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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 - November 2019


About 10 years ago, I was asked to help the defense team for a large riding stable up in a resort town in Colorado.

The case involved a tourist family from Atlanta, who had called the stable too late in the week to schedule a lesson for the little girl in their family. The father was able to talk the stable into allowing them to come out just to pet the horses.

While standing next to the railing to which the horses were tied up, one of the horses, a Shetland pony, reached out and bit the child’s ear off. The father was able to retrieve what was left of the ear and carried it with them as they drove off to the emergency urgent care facility.

Naturally, the tourists sued the stable claiming there obviously was a “dangerous propensity” for the pony to bite. The entire situation could have been stopped if the stable had been more adamant in refusing to allow the tourists to stop bye “just to look” at the horses.

This case serves as a warning to never change the operation that you have, which was a riding stable that kept a very tight schedule for people to ride. By allowing these folks to come out, the stable was in no position to simply have non-paying people at their stable, and were unable to adequately supervise the horses tied to the rail for the next scheduled ride.

It turned out that the case never went to trial because the father had a severe illness and actually passed away prior to the scheduled trial date.

The insurance company for the stable ended up paying a very small amount just to settle the case. This type of case brings us all who are in any kind of business to make sure we’re not tempted to do something else without proper training and preparation.


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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 October 2019
Horse of the Month for
November, 2019

One of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States is the Morgan. more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

November 2019

HELSINKI (AP) — In a glimpse of the future, an entire sports event has been run on horse manure.

Put that horse manure to good use! …the Finnish used it to run their recent 2019 Helsinki International Horse Show.

More than 150 megawatt hours of energy was created from the 100 tons of manure collected from competing horses during the event in the Finnish capital, which hosted the FEI World Cup jumping qualifier. More at this link
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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