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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 - January 2020

The solution to years of sexual misfortune is being addressed head on by an organization called Safe Sport.

This group was established by Congress with Senator Diane Feinstein at the helm. The direction being taken has been a very direct assault on men mostly and a “Take no prisoners approach,” which has alienated the majority of the equine world, especially the Hunter and Jumper industry.

My legal consulting and horse appraisal business has had the pleasure of appraising well over 30 separate specific equine breeds. My specific interest was in the hunter and jumper world, which focused on the very close relationship between the student and trainer. Such relationship between rider and trainer/coach is now looked at as perhaps a much too close relationship which, Safe Sport would eliminate.

The complaints from the riders and trainers have been huge since the hunter/jumper folks feel they’ve been discriminated against….. and perhaps they have.

The evil that was directed from the likes of Dr. Larry Nasser, MD, for the gymnastics folks is what started the whole thing. The world of gymnastics was shown to not at all be understanding or helpful, and as a result, hundreds of young people were hurt in a very significant way, showing how not paying attention to the cries for help from youngsters, must not ever be allowed to happen again.

The upshot of course is that all the Olympic sports have become the targets of the mob’s vitriol. (You saw what can happen as was demonstrated during the recent Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearings, from a totally bogus accusation from a troubled woman, and had there been even the smallest shred of admissible evidence………., but of course, there was none).

Now, when looked at with as much of an un-biased eye as is possible, (Really very nearly impossible since you have young children, possible sexual activities coupled with Olympic sports). Just exactly how does this mess get solved?

Hopefully, in the not too distant future, there will at least be SOMETHING that will make sense, we can only hope and pray.

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 December 2019
Horse of the Month for January, 2020:
The Haflinger more...

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Tip of the month

January 2020
Purchasing a horse from overseas can often be a gamble, especially if you do not speak the local language.

You absolutely must bring your own vet because if you don’t I can about promise you’ll be fleeced.

In fact, if you have any questions about what to do, please feel free to call me, and I’ll give you some pearls of wisdom.
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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