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...You have been terrific.
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Featured 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.
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 Case of the Month, please
feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or comments.
The Case of the Month for October 2015...
I received a call that pops up every so often regarding unpaid invoices caused by an erratic client.
As an example, it often happens that when a moderate spending client expectantly runs up a large number of bills at a horse show, the trainer may be called upon to pay bills run up by a trainer’s client.
Imagine that at an out of town horse show a trainer is asked to pay the bills for one of your clients who has run up a bill for feed, bedding and additional blacksmith charges. As you know, the horse show is charged with making sure their vendors are paid.
It is important because the charge for your client’s horses needs to be paid because the horse show’s vendors are not in the business of getting paid from an out of state horse. So even though your client may have overlooked to pay the blacksmith, feed office, etc., the responsibility still rests with you, your client’s trainer, to get the horse show paid.
The show is well within their right in collecting the overdue/unpaid bills from you, the trainer. Now after you’ve paid the bill for your clients you need to get paid right away from your client. Unfortunately, trying to get paid and actually being paid are two very different things.
If you decide to sue the client, you’ll have to make a decision if the law suit will be worth it. In order to protect yourself as trainer, my advice would be to pay for a veterinarian to examine the client’s horses before they leave your facility or wherever the out of town horse show was. Unfortunately, your soon to be “old client,” may attempt to prove in court that the horse or horses were made un-sound because of your “below standard” care of the horses. So showing that the horses were in great shape when they left your stable, and therefore were healthy, will help to protect you. So, in other words, your former client’s suit will go nowhere.
You’ll just have to admit to yourself that although you are actually owed the money there is a very small chance that you’ll ever see it. The very important lesson that MUST be learned by every trainer is to always, always “BE PREPARED” & “ALWAYS ASSUME AND BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST.” Sorry.
David D. Johnson Senior Equine Appraiser
from the American Society of Equine Appraisers, number 1050)
What is a "Certified Appraisal?", or
CMEA, (Certified Master Equine Appraiser)
As a potential purchaser of horse appraisal services, its
important that you have a clear idea as to items that go into
making an appraisal "CMEA" designated by NAES.
1). The potential appraiser should be able to show that he or
she has gone out of the way to learn and use common standard
appraisal practices. Even though the term "Certified"
is used frequently it needs to apply to the individual themselves,
not just the fact that they "passed" a course examination.
Since the acquisition of comparative sale prices is so difficult,
the client must make sure that the appraiser has a more than
significant background in the horse business; (IE, its
not enough to have merely owned and loved horses).
When any other horse appraiser states they are "Certified,"
it only means they have taken the courses offered by an institution.
The level of requirements which apply to our appraisers is significantly
above anyone elses, and only after rigorous testing will
appraisers be able to use the term "Certified Master Equine
The primary goal of the appraiser at the outset is to convince
the client that he or she really knows the specific business.
The potential client must feel that the appraiser can realistically
provide a totally unbiased evaluation of their animal.
2). Taking the Preliminary and Advanced appraisal courses offered
by the ASEA from Twin Falls, ID often gives the appraiser a
systematic method in the actual appraisal preparation, which
is good; (The ASEA "Certifies" that the individual
has taken the courses. See paragraph 2 above in section 1).
Please note that David D. Johnson has taken both the beginning
and advanced schools offered by the ASEA and is one of the very
few Senior Equine Appraisal Specialists in North America.
3). In addition, the good appraiser should have been active
in many facets of the horse world; IE, showing, judging, show
management, auctioneering, sales, etc. Participation in national
associations can also give the "Current" appraiser
the broad perspective necessary to give an accurate portrayal
of a horses worth.
A client must feel that the appraiser can professionally withstand
the vigorous questioning of an opposing attorney since all documents
are open to hard-nosed legal review.
At NAES we take great pride in awarding the CMEA designation,
stamping and thus guaranteeing the accuracy of the dollar amount
placed on your horse.
If you or your farm belongs to any of the following
associations, call us and see if you can qualify for a substantial
discount on your next horse appraisal.
Some of many associations
that are included are:
AHA – (Arabian Horse Association)
American Connemara Pony Society
American Hanoverian Society
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Trakehner Association
American Warmblood Association
APHA – (American Paint Horse Association)
ApHC – (Appaloosa Horse Club)
AQHA – (American Quarter Horse Association)
Equestrian Programs Operated Under NCAA Collegiate Rules
IHSA – (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association)
International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association
NRHA – (National Reining Horse Association)
Paso Fino Horse Association
PCHA – (Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association)
PHA – (Professional Horsemen’s Association)
The English Warmblood Association
The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society
US Eventing Association
USDF – (United States Dressage Federation)
USEF – United States Equestrian Federation (formerly the AHSA)
USET – (United States Equestrian Team)
USTA – The United States Trotting Association
Welsh Pony/Cob Association
Please call us and see if your association qualifies.
The Following is a Recent
List of Breeds Appraised:
American Hackney Horse
American Paint Horses
American Quarter Horses
American Saddlebred show horses
American Standardbred Race Horses
Belgian Cleveland Bay
British Riding Pony
Frozen Semen Straws used in AI, (artificial insemination for
German Riding Ponies
National Show Horses
Tennessee Walking Horse
Thoroughbred Paint Horses
Thoroughbred race horses
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