“The greatest deterrent
to freedom are men and women of zeal, well-meaning, but
without knowledge or understanding.”
~Justice Louis Brandeis~

"People are so quick to defend their own agendas, but they so often fail to realize we must protect the rights of all if we are to continue to have any rights of our own."

Ranch meaning, in general, any real world dwelling probably not involving full care board. Kind of a rural voice of real horse owners, trainers, traders, auction owners, rodeo contractors, etc.. all of us who have taken a verbal beating and called greedy ass hats. Back at the Ranch contributors, moderators, subjects, and so on, are pro-horse, pro-owner, and pro-slaughter.
Back at the Ranch was formed by a group of like minded horse / livestock owners. It is a place for us to try to educate, a place to vent our frustrations with the current equine industry, a place to share humor and snark, and in general try to open the eyes of the public who seem to be anti-agriculture.We do have a section for comments of course, and if you would like to email us you can do so directly or through the contact us form. We like to hear from our readers. I hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as I enjoy managing it.
Ranch Manager

Saturday, December 11, 2010

They may FINALLY be seeing the light...well some of them

Another day, another scammer on ABR. Doesn't it get tiring, the how could this happens? We all know how it happens-it's pretty easy. The signs are all there, people even POINT THEM OUT for you. You tell these people to go away! In some cases, threads are closed, and in some super special cases (EPONA) sir Alex will personally step in to defend the accused. This is a special one, because from what I'm reading, she had a hand in the Barbaro celebrations. Even though she was ripping people off from the get go, those who can't see past the pretty horsie stories continued to shell out the cash, and now are SHOCKED to find she has not actually helped those horses. She has, however helped her ex-con boyfriend and convict son, as well as herself. It almost gets to the point where you can't even feel sorry for these people anymore. I mean, as my dad used to say, how many times do you need to get kicked in the ass before you realize it hurts? For this group, I guess it would take a team of draft horses (although I doubt many of them know what that is), and I think they would get up, dust themselves off, and open their wallets again. There seems to be some hope. The ABR forum will be closing in less than a year-in true Alex form, he will keep it open until after his book is published, and he no longer needs his fans. There are plans for a new forum to honor the memory of the great Barbaro. (Another Blog for another time). There are those who feel there ARE things that can be put in place to stop the scamming that occurs with alarming regularity on King Alex's board. In my humble opinion, letting those who know what is going on speak would be a first step, but that's not going to happen there. Sorry, back to reality....They are discussing what they can do on the new forum to make things better. Do you know what I'd like to see? A tally of the "Rescues" and all of the money the Fans of Barbaro have been scammed out of. I bet that would be a serious eye opener. The sad thing is that before the close of the forum, this is going to happen again. Alex won't do a thing to prevent it. In fact, he will aid those who scam and close his warnings to those who would try to stop them with his customary "cheers". Let's add him to the list of those who have scammed the Fans of Barbaro. I think he has used them more than anyone.

Here is the latest news about “NJ Horse Angels”

Please folks, I ask you again, donate locally to a rescue you know or can at least check on. Don’t be scammed out of your hard earned money!
Tis the season for more and more scams and scammers to come out of the wood work, be careful! Use your head not your heart when it comes to matters of money.


  1. http://www.saddleupnebraska.com/index.php/2010/12/hsus-is-warned-of-the-battle-if-they-go-after-ag-in-nebraska/

    I think many need to read this link and see what is trying to be pushed in Nebraska. Link is from Saddle Up Nebraska magazine.

  2. Wow, god for Govs. Heineman and Carlson for standing up to the HSUS! They have them pegged 100%. Their motives have noting to do with animal welfare, and everything to do with their own agenda. I wish more people would see that, but the HSUS is smart enough to go for the emotional plea. If you don't know what I mena, watch for their Christmas ad this year. If they actually spent that money to help the animals, that would be one thing. More states need to do what these men did. Let the HSUS kow they have a fight on their hands.

  3. And always well informed Airspace showed up in spades. Do you think the numbers of supporters are so vast or is it just the supporters seem to turn up everywhere all the time???????? Anyone have the real facts on the alleged $3 a head bounty the Texas Cattlemen had on horses back when the plants were running? Here is what the eloquent Airspace had to say in answer to the Kearney article. I'm going to guess he/she is not from Neb. or Kearney. But who's counting.....

    Seems the Governor needs to be replaced. Seems he fails to see HSUS achievements by making criminals pay for there crimes.

    The SouthWestern Cattle Raisers Association were getting paid $3.00 per horse head slaughtered in Texas behind Americans backs and tax payers paid for these foreigners USDA inspectors while these horse plants paid no gross income tax nor tariff tax.

    Most of the cattle and pork Organizations just dont want to be held responsible for there crimes. These elected officials which have a conflict of interest and has to start a fight instead of working to make the food chain safe.

    Instead this Governor ignores the rules and only wants to reward criminals.. Governor you have failed the American People and Nebraska should be ashamed of you.. Its time for you to hit the Road Governor..