I so appreciate you doing this appraisal for me.
...You have been terrific.
Fennemore Craig P.C.
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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 August 2016...
When in the market for a new horse, it’s so important to verify the history of the prospective horse. Even though you may be purchasing the horse from a very upscale barn it is not enough to be swayed by how splendid the facilities are but to make sure the seller is not fooling you.
Always check the horse’s show record. What the horse has done in the past can go a long way in determining the horse’s present price.
If the prospective horse is for your child, who may be a novice, then it is all more important to have a professional on your side. Paying an expert to aid in your decision is well worth the cost.
Hopefully, the professional aiding in your horse search, has had a chance to see and coach your child before you both go out to find the appropriate animal. By the way, if your “helper” is your child’s normal instructor, go ahead and offer to pay for their time in assisting your search. Even if they turn down payment from you, you must insist they accept your payment.
I would also have an attorney draw up an agreement between your helper and yourself. The contract should assure them a payment of at least 10% for their help in making sure the proper horse is purchased.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon that your child’s instructor may have already set up a scam wherein he or she will get a piece “of the action.” That’s why a written and signed contract will go a long way in keeping your helper/trainer honest.
I recall several years ago where purchasing a winning show pony required a fee was to be paid to one of the top pony sellers in the country. The fee was usually in excess of $15,000 to $20,000…which was to be paid first. All in all, it sure sounded like a fraudulent scheme to me. Obviously, you have to make a decision if your ethics can stand the obvious problem between a possibly great horse and if a ridiculously high “finder’s fee” should be paid. Always remember that the good LORD produces many fine ponies and horses.
I cannot stress why it’s so important to have help on your side and when in doubt, please call me, (800-575-1669). I would be more than happy to help you with some FREE advice. I’ve been in the horse business for over 50 years and I’ve seen it all. Good luck my friends!
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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