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?
Shuckin N' Jivin was an accomplished show horse, winning multiple National titles and Championships with his rider and owner, Kelle King. But at the peak of his career Shuckin was diagnosed with DSLD, a degenerative disease. Fourteen years later, he's still going strong, thanks to Kelle's determination not to give up on her horse, despite what her parents, veterinarians, and trainers thought.
In today's digital world, nearly everyone is connected to one another somehow using wireless network technology. However, do we really know the difference between the terms WiFi, cellular, and bluetooth? Learn more about these technologies and understand why NIGHTWATCH® relies on cellular and WiFi networks (vs bluetooth technology alone) to alert you at the first signs of danger or distress in your horse.
Barn managers are constantly searching for solutions to making their care-taking routine more effective and efficient so having a real-time remote monitoring system that can alert us to issues before they become problems is a valuable tool. Learn more on how to integrate NIGHTWATCH® and its proprietary 10-point Equine Distress Index (EDI™) score into your care-taking routine and general barn/farm operations.
Colic. It's a word that strikes fear into the heart of every horse owner. If you've been around these animals long enough, you'll either run into an issue of colic with your own horse, or know a fellow barn-mate who has. Learn more about colic and how to recognize the warning signs in this informational post.
Horses are the dreams of many and the calling of few—and childhood dreams sometimes take a long time to come true. The greatest fear of any barn manager or horse owner is that we have missed something that happened during the few hours that we ourselves must sleep. That is the time when we wish we had seen or heard what was going on. Barn manager Tom Brennan explains the constant worry of caring for our equine friends—and shares how NIGHTWATCH® can help alleviate that stress.
Many people have been asking "How did the NIGHTWATCH® program start?" The truth is NIGHTWATCH® started as the byproduct of circumstance, but is now a product of necessity.
NIGHTWATCH® is not the result of high-powered executives sitting around a big mahogany conference table brainstorming "big" ideas on the whiteboard. Rather, NIGHTWATCH® is the result of 2 people wanting to do better for their horses that they love. It’s a privilege to own a horse and it’s also our responsibility to make the best decisions for our half-ton furry friends. Read more of our story here.