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Happy Monday!  I’m irritated.  I’m irritated because I have spent the better part of my Sunday wrestling with these audio clips.  My procrastination bit me square in the ass and I had completely forgotten how to grab clips out of my Audacity app or whaterthefuck it is, so I had to relearn all that.  Then I had to relearn the movie maker and wrestle with that whole mess.  To add insult to injury, I never remember my passwords to things and despite having a pass code book thingie, still write most of them on post it notes or my hands.  You can imagine how that works out for me months after the fact.  I am totally friends off with myself right now.  If all that wasn’t enough, a few of you helpfully sent me screen shots of Manson’s cootch artfully arranged on her bed complete with her velociraptor toe nail primed and ready to swoop down and snatch her dinner out of a lake or something.  Gross.  Anyhow, enough of the whine sesh.  It’s time for another round or `Straight From The Grifter’s Mouth’.

Algorithms from Barn Brat on Vimeo.

As we watch Manson scrounge around for free stuff and cash, I thought it would be fun to throw back to days when she was double fisting from the non-profit cookie jar.  Here we have her explaining that even though pay-pal had just released $19k, those mysterious algorithms ate it all up and there wasn’t even a dime left over to buy some boards.  Now, I’m the last person to claim any sort of tech savvy, but I do know that statement isn’t really passing the smell test unless you’re playing cup of cheese.  In that case it’s bang on because it stinks!  Like the good little idiots they are, her inner circle just accepted that and not a single one of them asked where that 19k ended up being spent.  Maybe they think there is algorithm taxes or something.  Who knows?

Forensic Accountant from Barn Brat on Vimeo.

Here we have another bag of lies falling out of Manson’s lying lie hole.  Why would anybody hire a forensic auditor out of the blue unless they were trying to cover their tracks?  I can see hiring one after you were audited, but remember this audio is from last spring when she was telling everybody she was cleared of everything.  The other question I have is where are those tax returns since she claimed everything was ready to go? The real tell here is when she is asked if this can be made public and her answer is `no’.

Hide The Horses from Barn Brat on Vimeo.

Next we have the `team’ talking about hiding horses when they were mandated to reduce their numbers.  Manson further goes on to say how little she cares about the fines that were coming.  I would imagine her attitude towards that remains unchanged depending on what the inspection found at her new place.  Maybe the code officers would be interested to know?

Talking Strangles from Barn Brat on Vimeo.

Apparently `blown lymph node’ is the new strangles.  They were pretty heavy into their damage control mode at this point.  The yammered back and forth about how the strangles wasn’t strangles or maybe it was strangles but let’s just call it by its technical name to be less scary, blah blah blah.  Not only did we have the 30% vet imparting her wisdom, but Skeletor chiming in as well.  For those of you that recall, Skeletor was the creator of the term `pectoral cavity’ and other head scratchers. It sounds like she was the one that called Dr. Moss an asshole as well.

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Meanwhile, Wrinkles is continuing her HiCaliber ways up north inher new home.  Poor Kennedy is a walking skeleton.  Why spend your welfare money on senior feed or put an effort into your horse’s special needs when there is Fireball and lashes to buy?

 

Nala from Barn Brat on Vimeo.

Last, but certainly not least we have poor Nala.  While it was bastardized strangles that officially took her life, it was ultimately Manson’s greed and pettiness that really sealed her fate.  Nala’s foster gave a thorough accounting of how hard she tried to do right by that horse and how Manson and Amanduh set her up to fail in this post.  They thought she was worth a lot of money and, as we all know, that pretty much seals a horse’s fate with these gunsels.  I remember at the time Manson trying to pass it off as a tumor that burst and Amanduh claiming a twisted gut (I have the video clip of that btw).

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credit to our friends at Horror.

I’ve been fairly quiet as far as posts go lately.  It’s been nice not to have to listen to Manson’s voice or even think much about her most days.  It appears I’m never far from her mind though.  She never fails to mention me or make some petty remark as if it matters.  It’s pretty funny, if you ask me.  She protests too much.  I realize she loves to barnacle onto any trending topic to bump those almighty algorithms, but she wasn’t `cancelled’, or at least not by any of us.  She destroyed her own empire and was always at the wheel there.  At any time she could have turned things around and stopped abusing those animals.  She’s always going to be a vulgar twat and that’s fine.  I’m not the vulgar twat police, but as long as she holds those HiCaliber horses hostage and as long as these investigations are open, and they are still open, then I’m going to continue to call her on her lies.  She doesn’t just get to dye her hair and walk away from what she’s done. She’s going to roll out her weight loss secrets today.  I’ll spoil it for everybody with the truth.  Filters and angles.  That’s it.  No need to thank me.  I’m going to go stab out my ear drums now and hope I don’t have to hear her voice for the rest of the week.  Not liking my chances…

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When I dusted off this blog  and decided to write about HiCaliber back in 2017, it was just me needing to offload what was on my chest.  No moles, no help.  Just me.  It seems somehow appropriate that I close the HiCaliber chapter of this blog the same way.  Just me.  I’ve seen a lot of speculation, talk, and general noise about who did what, what I thought, what my motives were and who I was for months.  Most of it was just that.  Noise.  This is the story straight from the source of how it all went down as far as my involvement and process.   Forgive me if this gets a bit long, I still have a lot to get off my chest.

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Kill spot at HiCaliber

 

May 2017.  That’s when I dusted off this blog after a 3 1/2 year hiatus.  Little did I know, I was grabbing a tiger by the tail with that post.  There wasn’t really a mission or master plan, but it also wasn’t out of nowhere.  HiCaliber had been a rescue I’d loosely followed over the years.  I’d even given them a shout out once upon a time and featured Manson’s videos on the Starlight Sanctuary train wreck way back then.  (Manson wasn’t the one that sent them to me.  I’ve never had contact with her as far as I know).  Yes, I kinda thought Manson was rough around the edges and a little bit of a gunsel but without looking too deeply at her, I figured she was doing more good than harm and maybe that actually was the case way back when.  Then, HiCaliber started popping up on my newsfeed more and more.  I’m guessing this was due to their algorithm bumps and her paying to boost her posts, but I can’t be sure.  I’m not that tech savvy and anything computer related I still attribute to magic and try not to apply reason to it.  At any rate, the more they came across my newsfeed, the more squinty eyed I became.  Aside from the weekly cry seshes, what struck me was the constant state of crisis.  It just didn’t ring right for me and my spidey senses started tingling.

 

Then Snuggles happened… Nothing about the Snuggles situation rang true and it really started to stink to high heaven when they went into damage control mode spinning this tale on how that yes, they did trade this horse to a kill buyer, but always planned to get him back.  Yeah, because that’s a thing rescues do.  I could have even suspended disbelief and gone on with my life but close on the heels of Snuggles came the whole Slaughter 11 debacle.  Y’all remember the last minute fundraising effort and dramatic save culminating with the `collapsed’ and strategically placed horses on the ground heaving from what appeared to be heat exhaustion.  I always meant to write that whole mess up as a throwback post after I resurrected this blog, but those wacky horse killers at HiCaliber kept shitting their collective pants and I never got around to it.  What I did get around to was documenting everything and sorting out exactly how it all happened and adding it to the file of fraud.  Suffice to say it was a set up from jump street and the fact that it coincided with Romney Faye’s relationship with Dumbass Darrell is not a coincidence.

 

After these incidents, I got my dig on and found out who `Voldy’ was and started tracking things.  Initially, there wasn’t a lot out there on Facebook other than a defunct screen shot group.  I think it might still be in existence but never updated.  Apart from that, the only thing I could find was a few mutterings in advocate groups and the advocacy groups I mostly lurked at are anti-slaughter groups.  I’m not and never have been very active on Facebook or any social media as far as being an active participant.  I can’t even remember my twitter account password and haven’t updated my status in nearly 2 years.  However, I questioned and bitched about HiCaliber just enough to join forces with some other advocates.  Real ones, not armchair ones.

 

Despite what has been said, or you may have heard, I did not get `inspired’ to dust off this blog.  I got extremely pissed off and needed to vent.  It took me about 3 days to even figure out what my password to this account was.  (I actually forget what it is again, so please stop trying to hack it as it’s a pain in my ass to go through a gazillion random post-it notes stuck all over my house).  Remember that Snuggles and the Slaughter11 stuff went down in the summer/fall of 2016.  My first post back was in May of 2017 and the reason I was pissed off is a bunch of us had been gathering information, compiling information and NOTHING was happening with it.  If anything, it felt like The Manson Family was gaining momentum and the body count was becoming alarming.  When they pulled off the OTTB20 shit show,  I was triggered.  I’m a racetracker born and bred.  (yes, Maggot we know each other and that’s why I laugh at you) so you fuck with OTTBs and lie about them,  I’m not going to let it go.  Throw Satan and Doughboy into that mix and I am going to the mat with it.  Simple as that.

 

I figured I would just post a bit about the OTTB20 sitch and then put this blog back in mothballs.  I was actually shocked at the response those posts got and completely unprepared for what was to follow.  Needless to say things snowballed.  The OTTB20 became 40 and more. Pretty much everything about that mess forward is documented on this blog.  I don’t need to go over it all again.  That’s not what this post is about.  What happened behind the scenes was a literal outpouring of information almost as if I’d opened a floodgate.  All of a sudden, it became safe for people to speak out against HiCaliber without fear of reprisal from the mob mentality of the village.  I have always allowed people to post in the comments without registering here and I never turn on their IPs to look at unless I have to block them.  I tried to keep things as safe as possible to speak out and it worked.  Did I ban a few?  You bet your ever lovin ass I did and I’m proud of it.  (I see you, Stacy Kendall.  Get some diaper creme for that butthurt).  I have never cared if you’re a villager who wanted to come over here and state your side of things.  A few of them have.  Agreeing with me is not required either.  The only thing I ever insisted on is to be respectful in presenting your ideas.  Come over here with your guns blazing and I’ll take away your bullets.  During the whole course of the HiCaliber era, I think only about 4 of you got banned.  It’s an exclusive club.

 

Back in those very early days I was winging it.  I had no moles or even considered getting them.  Lord knows The Manson family was arrogant and sloppy enough to give all the ammo I needed back then.  I had one person that was working with me and for sure helped loads with memes, clips and ears out in all the groups.  I also joined forces with Stealth Mole very early in the game although not in a mole capacity.  One thing I want to make clear is that I never once reached out to anybody to be my mole.  I let them come to me and I’m so grateful they did.  OG Mole was the first and was very quickly followed by others. Some stayed with me longer than others.  OG rode it to the end with me along with a few others we’ll get to.  I will forever be grateful to the longtime insiders that took a chance and trusted me.  Some had tidbits of info while others stuck it out and risked a bunch.  I felt bad every time I saw people accused and vilified for being moles that weren’t.  (Leah, I’m so sorry you keep taking hits.  As far as I know, we never communicated) Other moles were hiding in plain sight and stayed that way.  I tried to make it comfortable for people to come forward and I always, always checked if what they were giving me could be posted.  Sometimes I couldn’t post what they shared and that was fine too.  There is a lot of information and `receipts’ that exchanged hands that have never seen the light of day and won’t until the AG does whatever it is he’s going to do with all of it.  Some people who came forward had been dedicated villagers that had actively hated me and my blog.  I’m in absolute awe at their dedication to the animals that they could set that aside and reach out.  Thank you.  You all made a huge difference and more than once I felt completely humbled by your advocacy and trust.  My hope is that when the dust all settles, I can meet with some of you and thank you in person.  You have my undying respect.

 

While we’re on the subject of moles, I’ve seen a lot of blather from the village idiots about how could they stand by and watch these atrocities being committed and say and do nothing.   Of course these are also the same brainiacs that have suggested that the condition that property was left in was `normal’ and one of them even suggested that HiCaliber had increased the property value.  (I’m not even kidding about that one.  I have the screen shot).  Clearly these people have no concept on how cases are made.  Do they think an undercover cop makes a bust the first time he sees the law broken? Nobody goes down for what they might do.  Sometimes you have to hand people the rope and sit back.   You have to bite your tongue and look at the greater good and it sucks.  It’s heart wrenching and it’s horrible and every single mole and ex HiCaliber person that spoke out deserves respect.  I can only imagine what witnessing some of those things first hand must have been like.

 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Dixie.  She was another one that reached out to me very early on offering her help to  in doing more than just getting information out there, but actually doing something with that information.  Dixie is a really well-known and respected advocate and she gets things done.  This was not her first rodeo exposing a fraudulent rescue.  She was the one that took care of the reams of evidence and organized it.  She’s the one that knew exactly how to package and present it and she got the result.  Did other people unrelated to the blog report stuff?  I’m sure they did.  I hope they did.  I’m strictly talking about the information that came across my desk and that was handed to us.  It was no small task, but despite a whole bunch personally going on for her, Dixie put the animals first and I firmly believe the CVMB and AG cases wouldn’t be as far along without her.  I miss having Dixie here to bounce stuff off of every day, but she’s here in spirit and she’s still working for the horses as she can.

 

I bet you’re wondering about the auction team and the birth of stealth mole.  The core team at auction was Stealth Mole, Hollywood Mole and Crash Mole.  Sometimes they were joined by moles who will not be named and Rogue Mole.  Every single one of them did their part, but I gotta bow down to the big three here.  They knocked it out of the park each and every time and it wasn’t fun at all.  There is so much footage and pics that may not make titillating blog fodder but they most certainly made the case.  Auction days were extremely stressful between people sweating it out in the backs of vehicles and others risking confrontations with the Manson Family.  All of us trying to coordinate over messenger and via text and trying really hard to get that money shot as the Manson family scattered to the wind in an effort to hide their dealings.  They had Manson call them `cuntfaces’ right in front of everybody at auction among other things.  One of those times was because one of them dared to bid on a horse they wanted to help out.  Apparently it interfered with the HiCaliber grift or something.  The auction moles did most of their work out of their own pocket and for no glory other than they were trying to help animals and do the right thing.  They didn’t just go in one or two times but many, many times.  The big three will forever be in my circle of trust.  If I had to pinpoint the one thing that `broke’ HiCaliber it was what the auction team got done.  They completely took HiCaliber out of the game at Ontario and by doing so, they severed off their major source of fundraising.  They also keep going back randomly to document the conditions for the unfortunate souls that are being run through there.

 

While we’re on the subject of the circle of trust I feel I need to have my say about some other things that are playing out social media.  The whole Jennifer Marek as a sacrificial lamb drama.  The fact is that Jen is not associated with this blog and hasn’t been for the better part of a year.  I’ve never met Jen and she doesn’t know me. We’ve discussed her lawsuit only as far as to say that it’s a slam dunk for her because she is not me and never even moderated this blog or holds any responsibility here.  Why should anybody give in to the likes of Maggot filing a frivolous suit because she wants to the honor of unmasking the blogger?  It’s not going to change the truth of what I wrote and the last time I checked there is no law against telling the truth and having opinions.  If finding out an anonymous source’s identity was that easy, don’t you think we’d all know who leaked that stuff about the White House by now?  The fact is that I have been supportive of Jen in this situation and supporters of this blog have contributed to her legal fund to the tune of around $2000 as well as in other ways.  Nobody has hung her out to dry.  We just don’t all hang our dirty laundry out for public commentary.  What is grist for the rumor and gossip mill is no concern of mine, but know that I can ALWAYS back my shit up.  I just don’t play those cards unless I have to.  Maggot doesn’t just get to pick a random target and get her own way.  That’s not how it works and I have every confidence that Jen will not only win that lawsuit but likely will win a countersuit for harassment should she go that route because she isn’t me and never has been.  It really is that simple  The other suit really doesn’t have anything to do with this blog so I can’t really comment on that.  I guess if I was Jen, I might have done things a bit differently as far as poking the bear, but that’s her stuff, not mine.  I will be supportive of her seeing this through as I always have been and she knows it, so miss us with your drama and speculation while shit gets handled.

 

I also want to talk about the Horror Page.  I don’t think it’s any secret I haven’t always been a fan of the antics on Facebook.  I bet it would surprise y’all to know that I’ve worked with them a number of times.  While I don’t like drama and all that goes with it, I know their aim was true and we ultimately wanted the same outcomes.  There just happens to be more than one way to skin a cat and leaving it in a freezer ain’t one of them.  (see what I did there?) Rogue Mole helped us out immensely on a few occasions and I am grateful.  My gratitude extends to other members of that group who I know stepped up in ways they never will talk about and are still doing so.  My hope is that they handle all the details the next time a SoCal rescue shits its pants and needs intervention so I can sit out! I’m not going anywhere but I will be returning to more hit and run posts and advocacy.  I’m going to leave the years long projects to others for now and the gals over at Horror are more than capable of taking that on should they choose to.

 

From my perspective, nobody was speaking out about this shit show back when I wrote that first blog.  I don’t know why that is or what changed, but the tide did turn and no one person did that.  Many voices did that. I always tried to keep drama off this blog even though yes, I did slip sometimes.  You can only take so much provocation without striking back.  I had a lot of people emailing me and wanting things.  Some wanted info, some wanted to share info.  I quickly learned to keep my circle really small and I did that intentionally.  In the interest of credibility, I refused to work with certain people who claimed to have the goods or would get them.  Some of those people that couldn’t get what they wanted from me ran straight to the dark side and bitched.  Some are still bitching because I didn’t do things how they thought I should.  None of them can ever say I didn’t keep their confidence.  I always did that no matter how done I got with some parties.

 

I’ve been accused of hating the media.  Not true at all.  Almost from the beginning I’ve had offers from a few news outlets to talk and it’s just not my thing.  Everything I’m willing to share is here on this blog.  There is a big difference between a blogger and a reporter.  A reporter’s job to report things that have already happened and try to remain unbiased.  As a blogger, I’m not bound by those shackles.  My `job’ was to make things happen and the team I worked with did that.  Without them the reporters would have had nothing to report.  Reporters didn’t file the case with the AG, Dixie and others did that.  They didn’t file with the CVMB, again, that was Dixie and various other people.  Reporters cover stories that bring them ratings and what brings ratings?  You all bring the ratings. We, all of us on the `hater’ side of things, made this story worth covering and continue to do so.  Now it’s time to let the media take this out to the mainstream public beyond the horse community.  The more viral it becomes, the flashier this case gets for the AG to slam dunk.

 

I mentioned this blog has been around since 2012.  It’s true.  Just go back through the archives because there is a lot of really good information on it.  It always had a loyal following even on hiatus, but it exploded with the HiCaliber stuff.  In the last 1 1/2 years there has been nearly 3 million hits on this blog.  In the early days of the HiCaliber saga I toyed with the idea of monetizing it and the plan was to give at least 50% of whatever it brought in to different rescue each month.  I even had one person tell me that I absolutely should and not feel bad about pocketing it because I earned it.  I quickly abandoned that idea because I never wanted anybody to think I did this for any personal gain.  I left a lot of money on the table by not doing so, but I’m ok with that.  It was the right thing to do.  I knew that no matter what I did, the defenders of HiCaliber, the cockblockers and turd flingers, would turn it into something ugly and gross.  It seems that I’m right since Pasterfuck was still yipping about me monetizing it not so long ago because he sees ads on the page when visits one of his 89 times a day to take screen shots for his binder.  (BTW, I think that binder qualifies me as a published author, so thanks PF please send the royalties to MOP and TGC). The ads belong to WordPress and the money goes to them as far as I know.

 

Another thing I’ve seen bitched about is why none of us haters ever stepped up and helped any horses.  Boy howdy! If they only knew!  I personally networked horses into the double digits and I know other haters that did too.  I’m guessing more horses went to haters in this past six months than anywhere else.  Trust me, the haters stepped up in spades for the HiCaliber horses and it wasn’t easy task, but you know it was done for the right reasons because you don’t see a single one of them being fund raised for or gloated about.  They are being loved and cared for just as they always deserved.  Don’t bother emailing me about them because I’ll never tell.  In fact I’ve already forgotten.

 

Why the anonymity?  Because this blog has never been about me.  You all see the complete and absolute fuckery that goes on back and forth over on Facebook and all that does is detract from the issues and take the focus away from what is important.  The animals.  As I’ve said, who I am won’t change the truth of what I wrote about.  I don’t have any skeletons rattling around in my closet and I don’t much care what people I don’t even respect think about me.  My anonymity has allowed me access to information I otherwise wouldn’t have and my anonymity allowed others to feel safe in coming forward to me, hence the `confessional’ suggestion of this blog name.  If people don’t agree with how I did things or my choices, they can start a blog, take on more than two years of investigative work and present and do it the way they think it should be done  Fill your boots.  My delivery or `style’ may not be for everybody, but that’s the luxury of being a blogger.  I get to be authentically me and do it how I feel it should be done.  In this case it worked.  Love me or hate me, I got shit done and I did it for the animals.  I don’t care about glory or pats on the back.  That’s never been my style.  I just don’t appreciate when others take credit that isn’t their due.

 

I want to close this off by bringing it back to what this has all been about.  The animals.  The exploitation, the suffering, neglect and outright torture some of them endured will forever haunt me.  If there is any take away from all of this it is to speak up and speak out before things get so far out of control.  There were whispers about HiCaliber for years before the final curtain and hundreds of animals were executed in that time.  Some months ago, I posted a pic of this very spot where there were some tarps, manure and way too much blood for the death to have been painless.  It seems only fitting that we placed a small symbol of our love in that same spot to let them know they will never be forgotten and their deaths were not in vain.  Thank you to the Markstein/Fox family for allowing us to do so and thank you to Stealth for making it happen.  This was from all of us on the shedrow team including readers and supporters.  I’m not done with my advocacy and I’m not going anywhere, but for now I’m closing the chapter on  HiCaliber because we accomplished what we set out to do.  #IAMSHEDROW #SAYTHEIRNAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today was National Day of The Horse.  It seems somehow fitting that this day was the day that The Manson Family finally got sent packing.  It was live tweeted on inewsource’s Twitter page and there were several advocates there as well.  In short, there have been and will continue to be pics, footage and talk about this being dropped for days.  Thankfully, we had somebody there too that could get some things more specific to what has been discussed on this blog over the past 20 months or so and answer a few questions we’ve all had.  This post is obviously going to be pic and clip heavy.  Make sure you click on the videos on this post as they add quite a bit of context to everything.  If you have any questions about any of the pics or footage in particular, please just ask and don’t speculate.  There really isn’t much commentary needed as the pics will speak for themselves.  I gotta warn people that some stuff towards the end of this post is going to be really upsetting.  Maybe read on an empty stomach.  Are you ready?  Let’s do this for one of the last times…

Initially, advocates and the owners had to wait outside the property while HiCaliber moved the horses out.  The majority of horses being moved appeared to be the personally owned ones.  This clip seems to be of a very lame Barry Boi being unloaded from a stock trailer only to be lead up and tied to a tree on the neighbor’s property.

Next we have Manson leading horses out, one of which appeared to be Foreskin.  As you can see Manson wasn’t in a great mood and was more concerned with yelling at people.

More horses.  Hard to tell exactly who some are with their masks on but this one could be Chrome.

Shasta may or may not have joined Manson’s personal hoard.  She’s still there even though she’s listed as adopted on their website.

Wrinkles’ horse Kennedy being brought out by a volunteer


Some of the volunteers got a bit aggressive with some of the people there with the family.  In this video, the volunteer kicks the gate into inewsource reporter Megan Wood.  There was really no excuse for this.

 

I’m not 100% sure which gray horse this is (he is gray under all that mud) but I’m guessing it’s Solar.  Yet another horse that hasn’t ever really been available for adoption

Yup, Tanner the horse was brought next door to be tied to a tree as well.  I’m kinda wondering how she’s going to grift for his castration for the third or fourth time now that they are claiming to be closed.  Romney Faye was present today, but was not seen anywhere near any of the horses.  She left with a crate of cats or something.

Above are pictures of various of Manson’s personal horses being brought next door.  yes, that is Amanduh tying one of them up.  Manson appeared to be leading Foreskin and the cremello with the pulled mane is likely Dawson.  Kinda strange one of Manson’s personal horses would have been groomed at all recently but maybe she’s trying to sell her or something.  Who knows? I’m sure now that there is no more HiCaliber (or so she says), she won’t feel the need to donate their adoption fees back to the rescue like she claimed she would.

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When the time was finally up, Manson and her crew were escorted off the property by the sheriff.  A normal person would be embarrassed but she was defiant until the bitter end. What she didn’t manage to bring with her was Bubbles, Bernie, Corky, two chickens and all the guinea fowl.  Strangely, none of these animals seemed to be missing Manson like she claimed they would.  In fact, it was business as usual as they continued to wallow in their filth.  Manson claims she is going back in for the pig and cows, but that remains to be seen. I feel like they are much better off already.  Corky is having a hard time moving around apparently so having him stuffed in a trailer for God knows how long wouldn’t be in his best interest although putting an animal first isn’t exactly a HiCaliber thing.

With Manson finally gone for good, we were finally allowed our first unfettered look at the utter destruction of this once beautiful property.  The level of filth cannot be adequately described.  Remember that Manson claimed that a `big cat’ injured her two horses and that the fences were all fine. I believe it was Amberloser that claimed she walked `every inch of that property’ and didn’t see an issue.  Ok then…

The amount of debris and trash left behind was off the charts.  What I noticed was how much donated tack and equipment is just left lying around, obviously never having been taken care of or maintained.

 

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Even Manson’s beloved drug den  med room was left in a complete shambles.  Again, it’s sure nice to so many of the supplies she continually begged for, right up until the bitter end, just lying around and wasted.  I didn’t ask if the autoclave or SAA machine were left behind, but I’m guessing not.  There didn’t seem to be any drugs left behind either.  Shocking.

This next part is what I need to warn people about.  While I have posted about the severed legs in the freezer before, what they found today was a bit more disturbing than that.  Don’t get me wrong, the severed leg was still there, but that was the least of the issues and, of course, there was food and Fireball stuffed in there with the medical waste.

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That’s right folks, Manson had a dead bobcat in the freezer.  I posted some months ago about her inquiring about somebody skinning a roadkill bobcat and she claimed it was for a friend.  Unless that `friend’ was Wrinkles, Manson was referring to one of her personalities.  I’m not even sure if this is legal but hopefully the family will contact Fish and Wild Life so this animal can be disposed of properly.  Aren’t you glad you never had a meal at HiCaliber?

So here is the house.  Manson went to great lengths on live telling us all this was because she only had 36 hours to get out.  Hmm.  Even if that was so, she was sitting in her car eating Chik Fil A doing live feeds for part of it.  We’re also supposed to forget that she hadn’t paid her rent since last June.  I’m guessing she would have had to guess she gonna get the boot if she didn’t fix that up  At any rate, this is way more than 36 hours worth of filth and cat shit in that littler box.  Remember how she’s had her followers posting pics and making fun of other people and rescues for the conditions of their place and none of them had dead fucking animals stuffed in the freezer with their food. Just saying…

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This is probably enough to digest for one day.  There will be several other pics and videos coming out (if they haven’t already) from news sources and other advocates.  I will get back with y’all in a couple of days.  I have the guest post to end all guest posts sitting in the queue, so watch this space.

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So, I’ve spent the better part of the last ten days sitting on my hands.  As I’ve mentioned ad nauseam, I’m tired.  Tired of the fuckery, tired of the drama and just tired overall.  My attention has been gradually shifting to more hands on advocacy and this HiCaliber stuff is getting old.  So, when they recently produced pictures of at least one badly wounded horse, I figured I would sit back and see how it all shook out.  Would Manson come clean with the deets?  I’m sure you all know the answer.  Luckily for those of you that are dying to know or at least confirm your suspicions, I’m going to give you the update that Manson won’t.  Y’all know the drill by now…buckle up!

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To rehash what most of you are already aware of, almost two weeks ago, Manson posted about two horses that were severely injured at the ranch, complete with graphic pictures.  It appears that one was a chestnut and the other was a bay with neither of them having heads apparently.  The post accompanying these pictures was rather carefully worded.  They did add the donation button to the post and made mention that a vet was tending to the horses.  Strange then that they posted the wounds crawling with flies and said they would let us all know about what the `vet’ thought about what caused the wounds if he was already there and tending to them.  Wouldn’t what happened be one of the first things discussed?  Also, notice that they never specifically asked for vet bills for these two horses.  They asked for money to pay off their vet bills in general.  That part is important.

 

Because Manson was deliberately vague about what caused these injuries, the village idiots dawned their tinfoil beanies and whipped out their monocles and supplied their best theories as to what happened to these two horses.  Dogs, hybrid coyote dogs, haters, haters with dogs, big cats, bears, oh my!  I was actually somewhat disappointed that nobody brought up Bigfoot or maybe a chupacabra just to round things out although somebody did ask if a large rodent did this.  Perhaps one of Manson’s bra rats did it? The possibilities are endless!

 

The very next day and after raising over $1000, we were all treated to an update with one picture of one horse being shown.  For the first time in memory, Manson claimed to be unable to upload videos or any other pictures.  Perhaps this one picture was enough as the stitch job on this poor animal appeared to have been done by Ed Gein.  (Maybe don’t Google that if you have delicate sensibilities).  Immediately, there were questions as to who could have done this and why there wasn’t a drain placed as would normally be the case with such a massive wound.  Thankfully, we had Skeletor to not only explain that in lieu of an a Penrose drain, there was an open drainage `area’, but in defiance of the laws of gravity, the drainage `area’ is in the middle of the wound rather than the bottom.  Maybe physics is only for more than 30% vet or something?  I’m thinking the same applies to basic anatomy as we witnessed the coining of `pectoral cavity’ as well.

 

It did not go unnoticed that neither of the horses’ faces were shown in any of the posts.  Initial requests of which horses they were went ignored but then we had some of the loyal foot soldiers get involved and float their own theories as to why these injured animals appeared to be in the witness protection program.  The answers ranged from the rude to ridiculous and that is where things remain as far as the HiCaliber pages goes.  Thankfully, there are still boots and birds at HiCaliber so I can share who the horses that are injured are.

 

 

 

As will come as no surprise to anybody that has been following this shit show for any length of time, the horses that were hurt are privately owned.  The worst of those being Rizzo.  Rizzo was purchased by HiCaliber back in April and quickly snatched up by Manson for $1 as soon as she figured out he was already broke and papered.  He was promptly shifted over to Bang Bang Becky’s farm to `grow up’ and there he remained until the great break up of last year.  Since then he has been unadopted and then quickly readopted as Manson appeared to have been attempting to hide how many personal and project horses she actually has.  The other horse that was injured is said to be named `Meatball’ and there is not a lot of information on this horse other than he is likely an OTTB and another Manson project horse.  Rizzo’s sutures are said to be mostly broken open and he stands in a stall with very little shavings.

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Meanwhile, in the private groups, Manson’s internet was working just fine.  She claimed that Link was also attacked and told her minions that Fish and Game is now involved and thinking this is the work of a large cat.  For those of you that don’t know, Link is a goat.  A rather nasty one from many reports, but still a goat and it’s highly unlikely that he would have survived a `large cat’ attack.  He is in the barn, but has no visible injuries from what I am told.

 

 

Naturally, it was easy enough to follow up on whether or not these incidents were reported and if, in fact, a biologist had been assigned to look into this and what possible plan they would have to put together.  With that being said a concerned resident of Valley Center recalled that Robin Parks had recently given a presentation hosted by `Friends of HellHole Canyon. This resident reached out to see about a possible wild animal attack in Valley Center.  Robin Parks was not aware of any such report and suggested that CA Fish and Wildlife should be contacted to see if a report was filed and what its status was.  Mr. Parks also offered to consult with one of the leading experts in California, Dr. Winston Vickers of UC Davis.  He was provided with the photos that HiCaliber had shared of the injured horses.  After consulting with Dr Vickers, the consensus was that the injuries to the horses were not caused by a mountain lion or coyote and were likely from a pole, fence or tree.  Further, California Fish and Wildlife responded that there was not enough evidence to support a depredation permit and had closed the matter almost immediately.
Also, just for the sake of clarity and education, these are pictures of an actual and confirmed mountain lion’s paw prints along with a cast of one.  These were not from anywhere near HiCaliber but they are in an area populated by horses and ponies and not a single one has been attacked or otherwise injured.  The paw prints are large, so if you truly were looking around an area a horse was known to be injured in, they would be kinda hard to miss.
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Now that we have established that the injuries to Rizzo and Meatball were not a result of a wild animal attack, I thought it would be interesting to show the actual state of some of the pens at HiCaliber within the last week.  If you notice, the one pen is actually the one Manson keeps her personal horses in and not only is there pipe fencing, it is all busted up.  This picture is less than a week old.  I guess Amberloser didn’t bother to waltz her ass down to Pyramid if she really was at the farm.  It’s also important to note that they are in the process of tearing down portable pens and shelters so horses are being juggled around.  Rizzo was down in vineyard at some point in the recent past.  As most of us realize, new horses in a group means new pecking orders and some squabbles.  The injury on the bay horse does appear to be from a kick or blunt force. At this point, I’ve pretty much accepted that we’ll never get a straight or honest answer from HiCaliber so the entertainment value is in watching them dodge the questions.
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It was also interesting that Manson went out of her way to point out her dogs just so happened to be spending a rare evening inside.  I found this a weird thing for her to bring up considering nobody even suggested they had anything to do with it.  What I have heard is that Manson’s faux service dog, the parking lot German Shepherd, is somewhat unruly and a bit ignorant around livestock.

 

Apparently, animals getting out is not uncommon at HiCaliber but Manson actually getting off her ass to catch them is.  Not sure about the rest of you but `dark’ isn’t really an excuse not to take care of your livestock.  Why have people living there if you have to wait for a volunteer to come along and take care of business?
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I notice everybody has been asking for updates on the maybe pregnant with cancer, maybe not pregnant with cancer grey mare that appeared at the ranch recently.  I wish I had more to tell you other than this pic is only a few days old and she’s standing there not in quarantine.  That’s Shasta right next to her.  No word if a vet has seen her yet.
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I apologize for this pic being blurry.  That’s what happens when it is taken stealth though.  This is Romance in her stall at HiCaliber.  If you recall, it was mentioned in the last post that she was suffering from a severe pelvic fracture.  They said the vet had said to keep her cross tied so she doesn’t lay down. Not surprisingly she is not being kept cross tied and appears to be in a lot of pain according to a few in person accounts.  Her right hip is said to be`caved in’.  This mare was supposed to move to Amanduh’s and is also privately owned.  She had been at HiCaliber for a long time and was likely hurt being mishandled maybe even during loading.  I find it sad that as trigger happy as Manson is when a horse does have a chance, She seems perfectly fine with allowing this mare to suffer on her watch.
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This was sent in just after I originally made this post.  I’m glad the mare is no longer suffering but this was all so senseless.  I have no idea why she was so emaciated other than her suffering was prolonged.  RIP Romance.  #sayhername
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Well, we may not know where Manson is planning to move to just yet, but we at least know for sure now that she is looking to monetize her alphamare bullshit.  I don’t know what this means or what the ultimate plan is but it seems that is worth keeping an eye on.  Perhaps her new website will provide some clues.  You can find that here.
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I know most of you know about HiCaliber losing its case against some former fosters this week.  I’m just posting the judgement amount so people have it.
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I think that about covers the most recent updates or at least what I see people asking about the most.  I don’t understand why Manson lies about things that are so easily fact checked.  What especially confuses me is that she bothers to lie at all.  The remaining village idiots are die-hard and probably would still send their social security checks even if she did come clean and say it was for her own horses.  Instead there are these deliberately misleading posts designed to shake people down for even more.
One of our readers kindly did up this diagram of a HiCaliber horse using their best terminology.  The very misused terminology that is one of the biggest `tells’ when they lie.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but it’s time for them to just go away.  They can go make Alphabitch Commune happen and leave living, breathing animals alone.  I won’t follow or care as long as animals aren’t involved. Less than a month to go…

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As you may have guessed from the title, I have another guest post today.  This one is a bit different because it written by two separate volunteers.  Because it has to do with both of their experiences with Johnny Cade, I felt it best to put them together and let them paint the complete picture of what really happened.  I will warn you that it’s upsetting.  It’s also important.  Just going by my own stats and inbox, Johnny Cade was a game changer for many people.  Because of what happened with him, many people could no longer stay silent and have stepped forward to share their experiences either in public or with reporting to various agencies.  His little life may have been way too short, but it most certainly was not in vain.   In some parts of this post, there are screen shots of the HiCaliber version of events.  Please read what our guest posters have to say carefully to see how Manson mislead people about what really happened.  As always, if you have any questions about the contents of this post, please leave them in the comments.  I can’t thank these volunteers enough for sharing their experiences.  I can’t imagine the pain of witnessing it.  I also thank them for being there for Johnny Cade and others.  They are the ones that were in it for the right reasons and what real rescue is all about.  My hope is that they will one day share their talents and compassion with other horses and animals at risk if they are not already.  The real rescue community needs people like them.  Having said that, it’s time to get down to business and we’re going to start with Volunteer #1, a former member of the leadership team.  As always, these are their very own words.

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It was January 13th.  We had a Ranch Leadership meeting that evening planned at a volunteer’s home.  At the 11th hour (literally 30 mins before everyone was supposed to arrive…) a group text was sent out advising us all that Robyn and Michelle couldn’t leave the ranch as Johnny Cade had gone down and they couldn’t leave him.
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Although it was suggested to postpone the meeting, they asked that we all go ahead and meet at the ranch so that we could make some headway on some items.  We had some new members to the leadership team as well – so this was supposed to be an introduction to the “inner circle” so to speak.  So everyone changed their plans and headed to the ranch instead.
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I parked near the main house and could see a group of people gathered just outside the barn near the backside of the chicken coop.  JC could be seen laying just off the right in the “road” that led towards training.  Michelle was on the phone talking about having a “BSC1” to someone.  She made the comment to the person on the phone that they “likely weren’t aware of what that was” and I remember thinking that was an odd way of getting help (by insulting someone’s intelligence).  I did not know for sure whom she was speaking to but it appeared (by the nature of the easily overheard conversation) that she was speaking to animal control as she was asking for a sling to get him off the ground.
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The team of people present found chairs and settled in.  Food had been planned so the person who had bought it for the meeting had it set up on a folding table right there in the same area.  There was a flood light to keep watch on JC and we attempted to get started with the meeting.
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Michelle stood up and announced that she wasn’t going to be able to stay for the meeting as she had promised her child (daughter) that she would take her to Toys R Us and that “the day had turned to shit…as usual…and she just didn’t want to disappoint her”.  This immediately put many of us into confusion as the whole reason we had turned the entire evening around to accommodate meeting at the ranch was so Michelle could stay with JC who was in distress.  I sat there in disbelief as she went on about the rescue interrupting her daughter’s life enough and she had promised her, etc. etc. etc.
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She then went on to hit the “high points” of what she felt was important at the ranch.  Her view was that with this new leadership team, she felt things could really “go somewhere” and that late summer/early fall, she really thought HiCal was going to go under but that in recent weeks, money was “back” and she felt a renewed sense of possibility.  She then went on to say that we needed more volunteers and more volunteer recruitment events because (in her words) volunteers were “expendable” and that you always needed fresh ones to replace the ones that leave. I was shocked by this – as one of the main issues I saw at HiCal was the constant bleeding of seasoned and experienced volunteers.  This left the ranch and horses/animals vulnerable to inexperience and errors.  At that point…I had confirmation that this was not heading in a direction I could support.  There was more to this meeting but I will stop here…as it diverts from JC’s story…but I am happy to continue it at a later date.  The reason I mentioned how the meeting started was to show her focus for the evening was control (getting us all there to her…so she had us on her turf) and deflection (excuses to leave and go to Toys R Us in the middle of a horse crisis leaving the leadership team to handle the “mess”).  Within about 20 minutes of the meeting starting, she gave Robyn some instructions privately and left.
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Meanwhile, JC had periods of flailing as he tried to get up so we would stop and assist him.  We got blankets and rolled him onto them to protect his bony parts and his head.  He was bright-eyed and you could tell he wanted to get up but he truly was too emaciated and had literally zero muscle to get much traction.  Apparently one of Robyn’s instructions was to obtain a blood sample to be sent to SLR for analysis.  Unfortunately Robyn did not know how to obtain blood using the Vacutainer needle and tube so I assisted her with this (I am a registered nurse).  The needle wasn’t quite large enough so she went and got a larger syringe and took blood which I then placed into the tube for SLR.  (those tubes were later given directly to and dropped off by a fellow leadership member…so I can say with 100% certainty that at least that blood sample was valid.  I cannot speak to any others)
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Over the course of the next 2+ hours, JC attempted to get up several times and we all stayed by his side, keeping him on the blankets when he moved and when he was able to rest upright (to a certain degree) he was hand fed tiny amounts of hay.  Finally, the lift team arrived from San Diego Humane Society Large Animal Rescue and the work began to get him off the ground.  One of the volunteers there brought the tractor down but with the slope where he laid…it wasn’t quite enough height to use to get him up enough for his feet to be all the way underneath (although they were able to use it successfully at a later date to hold him up) but that night, the SDHS team decided to utilize the tripod to know they had enough height to bring him fully upright.
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Around the time that SDHS first arrived and were assessing the situation, Romney and her son appeared out of nowhere.  I would assume that Michelle must have called her from wherever Michelle was.  At this time it was nearing 11pm.  Robyn and Romney huddled around Johnny’s head and began a Facebook Live broadcast while the rest of us stood as far away from that as possible.  It is important to note that none of us were A) happy to see Romney or B) found it appropriate whatsoever to have a Live being done with a horse situation so dire or C) why she was there at all?  Wasn’t she no longer part of HiCal?  Hadn’t she resigned?.
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       It was like another puzzle piece sliding into place for me – this was a heart string moment and they wanted to capitalize on it…and it was disgusting.  Romney was calling for hay for the “poor guy” and acting like she had been involved from the beginning on camera – we all just stood there in disbelief at the complete “act” that was going on.  Robyn – who had been receiving text instructions from Michelle the entire time while waiting for SDHS and just generally “being there” and supporting JC along with the rest of us etc – jumped into action for that live broadcast so quickly it was disturbing.  It was like looking at a different person and it was awful.  I liken it to Stockholm Syndrome or Battered Wife Syndrome…truly horrible to see firsthand.
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I know that Michelle was giving Robyn instructions on medications to give JC because I saw them on Robyn’s phone when she laid it down by JC’s head – unfortunately I didn’t realize what I was looking at (at the time) and wish I had paid better attention to those details in hindsight.  At what point sedation was given I cannot say – but I can say that by the time he was lifted by the SDHS team, he was sedated.  No vets were present.  Michelle was also not present.  My only conclusion is that she gave instructions to Robyn.
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After much time and amazing work by the San Diego Humane Society Large Animal Rescue, he was successfully lifted and walked with assistance to the barn.  I won’t go into more detail at this point regarding the barn…because this is where everyone saw the video of Romney’s feeding him sleepy and lying down.  This is also where she took the phone call about a “foal” that ended up being little Umbra.
Some of the volunteers had left to go and obtain some IV fluids from Dr. Talbot (he left them outside for them to pick up) and they returned with them.  Robyn wanted to warm them so she was planning to use the microwave in the med room.  I didn’t want JC to get unevenly warmed fluids so I went in with her to help.  First she removed old food from their med room microwave (ew) and then placed a large (equine sized) IV bag into the microwave and turned it on.  I immediately saw that it was too large and attempted to adjust it but by that time, it had been stuck in one spot (too large so the plate couldn’t turn) and melted one of the seams causing fluid to leak.  I pulled it out – advised her it was too large for that microwave and also said that the sterility of the fluid had now been compromised by whatever was in that microwave.  I said specifically not to use it for IV use but that it was perfectly fine to draw up for flushes or use for wound wash etc. so long as they used it within 24 hours.  At this point, Michelle returned.  I then told her not to use the microwave to warm the fluid (at least not that microwave) and about the leaking bag (not to use it for IV administration).  I cannot say what was done with that particular bag.
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I went by to check on JC and saw Romney was still in full FB Live swing.  No way was I staying for that bullshit and I left.  Needless to say, the meeting was a complete waste of time (except for some eye-opening glimpses into Michelle’s priorities) and helping me to discern that the emotionally charged posts that continued over the next few days were fabricated (at least from her perspective) because the night he went down – she could not have cared less.  She wasn’t even there to help him through the stress of the lift…but we were.  I feel horrible for the volunteers that were so caught up in that because they really did care and really did spend their nights there caring for him and sitting with him.
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I am sure you can hear more about the end of poor JC from other sources…but I thought you might find this story of his beginning (or at least the beginning of his end) to show this never-ending pattern of “caring when its convenient” at HiCaliber that is so truly disgusting….I have trouble conveying it in words.
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****The rest of this post is from Volunteer #2 who was there the night Johnny Cade died.  I have added in some video and screen shots to show the HiCaliber version of events in contrast to what really happened.  Again, thank you to these volunteers for coming forward to share the truth****
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Before I am called a hater or banned from any and all HiCaliber pages or you choose to have opinions of what I am about to say, I want to give you a little background on me.  I grew up with horses and have a love and passion for them that I will never outgrow.  I am in a position in my life in which I cannot own them or have access to spend time with them on a daily basis.  This is why when the opportunity arose for me to volunteer my time and money, I jumped at the chance to become a volunteer and “Villager” at HiCaliber Horse Rescue.  I was so excited at the opportunity, I didn’t care if I was feeding (yes, I was a member of the feed team), water, muck stalls, groom, rake up the barn, help clean out areas of the ranch that needed it or donate blood, sweat, tears and money.  Not once did I see the Michelle muck stalls, water or lift a finger but for her damn phone and Live postings.  Why did she need to when she could get volunteers like us to do it?  I did all of these things in the short time I was a volunteer.  I say short because it was.  I started in December and have not been back out since mid-February.  It didn’t take me long to realize something was not quite right, but I kept going the last few visits not sure if they were my last.  Now I look back and know that my gut had been telling me something that I should have listen to from that first four weeks.  It all went downhill for me the night Johnny Cade died.
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JC came in to the ranch on January 4th and exactly two weeks to the day, he was dead.  I kept telling myself that what was being done for him was the right thing.  Trying to save a horse that came in such horrible condition was the right thing to do.  But I was there that night and I have said that we tried everything to save him and the volunteers that gave up their time around the clock did.  I just happened to be on “night watch” that night.  JC was in his stall eating hay out of a bucket that a volunteer was holding as I came on for my shift.  It was starting to get dark and I stood there for an hour and a half, making sure he has plenty to eat, clean water and that he stayed up right in his sling.  Amanda and Michelle came into the barn and checked on him, all was well.  Amanda was going to take JC for a walk as the “vet “said that he needed to go for a walk and he hadn’t yet that day.  The straps on the sling in his stall were removed and I went to see the baby (not named Umbra until later), the baby goats and Granny goat all in the stall together with Michelle.  I wanted to pick up that baby and put her in the back of my car she was so darn cute.  All of the sudden Amanda was at the stall door, without JC.  Oh no, what happened?  He tripped and fell out back in between the chicken coop and the arena.  I ran back there and sure enough he was on the ground, breathing labored.  I asked Amanda what we should do.  She said we need to see if he can get himself up.  She tugged on the halter to the point we both thought it was going to slide off, she kicked him and yelled “Johnny get up!  Get up Johnny!”  She told me to push on his back and see if we could rock him up and when I did it was nothing but bone. I didn’t want to hurt him.  He struggled and tried to get up on his own, but he was tired and breathing hard.  I kept holding his head so it wouldn’t hit the ground.  Michelle was there and I heard the tractor, time to hoist him up.  We worked as a team and got his feet under him finally.  I was so happy when we finally got him up on his feet.  I thought the worst was over.  All we had to do was get him back to the stall once he was steady enough to walk.  He was pretty shaky so I kept talking to him and holding his head.
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Michelle told Amanda to go get something and she returned with a syringe.  I don’t know what it was and didn’t think anything of it as he had an IV in his stall. This was the “med team”, what did I know?  It took a few attempts for Amanda to get it in the vein.  Within a couple of minutes of that injection, his hind legs buckled, he was putting full weight on the sling, .Johnny seized, but he came out it.  I heard Amanda ask Michelle, “Could I have gotten it in the wrong vein?”  Michelle’s response, “Well, you could have.  It would go straight to his heart, but it wouldn’t kill him.”  Whew, that’s a relief was all I could think.  And then he seized again, Michelle said, “lower him, we need to lower him to the ground, but this time his head went limp in my arms.  Michelle flashed a light in his eyes and said, “he’s gone”.  I was in shock.  After a while, others started showing up after Michelle let a few select people know.  We put him on a tarp and moved him into his stall and everyone surrounded him and Michelle started her Live video.  I left.

Now I am not saying that what was in that syringe, killed Johnny Cade.  I don’t know what was in that syringe, only two people do.  But he should have been at the Vet Hospital.  He should not have been in the hands of a “med team”.  He should not have been kicked and yelled at.  Why didn’t I stop her when she kicked him?  I have asked myself a thousand times.  She did the same thing to Kevin the Cow, when he was dying and didn’t want to get up.  Is that what we do?  We kick them and this is how they know we are serious?

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I couldn’t be a part of this.  I know volunteers are still there because of their love of the horses.  If they don’t do it, who will?  You can bet it won’t be Michelle, who is too busy crying for all of you on a live video.  She can’t even file a piece of paper on time.  But she really cares doesn’t she?

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I have to admit I was reluctant to make another post so soon for more than one reason.  I’m worried that it may become habit-forming and also, the amount of stupid I see going on over on Facebook is, quite frankly, irritating me.  I don’t really engage over there, but since there are a few people operating under the assumption that I write this blog so that they can fuel some Facebook drama it kinda drags me through it and I don’t like it.  I especially don’t like it when they misconstrue everything and rather than just ask the people who can answer, they go off on some tangent to crazy town making everybody look nuts. This isn’t a game.  Having said that, the people who comment on this blog and email me regularly have been awesome, so for them I have a special treat today.  Let’s hope it doesn’t result in any additional crazy in other places.  It’s a lot to take in so I’m going to ease everybody into things and start with some current events and news before we get into the `meat’ of things.  This might require more than one drink because it’s a big read depending on how ambitious you are.

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This was taken in the`nursery’ within the past week.  I don’t even know what to say.  This isn’t the result of one wreck or bad event, this is the result of not keeping on top of things and not giving a shit.  It’s also a recipe for a catastrophic injury.

 

 

Cozzy was bought by HiCaliber about two weeks ago at auction.  They described her as `terrified’ and said she was a 12 year old Standardbred.  This was at the same time they acquired poor Waco and a major shell game with the responsible rescue fees ensued.  Cozzy was brought back to the ranch, but then in the intake video (above) they said she was  immediately adopted out to a `previous adopter’.  Robyn describes it as an amazing place that can do quarantine.  The only problem with all that is this person admits he has zero horse experience.  What he adopted from HiCaliber in the past was a calf and two pot bellied pigs.  Also, this mare is said to be quite flighty.  As shown in the pics she is still dragging a rope halter around two weeks later and appears to have lost some weight.  They basically dumped this mare with a green owner with no support.  How’s that for vetting a home?  I don’t blame this person at all.  At least he’s reaching out beyond HiCaliber for some help and I truly hope he gets some good help.  His intentions seem good, but again, this is not rescue.  They flipped a horse.

 

 

Then this happened on Sunday.  I think most people have seen it by now but we’ll throw it up here for documentation anyhow.  The horses in question are Courney, who was purchased by HiCaliber back in October, and Promise, who was the costar of the infamous Manson running at auction video back in early December that reminded many of us of The Blair Witch Project.  Both horses have been with HiCaliber more than long enough to have gained weight and look better.  They are both messes. Manson went on a live feed rant on Monday about how it wasn’t an abscess on Promise’s shoulder but was a wound that had been sutured that had come open during the trailer ride.  Umm, no shaving signs or anything else and it’s not they type of wound that you would suture, but as usual nothing is EVER Manson’s fault.  I doubt either horse have ever seen a brush or even much handling in the entire time they were at HiCaliber.  I don’t really have that much else to say other than we’re going to see a whole bunch more of crap like this in the coming weeks as Manson scrambles to get her numbers down as she continues to buy even more.  I’m not exactly sure how any of this is rescue when both horses look worse than when she bought them.  Horses aren’t supposed to fail to thrive at rescue or get beat up and left with festering wounds.  That’s supposed to be the situation you rescue them FROM.

 

 

This brings us to Coyotegate.  I know most people have heard about Barrett getting `attacked’ by coyotes and various and increasingly dramatic versions of that story over the past few days.  It wasn’t that long ago that Manson had wrinkles popping off rounds to `scare’ them away while Engineer was in the arena.  As you can see in the screenshots above,  Manson and Wrinkles aren’t the only ones that get off on shooting things and it would appear a hunting party is being organized including somebody that wants to bow hunt.  Why kill with a clean shot when you can mortally wound an animal and have it suffer for a bit and crawl off to die?  This brings us to the blood pic on the last post.  I guess we need to clarify things.blood1

 

 

I have heard all kinds of stupid about this picture and speculation.  Naturally the village idiots are in denial, but as you can see, Manson confirms it is exactly what I said it was.  This is a blown up version of the one I had posted before with labels so we can be clear that no, there were no bodies under the tarps. They had been removed already.  However, what is extremely disturbing about this picture for me is the manure pile on top of the blood. We know that Jackson Max and Beatrice were the horses killed that day but not the order of the kills.  Obviously the second horse to be killed stood beside the body of the first and in a pool of blood while waiting to die.  One of the things that makes slaughter inhumane is that horses smell blood and feel fear.  Now, consider that there is usually far less blood on a kill floor than is shown in this pic and that a horse about to die stood in it.  The only thing different about going to slaughter for these poor souls is their bodies usually go to landfill rather than a dinner table or render.  Jackson Max was sick when he died and Beatrice had only just arrived. The were hardly surrounded and comforted by familiar people.  They were straight up executed and then, at least one of them was cut open for `science’ and harvesting by the looks of things.  This is NOT rescue

 

 

This brings us to the special treat part of this post.  I think most of us are all too familiar with Manson coming on live feed after one of her multiple visits from various agencies saying that they found nothing and she’s made `friends’ with them all.  It’s no secret that the LA SPCA was brought in due to a conflict of interest with their local agency.  They had a site visit on January 3, 2018 and, as luck would have it, Dr. Talbot was there that day as well as Manson and Wrinkles.  Because officers carry recording devices, we have a transcript of the entire visit in glorious detail, including one of Manson’s classic rants.  So, I’m going to highlight some of the more fun parts for you here and leave you with a link if you feel like reading all 80 pages later.  Just for reference, Dr. T is Dr. Talbot and Dr. S is one of the investigators along with Cpt. Cesar Perea.  Later in the transcripts `female’ is Wrinkles.

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The visit starts with Dr. Talbot.  I’m truly not impressed.  He seems to believe Manson’s story that these horses are all slaughter bound and not aware that shipping horses for the purpose of slaughter is illegal in the state of California.  Also, the kinds of horses Manson is picking up from her flipper buddies aren’t the kinds of horses anybody makes money on shipping to slaughter anyhow.  He does offer up xrays and claims that he sees every horse, but there also seemed to be a lot of stammering and stuttering going on.

 

 

There you have it, folks.  Manson overrules the vet straight from his own mouth.  He goes on to talk about the local `culture’ and how there isn’t a home for a 25 year old lame horse etc.  He’s basically repeating Manson’s spiel.

 

 

Now we know what their vet feels about the deaths and gunshot euths.  We also know where the bodies go after Manson chops them up.  Talbot then goes onto say he wouldn’t `try’ with some of the horses they do and talks about gelding three a week or something.  He’s all over the map.  He reads nervous from this transcript.

 

 

More talk about euthanasia and then he starts to talk about Moss `engaging’ in the internet antics of HiCaliber.   He goes onto say he doesn’t know what Facebook is and doesn’t bother with things like that.

 

 

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Manson’s vet is pro slaughter considering the other guys she does business with.  Again, I find it frustrating that none of these people seem to realize that it is illegal to ship horses to slaughter and, if they do know that, never mention it as maybe an issue that HiCaliber is covering for people that they know do this type of thing.

 

 

It kinda sounds like Dr. T isn’t having as much fun there as Manson would have us believe.  I sincerely hope nobody is making threats.  I know there is a shitload of crazy festering over on Facebook in one of the gazillion anti-HiCal groups but do NOT threaten people.  Not cool.  Not ever. If anybody threatens HiCaliber’s vet they are not putting horses first.  Asking polite questions is one thing, but threatening people and acting like an asshole is never ok.  You can’t bitch about Manson performing her own vet procedures and then run off the only vet that will even work with her.

 

 

Now we get to the fun part.  Manson’s interview.  I’m really not going to post every little thing since she basically just repeats a lot of what she always says, but I’ll try to dig a few nuggets out for everybody that’s too lazy to read the whole thing.

 

 

Manson talks about harvesting organs and one of the things I notice is this investigator isn’t buying what she’s selling.  She kinda skirts around the issue of who she is donating these organs to and also the relinquishment issue.  The two horses she killed that day were Bellona and Barbara and  she was obviously planning on chopping up their bodies.

 

 

The `Nina’ she is referring to was Ninna.  We all know that Ninna actually was losing weight and was shot in the face not long after this site visit.  As you can see Manson also bald-faced lied about where Ninna came from.  She was actually bought off Misner and she was not an evidence case nor were there two more headed her way.

 

 

This is some seriously fucked up logic on display here.  Manson is all concerned about having horses see other horses be shot in the face, but she’s perfectly fine standing one next to a dead body and in a river of blood?  Really??

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The inaudibles are starting to piss me off!

 

 

I’m wondering if Dumbass Darrel counts as a celebrity because other than that Lena Dunham was out there some years ago and she’s kind of an asshole too. I doubt either of them are buying the ranch for Manson.  A girl can dream though!

 

 

So, there’s a lot being said here, but a major problem here is that Manson thinks she owns the horses.  I can assure you that they are not `hers’.  The horses bought with donor dollars are considered charitable assets.  They are not her personal property.

 

 

It always comes back to killing shit with Manson.  No, she was not an AC officer at 19 yrs old.  Maybe she was pretending to be one and torturing small animals or something.  Who knows?  They say every killer gets their start that way so it’s not outside the realm of possibility.

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Ummm No.  Just, no.  No, they did not recently have a `satellite site’ up on Cole Grade.  Maybe, just maybe, she’s referring to a place they shuffled some horses for a day when they knew the county was coming to inspect last year like they did, but there was not a satellite operation and the extra horses there are not `just temporary’ like she says.

 

 

I’m not sure who the guy she had that is doing full-time tractoring is, but he needs a new job.  We know it’s not JonASSthan because he’s jumped ship recently and Jesus is long gone.  The `chick’ from San Diego Humane is the officer that pays her regular visits at auction but what I find funny about Manson’s comments is her own qualifications or lack thereof for everything she does.  You know somebody is doing their job when Manson has something negative to say about it.  However, she catches herself in a lie.  She says she was an AC officer for 13 years, but earlier had said she done it since she was 19 years old. She’s older than that and, just to be clear, most of her AC officer years were not active.

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If she has 300 volunteers a month, why are the waters always empty and why is that place so filthy?  What are they doing?  Also yes, yes she does euthanize healthy horses.

 

 

The horse she is referring to was Barbara.  If you need to refresh your memory about Barbara you can read about her here. Barbara was a turning point for many people and given the condition she was in, I’m not sure how she was so dangerous.  The poor horse could barely stand up. However, given the abuse she must have suffered at the hands of Fice to get in that condition, I wouldn’t blame her if she was violent.  Does anybody believe she was loved on and shown kindness in her last moments?

 

 

I don’t really get Manson’s obsession with FHR and its founder, but she’s likely lying.  As far as how she treats every single person that donates to HiC, well, I’m sure you’ve all seen the `choke on a dick’ screenshot that has been making the rounds lately.  Moving on…

 

 

I’m even less of an MD than I am a DVM and I’m a 0% DVM, so can anybody tell me if they know of any doctor that would prescribe somebody injectable migraine meds?  I’m serious, I’ve never heard of such a thing and I know people who take Imitrex and they don’t `pop’ themselves with it.  They take a pill.  However it is a half assed acknowledgement from Manson that yes, people have seen her injecting herself.  I doubt that the parade incident involved Imitrex just because she had just fallen on her ass off a horse.

 

 

This is where Wrinkles shows up (female) and things get weird.  Manson tries to make like the mountains of manure is just because people were away over Christmas.  We all know different but even if that was the case, that’s crap.  I’ve worked with horses most of my life and they still get fed and looked after on Christmas day, including clean stalls.

 

 

I swear she has these rants memorized but what I find intriguing is she’s talking to investigators here.  It’s like she has zero social filters.  I have a foul mouth and I could probably swear Manson under the table without even trying, but time and a place.  I’m just going to go ahead and assume that Manson did not write How To Win Friends and Influence People.

 

 

I wonder if Dr. Grove realizes how often Manson throws him under the bus and name checks him lately?  I find this rant disturbing.  All this talk of chopping horses up and dead being dead, but then what about Johnny Cade?  Remember she needed $1600 to cremate him because she couldn’t send him to the landfill even though his ashes have yet to make an appearance. Maybe only some horses are science.  I have no idea what `cowlick’ is.

 

 

This is just more of an FYI.  Not sure I believe everything she is saying here given the amount of lies in the rest of this document.

 

 

This part of the conversation is important.  Manson often likes to tell us that these visits are no big deal and they were `cleared’.  Cpt. Perea clearly states that is not the case and this particular visit wasn’t for a specific incident. However, he does go on to basically say how they need things reported which I have highlighted.  Moving forward, if people see something that needs to be reported, that’s how you’re going to get it taken seriously.

 

 

These are excerpts from a classic Manson rant.  Truly classic.  Who talks like this to investigators that is in their right mind?  Rhetorical question btw…

 

 

This part is my absolute favorite part of the entire 80 pages.  It might be my most favorite thing EVER to do with this whole sorry mess.  I snarfed coffee out my nose the first time I read it.  Obviously this was from after they got in their vehicle but before they turned the recording off.

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So, that’s the highlights of the transcript.  If you care to read it, the entire thing is at this link , if that doesn’t work try this one. It’s a lot of the same thing, but probably still worth the read.  I know this is going to get taken over to Facebook and the usual suspects are going to go nuts.  I’m not above calling out crazy on either side of the fence and my patience is extremely thin the more this escalates.  If there weren’t actual lives at stake here, it’s a rather fascinating study in human nature.  Manson is dug in saying she thrives on this drama.  That’s all well and good.  I see things like her kill spot and the condition of horses leaving that rescue and I’m dug in too.  Those animals are about as innocent and vulnerable as it gets and somebody has to advocate for them.  When I started this back in May, I thought a couple of posts, HiC might knock their shit off or at least I got things off my chest and we’d all go our own ways.  I never in a million years knew the depths of the corruption and evil that was going on or about to.  Each week I’m actually surprised in a not so good way.  I think every single person that is involved in this on whichever side needs to have a good think about what their motive is.  Are you in it for drama?  Because your feelings got hurt?  Is it about winning?  Need to be a hero?  If it’s any of those things, anything other than for those horses, then you need to find a new hobby.  This is NOT a game and the only ones that are going to win here are those horses, so all the wannabe heroes and turd flingers can take several seats because there is work to do and ain’t nobody backing down at this point.  Have a great week!
Edited to add: I am going to put this out here right now. I’m starting to feel with all of the crazy out there that we are sort of adrift alone on our little island trying to get things done properly. Everyone is going crazy trying to one up each other, while over here we stay sort of rational and focused. Y’all are a wonderful group and we are both proud you are with us–but the rest of this BS has got to stop.
To that end, Shed and I are in agreement that no mention of any of the FB drama is going to be brought here and although sharing the blog is fine, and actually encouraged–we respectfully ask that people stop taking pictures from the blog and posting them everywhere. A lot of misinformation occurred with at least one of the photos last week, and it really upset the people who provided the pictures and we would prefer that they not stop sharing it with us so that we can get the information out to you.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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