b'FROM THE EDITORWe, the Fjord Herald committee, are pleased to present another jam-packed issue with 100% member submitted content! This publication is very unique in the equine publication world: content is written, and submitted, by members. There are no paid writers or photographers. Even the professional photographers, whose images appear, grant free use for this publication!This issue we celebrate your babies. Of course they are frequently photographed with children given the mutual attraction! We also celebrate your achievements and the many ways you promote the breed in your communities. If you haven\'t sent a story or photo for the Herald, why not? Send an email to editor@nfhr.com and I can show you how easy it is to be included in the next issue!We are all too familiar with the phrase, "Change is inevitable." Recently, members received a letter in the mail from the NFHR Board of Directors outlining changes to the Fjord Herald. After many months of meetings and emails, the decision was made to make a digital version of the Fjord Herald available to all members, and a print copy available to those members who pay a fee in addition to their membership fee. This change was implemented with the 2023 Summer issue and will continue in this format.Change can be difficult. Undoubtedly there will be push back. We also anticipate support for the difficult decisions before the BOD. The BOD welcomes your thoughtful feedback and forward thinking suggestions. Please consider how you personally can be a helpful figure in promoting and protecting the Norwegian Fjord Horse in the USA!I will leave you with these words of John F. Kennedy from his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961."So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof." And as he famously stated, "ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." I urge each and every member to ask, "what can I do for the Fjord Horse, for the NFHR, and for the preservation and promotion of this unique horse!"Michele HarnHopefully snuggling my mare\'s first foal by the time this issue is published!06 Fjord Herald Issue #147Summer 2023 PC: 1DR Fjords'