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#1 WebMaster



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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:25 PM

Well everyone, August is here and to me that means ABN's birthday on the 22... Every year now I try to reflect on the ups and downs, dos and don'ts. here at ABN, two years ago Heidi and I would panic at the thought of Leaving baby alone. We would be on the phone hourly, checking the board at every stop,,, I even stopped at a computer store once to check in.. hope I logged out LOL....

I think "baby" is all grown up now, Heidi and I talk about the horses, kids, family and of course way to many cats.. but seldom about the board, other than it's going well, or did you help so and so.. We have become the caretakers of ABN, seldom if ever moderating a topic.

This year I am feeling very blessed at what "WE" as a community have accomplished, A place we can all feel involved. I don't feel we leave anyone out, I have seen a few posts get covered up by the shear number of topics and posts on the busy days, But someone always manages to take the time to say, "welcome" or give a quick answer to a question.

I know we are not perfect and have had our share of bumps in the internet road, but for the most part, we have matured into what I had envisioned 3 years ago now. A place we can all find a place.

I would like to take a minute to just say "Thank You" ALL. You never proved anything to me ! I believed in this a long time ago..

Also, I know on a few occasions I have offended a few people, there is no excuse for this, and if I have offended anyone please understand I do apologize, (hfs)



P.S. This is the first year I didn't ask Stacy to proof my post, so it is what it is ! Onward and upward.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:41 PM

Dean, you haven't called me in the middle of the night for at least a year. This is such a great place to come every day! I see members supporting each other, my favorite is horses being re homed when in need.I remember a time I could post on every thread but now we have so much daily content. I barely find time to read! Now all we need is a farm town and ABN would be perfect!

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:04 PM

I think you guys have done a wonderful job! My love for Arabian horses brought me here and since then I have made wonderful friends, found two wonderful new mares and have become a small breeder. My dreams are being fufilled and a lot is due to ABN.

A heartfelt thanks from a recent member,

Lynn Coleman

Proud Mama of:
Rare Essence RIP sweet girl - Feb 22, 1983-Dec 10, 2010
Calli Bey
Tunders Royalty RIP my gentleman - May 18, 1986-Nov 13, 2010
Bint Garzaa
Koko Tchanel
Katz Lunar Eclipse

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:27 PM

Well you know I LOVE it here! So many great friends, and I always feel welcome. Not to mention that ABN has been a huge inspiration and resource for my work. Thanks to both!

Hopeless and devoted to Rose, Akeem, Rosita, Graace and Junior

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#5 Dahabi Arabians

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:47 PM

I love it here too!

Thanks so much Dean and Heidi for ALL that you do to make ABN such a wonderful community!


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:07 AM

Cheers to the ABN!

"My hubby is one sexy man!" hahahahah very funny Rick!

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:20 AM

I love ABN and am very thankful for the horse loving friends I have made here.Long live ABN! Sheryl
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:13 AM

Thank you Dean and Heidi for creating such a fun and informative place on the internet for us all to share our love for arabians. There are so many great people that I never would have met any other way. Thank you both!


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:17 AM

I agree thank you for all the hard work you guys do on ABN!! Happy B-day ABN
God Bless,

Shadowfax Arabians
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and who have been called according to His purpose" Romans 8:28

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:58 AM


Here's to another great year on ABN!