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North American Equine Services provides the most professional and accurate horse appraisals plus equine litigation consulting for all breeds, disciplines, and related equine activities.

Every client is insured that all cases are handled with the highest level of confidentiality, experience, knowledge and ethics. Discounts available to nationally recognized associations, barns and multiple horses.
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Dear David,
Many thanks for allowing
me to solicit your opinion and advice about starting
an equine mediation practice. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to give me your perspective. 
Congratulations on your years in business. 
I can tell you have
been very successful.

All the best.
- MS


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Blog - Case of the Month
Proving again that the truth is stranger than fiction...
I’ll be picking out a specific case out of the hundreds I’ve worked on in the past years and give you a brief rendition of the facts and outcome. And, I may cover pertinent equine related topics.

Taking advantage of situations that have occurred to others may lead you to say things to yourself like, “Boy I’m glad that didn’t happen to me!” Anyway, for sheer entertainment value, you’ll like them.

After reading the Blog, please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or comments. Although I will not be taking comments on this blog, your feedback is welcomed. Archived Blogs available at this link.

NAES BLOG - April 2018...


One of the members of my staff suggested I remind our readers of the necessity of parents taking charge of their children’s riding lessons.

It’s so important to make sure whoever teaches your kids conducts the riding lessons in a logical, methodical way with a specific emphasis on safety. I can just hear it now, that how can parents check up on your kids’ riding teachers, especially when the parents don’t know anything about horses or what bad things can and do happen to folks every day.

Obviously you love your kids and just in using common sense you should be well ahead of the masses.

Anyway, here are some things you should check:

- Ask for the riding instructor’s credentials and if he/she has taken a safety course such as those given by local schools, colleges or first responders.

- Have the stable give you the closest first responder and how far to the nearest level one health care facility.

- The riding stable should be able to provide at least three references as well.

- Every participant must use an approved riding helmet. Most good stables actually have helmets they’ll loan to their students. However, after you’re sure your child wishes to continue on with lessons, go and buy one from a good riding equipment store.

- Always check with local feed or horse tack and equipment stores to find out where kids go for good quality lessons.

- The USHJA, (United States Hunter Jumper Association), has a program to teach and verify the qualitiesof participants who wish to be approved by the USHJA’s Certification process. The program was started in 2008 and so far has provided several hundredgraduates of the program. So it would always be good to at least ask for the Certificate.

- And last, but certainly not least…. Use your own intuition to get a good feeling for your kid’s teacher. (Always feel free to call for some free advice).

Archived Blogs - at this link


Qualified Equine Appraisals
NAES is the leader in multiple breed equine appraisals. We can give you the most accurate and professional qualified appraisal in the industry. more...

NAES' David D. Johnson
David D. Johnson operates North American Equine Services, LLC as its President and CEO. The company, based in Phoenix, Arizona specializes in litigation consulting, related activities and horse appraisals for the legal and insurance communities and has been doing so for the past 30 years throughout North America. more...

Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy
As the premier financial appraisers and evaluators of the equestrian sport in the United States and North America and because we operate in the public spotlight, we are expected to conduct our affairs in a manner consistent with the great trust that has been placed in us. more...

Safety Policies
As a licensed official with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Mr. Johnson fully supports and promotes the organization’s efforts with the safety and welfare of horses and riders. The USEF has instituted a Safe Sport Policy available at this link.

Questions and answers regarding the USEF Policy are available as FAQ’s at this link. NAES has had similar policies in place since its inception.

NAES clients expect absolute confidentiality in their dealings with our firm. more...
Horse of the month
Horse of the month for April 2018
Horse of the Month for
April, 2018

...Lopin For A Chex, a 2007 AQH gelding... more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

April 2018
At least once per year I like to caution horse buyers to understand the difference between the pre-purchase exam (difficult), and the yearly insurance exam (easy).

If you are uncertain, please call for a no-charge explanation of each. It could save you lots of money.
Current & Past Tips

Litigation Consulting
NAES, while not giving legal advise of any kind, provides a full range of services to horse owners, and the legal and insurance communities. Check our Legal Services page for more.

- FREE phone discussion for however long it takes to discuss anything horse-related.

- NAES can then guide you in the areas of standards & practices, accident investigation and anything involving horse activities.

- We also provide expert witness testimony for settlement conferences, arbitrations, mediations and at trial.



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