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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 - February 2019

Through the years, I have been asked to review many cases where the failure of someone to do their job, caused the death or serious injury to a third party. The tragic results have caused several horses to die a horrible death and several more horse people who perhaps were drivers or spectators to also perish.

A recent case that comes to mind occurred in Pennsylvania at a large county fair. The result of a participating horse not being securely put in a stall, which had been provided by the facility, caused a middle aged woman to die from a long and painful death three months later.

In the above case, it’s common for folks participating at an event, to either place the horse in a separate stall, or have someone hold the horse while waiting to participate in the class. So all it would have taken would have been for the horse’s owner to simply hold onto his horse.

Many people would say that simply keeping a horse tied to the trailer he arrived in, would be just fine. The problem, as was demonstrated in the above case, was fireworks which spooked the horse to pull back then broke the lead rope, then exited facility at the run and crossed a busy road during rush hour which caused several cars to collide, with the driver of the last car running into the first vehicle from the rear. The police said there was no way whatsoever for her to NOT rear end car number one.

And all the above, caused by the horse not being in a stall, or held by the horse’s owner, (The owner was up in the grandstands watching one of his buddies performing).…… yup, it only takes one person not doing their job to cause serious injuries or deaths.

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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 February 2019
Horse of the Month for
February, 2019

The super Arabian horse, Khemosabi more...

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Tip of the month

February 2019

Many years ago the mantra often repeated by the media, was that the rise of computers will give the average person much more free and leisure time.

Of course, how sad our lives are now simply owing to much more complexities from all quarters of life.

What I’m getting to is the clear necessity to keep track of all your personal and equine business doings.

So at the beginning of our new year 2019 is the best time to keep track of ALL items and file everything, that is, ALWAYS KEEP THE ORIGINAL PAPERWORK.

To imagine your accounting software will last more than a year or so is wishful thinking.
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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