with some year-end numbers to ponder.  With that being said, it’s that time when we grab our beverages of choice and make ourselves comfortable as we dissect the most recent activities from the high kill shelter masquerading as a rescue in Valley Center. Where the hell do I even begin with this mess?


I think I’ll start with Barbara.  This poor mare.  So young to be so broken and I agree, she needed to be let go.  I don’t agree with the method and I certainly don’t agree with dragging her all the way back to HiCaliber to shoot her, but yes, she was suffering and Manson even admits that much.  So, what’s the big deal?  The big deal is Manson lying out her fucking lie hole once again.  We’re supposed to praise her because she picked the mare up without fundraising.  She tells us not to be angry with the person that turned her in because `they’ were trying to rescue and help her’.   REALLY?  What if I told you and PROVED to you the person that turned her in was the person that fucked this mare up and Manson was protecting him?


That’s right folks, Barbara was turned in by Manson’s favorite trainer, Andrew Fice.  He got her back in November and, as you can clearly see from the videos, she was not emaciated and crippled back then.  Her face wasn’t beat to hell either.  You can tell from her round pen videos when Fice first got her, she is a bit tenderfooted, but certainly not a `Grade 5/5 lame’ as Manson assessed her before shooting her on Wednesday.  The first video is pretty tough to watch with her saddle slid back over her loins as Fice snaps a whip and waves it in her face telling her to `turn in’.  Sadly, this wasn’t going to be the worst day she had at Fice’s.  Her first ride video is relatively uneventful and the mare seems forgiving of him, if anything.  I can’t say what happened after these videos and we’ll never know because Manson will protect Fice at all costs.  Both of them, Manson and Fice, will just blame the animal anyhow.  I have to wonder how many other horses this asshole has crunched and maimed that we don’t know about.  We know Saban returned from Fice’s with a head injury that nearly cost him his life.  We know Mercy came back blinded in one eye with her head all beat to hell too.  How many of these owner surrenders come from people she protects just like Fice? At this point, I don’t even know why Manson bothers to lie about these horses.  The truth is ALWAYS easy enough to find out.  Meanwhile, HiCaliber Dylan  and Rojas remain with Fice, their trainer and approved adopter.   Rest Easy Barbara.  #sayhername




Bellona was brought in with Barbara on Wednesday night.  Guess who lives right by Andrew Fice?  Salvador Paniagua, their flipper/tripper buddy.  I’m not even going to argue that this mare needed to be put to sleep.  I don’t know why she needed dragged all the way back to HiCaliber to get shot in the face though.  Both these mares were made to suffer even more by having to haul over an hour back to HiCaliber to meet their endings. It’s not like they hadn’t suffered enough already.  Why drag them, in pain, over winding roads to make them stand in an unfamiliar place surrounded by unfamiliar people only to get shot?  It’s also not like Salvador isn’t the fuckface that did this to Bellona.  Her injuries are consistent with having been tripped and Salvador is the guy that supplies the horses for those types of events.  Before The Manson Family decided to play footsie with him, (remember when they used to refer to him as the worst of the worst?), he had no place to get rid of these animals other than turn them loose in the desert or dump them off somewhere in the middle of the night.  Now, thanks to Manson and her village idiots, he not only has a convenient dumping spot, they pay him to clean up his mess so he can go buy even more horses to maim and abuse!  Manson goes on these long rants about why people are angry at her for putting these horses down and we’re all haters who won’t do the hard things.  That’s not it at all.  Advocates KNOW these horses are out there and we agree they need humane endings.  The real issue true rescuers and advocates have with this type of thing is not only is HiCaliber doing NOTHING to end this type of abuse, they are actively protecting and shielding the people who are doing this to these animals.  They are making the problem even worse than it already is.  Then, to top things off, they don’t go out relieve her suffering right away, they drag her home, parade her around and makes some coin off her for `responsible rescue’ fees that she’s never going to need.  I doubt this mare even had an xray and Manson can google and misuse all the terminology she wants, nobody is arguing this mare was jacked up badly.  The irony did not go unnoticed that Romney Faye names her after the goddess of war because this is the year they are going to `fight back’ and then Manson promptly shoots the horse in the face.  RIP Bellona #sayhername

Before we move on to saying some other names, this little clip of Romney Faye from auction last week brings up a huge issue I have with their brand of `rescue’.  Yes, she talks about their close working relationship with the flippers.  Blah blah blah.  We’ve heard that all before, but this was made a week ago and she’s talking about Salvador, who had Bellona.  I believe the other horses she is referring to are Crackers and Salami who we’ll deal with another day.  Romney Faye knew about Bellona a week before and let her sit and suffer until they could hit the village idiots up for money at a more advantageous time.  It’s not the first time this has happened either.  Back when they were dragging all those horses out of Louisiana, they let a horribly crippled mare wait a week because they were too busy to do the right thing.  You can see a video clip of her, along with the screen shots, where they admit they waited for a more convenient time on this post. Funny how Manson always neglects to mention things like this when she goes on her blame the hater rants.  I guess that would be a bit too close to owning her own evil or something.  Let’s get back to saying a few more names.



Dano was a 4 or 5 year old stud they bought at auction just after Christmas.  His freedom walk was  pretty much all we ever saw of him.  He was acting a bit studish, so they kinda abbreviated the festivities with him although he seemed to walk ok out to the trailer.  Sadly, the next we heard about him was Manson casually mentioning at the end of a live feed on the 1st  that he had `severe wobblers’ and was so bad the vet didnt’ want people around him so she shot him.  Just like that.  Even though he stepped up in the trailer with minimal issues, seemed in good weight, he wasn’t worth further diagnostics.  I can’t even say with complete confidence a real vet saw this horse in person.  Manson often likes to text pics or clips to vets and count that as being seen by a vet.  At any rate, this handsome young horse is no more.  RIP Dano.  #sayhisname


I know pretty much anybody that is following this shit show knows that Kadyn died last week as well.  Still, I believe in not letting their passings go unnoticed so we’ll acknowledge her all too brief life here.  She was bought at auction the week before Christmas and died of a twisted gut on December 26th.  There is no telling how long she was hurting or what actually happened.  She was just one of a few that died at SLREH in the past two weeks. RIP Kadyn, I’m sorry you didn’t land softly.  #sayhername


Nala also lost her life within the last week.  This one hurt a lot of people because there were at least two good and solid, non hater (at the time) adoption offers rejected on this mare in recent months.  Despite what she says to gain sympathy, Manson didn’t really care for this mare as she was a complicated sort and had been returned from adoptions a few times in the past.  Nala was also one of the original sick horses during the whole Del Mar drama. Even back then she was reported to have a snotty nose and swelling under her jaw, although no temperature.  As recently as Christmas Eve, Nala was still sick and not eating.  I should probably make note that the picture of her was from happier days with her foster and not representative of what she looked like in her final days at HiCaliber.  Manson wants to twist some five dollar words around to lead the village idiots to believe that Nala had a `tumor’ and that’s what has been her problem all along.  What most horse people will realize from the words from the information given is that Nala likely died from a ruptured abscess that sounds a whole bunch like bastardized strangles.  I can’t say for sure without seeing a culture report from it and I’m guessing we never will.  I’m also going to hazard a guess we haven’t heard the last of this situation.   RIP Beautiful Nala.  #sayhername


Mr. Handsome also took a bullet to the brain this past week.  He was purchased in the parking lot at auction just last week.  Likely another Salvador horse.  Romney Faye immediately diagnosed him as `neuro’ and labelled him a compassion pull.  He certainly wasn’t a sound horse, but it seems that gaited almost always = neuro in HiCaliber world.  He was drug back to the feed lot and kept alive for a few days.  No word on if he ever actually saw a real vet and we know that Manson has often stated she doesn’t waste wormers or vaccinations on horses she plans to shoot.  She also has stated she doesn’t need a vet to sign off on a horse in order to shoot it, so I guess I’m not really sure what part of any of this was rescue for Mr. Handsome.  RIP sweet boy.  #sayhisname



Major was another one Manson killed over the past week.  It’s not really groundbreaking news that she did because she’s had an itchy trigger finger when it came to Major for a long time.  I can’t say with any confidence why this horse was killed.  I’ve never seen a video of him walking nor have I ever seen them post a vet report on him.  I know they never raised a lot, if any, money to take him in early last year.  He was part of the whole Skittles the pony drama and Manson always seemed kinda pissed to be stuck with him.  His rather foul-mouthed intake video is up above here.  What really pisses me off about this situation with Major is that he was offered a few good homes recently, but because Manson branded those people as haters, she shot the horse instead.  Let that sink in.  She would rather shoot a perfectly healthy animal in the face than allow somebody she doesn’t like to help that horse.  It’s things like this that make people call her Manson.  RIP Major, we tried.  #sayhisname

I don’t know off the top of my head which horse this person is referring to.  Obviously, yet another one who died from one of these mysterious abscesses that they claim have nothing to do with strangles.  I’m a bit concerned that so much diagnostics are being over the phone and that for some reason vets can’t get to HiCaliber on an emergency call hardly ever.  What’s up with that?  As far as which horse they are talking about, I will do my best to fine out who she was and we will say her name too, if we haven’t already.

I have to admit this question has crossed my mind too.  It does seem like the more humane choice to let these horses go in familiar surroundings.  Manson likes to tell us that dead is dead but I guess that only applies when she wants to chop a body up or sell off their organs.  She flat-out lies in her answer.  You don’t have to `contract with a vet’ to get them to come euthanize a horse.  I know this for an absolute fact.  What does she think people that make their living traveling with horses do?  Does she think that they have contracts with vets in every city?  No.  If they have an emergency, they call a vet that is local and that vet will come.  A farm call doesn’t cost any more or less if you call the nearest vet.  The real reason, besides the fact she seems to actually get off on shooting horses in the face, is that perhaps a lot of the horses she kills would not be signed off on by a real vet.  Bullshit on owners not being able to handle it.  She makes more money off these horses by dragging them home and parading them around on live feed for donations than if she just quietly did the true compassionate thing for them.


Now that we’ve dealt with the known dead, it’s time to move onto the unknown.  Our milk carton horses.  I’m not reporting them as dead, I’m asking wtf they are since they seem to have dropped off the face of the earth.  Teeka is the first one we’ll talk about.  She is a young horse purchased at auction back in May.  She went to foster fairly early on and seemed to be doing well.  She was advertised for sale/adoption and, from what I’m told, she was eventually adopted.  That’s where things seemed to have gone sideways for Teeka.  She was returned after only a week or so with reported hind end lameness and ringbone.  That wasn’t all that long ago and she has since gone MIA.  So, knowing how many village idiots, volunteers and insiders read here without admitting it, I’m putting this out there because I keep getting emails asking where this horse is.  Where is she?  Go ahead and twist this to suit any agenda you would like, let’s just hear where the mare is.  Good news is always welcome.



Diane is also MIA from the ranch.  She was parking lot purchase back in November and named after the donor’s deceased family member or something.  Diane the horse was never really as mentioned much again after her intake.  This is one of the issues I have with the village idiots.  Once the thrill of the save is over, these horses are out of sight, out of mind for most of them.  Diane is a younger mare and Manson did mention she was `sassy’ and that she had `conformational defects’ in her intake video.  She has not been mentioned since that intake video and there are no reports of her being seen around the ranch since about mid to end of December.  If anybody knows where this mare is or what became of her, please let me know.  Many people are asking and since she was paid for by donated funds, people do have a right to know where she is.


This has been a whole bunch to digest so far, no?  I actually considered cutting this post off right here and just let this all marinate with people, but at the rate things pile up, it’s probably not the best idea.  Sadly, we have a few other things to deal with as far as what passes for horse husbandry at the HiCaliber feed lot.  It’s probably more accurate to call it anti-husbandry really.  It’s all related to why animals are not doing well and I also think it’s worthwhile for people to know the current conditions at the `ranch’.  With Romney Faye threatening to lay the smack down on all the haters, `HiCaliber Style’, I figured I’ll lay the truth on everybody `Shedrow Style’. How ’bout ‘dat?  If anything, it might add some context as to why horses are dropping like flies and going missing back at HiCaliber.

Bambi was recently adopted from HiCaliber.  That’s awesome news.  He has also been renamed Jack, which should clear up the gender identity issues for him as well.  Bambi was one of the Louisiana horses and arrived with a severely damaged eye which needed to be removed.  It seems that the wound care for that wasn’t the best as he’s still having issues and packing an infection.  The other interesting news is that Bambi has a microchip.  Does anybody else remembering somebody from HiCaliber claiming they had a scanner and checked all their horses?  Yeah…

Remember Astro?  Astro, the perlino PSSM stud that Manson used for ball cupping demonstrations at their last open house?  He was gelded shortly after that open house and recently he’s been adopted.  I’m told he showed up at his new home with overgrown hooves and still in need of some wound care from his recent gelding.  The pictures above were from Del Mar and I do recall them mentioning on one of their live feeds that his wound was `not happy’.  I think that means they couldn’t be arsed to take proper care of it in HiCaliberspeak.  Thankfully, Astro is in good hands now and hopefully the next updates we get on him will be happier ones.


Another longtime HiCaliber resident turns up with a snotty nose.  This time he took his snotty nose to a new home where quarantine isn’t possible.  Awesome!  I do wish his new home well and hopefully he isn’t carrying something nasty.  Kinda irresponsible of HiCaliber to let him go like that though.

We have another update from the sushi foals that made it off the feed lot.  I realize that their new family seem to be new to horse ownership, but it seems they are really trying to do right by these babies.  What does stand out for me, besides the ongoing wormy bellies (remember what the sushi foals still at HiCaliber look like?) is their issue with ongoing snotty noses and Manson advising them to go through her to acquire meds rather than their own vet.  Besides the fact this is flat-out illegal, this is probably a big part of why she’s got horses dropping dead of things they shouldn’t be back at the ranch.  Antibiotics are not one size fits all and they also aren’t always something you should even be giving an animal.  She just about killed Breezy by giving him the wrong drugs when she misdiagnosed what was wrong with him, we have Nala dying from what appears to be bastardized strangles, Clare having a pneumonia when she was put down (that’s what Breezy had after his misdiagnosis) and now she’s trying to talk these first time horse owners into just getting more drugs from her rather than perhaps looking into the reason why they can’t get the snots cleared up with these foals.


Remember when Renee was trying out Terney ?  One of the things we talked about, besides her flopping around, was the ill fitting tack she was using on him.  You can refresh your memory here.  Well, it seems despite being indignant that haters pointed out that situation, she went ahead and kept riding him with shitty fitting tack and a dirty girth and sored him up that he’s on the shelf while he heals.  That’s only the 2nd worst thing she’s done to him since adopting as she’s also changed his name to `Vinur’ (Icelandic for `buddy’) which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.  As a result, she’s back to riding Danny.  Now that Danny is adopted by her mother and out from under Manson’s rules,  Rene seems to have abandoned riding with a rope halter and completed the ill fitting tack daily double with an ill fitting bridle.  At least she’s consistent.


These pictures have all been taken around the feed lot in the past week.  I decided to put them up so people will understand when they eventually have a run on bowed tendons and have to start shooting horses.  One of the horses  shown is already on thin ice.  That would be Bev still sporting that back wrap.  You do NOT use vetwrap, coflex or whatever it is she’s using on these horses like this. It’s not meant to be used like this and without cottons, and for these assholes I strongly suggest no bows, you are running a huge risk of tendon damage.  That’s even if you were wrapping properly which they are not.  You don’t just cut off mid tendon or above the ankle.  The bottom pick you can clearly see the swelling above and below the filthy wrap.  This kinda thing usually ends up doing far more harm than good.

scraped back, hock

Brady’s Cat January 2018

Brady was one of the surviving horses from Salvador’s trailer back in early October.  He was wedged in there with 3 others and at least two of those were hauled off and shot immediately.  Brady got lucky to dodge the bullet that day but certainly hasn’t been too lucky since.  The top pic was from back in October and the bottom one is from this week.  Besides all the scrapes from obviously fighting for food, he’s starting to drop weight and clearly has an untreated wound on his hock, or back knee in HiCaliberspeak.  I have a feeling that people should start making a habit of asking after Brady or he’ll be joining Horton, Daphne and Baldwin on the about to be shot list.


I think we’ll wrap up today with some year end numbers.  The `pending’ part are horses awaiting adoption, euthanasia or whatever.  That includes horses at foster.  Basically all horses still under the HiCaliber banner are `pending’.  Manson likes to throw a lot of numbers out there but these are the actual numbers according to what they, themselves, have put out there.  They killed more horses than they adopted out last year.  Period.  They killed at a better than 20% rate.  4 days into this year and she’s already killed more horses than there have been days.  I understand that some horses needed to be put down.  I wish they’d have had a softer end than having Manson’s mug as the last one they saw.  There’s no empathy or compassion there. Then there are the Avianas and the Willows.  Horses that were shot because they had the misfortune of ending up with people that didn’t have the skill set to deal with them.  When you have a horse that is hard to handle, you work with it.  You don’t shoot it in the face as punishment for your own shortcomings.  There will never be a shortage of horses needing rescue so if you can’t deal with high-strung horses, don’t rescue high strung horses.  Don’t like bays?  Don’t rescue them.  I’d suggest that Manson sticks to what she’s good at, but Blankround has already kinda cornered the market on stick horse and Breyer rescues so I’ll suggest she find another industry to infest.  I sense a change in the air this past week or so though.  Horse people, the real ones, are angrier than usual about his situation at HiCaliber.  I think people are finally getting it.  Perhaps that’s the upside to all this downside.  Maybe things have finally gotten bad enough that people are ready to stand up and speak out.  Maybe we have finally reached critical mass.

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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.



HiCaliber Finn at Del Mar with a snotty nose



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.


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.



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.



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


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



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.




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’.


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?



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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


O’Brian just before dying


O’Brian intake

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

donating a horse

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.


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.


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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I hate drama.  I’m just going to put that right out there from the start, because I’m cranky.  I’m cranky because the bulk of what I have to say today falls under the category of drama and that really irritates me.  However, ambient conditions are such that I need to address a few things or at least go on record because the amount of asshattery and just general fuckery out there is off the chain and it ain’t all coming from the Manson family compound lately.  Don’t get me wrong, they haven’t turned over a new leaf or anything, but we’ll get to them later.  For now I have some that used to be `our own’ to put on blast and it’s going to piss some, maybe even a lot, of you off.  #sorrynotsorry



So, this happened the other day.  Yet another person getting accused of being me that isn’t me.  Way to shoot yourselves in the foot, people.  These screen shots came from the Secret Horse page.  They aren’t the only ones I have, but they kinda set the tone for the blast that I’ve seen that many worried was coming.  Oh wait, I believe the word used was `bomb’.  Shedrow was going to drop the bomb on you, right?  No bombs from here, I’m just going to lay some truth down and I’m sure it will make the Manson family moist, but it is what it is.  Karen Pawly, come on down and own your fuckery.  Bring your friends too.


From what I can tell, what started our former friend, Karen, off making a play for being the boss of all haterz was the 5 Appys at HiCaliber and a comment I made in the comment section on my own blog after somebody asked about them.  Karen lost her shit and started accusing people of things, refusing to post in certain secret groups unless her misidentified leak was removed (how did that work out for you, Karen?) and generally throwing a shit fit because she had issued an order that no information was to be passed on.  Guess what Karen?  You wouldn’t have known those horses even existed if not for me.  Guess what else?  Even though yes, I have been in touch with their family from the beginning, I have several streams of information coming in including several sets of boots on the ground.  Hell, you don’t even really know where my boots are on any given day.  You don’t own the info and you sure as fuck don’t control it.  Get used to that.  This ain’t my first rodeo.  Now, I’m sorry if the family felt there was a leak on Karen’s end because they know I’ve held their confidence to protect those animals right from the very start.  I still hold some more delicate facts regarding that entire situation in confidence.  They also wouldn’t have known there was a problem with their horses being at HiCaliber if not for this blog.  I’m not being egotistical, just telling it like it is.  I will not be telling anybody how I came to know about those horses because unlike Karen, I do hold a confidence and there are several members of her secret rescue coalition that can attest to that fact if they are honest.  Or did she blow that group up? It’s so difficult to keep track with all the tantruming going on.


So, now that you have a little background, let’s talk auction.  A few weeks ago, a group came together to attend the Ontario auction and maybe pull a few horses.  I knew about it before it happened and like a good little team player, I did not mention it on the blog so they could remain in stealth mode.  It was my understanding that people were going to stay quiet and just be low-key with this for a few weeks at least.  Sadly, that was not to be because, unbeknownst to some, Karen was becoming increasingly drunk with power and loving the spotlight a little too much.  She decided to make a big spectacle of it by holding court on the Horror Story page afterwards.  Of course this was only after Romney Faye outed her and rather than stepping back and allowing somebody else to take over, she went rogue.  Somewhere along the line, people forgot to tell her to never look directly into Manson’s eyes or she’d lose her soul and that’s exactly what happened yesterday.  Karen went to the dark side and formed an unholy alliance.  Despite her much delayed damage control post and refusal to post auction receipts this week, Karen insists this isn’t so.  Personally, I don’t care.  She stepped out on her own and set everybody back significantly.  Well, not me, but that’s another story for another day.   The fact is I saw this coming and I called it to certain insiders.  I don’t even know WTF she thought she accomplished yesterday with Manson bringing home 7 horses, at least one of which is likely already dead but that was only after she was forced to endure a 2 hour trailer ride, not counting the stop for ice cream, to meet her end.  So far we’ve only seen intakes on 2 and who knows where the rest ended up?  Well done, Karen!

ass barnacle

Robyn seems worried she’s in danger of being replaced as chief ass barnacle.

What I didn’t realize is that not everybody having an issue with HiCaliber has the same motivations.  I don’t generally engage on Facebook, which is also why it’s so funny that so many different people get accused of being me while I continue to fly under the radar.  I’m not in groups and I don’t post much and certainly not on the drama pages.  I don’t really give a shit about auction aside from the fact that new horses are being drug back to that feedlot every single week, never to be heard from again.  It’s not about `winning’ auction for me.  In fact, the only thing Karen has accomplished aside from becoming Manson’s bitch, is creating a false market at Ontario.  The rescues she’s fronting for can’t sustain the weekly buys or they’re in danger of becoming what they oppose.  However,  all these shitbags have heard there is a rescue war going on and Ontario, that will allow parking lot deals and all manner of atrocities, is the place to drag horses that they can’t dump anywhere else.  They’ll get decent coin for them and nobody will turn them into AC.  What happens three weeks from now when all the coalition rescues are tapped out and acting responsibly, meaning all these horses have no buyers and they are too jacked up to go anywhere else?  Some end up turned loose in the desert to die.  Sometimes they get left tied to something so they can’t wander out to a road and get found.  They also can’t find food or water or fend for themselves and tend to die quicker that way.  I can already hear the whining about at least they are saving some and what have I done?  I don’t need to pound my chest and get kudos for what I’ve done.  That’s between me and a select few.  Look at the bigger picture.  This is perpetuating abuse.  This is lining Misner’s pockets, Horatio’s pockets and every other bottom feeding tripper and flipper.  You will NEVER be able to stop them but you sure as shit can decide not to help them get more money to abuse even more animals.


Ditto was one of the horses HiCaliber drug back to their feedlot yesterday.  Manson spun this awesome story about this old man approaching them in the parking lot who was sick  and just wanting help to get rid of his horses.  He didn’t speak English so no other rescue could help him because apparently nobody else in SoCal knows how to speak Spanish.  What she didn’t tell people is that she pulled into auction with at least one of these horses already on the trailer.  I’m not sure if the horse was picked up before or after their donut stop.  (They have to bring donuts to the office at Ontario so they put up with the weekly HiCaliber shit show. ) I’m also not sure whether the stud with the blown out knee came with her or even from the same place.  Seems strange one was in great body condition apart from his knee and the other emaciated.  We do know that both horses got to stand around tied to the trailer most of the day without food or water while Manson worked Karen and the village idiots like a greased pole on $2 Tuesday at the strip club.


Manson had to be laughing all the way to the bank yesterday.  I’m sure this all went down much smoother than she ever imagined and it was pretty much text-book how she accomplished it.  While Karen is pretending that she outsmarted Manson, the fact is that Manson’s couldn’t have had her way with Karen any easier than if she’d have slipped a roofie in her gin and tonic.  Kill her with kindness, flatter her a bit and it was all over but the salad tossing.  In fact, it wasn’t just Karen that got played.  All the drama queens on Facebook played right into Manson’s hand when she put up the post about she and Karen working together.  Friends started turning on friends, blocking, deletions and all manner of insults flew.  The best part is they did it all with their asses hanging out for all to enjoy as other actual advocates looked on with one hand over their eyes, they were so embarrassed, myself included.  The HiCaliber contingent flicked their collective bean in glee watching the implosion, I’m sure.



While all this infighting and jostling for position has been happening, the HiCaliber promo team has been in overdrive.  Since their rebranding themselves as the rebels of rescue hasn’t exactly caught fire,  Manson decided to do a 180 be all about the love or at least as far as social media is concerned.  I’m sure she remains hateful and repugnant in her personal life.   We’re supposed to forget all the truly shitty things she’s said and done and believe she’s reducing her herd numbers because she’s finally seen the light.  Ummm, no.  The actual motivation here is that she’s been jerking the county’s chain for nearly a year and has a September 15th deadline looming where she won’t really be able to hide behind Angrid if she doesn’t ‘put her house in order.  Right, Manson?



These pics are all recent.  As shown, water continues to be an issue and the horses continue to stew in their own filth as the manure piles up even higher.  This is NOT rescue.  One horse, seven horses, no horse should have to live like this.  Just because they are providing the bare minimum of care as required by law, this does not make these conditions ok.  You see Manson talk about horses hitting euth lists for `behavioral’ reasons.  Do you blame them?  They aren’t meant to live like this.  Tossing a jolly ball into their shit filled pen does not make up for room to move, socialization, proper shelter, feed and clean water.  While some people are out trying to win the auction wars, this is a big part of what the rest of us are seeking to end.  The horses at Misner’s lot live in better conditions and for many of them, the ending isn’t much different.  I think we’re up to at least 40 so far this year that didn’t make it out alive.


Can nobody sit up for live feeds?

I’m not proud of this post and wish I didn’t feel the need to make it.  It’s an interesting dynamic that almost any time you get a group together, somebody always wants to grab the power and the glory.  They need the credit and that’s fine until it gets in the way of important things.  This is what seems to have happened the past few weeks.  I’ve watched Karen and a few others struggling to be the one in the know.  Hell, even Rhiannon has more than enjoyed the spotlight since she made her statement on here.  She didn’t even really want to do it on here, but only agreed because she knew it would gain her a bigger audience.  (BTW Rhi, the person you think writes this blog, the one you called an asshole,  is a middle person.  Do you really think people are that obvious?  Shame on you for turning on a friend like that)  I still think Rhiannon was brave to come forward and I still appreciate her post.  Her experiences were important to hear about. However,  they were no more or less important than Riley and Lynn’s experiences.  It is ALL part of the puzzle and there’s a big spotlight.  Plenty room for everybody without all this drama and histrionics.  Hell, take my place in the spotlight.  It was never my desire to have it.  I know this post will piss off some people and alienate others.  I’m ok with it.  I’m tired.  This isn’t the HiCaliber blog even though it has been all HiCal, all the time for the past few months.  My work behind the scenes will continue regardless of how many posts I make.  Hopefully, we have a few guest posts coming up that will keep people motivated and focused in the right direction. Thanks to this blog, a remarkable team of advocates exist that are quite happy to work together behind the scenes for a common goal.  Talented people who realize that the ultimate goal is more important than any one individual.  People I am proud to collaborate with and I hope to be able to celebrate with one day.  My suggestion to Karen and her ilk is to pull your skirts back down and either take a seat or learn to be team player.  We can all paint the HiCal logo on the side of our barns with a slash through it if you just dial down the crazy.  Miles to go before we sleep…talk to you soon.

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A couple of months ago, when I dusted off this blog, I honestly thought it would be at one-off or maybe a weekly update situation at best.  I had been tracking the fuckery at HiCaliber  for several months with my feelings running the gamut from mildly irritated to full-blown disgust.  When my personal meter hit outrage, I decided to vent on here mainly because it was a way of putting it out there and not having to carry it around with me all the time.  Or so I thought…It turns out things at HiCaliber are so much worse than I imagined and it seems like every day pulls back a new layer and a new player.  I haven’t even gotten to everything that was sticking in my craw enough to bring this back initially and I’m still not going to get to it today because these people can’t seem to straighten up and fly right.  Let’s get down to it…

Let’s start off with what’s on nearly everybody’s mind.  Firetyme.  One of many of the original Louisiana OTTB20 that wasn’t actually an OTTB.  It seems that somebody who was at the farm to volunteer last week posted a picture of Firetyme in the comments on HiCaliber’s Facebook page at some point on Friday.  I don’t know exactly when, because I spent the day out of pocket doing shit with my own animals.  What I do know is that the picture found its way to my mailbox many times over.  Thank you to the people who sent it.  Obviously the original post was removed immediately and I guess that other pic of a horse alleged to be Firetyme was posted.  We don’t know that either horse picture was Firetyme or that they were even of the same horse.  I know skinny horses can look not so skinny if you pose them just right, kinda like the selfie enthusiasts that take eleventy billion pics to find the one that doesn’t show their quadruple chins.  The pic HiCaliber posted as `proof’ is just a chestnut horse that doesn’t even show the head in such a way we could identify it as Firetyme’s.  The stall pic doesn’t show a head at all.  What I also know for sure is that the scrapes and bites on the chestnut horse in the stall match up with the undisputed Firetyme pics posted earlier.  The horse in HiCaliber’s pic does not appear to have scuff marks and most of us know from experience that those take more than a few weeks to grow the hair back even on a healthy horse.  We also know from the intake pic, that he wasn’t as emaciated as he became, or apparently is now, and he didn’t arrive all scraped up like that.  However, let’s just suppose that horse in the stall is not Firetyme and Manson wasn’t lying when she kinda waved the camera in his general direction on live feed and said he was over there getting fat but she was conducting a social experiment and not doing updates.  That still means there is an additional emaciated and beat up horse standing in their barn which kinda makes things worse.  So which is it?  Is Firetyme still failing to thrive, despite being free fed Thrive and hay, or is there more than one chestnut horse in rough shape in that barn?  It’s one or the other and a simple video update would certainly exonerate HiCaliber unless they enjoy scaring off even more donors and volunteers.  It’s actually all academic because I have had more than one source, not connected to the original picture, confirm that as him and that he is in that emaciated condition as of this past week.  Hope Manson’s little power play is worth it for her, it’s certainly not working out well for at least one horse there.


Here’s a fun little video.  Anybody that followed along with the Saban situation knows about Manson’s constant defense of Andrew Fice and her intent to return Saban to Fice after he was fixed up.  Even though she openly stated that she would never send her own horse to him,  she keeps telling the village idiots that he is unfairly maligned.  Ok, she didn’t use those exact words because `maligned’ hasn’t come up on her word of the day toilet paper yet, but she totally would have if it had.  Anyhow, the horse in the above video is Rojas who is currently being advertised for sale  for $1000.  I think he’s for sale.  Fice is advertising him but HiCaliber is handling it.  I’m sure Manson will spin it by saying how far he’s come and how Fice has a `good heart’.  What I see is a drunken yahoo flopping around on an obviously stressed horse in a shit filled round pen.  Not something I would ever subject a horse to nor would I pay for somebody to treat a horse like that.  If Fice isn’t good enough for Manson’s own horses, why is he good enough for these rescues she claims have had such bad pasts?  How much are you going to trust a horse that was trained through fear and intimidation?  This horse has not been set up for success, but he most certainly deserves an upgrade.

Mirage and Cannon.  Two horses out of  ten or so that came into HiCaliber last week.  Mirage was an owner relinquishment that has a rectal/vaginal fistula.   Strangely, that fistula may be her golden ticket to dodge the bullet as Manson is absolutely obsessed with it.  Aside from the attention she’s given it on live feed, she’s photographed it at various angles and states for our viewing enjoyment.  I can almost see her with her lighting umbrella crawling around saying `Work with me.  A little to the left.  There’s the money shot’.  It’s sick.  It also gives her a chance to put her scrubs on and play vet on her, so there is value in poor Mirage to Manson.  She has asked the village to raise $4000 so the mare can have surgery to fix her plumbing and to allow Manson more time to photograph it and make jokes.  Poor Cannon isn’t so lucky.  He was bought from Misner during the week there was no auction probably because they were jonesing from not having any horses to buy and Manson’s eyelash fund needed topping up.  I’m not sure why they had to buy him that very day considering they didn’t even pick him up until last Tuesday when they bought more even horses from Misner and also some at auction.  The purchase price for Cannon was only $150, but the village idiots raised $1000  to cover the normal $650 mark up and an additional $200 for gelding him even though they never used to charge extra for horses needing to be gelded.  Joke’s on them.  He’s not getting gelded.  Manson said on her live video the other day that he’s a cryptorchid and has a lot of other issues so he was on the euth listed unless another rescue wanted to take him.  I know of a few rescues that wanted to take Saban and she wouldn’t let him go because her nose was out of joint.


So, this happened…Manson put on her scrubs and hoops  for vet day and to share her vast knowledge with the masses and to put Dr. Spini on the spot.  I know I’m not the only one who noticed that something was more `off’ than normal with Manson.  The pinhole pupils, the eyebrows that continue their northward migration and for some reason, her eyes weren’t tracking.  They were pointing every which way but straight ahead and never in the same direction at the same time.  Maybe I just didn’t notice that her eyes blow east and west before and I’m going to hell.  Apart from that, it was exactly the sort of live feed we have come to expect from Manson lately.  She stomps around in her scrubs because it’s vet day and finally corners Dr. Spini (who was not wearing scrubs) as she is packing up to leave.  She had Dr. Spini say she chemically euthed Willow and they had to use a lot of extra tranq to get it done before she got the euthasol.  Manson said she wished she had been there or available that day to shoot the horse instead.  I guess in her mind having to give extra sedation to get them low is far worse than a misplaced shot causing a situation like what happened with Grant. Manson also went on to reminisce about all the animals that she has killed over the years starting from her time as an animal control officer, which judging from as many times as she inserts that into conversations was likely the highlight of her life.   It was just as disturbing as every other time she’s brought it up.  It’s simply not normal to kill that many healthy animals and not have it change you for the worse.  I’ve written about this before in the context of slaughter house workers, but the fact is you just can’t continually kill that many animals without having some sort of disconnect.  She talks about having a euth list for the volunteers so they have a chance to say their goodbyes as if that is the most normal thing in the world.  That’s completely messed up.  Fili and Willow were on that list for nearly a month.  Fili didn’t get adequate wound care because of being on that list.  I don’t even want to talk about Willow at this point as that horse was a revenge kill no matter what she says.  Which brings that to the other theme of her little spiel the other day…



While trying to justify the execution euthanization of such a high percentage of horses, Manson hit on another of her favorite themes.  She talked about inventory and `moving’ horses.  She told us that the mistake other rescues make, (I’m assuming she’s referring to legitimate ones), is that they have the same 10 or so horses to offer up for adoption and end up getting stuck with them.  She’s smarter than everybody else because if the horses aren’t moving, she gets rid of them and brings in new inventory to entice people. That actually was the gist of what she was saying.  That sounds more like a horse trader talking than a rescue.  No, buying a horse on the other side of the country or even two hours away, dragging it home to stand in a tiny pen with no shade and hit and miss water and feed for a few months before shooting it in the face is NOT rescue by any stretch of the imagination.  I’m not even sure what the proper term for that would be beyond `fucked up’.  I should add that Manson’s math on the number of horses she’s killed in the last year or so are about as accurate as her hay math.  Somehow, in her messed up world view, we cannot be anti slaughter if we’re not on board with her methodology.  She thinks her detractors are anti euthanasia.  I can only speak for myself, but I’m not anti euthanasia at all.  I am, however, anti unneccesary killing of healthy animals to line your pockets.

The pictures above aren’t new to most of you.  These are the before and afters of some recent HiCaliber refugees, as in before they left HiCaliber and after they got some food into them.  The video was dated July 6th and that’s Savannah.  Yet another of the Louisiana horses failing to thrive.  I find her `talking’ for food to be a bit heartbreaking given her condition.  From what I’m told, Manson kept her covered up to hide the bones at the ranch even though they are clearly visible through her fly sheet.  Thankfully, she’s at foster from what I hear, but too early to tell if she’ll regain some condition like the others have.  I have a real problem with a rescue that has horses that constantly need to be rescued.  Manson’s excuse is that her ranch is too busy, which for anybody that has boarded a horse or worked in big barn knows is such a load.  It’s quite easy to keep horses in good condition and weight and even rehab them in all sorts of settings if you know WTF you are doing.  There is no excuse for this.  Despite her claims that they follow the U C Davis refeeding protocol I know that isn’t true.  They still aren’t using it on Firetyme.  How is this rescue?


Another thing I felt I need to address today that fits in nicely with our them of `both ways’ is our great mole hunter and detective, Ingrid, who is apparently a senior attorney for DHS.  I’m kinda fond of Ingrid because every other week or so, she states with absolute certainty that she knows exactly who I am and then pulls a name out of her ass, usually somebody that isn’t even in my time zone.  So far Ingrid hasn’t managed to sniff out a single `mole’  and she hasn’t gotten remotely close to me.  Such is HiCaliber’s arrogance that they fail to realize this blog has been around since 2012 and had many posts that had nothing to do with HiCaliber apart from a mention of their part in the Starlight shit show and to say they seemed decent at the time.  Yes, I have just been laying the groundwork for all these years, even before HiCaliber had its 501c3 status just to take them down at my leisure.   Ingridbitch, please.  Give your empty head a shake.  What truly sucks is her involving anybody and everybody that disagrees with HiCaliber.  That’s shitty.  That’s something I don’t even do and I make no claims of being a professional.  Each time she comes out with a new name, she says it with conviction like she has some sort of inside information maybe accessible to her due to her job.  So, which way is it?  Is she making shit up or abusing her position?  It’s one or the other.  Personally, I know she’s pulling it out of her ass and if not for the innocent parties involved, her stupidity is somewhat funny.  What is sad about it all is it still really doesn’t matter who I am.  It still doesn’t make the truth any less true.  If I was lying, then wouldn’t their energies be better spent proving me wrong and discrediting me?  They can’t.  I would suggest to Ingrid that she rein in the alpha mare over there and redirect their energies on actual rescue and good husbandry rather than finding out who somebody blowing the whistle on you actually is.  Or continue your guessing game.  It won’t matter to me either way.  I’m going to keep doing what I do. hardest

I know a lot of HiCaliber insiders read this blog. Despite their protestations that they don’t care about it and it’s all lies, the story behind closed doors is very different.  They keep a close eye on us over here.  I know some of those insiders must be wavering.  It’s hard to feel torn between the animals you care for and self-preservation.  I get it.  I’ve been there.  I got you and so does the rest of this `community’ or whatever it is in the comment sections.  This is a place where truth is welcome and so is respectful discussion.  You can vent your spleen, but don’t do it all over somebody else.  I can only imagine what it must be like to come into the light after leaving HiCaliber.  Everything you thought was real wasn’t and to have all those little nagging doubts confirmed and amplified has to be upsetting to say the very least. Those of you that wish to remain in the safety of my inbox, I got you too.  Let’s save some horses and truly put them first.  The rest of us are going to just keep trying to do the next right thing and shine some light. #IAMSHEDROW


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Back again with another installment of the HiCaliber Shit Show.  With all the drama and behind the scenes whining going on, it’s feeling like we might be in for another live feed bombardment as Charles Manson Michelle heaves herself up on the cross and plays the martyr card.  I’m over it in advance.   I’m starting to think her acolytes are like those people that follow WWE wrestling thinking it’s real and not scripted.  There’s nothing you can do or say to change their mind and any presentation of facts is apt to cause cognitive dissonance.  However, I feel the need to put the truth out there and rather than a spoon full of sugar,  I serve it with a healthy dose of sarcasm.  Not everybody likes the taste but the facts are still facts.  No matter what Manson says, they are not fluid so I suggest everybody put on either your big girl panties or your big boy shorts and let’s get down to some more `truth’ because that’s why we’re here.

We’re going to kick things off today with the curious case of Squeaky the horse.  Squeaky was purchased, along with her mother Terri, at Escalon Livestock Auction last February.  She had yet to be weaned and since Manson has this thing about `soft weaning’ aka self weaning, she remained that way for a while.  They soon found out the Terri was in foal and the when and wheres of that are a bit hazy since the resultant foal didn’t drop until mid January of this year.  You can do the math on that one for yourselves.  Squeaky had been weaned for awhile by then and was spending time in the `nursery’ at HiCaliber with some other young ones.  One of Manson’s chief butt barnacles and proteges is Taylor who we’ll just call Lil Manson.  Before everybody starts squealing that’s she’s only 18 years old and how horrible I am, just simmer down and read on. When Lil Manson finished school (I’m presuming she did anyhow) and turned 18 yrs old, Bang Bang Becky and Manson made a big show of gifting her Squeaky.   Never mind that even though they’re cute together, kids and foals aren’t usually a good idea and kids and yearlings a terrible idea.  However, Lil Manson was going to get a smokin good deal on keeping Squeaky at HiCaliber while she was apprenticing under Big Manson to be her second in command on the `medical team’.  She even got her own set of scrubs.  I haven’t gotten word if she got her own stethoscope or her and Big Manson are sharing ear wax.

Lil Manson was all set with her very own horse and a brand new job on the medical team.  I’m actually not 100% when she went on the payroll as part of the medical team.  She didn’t even know how to give a needle or pull blood up until a few months ago.  I’m not even blaming the kid.   She is 100% Manson broke and from several different and credible sources, I’ve been told she is exceptionally rough on the horses, frequently talks about how much she hates some of them and has been known to `celebrate’ certain executions euthanasias.  Learning that pretty much meant she was fair game to own her own evil.  I was that age too and it would never have occurred to me to rough handle a horse or any animal.  I was also working my way through college riding horses for a well-known trainer and not every horse I dealt with was a peach.  Anyhow, nobody cares about that, I was just using it as an example that age is never an excuse for cruelty.  It’s not too late for Lil Manson to find a better way and I truly hope she does, but the mean streak towards animals is concerning.

Oops!  What’s this?  Squeaky the horse got adopted again this spring. The `news’ was only recently posted but the most recent adoption went down around March 20th.  The reason I have no problem with posting this video is that the adopters have shared it to media outlets and it has already been linked all over.  They also did nothing wrong.  This yearling is clearly too much for this little girl and sometimes, as an adult that is supposed to know wtf you’re doing *cough*adoptionteam*cough*, you need to make a tough call and redirect somebody to a more suitable horse that isn’t going to hurt them.   What happened to them so carefully screening potential adopters?  It seems some applications take weeks if they get acknowledged at all and other people just get whatever they want immediately because they like you regardless of skill set or suitability.  I found it strange that it took all of about 5 minutes for Big Manson to snap up Barrett and Rizzo for $1 each because they actually had value, or at least they did before they got Mansonized, but this Dawson application is taking forever because she’s not really worth much and has issues.  Funny how that works.  Back to Squeaky… I’m not just being over-cautious, there is already problems with that horse in her new home.  Nice work adopting out a yearling that can’t even have her feet handled to a little girl as her first horse.


Ok, so how did Squeaky come to be adopted twice in a year without ever having to leave HiCaliber? (she is in a new location now)  It seems that Lil Manson found her too much to handle and didn’t have time for her because Big Manson was working her too hard on the med team, so she relinquished the horse.  She did so in hopes of adopting Percy.  That was back before they screwed him up so bad that he’s perilously close to making the execution list and everybody was licking his face and pissing on his legs to claim him.  Lil Manson really wanted him.  In fact, she gave up Squeaky the same week Percy was bought at auction and I’m sure that’s not a coincidence.  What follows is an interesting conversation about certain `rules’ the have about returning a horse.   Rules that apparently don’t apply to Andrew Fice or weren’t going to anyhow.  I guess those same rules weren’t `fluid’ when it came to Lil Manson


I hope I don’t have those out of order.  I’m sure it’s easy enough to piece the conversation together even if I did and Lil Manson had a point.  They gave her the Squeaky and the horse was too much for her.  Clearly she didn’t handle her much or have any help with her, so what is Big Manson’s next brain wave?  Give her to an even more inexperienced and younger kid.  Ladies and gentlemen, this is reason #2456 that nice horses end up in the slaughter pipeline.  Bad enough it happens at all, but extremely disturbing that a rescue is pulling this crap.  I wonder if they count Squeaky as two saves and two adoptions for their stats?  I see at least one PB horse on their rescue page, so it’s not a huge leap to think that maybe their rescue math is as dodgy as their hay math.  Moving right along…

Fili was a purchase they made the end of March.  This is where I have a hard time following the logic.  The mare is clearly got a blown out knee that isn’t ever going to be fixable.  Manson wants to shoot an otherwise healthy young horse like Saban in the face, but she kept this horse around so they could practice doctoring on her.  She goes on to say that she may be ok for light riding.  Anybody that attempts to ride a horse with a leg like that deserves to be shot with a ball of their own poop.  WTH???  Fili was another of those horses that Manson diagnosed as having had foals before by looking at her titties.  I’m totally asking for money back for all the ultra sounds I’ve had done on mares over they years when all I ever needed was a titty whisperer like Manson to tell me what was what.  All joking aside, things have taken a bad turn for Fili.  She’s been marked for death since the middle of June and may already be gone over the past few days.  She’s still on the website but wasn’t on the latest hoof and hay fundraiser.  Because Manson has had her marked for death for a while, when she re-injured herself a few weeks ago, she didn’t rate any treatment or relief and was left out in Loft paddock to suffer.



I guess she eventually got some wound spray on there but not before it festered and leaked for a while.  One of the things I constantly see Manson whining about is how none of the `haters’ ever give her credit for doing a good job with the horses they do get or something along those lines.  Umm, she’s right.  I’m never going to pet her on the head for shit like this and I have yet to see her actually do a good job.  This is not ok and if you have too many horses that you don’t have time, don’t notice, don’t care enough to see this shit, then stop buying fucking horses every week.  I’m not even going to blame it on the volunteers, feed team or whatever.  They only know as much as she teaches them because anybody that is an actual horseman or bothers to speak up promptly gets run out of there.  This kind of thing should have been seen and treated right away and if she’s supposed to be put down, then do it and don’t make her suffer any more than she will when you blast her in the face a few times.  This is inexcusable and unforgivable and it’s just one that we know about.  Who knows what horrors a walk through the hoard herd would reveal.


The horse above was HiCaliber Gemma, a five year old mare.  She was adopted out under the $1 menu last year because she wasn’t doing well at HiCaliber.  This week she died with a bullet in her head.  Or course there are no details on the HiCaliber page other than she’s dead and they are all too `devastated’ to post about it just yet.  Kinda like they were too devastated to post about Lindell when they killed him, or too devastated to ever actually tell anybody what Boyer’s necropsy results were, or have the vet tell the village why Sara ended up dying with `brain matter leaking out her nose’.  What is out there on social media about Gemma is that she had been in really poor condition and quite thin and other borders at the stable she was at frequently had to throw her feed because she had none.  It’s clear from her recent pictures that she was in poor condition and rather than being shipped back to HiCaliber to face the firing squad, the word is that Michelle and her gun paid a special visit to Gemma.  Disturbing on many levels and highly problematical too.  After all the drama surrounding Saban and their insistence that they don’t just sign horses over with no follow up, it appears that is exactly what happened with Gemma.  Well, I guess the visit to shoot her was a follow up of some sort, but probably not what most people had in mind when they hear `follow up’.  Rest in peace, Gemma.



I’m sure many of you will remember RJ.  He was an emaciated old gelding they bought back in March.  He had a wound up near his ear they immediately decided must have been a gunshot wound even though they never actually found a bullet and they never raised the funds for a CT to find out.  Despite the dramatic story, he got shuffled off to foster fairly quick as he just wasn’t bringing in the sympathy donations they thought he would.  I posted this mainly to show you the difference between what is said to the villagers and behind closed doors.  He was brought back from foster so they could dump another horse on them.  The horse he was replaced with was Blazing Idle who, from the pictures above, lost quite a bit of weight and condition in her 3 months at HiCaliber. This is likely the last we’ll see of RJ as from the way he’s mouthing that hay, I’m pretty sure he’s going to start losing weight rapidly again and get branded as failure to thrive​.  It is also worth listening to the end of this video as Manson refers to the horses at HiCaliber as `inventory’ and explains that they have to keep bringing in new inventory because these old horses don’t move like new and sounder ones do.   Sometimes I wonder if she even believes what falls out of her pie hole.

This little conversation was sent to me last week.  It came from a person who messaged the HiCaliber page to ask after Firetyme since Michelle hasn’t come through on any of her promised updates for him.  As you can see, she got the ole Ingrid/Rene special.  For people that claim to have been professionals, they sure aren’t very bright.  Perhaps they should remember conversations like this when they are begging for money and having to get their knees dirty on a Tuesday crying that even $5 makes a difference.   I kinda keep waiting for one of them to grow up or clue in enough to realize that even if they think somebody is a hater, they get handed several opportunities a day to prove them wrong and they keep blowing it.  Manson’s latest little shit fit/social experiment is going to backfire right in her botoxed, china chompered face.  She has declared, yet again *yawn* that she is nobody’s bitch and she will not be doing updates on Firetyme just on principle.  Somewhere along the line, she and the rest of her bumbling crew forget that those horses don’t belong to them.  They belong to the donors that paid for them and she OWES them updates on each and every one, including Firetyme.  However, I’m sure once she manages to get some weight on him, she’ll relent and take some low light pics for a proof of life. If not, we’ll likely be treated to another video from Dr. Moss reading from the cue cards they hold off camera for him explaining why he’s under the blue tarp by the road.  I genuinely feel badly for the guy.



I think that’s probably enough HiCaliber recaps for today.  There is quite a bit to digest as usual.  I find it ironic that one of the buzz lines for the great Louisiana kill pen dip was that Manson wanted to tell these horses’ stories.  Horses that haven’t even all had intake videos a month after the fact or even updates.  Horses that some of which are dying on their feet and doing even worse since their `rescue’ and we only find out about that as leaked information.  Remember the `burned’ tattoos that weren’t actually burned and her vow to identify them and work with Louisiana advocates to bring justice to these horses?  Yeah, *crickets*, but that’s not surprising considering there were zero burned tats despite what they told the media.  I’m sure she’s probably still walking around with her paper bag of hair thinking it will some how magically send up a smoke signal and tell her who these horses all were. Meanwhile she cries and plays the victim card and the remaining village idiots continue to kiss her crusty ass and wonder how people can be so mean?  I gave you a few glimpses behind the scenes as at how they really behaves and I will leave you all with this video of the `real’ Manson.  I’m sure many of you remember the Skittles the pony saga where they demanded a first right of refusal on a horse that they never owned in the first place and then had a complete meltdown when the owner sold him to a private home that would pay more than HiCaliber.  He still gave them the horse named Major.  I know things get a bit salty on this blog, but I seriously have to warn you about the language on this video if you’re at work or kids are around.  Until next time…

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