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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 2019

In reviewing the hundreds of cases I’ve been asked to help out on it seems there should be common threads, but unfortunately there isn’t. In other words, each horse-related case is different.

However, it most cases, its one person wanting more money or value from someone else who doesn’t wish to give anything up.

In the following case, a wealthy woman from Connecticut wanted to buy a super jumper for her mediocre riding daughter. She eagerly paid the $275,000.00 asking price without reviewing the totality of the veterinarian’s pre-purchase exam which pointed out a possible hind leg suspensory problem.

At the time of the examination, the horse had been showing well, without any evidence of lameness. Unfortunately, about 2 months later, the horse had to stop showing because of a rear leg suspensory issue, previously forecast in the veterinarian’s written evaluation.

A suspensory problem can generally be helped by a full year off and gradual bringing back with nothing stressful in showing. So the remedy will involve much time off, which the plaintiff will not give up.

While the dollar amount is huge, don’t let it blind you to the obvious solution of simply waiting for each part of the horse purchase to take place.

Remember when your mother said to simply wait because ……“Everything comes to he who waits.” She was very right.

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 October 2019
Horse of the Month for
October, 2019

For October we don’t have a horse of the month…It’s a pony, the very famous Fell breed more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

October 2019

The horse industry is very subjective and it is invaluable to have a third party such as an equine appraiser to determine valuation.

For example, the show horse business is so very subjective, that is, it is one person’s opinion as to the specific performance of each horse.

From the blood lines of each foal to the willingness and obvious ability of the brand new horse…. a value is established.

From the insured worth to the horse’s performance an accurate price is developed with the help of an equine appraiser or other horse expert.
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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