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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

July 2021
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July 2005 used for July 2021

I just spoke with a barn owner in Washington State who has gotten himself into trouble by being too nice to a boarder at his “self-care” stable.

The only document he had the lady sign was for the self-care for her 5 horses which specified the monthly amount per horse and an arbitration clause; obviously, NOT ENOUGH!

Now she hasn’t paid and has conned the barn owner into thinking she’s broke, etc.

Always remember that even if your stable is self-care, the horse owner is required to feed, water and clean the stable area at a certain time; if not, you need the authority to take care of the horses and then auction them off for the past due board and the cost of your having to “do their job.”

Some State Status will allow you to take possession of the horse if the bill is not paid after 30 days. If you are forced to evict a boarder, get a third-party vet out right away to perform a health exam and in writing (copy for boarder) because later the boarder could accuse you of physical problems the horses acquired at your boarding stable.

Have your attorney create boarding contract supporting your state status, along with other items that are important in protecting yourself, business and your other boarders, i.e. making sure all your boarders have mortality insurance on each horse they own.

You will want to have Barn Rules as well, such as specific times that your barn is “open, no extraneous vehicles parked at your facility, and accepted behavior at the barn. The “Rules” should be there to ensure safety.

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Proving again that the truth is stranger than fiction...
I pick out a specific case from the hundreds that I have worked on in the past years and give you a brief rendition of the facts and outcome. And, I may cover 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.

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 39 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
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May -Dec, 2021

July 2021
Hackney Horse

History and Genetics: Originating in14th Century England as a riding horse. During the 1700's and early 1800's the Hackney became the forefront “flashy” carriage horse. more...

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Tip of the month

NAES - Ethics

July 2021

A signed contract was executed for boarding a client’s horse. The boarder has become delinquent on payment for 6 months. Does the owner of the boarding facility have the right to take possession of the horse?

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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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