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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 17 years in business. I can tell
you have been very successful.

All the best for another 17!


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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 - July 2017...

Since the early 2000’s there has been a large interest in the cloning of horses. As you may know, cloning involves the capture of cellular tissue and transferring properties from the donor horse to embryos for injection into the uteruses of mares who carry the embryos to term with the goal of producing as much of a copy of the donor horse as possible.

In this case, one of two cloned horses died after being electrocuted by an electrical cord powering a water heater. The plaintiffs in the case provided a damage estimate of close to $200,000.00, which was just plain nuts.

One reason the damage estimate was so high owed to the fact the actual cost of setting up the cost of the cloning procedure was, in fact, right at $200,000.00. But to think that was the actual cost of the clone of the “supposed” superhorse was already worth so much didn’t make any sense at all.

Now get this. If the owner of the clone thinks that right out of the box the new clone will be worth a huge amount doesn’t make sense at all. For one thing, thinking the clone will be identical to the original just won’t happen. While a majority of the horse will be the same some won’t match. The reason: A horse’s environment cannot be expected to be the same as happened to the original and even if by some miracle it is the same there still is the variety of riding abilities and techniques which affect the new horse.

The cloning process involves placing the embryo into the uterus of the carrying mare and environmental conditions can and do vary during the gestation period. These varieties can and do sometimes change how the genes may react, changing the final outcome of the clone.

As a horse appraiser for the past 45 years, figuring out how much the clone is worth is just the same as appraising any other horse. While the parents of the horse are important, the training and level of outside stimulus go a very long way in determining the final outcome of the horse.

I ended up valuing him at $30,000.00. This was based on the normal items I consider when appraising an untried, young horse with correct conformation. The plaintiff finally got the idea and settled for the amount I offered through the insurance company.

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Certified 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
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Horse of the Month for
July, 2017

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society founded in 1901 and published the first volume of its Stud Book in 1902. more...

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Tip of the month

July 2017
When I was a very active show stable owner, I always instructed owners of any horses leased out to create very specific, direct contracts.

My attorney always knew he must be very precise in every part of the lease agreement. In order to make sure every item was covered, my clients were always advised to take at least 3 days to think of each and every “what if.”

If done correctly there were never less than 3 typed pages for the lease contract.
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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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