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.
No matter whether you're attending a prestigious show, moving across the country, or bringing your horse to the clinic...traveling with your horse is stressful for both of you. Learn how NIGHTWATCH® offers you peace-of-mind protection while your horse is on the road to that next blue ribbon.
It's not by accident that horse tack is made of leather. Do you know why?
Today’s horse owner is faced with many decisions as they care for their beloved equine friend, and one of the most common horse care items is also one of the most essential — the halter. However, how do you decide between a leather vs. nylon halter? Read here and learn more.
This month, NIGHTWATCH® is celebrating those other organizations who also working to prevent or reduce the devastating impact of equine colic.
NIGHTWATCH® is hitting the road this summer and fall. Be sure to check out all of the shows/events we'll be attending!
“Best Weekend All Year,” indeed! Our team just returned from a wonderful few days in Lexington attending the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event where as horse lovers, we were in constant awe of both the scenery and the company. Rain or shine, everyone showed up to give it their all.
Earlier this week, our hearts sank as we watched torrential downpours ravage the Houston area, just a few hours drive from our headquarters in Austin, Texas. But the story that’s hitting closest to home are the 70 horses at a Cypress facility who were trapped in rising flood waters. We're talking disaster preparedness in our latest blog post.
We were all devastated to hear of the heartbreaking barn fires and horse thefts in recent months. Not only a source of livelihood for many, our horses are our best friends and our confidants—the feeling of a soft muzzle blowing out air in your hair can turn the worst day into the best one. Whenever something happens to our equine friends—intentional or unintentional—the barn managers and owners feel the worst and often wonder “what if…” What could they have done differently to prevent tragedy?