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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 - October 2018

When looking for your horse’s next stable, there are obviously many items to consider such as cleanliness and whether or not you feel it “seems” to be a good facility for your horse and you.

It’s always a good idea to trust in your intuition to help in the decision whether or not to make the change to a new stable. So it’s not just how beautiful the new stable is, but if it seems right for you… not just your horse.

If possible, always try and meet as many current boarders as possible and spend lots of time with them and note little discrepancies between the current boarders you may have already spoken to. Now is the time to figure out if you’re speaking with “the stable’s trouble maker,” or if there really are problems that more than one person has revealed to you.

Finding out if the people you have spoken to have to buy more feed for their horse because he has dropped weight, sure would be an item to take into account before moving your horse.

You may also wish to find out before settling in if the stable has a trainer who would be good for you and your new horse. The fact that the resident trainer is the primary reason for changing barns necessitates your finding out exactly how his training horses are treated may be an item you need to look into.

Just because you have seen the new stable’s trainer win at horse shows you’ve attended, perhaps was the main reason for going to the new facility, But you may find out the trainer’s home techniques are horrible, so finding out those problem areas beforehand sure could save big bucks down the road.

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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 September 2018
Horse of the Month for
October, 2018

Miss Blazing Light is the granddaughter of the famous Dash For Cash. more...

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Tip of the month

October 2018
When purchasing your new horse with the aid of an agent or your trainer, always make sure you ask any questions that pop into your head.

Thinking of an important question after you just paid a lot of money is obviously way too late, and the answer perhaps would have negated the entire sale.
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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