From Quarter Horse Congress and Morgan Grand Nationals, to Rolex Three Day and Devon, to Scottsdale Arabian Show and Winter Equestrian Festival, the Protequus team sees it all. In this week's blog, we open our eyes to different disciplines and challenge you to ride in a new ring. At the end of the day, we all just love horses.
This weekend, the NIGHTWATCH® team lent a helping hand to our neighbors in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. We were honored to stand alongside other equestrians to help feed and clean displaced horses. It is humbling to see this community come together in the face of adversity.
Each year, at the World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville, KY, the NIGHTWATCH® team has the honor to award one special winner a perpetual trophy to memorialize too many fallen champions. Through this trophy, Snoop, the inspiration behind NIGHTWATCH®, is able to live on in our hearts.
The relationship a human has with a horse is unlike anything else. Their sheer size lends them the ability to crush us in any given moment. But, for some reason, they tend to be very gentle creatures. By surrounding ourselves with horses, we learn countless life principles from them, and for that we cherish their role in our lives.
Raising a foal is every horse owner's dream, but breeding is an art and a science. Read the story of an owner working to inseminate her 13-year-old maiden mare. She plans to use NIGHTWATCH® to alert her when her mare begins to foal. Whether that results in positive health outcomes for the mare and the foal, or simply allows the owner the breathtaking experience to be there as a long-legged miracle comes into this world, she writes that it is worth every penny and then some.
We each have that one special horse in our lives. I met my once-in-a-lifetime horse over a decade ago and she still amazes me to this day. Ladybug and I have been through a lot and I count myself lucky to be hers. Read more about our story in today's blog post.
You've heard us talk a lot about our technology and our leather crafter, but where does the leather in every NIGHTWATCH® smart device come from? The answer is Wickett & Craig, a tradition-filled vegetable tannery in Pennsylvania. Learn more about the process of vegetable tanning that ensures beauty and longevity of our premium English Bridle leather.
March 20th marks the first day of Spring. But before we get too excited about the extra hours of daylight and the enjoyable weather that makes riding oh so delightful again, we need to ensure we gradually intensify our horse's training schedule. In this latest blog post, we will discuss what you need to know about stress and distress so you are prepared for an exciting season ahead!
The Arabian horse is often known as the most versatile breed in the world. After our time at the 62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, we certainly agree. From English and Western Performance, to Sport Horse and Working Western (and more!), we admire these beautiful animals and their passionate caretakers.
Punxsutawney Phil may say we have six more weeks of winter, but the foals say otherwise! Foaling is one of the most exciting yet stressful aspects of equine management and it is important for caretakers to be prepared for these adorable babies headed their way.
2016 was nothing short of extraordinary for the Protequus® team. As we look ahead to an exciting 2017, we are grateful for the memories made traveling from show to show spreading the word about the World's first smart halter™, NIGHTWATCH®.
While today (December 13, 2016) we celebrate National Day of the Horse, we praise our horses year-round. From their role in history to how they enrich our lives today, we are eternally indebted to them.
From Kentucky and Oklahoma to New York and Ohio, the NIGHTWATCH® team has been busy these past few months preparing for our official product launch! Enjoy this photo journal of some of our favorite moments from shows and events across the country.
Sometimes you come across the horse of a lifetime. T-Bird is that horse. Read more about T-Bird and learn how this nearly 30-year old, who full of sass , has taught close to 50 kids in the Life in Stride Riding Academy program and another 150 students at Texas A&M.
Have you ever wished your horse could tell you exactly how they're feeling? Us too! So until we learn to speak horse, we can rely on a new 10-point scale called the EDI® (Equine Distress Index), which is exclusive to NIGHTWATCH®. Your horse's EDI® score is like a FICO® score meaning it's one number (at a glance) that tells you if there is a problem (0=good, 10=bad). Learn more about this TLA.
The choice to use leather in our life-saving smart halters™ and safety collars was clear, but NIGHTWATCH® doesn't use just any leather. NIGHTWATCH® devices feature leather specially-designed and handcrafted by Freedman Harness, a company steeped in tradition with more than 200 years of equine experience and expertise.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games included highs, lows, and some incredible acts of sportsmanship. We salute Adelinde Cornelissen for reminding us of what matters most...the well-being of our horses.
As we head into this Labor Day weekend, let's all remember that horses react with an instinctual "flight" response when fireworks, gunshots, loud and sudden sounds, or unexpected bright lights frighten appear without warning. Despite training and desensitization processes such as "sacking out", there are still many unforeseen scenarios that can spook a horse. What's more frightening still is that we can't be there for our horses every time they encounter something that scares them. But NIGHTWATCH® can be there when we can't.
A revolutionary biomedical device that monitors real-time data on your horse’s vital signs and behaviors, works across cellular and Wi-Fi networks, offers GPS tracking, uses wireless inductive charging, and adapts to your horse over time as the system learns their unique and normal patterns and parameters, NIGHTWATCH® is an indispensable member of your barn team.
What does "smart" really mean? To us at Protequus®, the team behind NIGHTWATCH®, smart technology is what separates us from the pack.