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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 - May 2018...

As I hope most of you know after almost 40 years in the litigation consulting business…. I am NOT an attorney. However, I deal with literally hundreds of top flight attorneys every year. They call me hundreds of times every year wanting my thoughts on a possible case they may or may not have.

Now, here comes the good part. I think I’m pretty good at figuring out how attorneys/lawyers think and what they are looking for in a case. What all this means is that I can determine whether or not you may have a case with enough of the proper dollar statistics to be of interesting to a good lawyer.

Now I know there will be lots of you out there saying, “I just knew it. “That Dave Johnson is being greedy.” Now between us folks, the most important thing is if you and your horse are ok and after that we need to determine if the financial considerations are significant and making it worth everyone’s time and money to go forward.

Obviously, everybody needs to get paid for their efforts but the most important factors are those surrounding both you and the horse, especially if there is an accident. As a horse person with the possibility of a case against someone who did you wrong, you have to at least be aware of the attendant costs.

The lesson is to always have a very good idea what the possible litigation costs may be so you won’t be in for sticker shock. If you have questions, please feel free to call whenever you’ve got a question and I’ll be happy to help.

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 May 2018
Horse of the Month for
May, 2018

...The Benedictine Monastery of Einsiedeln, Switzerland 10th century, is the origin of the Einsiedler/Swiss –Warmblood... more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

May 2018
Here’s some really good advice to those of you who operate a commercial riding stable.

Always make sure that your guests always have a riding helmet on. It would help if you can have an assortment of helmets for the riders to choose from.

Now for the big part: You must tell them that under no circumstances will they be allowed to ride without the helmet on. I wish I could take you to one of the many neurological wards where patients with significant brain injuries are. Just seeing folks who will never recover from the many brain injuries, will do a lot to change your mind about 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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