Finding a Voice for Change

If you are reading this, you care about the Arabian Horse.

Maybe you’re a breeder or a trainer, an owner or a judge. You are here because you want more.  No matter how you arrived, we’re glad you did.

The best for all is if everyone in the Arabian horse industry participates at some level to create positive change.  We can use our collective intelligence to create a sum greater than its parts, ensuring these magnificent beings are understood and valued in American education and family life; are recognized as the healing agents they are for young and old; are ambassadors for inspiring political alliance and dialogue…..and provide artistic and athletic inspiration.

We can create a structure that brings out the best in each of us.  A structure that manages a process for dialogue, mediation and arbitration for our own performance and success, for all of us to envision and chart a course that is sound and just.

We — Breeders, Owners, Trainers & Judges — first need a common vision. We  need  to invent and play by the same rules. We need to commit to these rules based on fairness, trust, honesty, and good sportsmanship. We owe it to ourselves and the world of the Arabian horse to move toward higher purpose, including that which is beyond our financial agenda.

I am inviting you to help create of a new phase for the world of the Arabian horse. This is a call to action, a mission for us to stand together to define and create these changes.

Who will go on record with me in saying that the Arabian horse deserves a system that honors the dignity, grace and beauty it brings to our lives? That we have the power in our own hands to create the most magnificent system to support, uplift and enhance the Arabian horse and its participation in our lives and the lives of those we touch?

We don’t have all the questions today, and we won’t have all the answers tomorrow. But let’s take a look at where we might begin.

 

Thanks for your time and interest.

Frank Hennessey,

Hennessey Arabians
www.hennesseyarabians.com

 

The purpose of this survey is to elicit information from you, the Arabian horse enthusiast.  It is unintended as a criticism of the Arabian horse industry,  but is meant to be an element of change.  The last question, specifically, is designed to solicit your ideas about what kind of change you would consider appropriate.  Some of these questions are exploratory in nature, and are meant as a starting point.

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