Message from ABN
Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:22 PM
I was doing a little reflecting on ABN the last few weeks. Yes, I read the forums and facebook too. I was thinking about our vision and what we stand for here. I have thought a lot about if we have changed? Or has the success affected our thinking? Well, I truly feel we still treat everyone equal, we don't choose sides. We also believe in turning the other cheek, and allow each individual to decide how they will react to all the information on the internet.
Our vision has stayed its course. You may ask what is the vision? Simply put, "All levels of horse owners and lovers." We have always thought that small groups would not be in a strong place to create the needed impact and be able to get their information out to the mass Arabian community. So we created a place to allow people to promote and grow their interests and needs.
Our focus is "You", by this we mean, promoting your programs, selling, buying, breeding, or education. We have felt that the Arabian industry has become so small that it is not in our best interest to "focus" on just one area. I mean sport horse, main ring or any other group of interest. Yes, my passion has become sport horses in a very big way, due to my wife and daughter going head over heals into competing in Eventing and Show Jumping.
We are not in competition with anyone here. We have no desire to hold back anyone. If people come here with the intention of being part of our community we fully support them, positive feedback and creative partnerships work well. We only ask one thing in return, respect everyone. No member is more important than the other in our eyes. We have to work together and allow people to make decisions for themselves.
Positive vs. negative, do we have both here at ABN? Yes, you can not have one with out the other. Great things happen in exploring all sides of complex problems. Rescue is the most troubling topic and can become very emotional. Other problems such as poor business practices coming to the site, they are never easy. We feel people have the right to bring problems to ABN, we hope they find solutions, or are able to stop the continued practice. We have no intention of become the Internet judge and jury, but we allow (for a limited time) people the chance to vent and clear the air.
Have we seen success? Yes, we truly are the largest internet community, We hope this will offer our members large benefits. What is interesting is ABN can and will be a target for some people in this industry because we are the force in internet communications. I wish them all the success in the world. Many have received there start right here at ABN, because of the support the membership has given them. This is not a one man show! This is a group of people working together to become successful in the Arabian industry. Our track record now speaks for itself.
Going into 2011 we hope to continue supporting the equine industry, in a positive direction
Thank you for your time,
Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:47 PM
I, for one, greatly appreciate all you do to help us be a community.
Proud of our family of working western athletes: Arabians, Half-arabs, National Foundation Quarter Horses.
Producers of all-natural grass-fed beef.
The Arabian and Half-arab Fam:
TS Paarden Mia chestnut purebred mare
HAA Marco Rojo chestnut Classical Spanish gelding
SA Firefoxx chestnut purebred gelding
OFW Carnation bay purebred mare
Baileys Khaffe Latte buckskin HA gelding
Skyy RPA amber champagne HA mare
Goldenseal MSL palomino HA gelding
Tenebria MSL black HA filly SOLD
Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:33 PM
Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:41 PM
We thank you for your help and enthusiasm in getting new sites started successfully, and are enjoying the banner ad and support from ABN members for our new classifieds site.
Thank you for our favorite forum, and we hope ABN and all of its staff and members enjoy a successful 2011!!
Home of: Wings of Gold (Burgundy Sun x BGM Sabrina) - 100% Phara Heritage Stallion - Shizanas Legacy K (The Midnight Sun x Shizana Bolsoya) - 50% Phara Heritage Mare
Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:53 PM
The Arabian Horse, he alone has none!"
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:15 AM
Look at all the things we share here that many of do not share elsewhere. It's more than a place to just sell (although that's is all that many come here for) it's a place to show off your passion, your equine kids, your struggles. I am glad ABN is here...
Posted 21 November 2010 - 07:21 AM
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