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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 - November 2018

This area has been used since 2003 to explain or promote an idea or thought relative to the horse industry or any other thoughts I may have. My thinking is that my readers may benefit from my many years in the horse business.

Unfortunately, I have a much more serious matter which affects us all as Americans and since we all admire and love horses I’m hoping all of you will understand and agree that the topic I’m bringing up is so very important and that you will forgive my slight detour to another area that is influencing us all.

However, during the past couple of years, I have seen a terrible problem coming to my beloved country.

Now it doesn’t matter what political party I or you belong to. In fact, I have been seeing the all-out hatred being vented between my fellow citizens and it gives me great grave concern. In fact, I am terribly frightened that our country is being split apart and is quickly becoming a nation that’s coming unglued at the seams. In short, it’s not the nation that I have come to know and love for the past 74 years of my life.

There simply has to be a peaceful answer to the political split that’s threatening to create a huge division in the country we all love.

What’s the answer? I truly do not know exactly but I’m sure the citizens working together as a nation, can figure it out because we must bring our country back together. I’m also thinking that to rely on our Congress to do the job, just will not work because they fight all the time and that adds time, which we do not have, mainly because they’ll just take too long and our country simply does not have the time.

Perhaps our belief in GOD or a supernatural entity has gone wanting. But our nation was founded on principles as outlined in our Bill of Rights and not on one specific religion. Others have proffered that The Ten Commandments from The Old Testament must be the answer and perhaps it is. But whatever has given us the ability to discuss our questions, it must be renewed.

Whatever it is, we must all pray that we come together as before and solve our problems. I’ve seen families split who won’t even speak to each other unless there’s an agreement not to speak about anything at all political.

I fear, as do others, that there is so much hate in our nation that perhaps a civil war is in our future; oh my GOD, how horrible. I feel it necessary to ask the leaders of the colleges and universities to take on the responsibility to allow patient and understanding discussions of any and all subjects. Because if free discussion are not renewed, I fear our country is doomed…. There really is no other answer.

However dear citizens, our country was formed with the complete freedom to speak about anything at all. But the ability to speak freely has been quashed; students and educators alike have spoken that all in the educational sphere are terrified to even raise their hand to offer another (and perhaps controversial opinion…. Parish the thought).

Citizen, THAT’S YOU. I am calling on each and every one of you to raise your hand and say what’s on your mind. Our forefathers did it and gave us the Declaration of Independence and our precious Constitution. Come on now, we must not let our nation down. The statement from a person attempting to come to America and directed to our President Reagan, “Hey Freedom Man,” must now most importantly be directed at all of us. There just is no other answer.

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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 November 2018
Horse of the Month for
November, 2018

"Sweet Lou" 2009 Bay Stallion by Yankee Cruiser out of Sweet Future more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

November 2018
It’s important to support your local tack and equipment store since folks are finding out that AMAZON does not have the all your horse supplies.

Try shopping at your old local saddle shop and giving business back to them.
Current & Past Tips

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- 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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