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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 - August 2017...

I just got a call last week from an absolute novice gentleman who wanted an appraisal on a 15 year old Arabian gelding he was interested in buying.

I had a bad feeling about this call and it turned out I was right. He had no experience but had been taken in by the horse’s good looks and the low price quoted to him by his neighbor/horse owner. The caller, who was very nice indeed, said the price quoted was “only” $5000.00. He just wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to pay more than the horse was worth, etc, etc.

The “only” problem was the caller had no horse experience, whatsoever. I told him I was so proud of him for at least contacting somebody who knew something because not only had he no experience but the horse was going to be a surprise for his 52 year old girlfriend, also with “0” horse savvy. (By this time I was thanking the stroke of luck that got him to call…….whew!!)

Horses are beautiful and just standing there, a horse’s good looks manages to attract us humans……BIG TIME!!!!

I love horses now more than I did when I was a kid, and I was plain goofy about them then! So I totally understand the attraction horses have on us. Unfortunately, many people without having had any participation in any animal activities and specifically horses, are looking at big trouble when dipping their toe into the horse business.

Archived Blogs - at this link

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
Horse of the Month
Horse of the Month for
August, 2017

The Shagya-Arabian has been bred to the same requirements for over two centuries. more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

August 2017
Although not a lawyer, I’ve been able to help hundreds of attorneys, insurance companies and those needing horse expert assistance in understanding the many facets of the horse world.

My advice has always been to at least have an attorney as a member of the business side of your equine world.

Being responsible for the many areas where accidents could and will happen means you must always be on the lookout for problems.

If nothing else, your lawyer can give you the numerous “what if’s” you must look out for
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.


NAES would like to thank all of the contributing photographers for their generosity in allowing
NAES to post photographs throughout this web site. Photo credits are listed, where appropriate.

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