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.
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.
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's 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.
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.