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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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NAES Top 10
Over the next 10 months NAES will feature the Top 10 Horse, Tip and Blog-Case of the month from our archives.
If you have a favorite - email us.
David D. Johnson


Blog - Case of the Month

November 2020
#5,
From December, 2008

Case of the Month focuses on the action of a trainer who allegedly advised his junior student NOT to wear a helmet in a reining equitation class saying the judge would “mark her down.”

NAES was asked to review the case and determine if the trainer had any reason to believe judges would penalize a rider for wearing protective gear.

Based on personal experience as a licensed judge I knew judges did not discriminate at all regarding safety issues. In addition, written USEF rules dictate that a judge is not allowed to discriminate against a rider who chooses to wear protective headgear even in a class not requiring such headgear.

Safety is always of paramount importance and in this case the trainer was only trying to weasel out of his responsibility to look out for his junior student’s welfare. The trainer was simply throwing up a “smoke screen” hoping to avoid any responsibility; in the end he lost.


Archived Blogs - at this link

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
Horse of the month
November 2020
#5, The American Mustang
COBRA, an American Mustang, owned by Ms. Marsha Hartford-Sapp of Tallahassee, Florida.

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Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

November 2020
#5 From: October 2015
Even though states and their equine statutes recognize verbal and non-written agreements, it is imperative to have a written agreement signed by both parties.

If there are changes, both parties must sign off on them as well. Be sure to have an attorney prepare the contract or at least review the document. If an issue arises, the written agreement takes precedence over a “hand shake”.
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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